Fantasy Football: numberFire Staff Mock Draft

After a first round full of running backs, how did the rest of our fantasy football mock draft shape up?

No two drafts in fantasy football are the same, but one thing that is consistent is that if you're not careful, your team could end up looking as ugly as Paul George's postseason shooting chart.

With the NFL season right around the corner, our staff got together and carried out a 12-team, half-PPR (point-per-reception) mock draft in order to get a better idea of what may take place on draft day.

Here is the draft order, as well as the 12 participants.

1. JJ Zachariason, @LateRoundQB.
2. Jim Sannes, @JimSannes.
3. Tom Vecchio, @DFS_Tom.
4. Elisha Twerski, @ElishaTwerski.
5. Joe Redemann, @TheIDPGuy.
6. Ryan Kirksey, @ryankirksey.
7. Eli Weiner, @EWeinerFantasy.
8. Austan Kas, @AustanKas.
9. Sam Hoppen, @SamHoppen.
10. Neil Dutton, @ndutton13.
11. Kenyatta Storin, @KenyattaStorin.
12. Brandon Gdula, @gdula13.

For the full draft board, as well as to see what teams got the best reviews, read until the end.

Ready. Set. Go!

Round 1

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
1 JJ Zachariason Christian McCaffrey RB1
2 Jim Sannes Saquon Barkley RB2
3 Tom Vecchio Ezekiel Elliott RB3
4 Elisha Twerski Alvin Kamara RB4
5 Joe Redemann Dalvin Cook RB5
6 Ryan Kirksey Michael Thomas WR1
7 Eli Weiner Derrick Henry RB6
8 Austan Kas Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB7
9 Sam Hoppen Josh Jacobs RB8
10 Neil Dutton Miles Sanders RB9
11 Kenyatta Storin Joe Mixon RB10
12 Brandon Gdula Davante Adams WR2

Quick Hits --
Very few surprises to start. The first eight picks followed BestBall10s' average draft position (ADP) nearly to a tee. With an August ADP of 14.60, Josh Jacobs was a bit of a surprise at the ninth overall pick -- in June, I wrote about why Jacobs should be a first-rounder. Clyde Edwards-Helaire went seventh. Get used to that. He's not going to fall much further in your drafts, either. Davante Adams was the first of three consecutive receivers drafted by Brandon Gdula -- Gdula is now a reluctant member of the "zero-RB" club...kind of.

My Pick -- If this draft was a week before the season, I might've gone with Dalvin Cook. But for now, Alvin Kamara is the better pick in my book. As long as Cook doesn't pull a "Le'Veon Bell," I'd want a top-five pick in this year's draft. Otherwise, give me 11 or 12. I'd rather eat a vegetable than end up with a middle slot, and I really don't like vegetables.

Sam Hoppen on Josh Jacobs at 1.09 -- "Josh Jacobs has been creeping up my rankings but hasn't been moving up in ADP, which is great for me. Last season, Jacobs was in contention for the rushing title before missing a couple of games due to injury, so we know he has elite upside as a rusher. The question remains whether he can see a bump in the receiving game. Despite the plethora of pass-catching options the Las Vegas Raiders added this offseason, most of them were just depth pieces and won't see regular playing time in the offense. The Raiders have also talked extensively about how they want to get Jacobs more involved in the passing game, and I don't think they're lying. If Jacobs gets a bump in targets similar to what we saw from Fournette last year, he'll be a top-five running back, so I'm thrilled to get him later in the first round."

Round 2

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
13 Brandon Gdula Julio Jones WR3
14 Kenyatta Storin Kenyan Drake RB11
15 Neil Dutton Nick Chubb RB12
16 Sam Hoppen Austin Ekeler RB13
17 Austan Kas Tyreek Hill WR4
18 Eli Weiner Travis Kelce TE1
19 Ryan Kirksey Aaron Jones RB14
20 Joe Redemann DeAndre Hopkins WR5
21 Elisha Twerski George Kittle TE2
22 Tom Vecchio Patrick Mahomes QB1
23 Jim Sannes Chris Godwin WR6
24 JJ Zachariason Kenny Golladay WR7

Quick Hits -- I like Kenyatta's start of Joe Mixon and Kenyan Drake -- two players with the potential to easily finish as top-five backs, as I wrote here (Mixon) and here (Drake). I'm all aboard taking Travis Kelce in the early or mid-second -- he provides a huge advantage at a position that has about as much talent as my golf game. Patrick Mahomes going four spots ahead of his August ADP in a non-superflex mock surprised me a bit. JJ passing on Kenny Golladay would have been woefully disappointing.

