Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that the NFL is on the verge of brokering a deal with the NFL Player Association that would move the annual NFL draft from April to May.

The NFL will also move the new league year free agency and trades ahead of the NFL Combine which is held in late February.

The NFL draft is typically held around the last weekend in April. The changes, which have been in the works for awhile, are designed to "keep fans" attention over a longer period" and "use the events to produce additional revenue."

According to Adam Schefter via Twitter the 2014 draft will be held May 15th-17th, 2015 Draft May 7th-9th, and the 2016 draft would be held May 5th-7th.-Tentative dates