Sorry it is so late, but here is PART 2!! This blog will focus on the Procedure and Rules of the NFL Draft. All Complete Idiots...Enjoy and learn!!!
Procedure and Rules
"The current format consists of seven rounds. Each team is assigned a selection in each round, with the team with the worst record from the previous year being assigned the first pick in each round. The team with the second-worst record gets the second pick, and so on. Ties are broken by strength of schedule. In the event that the strength of schedules are equal, a coin is flipped to determine who picks first. For teams that qualified for the playoffs, ties are broken first in the order in which they were eliminated from the postseason. However, the Super Bowl participants make the final two selections, with the team that lost the game picking next to last, and the winner picking last.
The first overall pick generally gets the richest contract, but other contracts rely on a number of variables. While they generally are based on the previous year's second overall pick, third overall, etc., each player's position also is taken into account. Quarterbacks, for example, usually command more money than defensive linemen, which can skew those dollar figures slightly.
Each team has its representatives attend the draft. During the draft, one team is always "on the clock." In Round 1, teams have 10 minutes to make their choice (previously 15). The decision time drops to 7 minutes (previously 10) in the second round and 5 minutes in Rounds 3-7. If a team doesn't make a decision within its allotted time, the team still can submit its selection at any time after its time is up, but the next team can pick before it, thus possibly stealing a player the later team may have been eyeing." -Wikipedia.com
Thank you Wikipedia. com for that long explanation. How about I give you the shorthand?
Well there are 7 rounds spanning over 2 days, and each round consists of 32 picks. The first pick goes to the worst team, and the Super Bowl winner gets last...and everything in between goes as so. Teams have a limited time corresponding to the round. Make the pick, or get it stolen away from you. Make sense?! Good, tune in for the next one!!!