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Redskins Draft: Pick-3 Contest - 2020

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Hogs Haven brings back a draft prediction competition for 2020

NFL: Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Did you say a contest??!!

Just in case you haven’t heard, the draft is scheduled from 23 to 25 April.

Three years ago, around this time, I decided to create a different kind of draft-prediction contest, which I called the “Draft Pick 3”. That contest returned for each of the past two seasons with Redskins Draft Pick-3 2018 and Redskins Draft: Pick-3 Contest - 2019.

It’s back

I’d love to say that the contest is bigger and better than ever, but, realistically, nothing has changed. The rules will be essentially identical.

So, how does the Draft P3 work?

Today, prior to the draft, the Redskins have 7 selections in the 7-round draft, which is coming soon.

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 21 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 2019 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 seven picks:

  • Round 1 - pick 2
  • Round 3 - pick 66
  • Round 4 - picks 108 & 142
  • Round 5 - pick 162
  • Round 7 - picks 216 & 229

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 3 = 10 points

Round 4 = 13 points

Round 5 = 16 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 tight end Harrison Bryant for pick #142 (the ‘Skins’ second pick in the 4th round). Also imagine that the Redskins trade back to pick #149 (in the 5th round) and choose Bryant with that pick. I will earn 5 points, as Sweeney was taken in a different round than the one I projected.

However, if the Redskins trade from pick #142 in the 4th round to #144 in the 4th round and select Harrison Bryant, then I will still earn the full 13 points for a correct 4th 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 7 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 5. In other words, a player may be listed once for every round in which the Redskins pick 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 quintiple) 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, 23 April 2020 will be that entrant’s “official” entry. No entries will be accepted after 7:59 ET, 23 April 2020. If you want to update your entry, it is best for me if you post your second (or third) version as a reply to your first.


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

Round 1 - pick 2

Tua Tagovailoa QB, Chase Young Edge, Isaiah Simmons LB

Round 3 - pick 66

Trevon Diggs CB, Brandon Aiyuk WR, Jonah Jackson OL

Round 4 - pick 108

Tyler Biadasz OL, Saahdiq Charles OT, Quartney Davis WR

Round 4 - pick 142

KJ Hill WR, Antonio Gandy-Golden WR, Isaiah Hodgins WR

Round 5 - pick 162

Julian Blackmon S, Colby Parkinson TE, Isaiah Coulter WR

Round 7 - pick 216

Jake Luton QB, Shaquille Quarterman LB, Nick Coe Edge

Round 7 - pick 229

Shyheim Carter S, DeeJay Dallas RB, Myles Dorn S


Here’s the template for your entry. Just copy it, paste it into the comments space, then type in the 21 names & positions that make up your entry.

Round 1 - pick 2

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Round 3 - pick 66

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Round 4 - pick 108

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Round 4 - pick 142

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Round 5 - pick 162

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Round 7 - pick 216

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Round 7 - pick 229

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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 16 points for a correct 5th round projection would be declared the winner if no other entrant earned full points beyond round 4). 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 the last three years. 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 — after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted of course, assuming we both survive the pandemic.

You should also feel welcome to add the honor of your victory to your sig line:

Previous Winners

2019 dcbornskin

2018 Marooook!

2017 SkinsaneAsylum