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Official Mock #8 - Performance League - 16 Teams
David M. Dorey
August 13, 2004

This draft was conducted between August 8th and August 11th 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 QB Vick, Michael 1 TE Gonzalez, Tony 1 WR Jackson, Darrell
2 RB Tomlinson, Ladainian 2 RB Henry, Travis 2 QB Hasselbeck, Matt 2 WR Robinson, Koren
3 RB Green, Ahman 3 RB Barlow, Kevan 3 WR Mason, Derrick 3 QB Brooks, Aaron
4 RB Portis, Clinton 4 RB Johnson, Rudi 4 RB Staley, Duce 4 WR Walker, Javon
5 RB McAllister, Deuce 5 QB Manning, Peyton 5 WR Boldin, Anquan 5 WR Smith, Steve
6 RB Alexander, Shaun 6 WR Ward, Hines 6 WR Moss, Santana 6 RB Wheatley, Tyrone
7 RB Lewis, Jamal 7 WR Johnson, Chad 7 QB Bulger, Marc 7 QB Favre, Brett
8 RB James, Edgerrin 8 RB Dillon, Corey 8 WR Horn, Joe 8 RB Foster, De'shaun
9 WR Moss, Randy 9 RB Bennett, Michael 9 WR Moulds, Eric 9 WR Rogers, Charles
10 RB Faulk, Marshall 10 RB Davis, Stephen 10 RB Duckett, T.J. 10 WR Chambers, Chris
11 WR Harrison, Marvin 11 RB Jones, Kevin 11 RB Brown, Chris 11 QB Green, Trent
12 RB Taylor, Fred 12 RB Westbrook, Brian 12 RB Garner, Charlie 12 WR Coles, Laveranues
13 QB Culpepper, Daunte 13 RB Barber, Tiki 13 RB Buckhalter, Correll 13 WR Price, Peerless
14 WR Holt, Torry 14 RB Martin, Curtis 14 WR Johnson, Andre 14 WR Toomer, Amani
15 WR Owens, Terrell 15 RB Jones, Thomas 15 QB McNair, Steve 15 WR Booker, Marty
16 RB Davis, Domanick 16 QB McNabb, Donovan 16 RB Griffin, Quentin 16 RB Dunn, Warrick
Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
1 WR Smith, Jimmy 1 WR Lelie, Ashley 1 RB Smith, Antowain 1 DT Dolphins
2 TE Heap, Todd 2 RB McGahee, Willis 2 DT Ravens 2 WR Driver, Donald
3 QB Pennington, Chad 3 RB Minor, Travis 3 PK Vanderjagt, Mike 3 TE Witten, Jason
4 WR Porter, Jerry 4 TE Williams, Boo 4 TE Crumpler, Alge 4 PK Wilkins, Jeff
5 WR Stallworth, Donte' 5 RB Williams, Moe 5 QB Leftwich, Byron 5 WR Gardner, Rod
6 WR Bruce, Isaac 6 QB Brady, Tom 6 WR Johnson, Keyshawn 6 DT Vikings
7 TE Shockey, Jeremy 7 WR Wayne, Reggie 7 DT Panthers 7 WR Morgan, Quincy
8 QB Johnson, Brad 8 QB Plummer, Jake 8 TE Gates, Antonio 8 TE Graham, Daniel
9 RB Jackson, Steven 9 RB Bell, Tatum 9 RB Hearst, Garrison 9 WR Robinson, Marcus
10 RB Green, William 10 WR Branch, Deion 10 WR McCardell, Keenan 10 WR Clayton, Michael
11 RB Shipp, Marcel 11 RB Suggs, Lee 11 TE Clark, Dallas 11 WR Lloyd, Brandon
12 WR Davis, Andre' 12 TE Winslow, Kellen 12 TE McMichael, Randy 12 WR Fitzgerald, Larry
13 WR Burress, Plaxico 13 QB McCown, Josh 13 RB Smith, Onterrio 13 QB Garcia, Jeff
14 RB George, Eddie 14 DT Patriots 14 WR McCareins, Justin 14 TE Clark, Desmond
15 RB Jones, Julius 15 WR Smith, Rod 15 RB Thomas, Anthony 15 WR Williams, Reggie
16 WR Williams, Roy 16 RB Smith, Emmitt 16 RB Fargas, Justin 16 WR Streets, Tai
Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12
1 WR Givens, David 1 WR Gage, Justin 1 PK Longwell, Ryan 1 PK Vinatieri, Adam
2 RB Alstott, Mike 2 QB Bledsoe, Drew 2 PK Elam, Jason 2 RB Zereoue, Amos
3 WR Kennison, Eddie 3 RB Betts, Ladell 3 RB Jordan, Lamont 3 DT Saints
