Browns Rookie GM Andrew Berry Might Have Distinct Advantage in 2020 Virtual NFL Draft

David Kaestle
Andrew Berry is in his first season as Browns GM.
Andrew Berry is in his first season as Browns GM. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images
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The sports world has been flipped upside down over the last month. With games being canceled, seasons being delayed, and pretty much everything in life out of whack, the NFL Draft is going to be a different beast this year.

While the draft hasn't been delayed, it will be an entirely new format. The NFL is taking its annual draft fully virtual this year. Many of the logistics and information is still being sorted out, but instead of its usual crowded, single location, the draft will take place through various video conferences and skeleton TV crews this April.

Each team will set up shop at the house of a member of the front office and conduct their draft from there, considering all of the team facilities have been closed. While some have raised concerns about potential tech issues, one GM might feel right at home, despite it being his first NFL Draft.

Browns rookie GM Andrew Berry is no stranger to technology. In fact, it's such a strong suit of his that he graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in computer science.

With certain teams concerned about IT guys coming into their homes for health reasons, the Browns, on the other hand, went out and hired a guy who could handle both.

He is like the front office version of Isaiah Simmons, putting in work wherever the team needs him most. A luxury that only the Browns seem to have ahead of this year's draft, which is something not often said.


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