There’s nothing better than hitting on “your” guy in the later rounds of rookie drafts, whether they’ve fallen for one reason or another or you just want to make sure no one snipes you.
Some of the writers here at Dynasty Football Factory got together to do a mock draft to help you make that all-important decision when you are on the clock.
We are assuming regular scoring settings and roster construction, PPR, Superflex (where you can start a second QB in one of your flex spots).
Decided to take the value as it fell at this point. I am by no means a McLaurin guy but he has the draft capital and an established connection with Haskins to make him a steal at 3.01.
I have no love for Leonard Fournette. Armstead should be able to provide three to six starts a season based off Fournette’s past injury history and could exceed that total.
This is much earlier than I would have wanted to take him. I believe that James Williams will be the lone running back left in a couple of years for the Chiefs. He catches passes well and did so at a high level in college. It is important to note that he went undrafted. When you get in the third round and later, you need to make some dart throws and it might as well be for a player that you believe in and enjoy watching.
I’ll be honest here and say I had Kelvin Harmon at WR2 pre-draft. His NFL Combine performance stung, but not as much as falling to being a sixth-round draft pick. That being said, Harmon is the biggest target for the rookie QB to make easy throws. Especially this year, anything in the third round I’m just looking for potential upside. Do you believe Kelvin Harmon could be the WR1 in Washington? If you paused at all answering that question then a third-round rookie pick in your #Superflex draft is well worth it.
I hated Boykin landing in Baltimore. One of my guys in the pre-draft process, and if you’d have told me that Boykin would be drafted in the third round of the NFL draft, I’d have been thrilled. Big boy with incredible speed and with Hollywood Brown taking coverage away from him, I still believe he can make plays when Lamar Jackson has a scramble drill and launches the ball downfield. Third-round rookie picks are where you strike out or hit a home run. That’s exactly what I’m doing with Miles Boykin at 3.05.
Several people are probably wondering why I would take a second tight end in this draft. I see mock drafts as a way to figure out values, and I think Sternberger could go in the second round of start-up drafts. Therefore, I like getting him here. Jimmy Graham has been a shell of himself, but his dead cap is almost the same as his cap hit so he isn’t going anywhere this year. Next year, they can save $9 million by cutting him. At that time, Sternberger will have a year under his belt with Aaron Rodgers and the offense. If he can show he is a reliable target for Rodgers and holds his own on the line, 2020 could be his year to break out.
With Cam coming off of serious shoulder surgery the Panthers drafted QB Will Grier. Grier was in the Heisman conversation most of his senior year, proving he can hang with top tier talent. He is a smart QB who looks to get the ball downfield. He lacks a bit of arm strength and performed poorly at the NFL Combine allowing Carolina to get him for a pretty good value. Will Grier could find himself on the field sooner than later with Cam’s future uncertain. No problem grabbing his backup in the middle of the third round
Without tearing his ACL, you’d have been looking at Anderson being drafted as a starter somewhere and tearing up NFL defenses in September. He won’t be forced into action early in his career with Joe Mixon ahead of him in the Bengals’ backfield and so will have plenty of time to heal properly. A potential bargain right here should Mixon’s off the field problems resurface.
My post draft RB4 down at 3.09 is ridiculous. I think he could get a role in the New England committee to start off, and Sony has a real risk for injury. He would be the top option in a committee with Sony out.
The Jaguars showed how much they liked Josh Oliver when they drafted him at 69th overall. In a world with so many TE premium and two TE sets, we are all looking for the next top TE. Oliver has the opportunity to be that.
I am an FSU homer, and I love Dalvin Cook. I also can’t trust him to stay healthy. The Vikings invested a third-round pick on this kid, who has a direct path to a full workload in the event Cook misses time again.
So I am not a Joe Mixon fan. Taking away the names, would you rather an SEC RB with a 6.0 YPA on 600 carries or a Big 12 (where no defense played) RB with a 6.8 YPA on 300 carries. I understand that Williams was a sixth-round pick but at 3.12 this is the perfect kind of a stab, that I can stash.
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