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SB Nation Mock Draft by Vote (a proposal)

I just wanted to throw out an idea for an SB Nation collective mock draft by vote. 

I'm a regular at Blogging the Boys, and I enjoy the draft coverage at MtD and the interaction between the sites that is the benefit of being part of a bigger blog network, and the mock draft that MtD is doing now with the lead bloggers picking for their teams and giving their reasons.

So I had the idea, why not do a mock draft where the members of each team blog vote on who they want to draft in their spot? Let the collective voice of each fan base select who they want their team to take. (Fans from other teams' blogs could vote, too, but that would likely be not a hugely significant number compared to the regular fans/readers of that team blog.)

Logistics... the simplest way to do this would be for each team to have one day 'on the clock' to put up a poll and let their members vote on their pick. Unfortunately, there's 32 days to the draft as of tomorrow, so I should have proposed this idea earlier! It would take getting all the blogs to agree to it, and planning and coordinating and promoting it, so maybe each team could have 12 hours on the clock, and it would take place over 16 days leading up to the draft.

Each blog would announce ahead of time that we're all participating in this mock, and then maybe post some reminders as the time approaches to encourage members to come vote during that window of time when their team is on the clock. 

The poll posted on each successive blog would consist of maybe the next 10 available players from a consensus board, along with maybe a "none of the above" or "trade down" options (with more time, there's actually a way trading could be incorporated into the process). Fans could of course argue and lobby and try to convince each other who to vote for, and discuss their reasons endlessly.

When time is up, the pick would be announced across all the blogs (with a link to a main MtD post to encourage discussion among the fans of diff teams) and the next team would be on the clock.

To me, it seems like a fun exercise. Let the collective wisdom of the teams' fan bases pick who they want in this draft, and see where things fall. SB Nation and MtD are in a pretty unique position to be able to pull this off, so I thought I'd just throw it out and see if anyone else thinks it's a good idea. (And btw pardon me if someone has already proposed it.)

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