With the NFL Draft quickly approaching, we here at For Fantasy Sake put our heads together for a rookie mock draft.
Scott Acquard – @FF_Fire911
Jake Goode – @1TakeJake
DJ Jarvis – @Deej_Jarvis
Rod Villagomez – @rjvillagomez
Andrew McKay – @AMcKay
Doug Green – @doogie448
Michael Sicoli – @Michael_Sicoli
Ryne Blanton – @DawgsDynasty
1.01: Scott – Najee Harris, RB, Alabama: Speed, great size, agility, and strength. What more could I want at 1.01?
1.02: Jake – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, Louisiana State: Elite Speed, Superstar Potential. AJ Brown Comps.
1.03: DJ – Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida: Jake nearly got the draft’s bonus points, originally typing in Pitts’ name and sniping me. Call me Sonny Weaver, the Browns GM in “Draft Day”. Pitts was my guy, even at 1.01. He is a generational talent at the shallowest position in fantasy. It has been thrown around Twitter, that teams have Pitts listed as a WR. If he is drafted as such, I don’t value him as high.
1.04: Rod – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama: Instant No. 1 option for many teams. Easy No. 2 at worst out of the box.
1.05: Andrew – Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson: Terrific all-around player, can escape the pocket and run if needed. Solid intangibles, can win games in the clutch.
1.06: Doug – Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama: Speed, size, great hands.
1.07: Michael – Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina: Nick Chubb-esque. A physical runner with enough speed relative to body mass. Soft hands as a receiver is icing on the top.
1.08: Ryne – Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson: With this RB class being pretty top-heavy, I feel great taking him here. Can still wait and grab a great WR or QB with my next pick.
1.09: Scott – Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota: Auto pick for me. Savy route runner with nice speed. Going to be an X somewhere and it could very well be with Lamar Jackson.
1.10: Jake – Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue: Easy pick based on WR rankings and likelihood of landing in Green Bay or New Orleans. A top-tier athlete who will be dangerous if used correctly.
1.11: DJ – Terrace Marshall, WR, Louisiana State: Marshall was the number three target during LSU’s run to the title in 2019 and had 18 catches for 333 yards and seven scores behind Justin Jefferson and Chase. Marshall went 48-731-10 in seven games in 2020. If the Bengals chose to go OL in the first round, could see them circling back to Marshall after missing Chase. I’m here for that.
1.12: Rod – Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida: Game-changing addition to any roster with plenty of productive years ahead of him in the right system.
2.01: Andrew – Jaret Patterson, RB, Buffalo: MAC-tion baby! Dynamic running back with breakaway speed and flip of switch quickness.
2.02: Doug – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State: I feel like this is about right for him in a standard draft.
2.03: Michael – Elijah Moore, WR, Mississippi: It’s tough to pass on some names here, but I can’t not get Moore. Most yards from scrimmage per game from any CFB WR (157.1). He’s polished and ready to burst.
2.04: Ryne – Dynami Brown, WR, North Carolina: A physical deep threat with a lot of upside. Back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons gives me confidence Brown will produce in the NFL.
2.05: Scott – Zach Wilson, QB, Brigham Young: He has wheels we can lean on as a floor year one, a cannon arm, and pinpoint accuracy. Like his level of talent and this price.
2.06: Jake – Seth Williams, WR, Auburn: Williams is my WR9. Great at bringing down 50/50 balls, plays physical & with a hunger that doesn’t translate from film to paper.
2.07: DJ – Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, Southern Cal: Would have taken Wilson here and considered Mac Jones. I almost took St. Brown over Marshall at 1.11. I believe the NFL will keep St. Brown interested enough that lapses of concentration that dropped him down the board won’t be an issue in the NFL. St. Brown has a chance to be a steal in the second round of rookie drafts.
2.08: Rod – Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville: Fantastic possession receiver with great speed and big-play ability.
2.09: Andrew – Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami: What better time to take the second-best tight end on the board?
2.10: Doug – Pat Friermuth, TE, Penn State: The real second-best tight end on the board.
2.11: Michael – Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina: Give me all the UNC backs. Explosive and slippery, sky-high upside in the right offense.
2.12: Ryne – Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State: Came back strong after an ACL tear and should continue to improve. Over 15 yards per reception and No. 1 in contested catches. Put up big numbers for OSU the last three years.