Originally Posted by jmcclain19
Teams that fail to sign a first-round pick no longer receive an extra pick after the first round as compensation, but instead a virtually identical pick the following year; for example, a team that fails to sign the No. 5 pick one year will receive the No. 6 pick the next, rather than one in the 30s or 40s. The same compensation also now exists for unsigned second-round picks, while a team that fails to sign a third-round pick will receive a sandwich pick between the third and fourth rounds.
The new system should decrease the growth of bonus payments to amateurs, as teams can walk away from negotiations with the reassurance of having a similar pick the next year. (Although that compensation pick, if unsigned, is not subject to compensation, which keeps clubs from using it over and over.)
Seems to me that the guys who get selected with comp picks are going to end up with a heck of a lot of leverage. I think that a couple years into this, the owners are going to regret this.
I wish they would have modified the rules so that either draft picks could be traded, or that draftees could be traded much earlier than the current 1 year obligation with the drafting/signing team.