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Official Mock #1 - Performance League - 12 Teams
David M. Dorey
July 11, 2004

This draft was conducted between July 7th and July 9th considering a performance scoring scenario of 1/10 rush or receive yards, 1/20 pass yards, six point touchdowns with negative two point interceptions. Two point conversions are two points per participant. Defenses receive 1 point per sack, 2 points per turnovers and six point touchdowns.

The 18 rounds built rosters of 2 QB, 5 RB, 5 WR, 2 TE, 2 PK and 2 DEF with a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, TE, PK and DEF.

Draft By Round

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
1 RB Tomlinson,Ladainian 1 RB Davis,Domanick 1 WR Owens,Terrell 1 WR Boldin,Anquan
2 RB Holmes,Priest 2 WR Holt,Torry 2 WR Johnson,Chad 2 RB Jones,Thomas
3 RB Green,Ahman 3 WR Harrison,Marvin 3 WR Mason,Derrick 3 TE Gonzalez,Tony
4 RB Portis,Clinton 4 RB Barlow,Kevan 4 QB Vick,Michael 4 RB Foster,De'shaun
5 RB McAllister,Deuce 5 RB Johnson,Rudi 5 RB Martin,Curtis 5 WR Jackson,Darrell
6 RB Alexander,Shaun 6 QB Culpepper,Daunte 6 WR Moss,Santana 6 RB Garner,Charlie
7 RB Lewis,Jamal 7 RB Dillon,Corey 7 RB Bennett,Michael 7 WR Smith,Steve
8 RB Williams,Ricky 8 QB Manning,Peyton 8 WR Horn,Joe 8 WR Coles,Laveranues
9 WR Moss,Randy 9 RB Henry,Travis 9 RB Jones,Julius 9 RB Staley,Duce
10 RB Taylor,Fred 10 RB Davis,Stephen 10 RB Jones,Kevin 10 RB Duckett,T.J.
11 RB James,Edgerrin 11 RB Barber,Tiki 11 WR Moulds,Eric 11 WR Walker,Javon
12 RB Faulk,Marshall 12 WR Ward,Hines 12 RB Westbrook,Brian 12 TE Shockey,Jeremy
Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
1 QB McNabb,Donovan 1 QB Bulger,Marc 1 RB George,Eddie 1 TE Crumpler,Alge
2 WR Johnson,Andre 2 QB Hasselbeck,Matt 2 QB Favre,Brett 2 TE McMichael,Randy
3 WR Chambers,Chris 3 WR Boston,David 3 WR Rogers,Charles 3 QB Green,Trent
4 WR Smith,Jimmy 4 WR Wayne,Reggie 4 WR Porter,Jerry 4 QB Pennington,Chad
5 WR Bruce,Isaac 5 QB Brooks,Aaron 5 RB Suggs,Lee 5 WR Lelie,Ashley
6 RB Shipp,Marcel 6 WR Smith,Rod 6 WR Davis,Andre' 6 WR Fitzgerald,Larry
7 WR Price,Peerless 7 RB Bell,Tatum 7 WR Johnson,Keyshawn 7 TE Williams,Boo
8 TE Heap,Todd 8 WR McCardell,Keenan 8 RB Green,William 8 RB Hearst,Garrison
9 WR Robinson,Koren 9 TE Winslow,Kellen 9 RB Jackson,Steven 9 WR Warrick,Peter
10 WR Burress,Plaxico 10 QB McNair,Steve 10 RB Davenport,Najeh 10 TE Gates,Antonio
11 WR Toomer,Amani 11 RB Dunn,Warrick 11 RB Wheatley,Tyrone 11 RB Buckhalter,Correll
12 WR Booker,Marty 12 RB Brown,Chris 12 WR Stallworth,Donte' 12 WR Branch,Deion
Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12
1 RB Williams,Moe 1 WR Morgan,Quincy 1 TE Kinney,Erron 1 RB Smith,Musa
2 TE Clark,Dallas 2 PK Vanderjagt,Mike 2 QB Plummer,Jake 2 DT Eagles,Philadelphia
3 RB McGahee,Willis 3 WR Robinson,Marcus 3 DT Cowboys,Dallas 3 RB Jones,Greg
4 RB Thomas,Anthony 4 WR Bennett,Drew 4 WR Galloway,Joey 4 TE Troupe,Ben
5 WR McCareins,Justin 5 WR Gardner,Rod 5 TE Smith,L.J. 5 RB Smith,Emmitt
6 QB Garcia,Jeff 6 RB Anderson,Richie 6 QB Carr,David 6 PK Wilkins,Jeff
7 WR Williams,Roy 7 WR Kennison,Eddie 7 RB Perry,Chris 7 RB Dayne,Ron
8 QB Brady,Tom 8 RB Griffin,Quentin 8 WR Glenn,Terry 8 WR Hilliard,Ike
9 QB Leftwich,Byron 9 DT Ravens,Baltimore 9 RB Smith,Onterrio 9 PK Elam,Jason
10 WR Morton,Johnnie 10 QB Johnson,Brad 10 QB Palmer,Carson 10 WR Givens,David
11 WR Williams,Reggie 11 DT Patriots 11 QB Delhomme,Jake 11 WR Gage,Justin
12 RB Alstott,Mike 12 DT Panthers,Carolina 12 WR Lloyd,Brandon 12 QB McCown,Josh
Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
1 PK Feely,Jay 1 DT Dolphins,Miami 1 WR Woods,Rashaun 1 DT Vikings,Minnesota
2 RB Pittman,Michael 2 RB Jordan,Lamont 2 PK Vinatieri,Adam 2 TE Chamberlain,Byron
3 RB Bettis,Jerome 3 RB Wells,Jonathan 3 TE Witten,Jason 3 DT Bengals,Cincinnati
4 QB Harrington,Joey 4 DT Titans,Tennessee 4 TE Franks,Bubba 4 PK Brown,Josh
5 QB Brunell,Mark 5 PK Akers,David 5 PK Longwell,Ryan 5 TE Becht,Anthony
6 WR Driver,Donald 6 TE Mili,Itula 6 TE Clark,Desmond 6 DT Jaguars,Jacksonville
7 DT Buccaneers 7 DT Packers 7 TE Pollard,Marcus 7 PK Kasay,John
8 DT Rams 8 DT Falcons,Atlanta 8 RB Hollings,Tony 8 TE Graham,Daniel
9 WR Clayton,Michael 9 RB Fargas,Justin 9 TE Kleinsasser,Jim 9 WR Rice,Jerry
10 TE Miller,Billy 10 WR Evans,Lee 10 DT Chiefs 10 DT Broncos,Denver
11 WR Taylor,Travis 11 WR Calico,Tyrone 11 RB Rhodes,Dominic 11 DT Saints
12 QB Bledsoe,Drew 12 WR Muhammad,Muhsin 12 TE Jones,Freddie 12 RB Turner,Michael
Round 17 Round 18            
1 PK Stover,Matt 1 PK Mare,Olindo            
2 PK Janikowski,Sebastian 2 PK Nedney,Joe            
3 PK Gramatica,Martin 3 PK Lindell,Rian            
4 DT Steelers,Pittsburgh 4 PK Edinger,Paul            
5 DT Seahawks,Seattle 5 DT Bears,Chicago            
6 DT Colts,Indianapolis 6 QB Frerotte,Gus            
7 PK Carney,John 7 PK Brien,Doug            
8 PK Hall,John 8 PK Hanson,Jason            
9 DT Giants 9 PK Gramatica,Billy            
10 PK Elling,Aaron 10 PK Graham,Shayne            
11 DT Redskins,Washington 11 TE Johnson,Eric            
12 PK Andersen,Morten 12 DT Texans,Houston            

