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Official Mock #2 - Performance League - 10 Teams
David M. Dorey
July 14, 2004

This draft was conducted between July 12th and July 14th 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.

This is a ten team draft and unlike a 12 team league, starter depth is obviously increased. This size league is ideal for fairly new team owners because it is large enough to be challenging but deep enough that each team should have some stud players. Given the greater depth in each position (comparable to 12 teams), the greater the focus should be on netting top-level starters at every position. Simply enough, the smaller the league means the less that depth matters and the more critical that difference-makers as starters are. The analysis that follows looks more critically at those starters and less at the depth than with a 12 team league.

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 Holmes,Priest 1 RB Barlow,Kevan 1 WR Johnson,Chad 1 WR Moulds,Eric
2 RB Tomlinson,Lad. 2 WR Moss,Randy 2 RB Johnson,Rudi 2 QB Vick,Michael
3 RB McAllister,Deuce 3 WR Holt,Torry 3 RB Barber,Tiki 3 QB McNabb,Donovan
4 RB Alexander,Shaun 4 RB Davis,Domanick 4 WR Ward,Hines 4 RB Westbrook,Brian
5 RB Green,Ahman 5 WR Harrison,Marvin 5 WR Owens,Terrell 5 WR Moss,Santana
6 RB Portis,Clinton 6 RB Faulk,Marshall 6 RB Davis,Stephen 6 RB Jones,Kevin
7 RB Lewis,Jamal 7 RB Henry,Travis 7 WR Mason,Derrick 7 WR Coles,Laver.
8 RB James,Edgerrin 8 QB Culpepper,Daunte 8 RB Jones,Julius 8 TE Gonzalez,Tony
9 RB Williams,Ricky 9 QB Manning,Peyton 9 RB Bennett,Michael 9 WR Jackson,Darrell
10 RB Taylor,Fred 10 RB Dillon,Corey 10 WR Horn,Joe 10 RB Jones,Thomas
Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
1 WR Walker,Javon 1 TE Shockey,Jeremy 1 TE Crumpler,Alge 1 QB Green,Trent
2 WR Smith,Steve 2 RB Duckett,T.J. 2 RB Dunn,Warrick 2 WR Davis,Andre'
3 WR Boldin,Anquan 3 WR Price,Peerless 3 RB Garner,Charlie 3 WR McCardell,Kee.
4 WR Johnson,Andre 4 QB McNair,Steve 4 TE Winslow,Kellen 4 WR Burress,Plaxico
5 QB Hasselbeck,Matt 5 QB Bulger,Marc 5 WR Rogers,Charles 5 WR Bruce,Isaac
6 WR Chambers,Chris 6 RB Jackson,Steven 6 RB Foster,De'shaun 6 WR Lelie,Ashley
7 WR Smith,Jimmy 7 QB Brooks,Aaron 7 RB Bell,Tatum 7 RB Brown,Chris
8 RB Martin,Curtis 8 WR Toomer,Amani 8 TE Williams,Boo 8 WR Smith,Rod
9 TE Heap,Todd 9 WR Booker,Marty 9 WR Porter,Jerry 9 RB Green,William
10 RB Staley,Duce 10 WR Robinson,Koren 10 RB Shipp,Marcel 10 QB Pennington,Chad
Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12
1 WR Stallworth,Donte' 1 WR Wayne,Reggie 1 PK Vanderjagt,Mike 1 QB Brady,Tom
2 RB Suggs,Lee 2 QB Favre,Brett 2 WR Williams,Roy 2 WR Boston,David
3 RB Buckhalter,Correll 3 DT Panthers 3 QB Garcia,Jeff 3 WR Gardner,Rod
4 RB Griffin,Quentin 4 TE Gates,Antonio 4 WR Fitzgerald,Larry 4 WR Morgan,Quincy
5 WR McCareins,Justin 5 DT Cowboys 5 DT Buccaneers 5 PK Akers,David
6 TE McMichael,Randy 6 TE Franks,Bubba 6 RB Thomas,Anthony 6 WR Robinson,Marcus
7 DT Ravens 7 RB Hearst,Garrison 7 RB Alstott,Mike 7 WR Galloway,Joey
8 RB George,Eddie 8 WR Branch,Deion 8 RB Jordan,Lamont 8 PK Feely,Jay
9 DT Patriots 9 TE Clark,Dallas 9 PK Wilkins,Jeff 9 WR Givens,David
10 WR Johnson,Keys. 10 DT Eagles 10 RB Wheatley,Tyrone 10 RB McGahee,Willis
Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
1 WR Woods,Rashaun 1 TE Kinney,Erron 1 RB Fargas,Justin 1 PK Longwell,Ryan
2 QB Johnson,Brad 2 TE Witten,Jason 2 DT Vikings 2 WR Muhammad,M.
3 DT Rams 3 WR Bennett,Drew 3 RB Jones,Greg 3 PK Kasay,John
4 DT Dolphins 4 PK Elam,Jason 4 QB Carr,David 4 DT Packers
5 QB Leftwich,Byron 5 TE Clark,Desmond 5 RB Smith,Onterrio 5 WR Warrick,Peter
6 QB Plummer,Jake 6 TE Pollard,Marcus 6 RB Morris,Maurice 6 DT Seahawks
7 WR Williams,Reggie 7 DT Titans 7 QB Delhomme,Jake 7 PK Brown,Josh
8 QB McCown,Josh 8 WR Lloyd,Brandon 8 TE Smith,L.J. 8 DT Chiefs
9 RB Perry,Chris 9 TE Chamberlain,B. 9 RB Williams,Moe 9 DT Saints
10 WR Kennison,Eddie 10 QB Harrington,Joey 10 DT Falcons 10 DT Redskins
Round 17 Round 18            
1 TE Alexander,St. 1 DT Bills            
2 PK Vinatieri,Adam 2 DT Broncos,Denver            
3 TE Mili,Itula 3 PK Elling,Aaron            
4 PK Stover,Matt 4 PK Gramatica,Martin            
5 PK Janikowski,Seb. 5 PK Nedney,Joe            
6 DT Steelers 6 PK Andersen,Morten            
7 TE Kleinsasser,Jim 7 TE Jones,Freddie            
8 DT Colts 8 PK Edinger,Paul            
9 PK Mare,Olindo 9 PK Hall,John            
10 PK Carney,John 10 PK Hanson,Jason            

