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Official Mock #3 - Performance League - 12 Teams
David M. Dorey
July 21, 2004

This draft was conducted between July 16th and July 19th 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 mock also considered one point per reception. This added scoring category caused receivers to become much more valuable as well as third down backs and primary RB's that have a lot of catches.

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

Draft by Position

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

Resulting Teams

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

Starting out with the #1 pick in the draft of Holmes, opted to grab Terrell Owens (2) and then Santana Moss (3) to get two top receivers out of the gate. Passed on Hines Ward there which may be a stretch as Ward had 95 catches to 74 for Moss last year (recalling the reception pts). Had to go with RB in the 4th and netted Curtis Martin who was a steal at that point and the last man in the tier. Completed the starting WR with Boldin (5). Grabbed a top TE value with Crumpler (6) and went with BAL (9).

Waiting until the 10th round to get 15th best QB spells a below average weekly score in one of the highest scoring positions - that hurts. Nice upside with Bell as RB3 and even Green RB4 but there's a chance he'll have to use Anderson as a bye week filler. Nice difference makers in Holmes, Owens, Crumpler and BAL, but the rest will be average and QB even less than that. Would have liked Ward with that #3 pick in this scoring more than S. Moss. Owning Holmes is an immediate advantage and WR's could be stellar. Will be hunting for QB upgrade most the year.

Starters: B. Johnson, Holmes, Martin, Owens, Moss, Boldin, Crumpler, Gramatica and BAL

Grade: B

 
# Draft Top Dogs
1.01 RB Holmes, Priest QB Johnson, Brad
2.12 WR Owens, Terrell QB Carr, David
3.01 WR Moss, Santana RB Holmes, Priest
4.12 RB Martin, Curtis RB Martin, Curtis
5.01 WR Boldin, Anquan RB Bell, Tatum
6.12 TE Crumpler, Alge RB Green, William
7.01 RB Bell, Tatum RB Anderson, Richie
8.12 RB Green, William WR Owens, Terrell
9.01 DT Ravens WR Moss, Santana
10.12 QB Johnson, Brad WR Boldin, Anquan
11.01 QB Carr, David WR Clayton, Michael
12.12 WR Clayton, Michael WR Gage, Justin
13.01 WR Gage, Justin TE Crumpler, Alge
14.12 TE Jones, Freddie TE Jones, Freddie
15.01 RB Anderson, Richie PK Gramatica, Martin
16.12 PK Gramatica, Martin PK Reed, Jeff
17.01 DT Titans DT Ravens
18.12 PK Reed, Jeff DT Titans
     

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

After taking Tomlinson snagged Henry for the bookend backfield which was made even stronger with Dunn (6) in this scoring system. Vick (3) was a good value pick that could pay off big time. Waiting until the 4th round to start on WR is a little suspect in this scoring but Andre Johnson and Chambers were gold at that point though the later backups are more questionable. Solid at TE with McMichael (7), great with Wilkins (10) and likely very solid with both STL and KC at defense which allows playing the matchups.

Could have had Ward with his 2nd and still reached Hasselbeck with his 5th instead of Chambers which would have made a stronger team. Still, the plan produced a solid team that is weak only at WR but in this scoring system, that is an opportunity missed. Drafting from either ends of rounds makes a tougher set of decisions since so many players go between every other pick. If Vick and Andre Johnson meet expectations, then this worked great. Pretty solid team that is spectacular only at RB.

Starters: Vick, Tomlinson, Henry, A. Johnson, Chambers, Morgan, McMichael, Wilkins, STL

Grade: B

 
# Draft Flypaste
1.02 RB Tomlinson, Lad. QB Vick, Michael
2.11 RB Henry, Travis QB McCown, Josh
3.02 QB Vick, Michael RB Tomlinson, Lad.
4.11 WR Johnson, Andre RB Henry, Travis
5.02 WR Chambers, Chris RB Dunn, Warrick
6.11 RB Dunn, Warrick RB Alstott, Mike
7.02 TE McMichael, Randy RB Hollings, Tony
8.11 WR Morgan, Quincy WR Johnson, Andre
9.02 RB Alstott, Mike WR Chambers, Chris
10.11 PK Wilkins, Jeff WR Morgan, Quincy
11.02 DT Rams WR Bennett, Drew
12.11 WR Bennett, Drew WR Jenkins, Michael
13.02 WR Jenkins, Michael TE McMichael, Randy
14.11 RB Hollings, Tony TE Fitzsimmons, C.
15.02 QB McCown, Josh PK Wilkins, Jeff
16.11 DT Chiefs PK Carney, John
17.02 PK Carney, John DT Rams
18.11 TE Fitzsimmons, C. DT Chiefs
     

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

Welcome to QB Heaven.

