• Fri. Jun 2nd, 2023

Dynasty Pros Football Pre-NFL Draft Rookie Super Flex Mock Draft

Dynasty Pros Football Pre-NFL Draft Rookie Super Flex Mock Draft

Here at Dynasty Pros Football, we recently did a Pre-NFL Draft Rookie Super Flex Mock Draft (try saying that 5 times fast) amongst the contributors.  Keep in mind these picks are not taking into account landing spots for the rookies, as the NFL Draft has not occurred yet.

Here are the results, plus the thoughts from each participant about their picks.  

1.01 Trevor Lawrence QB (Clemson) 6’6 220lbs

Drafted by Bob Miller @DynastyProBob

This was an easy decision for me this year, but it hasn’t always been. Lawrence is the best QB prospect since Andrew Luck. I’m that old school guy that had always gone RB at 1.01, no matter what. However, things have changed. I had the 1.01 last year in a superflex dynasty league and selected Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Looking back I regret not taking Joe Burrow there. CEH was the unanimous 1.01 in a lot of leagues, but who wouldn’t rather have Burrow or Herbert now? If I had it to do all over again I would take Joe Burrow. This is why I took Trevor Lawrence at 1.01. 

1.02 Justin FIelds QB (Ohio St) 6’3 228lbs 

Drafted by Tyler Barabash @DynastyBashIDP

I’m seeing Fields slip in mock drafts, but the latest I’ve seen him going is 4th to the Falcons, which would be a great fit. While there are plenty of people out there that see Zach Wilson as the number two in this class, I am not one of them. Fields is closer to Lawrence’s talent than he is to Wilson’s. Most circles have Fields as the most accurate passer in the class...while I do agree...he did have an excellent offensive line throughout college. Boasting a projected 4.5 second 40 time, Fields will be a dual threat quarterback. Averaging 4.7 yards per carry this past season and 19 touchdowns in his college career, he may not ever lead the league in rushing by a quarterback, but he definitely has the potential to and for dynasty football that is very exciting. 

1.03 Najee Harris RB (Alabama) 6’2 230lbs

Drafted by Alex French @TheBlindGuyFF

Harris is an explosive runner with great vision and size. He’s 6 foot 2 and 230 pounds. I understand he went to Alabama and got to run behind a great offensive line, but he was also facing excellent defenses. He also shared a backfield with Josh Jacobs, Damien Harris, and Bo Scarborough in his time with the Crimson Tide. His production improved each season, and he proved his ability to catch the ball with a 14.6 percent target share. With a dominator rating of 30.9%, while sharing the field with Heisman Trophy winner Devonte Smith, and Jaylen Waddle for part of the year, I believe he will thrive in the NFL. I would love to see him in Pittsburgh to fix their ground game. 

1.04 Travis Etienne RB (Clemson) 5’10 205lbs

Drafted by Ralph Martinez @LobosFFDen

Considering this is a Superflex Mock Draft, I was torn between Zack Wilson and Travis Etienne at 1.04, but ultimately decided to go with arguably one of the best RBs in this class. Etienne broke an abundance of records at Clemson finishing his remarkable Tiger career with 4,952 rushing yards and 70 rushing touchdowns. Add in his 1,155 receiving yards and 102 catches, and he’s the full package. Etienne is elusive, quick to hit the gap, and makes breaking tackles look easy.  Etienne leaves Clemson averaging an impressive 7.2 YPC, and 11.3 YPR in four years. For comparison, since 2018 Etienne is the NCAA leader in 10+ Yard Gains on passes behind the line of scrimmage with 27 (one more than Heisman Winner Devonta Smith) If you have a top 5 pick in your Rookie draft this year… It’s hard to pass on Etienne.

1.05 Ja'Marr Chase WR (LSU) 6’0 208lbs

Drafted by Zach Kurt @ZachAttackNFL

Getting Ja’Marr Chase at the 1.05 is a dream come true. He is by far the best WR in this draft and it’s not a close call. We all saw what Justin Jefferson did last year in the NFL and Chase was the #1 WR in front of him! 2019 Chase was close to out performing Smith’s heisman season with a freak like Jefferson on the other side. (Chase 84-1780-20) (Smith 117-1856-23) Chase is nearly impossible to guard, quick off the ball, a great route runner, has fantastic hands, and runs a 4.4 40. One of the biggest attributes that sets him apart is that he pushes himself to no end. He ran a 4.66 in high school down to a 4.4 now. It is an incredible difference that comes through great work ethic and determination. When I watch his film there isn’t an area of his game that sticks out to me as a weakness. He can do it all. Ja’Marr Chase is like Dez Bryant without him being an absolute head case. In this year’s rookie drafts, Chase is getting my 1.01 and he should get serious consideration for yours.

