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Thread: Draft Lottery for the NFL

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    Draft Lottery for the NFL

    Do you think the NFL should implement a draft lottery like the NBA? Honestly, the lottery in the NBA generates more buzz than the actual draft. It eliminates tanking and gives every non-playoff team the chance at the #1 overall. How cool would it be for the Steelers to even have a 1% chance at the top pick?

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    It would be a very good idea..I do not understand why the NFL still has no lottery.

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    No, the rights to the 1st pick should belong to the worst team. A 7-9, 8-8, 9-7 team has no business going anywhere near the no. 1 pick unless they trade up. Look at the NHL draft where the Chicago Blackhawks finishing 6 points out of the playoffs (equivalent to three wins) get the 3rd pick without giving up anything. That's not a good system

    Do you want a scenario where the first year the Pats miss the playoffs after going 9-7, they "luck" into the first pick the same year there happens to be an all-time great prospect coming out? No? I don't either.

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by st33lersguy View Post
    No, the rights to the 1st pick should belong to the worst team. A 7-9, 8-8, 9-7 team has no business going anywhere near the no. 1 pick unless they trade up. Look at the NHL draft where the Chicago Blackhawks finishing 6 points out of the playoffs (equivalent to three wins) get the 3rd pick without giving up anything. That's not a good system

    Do you want a scenario where the first year the Pats miss the playoffs after going 9-7, they "luck" into the first pick the same year there happens to be an all-time great prospect coming out? No? I don't either.
    No, but it's not much better to see incompetent teams or which tank like the Cleveland Browns in 2016 and 2017(100 millions under the salary cap!!!) who are rewarding ..... And it's very slim to win the lottery when you're one of the last ones who miss the playoffs.

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by polamalubeast View Post
    No, but it's not much better to see incompetent teams or which tank like the Cleveland Browns in 2016 and 2017(100 millions under the salary cap!!!) who are rewarding ..... And it's very slim to win the lottery when you're one of the last ones who miss the playoffs.
    Nba and nhl teams tank anyway, lottery doesn't stop that, might as well stick with the nfl/mlb method

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by st33lersguy View Post
    Nba and nhl teams tank anyway, lottery doesn't stop that, might as well stick with the nfl/mlb method
    Yes, but at least his teams are not always rewarded.Happy teams like the Suns or the Knicks have not been rewarded.

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    HALF the NBA tanks every year. They’ve changed the lottery rules to stop any other team from engaging in “the process”

    If you’re a garbage rebuilding team, tanking is just the quickest path back to not being garbage. Tanking gets you the Browns roster. Farting around gets you the Bills roster.

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojouw View Post
    HALF the NBA tanks every year. They’ve changed the lottery rules to stop any other team from engaging in “the process”

    If you’re a garbage rebuilding team, tanking is just the quickest path back to not being garbage. Tanking gets you the Browns roster. Farting around gets you the Bills roster.
    Or the Houston Astros in the MLB(Look at their record in 2011 to 2013!!!)

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by polamalubeast View Post
    Or the Houston Astros in the MLB(Look at their record in 2011 to 2013!!!)
    Good example. Teams with strong stable ownership realize that if you need to rebuild a roster top to bottom, losing and accumulating assets to then attempt to turn into elite talent is just the shortest path back to the top.

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    No, because it will be rigged in favor of the Patriots.

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by st33lersguy View Post
    Nba and nhl teams tank anyway, lottery doesn't stop that, might as well stick with the nfl/mlb method
    Yeah and not a one of the worst 3 teams got either the first or second pick. It only gives them a 14% chance with the worst record. As one person said, I get sick of the Browns getting the top picks every year.

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by FrancoLambert View Post
    No, because it will be rigged in favor of the Patriots.
    Which brings up another problem with the lottery in general, potential for it to be rigged, suits higher up choosing which team they want to a no. 1 pick. It's not a transparent process. Much more transparent simply using record. Plus it is more fair, teams with the worse record who NEED the higher pick and better players get them (yes there is tanking but no system is without flaws) rather than order being determined by lottery balls and a middle of the road team potentially picks higher than the worst team

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    There’s no benefit to a draft lottery in the NFL. Very rarely is there one player that every team would covet enough and that would make an impact worth tanking a whole season. NFL is a totally different animal from the NBA and a draft lottery is just not something for the NFL.




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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    Too much potential for corruption with a lottery, any lottery. Could suppress trades too because of a lack of predictable structure.
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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    How would that work? Lottery the first round? First 2 rounds? Then go to the traditional order starting at the comp rounds? NO, just let it fall where it falls and trades actually mean something.

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    There's no option for "return the draft to the way it was before Goodell turned it into an overhyped multi-day spectacle in an attempt to maximize profits."

    That would be my pick.

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    Re: Draft Lottery for the NFL

    IMO, the lottery doesn't work for the NBA. It would never work in the NFL.

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