Draft by Position

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

Resulting Teams

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

Started out with Holmes and Dillon as a nice one-two punch and then nabbed best available WR in Chad Johnson (3rd). After waiting for 18 picks, decided to backup his RB spot with Thomas Jones (4th) which gave him three legitimate starters at the highest scoring position. Finally nabbed Javon Walker (5th) and waited until the 8th to get his QB in Chad Pennington. Has difference makers in Holmes, Dillon (probably), Chad Johnson and Mike Vanderjagt.

In a ten man league, Pennington is a risk for QB and Harrington offers risk/upside as well. Missed out on Manning at the 2nd pick. Has five WR's that are all upside guys and could do very well but used final two RB slots to get backups for RB's he didn't have. A little weak at QB and DEF, still managed to secure an above average team thanks to Priest Holmes.

Starters: Pennington, Holmes, Dillon, Chad Johnson, Walker, Robinson, Crumpler, Vanderjagt and PHI.

Grade: B

 
# Draft Los Gigantes
1.01 RB Holmes,Priest QB Pennington,Chad
2.10 RB Dillon,Corey QB Harrington,Joey
3.01 WR Johnson,Chad RB Holmes,Priest
4.10 RB Jones,Thomas RB Dillon,Corey
5.01 WR Walker,Javon RB Jones,Thomas
6.10 WR Robinson,Koren RB McGahee,Willis
7.01 TE Crumpler,Alge RB Fargas,Justin
8.10 QB Pennington,Chad WR Johnson,Chad
9.01 WR Stallworth,Donte' WR Walker,Javon
10.10 DT Eagles WR Robinson,Koren
11.01 PK Vanderjagt,Mike WR Stallworth,Donte'
12.10 RB McGahee,Willis WR Woods,Rashaun
13.01 WR Woods,Rashaun TE Crumpler,Alge
14.10 QB Harrington,Joey TE Alexander,St.
15.01 RB Fargas,Justin PK Vanderjagt,Mike
16.10 DT Redskins PK Hanson,Jason
17.01 TE Alexander,St. DT Eagles
18.10 PK Hanson,Jason DT Redskins
     

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

Grabbed Tomlinson to start and then still reached Manning (2nd) for a top QB. Went back and got his RB2 with Rudi Johnson and then worked on his receivers for the next three rounds by taking Steve Smith, Marty Booker and Darrell Jackson. Smith in the 5th round shows how deeply WR can be had in a ten team league. Went with upside players for TE in Clark and Chamberlain and made PK and DEF a sidenote with his final four picks.

