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NFL pushes back date of 2014 draft

Street Talk NFL pushes back date of 2014 draft

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2+ Comments Ravcolt says It used to be in January. Goodell already ruined the greatest off season event in football.

A scheduling conflict at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall has pushed back one of the venue’s most popular annual events.

Next year, the 2014 NFL Draft will be delayed roughly two weeks from its typical start date. The first round will begin during prime time on Thursday, May 8th, and will conclude with the final three rounds on Saturday, May 10th, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Last week, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was asked for his thoughts on the potential shift in dates for the draft, which will potentially alter other offseason preparations.

“That’s a tough one to comment on,” Harbaugh said following the team’s second OTA practice of the offseason. “I think our priority should be what’s best for the players – therefore what’s best for the sport.”

“I would think it would be in everyone’s best interest to have those rookie players have an opportunity to be as prepared as they can be, to contribute – that’s what we are paying them for. That’s what I would like to think where our priorities would be as a league.”

Wilson also reported that the change in draft date will not affect when rookies could report to their new teams, nor impact any of the other areas that had concerned Harbaugh. The coach is understandably worried about rookies being able to get acclimated in time for full-team activities like mandatory mini-camp or training camp.

No further changes are expected to take place for important offseason dates, including the scouting combine, league meetings or the start of the league year/free agency.

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Kris - or "Goob" as he's widely known - has turned an obsession into a career. As a media member by day and super fan by night, he reports from the Under Armour Performance Center twice per week and brings Ravens news from a fan's perspective. His popular YouTube series Goobvision propelled his career and notoriety amongst Ravens fans, even helping him win the 2010 nationwide DIRECTV Ultimate Displaced Fan contest. He's been featured on shows such as The Jim Rome Show, ProFootballTalk Live, The Sirius XM Blitz with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Sirius XM's MadDog Radio, The Michael Irvin Show, Tony Bruno Show, Two Live Stews and FoxSports.com to name a few (or is that a lot?). He's caught a touchdown pass from Warren Moon during a flag football game and hates the Pittsburgh Steelers more than anyone else on the face of the earth. Twitter: RavenManiac  More from Kris Jones
2 comments
Ravcolt
Ravcolt

It used to be in January. Goodell already ruined the greatest off season event in football.

karl
karl

NFL Draft during mother's day weekend. Dumb

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