This is how it used to work isn't it? Just took the player with the first pick after the bid.So you would get pick 4 for its point value if you let someone else take Darcy? I don't like that either tbh.
If you just have to use your first round pick, it becomes more luck and would even out over time imo. Dogs get a steal this year but in the future you may have to use pick 3 if you are down the bottom.