Last week it was announced that 2010 NFL Draft Pick Vladimir Ducasse signed a contract with the New York Jets worth $3.225M over 4 years with $1.435M guaranteed. Ducasse was selected with 61st overall pick in the second round, which makes him the highest pick from the 2010 class to sign with his respective team. He is the only second or first round pick to sign so far.
It has been speculated that the process is being drawn out this year due to owners and GMs being overly cautious with their cash due to the unknown future of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and the salary cap. In a surprising move, the Oakland Raiders have not overpaid any of their top draft picks yet.
It was recently reported that first overall draft pick Sam Bradford has started negotiations with the St. Louis Rams and he is looking for $50M in guaranteed money. If he signs soon, the rest of the pieces should fall into place and contacts will start being handed to top draft picks out like yellow cards at the World Cup.
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.