VOTED #1 FANTASY FOOTBALL SITE
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002
PRIORITY NEWS   MESSAGE BOARDS JOIN   
HOME ARTICLES STATISTICS WEEKLY FEATURES TEAM LINKS NFL RESOURCES  
Mock Draft #11
August 4, 2003
  This mock draft was conducted by ten fantasy football fanatics and was based on a league using standard performance scoring.

The Draft

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
1 RB Tomlinson,Lad. 1 RB Barber,Tiki 1 QB Vick,Michael 1 QB McNabb,Don.
2 RB Portis,Clinton 2 RB Dillon,Corey 2 WR Holt,Torry 2 RB Stewart,James
3 RB Williams,Ricky 3 RB Henry,Travis 3 QB Culpepper,Da. 3 WR Toomer,Amani
4 RB Holmes,Priest 4 WR Owens,Terrell 4 RB Garner,Charlie 4 WR Driver,Donald
5 RB McAllister,Deuce 5 RB Green,Ahman 5 WR Moulds,Eric 5 WR Mason,Derrick
6 RB Faulk,Marshall 6 RB Lewis,Jamal 6 WR Robinson,Koren 6 QB Manning,Peyton
7 RB Alexander,Shaun 7 WR Moss,Randy 7 RB George,Eddie 7 WR Johnson,Chad
8 RB James,Edgerrin 8 RB Taylor,Fred 8 WR Burress,Plaxico 8 WR Price,Peerless
9 WR Harrison,Marvin 9 RB Martin,Curtis 9 WR Horn,Joe 9 TE Shockey,Jeremy
10 RB Green,William 10 RB Davis,Stephen 10 WR Ward,Hines 10 WR Boston,David
Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
1 TE Gonzalez,Tony 1 WR Porter,Jerry 1 RB Alstott,Mike 1 RB Zereoue,Amos
2 WR Coles,Laver. 2 QB Brooks,Aaron 2 RB Barlow,Kevan 2 RB Hambrick,Troy
3 WR Bruce,Isaac 3 QB Garcia,Jeff 3 WR Rice,Jerry 3 RB Canidate,Trung
4 RB Staley,Duce 4 WR Stallworth,D. 4 WR Reed,Josh 4 RB Mack,Stacey
5 WR Booker,Marty 5 RB Hearst,Garrison 5 TE Pollard,Marcus 5 TE Franks,Bubba
6 QB Gannon,Rich 6 RB Dunn,Warrick 6 WR Morgan,Quincy 6 WR Gardner,Rod
7 WR Jackson,Darrell 7 QB Warner,Kurt 7 QB Hasselbeck,M. 7 DT Dolphins
8 QB Favre,Brett 8 RB Smith,Onterrio 8 DT Buccaneers 8 WR Wayne,Reggie
9 TE Heap,Todd 9 WR Smith,Rod 9 WR Johnson,Key. 9 QB Green,Trent
10 RB Bettis,Jerome 10 WR Smith,Jimmy 10 WR Chambers,Chris 10 RB Thomas,Anthony
Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12
1 DT Panthers 1 WR Taylor,Travis 1 QB Bledsoe,Drew 1 QB Kitna,Jon
2 RB Buckhalter,Correll 2 RB Smith,Emmitt 2 WR Thrash,James 2 QB Harrington,Joey
3 TE McMichael,Randy 3 TE Crumpler,Alge 3 PK Elam,Jason 3 PK Akers,David
4 WR Brown,Troy 4 DT Steelers 4 QB Collins,Kerry 4 WR Streets,Tai
5 DT Eagles 5 RB Duckett,T.J. 5 TE Miller,Billy 5 WR Chrebet,Wayne
6 DT Ravens 6 QB McNair,Steve 6 QB Maddox,Tommy 6 WR Ferguson,Robert
7 RB Smith,Antowain 7 TE Sharpe,Shannon 7 QB Brady,Tom 7 WR Morton,Johnnie
8 WR Conway,Curtis 8 DT Titans 8 WR Lelie,Ashley 8 WR Moss,Santana
9 DT Falcons 9 QB Pennington,C. 9 WR Galloway,Joey 9 RB Jordan,Lamont
10 DT Packers 10 WR Rogers,Charles 10 TE Jolley,Doug 10 PK Feely,Jay
Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
1 WR Muhammad,M. 1 RB Shipp,Marcel 1 TE Chamberlain,B. 1 TE Brady,Kyle
2 DT Giants 2 PK Janikowski,S. 2 PK Mare,Olindo 2 WR Walker,Javon
3 RB Johnson,Larry 3 DT Cowboys 3 WR Randle El,A. 3 RB Rhodes,Dominic
4 TE Lewis,Chad 4 PK Wilkins,Jeff 4 RB Fargas,Justin 4 TE Alexander,St.
5 RB Williams,Moe 5 PK Carney,John 5 PK Kasay,John 5 PK Nedney,Joe
6 TE Becht,Anthony 6 WR Johnson,Andre 6 WR McCardell,K. 6 WR Johnson,Bryant
7 TE Fauria,Christian 7 DT Chargers 7 WR Brown,Tim 7 WR Kennison,Eddie
8 PK Gramatica,Martin 8 QB Plummer,Jake 8 RB Gordon,Lamar 8 TE Wycheck,Frank
9 WR Johnson,Kevin 9 WR Hilliard,Ike 9 TE Jones,Freddie 9 DT Raiders
10 PK Vanderjagt,Mike 10 WR McCaffrey,Ed 10 WR Pinkston,Todd 10 WR Bryant,Antonio
Round 17 Round 18    
1 DT Patriots 1 PK Longwell,Ryan    
2 TE Clark,Desmond 2 PK Hanson,Jason  
3 PK Stover,Matt 3 TE Riemersma,Jay  
4 PK Vinatieri,Adam 4 PK Andersen,Morten  
5 DT Redskins 5 DT Jets  
6 WR Patten,David 6 PK Edinger,Paul  
7 DT 49ers 7 PK Bryant,Matt  
8 WR Bradford,Corey 8 DT Colts  
9 DT Bears 9 PK Epstein,Hayden  
10 DT Saints 10 PK Reed,Jeff  

