2022 Mock Five Round Dynasty Rookie Draft (from the #11 spot)


Just to get a few practice sessions in/looks in for May 2022 DRD concepts. 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 1.02 to 1.12 to fade back to the #16-20 range and get a ____ for my fallback trouble, or that concept within an even bigger deal. My 1st + a player for their 2nd and a bigger player. I don’t want to pick in the first round, if I can help it…but in case you have to, here’s some ways I’ll go about it and you can decide your own plans or adopt some of my advice…

Starting at 1.12 and going backwards to 1.01, since most FFMers finished #1-2-3 range last season. ;)



1.1 Breece Hall

1.2 Drake London

1.3 Garrett Wilson

1.4 Treylon Burks

1.5 Ken Walker III

1.6 Jameson Williams

1.7 Chris Olave

1.8 Skyy Moore

1.9 Christian Watson

1.10 Jahan Dotson

1.11 Dameon Pierce = Again, I advise you…strongly…trade this pick to move to #16-18 overall range to take Tyler Allgeier. But if you insist that I make this pick (and this exercise does), I’ll take Pierce (again, like I did last mock from the #12 spot).

Pierce will be available 1st-round/top 12 most DRD’s, except maybe some real lustful after RB leagues he’ll go 10-11-12 range sometimes.

If you’d rather go James Cook in a PPR…feel free. I pick Pierce because I think he has the best path of any RB aside from Breece to be named the lead back Week 1…and the most likely rumored to be all summer (which raises his trade value) aside from Kenneth Walker, probably.

1.12 Kenny Pickett


2.1 James Cook

2.2 George Pickens

2.3 Rachaad White

2.4 Isaiah Spiller

2.5 David Bell

2.6 Brian Robinson Jr.

2.7 Wan'Dale Robinson

2.8 Trey McBride

2.9 Alec Pierce

2.10 John Metchie III

2.11 Jelani Woods = I had my choice of Allgeier or Woods here. I could’ve tried to grab Allgeier and then hope Woods was there in the 3rd (there’s a chance by current ADP), but I took Woods here just to show how this would go if I did.

If you take Woods this high in a DRD (typical ADP +/- 30-33), someone/s may laugh or mock it…but then you should be used to that by now. Those of you who are long-time members of your Dynasty league and longtime FFMers…your league mates likely know better than to laugh at you when you get radical, because they’ve seen years of you pulling rabbits out of your arse.

And if you’re new to FFM…you gotta push past others mocking you for picks – it’s gonna happen in most leagues, because there’s always at least ‘that one guy’. When you get radical, break from the mainstream imprisonment…those Stockholm syndrome GMs, slaves to ESPN and CBS, etc., their circuits will be fried when you break ranks with your captives.

Break Free.

Live Long.


2.12 Desmond Ridder


3.1 Malik Willis

3.2 Jalen Tolbert

3.3 Zamir White

3.4 Tyler Allgeier (dang it)

3.5 Matt Corral

3.6 Khalil Shakir

3.7 Keaontay Ingram

3.8 Greg Dulcich

3.9 Tyrion Davis-Price

3.10 Jerome Ford

3.11 Kyle Philips = When faced with a 3rd-round decision with Allgeier-Woods gone, I have been deciding between Phillips and Isaih Pacheco. I am now taking Phillips first, hoping/likely to get Pacheco next. I go Phillips here first because of the recent good talk/media notes from Titans rookie camp on Phillips (he actually was physically able to go through practices…not like some other WR the Titans drafted)…the good Phillips news is shining a Dynasty light on Phillips earlier than I expected.  

3.12 Sam Howell


4.1 Tyquan Thornton

4.2 Hassan Haskins

4.3 Romeo Doubs

4.4 Calvin Austin III

4.5 Pierre Strong Jr.

4.6 Velus Jones Jr.

4.7 Justyn Ross

4.8 Cade Otton

4.9 Danny Gray

4.10 Snoop Conner

4.11 Isaih Pacheco = Usually goes 50+ overall, but he’s key to the perfect DRD. Allgeier-Woods-Phillips-Pacheco are my four horsemen of the 2022 DRD (in an only-offense DRD)…everything else is taking what I’m given.

4.12 Daniel Bellinger


5.1 Jeremy Ruckert

5.2 Abram Smith

5.3 Tyler Badie

5.4 Kyren Williams

5.5 Charlie Kolar

5.6 Kennedy Brooks

5.7 Isaiah Likely

5.8 Ty Chandler

5.9 Erik Ezukanma

5.10 Chigoziem Okonkwo

5.11 Cole Turner = My typical 5th-round pick of late. Pairs with my many Logan Thomas situations and he has some hope to have a 2022 or 2023 impact at a position (TE) needing weapons…not more Jeremy Ruckert’s.

5.12 Jake Ferguson