Normally, the Pride Of Detroit Community Mock Draft would already be rolling at this time of year. With the actual draft being pushed back to May, however, we decided to push back our annual event where readers serve as NFL general managers. With April here, though, it's now time to kick off the 2014 POD Community Mock Draft.
What is the POD Community Mock Draft?
It's an annual mock draft that is based on picks from Pride Of Detroit readers. It spans the first two rounds of the actual draft order, and each pick is given an individual post for discussion and feedback.
What are the rules for the POD Community Mock Draft?
We'll get a bit more into this once readers are assigned to teams, but here are four important things to keep in mind:
- The Detroit Lions will be represented by Jeremy Reisman, so they already have a GM.
- Teams will primarily be assigned based on how active you are on the site and how long you have been around, so it's not a race to sign up first or anything like that. Newer users will still be considered, but I want to make sure regulars of the site get to participate.
- Only sign up if you will be able to write a coherent paragraph explaining your pick(s). Each pick gets a separate post with a write-up from the GM, so it's important to be able to put something together with limited spelling and grammatical errors.
- Make sure you can stick to the schedule that will be posted in the coming days. You will be replaced if you can't get your pick(s) in on time.
How do I sign up?
It's pretty simple. Fill out the form below with your username, email (picks will be conducted via email) and top three desired teams. After you do that, leave a comment on this post saying that you signed up. It's vital that you fill out the form and leave a comment so I can verify who signed up. If you don't follow these directions, you will not be considered for a spot.
The 2014 POD Community Mock Draft will take place in the coming weeks as we get ready for the actual draft (May 8-10). Sign-ups will be open for a couple days, and I will announce the pairings and pick schedule at a later date, so keep an eye out for that.
If you have any questions, let me know in the comments.