It will be a unique year for the NFL Draft, putting the entire league and its fans around the world in new "remote" territory. The draft has always been an exciting time for everyone -- from the players being taken, to the teams excited to select them and the fans who can't wait to root for a new generation of stars and not even this year's unique format will do anything to temper than excitement.
For the Patriots and their 12 allotted selections it's a critical and fascinating draft and Patriots.com will have every angle covered in many new and exciting ways that will take advantage of this year's different approach that will find NFL front offices working from home and no longer in their war rooms.
Here's a rundown of everything you can expect to find here on Patriots.com during the NFL's three-day draft event!
Patriots owner Robert Kraft will kick things off appearing on the NFL's Draft-a-thon at 7:35pm on Thursday night. The Draft-A-Thon will be live streamed to the NFL's social and digital platforms, and featured on the live draft coverage on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network and ESPN Deportes during all three days. In addition to being a fund raiser, the Draft-A-Thon will pay tribute to healthcare workers, first responders, and others on the front lines of the battle with COVID-19.
As the first round begins at 8pm, Patriots Unfiltered radio will begin their broadcast, which will include a live video stream for the first half-hour of the draft on Thursday night, followed by radio coverage for the entirety of the first round. Patriots Unfiltered will feature a full hour of live video for the second and third days of the draft, with radio coverage running three hours (7pm - 10pm) on Friday and two hours (2pm - 4pm) on Saturday. The PU crew will break down all the selections and how they'll fit with this new-look Patriots team on what is always an entertaining program with the kind of insight you can't find anywhere else!
Patriots.com will also give exclusive access behind the scenes of the NFL's virtual draft, including sneak peaks behind-the-scenes as the Patriots staff remotely manages the draft from their homes.
For each new Patriot selected, Patriots.com will have instant written analysis, video highlights and breakdowns of everything you'll need to know about the latest players to join the team. Also provided will be transcripts of media conference calls with the selected players along with selfie videos shot by the players themselves. You'll instantly get to know the picks -- seeing them, hearing from them and finding out how they might contribute to the 2020 Pats.
At the end of each night, Patriots.com will feature a live press conference with Bill Belichick or Nick Caserio recapping the days selections and the outlook for the following day, along with written analysis of what to look for in the next day's rounds.
You won't find more exclusive access to this unprecedented draft than right here on Patriots.com! Stick with us all three days as we document everything from what will surely be one of the most memorable drafts in NFL history!