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    Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine



    Per NFL.com

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...l-draft-to-may

    Tentative date of next years draft to be May 15th.

    This looks to be a trial run for next year and if it works, it will stay.
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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    I kind of like it. Keeps football more relevant this deep into the off season.




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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Eh, not sure I like this. By the time April 25th rolls around, I'm dying for some Football coverage and the draft satisfies me Football thirst until about July, then Training Camp has started




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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    why? just wondering what gain they see in the move
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    Question Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    why? just wondering what gain they see in the move
    1,000 more mock drafts (?) perhaps spoil Mother's Day, if they move to a Sunday too (?) maybe the Preakness (?) Anyhow, it's a bad idea IMO ... Bc
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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Another perspective is it gives teams almost an entire extra month to scout, assess, and work free agency.

    I like it. I especially like that the new league year will start before the combine and not in March. This will force teams to have to make decisions a little quicker on players and figure out the cap. IMO, that alone could make free agency much more unique.
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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    why? just wondering what gain they see in the move
    The May date is right in the middle of sweeps. It enables them to charge more for commercials on NFL Network since the ratings are so high every year. It also gives the league some more leverage with the Cable companies so they add the channel. As usual it's all about maximizing revenue for the NFL.
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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    The May date is right in the middle of sweeps. It enables them to charge more for commercials on NFL Network since the ratings are so high every year. It also gives the league some more leverage with the Cable companies so they add the channel. As usual it's all about maximizing revenue for the NFL.
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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    The May date is right in the middle of sweeps. It enables them to charge more for commercials on NFL Network since the ratings are so high every year. It also gives the league some more leverage with the Cable companies so they add the channel. As usual it's all about maximizing revenue for the NFL.
    This is the reason why. I think it sucks as I think the build up to the draft is already a couple weeks too long. Now I'll just turn off during much of the build up.




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    It already takes forever till the draft. How many more mocks do we need?


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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    It already takes forever till the draft. How many more mocks do we need?


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    Well, they made a section specifically for draft talk, mocks, and scouting reports.

    So, if you want to avoid all of those pesky mocks...just don't go to that section of the forum.
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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Draft time is always a huge wait for me, and now they made it worse! Don't like this move at all!




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