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The NFL draft is a process where teams select first year players to join their team. There are 7 rounds in the draft and the best players go first. In some rare cases players do not sign to the teams that draft them such as Eli Manning. The draft order is determined by how the teams did the previous year. The team with the worst record, sometimes determined by tiebreakers, get the first pick and often the best player in the draft while the team that won the superbowl the previous year gets the 32nd and last pick of the first round. Draft picks can be used in trades and teams can trade up in the draft. Draft picks can also be taken away as punishments.