NFL Draft Changes Format

NFL DraftThere are many who find the NFL draft long and arduous. Personally I’d like to see it go 10 rounds, but I’m in the minority.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has made a few changes to the current draft format that seem to make more of an event out of the glamorous first two rounds while casting aside what used to be part of the first day (round three).

In the past evaluators would say “he’s a first day pick“, insinuating that the player would be selected within the first three rounds. Now that the third round is part of the second day, not only will this change these distinctions draftniks have come to know and love, but with only two rounds on the first day it may leave us feeling unsatisfied.

Another change made, which I am thankful for, is the change in time from 9 a.m. PST to noon pacific time. For those of you who aren’t morning people (like myself) this change will help get that extra few hours of sleep or extra few hours of preparation for the day football fans long for in the off-season. The second day, however, will begin at 7 a.m. pacific time. Something I am not looking forward to.

To compensate for the time change and in an effort to help shorten the draft, teams will no longer be on the clock for the painfully long 15 minutes in the first round and 10 in the second. The times have been changed to 10 minutes for the first and seven for the second while rounds three through seven will be five minutes.

This is also a welcome change. As much analysis as I like to hear from ESPN’s panel of experts, most of those guys have no idea what they’re talking about after the top 20 are off the board. For the most part these “experts” are covering the NFL all year and haven’t been following the careers of these young players. A little less of this won’t hurt at all.

One can only bare Mel Kiper’s hair so long before he goes crazy.


3 Responses

  1. Thank you . you can see NFL fans shop

  2. hey!!!!! whats up…. i think this change is rediculous and i hate the NFK!!!!

  3. Mel bares his hair, which you must bear.

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