Welcome to the Sideline Report’s First Official Mock Draft Championship. This is your opportunity to prove that you know more than the NFL Media and your colleagues about the NFL Draft.
This competition is free to join, but you also have the option to contribute $5 to an online winner-take-all draft pool. Only paying members are eligible to win the pot. If a non-paying member wins the draft championship, then the highest ranked paying member wins the money. In the case that a non-paying member scores the most points, then they can look forward to a glamorous article written by yours truly lauding their NFL draft intellect.
The competition point structure works like this:
- 1 point for correct player at the correct pick.
- 1 point for correct team at the correct pick.
- 1 point for predicting a trade at the correct spot.
The Buffalo Bills have traded into the #1 spot with Houston and selected Jadeveon Clowney. The table below shows the various point scenarios that could occur.
We have included a draft cheat sheet and other useful information below that will help.
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NFL TEAMS TOP THREE DRAFT NEEDS (NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
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[wptabs type=”accordion” style=”wpui-alma” effect=”slide” mode=”horizontal” ] [wpspoiler name=”Who Can Play The Draft Championship Game?” open=”true”]Everyone not playing for the money prize is eligible to play regardless of location. All U.S. Residents are eligible to play the Draft Championship game for the money prize except for residents of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Washington, Montana, Vermont, Washington and Puerto Rico. Canadian residents can also play the Draft Championship game except for residents of Quebec.[/wpspoiler]
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TheSidelineReport.com is a US-based company operating from Delray Beach, FL that offers the draft Championship game in compliance with federal law. The game is 100% legal, based on the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).
Fantasy sports games are exempted under the 2006 UIGEA as long as three criteria are met:
- All prizes and awards offered to winning participants are established and made known to the participants in advance of the game or contest.
- All winning outcomes reflect the relative knowledge and skill of the participants and are determined predominantly by accumulated results of the performance of teams (athletes in the case of sports events) in multiple real-world sporting or other events.
- No winning outcome is based:
- On the score, point spread, or any performance or performances of any single real world team or any combination of such teams; or
- Solely on any single performance of an individual athlete in any single real-world sporting or other event.
The Sideline Report follows these federal requirements for the game we offer. Unfortunately, a handful of states (including Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Vermont, Washington, and Puerto Rico) have unclear laws or other restrictions that make it difficult to offer the game in a money pool format. We regret we cannot accept deposits from residents of those states at this time.
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The money in the Money Pool Fund will be held in a PayPal account. Once the winner of the Money Pool is announced, said player will receive a confirmation e-mail with access credentials to the PayPal account where the funds are held. From there said winner may choose to transfer the money to their own PayPal account or to their personal banking institution (Instructions are found on the PayPal site). [/wpspoiler]
IMPORTANT: If you choose to pay to play, be sure to use the same name on the draft submission form that you use to add money to PayPal. No email addresses submitted will be re-distributed to any other 3rd party. Your information is safe with us.
If you choose to add to the Draft Championship Fund ($5.00) for a chance to win the Money Prize click below
Link to Page: Draft Submission Form
Rules and Conditions
Anyone can join and play, no registration required. The object of the game is to get as many picks correct to the actual results of the 2014 NFL Draft. Each player gets one chance to fill out the form, all that is needed is your name and your email address (Has to be a live email to notify you if you win). The game will last from Saturday May 3rd through Thursday May 8th at 7:00 pm eastern standard time. Each player has the option to choose weather or not to add funds to the money pot and it is absolutely not a requirement to play. The winner of the Draft Championship will receive bragging rights via an article and/or monies accumulated in the fund if said player contributed to the fund. If the winner of the Draft Championship did not contribute to the fund, said member will not receive any monetary winnings and said winnings will go to the closest winner that added funds to the money pot. The funds for the money pot will be held in a PayPal account where the winner of the Draft Championship that contributed to the fund will receive access to the disbursement of the funds as he sees fit. Must be 18 years old or older to win a monetary reward. TheSidelineReport.com or any of its agents will not receive any portion, commission, or disbursement of funds from the money pot. If there are no winners or if the event is cancelled for any reason the moneys in the fund will be returned to each individual member that contributed. Funds from the money pot may only be distributed to players in the Continental U.S, Hawaii and Alaska, no money will be distributed to players from any other country.