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

1.4 Jaxon Smith-Njigba

1.5 C.J. Stroud

1.6 Quentin Johnston

1.7 Zay Flowers

1.8 Anthony Richardson -- I'll keep taking him every time he's available.

1.9 Devon Achane

1.10 Josh Downs

1.11 Bryce Young

1.12 Zach Charbonnet


2.1 Dalton Kincaid (this is more his range #11-13)

2.2 Jalin Hyatt

2.3 Kendre Miller

2.4 Will Levis

2.5 Marvin Mims

2.6 Jonathan Mingo

2.7 Tyjae Spears

2.8 Chase Brown -- Since no Kincaid available anymore as I draft later and later in this mock series AND Kendre Miller already went…I was forced to pay up for Brown because if I didn't, I would've not gotten him next round.

2.9 Roschon Johnson

2.10 Rashee Rice

2.11 Michael Mayer

2.12 Israel Abanikanda


3.1 Jayden Reed

3.2 Tank Bigsby

3.3 Hendon Hooker

3.4 Sam LaPorta

3.5 Cedric Tillman

3.6 Nathaniel Dell

3.7 A.T. Perry

3.8 Michael Wilson -- My usual 4th-round, I paid up for in the 3rd-round because my usual flow is getting broken the later that I pick in the rounds now in this mock series.

3.9 Zach Evans

3.10 Luke Musgrave

3.11 Kayshon Boutte

3.12 C. Rodriguez


4.1 Luke Schoonmaker

4.2 Tyler Scott

4.3 Darnell Washington

4.4 Trey Palmer

4.5 DeWayne McBride

4.6 Charlie Jones

4.7 Evan Hull

4.8 Sean Tucker -- Scambled to make this choice. I'd like to take either Charlie Jones or Evan Hull here but both went right before me, so I settled on Tucker for my Rachaad White protection, where I have Rachaad.

4.9 Deuce Vaughn

4.10 Eric Gray

4.11 Tucker Kraft

4.12 Mohamed Ibrahim


5.1 Xavier Hutchinson

5.2 Parker Washington

5.3 Andrei Iosivas

5.4 Puka Nacua

5.5 Jake Haener

5.6 Tre Tucker

5.7 Kenny McIntosh

5.8 Hunter Luepke -- He's not even an option on FPros mock tool, but let's shine a light on him for a moment.

Go look at the Dallas RB depth chart…it's bad behind Tony Pollard. They may bring Zeke back, but right now it's a bunch of tiny RBs behind Pollard. Luepke is listed as a FB…but in reality, they have said they signed him with a pretty big UDFA bonus to be an 'athlete' to work the backfield or at TE even.

He's 6'1”/234 and runs a 4.61 40-time and a 7.03 three-cone -- he can really move at 234 pounds. He's the Cowboys best power runner on the roster right now. He's a pretty talented runner too, I was impressed with his offensive skills on tape…and he's a good receiver as well. He could be a 'swole' jack-of-all-trades wrinkle in the offense for Dallas this year…and maybe has some FF viability and might see a future in the backfield if he splashes this season. A boy can dream…

5.9 Keaton Mitchell

5.10 Dontayvion Wicks

5.11 Stetson Bennett

5.12 D. Thompson-Robinson