It's an unusual time for all of us as we deal with our new coronavirus reality. The NFL is no exception. Even though the league is full steam ahead with its plans for the draft beginning April 23rd, this is a far from ordinary scenario for coaches, scouts, and GM's. Typically, Pro Days at programs like Ohio State would give NFL teams a chance to get an up close look at top prospects but due to the pandemic, they have all been canceled. The NFL combine was held, but former Buckeye coach and Fox college football analyst Urban Meyer said on "Fox Football Now" Monday night that the loss of Pro Day's has created significant stress as teams try to do their draft preparations.
"I've talked to a bunch of NFL guys in the last two weeks and some of them are in a panic," Meyer said. "They use those Pro Days...that's where they really get the information. The combine is a meet market..it's chaos... The best information and intel goes on on campus."
Meyer talked with Fox analyst Joel Klatt and host Curt Menefee about the effect COVID-19 is having on the draft and also about the three players expected to go at the top of the draft. Meyer recruited and coached all of them--Buckeye transfer and LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, defensive end Chase Young and defensive back Jeff Okudah. You can check out his comments on both COVID-19 and those former Buckeye stars below.