I don’t think this matters at all as we can probably count on 1 or 2 hands the number of people drafted in rounds 6-8 that have been kept. Unless we’re also saying keepers can’t be kept into these rounds.
Nope. This simply means a player drafted in the first eight rounds would not be Keeper eligible. A player drafted in Round 9, then having a Round 7 value the next year, is perfectly acceptable--as it is now.