IDP Rookie Mock Draft: Rounds 1-3

I’d like to thank all of the DFF family and friends for taking the time to help out on this mock. Without them, this would not have happened. If you’re anything like me, you’re eating, sleeping, drinking, and talking about your upcoming rookie drafts. This is our building block for our dynasty teams. As always please share your comments on any picks you agree or disagree with in our comments section.

Round 1

1.1 @nateclever8 ‏ Dalvin Cook, RB:

This is easy for me. He can play in any offense! The next guy needs help with a good, to great OL. Cook can win in the passing game, Leonard Fournette has to show me more in the passing game.

1.2 @DFF_Cog  Leonard Fournette, RB:

The beast shall rise like a bloodthirsty predator absorbing contact like Robocop. They old breed can still work in the NFL, and those who doubt will simply have to deal with the fact that they didn’t draft him.

1.3 @Kered_Eel ‏ Corey Davis, WR:

After Mike William’s disappointing combine, Davis is my WR1. Has everything you want in a WR prospect. Size/speed/athletic ability. Hope he goes to Tennessee and an open depth chart as the clear WR1 for a team.

1.4 @Fizboom  Mike Williams, WR:  

Big, NFL body. Not afraid to work the middle of the field and can go up and take away jump balls from smaller CBs.  If he can clean up his routes a bit and learn to use his body more, he should produce in the NFL as he did at Clemson.  

1.5 @SlizzDigital  Joe Mixon, RB:

He should be drafted within rounds 2-4. If he didn’t have the off the field problems he does, which are pretty significant, he’d possibly be the #1 RB in this class. He is the most well-rounded back in this class and will be a steal at 5.

1.6 @Jonzey37  Juju Smith-Schuster, WR:

I think he really could’ve benefited from another year in school, but I love his hands and athleticism. He’s a guy that could really impact his dynasty rookie draft position based on where he lands. He’ll do a hard-throwing QB who spreads the ball wonders but won’t be well suited for an offense that keeps him outside at all times.

1.7 @fulst_rosto  Christian McCaffrey, RB:

Stanford’s Junior RB was my 1st ever devy pick at 1.05 in ‘16 and has been on my board in the 1.05-1.07 rookie draft spot ever since an excellent showing at the combine has done nothing but cement his place in this range for me.

1.8 @Josh444444  Alvin Kamara, RB:

Has the tools to be a 3 down RB, great athlete, above average hands and is willing in pass protection. I like his lateral agility and explosiveness. I think he could develop into a very good RB in the right situation.

1.9 @NFL_drafthub John Ross, WR:

Ross is right up there with the best receivers in the draft so landing him at 1.09 was a steal for me. The superstar of the combine can also run routes at an elite level. Ross should be a slam dunk star receiver.

1.10 @FatAdamSchefter  Reuben Foster, LB:

3 down MLBer who will score more in his first year then some of the players picked here before him. If you want to win your IDP league now, this is your guy.

1.11 @HRoman1234 ‏ Chris Godwin, WR:

This kid is a solid route runner and has great hands. He has good size, is physical, and will attack the ball. He is my 3rd ranked WR.

1.12 @DFF_JohnIDP ‏  Zac Cunningham, LB:

With my top offensive guys gone, I want to secure one of my top 3 LBs at this spot. In balanced scoring they can score like a WR. With his range and 3 down ability, I like him to be at the top of the list for scoring.

Round 2

2.1 @nateclever8  Myles Garrett, Edge:

Easy pick just like in round 1 for me. The guy will take the league by storm. Best Edge rusher in the draft and overall number 1 player in NFL draft.

2.2 @DFF_Cog  O.J. Howard, TE:

Once maybe twice a decade a player comes along that is absolutely special at each position. Howard’s only real knock is that he is more safe than sexy. No NFL or Fantasy team has any real reason not to draft this guy. He might not be Tony Gonzalez but you can certainly see shades Antonio Gates and Martellus Bennett in his ultra slick skill set.

2.3 @Kered_Eel  Samaje Perine, RB:

Big, bruising RB with enough speed and movement ability to miss tackles.

2.4 @Fizboom David Njoku, TE:

The next Miami TE to make an impact in the NFL. Needs to work on his blocking but I’m not drafting him to block! Upside is huge and could end up being the best move TE in one of the best TE classes we have ever seen.

2.5 @SlizzDigital Haason Reddick LB/Edge:

This young man’s stock is on the rise, prior to the Senior Bowl he was a day 2 pick and now he is projected to go in the 1st round. Of the three LBs drafted so far he is the most versatile and is the biggest threat rushing the passer. Excited to have him on my squad.

