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maverick50
02-21-2007, 10:44 PM
the nfl had a 12 round draft / well i was reading a dolphins media guide today and durring the 70's and maybe the early 80's . anyways the dolphins used to draft runningbacks almost every year. i know we have Ricky and Ronnie but it would not be a sin if we could draft a fast and shifty runningback at least one every 3 years i think it would protect us from having to depend on guys like minor and morris.
we even used to draft a qb at least once in four years. but the fascinating thing is Don Shula used to draft 40% skill players to 60 % linemen and he would draft as many as 3 wrs and 3 rbs in some drafts at least early on .
how would you guys feel about having a 12 round draft ? i know it would be great and the media wouldnt like it but who cares what they like.

ojmcduffy
02-21-2007, 10:56 PM
that was before the salary era

cnc66
02-21-2007, 10:59 PM
of course I do..I'm old as dirt fer chrissakes

The Rev
02-21-2007, 11:04 PM
of course I do..I'm old as dirt fer chrissakes


:lol:

And just how old would that be brother? :wink:

jim1
02-21-2007, 11:10 PM
the nfl had a 12 round draft / well i was reading a dolphins media guide today and durring the 70's and maybe the early 80's . anyways the dolphins used to draft runningbacks almost every year. i know we have Ricky and Ronnie but it would not be a sin if we could draft a fast and shifty runningback at least one every 3 years i think it would protect us from having to depend on guys like minor and morris.
we even used to draft a qb at least once in four years. but the fascinating thing is Don Shula used to draft 40% skill players to 60 % linemen and he would draft as many as 3 wrs and 3 rbs in some drafts at least early on .
how would you guys feel about having a 12 round draft ? i know it would be great and the media wouldnt like it but who cares what they like.

Going back to the 12 round draft would be great. 7 rounds is just too short.

Finfan53
02-21-2007, 11:34 PM
I wish it would go back to that 12 round draft...why not? No point in shortening it back then anyways....

Geforce
02-22-2007, 12:48 AM
The first year I knew about the NFL Draft (1974), there were 17 rounds.

Ronnie23Brown
02-22-2007, 01:47 AM
Can you imagine if they still had a 12 round draft. It takes 2 days to do a 7 rounder, it might take a week to do a 12 round. Did they have 15 minutes between picks back then? I can't recall. I think it's ridiculous you get 15 minutes between picks in the 1st round.

sm0kinfins
02-22-2007, 01:50 AM
that seems a bit excessive :tongue:

Geforce
02-22-2007, 01:52 AM
Can you imagine if they still had a 12 round draft. It takes 2 days to do a 7 rounder, it might take a week to do a 12 round. Did they have 15 minutes between picks back then? I can't recall. I think it's ridiculous you get 15 minutes between picks in the 1st round.
Yeah, it was 15 minutes in the 1st and 10 minutes for the second. Each subsequent round was 5 minutes. The drafting process started at 7am and went on until 11pm or so. It was extremely exhausting for almost everyone involved.

WelcomeBack
02-22-2007, 02:38 AM
I like that it's only 7, it allows the undrafted to be fair game :).

aleta
02-22-2007, 02:41 AM
How did you follow the draf in those days?, no internet, no tv coverage, how in the word, did you new about the picks in that kind of draf? GO DOLPHINS!!:( :dolphins:

Ps. I started to be a fan in 1987, but started to follow the draf(kind off) in 1993.

Geforce
02-22-2007, 02:51 AM
How did you follow the draf in those days?, no internet, no tv coverage, how in the word, did you new about the picks in that kind of draf? GO DOLPHINS!!:( :dolphins:

Ps. I started to be a fan in 1987, but started to follow the draf(kind off) in 1993.
You either had to wait for the nightly news to report who was drafted by whom and when or read about it the next day in newspapers.

CCMiamiDolphins
02-22-2007, 02:58 AM
I still think the 1st round is too long now

305finforlife
02-22-2007, 04:09 AM
Give us 10 rounds and eliminate Comp picks. I believe it would increase the need and assessment on player evaluations. The increase in the PS number of players can offset the 3 round increase. Also, a real relationship with either NFL Europe Canadien football or the AFL can provide a developmental line (player allocations = ex. you get 5-7 a year to disperse to other leagues for development) and career security for players.

PublixSubsRule
02-22-2007, 08:49 AM
I think it would be better if we signed Micheal Turner.

JFoxx
02-22-2007, 10:54 AM
Yes I remember those days. It was horrible as a fan. Wasn't televised for the longest time and then when it was at first, it was too long for the avg fan to watch. It's better now because after the 7th players are essentially first come, first serve. So if you've really done your homework on the lesser known college guys, you can find a real gem every now and then. But for many teams it wasn't worth it because they rarely kept someone on the team from rounds later than the 7th. Heck, many teams now don't even keep their 6th or 7th round players. But teams that really know their stuff can take some flyers on guys that don't get drafted.

rafael
02-22-2007, 12:29 PM
I do remember the 12 rd drafts. Back them the draft occurred during the week, not on the weekend.

I don't really see a need for a 12 rd draft anymore. I prefer the recruiting style player grab that occurs now b/c I think a team like Miami in a talent rich state has an advantage.