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.
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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.