Ended up with strong starters for QB, RB and WR and weak at TE, PK and DT which accounts for 3 of the 9 starters each week. Manning was a nice pick at the 2.09 and he did secure the CLE rushing game with both Suggs and Green. Could have been a little stronger by not ignoring TE, PK and DEF for so long but super strong at the highest scoring positions.

Starters: Manning, Tomlinson, R. Johnson, Jackson, Smith, Booker, Clark, Vinatieri and MIN.

Plan Grade: B

 
# Draft Land Sharks
1.02 RB Tomlinson,Lad. QB Manning,Peyton
2.09 QB Manning,Peyton QB Johnson,Brad
3.02 RB Johnson,Rudi RB Tomlinson,Lad.
4.09 WR Jackson,Darrell RB Johnson,Rudi
5.02 WR Smith,Steve RB Dunn,Warrick
6.09 WR Booker,Marty RB Green,William
7.02 RB Dunn,Warrick RB Suggs,Lee
8.09 RB Green,William WR Jackson,Darrell
9.02 RB Suggs,Lee WR Smith,Steve
10.09 TE Clark,Dallas WR Booker,Marty
11.02 WR Williams,Roy WR Williams,Roy
12.09 WR Givens,David WR Givens,David
13.02 QB Johnson,Brad TE Clark,Dallas
14.09 TE Chamberlain,B. TE Chamberlain,B.
15.02 DT Vikings PK Vinatieri,Adam
16.09 DT Saints PK Hall,John
17.02 PK Vinatieri,Adam DT Vikings
18.09 PK Hall,John DT Saints
     

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

Went with McAllister to start and then still reached Culpepper (2nd) before wisely filling RB2 with Tiki Barber. Found Tony Gonzalez still on the board at the 4.08 for a great value pick and then thanks to the depth of WR, still ended up with Boldin (5th), Toomer (6th) and Rod Smith (8th). Has two great defenses (STL and KC) in this scoring system since both have high scoring offenses forcing teams to throw.

Overall, a very solid team with the only potential hole being WR3 but if there was any roster spot to be weak at, WR3 is the one most easily filled. Has the #1 QB and TE, solid RBs and some potential elsewhere. In this 10 team format, he was able to get a big difference maker at QB and yet still not pay too big a price for it.

Starters : Culpepper, McAllister, Barber, Boldin, Toomer, R. Smith, Gonzalez, Feeley, STL

Plan Grade: A-

 
# Draft Dog Team
1.03 RB McAllister,Deuce QB Culpepper,Daunte
2.08 QB Culpepper,Daunte QB Garcia,Jeff
3.03 RB Barber,Tiki RB McAllister,Deuce
4.08 TE Gonzalez,Tony RB Barber,Tiki
5.03 WR Boldin,Anquan RB Garner,Charlie
6.08 WR Toomer,Amani RB Buckhalter,Correll
7.03 RB Garner,Charlie RB Jones,Greg
8.08 WR Smith,Rod WR Boldin,Anquan
9.03 RB Buckhalter,Correll WR Toomer,Amani
10.08 WR Branch,Deion WR Smith,Rod
11.03 QB Garcia,Jeff WR Branch,Deion
12.08 PK Feely,Jay WR Lloyd,Brandon
13.03 DT Rams TE Gonzalez,Tony
14.08 WR Lloyd,Brandon TE Mili,Itula
15.03 RB Jones,Greg PK Feely,Jay
16.08 DT Chiefs PK Edinger,Paul
17.03 TE Mili,Itula DT Rams
18.08 PK Edinger,Paul DT Chiefs
     

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

Started solid with Shaun Alexander and then opted for Travis Henry over Culpepper or Manning. A solid backfield is important, but may have missed a chance to get a top QB when he could have still reached Stephen Davis or Julius Jones in the 3rd. As it was, went with a strong receiver corps by getting Hines Ward (3rd), Coles (4th) and Andre Johnson (5th) for a very nice trio. Took the later chance on Winslow (7th) after finally grabbing his QB with Brooks (6th).