Draft by Position

Quarterbacks Tight Ends Kickers Team Defense
2.06 Culpepper,Daunte 4.03 Gonzalez,Tony 10.02 Vanderjagt,Mike 10.09 Ravens
2.08 Manning,Peyton 4.12 Shockey,Jeremy 12.06 Wilkins,Jeff 10.11 Patriots
3.04 Vick,Michael 5.08 Heap,Todd 12.09 Elam,Jason 10.12 Panthers
5.01 McNabb,Donovan 6.09 Winslow,Kellen 13.01 Feely,Jay 11.03 Cowboys
6.01 Bulger,Marc 8.01 Crumpler,Alge 14.05 Akers,David 12.02 Eagles
6.02 Hasselbeck,Matt 8.02 McMichael,Randy 15.02 Vinatieri,Adam 13.07 Buccaneers
6.05 Brooks,Aaron 8.07 Williams,Boo 15.05 Longwell,Ryan 13.08 Rams
6.10 McNair,Steve 8.10 Gates,Antonio 16.04 Brown,Josh 14.01 Dolphins
7.02 Favre,Brett 9.02 Clark,Dallas 16.07 Kasay,John 14.04 Titans
8.03 Green,Trent 11.01 Kinney,Erron 17.01 Stover,Matt 14.07 Packers
8.04 Pennington,Chad 11.05 Smith,L.J. 17.02 Janikowski,Seb. 14.08 Falcons
9.06 Garcia,Jeff 12.04 Troupe,Ben 17.03 Gramatica,Martin 15.10 Chiefs
9.08 Brady,Tom 13.10 Miller,Billy 17.07 Carney,John 16.01 Vikings
9.09 Leftwich,Byron 14.06 Mili,Itula 17.08 Hall,John 16.03 Bengals
10.10 Johnson,Brad 15.03 Witten,Jason 17.10 Elling,Aaron 16.06 Jaguars
11.02 Plummer,Jake 15.04 Franks,Bubba 17.12 Andersen,Morten 16.10 Broncos
11.06 Carr,David 15.06 Clark,Desmond 18.01 Mare,Olindo 16.11 Saints
11.10 Palmer,Carson 15.07 Pollard,Marcus 18.02 Nedney,Joe 17.04 Steelers
11.11 Delhomme,Jake 15.09 Kleinsasser,Jim 18.03 Lindell,Rian 17.05 Seahawks
12.12 McCown,Josh 15.12 Jones,Freddie 18.04 Edinger,Paul 17.06 Colts
13.04 Harrington,Joey 16.02 Chamberlain,Byron 18.07 Brien,Doug 17.09 Giants
13.05 Brunell,Mark 16.05 Becht,Anthony 18.08 Hanson,Jason 17.11 Redskins
13.12 Bledsoe,Drew 16.08 Graham,Daniel 18.09 Gramatica,Billy 18.05 Bears
18.06 Frerotte,Gus 18.11 Johnson,Eric 18.10 Graham,Shayne 18.12 Texans
Running Backs Wide Receivers
1.01 Tomlinson,Ladainian 6.11 Dunn,Warrick 1.09 Moss,Randy 7.06 Davis,Andre'
1.02 Holmes,Priest 6.12 Brown,Chris 2.02 Holt,Torry 7.07 Johnson,Keyshawn
1.03 Green,Ahman 7.01 George,Eddie 2.03 Harrison,Marvin 7.12 Stallworth,Donte'
1.04 Portis,Clinton 7.05 Suggs,Lee 2.12 Ward,Hines 8.05 Lelie,Ashley
1.05 McAllister,Deuce 7.08 Green,William 3.01 Owens,Terrell 8.06 Fitzgerald,Larry
1.06 Alexander,Shaun 7.09 Jackson,Steven 3.02 Johnson,Chad 8.09 Warrick,Peter
1.07 Lewis,Jamal 7.10 Davenport,Najeh 3.03 Mason,Derrick 8.12 Branch,Deion
1.08 Williams,Ricky 7.11 Wheatley,Tyrone 3.06 Moss,Santana 9.05 McCareins,Justin
1.10 Taylor,Fred 8.08 Hearst,Garrison 3.08 Horn,Joe 9.07 Williams,Roy
1.11 James,Edgerrin 8.11 Buckhalter,Correll 3.11 Moulds,Eric 9.10 Morton,Johnnie
1.12 Faulk,Marshall 9.01 Williams,Moe 4.01 Boldin,Anquan 9.11 Williams,Reggie
2.01 Davis,Domanick 9.03 McGahee,Willis 4.05 Jackson,Darrell 10.01 Morgan,Quincy
2.04 Barlow,Kevan 9.04 Thomas,Anthony 4.07 Smith,Steve 10.03 Robinson,Marcus
2.05 Johnson,Rudi 9.12 Alstott,Mike 4.08 Coles,Laveranues 10.04 Bennett,Drew
2.07 Dillon,Corey 10.06 Anderson,Richie 4.11 Walker,Javon 10.05 Gardner,Rod
2.09 Henry,Travis 10.08 Griffin,Quentin 5.02 Johnson,Andre 10.07 Kennison,Eddie
2.10 Davis,Stephen 11.07 Perry,Chris 5.03 Chambers,Chris 11.04 Galloway,Joey
2.11 Barber,Tiki 11.09 Smith,Onterrio 5.04 Smith,Jimmy 11.08 Glenn,Terry
3.05 Martin,Curtis 12.01 Smith,Musa 5.05 Bruce,Isaac 11.12 Lloyd,Brandon
3.07 Bennett,Michael 12.03 Jones,Greg 5.07 Price,Peerless 12.08 Hilliard,Ike
3.09 Jones,Julius 12.05 Smith,Emmitt 5.09 Robinson,Koren 12.10 Givens,David
3.10 Jones,Kevin 12.07 Dayne,Ron 5.10 Burress,Plaxico 12.11 Gage,Justin
3.12 Westbrook,Brian 13.02 Pittman,Michael 5.11 Toomer,Amani 13.06 Driver,Donald
4.02 Jones,Thomas 13.03 Bettis,Jerome 5.12 Booker,Marty 13.09 Clayton,Michael
4.04 Foster,De'shaun 14.02 Jordan,Lamont 6.03 Boston,David 13.11 Taylor,Travis
4.06 Garner,Charlie 14.03 Wells,Jonathan 6.04 Wayne,Reggie 14.10 Evans,Lee
4.09 Staley,Duce 14.09 Fargas,Justin 6.06 Smith,Rod 14.11 Calico,Tyrone
4.10 Duckett,T.J. 15.08 Hollings,Tony 6.08 McCardell,Keenan 14.12 Muhammad,Muhsin
5.06 Shipp,Marcel 15.11 Rhodes,Dominic 7.03 Rogers,Charles 15.01 Woods,Rashaun
6.07 Bell,Tatum 16.12 Turner,Michael 7.04 Porter,Jerry 16.09 Rice,Jerry

