It is almost here!  Almost!  Can you feel it?

The single most anticipated event of the offseason is less than two weeks away and we have some big plans for our readers.  Vikings Territory has designs on making this site the place to be during the 2012 NFL Draft, and the features that will make it so are now being unveiled.

Here is what we have lined up so far:

NFL Draft Live Chat

We plan to bring you the latest news, rumors, and analysis during every single moment of the 2012 NFL Draft.  Myself, Brett Anderson, all-star VT reader Malte, and The Viking Den founder Gil Alcaraz IV will man the live chat each day to ensure everything runs smoothly and is the best Draft experience on the web.

To sign up for an automatic email reminder for the event, and to get a tip on how to ensure your live chat experience is the very best it can possibly be, then click here to check out our new page.  Make sure to add that page to your favorites list.

VT Big Board

Using a unique blend of expert opinions from around the web, as well as our own rankings, we have stacked nearly 400 prospects in our Vikings Territory Big Board.  Brett will be working up a sweat to ensure the Big Board is updated quickly and accurately so that you will know who has been selected by which teams and who is still available as the Draft progresses.

The Big Board is hand tailored to highlight the best players available, but also with a slant towards the roster needs of the Minnesota Vikings.

Check out our Big Board by clicking right here, and be sure to let us know what you think of the rankings!

Updated Draft Order

The Draft Order has been set for a while now, but once the trades start to fly then keeping track of who has what picks can be increasingly difficult.  We will do our best to update this Draft Order, which you can see by clicking here, as information becomes available during Draft Weekend.

There will be no need to go to another site if you want to keep it simple!

Trade Value Charts

There are a number of opinions on the relevance of various NFL Draft Trade Charts.  However, most fans want to reference these quickly and easily on Draft Day.

We have included two of the most popular Trade Charts available, and have descriptions of how each were developed.  This will make for easy reference on Draft Day.

Click here to see the charts.

As you can see, we plan to be working hard for three days straight because we really, really, really hope you will be here with us for the entirety of the event.  We aim to please, so let us know if there might be any other features you would like to see us add between now and then!

All of the features mentioned above can be accessed via the menu at the top of the page, too.