Originally Posted by Crusaders
I think the NFL would have to rework their draft eligibility criteria if something like this ever did catch on. As it is, if you don't go through college, you have to wait four years post-HS graduation to become eligible.
Attendance for this things would be low and TV non-existent. Americans do not really tend to care about pro minor league sports.
I am not sure the NFL would need to rework their draft criteria. I dont believe we will see many legit prospects going right from HS to this league. I could see maybe some leaving college a year or two earlier because they want/need the $$ and/or just dont want to be in college any longer.
I dont believe the NFL wants to get into the situation like the NBA where more players are drafted more on straight-up potential and making the first couple years as a training program. As is now, 3-4 big time college seasons is barely enough for a kid to come into the league and be a huge impact and starter.
There is a place for this, no doubt, but I dont think it will affect college much and it wont make the NFL flinch one bit. PLus, if The League doesnt get behind it I dont expect it to last very long. TV$$$ is where its at and this wont get much .