NFL Draft- Round one predictions contest

04-17-2005, 05:44 PM
I figured that it'd be fun to have a contest to see who can make the best predictions on how the first round of the 2005 NFL draft will play out.

This is based on what pick specific players would go at, NOT WHAT TEAM WILL DRAFT A PLAYER. This way if a team trades their pick, your predictions still matter.

The Point system
Right pick: 5 points
Player is picked one spot ahead: 3 points
Player is picked one spot behind: 2 points
Player is picked 2 spots ahead or behind: 1 point

So for your predictions, simple make a list from 1 to 32 and list players for each spot. List at least first name, last name, and position. This way when Im tallying scores, I don't have to sit and figure out which Johnson you're talking about in your prediction or something to that extent.

The deadline is midnight EST, the second that the day of the draft (Saturday, April 23rd) begins. Any modifications to predictions or predictions posted after that will automatically be disqualified.

04-17-2005, 05:58 PM
Here are the first half of my predictions to show an example. Just so you know, I plan to likely make a few minor adjustments between now and Friday night.

1. Alex Smith, QB, Utah
2. Aaron Rodgers, QB, California
3. Ronnie Brown, RB, Auburn
4. Braylon Edwards, WR, Michigan
5. Carnell Williams, RB, Auburn

6. Antrel Rolle, CB, Miami
7. Mike Williams, WR, USC
8. Cedric Benson, RB, Texas
9. Adam Jones, CB, West Virginia
10. Derrick Johnson, LB, Texas

11. Shawne Merriman, DE, Maryland
12. Erasmus James, DE, Wisconsin
13. Alex Barron, T, Florida St
14. Troy Williamson, WR, South Carolina
15. David Pollack, DE, Georgia

16. Thomas Davis, S, Georgia

The Mighty Duck Man
04-17-2005, 06:27 PM
1.Braylon Edwards
2.Ronnie Brown
3.Aaron Rodgers
4.Alex Smith
5.Cedric Benson
6.Mike Williams
7.Derrick Johnson
8.Carnell Williams
9.Antrell Rolle
10.Thomas Davis

That's as far as I'll go. I don't know the rest of the draft well enough to continue.

Troy McClure
04-17-2005, 06:40 PM
I'll post "Goose" Goslin's list when I find it. A couple years ago, he nailed 19 of the first round picks right on. Can't beat that.

04-18-2005, 02:52 PM
I'm probably way off and will most likely finish last but sure, I will give it a shot. Mostly going from what I have read (scouting reports, mock drafts, possible trade opportunites, team needs, etc.), especially for the later picks in the round.

1. Aaron Rodgers QB
2. Alex Smith QB
3. Braylon Edwards WR
4. Carnell Williams RB
5. Ronnie Brown RB
6. Derrick Johnson LB
7. Mike Williams WR
8. Cedric Benson RB
9. Antrell Rolle CB
10. Alex Barron OT
11. Shawne Merriman DE
12. Troy Williamson WR
13. Erasmus Jones DE
14. Mark Clayton WR
15. Adam Jones CB
16. Thomas Davis S
17. Travis Johnson DT
18. Carlos Rogers DB
19. Jammal Brown OT
20. Marcus Spears DE
21. Khaliff Barnes OT
22. Roddy White WR
23. Demarcus Ware DE
24. Marlin Jackson CB
25. Jason Campbell QB
26. Heath Miller TE
27. Shaun Cody DT
28. Justin Miller CB
29. Channing Crowder LB
30. Matt Jones WR
31. Reggie Brown WR
32. Marcus Johnson OG/OT

04-18-2005, 10:07 PM
1. Alex Smith, QB
2. Ronnie Brown, RB
3. Aaron Rodgers, QB
4. Braylon Edwards, WR
5. Carnell Williams, RB
6. Antrel Rolle, CB
7. Mike Williams, RB
8. Cedric Benson, RB
9. Pac Man Jones, CB
10. Derrick Johnson, OLB
11. Shawne Merriman, DE
12. Marcus Spears, DE
13. Alex Barron, OT
14. Troy Williamson, WR
15. Erasmus James, DE
16. Carlos Rogers, CB
17. Thomas Davis, S
18. David Pollack, DE
19. Khalif Barnes, OT
20. Travis Johnson, DT
21. Jamaal Brown, OT
22. Mark Clayton, WR
23. Dan Cody, DE
24. Justin Miller, CB
25. Shaun Cody, DT
26. Heath Miller, TE
27. Anttaj Hawthorne, DT
28. Roddy White, WR
29. Marlin Jackson, CB
30. Matt Jones, WR
31. Kevin Burnett, OLB
32. Channing Crowder, ILB

04-18-2005, 11:36 PM
1.Rodgers QB
2.Brown RB
3.Smith QB
4.Edwards WR
5.M.Williams WR
6.Benson RB
7.C.Williams RB
8.Rolle CB
9.Adam Jones CB
10.D.Johnson LB
11.D.Ware DE
12.Williamson WR
13.Barron OT
14.Merriman DE
15.C.Rogers CB
16.T.Davis SS
17. M.Spears DT
18. E.James DE
19.J.Brown OT
20.H.Miller TE
21.Pollack DE
22.Clayton WR
23.Washington CB
24.M.Jackson CB
25.J.Miller CB
26.B.Pool FS
27.J.Tuck DE
28.S.Cody DE
29.T.Johnson DT
30.R.White WR
31.D.Cody DE
32.C.Crowder ILB