We have received tons of votes so far in the TMR Zoo First Picked/Last Signed Contest, but one player holds a definite edge over the rest of the field so far… Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver and 2010 First Round Draft Pick, Dez Bryant.
Bryant, the 24th overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma State, has been guessed most, so far, as the first round draft pick who will take the longest time to sign with the team that drafted him. Just behind him at this point are fellow first rounders C.J. Spiller (Buffalo Bills), Trent Williams (Washington Redskins) and first overall pick by the St. Louis Rams, Sam Bradford.
Not a single first or second round pick from the 2010 draft class has signed yet. In rounds three through seven, 117 of the 190 draft picks have signed with their respective teams, including New York Giants safety Chad Jones who was severely injured in a car accident in June. Pick #65, Jerome Murphy of the Rams, is the highest pick that has signed so far. 65 is the first pick in the third round.
Why do we care so much about draft pick signings? Because we’re giving away a nice prize pack to the contestant who can correctly guess the player from the first round who hold out the longest. Click below…
The First Picked/Last Signed Contest is unlike any other contest you’ve entered before. Entrants are given the opportunity to predict who will be the very last first-round draft pick from the 2010 class to sign with the team that drafted him. Once you have made your choice, you could call it a day and wait until there is only one first rounder unsigned… OR, you can come back tomorrow, and every day up until all but one of the first round draft picks are under contract, and submit your entry again.
That is correct, you can enter EVERY day until there is only one unsigned draft pick remaining. How you wish to enter the contest is your choice. If you think you know exactly who will be the biggest pain in the ass, you can stack the deck and pick the same player every day during the entry period, or you can can try every player still unsigned each day until the end date. Once there is only one unsigned draft pick remaining, we will pull all of the correct entries out of the pool and select an entry at random as the winner. The strategy is yours to decide.
What do I get when I win the First Picked/Last Signed Contest? The DVD 5-Pack shown below:
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Quantum of Solace: 2-Disc Special Edition, Surrogates, X-Men Origins – Wolverine: 2-Disc Special Edition w/ Digital Copy and Tenure. On top of that, the winner will have his or her choice of ANY prize up for grabs at the TMR Zoo at the time the contest ends.
Once a first round player is signed, we will scratch him from the entry list and limit the field. Keep checking the home or sports page for regular updates on draft pick contract signings.