Welcome to Round 2 of DFF’s Superflex 12 team rookie mock draft. Round 1 can be found here.
One note, I’ve listed the writer’s twitter handle next to the pick, just in case you’d like to reach out to them directly to pick their brain regarding their selection.
2.01 Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee (@_CodyGarrett)
Kamara comes into this draft, and season, as one of the more underrated and less talked about backs. But he should be considered one of the top RBs in this draft. Kamara has extremely quick feet to help him find holes and explode into the next level. His biggest attribute is his elite balance that keeps him on his feet and moving forward. A top 5 RB falling into the 2nd round would be a dream come true.
2.02 DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame (@allpurposeyrd8g)
In a superflex I could not pass on Kizer who has prototypical size, above average arm strength and good arm talent. He will need some time to learn NFL concepts, but has all the talent to be successful in a few years.
2.03 Curtis Samuel, RB/WR, Ohio (@DFF_JohnIDP)
John may have been buried in a snow drift, so I’ll chip in here. Extremely fast and insanely versatile. Recruited as an RB he moved to a WR role last year so Ohio State could keep him on the field with Ezekiel Elliott. This season he led Ohio State in receptions with 65 for 822 yards and seven scores, he also rushed 91 times for 704 yards and eight additional touchdowns. He’s as a good at Rb as he is at WR and he’s really, really good at both positions. Will be a steal wherever he lands in both the NFL and fantasy rookie drafts.
2.04 OJ Howard, TE, Alabama (@dibari22)
I might be reaching here, but I don’t know if he’ll fall back to me in the 3rd. He has all the tools to be a premier TE at the next level.
2.05 Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina (@DFF_Madman)
Wanted a QB, but not willing to burn a top-five 1st-rounder on that position this year. Mitch has good vision and is an accurate passer (at over 70% if you discount the VT game), which is among the best collegiate passers. Threw for over 3400 yards and 28 touchdowns with 4-INTs. Smooth passer who makes all the NFL throws including deep passes and darts into the flat. Usually leads his receivers, but sometimes throws too short on long passes and his WRs must shorten their routes. Needs immediate work on that, but not due to arm strength. Good under pressure with next-level running ability. A legit dual-threat QB who passes well and runs well. Throws on the run, makes plays out of nothing and is a great runner when plays fall apart. Watching one game where Trubisky converted several 4th downs on his way to a game winning drive was reminiscent of some of the NFL greats. I may be out of line here, but when I watch Trubisky play, I’m reminded of Mariota at Oregon. Different offenses, but similar footwork, poise and control – all of which translate well at the next level. Looks to be more-pro ready than many of his peers. Thanks to @allpurposeyrd8g for some input. Be sure to check out his upcoming player profile at DFF for greater detail.
2.06 ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama (@DynoEconomist)
Not sure if he will declare but people are sleeping on Stewart. He has been dominant this year.
2.07 Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma (@AndrewMiley)
A cross between former Bengals Rudi Johnson and current Bengal Jeremy Hill aka more of a thumper than an athletic marvel. I wanted the multi-positional Buckeye here.
2.08 KD Cannon, WR, Baylor (@DFF_Shane)
The Baylor wideout is fast, fast enough to have starred on Baylor’s track team. He been been highly productive putting up over 3100 receiving yards in his 3 years at Baylor including 1215 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2016. He’ll need to improve on route running because at Baylor he typically ran the same 3 or 4 routes every game. But he also did do this.
2.09 Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson (@NFLDynastyScout)
Versatile RB, a bruiser, agile, patient, quick through the hole. Not to mention he can catch it out of the backfield. Will serve as a great backup RB until he can show consistency with pass protection. Here’s a deeper look at Gallman.
2.10 Corey Clement, RB, WIS (@WhiskeyD0G)
Has been able to propel himself into a day 3 draft pick with his senior season. Situational runner at the next level.
2.11 Amba Etta-Tawo, Wr, Syracuse (@DFF_TJ)
It was hard for me to pass on this productive graduate transfer out of Syracuse. While he was mostly unproductive during his time in Maryland, he proved he can be effective and be the do it all receiver for his team his senior season. The 6’2 receiver had 94 receptions for 1482 yards during his only season at Syracuse and has the game that can translate well into the NFL.
2.12 Jehu Chesson, Michigan, WR (@FatAdamSchefter)
His tape is not spectacular, but he is a tough customer when going up for a contested ball. I despise Michigan but i like this kids toughness. He will probably be a day three draft pick or higher.
Round 2 is in the books, round 3 will be posted tomorrow. Let us know your thoughts. Any picks you vehemently disagree with? We love arguing so just let us know!