Talk:Draft (sports)

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Starting in 2005, MLB will not consider league when ranking teams from the draft:

I think us Brits will never understand this system. What motivation is there for clubs to train players up if they just get "drafted" into another team? Shouldn't a player have the opportunity to play for the team he has supported all his life (and live in the city he has been brought up in)?

There is no motivation to train up players in the European sense, which is why they don't do it. --SodiumBenzoate 19:00, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
Take into account that the sports are different. Soccer has less physical/body type prerequisites compared to draft sports in N.America and Australiasia. You'd have to wait for a player to be fully developed (~19-21) to see is his physique may be suitable to recieve further training to play professionally. -- Htra0497 (talk) 04:37, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

As another Brit, I'm still none the wiser after reading this article. It would be great if someone with info could tackle it. Namely, why does this happen? what's the history behind it. It seems a rather overly-elaborate process.

-Perhaps I can help try to explain. I think part of the confusion is that the teams do not have youth academies like say european soccer (football) teams do. College, University, and even High School teams's (or little league's to an extent in the case of baseball, or AYSO and the like for soccer and such) serve the purpose that youth academies do in Europe. Gecko G 07:02, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

I've redone the page in a way that hopefully should address some of these concerns. -- Mwalcoff (talk) 02:29, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

- The basic purpose of a draft is to distribute talent with crappy teams getting first choice (reason why the championships of the NE Patriots and Brisbane Lions of late are so remarkable). With professional sports leagues in N. America and Australia, there is no promotion/relegation; the competition is a closed shop. Those that wish to play have to offer themselves to the draft to be eligibly to play.

In Australia's AFL for instance, young players get drafted to an AFL team, they then may spend a few years in development playing in a club affiliated Tier-Two team competition and if they're good enough, they get to play in the AFL - college sports in the US often serves as the development competition. Furthermore, players in future when their contract expires may wish to move to another club of their choice, possibly one they've always supported. Not as difficult to comprehend as one may think. -- Htra0497 (talk) 04:37, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Draft steal[edit]

As there are draft busts, there are also draft steals, their diametral opposites. However, I only know of a few NHL draft steals, so I ask some of you to add draft steals in NFL or NBA.Xiaoshan Math (talk) 02:44, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

If this page is going to have a list of draft steals, it has to be done with citations such as with the draft busts. Otherwise it will just be a list of peoples' opinions.--Henry talk 17:20, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

List of draft busts[edit]

I went ahead and removed the ever growing list of draft busts, as it was getting out of hand. The list wasn't really necessary, and it could have gone on and on with more cited examples.--Henry talk 00:52, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Sam Bowie seems like a bad example of a "draft bust." He was injured several times, but he managed to play 511 games over 10 seasons, averaging 10.9 points per game and 7.5 rebounds. His was not such a bad career, notwithstanding the fact he was drafted first, ahead of Michael Jordan. Timothy Horrigan (talk) 01:59, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Think we should add Johnny Football to this list? Or do you think the reason he's doing garbage right now is the character issues? Rehty77 (talk) 01:12, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

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Ryan Leaf and Peyton Manning[edit]

Ryan Leaf was selected second, Manning was selected first. That's a wrong example of a draft bust. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:11, 17 December 2017 (UTC)