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Time to fix the NFL draft

Originally Published: April 23, 2010
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

The NFL draft is outdated. Inefficient. Badly needs an overhaul. So says a team of researchers at Harvard Business School, who propose junking the current system -- which often hurts lousy teams as much as it helps them, thanks to the huge signing bonuses and imperfect scouting that produces busts like Ryan Leaf -- in favor of an auction-based method that would give losing teams a proportionally larger spending cap to bid on incoming players.

Would such a system make the ...

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