The BGN Community Mock Draft is back! After a very successful run over the past few years, we're doing it again this offseason. The start of the actual 2017 NFL Draft on April 27 is just around the corner, so we're ready to begin VERY soon. Please make sure to check out the rules below.
In 2016, BGN member ablesser88 finished as champion with a 91% community approval for selecting Laremy Tunsil at No. 1. In honor of his great accomplishment, ablesser88 will own the rightful claim to pick No. 14 for the Eagles this year. BGN user drc242 missed out on first place by a 0.23% difference so I’m giving him the preference of any non-Eagles pick. He told me he wants the Titans’ pick (from the Browns) at No. 5.
Who will be the winner in 2017? It's anyone's guess, but you have to play to win so get those keyboards ready. There are only 30 spots up for grabs.
REMINDER: Picking teams doesn't start until FRIDAY, March 31 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. 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: Friday, March 31 at 1:00 PM ET, 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 the pick claiming is done
TO REPEAT: ONCE YOUR PICK IS CLAIMED AND CONFIRMED by me in the official chart, I will contact you at the email address you provide. 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 in the chart (give me like an hour or so), 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, 2017 in order to participate. (Note: this is a loose guideline more than a hard rule. Exceptions will 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 3. If you have the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers, be ready to email me your picks ASAP. Again: 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] 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 (Friday, March 31st, 1:00 PM ET). Best of luck to everyone! Let's have fun. Here's when picks will publish:
1) Cleveland Browns: April 3
2) San Francisco 49ers: April 3
3) Chicago Bears: April 4
4) Jacksonville Jaguars: April 4
5) Tennessee Titans: April 5
6) New York Jets: April 5
7) Los Angeles Chargers: April 6
8) Carolina Panthers: April 6
9) Cincinnati Bengals: April 7
10) Buffalo Bills: April 7
11) New Orleans Saints: April 10
12) Cleveland Browns: April 10
13) Arizona Cardinals: April 11
14) Philadelphia Eagles: April 11
15) Indianapolis Colts: April 12
16) Baltimore Ravens: April 12
17) Washington Redskins: April 13
18) Tennessee Titans: April 13
19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: April 14
20) Denver Broncos: April 14
21) Detroit Lions: April 17
22) Miami Dolphins: April 17
23) New York Giants: April 18
24) Oakland Raiders: April 18
25) Houston Texans: April 19
26) Seattle Seahawks: April 19
27) Kansas City Chiefs: April 20
28) Dallas Cowboys: April 20
29) Green Bay Packers: April 21
30) Pittsburgh Steelers: April 21
31) Atlanta Falcons: April 24
32) New Orleans Saints: April 24
NOTE: The Browns, Titans, and Saints each have two first round picks. Please specify which pick you want when selecting them. (For example: Browns pick No. 12)