Instead of using "Teams" we could use decades. There would be 14 "cards" 1880's though 2010's. In the real game there is more than one "blue card" more than one "red" card and more than one individual number. Decades would not be blacklisted and could be reused just like "blue" and "red" cards are reused.
Everyone would get a wild card, used just like they are now.
Reverse cards would work exactly like they do in the real game. You would literally, reverse the order of the draft, while choosing a new "suit" a new decade.
A skip card which would allow you to skip a pick, not to pick in a given round.
Draw two card. just like the real game, you would pick twice and lose your next pick
OK, you say the 1880's and 2010's are short decades with fewer players. This is true, but everyone would have a skip card they could use.
If reverse cards or draw two cards caused you to finish the draft slightly earlier, that's fine. Or everyone could reserve their 25th, final pick, to be picked like they are now, in reverse order of wild card usage.
How about that?