If you're a draft junkie who has date lines marked on your bedroom wall to count down the days before the draft like you see prisoners do in movies, you probably won't like this news.
Adam Schefter is reporting that the NFL and NFLPA are in the process of moving the date of the NFL Draft to sometime in May. They are also considering moving up the start of the league year to sometime in February, before the start of the NFL Combine.
Here's a tweet from Schefter with the details:
NFL and NFLPA are on verge of pushing back draft to May and moving up start of league year to before combine, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 20, 2013
This doesn't really move the radar for a lot of fans, but for some it will be torturous to see the draft moved even further back from the completion of the Combine. The current system with a little over a month between the events is painful enough, but in a way it does make sense to have the draft a little closer to the start of OTA's so teams don't have to wait as long to get their rookies out on the field.
If you're adamantly against this change, keep in mind that the NFL and NFLPA are currently in the "discussion" stage. Nothing is set in stone as of yet, so it's still possible that they decide not to do this.
As always, stay tuned to CSR for any breaking updates to this story.