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When are you holding your draft this year?

Poll ended at Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:24 pm

in May
1
4%
in June
2
7%
in July
2
7%
early August
2
7%
late August
19
70%
After the early THU game during NFL Week 1
1
4%
 
Total votes : 27

When do you hold your draft?

Postby spodog » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:24 pm

just a poll
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Re: When do you hold your draft?

Postby moochman » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:33 pm

A lot depends on the type of draft. A slow draft like we do for many Cafe leagues is better started in early August, IMO. It gives an early read on camp movers and still leaves some time to fine tune your team before the kick-off.
Stoopit live drafts (which I love) I like either very early (to better steal players) or very late.
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Re: When do you hold your draft?

Postby Nfl Fan » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:49 pm

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Re: When do you hold your draft?

Postby Dawinner127 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:43 pm

End of august.
A win next week and all is forgotten.
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Re: When do you hold your draft?

Postby LS2throwed » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:54 pm

Depends on what type of draft it is.


Redrafts are usually done early August, somewhere around when pre-season has just started...Dynasty Rookie Drafts are June 1st or sooner if possible, it's a completely different type of draft though, getting to follow Training Camp and Pre-season is fine for redrafts but it shouldn't happen with Dynasty drafts but that's just my opinion.
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Re: When do you hold your draft?

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:56 pm

After the preseason games before game 1 of the regular season. I like to do it as late as possible to eliminate the chance of losing a guy for the season before the season starts.
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Re: When do you hold your draft?

Postby Stelly » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:43 am

We draft usually 2 weeks before the season starts. That may most preseason injuries are known, and noboby gets burned drafting someone who blows out a knee in the preseason.
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Re: When do you hold your draft?

Postby dream_017 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:55 am

The date we can get everyone in the same room that is the closest to the start of the regular season
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Re: When do you hold your draft?

Postby bungle613 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:57 am

There was no option for all of the above. Starting a draft in every option listed except May.
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Re: When do you hold your draft?

Postby Kensat30 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:25 pm

The earlier the better IMO. My main local league usually drafts late August, but by then most of the preseason battles have been played out and there aren't as many crazy values left on draft day. An early August draft gives the prepared owners the most advantage IMO.

Pre-August is a lot like gambling with injuries and such, but a good picks can be made in extremely late rounds with a little foresight. I'm still bitter from a few years back when we were drafting in the middle of preseason, it was like the 9th round of the draft and it was announced on ESPN that Kevan Barlow was traded to the Jets. Guy picked up Frank Gore with the very next pick and went on to win the league. I was the next pick on the board :-t
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