How to Speed up the NFL Draft Process


Published: April 25, 2009


... for the Cowboys to "get on the clock."

Does this bug you as much as it does me? I think a few rules changes are in order concerning the draft. How about these, for instance?

1. When a team that is "on the clock" trades away its pick, on its next pick, that team is penalized the same number of minutes that it used before the trade.

2. Teams that "trade up" into the current selection have only 30 seconds to make their selection. After all, they traded up to get a particular player, right? Let's hear their pick!

3. When any team is "on the clock," television coverage MUST BE limited to coverage of their draft "war room." Let us SEE what it is that is delaying their selection!

4. Teams that DO NOT USE their full allotted time to make a selection automatically get one-fourth of the remaining time on the clock ADDED to their next selection time. That ought to speed up the process.

5. Finally (and with full prejud...

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