IDP Only Mock

IDP players are a different breed than most. Even the most hardcore lovers of fantasy must admit that IDP takes it to a whole other level. Have you ever chatted, twittered or spoken with someone that plays in IDP leagues? The intensity is something to behold. There’s a passion that’s difficult to put into words that IDP players have that is evident when you talk to them about defensive players. You know when you were a child and you’d ask your mom or dad who their favorite was, but they just smiled coyly at you knowingly while claiming they loved all their children exactly the same? That’s how it appears to me when talking to IDP guys, yes they love their offense but it’s really the defense that holds the most sway over their heart. 

I want to thank @HRoman1234 and @duckzfan50 for taking part of this draft.

Also a special thank you goes out to all the writers below. If you don’t already follow these gentlemen and you’re reading this then you are doing something very, very, very wrong. I’d suggest you follow each on Twitter (linked for your convenience below) and/or any of the websites (also linked for your convenience) they write for. All are sharp fantasy minds and I would even go so far as to call them experts.

@Fatkat52  and @BillLatin of Dynasty Football Warehouse

@ShanePHallam of drafttv.com

@JoeWEverett of @NFLDraftBible

@IDPwithBEE_8o8 of Fakepigskin

@HBombIDP of @DynastyPlaybook

and@TheFFGhost of DLF & Rotoviz.

Round 1

 

1.01) Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama @HRoman1234

There is a buzz about Garrett but his value would take a hit if designated a LB; Foster is a safer pick and sure to get his share of tackles. Good vision and plays the run and pass very well.

1.02) Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt @FatAdamSchefter(DFF)

The kid is a MONSTER… it sometimes looks like there are two players plugging up the holes while he attacks ball carriers. He is a quick twitch athlete with quick reaction time.

1.03)Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M @ShanePHallam (drafttv.com)

Garrett is clearly the top player in the NFL Draft and should become a sack machine.

1.04) Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State @duckzfan50

With the # 1 edge off the board, I will go with my favorite LB left on the board. I love his instinct and quickness. Just makes plays.

1.05) Derek Barnett, Edge, Tennessee @Fatkat52  (Dynasty Football Warehouse)

He can shed blocks as he’s stopping the run and has the athleticism to get to the QB. Can’t pass him up!

1.06) Malik Hooker, FS, Ohio State@BillLatin (Dynasty Football Warehouse)

I think he is elite. I like him as much if not more than Neal.

1.07) Jonathan Allen, DE/DT, Alabama @JoeWEverett (@NFLDraftBible)

He’s got natural power, he would be an ideal five technique but his rare athletic ability gives him the potential to make a big impact on the stat sheet. Scored two of Alabama’s 12 defensive TDs.

1.08) Jamal Adams, S, LSU @IDPwithBEE_8o8 (Fakepigskin)

Seems a bit early, but not in my book, will make an immediate impact & is an absolute playmaker – can do it all IMO.

1.09) Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan St @HBombIDP (@DynastyPlaybook)

Disruptive force at either DT or 3-4 DE.

1.10) Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida  @TheFFGhost  (DLF & Rotoviz)

A missile that makes devastating contact.

1.11) Jabrill Peppers, S/OLB, Michigan @AndrewMiley  (DFF)

Perhaps it’s the homer in me, but I love this athletic playmaker who could be an outside backer or a strong safety in the box. Let him return the ball too and run a few trick plays a year.

1.12) Antony Walker, LB, Northwestern  @DFF_JohnIDP (DFF)

Like his chances at being a three down player. Plays the pass well and with a little coaching, his run game will improve.

 

Round 2

2.01) Kendall Beckwith, LB, LSU  @HRoman1234

Solid tackler good instinct but can get lost in pass coverage; I see a 2 down LB.

2.02) Josh Jones, S, N.C. State @FatAdamSchefter(DFF)

This kid stepped up in 2016 and lead the Wolfpack in tackles. Love his tenacity!

2.03) TJ Watt, LB, Wisconsin @ShanePHallam (drafttv.com)

Watt is still raw, but his versatility in a number of different schemes should lead to solid sack numbers and good tackle numbers.

2.04) Taco Charlton, Edge, Michigan  @duckzfan50

Tacos!! Who doesn’t like tacos? I really like this one.

2.05) Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama @Fatkat52  (Dynasty Football Warehouse)

Angry hands, quickness, highly productive with a great burst to get to get around the O linemen.