My Pick -- As I noted in my chat with Austan on tight end strategy, it's either Kelce, George Kittle, or a late-round tight end for me. With Deebo Samuel down and Jalen Hurd likely out for the year, Kittle is going to get all the volume he can handle.

Round 3

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
25 JJ Zachariason Mike Evans WR8
26 Jim Sannes D.J. Moore WR9
27 Tom Vecchio Adam Thielen WR10
28 Elisha Twerski JuJu Smith Schuster WR11
29 Joe Redemann Allen Robinson WR12
30 Ryan Kirksey Chris Carson RB15
31 Eli Weiner James Conner RB16
32 Austan Kas Lamar Jackson QB2
33 Sam Hoppen Amari Cooper WR13
34 Neil Dutton Leonard Fournette RB17
35 Kenyatta Storin Odell Beckham Jr. WR14
36 Brandon Gdula Robert Woods WR15

Quick Hits -- Round 3 started off with a run of five straight receivers. JJ's pick of Mike Evans surprised me a bit, though the Texas A&M product certainly doesn't lack any upside. The point-per-reception (PPR) stud receivers followed Evans off the board, with D.J. Moore, Adam Thielen, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Allen Robinson all likely to reward drafters in this scoring format. Lamar Jackson went five picks below his August ADP. Robert Woods went 7.5 picks ahead of his ADP this month, which is something you can expect to happen in leagues with savvy drafters -- Woods was Gdula's third consecutive wideout to start the draft.

My Pick -- I wanted Godwin, Golladay, Thielen, or Moore to drop to me, but all four went within the five picks prior to my turn. Instead, I went with JuJu Smith-Schuster. I view JuJu as a higher risk than the aforementioned wideouts due to the fact that he's tied to 38-year-old Ben Roethlisberger. Ben looks like he's in tip-top 65-year-old shape. That said, JuJu is just a year removed from posting more fantasy points than any receiver not named Michael Thomas posted last year.

Eli Weiner on James Conner at 3.07 -- "James Conner is an easy target at his ADP, as his only downside his injury risk. Yes, I said only. It's easy to forget that Connor was the RB10 through Week 8 last year, averaging 17.8 PPR points per game, despite almost all of that production coming alongside Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges. That's even more impressive when you consider that Pittsburgh ranked second-worst in Adjusted Net Expected Points (NEP) per play last year. In 2018, with Big Ben healthy, Pittsburgh ranked seventh-best by that same metric. Big Ben calls the shots in this historically one-back offense, and he's going to want his trusted back next to him. Not Benny Snell Jr., a plodding back who Big Ben has almost zero on-field time with. Not Anthony McFarland Jr., a rookie in a shortened offseason. And not Jaylen Samuels, who struggles between the tackles. Connor is staring at lead-back duties in an offense that will be efficient as long as his QB is healthy. I'm happy to grab him in the third and start hammering wide receivers thereafter."

Round 4

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
37 Brandon Gdula Le'Veon Bell RB18
38 Kenyatta Storin Calvin Ridley WR16
39 Neil Dutton A.J. Brown WR17
40 Sam Hoppen Melvin Gordon RB19
41 Austan Kas Todd Gurley RB20
42 Eli Weiner Terry McLaurin WR18
43 Ryan Kirksey Cooper Kupp WR19
44 Joe Redemann David Johnson RB21
45 Elisha Twerski Jonathan Taylor RB22
46 Tom Vecchio David Montgomery RB23
47 Jim Sannes Tyler Lockett WR20
48 JJ Zachariason DJ Chark WR21

Quick Hits -- Brandon broke his streak of only drafting receivers to take Le'Veon Bell. Bell was the first of six backs to go in the fourth, as he was followed by four backs with new organizations -- Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley, David Johnson, and rookie Jonathan Taylor. This was also a round for 2019 breakout wideouts, with A.J. Brown, Terry McLaurin, Cooper Kupp, and D.J. Chark all coming off the board. For both Eli and Neil, this was their first time dipping into the wide receiver pool.

My Pick -- I'm not a Jonathan Taylor stan (am I using that term correctly?), but I felt quite comfortable taking him late in the fourth. I feel like many are taking Marlon Mack's presence for granted, but Taylor should still see enough volume to pay off the 45th pick. After giving serious consideration to making David Johnson my selection in the third, I missed out on him by just one pick in the fourth.