QB's last in most leagues and in a ten team situation, they last even longer as shown by getting Brooks in the 6th. Ended up with no top 3 player in any position but very solid throughout. This looks like a team that was controlled by a plan and less by making value picks. In a ten team league, value picks are more common. Back-up RBs all have question marks.

Starters: Brooks, Alexander, Henry, Ward, Coles, A. Johnson, Winslow, Brown and MIA

Plan Grade : B

 
# Draft Meat Face
1.04 RB Alexander,Shaun QB Brooks,Aaron
2.07 RB Henry,Travis QB Carr,David
3.04 WR Ward,Hines RB Alexander,Shaun
4.07 WR Coles,Laver. RB Henry,Travis
5.04 WR Johnson,Andre RB Brown,Chris
6.07 QB Brooks,Aaron RB Griffin,Quentin
7.04 TE Winslow,Kellen RB Hearst,Garrison
8.07 RB Brown,Chris WR Ward,Hines
9.04 RB Griffin,Quentin WR Coles,Laver.
10.07 RB Hearst,Garrison WR Johnson,Andre
11.04 WR Fitzgerald,Larry WR Fitzgerald,Larry
12.07 WR Galloway,Joey WR Galloway,Joey
13.04 DT Dolphins TE Winslow,Kellen
14.07 DT Titans TE Jones,Freddie
15.04 QB Carr,David PK Brown,Josh
16.07 PK Brown,Josh PK Stover,Matt
17.04 PK Stover,Matt DT Dolphins
18.07 TE Jones,Freddie DT Titans
     

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

Getting Ahman Green in the 5th slot was nice and was followed by Faulk (2nd) which could be gold. Went with Terrell Owens (3rd) and then went with Kevin Jones (4th) as RB2 over guys like Thomas Jones and Staley. Finally filled his QB spot with Hasselbeck in the 5th which was an absolute steal.

While Hasselbeck, Green, Faulk (with Jackson) and Owens are a nice start, this is a risky roster. Consider that Owens, Faulk, Kevin Jones, Charles Rogers and Ashley Lelie all have questions to be answered. Picks at TE, PK and DT were all solid but unlikely to make a difference as it reads like a dream line-up from 2002. Mid-draft is always hard and this team went for a mixture of fading stars and a few good potential unknowns. There is potential for this team to be sure, but it is a bit riskier than neccessary with a ten team league.

Starters: Hasselbeck, Green, Faulk, Owens, Rogers, Lelie, Franks, Janikowski and TB

Plan Grade: C+

 
# Draft Isotopes
1.05 RB Green,Ahman QB Hasselbeck,Matt
2.06 RB Faulk,Marshall QB Leftwich,Byron
3.05 WR Owens,Terrell RB Green,Ahman
4.06 RB Jones,Kevin RB Faulk,Marshall
5.05 QB Hasselbeck,Matt RB Jones,Kevin
6.06 RB Jackson,Steven RB Jackson,Steven
7.05 WR Rogers,Charles RB Smith,Onterrio
8.06 WR Lelie,Ashley WR Owens,Terrell
9.05 WR McCareins,Justin WR Rogers,Charles
10.06 TE Franks,Bubba WR Lelie,Ashley
11.05 DT Buccaneers WR McCareins,Justin
12.06 WR Robinson,Marcus WR Robinson,Marcus
13.05 QB Leftwich,Byron TE Franks,Bubba
14.06 TE Pollard,Marcus TE Pollard,Marcus
15.05 RB Smith,Onterrio PK Janikowski,Seb.
16.06 DT Seahawks PK Andersen,Morten
17.05 PK Janikowski,Seb. DT Buccaneers
18.06 PK Andersen,Morten DT Seahawks
     

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

Here is an interesting team compared to team #5 since they drafted side-by-side. Started with Portis and then took Marvin Harrison (2nd) and yet still got Stephen Davis (3rd) and he also grabbed Foster for insurance. Picking up Santana Moss (4th) and Chambers (5th) locked down a nice set of starting receivers.

His weakness is at RB3 to be sure which was caused by the need to get Foster. Bulger (6th) is a steal and managed to get above average players in McMichael, Akers and the Dallas defense. Unlike team #5, this team has much less risky players and more star power for starters - critical in a ten man league. This will be a team hunting the RB free agents all season but otherwise you have to like how this team managed to fall into place.

