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NFL Draft 2015 won't be held at Radio City

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The 2015 NFL Draft will be held in either New York City (but not at Radio City), Chicago, or Los Angeles.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 NFL Draft won't be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City like it usually is every year. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network has more details on the changes.

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