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B/R Packers Draft Contest: Entries due by Friday, 12 Noon, EDT

GREEN BAY, WI - JULY 28: General Manager Ted Thompson of the Green Bay Packers watches as his team works out during summer training camp on July 28, 2008 at the Hutson Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Aren DowCorrespondent IApril 21, 2009

If you are a Packers fan, you know Ted Thompson loves his drafts. We know he lives to trade down and amass a small army every year.

Now, we want you to get inside Thompson's head and figure out what is going on in there. Answer the questions below and you have a chance to win a Cheesehead and a B/R T-shirt!

Yeah, all you have to do is show why you should be on ESPN with your predicting skills, rather than Mel Kiper Jr., and you can walk away smug and garner some sweet prizes. There are only four days left, so make sure you get your entry in.

 

Your contest submission will be in the form of an article. Here are the guidelines:

Article to be between 200-400 words.



Title of the article should be:

{yourname}'s Packer Draft Contest Picks



For the body of the article, copy and paste the text below between the ####s. Then, answer the questions and give your reasons and rational.


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The first player selected by the Packers in the 2009 NFL draft will be:
Reasons and explanation:


The second player selected by the Packers in the 2009 NFL draft will be:
Reasons and explanation:


Tie-breaker questions:

  • Will the Packers make a draft-day trade involving their first round No. 9 pick? (answer "yes" or "no")
  • Will the Packers' third selection in the draft be an offensive player or a defensive player? (answer "offense" or "defense") 
  • Will the Packers use any of their draft choices (day one or two) to take a punter? (answer "yes" or "no")


Additional comments or predictions:


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Contest Rules:

  • You must be a Green Bay Packer Community member to enter the contest.
  • B/R Packers community leaders can submit an entry but are not eligible for the prize. 
  • Trades or changing draft positions will not affect your choices. You are predicting the first two players taken by the Packers, regardless of in what round or what selection number they end up being taken.
  • The four Green Bay Packer Community leaders will analyze the entries and select the winner. If there is no obvious winner or more than one winner, we will use the tie-breaking questions to help determine a single winner. If still undecided, then we will consider the explanations and additional comments given for your selections. 
  • Decision of the judges is FINAL! 
  • Limit of one entry per person.
  • Entries must be submitted by 12 p.m. EDT, Friday, April 24.

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