Winners and Losers of Proposed NFL Draft Move to May

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Winners and Losers of Proposed NFL Draft Move to May
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The NFL's desire to move its annual draft back to the month of May will produce both winners and losers. 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL and NFL Players Association are "on the verge" of moving the draft from its customary date in April to May, starting in 2014. The start of the new league year is also expected to be moved up, from the middle of March to early March.

While no changes have been confirmed by commissioner Roger Goodell or NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, moving the draft back would seem to fit the NFL's plan to extend the window of the league's news cycle during the offseason. The NFL draft remains one of the biggest events on the NFL calendar.

In the following slides, we'll break down the winners and losers of moving the draft back to May.

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