Happy Draft Day, Broncos fans! As promised, here again is your opportunity to enter a 1st round mock draft for the chance to win… still nothing, just like the last two years. Sorry I’m so late getting this up. Evolving priorities have limited my time and interest in my usual pre-draft work. Nevertheless, I thought it would be fun to do this again.
These mock drafts really are a good time. Much like fantasy football or NCAA tourney brackets, they give you a rooting interest in the Draft. All of a sudden you’ll find yourself caring about who the Tennessee Titans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft, and shouting “THAT’S RIGHT, KIPER!” and “YOU DON’T KNOW SHIT, TODD!” at your television, and any loved ones who share your home will no longer have any doubt that you’ve lost your damn mind.
Now that we’ve established the stakes, let’s get into the rules. I’ll give you until 5:00 pm MDT today to enter your mock into the comments below this post. You don’t need a lot of detail. Just list the FULL NAMES, ordered 1-32 but WITHOUT PICK NUMBERS, so I can copy and paste them into my scoring spreadsheet. I realize we can all edit posts, but I’m copying and pasting at 5 o’clock, so any sly maneuvers to beef up your picks after the fact will be in vain. Also, please don’t use ALL CAPS as it does not agree with the formula cells in the scoring spreadsheet.
Points will be awarded as follows:
Correct pick (Player in precise slot where he is selected) – 8 points
Off by 1 slot, early or late – 4 points
Off by 2 slots, early or late – 2 points
Off by 3 slots, early or late – 1 point
Trades will not affect the scoring as points are awarded based on draft slot. For instance, if you have Bradley Chubb going #4 to the Browns, and the Browns trade out of the pick, but the team trading in still selects Chubb, you still get 8 points. You’ve assigned Chubb to the 4 slot, and it doesn’t matter which team takes him there. Make sense?
The draft order is as follows:
|2||New York Giants|
|3||New York Jets from Indianapolis Colts|
|4||Cleveland Browns from Houston Texans|
|6||Indianapolis Colts from New York Jets|
|7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|9||San Francisco 49ers|
|12||Buffalo Bills from Cincinnati Bengals|
|14||Green Bay Packers|
|17||Los Angeles Chargers|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals from Buffalo Bills|
|22||Buffalo Bills from Kansas City Chiefs|
|23||New England Patriots from Los Angeles Rams|
|27||New Orleans Saints|
|31||New England Patriots|
I’ll try my best to post the score tallies periodically throughout the night.
Good luck, and Go Broncos.