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Washington Football Team Draft: Pick-3 Contest - 2021

Hogs Haven brings back a draft prediction competition for 2021

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 29 April to 1 May, 2021.

Four 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 has returned annually for each of the past three seasons.

It’s back for its fourth iteration

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, one week prior to the draft, Washington has 8 selections in the 7-round draft, which starts next Thursday.

Each entrant in Draft Pick 3 is allowed to nominate three players for each draft pick that the team has at the moment. That means that each entrant can identify up to 24 players that they think might be drafted by the WFT next week. If any player on your list gets drafted by the Redskins in the 2021 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 19
  • Round 2 - pick 51
  • Round 3 - picks 74 & 82
  • Round 4 - pick 124
  • Round 5 - pick 163
  • Round 7 - picks 244 & 246

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 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 LB Jabrill Cox for pick #82 (the WFT’s second pick in the 3rd round). Also imagine that Washington trades back to pick #109 (in the 4th round) and chooses Cox with that pick. I will earn 5 points, as Cox was taken in a different round than the one I projected.

However, if Washington selects Jabrill Cox with pick #74 (in the 3rd round), then I will still earn the full 10 points for a correct 3rd 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 Washington Football Team ends up with in the draft.

E. An entrant may list any draft-eligible player as many times as desired, up to a maximum of 6. In other words, a player may be listed once for every round in which the Football Team picks if the entrant so chooses. However, if the player is actually selected by the WFT, 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, 29 April 2021 will be that entrant’s “official” entry. No entries will be accepted after 7:59 ET, 29 April 2021. 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 19

Jeramiah Owusu-Koramoah LB, Christian Darrisaw OL, Trey Lance QB

Round 2 - pick 51

Ifeatu Melifonwu CB, Pat Friermuth TE, Davis Mills QB

Round 3 - pick 74

Brevin Jordan TE, Baron Browning LB, Nick Bolton LB

Round 3 - pick 82

Dante Brown OL, Kyle Trask QB, Jabrill Cox LB

Round 4 - pick 124

Liam Eichenberg OL, Seth Williams WR, Jordan Smith Edge

Round 5 - pick 163

Kellen Mond QB, Nico Collins WR, Elijah Mitchell RB

Round 7 - pick 244

Pooka Williams Jr. RB, Tre Norwood CB, Javian Hawkins RB

Round 7 - pick 246

Adrian Ealy OL, Pro Wells TE, Rachad Wildgoose CB


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

Round 1 - pick 19

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Round 2 - pick 51

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Round 3 - pick 74

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Round 3 - pick 82

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Round 4 - pick 124

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Round 5 - pick 163

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Round 7 - pick 244

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Round 7 - pick 246

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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 four 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

2020 Rook6980

2019 dcbornskin

2018 Marooook!

2017 SkinsaneAsylum