Reports: NFL could change date, location of future drafts
The NFL could push the 2015 NFL Draft back to an even later date, according to reports.
If you hate the 2014 NFL Draft happening in early May you might really end up hating 2015: according to a report the NFL is considering moving the draft back even further.
Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel cites three sources telling him the NFL is considering moving the draft back "a week or two later" than it already is.
That would mean the middle of May or even late May, which seems borderline unfathomable. But the complaints of what feels like many on Twitter doesn't mean nearly as much in the real world; your average fan doesn't care exactly when the draft happens.
Where the draft happens might be more interesting. And according to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, a slew of cities have applied to host the draft in the future.
NFL source tells me the following cities have applied to host draft: New Orleans, Boston, Philly, Orlando, Chicago, L.A. and Canton, Ohio.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) May 7, 2014
Additionally, Bart notes that Arlington, Texas also applied.
Radio City Music Hall's been the backdrop of the draft for years. Radio City doesn't seem real interested in locking down the draft, though, and the NFL is more than happy to call that bluff by offering fans of other cities a chance to attend.
And if you're going, expect to spend four days at the draft in the future. Roger Goodell hasn't hid his interest in having a four-day draft (presumably: Round 1 Thursday, Round 2 Friday, Rounds 3 and 4 Saturday and the rest on Sunday).
That's more television exposure for the league and a greater focus on Rounds 3 and 4, which have become substantially more interesting in recent years.
NFL Draft times (and locations and dates) they are a'changing.
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