Originally Posted by ricardisimo
I certainly don't understand it. Seems more like an auction than a draft, but whatever.
auction is a pretty accurate description. there is no ceremony in NY. teams put in thier "bid" , which is a draft round pick , and the lowest round offered wins. if more than 1 team bids the same round , it goes by the drafting order this year. in other words , had the steelers (31), raiders (17) , ratbirds (27), all bid a 3rd , the raiders win it due to being lower in the draft order.