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 Jaxon Smith-Njigba

1.3 Jahmyr Gibbs

1.4 Israel Abanikanda

1.5 Jordan Addison

1.6 Quentin Johnston

1.7 Anthony Richardson -- As per usual…

1.8 Zach Charbonnet

1.9 Zay Flowers

1.10 C.J. Stroud

1.11 Bryce Young

1.12 Marvin Mims


2.1 Jalin Hyatt

2.2 Josh Downs

2.3 Kendre Miller

2.4 Jake Haener

2.5 Evan Hull

2.6 Michael Mayer

2.7 Dalton Kincaid -- The latest he has fallen. I’m taking it because I see a general malaise happening with Kincaid in the public…he really is falling a bit/not as hot as I thought he’d be (and nowhere near how hot I am on him). The football public is not as impressed with this move. The various DRD rankings from analysts are coming out more and more and they do not push Kincaid. They think it was a bad idea by Buffalo, to trade up for a TE, AND to not take the golden Michael Mayer. Good. I’ll take all your shares…in the DRD, or after the DRD in trade.

2.8 Kayshon Boutte

2.9 Devon Achane

2.10 Will Levis

2.11 Hendon Hooker

2.12 Tyjae Spears


3.1 Tank Bigsby

3.2 Zach Evans

3.3 Roschon Johnson

3.4 Nathaniel Dell

3.5 Chase Brown

3.6 Xavier Hutchinson

3.7 Luke Musgrave -- first time I got scooped on Chase Brown in this series. I will start taking Brown 2nd-round once I can’t get to Kincaid in the 2nd anymore, which I figured would’ve been this one, but it wasn’t.

3.8 Sean Tucker

3.9 Rashee Rice

3.10 Cedric Tillman

3.11 Sam LaPorta

3.12 A.T. Perry


4.1 Jayden Reed

4.2 Darnell Washington

4.3 Jonathan Mingo

4.4 Keaton Mitchell

4.5 Xazavian Valladay

4.6 Michael Wilson -- My usual #4 pick.

4.7 Charlie Jones

4.8 Eric Gray

4.9 Parker Washington

4.10 Deuce Vaughn

4.11 DeWayne McBride

4.12 Tyler Scott


5.1 C. Rodriguez

5.2 Bryce Ford-Wheaton

5.3 Trey Palmer

5.4 Tucker Kraft

5.5 Mohamed Ibrahim

5.6 Kenny McIntosh

5.7 Puka Nacua -- Again, going to go with a different 5th-round flier each mock now just to stir thought/shine a light on various options. I went with Puka because the Rams are not great at WR after Cooper Kupp. Skowronek and Van Jefferson are the supposed starters, and Van sucks…and it might be Puka that steps up/in by a surprise/necessity. Could be Lance McCutcheon too. Not a totally clear path for Puka…but there’s a little path opening up right now.

5.8 Rakim Jarrett

5.9 Dontayvion Wicks

5.10 Tanner McKee

5.11 D. Thompson-Robinson

5.12 Will Mallory