|2014 NFL Draft could move to May -- Mon May 20 11:00 pm --|
League looking into moving draft back permanently
|The NFL's effort to change its offseason calendar is starting to make some progress. NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Monday that the NFL and NFL Players Association are working toward a deal to move the 2014 NFL Draft to May. It likely would start as a one-year trial before deciding if the May move makes sense.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that the likely target start date for the 2014 draft is May 15. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sets the date of the draft, provided it's within the agreed-upon window. May 15 would be. (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0a)|
FF Today's Take: The Radio City Rockettes are scheduled to perform at Radio City Music Hall in late April, when the draft usually is held. However, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the league will also move the new league year ahead of the NFL Combine, which is typically held in late February. The changes, which have been in the works for awhile, are designed to "keep fans' attention over a longer period" and "use the events to produce additional revenue."