Brian Galliford, head blogger over at BuffaloRumblings, Matt Miller from Mocking The Draft and Owner of New Era Scouting, as well as yours truly have joined together to provide SBN NFL blog fans as well as NFL Draft fans - with the most interactive and informative mock draft we can possibly offer. (So if you're visiting this morning from another excellent SBN NFL blog, be sure to create an account here to make comments on each pick!)
Here's how this works - each NFL blog community of SB Nation (plus a few guests) will be playing decision-maker for the NFL team that they cover. Each "GM" will make their team's selection, back up the selection with analysis, and then Matt Miller will take it from there with analysis of the player and pick. We sincerely believe that you won't find a more insightful and accurate mock draft anywhere else leading up to draft day.
* 3 picks per day. We plan on posting three picks per day here, so be sure to lock your browsers in to Mocking the Draft and check back morning, early afternoon and evening!
* No Trades. Last year, we included trades in our mock draft, which made for entertaining discussion but also caused delays. We're eliminating trades this year in the hopes of getting you picks as quickly as possible, so feel free to offer trade suggestions in the comments section.
* Two Rounds. We went three rounds last year, and time was short when we wrapped up. This year, we will go two rounds - but if we find that there's extra time, we may decide to try to squeeze out that third round. Stay tuned for an update on that situation.
* Partnerships. Partnering with New Era Scouting, each pick will be chock-full of player analysis; we're really excited to have Matt's input on each and every pick this year for that reason. We also have a second partnership in the works that we'll announce over the next couple of days.
The first 11 picks are in --
#1 Miami Dolphins - DE Chris Long
#2 St. Louis Rams - DE Vernon Gholston
#3 Atlanta Falcons - OT Jake Long
#4 Oakland Raiders - RB Darren McFadden
#5 Kansas City Chiefs - DT Sedrick Ellis
#6 New York Jets - DT Glenn Dorsey
#7 New England Patriots - CB Leodis McKelvin
#8 Baltimore Ravens - QB Matt Ryan
#9 Cincinnati Bengals - LB Keith Rivers
#10 New Orleans Saints - CB Dominique Rogers-Cromartie
#11 Buffalo Bills - WR Malcolm Kelly
The Broncos are on the clock! Start bringing some suggestions on what we should do. The pick will be revealed tomorrow at 10AM(est)!