This is the official pick thread for the live draft.
Here are the other rules for today's mock draft:
- Picks are made by the person assigned to each team and that person only. Backups will be solicited to pick if the assigned GM is not available or has submitted a Big Board to me. Backups should submit only after they are solicited.
- Users get up to five minutes per pick, and the clock starts when I inform a team that they are on the clock. No picks will be awarded if a team picks prior to my indication that they are on the clock. I will be doing a few things during the draft, so I will not always be immediately available during a pick.
- The Vikings will be picked by the community in the discussion in the comments. The selection criteria will include strength of argumentation, relative popularity and my choice. I'll be leaning towards the first criterion the most and will use the last criterion as a tiebreaker. This discussion is estimated to last about fifteen minutes
- For the teams without a rep or if the time runs out, I'll be making the pick.
- In order to avoid running out of time, you may pick your selection without an explanation, then submit an explanation in a comment replying to the pick.
- If I or the community think you're throwing your pick, I will make a new pick and you're done. This won't mean that second-round reaches will be thrown out, but it needs to make sense. A player projected in the third round should generally not be picked in the top half of the first round.
- If you fear you'll miss your pick, send me a big board - arifmhasan(at)gmail.com
If I have time, I will grade the mocks at a later date, but this is not a strength of mine.
The following teams are assigned to the following GMs, with backups in parenthesis. If you are a GM or a backup, please check in the comment section, so that I know that you're here. Users may be silent throughout the mock, so I cannot know or keep track of everyone as the mock is ongoing. If you do not check in and only comment sporadically, I may assume that you are not here and ask a backup to submit a pick or submit a pick myself.
If you want to participate but did not sign up on Wednesday, please indicate that you'd like to be a backup for a team below that does not have a listed backup. I will do my best to make sure you get that team. Do not assume you are a backup until I confirm it. This will also be counted as checking in.
1 Kansas City Chiefs: viking22 2 Jacksonville Jaguars: DJ Holm 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 (SweetTooth) 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: linknhawk 14 Carolina Panthers: King VI 15 New Orleans Saints: Eric J. Thompson 16 St. Louis Rams: viking_#28 (vikingnation1) 17 Pittsburgh Steelers: Jimemort 18 Dallas Cowboys : mak07 19 New York Giants: UnBannedVikingholic 20 Chicago Bears: K0N (mattnmics) 21 Cincinnati Bengals: blowfishes (palewook) 22 Washington Redskins: Christopher Gates 23 Minnesota Vikings: community 24 Indianapolis Colts: mike.longcoy (Zach_Bodenner) 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: KJSegall (MarkSP18) 32 Baltimore Ravens: Grime (CCNorseman)
The first round draft order is as follows:
1. Kansas City Chiefs - Star Lotulelei, DT Utah 2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Geno Smith, QB West Virginia 3. Oakland Raiders - Shariff Floyd, DT Florida 4. Philadelphia Eagles - Dion Jordan, DE/OLB Oregon 5. Detroit Lions - Luke Joeckel, OT Texas A&M 6. Cleveland Browns - Jarvis Jones, OLB Georgia 7. Arizona Cardinals - Eric Fisher, OT Central Michigan 8. Buffalo Bills - Chance Warmack, OG Alabama 9. New York Jets - Dee Milliner, CB Alabama 10. Tennessee Titans - Ezekiel Ansah, DE BYU 11. San Diego Chargers - Lane Johnson, OT Oklahoma 12. Miami Dolphins - Desmond Trufant, CB Washington 13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Xavier Rhodes, CB Florida State 14. Carolina Panthers - Keenan Allen, WR California 15. New Orleans Saints - Kenny Vacarro, FS Texas 16. St. Louis Rams - Tavon Austin, WR West Virginia 17. Pittsburgh Steelers - Barkevious Mingo, OLB LSU 18. Dallas Cowboys - Jonathan Cooper, OG North Carolina 19. New York Giants - Bjoern Werner, DE Florida State 20. Chicago Bears - Arthur Brown, ILB Kansas State 21. Cincinnati Bengals - Alec Ogletree, ILB Georgia 22. St. Louis Rams - Eric Reid, FS LSU 23. Minnesota Vikings - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Tennessee 24. Indianapolis Colts - Sheldon Richardson, DT Missouri 25. Minnesota Vikings - Johnathan Hankins, DT Ohio State 26. Green Bay Packers - Tyler Eifert, TE Notre Dame 27. Houston Texans - Robert Woods, WR USC 28. Denver Broncos - Kawann Short, DT Purdue 29. New England Patriots - Damontre Moore, DE Texas A&M 30. Atlanta Falcons - Cornelius "Tank" Carradine, DE Florida State 31. San Francisco 49ers - Jonathan Cyprien, SS Florida International 32. Baltimore Ravens - DJ Fluker, OT Alabama
This list above should be updated every few picks to indicate who has been taken.