Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says he will run the third day of the NFL draft remotely via Skype from Worcester, Massachusetts.
Gettleman's son, Sam, is graduating from Becker College and he wanted to be on hand to see the ceremony in person. Gettleman said the decision was approved by Panthers owner Jerry Richardson in March.
Gettleman is flying to Worcester on Saturday morning but said the ceremony won't conflict with the NFL draft. He says "Through the process of technology, nothing will change. The process will be exactly the same."
Panthers coach Ron Rivera, a former defensive coordinator, joked, "If all four picks are defense, you know what happened."
The Panthers have four picks Saturday — one in each round.