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It’s time for the 2nd annual roster contest! Predicting late round draft picks & UDFAs

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What’s gonna happen to the guys that most people have never heard of?

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It’s time for a roster contest!

Here’s the deal. I’ll list the late round draft picks (everyone taken from the fourth to seventh round + the supplemental draft pick) and several 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.

6 Late Draft Picks

  • Round 4 - Troy Apke - S, Penn State
  • Round 5 - Tim Settle - DL, Va Tech
  • Round 6 - Shaun Dion Hamilton - ILB, Alabama
  • Round 6 - Adonis Alexander - DB, Va Tech (supplemental draft)
  • Round 7 - Greg Stroman - CB, Va Tech
  • Round 7 - Trey Quinn - WR, SMU

9 Offensive UDFAs

  • Simmie Cobbs, Jr. - WR, Indiana
  • Cam Sims - WR, Alabama
  • Shay Fields - WR, Colorado
  • Darvin Kidsy - WR, Texas Southern
  • J.P. Holtz - TE, Pitt
  • Matt Flanagan - TE, Rutgers & Pitt
  • Garrett Hudson - TE, Richmond
  • Timon Parris - OL, Stony Brook
  • Casey Dunn - C, Auburn

5 Defensive UDFAs

  • Quinn Blanding - S, UVa
  • Danny Johnson - CB, Southern U
  • Jerod Fernandez - LB, NC State
  • Ranthony Texada - CB, TCU
  • Vontae Diggs - LB, UConn

That’s 20 players — 6 draft picks, 9 offensive UDFAs & 5 defensive UDFAs.

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Make a prediction for each of these 20 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, 31 August 2018. Note that entries will not be accepted if submitted after the Redskins publicly announce ANY roster moves following the end of the Baltimore Ravens game, regardless of the original deadline.
  4. The results will be determined based on the status of these 20 players on Thursday, 6 September 2018, 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 20 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 20 names above, paste it into the comment box and then make your 20 predictions. If you want to update or change your predictions, just reply to your original comment with a whole new list, and I will use the last eligible posted entry that you submit.

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Scoring:

To enter, just copy the list of 20 names above, paste it into the comment box and then making your 20 predictions. If you want to update or change your predictions, just reply to your original comment with a whole new list, and I will use the last eligible posted entry that you submit.

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Sample Entry:

Late Draft Picks

  • Round 4 - Troy Apke - S, TEAM
  • Round 5 - Tim Settle - DL, TEAM
  • Round 6 - Shaun Dion Hamilton - ILB, TEAM
  • Round 6 - Adonis Alexander - DB, TEAM
  • Round 7 - Greg Stroman - CB, PS
  • Round 7 - Trey Quinn - WR, TEAM

Offensive UDFAs

  • Simmie Cobbs, Jr. - WR, TEAM
  • Cam Sims - WR, CUT
  • Shay Fields - WR, CUT
  • Darvin Kidsy - WR, PS
  • J.P. Holtz - TE, TEAM
  • Matt Flanagan - TE, CUT
  • Garrett Hudson - TE CUT
  • Timon Parris - OL, CUT
  • Casey Dunn - C, PS

Defensive UDFAs

  • Quinn Blanding - S, TEAM
  • Danny Johnson - CB, PS
  • Jerod Fernandez - LB, CUT
  • Ranthony Texada - CB, PS
  • Vontae Diggs - LB, PS

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Let’s see how the scoring would work out. For simplicity, let’s just assume that I only got four players wrong: Shaun Dion Hamilton, Trey Quinn, Kidsy and Blanding.

Sample Scoring:

4th round - 1 Team right = 5 points

5th round - 1 Team right = 6 points

6th round - 1 Team right (7 pts) 1 Team wrong (-3 pts) = 4 points

7th round - 1 PS right (5 pts), 1 Team wrong (-2 pts) = 3 points

UDFAs - 42 points

  • Team - 2 right = 10 points
  • Team - 1 wrong = -1 point
  • PS - 4 right = 28 points
  • PS - 1 wrong = -1 points
  • Cut - 6 right = 6 points

Total Points = 60 (5 + 6 + 4 + 3 + 42)

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To enter, just copy the list of 20 names above, paste it into the comment box and then making your 20 predictions. If you want to update or change your predictions, just reply to your original comment with a whole new list, and I will use the last eligible posted entry that you submit.

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, 2018” in your signature line in perpetuity.

2017 Roster Contest Champion - Redspin

Links to information on UDFAs

Review of Redskin UDFA wide receivers

Review of Redskin UDFA offensive players (non-WR)

Review of Redskin UDFA defensive players