Drafting

Draft is the proccess of picking new players from college teams and allows teams to bring fresh talent as either depth to their rosters or for these players to become the face of their franchise. When the draft begins, you can use what you know to decide on what player to draft. There are 7 rounds total with 32 pick in each round. The draft order for each year is determined by a teams record. The team that does the worst out of all 32 teams will receive the 1st pick of each round. The team that wins the Superbowl is then picked as the best team that years and receives the 32nd (last) pick of each round. Although the draft order is already set, team can trade their pick to either obtain players from other nfl teams, trade up to a high pick, or trade down to obtain more picks. This is entirely base on value of that pick demonstrated in the chart below. If a team wishes to trade up in the trade they will need to overpay in value for the trade to happen. For example, the team picking at 32nd trades up to the 11th pick would have to trade their 1st for this year, a 1st round for next season, and a 3rd round pick for this year. The values for the picks the team is having to trade away is equal to 1,296, mean while the value of the pick they are receiving is worth 1,250. This is up to the team to decide if the player that they are picking is worth this loss of picks and value.

NFL Draft Trade Value Chart
Round 1 Round 2 Round3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7
pick value pick value pick value pick value pick value pick value pick value
1 3000 33 580 65 265 97 112 129 43 161 27 193 14
2 2600 34 560 66 260 98 108 130 42 162 26 194 13
3 2200 35 550 67 255 99 104 131 41 163 26 195 13
4 1800 36 540 68 250 100 100 132 40 164 25 196 13
5 1700 37 530 69 245 101 96 133 39 165 25 197 12
6 1600 38 520 70 240 102 92 134 39 166 25 198 12
7 1500 39 510 71 235 103 88 135 38 167 24 199 11
8 1400 40 500 72 230 104 86 136 38 168 24 200 11
9 1350 41 490 73 225 105 84 137 37 169 23 201 11
10 1300 42 480 74 220 106 82 138 37 170 23 202 10
11 1250 43 470 75 215 107 80 139 36 171 23 203 10
12 1200 44 460 76 210 108 78 140 36 172 22 204 9
13 1150 45 450 77 205 109 76 141 35 173 22 205 9
14 1100 46 440 78 200 110 74 142 35 174 21 206 9
15 1050 47 430 79 195 111 72 143 34 175 21 207 8
16 1000 48 420 80 190 112 70 144 34 176 21 208 8
17 950 49 410 81 185 113 68 145 33 177 20 209 7
18 900 50 400 82 180 114 66 146 33 178 20 210 7
19 875 51 390 83 175 115 64 147 32 179 19 211 7
20 850 52 380 84 170 116 62 148 32 180 19 212 6
21 800 53 370 85 165 117 60 149 31 181 19 213 6
22 780 54 360 86 160 118 58 150 31 182 18 214 5
23 760 55 350 87 155 119 56 151 31 183 18 215 5
24 740 56 340 88 150 120 54 152 30 184 17 216 5
25 720 57 330 89 145 121 52 153 30 185 17 217 4
26 700 58 320 90 140 122 50 154 29 186 17 218 4
27 680 59 310 91 136 123 49 155 29 187 16 219 3
28 660 60 300 92 132 124 48 156 29 188 16 220 3
29 640 61 292 93 128 125 47 157 28 189 15 221 3
30 620 62 284 94 124 126 46 158 28 190 15 222 2
31 600 63 276 95 120 127 45 159 27 191 15 223 2
32 590 64 270 96 116 128 44 160 27 192 14 224 2

Once you start the draft, you will have a time limit on picking you players, however, you can just pause the timer on it if you need more time. Every team will go one by one for 7 rounds selecting players they want on their teams.

When the draft is complete, you can go through the draft recap where you can see the other players that the other teams chose and compare them to the players you chose. This is interesting in the fact that you can keep track of new players and see them grow into superstars on other teams in the league.