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How NFL scouts will get creative to evaluate 2021 draft class without fall college football

The process started in June. Every scenario was laid out — good, bad or otherwise — and the skeletons of one NFL team’s scouting plans for the 2020 college football season started to formulate.

“Having direct supervision of all area scouts, I knew I needed to have a plan for them in place before any decisions were made [on whether there would be college football],” one NFC college scouting director told Yahoo Sports.

Scrambling for the 2020 NFL draft after the COVID-19 pandemic first hit was a big enough hurdle for teams this spring.