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badboy
05-17-2007, 04:46 PM
I know we can all come up with exception to the following, but should there be seven rounds? Does it actually benefit teams if so, why was it shortened to 7? How much input to this does the union have? For fans, is it a positive to shorten to 6?

real
05-17-2007, 04:50 PM
I like the seven rounds...

I don't really see how shortening will affect the fans though...

Specnatz
05-17-2007, 04:51 PM
It used to be real long and those players hardly made the team. I think some of it is union and some of it teams want the chance to get the guys who will even make the practice squad and help during the preseason.

V Man
05-17-2007, 05:00 PM
They should make an 8th round, but in this round every team has to draft a Division II prospect (really get to see whose scouting departments are worth their salt):splits:

badboy
05-17-2007, 05:23 PM
It used to be real long and those players hardly made the team. I think some of it is union and some of it teams want the chance to get the guys who will even make the practice squad and help during the preseason.Going with your point, would it not benefit a team to not have a 7th and increase the undrafted free agent pool?

Specnatz
05-18-2007, 05:52 AM
Going with your point, would it not benefit a team to not have a 7th and increase the undrafted free agent pool?

No because sometimes FA get a larger signing bonus. I think 7 rounds is just right. Right now it is in to shorten the draft but only cause of the 1st this year being so long. But people fail realize that it was so long because of how many trades that happened.