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NFL should change the # of roster spots to...

  • HyperZealot
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Posted: 8/17/2014 8:49 PM

NFL should change the # of roster spots to... 


Roster Spots = 53 + Number of Draft Picks

Reasons for:

A team invests a draft pick on a player and many are not ready, especially the later rounds.

Most teams don't want to invest the time and energy into a player that will be lost on the practice squad.

Draft picks 5-7 have very little value. They would have more value if the player can ride it out the first year.

If a team can invest a year into a player, the NFL as a whole will improve. The teams will have more time to evaluate the rookies without worrying about using up a  valuable roster spot on a project.

There would be more wrangling involved in the draft. If you move up to take someone you prize, you are giving up picks that can be used by another team to evaluate a player.

If this idea spreads, maybe the NFL will adopt it. tongue

Jets 2014
64 spots (53+11)


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Posted: 8/17/2014 10:09 PM

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We had 12 picks.
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Posted: 8/19/2014 8:26 AM

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Just read this:

Adam SchefterVerified account
‏@AdamSchefter By next week, NFL is expected to increase size of practice squads to 10 players from 8, per source. So 64 more jobs.

I wonder if they will further protect teams ability to keep these PS players.
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Posted: 8/19/2014 10:25 AM

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HyperZealot wrote:

Roster Spots = 53 + Number of Draft Picks

It creates an instant competitive advantage for teams drafting higher numbers of players.
Imagine, if you will, Hoodie drafting high in Rd 1 & Rd 2, then trading all he's got left for 12 draft picks in Rd 7.
Think he couldn't?
Think he WOULDN'T find at least 5 or 6 decent players out of it?
Plus, he'd have roster depth at 67 players, while the Jets, typically drafting 5 or 6 kids, would be stuck at less than 60.
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Posted: 8/19/2014 11:00 AM

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Wonder if Idzik knew this was coming and that's why he held onto all 12 picks. The trick is protecting them.
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Posted: 8/19/2014 11:03 AM

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I'd like to see a rule where no team can lose more than 2-3 PS players a year

I'd also like also rule where teams have limited number of PS moves - for example if you have 10 spots you can on my have 15 total players on your PS over the course of the season
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Posted: 8/19/2014 12:15 PM

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It might be better to make it: 53 and draft class protected for one year. If you cut or lose a draftee to IR, you cant replace that spot with another body. So for us, we would have 53 spots + 10 drafted players (two player lost to IR).
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Posted: 8/19/2014 12:31 PM

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HYATT wrote:
HyperZealot wrote:

Roster Spots = 53 + Number of Draft Picks

It creates an instant competitive advantage for teams drafting higher numbers of players.
Imagine, if you will, Hoodie drafting high in Rd 1 & Rd 2, then trading all he's got left for 12 draft picks in Rd 7.
Think he couldn't?
Think he WOULDN'T find at least 5 or 6 decent players out of it?
Plus, he'd have roster depth at 67 players, while the Jets, typically drafting 5 or 6 kids, would be stuck at less than 60.
There would still be a practice squad and that number can be adjusted based on the number of draft picks you have. More draft picks, less practice squad spots. So the only thing that would change would be the number of "protected" players.

Then again, we could just raise the roster to 60 (53 + 7 Draft Picks). tongue I watched Kurt Warner's a football life last night and it reminded me, and annoyed me, that we wouldnt be able to hold onto Boyd this season to see what we have in him. Or we can let Simms go, and the hood would grab him for his brains.
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Posted: 8/21/2014 9:00 PM

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HyperZealot wrote:
HYATT wrote:
HyperZealot wrote:

Roster Spots = 53 + Number of Draft Picks

It creates an instant competitive advantage for teams drafting higher numbers of players.
Imagine, if you will, Hoodie drafting high in Rd 1 & Rd 2, then trading all he's got left for 12 draft picks in Rd 7.
Think he couldn't?
Think he WOULDN'T find at least 5 or 6 decent players out of it?
Plus, he'd have roster depth at 67 players, while the Jets, typically drafting 5 or 6 kids, would be stuck at less than 60.
There would still be a practice squad and that number can be adjusted based on the number of draft picks you have. More draft picks, less practice squad spots. So the only thing that would change would be the number of "protected" players.

Then again, we could just raise the roster to 60 (53 + 7 Draft Picks). tongue I watched Kurt Warner's a football life last night and it reminded me, and annoyed me, that we wouldnt be able to hold onto Boyd this season to see what we have in him. Or we can let Simms go, and the hood would grab him for his brains.
NFL has a problem with complicated.
These proposals are complicated in practice and execution and too subject to abuse, which is why 2 extra players to the p/s is probably one of 2 possible changes the league will undergo trials on.
The other being a small raise in the Active/Inactive roster size to 55 or even 57 players with a reduction back to 8 on the p/s.
I wouldn't be surprised if that goes into effect in 2016 on a 1-year trial basis.
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