The Positions

Quarterbacks
3.01 Vick,Michael 8.09 Green,Trent
3.03 Culpepper,Da. 10.06 McNair,Steve
4.01 McNabb,Don. 10.09 Pennington,C.
4.06 Manning,Peyton 11.01 Bledsoe,Drew
5.06 Gannon,Rich 11.04 Collins,Kerry
5.08 Favre,Brett 11.06 Maddox,Tommy
6.02 Brooks,Aaron 11.07 Brady,Tom
6.03 Garcia,Jeff 12.01 Kitna,Jon
6.07 Warner,Kurt 12.02 Harrington,Joey
7.07 Hasselbeck,M. 14.08 Plummer,Jake
Tight Ends
4.09 Shockey,Jeremy 13.04 Lewis,Chad
5.01 Gonzalez,Tony 13.06 Becht,Anthony
5.09 Heap,Todd 13.07 Fauria,Christian
7.05 Pollard,Marcus 15.01 Chamberlain,B.
8.05 Franks,Bubba 15.09 Jones,Freddie
9.03 McMichael,Randy 16.01 Brady,Kyle
10.03 Crumpler,Alge 16.04 Alexander,St.
10.07 Sharpe,Shannon 16.08 Wycheck,Frank
11.05 Miller,Billy 17.02 Clark,Desmond
11.10 Jolley,Doug 18.03 Riemersma,Jay

Running Backs
1.01 Tomlinson,Lad. 2.03 Henry,Travis 6.05 Hearst,Garrison 9.07 Smith,Antowain
1.02 Portis,Clinton 2.05 Green,Ahman 6.06 Dunn,Warrick 10.02 Smith,Emmitt
1.03 Williams,Ricky 2.06 Lewis,Jamal 6.08 Smith,Onterrio 10.05 Duckett,T.J.
1.04 Holmes,Priest 2.08 Taylor,Fred 7.01 Alstott,Mike 12.09 Jordan,Lamont
1.05 McAllister,Deuce 2.09 Martin,Curtis 7.02 Barlow,Kevan 13.03 Johnson,Larry
1.06 Faulk,Marshall 2.10 Davis,Stephen 8.01 Zereoue,Amos 13.05 Williams,Moe
1.07 Alexander,Shaun 3.04 Garner,Charlie 8.02 Hambrick,Troy 14.01 Shipp,Marcel
1.08 James,Edgerrin 3.07 George,Eddie 8.03 Canidate,Trung 15.04 Fargas,Justin
1.10 Green,William 4.02 Stewart,James 8.04 Mack,Stacey 15.08 Gordon,Lamar
2.01 Barber,Tiki 5.04 Staley,Duce 8.10 Thomas,Anthony 16.03 Rhodes,Dominic
2.02 Dillon,Corey 5.10 Bettis,Jerome 9.02 Buckhalter,Correll  

