While I very well could be in the minorty, if some clearing up, by the great fans of Ninersnation, could answer the following questions that would be greatly appreciated.
The topic has been discussed, about the NFL Draft, and how communication between coaches/staff, and drafted rookies is allowed, but no talk of "instruction about football or activities." (By our very own Ninjames, and Matt. M My fanpost recolces around if there is any information available about what is technically considered an football activity or instruction? Also, say if Coach Harbaugh tells a drafted rookie, his expected position assignments, is that illegal? Is it illegal to tell them, whether they will be part of the special teams and to practice coverage techniques, or is it illegal to tell them what techniques they need work on in general, from college film they've seen?
Like I said, I believe I very well could be in the minority, but I really have no clue about what that guided statement on restrictions really means.
Also, if one of the previously mentioned rules is broken, what is to come of it? A future loss of a late draft pick seems a little steep, but will they want to set an example? More than likely, I realize, a fine will prolly be in order, but does anyone know the actual punishment, if (or probably when) the rules are broken?
Which of the following would be the resulting punishment, from improper communication with rookies, during the draft.
A Fine (please specify in comments the amount (6 votes)
A Draft Pick (6th or 7th Round) (2 votes)
A Draft Pick (4th or 5th Round) (0 votes)
A Draft Pick (>4th Round) (1 vote)
The loss of the following years highest compensatory draft pick (3 votes)
The loss of the following years lowest compensatory draft pick (1 vote)
Other (5 votes)
18 total votes