Originally Posted by Red Leader
Why wouldn't all teams do this? Why wouldn't you punt your 1st round pick this year and get 2 next year. Even if you do it in the 2nd round this year. Draft one solid player and one total reach pick with the other first rounder. Worst case, you've got two picks every year. Best case you've got two studs to add to your farm system and only 1 pick the next year...
Well, for one thing, if all teams didn't sign their first rounder this year, next year's first round would have 60 picks in it. There would be a dilution issue.
One of the things the article doesn't make clear is how the comp picks dovetail with the regular picks. The example is that if #5 doesn't sign its pick, next year it gets #6. I think that probably means the comp pick comes after the #5 regular pick but before the #6 regular pick, not that the team is guaranteed the sixth overall pick for its comp.