. . . . This is how I see it might work. Each team in the SBLeague drafts round by round. Before the first round each team prepares a ranked list of twenty players that it would choose for it's first pick (earlier draft pickers require shorter lists, 20-32 pickers need 20 players) and submits it to SBL Draft central. As the draft progresses each team, in turn, submits a ranked list of top twenty options (of players still available) for its choice in the next round.
. . . . From the database that this first draft provides (Beta version) it would be possible to generate many individual mock drafts. Each individual version would affect the players available for each other team but there would still be enough data to provide a best player available alternate pick for each team affected all the way down the line to allow for a somewhat valid draft result.
. . . . Then would come "tweakability." which would likely require larger data bases (maybe 32 instead of 20 player lists, and more updating of database after by having "official mock drafts" more often and ways to individually or automatically adjust team prospects' worth based on previous choices the team has made or individual draft strategy factors.
. . . . Teams could update their lists, and thus their picks, at any time for an instant official "SB league" mock draft update.
. . . . Think of the room for "rational" debate on the fanposts as posters compare mock drafts based on the same database and argue about whose draft philosophy gives the Vikings the best draft. That alone would have to increase traffic to the site. Not to mention that the tool itself might actually prove to be among the more reliable internet draft predictors out there and that would boost traffic a bit too, you betcha.
. . . . Does this sound like a cool tool to anyone else?
If so, would you get right on it, I'm not getting any younger you know . . . .