A 12-part series, DRD mock drafting from each of the (typical) 12 draft spots to give an early idea the direction I’m heading early on in the post-NFL Draft process.  

Using the FantasyPros rookie draft tool, which isn’t great but is useful for this exercise…and reflects a good amount of the mainstream thinking. We can argue their ADPs, etc., but they’re close/within a margin of error on their top 30-40-50…close enough.

The rules are – I HAVE TO make the pick. In reality, I want to trade out of the first round except in places where I think I can safely get Anthony Richardson, if QB is a need/asset to take for my situation.  I only have two real ‘missions’ in this year’s ‘sad’ DRD (not as juicy as last year’s DRD) -- I want Anthony Richardson AND Dalton Kincaid. If I can't get them in the draft, I’ll work on it this summer via trade…or in August preseason month hysteria, etc.

*Article picture is from the movie 'Trading Places' -- when the main characters had manipulated the orange juice futures market and were doing some old-school stock market selling shares in the pit...which is what I see in this year's DRD: SELL-SELL-SELL (the picks)!! Sell them to the frenetic lovers of 'picks'.



1.1 Bijan Robinson

1.2 Jordan Addison

1.3 Jahmyr Gibbs -- Taking him to trade him…I either try and trade down pre-draft into the Anthony Richardson range (picks #5-10) or the Dalton Kincaid range (picks #8-10, to be safe to get him) or trade it for like a Rachaad White + ____ item like a 3rd or 4th-round pick.

I’d like 1.03 + my 3rd pick as well FOR Rachaad + their very early 2nd to maybe get a shot at Kincaid…just spit ballin’.

1.4 Jaxon Smith-Njigba

1.5 Quentin Johnston

1.6 Zach Charbonnet

1.7 Zay Flowers

1.8 C.J. Stroud

1.9 Michael Mayer

1.10 Bryce Young

1.11 Kendre Miller

1.12 Tyjae Spears


2.1 Marvin Mims

2.2 Jalin Hyatt

2.3 Dalton Kincaid -- Got him here, but this is probably unrealistic. I’d plan on him not being available 2nd-round in a 12-team draft. 2.01 or 2.02 is probably as far as he’d fall in a non-premium scoring TE league.

2.4 Josh Downs

2.5 Anthony Richardson (no way he’s still here in most all DRDs…I know people think he won’t start in 2023, so that’s a mild drag…but, come on)

2.6 Israel Abanikanda

2.7 Rashee Rice

2.8 Will Levis

2.9 Tank Bigsby

2.10 Hendon Hooker

2.11 Evan Hull

2.12 Devon Achane


3.1 Roschon Johnson

3.2 Zach Evans

3.3 Chase Brown -- I will likely have Brown here in every one of the 12 mocks from the 12 spots…until I can’t take Richardson/Kincaid in the 2nd, and then I might have to really reach into the 2nd for him…for lack of anything else better.

3.4 Cedric Tillman

3.5 Sean Tucker (he’s gonna fall to the late 3rd/4th soon enough)

3.6 Kayshon Boutte

3.7 DeWayne McBride

3.8 Darnell Washington

3.9 Jayden Reed

3.10 Sam LaPorta

3.11 Keaton Mitchell

3.12 Jonathan Mingo


4.1 Luke Musgrave

4.2 Tyler Scott

4.3 Michael Wilson -- I will likely have Wilson here every one of the 12 mocks from the 12 spots.

4.4 Eric Gray

4.5 Parker Washington

4.6 Puka Nacua

4.7 Nathaniel Dell

4.8 Xavier Hutchinson

4.9 Zack Kuntz

4.10 A.T. Perry

4.11 Xazavian Valladay

4.12 Tucker Kraft


5.1 Deuce Vaughn

5.2 C. Rodriguez

5.3 Luke Schoonmaker -- This will probably be the last time I take Schoonmaker here. It’s the only guy I see to take/have any small interest in. But for this exercise going forward, I will try and make some fresh/different picks in the 5th-round just to give some other options to consider with the late gambles.

It would be good to get Chris Rodriguez as an option here, but he keeps going 1-2-3 picks ahead of where I’ve been picking so far.

5.4 Mohamed Ibrahim

5.5 Rakim Jarrett

5.6 Kenny McIntosh

5.7 Trey Palmer

5.8 Andrei Iosivas

5.9 Dontayvion Wicks

5.10 Lew Nichols III

5.11 Camerun Peoples

5.12 Tiyon Evans