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Question Draft System?

Can somebody please explain to me how the draft works? Everybody is going on about it and I don't have a single clue what is going on. Help!
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Alongside the Super Bowl and Opening Weekend the draft is the most important day of the NFL calendar. It is an annual event held in April where the 32 NFL teams select the best eligible players from college football in reverse order. It is by far the most common way of building a team and can make or break a team's future by how well or how badly they select the new players.

The draft order is determined in reverse order to last season's team records in an attempt to give competitive balance to the NFL. The team with the worst record from the previous season (St Louis 1-15) are awarded the 1st overall pick, the 2nd worst team (Detroit) the 2nd pick and so on until the Super Bowl winner selects with the 32nd pick. Once the first 32 selections are made then that is the end of the 1ST ROUND. The 33rd pick goes back to the worst team and this is the start of the 2ND ROUND. This draft goes on for a total of 7 rounds.

However teams can trade players and draft picks to move up and down the draft order.

Existing players can be traded for draft picks. An example was yesterday when Miami traded Ted Ginn for San Francisco for a 5th round pick. When it comes to San Francisco's turn in the 5th rd, Miami will now have the pick instead of the 49ers. Unlike our football there are no transfer fees so teams trade players for other players and/or draft picks. Obviously the higher the pick being traded the more valuable they are.

Draft picks can also be traded for other draft picks. For example Team A might have the 10th overall pick while Team B have the 14th and 46th overall picks. Team B might really like a player that is available with the 10th pick but are worried that someone else will draft/select him before its their turn. To make sure they get their man they would make an offer to Team A to make a deal/trade. (The offer might be picks 14 and 46 for the 10th pick). If Team A agrees the two teams will make a trade (a bit like a football transfer). Team B now gets the 10th pick and Team A get picks 14 and 46. Some NFL teams like to trade up. That means they will draft less players but should get quality as they are drafting higher. Other teams like to trade down and have lots of draft choices to help rebuild the team. They may also look to trade down for financial reasons (the higher the pick the more expensive the new players are to sign).

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Alongside the Super Bowl and Opening Weekend the draft is the most important day of the NFL calendar. It is an annual event held in April where the 32 NFL teams select the best eligible players from college football in reverse order. It is by far the most common way of building a team and can make or break a team's future by how well or how badly they select the new players.

The draft order is determined in reverse order to last season's team records in an attempt to give competitive balance to the NFL. The team with the worst record from the previous season (St Louis 1-15) are awarded the 1st overall pick, the 2nd worst team (Detroit) the 2nd pick and so on until the Super Bowl winner selects with the 32nd pick. Once the first 32 selections are made then that is the end of the 1ST ROUND. The 33rd pick goes back to the worst team and this is the start of the 2ND ROUND. This draft goes on for a total of 7 rounds.

However teams can trade players and draft picks to move up and down the draft order.

Existing players can be traded for draft picks. An example was yesterday when Miami traded Ted Ginn for San Francisco for a 5th round pick. When it comes to San Francisco's turn in the 5th rd, Miami will now have the pick instead of the 49ers. Unlike our football there are no transfer fees so teams trade players for other players and/or draft picks. Obviously the higher the pick being traded the more valuable they are.

Draft picks can also be traded for other draft picks. For example Team A might have the 10th overall pick while Team B have the 14th and 46th overall picks. Team B might really like a player that is available with the 10th pick but are worried that someone else will draft/select him before its their turn. To make sure they get their man they would make an offer to Team A to make a deal/trade. (The offer might be picks 14 and 46 for the 10th pick). If Team A agrees the two teams will make a trade (a bit like a football transfer). Team B now gets the 10th pick and Team A get picks 14 and 46. Some NFL teams like to trade up. That means they will draft less players but should get quality as they are drafting higher. Other teams like to trade down and have lots of draft choices to help rebuild the team. They may also look to trade down for financial reasons (the higher the pick the more expensive the new players are to sign).
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