NFL considering pushing 2015 NFL draft back another week or two, per report

Wednesday May 7th, 2014

2015 NFL Draft: NFL considering pushing draft back week or two The NFL draft is being held later than usual this year, from May 8 to 10 at Radio City Music Hall. (Michael LeBrecht)

When planning for the 2014 NFL Draft, the league decided to push it back from it's normal slot in April to provide teams more time to go through the draft process. Well, not only did teams get more time to go through their normal prospect studies, but also the extra few weeks of draft preparation led to countless trade winds blowing in every direction. On the eve of the draft, each of the draft's top prospects "reportedly" had received interest from just about all of the teams sitting in the top 10.

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said that most of the NFL teams did not want the draft to be pushed back, but commissioner Roger Goodell went ahead with his plan anyway.

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Now, at a time when most of the media members and draftniks are exhausted with the countless rumors and speculation and wishing the draft would return to April, there is a report that the NFL Draft could be moving once again in 2015.

Unfortunately for them, it may be in the wrong direction.

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel cites "NFL people that I really trust" who are telling him the draft could be pushed back another week or two in 2015. In addition to that, there are at least seven cities interested in hosting the event if the NFL decides to leave Radio City Music Hall.

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It is a good thing for Teddy Bridgewater that his college eligibility ran out this year or by the time the 2015 draft process was over he may have ended up in the late-round discussion.

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