The 2014 POD Community Mock Draft is ready to roll. The general manager assignments have been made, and the picks schedule is set. Below you can find the assignments and schedule, and you can also find a rundown of important rules and guidelines for the mock draft. Please read through them carefully, especially if you've participated in this before. (I made a few slight changes to the rules this year.)
- You will receive an email notifying you when you are on the clock. Reply to the email with your pick, along with your write-up (do not attach it in a separate document). The write-up should be 1-2 paragraphs and no more than 200 words, and it should explain the reasoning behind your pick.
- Before sending it, proofread your write-up to make sure it doesn't have any spelling/grammatical errors. No one's perfect, but I don't want to spend a bunch of time correcting mistakes.
- As for when your pick should be made, check out the schedule below to see your deadline. The pick and write-up need to be sent by the date and time in the deadline column. If you miss your deadline, I will be forced to go to an alternate since the next GM won't be able to make his selection until all of the previous picks are in. If one person misses the deadline, it slows down the whole thing.
- On a related note, send in your pick as soon as you decide it. The write-up can wait until the deadline, but the sooner you get your pick in, the sooner I can let the next GM know who is still available.
- Make sure to look at the schedule right now and take note of when your pick is due. If there is a conflict or something like that, let me know as soon as possible so we can get it worked out.
- Due to time restraints, there will be no trades.
- Please do not talk about picks that haven't been posted on the site until they are actually made public. That way we can make sure the reveal of each pick is somewhat exciting. Comments about picks that haven't already been posted will be deleted.
- Perhaps the most important rule of all is to DO RESEARCH. I can't stress this one enough. Don't wait until the last minute to get an idea of what your team's needs are. Check out the SB Nation blog for your team, go to draft websites or whatever; just make sure you do research.
- As far as draft strategy goes, it is really up to you. You can go with the player you think should be picked or you can go with the player you think will actually be picked. Please try to keep it realistic, though.
- Finally, have fun with this and please be efficient with your picks. Like I said, once you make your pick, send it to me right away. You can wait to get me the write-up until the deadline if you want, but the earlier the better for your picks.
Below is the order/schedule of picks. If alternates are needed, I will put up a FanPost to find replacements.
||Deadline for pick (Eastern Time)
|1||Houston Texans||Kudos||Tuesday, April 8, 12 p.m.|
|2||St. Louis Rams (From WAS)||Lead Hunter||Tuesday, April 8, 5 p.m.|
|3||Jacksonville Jaguars||Big.AL||Tuesday, April 8, 10 p.m.|
|4||Cleveland Browns||Bighaircut||Wednesday, April 9, 12 p.m.|
|5||Oakland Raiders||DrewsLions||Wednesday, April 9, 5 p.m.|
|6||Atlanta Falcons||TerribleTyler56||Wednesday, April 9, 10 p.m.|
|7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Dave Marshall||Thursday, April 10, 12 p.m.|
|8||Minnesota Vikings||separateunion||Thursday, April 10, 5 p.m.|
|9||Buffalo Bills||CLF||Thursday, April 10, 10 p.m.|
