Draft Order and Procedure. The draft order was randomly determined using excel and will proceed like a snake draft. From Monday to Friday, each person will have a six hour window to make their pick (starting at the time of the pick before you). On Saturday and Sunday, the window will be 12 hours. Every night, the clock will stop from 12 to 8AM EST. For example, if on Tuesday night the last pick is made at 9PM EST, then three hours of the window will elapse that night and the player will have until 11AM EST the next day to make a selection. Those people with wraparound picks only get one window, not double time. Every time you make a pick, you should PM the next person in the draft order to inform them that they are up. If you have any doubt about your ability to make a pick within your window of time, it is recommended that you use a proxy by PMing your pick (or top couple choices) to somebody who can post in your place.
Those at the top of the draft (SoxFan58, BSJ, etc) can start picking players as soon as this thread is posted. However, given that some people might not be paying attention yet, we won't start the clock on anybody until next Monday at 9AM EST.
5. Super Nomario
9. Scoops Bolling
14. Morgan's Magic Snowplow
22. Was (Not Wasdin)
(If its any consolation sleepyjose, MarcSullivaFan had 32 and drafted Aaron Rodgers last time!)
Player Eligibility. The player pool consists of active NFL players as well as college players that are officially draft-eligible: ie, you can pick Luke Joeckel, you cannot pick Jadeveon Clowney.
Rosters. We'll use the same official roster spots as the last draft, as that's how Sumner's draft software is set up, with a couple informal tweaks.
Offense: QB, RB, RB, FB, TE, WR, WR, WR, LT, LG, C, RG, RT.
Defense: DE, DE, DT/NT, DT/NT, ILB, ILB, OLB, OLB, CB, CB, CB, S, S.
Special Teams: K, P.
1. The FB slot on offense should be considered an offensive skill position utility player - you can fill this position with RB, WR, TE, or FB.
2. If you are running a 3-4 base, then your second DT/NT slot should be considered a front seven utility player. Fill that slot with whatever depth you think is most useful.
3. If you are running a 4-3 base, then your second ILB slot should be considered a front seven utility player. Fill that slot with whatever depth you think is most useful.
4. The third CB slot is really a nickelback and can be filled by any DB, whether a corner or safety.
Playing guys wildly out of position is frowned upon and you should be able to make a reasonable argument for why it makes sense. If you're clearly
fucking around and/or trying to bend the rules, then your team will be taken away.
Team Names. When you make your first pick, you should also claim a team name (one of the NFL teams) and a city (any city in the world) of your choice. I'll add those to the draft spreadsheet eventually. A few people have already mentioned teams they want at the end of the other thread, so check there first and/or hash it out with them.
Pick Format. When you make a pick, declare the player and position in bold type near the top of your post. Follow that with a few comments about why you're picking that player, preferably along with a picture or video. For example, one of the more regrettable picks (and unforgettable pictures) from the last thread:
I was absolutely torn between three guys: Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald and this guy. Even torn to the point where I asked my co-workers... and they couldn't decide either. But in the end, I'm seeing how many people are taking QBs, so with the tenth overall pick, the Needle Colts select...
QB Carson Palmer
Even aside from his obvious weiner eating skills, Palmer's been a stud all of his career. Sure, his arm has been anchored by guys like Houshmanzada (well, had been) and Chad Ochocinco (yes, that's now his listed name on his NFL contract), but he's also been held down by the, well, stellar incarceration rate of the Bungles. Check out these stats:
88.9 career passer rating
3 seasons with 25+ TDs and 3800+ yards
63.7 career completion percentage
...and most of those percentage stats are held down by a horrible, injury-ridden season last year. And a decline? Look at how the Bengals have done recently! Stick him with a fresh new team and he'll do fine. The guy's not even 30 yet.
Edited by Morgan's Magic Snowplow, 08 February 2013 - 10:11 AM.