The NFLPA -- oops, trade association -- is way off base trying to keep draft-eligible players from attending the NFL Draft in New York.
If I were a player, I'd tell DeMaurice Smith and the gang to stick it. The union reportedly wants the top prospects to pass on being part of the draft in New York, which is usually a special event.
My thinking would that this is my moment. This is the moment I've waited for my entire life -- and I'm not letting some bickering by a trade association impact my day.
I'd be there front and center when my name was announced.
The trade association is being irrational here.
And any agent who does that to a client should be fired on the spot.
Draft day should be special.
Let's keep it that way.