The drafter inadvertently selected Bulger in the 3rd round after already securing Manning in the 2nd. Rather than roll back the draft, the error was kept and it is realistic what can accidentally happen to one team or even in some leagues, what misguided or newbie drafters might do. All of our mock drafters are above average, easily, for the average league out there.

This "oops" was followed up precisely as it should have been. He knew he needed a RB and settled for Staley (4) and then had to work over the WR stock before it was little more than clearance items left. Netted K. Robinson, Wayne, M. Robinson and McCareins with the 5th though 8th picks which was prudent in the scoring used. Went for a difference maker in PHI (9) though I would have preferred CAR or MIA there.

Had to wait a long time to get TE's but took two upside guys with L.J. Smith and D. Graham. The entire draft was slanted to making up for the error and it caused a domino effect that produced a decent team with risk. Don't try this at home.

Starters: Manning, Alexander, Staley, Robinson, Wayne, Robinson, L.J. Smith, Elam and PHI

Plan Grade as it happened : D-
Recovery Plan Grade : A-
Value of error to rest of league: Priceless

 
# Draft Only In America
1.03 RB Alexander, Shaun QB Manning, Peyton
2.10 QB Manning, Peyton QB Bulger, Marc
3.03 QB Bulger, Marc RB Alexander, Shaun
4.10 RB Staley, Duce RB Staley, Duce
5.03 WR Robinson, Koren RB Hearst, Garrison
6.10 WR Wayne, Reggie RB Thomas, Anthony
7.03 WR Robinson, Marcus RB Zereoue, Amos
8.10 WR McCareins, Justin WR Robinson, Koren
9.03 DT Eagles WR Wayne, Reggie
10.10 RB Hearst, Garrison WR Robinson, Marcus
11.03 PK Elam, Jason WR McCareins, Justin
12.10 RB Thomas, Anthony WR Johnson, Kevin
13.03 TE Smith, L.J. TE Smith, L.J.
14.10 WR Johnson, Kevin TE Graham, Daniel
15.03 RB Zereoue, Amos PK Elam, Jason
16.10 TE Graham, Daniel PK Edinger, Paul
17.03 PK Edinger, Paul DT Eagles
18.10 DT Bears DT Bears
     

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

Started with Ahman Green and then snagged Culpepper (2) followed by Davis (3). The Davis pick bypassed others like Thomas Jones, Westbrook and Bennett who are better bets with reception points at stake. Used his 4th to get Price and then had a great value pick in the 5th with Todd Heap.

Ended up great at QB, RB1 and TE. The backup RB's are weak since they did not start until the 8th round which is a price you pay for an early TE because you still need starting receivers in this scoring and must get them before backfilling the roster. Rod Smith, Driver and Price are a weaker trio but had very nice backups in Woods and Ferguson. Culpepper and Green will have to carry this team and one injury to the RB's will spell disaster.

Starters: Culpepper, Green, S. Davis, Price, R. Smith, Driver, Heap, Vinatieri and CAR

Grade : C+

 
# Draft T-Scorp
1.04 RB Green, Ahman QB Culpepper, Daunte
2.09 QB Culpepper, Daunte QB Brunell, Mark
3.04 RB Davis, Stephen RB Green, Ahman
4.09 WR Price, Peerless RB Davis, Stephen
5.04 TE Heap, Todd RB Fargas, Justin
6.09 WR Smith, Rod RB Jordan, Lamont
7.04 WR Driver, Donald RB Perry, Chris
8.09 RB Fargas, Justin WR Price, Peerless
9.04 DT Panthers WR Smith, Rod
10.09 WR Woods, Rashaun WR Driver, Donald
11.04 RB Jordan, Lamont WR Woods, Rashaun
12.09 RB Perry, Chris WR Ferguson, Robert
13.04 PK Vinatieri, Adam TE Heap, Todd
14.09 QB Brunell, Mark TE Miller, Billy
15.04 WR Ferguson, Robert PK Vinatieri, Adam
16.09 TE Miller, Billy PK Mare, Olindo
17.04 PK Mare, Olindo DT Panthers
18.09 DT Bengals DT Bengals
     

