Note: The Offline Draft option is only available to customizable leagues.
If your league is setup to use the "Offline Draft" option then it conducts its own draft without the aid of ESPN's online draft system. A common example of this is for leagues that gather together every year at a house or in a bar and do their draft in person. The format of an offline draft is up to the league members themselves though they should use the established league settings as a basis, especially the roster maximums. Recording each team's draft picks (usually on paper or in a computer program like MS Excel) is what's needed in order for the Offline Drafts to work.
Pre-draft: Your league's draft type and details are listed on both your League Settings page, as well as on your League Office page (as seen in the example below).
Draft Player to team:
Hold Ctrl to select multiple players
Team: Bristol Warriors
Note: This is a screenshot and is not functional. The actual page may vary.
Conclusion of the draft: After the league manager has finished entering all the offline draft results for your league the system will need a few minutes to process and convert the league into regular season mode where owners can start managing their teams. All owners will receive an email notifying them that the draft is complete.