2021 NFL Draft: Here’s the Latest Guidelines for Fans and Players Who Want to Attend the Event

Published 03/26/2021, 8:11 AM EDT


The 2021 NFL Draft is set to be held in April. The draft will begin on April 29th and will go on till May 1st, 2021. This year’s event will be held in Ohio, Cleveland, under strict procedures from league officials based on government COVID-19 guidelines.

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Last year’s draft was held as a virtual event, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell conducting the event via a live broadcast from New York.

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But with the COVID-19 vaccine now in circulation across America, we can expect the 2021 NFL Draft to go as per plan.mHere’s the latest update regarding the draft as specified by NFL Network correspondent, Ian Rapoport.

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2021 NFL Draft latest guidelines and updates

League insider Ian Rapoport was the latest guest on The Rich Eisen Show earlier this week. At the very onset of the show, Rapoport was asked to brief fans regarding the 2021 NFL Draft.

“The sort of change came this morning from the NFL, basically regarding updated guidelines from the CDC for people who are fully vaccinated. So, obviously fully vaccinated means you’ve received 2 doses, you’ve had both shots, 2-week window, etc.

“Now what they’re saying is, maximum 10 individuals who are fully vaccinated can be in the draft room and if all individuals are in the draft room, masks will not be required, physical distancing will be relaxed and eating and drinking will be permissible…it’s going to look like it used to right?” Rapoport added.

A host of top prospects will be ripe for the picking when the draft kicks off. Quarterbacks seem to be the theme of this year’s event.

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The likes of Trevor Lawrence (Clemson Tigers), Zach Wilson (BYU), Trey Lance (NDSU), Justin Fields (Ohio State), and even Mac Jones (Alabama Crimson Tide).

Jan 5, 2021; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith poses for a photo after being announced the winner of the 2020 Heisman Trophy. Mandatory Credit: Kent Gidley/Heisman Trophy Trust via USA TODAY Sports

Apart from these starlets, the likes of Najee Harris, Devonta Smith, and Ja’Marr Chase are also tipped to go as potential 1st-round picks. It will be interesting to see how the draft pans out. Make sure you watch it live!

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