Source: Letters were sent out today to 3 cities regarding potential hosting of 2015 NFL Draft, requesting more info: Chicago, LA & New York— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 5, 2014
LA, Chicago and NY (MSG) are finalists to host 2015 NFL Draft. Why? Radio City informed @NFL that it will NOT be available in April or May— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 5, 2014
More draft news: The @NFL is focusing on availability for two possible events dates with 3 cities: April 22-25 and April 29-May 2.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 5, 2014
The 2 blocks proposed for the 2015 NFL Draft are 4 nights, which the league is considering. April 22-25 & April 29-May 2 are Wed-Saturday— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 5, 2014
2015 NFL Draft notes: @NFL expects decision later this summer. Site must have ability to host fan festival in adjacent outdoor/indoor space— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 5, 2014
The NFL has seemed to have been flirting with the idea of moving the draft for awhile now, so this news doesn't exactly come as a surprise. Apparently Radio City is booked in April and May of next year so it's not even an option for the NFL.
The good news here is that the NFL seems to be planning to hold the draft earlier than they did in 2014. This year's draft was pushed back two weeks from the original date due to a scheduling conflict at Radio City. The draft always feels like it takes forever to get here and it was made even worse by the extra delay this year. If the proposed dates mentioned above hold true, the draft will take place when it usually does or, at the worst, only one week later.
The bad news here is that the NFL seems to be planning on a four day draft. Once again, this idea is something the NFL has reportedly been considering. I can't say I'm a fan of this potential addition. The current three day draft format is long enough. I don't see the need for a fourth day.
In any case, the draft will be a little different next year. But at least it probably won't be two weeks late