Resulting Teams

Draft Slot #1
5 Round Strategy: RB, RB, WR, WR, WR

After securing Tomlinson (1), felt secure enough to nab Hines Ward (2) and then could not resist Terrell Owens (3). Taking Owens cost a chance at Duckett, Staley or Garner but even they carry risk anyway. This was compounded by taking the value pick of Shockey at the 4.12 and McNabb at 5.01 who had fallen ridiculously far. Ended up with the TEN duo of George/Brown which as a ploy (like Suggs/Green) is really only made possible by having a swing pick with two consecutive selections - otherwise the risk is high you have the wrong one. Overall, the strategy caused some possible problems at RB2 but resulted in solid to spectacular starters in all the other positions. If either George or Brown is a true primary back, this team will be a definite contender

Grade: A-

 
# Draft Keggerz
1.01 RB Tomlinson,Ladainian QB McNabb,Donovan
2.12 WR Ward,Hines QB McCown,Josh
3.01 WR Owens,Terrell RB Tomlinson,Ladainian
4.12 TE Shockey,Jeremy RB Brown,Chris
5.01 QB McNabb,Donovan RB George,Eddie
6.12 RB Brown,Chris RB Williams,Moe
7.01 RB George,Eddie RB Turner,Michael
8.12 WR Branch,Deion WR Ward,Hines
9.01 RB Williams,Moe WR Owens,Terrell
10.12 DT Panthers WR Branch,Deion
11.01 TE Kinney,Erron WR Muhammad,Muhsin
12.12 QB McCown,Josh WR Woods,Rashaun
13.01 PK Feely,Jay TE Shockey,Jeremy
14.12 WR Muhammad,Muhsin TE Kinney,Erron
15.01 WR Woods,Rashaun PK Feely,Jay
16.12 RB Turner,Michael PK Stover,Matt
17.01 PK Stover,Matt DT Panthers
18.12 DT Texans DT Texans
     

Draft Slot #2
5 Round Strategy: RB, RB, WR, WR, WR

Started naturally with Holmes and then took best RB on the board at the 2.11 of Tiki Barber. Used the early 3rd pick for Chad Johnson with his 4th for Javon Walker as a solid upside player. Instead of selecting a QB or backup RB, took Andre Johnson with his 5th before finally snagging Dunn with his 6th as a RB3. That was fortunate since Dunn was the final "sure to play" RB on the board. Finally took Favre in the 7th for a solid backfield. Has Holmes, Chad Johnson and the NE defense as definite impact players and at least solid other starters if not some very nice upside on literally all his receivers and tight ends. The high grade here reflects Holmes and almost an entire squad of upside players who could improve last season's numbers. This is a roster that appears riskier than Team #1, but could prove to be just as good or better.

Grade: A-

 
# Draft DocNiner
1.02 RB Holmes,Priest QB Favre,Brett
2.11 RB Barber,Tiki QB Plummer,Jake
3.02 WR Johnson,Chad RB Holmes,Priest
4.11 WR Walker,Javon RB Barber,Tiki
5.02 WR Johnson,Andre RB Dunn,Warrick
6.11 RB Dunn,Warrick RB Buckhalter,Correll
7.02 QB Favre,Brett RB Pittman,Michael
8.11 RB Buckhalter,Correll WR Johnson,Chad
9.02 TE Clark,Dallas WR Walker,Javon
10.11 DT Patriots WR Johnson,Andre
11.02 QB Plummer,Jake WR Gage,Justin
12.11 WR Gage,Justin WR Calico,Tyrone
13.02 RB Pittman,Michael TE Clark,Dallas
14.11 WR Calico,Tyrone TE Johnson,Eric
15.02 PK Vinatieri,Adam PK Vinatieri,Adam
16.11 DT Saints PK Janikowski,Seb.
17.02 PK Janikowski,Seb. DT Patriots
18.11 TE Johnson,Eric DT Saints
     

Draft Slot #3
5 Round Strategy: RB, RB, WR, RB, WR

Solid pick with Ahman Green (1) and still reached Stephen Davis in the 2nd round for a solid backfield. Took Mason with the 3rd and missed Chad Johnson by only one pick. Securing Duckett (4th) makes for a great trio of RB but made him pass on Shockey and McNabb. Still secured Chambers (5th) for a strong start. Ended up with McNair in the 6th as a great value pick but missed taking Foster to insure Davis. This team is fairly similar to Team #2 in the way it came together and is only slightly less stocked at starting positions. Did a tremendous job with upside value picks later with McGahee, Rogers, Evans, Givens, Gates, Witten. With so much upside depth, this team may need a few weeks to sort out the truly best players but is solid throughout.

