For now, the upcoming NFL Draft is still set to take place in April which means teams will have to think of imaginative ways to do their due diligence despite strict guidelines on pre-draft visits in response to slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Justin Herbert, former Oregon quarterback is one such prospect who has participated in one of these inventive meetings with two teams, both on the west coast using facetime calls to conduct meetings.
The LA Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders are the two teams who have shown an interest in Justin Herbert and have already met with the prospective NFL QB, details of what took place in each meeting have not been disclosed.
At the quarterback position, the Chargers are definitely a serious potential landing spot for Justin Herbert, while other teams picked up quarterbacks on the open market, the Chargers held firm and are poised to enter the season with Tyrod Taylor as QB1 when and if the season starts.
The Las Vegas Raiders, on the other hand, appear to be a less likely destination with recently acquired Marcus Mariota and Derek Carr currently on their roster, unless one or both individuals are moved, chances of Herbert in Las Vegas would be very ambitious thinking.
With the draft less than a month away we can already see the impacts COVID-19 has had on the NFL and its annual event to select the newest crop of NFL athletes into the league, it’ll be interesting to see if the changes will affect the decisions made by the GM’s and coaches on draft day.
Flip through the pages for the video report on Justin Herbert’s meeting with the Raiders and Chargers as well as highlights from his days at Oregon.