5 Responses to “Looming Lockout?”

  1. Farhan says:

    Will there be a rookie draft next year if there is a lockout?

  2. Dlf_JeffH says:

    Yes, there should be either way.

  3. Eric says:

    You bring up a good point here and I have a very important question in regards to the lockout.. What would happen with a rookie draft next year? If there is no agreement it is my understanding that there would in turn be no NFL Draft. Now for a commish in a league as well as a guy who owns 4 first round picks in the 2011 rookie draft. Any suggestions as to how leagues should go about this? Would you just push everything back a year? Some people are complaining about that because it would in turn be a “double draft” with talent from both 2011 and 2012. Just curious as to your thoughts..

  4. Eric says:

    Wow sorry I totally ignored the other post and just went straight to the comment section. My bad. However there “could” be a draft, but with no agreement no rookie would be signed and if it goes so long those rookies would then be able to enter the draft the following year ala what Crabtree was threatening last year. Which in turn creates a “double draft”. So do dynasty teams just wing it and have a draft where you just assume that there will be an agreement and those players will remain with those teams? The whole thing is headache in my opinion I just hope they can somehow reach an agreement by the end of the year. Otherwise this could very well effect underclassman declaring for the draft. A MESS I TELL YOU, A MESS!

  5. rangerdave says:

    There will be a NFL draft in 2011 despite the fact that the CBA officially expires in March. Below is an excerpt from the current CBA:

    Section 2. Effective Date/Expiration Date:
    Except as provided in Section 3 below, this Agreement shall be effective from March 8, 2006 until the last day of the 2012 League Year, except for the provisions relating to the Draft, Article XVI (College Draft), which shall expire in the League Year immediately following the expiration or termination of this Agreement.

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