NFL’s wild Las Vegas draft plan: Picks, boats and the Bellagio fountains

Ruben Hill
January 22, 2020

As reported by Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the legendary Strip will close to traffic for the three days of the draft, from April 23-25.

This isn't an understatement.

According to the Los Angeles Times' Arash Markazi, the actual draft stage will be situation in the Fountains of Bellagio, requiring players to be transported to the stage by a boat.

When players arrive to the draft, they in essence will do so on water.

This year, draft picks will have plenty of options when it comes to partying their ass off after getting selected thanks to the National Football League, which decided there was no better place to host the festivities than Las Vegas as the city prepares to welcome the Raiders to their new home next season.

The main stage would be a block away east down Flamingo road next to the Ceasar's forum and Linq High Roller Ferris Wheel.

There's no denying it's a pretty awesome backdrop but it does present a few logistical problems, including how to transport people to the stage.

Look, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is oblivious to plenty of things, but has he never seen The Office?

Instead of rolling out the red carpet, Las Vegas just opted to make it float. Someone is bound to pull a Michael Scott.

The NFL is embracing Las Vegas, so hey, go all the way in.

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