The NFL announced on Friday that it would be canceling scouting visits to college facilities, and in response to the news, Pitt made the decision to indefinitely postpone its pro day. The event had been scheduled for Wednesday of next week at the team’s indoor practice facility on Pittsburgh’s South Side.
Given this news, Pitt has “indefinitely postponed” its Pro Day, originally scheduled for March 18. https://t.co/C9HAML9awI— John McGonigal (@jmcgonigal9) March 13, 2020
Pitt seniors potentially impacted by the postponement include Saleem Brightwell, Maurice Ffrench, Jeff George Jr., Will Gragg, Nakia Griffin-Stewart, Dane Jackson, Kylan Johnson, Aaron Mathews, Jim Medure, Jazzee Stocker, Nolan Ulizio and Amir Watts. They will still be able to speak with NFL scouts remotely, but no in-person contact is permitted.
The event was intended to precede the 2020 NFL draft and give Pitt’s outgoing seniors a final opportunity to make an impression on NFL scouts. However, at this point, it’s unclear if they will be afforded that opportunity or if the draft will go on as planned due to the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, and the cancellations of large gatherings.
Pitt canceled all athletic-related activities for its current students on Thursday, and the NCAA subsequently canceled its tournaments and championships for its winter sports. The NFL draft is currently scheduled to run from April 23 to April 25, and it will be held in Las Vegas unless the league decides to alter its plans.