Virtual NFL Draft makes history

The NFL is teaming up with "GMA" sponsor Verizon, who sent some of the prospects, coaches and NFL staff phones that allow them to experience the life-changing draft moment virtually with its technology.
2:18 | 04/23/20

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draft as we told you earlier. The draft will be held virtually for the first time ever. Players will find out about their football futures by phone. The NFL teaming up with our sponsor Verizon. To enhance that experience for both players and fans giving us an inside look at the life-changing moments in a way we've never seen before. With the first pick in the 2019 NFL draft -- Reporter: It's one of the motor important moments in a football player's career. Kyler Murray, Oklahoma. Reporter: Hearing their name called and taking center stage at the prestigious NFL draft. But this year the draft will be unlike any other due to social distancing. Walking across the stage, unfortunately, it's not what we're getting this year, but we still have the draft so grateful for that. Reporter: Instead Oklahoma wide receiver and top prospect ceedee lamb will be taking part. We began to think through, well, how do we broadcast quality content and then actually do it all live. So therein lies sort of the biggest challenges. We realize that we were not going to allow anyone to gather together. Got my whole setup. This is where I'll be Reporter: Our sponsor Verizon answering the call to enhance the fan experience. See what we got. Reporter: Providing 200 Verizon phones to top players, coaches and staff to use during the broadcast. If you think about how the draft is normally produced, it's amazingly over the top affair with red carpet, fancy suits, lots of fanfare and what this one is going to be is really more personal. Reporter: And at the end of the day when that phone rings it will be an experience the fans and players won't soon forget. But it's definitely going to be a shock to see my phone light up at first so it's going to send a shock through my body for sure. It's just like the experience as far as the job goes wouldn't be the same process, but the same outcome happens so I'm honored. We'll be rooting for them and the draft starts tonight round one, 8:00 P.M. Eastern, 5:00 pacific right here on ABC. Also available, though, on ESPN and the NFL network.

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