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

After gaining McAllister, team grabbed a top WR in Chad Johnson and then wisely went back and took the calculated risk on Thomas Jones. Decided to backup his RB with the 4th pick and selected Marcel Shipp. Took the chance on Winslow (5) and finally got his QB with Pennington (6). Passed up Boldin, Chambers and A. Johnson to take that #3 RB and then the selection of a TE and QB next meant his WR2 was Porter (8) followed by a run on the best available WR of Branch, Burress and Lloyd.

Waited until the 15th to get a DEF and ended up with DET and WAS. This is one risky team. There is definite upside with Pennington, T. Jones, Price and Winslow with a chance all could end up as either top 10 or merely roster fodder. Other than McAllister and C. Johnson, there are no proven impact players for starters which makes for an optimistic owner that will enter the season not sure what he has for even starters.

Starters: Pennington, McAllister, T. Jones, C. Johnson, Porter, Branch, Winslow, Akers and DET

Grade: C+

 
# Draft Chunkted Slores
1.05 RB McAllister, Deuce QB Pennington, Chad
2.08 WR Johnson, Chad QB Gannon, Rich
3.05 RB Jones, Thomas RB McAllister, Deuce
4.08 RB Shipp, Marcel RB Jones, Thomas
5.05 TE Winslow, Kellen RB Shipp, Marcel
6.08 QB Pennington, Chad RB Fisher, Tony
7.05 WR Porter, Jerry RB Morris, Maurice
8.08 WR Branch, Deion WR Johnson, Chad
9.05 WR Burress, Plaxico WR Porter, Jerry
10.08 WR Lloyd, Brandon WR Branch, Deion
11.05 PK Akers, David WR Burress, Plaxico
12.08 QB Gannon, Rich WR Lloyd, Brandon
13.05 RB Fisher, Tony TE Winslow, Kellen
14.08 RB Morris, Maurice TE Jolley, Doug
15.05 DT Lions PK Akers, David
16.08 DT Redskins PK Gramatica, Billy
17.05 TE Jolley, Doug DT Lions
18.08 PK Gramatica, Billy DT Redskins
     

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

For a mid-round draft, this plan worked out very well. Started out with Portis and still reached Rudi Johnson (2). Those reception points should be tested with Hines Ward (3) who fell to him and he still managed to acquire Hasselbeck in the 5th.

Ended up with a very good QB, FOUR starting RB's, strong WR's with three possession players (Bruce, Keyshawn and Ward) that ensure reception points and upside to Walker. MIA defense is strong and the only weakness to this team is in TE with Gates who might end up very good anyway. Tremendous depth for RB, solid WR and a top QB. This was a nice use of value picks and some good luck in having players fall to him occasionally which is easier when the team drafts in the middle and can address value over need more easily.

Starters: Hasselbeck, Portis, R. Johnson, Ward, Walker, Bruce, Gates, Stover and MIA

Grade: A

 
# Draft Fighting Evil
1.06 RB Portis, Clinton QB Hasselbeck, Matt
2.07 RB Johnson, Rudi QB Maddox, Tommy
3.06 WR Ward, Hines RB Portis, Clinton
4.07 WR Walker, Javon RB Johnson, Rudi
5.06 QB Hasselbeck, Matt RB Garner, Charlie
6.07 WR Bruce, Isaac RB Wheatley, Tyrone
7.06 RB Garner, Charlie RB Pittman, Michael
8.07 TE Gates, Antonio WR Ward, Hines
9.06 WR Johnson, Keys. WR Walker, Javon
10.07 RB Wheatley, Tyrone WR Bruce, Isaac
11.06 DT Dolphins WR Johnson, Keys.
12.07 PK Stover, Matt WR Warrick, Peter
13.06 WR Warrick, Peter TE Gates, Antonio
14.07 RB Pittman, Michael TE Mili, Itula
15.06 TE Mili, Itula PK Stover, Matt
16.07 DT Packers PK Andersen, Morten
17.06 PK Andersen, Morten DT Dolphins
18.07 QB Maddox, Tommy DT Packers
     

