2022 Mock Five Round Dynasty Rookie Draft (from the #5 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. ;)


*Going to go a bit different with this one. Instead of taking my usual players for the usual reasons, that we’ve beaten to death the past week of this series, I am NOT going to take any of my typical names on purpose.

I REPEAT…this is just mixing things up for a day, not what I WOULD do…an alternative look at what I could do, if forced to.*


1.1 Breece Hall

1.2 Drake London

1.3 Ken Walker III

1.4 Garrett Wilson

1.5 Jameson Williams = My favorite long-term talent WR pick in this draft. He may start the season on PUP…but I think he could be the best of the class in the end, when we look back in a few years. Justin Jefferson-like.

Again, in reality, I’d trade this pick. I can let Jameson’s value drop some on PUP and/or with any rookie struggles and make a play for him mid-2022 season or 2023 offseason, perhaps.

1.6 Treylon Burks

1.7 Chris Olave

1.8 Skyy Moore

1.9 Christian Watson

1.10 James Cook

1.11 Jahan Dotson

1.12 Isaiah Spiller


2.1 Kenny Pickett

2.2 George Pickens

2.3 David Bell

2.4 Rachaad White

2.5 Dameon Pierce = So, I’m not taking Tyler Allgeier by plan/change up…so, I take my fave Plan B/RB.

I could consider Allen Lazard (if allowed/available) here if not taking Allgeier or an RB, if bolstering the WR ranks was a need/priority.

2.6 Malik Willis

2.7 Alec Pierce

2.8 Zamir White

2.9 Jalen Tolbert

2.10 Trey McBride

2.11 Brian Robinson Jr.

2.12 John Metchie III


3.1 Matt Corral

3.2 Wan'Dale Robinson

3.3 Desmond Ridder

3.4 Tyler Allgeier (Seriously, this late…then right before me? I couldn’t take him with this mock’s specific rules for this one, but…)

3.5 Tyrion Davis-Price = Boy, we’re gasping for air now…

I took TDP, a guy I’m not buying into yet…but I own a lot of Elijah Mitchell stock…so, just in case.

I’d take Allen Lazard here, or if Lazard gone…I’d take Marcus Mariota (especially in 4pts per pass TD leagues) here instead of TDP.

3.6 Jelani Woods (wahhhhh)

3.7 Khalil Shakir

3.8 Jerome Ford

3.9 Tyquan Thornton

3.10 Jeremy Ruckert

3.11 Hassan Haskins

3.12 Ty Chandler


4.1 Sam Howell

4.2 Romeo Doubs

4.3 Pierre Strong Jr.

4.4 Greg Dulcich

4.5 Velus Jones Jr. = A lot of talk coming out of Chicago on how multifaceted they’re gonna use Velus…and looking at that WR depth chart, the opportunity is there!

I could take Hayden Hurst or Bryan Edwards here, if allowed/available.

4.6 Justyn Ross

4.7 Snoop Conner

4.8 Calvin Austin III

4.9 Daniel Bellinger

4.10 Kyren Williams

4.11 Danny Gray

4.12 Zonovan Knight


5.1 Bailey Zappe

5.2 Erik Ezukanma

5.3 Tyler Badie

5.4 Cade Otton

5.5 Cole Turner = Just a flier that Turner will hit the ground running as a big/rangy target in the pass game right away…with Logan Thomas potentially missing the start of the season.

I could take guys like Isaiah McKenzie or Devin Duvernay here as well…even a Drew Lock, instead.

5.6 Jalen Wydermyer

5.7 Isaih Pacheco

5.8 Kyle Phillips

5.9 Keaontay Ingram

5.10 Isaiah Likely

5.11 Charlie Kolar

5.12 Jashaun Corbin