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.


***  Non-playoff teams are slotted 1-14 / Playoff teams are slotted 15-24. 

        Eliminated playoff teams draft higher than teams that advance within the playoff bracket. 

        Usual tie-breakers apply to teams eliminated in the same round of the playoffs.


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

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.
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.