Well, here comes a report that may not sit well with some members of PFT Planet.
According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who cited three unnamed league sources, the NFL is giving thought to holding the draft 1-2 weeks “later” next year. The idea, McGinn said, is receiving “serious consideration.”
In this potential scenario, the draft could begin on either the second or third full week of May, the latter of which could put the draft’s end date on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend in 2015.
In a recent poll of PFT readers, more than 96 percent of respondents preferred the draft being conducted in late April, as had been customary in recent years.
The NFL has tinkered with the draft format in recent years, first spreading the event over three days, then moving it to May this year. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has also said the prospect of holding the draft somewhere other than New York is on the table.