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2023 Mock Draft Contest Results

So that was a unique draft.

From Bill Belichick selecting 12 players, to not drafting a pure tackle or tight end, to waiting to draft a wideout until Round 6, to taking three strong defensive players with his first three picks, no one could have predicted this draft.

But then again, that's why we do this.

Of the seven entries, four of us got one pick right. And with a jersey on the line, it came down to correct rounds and where we had players ranked.

Here's the order of events:

  • When Christian Gonzalez surprisingly dropped to 17th overall and landed in New England's lap, dp73 became the first of us to make it on the scoreboard. He had Gonzalez in his sixth spot (7 points) and had the correct round (3 points), giving him 10 points to start us off.

  • Dino Scapelli one-upped him a pick later, having Keion White in his fifth spot for 8 points and correctly slotting him in the second round for three, taking the lead with 11 points.

  • During the fourth round, while I didn't project a string of interior linemen, I (DNOMN8R314) correctly had Sidy Sow on my board, and in the fourth round. However, I had him in my seventh spot, so the six plus three points left me in third with 9.

  • And then Hugo was my homeboy parlayed his unusual strategy to come out on top.

Yes, Hugo sent in a board of 12 punters, echoing his all-kickers strategy from a few years back. But while that left him with zero, this year he had Bryce Baringer in his second spot and in the correct round. The 12 points for the correct spot would have put him in first on their own, but the extra three left him a clear winner with 15.

Congrats Hugo on your victory! Email me (either contest email is fine, but my personal email is best if you have that) to let me know which jersey you would like. If you want a rookie's jersey, that'll have to wait until they are assigned proper numbers in August.

Thanks to all who entered. See full results here, and the list of players we guessed here.

Let's do it again next year.

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