2014 Draft

NFL Still Considering Keeping Draft In May And Making It Last For Four Days

If your hoping that the 2015 NFL Draft will be moved back to its normally time in April, you will likely have a while to wait until the league makes a final decision on the matter as they’re noncommittal as of right now.

Commissioner Roger Goodell, recently told Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network that’s he’s still unsure if the draft will remain in May moving forward or if it will move back to its customary April time frame, as the league is still considering many options, both for date and location.

The league reportedly moved the draft forward a few weeks this year because of scheduling conflicts with Radio City Music Hall.

While a good portion of the fans might not be overly happy with enduring a few more weeks of mock drafts until the actual draft takes place, there’s one current head coach that is happy to have the extra time to prepare.

According to Darlington, new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith recently told him that he enjoyed having a few extra weeks before the draft — especially being as this is his first year with a new team. Darlington, however, thinks Smith might be in the minority with his thoughts.

If you need one other thing to stress about that is draft related, Goodell also told Darlington that the league will consider stretching the draft from three days to four days. Being as the draft now starts on Thursday night, that means it could potentially last through Sunday.

Pretty soon, players will be handed helmets and shoulder pads immediately after they are selected and asked to step right on the practice field after taking care of media commitments.

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