I see that there's now talk that the NFL Players Association would like top prospects to not attend the draft in April, as a show of solidarity with the league's current players.
Good luck with that plan.
Isn't it the dream of every blue-chip player to be seen on national TV on draft night, surrounded by his family (and entourage) as he talks unceasingly on his cell and waits to find out which team drafts him?
Hasn't each and every one of these guys always imagined the moment when he dons the hat of his new team and walks across the stage to shake commissioner Roger Goodell's hand?
And you're going to take that away from them to make some sort of point about union brotherhood among millionaire pro football players?
Again, good luck with that. I don't see it happening.
These top prospects have worked too hard -- all their lives -- for their moment in the draft spotlight. I can't imagine them giving it up now.