The NFL is hoping to extend the draft from 3 days to 4 days sometime in the future. In an interview with NFL reporter Jeff Darlington, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell revealed the league’s goal of stretching the draft coverage.
You thought @NFL Draft was already a big event? Roger Goodell told me today league will consider stretching it to 4 days (still 7 rounds).
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) April 25, 2014
“We’re looking at a lot of options with respect to the draft to create even more excitement around the draft,” Goodell said in the interview. It begs the question- How much draft day coverage would most people want to watch? I can’t imagine waiting an extra day for the last round or two would be considered “must see tv” for the average fan.
Goodell also said he was unsure if the draft would return to April, or if it would remain in May. Ironically, the Rockettes show that supposedly caused the scheduling issue at Radio City Music Hall was postponed.