Do you think you have an idea of who the Steelers will select first in the 2020 NFL draft? If so, you may be in line to win Behind The Steel Curtain’s draft contest! One lucky winner will take home (meaning have it sent to their home) a 1981 Iron City beer can featuring the team picture of the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was never made into a can so it is just the flat aluminum with the team picture.
So how do you enter? It is very simple. In the comments of this article, leave the names of the two players you believe will be selected with the Steelers top two choices. Why two players? The second player will only be used as a tiebreaker. Ultimately, it will come down to the first player selected. If multiple people correctly choose the Steelers top selection, it will then fall to the second player. If no one selects the Steelers first choice, anyone who correctly predicts the Steelers second choice would be eligible to win.
Now I know it won’t take very many comments until someone tries to sneak through and say their answer of Minkah Fitzpatrick. Yes, we know that the Steelers first round draft pick for this year is how they acquired Fitzpatrick, but we are looking at a player selected in the 2020 draft. It could be a pick 49, or the Steelers could make a trade and have their first selection at another point. Regardless, any entry which correctly chooses the player the Steelers select first will be in the running. If multiple people select the same player, it will come down to if anyone also selects their second player taken. If no one is correct on the second choice, or if multiple people got both selections correct, their name will be entered into the hat and the winner will be drawn at random.
Here are the procedures to have a valid entry and the rules of the contest:
1. The comment needs to be an original comment and not a reply to someone else
2. List two players in order. The first player will be who you think the Steelers take with their first selection and the second player will be the tiebreaker for if they select them with their second selection
3. Comments must be submitted by 8 PM on Thursday which is the beginning of the NFL draft.
4. Only one entry per user. If multiple entries are made, only the first comment (determined by the timestamp) will be used.
5. Determining the winner:
a. Correctly choose the Steelers’ first selection
b. If multiple entries correctly choose the first selection, the second selection will be used as a tiebreaker
c. If no entry correctly picks the first selection, anyone correctly choosing the second selection may be eligible to win the prize
d. If there is a tie, the winner will be picked at random from the remaining contestants
As you can see, it is easy to enter with nothing to lose. I look forward to seeing who BTSC thinks the Steelers will select as their first choice in the 2020 NFL draft.