It's less than twenty four hours until the start of this shindig we call the NFL Draft. There's been a lot of interest in the draft in the months leading up to the event, and I don't think I'd be going out on a limb if I said we'll have a lot of traffic and topics to discuss this weekend as the draft occurs. But to maintain some sort of order this weekend, we're going to put a few NFL Draft rules in place.

1) Live draft discussion will be restricted to two places: (1) the ClanRam Chat Room and (2) a moderator-started topic in the Draft/FA forum for live discussion. What does that mean? That means if you're watching or listening to the draft and want to talk about what's going on as it happens, come to the chat room or post/respond in that thread. Do not start a new thread to announce that Washington has indeed traded up to take a quarterback, or that Cleveland is trading down, or whatever the case may be. Creating new threads for draft discussion already taking place in two other places serves no real purpose other than pushing other threads down and separating discussion. New threads will be allowed again during the break between draft days.

2) For each selection made by the Rams, a moderator will start a new thread announcing the selection in the Rams Talk forum. Once a moderator has started a thread announcing a Rams pick, discussion can take place in that thread regarding the player selected. This is to centralize all discussion on the prospect that has been selected, so we don't have 6-8 threads all talking about the same thing. Sort of the same deal as rule #1; we don't want the forum to get overcrowded with repetitive topics already being discussed somewhere.

3) Be on your best behavior in the chat room. That means if the Rams draft someone you didn't want them to select, don't overreact. Don't curse like a sailor. Don't talk about how this draft will rank as one of the worst for the team. Youíre free to express concern, but do it in a mature fashion. Chicken littles will be monitored and dealt with accordingly. If you and another person disagree about what the Rams should have done or about a particular prospect, be civil about it. Agree to disagree if you have to. This is going to be a busy day for everyone, and it doesn't need to be complicated by immaturity. This will be strictly enforced. You will receive one warning, and if the behavior continues, you can vent your draft anger somewhere else because youíll be taking a break from the board.


Pretty simple procedures, so letís go Rams and enjoy a great draft weekend!