LegendoftheFall wrote:Our draft order is not determined by order of finish from previous year-worst to first. instead we let the last place team choose his draft position, then next to last, etc. 1st place gets whatever's left.This way if an owner knows the guy he wants will be there at #5, he can pick 5th and get an earlier 2nd round pick. or maybe he would like the bookend picks, etc. depending on whats available in the draft and what players are being kept. (We do a serpentine draft but im not talking about that) He gets to choose whatever position best fits his strategy.
The NFL sticks the worst teams with the worst value picks:1 through 10. Sure they get first shot at the best players but they are hardly ever worth the money paid them. Those teams are always trying to trade down but cant do it because nobody wants to invest top 10 money in a risky draft pick. Aside from a rookie salary cap, i think this would be a good way to handle this, just let the bottom teams decide where they draft, instead of forcing them to overpay unproven rookies. based on their needs, they could draft wherever would benefit them on the field and financially.
If you make the draft where you bid $ for that spot then you would have the make the Bidding Silent with a minium amount of money. That way it wouldnt get out of control.