|"Jersey" Al Bracco|
The ground has been rumbling for days. The stampede has begun toward the biggest LIVE Mock Draft of the year. I'm the operations commissioner this year, taking some of the burden off of Dan Kadar. Both he, and TST's Joe McAtee are the official "Big Kahuna" Commissioners-at-Large this time around. I'm sure they'll be popping in from time to time too, and 3k will be helping to evaluate trades.
We'll be joined by a host of draft analyst pros. The Drafttek.com crew are here in a huge way. We'll be highlighting a few of them in other articles as rounds change, and threads grow to gargantuan lengths. Russell Lande from thee national Football Post will be here, along with a bevvy of his sports media cohorts. They'll be popping into the draft pick thread and hanging out on Twitter for you mobile device crowd.
Here's a little bit about Drafttek's "Jersey" Al Bracco:
BIO: "Jersey" Al Bracco is a lifelong Packers and NFL Draft fan living in the land of the Giants (and Jets). He is the founder of AllGreenBayPackers.com, co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network (PackersTalk.com) and Packers draft analyst for DraftTek.com. You can follow Packers-obsessed "Jersey" Al on Twitter at: @JerseyAlGBP.
Cole Muzio is a lead writer for Breitbart Sports where he has published mock drafts, prospect rankings and analysis for the NFL Draft. Muzio recently joined the DraftTek team as the Baltimore Ravens Analyst. In high school, Muzio was a decorated two-way football player, and he played for Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL. In addition to covering sports, Muzio also advises political candidates and groups.
I'd like to introduce the staff who'll be running things during the draft. First up will be the thread commissioners: You'll see the names DouglasM and NolesTitan in the threads. I'll be taking Day 1, and Noles will be handling Day 2.
Next up is our social media expert: Daniel Doelling. ( @Daniel_Doelling ) He'll be the one you want to follow for everything Twitter.
Our time keeper has strict orders to post your pick at 1 second past your 5 minute time limit to make a pick in the first three rounds. You MUST have a player to be picked submitted with every trade proposal. Failure to do so will make any trade proposal void, and we won't even consider it. This is so the draft keeps moving along, and you MtD veterans know what I'm talking about here.
Time saving hint: Have the comment subject line pre-prepared with "The (team name) select:" then make sure your Draft Prospect list has each player's name, position, and school filled out. You'll be able to copy and paste straight to the comment line. Use the "Reply" line to chat in the thread so you can have your pick line ready to go. If everyone does this, I guarantee we'll chop huge chunks of time off the draft.
There have been quite a few trades leading up to this draft. Tim Tebow has been traded around the the league, going from the jets, to the Texans, then onto the Patriots before landing in Minnesota... here's a run down of the last couple days:
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34 San Francisco
--- Cleveland - forfeited for Josh Gordon Sup. pick in 2012
39 New York Jets
43 Tampa Bay
--- New Orleans - forfeited
45 San Diego
46 St. Louis
49 New York Giants
55 Green Bay
59 New England
61 San Francisco
REMEMBER: Wait until you are put on the clock! Good Luck, and may the draft Gods be with you!