Grade: B+

 
# Draft Springmoe
1.03 RB Green,Ahman QB McNair,Steve
2.10 RB Davis,Stephen QB Johnson,Brad
3.03 WR Mason,Derrick RB Green,Ahman
4.10 RB Duckett,T.J. RB Davis,Stephen
5.03 WR Chambers,Chris RB Duckett,T.J.
6.10 QB McNair,Steve RB McGahee,Willis
7.03 WR Rogers,Charles RB Bettis,Jerome
8.10 TE Gates,Antonio WR Mason,Derrick
9.03 RB McGahee,Willis WR Chambers,Chris
10.10 QB Johnson,Brad WR Rogers,Charles
11.03 DT Cowboys,Dallas WR Givens,David
12.10 WR Givens,David WR Evans,Lee
13.03 RB Bettis,Jerome TE Gates,Antonio
14.10 WR Evans,Lee TE Witten,Jason
15.03 TE Witten,Jason PK Gramatica,Martin
16.10 DT Broncos,Denver PK Graham,Shayne
17.03 PK Gramatica,Martin DT Cowboys,Dallas
18.10 PK Graham,Shayne DT Broncos,Denver
     

Draft Slot #4
5 Round Strategy: RB, RB, QB, RB, WR

Started with Portis (1st) then opted for Henry (2nd) but still reached Vick (3rd). Used 4th pick to get Staley as a RB3 before any other starters. Ended up taking Jimmy Smith (5th) before locking down Winslow (6th). This plan is harder to evaluate since it is produced starters that are definite upside guys and yet risky. Vick may return and be a steal at the 3.04. Henry should be a plus unless McGahee takes carries away. Staley balances out that risk but is an older RB on a new team. Wideouts are weaker with Smith, Rice and Galloway being three of the oldest players in the league and yet still got great value with Elam and BAL defense. Warrick has a new QB for yet more risk and Winslow may be a great one right out of the gate but may actually end up as another rookie. Portis on a new team as well. This team could come together if he hits on all the picks but it is a risky route to take.

Grade : B

 
# Draft The Dex Ribbles
1.04 RB Portis,Clinton QB Vick,Michael
2.09 RB Henry,Travis QB Harrington,Joey
3.04 QB Vick,Michael RB Portis,Clinton
4.09 RB Staley,Duce RB Henry,Travis
5.04 WR Smith,Jimmy RB Staley,Duce
6.09 TE Winslow,Kellen RB Thomas,Anthony
7.04 WR Porter,Jerry RB Fargas,Justin
8.09 WR Warrick,Peter WR Smith,Jimmy
9.04 RB Thomas,Anthony WR Porter,Jerry
10.09 DT Ravens WR Warrick,Peter
11.04 WR Galloway,Joey WR Galloway,Joey
12.09 PK Elam,Jason WR Rice,Jerry
13.04 QB Harrington,Joey TE Winslow,Kellen
14.09 RB Fargas,Justin TE Franks,Bubba
15.04 TE Franks,Bubba PK Elam,Jason
16.09 WR Rice,Jerry PK Gramatica,Billy
17.04 DT Steelers DT Ravens
18.09 PK Gramatica,Billy DT Steelers
     

Draft Slot #5
5 Round Strategy: RB, QB, RB, WR, WR

Super start with McAllister and Manning and then went for the "safe" play with Curtis Martin rather than a higher risk/reward RB like Bennett or the rookie Jones twins. Used next three picks to snap up Coles, Bruce and McCardell and nail down the starting WR's. At the #5 spot, that RB2 pretty much must be secured by the 3rd pick as the tiers are drained by the 5.05 of viable starters. Selection of Manning was prudent as the slide in RB's to the next pick all contained RB's with some question marks and there are none with Manning. This plan worked about as well as it could have, given the spot and players already taken and Manning is a gem but no stars slid in later rounds for him to take since he had to continue to work RB and WR. May end up with no backup RB when he needs him and outside of Manning and McAllister, it is unlikely that any other playmakers will emerge.

Grade: B

 
# Draft Big Talker
1.05 RB McAllister,Deuce QB Manning,Peyton
2.08 QB Manning,Peyton QB Brunell,Mark
3.05 RB Martin,Curtis RB McAllister,Deuce
4.08 WR Coles,Laveranues RB Martin,Curtis
5.05 WR Bruce,Isaac RB Suggs,Lee
6.08 WR McCardell,Keenan RB Hearst,Garrison
7.05 RB Suggs,Lee RB Griffin,Quentin
8.08 RB Hearst,Garrison WR Coles,Laveranues
9.05 WR McCareins,Justin WR Bruce,Isaac
10.08 RB Griffin,Quentin WR McCardell,Keenan
11.05 TE Smith,L.J. WR McCareins,Justin
12.08 WR Hilliard,Ike WR Hilliard,Ike
13.05 QB Brunell,Mark TE Smith,L.J.
14.08 DT Falcons TE Graham,Daniel
15.05 PK Longwell,Ryan PK Longwell,Ryan
16.08 TE Graham,Daniel PK Hanson,Jason
17.05 DT Seahawks DT Falcons
18.08 PK Hanson,Jason DT Seahawks
     

