news-details
2:00 AM ET
  • Tory BarronESPN Editor

    Close
      Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports.

Working from home has become the new norm for many. The days can be filled with so many Zoom calls that "can everyone mute" has replaced "per my last email." Comfort attire (read: sweatpants) is the new business casual. So much so that seeing ESPN analysts decked out in suits was admittedly slightly more jarring than seeing Bill Belichick drafting alone in his house.

But nevertheless, what happened Thursday night was unprecedented. The first round of the 2020 NFL draft gave viewers a rare glimpse into the homes of draftees and front-office executives alike. It felt intimate, because it was. While each franchise brought forth its own flavor (shoutout Andy Reid rocking his staple Hawaiian shirt), some setups stood out more than others. From Jerry Jones' super-yacht to whatever the heck was going on at Mike Vrabel's house, here are some of our favorite at-home war rooms:


More: Full 2020 NFL draft order

More: Draft guides for all 32 teams

Jerry Jones -- Dallas Cowboys

Did you expect anything less from the man who brought us Jerry's World? We think not. Jerry Jones, the unofficial king of virtual drafting.

Jerry Jones' draft room is on his $250 million super-yacht. Now that's a super-flex. pic.twitter.com/ZJwgrUcehX

— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) April 24, 2020

Bill Belichick -- New England Patriots

This draft setup checks out. Simple, efficient. No frills or fuss. If this photo could speak, it would say "do your job." Ideally, Belichick's sweatshirt sleeves would be cut off, but we digress.

Bill Belichick's draft room, via ABC pic.twitter.com/Sw0FKOJqkS

— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) April 24, 2020

Kliff Kingsbury -- Arizona Cardinals

The war room that launched a thousand tweets. Kingsbury's draft digs were luxe, to say the least. J.J. Watt drew a Gordon Bombay/"Mighty Ducks" parallel and now we can't unsee it.

War Room 2.0 pic.twitter.com/aCh3GYPVCG

— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 24, 2020

Andy Reid -- Kansas City Chiefs

The man, the myth, the legend. Big Red kept it simple with what appears to be some sort of beverage in a Chiefs cup (company guy) and his signature Hawaiian shirt. There also appears to be a piece of workout equipment behind him? Unclear.

Time to grind! pic.twitter.com/FGn916qBq1

— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 24, 2020

Mike Vrabel -- Tennessee Titans

Speaking of unclear, what in the actual world was going down at Vrabel's house? There's a guy in a spandex suit? And another guy? These are presumably his kids, but we still have questions.

We go live to @CoachVrabel50's house

?: 2020 NFL Draft on @ABCNetwork/@espn/@nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/JyjEIWtg3L

— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) April 24, 2020

Doug Marrone -- Jacksonville Jaguars

A setup we can all get behind. Marrone recognized that its bigger than football by showing love for healthcare heroes, so the Jags win.

The set-up for Doug Marrone tonight ? pic.twitter.com/SAt5Nl7RPB

— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) April 23, 2020


Read More
Related Posts