Starters: Bulger, Portis, S. Davis, Harrison, S. Moss, Chambers, McMichael, Akers and DAL

Plan Grade: A

 
# Draft Potman
1.06 RB Portis,Clinton QB Bulger,Marc
2.05 WR Harrison,Marvin QB Plummer,Jake
3.06 RB Davis,Stephen RB Portis,Clinton
4.05 WR Moss,Santana RB Davis,Stephen
5.06 WR Chambers,Chris RB Foster,De'shaun
6.05 QB Bulger,Marc RB Thomas,Anthony
7.06 RB Foster,De'shaun RB Morris,Maurice
8.05 WR Bruce,Isaac WR Harrison,Marvin
9.06 TE McMichael,Randy WR Moss,Santana
10.05 DT Cowboys WR Chambers,Chris
11.06 RB Thomas,Anthony WR Bruce,Isaac
12.05 PK Akers,David WR Warrick,Peter
13.06 QB Plummer,Jake TE McMichael,Randy
14.05 TE Clark,Desmond TE Clark,Desmond
15.06 RB Morris,Maurice PK Akers,David
16.05 WR Warrick,Peter PK Nedney,Joe
17.06 DT Steelers DT Cowboys
18.05 PK Nedney,Joe DT Steelers
     

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

Started with Jamal "Innocent I say" Lewis and then still reached Domanick Davis for what should be a great backfield. Went with Mason (3rd) before locking down RB3 with Westbrook (4th). Jimmy Smith (5th) rounded out the first phase of his draft and he still found McNair (6th) as a great value pick.

Has strong RB's with upsider Bell there and Alstott as a RB5 is solid. WR's are possibly a little weak but could be stellar depending on Plaxico. Solid picks for DEF (BAL) and PK (Elam) with everyone's favorite TE sleeper of Gates. Considering league size, there are not a lot of difference makers and yet the team is very solid throughout.

Starters: McNair, Lewis, D. Davis, Mason, J. Smith, Burress, Gates, Elam and BAL

Plan Grade: B+

 
# Draft Big John
1.07 RB Lewis,Jamal QB McNair,Steve
2.04 RB Davis,Domanick QB Delhomme,Jake
3.07 WR Mason,Derrick RB Lewis,Jamal
4.04 RB Westbrook,Brian RB Davis,Domanick
5.07 WR Smith,Jimmy RB Westbrook,Brian
6.04 QB McNair,Steve RB Bell,Tatum
7.07 RB Bell,Tatum RB Alstott,Mike
8.04 WR Burress,Plaxico WR Mason,Derrick
9.07 DT Ravens WR Smith,Jimmy
10.04 TE Gates,Antonio WR Burress,Plaxico
11.07 RB Alstott,Mike WR Morgan,Quincy
12.04 WR Morgan,Quincy WR Williams,Reggie
13.07 WR Williams,Reggie TE Gates,Antonio
14.04 PK Elam,Jason TE Kleinsasser,Jim
15.07 QB Delhomme,Jake PK Elam,Jason
16.04 DT Packers PK Gramatica,Martin
17.07 TE Kleinsasser,Jim DT Ravens
18.04 PK Gramatica,Martin DT Packers
     

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

Went with Edge over Ricky Williams and then took Holt (2nd). Went back for RB2 with Julius Jones over Michael Bennett which could be a boon or a bust. Later cruised yesteryear with solid value picks of Curtis Martin and Eddie George and even secured Lamont Jordan. Found McNabb (4th) as a nice value pick and secured Boo Williams and CAR defense for above average starters.

This is a solid team and one that will likely have RB's to trade. It made good use of value picks and while there are no #1 players on the team, there are several top five players. The plan resulted in an above average team.

Starters: McNabb, James, J. Jones, Holt, Price, McCardell, B. Williams, Kasay and CAR

Plan Grade: B+

 
# Draft MikesVikes
1.08 RB James,Edgerrin QB McNabb,Donovan
2.03 WR Holt,Torry QB McCown,Josh
3.08 RB Jones,Julius RB James,Edgerrin
4.03 QB McNabb,Donovan RB Jones,Julius
5.08 RB Martin,Curtis RB Martin,Curtis
6.03 WR Price,Peerless RB George,Eddie
7.08 TE Williams,Boo RB Jordan,Lamont
8.03 WR McCardell,Kee. WR Holt,Torry
9.08 RB George,Eddie WR Price,Peerless
10.03 DT Panthers WR McCardell,Kee.
11.08 RB Jordan,Lamont WR Gardner,Rod
12.03 WR Gardner,Rod WR Bennett,Drew
13.08 QB McCown,Josh TE Williams,Boo
14.03 WR Bennett,Drew TE Smith,L.J.
15.08 TE Smith,L.J. PK Kasay,John
16.03 PK Kasay,John PK Elling,Aaron
17.08 DT Colts DT Panthers
18.03 PK Elling,Aaron DT Colts
     

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

This is definitely a team with an eye for best value and one that was less about following a plan than grabbing the best player on the board - easier to do the smaller a league is.

