Two hundred and fifty-three players saw their dreams materialize when they were selected by an NFL team. They're professional football players now. They'll push themselves physically and mentally, learn playbooks and compete on the field for a chance to win the ultimate in sports: the Lombardi trophy.

But even more importantly, they'll factor into our Fantasy Football decisions.

OK, fine, our Fantasy teams matter more to us than they'll ever matter to them (or anyone else). But we're all about finding the next great players for our rosters and the draft definitely provides many. The draft also delivers some duds who shouldn't be anywhere near our lineups. Here are the rookies who won and lost.

Winner: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys

Elliott has a shot at being a great Fantasy rusher right off the bat. He's a do-it-all running back who produced massive numbers at Ohio State and should get the keys to the Cowboys run game immediately. That's a very good thing -- each of the last three seasons the Cowboys lead rusher has eclipsed over 1,400 total yards behind the best offensive line in football. Pair those big boys up front with Elliott's skill set and we're talking about No. 1 running back potential.

Elliott is a Top 12 Fantasy running back worth a Round 2 selection in all formats.

Loser: Derrick Henry, RB, Titans

Rule No. 1: Don't call Henry a loser to his face or else he'll steamroll you. Rule No. 2: Don't doubt the Titans' desire to create an "exotic smash mouth" offense. Head coach Mike Mularkey clearly wants to build a strong run game. He already acquired DeMarco Murray, a bell cow type of back. Matching him with Henry accomplishes the mission but it decimates the Fantasy value. Henry won't sit on the bench like a fancy ornament but unless Murray struggles again he won't sniff more than 10 touches per game. Plus, no one should be convinced that the Titans will have their way and run the ball to victory week after week.

Henry is going to be a popular reserve Fantasy running back whose name will get called right around 100th overall in non-PPR drafts.

Winner: Corey Coleman, WR, Browns

Who else on the Browns is going to catch the ball?! Gary Barnidge is there, Duke Johnson is there but they're not receivers. They also don't have the kind of blazing speed and quickness Coleman has. He's a bit of a project since the offense he played in at Baylor won't be the same as the one he plays in with the Browns, but he's got one of the league's best teachers in Hue Jackson on his side. Moreover, the opportunity in front of Coleman is outstanding. No one should stand in his way to find regular playing time in an offense that should wind up playing from behind quite a bit. Naturally, if Josh Gordon comes off the suspended list then his value will take a big hit, but until then, he's the guy. You might be nervous taking a receiver on the other end of passes from Robert Griffin III but the volume of such passes should mean very good production as a rookie.

Coleman might be good enough to start the year as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in PPR leagues and could be snared as soon as Round 9. He's a solid wideout to speculate on in standard formats with a pick after Round 10.

Loser: Jared Goff, QB, Rams

Goff's talent is good, but no one can say it's good enough to elevate a receiving corps featuring Kenny Britt. That's not good. And the Rams are in for a challenging year as they take on their rivals in the NFC West plus the AFC East defenses and the Panthers, too. Landing in Los Angeles might have been a dream come true for Goff but it'll turn into a nightmare. There are simply too many other quarterbacks worth drafting ahead of Goff.

No one's drafting him in any seasonal league.

Winner: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Vikings

If the knock on Treadwell is that he doesn't have world-class speed, it's the only knock. Fine, we won't confuse him for Usain Bolt, but Treadwell was the most polished receiver available and will slide into the Vikings lineup right away. They needed him in a bad way - Mike Wallace was a disappointment last season and Stefon Diggs caught fire for a few weeks before flaming out. Treadwell should pick up a bunch of targets and contend for 900 yards but the touchdowns are a concern. Not a single Vikings receiver has picked up more than six touchdowns in a season since 2009 - Adrian Peterson might have something to do with that. And, Teddy Bridgewater is a good quarterback but not one who can take Treadwell and turn him into a superstar.

All that said, he's still draft worthy. Treadwell is worth a Round 10 pick as a quality reserve receiver with some potential to develop into a good No. 3 receiver. He'll carry added value in PPR formats obviously.

Losers: Will Fuller, Braxton Miller, WRs, Texans

You can tell the Texans focused on speedy deep threats because they drafted Fuller and Miller on consecutive days. Why would they do that when they already have DeAndre Hopkins? To keep opponents from blanketing Hopkins, of course. If there's speed on the field then defenses must account for it. Fuller and Miller will stress defenses, but how many targets will they reliably get when Hopkins acts as a vacuum for Brock Osweiler's passes? Worse yet, they'll take work away from each other. Fuller could work the outside and Miller in the slot but neither are reliable starting options in Fantasy and might not ever be in 2016.

Just imagine if these guys landed with the Browns. We'd take a chance on drafting them if that were the case.

Winner: Josh Doctson, WR, Redskins

The Redskins didn't add Doctson just to watch DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon play. Knowing that Jackson is brittle, Garcon has lost a lot of his effectiveness and both weigh heavily on the cap, it's not going to take too long to see the first-round pick assume a significant role with the Redskins. Doctson was a stud at TCU and brings a big-play element to a Washington offense that could use more of them. He could be a lifesaver for Kirk Cousins and eventually become their No. 1 threat.

Doctson is a good receiver to stash on the bench in Round 10. He should make it that long in seasonal leagues.

Loser: Michael Thomas, WR, Saints

Had Thomas landed on a roster thin on receivers he could have had some instant sleeper appeal. Instead he falls to the Saints where he'll probably play in the slot on a part-time basis. Thomas will need an injury or a major regression from Willie Snead to become a serious Fantasy option this year.

The tall wideout is good for Drew Brees but not so good for your short-term roster plans.

Winner: Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants

It seems pretty likely Shepard will get a lot of playing time - it just remains to be seen what role he'll play. That won't depend on him as much as it depends on Victor Cruz. Remember Victor Cruz? Shorter speedy guy, once was a stud for Fantasy, did a salsa dance whenever he scored? If he's finally recovered from leg injuries and plays close to expectations then he'll keep Shepard in a narrow role on offense. But if he's not, Shepard can come in and rack up numbers more effectively than Rueben Randle did in 2015. He's no Odell Beckham, but playing on the same team as him with a great quarterback should lead to some good numbers. Just a matter of time until we see it, but if Cruz doesn't find the fountain of youth then it'll happen in 2016.

Shepard is a receiver you'll stash with a late-round pick in all seasonal formats.

Loser: Kenneth Dixon, RB, Ravens

Dixon was a phenom at Louisiana Tech and has been a full-workload type since high school even though he's not the biggest back. He's going to have a hard time finding that kind of role with the Ravens. Baltimore is already flush with running backs, seemingly happy with Justin Forsett as the starter heading into training camp and second-year rusher Javorius Allen picking away touches from him. So where does Dixon fit in? Who knows?! Furthermore, concerns about Dixon at the pro level after playing at a smaller school could keep him under wraps until he really proves he can hang. That might not happen until late this year.

Dixon is at best a late-round flier.

Winner: Pharoh Cooper, WR, Rams

Take the situation with Corey Coleman and apply it here. The Rams receiving corps flaunts names like Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin and Brian Quick. No one jumps off the page. Cooper is just about ready for the pros and could be a sweet slot receiver to make life a little easier for quarterback Jared Goff. Cooper had eight touchdowns, 60-plus catches and over 950 yards in consecutive seasons at South Carolina and should hit the ground running in Los Angeles.

Over 100 targets seem possible, which is why Cooper is worth stashing with a late pick, especially in PPR leagues.