|10||Detroit Lions||Jeremy Reisman||Friday, April 11, 12 p.m.|
|11||Tennessee Titans||detroit_fan||Friday, April 11, 5 p.m.|
|12||New York Giants||StaffordSuperBowlMVP||Friday, April 11, 10 p.m.|
|13||St. Louis Rams||Lead Hunter||Saturday, April 12, 12 p.m.|
|14||Chicago Bears||DLions4Eva||Saturday, April 12, 5 p.m.|
|15||Pittsburgh Steelers||ncbur10||Saturday, April 12, 10 p.m.|
|16||Dallas Cowboys||sgdbw90||Sunday, April 13, 12 p.m.|
|17||Baltimore Ravens||scottishlionsfan||Sunday, April 13, 5 p.m.|
|18||New York Jets||JWurm||Sunday, April 13, 10 p.m.|
|19||Miami Dolphins||Nate D.||Monday, April 14, 12 p.m.|
|20||Arizona Cardinals||Reno09||Monday, April 14, 5 p.m.|
|21||Green Bay Packers||Jettero2112||Monday, April 14, 10 p.m.|
|22||Philadelphia Eagles||n4ry4||Tuesday, April 15, 12 p.m.|
|23||Kansas City Chiefs||Jack H||Tuesday, April 15, 5 p.m.|
|24||Cincinnati Bengals||juhsayngul||Tuesday, April 15, 10 p.m.|
|25||San Diego Chargers||David Tokarz||Wednesday, April 16, 12 p.m.|
|26||Cleveland Browns (From IND)||Bighaircut||Wednesday, April 16, 5 p.m.|
|27||New Orleans Saints||JustWinginit||Wednesday, April 16, 10 p.m.|
|28||Carolina Panthers||SUHPERHERO||Thursday, April 17, 12 p.m.|
|29||New England Patriots||tjwGOblue||Thursday, April 17, 5 p.m.|
|30||San Francisco 49ers||JCruize||Thursday, April 17, 10 p.m.|
|31||Denver Broncos||JayLaw||Friday, April 18, 12 p.m.|
|32||Seattle Seahawks||seabeeruss||Friday, April 18, 5 p.m.|
||Deadline for pick (Eastern Time)|
|33||Houston Texans||Kudos||Friday, April 18, 10 p.m.|
|34||Washington Redskins||Jefjil||Saturday, April 19, 12 p.m.|
|35||Cleveland Browns||Bighaircut||Saturday, April 19, 5 p.m.|
|36||Oakland Raiders||DrewsLions||Saturday, April 19, 10 p.m.|
|37||Atlanta Falcons||TerribleTyler56||Sunday, April 20, 12 p.m.|
|38||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Dave Marshall||Sunday, April 20, 5 p.m.|
|39||Jacksonville Jaguars||Big.AL||Sunday, April 20, 10 p.m.|
|40||Minnesota Vikings||separateunion||Monday, April 21, 12 p.m.|
|41||Buffalo Bills||CLF||Monday, April 21, 5 p.m.|
|42||Tennessee Titans||detroit_fan||Monday, April 21, 10 p.m.|
|43||New York Giants||StaffordSuperBowlMVP||Tuesday, April 22, 12 p.m.|
|44||St. Louis Rams||Lead Hunter||Tuesday, April 22, 5 p.m.|
|45||Detroit Lions||Jeremy Reisman||Tuesday, April 22, 10 p.m.|
|46||Pittsburgh Steelers||ncbur10||Wednesday, April 23, 12 p.m.|
|47||Dallas Cowboys||sgdbw90||Wednesday, April 23, 5 p.m.|
|48||Baltimore Ravens||scottishlionsfan||Wednesday, April 23, 10 p.m.|
|49||New York Jets||JWurm||Thursday, April 24, 12 p.m.|
|50||Miami Dolphins||Nate D.||Thursday, April 24, 5 p.m.|
|51||Chicago Bears||DLions4Eva||Thursday, April 24, 10 p.m.|
|52||Arizona Cardinals||Reno09||Friday, April 25, 12 p.m.|
|53||Green Bay Packers||Jettero2112||Friday, April 25, 5 p.m.|
|54||Philadelphia Eagles||n4ry4||Friday, April 25, 10 p.m.|
|55||Cincinnati Bengals||juhsayngul||Saturday, April 26, 12 p.m.|
|56||San Francisco 49ers (From KC)||JCruize||Saturday, April 26, 5 p.m.|
|57||San Diego Chargers||David Tokarz||Saturday, April 26, 10 p.m.|
|58||New Orleans Saints||JustWinginit||Sunday, April 27, 12 p.m.|
||Indianapolis Colts||jerrydlux||Sunday, April 27, 5 p.m.|
|60||Carolina Panthers||SUHPERHERO||Sunday, April 27, 10 p.m.|
|61||San Francisco 49ers||JCruize||Monday, April 28, 12 p.m.|
|62||New England Patriots||tjwGOblue||Monday, April 28, 5 p.m.|
|63||Denver Broncos||JayLaw||Monday, April 28, 10 p.m.|
|64||Seattle Seahawks||seabeeruss||Tuesday, April 29, 12 p.m.|