4 WR Galloway, Joey 4 DT Cowboys 4 WR Calico, Tyrone 4 WR Wilson, Cedrick
5 QB Delhomme, Jake 5 WR Taylor, Travis 5 RB Hollings, Tony 5 WR Bennett, Drew
6 WR Rice, Jerry 6 WR Shaw, Bobby 6 QB Maddox, Tommy 6 RB Hambrick, Troy
7 RB Jones, Greg 7 DT Buccaneers 7 QB Harrington, Joey 7 RB Gordon, Lamar
8 RB Pittman, Michael 8 PK Akers, David 8 QB Brunell, Mark 8 DT Chiefs
9 WR Ferguson, Robert 9 WR Glenn, Terry 9 WR Johnson, Kevin 9 DT Bills
10 TE Smith, L.J. 10 WR Warrick, Peter 10 PK Kasay, John 10 RB Faulk, Kevin
11 WR Muhammad, Muhsin 11 RB Smith, Musa 11 PK Nedney, Joe 11 QB Palmer, Carson
12 RB Bettis, Jerome 12 DT Titans 12 DT Rams 12 TE Pollard, Marcus
13 WR Hilliard, Ike 13 DT Eagles 13 RB Perry, Chris 13 WR Northcutt, Dennis
14 PK Feely, Jay 14 RB Dayne, Ron 14 WR Bradford, Corey 14 WR Pinkston, Todd
15 TE Franks, Bubba 15 QB Carr, David 15 WR Brown, Troy 15 RB Davenport, Najeh
16 TE Kinney, Erron 16 WR Evans, Lee 16 TE Miller, Billy 16 DT Falcons
Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
1 WR Jenkins, Michael 1 RB Blaylock, Derrick 1 RB Pinner, Artose 1 QB Feeley, A.J.
2 WR Engram, Bobby 2 TE Kleinsasser, Jim 2 PK Carney, John 2 DT Raiders
3 QB Grossman, Rex 3 DT Redskins 3 RB Anderson, Richie 3 PK Hall, John
4 RB Morris, Sammy 4 QB Warner, Kurt 4 TE Johnson, Teyo 4 WR Conway, Curtis
5 PK Stover, Matt 5 QB Fiedler, Jay 5 RB Johnson, Larry 5 RB Bryson, Shawn
6 TE Stevens, Jerramy 6 WR Thompson, Derrius 6 PK Hanson, Jason 6 TE Fitzsimmons, Casey
7 RB Taylor, Chester 7 QB Rattay, Tim 7 PK Andersen, Morten 7 TE Jolley, Doug
8 PK Brown, Josh 8 QB Boller, Kyle 8 DT Jaguars 8 TE Carswell, Dwayne
9 WR Stokley, Brandon 9 RB Morris, Maurice 9 RB Anderson, Damien 9 WR Mitchell, Freddie
10 WR Reed, Josh 10 WR Gaffney, Jabar 10 RB Rhodes, Dominic 10 TE Campbell, Mark
11 QB Testaverde, Vinny 11 TE Mili, Itula 11 PK Janikowski, Sebastian 11 DT Giants
12 PK Gramatica, Martin 12 WR Woods, Rashaun 12 TE Becht, Anthony 12 RB Stecker, Aaron
13 TE Alexander, Stephen 13 RB Forsey, Brock 13 RB Jackson, James 13 DT Bengals
14 QB Gannon, Rich 14 WR Bryant, Antonio 14 TE Schobel, Matt 14 TE Brady, Kyle
15 WR Randle El, Antwaan 15 TE Jones, Freddie 15 DT Colts 15 DT Steelers
16 RB Anderson, Mike 16 TE Chamberlain, Byron 16 WR Edwards, Troy 16 PK Elling, Aaron
Round 17 Round 18            
1 DT Packers 1 DT 49ers            
2 WR Morton, Johnnie 2 PK Brown, Kris            
3 PK Brien, Doug 3 WR Johnson, Bryant            
4 PK Cundiff, Billy 4 DT Lions            
5 PK Mare, Olindo 5 DT Texans            
6 DT Jets 6 DT Browns            
7 DT Seahawks 7 DT Bears            
8 TE Troupe, Ben 8 PK Kaeding, Nate            
9 DT Broncos 9 PK Lindell, Rian            
10 PK Edinger, Paul 10 PK Rackers, Neil            
11 RB Toefield, Labrandon 11 PK Gramatica, Billy            
12 PK Reed, Jeff 12 DT Cardinals            
13 PK Graham, Shayne 13 PK Peterson, Todd            
14 RB Crockett, Zack 14 DT Chargers            
15 PK Scobee, Josh 15 RB Cobbs, Cedric            
16 PK Dawson, Phil 16 QB Manning, Eli            

