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NFL Nation mock draft begins at noon CT

In general, I'm not a big fan of mock drafts, but this one is sure to be a lot of fun.

Thirty-two NFL reporters at ESPN.com, including me, are playing general manager for the teams we cover. Our draft begins at noon central, and I'm on the clock already.

Much like the Texans, I want to trade the first pick. So I've been working the phones to see how much I can get from whom. And like Rick Smith, I know who I'll take with the top pick if I stay there. And I'm perfectly happy doing that if none of my fellow "general managers" steps up with the right offer.

Of course, some of them are taking a big risk that I'll take the guy they want.

Join us then and chat along as we make our picks.

In the meantime, I'm off to the Texans' first minicamp practice under head coach Bill O'Brien.