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 (Matthew Berry coming out and endorsing Addison as the top FF impact WR from the draft tells the masses to love him and shifts love away from Smith-Njigba to Addison)

1.3 Jahmyr Gibbs

1.4 Jaxon Smith-Njigba -- Now will be the #4 ADP in short order. Today, I'd take JSN here to try and trade back a few spots and pick up an asset…but I could also just take Richardson or Kincaid here if I didn't want to mess with trying to be cute to get into wheeling and dealing.

1.5 Quentin Johnston

1.6 Tyjae Spears

1.7 Zach Charbonnet

1.8 C.J. Stroud

1.9 Zay Flowers

1.10 Michael Mayer

1.11 Dalton Kincaid

1.12 Devon Achane


2.1 Josh Downs

2.2 Bryce Young

2.3 Anthony Richardson

2.4 Kendre Miller -- No Kincaid, no Richardson available here for the first time in my mocks so far (from spots 1-2-3). I'm taking Kendre, who will likely be an ADP #7-8-9 once Alvin Kamara is suspended. I draft Kendre, then I'm open to dealing once AK gets suspended.

2.5 Rashee Rice

2.6 Tank Bigsby

2.7 Kayshon Boutte

2.8 Will Levis

2.9 Zach Evans

2.10 Sean Tucker

2.11 Jonathan Mingo

2.12 Roschon Johnson


3.1 Marvin Mims

3.2 Jalin Hyatt

3.3 Darnell Washington

3.4 Chase Brown -- I suspect I'll get/take Brown in every mock DRD in this series, either 3rd…or soon 2nd-round.

3.5 DeWayne McBride

3.6 Cedric Tillman

3.7 Israel Abanikanda

3.8 Sam LaPorta

3.9 Hendon Hooker

3.10 Eric Gray

3.11 Bryce Ford-Wheaton

3.12 Xavier Hutchinson


4.1 Evan Hull

4.2 Luke Musgrave

4.3 Jayden Reed

4.4 Michael Wilson -- Will likely be my 4th-round pick every DRD mock this series. I see no other great option to reach for except A.T. Perry.

4.5 Nathaniel Dell

4.6 Trey Palmer

4.7 Parker Washington

4.8 Tyler Scott

4.9 Deuce Vaughn

4.10 Dontayvion Wicks

4.11 A.T. Perry

4.12 Kenny McIntosh


5.1 Zack Kuntz

5.2 Puka Nacua

5.3 Mohamed Ibrahim

5.4 C. Rodriguez -- Hey, he fell to me here! Usually, he's been 1-2 picks right in front of my 5tth-round pick. I'm getting a sense that Rodriguez drafted here was no coincidence…like Charbonnet to Seattle. Not taken to be subservient…taken to compete and beat the incumbent if they can.

5.5 Luke Schoonmaker

5.6 Clayton Tune

5.7 Rakim Jarrett

5.8 Keaton Mitchell

5.9 Tanner McKee

5.10 Stetson Bennett

5.11 Tucker Kraft

5.12 Andrei Iosivas