Why is this important? It probably isn't in the grand scheme of things, but mid-majors getting guys drafted in a more normal spot may help to bump their prestige and create more power mid-majors.
In Tark, with St. Louis I just lost a guy to EE. I'm not saying he shouldn't have left, as I was expecting it, but I don't see how him leaving early would help me overall. Even if it bumps me from a B to B+, the massive gap with the Big 6 conference money isn't going to be able to get me a comparable player to the one that just left.