IDP/Superflex 2018 Rookie Mock 1.0

The DFF IDP Team with some friends from the Twitterverse and the War Zone’s Mike Jernigan did a 12 team, 5 round IDP/Superflex Mock. We ran it like some startup rookie drafts with a snake format. Check out the results below!

Round 1

1.01 @nateclever8Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

Barkley is leaps ahead of any other player in this draft no matter the position. Barkley has the speed to run away from just about anyone and the power to run over just about anyone. His hands are that of a premier WR. If Barkley goes to Browns, they will have the offensive player to build their team around no matter the QB. Three down RB with the ability to split out wide and make incredible over the shoulder catches. Feature player. Nose for the end zone similar to LT with the power and speed in a smaller package of AP. Ability to be better than any RB before him. He is a standup guy on and off the field. Team player and has the love and heart for the game. If I were going to compare him to another RB with love for his team and the game it would be Emmitt Smith. He’s the ultimate team guy!

1.02 @fulst_rosto – Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

Superflex or not, Guice can be penciled in at 1.02 for rookie drafts. The only reason not to take Guice here is if your QBs were Carson Palmer and DeShone Kiser. – @seahawksdan8

1.03 @DFF_Cog – Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

“Chosen” Rosen is the ultimate competitor. He set career-best marks in 2017 for passing yards, AY/A, TD passes and QB rating. This was after an injury-riddled and scary 2016 season. He also did so with worst supporting cast of his career and a coach on his way out. He could have complained or whined. He also could have mentally quit on his team. He did not, and I want him on my teams for the long haul.

1.04 @DFF_DWin – Sam Darnold, QB, USC

If you need a QB to lead your team, then you can’t go wrong with Darnold. The redshirt sophomore threw for a career-high 4,143 yds and added 26 TDs. He’s a big strong kid, who despite his age plays like a veteran. Has a big arm and can read defenses very well. Darnold has a few flaws like any young QB has, but is very talented and smart.

1.05 @DFF_JohnIDP – Ronald Jones II, RB, USC

A player who can score any time he touches the ball is a major boost on our fantasy rosters. Do not be fooled by just the explosion in his game; he can lower the pads at times and get the tough yard when needed. With work on the pass game, this RB can be one of those players who bring home fantasy championships!

1.06 @josh444444 – Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma.

A very accurate passer with the confidence and arm to throw it into tight windows with anticipation. He isn’t the ideal height that you want, but he makes up for it with his preparation and desire to win. I think he has “it.”

1.07 @onthegoal_line – Sony Michel, RB, Georgia

Michel is going to be a steal for whichever team drafts him in the 2nd round of drafts this year. He would likely have dipped into the 3rd-4th round range had he not exploded in his 2 CFP games to end the year (15 touches, 222 yards and 4 total TDs against Oklahoma!). He has arguably the best hands of any RB in this upper tier and is as explosive as you will find. Many are comparing him to Kamara, but he is more sturdy and built, giving him a better shot at becoming a three-down stud.

1.08 @sportstrucker – Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

Sutton is s big WR, 6’3” 205lbs. He can catch contested balls similar to Mike Evans. Although he doesn’t have great speed, can get downfield and win the 50/50 ball. Sutton helps his QB with his catch radius. He has good body control and is dangerous with the ball in his hands. Courtland has good hands, and although his route running isn’t a weakness, he will need to continue to develop there.

1.09 @kered_eel – Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

Not worried about the injury. Has shown me more than enough the last 2 years to be RB3 in this class.

1.10 @DFFMikeJernigan – Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

Huge, 6’ 5” 230 lb sturdy build.  Gun-slinger with a rocket launcher for an arm.  Allen can make throws on the move with ease.  He shows good leadership ability and should be able to command a huddle.  Allen has average accuracy, but I think that NFL level WRs will help make him better.  Josh may not make an impact until next year, but I think he has significant upside when he does get his shot.

1.11 @seahawksdan8 – Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

There is a lot of debate between the receivers and which one should be taken first, second, or even seventh or eighth. I chose Ridley over Washington and the others. RIdley had his lowest reception and touchdown output of his college career this past season. Given that Alabama’s passing game was not high volume, Ridley accounted for nearly half of the receiving output for the Tide.

1.12 @DFF_IDP – James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

Big play James, that’s my little nickname for him. His QB can trust him to go get it if he is in trouble and needs to put one up. He can use his body to box out corners, which is great for the red zone! He also has some speed to round out his game. Washington has a complete skill set at WR and will be locked up long-term on my roster.

