TVA’s 2013 Draft Day Challenge & Day One Open Thread


Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 NFL Draft is finally just hours away and The Viking Age has a draft day challenge for you!

We want to test your draft day acumen over the next three days.  Each day we want you to comment on the Open Thread of your projected picks for the Vikings for that day only.  So between now and the draft tonight at 8pm EST, we need your projected picks for the First Round Only.  Following the conclusion of tonight’s draft a new Open Thread will go live for Day Two (Friday) and you will need to post in the comment section for picks for that day.  The same will happen for Day Three (Saturday).  When you post on today’s Open Thread we also need you to answer the tie-breaker question, which will help us announce a true winner should anyone successfully project the entire Vikings 2013 Draft Class.  The tiebreaker question is what specific pick will LSU’s maligned CB Tyrann Mathieu (aka Honey Badger) be taken in the 2013 NFL Draft.

What we don’t need is your full mock draft all before the draft begins tonight unless you want to do it that way.  You will be able to post each day allowing time to re-evaluate the players that have been selected and the teams draft needs.

Hopefully that is not too confusing, but if it is here is a schedule that should help clarify.

TVA’s Vikings Draft Day Challenge Schedule

First Round picks are due by 8pm EST on Day One Open Thread (Thursday, 4/25)  ~ Pick that are due today are #23 overall and #25 overall

Second and Third Round picks are due by 6:30pm EST on the Day Two Open Thread (Friday, 4/26) ~ Picks that are due by 6:30pm on Friday are currently* #52 overall and#83 overall.

Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh round picks are due by 12:00pm(noon) on the Day Three Open Thread (Saturday 4/27) ~ Picks that are due by Noon at Saturday are currently* #102 overall, #120 overall, #155 overall, #189 overall, #213 overall, #214 overall and #229 overall.

Here is what your post should look like each day.

#23 Overall – Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma

#25 Overall – Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State

Tiebreaker – Honey Badger picked with the #107 overall pick

Then, if you have a twitter account, tweet out those picks with the hashtag #TVAmockchallenge and we will retweet your selections to the twitter-universe.  Both Dan (@TheVikingAge) and myself (@DraftVikingDT) will do the best we can to retweet all of your picks.

At the conclusion of the draft we will make a personal announcement on the website and via Twitter of who has earned bragging right for winning the 2013 TVA Draft Day Challenge.

Hopefully you all have fun will have as much fun with the Draft Challenge and the experience in general as we will.  Even if you don’t want to do the posts stay tuned in on The Viking Age Open Thread and the website for Draft Day updates, trades and projections. Remember to keep the comments clean and respectful as always.

I personally will be online interacting throughout the day on the Open Thread as well as Twitter.