How It Works

  • How does Draft Guru work? We are a fantasy sports website that allows NFL Draft fans to essentially be their NFL teams GM on draft day to create their teams draft for that year. We will put you in the exact same position as your GM was on draft day. You will have the exact same draft slots as they did. You will have the same pool of available players to choose from as they did.
  • These are not pre-draft mock drafts. Draft Guru is a post-draft contest. Again, you will have the same parameters as your GM did on draft day, same draft slots, same available players at those draft slots to choose from.
  • There will be 32 different NFL draft contests each year. One separate draft contest for each NFL team. We do this to keep the contests fair and equitable due to some teams having more draft picks that year than other teams do that year.
  • For example, if you choose to participate in the Detroit Lions 2021 draft contest, you are only competing against those that chose to participate in the Detroit Lions 2021 NFL draft contest. Participants are eligible to participate in all 32 contests if they wish or just for their favorite NFL team’s draft. However, each participant will be allowed a maximum of two drafts per team. There is a $10/entry fee for each draft class submitted. At the end of the regular season, cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 draft classes in each contest.
  • Regarding on how the picking process works, if you choose to participate in the 2021 Jacksonville Jaguars draft contest, you will have the number 1 pick in the draft and the choice of any player in the draft. Whereas if you choose to participate in the 2021 NY Jets draft contest, you will have the number 2 pick in the draft and can choose any player in the draft except for the first player chosen which was Trevor Lawrence, QB because he was already taken.
  • If you choose to participate in the 2021 San Francisco 49er’s draft contest you will have the 3rd pick in the draft and can choose any player in the draft except for 1st pick Trevor Lawrence, QB and the 2nd pick Zach Wilson, QB because they were already taken. If you choose to participate in the 2021 Atlanta Falcons NFL draft contest you will have the 4th pick in the draft and can choose any player in the draft except for the 1st pick Trevor Lawrence, QB; 2nd pick Zach Wilson, QB and the 3rd pick taken Trey Lance, QB. They were already chosen with the first three picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. And this will continue all the way until the very last pick in the draft. Remember we are putting you in the exact same position as your GM was on draft day.
  • Finally, winners of each of the 32 contests will be ranked by the total value of each of their submitted drafts. To determine the values of each submitted draft, a performance grade will be applied to each player in your draft class. The performance grade will be provided by Pro Football Focus (PFF), a well respected analytics provider in the industry. Then each draft submitted will be given a total value by adding up each player’s performance grade. The top ranked submitted drafts in each of the 32 draft contests will win cash prizes in accordance with their order of finish. This is a summary of how it works. There will be more detail in our Contest Rules provided on Draft Guru’s website. Please feel free to contact us at info@draftguru.net if you have any questions.