Change in draft order coming in 2010

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  1. muslimman

    muslimman On the Game Day Roster

    NFL owners pass change on playoff teams draft order - ESPN

    Didn't see this posted anywhere on here so I thought I would...

    Basically what the owners passed was a change where draft order will not be strictly based on regular season record: Wild card losers will be assigned picks between 21 and 24. Divisional round winners will pick from in between 25 and 28. Conference game losers get picks 29 and 30. The order within these picks will then be based off records. Of course Super Bowl winner picks at 32 while loser picks at 31.

    I really like this change especially coming off a year where we will be draft 7 spots behind the Chargers who made it to the AFC Divisional Game. Just to add perspective if these changes were in effect this year we would be picking at #20.

    Also two other rules changes were passed:

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  2. Disco Volante

    Disco Volante Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #12 Jersey

    One year too late.

    Nice to see the owners use some common sense though.
  3. Sicilian

    Sicilian Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    For the onside kick change... what? If the onside kick goes out of bounds, isn't it just a penalty like a normal kickoff out of bounds?
  4. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    A good question? Apparently not....I would have also thought it miht matter whether the kick went out of bounds after 10 yards or before that...If it was less I would have assumed a penalty that the ball did go the required distance. Not a bad rule have one shot and kicking out of bounds not helpful.
  5. muslimman

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    Yeah that one kinda surprised me... I wasn't at all aware that you got a second chance if the ball went out of bounds on an onside kick. I think we might be missing something and there was more to the rule than just a free second chance.
  6. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    I heard this being talked about earlier this week and seemed that it was ONLY in the first round when this new change would apply and that the old draft order would be in the later rounds. Is that the case or is that draft order in ALL rounds?? Just looking for a clarification.
  7. muslimman

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    Yeah I was hearing rumors that they would change it so the teams with like the 10 worst records could choose where they picked because of all the huge contracts that come with 1-10 overall picks, eg maybe the Lions dont want to pick first and give the guy a huge contract. Obviously that didnt happen and it wouldve only applied to the first round.

    But as for these new rules I have no idea if its just for the first round. My guess is it would be for all the rounds simply because it would complicate things to change the draft order after the first and having each team essentially have two different draft spots.
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  8. makoute

    makoute In the Starting Line-Up

    It's actually many years late, how many NFC teams have made the playoffs the past 6-8 years who ended up getting better draft picks then teams in the AFC who had better records but didn't make the playoffs.
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