It’s Time for an NFL Draft Lottery

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Sports Illustrated

By Michael Rosenberg The reverse-order method of determining the No. 1 pick encourages bad teams to lose so they can land a franchise quarterback, and that’s not the message the league wants to send. Football is a game of details, and the NFL’s Competition Committee is its anal-retentive bookkeeper. On Sunday through Wednesday at the Biltmore in Phoenix, the committee will consider proposals ranging from whether players can wear the number zero to whether game clocks should show tenths of a second. In pro football, no idea is too small, and no proposal is too esoteric. Maybe this focus on smal…

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