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NFL Draft is On the Move

Roger Goodell NFL Draft

May sucks from a football perspective. Training camp is still months away, the NFL Draft is over and all the decent free agents are gone. Well, the NFL and NFLPA are going to change that.

The league is going to move the NFL Draft to May. So now you’ll have something to do in May. You’ll also have nothing to do in April anymore, since that’s when the draft is usually held.

But, free agency, you say? Probably nothing happening in April. The NFL is also planning to start the league year before the combine, so that means free agents will be able to start signing contracts in February. The league year didn’t begin until March 12 this year.

By the time April rolls around there will only be guys like Terrell Owens still trying to convince some team that he really has some gas left in the tank.

The dates for the draft are expected to be changed for 2014. Changing when the league year starts won’t happen until 2015, though.

What do you think? Personally, I think the NFL should start commiserating with the NCAA and start the college football season immediately after the NFL season ends, so then we pretty much have football year round.

Also, this means an extra month of mock drafts by idiots who have no idea what they’re talking about.


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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. FITZCORE1252 May 20, 2013

    I don’t like it, not one bit… Get off my lawn.

    I hope the schedule release is still in April… Something to look forward to.

  2. Savage57 May 21, 2013

    Some folks are gonna go straight up batshit crazy having to wait another month between the end of the season and the draft. You know who you are – you start losing sleep a couple weeks before they start making picks.

    I predict deferring the NFL Draft will result in an increase in the number of women getting the shit beat out of ’em, kids getting their asses kicked for no good reason, dogs cowering in corners, beer and liquor sales spiking and a rise in late-night phone calls filled with worry and angst between the almost ass-buddies populating fantasy football leagues.

    This is the move that is probably going to cost Goodell his job.

    Fantasy football nerds, RISE UP!

  3. Buster Bluth May 21, 2013

    Roger wants to play the super bowl near the end of february.
    Of course he want the draft in may.

  4. tedtomato May 21, 2013

    Goodell is a fucking idiot! He will single handedly ruin the NFL! First this primetime draft bs..now moving it back til may..what a douche!

  5. Iltarion May 21, 2013

    Give it time and eventually money and the marketers who job it is to maximize it will ruin everything. Peace.

  6. RelampagoBlanco May 23, 2013

    Did Goodell even bother to ask Vijay for his input on this matter? He seems to be the all-knowing expert on anything and everything Draft related.