2nd Annual Fantasy Rookie Mock Draft

2nd Annual Fantasy Rookie Mock Draft 5

Sammy Watkins2nd Annual Fantasy Rookie Mock Draft

This is the time of year that many fantasy players are taking a break from football and are moving onto other fantasy sports. However football is alive and well and is in the prime time of the year for dynasty fantasy football players. As soon as the Superbowl is over each year, the NFL rookie talk starts heating up for the upcoming NFL draft. Last year we gathered some of the best minds in the Dynasty and draftnik community to do a really early pre-NFL draft rookie mock draft. It was very interesting to see where players were drafted without knowing their NFL destination. While some hit, and some missed on these picks, all of the participants in this mock were ahead of the curve compared to the majority of fantasy football players. Back by popular demand, here is the 2014 edition. Fantasy Rookie Mock

Fantasy Rookie Mock Draft Draft Order

1. Gary Davenport @IDPManor | FantasySharks
2. Scott Fish @ScottFish24 | FF Oasis
3. Chad Scott @Chad_Scott13 | Thefakefootball
4. Michael Bronte @MBronteDynasty | Dynasty Soundtrack
5. Nick Raducanu @FantasyTrade411 | FantasyTrade411.com
6. Zhan Mourning @zbullsmoke | Gridiron Experts
7. Shane P Hallam @ShanePHallam | drafttv.com
8. Mike Rigz @MikeRigz | Gridiron Experts
9. Joe Everett @RookieDraft | rookiedraft.com
10. Chad Parsons @ChadParsonsNFL | FootballGuys.com
11. Ryan McDowell @ryanmc23 | Dynastyleaguefootball
12. Dan Heins @Dan_DFW | Dynasty Football Warehouse

 