Started with Ricky Williams and then tabbed Randy Moss (2nd). Knowing he needed that RB2, still reached Michael Bennett in the 3rd which was a steal. Used 4th pick to get Michael Vick and this 5th to nail down Todd Heap. Those were masterful value picks in my opinion. Later was just as good with NE and Wilkins - tops at their respective positions.

There are a few risks with Vick and those receivers, but hard to argue with how this came together. Walked away with top players at all positions other than RB but is still solid there. It is also hard to imagine how he could have improved this draft. In a great position to cruise waiver wire for value, not need.

Starters: Vick, R. Williams, Bennett, R. Moss, Porter, A. Davis, Heap, Wilkins and NE.

Plan Grade: A+

 
# Draft NoGoHawk
1.09 RB Williams,Ricky QB Vick,Michael
2.02 WR Moss,Randy QB Favre,Brett
3.09 RB Bennett,Michael RB Williams,Ricky
4.02 QB Vick,Michael RB Bennett,Michael
5.09 TE Heap,Todd RB Duckett,T.J.
6.02 RB Duckett,T.J. RB Perry,Chris
7.09 WR Porter,Jerry RB Williams,Moe
8.02 WR Davis,Andre' WR Moss,Randy
9.09 DT Patriots WR Porter,Jerry
10.02 QB Favre,Brett WR Davis,Andre'
11.09 PK Wilkins,Jeff WR Boston,David
12.02 WR Boston,David WR Muhammad,M.
13.09 RB Perry,Chris TE Heap,Todd
14.02 TE Witten,Jason TE Witten,Jason
15.09 RB Williams,Moe PK Wilkins,Jeff
16.02 WR Muhammad,M. PK Mare,Olindo
17.09 PK Mare,Olindo DT Patriots
18.02 DT Broncos,Denver DT Broncos,Denver
     

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

Used the swing to get Taylor and Barlow for a solid backfield and then went straight to receivers with picks of Horn (3rd) and Moulds (4th). Fifth pick went for Shockey as a very nice value and after waiting until the 8th round, still netted Trent Green.

This plan produced a very solid yet unspectacular team. Has potentially five starting RB's and yet none may be top ten. Has nice receivers but his only difference maker really is Shockey who may not be healthy. This looks like a team that went in with a plan and stuck to that plan regardless of the value picks he passed. It produced a good team, just not a great one and it is unlikely any of the picks will rise to the top and yet never be near the bottom.

This is a team that will never say "oh no" or "whoa!".

Starters: Green, Taylor, Barlow, Horn, Moulds, Keyshawn, Shockey, Longwell and ATL.

Plan Grade: C

 
# Draft Big Talker
1.10 RB Taylor,Fred QB Green,Trent
2.01 RB Barlow,Kevan QB Brady,Tom
3.10 WR Horn,Joe RB Taylor,Fred
4.01 WR Moulds,Eric RB Barlow,Kevan
5.10 RB Staley,Duce RB Staley,Duce
6.01 TE Shockey,Jeremy RB Shipp,Marcel
7.10 RB Shipp,Marcel RB Wheatley,Tyrone
8.01 QB Green,Trent WR Horn,Joe
9.10 WR Johnson,Keys. WR Moulds,Eric
10.01 WR Wayne,Reggie WR Johnson,Keys.
11.10 RB Wheatley,Tyrone WR Wayne,Reggie
12.01 QB Brady,Tom WR Kennison,Eddie
13.10 WR Kennison,Eddie TE Shockey,Jeremy
14.01 TE Kinney,Erron TE Kinney,Erron
15.10 DT Falcons PK Longwell,Ryan
16.01 PK Longwell,Ryan PK Carney,John
17.10 PK Carney,John DT Falcons
18.01 DT Bills DT Bills