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The NFL draft will begin on it's regularly scheduled date of April 23rd, as per Commissioner Roger Goodell. Even though the draft won't be as extravagant as it usually is, it at least gives all of us NFL fans some normalcy and is something to look forward to. Goodell said in a statement that he sees no reason to push the draft date back as "public health conditions are highly uncertain" at this time. This means that the draft will continue on with changes to account for social-distancing and no large gatherings. Goodell also said that the draft would be scaled down to reflect the current conditions and televised accordingly.
That being said, this gives me great hope for the NFL season schedule. Obviously there's alot going on right now with coronavirus causing disruptions and the hold on most all sports, though what's still uncertain is if they (the NFL in particular) will continue on as regularly scheduled for the upcoming season. With this in mind i'm hopeful that the NFL will decide to start the preseason and regular season on time, whether with or without fans.
No matter how you cut it, the NFL is loosing a tremendous amount of money due to any delays and they desperately want to stay on track with the schedule. I think that if anything does happen it will not affect the actual schedule, it will be played with limited fans. I think they'll release a statement saying something along the lines that the people need sports right now, and I think that's the right way to go.
I believe this to be true for most all professional sports. NHL, MLB and especially golf can all do this. Golf is a rather easy one considering it isn't a contact sport and is played outside.