We've decided to host a community mock draft! The post on the Vikings' draft picks in Mocking the Draft's excellently run community draft was so well received, that I've decided we should host our own.
This is the signup page for the Daily Norseman community mock. If you're unfamiliar with the concept of a community mock, it's simple: commenters and fans sign up to be a GM of a particular team, and submit their picks via the comment system.
The mock draft will take place on Saturday, at 3PM Central Standard Time and will last two rounds. Be sure to sign up for the mock draft in the comments, and we can simulate a draft to see how decisionmaking works for a GM. If there's enough demand for it and enough user interest, we can hold additional rounds.
Here are the rules:
- Picks are made by the person assigned to each team and that person only.
- Users get up to five minutes per pick (except for the Vikings), and the clock starts when I announce that someone is on the clock.
- Users should not submit a pick until the announcement is made.
- For the teams without a rep or if the time runs out, I'll be making the pick.
- If I or the community think you're throwing your pick, I will make a new pick and you're done.
- If you fear you'll miss your pick, send me a big board - arifmhasan(at)gmail.com
- No one will be the team representative for the Vikings. When the Vikings are on the clock, users should chime in with their ideas and why they like those picks. That discussion shouldn't last too long, and will be used to select the Vikings' picks.
I'll post a team needs list in the comments. If you want to draft, tell me who you want to represent in the comments.
Remember: no tanking. It ruins the point of the draft to intentionally tank other team's picks, because we want to see what decisions go into being a general manager. Also, you're not really the GM, so you can't screw the Packers by picking Quinn Sharp in the first round.
*********EDIT: We have GMs for each team! I still need people to sign up as backups in case of delinquency or circumstances getting in the way. GMs are:
1 Kansas City Chiefs: viking22
2 Jacksonville Jaguars: vikiesguy1417
3 Oakland Raiders: D_Train
4 Philadelphia Eagles: #93Nation
5 Detroit Lions: odark30
6 Cleveland Browns: Mondo Peregrino
7 Arizona Cardinals: swedishviking
8 Buffalo Bills: emeyenburg
9 New York Jets: statue_left
10 Tennessee Titans: MRVIKE
11 San Diego Chargers: Soberish_Vikesfan
12 Miami Dolphins: Olbrannon
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: linknhawk
14 Carolina Panthers: King VI
15 New Orleans Saints: Eric J. Thompson
16 St. Louis Rams: viking_#28
17 Pittsburgh Steelers: Jimemort
18 Dallas Cowboys : mak07
19 New York Giants: germanviking
20 Chicago Bears: K0N
21 Cincinnati Bengals: blowfishes (palewook)
22 Washington Redskins: Christopher Gates
23 Minnesota Vikings: community
24 Indianapolis Colts: mike.longcoy
25 Seattle Seahawks: vike0din
26 Green Bay Packers: RelicS13
27 Houston Texans: HolySchnikes
28 Denver Broncos: Leland's Axe
29 New England Patriots: AP28
30 Atlanta Falcons: UGAVike
31 San Francisco 49ers: MarkSP18
32 Baltimore Ravens: Grime
I still need backup GMs. GMs are also invited to participate or operate in concert with other users or backup GMs to make their picks. I will only count picks from the GMs, however, unless they are not available.