The NFL Draft is one of the biggest NFL events, but the all the hype, and months of hearing the so-called “experts” talk is getting old. I think I have a better idea. Let’s move the draft.
If the NFL pushes the draft back closer to the combine it could turn a long drawn out winter into a money-maker. Fans flock to watch the draft, and love the combine. Why not allow fans to watch the Combine live, and stay for the Draft? It’s time to stop the months of talking and second guessing. The scouts know the players already; they have an idea of if they are NFL talents.
Here’s the basic idea. Stop holding the Draft in NYC every year and stop holding the Combine in Indianapolis every year. Make it a touring event, not unlike the Super Bowl. This way all of your teams have a chance to show off their facilities. There is money in this, at least in theory there is. It would take another wise exclusive outing and open it up o the real hard-core fans of the NFL.
This league is money-making machine, but it is also a bit old school for my liking. It’s time for a change, and it’s time to get the fan more involved. I understand that the NFL has their events spaced out, and I’m sure it’s for good reason. It just seems to me moving the Draft is a good move.
The NFL holds everything in one place with the exception being the Super Bowl. The Pro-Bowl is in one site, the Draft and Combine are in one site. The money will follow the NFL no matter what NFL city they pick to host these events. This long drawn out process is not working for me.
If the NFL needs another reason to move the Draft back; they only need to consider this. Moving it back would allow them to add games and not make the season go later into the year. You would be giving your fans more football, with less dead time. Sure, the CBA would need to be changed, and I’m sure there is a bunch of legal stuff, but that’s not my problem. Money Talks.
What do you think, is it time to move the Draft?