Win a copy of Paul Allen’s new book

With just over a week to go until the 2011 NFL Draft, Seahawks Draft Blog is giving you the opportunity to win a copy of Paul Allen’s new book, ‘Idea Man’.

All you need to do is email me a first round mock draft to There are five copies to give away courtesy of publishers ‘Portfolio’. Mocks will be judged for accuracy, with five points awarded if you can pair a player, team and position accurately and two points if you get just the player and team.

For example, if Cam Newton is drafted by Carolina first overall and you make that projection – it’s five points.

If the Panthers traded down to #3 and still took Newton, you get two points. Simple, right? The top five highest scorers win a copy.

The book covers a lot of ground including Paul’s early days at Microsoft to more recent ventures. There’s a chapter on the Seahawks including a frank and open account as to why he bought the team and his passion for keeping the franchise in Seattle.

“Whenever you are given the opportunity to get behind the scenes with one of the greatest creative minds in the world of technology and innovation, you have to jump on it.  Paul Allen has shown a unique ability and desire to contribute to and powerfully influence a broad spectrum of interests, including technology, science, medicine, the arts, and philanthropic endeavors.”
Pete Carroll, Seahawks Head Coach

The competition is completely free to enter and alongside the book, winners will also have the opportunity to boast considerably about your NFL Draft knowledge and projection skills.

The deadline for entries will be April 27th at 11pm. I’m taking submissions now so get to work and good luck.


  1. O

    What about if you project correctly the player and position, but not the team, or to keep your example, Carolina trades down but Newton is still taken number one overall, by whoever traded up?

    • Rob

      I’ll give you a point if you project position only.

      • O

        Ok thank you!


    What is the deadline? The night before the draft? When the first pick comes in?

    Thanks for doing this. It will actually make me look harder at the other teams and their needs.

    • Rob

      We’ll say the deadline is the 27th – one week today.

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