Play The Draft

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  1. Raider_69

    Raider_69 Post Whore

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    Been reading a book called Draft Haze, and it mentioned this

    www.playthedraft.com

    Basically you get a portfolio of 12 million dollars to buy "stocks" in draft prospects, as the draft prospects stock rise and fall, so too does their stock, you buy and sell stock leading up to the draft based on who is rising and falling in the draft, the stock prices change after a certain number of mock drafts are done. At the end of the draft, your stock gets liquidated and the person with the highest value wins.

    I recon it sounds like a really interesting and cool way to keep a track of the next draft

    I dont think there is much going on just now because the college season is still a little while from kicking but would anyone be keen to get involved in this?
     
  2. Tom155

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    sure ill give it a go
     
  3. DC_fan

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    Sounds fun so count me in
     
  4. zombie jesus

    zombie jesus Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll jump in, it will make me pay closer attention to college stuff.
     
  5. Paullyboy

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    If I had time/resources to follow college football I'd be all over this, but alas I simply would be cannon fodder.
     
  6. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been playing a similar game (Hollywood Stock Exchange) for about ten years now. Fun little setup.

    I'd be keen. I know sweet FA about college football, but wouldn't be a bad way to learn + give me an incentive to follow it.
     
  7. the_flight_of_the_magpie

    the_flight_of_the_magpie First Grade

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  8. nick87

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    Hey guys, this thing has finally opened up

    www.playthedraft.com

    anyone keen to join up PM me your email addy, ive started a league and will invite you guys in
    seems a fun way to fill in time for the draft
     
  9. abpanther

    abpanther Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok I'm in
     
  10. nick87

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    Ive gone with this to start proceedings:
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    Sammy Watkins
    Deone Bucannon
    Lache Seastrunk
    Stanley Jean-Baptiste
    A.J. McCarron
    Jimmy Garoppolo
    Aaron Colvin
    Dion Bailey
    Dee Ford
    Kelvin Benjamin
    Blake Bortles
     
  11. zombie jesus

    zombie jesus Moderator Staff Member

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    I have no idea what I'm doing lol

    Weston Richburg
    Dee Ford
    Jason Verrett
    Allen Robinson
    Odell Beckham Jr.
    Jimmie Ward
    Calvin Pryor
    David Fales
    Loucheiz Purifoy
    Kelvin Benjamin
    Ka'Deem Carey
    Aaron Donald
    Jimmy Garoppolo
     
  12. Big Mick

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    I'm in.
     
  13. Big Mick

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    My list

    Denzel Perryman
    Michael Sam
    Will Sutton
    Jeremy Gallon
    L'Damian Washington
    Zach Mettenberger
    Logan Thomas
    Seantrel Henderson
    Zack Martin
    Gator Hoskins
    Isaiah Crowell
    Charles Sims
    Pierre Desir
    Stanley Jean-Baptiste
    Jimmy Garoppolo
    Aaron Donald
    Odell Beckham Jr.
    Dee Ford
     
  14. nick87

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    Taken hits on ASJ and McCarron over night, have sold them off and taken up Aaron Donald DT
     
  15. nick87

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    Interesting list, not any blue chip stock but a few potential risers
     
  16. abpanther

    abpanther Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Nick,

    I've got a guy from another forum I frequent who is keen, if you don't mind having him can you send him an invite?
     
  17. nick87

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    For sure mate, more the merrier
     
  18. abpanther

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    Cool, PM sent
     
  19. Big Mick

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    That's what I was going for.

    Like a guy like Zach Mettenberger will apparently be ok to work out for teams and I think, if fit, he'd likely be a 2nd-3rd rounder which for the value he is at right now would be upside.

    Issaih Crowell I will either hold or sell after the combine and interviews.

    Logan Thomas is priced low but I think teams will fall in love with his size & athleticism and take him higher than he deserves to be taken & his current value dictates.

    Same with Seantrel Henderson - Tackles are a premium position and Henderson is a massive body capable to play both sides even though he isn't very good on tape. He'll flash at the combine and stock will rise imo.

    I think a guy like Jeremy Gallon will also rise - Good hands etc I think he has kind of Keenan Allen/Marvin Jones like skillset.

    I figure if I take a bluechip stock it may not rise as much as say if I take a chance at under the radar guys who will flash at the combine and in workouts.
     
  20. nick87

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    I've taken a couple of blue chips and a few 2nd and 3rd round guys i think will rise up and go a round higher than they are valued.
     

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