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 Jordan Addison

1.5 Anthony Richardson

1.6 Quentin Johnston

1.7 Zay Flowers

1.8 Tyjae Spears

1.9 Dalton Kincaid -- Richardson went quite early in this one, so it's Plan B for pick #1.

1.10 Zach Charbonnet

1.11 Bryce Young

1.12 C.J. Stroud


2.1 Michael Mayer

2.2 Will Levis

2.3 Devon Achane

2.4 Kendre Miller

2.5 Kayshon Boutte

2.6 Josh Downs

2.7 Sam LaPorta

2.8 Tank Bigsby

2.9 Chase Brown -- Now that I'm drafting later, I'm having to pull my draft forward. Brown is starting to creep towards the 2nd-round in drafts and rankings lately. He'll be a late 2nd-rounder ADP before August preseason, I think.

His full FFM scouting report is being worked on today, with plans to try and publish by midnightET.

2.10 Jalin Hyatt

2.11 Zach Evans

2.12 Cedric Tillman


3.1 Israel Abanikanda

3.2 Evan Hull

3.3 Roschon Johnson

3.4 Marvin Mims

3.5 Sean Tucker

3.6 Darnell Washington

3.7 Jonathan Mingo

3.8 Rashee Rice

3.9 Luke Musgrave -- Forced to reach for players I like (none left I love) in landing spots that are more promising, like Musgrave in GB…and it isn't great in GB.

3.10 Tyler Scott

3.11 Eric Gray

3.12 DeWayne McBride


4.1 Hendon Hooker

4.2 Tucker Kraft

4.3 Xavier Hutchinson

4.4 Jayden Reed

4.5 J. Moreno-Cropper

4.6 A.T. Perry

4.7 Puka Nacua

4.8 Trey Palmer

4.9 Michael Wilson -- May not be around the rest of my mocks at 10-11-12. And I'm not completely fired up about this because the Arizona Cardinals organization is so horrific.

4.10 Deuce Vaughn

4.11 Parker Washington

4.12 Tiyon Evans


5.1 Mohamed Ibrahim

5.2 Kenny McIntosh

5.3 Nathaniel Dell

5.4 D. Thompson-Robinson

5.5 Keaton Mitchell

5.6 Rakim Jarrett

5.7 Luke Schoonmaker

5.8 Clayton Tune

5.9 David Durden -- No way I would reach like this for the W. Florida WR. I wanted to just note about this 'Prospect X' in the NFL that drew a lot of attention and was so well thought of he thought, many thought he would be drafted. Someone to be aware of, at least.

(link): https://cowboyswire.usatoday.com/2023/05/02/david-durden-prospect-x-most-overlooked-player/

5.10 Zack Kuntz

5.11 C. Rodriguez

5.12 Jaren Hall