Mike Florio Talks NFL Draft Moves & The NBA Situation

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Mike Florio joined The Mac Attack and gave a educated look into the Donald Sterling mess. We also go to talk about the NFL Draft: what the Panthers might do and the players that are making some noise.

We got to talk with him about the legal background of the Donald Sterling situation. The NFL and NBA has a similar look in the arbitration agreements. “I don’t know if the NBA agreements get the arbitration back to Adam Silver…..but it would be better for the NBA in this case if a jury handles this.” These are different processes than the NFL but they have similar situations.

The NFL may be watching the NBA situation to see what comes out of this and how things are handled. “I think now the NFL has a precedence.” You look at this as if something happens in the NFL; then Adam Silver has done all the work for all the leagues.

“None of this stuff is ultimately good….but the way they have played it has brought the league together.” This has came out at a time where the NFL owns the media; but this situation arrives and the NBA is front and center.

But the NFL Draft is rolling into center stage as the May 8th date is coming closer day by day. The Panthers motto is: they do not reach for a player and they go with the best player available. So with this said could the Panthers be looking to move back? “If there hasn’t been a full blown run on players its best to trade down and address multiple needs.”
This is about selling the pick to the public; “making it look like you got the guy you wanted all a long.”

The Panthers are evaluating the stock of the players in the draft. As players rise and fall there is one guy that is all over the board and has more attraction then any other player. Johnny “Football” Manziel could be taken anywhere from the 1st pick in the draft to 2nd round prospect.
“Manziel could be a franchise quarterback….the buzz is he’s a top 10 guy.”

The NFL Draft has turned into a must watch event. Just the other day NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hinted at making the Draft a four day event instead of three. Would this be a swing and a miss for the NFL; we discussed it with Florio.
“I think the only way they go to four days….go to another city in day 3, day 4.”
People have been speaking out about the draft date and moving it back to April; many believe there is too much time between the combine and draft now that it is in May.

We finally got to discuss the (RUMOR MILL). The draft always has some of the best talk, with teams moving in on this guy or teams crushing on a specific player. The public rumor is the Manziel to Dallas and the 49ers looking to move up and grab a player in top ten. Some rumors are nothing more than fluff, but anytime you have Jerry Jones you never know the possibilities.
“20 of 25 drafts Jerry Jones does something with the first round pick….I wouldn’t be surprised if he tries to jump up to number nine to get in front of the Titans.”
The 49ers have a bundle of Draft picks.
“Why not use those picks to move up.”

Thanks to Mike Florio for joining The Mac Attack; to listen to the entire interview just click on the audio at the top.

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