Draftek GM Game
by John Waynesworld
As Larry Munson used to say, get the picture…NFL teams will pick in the vicinity of 250 players in the 2016 draft. The Draftek site goes boldly where no mock sites want to go and pushes that number all the way to 400 total prospects. Obviously some will not get drafted and eventually sign UDFA contracts while others won’t even be called. For years this site, although good at ranking top 100 players, always seem to undervalue some players greatly in their later lists. Let’s see who earns the honor this year.
Here is the link for #200-#300. We are only using players starting at #250…
Here is the link for #301-#400…
These 2 webpages will remain pretty much in the same order now that the Combine is over and the Pro Days are just beginning. So we can have a few days to figure out who to select before anyone moves too much due to a great pro day.
How to play….
Each contestant selects 10 players in the 250-400 range and guesses where they will end up being drafted by round only.
Each grouping of these prospects (250-275, 276-300, 301-325, 326-350, 351-375 & 376-400) represents one point extra credit. These points will help in tie-breakers. The lower a prospect is ranked, the more credit each contestant wins:
250-275= 1 point
276-300= 2 points
301-325 = 3 points
351-375= 5 points
376-400= 6 points
Here are the points for the correct rounds. I am omitting the 1st & 2nd rounds due to the lottery-like odds of it happening. We will start at the 3rd round since it has happened as recently as last year (David Johnson, among others)…
3rd round (rare) – 50 points. Here is where one or two players may have a chance.
4th round (possible) – 30 points. A few players could go as high as the early 100s.
5th round (very possible) – 20 points. Several should make this cut.
6th round (likely) – 10 points. There should be at least a dozen in our range that go in this round.
7th round (very likely) – 3 points. Many in our range will be taken by the end of the last round.
Zero points awarded for players not drafted or incorrect round projections. The points for correct round along with the extra credit points for original player ranking will produce the score for each drafted player.
QB Joe Palooka is ranked #310. Contestant A projects him in the 6th round, where he eventually gets drafted…
10 points (correct round) + 3 points (extra credit) = 13 points.
NT Obie Stump is ranked #255. Contestant B projects him in the 7th round, where he eventually gets drafted…
3 points (correct round) + 1 point (extra credit) = 4 points.
In projecting a player into a higher round, the risk and reward increase. A contestant may risk one player or all 10 and project them as 3rd round through 6th round picks, or they may only project all 10 players into the 7th round and earn a minimal reward for each player. There are no projections allowed for players to not get drafted.
Be sure to check out Walter’s Football visit list here:
Occasionally a little-known name appears there that may be in our contest range.
Other sites to compare rankings:
Our time frame to look around at prospects is slightly limited. There will be movement after pro days and they begin tomorrow, so save your guesses for late next week. I will make a screen shot of the 2 lists the following morning for scoring reference to be used on draft day.
To the winner there will be hamburgers every Tuesday. To the younger folks that is an old joke. The satisfaction of being a great guesser is the prize, but I will honor your victory by gushing about how great of a prognosticator you are for at least a paragraph.
For side prizes, accolades to whoever conjures up the lowest rated drafted player (with the correct round) as well as the biggest overall correctly-guessed jump (Example: Draftek # vs Drafted #).