The BGN Community Mock Draft is coming back! After a very successful run last year, we're doing it again this year. The start of the actual 2015 NFL Draft on April 30th is just around the corner, so we're ready to get this thing started very soon. Please make sure to check out the rules below.
In 2014, BGN member sports00fan00 finished as champion with a steep 87.5% community approval. In honor of his great accomplishment, sports00fan00 will own the rightful claim to pick No. 20 for the Eagles this year. Who will be the winner in 2015? It's anyone's guess, but you have to play to win so get those keyboards ready.
Also: since BGN member SleepingDuck finished with the only correct pick in last year's mock (Khalil Mack to the Oakland Raiders at No. 5), I promised him the rights to any non-Eagles pick. He informed me he will be taking the San Francisco 49ers' pick at No. 15. This means that a total of 30 spots are still up for grabs.
REMINDER: Picking teams doesn't start until THURSDAY April 2nd at 1:00 PM EST. This is just a "HEADS UP" post to give everyone a fair shot at getting their team of choice.
READ THE RULES
Just like in the past, this year's process will start at a specific time: Thursday, April 2nd at 1:00 PM EST, to be exact. If you want to be assigned to a pick, just comment in the post that will appear on the front page at that time. Make sure to include TWO things:
1) The team you want
2) The email address where I can reach you immediately after you claim your pick
TO REPEAT: ONCE YOUR PICK IS CLAIMED AND CONFIRMED by me in tomorrow's chart, I will contact you at whatever email address you give me. Mine is PE-BGN(at)mail(dot)com. Please keep checking your email so that we can get the process moving. If you do not receive an email from me after I have confirmed your pick, please contact me ASAP.
Teams will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. HOWEVER, you must have at least 300 comments or have been a member of BGN since January 1st, 2015 in order to participate. (Exceptions can be made as BGN staff sees necessary.)
There are only 30 slots open this year, so if you want a pick, don't wait around! You can only pick one team/selection.
The first two selections will be posted to the front page on Monday, April 6th. If you have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans, be ready to e-mail me your picks ASAP. My e-mail is PE-BGN (at)mail(dot)com.
Everyone's pick will be due to me at least TWO DAYS before the pick is published on BGN's front page. The exact schedule for when picks are due can be seen in the list at the bottom of this post.
Two picks will be posted every business day (Monday through Friday, no weekends) until we reach the end of our mock draft, which, conveniently enough, should coincide with the beginning of draft week.
Standard fanpost etiquette applies - meaning please make your pick explanations at least 150 words long and try to use big boy sentences. Punctuation is also appreciated.
If you want some examples of how the picks went down in previous years, click [here] and [here] and [here] and [here].
The winner of the mock (and the recipient of next year's Eagles pick) will be determined by a community approval rating poll placed on each article. Don't forget to vote!
No trades - sorry, guys.
Keep an eye out for the selection post TOMORROW (Thursday, April 2nd, 1 PM EST). Best of luck to everyone! Let's have fun.
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (April 6)
2. Tennessee Titans (April 6)
3. Jacksonville Jaguars (April 7)
4. Oakland Raiders (April 7)
5. Washington (April 8)
6. New York Jets (April 8)
7. Chicago Bears (April 9)
8. Atlanta Falcons (April 9)
9. New York Giants (April 10)
10. St. Louis Rams (April 10)
11. Minnesota Vikings (April 13)
12. Cleveland Browns (April 13)
13. New Orleans Saints (April 14)
14. Miami Dolphins (April 14)
15. San Francisco 49ers (April 15)
16. Houston Texans (April 15)
17. San Diego Chargers (April 16)
18. Kansas City Chiefs (April 16)
19. Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo) (April 17)
20. Philadelphia Eagles (April 17)
21. Cincinnati Bengals (April 20)
22. Pittsburgh Steelers (April 20)
23. Detroit Lions (April 21)
24. Arizona Cardinals (April 21)
25. Carolina Panthers (April 22)
26. Baltimore Ravens (April 22)
27. Dallas Cowboys (April 23)
28. Denver Broncos (April 23)
29. Indianapolis Colts (April 24)
30. Green Bay Packers (April 24)
31. New Orleans Saints (April 27)
32. New England Patriots (April 27)