Didn't find any NFL Lockout threads, so I want to pose my question here: What if the lockout happens, but the NFL Draft proceeds anyways. You have a whole crop of players, and heck...think about it: EACH of those guys will get a spot on a roster due to the veterans walking off. There should be nothing for the NFL to lose, IMO. Yeah, you lose a whole bunch of premiere players. The product on the field is going to suffer a little bit in the first few seasons. But I don't see how a lockout is going to hurt the NFL. It seems it's going to endanger the livelihood of the current players, and any other NFL-related positions that choose to walk off due to a lockout. The NFL holds all the cards. Every single card. The new guys coming out of college are most definitely going to desire to play. They didn't play all those years of high school and college just to be faced with never playing again. They haven't hit a payday yet. There's no incentive for them to walk away from a chance to play in the NFL. And with the veterans walking off, there's a chance for every single player taken in the draft to get on the roster and maybe even start those games in their rookie year. I just cannot see how the NFLPA and its members think they can survive this. It's not like there isn't a way for the NFL to, in the end, crush them when it's all said and done.