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Official Mock #7 - Performance League - 10 Teams
David M. Dorey
August 5, 2004

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

Draft by Position

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

Resulting Teams

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

Team started out with Holmes, then grabbed Vick with the 2.10 but passed on Michael Bennett or Terrell Owens to do it. In a small league, it was likely early given most projections of Vick. Snapped op Gonzalez (3) and then went back for RB2 in the 4th round for Kevin Jones. Used the 4th through the 10th rounds to fill up on RB's and WR's

Ended up with a pretty risky roster consider he was the #1 drafter. Has Vick, Kevin Jones, Staley, Burress and Lelie to rely on and while they are all in good situations with motivation to perform well, it ended up as a risky line-up. Stellar at RB1 and TE, the rest of the roster is more crossing the fingers and hoping good things will happen.

Starting lineup: Vick, Holmes, K Jones, A Johnson, Burress, Lelie, Gonzalez, Longwell and MIA.

Grade: B-

 
# Draft Mental Case
1.01 RB Holmes, Priest QB Vick, Michael
2.10 QB Vick, Michael QB Johnson, Brad
3.01 TE Gonzalez, Tony RB Holmes, Priest
4.10 RB Jones, Kevin RB Jones, Kevin
5.01 WR Johnson, Andre RB Staley, Duce
6.10 RB Staley, Duce RB Jackson, Steven
7.01 WR Burress, Plaxico RB Suggs, Lee
8.10 WR Lelie, Ashley WR Johnson, Andre
9.01 RB Jackson, Steven WR Burress, Plaxico
10.10 WR Robinson, Marcus WR Lelie, Ashley
11.01 DT Dolphins WR Robinson, Marcus
12.10 TE Gates, Antonio WR Gage, Justin
13.01 RB Suggs, Lee TE Gonzalez, Tony
14.10 PK Longwell, Ryan TE Gates, Antonio
15.01 DT Buccaneers PK Longwell, Ryan
16.10 WR Gage, Justin PK Carney, John
17.01 PK Carney, John DT Dolphins
18.10 QB Johnson, Brad DT Buccaneers
     

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

Went for a potent backfield of Tomlinson and Dillon before snagging Owens in the 3rd. Found Heap in the 4th for a nice value (though borderline early) and still reached McNabb with the 5.02 pick.

Did get big value with NE, Heap, Wilkins - tops of their position and Tomlinson is always a bonus. The only weakness with the team was the decision to delay RB3 until the 10th round which was probably good to at least get Griffin. The set of starters are solid enough, but the backup RB's could all not be playing when needed and Carr makes a marginal backup QB at this point. Evidently the strength at RB with Tomlinson and Dillon gave him the confidence to raid other positions but Dillon comes off an injury year and is on a new team. A bit of risk with potentially no backup in the highest scoring position. Outside of Owens, unlikely the WR's will do much in this smaller sized league.

Starters: McNabb, Tomlinson, Dillon, Owens, Booker, Porter, Heap, WIlkins, NE

Grade: C+

 
# Draft NoGoHawk
1.02 RB Tomlinson, Lad. QB McNabb, Donovan
2.09 RB Dillon, Corey QB Carr, David
3.02 WR Owens, Terrell RB Tomlinson, Lad.
4.09 TE Heap, Todd RB Dillon, Corey
5.02 QB McNabb, Donovan RB Griffin, Quentin
6.09 WR Booker, Marty RB Dayne, Ron
7.02 WR Porter, Jerry RB Jones, Greg
8.09 DT Patriots WR Owens, Terrell
9.02 PK Wilkins, Jeff WR Booker, Marty
10.09 RB Griffin, Quentin WR Porter, Jerry
11.02 WR Gardner, Rod WR Gardner, Rod
12.09 QB Carr, David WR Givens, David
13.02 RB Dayne, Ron TE Heap, Todd
14.09 WR Givens, David TE Kinney, Erron
15.02 TE Kinney, Erron PK Wilkins, Jeff
16.09 DT Vikings PK Nedney, Joe
17.02 PK Nedney, Joe DT Patriots
18.09 RB Jones, Greg DT Vikings
     

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

Went with Ahman Green and then Marshall Faulk, though missed out on Steven Jackson for the handcuff even though he lasted until the 9th round. Next two rounds produced very nice WR's in Chad Johnson and Darrell Jackson and still found Brooks in the 5th for his QB.