Round 2

2.01 @DFF_IDP – Tremaine Edmunds, LB, VA Tech

The draft’s top LB! Versatile and one who can dominate a stat sheet. Would make a great MLB OR a SAM, and very well could be gone at or before the 1.10 in the NFL draft. Explosive and one of the better tackling LBs coming out in this class. He will lock down TEs and RBs in coverage as well.

2.02 @seahawksdan8 – Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

Probably the most polarizing QB in the draft class, Lamar Jackson is the dual-threat QB that teams now look for and fantasy teams covet. Jackson was not just a running QB in college. 9,000 plus career passing yards and 69 passing TDs are not running QB numbers. Are there question marks about his game translating to the pros? Yes. Jackson could be Russell Wilson or Johnny Manziel, but in Superflex taking a QB with his skill set is worth the shot.

2.03 @DFFMikeJernigan – Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

This guy is an amazing all around RB.  He has all the traits that you like in these smaller types of running backs.  Johnson had great speed and is a one-cut runner.  He has tremendous lateral agility and an excellent pass catcher.  What you don’t expect out of a runner this size is his power.  He plays much bigger than his measurables and makes tacklers pay for trying to bring him down.  Kerryon throws a stiff arm like a Mike Tyson hook.  Getting him in the second seems like a steal.

2.04 @kered_eel Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

Maybe my favorite WR in this class. Elite recruit, who put together 3 above baseline seasons at Texas A&M. Short, but thick build with excellent speed and quickness. Could be a high floor WR2 from the slot for the right team.

2.05 @sportstrucker – Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego St.

At 5’11” and 220lbs he has good size for a three-down NFL RB. Capable of running By, around or through Tacklers. Top punt returner and Kick off returner for 3 years in college. Patient runner with good vision. Capable pass catcher out of the backfield.

2.06 @onthegoal_line – Mason Rudolph, QB, OK State

Rudolph certainly looks the part with a similar build to Josh Allen from WY. He likely sits and learns for at least a year or two but could be a good, possibly great, pro if he lands in the right spot. His accuracy and vertical passing prowess make him an intriguing understudy for teams like Green Bay, New England and New Orleans.

2.07 @josh444444 – D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland

Moore is one of my favorite WRs in this draft, stoked to get him here. He has great burst and is a well-developed route runner. Above average hands and creates separation well. Has all the numbers you would look for in a junior and a huge market share of the MD offense. Excited to get him at this point in the draft.

2.08 @DFF_JohnIDP – Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame

EQ has the height and speed to be a special playmaker in the NFL. With a capable QB, he has the chance to be productive, and I’m all in for this pick.

2.09 @DFF_DWin – Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State

Some will say he is only a deep threat talent, but if you watch the tape, you can see that he is much more. He can do anything you ask of him and will make a team that likes to throw the deep ball very happy. He only has two years of college production, but they were two good ones. Has the ability to be a WR1 for a team in need.

2.10 @DFF_Cog – Auden Tate, WR, Florida State

If you doubted Kelvin Benjamin’s overall effectiveness as rookie, here is your chance at redemption. Every offense needs a power forward WR to lean on and move the sticks. Tate can be that and so much more. I smell red zone theatrics and 50/50 ball mayhem! He can be to the NFL what Moses Malone was to the NBA.

2.11 @fulst_rosto – Kalen Ballage, RB, ASU

Ballage is an interesting prospect as some people love him and others hate him at the next level. He could be an effective 3rd down back as a rookie or change of pace back immediately. – @seahawksdan8

2.12 @nateclever8 – Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State

Chubb compares to Everson Griffen, not just a prime-time passer rusher but above average as a run stopper too. Back to back 10 sack seasons. Great athlete and should go in top 5 of the draft.

Round 3

3.01 @nateclever8 – Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

Smith was a WR in HS, has elite speed and ability to beat RBs to the corner. Great at slipping blocks. He’s been praised for his leadership. Weakness is size and will need some coaching on using his hands better. All and all the kid is a top 10 overall player and should go top 10 in the draft without a doubt.

3.02 @fulst_rosto – Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma

After the triple-headed monster of Howard, Engram and Njoku in ‘17, arguably ‘18s standout TE Andrews would be a steal here in the 3rd Rd. The 4-star recruit WR from Desert Mountain may seem like just another big slot receiver, yet at 6’ 5” and 254lb has the size ready to learn to play the position in-line. A solid ‘17 stat line of 58-906-8 with 22 Tds over 3 years showcases the John Mackey award winners red zone threat ability. An excellent route runner, with an impressive catch radius the Sooners Junior can regularly beat LBs and DBs. However, his ability to find soft spots in zone coverage highlights a more rounded skill set for the position in the Pros.

