The 2020 NFL draft will go on as scheduled for April 23-25.

Roger Goodell said in his memo that the NFL Management Council Executive Committee had met earlier Thursday and was "unanimous and unequivocal that the draft should go forward as scheduled," despite the coronavirus pandemic that has disrupted the work for most of the nation.

Goodell acknowledged there will have to be significant changes to their typical draft protocol. 

"Everyone recognizes that the public health conditions are highly uncertain and there is no assurance that we can select a different date and be confident that conditions will be significantly more favorable than they are today," he wrote.

"I also believe that the Draft can serve a very positive purpose for our clubs, our fans and the country at large, and many of you have agreed," he wrote.