Mock Draft #1


I finally found some time and managed to get a mock draft in. I’ll probably do a lot more of them now that I know they take about 40 minutes to do. Let me know in the comments if there’s any sort of draft type you’d like to see a mock on.

League: 10 Teams
Auction: Snake
Draft Spot: #1

#1 Arian Foster (RB) – I toyed with the idea of taking Aaron Rodgers but figured I’d be able to still get a solid QB with the #20 pick. I ultimately took Foster since he’s such a great fit in the Texans’ offense. For some reason, I felt more comfortable with his workload than McCoy’s and Rice’s.

#20 Matthew Stafford (QB) – Rodgers, Brady, Brees and Newton were gone. I was a bit surprised to see Stafford still here so I didn’t hesitate. If Stafford had been off the board I would’ve taken Vick.
#21 Wes Welker (WR) – I probably should’ve gone with another RB (Peterson was tempting) but I decided to go with a WR I could plug in there and forget about. Jennings was considered but I love the amount of receptions Welker gets.

#40 Frank Gore (RB) – RB was getting pretty ugly at this point and it came down to Gore and Turner. Oddly enough, I have both of these guys in a keeper league and I’m deciding to keep Gore over Turner. The middle of Turner’s 2011-12 season was just brutal so I’m done with owning him.

#41 Marques Colston (WR) – There weren’t any RBs that really struck me (even though Bradshaw and Bush were still out there) so I snagged Colston. He’s been frustrating to own in the past but the Saints turn their off-season situation in to something positive.

#60 Jason Witten (TE) – I was telling myself to wait on TE if I don’t get Gronk or Graham but I found it difficult to pass on Witten here. In hindsight, I should’ve passed and taken another RB like Doug Martin, Shonn Greene or BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

#61 DeSean Jackson (WR) – I personally cannot stand him but it’s hard to pass up his talent at this point in the draft.

#80 CJ Spiller (RB) – Pierre Garcon was going to be this pick but he was taken at #79 so it was time to load up on RBs and Spiller was the best option available.

#81 Mark Ingram (RB) – I figure he’d get the most work out of the next bunch of available RBs (J. Best, M. Bush, J. Starks)

#100 Michael Crabtree (WR) – Drafted him on upside as my #4 WR.

#101 Robert Griffin III (QB) – A slight homer pick as a Redskins fan. It’s a bit of a lottery ticket but he’s worth owning with Stafford as my #1 QB. I could easily know after a couple of weeks if I struck gold with RGIII or not.

#120 Daniel Thomas (RB) – I was targeting Darius Heyward-Bey but just missed out on him so time to load up on RB again. I also considered LeGarrette Blount at this spot.

#121 Leonard Hankerson (WR) – There weren’t many attractive WRs left so I took a gamble with the second year WR.

#140 Terrell Owens (WR) – Could provide some value and it may be possible to flip him to someone else if he starts out well in Seattle.

#141 Steelers D/ST – Highest ranked D/ST on the board.

#160 Rob Bironas (K) – Whatever.

Takeaways:

Running back gets real ugly, real quick. I’ll definitely be looking to come out of the first three rounds with 2 RBs and a QB. Then the next 4 rounds load up on WR. After that, take the best available player. There’s plenty of solid TEs and backup QBs towards the end of the draft.


Full Draft Results:

Round: 1
** (1) Team Scott – Arian Foster RB
(2) Team scruggs – LeSean McCoy RB
(3) Team Utesch – Ray Rice RB
(4) Team Smith – Aaron Rodgers QB
(5) Team Kennedy – Tom Brady QB
(6) Team Freeland – Chris Johnson RB
(7) Team Papeman – Drew Brees QB
(8) Team Gipson – Calvin Johnson WR
(9) Team Riner – Maurice Jones-Drew RB
(10) Team Rodriguez – Ryan Mathews RB

