It’s that time of year again, when the Seattle Seahawks trade down to add picks, fan lament the fact they stayed up late only to watch the team trade out of the first round and readers of Field Gulls get to test their predictive powers. In short, it’s time for the 2019 Field Gulls Armchair GM Draft Challenge.
The rules are simple and easy. You choose twenty draft eligible prospects you believe the Seahawks will select, with each prospect assigned a point value from 30 to 11. If the team actually selects that player at any point in the draft, then you are awarded that number of points, and the entrant with the most points at the end of Day 3 Saturday wins.
As always, spelling is important because I simply use a “control F” to find the entrants who had a specific player selected. Thus, if you have questions about the correct spelling of a player’s name, the spelling I will use is that from the official NFL draft tracker prospect list.
To enter you selections, CLICK HERE to access the Google Form.
If at the end of the seventh round of the draft there is a tie between entrants, the winner will be determined by the tiebreakers, and the tiebreakers are determined by the entrant who answered closest. If there are three or more entrants tied prior to addressing the tiebreaker, and two or more of the entrants remain tied after the first tiebreaker, only those entrants who were closest on the first tiebreaker will advance to the second tiebreaker.
If two or more entrants remain tied after the second tiebreaker, then everyone loses and I will do a series over the summer that does a play by play breakdown of the 6-6 tie between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals in Week 7 of the 2016 season. Hopefully we are not pushed to this.
Entries will be accepted from now through 9 PM Eastern Time (6 PM Pacific Time) on Thursday, April 25, or until the Seahawks make their first selection in the draft, whichever is first.
As a reminder, the 2018 challenge was won on a furious Day 3 comeback that led to a tiebreaker victory, so take those tiebreakers and late round picks seriously!
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask away in the comment section.
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