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

This team took to heart the scoring rules, bumping up the value of Randy Moss to the #7 pick in the first round. Had to go with a RB in the 2nd with Domanick Davis and then went back to pick twice more from WR with S. Smith (3) and Coles (4). He really took the reception points to heart with the strongest starting WR trio in the league. That left him with Lee Suggs (5) as an RB2 which was a risk play since he does not have William Green but the 7th round gave up Chris Brown which immediately looked stronger with the news that Eddie George would likely be leaving the Titans.

His wait until the 6th round left him with Brady as a QB which is adequate but unlikely a difference maker in a high scoring position. The decision in the 9th and 10th rounds to grab RB projects in O. Smith and McGahee could pay off handsomely if either hit pay dirt, but it left him picking up TE, DT and PK well after their positional runs had already began. He's left superior at WR but average to weaker in all other positions unless his backup RB's surprise. His only true difference maker is Randy Moss.

Starters: Brady, D. Davis, Suggs/Brown, Moss, S. Smith, Coles, Franks, Janikowski and JAX.

Grade: C+

 
# Draft Ziachild007
1.07 WR Moss, Randy QB Brady, Tom
2.06 RB Davis, Domanick QB Harrington, Joey
3.07 WR Smith, Steve RB Davis, Domanick
4.06 WR Coles, Laveranues RB Suggs, Lee
5.07 RB Suggs, Lee RB Brown, Chris
6.06 QB Brady, Tom RB Smith, Onterrio
7.07 RB Brown, Chris RB McGahee, Willis
8.06 WR Boston, David WR Moss, Randy
9.07 RB Smith, Onterrio WR Smith, Steve
10.06 RB McGahee, Willis WR Coles, Laveranues
11.07 TE Franks, Bubba WR Boston, David
12.06 QB Harrington, Joey WR Northcutt, Dennis
13.07 WR Northcutt, Dennis TE Franks, Bubba
14.06 TE Kleinsasser, Jim TE Kleinsasser, Jim
15.07 DT Jaguars PK Janikowski, Seb.
16.06 PK Janikowski, Seb. PK Brown, Kris
17.07 DT Texans DT Jaguars
18.06 PK Brown, Kris DT Texans
     

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

This team looks like someone who has played in traditional leagues - not ones with reception points. Took the chance on Jamal Lewis (with a potential trial looming) and then grabbed Barber (2) and Westbrook (3) to backup his RB's before ever taking any other position. This lead to acquiring three straight receivers in Jackson, Toomer and Rogers - not a bad set if Rogers comes through. Finally took his QB in the 7th with Favre as the final low-risk QB on the board.

Waiting until the 9th on TE meant taking risks on both Dallas Clark and B. Chamberlain and either could prove a value or a bust. Also waited until the end to get his DEF and PK. This plan resulted in no Top 5 players in any position and a team that while solid, will have problems consistently producing better than average scores weekly.

Grade:C

 
# Draft Scourge
1.08 RB Lewis, Jamal QB Favre, Brett
2.05 RB Barber, Tiki QB Bledsoe, Drew
3.08 RB Westbrook, Brian RB Lewis, Jamal
4.05 WR Jackson, Darrell RB Barber, Tiki
5.08 WR Toomer, Amani RB Westbrook, Brian
6.05 WR Rogers, Charles RB Williams, Moe
7.08 QB Favre, Brett RB Faulk, Kevin
8.05 RB Williams, Moe WR Jackson, Darrell
9.08 TE Clark, Dallas WR Toomer, Amani
10.05 WR Taylor, Travis WR Rogers, Charles
11.08 WR Williams, Reggie WR Taylor, Travis
12.05 RB Faulk, Kevin WR Williams, Reggie
13.08 QB Bledsoe, Drew TE Clark, Dallas
14.05 PK Longwell, Ryan TE Chamberlain, By.
15.08 TE Chamberlain, By. PK Longwell, Ryan
16.05 DT Falcons PK Brien, Doug
17.08 PK Brien, Doug DT Falcons
18.05 DT Steelers DT Steelers
     

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

This team started out with Holt and then still grabbed Marshall Faulk (2). The important factor is that he also managed to reach Steven Jackson (8) and must have been giggling that deeply to get a needed handcuff RB. Took Julius Jones (3) for a solid start (pending George to Dallas rumors) and even took Duckett (5) for a nice backup RB. Finally returned to the WR to get Booker (6) and Andre' Davis (7).