1.06 Javonte Williams RB (North Carolina) 5’10 220lbs

Drafted by Steve Uetz @FantasyLadder

As I sat at 6th overall, my plan was to target one of 3 players; depending on how the QBs got selected as this was a Super Flex draft. However, as the QBs went 1 and 2 as expected, my top two RBs went back to back after the QBs. Then at 1.5 my WR1 gets selected, leaving me with the decision between RB Javonte Williams or TE Kyle Pitts. I went a little chalky and sided with the RB in this mock. I can easily see Williams becoming an early day 2 pick in the NFL draft, joining the likes of D’Andre Swift, Jonathon Taylor, Cam Akers, and JK Dobbins. If that is the case, then he will be headed to an RB needy team where he could become a fantasy contributor early on. Williams is a human bowling ball with good speed, and nearly impossible to tackle. Most impressive of all; in his 2020 junior year season he handled 9 less carries than the previous season (2020 :157 carries, 2019: 166 carries), but gained 207 more rushing yards (1,140 total rushing yards) and scored 14 more TDs (19 rushing TDs)! For his 2020 season success, Pro Football Focus gave him the highest rushing grade in a single season since the site began covering college players. 

1.07 Kyle Pitts TE (Florida) 6’6 246lbs

Drafted by Charlie Friar @CharlieFriar

Kyle Pitts is ready to take the NFL by storm. He's built for today's game and no matter where he goes he's going to find success. The Florida tight end stands 6'6" and weighs 246 lbs. That's nearly identical to the current size of Darren Waller - who's eight years older than Pitts. 

One of Pitts' best games in 2020 came in the SEC Championship against Alabama where he posted 7/129/1. You always want to see your top guys perform on the biggest stages. 

But his dominance goes well beyond just one game in his junior season. Pitts averaged 17.9 yds/rec, which is four yards more than what Travis Kelce and George Kittle averaged in 2020 and six yards more than what Waller averaged. It's clear Pitts can get downfield and also find the endzone. Last season he finished T-3rd in the nation with 12 touchdowns. Ideally, Pitts' catch rate would be higher. In 2019 he posted a 68.4% catch rate and then it dropped in 2020 to 64.2%. To compare his rate to the NFL's best in 2020: 

Kelce - 72.4% 

Kittle - 76.2% 

Waller - 73.3% 

But we can give Pitts a break for his lower rate because of his longer yds/rec. Also, he had ZERO drops on 66 targets. 

Overall, Pitts has the size and rare versatility to be a TE/WR combo and he comes into 2021 with a high floor no matter where he's drafted. 

1.08 Devonta Smith  WR (Alabama) 6’1 175lbs

Drafted by Darren Smith @FFBirdGang

Devonta Smith comes in with the first pick at the 1.08 spot. The stats speak for themselves. The Heisman winner logged 1,856 yards on 117 receptions in 2020; not to mention scoring 23 touchdowns. There is a lot of speculation that Smith will not be able to succeed in the NFL given his skinny stature at only 175 lbs while standing 6’1” tall. His low weight brings up durability issues to Dynasty Owners. However, Smith has only been injured one time (dislocated finger) and has never missed a game for Alabama. Even his counterpart, Jaylen Waddle, who suffered a season ending ankle injury in 2020, seems to be more durable in the minds of Dynasty Managers. These claims are completely baseless, and Smith will succeed with any team that drafts him.

1.09 Trey Lance QB (North Dakota State) 6’4 227lbs

Drafted by Brian Ford @FFJunkie_

If any of the first eight picks had fallen to #9, I would have probably pulled the trigger on them. With those eight gone, and this being a superflex mock, I took the next best quarterback. I’ve seen Lance go in the top five in another superflex mock. That’s probably high, but I think I do like him more than Zach Wilson (who was picked next at #10). Lance has better size and athleticism; he’ll have a higher floor with his legs. And to the extent that it matters, he’s ten months younger. Lance could slide down in rookie drafts due to concerns over his competition level and because he only had one showcase game this past season, and he may be a guy who has to hold the clipboard for a while, but I’ll take him in the late first at QB3. The choice becomes tougher if there’s a Kyle Pitts (in TE premium) or a Javonte Williams on the board, too. In this case, there was not. Lance may need the right scheme and coach, especially early on, but he has very good potential and warrants a first round look.

