ESPN’s Matt Barrie and Dianna Russini were discussing the possibility of technical difficulties during this year’s fully virtual NFL Draft 2020, when they began experiencing their own technical difficulties.
On “SportsCenter” Wednesday, Barrie asked Russini how organizations will communicate if there’s a technical glitch. Ironically, in that moment, Russini had a technical glitch of her own as she blankly stared back with a smile having not heard the question.
“There you have it, I am talking about communication for the upcoming NFL Draft and Russini just stared at me because our communication, in fact, went down,” Barrie said.
On April 6, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a memo to declare that the 2020 Draft, which begins Thursday night at 8 p.m., would be “fully virtual” due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The weeks that followed have been filled with stories of how general managers are preparing to draft from home.
The three-week, virtual offseason program for teams with new head coaches began on April 20, while all other teams begin on April 27.
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