McNabb in the 4th was strong with Plummer a nice backup. Went for a difference maker in DAL (11) but likely ended up weak in TE with Witten (14) and Becht (16). This strategy seems to have worked well, producing very strong QB's, RB's and WR's that are likely stronger than they look with nice upside picks in Roy Williams and Lee Evans. This team should be a contender with some nice firepower in the highest scoring positions.

Grade: A-

 
# Draft RWings
1.09 WR Holt, Torry QB McNabb, Donovan
2.04 RB Faulk, Marshall QB Plummer, Jake
3.09 RB Jones, Julius RB Faulk, Marshall
4.04 QB McNabb, Donovan RB Jones, Julius
5.09 RB Duckett, T.J. RB Duckett, T.J.
6.04 WR Booker, Marty RB Jackson, Steven
7.09 WR Davis, Andre' RB Bettis, Jerome
8.04 RB Jackson, Steven WR Holt, Torry
9.09 WR Williams, Roy WR Booker, Marty
10.04 QB Plummer, Jake WR Davis, Andre'
11.09 DT Cowboys WR Williams, Roy
12.04 PK Feely, Jay WR Evans, Lee
13.09 RB Bettis, Jerome TE Witten, Jason
14.04 TE Witten, Jason TE Becht, Anthony
15.09 WR Evans, Lee PK Feely, Jay
16.04 TE Becht, Anthony PK Elling, Aaron
17.09 PK Elling, Aaron DT Cowboys
18.04 DT Bills DT Bills
     

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

Considering the scoring rules and draft slot, this plan worked out pretty well with a few fortuitous drops of players and he appears to have gotten away with spending 3 of his first 4 picks on RB's which normally can hurt.

After James and Dillon, team went with Moulds who should rebound and was a nice value though Mason may have been a less risky pick there. Grabbed Kevin Jones for a nice upside RB though in the scoring system he may be less attractive given his inexperience with catching the ball. Found Aaron Brooks in the 5th that started a three team run on the last remaining QB's in the upper tier. Took Boo Williams in the 7th and had Stallworth (6) and McCardell to round out starting WR. McCardell is a risk right now, but is indicative of the sort of player that turns in a great value later on if he returns to the field and his senses.

This is very close to the strategy of team #8, but worked out a little better thanks to being two picks earlier in even rounds. It may not seem to have star power but as a slightly riskier team has a decent shot at surprising with so many upside players. Has James backup as well. This looks like a FF veteran's team chosen with an eye for value. The draft slot did not afford many chances to get stars with the choice to take RB-RB from the start, but the team is solid.

Grade: B+

 
# Draft Limburger Melons
1.10 RB James, Edgerrin QB Brooks, Aaron
2.03 RB Dillon, Corey QB Garcia, Jeff
3.10 WR Moulds, Eric RB James, Edgerrin
4.03 RB Jones, Kevin RB Dillon, Corey
5.10 QB Brooks, Aaron RB Jones, Kevin
6.03 WR Stallworth, Donte' RB Dayne, Ron
7.10 TE Williams, Boo RB Rhodes, Dominic
8.03 WR McCardell, Kee. WR Moulds, Eric
9.10 WR Fitzgerald, Larry WR Stallworth, Donte'
10.03 QB Garcia, Jeff WR McCardell, Kee.
11.10 DT Buccaneers WR Fitzgerald, Larry
12.03 RB Dayne, Ron WR Dyson, Kevin
13.10 TE Clark, Desmond TE Williams, Boo
14.03 WR Dyson, Kevin TE Clark, Desmond
15.10 RB Rhodes, Dominic PK Nedney, Joe
16.03 DT Seahawks PK Rackers, Neil
17.10 PK Nedney, Joe DT Buccaneers
18.03 PK Rackers, Neil DT Seahawks
     

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

This team also started out RB-RB with Ricky Williams and Taylor, but then took the best value on the board of Gonzalez in the 3rd. Wisely went for a WR in the 4th with Horn and managed to just catch a top tier QB in McNair in the 5th. The nice thing for this strategy was that it allowed him to go for value over need from then on with a strong core of QB-RB-RB-TE-WR.

