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Behind the Steel Curtain 2012 Community Mock Draft -- Select A Team!

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It's time for BTSC's 2012 Community Mock Draft!

If you haven't participated before or could use a refresher about how this is going to go, we're going to mock the 1st round (and just the 1st round) of the coming draft as a community. Each team gets a person, and when it is their turn, they make their pick and put together a write up -- which will be posted here on the front page.

This is finally getting set in motion a bit later than in years past, but I think we've got just enough time to hopefully get this done before the draft.

If you're interested in participating, keep the following in mind (Michael Bean's old guidelines):

1) Only express your interest in participating if you typically visit BTSC every day, or every other day. I say that because it's no fun for me to have to send off a bunch of emails reminding people they are on the clock.

2) Please don't select a team if you'll be taking a week-long vacation sometime in the next month or so. If you travel for business or have a few short trips on the horizon, that's okay. There's no saying exactly when you'll be up, but I can work with you on helping out if we get unlucky and you happen to be away for a few days when it's time for your team to draft.

3) You should ideally select a team that you know something about. If you live in Chicago and have to listen to your best friend go on and on about the Bears, then select them. This isn't possible in every instance, but when possible, pick a team that you know at least a thing or two about.

4) I'm setting aside the Steelers for maryrose. Free game other than that.

Directions on how to pick a team are after the jump:

1) Select the team you'd like to draft for in the comments section. I will do my best to try to cross names off the list as I see them come off the board, but please do your best to also scan the comments section to see what's been selected.

2) Select only one team.

3) Please, please don't do this: 'I'll take the Steelers if they're available, if not, I'll take the Bills.' Select one team after scanning the comments and checking my updated list.

4) If two or more people select a team within a minute of each other, then feel free to select a second team after you've realized that you just missed out.

5) Do note that if you select New England/Cleveland/Cincinnati, you're on the hook for making two picks. If someone else is desperate to participate but saw this too late, maybe we'll see about asking you to donate one of your selections to spread the love. But be prepared to do both.

2012 1st Round Draft Order:

  1. Indianapolis Colts - Neal Coolong
  2. Washington Redskins (via St. Louis) - BlueLoneWolf
  3. Minnesota Vikings - crosby87
  4. Cleveland Browns - _ET_
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - FLsteelhead
  6. St. Louis Rams (via Washington) - Hines4theHall
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Ben Balesverger
  8. Miami Dolphins - MiamiSteelersFan
  9. Carolina Panthers - WolfpackSteelersFan
  10. Buffalo Bills - Cannon36
  11. Kansas City Chiefs - Steel in FL
  12. Seattle Seahawks - Riddlah.
  13. Arizona Cardinals - Steel34D
  14. Dallas Cowboys - Mike Frazer
  15. Philadelphia Eagles - LV Steelers Fan
  16. New York Jets - steelers1963
  17. Cincinnati Bengals (via Oakland) - seton hall and the steelers
  18. San Diego Chargers - BluegrassSteeler
  19. Chicago Bears - Readarmon0
  20. Tennessee Titans - Dcarter
  21. Cincinnati Bengals - seton hall and the steelers
  22. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta) - _ET_
  23. Detroit Lions - JDSpartan
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers - maryrose
  25. Denver Broncos - Ram_india
  26. Houston Texans - jacquavivajr
  27. New England Patriots (via New Orleans) - VinnySteel
  28. Green Bay Packers - barnerburner
  29. Baltimore Ravens - Mr MaLoR
  30. San Francisco 49ers - c63tho
  31. New England Patriots - VinnySteel
  32. New York Giants - Pittsblitz56

If you want to see what we put together last year, go to the main page and look to the left column, where there's a dropdown menu labeled "Sections". Then click on "2011 BTSC Community Mock Draft".

Once all the teams have been selected, I'll post some more instructions about actually making picks, and then this thing will be officially under way!