And the Lord said, "Let there be a kick-ass logo!"
Fairly soon, actual flesh-and-blood NFL owners with actual pocketbooks will be participating in an actual draft. Between now and then, however, all the NFL bloggers on this network will be participating in the first-ever Sports Blog Nation NFL Mock Draft.
We are your hosts, Field Gulls, the Seattle Seahawks blog of the SB Nation. We don't have a first-round draft pick this year, so we're hosting this thing, but not booking your hotel rooms. You're on your own there. Hot towels and antacids are a possibility. But no hotel rooms.
The draft will be in order of the real NFL Draft, with the Oakland Raiders picking first. After one team submits their pick to us, the next team will be, as they say, "on the clock." But since this mock draft will last around 30 days, that "clock" time will be longer than the real draft. So it's a big clock. Maybe bigger than one of those Flavor Flav deals. I don't know. Do I look like a tape measure?
We'll be keeping track of the draft results throughout the month (I expect with some sort of HTML table), and hopefully the bloggers will go into a little detail about their picks. In the comment sections for each pick, you're free to have debates, arguments, bloodfeuds, recipe-swapping, or some quality time with fingerpaints if you want.
The first pick is coming your way soon -- and watch this space for the next few weeks! Did I mention we had a logo? Did you see that thing? Jeez!
And, with that, Oakland -- you are officially on the clock.
Welcome aboard. Thank you for choosing Field Gulls. Please drive forward.
4. Tampa Bay
11. San Francisco
13. St. Louis
16. Green Bay
20. NY Giants
23. Kansas City
24. New England (from Seattle)
25. NY Jets
27. New Orleans
28. New England
30. San Diego