The WR's were left a little weak after Jimmy Smith but he did also lead the pack with both NE and Vanderjagt. He could have waited a full round on either and still managed to secure them most likely. That waste of an 8th round pick could have been better spent on a WR since none of his players past WR2 will do much with reception points. It looks great to have big difference makers in both DT and PK and there is an advantage, but the price was losing the strength in WR which will actually score more on a per-game basis in this scoring system.

The only thing keeping this plan from an "A" would be the WR's. It would be nice to see players with more upside than aging Kennison, Gardner in a new offense and SEA's #3 in Engram. Hard to argue with the other starters though and if there is one position that offers up good free agents the most - it is easily WR. Getting Greg Jones was a plus and George makes a likely decent backup regardless.

Grade: A-

 
# Draft soopanuts
1.11 RB Williams, Ricky QB McNair, Steve
2.02 RB Taylor, Fred QB Delhomme, Jake
3.11 TE Gonzalez, Tony RB Williams, Ricky
4.02 WR Horn, Joe RB Taylor, Fred
5.11 QB McNair, Steve RB Foster, De'shaun
6.02 WR Smith, Jimmy RB George, Eddie
7.11 RB Foster, De'shaun RB Jones, Greg
8.02 DT Patriots WR Horn, Joe
9.11 PK Vanderjagt, Mike WR Smith, Jimmy
10.02 RB George, Eddie WR Kennison, Eddie
11.11 WR Kennison, Eddie WR Gardner, Rod
12.02 WR Gardner, Rod WR Engram, Bobby
13.11 QB Delhomme, Jake TE Gonzalez, Tony
14.02 RB Jones, Greg TE Troupe, Ben
15.11 PK Brown, Josh PK Vanderjagt, Mike
16.02 DT Broncos PK Brown, Josh
17.11 WR Engram, Bobby DT Patriots
18.02 TE Troupe, Ben DT Broncos
     

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

This team used the swing picks in a very effective manner.

Took Harrison first and then Barlow (2) who was followed by Michael Bennett (3) for a solid start at RB and some upside. Pick of Mason (4) should pay big dividends with reception points and team managed to get the final top tier QB of Trent Green in the 5th. Shockey was still on the board in the 6th and makes a very nice addition albeit with risk. If he is healthy - what a steal.

Went with Buckhalter as his RB3 which should provide solid numbers though unlikely spectacular. Most interesting pick was in the 9th when he took his RB4 of Griffin even though he had no DEF and no backup WR. The top 4 DEF had already been taken by his pick though and I assume it was a flyer on a RB. Ended up weak at DEF and PK, but they are two positions that are least likely to produce major advantages. This is a team that made good use of the reception points in WR and TE and yet still managed to have at least decent RB's with some depth and a good QB in Green. The starters are strong where you most want them to be and he could prove to have PK and DEF that do not hurt him and could turn into nice values.

Grade: A-

 
# Draft Mental Case
1.12 WR Harrison, Marvin QB Green, Trent
2.01 RB Barlow, Kevan QB Leftwich, Byron
3.12 RB Bennett, Michael RB Barlow, Kevan
4.01 WR Mason, Derrick RB Bennett, Michael
5.12 QB Green, Trent RB Buckhalter, Correll
6.01 TE Shockey, Jeremy RB Griffin, Quentin
7.12 RB Buckhalter, Correll RB Smith, Musa
8.01 WR Lelie, Ashley WR Harrison, Marvin
9.12 RB Griffin, Quentin WR Mason, Derrick
10.01 WR Givens, David WR Lelie, Ashley
11.12 QB Leftwich, Byron WR Givens, David
12.01 RB Smith, Musa WR Galloway, Joey
13.12 TE Kinney, Erron TE Shockey, Jeremy
14.01 WR Galloway, Joey TE Kinney, Erron
15.12 DT Vikings PK Kasay, John
16.01 PK Kasay, John PK Hall, John
17.12 PK Hall, John DT Vikings
18.01 DT Saints DT Saints