clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

The 5 O'Clock Club: It’s time for a roster contest! Predicting late round draft picks & UDFAs

New, comments

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere...

Tyler Catalina & Chase Roullier lined up against the imposing Baltimore Ravens defense

The 5 o’clock club normally aims to provide a forum for reader-driven discussion at a time of day when there isn’t much NFL news being published, however, today’s focus is on a contest, so I request that you reserve today’s comments section for contest entries.

It’s time for a roster contest!

Here’s the deal. I’ll list the late round draft picks (everyone taken after Samaje Perine) and ten UDFA players who were in college a few months ago.

You predict which ones will make the team or practice squad, and which ones won’t.

It’s that simple.

Late Draft Picks

  • Round 7 - Joshua Holsey - CB
  • Round 7 - Josh Harvey-Clemons - S/LB
  • Round 6 - Robert Davis - WR
  • Round 6 - Chase Roullier - G/C
  • Round 5 - Jeremy Sprinkle - TE
  • Round 4 - Montae Nicholson - S

5 Offensive UDFAs

  • Tyler Catalina - OL
  • Kyle Kalis - OL
  • Zach Pascal - WR
  • James Quick - WR
  • Levern Jacobs - WR

5 Defensive UDFAs

  • Nico Marley - OLB
  • Tevin Homer - CB
  • Fish Smithson - FS
  • Ondre Pipkins - DL
  • Brandon Banks - DL

That’s 16 players — 6 draft picks, 5 offensive UDFAs & 5 defensive UDFAs.

========================================================

Make a prediction for each of these 16 guys and score points. Here’s how it’ll work:

  1. For each player, simply predict “TEAM”, “PS” (practice squad) or “CUT” in the comments below
  2. Each correct prediction will earn you points; each wrong prediction loses you points
  3. Picks need to be made by 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 2 September 2017. Note that entries will not be accepted if submitted after the Redskins publicly announce ANY roster moves following the end of the Tampa Bay game, regardless of the original deadline.
  4. The results will be determined based on the status of these 16 players on 8 September 2017, at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. In case of confusion or dispute, Bill-in-Bangkok will be the final arbiter of each player’s status.
  5. Any of the 16 players above who are listed on the 53-man roster, PUP list, IR list or NFI list will count as “team”.
  6. Players on the Practice Squad should be self-explanatory.
  7. Everyone else, will be deemed to be “cut”.

To enter, just copy the list of 16 names above, paste it into the comment box and then making your 16 predictions.

=======================================================

Scoring:

To enter, just copy the list of 16 names above, paste it into the comment box and then making your 16 predictions.

======================================================

Sample Entry:

Late Draft Picks

  • Round 7 - Joshua Holsey - CB - TEAM
  • Round 7 - Josh Harvey-Clemons - S/LB - TEAM
  • Round 6 - Robert Davis - WR - PS
  • Round 6 - Chase Roullier - G/C - TEAM
  • Round 5 - Jeremy Sprinkle - TE - TEAM
  • Round 4 - Montae Nicholson - S - TEAM

Offensive UDFAs

  • Tyler Catalina - OL - PS
  • Kyle Kalis - OL - CUT
  • Zach Pascal - WR - CUT
  • James Quick - WR - CUT
  • Lavern Jacobs - WR - CUT

Defensive UDFAs

  • Nico Marley - OLB - CUT
  • Tevin Homer - CB - CUT
  • Fish Smithson - FS - PS
  • Ondre Pipkins - DL - TEAM
  • Brandon Banks - DL - CUT

=====================================================

Let’s see how the scoring would work out. For simplicity, let’s just assume that I only got four players wrong: Sprinkle, Catalina, Smithson and James Quick.

Sample Scoring:

4th round - 1 Team right = 5 points

5th round - 1 Team wrong (-4) = -4 points

6th round - 1 Team right (7 pts) 1 PS right (4 pts) = 11 points

7th round - 2 Team right = 16 points

UDFAs - 13 points

  • Team -1 right = 10 points
  • PS - 2 wrong (-2) = -2 points
  • Cut - 6 right (6), 1 wrong (-1) = 5 points

Total Points = 41 (5 - 4 + 11 + 16 + 13)

=====================================================

To enter, just copy the list of 16 names above, paste it into the comment box and then making your 16 predictions.

Prizes

Your reward for the top score in the Roster Contest will be bragging rights for 12 full months. This will include, but is not limited to, the opportunity to list “Roster Contest Champion, 2017” in your signature line in perpetuity.

Poll

How do you feel about the lack of a meaningful poll question today?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    I’m okay
    (36 votes)
  • 50%
    I feel... disconcerted
    (37 votes)
73 votes total Vote Now