Wide Receivers
1.09 Harrison,Marvin 5.02 Coles,Laver. 9.04 Brown,Troy 14.09 Hilliard,Ike
2.04 Owens,Terrell 5.03 Bruce,Isaac 9.08 Conway,Curtis 14.10 McCaffrey,Ed
2.07 Moss,Randy 5.05 Booker,Marty 10.01 Taylor,Travis 15.03 Randle El,A.
3.02 Holt,Torry 5.07 Jackson,Darrell 10.1 Rogers,Charles 15.06 McCardell,K.
3.05 Moulds,Eric 6.01 Porter,Jerry 11.02 Thrash,James 15.07 Brown,Tim
3.06 Robinson,Koren 6.04 Stallworth,D. 11.08 Lelie,Ashley 15.10 Pinkston,Todd
3.08 Burress,Plaxico 6.09 Smith,Rod 11.09 Galloway,Joey 16.02 Walker,Javon
3.09 Horn,Joe 6.10 Smith,Jimmy 12.04 Streets,Tai 16.06 Johnson,Bryant
3.10 Ward,Hines 7.03 Rice,Jerry 12.05 Chrebet,Wayne 16.07 Kennison,Eddie
4.03 Toomer,Amani 7.04 Reed,Josh 12.06 Ferguson,Robert 16.10 Bryant,Antonio
4.04 Driver,Donald 7.06 Morgan,Quincy 12.07 Morton,Johnnie 17.06 Patten,David
4.05 Mason,Derrick 7.09 Johnson,Key. 12.08 Moss,Santana 17.08 Bradford,Corey
4.07 Johnson,Chad 7.10 Chambers,Chris 13.01 Muhammad,M.  
4.08 Price,Peerless 8.06 Gardner,Rod 13.09 Johnson,Kevin  
4.10 Boston,David 8.08 Wayne,Reggie 14.06 Johnson,Andre  

Kickers
11.03 Elam,Jason 16.05 Nedney,Joe
12.03 Akers,David 17.03 Stover,Matt
12.10 Feely,Jay 17.04 Vinatieri,Adam
13.08 Gramatica,M. 18.01 Longwell,Ryan
13.10 Vanderjagt,M. 18.02 Hanson,Jason
14.02 Janikowski,S. 18.04 Andersen,Morten
14.04 Wilkins,Jeff 18.06 Edinger,Paul
14.05 Carney,John 18.07 Bryant,Matt
15.02 Mare,Olindo 18.09 Epstein,Hayden
15.05 Kasay,John 18.10 Reed,Jeff
Defenses
7.08 Buccaneers 14.03 Cowboys
8.07 Dolphins 14.07 Chargers
9.01 Panthers 16.09 Raiders
9.05 Eagles 17.01 Patriots
9.06 Ravens 17.05 Redskins
9.09 Falcons 17.07 49ers
9.10 Packers 17.09 Bears
10.04 Steelers 17.10 Saints
10.08 Titans 18.05 Jets
13.02 Giants 18.08 Colts

