First of all, changing the draft to this won't make teams get promoted faster, they'll still get promoted at the same rate. Second of all, it just doesn't make sense for the lowest tier to get the best picks, nor does it make sense for the top tier to get the worst picks. Why should the teams that get to sign 65 overall players then get to draft 80 overall players? It would make the lower division a league completely reliant on luck. Not to mention once the entry level expires, the majority of teams will lose their "top pick" because there are very few managers able to earn a promotion in consecutive seasons and no top picks will be willing to sign in anywhere less than the SHL once their contract expires. This format also would make the draft completely useless to the SHL+GHL teams. Finally, look at it from a players perspective, why would a player want to go to a team where their only making 12k versus a possibility of 500k in the GHL (I'm guessing at what the prospects make because I forget). Even for the worse players, they're not going to get signed or played in the big leagues, I'm sure that they'd rather be playing and making money even if it's 12k rather than nothing.
I'm sorry for the rant, but I've seen this same suggestion brought up multiple times recently and people need to realize that it doesn't make much sense due to the games format. The current system is a good balance giving the worst teams in a division the better picks possible for their level. Giving the promoting teams the best possible picks and the demoting teams the worst possible picks in their new league. The 1st round pick is also better than the 3rd round pick of the tier above which lets all teams get a chance at a decent prospect for their division.
Got ya... I see what you mean..... Thanks for the quick response. I've been telling people about this game. I'm having a great time