1.10 Zach Wilson QB (BYU) 6'3 210lbs

Drafted by Tommy Harvey @DynastyProsTom

The BYU product was outstanding in 2020 and drastically improved his draft stock. He went from a solid QB to THE focal point of his team, leading the Cougars to an 11-1 record. His arm talent is elite and he also possesses the ability to move around and extend plays.  I have Wilson as the QB3 in this draft class. With this being a SF rookie mock draft, he is a great value at the backend of the 1st round. I expected him to be selected earlier, but I will gladly take him with the 10th pick.

1.11 Jaylen Waddle WR (Alabama) 5’10 183lbs

Drafted by Ryan Kurt @BulldogGamer28

Speed. I am Speed. Waddle embodies this iconic mantra from the great Lightning McQueen. Waddle is more than just straight line speed. He is fast no matter what angle he’s running at. He also has crisp route running and great ball tracking. He will be an asset for whatever team drafts him, which makes him a steal at the 1.11 in any draft.

1.12 Kenneth Gainwell RB (Memphis) 5’11 191lbs

Drafted by Jason Ferris @JFerris72

With my first pick in the DynastyPros Rookie Mock Draft, Team Ferris selects...Kenneth Gainwell? I could almost hear the jeers and snickers as I made this pick. Yes...Rashod Bateman or even Rondale Moore made so much sense, but let me make my case.

At 5’11 and 191 lbs, the Memphis Tigers sophomore flip flops between the 4th or 5th overall RB in the upcoming 2021 NFL draft. The 2019 ACC Rookie of the year posted an impressive 1,459 yards rushing and 13 TDS while catching 51 passes for 610 yards and an additional 3 TDS. It’s this last set of stats that really swayed me when considering his value. In today’s NFL, the pass catching RB is a definite asset. His NFL comparison could be James White or Miles Sanders, both of whom can do extensive damage catching passes in the flats. Of the top 15 leading rushers in 2021, only Derrick Henry and Nick Chubb had less than 25 receptions. I think Gainwell will make an instant fantasy impact, especially if the team that drafts him utilises him in the passing game. 

2.01 Rashod Bateman WR (Minnesota) 6’2 209lbs

Drafted by Bob Miller @DynastyProBob

Wow. I was absolutely thrilled to have Bateman fall to me here at 2.01. He is my 3rd ranked WR behind Ja’Marr Chase and DeVonta Smith. He has all the tools. He is a very good route runner with sticky hands. He is a big receiver that uses his size to maintain good body positioning as well. He has the makings of being a WR1 in the right team’s offense. To start my rookie draft with two players with the potential longevity like Lawrence and Bateman makes me happy.

2.02 Rondale Moore  WR (Purdue) 5’9” 180lbs 

Drafted by Tyler Barabash @DynastyBashIDP

Rondale Moore may be a short wideout but he is also an athletic freak. If you’ve looked into any videos of his workouts you’ll know what I mean, between the 600 pound squats and the 42” vertical he just looks so special. I have Moore and Bateman tied for my WR3 in this class so to get him in the second round was a steal to me. With a reported 4.33 40 yard dash time he has the wheels to beat competition deep and that is evident by his 9.4 YPR which is number one of all receivers in this draft. 

2.03 Amon-Ra St. Brown WR (USC) 6’1 194lbs

Drafted by Alex French @TheBlindGuyFF

St. Brown is one of the polarizing players of the draft. Coming out of high school, he was a 5 star prospect. Brother of Green Bay Packer Equanimeous St Brown, he arguably underperformed at USC with just 478 receiving yards on 41 receptions this year. However, USC played just 6 games this season due to COVID-19 concerns. I believe that will keep St Brown as a value in the middle picks of the second round. I would love to see him go somewhere like the Dolphins, where he won't have to be the number one guy right away and can learn the game. 

2.04 Mac Jones QB (Alabama) 6’3 214lbs

Drafted by Ralph Martinez @LobosFFDen

Quarterback is king in Superflex. All the talk about Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zack Wilson… People tend to forget Mac Jones. Despite an injury to his top WR (yes, his TOP WR) he ended his 2020 with 4,500 passing yards, 41 TDs, and only 4 interceptions. Jones is a smart decision maker who protects the ball well and doesn't get careless or panic in the pocket under pressure. He is not as mobile or quick as guys like Fields or Lawrence, but at 6’3 can take a hit in the pocket if needed. Mac might not be a starter year 1, but will have the potential to be in a 2020 Herbert-like situation. However, if Jones lands an opportunity to be a starter year 1, I would take him much higher than this. At 2.04 for this mock Superflex league, give me Jones! 

