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Redskins Draft Pick-3 Contest - 2018

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Hogs Haven brings back a draft prediction competition for 2018

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Just in case you haven’t heard, the draft is scheduled from 26 to 28 April.

Last year, around this time, I decided to create a different kind of draft-prediction contest, which I called the “Draft Pick 3”.

It’s back

The Pick-3 achieved a modicum of popularity last season, so I thought I’d bring it back for a second run. The rules will be identical to last year’s.


So, how does the Draft P3 work?

Today, prior to the draft, the Redskins have 8 selections in the 7-round draft, which is less than a week away.

Each entrant in Draft Pick 3 is allowed to nominate three players for each draft pick that the Redskins have at the moment. That means that each entrant can identify up to 24 players that they think might be drafted by the Redskins at the end of the month. If any player on your list gets drafted by the Redskins in the 2017 draft, you get points. The player with the most points wins. Simple!


Detailed rules:

A. Each entrant can identify 3 candidates for each of these eight picks:

  • Round 1 - pick 13
  • Round 2 - pick 44
  • Round 4 - pick 109
  • Round 5 - picks 142 & 163
  • Round 6 - pick 205
  • Round 7 - picks 231 & 241

B. If a player on the entrant’s list is selected in the round predicted by the entrant, the entrant will earn the following points:

Round 1 = 6 points

Round 2 = 8 points

Round 4 = 13 points

Round 5 = 16 points

Round 6 = 20 points

Round 7 = 25 points

C. If a player on the entrant’s list is selected in a different round than predicted, the entrant will earn 5 points, regardless of which round the player is drafted in, and regardless of the reason for the difference in round.

For clarity, imagine that I’ve predicted linebacker Shaquem Griffin for pick #163 (the ‘Skins’ second pick in the 5th round). Also imagine that the Redskins trade back to pick #177 (in the 6th round) and choose Shaquem Griffin with that pick. I will earn 5 points, as Griffin was taken in a a different round than the one I projected.

However, if the Redskins trade from pick #163 in the 5th round to #164 in the 5th round and select Shaquem Griffin, then I will still earn the full 16 points for a correct 5th round pick.

D. There will be no adjustments made for any trades that happen between the time this article is published and the end of the draft. The contest will be based on projecting the 8 draft picks identified in this article, regardless of any changes in the actual selections the Redskins end up with in the draft.

E. An entrant may list any draft-eligible player as many times as desired, up to a maximum of 8. In other words, a player may be listed once for every Redskins draft pick on the list if the entrant so chooses. However, if the player is actually selected by the Redskins, the entrant will get credit only once. The entrant will get maximum points if one of his predictions is for the correct round; if not, he will receive 5 points for identifying the player, but not the correct round. There is no opportunity to double (or triple, or octuple) dip by scoring off the same selection multiple times.

F. To enter the contest, simply post your projections in the comments section below using the template provided. If anyone posts multiple entries, the LAST entry posted by any individual entrant prior to 7:59 ET, 26 April 2018 will be that entrant’s “official” entry. No entries will be accepted after 7:59 ET, 26 April 2018.


Here is an example of what a qualifying entry (posted in the comments section) would look like:

Round 1 - pick 13

Derius Guice RB, Vita Vea DT, Denzel Ward CB

Round 2 - pick 44

Harrison Phillips DT, Nick Chubb RB, Sony Michel RB

Round 4 - pick 109

Kyle Lauletta QB, Darious Williams CB, Tegray Scales OLB

Round 5 - pick 142

Jeremy Reaves FS, Scott Quessenberry C, Marcus Allen FS

Round 5 - pick 163

Shaquem Griffin OLB, Mike White QB, Taylor Hearn OG

Round 6 - pick 205

Mike White QB, Godwin Igwebuike FS, Van Smith FS

Round 7 - pick 231

Kevin Tolliver II CB, Sean Chandler FS, Archie Lewis OT

Round 7 - pick 241

John Atkins DT, Luke Falk QB, Chris Worley OLB


Here’s the template for your entry. Just copy it, paste it into the comments space, then type in the 24 names that make up your entry.

Round 1 - pick 13

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Round 2 - pick 44

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Round 4 - pick 109

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Round 5 - pick 142

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Round 5 - pick 163

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Round 6 - pick 205

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Round 7 - pick 231

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Round 7 - pick 241

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G. In case of a tie, the entrant who has received the highest number of points for a single correct projection will be declared the winner. (For clarity, an entrant who earned 20 points for a correct 6th round projection would be declared the winner if no other entrant earned full points beyond round 5). If any entrants remain tied after applying the tie-breaker, then Bill-in-Bangkok will determine the declared winner.

THE PRIZE

Any contest is only as good as the value of the prize for winning, so here’s the deal; the winner will be entitled to the same ‘great’ prize as last year. Once you’ve been named the winner, make an appointment with me, show up in Bangkok, and I’ll buy drinks for the two of us all night long at the bar or pub of your choice.

Previous Winners

2017 SkinsaneAsylum