Ryan Kirksey on Cooper Kupp at 4.07 -- "In the fourth round, Kupp provides the ideal complement to a draft that started with Michael Thomas and then shifted to running backs in rounds two and three. There are some negative misconceptions surrounding Kupp's 2019 season, maybe because he had a stretch of six games where he had no more than 54 yards receiving and scored one total touchdown? In his other 10 contests, Kupp averaged 9.3 targets, 79 receiving yards, and 1.0 touchdown per game. Kupp ranked 11th among all wide receivers in targets last season (134) and now gets an opportunity to absorb some of the 103 targets vacated by the departures of Brandin Cooks and Todd Gurley for a Rams team that averaged the third-most pass attempts per game last year (39.5). With Thomas and Kupp anchoring my receivers, I can feel comfortable expecting 275 targets and 200+ receptions, and upside for more."

Round 5

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
49 JJ Zachariason DK Metcalf WR22
50 Jim Sannes Mark Andrews TE3
51 Tom Vecchio Raheem Mostert RB24
52 Elisha Twerski D'Andre Swift RB25
53 Joe Redemann T.Y. Hilton WR23
54 Ryan Kirksey Mark Ingram RB26
55 Eli Weiner Michael Gallup WR24
56 Austan Kas Courtland Sutton WR25
57 Sam Hoppen Stefon Diggs WR26
58 Neil Dutton Cam Akers RB27
59 Kenyatta Storin Keenan Allen WR27
60 Brandon Gdula Zach Ertz TE4

Quick Hits -- JJ started off the fifth by taking his fourth straight receiver -- this time it was D.K. Metcalf. Jim followed that up by making Mark Andrews the third tight end off the board -- Andrews' matched up well with his 49.2 ADP in August. Raheem Mostert's ADP this month is 55.9 -- that draft position is quite volatile, with him going as high as 31 and as low as the 77th pick. Michael Gallup (WR29 ADP) coming off the board as the 24th wideout was a bit of a surprise -- Eli lays out his reasoning below.

My Pick -- I find myself drafting D'Andre Swift in most mocks or actual drafts that I do. Swift has an ADP that's 18.8 picks behind his rookie counterpart Taylor, despite the fact that Taylor is in the same backfield as Mack, who rushed for nearly 1,100 yards in 2019. I like both players, but the disparity in draft position makes little sense.

Eli Weiner on Michael Gallup at 5.07 -- "Michael Gallup is someone I'm targeting aggressively at his WR29 ADP per FantasyPros (WR25 in my own rankings). Gallup was sixth among receivers in yards per game last year and 10th in yards per route run. He's a third-year receiver, which we know is when receivers tend to breakout. The Dallas Cowboys have 190 targets missing from last year's team (second-most in the league), so I'm not worried about CeeDee Lamb hurting his target share. Not only is this an offense we want to target (Dallas ranked second in Adjusted Net Expected Points (NEP) per play last year), but there's room for the passing pie to grow, especially in the red zone. Dallas' red zone pass rate last year was 45%, fourth-lowest in the league per Sharp Football Stats. As head coach of the Green Bay Packers in 2018, new Cowboys' head coach Mike McCarthy passed 64% of the time in the red zone, the second-highest mark in the league. Giddy up."

Round 6

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
61 Brandon Gdula Dak Prescott QB3
62 Kenyatta Storin Devin Singletary RB28
63 Neil Dutton DeVante Parker WR28
64 Sam Hoppen Will Fuller WR29
65 Austan Kas Kareem Hunt RB29
66 Eli Weiner Marquise Brown WR30
67 Ryan Kirksey Darren Waller TE5
68 Joe Redemann Ronald Jones RB30
69 Elisha Twerski Antonio Gibson RB31
70 Tom Vecchio J.K. Dobbins RB32
71 Jim Sannes Julian Edelman WR31
72 JJ Zachariason A.J. Green WR32

My Pick -- At first, I was like, "This Antonio Gibson hype is out of control", but I've warmed up to the idea since. Washington has very little depth at wide receiver behind McLaurin, which means Gibson could see volume in a variety of ways. Despite a lack of rushing volume in college, Gibson should be able to handle some wear. He was in the 68th percentile in BMI (body mass index) among his class in 2020, according to PlayerProfiler. If you want to get titillated, just look at Gibson's Speed Score (99th percentile).