2.05 Chuba Hubbard RB (Oklahoma St) 6’0 208lbs

Drafted by Zach Kurt @ZachAttackNFL

In 2019, Chuba was seen as one of the top RB prospects in football. After he opted out of the season, it was like he didn't exist. In 2019, Hubbard had 2292 yards and 23 TDs yet he isn’t worth a high capital draft pick. Chuba is a RB that can take a heavy workload. He doesn’t shy away from contact and is willing to truck stick people in his way. He has great cuts, his vision is par for the course, but when he hits that second level he is better than anyone. I think Hubbard will be a star in this NFL he just needs to get his chance. Durability is a question for him but I believe that he is plenty durable and everyone faces little injury bumps in the road. Chuba is a very good runner; don't pass on him even if your league-mates are giving you crap!

2.06 Tylan Wallace WR (Oklahoma St) 6’0 190lbs

Drafted by Steve Uetz @FantasyLadder

In the middle of the 2nd round, my 3rd-5th ranked QBs got selected before my pick which in return left decent value at other positions. With the 18th overall selection, I picked Oklahoma State WR Tylan Wallace who became the 7th WR off the board at this point of the mock. I had my eyes on QB Mac Jones who was drafted two spots before me and was strongly considering TE Pat Freiermuth as well. As of late, Wallace is a player that has pulled me with a magnet like attraction; so I was beyond thrilled to land him! He was one of the first players I added to my player queue in the draft room after making my 1st round pick. Wallace is an absolute baller; he dominates DBs and plays bigger than his size as he is master of high-point catches! I think Wallace has the potential to be a day 2 selection in the 2021 NFL draft similar to the likes of Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman, and Chase Claypool. 

2.07 Kylin Hill RB (Mississippi St.) 5’11 209lbs

Drafted by Charlie Friar @CharlieFriar

This was a toss-up pick for me because Trey Sermon from Ohio State was still available, but I went with Hill for one reason...catching ability. Hill really only appeared in two games in 2020 before opting out and declaring for the draft. In those two games Hill racked up a total of 23 catches, surprisingly, a career high. Against LSU in week 1, Hill went for 8/158/1 receiving. While he only recorded 14 carries in those two games, he proved he deserves to have the ball in his hands as a runner in 2019:

- The only SEC running back to average better than 100 rushing yards per game (103.8) 

- Finished No. 17 in the FBS, No. 3 in the SEC in total rushing yards (1,350) 

- Ranked No. 4 in the SEC in all-purpose yards per game (117.7)

Hill is someone to keep an eye on this season, especially in PPR formats. Let's see where he ends up before we declare him 'draft-able’ in fantasy. 

2.08 Kadarius Toney WR (Florida) 6’0 193lbs

Drafted by Darren Smith @FFBirdGang

Kadarius Toney is the next pick at 2.08. Toney has decent stats in 2020 with 984 yards on 70 receptions in only 11 games. But the stats are not what makes Dynasty Managers excited to draft him. Toney’s film shows the real story. He is quick and shifty off the line of scrimmage making him easily open in just a few seconds, but can also stretch the field with 14.1 YPC. Kadarius has solid hands, and is extremely hard to bring down once he makes the catch. Toney is also a versatile player as he played in all WR positions at Florida, and even took snaps in the backfield at the RB position. WR-needy teams in the late 1st/early 2nd round could find themselves with a Swiss Army Knife player that is skilled and dependable.

2.09 Michael Carter RB (North Carolina) 5’8 199lbs

Drafted by Brian Ford @FFJunkie_

Had this been a TE premium mock, I would have taken Brevin Jordan; but it was not, so I took Carter. The plan here was to take a more premium dynasty position, and a position that is thinner in this draft class, and wait for a value WR in round 3. I could have taken Jermar Jefferson, whom I also like, but I went with what I think is a safer play. Carter is faster and had fuller college production, including in the passing game (though he’s light there relative to others). He was on the same team as Javonte Williams and still commanded touches and produced, whereas after an injury, Jefferson split time with the likes of Artavis Pierce in 2019. There is concern that Carter might not be able to be THE guy on an NFL team, and the somewhat disappointing 2020 NFL season from similarly-sized back Clyde Edwards-Helaire may give some pause here, but I like his overall game and thought the late second (RB7) was about right as far as value goes.

2.10 Dyami Brown WR (North Carolina) 6'1 195lbs

Drafted by Tommy Harvey @DynastyProsTom

After consecutive seasons of 50+ receptions (51 in 2019 and 55 in 2020) and 1,000+ yards (1,034 in 2019 and 1,099 in 2020), Dyami Brown has been  a model of consistency. Playing at 6'1 185lbs in 2020, he has reportedly put on around 10lbs of muscle this offseason. While he may not be considered a "burner", Brown has plenty of juice to go along with good hands and a competitive style. He has to be considered one of the better WRs in this draft. My WR7, Brown was a no-brainer for me late in the 2nd round. 