Ended up with a good QB but his RB's are less strong than what typically is seen in a 10 man league, largely due to the Faulk pick that seems so risky now. Ended up with five very nice WR's and two upside TE's in Clark and Witten. In a ten man league, this produced a solid team that is weak only in RB depth though it could be argued anyway. Starting at the third pick in the draft, this plan ended up straining off players after the studs were gone in almost all positions and would likely end up as an average team unless a player or two really exceeded expectations.

Starters: Brooks, A Green, Faulk, C Johnson, D Jackson, Toomer, Clark, Feely and CAR

Grade: C+

 
# Draft Roller Coasters
1.03 RB Green, Ahman QB Brooks, Aaron
2.08 RB Faulk, Marshall QB McCown, Josh
3.03 WR Johnson, Chad RB Green, Ahman
4.08 WR Jackson, Darrell RB Faulk, Marshall
5.03 QB Brooks, Aaron RB Dunn, Warrick
6.08 WR Toomer, Amani RB Green, William
7.03 RB Dunn, Warrick RB Williams, Moe
8.08 TE Clark, Dallas WR Johnson, Chad
9.03 DT Panthers WR Jackson, Darrell
10.08 RB Green, William WR Toomer, Amani
11.03 WR Williams, Roy WR Williams, Roy
12.08 QB McCown, Josh WR Ferguson, Robert
13.03 RB Williams, Moe TE Clark, Dallas
14.08 PK Feely, Jay TE Witten, Jason
15.03 TE Witten, Jason PK Feely, Jay
16.08 WR Ferguson, Robert PK Reed, Jeff
17.03 DT Falcons DT Panthers
18.08 PK Reed, Jeff DT Falcons
     

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

Drafting fourth meant taking an RB and after McAllister, team went for Manning and then back to RB's for Bennett. Took Horn in the 4th followed by Javon Walker.

This plan is interesting compared to Team #3 who varied it somewhat. Taking Manning in the 2nd still allowed him to reach Bennett and then two WR's were in order of good quality. Got Thomas Jones in the 6th for a nice RB3 that could supplant Bennett if the CHI offense actually does work. Boo Williams makes a very nice TE pickup available well after the top 4 have gone. Kicker and Defense should be solid though no difference makers. Strength at QB and RB, a little weak at WR3 but at least solid for the rest of the starters.

Starters: Manning, McAllister, Bennett/Jones, Horn, Walker, Branch, Williams, Elam and STL.

Grade: B -

 
# Draft Barking Spiders
1.04 RB McAllister, Deuce QB Manning, Peyton
2.07 QB Manning, Peyton QB Brady, Tom
3.04 RB Bennett, Michael RB McAllister, Deuce
4.07 WR Horn, Joe RB Bennett, Michael
5.04 WR Walker, Javon RB Jones, Thomas
6.07 RB Jones, Thomas RB Foster, De'shaun
7.04 TE Williams, Boo RB Bettis, Jerome
8.07 RB Foster, De'shaun WR Horn, Joe
9.04 WR Branch, Deion WR Walker, Javon
10.07 WR Davis, Andre' WR Branch, Deion
11.04 DT Rams WR Davis, Andre'
12.07 QB Brady, Tom WR Kennison, Eddie
13.04 WR Kennison, Eddie TE Williams, Boo
14.07 PK Elam, Jason TE Jones, Freddie
15.04 RB Bettis, Jerome PK Elam, Jason
16.07 DT Packers PK Elling, Aaron
17.04 TE Jones, Freddie DT Rams
18.07 PK Elling, Aaron DT Packers
     

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

This was a conventional plan for a mid-draft pick and very common at this stage. Got Portis and then nice value pick in Harrison, then back to Stephen Davis and Barber before still reaching Chambers and Jimmy Smith. Very solid start for RB and WR.