Round: 2
(11) Team Rodriguez – Cam Newton QB
(12) Team Riner – Larry Fitzgerald WR
(13) Team Gipson – Rob Gronkowski TE
(14) Team Papeman – Matt Forte RB
(15) Team Freeland – Andre Johnson WR
(16) Team Kennedy – Jamaal Charles RB
(17) Team Smith – Roddy White WR
(18) Team Utesch – Jimmy Graham TE
(19) Team scruggs – Marshawn Lynch RB
** (20) Team Scott – Matthew Stafford QB

Round: 3
** (21) Team Scott – Wes Welker WR
(22) Team scruggs – Greg Jennings WR
(23) Team Utesch – Fred Jackson RB
(24) Team Smith – Mike Wallace WR
(25) Team Kennedy – Darren McFadden RB
(26) Team Freeland – DeMarco Murray RB
(27) Team Papeman – Adrian Peterson RB
(28) Team Gipson – Steven Jackson RB
(29) Team Riner – A.J. Green WR
(30) Team Rodriguez – Trent Richardson RB

Round: 4
(31) Team Rodriguez – Antonio Gates TE
(32) Team Riner – Julio Jones WR
(33) Team Gipson – Dez Bryant WR
(34) Team Papeman – Hakeem Nicks WR
(35) Team Freeland – Michael Vick QB
(36) Team Kennedy – Victor Cruz WR
(37) Team Smith – Brandon Marshall WR
(38) Team Utesch – Darren Sproles RB
(39) Team scruggs – Eli Manning QB
** (40) Team Scott – Frank Gore RB

Round: 5
** (41) Team Scott – Marques Colston WR
(42) Team scruggs – Michael Turner RB
(43) Team Utesch – Miles Austin WR
(44) Team Smith – Ahmad Bradshaw RB
(45) Team Kennedy – Steve Smith WR
(46) Team Freeland – Jordy Nelson WR
(47) Team Papeman – Vincent Jackson WR
(48) Team Gipson – Reggie Bush RB
(49) Team Riner – Beanie Wells RB
(50) Team Rodriguez – Jeremy Maclin WR

Round: 6
(51) Team Rodriguez – Percy Harvin WR
(52) Team Riner – Isaac Redman RB
(53) Team Gipson – Tony Romo QB
(54) Team Papeman – Demaryius Thomas WR
(55) Team Freeland – Brandon Lloyd WR
(56) Team Kennedy – Dwayne Bowe WR
(57) Team Smith – Willis McGahee RB
(58) Team Utesch – Antonio Brown WR
(59) Team scruggs – Steve Johnson WR
** (60) Team Scott – Jason Witten TE

Round: 7
** (61) Team Scott – DeSean Jackson WR
(62) Team scruggs – Vernon Davis TE
(63) Team Utesch – Matt Ryan QB
(64) Team Smith – Peyton Manning QB
(65) Team Kennedy – Eric Decker WR
(66) Team Freeland – Shonn Greene RB
(67) Team Papeman – Roy Helu RB
(68) Team Gipson – BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB
(69) Team Riner – Philip Rivers QB
(70) Team Rodriguez – Fred Davis TE

Round: 8
(71) Team Rodriguez – Doug Martin RB
(72) Team Riner – Jonathan Stewart RB
(73) Team Gipson – Stevan Ridley RB
(74) Team Papeman – Ben Tate RB
(75) Team Freeland – Jermichael Finley TE
(76) Team Kennedy – Reggie Wayne WR
(77) Team Smith – DeAngelo Williams RB
(78) Team Utesch – Robert Meachem WR
(79) Team scruggs – Pierre Garcon WR
** (80) Team Scott – C.J. Spiller RB

Round: 9
** (81) Team Scott – Mark Ingram RB
(82) Team scruggs – Malcom Floyd WR
(83) Team Utesch – Aaron Hernandez TE
(84) Team Smith – Jahvid Best RB
(85) Team Kennedy – Michael Bush RB
(86) Team Freeland – James Starks RB
(87) Team Papeman – Ben Roethlisberger QB
(88) Team Gipson – Torrey Smith WR
(89) Team Riner – Denarius Moore WR
(90) Team Rodriguez – Justin Blackmon WR

