Saints set up NFL Draft war room at local brewery

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Teams are going to get creative with social distancing as the 2020 NFL Draft takes place during the age of COVID-19.

The NFL has announced that it plans on the draft going forward later this month. It’s drew some criticism from an American public reeling from the pandemic plaguing this country and the rest of the world.

Now that the draft will be held remotely, teams are finding new ways to prepare. That includes the New Orleans Saints’ war room being held at a local Bayou bar run by owner Gayle Benson.

The Dixie Brewing Company will host the Saints as they prepare for what will be an eerie draft around the NFL.

Look for social distancing to be the name of the game among those in attendance, including Saints head coach Sean Payton. He was among the first sports figures to test positive for COVID-19 and has since recovered.

No word yet on the rules regarding adult beverage consumption. If that were to happen, the later rounds could get really interesting.