We have started a dynasty league with 12 teams and are discussing when to have our start up draft. Because we are spread out on 3 continents we’ll have to have a long draft which will probably take over a month.
As eager as we are to get started, we don’t want to draft too early before coaching changes are made and free agents change teams. Originally I’d thought of trying to finish before the NFL draft and then having our rookie draft a few weeks later. We also considered having them together starting after the draft, but I think we’d like to have the experience of having a rookie-only draft since we’ll be doing that every year from now on.
So my question is, what’s the optimal time to have our start up draft? Is there a reason to finish before the NFL draft? Is there a reason to not start it until as late as May? As I look at important dates, not everything will be settled until July and that’s just going to be too late.
Thanks for any input!