Round 7

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
73 JJ Zachariason Jarvis Landry WR33
74 Jim Sannes Kyler Murray QB4
75 Tom Vecchio Brandin Cooks WR34
76 Elisha Twerski Tyler Boyd WR35
77 Joe Redemann Diontae Johnson WR36
78 Ryan Kirksey Marvin Jones WR37
79 Eli Weiner Christian Kirk WR38
80 Austan Kas Darrell Henderson RB33
81 Sam Hoppen Russell Wilson QB5
82 Neil Dutton Deshaun Watson QB6
83 Kenyatta Storin Jamison Crowder WR39
84 Brandon Gdula Tevin Coleman RB34

Quick Hits -- After seeing 32 running backs and receivers go through the first six rounds, the wideouts finally pulled ahead with a 7-2 run in the seventh. Round seven also had as many quarterbacks drafted as the entire first six rounds combined. The only two backs selected in this round were high-upside "backups" Darrell Henderson and Tevin Coleman.

Round 8

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
85 Brandon Gdula Matt Breida RB35
86 Kenyatta Storin Evan Engram TE6
87 Neil Dutton Brandon Aiyuk WR40
88 Sam Hoppen Henry Ruggs WR41
89 Austan Kas James White RB36
90 Eli Weiner Jalen Reagor WR42
91 Ryan Kirksey CeeDee Lamb WR43
92 Joe Redemann Tarik Cohen RB37
93 Elisha Twerski Anthony Miller WR44
94 Tom Vecchio Hunter Henry TE7
95 Jim Sannes Ke'Shawn Vaughn RB38
96 JJ Zachariason Zack Moss RB39

My Pick -- I officially have a draft crush on Anthony Miller. The Chicago Bears have an incredibly friendly strength of schedule (the easiest, according to FantasyPros), and Miller should see a bump in targets with the departure of Taylor Gabriel. When Gabriel went down last year, Miller posted 35 receptions for 438 yards and 2 scores. That's a 16-game pace of 80 receptions for 1,001 yards and 5 tuddies. That line would've made him the WR25 last season. Me likey.

Neil Dutton on Brandon Aiyuk at 8.03 -- "I was a massive fan of Brandon Aiyuk in the predraft process, and when he landed with the San Francisco 49ers, I was giddy at the prospect of his fit in that offense. However, I was wary about how much he could deliver as a rookie, seeing as he would probably be behind Kittle and Samuel in the target totem pole. But Deebo's injury and Aiyuk's glowing reports from camp make me think we can expect an immediate impact from him in 2020. My first three wide receiver picks all have elements of risk attached, with Aiyuk being no exception. That said, I wanted a piece of the 49ers offense, and believe this was a good cost-efficient way to do so."
(Editor's note: This mock was done before Aiyuk's injury was reported.)

Round 9

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
97 JJ Zachariason Damien Harris RB40
98 Jim Sannes Jordan Howard RB41
99 Tom Vecchio Mecole Hardman WR45
100 Elisha Twerski Josh Allen QB7
101 Joe Redemann Sterling Shepard WR46
102 Ryan Kirksey Matt Ryan QB8
103 Eli Weiner Tony Pollard RB42
104 Austan Kas Preston Williams WR47
105 Sam Hoppen Chase Edmonds RB43
106 Neil Dutton Duke Johnson RB44
107 Kenyatta Storin Marlon Mack RB45
108 Brandon Gdula Emmanuel Sanders WR48

Round 10

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
109 Brandon Gdula Latavius Murray RB46
110 Kenyatta Storin Phillip Lindsay RB47
111 Neil Dutton Mike Williams WR49
112 Sam Hoppen Tyler Higbee TE8
113 Austan Kas Allen Lazard WR50
114 Eli Weiner Carson Wentz QB9
115 Ryan Kirksey Boston Scott RB48
116 Joe Redemann Hayden Hurst TE9
117 Elisha Twerski Deebo Samuel WR51
118 Tom Vecchio Darius Slayton WR52
119 Jim Sannes Bryce Love RB49
120 JJ Zachariason Mike Gesicki TE10