The price paid was getting Favre, Kleinsasser and DEN defense as starters. Akers is likely solid but outside the great RB and WR crew, there are no difference makers. Mid-draft picks usually have better access to value picks. Starting with Portis and Harrison is explosive, but the path from there on out was pretty safe but likely limiting since the starters at the other positions all waited so long. Needs those starting RB's and WR's to maintain past production to stay competitive.

Starters: Favre, Portis, S Davis, Harrison, J Smith, Chambers, Kleinsasser, Akers and DEN.

Grade: C

 
# Draft The Norsemen
1.05 RB Portis, Clinton QB Favre, Brett
2.06 WR Harrison, Marvin QB Palmer, Carson
3.05 RB Davis, Stephen RB Portis, Clinton
4.06 RB Barber, Tiki RB Davis, Stephen
5.05 WR Smith, Jimmy RB Barber, Tiki
6.06 WR Chambers, Chris RB Buckhalter, Correll
7.05 QB Favre, Brett RB Smith, Onterrio
8.06 WR Fitzgerald, Larry WR Harrison, Marvin
9.05 RB Buckhalter, Correll WR Smith, Jimmy
10.06 RB Smith, Onterrio WR Chambers, Chris
11.05 TE Kleinsasser, Jim WR Fitzgerald, Larry
12.06 WR Morgan, Quincy WR Morgan, Quincy
13.05 QB Palmer, Carson TE Kleinsasser, Jim
14.06 PK Akers, David TE Graham, Daniel
15.05 PK Andersen, Morten PK Akers, David
16.06 TE Graham, Daniel PK Andersen, Morten
17.05 DT Broncos DT Broncos
18.06 DT Bears DT Bears
     

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

This was a pragmatic plan going in and likely was set and never changed during the draft. Grabbed two best RB's in Alexander and Rudi Johnson, then went for the starting WR's of Ward, Moulds and Steve Smith - pretty nice. Unlike Team #5, got QB's when value was a little higher in the 6th with McNair. Moved on to TE's with Crumpler for a solid start.

Took some nice backups too with Garner, Wheatley and Alstott providing something each week if needed and I particularly liked the backup WR's in Stallworth and Clayton which are both upside. DAL gives him at least a solid DEF and PK is about the only below average slot on the starters. Big deal - they're just kickers. This plan came together pretty well even if it was almost standard in approach, boosted by some nice values and good upside backups.

Starters: McNair, Alexander, R Johnson, Ward, Moulds, S. Smith, Crumpler, Gramatica and DAL.

Grade: B+

 
# Draft Scourge
1.06 RB Alexander, Shaun QB McNair, Steve
2.05 RB Johnson, Rudi QB Plummer, Jake
3.06 WR Ward, Hines RB Alexander, Shaun
4.05 WR Moulds, Eric RB Johnson, Rudi
5.06 WR Smith, Steve RB Garner, Charlie
6.05 QB McNair, Steve RB Wheatley, Tyrone
7.06 TE Crumpler, Alge RB Alstott, Mike
8.05 RB Garner, Charlie WR Ward, Hines
9.06 WR Stallworth, Donte' WR Moulds, Eric
10.05 QB Plummer, Jake WR Smith, Steve
11.06 DT Cowboys WR Stallworth, Donte'
12.05 RB Wheatley, Tyrone WR Clayton, Michael
13.06 WR Clayton, Michael TE Crumpler, Alge
14.05 RB Alstott, Mike TE Smith, L.J.
15.06 TE Smith, L.J. PK Gramatica, Martin
16.05 PK Gramatica, Martin PK Hall, John
17.06 DT Chiefs DT Cowboys
18.05 PK Hall, John DT Chiefs
     

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

This team followed a standard plan initially, but then swerved away when value presented itself. Went with Lewis and Barlow to start, then Boldin for WR1 but took Hasselbeck at the 4.04 for a solid start. There were several WR's I would personally have taken over Boldin at the 3.07, but he got two solid RB's, a upper tier WR and QB and then went back for WR2 in the 5th with Coles.