Round: 10
(91) Team Rodriguez – Santonio Holmes WR
(92) Team Riner – Matt Schaub QB
(93) Team Gipson – Peyton Hillis RB
(94) Team Papeman – Tony Gonzalez TE
(95) Team Freeland – Jacob Tamme TE
(96) Team Kennedy – Donald Brown RB
(97) Team Smith – Lance Moore WR
(98) Team Utesch – 49ers D/ST D/ST
(99) Team scruggs – Anquan Boldin WR
** (100) Team Scott – Michael Crabtree WR

Round: 11
** (101) Team Scott – Robert Griffin III QB
(102) Team scruggs – Felix Jones RB
(103) Team Utesch – Mario Manningham WR
(104) Team Smith – Toby Gerhart RB
(105) Team Kennedy – Nate Washington WR
(106) Team Freeland – Rueben Randle WR
(107) Team Papeman – Kenny Britt WR
(108) Team Gipson – David Wilson RB
(109) Team Riner – Texans D/ST D/ST
(110) Team Rodriguez – Andy Dalton QB

Round: 12
(111) Team Rodriguez – Brandon Pettigrew TE
(112) Team Riner – Jay Cutler QB
(113) Team Gipson – Shane Vereen RB
(114) Team Papeman – Sidney Rice WR
(115) Team Freeland – Bears D/ST D/ST
(116) Team Kennedy – Titus Young WR
(117) Team Smith – Josh Freeman QB
(118) Team Utesch – Randy Moss WR
(119) Team scruggs – Darrius Heyward-Bey WR
** (120) Team Scott – Daniel Thomas RB

Round: 13
** (121) Team Scott – Leonard Hankerson WR
(122) Team scruggs – Ravens D/ST D/ST
(123) Team Utesch – Alex Smith QB
(124) Team Smith – Jared Cook TE
(125) Team Kennedy – LeGarrette Blount RB
(126) Team Freeland – Bernard Scott RB
(127) Team Papeman – Pierre Thomas RB
(128) Team Gipson – Joe Flacco QB
(129) Team Riner – Owen Daniels TE
(130) Team Rodriguez – Rashard Mendenhall RB

Round: 14
(131) Team Rodriguez – David Akers K
(132) Team Riner – Laurent Robinson WR
(133) Team Gipson – Eagles D/ST D/ST
(134) Team Papeman – Carson Palmer QB
(135) Team Freeland – Mike Tolbert RB
(136) Team Kennedy – Brent Celek TE
(137) Team Smith – Mike Williams WR
(138) Team Utesch – Sam Bradford QB
(139) Team scruggs – Ryan Fitzpatrick QB
** (140) Team Scott – Terrell Owens WR

Round: 15
** (141) Team Scott – Steelers D/ST D/ST
(142) Team scruggs – Jets D/ST D/ST
(143) Team Utesch – Nate Burleson WR
(144) Team Smith – Seahawks D/ST D/ST
(145) Team Kennedy – Stephen Gostkowski K
(146) Team Freeland – Mason Crosby K
(147) Team Papeman – Falcons D/ST D/ST
(148) Team Gipson – Matt Flynn QB
(149) Team Riner – Sebastian Janikowski K
(150) Team Rodriguez – Lions D/ST D/ST

Round: 16
(151) Team Rodriguez – Brian Quick WR
(152) Team Riner – Andrew Luck QB
(153) Team Gipson – Garrett Hartley K
(154) Team Papeman – Dan Bailey K
(155) Team Freeland – Jon Baldwin WR
(156) Team Kennedy – Chiefs D/ST D/ST
(157) Team Smith – Alex Henery K
(158) Team Utesch – Matt Prater K
(159) Team scruggs – Dan Carpenter K
** (160) Team Scott – Rob Bironas K