College Draft


At least one week prior to the NFL draft (April) the EFL shall hold its annual College Draft, with all declared players eligible to be selected by EFL teams.  The College Draft will consist of 8 rounds, with 2 minutes allotted per selection.  Selected rookies will be available to their teams immediately, using the Action PC Projection Ratings Disk.

Draft order will be determined in the following manner:

•      The team with the lowest winning percentage at the end of the previous season drafts first in the EFL College Draft. 

          The remaining teams are then slotted from lowest winning percentage to highest winning percentage.

 

•      The Gale Sayers Trophy champion selects last in each round regardless of winning percentage.

•      The Gale Sayers Trophy loser selects next to last in each round regardless of winning percentage.

•        Strength of victories from the previous season is the first tie-breaker for teams with the same winning percentage. 

          The team with the lower strength of victories percentage getting the better draft   slot.

 

•      Strength of schedule (Opponent's Records) from the previous season is the second tie-breaker for teams with the same winning percentage.

          The team with the lower won-loss percentage getting the better draft slot.

•      Divisional records are the next step in the tie-breaking procedure.

•      As a last resort, a coin toss is used to determine the order of selection for teams with the same winning percentage.

 

•      If a playoff and non-playoff team end the season with the same winning percentage, the non-playoff team selects before the playoff team.

 

Rookies will be signed to predetermined contracts based on the round and slot they are selected at, as follows:

Length of Contract

Round 1 – Sign for 4 years (5th year club option @ 2 times contract)

Round 2 – Sign for 3 years

Round 3 – Sign for 2 years

Round 4 thru 8  – Sign for 1 year


5th year option must be declared before the start of the 4th season.




Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7Round 8
13.000251.60049975735709744012132014519016970
22.950261.55050950745609843512231514618517070
32.900271.50051925755509943012331014718017170
42.850281.450529007654510042512430514817517270
52.800291.400538757754010142012530014917017370
62.765301.350548507853510241512629515016517470
72.730311.325558257953010341012729015116017570
82.695321.300568008052510440512828515215517670
92.660331.280577758152010540012928015315017770
102.625341.260587508251510639513027515414517870
112.590351.240597258351010739013127015514017970
122.555361.220607008450510838513226515613518070
132.520371.200616908550010938013326015713018170
142.485381.180626808649511037513425515812518270
152.415391.160636708749011137013525015912018370
162.305401.140646608848511236513624516011518470
172.210411.120656508948011336013724016111018570
182.065421.100666409047511435513823516210518670
191.995431.080676309147011535013923016310018770
201.925441.06068620924651163451402251649518870
211.855451.04569610934601173401412201659018970
221.785461.03070600944551183351422151668519070
231.715471.01571590954501193301432001678019170
241.645481.00072580964451203251441951687519270
















EFL Compensatory Draft Picks to be awarded based on RFA "net" losses (matching rights required).
 
Over + 10,000,000 = 3rd round pick awarded
Over + 8,000,000 to 10,000,000 = 4th round pick awarded
Over + 6,000,000 to 8,000,000 = 5th round pick awarded
Over + 4,000,000 to 6,000,000 = 6th round pick awarded
Under 4,000,000 = NO pick awarded
 
Compensatory picks will come at the end of each applicable round.
*Compensatory picks cannot be traded.
 
If there is a tie in net loss the team that lost the player with the largest NEW contract will receive the better draft slot. 
 
If a tie still exists a dice roll will determine the team with the better draft slot.

 

General Managers who pride themselves on "talent scouting" to build their teams for long term success (designed to produce 10-year dynasties) will be tested more than ever as the EFL College Draft will precede the NFL College Draft and talent hunting must begin in the college ranks, not after the player's first NFL season.