Ended up with fewer playmakers than desirable but a solid team nonetheless. A bit weak at WR in my view but very good at QB and RB and with upside in the backups for almost all positions. The receivers look more like they were from last year's draft but the rest of the team will hold up or even surprise. I liked the plan a bit more than the actual players but that is more personal preference.

Starters: Hasselbeck, Lewis, Barlow, Boldin, Coles, McCareins, Winslow, J Brown and TEN.

Grade: B

 
# Draft loaf
1.07 RB Lewis, Jamal QB Hasselbeck, Matt
2.04 RB Barlow, Kevan QB Leftwich, Byron
3.07 WR Boldin, Anquan RB Lewis, Jamal
4.04 QB Hasselbeck, Matt RB Barlow, Kevan
5.07 WR Coles, Laveranues RB Minor, Travis
6.04 TE Winslow, Kellen RB Shipp, Marcel
7.07 RB Minor, Travis RB Bell, Tatum
8.04 WR McCareins, Justin WR Boldin, Anquan
9.07 RB Shipp, Marcel WR Coles, Laveranues
10.04 WR Lloyd, Brandon WR McCareins, Justin
11.07 RB Bell, Tatum WR Lloyd, Brandon
12.04 QB Leftwich, Byron WR Johnson, Keys.
13.07 TE Chamberlain, B. TE Winslow, Kellen
14.04 WR Johnson, Keys. TE Chamberlain, B.
15.07 DT Titans PK Brown, Josh
16.04 PK Brown, Josh PK Chandler, Jeff
17.07 DT Jaguars DT Titans
18.04 PK Chandler, Jeff DT Jaguars
     

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

Team had a very fast start with speedsters Taylor and Domanick Davis followed by Santana Moss. Grabbed Shockey in the 4th before setting for Trent Green in the 5th. A bit higher on Green than many, but he is perhaps the most widely varying QB in terms of value to drafters.

Though I would have preferred Bulger over Green, there is little disagreement that this plan built a very strong team with depth and big upside. Has top players in TE, DEF and PK and major upside in S Moss, Robinson and Rogers with Boston on the bench. Also grabbed Pennington for a great QB2. The backs are probably more upside than actual production, but if only one of them hits he will be fine. This looks like a more exciting team to watch during the season with much risk and reward potentially being there. Drafting this late in the first round makes sense of it. Some of these picks could well fall flat, but even if one or two hits well, this team should surprise. Grabbing Greg Jones or even Hollings would have been more prudent than Mike Anderson.

Starters: Green. Taylor, D Davis, S Moss, Robinson, Rogers, Shockey, Vanderjagt and BAL.

Grade: B+

 
# Draft Wizards
1.08 RB Taylor, Fred QB Green, Trent
2.03 RB Davis, Domanick QB Pennington, Chad
3.08 WR Moss, Santana RB Taylor, Fred
4.03 TE Shockey, Jeremy RB Davis, Domanick
5.08 QB Green, Trent RB Jones, Julius
6.03 WR Robinson, Koren RB Fargas, Justin
7.08 DT Ravens RB Anderson, Mike
8.03 PK Vanderjagt, Mike WR Moss, Santana
9.08 QB Pennington, Chad WR Robinson, Koren
10.03 WR Rogers, Charles WR Rogers, Charles
11.08 RB Jones, Julius WR Boston, David
12.03 WR Boston, David WR Reed, Josh
13.08 TE Franks, Bubba TE Shockey, Jeremy
14.03 RB Fargas, Justin TE Franks, Bubba
15.08 DT Bills PK Vanderjagt, Mike
16.03 PK Stover, Matt PK Stover, Matt
17.08 WR Reed, Josh DT Ravens
18.03 RB Anderson, Mike DT Bills
     

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

This plan almost always works in this slot. Took Edgerrin James and then Holt before getting Henry. Filled out WR's with Mason and Price and then got his QB with Bulger in the 6th before gaining McMichael in the 7th. This was built to accumulate starters first, backups second.

