Wednesday, February 27, 2008

2008 - Brickinthebox Mock-Draft - Intro

I know, I know, It’s been a bit slow here at brickinthebox over the last few weeks, but there is a good excuse. We have been gearing up for the NFL draft. Over the last few days we entrenched ourselves at a bar in Indianapolis across the street from the RCA dome. While there we cornered representatives from all 32 teams in an effort to gain some insight as to whom they would be selecting in the draft in order to make ours the most insightful mock draft in NFL history.

Over the next couple weeks we will be transcribing our secret tapes of these conversations. You may not want to read these if you are worried about having the draft spoiled for you. We found that most of these NFL types were all to willing to reveal their secrets to what appeared to be a drunk fan sitting next to them at the bar or inviting them over to their table for a free lunch.

Before we start transcribing the tapes, we would like to thank a couple people for making this possible.

1st, our boss. We had to skip work for a couple days in order to get to Indy and make this historic mock draft. We would like to thank him for not even noticing that we weren’t in the office. Remarkably when we returned on Wednesday we were complimented for how much more productive we had been the last couple of days. Yep, we are more productive when we aren’t at work, that’s the sign of a great job.

2nd, the Cleveland browns. We weren’t even looking to talk to the Browns, as they don’t have a 1st round pick in this draft. However, as you will find out in the next couple days, they were instrumental in our effort to get access to the upper echelon of the NFL. This will most likely the 1st and last time that the Browns are instrumental in anything.

And finally, we would like to send out a special thank you to Matt Walsh, former Patriots employee. Without his help we would not have had the 1st clue about how to set up the secret taping equipment needed to discretely monitor the conversations going on in the bar. Both those that we were directly a part of, and those going on around us. As we have been listening to the tapes the last couple days, we have found some great information that we didn’t even notice while we were there in person.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Starting tomorrow I will be posting my findings for 1 team per day (sorry I won't be posting these on weekends, unless I change my mind) at least until my employer shuts down my internet privilages.

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