Draft by Position

Quarterbacks Tight Ends Kickers Team Defense
1.13 Culpepper, Daunte 3.01 Gonzalez, Tony 7.03 Vanderjagt, Mike 6.14 Patriots
2.01 Vick, Michael 5.02 Heap, Todd 8.04 Wilkins, Jeff 7.02 Ravens
2.05 Manning, Peyton 5.07 Shockey, Jeremy 9.14 Feely, Jay 7.07 Panthers
2.16 McNabb, Donovan 6.04 Williams, Boo 10.08 Akers, David 8.01 Dolphins
3.02 Hasselbeck, Matt 6.12 Winslow, Kellen 11.01 Longwell, Ryan 8.06 Vikings
3.07 Bulger, Marc 7.04 Crumpler, Alge 11.02 Elam, Jason 10.04 Cowboys
3.15 McNair, Steve 7.08 Gates, Antonio 11.10 Kasay, John 10.07 Buccaneers
4.03 Brooks, Aaron 7.11 Clark, Dallas 11.11 Nedney, Joe 10.12 Titans
4.07 Favre, Brett 7.12 McMichael, Randy 12.01 Vinatieri, Adam 10.13 Eagles
4.11 Green, Trent 8.03 Witten, Jason 13.05 Stover, Matt 11.12 Rams
5.03 Pennington, Chad 8.08 Graham, Daniel 13.08 Brown, Josh 12.03 Saints
5.08 Johnson, Brad 8.14 Clark, Desmond 13.12 Gramatica, Martin 12.08 Chiefs
6.06 Brady, Tom 9.10 Smith, L.J. 15.02 Carney, John 12.09 Bills
6.08 Plummer, Jake 9.15 Franks, Bubba 15.06 Hanson, Jason 12.16 Falcons
6.13 McCown, Josh 9.16 Kinney, Erron 15.07 Andersen, Morten 14.03 Redskins
7.05 Leftwich, Byron 11.16 Miller, Billy 15.11 Janikowski, Sebastian 15.08 Jaguars
8.13 Garcia, Jeff 12.12 Pollard, Marcus 16.03 Hall, John 15.15 Colts
9.05 Delhomme, Jake 13.06 Stevens, Jerramy 16.16 Elling, Aaron 16.02 Raiders
10.02 Bledsoe, Drew 13.13 Alexander, Stephen 17.03 Brien, Doug 16.11 Giants
10.15 Carr, David 14.02 Kleinsasser, Jim 17.04 Cundiff, Billy 16.13 Bengals
11.06 Maddox, Tommy 14.11 Mili, Itula 17.05 Mare, Olindo 16.15 Steelers
11.07 Harrington, Joey 14.15 Jones, Freddie 17.10 Edinger, Paul 17.01 Packers
11.08 Brunell, Mark 14.16 Chamberlain, Byron 17.12 Reed, Jeff 17.06 Jets
12.11 Palmer, Carson 15.04 Johnson, Teyo 17.13 Graham, Shayne 17.07 Seahawks
13.03 Grossman, Rex 15.12 Becht, Anthony 17.15 Scobee, Josh 17.09 Broncos
13.11 Testaverde, Vinny 15.14 Schobel, Matt 17.16 Dawson, Phil 18.01 49ers
13.14 Gannon, Rich 16.06 Fitzsimmons, Casey 18.02 Brown, Kris 18.04 Lions
14.04 Warner, Kurt 16.07 Jolley, Doug 18.08 Kaeding, Nate 18.05 Texans
14.05 Fiedler, Jay 16.08 Carswell, Dwayne 18.09 Lindell, Rian 18.06 Browns
14.07 Rattay, Tim 16.10 Campbell, Mark 18.10 Rackers, Neil 18.07 Bears
14.08 Boller, Kyle 16.14 Brady, Kyle 18.11 Gramatica, Billy 18.12 Cardinals
16.01 Feeley, A.J. 17.08 Troupe, Ben 18.13 Peterson, Todd 18.14 Chargers
18.16 Manning, Eli            
Running Backs Wide Receivers
1.01 Holmes, Priest 6.11 Suggs, Lee 1.09 Moss, Randy 8.10 Clayton, Michael
1.02 Tomlinson, Ladainian 6.16 Smith, Emmitt 1.11 Harrison, Marvin 8.11 Lloyd, Brandon
1.03 Green, Ahman 7.01 Smith, Antowain 1.14 Holt, Torry 8.12 Fitzgerald, Larry
1.04 Portis, Clinton 7.09 Hearst, Garrison 1.15 Owens, Terrell 8.15 Williams, Reggie
1.05 McAllister, Deuce 7.13 Smith, Onterrio 2.06 Ward, Hines 8.16 Streets, Tai