Draft Slot #6
5 Round Strategy: RB, RB, WR, WR, RB

This is typically a very solid approach for a mid-draft pick. Started with Alexander (1st) and then still reached Dillon (2nd). Before WR's were raided, collected Steve Smith (3rd) and Santana Moss (2) and used his 5th for backing up the RB with Shipp. While Shipp is not a personal favorite, hard to complain about having Alexander, Dillon and Shipp together. Waited very late to take a QB in Garcia (9th) but found big value with Boo Williams (8th). As is common to the mid-draft realities, he had to chose from either solid "in-run" players or risk grabbing a top TE or QB and know his 2nd and 3rd RB's would be much weaker. Has upside with Bell (6th) and Davis (7th) but settled for Kennison (10) and Driver (13) who will likely neither be outstanding but both will be every-game contributors. As is common with the slot, ended up with a solid, yet unspectacular team that will need a few players to really step up into difference makers - beyond most expectation.

Grade: B

 
# Draft Grits and Shins
1.06 RB Alexander,Shaun QB Garcia,Jeff
2.07 RB Dillon,Corey QB Carr,David
3.06 WR Moss,Santana RB Alexander,Shaun
4.07 WR Smith,Steve RB Dillon,Corey
5.06 RB Shipp,Marcel RB Shipp,Marcel
6.07 RB Bell,Tatum RB Bell,Tatum
7.06 WR Davis,Andre' RB Dayne,Ron
8.07 TE Williams,Boo WR Moss,Santana
9.06 QB Garcia,Jeff WR Smith,Steve
10.07 WR Kennison,Eddie WR Davis,Andre'
11.06 QB Carr,David WR Kennison,Eddie
12.07 RB Dayne,Ron WR Driver,Donald
13.06 WR Driver,Donald TE Williams,Boo
14.07 DT Packers TE Clark,Desmond
15.06 TE Clark,Desmond PK Kasay,John
16.07 PK Kasay,John PK Brien,Doug
17.06 DT Colts DT Packers
18.07 PK Brien,Doug DT Colts
     

Draft Slot #7
5 Round Strategy: RB, QB, RB, RB, WR

After opening with Jamal Lewis (admitted risk right now but worthy), this team took the #1 QB on the board with Culpepper (2nd) and then still managed to get Bennett (3rd). Backed up his RB in the 4th with Garner before a complete assault on WR's that netted Price, Rod Smith, Keyshawn Johnson, Fitzgerald and Roy WIlliams. Quite a blend of old and new but one that should certainly produce three good WR's a week. Also got good value picks with TB defense and Wilkins. TE's waited until the 14th and 15th rounds and still produced Mili and Pollard as older guys in offenses that like to throw to the TE. RB's of Perry and Anderson are unlikely to produce much but with three RB's on board should not hurt. Culpepper makes this team look much better but otherwise solid. I like the riskier WR assault for five rounds mainly because of the mixture it produced. Problem there is it may take several weeks to determine which ones are the best starters.

Grade: B+

 
# Draft POC
1.07 RB Lewis,Jamal QB Culpepper,Daunte
2.06 QB Culpepper,Daunte QB Frerotte,Gus
3.07 RB Bennett,Michael RB Lewis,Jamal
4.06 RB Garner,Charlie RB Bennett,Michael
5.07 WR Price,Peerless RB Garner,Charlie
6.06 WR Smith,Rod RB Anderson,Richie
7.07 WR Johnson,Keyshawn RB Perry,Chris
8.06 WR Fitzgerald,Larry WR Price,Peerless
9.07 WR Williams,Roy WR Smith,Rod
10.06 RB Anderson,Richie WR Johnson,Keyshawn
11.07 RB Perry,Chris WR Fitzgerald,Larry
12.06 PK Wilkins,Jeff WR Williams,Roy
13.07 DT Buccaneers TE Mili,Itula
14.06 TE Mili,Itula TE Pollard,Marcus
15.07 TE Pollard,Marcus PK Wilkins,Jeff
16.06 DT Jaguars PK Carney,John
17.07 PK Carney,John DT Buccaneers
18.06 QB Frerotte,Gus DT Jaguars
     

Draft Slot #8
5 Round Strategy: RB, RB, WR, WR, TE

After gaining Ricky Williams (1st), picked up Rudi Johnson (2nd) for a nice starting duo. Horn (3rd) and Jackson (4th) may not meet last year's numbers, but even if they fall short they should remain rock solid as starters. Great value pick fell to him with Heap (5th) and he still managed to net Brooks (6th) for a very solid, perhaps fortuitous opening. Solid picks of Akers and STL later on only help. Nice upside on runners with Green and Hollings even though either may do little this year. Then again - either could shine. Lelie and Gardner provide a great pair to select the WR3 from as well. This team came together with some good luck, particularly with Heap and the delay on QB's that happened in this draft. The 8 slot is a tough one but this plan worked out about as well as it could have hoped, producing some nice starters and the only real weakness may be in RB3 - but that remains to be seen.

