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SITE NEWS: 2013 BRB Mock Draft

Battle Red Blog is about to start its 2013 NFL Mock Draft. Read on to see how you can be a part of it and live out all your general managing dreams.

I'm waiting to hear back from Roger about whether he'll announce each pick of the 2013 BRB Mock Draft.
I'm waiting to hear back from Roger about whether he'll announce each pick of the 2013 BRB Mock Draft.
Al Bello

Last year, we had two mock drafts run here at BRB simultaneously--one was a poll draft, and the other a designated-user-as-GM draft. We thought we were making everyone happy by doing both. Sadly, it was a disaster. Two drafts, going on at the same time, with different picks for each was way too much. We will not be making that mistake again.

This year, we're doing a single mock draft. It will be in the user-as-GM style. In other words, one or more community members will be responsible for a specific team. Here's an example of what I'm talking about. How do we determine which community member gets to represent a given team? Simple--you call dibs on said team before anyone else does in a separate post that will publish at 9 a.m. CDT tomorrow. That rule, and others, for the 2013 BRB Mock Draft are

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 a team in this mock draft, you should 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 (including this one) will not be honored. It'll be first come/first serve tomorrow, so if you want in on this, be ready to stake your claim as soon as the aforementioned post publishes at 9 a.m. CDT.

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 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 me 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 me 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 Kansas City's 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 Kansas City's original deadline to submit the pick expires.

8. While trades are permitted, be reasonable. No one on earth would acquire Lawrence Vickers for the fifth 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 Thursday, March 28th, with the Chiefs' first pick being published at 10 a.m. CDT that morning. That means the Chiefs' pick would be due to me via e-mail no later than 7 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, March 27th.

For the sake of completeness, here's the current order of the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft:

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

Note that this means no one should call dibs on the Seahawks or Redskins in tomorrow's post; they don't have a first-round draft pick right now, thanks to the Percy Harvin and RGIII trades, respectively.

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.