After considering a variety of different options, the NFL has decided to move the 2014 NFL Draft to May 8th through May 10th, and will consider other options after a “trial run” of sorts.
“A variety of alternatives are being explored, teams were told, including holding the draft at Radio City or at other locations, either in the New York area or in other cities,” the league said in its statement.
There have been no decisions made about what will happen with the 2015 NFL Draft and other future drafts at this moment.
This is an unusual move but the league wants to have major events in every month of the offseason, so they are giving this a try. This means fans will have to wait even longer for one of the most anticipated events of the sports year. The Scouting Combine will be held February 18th-25th in Indianapolis, and the new league year will begin March 11th.
So, basically, nothing is really changing except for the draft moving to the early portion of May. Other offseason activities will be pushed around, but not affected by this change.
“Clubs will have available to them the same number of practice days that they currently have, and no changes in the offseason calendar are being considered that would reduce the number of practice days or the overall length of the offseason program,” the league said.