Round 11

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
121 JJ Zachariason A.J. Dillon RB50
122 Jim Sannes Jerick McKinnon RB51
123 Tom Vecchio Jerry Jeudy WR53
124 Elisha Twerski Alexander Mattison RB52
125 Joe Redemann John Brown WR54
126 Ryan Kirksey Golden Tate WR55
127 Eli Weiner DeAndre Washington RB53
128 Austan Kas Parris Campbell WR56
129 Sam Hoppen Darrynton Evans RB54
130 Neil Dutton Rob Gronkowski TE11
131 Kenyatta Storin Kerryon Johnson RB55
132 Brandon Gdula Sammy Watkins WR57

Round 12

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
133 Brandon Gdula Nyheim Hines RB56
134 Kenyatta Storin Tom Brady QB10
135 Neil Dutton DeSean Jackson WR58
136 Sam Hoppen Laviska Shenault WR59
137 Austan Kas Noah Fant TE12
138 Eli Weiner Curtis Samuel WR60
139 Ryan Kirksey N'Keal Harry WR61
140 Joe Redemann Adrian Peterson RB57
141 Elisha Twerski T.J. Hockenson TE13
142 Tom Vecchio Justin Jackson RB58
143 Jim Sannes Michael Pittman WR62
144 JJ Zachariason Drew Brees QB11

Round 13

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
145 JJ Zachariason Justin Jefferson WR63
146 Jim Sannes Breshad Perriman WR64
147 Tom Vecchio James Washington WR65
148 Elisha Twerski Anthony McFarland RB59
149 Joe Redemann Larry Fitzgerald WR66
150 Ryan Kirksey Ito Smith RB60
151 Eli Weiner Chris Thompson RB61
152 Austan Kas Sony Michel RB62
153 Sam Hoppen Benny Snell RB63
154 Neil Dutton Robby Anderson WR67
155 Kenyatta Storin Josh Kelly RB64
156 Brandon Gdula Ryquell Armstead RB65

Round 14

Overall Team Selection Pos Rank
157 Brandon Gdula Dare Ogunbowale RB66
158 Kenyatta Storin Carlos Hyde RB67
159 Neil Dutton Austin Hooper TE14
160 Sam Hoppen Steven Sims WR68
161 Austan Kas Josh Reynolds WR69
162 Eli Weiner Kendrick Bourne WR70
163 Ryan Kirksey Chase Claypool WR71
164 Joe Redemann Cam Newton QB12
165 Elisha Twerski Randall Cobb WR72
166 Tom Vecchio Dallas Goedert TE15
167 Jim Sannes Lynn Bowden WR73
168 JJ Zachariason LeSean McCoy RB68

