The NFL is considering improving draft picks for teams that hire minority candidates as head coaches or general managers.
Under the proposal, aimed at fixing diversity problems leaguewide, a team could improve its third-round draft selection by up to 16 picks, going up 10 spots for hiring a minority candidate as general manager or an equivalent-level position and six spots for hiring a minority head coach.
NFL.com first reported on the proposal, which was submitted by the league’s diversity committee and is expected to be addressed during Tuesday’s virtual meeting with team owners, a league source confirmed. The proposal would need 24 of 32 votes in favor to pass.
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