2.11 Trey Sermon RB (Ohio St) 6’0 221lbs

Drafted by Ryan Kurt @BulldogGamer28

Shifty, patient, balanced. While Sermon won’t wow you with his athleticism, he does a lot of the little things as a running back well. He is always falling forward and making contact awkward for would be tacklers. He has an opportunity to sneak his way into a meaningful role on a number of rosters. He won’t tear up the league but could look to be a reliable rb2 if he ends up in a good situation.

2.12 Pat Freiermuth TE (Penn State) 6’5 260lbs

Drafted by Jason Ferris @JFerris72

I think it took me all of 2 seconds to hit the ‘draft’ button for this pick. With Kyle Pitts long gone in the first round, and Brevin Jordan surely to be taken before my next selection at 36, the gap in NFL ready and viable tight ends is vast. 

At 6 foot 5 inches tall and 260 lbs, Freiermuth is a very large human. The converted high school linebacker has all the right measurables and is drawing comparisons to Rob Gronkowski. A definite playmaker with sure hands and high end speed, Freiermuth found the endzone 24 times for the Nittany Lions. Fantasy owners will drool at his redzone potential in the NFL. The one aspect of his game that Freiermuth will need to work on in order to become an every down TE in the NFL is his blocking ability.

3.01 Terrace Marshall WR (LSU) 6’3 201lbs

Drafted by Bob Miller @DynastyProBob

This is a value pick if I’ve ever seen one. Marshall is an extremely talented wide receiver that fits any NFL scheme. He excelled in 2020 when he was LSU’s featured wide receiver. He has what it takes to be a team’s primary target.

3.02 Jermar Jefferson RB (Oregon St) 5’10 217lbs

Drafted by Tyler Barabash @DynastyBashIDP

I don’t overly trust a lot of the halfbacks in this draft outside of the top two but Jefferson has the size I like to see in a back. Jefferson ranks fifth all-time at Oregon State with 2,923 rushing yards and had 15 100-yard rushing games. He averaged 1 touchdown per game at Oregon finishing his career with 27. With a reported 4.6 second 40 time Jefferson is not an elite speedster but he is very quick with his cuts and has some of the best acceleration in this draft class. I see Jermar as a change of pace back who has some good receiving ability. He’s going to be a little landing spot dependent but I see a lot of upside that could be great for a fantasy roster. 

3.03 Elijah Moore WR (Mississippi) 5’9 185lbs

Drafted by Alex French @TheBlindGuyFF

Listed as under 5 feet 10 inches, Moore projects to be a slot receiver at the next level. However, many slot receivers have proven highly valuable in fantasy (Think Jarvis Landry, Julian Edelman). Going against some of the best corners in college football, Moore managed to rack up 1,193 receiving yards and 8 total touchdowns. Factor in the 45.5% dominator rating, and I think Moore can be a valuable asset to a franchise like the Packers, who can use him in a role like Randall Cobb played for Aaron Rodgers. 

3.04 Tamorrion Terry WR (Florida St) 6’4 214lbs

Drafted by Ralph Martinez @LobosFFDen

On paper, Terry is everything you want, but is he able to turn that into success in the NFL? We didn't get to see much from him in 2020, due to some altercations with the coaching staff and Corona concerns. Terry had a major drop issue due to some of his mechanics and his ability to recover after the catch, however we also got a small glimpse of what he could do successfully in 2019. Terry reeled in 60 receptions for 1,188 yards and 9 touchdowns. He is physical at the line and uses his size to his advantage. He’s got the big play ability and is able to shake defenders in the secondary. Big time WRs can be found in later rounds, and with my 3.04 I take my gamble with Terry. 

3.05 Kyle Trask QB (Florida) 6’5 240lbs

Drafted by Zach Kurt @ZachAttackNFL

I really like Trask. No, he is not a top QB in the draft, but for me he has the tools to be a starter in the NFL. He is a pocket passer with a good arm and is fairly accurate. Trask can read a defense well and has a good football IQ. When I watch his film I think of Andy Dalton coming out of college and that excites me. In the 3rd round of a SF there is no reason not to take a chance on this guy. With the QB hungry NFL we are in right now, he could land a starting gig.

