Over the next three months there will be a whole lot of conversation about the draft. I realize there will be numerous FanPosts and FanShots about the topic, but it seems like having a central Draft thread could be useful as well (thanks to Rishi for the suggestion!).
I don't want this to discourage FanPosts and FanShots, and it's entirely possible this will be a useless thread (for which I'll place equal blame on Rischi!). Rather, FanPosts, as always, are more meant to flesh out specific sub-topics in better depth. For example, if you want to go into detailed analysis of 3-4 defensive ends and outside linebackers that's fine. Additionally, I'll obviously have numerous specific threads related to the draft and everything it encompasses (Senior Bowl, Combine, scouting reports, etc.).
When deciding if your thought is worthy of a separate FanPost, just figure out if it's something you can flesh out in a little bit of depth (as opposed to just a few sentences). For example, if you want people to submit their 49ers mock drafts, include your own mock draft. If you are just curious what day the Senior Bowl is (January 24), it might be better in the general thread. I'd say just use your best judgment as to whether a topic is worth posting in a FanPost. And if you really want some clarification, feel free to throw a comment in this thread or email me at email@example.com.
Also, as this thread will involve a million different subtopics, it is essential that people remember to use the Reply function so as not to create confusion. For those who don't know how that works: if you see a comment you want to reply to, just below it on the line with the person's username is a button that says "reply."