"5. The draft would proceed, but with no player trades. The only good news in the event of a lockout that wipes out the offseason is that the draft will still happen." "The flurry of signings of undrafted players immediately after the draft wouldn’t. Those players would remain unaffiliated until the lockout ends." http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/12/ten-things-to-know-about-the-labor-situation/#more-103120 Once ireland reads this he'll end up in a fetal position somewhere.