3.06 Jaret Patterson RB (Buffalo) 5’9 196lbs

Drafted by Steve Uetz @FantasyLadder

At this point of the draft, I had accepted the fact that I was just going to punt on the QB position as QB Kyle Trask (who the last QB I was targeting for the purposes of this mock) went right before me at 3.5 (29th overall as the 6th QB off the board). No sweat, it was obvious to me in that moment who I was going to draft. The 2020 college football season gave us one of the most jaw-dropping stat lines from an RB. A certain RB totaled 409 yards and 8 TDs on 36 carries… this was not some kid playing a video game…this was my 3rd round pick…Buffalo RB Jaret Patterson (the 10th RB selected in this mock)! After that 400 yard performance I made myself a little note like Kevin Costner does in the movie “Draft Day” which read … “Jaret Patterson No Matter What”… The 3rd round and beyond is upside time. As for Rounds 1 and 2, I target players who I believe will fall into starter consideration. Jaret Patterson has massive

upside based on his impressive college production making him a great pick at 30th overall. As the 2020 college football season was a little different for obvious global pandemic related reasons, one of the biggest differences was having a shortened season for some teams. Buffalo and RB Jaret Patterson only played 6 total games, including a bowl game. In those 6 games Patterson totaled 19 TDs and rushed for 1072 yards. Patterson was also highly productive in full seasons as a sophomore and as a freshman. In 2019, he also scored 19 TDS and rushed for 1,799 yards in 13 games, and as a freshman in 2018 he scored 14 TDs and rushed for 1,013 yards in 14 games. Give me the small school but big-time production from Patterson all day in the 3rd round! 

3.07 Tutu Atwell WR (Louisville) 5’9 165lbs

Drafted by Charlie Friar @CharlieFriar

Speed, speed, speed. Tutu comes into this offseason as likely the fastest guy in the draft by clocking a 4.27 second 40-yard dash. He used that speed to be an absolute standout WR at Louisville. As a sophomore he led the ACC in yards with 70 catches for 1,276 yards. His 12 touchdowns that year were good enough for second in the conference.

PFF is also big on the receiver. In 2019 Tutu was named to PFF's All-ACC team, in-part, because he ranked first among qualified receivers with a 4.17 yards per route run, and he finished fourth in yards after the catch at 11.4.

Tutu's size is a red flag. He's listed at just 5'9" and 165 lbs, but as we've seen several times before - speed kills. You'll want to keep him on the waiver watch at the beginning of the season. 

3.08 Brevin Jordan TE (Miami) 6’3 245lbs

Drafted by Darren Smith @FFBirdGang

Coming in at pick 3.08 is Brevin Jordan. Brevin piled up 576 yards on 38 receptions while catching 7 TD’s. Something to remember when reading these stats is that he only played 8 total games with Miami in 2020. Jordan was versatile for Miami, lining up in all kinds of positions: next to the OT, in the slot, and even in the backfield. Coming in at 6’3” 245 lbs, Brevin brings a perfect mix of size and athleticism. He is a monster in the open field and very hard to tackle, and is an immediate Red Zone target for any team drafting him. As an excellent blocker as well, teams will be looking for Brevin Jordan to start for their team immediately in 2021. Look for NFL teams to draft him in the late 2nd round into the early 3rd round.

3.09 Sage Suratt WR (Wake Forest) 6’3 215lbs

Drafted by Brian Ford @FFJunkie_

We really see the depth of the WR class when Suratt is available in the late third (WR14). I could have gone with the undersized, mid-major product D’Wayne Eskridge (who showed out well in Senior Bowl practices), or either of the Auburn receivers, Seth Williams and Anthony Schwartz, and still have been fine, too. Suratt is almost 23 (though this is less of a concern at WR than RB), and sat out the 2020 season, but he has good size for the NFL, a pretty good breakout age of 20.4, and a very good dominator rating of 44.9%. I’m expecting him to be a solid if unspectacular contributor in the NFL, and at least a good depth piece for a dynasty roster.

3.10 Rhamondre Stevenson RB (Oklahoma) 6'0 246lbs

Drafted by Tommy Harvey @DynastyProsTom

Oklahoma had substantial depth at the RB position while Rhamondre Stevenson was in school. Whether it be Trey Sermon, Kennedy Brooks, Seth McGowan, Marcus Major, or T.J. Pledger, Stevenson had plenty of competition in Norman. His stats may not jump off the page, but he has good burst and athleticism for his size.  RB8 in my personal rankings, Stevenson is likely an between-the-tackles pounder, similar to Gus Edwards.

3.11 Seth Williams WR (Auburn) 6’3 212lbs

Drafted by Ryan Kurt @BulldogGamer28

At this point in the rookie draft I hadn’t watched much of any of these players. I picked Williams because he played in the SEC, and if I’m going to throw a dart, the SEC is the conference to do it in. Now that I have had a chance to watch my shot in the dark. This guy just isn’t it. He struggles to get any sort of consistent separation, and we have seen time and time again that translate to a lack of success in the NFL. I should have gone Kellen Mond with this pick.

