The Washington Post has an article about a new developmental football league starting in 2018.
A group of organizers with deep NFL ties plans to launch a new professional football league, with the ambition of giving promising young players an alternative to college football that offers a salary and instruction they feel is lacking in the college game.
Pacific Pro Football aims to begin play in 2018 with four teams based in Southern California. Unlike many other start-up leagues, its talent pool will be limited to athletes who are less than four years removed from high school graduation. The goal is to give young prospects a professional outlet to prepare for the NFL, said Don Yee, the league's CEO.
It looks like some people want to skirt the issue of compensating student-athletes and just let them join a minor league right out of high school. Interesting that they want to limit the age of players to only college aged. Would this require a change in NFL draft rules?