The 2011 NFL draft is finally here, and will officially kick off when the Carolina Panthers are on the clock at 8 p.m. ET.
That means all those wonderful mocks everyone has been cranking out will start to be null and void, and trades and smoke screens will completely shake some NFL fan bases to their cores.
You can watch it all live on ESPN (I know I will) or the NFL Network, but if you want a more personalized and engaging experience, come join us at NFLSoup.com as we track each player selection LIVE in our 2011 NFL Draft Tracker.
We're taking it another notch up too. Our top three writers are joining us for Day 1 of the 2011 NFL draft to chat with you about the draft and everything else NFL-related. Come on over before the draft to get things rolling. Feel free to stick around after the draft is over for discussion and thoughts about the first round of the draft.