Pick Writer Fantasy Rookie Thoughts behind the pick
1.01 Gary Davenport Sammy Watkins WR As weird as it feels to draft a WR here, this early I have to go almost purely based on talent…for me, that’s Watkins.
1.02 Scott Fish Mike Evans WR Evans is the 2nd guy on my board. He has the potential to be a WR1 in the NFL, at worst he’ll be a big, quarterback friendly, target in a pass happy NFL.
1.03 Chad Scott Jordan Mathews WR
1.04 Michael Bronte Marqise Lee WR Decided to go with the skill set even though the shine has dimmed this year. Can’t dismiss the talent and the off year for USC and QB particularly
1.05 Nick Raducanu Kelvin Benjamin WR There are some other WRs on the board who may go higher in this year’s NFL Draft, but Benjamin offers the most upside (in my opinion) of any of them. As a likely late-first round pick, he has a chance to go to a team with a good quarterback and he could be scary if he lands somewhere like Carolina
1.06 Zhan Mourning Jace Amaro TE The team that drafts Amaro won’t be drafting him for his blocking ability. One of the better pure pass catchers left on the board.
1.07 Shane P Hallam Ka’Deem Carey RB I’ll pop the RB cherry. Lots of possibilities here. I don’t like Tre Mason, don’t know how Seastrunk catches the ball. Though not my top back, Carey is the safest RB to be a starter from Day 1, catch the ball, and get goal line touches.
1.08 Mike Rigz Tre Mason RB Tre Mason broke Bo Jackson’s 28-year-old school single-season record with 1,816 yards. He also ran for 24 touchdowns and finished with six consecutive 100-yard rushing games. #Gamer!
1.09 Joe Everett Teddy Bridgwater QB The depth is still there at RB and WR so I’ll take a guy I’m completely sold on here. Bridgewater is a facilitator and a hyper competitive leader. I’d be shocked if he isn’t one of fantasy football’s better QBs two years from now.
1.10 Chad Parsons Allen Robinson WR Shocked that Robinson is still available, probably the best blend of ceiling and floor in the draft class on my board. Happy to have him in the late first.
1.11 Ryan McDowell Lache Seastrunk RB Long considered the top RB in this class, questions are surfacing regarding Seastrunk’s ability to catch the ball, as well as what his role will be in the NFL. I still consider him a great value this late in the 1st.
1.12 Dan Heins Devonta Freeman RB Freeman is my #2 back overall just based on pre-draft talent evaluations. I have zero doubt he can be a featured back. Great hands, top level speed. Runs between the tackles well and hits the hole harder than any back in this class. He reminds me of MJD the way he gets lost behind the line and by the time the LBs see him he’s past them with his 4.40-4.45 speed.
2.01 Gary Davenport Carlos Hyde RB After watching Eddie Lacy bowl over defenders to the tune of 1,100+ yards and 11 scores, I’m willing to give the bruiser the benefit of the doubt. A good 40 time at the Combine/OSU Pro Day could really help alleviate concerns about his high-end speed. Plus, my backaholism demands I take a RB here.
2.02 Scott Fish Bishop Sankey RB Although this RB class has gotten muckey, I still really like Sankey. I think he can have a Gio Bernard type of effect on a team.
2.03 Chad Scott Charles Sims RB
2.04 Michael Bronte Marion Grice RB I’ll take a shot with the new age RB, pass catcher first. Plus enough latter tier WR”s left with the QB’s
2.05 Nick Raducanu Odell Beckham Jr. WR
2.06 Zhan Mourning Austin SeferianJenkins TE Going back to the TE well, ASJ is one of the remaining “big 3” TE’s. While not as great of a pass catcher as my previous pick, He is more reliable in my opinion than Eric Ebron.
2.07 Shane P Hallam Davante Adams WR Got one of my 2nd round targets. Underrated player with full capabilities. Big hands, athletic, and good route runner. Future star!
2.08 Mike Rigz Johnny Manziel QB
2.09 Joe Everett James Wilder Jr RB This guy is a Mack Truck in cleats with his punishing style and large frame. He comes with some red flags, otherwise he wouldn’t have lasted this long, but he still has NFL bloodlines and all the makings of a workhorse back.
2.10 Chad Parsons Donte Moncrief WR Surprised he is still here. Liked what I saw in ’12 more than ’13, one of the youngest WRs in the this draft class, highly likely to be a top-100 pick.
2.11 Ryan McDowell Eric Ebron TE Shocked he’s still here. I expect him to be the top TE off the board in most rookie drafts in the spring.
2.12 Dan Heins Terrence West RB He’s my #13 overall player on my talent evals. I also couldn’t believe Ebron was there at 2.11. Was hoping he would fall, but this is great value for me. The Zac Stacy of this year’s class. Wait till he comes out of the combine.
3.01 Gary Davenport Jeremy Hill RB Considered a few options here, but I’ll add another RB to the stable with Hill.
3.02 Scott Fish Paul Richardson WR I started tweeting my love for Paul Richardson a year and a half ago. The fact he came back from his injury just as strong if not stronger… dang. I heart his game.
3.03 Chad Scott Brandin Cooks WR
3.04 Michael Bronte Cody Hoffman WR In spite of the inconsistent past year, I’m still very impressed with his ball skills, YAC and smarts here.
3.05 Nick Raducanu Blake Bortles QB
3.06 Zhan Mourning Josh Huff WR pretty underrated. Should start turning some heads after a good Senior Bowl week. Used him all the time in my college football daily fantasy games.
3.07 Shane P Hallam Storm Johnson RB Electric runner and best prospect from UCF in this draft (I said it). Can catch and has the physical skills.
3.08 Mike Rigz Troy Niklas TE
3.09 Joe Everett Jarvis Landry WR While still a raw player that needs some coaching up, Landry is an impressive athlete with huge hands and great speed. Happy to still see him here.
3.10 Chad Parsons Isaiah Crowell RB Will be the Da’Rick Rogers type rookie of 2014 class. Talented runner, but baggage and ultimately is a later round pick (or UDFA) that fits in middle rounds of rookie drafts perfectly with high ceiling.
3.11 Ryan McDowell Brandon Coleman WR
3.12 Dan Heins David Fluellen RB Love this Toledo kid. I have him ranked neck in neck with James Wilder and he’s currently my #8 RB and my #24 overall so I am happy to get him at #36. Good size, great speed. Hits the hole well. Excellent receiving skills. Could be the real deal as a 3-down back if he can tighten up pass protection
4.01 Gary Davenport Martevious Bryant WR WR/RB/RB/WR…yep, that sounds about right.
4.02 Scott Fish Derek Carr QB This late, I’ll take a shot. Really a flip between him and Jimmy here. I think both have shots at starting jobs, so it’s worth a 4th.
4.03 Chad Scott Logan Thomas QB
4.04 Michael Bronte Zach Mettenberger QB Later then sooner, he’ll be one of the few pocket QB’s carrying the torch against the ‘run and done’ pan flashers!
4.05 Nick Raducanu James White RB
4.06 Zhan Mourning Jared Abbrederis WR Pretty “boring” receiver, but I think he will stick around in the NFL for a long time. He can be a chain mover, and a solid PPR option.
4.07 Shane P Hallam De’Anthony Thomas RB Oh how the mighty have fallen. Deanthony Thomas was viewed preseason as a 1st round pick, and though he won’t be a traditional RB, maybe as a WR or gadget player he catches enough passes to be fantasy relevant.
4.08 Mike Rigz Robert Herron WR
4.09 Joe Everett Colt Lyerla TE Let me start by saying this guy is a total idiot but at this point in the draft, I will take the gamble on an all-world talent like Lyerla. The only person who can stop this kid is himself.
4.10 Chad Parsons Kapri Bibbs RB Colorado St Highly productive and comps in the neighborhood of Ahmad Bradshaw and LeSean McCoy as RBs to surpass 115 YPG and 1.5 TD/G as 20 year olds in college. Worthy of a shot this late in rookie drafts to see if he sticks on a depth chart into W1.
4.11 Ryan McDowell Antonio Andrews RB
4.12 Dan Heins Seth Laboto QB Wanted QB Seth Laboto out of Northern Colorado but he didn’t make the draft pick list. Next up will be Aaron Murray.

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  • I’m really surprised Derek Carr dropped so far. I see him as a late first rounder which could mean a great team if he’s lucky. The second wave of QB’s in this year’s draft lack the sex-appeal from Mock draft nuts or fantasy fans, but those are the guys that will have a chance to be productive pocket passers.