Resulting Teams

  # 1 - FRANK # 2 - Easy n Dirty # 3 - bb98 # 4 - Osmonaught
QB 3 Vick,Michael 8 Green,Trent 3 Culpepper,Da. 6 Warner,Kurt
QB 11 Bledsoe,Drew 10 Pennington,C. 14 Plummer,Jake 11 Collins,Kerry
RB 1 Tomlinson,Lad. 1 Portis,Clinton 1 Williams,Ricky 1 Holmes,Priest
RB 2 Davis,Stephen 2 Martin,Curtis 2 Taylor,Fred 3 Garner,Charlie
RB 7 Alstott,Mike 7 Barlow,Kevan 6 Smith,Onterrio 5 Staley,Duce
RB 8 Thomas,Anthony 9 Buckhalter,Correll 13 Johnson,Larry 15 Fargas,Justin
  4 Boston,David 12 Jordan,Lamont 4 Price,Peerless 2 Moss,Randy
WR 6 Smith,Jimmy 3 Holt,Torry 5 Bruce,Isaac 4 Johnson,Chad
WR 10 Rogers,Charles 5 Coles,Laver. 7 Rice,Jerry 7 Reed,Josh
WR 13 Muhammad,M. 6 Smith,Rod 8 Wayne,Reggie 9 Brown,Troy
WR 14 McCaffrey,Ed 11 Thrash,James 12 Moss,Santana 12 Morton,Johnnie
WR 16 Bryant,Antonio 14 Hilliard,Ike 15 Randle El,A. 16 Kennison,Eddie
TE 5 Gonzalez,Tony 4 Shockey,Jeremy 9 McMichael,Randy 10 Sharpe,Shannon
TE 15 Chamberlain,B. 17 Clark,Desmond 16 Wycheck,Frank 13 Lewis,Chad
PK 12 Feely,Jay 15 Mare,Olindo 11 Elam,Jason 17 Vinatieri,Adam
PK 18 Reed,Jeff 18 Epstein,Hayden 17 Stover,Matt 18 Bryant,Matt
DT 9 Panthers 13 Giants 10 Titans 8 Dolphins
DT 17 Patriots 16 Raiders 18 Colts 14 Chargers
  # 5 - rajncajn # 6 - Hitman # 7 - Tim C # 8 - Snaggy
QB 4 Manning,Peyton 5 Gannon,Rich 7 Hasselbeck,M. 5 Favre,Brett
QB 10 McNair,Steve 11 Maddox,Tommy 11 Brady,Tom 6 Garcia,Jeff
RB 1 McAllister,Deuce 1 Faulk,Marshall 1 Alexander,Shaun 1 James,Edgerrin
RB 2 Lewis,Jamal 2 Green,Ahman 3 George,Eddie 2 Henry,Travis
RB 6 Dunn,Warrick 6 Hearst,Garrison 8 Mack,Stacey 8 Canidate,Trung
RB 13 Williams,Moe 10 Duckett,T.J. 9 Smith,Antowain 15 Gordon,Lamar
  3 Moulds,Eric 3 Robinson,Koren 2 Owens,Terrell 16 Rhodes,Dominic
WR 5 Booker,Marty 4 Mason,Derrick 4 Driver,Donald 3 Burress,Plaxico
WR 8 Gardner,Rod 7 Morgan,Quincy 5 Jackson,Darrell 4 Toomer,Amani
WR 12 Ferguson,Robert 12 Chrebet,Wayne 6 Stallworth,D. 9 Conway,Curtis
WR 14 Johnson,Andre 15 McCardell,K. 12 Streets,Tai 11 Lelie,Ashley
WR 16 Johnson,Bryant 17 Patten,David 15 Brown,Tim 17 Bradford,Corey
TE 7 Pollard,Marcus 8 Franks,Bubba 13 Fauria,Christian 10 Crumpler,Alge
TE 11 Miller,Billy 13 Becht,Anthony 16 Alexander,St. 18 Riemersma,Jay
PK 15 Kasay,John 14 Carney,John 14 Wilkins,Jeff 12 Akers,David
PK 18 Edinger,Paul 16 Nedney,Joe 18 Andersen,Morten 13 Gramatica,Martin
DT 9 Eagles 9 Ravens 10 Steelers 7 Buccaneers
DT 17 Redskins 18 Jets 17 49ers 14 Cowboys
  # 9 - Yukon # 10 - BigJohn        
QB 6 Brooks,Aaron 4 McNabb,Don.        
QB 12 Harrington,Joey 12 Kitna,Jon        
RB 2 Dillon,Corey 1 Green,William        
RB 4 Stewart,James 2 Barber,Tiki        
RB 8 Hambrick,Troy 5 Bettis,Jerome        
RB 10 Smith,Emmitt 8 Zereoue,Amos        
  1 Harrison,Marvin 14 Shipp,Marcel        
WR 3 Horn,Joe 3 Ward,Hines        
WR 7 Johnson,Key. 6 Porter,Jerry        
WR 11 Galloway,Joey 7 Chambers,Chris        
WR 13 Johnson,Kevin 10 Taylor,Travis        
WR 16 Walker,Javon 15 Pinkston,Todd        
TE 5 Heap,Todd 11 Jolley,Doug        
TE 15 Jones,Freddie 16 Brady,Kyle        
PK 14 Janikowski,S. 13 Vanderjagt,Mike        
PK 18 Hanson,Jason 18 Longwell,Ryan        
DT 9 Falcons 9 Packers        
DT 17 Bears 17 Saints        