1.06 Alexander, Shaun 7.15 Thomas, Anthony 2.07 Johnson, Chad 9.01 Givens, David
1.07 Lewis, Jamal 7.16 Fargas, Justin 3.03 Mason, Derrick 9.03 Kennison, Eddie
1.08 James, Edgerrin 9.02 Alstott, Mike 3.05 Boldin, Anquan 9.04 Galloway, Joey
1.10 Faulk, Marshall 9.07 Jones, Greg 3.06 Moss, Santana 9.06 Rice, Jerry
1.12 Taylor, Fred 9.08 Pittman, Michael 3.08 Horn, Joe 9.09 Ferguson, Robert
1.16 Davis, Domanick 9.12 Bettis, Jerome 3.09 Moulds, Eric 9.11 Muhammad, Muhsin
2.02 Henry, Travis 10.03 Betts, Ladell 3.14 Johnson, Andre 9.13 Hilliard, Ike
2.03 Barlow, Kevan 10.11 Smith, Musa 4.01 Jackson, Darrell 10.01 Gage, Justin
2.04 Johnson, Rudi 10.14 Dayne, Ron 4.02 Robinson, Koren 10.05 Taylor, Travis
2.08 Dillon, Corey 11.03 Jordan, Lamont 4.04 Walker, Javon 10.06 Shaw, Bobby
2.09 Bennett, Michael 11.05 Hollings, Tony 4.05 Smith, Steve 10.09 Glenn, Terry
2.10 Davis, Stephen 11.13 Perry, Chris 4.09 Rogers, Charles 10.10 Warrick, Peter
2.11 Jones, Kevin 12.02 Zereoue, Amos 4.10 Chambers, Chris 10.16 Evans, Lee
2.12 Westbrook, Brian 12.06 Hambrick, Troy 4.12 Coles, Laveranues 11.04 Calico, Tyrone
2.13 Barber, Tiki 12.07 Gordon, Lamar 4.13 Price, Peerless 11.09 Johnson, Kevin
2.14 Martin, Curtis 12.10 Faulk, Kevin 4.14 Toomer, Amani 11.14 Bradford, Corey
2.15 Jones, Thomas 12.15 Davenport, Najeh 4.15 Booker, Marty 11.15 Brown, Troy
3.04 Staley, Duce 13.04 Morris, Sammy 5.01 Smith, Jimmy 12.04 Wilson, Cedrick
3.10 Duckett, T.J. 13.07 Taylor, Chester 5.04 Porter, Jerry 12.05 Bennett, Drew
3.11 Brown, Chris 13.16 Anderson, Mike 5.05 Stallworth, Donte' 12.13 Northcutt, Dennis
3.12 Garner, Charlie 14.01 Blaylock, Derrick 5.06 Bruce, Isaac 12.14 Pinkston, Todd
3.13 Buckhalter, Correll 14.09 Morris, Maurice 5.12 Davis, Andre' 13.01 Jenkins, Michael
3.16 Griffin, Quentin 14.13 Forsey, Brock 5.13 Burress, Plaxico 13.02 Engram, Bobby
4.06 Wheatley, Tyrone 15.01 Pinner, Artose 5.16 Williams, Roy 13.09 Stokley, Brandon
4.08 Foster, De'shaun 15.03 Anderson, Richie 6.01 Lelie, Ashley 13.10 Reed, Josh
4.16 Dunn, Warrick 15.05 Johnson, Larry 6.07 Wayne, Reggie 13.15 Randle El, Antwaan
5.09 Jackson, Steven 15.09 Anderson, Damien 6.10 Branch, Deion 14.06 Thompson, Derrius
5.10 Green, William 15.10 Rhodes, Dominic 6.15 Smith, Rod 14.10 Gaffney, Jabar
5.11 Shipp, Marcel 15.13 Jackson, James 7.06 Johnson, Keyshawn 14.12 Woods, Rashaun
5.14 George, Eddie 16.05 Bryson, Shawn 7.10 McCardell, Keenan 14.14 Bryant, Antonio
5.15 Jones, Julius 16.12 Stecker, Aaron 7.14 McCareins, Justin 15.16 Edwards, Troy
6.02 McGahee, Willis 17.11 Toefield, Labrandon 8.02 Driver, Donald 16.04 Conway, Curtis
6.03 Minor, Travis 17.14 Crockett, Zack 8.05 Gardner, Rod 16.09 Mitchell, Freddie
6.05 Williams, Moe 18.15 Cobbs, Cedric 8.07 Morgan, Quincy 17.02 Morton, Johnnie
6.09 Bell, Tatum     8.09 Robinson, Marcus 18.03 Johnson, Bryant

