To your earlier point about writing and storytelling being different skills, when people speak of crappy first drafts I always thought they meant the writing (not the story). I’m a thorough outliner, too, so my stories rarely change much from first to final draft. But my first draft writing is awful, which I think is okay, no? They sound like they’re written by Tarzan. But if I constrained myself with worry about adverbs, passive voice, and present participles while I wrote, I would be paralyzed. Is “intentionally lousy” in the writing sense still a reasonable goal? Have you found that your first draft writing has also improved as your experience grew?
An exception to this ordering strategy occurs when new " expansion teams " are added to the league. An expansion team is automatically granted the first selection. If there are two or more expansion teams added, a coin toss (for two expansion teams) or a drawing of lots (for three expansion teams or more) determines which team is awarded the first selection in the regular draft. The loser of the coin toss (or the winner of the drawing of lots in the event there are three or more expansion teams) is awarded the first selection in the expansion draft.