 

Team First 5 Picks/Grade* Draft Slot Analysis
1 RB - RB - QB - WR - TE
Plan Grade: A
The smaller league allowed Tomlinson (1) to get paired with Stephen Davis (2) and still reach Vick (3). Waiting on WR's made his first as Boston (4) and then instead of taking his WR2, went for Gonzalez (5) and later Jimmy Smith (6). Ended up with a top defense in CAR (9) and Feeley (12) for a kicker. This worked out well for this draft slot, getting difference makers at both RBs, QB, TE and DEF and the only hole it may have left was in WR where almost all receivers are coming off bad (for them) seasons except for the risk play of Charles Rogers(10) and afterthought Antonio Bryant (16). Great depth in all non-WR positions and with six receivers to choose from, should at least be okay in that area. This would be one of the early contenders, no doubt.
2 RB - RB - WR - TE - WR
Plan Grade: B+
Like most #2 teams in a ten man league, this plan worked out well too though less so than team #1 to me. After Portis (1), missed out on Davis and settled for Curtis Martin (2) which may be fine but there is a bit more risk. For his third pick, snapped Torry Holt for WR1 and was able to reach Shockey (4) for a nice start. Waiting on a QB until the 8th round may work out okay since Green (8) or Pennington (10) could be fine but there is a bit more risk involved. The second pick in the draft only ended up with three main difference makers in Portis, Holt and Shockey but decent depth in QB, RB and WR will allow team management to either keep the team up or bring it down. A good team but not a great team to me, decision to go with Martin at the #2 seemed to have missed opportunities to get other stars from other positions and while taking Shockey was a coup, waited a bit long on that QB considering the points it scores and the difference a top one can make in a smaller league.
3 RB - RB - QB - WR - WR
Plan Grade: B
Pretty standard plan that worked out fairly well. After getting Williams (1) and Taylor (2), went ahead and took Culpepper (3) for three high point potential starters. Fourth pick went naturally for a WR and he claimed Price who was the #14 WR taken. That is a risky move but probably a decent risk in order to gain a top WR at least in potential. Later drafted Bruce (5) and Rice (7) which will provide stable numbers in case Price does not pan out or is slow to start. Liked the McMichael (9) pick and waited on his defense until all starters were gone. This plan worked fairly well for the draft slot, managed to get Culpepper, Williams and Taylor which should provide a high-powered nucleus for the team but will need the rest of the starters to rise up in order to become a top team.
4 RB - WR - RB - WR - RB
Plan Grade: B+
You have to love how this started - Holmes and then Moss(2) but then took the #18 RB in Garner when he could have had McNabb or Moulds. In doing so, he returned to WR for his #4 pick and received great value with Chad Johnson for a very nice set of starting WR. Used his #5 pick on Staley but still could have had other RBs in the 6th to 8th round with the same risk/reward. Got away with the move by landing Warner in the 6th. Also grabbed MIA (8) for a nice set of starters. While I did not like the Garner or the Staley pick, he pretty much got away with it and with Warner, Holmes, Moss and MIA could have a tremendous set of starters each week. He gambled and won, or at least got lucky in the way players fell.
5 RB - RB - WR - QB - WR
Plan Grade: A
This slot plan is perfect for this pick. After getting McAlister (1) and Lewis (2), still managed to get Moulds (3) and Manning (4) who fell. Returned to WR for his #5 and still got Booker. In the course of five rounds, managed to get the top 5 scoring positions filled with either bonafide studs or solid #2 players. Great backups in Dunn (6) and Gardner (8) while sneaking in a nice tight end in Pollard (7). Also took PHI (9) to create a very nice team. Good depth in all positions with the slant towards the highest scoring ones. I like the 5 spot in a ten man league so far the best.
6 RB - RB - WR - WR - QB
Plan Grade: A
