At the annual NFL’s spring meetings in Boston, Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed the news of the draft day moving to May in 2014, sometime between the 8th and 17th of the month. Goodell said the change was warranted because the famed NYC venue they always use, Radio City Music Hall, will be hosting an Easter show in April. “At this late stage, for us to do it the right way, we don’t see having any choice but to move the date,” he said.
Despite the change, Goodell says the draft will still take place in May, with the dates of the combine and the opening of free agency to be discussed with the players’ union. On top of that the NFL is actually quite comfortable and happy with the location they have now. “We think we have found a location in New York that meets our requirements and where we think we can continue to grow the event,” he said.