3.12 Damonte Coxie WR (Memphis) 6’3 197lbs

Drafted by Jason Ferris @JFerris72

I’m heading back to the Memphis Tigers for my third pick of the draft. Shi Smith was on the radar here but size and physicality eventually won out. Probably headed for a spot on Special Teams, Coxie will need to put in the work and show his coaches that his skill set and IQ are at the elite NFL level. And once that happens, Coxie will be out-muscling shorter DBs in the endzone for those contested jump balls. 

The obvious attraction to Coxie is the size and physical play. At 6 foot 3 and 197 lbs, he is strong and scrappy. Coxie has earned the trust of coaches as being reliable and sure-handed. Knee injuries aside, what Coxie lacks in pure speed he makes up for, somewhat, in YAC. Eventually though, Coxie is going to need to work and polish his route running in order to compete against elite NFL defenders. With great coaching, hours studying film, and of course taking care of his body, Coxie would look to be a solid WR3/4 in the NFL.

4.01 Javian Hawkins RB (Louisville) 5’9 196lbs

Drafted by Bob Miller @DynastyProBob

In the 4th round you’re really looking at potential. I went with Hawkins here for these reasons: Burst/Acceleration, Elusiveness, and Receiving potential. At 5’9 195 lbs. he projects as a 3rd down back in the NFL. In a PPR league he could give you some value. Think of a slightly bigger version of Phillip Lindsay.

4.02 Shi Smith WR (South Carolina) 5’10 190lbs

Drafted by Tyler Barabash @DynastyBashIDP

I wanted to wait for a landing spot before pumping Smith up too much. He’s a little smaller than I usually target and I do have some worry about him being able to fight through handsy defenders in the NFL. Other than that though, he is a strong receiver at the catch point who can win 50-50 balls. He has some of the best route running in this class and if you watched the Senior Bowl you saw his separation in practices and the game. With a rumored 4.4 second 40 time Shi won’t be the fastest player in the draft but he definitely has game speed. I see Shi as a very high end possession slot receiver and his potential really excites me.

4.03 CJ Marable RB (Coastal Carolina) 5’10 190lbs

Drafted by Alex French @TheBlindGuyFF

Marable proved an all purpose skill set at Coastal Carolina this season with over 1,000 total yards from scrimmage, while scoring an unprecedented 19 total touchdowns. That proved to be  worthy of a 30% dominator rating. He showed great hands, and smooth route running ability. I think he can be an excellent complimentary back to someone like Ronald Jones in Tampa Bay. 

4.04 Amari Rodgers WR (Clemson) 5’10 210lbs

Drafted by Ralph Martinez @LobosFFDen

A true senior at Clemson, Rodgers was one of Lawrence’s best receivers. He ended his 2020 campaign with 77 receptions, 1,020 receiving yards, and 7 touchdowns. Rodgers is versatile and can be used both on the ground game and passing game. His YAC ability makes him exciting to watch, and he’s got that second gear to dust defenders. He doesn't provide much on the blocking game, and has struggled to make an impact there, which hurts his value overall. I anticipate Rodgers making an impact as a slot receiver in the NFL, potentially immediately. I am surprised that Amari dropped to me here at 4.04, but I’ll take it!

4.05 Elijah Mitchell RB (Louisiana) 5’11 218lbs

Drafted by Zach Kurt @ZachAttackNFL

Honestly, when you look at Mitchell as a prospect his comparables (40 time, vertical, bench, ect) aren’t that great. He is not a super athlete. The reason he has been able to compete on the level he has is because of his incredible vision. If I were to compare him to anyone it would be Jordan Howard. Mitchel is not super fast, not a power back, but finds a way to sneak through the holes. He could be a solid pick in years past but teams are looking for more scat back type of RBs. This means that Mitchell is probably going to be a day 3 pick. As a fantasy prospect he may be a shot in the dark, but I would love to see him thrive.

4.06 D’Wayne Eskridge WR (Western Michigan) 5’9 190lbs

Drafted by Steve Uetz @FantasyLadder

As I find myself in the middle of the 4th round, I am still seeking upside as the priority. As soon as I drafted Patterson, the first player that was added to my queue was Clemson WR Amari Rodgers. A general rule of thumb I have is to pay special attention to Clemson WRs as they are an NFL WR factory. To my disappointment, Rodgers went two picks before me which caused me to scream (yes, even in a mock). After the Amari Rodgers snipe, I regroup, regain composure, and decide to refocus my sights on another small school prospect. I selected the highly versatile WR D’Wayne Eskridge at 42nd overall. As a WR and kick returner (AND even a cornerback for a short time) Eskridge presents the type of versatility, smarts, and athleticism that NFL teams look for. As a result of his redshirt senior season, Eskridge participated in the 2021 Senior Bowl after he was named to the first team All-MAC and the MAC Special Teams Player of the Year. He will be valuable for an NFL team as he is useful in multiple phases of the game. That sort of versatility is the type of upside I try to target in the 3rd round and beyond; so welcome aboard D’Wayne Eskridge!