Grade: A-

 
# Draft kennyg71
1.08 RB Williams,Ricky QB Brooks,Aaron
2.05 RB Johnson,Rudi QB Brady,Tom
3.08 WR Horn,Joe RB Williams,Ricky
4.05 WR Jackson,Darrell RB Johnson,Rudi
5.08 TE Heap,Todd RB Green,William
6.05 QB Brooks,Aaron RB Smith,Emmitt
7.08 RB Green,William RB Hollings,Tony
8.05 WR Lelie,Ashley WR Horn,Joe
9.08 QB Brady,Tom WR Jackson,Darrell
10.05 WR Gardner,Rod WR Lelie,Ashley
11.08 WR Glenn,Terry WR Gardner,Rod
12.05 RB Smith,Emmitt WR Glenn,Terry
13.08 DT Rams TE Heap,Todd
14.05 PK Akers,David TE Becht,Anthony
15.08 RB Hollings,Tony PK Akers,David
16.05 TE Becht,Anthony PK Hall,John
17.08 PK Hall,John DT Rams
18.05 DT Bears DT Bears
     

Draft Slot #9
5 Round Strategy: WR, RB, RB, RB, WR

This strategy unfolded in an interesting manner, taking Randy Moss (1st) over a RB but still getting Barlow (2nd) and later Julius Jones (3rd). Snatched De'Shaun Foster with his 4th pick instead of Staley, Garner or Duckett which seemed a little odd and perhaps a missed opportunity. Maybe he just hates Team #3 that had Stephen Davis.The wait on QB left him only Pennington (8) but he also added Leftwich (9) for two upside QB's. Took big risks with Troupe as TE and Josh Brown and TEN defense should be fine though not likely difference makers. This is not a team adverse to risk, with QB's of Pennington and Leftwich and relying on Julius Jones and Steven Jackson in the backfield. Onterrio Smith is another risk play without Bennett. Maybe he hates team #7 too? With starters of Pennington, Barlow, J. Jones, Moss, Robinson, Wayne and Troupe, this team could potentially sway either as a top or bottom team depending on how much gold he hits.

Grade: B (but maybe an A... or a C... hmm...)

 
# Draft Whiskey Pimp
1.09 WR Moss,Randy QB Pennington,Chad
2.04 RB Barlow,Kevan QB Leftwich,Byron
3.09 RB Jones,Julius RB Barlow,Kevan
4.04 RB Foster,De'shaun RB Jones,Julius
5.09 WR Robinson,Koren RB Foster,De'shaun
6.04 WR Wayne,Reggie RB Jackson,Steven
7.09 RB Jackson,Steven RB Smith,Onterrio
8.04 QB Pennington,Chad WR Moss,Randy
9.09 QB Leftwich,Byron WR Robinson,Koren
10.04 WR Bennett,Drew WR Wayne,Reggie
11.09 RB Smith,Onterrio WR Bennett,Drew
12.04 TE Troupe,Ben WR Clayton,Michael
13.09 WR Clayton,Michael TE Troupe,Ben
14.04 DT Titans TE Kleinsasser,Jim
15.09 TE Kleinsasser,Jim PK Brown,Josh
16.04 PK Brown,Josh PK Edinger,Paul
17.09 DT Giants DT Titans
18.04 PK Edinger,Paul DT Giants
     

Draft Slot #10
5 Round Strategy: RB, WR, RB, TE, WR

The 10 slot is a tough spot this year - you have to figure the top RB's are all gone but have to decide to take a top WR or continue with RB's knowing there will be four more picks before the wrap back. He went with Taylor (1st) but still gained Harrison (2nd). Wisely went back for another RB in the 3rd with Kevin Jones as a risky play with upside. Gained Gonzalez (4th) to land a difference maker at TE and then went after the boom/bust boys of Burress and Boston. Selected Davenport (7th) which seemed out of place when starter Wheatley and Buckhalter were still on the board. Did secure Greg Jones as a prudent pick since Taylor was there and Morton and Marcus Robinson made for good backups that might exceed expectations - particularly Robinson. Strong at WR and TE, but may have no RB3 when he needs it. The Davenport pick (7th) seemed to hurt more than help the team but drafting in a hard spot did well. Taking Gonzalez in the 4th is hard to argue with but has definite later ramifications.