Team-by-Team Results

Round JJ Zachariason Jim
Tom Vecchio Elisha Twerski Joe Redemann Ryan Kirksey Eli
Sam Hoppen Neil
Kenyatta Storin Brandon Gdula
Christian McCaffrey, RB1 Saquon Barkley, RB2 Ezekiel Elliott, RB3 Alvin Kamara, RB4 Dalvin Cook, RB5 Michael Thomas, WR1 Derrick Henry, RB6 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB7 Josh Jacobs, RB8 Miles Sanders, RB9 Joe Mixon, RB10 Davante Adams, WR2
Kenny Golladay, WR7 Chris Godwin, WR6 Patrick Mahomes, QB1 George Kittle, TE2 DeAndre Hopkins, WR5 Aaron Jones, RB14 Travis Kelce, TE1 Tyreek Hill, WR4 Austin Ekeler, RB13 Nick Chubb, RB12 Kenyan Drake, RB11 Julio Jones, WR3
Mike Evans, WR8 D.J. Moore, WR9 Adam Thielen, WR10 JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR11 Allen Robinson, WR12 Chris Carson, RB15 James Conner, RB16 Lamar Jackson, QB2 Amari Cooper, WR13 Leonard Fournette, RB17 Odell Beckham, WR14 Robert Woods, WR15
DJ Chark, WR21 Tyler Lockett, WR20 David Montgomery, RB23 Jonathan Taylor, RB22 David Johnson, RB21 Cooper Kupp, WR19 Terry McLaurin, WR18 Todd Gurley, RB20 Melvin Gordon, RB19 A.J. Brown, WR17 Calvin Ridley, WR16 Le'Veon Bell, RB18
DK Metcalf, WR22 Mark Andrews, TE3 Raheem Mostert, RB24 D'Andre Swift, RB25 T.Y. Hilton, WR23 Mark Ingram, RB26 Michael Gallup, WR24 Courtland Sutton, WR25 Stefon Diggs, WR26 Cam Akers, RB27 Keenan Allen, WR27 Zach Ertz, TE4
A.J. Green, WR32 Julian Edelman, WR31 J.K. Dobbins, RB32 Antonio Gibson, RB31 Ronald Jones, RB30 Darren Waller, TE5 Marquise Brown, WR30 Kareem Hunt, RB29 Will Fuller, WR29 DeVante Parker, WR28 Devin Singletary, RB28 Dak Prescott, QB3
Jarvis Landry, WR33 Kyler Murray, QB4 Brandin Cooks, WR34 Tyler Boyd, WR35 Diontae Johnson, WR36 Marvin Jones, WR37 Christian Kirk, WR38 Darrell Henderson, RB33 Russell Wilson, QB5 Deshaun Watson, QB6 Jamison Crowder, WR39 Tevin Coleman, RB34
Zack Moss, RB39 Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB38 Hunter Henry, TE7 Anthony Miller, WR44 Tarik Cohen, RB37 CeeDee Lamb, WR43 Jalen Reagor, WR42 James White, RB36 Henry Ruggs, WR41 Brandon Aiyuk, WR40 Evan Engram, TE6 Matt Breida, RB35
Damien Harris, RB40 Jordan Howard, RB41 Mecole Hardman, WR45 Josh Allen, QB7 Sterling Shepard, WR46 Matt Ryan, QB8 Tony Pollard, RB42 Preston Williams, WR47 Chase Edmonds, RB43 Duke Johnson, RB44 Marlon Mack, RB45 Emmanuel Sanders, WR 48
Mike Gesicki, TE10 Bryce Love, RB49 Darius Slayton, WR52 Deebo Samuel, WR51 Hayden Hurst, TE9 Boston Scott, RB48 Carson Wentz, QB9 Allen Lazard, WR50 Tyler Higbee, TE8 Mike Williams, WR49 Phillip Lindsay, RB47 Latavius Murray, RB46
A.J. Dillon, RB50 Jerick McKinnon, RB51 Jerry Jeudy, WR53 Alexander Mattison, RB52 John Brown, WR54 Golden Tate, WR55 DeAndre Washington, RB53 Parris Campbell, WR56 Darrynton Evans, RB54 Rob Gronkowski, TE11 Kerryon Johnson, RB55 Sammy Watkins, WR57
Drew Brees, QB11 Michael Pittman, WR62 Justin Jackson, RB58 T.J. Hockenson, TE13 Adrian Peterson, RB57 N'Keal Harry, WR61 Curtis Samuel, WR60 Noah Fant, TE12 Laviska Shenault, WR59 DeSean Jackson, WR58 Tom Brady, QB10 Nyheim Hines, RB56
Justin Jefferson, WR63 Breshad Perriman, WR64 James Washington, WR65 Anthony McFarland, RB59 Larry Fitzgerald, WR66 Ito Smith, RB60 Chris Thompson, RB61 Sony Michel, RB62 Benny Snell, RB63 Robby Anderson, WR67 Josh Kelly, RB64 Ryquell Armstead, RB65
LeSean McCoy, RB68 Lynn Bowden, WR73 Dallas Goedert, TE15 Randall Cobb, WR72 Cam Newton, QB12 Chase Claypool, WR71 Kendrick Bourne, WR70 Josh Reynolds, WR69 Steven Sims, WR68 Austin Hooper, TE14 Carlos Hyde, RB67 Dare Ogunbowale, RB66

Ranking the Teams

I asked each of the participants in this mock to rank who they thought the top three teams were. I awarded 10 points for first-place votes, 7 points for second, and 5 points for third. Here were the results.

RankTeamFirst Place
Second Place
Third Place
1JJ Zachariason21237
2Sam Hoppen13136
3Jim Sannes30135
4Eli Weiner21132
5Elisha Twerski12129
6Austan Kas21027
7Joe Redemann10325
8Kenyatta Storin02119
9Neil Dutton02014
10Brandon Gdula0015
11Ryan Kirksey0015
12Tom Vecchio0000

It appears that my bribes did not work as well as I'd hoped -- I kid, my amazing team needed no bribery.

While JJ's RB2 spot isn't anything to write home about, having Christian McCaffrey and a plethora of high-upside receivers more than makes up for it. I really liked JJ's dart-throws of Zack Moss and Damien Harris -- both have the potential to be league-winning picks.

JJ takes home our "Mock Draft Champion" award...which is worth absolutely nothing and everything at the same time.