Originally posted by REDx85xGOLD:
I don't see how it is beneficial especially for us that live on the West Coast. The draft starts on Thursday night and at 4:30 our time. People are still working or commuting from work. I guess for some, we will have to request for the day off or try to come home early from work.
Well typically you already know the first and sometimes second pick. That adds an additional half hour at least before the real content starts.
Plus I don't think the NFL wants to rush the picks. The longer it is, the more advertising opportunities they have, and thus, more income.
Besides, I don't care much for watching the analysis of these picks, and much rather have the pick and trades that occur.