3.03 @DFF_Cog – Derwin James, S/LB/Speedbacker, Florida State

This risk comes with a slight risk as James may need to see some action at cornerback. However his freakish nature is too much to pass up. Ideally James could serve as WLB and I would look like a genius for getting him round 3.

3.04 @DFF_DWin – Maurice Hurst Jr., DT, Michigan

The top rated DT on my board and a great piece for any defense that needs help on interior d-line. Provides a nice pass rush from inside and constantly puts pressure on offenses. A non stop motor guy and ferocious hitter, who just likes to get after it.

3.05 @DFF_JohnIDP – Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State

He’s a special player. Will be a moveable weapon in the offense. In line, he can win. A TE who can actually block! Will outrun LBs and overpower CBs. In the red zone, he will be money!

3.06 @josh444444 – Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

Good instincts with speed to play sideline to sideline. Sure tackler with good flow to the ball. Has some pass rush ability as well. Should be a ILB in a 3-4.

3.07 @onthegoal_line – Mark Walton, RB, Miami

Would’ve loved to see Walton play his entire senior year, but his loss is fantasy owners gain. As with most player, his value is dependent on his landing spot, but he could be a steal for NFL and fantasy owners. He’s got great quickness to make people miss in a phone booth and great hands to go with it. He will be an asset, how much of one depends on where he goes.

3.08 @sportstrucker – Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Alabama

Has great instincts and ball skills. Can play either Safety or Corner. Plays like centerfielder as the deep safety and reads the play well and helps CBs in coverage. Make plays on the ball. He will be great at covering elite TE in NFL. Also has good open field tackling to prevent big runs.

3.09 @kered_eel Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon

Underrated RB who checks all the boxes. Big, 220+ pounds, with elite production as a runner and receiver.

3.10 @DFFMikeJernigan –  Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA

Should be a first round pick, if not early first.  That more than likely will equal playing time right away.  This dude is a beast and finds QBs.  I look for him to produce decent numbers right away for whatever team he lands on.

3.11 @seahawksdan8 – Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa

My first defensive pick, Jewell, should be a solid tackler in the NFL and landing spot could determine how effective he is as a rookie.

3.12 @DFF_IDP – Vita Vea, DT Washington

Vea is one of the top players at his position! My hope is he gets drafted by the Buffalo Bills. Go #BillsMafia! An attacking player who in the right scheme will make an impact.

Round 4

4.01 @DFF_IDP – Nathan Shepherd, DT, Fort Hays State will be a nice addition to a pass rush! Will penetrate and make plays in the backfield. If you’re in a DT premium league, this is a player to target.

4.02 @seahawksdan8 – Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis

Miller has been rising up the rankings over the last few months and had some huge games against UCLA, SMU, and UCF this past season. Those huge games could pay high dividends for your fantasy team if he can transfer those skills to Sundays.

4.03 @DFFMikeJernigan – Darius Leonard, ILB, South Carolina St.

I like when guys shine at the Senior Bowl.  It shows A. That they can accel against the best of the best, and B. The pressure isn’t too much for him.  He had 14 tackles in that game with 5 of them solo efforts.  He is South Carolina State’s all-time leading tackler and should continue to make tackles on Sundays.

4.04 @kered_eel – Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas

A little raw, but his upside is off the charts. With prototypical size and immense athleticism, if he puts it all together, he has the talent to be the best LB in this class

4.05 @sportstrucker – Harold Landry, DE/OLB, Boston College

Landry has the burst off the edge, and good hands to get to the QB. He also can set the edge and stop the run. He was a DE at Boston College but has the athleticism to stand up and play OLB in the NFL.

4.06 @onthegoal_line – Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State

He’s got the smarts and speed to start immediately at the next level. He is almost too aggressive at times but rarely misses tackles and always finds the ball. He’s an inside version to T.J. Watt and should a key contributor from day 1.

4.07 @josh444444 – Deon Cain, WR, Clemson.

Very good after the catch and has good top end speed. His numbers were down last year, but I am going to put some of that on the freshman QB he was playing with. I think he can become a solid WR2 in the NFL.

4.08 @DFF_JohnIDP -Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE/OLB, Oklahoma
He will get after QBs and has three down possibility. He can shove tackles with his long reach and can put the heat on a QB.

