While most major sporting events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, football fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the league’s next season this fall. Before then though, the general managers and other NFL team officials will have a chance to choose which college players will join their ranks in the league’s first ever virtual draft.

Up until 2015, New York City was the home of the NFL Draft for 50 years, then the league decided to begin holding the event in a new location each year. This year’s draft was originally scheduled to be held in Las Vegas before the decision was made to implement a virtual selection instead. Now the general managers of all 32 teams will make their picks either online or over the phone from their homes.

To make its virtual draft a reality, the NFL is working with its longtime partner Microsoft who has created a modified version of its…

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