2.6 @Jonzey37 Malik Hooker, S:

Hooker, in my eyes, is the next great ball-hawking safety this league will see. He reads the QB well and has the vision to return INTs for TDs. He’s going to go early enough to a team that’ll use him every down which will help him rack up tackles and pad his turnover stats.

2.7 @fulst_rosto Jamal Adams, S:

With outstanding awareness, and instincts to be around the ball, the former Tigers Safety will put up solid fantasy stat lines with his myriad of abilities showcased at the combine and highlighted by his 4.13 20yd shuttle run, whether up in the tackle box, mirroring slot receivers or physically matching TEs.

2.8 @Josh444444 Kareem Hunt, RB:

Hunt is one of my favorite RB prospects in this draft. He has power, shiftiness and enough speed to be effective. He has good vision and is very patient.  He lit up the Senior Bowl and tested okay at the combine.

2.9 @NFL_drafthub Evan Engram, TE:

Engram enters the draft as the best pure receiver at the tight end position. With amazing athleticism, and damn good route running, Engram should be a tough cover wherever he lines up.

2.10 @FatAdamSchefter Ardarius Stewart, WR:

I’ll be more than happy to grab this year’s Malcolm Mitchell. If ‘Bama was more of a passing team he would not be here. A skimmer would have picked him already. He can catch, block and work back to the QB because the one’s he played with were subpar.

2.11 @HRoman1234 Carlos Henderson, WR

@pacificscouting told you to keep on eye on Henderson way back in January.

2.12 @DFF_JohnIDP Taywan Taylor, WR:

Was targeting Henderson. Got snipped. This would be a good time to move down. So much talent left. With so many of my IDP targets intact I went with a slot guy who has some big play ability.

Round 3

3.1 @nateclever8 Cooper Kupp, WR:

Here is the choice. Got RB and Edge now time for a catch everything near him guy to keep the chains moving and has lots of speed.

3.2 @DFF_Cog Obi Melifonwu, CB:

Legitimate NFL comparisons are Kam Chancellor and Deone Bucannon, yes he is that exact kind of sledgehammer. Some have also conservatively compared him to George Iloka. His combine was ridiculous! For IDP purposes he is my #2 DB behind Jamal Adams. Sorry, Malik Hooker you are too rich and turnover dependent for my blood. Slightly pissed I missed out on Taywan Taylor and Carlos Henderson, but Obi is mine. Next DB off the board should be should Eddie Jackson, wink wink.

3.3 @Kered_Eel ‏ D’Onta Foreman, RB:

@allpurposeyrd8g breaks down why he believes Foreman can hold down a lead back role in the NFL.

3.4 @Fizboom   Jabrill Peppers: S/LB:

3.5 @SlizzDigital Curtis Samuel, WR/RB:

In a PPR league has the real chance of being a high volume guy. He should be drafted with the intent to get him the ball as often as possible in space, similar to the way McCaffrey will be used. With this pick I am hoping to land this year’s Tyreek Hill.

3.6 @Jonzey37 Jonathan Allen, DE:

Allen is coming off consecutive double-digit sack seasons and has great experience coming out of college starting for 3 years. I think he’s best suited in a 4-3 and would take him higher if he lands in one.

3.7 @fulst_rosto KD Cannon, WR:

The Bears Junior put up solid career numbers with 196-3100-27, a speedster capable of taking the top of defences, who exhibited these traits with his 4.41 40-time and also his athletic ability with a 37″ vertical at the combine. Will need work at the next level on his route running and bulk up his slight frame.

3.8 @Josh444444 Budda Baker, DB:

Very versatile player that can play most back-end spots. Good athlete, good range, and very sure and willing tackler.  Should fill up the stat lines most Sundays and that equals lots of points in fantasy football.

3.9 @NFL_drafthub Solomon Thomas, DE:

Thomas is just about as good as any defensive prospect in the draft in my opinion; the former Cardinal has quickness and power combo that is rarely seen, definitely a potential superstar.

3.10 @FatAdamSchefter Alex Anzalone, LB:

If this young man can stay healthy, he will be the best fantasy LBer coming out of Florida this year. He is a 3 down LBer who will cover and blow up gaps. He is the David Lee Roth of this rookie class!

3.11 @HRoman1234 Raekwon McMillan, LB

@NFL_drafthub shared his views on Raekwon McMillan.

3.12 @DFF_JohnIDP Josh Malone, WR:

A Player that can do a little of everything. Can stretch the field or get inside the numbers. IDP depth is still good so went with a WR prospect.

Three rounds down and three more to go. Make sure you come back tomorrow to see how the final three rounds played out.

 

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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