Given his druthers, Broncos general manager John Elway would like the NFL Draft delayed because of health and competitive considerations in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
But if it’s not delayed, Elway said he and his Broncos’ personnel department will be ready, even though the NFL is preventing all football leadership to work from home for at least two weeks starting Thursday.
The NFL Draft is scheduled for April 23-25. The full team headquarters shutdown of all football personnel is in effect until at least April 12.
"Obviously, it makes it easier if the draft’s pushed back," Elway told the team website’s Alexis Perry in an interview Thursday in which they were seated 7 feet apart. “Hopefully, we get back in the office in two weeks, April 9 or somewhere in that area.
"Really, we feel pretty good about where we are. We’d rather have it backed up so we can get all our scouts and everybody in. But if it’s limited and they’re not going to move the draft back, we’re in good shape.