For the fourth(!) consecutive year, I'll be organizing the Community Mock, giving our readers the chance to make a first-round pick for an NFL team. The process is simple, volunteer to be the GM of any of the 31 available teams and if selected, you will be required to draft a player based on team needs and availability.
Why only 31? We are going to take nominations for the Dallas Cowboys GM!
The user that gets the most votes will have the honor of making the selection on behalf of America's Team. In our first year Archie Barberio (who later graced the front page for two years) had the honors, then in 2012, resident scout Birddog26 made the pick. Last year, another former FPW, Kegbearer had the honors.
Who will it be this year?
Last year, was our first of assigning GMs to teams via a weighted lottery. Stake your claim to one team, and one team only. I will randomly select one user from each team to be that franchise's GM. The lottery is weighted; those that sign up first have a better chance of winning the role.
YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!
Feel free to write it out like: "JoeBlow at gmail dot com" if you have concerns about spam and the like. I just need to have a way to contact you to let you know your pick is coming up.
Now, I know this sounds like a lot of fun, but please... if you aren't going to be active and stay engaged, don't volunteer. It is a headache and a half trying to track down GMs so that other team's aren't held up.
You will be required to provide AT LEAST the basic information for the draft pick, although it would be nice if you also gave a blurb about why you made the selection. If you don't provide your pick by the date assigned, your pick will be made for you so we can keep things going. Since we are short on time, with 46 days left and 32 picks, we're going back to back. I recommend having a draft board a couple players deep so as soon as you're on the clock you have a good idea where you are going.
So stake claim to your team now. Once the lottery is run I will post a thread announcing the GMs as well as all of the team needs so you can get to studying. The first pick of the Community Mock will be March 25th.
Don't forget to nominate your BTB bretheren for the right to make the Cowboys pick!
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Here's a sample of a community mock thread from a previous year. The actual selection and the "Why The Pick" section are what you'll need to worry about. I'll complete the rest. This was a lot of fun the last three years. I can't wait to see what you can come up with after some free agency action.