2012 BRB Mock Draft--Community Members As GMs

Because we're apparently gluttons for punishment, we're going to do a second mock draft here on BRB. BFD will handle running the community poll draft, while MDC and I will joint venture the user-as-GM model. It'll be a regular mockstravaganza. The gory details and rules are waiting for you just beyond the jump.

The rules to the 2012 BRB Mock Draft:

1. Your Houston Texans are not eligible for the purpose of this exercise. We'll poll the BRB staff for that pick, and one of us will provide the write-up.

2. If you want to throw your hat into the ring to act as GM for the purpose of a team in this mock draft, you can do so via the Comments in a post that will publish promptly at 9 a.m. CDT tomorrow morning. Any attempts to claim a team in the Comments to any other post will not be honored. It'll be first come/first serve tomorrow.

3. If more than one person says he or she wants to act as GM for a given squad, those folks can form a front office that in turn puts their heads together about who to pick.

4. In addition to making the pick, the fake GM or the fake front office will be responsible for simultaneously submitting a short write-up explaining why the pick was who it was. Something like this is what we're envisioning, though it doesn't necessarily have to be that detailed. We just want a good explanation for why you're doing what you're doing.

5. There will be a clock/deadline to keep things moving, so you'll need to get your pick in on time. If a team doesn't get its pick in on time, a poll will go up, and the BRB community will make the pick.

6. At this point, we're thinking two picks will be published per weekday, at approximately 10 a.m. CDT and 4 p.m. CDT. The pick that will be published at 10 a.m. CDT will be due to MDC and I via e-mail by 7 p.m. the previous night. The pick that will be published at 4 p.m. CDT will be due to MDC and I via e-mail by 12 p.m. CDT.

7. Trades are allowed, but they will not affect the timetable for submitting picks. In other words, if Indianapolis' pseudo-GM strikes a trade for the first overall pick, the team acquiring that first overall pick is still responsible for submitting that pick before Indianapolis' original deadline expires.

8. While trades are permitted, be reasonable. No one on earth would acquire Dan Orlovsky for the eighth overall pick. Moreover, this is a one-round mock draft, so it's not like you'll get to display your brilliance by utilizing all those second and third round picks you acquired for your first-rounder.

9. We'd like to start the draft on Monday, March 26th, with the Colts' first pick being published at 10 a.m. that morning.

For the sake of completeness, below you'll find the current order of the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

1. Indianapolis Colts
2. Washington Redskins (from St. Louis)
3. Minnesota Vikings
4. Cleveland Browns
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Miami Dolphins
9. Carolina Panthers
10. Buffalo Bills
11. Kansas City Chiefs
12. Seattle Seahawks
13. Arizona Cardinals
14. Dallas Cowboys
15. Philadelphia Eagles
16. New York Jets
17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland)
18. San Diego Chargers
19. Chicago Bears
20. Tennessee Titans
21. Cincinnati Bengals
22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta)
23. Detroit Lions
24. Pittsburgh Steelers
25. Denver Broncos
26. Houston Texans
27. New England Patriots (from New Orleans)
28. Green Bay Packers
29. Baltimore Ravens
30. San Francisco 49ers
31. New England Patriots
32. New York Giants

Note that this means no one should call dibs on the Raiders, Falcons, or Saints in tomorrow's post; they don't have first-round draft picks this year.

I'm sure I've forgotten something, so fire off any questions in the Comments below. Remember to stake your claim to a team in the post that goes up at 9 a.m. CDT tomorrow.

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