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Rookie Mock Draft 3.0 (Superflex & TE Premium)

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Senior Bowl has come and gone and much of the NFL Draft community is knee deep into tape and eagerly looking forward to the combine-the perfect time for our Rookie Mock Draft 3.0!

This mock draft will be 2 rounds, and take into both superflex and tight end premium formats. We have our 5 dynasty and devy writers contributing to this mock draft-sit back and enjoy:

For more on the fantasy football values of the 2019 Draft Class, check out the 48 Report: our 2019 Rookie Database

1.01 Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State

Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. Kelvin is THE WR1 in my humble opinion as of right now and deserves to be the first pick of all rookie drafts. I anticipate trying to have quite a few shares unless he ends up in a wasteland of an offense in the NFL.

Christopher Nelson

1.02 N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

Harry is my WR2, and you shouldn’t consider taking anyone but a WR in the top 3 picks of this year’s rookie drafts-even if it is superflex and TE premium. Harry is a PPR threat and has huge YAC potential. He has one of the highest floors of this draft class.

Matt Hicks

1.03 David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

My RB1 in this class is definitely the value here at 1.03.  Montgomery has all of the tools to succeed in the NFL. He has the highest floor in this class and when he tests well at the combine, teams and dynasty players alike will see he has the ceiling to go with it.

Josh Padgett

1.04 DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

Relatively easy pick for me here.  Not ready to take a QB or TE, even if they have premiums at their position.  Metcalf has a great skill set that projects well in the NFL. With news that he is medically cleared to play football, I am excited to see him dominate the Pre-Draft process.

Mike Colaianne

1.05 Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

My number 2 WR with a great combination of size, speed and ability. He might be landing spot-proof so I’m glad to get him at 1.05.

Eric Adams

1.06 Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

In terms of RBs, Josh Jacobs is the 1b to David Montgomery’s 1a for me. He’s fast, strong and can catch the ball perfectly fine. Absolutely built for a sizeable workload.

Christopher Nelson

1.07 Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

In tight end premium, this is a steal for Fant. He’s athletic, has great hands, and will be a refreshing infusion of receiving talent in a desolate tight end landscape. Hockenson will likely go earlier in NFL drafts because of his blocking ability, but for fantasy football purposes Fant is the guy I want.

Matt Hicks

1.08 T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

I was hoping that Fant would fall to me, but I am more than happy to have Hockenson as a consolation prize. Many have him above Fant at the moment with the most well-rounded game in this class. He is a phenomenal blocker who will get on the field early and often. If he is drafted in the top 25 in the NFL draft, his stock will continue to skyrocket for fantasy.

Josh Padgett

1.09 Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

From what I have seen, Lock is the most well-rounded QB prospect in this year’s draft.  He has nice arm strength, good accuracy and has good decision making. I don’t know if he will be the first rookie QB to get playing time, but I like his potential in the NFL and think he has the best chance out of anyone in this class to have a productive career.  

Mike Colaianne

1.10 Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M

Heart pick as he may not be the biggest or fastest but he will carve out a role in year 1. Very eager to see where he goes in the draft. With a good combine he could be a quick riser.

Eric Adams

1.11 Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

I feel like Campbell is being somewhat slept on, so I’m here to alter that. I believe in what I saw in his technique as a wide receiver and I know he’ll end up one of the top receivers in this class. Getting one of “my guys” is always a plus as well.

Christopher Nelson

1.12 AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss

Brown is dynamic, has great hands, and is a solid route runner. He’s my WR5 and there’s a run early on wideouts in this draft so I’m snagging brown with my last pick in the first. Landing spot dependent, Brown could have an early impact for fantasy football players.

Matt Hicks

2.01 Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Getting the guy who most consider the QB1 in this class at 2.01 in a superflex draft? Probably not going to happen. Haskins is a strong prospect but he does not have the polish to start in year one. Hopefully, he will land where he can sit out for a season while he learns and adjusts to the NFL game.

Josh Padgett

2.02 Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma

This is a straight up value pick.  Even in a league with QB and TE premiums, there will be very few drafts where Rodney Anderson falls to the 2nd round.  Anderson displays good speed, strength and receiving chops. There are definitely injury concerns with Anderson, but in the 2nd round, Anderson is worth the risk.

Mike Colaianne

2.03 Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Ok I hate his attitude at the moment but there’s no denying his ability as an all around QB. Not too concerned with the size which, along with his indecisiveness on which sport to play, is his only knock.

Eric Adams

2.04 Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis

I heard it on by a commentator and I can’t un hear it, Henderson reminds me of Marshawn Lynch. Not completely, but boy is he a bull and has the best ball carrying style I’ve seen. Not to mention, his change of direction is probably the best in this class.

Christopher Nelson

2.05 Irv Smith, TE, Alabama

For fantasy football, Smith is my TE2. He’s athletic, dominated the middle of the field for the Crimson Tide, and is significantly underrated. You’ll be paying up to get Fant, but you can score huge value on Smith in the 2nd round.

Matt Hicks

2.06 Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia

Nauta is another tight end who is moving up draft boards due to athletic ability. In a tight end premium league, it’s not much of a reach to take him here with the possible upside. He also boasts the most well rounded game of the tight ends outside of the top 3.

Josh Padgett

2.07 Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

Brown is extremely fast and has elite acceleration.  He displayed a much more diverse route tree then most “burners” at the college level.  His speed can allow him to be used in a variety of ways in an offense, almost like Tyreek Hill.  Now, I am not saying that he is going to produce as a top 10 fantasy WR, but he has a similar skill set to Hill that can make him a nightmare for defenses

Mike Colaianne

2.08 Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas

Great size and speed combo and if it weren’t for a deep WR class, he could be getting a lot more buzz. His tape is impressive and he seems to have a good personality…ok sure I like him because of his name but he’s good I swear.

Eric Adams

2.09 Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss

Knox is my first draft crush at this position and there’s plenty reason why. He’s athletic, a capable pass catcher and he’s a really good blocker (doesn’t get enough credit for it). I love the high level he plays in and I believe he has the tools to start and produce a lot quicker than some of the other TEs in this class.

Christopher Nelson

2.10 Damien Harris, RB, Alabama

This is a ridiculous value for my RB4. Harris is a well-rounded powerful runner that slid much further than he should’ve due to a run on tight ends. He’s an aggressive runner and is equally athletic-Harris is a steal in the late 2nd.

Matt Hicks

2.11 JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

This pick diverges from my general strategy here in the second round. I am often one to swing for the fences with a high upside guy, but Arcega-Whiteside presents the opposite. The floor is great for him. He will be a red zone threat and should be able to create pretty consistent separation in the short and medium areas of the field.

Josh Padgett

2.12 Emmanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

Hall is extremely fast.  With the help of Drew Lock’s strong arm, Hall displayed the ability to get behind the defense and make big plays.  He wasn’t asked to run a variety of routes at Missouri, but he displayed good footwork and football IQ that makes me believe he can develop into a more well-rounded receiver.  Hall’s durability is a concern, but when Hall was healthy, he showed he can produce very well.

Mike Colaianne


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