2011 NFL Draft: 10 Ways Labor Negotiations Could Change Teams’ Draft Strategies

February 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It looked like we were going to have a 2011 NFL season, or at least I thought we would. Perhaps it was just wishful thinking, as NFL labor talks were canceled today with both sides far from an agreement. As a result, the 2011 NFL season may or may not happen, but more importantly, the 2011 offseason will not happen.
The offseason is when rookies and new staff members mesh with those established in the organization so that the team can move forward. Without an offseason, it changes the landscape of the draft entirely. What types of players will team management look to draft, and who will they pass on?
The following are 10 ways that the labor negotiations will cause draft strategies to shift.
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