Someone recently wondered to me whether it was necessary to have our draft so early. I thought I'd explain what another league does and see if there's interest in doing the same here.
At the beginning of each month, they start a round. For instance, round 1 could start at the beginning of May, round 2 at the beginning of June, and so on. In this scheme, August would be for round 4.
My friend who's in this league has how this has made the draft different in several ways-
1- Rather than a frantic rush to get the draft done, there's a clear plan.
2- Rather than randomly guessing who'll be valuable, moving the later rounds after OTAs gives franchises a chance to evaluate reports from the teams.
3- It's driven trade activity, as teams have a week or 3 to see who didn't get drafted the previous round. The early picks in each round are hotly pursued for the offseason gems.
There've been others, but those are the main things I remember. I can think of reasons our group wouldn't want not to do it, but I thought I'd throw it out there.
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading." - Henny Youngman
I want a prehensile sucker tail, and I don't want to wait fifty million years.