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.com Joe Mays:
"Joe is a 2007 graduate of Penn State, where he earned a B.S. degree in Climatology. He's been following the draft since 1995, when former Nittany Lion standouts Ki-Jana Carter, Kerry Collins, and Kyle Brady were all picked in the Top 10. Joe began working for DraftTek.com in February 2008, as the Dolphins Team Analyst. Besides covering Miami during his 5 years with DraftTek, he has also analyzed the Steelers, Bengals, Patriots, and Eagles, the last of which he still covers today. In addition to his work for DraftTek he also co-hosts a sports talk Internet radio show - The Joe Mays & J-Raff Show - on Ustream, Sunday's at 6:30pm."
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:
Texans send: #124 (4th) #160 (5th) #233(7th) to the Raiders for their #100 (4th) #209 (7th)
Texans trade with Jets 2014 7th Round pick for Tebow. - Yes, the Texans' war room stuns the NFL - and their fans - worlds.
The Browns have reached a deal with the Eagles for Safety Kurt Coleman, and the 218th pick for the Browns' 175th pick.
Rams send #16, #113 and OT Rodger Saffold to Cardinals for #7 and #140
Atlanta trades Stephen Nicholas and 5th rd (#163) to Titans for Colin McCarthy and Titans 7th round pick (#216).
Seahawks send: #56 and #231 to Texans for their 2014 1st round pick
Cards get: #10 (1300) + #70 (240) + 163 (26.2) Titans get: #16 (1,000) + #38 (520) + 2014 6th
Revis traded by Jets to Vikings for their 25th, 83rd and 155th picks
Broncos trade WR Andre Caldwell and 2014 7th rounder for Vikings 6th rounder (#189)
Cardinals Sent: QB Hoyer and #176 overall (6th Round)to Houston for QB Tebow, RB Ben Tate and #231 overall (7th round)
Redskins get 178, 215, and the Texans '14 7th, and the Jets get 162
New England has agreed to a trade with the Arizona Cardinals. New England will send their 29th, 91st, 235th, Brandon Spikes, and Ryan Mallett to the Arizona Cardinals. The Arizona Cardinals will send New England their 10th overall pick, their 113th, their 231st, and FB Tim Tebow.
The Titans trade 2.38 and a 2014 6th to Seattle for CB Brandon Browner
The Browns trade the 6th overall pick, Jabaal Sheard, the 139th overall pick and the 237th overall pick to the Raiders for the 3rd overall pick
Seahawks trade 2/38 to Cleveland for 5/164, 2014 1st round and 4th round pick
The New England Patriots trade QB/FB/TE Tim Tebow and the 231st pick in the 2013 draft to the Minnesota Vikings for their 6th round pick in the 2014 draft.
Lot's more trade action has happened. We'll have an entire recap of all the picks and trades after Day 1 is over.
Mobile viewers may want to take advantage of our Twitter Tracker. Go here for a link if you need it!
Tweets from @Daniel_Doelling/sbnlivemock
#1 - Kansas City selects: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
#2 - Jacksonville Jaguars select: Ezekiel Ansah, DE/BYU
#3 - Cleveland selects: Dion Jordan OLB, Oregon.
#4 - Philadelphia selects:Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan.
#5 - Detroit Lions select: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
#6 - Oakland Raiders select: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama.
#7 - St. Louis Rams select: Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida
#8 - Buffalo Bills select Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
#9 - The New York Jets select: Barkevious Mingo, DE LSU
#10 - New England selects Dee Milner, CB, Alabama
#11 -Tampa Bay selects Star Loutulelii, DT, Utah
#12 - Miami Dolphins select Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
#13 - San Diego selects Johnathan Cooper, G, UNC. Carolina OTC
#14 - Carolina Panthers select, Kenny Vaccaro, S, University of Texas
#15 - New Orleans Saints select, Alec Ogletree ILB/OLB Georgia
#16 - Tennessee Titans select: Jarvis Jones OLB UGA
#17 - Steelers select WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
#18 - The New York Jets select: Tavon Austin WR, West Virginia
#19 - New York Giants Selects: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
#20 - Chicago Bears select Manti Te'o Notre Dame ILB
#21 - Cincinnatti Bengals Select: Bjoern Werner, DE, FSU
#22 - The St. Louis Rams select: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
#23 - Vikings select Arthur Brown, ILB Kansas State.
#24 - Indianapolis Colts select Xavier Rhodes, Cornerback, Flordia State
#25 - Dallas selects Sylvester Williams | 6'2 5/8, 313 pounds | Defensive tackle
#26 - Green Bay Packers select: Datone Jones, DT, UCLA. Miami
#27 - Miami Dolphins select Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
#28 - Denver Broncos select Jonathan Banks, CB, Mississippi ST. Arizona OTC.
#29 - Philadelphia Eagles select Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
#30 - Falcons select Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
#31 - 49ers select DJ Hayden CB from Houston
#32 - 2012 SUPERBOWL CHAMPION Ravens select DJ Fluker, OT, Alabama
33 - Jacksonville Jaguars select: Geno Smith, QB/West Virginia
34 - 49ers select Eric Reid S LSU
35 - Arizona Cardinals select: Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
36 - Lions select, Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
37 - Cincinnatti Bengals Select: Keenan Allen, WR, CAL
38 - Cleveland selects Jamar Taylor CB, Boise State
--- Cleveland - forfeited for Josh Gordon Sup. pick in 2012
39 - New York Jets select, Zach Ertz, TE from Stanford
40 - Vikings select DeAndre Hopkins, WR Clemson
41 - Buffalo Bills select Robert Woods, WR, USC
42 - Houston Texans select Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
43 - Tampa Selectes Blihdi Wreh-Wilson CB UCONN
44 - 49ers select Kawann Short DE Purdue
--- New Orleans - forfeited
45 San Diego selects Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
46 - The St. Louis Rams select: Matt Elam, S, Florida
47 - Dallas selects Menelik Watson | 6'5 1/8, 310 pounds | Offensive tackle | Florida State
48 - Steelers select ILB Kevin Minter, LSU
49 - New York Giants Selects: Darius Slay, CB Miss. St.
50 - Bears select G Justin Pugh, Syracuse
51 - Ravens select DJ Swearinger, S, South Carolina
52 - Titans select Margus Hunt DE, SMU
53 - Cincinnatti Bengals Select: Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers
54 - MIAMI picks Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
55 - Green Bay Packers select: Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
59 New England
61 San Francisco
63 Kansas City
73 Green Bay
74 San Francisco
75 New Orleans
76 San Diego
78 St. Louis
81 New York Giants
83 New York Jets
88 Tampa Bay
96 Kansas City