Monday, March 21, 2011
And many of the athletes who have this as their one shot to show off their skills, are preparing themselves for the opportunity to sign a free agent contract with a team, once they do not get drafted. The Hawkeyes have had good success with the those who aren't drafted, going to a team that may best suit their style. However with this year's Collective Bargaining Agreement still unresolved, and the "look" of the draft changing - the signing of free agents may not happen. In the past the Hawkeyes have had good success with walk-ons, and continuing today the scouts searched for that next diamond in the rough.
The troubles surrounding the Collective Bargaining Agreement go much deeper than having this year's rookie class not being able to wear the jacket on the NFL Draft Stage. Once the draft is over, the rush to sign free agents will not occur with the player lock out, causing players to sit and wait for their next destination. Those who are drafted will also sit and wait to begin participation with the new teams.
Teams are ready for management to put an end to the argument, with those who are playing on a regular can sit back and see what happens. There is still much work to be put into, but fans of the football teams are looking for a little from these walk ons which have been very success to most team's success.