Reply to "Drafted but doesn't sign?"

njbb is correct, players do not become free agents if they do not sign, and they are only eligible for the next years draft if certain circumstances exist (JUCO, 3,4 year college or age eligible sophmore, reshirts, etc). Only when a player is out of draft options, he should consider being a free agent.

The player also has the right to decide if he will allow the team that drafted him to future draft him.

Teams do not like to waste good picks, that's why some will sometimes go with a sure bet (will sign quickly and not hold out) rather than lose a pick that is important (1-10 especially).
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