ayebatter wrote:Since the issue hasn't come up before, let em say that again, the issue hasn't come up before, it's apparent that the only concern seems to be the late round keepers that you get to keep forever at the late round (nice drafting by the way for those of you that have 'em), not the early/mid round keepers that will fall out of keeper status by virtue of degrading skills/value. I'd say keep it simple:
year 1 drafted in the 16th thru 26th
year 2 he stays in the 16th thru 26th
year 3 he moves to the 15th, the same as a free agent pickup being kept, and stays there forever
the rest of the players 1st thru the 15th stay where they are.
I much prefer Fade's proposal. There are some big bargains in the mid rounds right now, and I think that, slowly, over time they should "normalise" with their re-draft position. Likewise, those late round bargains, essentially remain, huge bargains in the 15th round.
As I said in the other thread, I think it would also help put some of the top players back into the draft pool over time too.
I've been thinking a bit more about the two or three first round player issue. How about if you have two 1st round players, you are penalised an extra round on your third keeper?
For example, say you have two players (who after escalation) should be first round picks, your third keeper is from Rd 5, fourth from Rd 12, fifth from rd 23. Under my proposal you would lose picks in Rds 1 & 2 (for your first two keepers), and then Rd 4 (instead of 5), and 12 and 23.
One problem with this is if your third keeper was from Rd 2 or 3, then it would need to be /remain a Rd 3 pick in the above scenario, so in that instance you'd have to be penalised for your fourth keeper.
Of course, if you accumulate five keepers that would cost a Rd 1 pick, this wouldn't work at all!
May be too complicated?!!