Originally Posted by Domeshot17
Well scout and have a plan. I.E. they are not actually penalized from going over slot they are penalized for going over budget. So if they know they can get a round 2 talent to sign a little cheaper in round 2 and the same in round 3 but then in Round 4 will have flex to go over budget and sign a first rounder who fell, that is huge.
Right, the "take a bunch of cheap college seniors" strategy that most of the teams were using. But still, this doesn't sway the talent like the previous system. You can't toss millions at a player taken in the 10th round, so guys like Hunter Virant opted to go to college instead.
They'll continue to try and manipulate the rules, but this system gives us a much better shot.