4.09 @DFF_DWin – John Kelly, RB, Tennessee

As good as a back as you can find. Hard-nosed and physical runner, who is a lot better receiver than people think. I have him among my top 5 RBs in draft

4.10  @DFF_Cog – Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis – Yes this is the same system that produced Paxton Lynch (pause for odd hush). Ferguson, although he is thin, is a silky smooth athlete. His real knock is his 210 pounds (maybe) on his 6’4” frame. It is legitimate concern in a league full of explosive edge players. Ferguson is much more fluid than Lynch. Ferguson is always willing to step up into the pocket, and he knows when to do so. In 26 college starts he threw for 7,955 yards with TD/INTs ratio of 70 to 19.

4.11 @fulst_rosto – J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State

I guess in Superflex Barrett could be drafted as a prospect. I’m not sure I would though. – @seahawksdan8

4.12 @nateclever8 – Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn St.

Gesicki is a freak. Nothing he can’t catch. Will block and never complain. But he’s a playmaker in a TE body with WR hands!

Round 5

5.01 @nateclever8 – Luke Falk, QB, Washington St.

Superflex draft so had to pull trigger on at least 1. Why not Falk as a flyer and hope he lands in a spot he can sit and learn from a vet, that is headed to HOF

5.02 @fulst_rosto – Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama

Scarbrough could be a short yardage back, goal line vulture or a 4th quarter grinder. He’s a bigger back at 6’2’’ 235lb and hasn’t been drafted highly in rookie drafts. – @seahawksdan8

5.03 @DFF_Cog – Richie James, WR, Middle Tennessee State

He could be Tyler Lockett, or he could be Antonio Brown. He is small, but his nickname is the highlight creator for a reason. We will see if the NFL world finds out why as well.

5.04 @DFF_DWin – Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford

I have Phillips ranked as my #4 DT. He is as solid and as consistent a player as you’re going to find. I can also see him playing some DE at the next level. He will continue the trend of successful d-lineman (Buckner & Thomas) to come out of Stanford.

5.05 @DFF_JohnIDP – Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

Okay, I know he looked awful against Penn State and Oklahoma, but he did average 17 yards per reception! I like him to climb draft boards as the draft gets closer. He understands a ”pro offense” and gets down the field with speed! Big play ability here folks! He can win at the catch point and use super strength to pull it in.

5.06 @josh444444 – Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame

Love his size and has pretty good agility for a guy his size. Very patient runner but lacks some burst. Has great top end speed for a guy his size, he had 8 TD runs of over 50 yards, but it takes him a while to get up to top speed. Should be a pretty good two-down back in the NFL, and feels like great value at this point in the draft.

5.07 @onthegoal_line – Ronnie Harrison, S Alabama

Harrison has drawn comparisons to Kam Chancellor for his size and play style. He is a big 6’3” 215lb+ safety who projects as a linebacker/safety hybrid. He struggles in slot coverage so expect him to be more of a run enforcer than a coverage safety, but a great player for any defense.

5.08 @sportstrucker – Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa

At 5’ 11” 188 lbs he is slightly undersized. However, he has shown the ability to be an every-down back. In 2017 he had 1,109 yard and 10 TDs for a 4.4 YPC and also 28 receptions for 383 yard and 3 TDs. Probably going to be a swiss knife type. Will need to work on his pass blocking.

5.09 @kered_eel – Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

My strategy in any Superflex draft is to take a late round flier on a QB. Litton has an up and down career at Marshall, and his best redeeming quality is he’s tall, but the risk is worth the potential reward in Superflex

5.10 @DFFMikeJernigan – Simmie Cobbs, WR, Indiana

6’4” 220lb.  He’s built like an NFL receiver.  Don’t think he’s ever going to be an elite talent, but with his size, could find his way into a red zone role.  A guy scoring TDs that you draft at the end of the 5th round?  Money!

5.11 @seahawksdan8 – Ito Smith, RB, Southern Miss

Ito Smith helped bring his name back up to some people with his Senior Bowl showing. He amassed nearly 6,000 yards from scrimmage in his career at Southern Miss and 49 total TDs. Hopefully, his workload in college doesn’t impact his NFL career.

5.12 @DFF_IDP – Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

Mr. Irrelevant of this draft could be a top 10 draft pick in the NFL draft. Rookie corners are typically good point producers in IDP as long as they get playing time and Ward should get a chance to play from day 1.

Thanks for reading! If you’re like us, checking out mock drafts will keep us occupied until some NFL news comes, free agency, the combine or the Draft. Check out some of our other Mock Drafts Below:

IDP Rookie Mock 1.0

Superflex Mock 1.0Rounds 2 and 3

Superflex Mock 2.0Round 2Rounds 3 and 4

Superflex Mock 3.0Round 2Rounds 3 and 4

1 QB Rookie Mock


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