First, I'd like to thank you for taking on the role as commissioner and investing so much in this game in the future. Also I like a lot of your approaches here, for example the one that you do not allow trades during the draft.
I'd like to mention 2 things:
25 teams in the league and just 4 teams getting to the playoffs? No offence at all but I would suggest that at least 8 teams should make it there in order to keep each season more interesting for a larger group of players. As long as the season is the game could become boring for those who fell behind the playoff-picture early and know that the next season will start in 3 or 4 months.After all the games are finished, the top 4 teams will then face off against each other. 1 will play 4, and 2 will play 3, and the winners play against each other. The winner of this will be the season champion and gets to tell all his friends about how cool he is.
Just my 2 cents.