Teams will be selected by draft. The declaration for the draft will begin Monday after the conclusion of the NCAA National Championship in June and end July 31st. The first NTFL Draft will take place in August. Only athletes that have exhausted their collegiate eligibility or have chosen to surrender their collegiate eligibility shall be eligible for the NTFL draft. An individual may not enter the draft prior to his/her 18th birthday. During the first NTFL draft, draft picks will be chosen by a lottery system that will decide which teams go first. This lottery system will be used throughout the entire draft process until all teams are filled. The initial draft will consist of four rounds. Once an athlete declares for the draft, they forego their remaining eligibility to compete in college track. For the first draft current professional athletes will be included and can find more information under the current professional section located on the site.