Got lucky with Bulger in the 6th but missed out on Crumpler in the 7th. Waiting on backups still netted him George as RB3 and Reggie Williams as WR4. Ignored DEF and PK until he had to take one. This plan built a team of good starters with some firepower at QB, RB and WR and likely average numbers from the rest. Getting McGahee was a plus. McCardell less so at the current progress of contract talks. Taking Holt was a nice value ploy and the rest fell into place fairly well for the team. It is a pretty solid plan at this point in the draft.

Starters: Bulger, James, Henry, Holt, Mason, Price, McMichael, Kasay and PHI.

Grade: B

 
# Draft Hugh One
1.09 RB James, Edgerrin QB Bulger, Marc
2.02 WR Holt, Torry QB Garcia, Jeff
3.09 RB Henry, Travis RB James, Edgerrin
4.02 WR Mason, Derrick RB Henry, Travis
5.09 WR Price, Peerless RB George, Eddie
6.02 QB Bulger, Marc RB McGahee, Willis
7.09 TE McMichael, Randy RB Smith, Emmitt
8.02 RB George, Eddie WR Holt, Torry
9.09 WR Williams, Reggie WR Mason, Derrick
10.02 QB Garcia, Jeff WR Price, Peerless
11.09 RB McGahee, Willis WR Williams, Reggie
12.02 RB Smith, Emmitt WR McCardell, Kee.
13.09 DT Eagles TE McMichael, Randy
14.02 WR McCardell, Kee. TE Clark, Desmond
15.09 TE Clark, Desmond PK Kasay, John
16.02 PK Kasay, John PK Brien, Doug
17.09 DT Steelers DT Eagles
18.02 PK Brien, Doug DT Steelers
     

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

Huge start with Culpepper and Randy Moss but then suffered from RB-envy and used four straight picks to gain Westbrook, Martin, Duckett and C Brown. By then had to take WR's and settled for Bruce, Wayne and Rod Smith. By then, only Mili was left at TE.

Sterling start caused a domino-effect on the rest of the draft with no RB's. Being the back-end swing pick meant chasing a positional need was pretty hard to keep up with and after the 2nd pick, kept trying to catch up to where he needed to be. The pick of Duckett at the 5.10 would have likely been better with a WR there like Chambers or Robinson. Ended up with the best QB and WR1 in the league but all other starters were below average in their position. This is a good example of what pure value picks with the first two selections can cause when neither is a RB. Even in a 10 team league, it forces teams to make decisions outside their control.

Starters: Culpepper, Westbrook, Martin, R Moss, Bruce, Wayne, Mili, Vinatieri and SEA

Grade: C-

 
# Draft West Nile Mosquitoes
1.10 QB Culpepper, Daunte QB Culpepper, Daunte
2.01 WR Moss, Randy QB Delhomme, Jake
3.10 RB Westbrook, Brian RB Westbrook, Brian
4.01 RB Martin, Curtis RB Martin, Curtis
5.10 RB Duckett, T.J. RB Duckett, T.J.
6.01 RB Brown, Chris RB Brown, Chris
7.10 WR Bruce, Isaac RB Jordan, Lamont
8.01 WR Wayne, Reggie WR Moss, Randy
9.10 WR Smith, Rod WR Bruce, Isaac
10.01 TE Mili, Itula WR Wayne, Reggie
11.10 QB Delhomme, Jake WR Smith, Rod
12.01 TE Pollard, Marcus WR Driver, Donald
13.10 RB Jordan, Lamont TE Mili, Itula
14.01 WR Driver, Donald TE Pollard, Marcus
15.10 PK Vinatieri, Adam PK Vinatieri, Adam
16.01 PK Janikowski, S. PK Janikowski, S.
17.10 DT Seahawks DT Seahawks
18.01 DT Saints DT Saints