The week ahead

It’s going to be a busy -- and great -- week.

The festivities will kick off early Monday with our blogger’s mock draft. I will explain my choices (I didn’t get my first choice for all my picks) later Monday. We’ll also have a chat marathon Monday to prepare for the draft. I will chat from 2-3 p.m. ET. More details to come Monday morning.

The NFL schedule will be released Tuesday at 7 p.m ET. I will have immediate analysis of each AFC West team’s schedule.

Then, the real fun starts Thursday evening. I will be covering the draft from Denver. The Broncos will be major power brokers as they have three picks in the first 45 choices. I will cover the entire division’s drafts decisions throughout the draft.

It will be a busy week, indeed. I can’t wait.