Brock Bowers

Early Morning Dynasty Mock Draft

Getting ready for your rookie draft is one of the best times of the year. It’s like taking a walk on a spring morning, taking a deep breath with the cut of the brisk air as you inhale. Early Saturday mornings are some of the best times for me to draft. I have a hot cup of coffee and everyone is sleeping as I maneuver the draft board, looking for those players who bring the ultimate upside.  

This morning’s draft is a 12-team, 4-round snake draft. I am picking at the seventh position. Let’s get started and see how we did.

Early Morning Dynasty Mock Draft


1.07 Brock Bowers (TE- Georgia) / Height 6’4’’ / Weight 240 lbs.

When it comes to your first pick, you always want to hit the home run. Yes, I believe Brock Bowers is a home run. In three years, he had 175 receptions for 2538 receiving yards, averaging 14.5 yards per reception while adding 26 touchdowns. 

Brian Thomas and Troy Franklin were available at the wide receiver position at this pick. However, as good as these players are, I couldn’t pass on Brock Bowers. Living in SEC country has allowed me to watch him play his college career. He has stood out as a game-changer on the field since his first year, so I can’t wait to see his landing spot in the NFL Draft.

2.06 Trey Benson (RB-Florida State) / Height 6’0’’ / Weight 216 lbs.

As we watch NFL teams pass more in the last few years, we have watched the running back position get less attention. This year, the running back market is slim. However, you can always find value, even in a slim market.  To be able to get Trey Benson at the 2.06 spot seemed like a dream. He scored well in his last two years of college at Florida State, with 1896 rushing yards on 310 attempts for an average of 6.1 yards per attempt. He also added 23 touchdowns during his time. Don’t forget he also had 371 receiving yards on 33 receptions for an average of 11.2 yards per reception. 

Getting the best running back at this pick was a steal. Looking at the upside of Trey Benson is not something you can turn away from, so I am willing to take him in the second round.

3.07 Ricky Pearsall (WR-Florida) / Height 6’1’’ / Weight 190 lbs.

This draft is wide receiver-heavy, so there are good picks that can pop up at any time—being able to get Ricky Pearsall in the third round was a good pick for me. What caught my eye was his ability to run routes, but his ability to track the ball is also elite. In two years with Florida, he had 1626 receiving yards on 98 receptions, with an average of 16.6 yards per reception. He also had nine touchdowns during that time. has him possibly going in the early to mid-third round of this year’s draft. Look for him to be anywhere from WR12 to WR16 in the draft.

4.06 J.J. McCarthy (QB- Michigan) / 6’3’’ / Weight 202 lbs.

I have to be honest—at the 4.06 pick, I was looking for another wide receiver or a running back who might slip to me there. However, I couldn’t pass this up with J.J. McCarthy falling to the fourth round. This draft was set up as a 1QB setting, meaning in Superflex, J.J. McCarthy would have never made it that far. He threw for 6226 yards and 49 touchdowns in his three years at Michigan. He had a 67.6 completion percentage with a 160.5 passing efficiency rating. One thing about quarterbacks in the draft is that no one knows who has that golden arm. We watch it yearly, and great quarterbacks slip down the draft board to become a generational talent. Let’s hope this is the result for J.J. McCarthy.  Always be looking for value. Taking him with this pick does put a smile on my face.

Remember—you never hit a home run by bunting. 

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