Roger Goodell sees no need to institute a draft lottery to maintain competitive balance in the National Football League. That much was made clear when the NFL commissioner addressed a news conference in Fort Lauderdale and stated he doesn’t believe tanking is an issue in pro football.
“The good news for us is we don’t see that,” Goodell said in response to a question on whether tanking by any club would convince him a draft lottery is necessary.
The Dolphins only lost by single digits last Sunday, but they have been defeated by an average of 27.6 points this season and have been double-digit underdogs in a league in which most point spreads are within a touchdown.
Their next opponent, the Buffalo Bills, are already favored by 16 1/2 points on some books.
Key players such as left tackle Laremy Tunsil and last year’s first-round pick, Minkah Fitzpatrick, have already been traded away for future draft picks, something that doesn’t help them in 2019.
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