NFL Draft Process Needs Tweaking to Mirror NBA’s Current System

July 8, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As NBA free agency continues to befuddle football followers, there is one area where the NFL can draw inspiration from the association: the draft process.
In January, the NCAA implemented a new rule allowing underclassmen to return to college after officially declaring for the NBA draft, participating in the annual combine and being evaluated by teams. This allows a young man to gain a better perspective of his draft status. If he's unhappy with the process or his performance, or if he comes to the realization he won't be drafted where he expects, his amateur eligibility isn't affected.
There are two caveats: The player can't sign with an agent, and he must make his decision by an NCAA-appointed deadline.
Ohio State's Urban Meyer became the latest college football coach to speak out in favor of a similar system for the NFL. Meyer joined Alabama's Nick Saban and Arkansas' Bret Bielema as the most outspoken critics of the current setup.
Bielema went on the offensive a...

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