This spot gets the same benefits of the previous team. Starting out with Faulk and Ahman Green (2), snatched Robinson (3) and then Mason (4) and yet still could get Gannon (5) for a nice and potentially explosive set of starters in the best scoring position. Pulled Franks (8) and BAL (9) to round out the weekly crew. Very solid backups in all positions though as in most cases deep WR are likely a waste of roster spots. This team essentially followed the #5 lead, except for swapping QB and WR in the 4th and 5th rounds. Very solid with good potential to be an immediate contender.
7 RB - WR - RB - WR - WR
Plan Grade: C
After Alexander, team landed Owens (2) and then went for the natural play of George (3). Getting Owens is a benefit to be sure, but his RB2 may make him pay for it if George acts his age. The backup RBs of Mack (8) and Antowain Smith (9) are likely not players you want to rely on if George does get hurt. Spent his #4 and #5 on WR with good value of Driver (4) and Jackson (5) but in taking Jackson and then Stallworth (6), decided to get two backup WR before his first RB backup. Tight end and defense were left for much later as well while team focused on four WR and then two deep "middling" RBs with risks. Landed a great QB value in Hasselbeck (7) but his starters each week could have been stronger and the depth at WR cost him more than it should have
8 RB - RB - WR - WR - QB
Plan Grade: B+
This strategy seems prudent and it is hard to bypass two running backs in those first picks. Took Edge (1) as a calculated risk and then Henry (2) to make a potentially powerful backfield. Drafting this late allowed him Burress (3) but then down to Toomer (4) for his next WR. Though he waited on QB, he clearly got value with Favre (5) and then Garcia (6) and later added TB (7), Akers (12) and a decent shot guy for TE in Crumpler (10). Not particularly fond of his backup RB in Canidate and the stolen Gordon and was able to wait until late to get Rhodes (16) who may - or may not - be the right backup RB for Edge. Admittedly, hardly any of his players are "my kind of guys" but he did extract decent value early and went beefy on the lesser positions of TE, DEF and PK. If Edgerrin gets hurt or does not return as he seems to be doing, then this team will struggle but a strong performance by James and Favre, Henry and Toomer delivering similar performances to 2002 will make him a contender.
9 WR - RB - WR - RB - QB
Plan Grade: A-
Probably his spot helped him on this draft strategy, but you have to like how the players fell to him and how he was able to make several very strong strategic picks. Started with Harrison (1) and Dillon (2), then went back to Horn(3) to lock up his WR starters with top notch players. This made him fall back in the RB tiers to only James Stewart (4), but he later added Hambrick (8) and Emmitt (10) and between those three should manage to produce at least an adequate RB2 each week. Grabbed Heap (5) before the Big 3 TE's were gone and then lucked into Brooks (6) as a QB. Considering his decision to delay getting two RBs, appears to have gotten away with it and has a solid team that can score top points many weeks. Only problem may be the strengths lie in all positions except RB and that could turn into a less consistent team that sometimes scores the highest in the league, followed by some low weeks.
10 RB - RB - WR - QB - RB
Plan Grade: B
Built his team almost opposite from team 9, he grabbed William Green (1) and Barber (2) to set up his RBs immediately, then got a high tier WR in Ward (3) and still reached McNabb (4) for a very nice 1-2-3-4. After that, team backed up RBs with both Bettis (5) and Zereoue (8) and Porter (6) and Chambers (7). Waited on TE and PK but GB (9) for a defense. While he did manage to get some good value picks when players fell to the back of their tier (McNabb, Ward), will need some breakout performances from Green, Porter and Jolley to reach the upper levels of scoring each week. Team was thoughtfully put together, but at the end could only react to the end of tiers instead of starting runs and getting top talent in any position. Has the look of a good but never great team.

* Review of the strategy of positional picks with a bit of my own wisdom/plain old prejudice.