Grade: B

 
# Draft REZ
1.10 RB Taylor,Fred QB Green,Trent
2.03 WR Harrison,Marvin QB Palmer,Carson
3.10 RB Jones,Kevin RB Taylor,Fred
4.03 TE Gonzalez,Tony RB Jones,Kevin
5.10 WR Burress,Plaxico RB Davenport,Najeh
6.03 WR Boston,David RB Jones,Greg
7.10 RB Davenport,Najeh RB Wells,Jonathan
8.03 QB Green,Trent WR Harrison,Marvin
9.10 WR Morton,Johnnie WR Burress,Plaxico
10.03 WR Robinson,Marcus WR Boston,David
11.10 QB Palmer,Carson WR Morton,Johnnie
12.03 RB Jones,Greg WR Robinson,Marcus
13.10 TE Miller,Billy TE Gonzalez,Tony
14.03 RB Wells,Jonathan TE Miller,Billy
15.10 DT Chiefs PK Elling,Aaron
16.03 DT Bengals PK Lindell,Rian
17.10 PK Elling,Aaron DT Chiefs
18.03 PK Lindell,Rian DT Bengals
     

Draft Slot #11
5 Round Strategy: RB, WR, WR, RB, WR

Solid start with Edge who fell to the 1.11 and then Holt may have been a little early with the 2.02 but risked getting slop for receivers otherwise. Took Moulds (3rd) as his WR2 before getting another RB but with only two picks did fine by gaining Thomas Jones (4th). Tabbed Toomer (5th) before finally taking Hasselbeck in the 6th which was a big steal and would be hard to count on happening. Later took McMichael for a solid TE and Wheatley (7th) as a nice RB3 so deeply. Also managed Vanderjagt (10) as a good search for difference makers. For picking so deeply, this plan worked very well and resulted in difference makers with Hasselbeck, Holt and Vanderjagt with solid choices at other starting positions. Short of getting even luckier, this is about as good as the 11 spot will produce.

Grade: A-

 
# Draft Scourge
1.11 RB James,Edgerrin QB Hasselbeck,Matt
2.02 WR Holt,Tory QB Delhomme,Jake
3.11 WR Moulds,Eric RB James,Edgerrin
4.02 RB Jones,Thomas RB Jones,Thomas
5.11 WR Toomer,Amani RB Wheatley,Tyrone
6.02 QB Hasselbeck,Matt RB Jordan,Lamont
7.11 RB Wheatley,Tyrone RB Rhodes,Dominic
8.02 TE McMichael,Randy WR Holt,Tory
9.11 WR Williams,Reggie WR Moulds,Eric
10.02 PK Vanderjagt,Mike WR Toomer,Amani
11.11 QB Delhomme,Jake WR Williams,Reggie
12.02 DT Eagles WR Taylor,Travis
13.11 WR Taylor,Travis TE McMichael,Randy
14.02 RB Jordan,Lamont TE Chamberlain,Byron
15.11 RB Rhodes,Dominic PK Vanderjagt,Mike
16.02 TE Chamberlain,Byron PK Nedney,Joe
17.11 DT Redskins DT Eagles
18.02 PK Nedney,Joe DT Redskins
     

Draft Slot #12
5 Round Strategy: RB, RB, RB, WR, WR

The mighty Faulk fell to the 11th pick and that might end up optimistic - or a steal (for "X" amount of games anyway). Doubled up with Domanick Davis (2nd) and after the long wait, grabbed immediate backup in Westbrook (3rd). Focused on WR's with Boldin (4th) and Booker (5th) before securing Bulger (6th) as yet another steal. Alstott should provide at least a few points per game should he ever need to reach into RB4. Upside with Stallworth, Morgan and Brandon Lloyd and Crumpler (8th) was yet another great value pick. MIA will be a solid defense. For picking in a tough spot, this plan worked out pretty well with value picks though gaining Steven Jackson would have been obviously nice and was missed by three picks in the 7th round - gotta waste that 6th on Jackson if you have Faulk.

Grade: B+

 
# Draft ABearWithFurniture
1.12 RB Faulk,Marshall QB Bulger,Marc
2.01 RB Davis,Domanick QB Bledsoe,Drew
3.12 RB Westbrook,Brian RB Faulk,Marshall
4.01 WR Boldin,Anquan RB Davis,Domanick
5.12 WR Booker,Marty RB Westbrook,Brian
6.01 QB Bulger,Marc RB Alstott,Mike
7.12 WR Stallworth,Donte' RB Smith,Musa
8.01 TE Crumpler,Alge WR Boldin,Anquan
9.12 RB Alstott,Mike WR Booker,Marty
10.01 WR Morgan,Quincy WR Stallworth,Donte'
11.12 WR Lloyd,Brandon WR Morgan,Quincy
12.01 RB Smith,Musa WR Lloyd,Brandon
13.12 QB Bledsoe,Drew TE Crumpler,Alge
14.01 DT Dolphins TE Jones,Freddie
15.12 TE Jones,Freddie PK Andersen,Morten
16.01 DT Vikings PK Mare,Olindo
17.12 PK Andersen,Morten DT Dolphins
18.01 PK Mare,Olindo DT Vikings