2.06) Ryan Anderson, LB, Alabama @BillLatin (Dynasty Football Warehouse)

Thick durable and tough. Most likely a fit for 3-4 OLB.

2.07) Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford @JoeWEverett (@NFLDraftBible)

Really dominant to close out the season, great base strength and a variety of pass rushing moves. Happy to have him here.

2.08) Jalen Reeves-Maybin, LB, Tennessee @IDPwithBEE_8o8 (Fakepigskin)

Active LB, will always find the ball – has some solid potential, can blitz the A gap or drop back into coverage.

2.09) Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M @HBombIDP (@DynastyPlaybook)

Versatile, hard hitter even if he is a damn Aggie.

2.10) DeMarcus Walker, DE, Flordia State @TheFFGhost  (DLF & Rotoviz)

Great pass rusher, lots of strength.

2.11) Takk McKinley, DE/OLB, UCLA @AndrewMiley  (DFF)

Seems I’m higher on him than most. Reminds me of former Steeler Lamarr Woodley.

2.12) Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida @DFF_JohnIDP (DFF)

 

Round 3

 

3.01) Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut  @HRoman1234

Kid is an excellent open field tackler and has good coverage skills.  Great character guy. With his size and speed, he should develop as a 3 down Safety or convert to a tweener LB. I am buying shares where I can.

3.02) Vita Vea , DT, Washington @FatAdamSchefter(DFF)

Vea remains raw, but comparisons to a young Haloti Ngata are not out of reach. He has amazing athleticism at 6’4 332. I normally wouldn’t take a DT this high but the comparison intrigues me.

3.03) Desmond King, S, Iowa @ShanePHallam (drafttv.com)

Probably moving to safety, King has coverage ability and can make the big play. May be a bit riskier IDP pick, but upside for INTs.

3.04) Jarron Jones, DE, Notre Dame @duckzfan50

Guys still on the board that I have rated higher, taking a shot at a guy that might find himself in the right situation.

3.05) Marcus Maye, S, Florida @Fatkat52  (Dynasty Football Warehouse)

The in the box safety works well against the run, covers tight ends well and is a strong hitter and tackles well.

3.06) Ben Boulware, LB, Clemson @BillLatin (Dynasty Football Warehouse)

3.07) Elijah Lee, LB, Kansas State @JoeWEverett (@NFLDraftBible)

The guy just finds the football. Understands how to stop the run and chases sideline to sideline. Of course, I was also a big fan of Arthur Brown coming out of KSU?

3.08) Adoree Jackson, CB, USC @IDPwithBEE_8o8 (Fakepigskin)

If league rewards return yardage points you’ll see Jackson go higher, IMO. He’s a playmaker & will be a solid cover corner – Breeland-ish?

 

 

3.09) Calvin Munson, LB, San Diego St. @HBombIDP (@DynastyPlaybook)

Long odds here but he was crazy productive in college. Might as well take a stab on a dude with a million tackles.

3.10) Charles Harris, Edge, Missouri @TheFFGhost  (DLF & Rotoviz)

Lots of solid pass rush moves to build on.

3.11) Teez Tabor, CB, Florida @AndrewMiley (DFF)

Rookie corner is in effect. He will be targeted heavily no matter what team he ends up with.

3.12) Devonte Fields, OLB, Louisville  @DFF_JohnIDP (DFF)

Off-field concerns but has speed to put pressure on from the edge. Able to play in any defense, he will be worth a pick here.

 

jorr

I enjoy football year round. I have 4 boys who keep me on the run. My wife likes to keep me busy as well! I play in many different styles of Dynasty football. My passion is IDP. In my spare time I enjoy scouting the next group of IDP's

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3 Comments

    • Josh

      January 30, 2017

      I think this is the second time I’ve seen Hooker over Adams. Isn’t Hooker more likely to be a center-fielder, one-high type? Even if he is a better player overall than Adams, can’t we project Jamal to spend more time in the box and accruing more stats?

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      • Lawrence Chaney

        January 30, 2017

        Yes I personally think Hooker will be more of an eliminator on the back end. He’s very rangey and a complete ball hawk so there’s point to be had by him. Adams is the more sure fire pick at the safety position mainly because he will spend more time in the box like you said and he’s an absolute thumper. I didn’t participate in this particular mock but I would go Adams over Hooker.

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