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The NFL Mock Draft Game
By Rick Morris 

The NFL Draft serves as the spring oasis for hungry football fans that desire a taste of big-time football between February and August. As such, mock drafts have sprung up like kudzu all over the Internet and viewing parties have become all the rage. 

We at Drafthelp.com have devised a contest to help you and your friends measure your acumen on Draft Day. It’s the Drafthelp.com Mock Draft Game. 

Each participant submits a mock draft before the proceedings … and then all parties compete in a separate “live draft competition.” Each board is scored separately, but the scores of the two are compiled to crown the Grand Champion of Draft Day. Here’s the scoring system: 

  • Picks #1-4 are weighted at one point apiece.
  • Picks #5-8 are weighted at two points apiece.
  • Picks #9-12 are weighted at three points apiece.
  • Picks #13-16 are weighted at four points apiece.
  • Picks #17-20 are weighted at five points apiece.
  • Picks #21-24 are weighted at six points apiece.
  • Picks #25-28 are weighted at seven points apiece.
  • Picks #29-32 are weighted at eight points apiece.

Players may “roll over” their picks from the completed mock draft to the live draft if a player remains on the board … or they may cover themselves with another pick. Example: a player has Washington taking Kellen Winslow with the #5 pick on the mock draft they turned in at the outset. That would count for two points if the pick is correct. If Winslow is still on the board when Washington is on the clock, the player is not obligated to pick Winslow during the live draft. He may “roll over” the pick, choosing to try to win two points in both the live and completed mock draft categories. Or he may try to cover himself with another pick. For example, should he correctly pick Sean Taylor in the live draft part of the competition, he would gain the two points in the live draft but win no points in the completed mock draft part of the competition, in which he incorrectly picked Winslow. So strategy is at a premium during this competition. 

This game also puts great emphasis on correctly making picks later in the first round, when chances for success are the most difficult. Picking a player accurately in the later part of the first round on both the completed mock draft and the live mock draft can ensure a thrilling, come-from-behind victory. 

If you and your friends want to take your enjoyment of Draft Day to the next level by competing and strategizing along with the wizards of the NFL, try our game and print out our mock draft for your best chance of victory.

 

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