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 Jordan Addison

1.4 Quentin Johnston

1.5 Jahmyr Gibbs

1.6 Zay Flowers

1.7 Bryce Young

1.8 Dalton Kincaid

1.9 Devon Achane

1.10 Anthony Richardson -- Happy that I got him here…shocked, but not surprised, that Kincaid went two picks ahead of him.

The variation of Kincaid in this mock series does reflect the variations in real life I’m seeing. Some drafts he does get chased after, others he lasts halfway into the 2nd-round because of the TE bias.

1.11 Kendre Miller

1.12 Zach Charbonnet


2.1 C.J. Stroud

2.2 Josh Downs

2.3 Michael Mayer

2.4 Israel Abanikanda

2.5 Jalin Hyatt

2.6 Roschon Johnson

2.7 Will Levis

2.8 Rashee Rice

2.9 Jonathan Mingo

2.10 Jayden Reed -- Going to try something different here. Going to lean more WR heavy in this DRD just to touch on options for anyone going that way.

Looking among the similar options, smaller-speedy WRs…Reed landed pretty well. He is inline to be the starting slot WR for Green Bay, potentially, Week 1. So, I’m going with him over another worthy candidate, Marvin Mims…but Mims has more established WRs around him as one differentiator.

2.11 Tyjae Spears

2.12 Tank Bigsby


3.1 Marvin Mims

3.2 Zach Evans

3.3 Sean Tucker

3.4 Hendon Hooker

3.5 Kayshon Boutte

3.6 Sam LaPorta

3.7 Cedric Tillman

3.8 Luke Musgrave

3.9 Chase Brown

3.10 Nathaniel Dell -- Going away from Michael Wilson here and taking a gamble on Tank Dell. The Arizona situation/organization is so screwed up, I just decided to wing it with Dell for a mock. Wilson is the better prospect.

3.11 Michael Wilson

3.12 Darnell Washington


4.1 Evan Hull

4.2 Eric Gray

4.3 DeWayne McBride

4.4 A.T. Perry

4.5 Parker Washington

4.6 Luke Schoonmaker

4.7 Tyler Scott

4.8 Tucker Kraft

4.9 Deuce Vaughn

4.10 Charlie Jones -- A growing favorite 4th+ round option for me. There could be opportunity quickly for Jones depending upon how Cincy deals with the CAP situation on a new deal for Tee, and/or if they cut Tyler Boyd to make up some CAP.

4.11 Trey Palmer

4.12 Puka Nacua


5.1 C. Rodriguez

5.2 Rakim Jarrett

5.3 Xavier Hutchinson

5.4 Mohamed Ibrahim

5.5 Kenny McIntosh

5.6 Brenton Strange

5.7 Stetson Bennett

5.8 Dontayvion Wicks

5.9 Jake Haener

5.10 Andrei Iosivas -- Total flier, for some of the same reasons I went Charlie Jones prior…and Iosivas had great Combine numbers…I just haven’t gotten the same vibe from his tape or Senior Bowl, but I’m open to the ‘on paper’ profile.

5.11 Tre Tucker

5.12 Zack Kuntz