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  • #16
    Originally posted by Addict View Post
    They don't take that much time away... five minutes in the first, three in the second etc. it'll just make the process go a bit faster.

    however 5 x 32 = 160 minutes = 2 hours and 40 minutes of time saved just in the first round, assuming everyone uses up their clock time, which they don't, but to give an idea. It saves HUGE amounts of waiting time. I think it's an awesome plan.
    5 x 32 = 160
    3 x 32 = 96
    160 + 96 = 256 minutes = 4 hours and 16 minutes
    so basically we get an extra 4 hours cut off? sounds good to me. only thing that could make it better is if they had comp picks start as early as the 2nd round. but Friday first round? no thanks

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    • #17
      Originally posted by ks_perfection View Post
      The first round should take by far the least amount of time of any round. Theirs so little uncertainitly of which players will be left on board, compare that to the 6th round and theres a ton of uncertainty. Its much harder to properly prepare for late rounds since theres alot of unkowns plus you have to factor in who you already drafted, unlike the first.
      The clock isn't that long for the teams to pick, it's for trades. Teams have boards that they pick off of and have all the time they need between their picks to shuffle the board and such, but you don't really have the chance prior to your pick to trade.

      That is correct comahan
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      • #18
        I've been expecting this ever since Goodell was named Commish. You could see the displeasure in his face when he announced that it was the longest first round ever.

        sig by BoneKrusher

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        • #19
          In the first round the teams should get 10 minutes per selection and then the rest of the rounds should get 5. That way it wouldn't be too fast, and teams would still have time to deliberate on what course of action to take.

          The idea for Friday night sucks though, waking up for the draft saturday morning is a tradition.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by cunningham06 View Post
            In the first round the teams should get 10 minutes per selection and then the rest of the rounds should get 5. That way it wouldn't be too fast, and teams would still have time to deliberate on what course of action to take.

            The idea for Friday night sucks though, waking up for the draft saturday morning is a tradition.
            Good post, plus rep.

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            • #21
              If it were up to me it would be first ten picks have 12 minutes, the last 20 in the first round have 10, round two is 8 mins and the rest are 5 minutes.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by BlindSite View Post
                If it were up to me it would be first ten picks have 12 minutes, the last 20 in the first round have 10, round two is 8 mins and the rest are 5 minutes.
                You need to keep all the picks in a round with the same time limit. There is no reason for the 10th pick to get 12 minutes and the 11th get 10.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by cunningham06 View Post
                  In the first round the teams should get 10 minutes per selection and then the rest of the rounds should get 5. That way it wouldn't be too fast, and teams would still have time to deliberate on what course of action to take.

                  The idea for Friday night sucks though, waking up for the draft saturday morning is a tradition.
                  Actually Tuesday morning was the tradition until a few years ago.

                  The draft is a televised event and fans tune out when it gets to be 6.5 hours just for 32 picks. Perhaps more trades will go down if team have less time to haggle about them and take the best offer as time runs out.

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                  • #24
                    I welcome this. I had to leave for somewhere at 4:00 that day and barely got to see the Bengals first pick.

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                    • #25
                      I saw a poll on ESPN's front page about this yesterday. The choices were 15, 12, 10, and 7. In our instant gratification society, 10 minutes won with 7 minutes being a close second.

                      I think it should be lowered, but only to 12 minutes. With just that small decrease, it would shorten the first round by about 1:15-1:30. That is plenty, people need to calm their ADD.

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                      • #26
                        If teams want all that time again to dink around...then don't promote it as an NFL event. Keep it on tuesday afternoons...print the results and then you won't have idiots complaining that their precious teams didn't get every opportunity to recieve trade offers.


                        ...as long as they want an audience though...they're going to need to make it less of a marathon.

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                        • #27
                          heck, if i was a dolphin GM, i would ask goodell to stay up there at the podium and tell him that we want quinn

                          o wait...


                          Go Ravens!

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                          • #28
                            I think there is something great about waking up for the draft and the entire frist day being "in front of you" as opposed to just rounds 2-4 or whatever on a Saturday and round 1 on a Friday night.

                            Why don't they just make 10 minutes per first round pick and 7 per second round pick and then then just make the 3rd round go on day 2.

                            Thoughts on just putting rounds 1 and 2 on saturday and then placing rounds 3-7 on sunday?

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by simms2clayton View Post
                              I think there is something great about waking up for the draft and the entire frist day being "in front of you" as opposed to just rounds 2-4 or whatever on a Saturday and round 1 on a Friday night.

                              Why don't they just make 10 minutes per first round pick and 7 per second round pick and then then just make the 3rd round go on day 2.

                              Thoughts on just putting rounds 1 and 2 on saturday and then placing rounds 3-7 on sunday?
                              Exactly, draft day saturday morning is a tradition, it's one of the greatest feelings in the world. Moving the draft to Friday Night for the first round is like giving your children their good presents before they go to bed on Christmas Eve. Then it makes Christmas not as good. I for one like things the way they are, but maybe shorten the times for first round picks.

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