The 2012 BTB Mock Draft Challenge

Time for some mock draft fun.

Last Sunday was the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft, and a record 65 declared. Today, updated its Big Board of 700+ players. The challenge for you: create a mock draft based on the CBS Big Board.

Post your mock in the comments section, and the BTB community will rec those mocks they like the most. I will feature the top vote-getters and their mocks in a front page post. But you can't just pick whatever players you like. The rules after the break:

Leaderboard Update, 3:00 AM, 1/23:

21 Rec's: TheCowboyWay
12-13 Rec's: Rohpuri, Blue Eyed Devil, Rena, Trueblue122
10-11 Rec's: Birddog26, Creasy 729
8-9 Rec's: Chiacrack, birdness, death of the cool, randyd
6-7 Rec's: Textaz03, ziggy19, Tom Ryle, Lissyyyyy, jack dein
5 Rec's: Tennessee_Jed, Alpha, WB3forMB3, HarrisburgCowboysfan

Please don't be stingy with your rec's for the mocks below. If you like it, rec' it. Please also consider some of the newer mocks towards the end of the thread.

  • We will assume that all draft-eligible players will be available at exactly the spot the CBS Big Board puts them at.
  • Dallas owns the no. 14, 45, 82, 113, 144, 175 and 213 picks. No compensatory picks awarded yet.
  • You pick at your exact spot or anywhere below that (e.g. 14th or anywhere from 15 to 25 or so)
  • You cannot trade down, because it would be too easy to trade to the exact spot your prospect is sitting at.
  • You may however trade up using this handy draft pick value calculator und the draft value chart immediately below it. The value you give up in the trade up must be equal to or greater than the value you receive, e.g. your 14th (1,100 pts) and your 45th (450 pts) picks could get you the 7th pick (1,500 pts).

As you read through the comments section, look for mocks that you like and rec' them (Press the action link at the bottom of the comment box, then press the Rec button next to the star). Remember, the best mocks will be featured on the front page, so put some thought into your mock.


I'll start it off with the following mock draft:

My trades

14+82+175 for Seattle's 12+106+202+208 (1,302.4 for 1,293.6 points)
113+202+205 for Miami's 104 (90 point for 86 points)

1. (12) Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

2. (47) Chase Minnefield, CB, Virginia

4. (104) Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State

4. (106) Aaron Henry, FS, Wisconsin

5. (149) Mike Harris, CB, Florida State

7. (221) Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State

You wouldn't give up a third to move up two spots in the first round? Go ahead and show us your mock. And just for laughs, you can also look up last year's version of this little contest by following this link.

Another user-created commentary provided by a BTB reader.