For those who actually take part in the draft, the dynamics have changed because there is now a break between the first and second rounds. Teams always have valued high picks on the second day of the draft because they have time to re-evaluate their draft boards overnight and take stock of players they thought might not be there.
With just one round on the first day, everyone will have a chance to sit back, review their boards and then decide what they’re going to do when it’s their turn in the second round the next day.
“It certainly changes your routine and I’m a person of routine,” Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said. “The first pick in each of the days are always valuable a little bit more because after the dust rises, there’s normally a player where you say, ‘Why is he still up