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NFL World Reacts To Idea Of Eliminating The Draft

NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The 2018 NFL Draft logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The NFL Draft has been a staple of the league for over 85 years and is one of the highest-rated events on the NFL calendar. But one outlet believes that the NFL Draft needs to go the way of the dodo.

On Monday, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk made a detailed summary of his issues with the NFL Draft and why it should be eliminated. In short, Florio believes that the NFL Draft violates U.S. labor laws and that it doesn't offer the kind of parity people say it does.

Florio conceded that the NFL Draft isn't going away anytime soon - maybe never. But he believes that eliminating the draft won't "ruin the league" as some people think it would.

As with any opinion Florio puts out, there is intense disagreement from NFL fans. A few fans spoke out in support of his idea, but the overwhelming opinion is that there's nothing wrong with the draft and that Florio is just an old man yelling at clouds.

Mike Florio is certainly right when he pointed out that some of the changes people thought would "ruin the league" didn't. Veteran free agency - which didn't exist until the 1990s - has made the NFL (and the offseason) better than ever.

Maybe eliminating the draft and allowing rookies to sign with whichever teams are willing would work out in the same way.

But we're a long way away from that ever becoming a talking point on a wider scale, let alone being implemented.

In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the festivities of the biggest offseason event the NFL has to offer this Thursday.