KDP's 10 For 10: 2011 Mock Draft Contest

KDP's 10 For 10 makes it's return for the NFL Draft. Predict the top 10 selections in Thursday's first round and stand atop the hill as the best prognosticator in the land.

Welcome to KDP's 10 For 10: The Mock Draft Edition. For those of you that took part in the competition over the 2010 season and playoffs, welcome back. BTB member 'BishopWest' won the inaugural season contest, correctly picking 117 games over the 17 weeks. Member 'jstaubach' was the first and only person to pick 10 out of 10 games, which didn't occur until week 11. Now, 10 For 10 is going to see who is the best draft prognosticator and forecaster.

You will have until 6pm Eastern Thursday April 28th to submit your entries.

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Your task, to correctly pick the first 10 selections of Thursday's first round in the 2011 NFL Draft. You can get partial points per slot, but the object is to predict the team, position and player. This means that the person who correctly predicts a trade will have a leg up on someone who doesn't. Conversely, the guy who plays it safe will do better than the risk taker who is off the mark, so plan your strategies accordingly!

Follow the jump for the rules, some resources and your chance to live in mock draft infamy.

-- You will pick the first 10 selections of the first round.

-- Your picks must be in the proper format. They cannot be a 'reply' to someone else's post. You will be allowed one 'correction' reply to your post, that also has to be submitted before the deadline. Any entry that doesn't follow the rules will not be scored. It's not trying to be strict or anything, it's just a lot of work scoring contests.

-- You are allowed to make trades, though you do need to explain the transaction. If you want to, please explain the trades ONLY in a reply to the entry. The draft value chart applies for this exercise, argue about it's merit later :)

-- The top 5 scoring drafts will be featured in the results post.

-- I'm going to ask for some help from the community. Obviously there will be lots of other things to cover for the site than the contest, so in the interest of expediency, if you have the time, score your own drafts. I will definitely get to them all, so if you don't have the chance, don't worry.

PICK FORMAT:

Subject Line: (Optional)

#1: Carolina, QB, Cam Newton

#2: Denver, DL, Marcel Dareus

#3: Buffalo, WR, Torrey Smith

#4: Cincinatti, SS, Shiloh Keo

#5: New England, WR AJ Green

#6 Dallas, LB Von Miller

#7 Dallas, CB Patrick Peterson

#8 Tennessee, DL Nick Fairley

#9 Cleveland, WR Julio Jones

#10 Washington, QB Greg McElroy

SCORING:

2 point for correct team in slot

1 point for correct position picked

2 points for correct player picked

POSITION DEFINTIONS:

DL includes 3-4 DE, 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, 3-4 NT

LB includes 4-3 MLB, 3-4 Sam and Will MLB, 3-4 OLB, 4-3 DEs going to 3-4 teams (ie Robert Quinn to San Francisco)

OL includes all positions, tackle guard and center

CBs and Safeties are seperated, so if you think Aaron Williams is getting drafted to play safety, say so. If a true safety is picked instead, you’ll get the position points. If a true corner is selected, you won’t get the points.

example:

Pick # Team Position Selection Actual Pick
#1 Carolina QB Cam Newton Carolina, QB Cam Newton
Points 2 1 2 5 Total Points
#2 Denver DL Marcel Dareus Denver, DL Nick Fairley
Points 2 1 0 3 Total Points
#3 Buffalo WR Torrey Smith
Buffalo, CB Patrick Peterson
Points 2 0 0 2 Total Point
#4 Cincinatti WR AJ Green Cincy, WR AJ Green
Points 2 1 2 5 Total Points
#5 Washington QB Jake Locker Washington, QB Blaine Gabbert
Points 2 1 0 3 Total Points
#6 Dallas LB Von Miller Cleveland, LB Von Miller
Points 0 1 2 3 Total Points

 

So have at it BTB- let's see who will stand as King of the Hill.

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RESOURCES:

Drafttek.com's final big board

Wes Bunting's 10 Ways The Top 10 Could Play Out

NFL Draft Scout's Big Board (4.26.11) via CBSSportsline.com

Scout.com's Big Board

Hailredskins.com Mock Draft database

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