NFL draft: Ready for more?
It's not easy to do, considering they have 11 weeks to fill between the scouting combine and the draft.
But that's one place the NFL deserves credit. It has turned the draft and everything leading up to it into its own entity, basically a second season. It has the regular season/playoffs, then the draft. Add in minicamps and training camp, and pro football is in the news 11 months a year (all 12 if you include court cases).
The draft might be expanded to four days in the future. You might think that's too much. If anything, we might be underestimating its popularity. Because as over-hyped, over-analyzed and over-everything it seems, there's an appetite for it -- imagine if the Browns actually hit on their picks.
-- Howard Primer