Resulting Teams

16 team drafts are very tough since they exceed the levels of stud players so much faster in the early rounds. The natural advantage of a #1 pick in a 12 team league ends up much different here since the second pick is seven slots later in a 16 team league and proves a significant difference. Early drafters no longer are able to make pure value picks at the #2 and #3 and still expect to get a reasonably solid #4 choice that will likely be a need pick. Those drafting at the end of the first round have two of the best 17 players, but those swings are a long time before wrapping back around. Having reviewed the 8, 10, 12 and 14 team mocks, this shows how increasing size of a league has major impacts on how a team can be built.

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

After the obligatory Priest pick, the wrap back was barren of notable RB's and went for two nice value picks in McNabb and Gonzalez. By the 4.16 he had to get someone else in the backfield and took Warrick Dunn. Picks in the 6th and 7th of Emmitt and Antowain Smith (no relation) were made to cover with two backs with little upside but likely some numbers in case of need.

Ended up with three major players by starting RB-QB-TE but paid a big price in RB2 and entire receiving crew. Gonzo counts as a WR2 really, but still caused him a weakness that he tried to compensate for with two high upside WR in Evans and Jenkins. Those two WR's with upside may save his bacon with WR's.

Starters: McNabb, Holmes, Dunn, J Smith, Streets, Givens, Gonzalez, Longwell and ATL.

Grade: B+

 
# Draft Flex Appeal
1.01 RB Holmes, Priest QB McNabb, Donovan
2.16 QB McNabb, Donovan QB Manning, Eli
3.01 TE Gonzalez, Tony RB Holmes, Priest
4.16 RB Dunn, Warrick RB Dunn, Warrick
5.01 WR Smith, Jimmy RB Smith, Emmitt
6.16 RB Smith, Emmitt RB Smith, Antowain
7.01 RB Smith, Antowain RB Pinner, Artose
8.16 WR Streets, Tai WR Smith, Jimmy
9.01 WR Givens, David WR Streets, Tai
10.16 WR Evans, Lee WR Givens, David
11.01 PK Longwell, Ryan WR Evans, Lee
12.16 DT Falcons WR Jenkins, Michael
13.01 WR Jenkins, Michael TE Gonzalez, Tony
14.16 TE Chamberlain, Byron TE Chamberlain, Byron
15.01 RB Pinner, Artose PK Longwell, Ryan
16.16 PK Elling, Aaron PK Elling, Aaron
17.01 DT Packers DT Falcons
18.16 QB Manning, Eli DT Packers
     

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

Started out with Tomlinson and then reached Thomas Jones in the 2nd which could prove to be a great pick if it all falls into place in CHI. A risky player but selected at a great spot. Found Hasselbeck in the 3rd and then had to take a WR in the 4th with Booker the best available. Heap in the 5th was easily the best value on the board and already having RB, RB, QB and WR allowed him to make that pick.

Ended up with a very solid team in a 16 man league. Some players fell to him but his only real weakness is WR and backup RB's which is pretty common in a big league. The rest of the spots are likely as good as you can hope for. Like all teams, the waiver wire needs to produce another WR but in a larger league that is harder to do. This team would be a definite contender in a 16 team league.

Starters: Hasselbeck, Tomlinson, T Jones, Booker, R Smith, R Williams, Heap, Elam and BAL

Grade: A


 
# Draft soopanuts
1.02 RB Tomlinson, Ladainian QB Hasselbeck, Matt
2.15 RB Jones, Thomas QB Carr, David
3.02 QB Hasselbeck, Matt RB Tomlinson, Ladainian
4.15 WR Booker, Marty RB Jones, Thomas
5.02 TE Heap, Todd RB Alstott, Mike
6.15 WR Smith, Rod RB Davenport, Najeh
7.02 DT Ravens RB Cobbs, Cedric
8.15 WR Williams, Reggie WR Booker, Marty
9.02 RB Alstott, Mike WR Smith, Rod
10.15 QB Carr, David WR Williams, Reggie
11.02 PK Elam, Jason WR Engram, Bobby
12.15 RB Davenport, Najeh WR Morton, Johnnie
13.02 WR Engram, Bobby TE Heap, Todd
14.15 TE Jones, Freddie TE Jones, Freddie
15.02 PK Carney, John PK Elam, Jason
16.15 DT Steelers PK Carney, John
17.02 WR Morton, Johnnie DT Ravens
18.15 RB Cobbs, Cedric DT Steelers
     

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

Picked up Ahman Green and then Curtis Martin before using the 3rd pick for Derrick Mason. Went with Toomer at the 4.14 which was fine since no QB went until his next pick where he scooped up Pennington. That was his best move of the draft - heads up.

