I have been a fan of the pats and nfl since i was little. But i have not been a fan of all the indepth parts of the nfl like the later rounds of the draft and the salary cap or watching meaningless weak 17 games between 2 crap teams until a few years ago. What i don't understand is the idea behind "conditional draft picks".... I hear this discussed on here a lot and recently read a post about how we should be getting maybe a 3rd round conditional pick for our losses this offseason..... What exactly is a conditional draft pick......? Is it in the regular nfl draft? Is it in the supplemental draft??? How new is this whole thing?? an explanation of this would be appreciated. thanks..