2022 Mock Five Round Dynasty Rookie Draft (from the #8 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 Jameson Williams

1.4 Treylon Burks

1.5 Garrett Wilson

1.6 Skyy Moore

1.7 George Pickens

1.8 Ken Walker III = Well, lookee here! Prior mocks from the 9-12 spot were all Dameon Pierce picks. But we got a little wrinkle here I couldn’t pass up.

Again, you should trade this pick back for a player/s and a mid-2nd-round pick. But I can’t do that for this exercise, I have to make the pick – and I’d make this Walker pick, happily…so that I could trade him (unless I have Penny, then I’ll weigh my options). People love RBs…and rookies…and especially rookie RBs, so he could bring a nice ROI in preseason trade.

I don’t wanna invest too much in a rookie RB who isn’t even the best RB on his new team. I don’t need that risk on my asset out of the gates.

1.9 Chris Olave

1.10 Christian Watson

1.11 Jahan Dotson

1.12 James Cook


2.1 Dameon Pierce

2.2 Rachaad White

2.3 David Bell

2.4 Alec Pierce

2.5 Isaiah Spiller

2.6 Trey McBride

2.7 Kenny Pickett

2.8 Tyler Allgeier = All day long here at #20. It’s a near-lock that Allgeier won’t go before pick #20 anywhere in a DRD…unless an FFMer does it.

Now, let’s see if we hit the daily-double…we’re in range of the Allgeier-Woods naturally available in the 2nd then 3rd. Woods at #32 is about the ADP average.

2.9 Brian Robinson Jr.

2.10 Jalen Tolbert

2.11 Tyrion Davis-Price

2.12 John Metchie III


3.1 Zamir White

3.2 Wan'Dale Robinson

3.3 Malik Willis

3.4 Khalil Shakir

3.5 Hassan Haskins

3.6 Desmond Ridder

3.7 Matt Corral

3.8 Jelani Woods = Ta Da! The first time since we started the mock series (starting at #12 slot and going backwards) that Woods has fallen to me. I really want Woods, in general, as a shot to be the future of my tight end group…especially for the price of a 3rd-round DRD.

Allgeier is the ‘smart’ pick I’m making – a guy as talented as 1st-round RBs…landing in a good spot…he’s as close to ‘starting’ for his NFL team as any of the non-Breece’s. Allgeier has the same risk factor you could dream up, among any of the non-Breece’s.

Allgeier is my ‘smart’ pick…Woods is my true, emotional desire. I think Woods could be a superstar. I’m not guaranteeing it, like I would with an Ahmad Gardner…but I really like Woods’ chances via my scouting and his analytics…especially for the price.

3.9 Jerome Ford

3.10 Greg Dulcich

3.11 Tyquan Thornton

3.12 Romeo Doubs


4.1 Cade Otton

4.2 Calvin Austin III

4.3 Danny Gray

4.4 Keaontay Ingram

4.5 Pierre Strong Jr.

4.6 Sam Howell

4.7 Kyren Williams

4.8 Kyle Phillips = My typical 4th-round pick.

Also acceptable…existing NFL players of note/need if available. We’ve discussed those players in mock’s from the #9 and #10 spots recently.

4.9 Velus Jones Jr.

4.10 Abram Smith

4.11 Jeremy Ruckert

4.12 Tyler Badie


5.1 Daniel Bellinger

5.2 Ty Chandler

5.3 Justyn Ross

5.4 Tyler Goodson

5.5 Isaih Pacheco (WHATTT???? WAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!)

5.6 Cole Turner

5.7 Isaiah Likely

5.8 Zander Horvath = I did not expect to not-get Pacheco here. I also did not realize how much it would bother me that he went in front of me. I might have to think about my Phillips then Pacheco plan 4th-5th. It’s probably safer to get two 4ths and not wait until the 5th to get either Phillips or Pacheco you didn’t take 4th.

Why Alexander Horvath? Looking at the remaining bodies with a pulse to take…I thought, what if Isaiah Spiller were to get hurt…or flounder? A perfect RB pairing might be Ekeler-Horvath, because Horvath is a beast. He could be a TE/FB/H-back as well. Any RB with a workload behind the LAC O-Line with that QB…I like it. Took Horvath here just to discuss him for grins.

5.9 Kennedy Brooks

5.10 ZaQuandre White

5.11 Charlie Kolar

5.12 Jalen Wydermyer