This plan worked out pretty well. Pennington should be fine with a chance to be great, he has a very nice duo with Green and Martin at RB and his WR's of Mason, Toomer and Kennison are all #1's for their team - a nice thing in a big league. Took value with Vanderjagt and NE defense to gain some advantage at other positions. Backed up Martin with Jordan and Dayne appears to be a good RB3. Solid draft nicely worked. As always, WR depth is slim.

Starters: Pennington, A Green, Martin, Mason, Toomer, Kennison, Clark, Vanderjagt and NE

Grade: A-

 
# Draft chumps
1.03 RB Green, Ahman QB Pennington, Chad
2.14 RB Martin, Curtis QB Grossman, Rex
3.03 WR Mason, Derrick RB Green, Ahman
4.14 WR Toomer, Amani RB Martin, Curtis
5.03 QB Pennington, Chad RB Dayne, Ron
6.14 DT Patriots RB Jordan, Lamont
7.03 PK Vanderjagt, Mike RB Anderson, Richie
8.14 TE Clark, Desmond WR Mason, Derrick
9.03 WR Kennison, Eddie WR Toomer, Amani
10.14 RB Dayne, Ron WR Kennison, Eddie
11.03 RB Jordan, Lamont WR Pinkston, Todd
12.14 WR Pinkston, Todd WR Bryant, Antonio
13.03 QB Grossman, Rex TE Clark, Desmond
14.14 WR Bryant, Antonio TE Brady, Kyle
15.03 RB Anderson, Richie PK Vanderjagt, Mike
16.14 TE Brady, Kyle PK Brien, Doug
17.03 PK Brien, Doug DT Patriots
18.14 DT Chargers DT Chargers
     

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

This was an interesting strategy to see played out. Went with a standard RB-RB to gain Portis and Barber but then backed them up with Staley with the 3.04 over all but 5 QB's, all TE's except Gonzo and over WR's like S Moss, Horn, etc. Had to go with WR at the 4.13 since 19 had already been taken and missed Coles by one pick, ending up with Peerless Price.

Ended up with an aggressive QB pick of McCown in the 6th over Leftwich but managed to get Garcia in the 8th as a steal. Receivers are not spectacular but pretty solid overall with upside. Crumpler is a nice TE but PK and DEF will struggle to be average. Following this plan ended up with Portis as the only top 5 player on the team (in his position) and while his RB and WR depth might be deeper than many teams, his QB, PK and DEF may contribute little and could be a downfall. A few picks were not my personal favorites where they were taken but there is a general upside to many player.

The team seems a bit lackluster, but it could provide some trade material in the league for upgrades. Did a pretty good job given this plan but it is easy to see how the plan might now work out as well for someone with a lesser eye for upside.

Starters: McCown, Portis, Barber, Price. Porter, Galloway, Crumpler, Cundiff and PHI.

Grade: C+

 
# Draft Severus Snape
1.04 RB Portis, Clinton QB McCown, Josh
2.13 RB Barber, Tiki QB Garcia, Jeff
3.04 RB Staley, Duce RB Portis, Clinton
4.13 WR Price, Peerless RB Barber, Tiki
5.04 WR Porter, Jerry RB Staley, Duce
6.13 QB McCown, Josh RB Morris, Sammy
7.04 TE Crumpler, Alge RB Forsey, Brock
8.13 QB Garcia, Jeff WR Price, Peerless
9.04 WR Galloway, Joey WR Porter, Jerry
10.13 DT Eagles WR Galloway, Joey
11.04 WR Calico, Tyrone WR Calico, Tyrone
12.13 WR Northcutt, Dennis WR Northcutt, Dennis
13.04 RB Morris, Sammy TE Crumpler, Alge
14.13 RB Forsey, Brock TE Johnson, Teyo
15.04 TE Johnson, Teyo PK Cundiff, Billy
16.13 DT Bengals PK Peterson, Todd
17.04 PK Cundiff, Billy DT Eagles
18.13 PK Peterson, Todd DT Bengals
     

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

Went RB-RB with McAllister and Westbrook and then mined WR's with the next three picks and came away with Boldin (when he had 2 knees) Coles and Stallworth. Very nice risk pick of Winslow in the 6th and a fortunate find in Leftwich all the way in the 7th.