4.07 Demetric Felton RB (UCLA) 5’10 200lbs

Drafted by Charlie Friar @CharlieFriar

Any Antonio Gibson stans out there? This guy is for you. Demetric Felton is a fellow RB/WR hybrid who could be in for a 'boom year' in 2021 depending on where he lands. 

Felton is a playmaker. One draft profile said in 2019 that the UCLA product was a “big play walking.” Then in 2020 he was able to establish himself as a pure rusher and receiver by ranking sixth in the NCAA in all-purpose yards per game.

The NFL value of a player like Felton is increasing every year. He’s a hard runner who can burst through the line, but can also slide out into the slot and work in open space. 

Get ready for #FeltonSZN because it’s likely coming. If you have room on your bench look to draft this sleeper RB in the later rounds and hold onto him. 

4.08 Marquez Stevenson WR (Houston) 6’0 190lbs

Drafted by Darren Smith @FFBirdGang

Last but not least is Marquez Stevenson, WR for Houston, coming in at pick 4.08. Marquez suffered in 2020 as Houston missed a few games early in the season. He only racked up 20 receptions for about 300 yards. But his full 2019 season is much more on pace with Stevenson’s talent as he had 907 yards on 52 receptions. Stevenson is a huge deep threat as his average yards per catch are over 17. Projected at a blazing 4.4 second 40-time, Marquez will be a vertical threat any time he is on the field. He also has the ability to be a kick/punt returner on special teams, which is where he may start when he is drafted. Look for him to be drafted between the 4th and 5th rounds. Once Stevenson works on his route running and hands, he could become the next Desean Jackson.

4.09 Nico Collins WR (Michigan) 6’4 216lbs

Drafted by Brian Ford @FFJunkie_

By the time you’re in the fourth round, you’re basically throwing darts, and I threw one at Collins. I picked another 2020 opt-out case, but a player being called a rookie draft sleeper by some. Collins has good size and had decent production in college in an unimpressive offense, including a Big Ten-leading 19.7 YPC average in 2019. He is good at 50-50 balls. Collins had high grades coming into the 2020 season and got some good reviews during Senior Bowl practices. He could surprise some in the NFL and was a welcome addition for me all the way down in the late fourth round (WR21). 

4.10 Hunter Long TE (Boston College) 6'5 254lbs

Drafted by Tommy Harvey @DynastyProsTom

While the consensus has Long ranked after Pitts, Jordan, and Freiermuth, I have Long as the TE3. Pitts and Jordan have such massive upside, Long is the next guy for me. He displayed great ability to be a top target while at Boston College, leading all TEs across the country in receptions in 2020. He and Freiermuth are very close, but I like Long a tad bit better due to him being more willing to be a solid blocker. I would also have to be sold on Freiermuth's health after his shoulder injury in 2020.

4.11 Frank Darby WR (Arizona St) 6’1 200lbs

Drafted by Ryan Kurt @BulldogGamer28

Darby has some good traits going for him...good speed, solid route running, and a good understanding of the receiver position in general. He could be a guy that works his way up a roster once he polishes the good foundation he has in place. Think of Darnell Mooney or Gabriel Davis from last year.

4.12 Anthony Schwartz WR (Auburn) 6’1 179lbs

Drafted by Jason Ferris @JFerris72

With this pick, I decided to indulge myself. It's like knowing you need a minivan but still feeling like you can make the shiny fast sports car work.  In football terms, it’s finding yourself a world-class track star...a youth 100m record holder at that...and wanting him to run go routes for you. Sounds fun but can it work?

It did for Tim Brown and it still remains to be seen for Henry Ruggs III. But at 6 foot 1 with a sizzling 40 time of 4.27, can Schwartz really be an every down WR in the NFL? Some think he can. But some think he’s just a homerun threat, not really a viable fantasy football asset in the least. But whatever you think about Anthony Schwartz, you cannot deny his athleticism. In fact, if you watch the tape on him, he does have some toughness and instinct in him that you might not expect from the ‘track star’. At the end of the day, I think he’s worth the gamble.