Drafting at No. 1 overall
Drafting at No. 1 overall
This week's mock draft with users Thursday was a 12-team standard league, and I had the No. 1 overall pick. I'm planning to do a 12-team mock draft to pick from every spot from now until the middle of August, so hopefully many of you will get a chance to draft with me.
As always, you can find the information on Twitter @jameyeisenberg. And feel free to comment on the draft and my selections below.
This was a 14-round mock draft with a lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and FLEX (RB/WR/TE) with five bench spots.
Round 1: Jamaal Charles (me), LeSean McCoy , Matt Forte , Adrian Peterson , Calvin Johnson , Eddie Lacy , Peyton Manning , Montee Ball , Jimmy Graham , DeMarco Murray , Arian Foster Le'Veon Bell
My pick: Charles is the No. 1 overall pick for me because of his talent and Andy Reid's offense. His offensive line won't be the same, but I'm not expecting much of a drop-off. I will take him No. 1 overall in all leagues.
Round 2: Giovani Bernard , Demaryius Thomas , Dez Bryant , Alfred Morris , Marshawn Lynch , Brandon Marshall , Julio Jones, Doug Martin , Jordy Nelson , A.J. Green , Alshon Jeffery , Zac Stacy (me)
My pick: My eyes were getting big when Green started falling, but he went just before my pick. I like Stacy in this spot because I still consider him a workhorse rusher. He's a solid No. 2 running back to pair with Charles.
Round 3: Antonio Brown (me), Randall Cobb, Andre Ellington , C.J. Spiller , Bishop Sankey, Rob Gronkowski , Vincent Jackson , Drew Brees , Michael Crabtree , Aaron Rodgers , Larry Fitzgerald , Julius Thomas
My pick: I thought about Gronkowski here and actually entertained one of the quarterbacks in Rodgers and Brees. But Brown is the last elite receiver on the board, and I love his upside in that Pittsburgh Steelers offense.
Round 4: Pierre Garcon , Ryan Mathews , Toby Gerhart , Shane Vereen , Reggie Bush , Frank Gore , Keenan Allen , Andre Johnson , Victor Cruz , Matthew Stafford , Stevan Ridley , Cordarrelle Patterson (me)
My pick: I was thrilled to get Patterson here, and I would have gone with Michael Floyd if he went. Patterson has Top 10 potential this season if he builds off last year's finish as expected. I plan to target him in all leagues.
Round 5: Joique Bell (me), Michael Floyd, Roddy White , Jordan Cameron , Ben Tate , Emmanuel Sanders , Chris Johnson , Vernon Davis , Golden Tate , Percy Harvin , Wes Welker , Trent Richardson
My pick: I was looking at either Bell or going back-to-back receivers with Floyd, but I like Bell's upside at his position just a little bit better. He should build off last year's solid performance and is a breakout candidate in all leagues.
Round 6: Matt Ryan , Colin Kaepernick , Torrey Smith , Rashad Jennings , DeSean Jackson , Ray Rice , Steven Jackson , Andrew Luck , Robert Griffin III , Dennis Pitta , Pierre Thomas , Julian Edelman (me)
My pick: I was looking at Luck and Pitta as the round unfolded, but both went before my pick. I settled for the best player available, which is Edelman. He should again be a candidate for 100-plus catches, 1,200-plus yards and six touchdowns and is an excellent No. 3 receiver.
Round 7: Tony Romo (me), Terrance Williams , Maurice Jones-Drew , Mike Wallace , T.Y. Hilton , Tom Brady , Jeremy Maclin , Seattle Seahawks , Jay Cutler , Jordan Reed , Jason Witten , Kendall Wright
My pick: I debated Witten or another receiver like Williams or Wright at this spot, but I took my quarterback in Romo. I'm glad I did with Brady and Cutler being selected in this round. Romo is in line for a big year this season with that bad defense and the addition of Scott Linehan calling plays.
Round 8: Marques Colston , Mike Evans, Fred Jackson , Terrance West, Eric Decker , Greg Olsen , Devonta Freeman, Knowshon Moreno , Rueben Randle , Nick Foles , Jeremy Hill, Khiry Robinson (me)
My pick: Robinson was the player I hoped for this round, especially when West was drafted four picks in. Robinson won't be an every-week starter for Fantasy owners, but he's a good No. 3 running back with upside.
Round 9: Kyle Rudolph (me), Cam Newton , Reggie Wayne , Lamar Miller , Brandin Cooks, San Francisco 49ers , DeAngelo Williams , Danny Woodhead , Riley Cooper , Carlos Hyde, Christine Michael , Sammy Watkins
My pick: Rudolph was the last of the starting-caliber tight ends I feel comfortable with this season. I love the idea of any tight end in a Norv Turner offense, and Rudolph has the chance to be this year's Cameron with a breakout season.
Round 10: Dwayne Bowe , Darren Sproles , Marvin Jones , Zach Ertz , Eric Ebron, Kenny Stills , Hakeem Nicks , Coby Fleener , Bernard Pierce , Martellus Bennett , Cecil Shorts , Stepfan Taylor (me)
My pick: I like taking Taylor anywhere after Round 8 because I'm expecting him to work well as the No. 2 running back behind Andre Ellington in Arizona. He should lead the Arizona Cardinals in rushing touchdowns and is a solid stash candidate in all leagues.
Round 11: Tre Mason (me), Jonathan Stewart , Heath Miller , Jordan Matthews, Darren McFadden , LeGarrette Blount , Kelvin Benjamin, Ladarius Green , Chris Ivory , David Wilson , Philip Rivers , Andre Williams
My pick: I went with Mason here as the handcuff option for Stacy. We'll see how the split works in St. Louis, but if Stacy gets hurt then I should be covered. I like Mason better than Knile Davis, who is the handcuff for Charles, since Mason should get more work for the Rams even without an injury.
Round 12: Tavon Austin , Carson Palmer , Justin Hunter , Antonio Gates , Ben Roethlisberger , Knile Davis , Anquan Boldin , St. Louis Rams , Russell Wilson , Cardinals, Charles Clay , Jarrett Boykin (me)
My pick: I was looking at a few receivers when the round started in Boykin, Hunter and Rod Streater . I like Boykin the best, and I'm expecting him to do well as the No. 3 receiver for the Green Bay Packers this year.
Round 13: Carolina Panthers (me), Kansas City Chiefs , Brian Hartline , Stephen Gostkowski , Andy Dalton , James White, Denver Broncos , Delanie Walker , New England Patriots , Tampa Bay Buccaneers , Chicago Bears , Steelers
Round 14: Phil Dawson , Steven Hauschka , Matt Prater , <player idref= er, Matt Bryant , Mason Crosby , Shayne Graham, Adam Vinatieri , Buffalo Bills , Alex Henery , Robbie Gould , Dan Bailey
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