In all honesty, normally this plan does not work out this well. He has a very nice set of WR's for starting in the 3rd round, two good RB's, a great upside TE, and should be solid to above average PK and DT. His RB depth is almost non-existent but every other position is actually pretty solid (except back-up DT). Will be the first guy on the RB waiver wire every Tuesday morning. In a 16 team league, this team should compete well and could actually surprise as long as neither starting RB gets hurt.

Starters: Leftwich, McAllister, Westbrook, Boldin, Coles, Stallworth, Winslow, Stover and TEN.

Grade: B+

 
# Draft Rajncajn
1.05 RB McAllister, Deuce QB Leftwich, Byron
2.12 RB Westbrook, Brian QB Delhomme, Jake
3.05 WR Boldin, Anquan RB McAllister, Deuce
4.12 WR Coles, Laveranues RB Westbrook, Brian
5.05 WR Stallworth, Donte' RB Hollings, Tony
6.12 TE Winslow, Kellen RB Johnson, Larry
7.05 QB Leftwich, Byron RB Stecker, Aaron
8.12 WR Fitzgerald, Larry WR Boldin, Anquan
9.05 QB Delhomme, Jake WR Coles, Laveranues
10.12 DT Titans WR Stallworth, Donte'
11.05 RB Hollings, Tony WR Fitzgerald, Larry
12.12 TE Pollard, Marcus WR Woods, Rashaun
13.05 PK Stover, Matt TE Winslow, Kellen
14.12 WR Woods, Rashaun TE Pollard, Marcus
15.05 RB Johnson, Larry PK Stover, Matt
16.12 RB Stecker, Aaron PK Mare, Olindo
17.05 PK Mare, Olindo DT Titans
18.12 DT Cardinals DT Cardinals
     

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

This plan is typically sound at this spot in a big league since it addresses the flow of talent in the average draft. Started with Alexander and then got Kevin Jones for a good (at least potentially) backfield. Grabbed S. Moss before going over and getting Trent Green with the 4.11 pick and wound up with Bruce as WR2 with the 5.6 pick.

An error of sorts resulted in 3 QB's on this team and that 12.11 pick could have been an RB though pickings were mighty slim then. Even Maurice Morris as a backup would have made more sense there or a TE like Marcus Pollard. Threw all the TE, DEF and PK picks at the end and his starters show it since they are all below average. The depth he picked up at RB4 and WR4+ could have produced better starters with a different position taken.

It appears something happened mid-draft which set off a chain reaction. It was solid through the first 5 picks.

Starters: Green, Alexander, K Jones, S Moss, I Bruce, K Johnson, Stevens, Hanson and NYG

Grade: C

 
# Draft BigBadWolf
1.06 RB Alexander, Shaun QB Green, Trent
2.11 RB Jones, Kevin QB Maddox, Tommy
3.06 WR Moss, Santana QB Palmer, Carson
4.11 QB Green, Trent RB Alexander, Shaun
5.06 WR Bruce, Isaac RB Jones, Kevin
6.11 RB Suggs, Lee RB Suggs, Lee
7.06 WR Johnson, Keyshawn RB Smith, Musa
8.11 WR Lloyd, Brandon WR Moss, Santana
9.06 WR Rice, Jerry WR Bruce, Isaac
10.11 RB Smith, Musa WR Johnson, Keyshawn
11.06 QB Maddox, Tommy WR Lloyd, Brandon
12.11 QB Palmer, Carson WR Rice, Jerry
13.06 TE Stevens, Jerramy TE Stevens, Jerramy
14.11 TE Mili, Itula TE Mili, Itula
15.06 PK Hanson, Jason PK Hanson, Jason
16.11 DT Giants PK Gramatica, Billy
17.06 DT Jets DT Giants
18.11 PK Gramatica, Billy DT Jets
     

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

Went with Jamal Lewis and Stephen Davis and later pick of Chester Taylor was wise. Took Bulger with his 3rd pick and then had some nice value the next two turns that produced Chambers and Shockey.

This team ended up not flashy at all, but considering the size of the league it really is pretty solid. K Faulk allows an RB3 that worst case provides some weekly points while G Jones and C Taylor are nice upside, "in case of injury" picks. WR's are pretty solid with some upside as are his TE, PK and DEF. This is not a flashy team at all but considering the draft slot and plan, it came away with a pretty solid team. It has room and means to potentially grow during the season as well.

