That is exactly what they want. They feel it restricts players....and it does. When anyone else comes out of college they can be recruited by any employer they want. Whereas the NFL forces the top talent to be on a pooty team for X amount of years. I love the draft and hate what the players are doing but they have a very legit and maybe legal argument to stop the draft.
Also they are going to challenge the Tags which again restricts player movement.
Bottom line every person in America should have the right to work for whomever they want and the players are restricted in that regard esp with no other league paying anywhere near what the NFL does, existing.
The draft and salary cap will never go away. If it does, the sport is ruined.
Look at it this way, the players currently CAN work for whoever they want. They can work for the NFL, or they can work for Wal-Mart. It's just like in the military, I chose to work for the Navy but I can't choose what command I have to work for. After my first tour I can try to negotiate for a certain set of orders, but the bottom line is they send me wherever they want. Players choose to work for the NFL and after their first tour they get a whole lot more freedom than I did about where they work.