Starters: Bulger, J Lewis, S Davis, Chambers, Branch, Clayton, Shockey, Andersen and CAR.

Grade: A-

 
# Draft Scourge
1.07 RB Lewis, Jamal QB Bulger, Marc
2.10 RB Davis, Stephen QB Harrington, Joey
3.07 QB Bulger, Marc RB Lewis, Jamal
4.10 WR Chambers, Chris RB Davis, Stephen
5.07 TE Shockey, Jeremy RB Jones, Greg
6.10 WR Branch, Deion RB Faulk, Kevin
7.07 DT Panthers RB Taylor, Chester
8.10 WR Clayton, Michael WR Chambers, Chris
9.07 RB Jones, Greg WR Branch, Deion
10.10 WR Warrick, Peter WR Clayton, Michael
11.07 QB Harrington, Joey WR Warrick, Peter
12.10 RB Faulk, Kevin WR Gaffney, Jabar
13.07 RB Taylor, Chester TE Shockey, Jeremy
14.10 WR Gaffney, Jabar TE Campbell, Mark
15.07 PK Andersen, Morten PK Andersen, Morten
16.10 TE Campbell, Mark PK Rackers, Neil
17.07 DT Seahawks DT Panthers
18.10 PK Rackers, Neil DT Seahawks
     

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

This also looks like a sound plan generally. Edgerrin was joined by Michael Bennett, and then Joe Horn was paired with Charles Rogers in the 3rd and 4th. The Rogers pick over Chambers or Coles is not a personal favorite of mine but undeniably upside. By the 5.08, went with Brad Johnson.

This plan appears to have been made in advance and never varied from. Other than perhaps Rogers, it would be hard to argue with the positional picks were there were made. He got good value, considering the position, where he selected them. Lots of upside picks like Bell, Troupe, Brunell. Should be solid at TE, PK and DT and might even be very good with some luck. Again, it looks more like a plan followed the whole way than a value picked roster but in a big league, the team is pretty solid.

Starters: B Johnson, James, Bennett, Horn, Rogers, Robinson, Gates, Brown and BUF.

Grade: B

 
# Draft loaf
1.08 RB James, Edgerrin QB Johnson, Brad
2.09 RB Bennett, Michael QB Brunell, Mark
3.08 WR Horn, Joe RB James, Edgerrin
4.09 WR Rogers, Charles RB Bennett, Michael
5.08 QB Johnson, Brad RB Bell, Tatum
6.09 RB Bell, Tatum RB Pittman, Michael
7.08 TE Gates, Antonio RB Morris, Maurice
8.09 WR Robinson, Marcus WR Horn, Joe
9.08 RB Pittman, Michael WR Rogers, Charles
10.09 WR Glenn, Terry WR Robinson, Marcus
11.08 QB Brunell, Mark WR Glenn, Terry
12.09 DT Bills WR Mitchell, Freddie
13.08 PK Brown, Josh TE Gates, Antonio
14.09 RB Morris, Maurice TE Troupe, Ben
15.08 DT Jaguars PK Brown, Josh
16.09 WR Mitchell, Freddie PK Lindell, Rian
17.08 TE Troupe, Ben DT Bills
18.09 PK Lindell, Rian DT Jaguars
     

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

Went with value pick of Randy Moss and then needed an RB which became Dillon. At the 3.09, elected to take Moulds as WR2 instead of Chris Brown or TJ Duckett which was likely attractive but started mining the deepest position to the detriment of the RB's that drain the fastest. Had to take a RB in the 4th and only managed part-timer Foster and knowing the weakness already, went for Steven Jackson in the 5th. It is a play that could pay off big or could leave an RB2 hole all season.

The rest of the roster came together probably better than it seemed it would. Pick of Hearst in the 6th likely could have gone to improve other starting positions before grabbing an RB4 but the die was cast and he felt the need I would guess. He still ended up better than most would have from the 7th round on out. This was a good example of a team that went for the top WR - natural enough - but then what that domino caused down the line. With such a strength at WR1 in Moss, sometimes a team is better off admitting RB2 is going to be a problem and continue to build a full team anyway. 4 RB's in the first 7 picks did not prove very lucrative here.

Starters: Plummer, Dillon, Foster, Moss, Moulds, Ferguson, Graham, Akers and KC DEF.

Grade: C

 
# Draft The Chancellor
1.09 WR Moss, Randy QB Plummer, Jake
2.08 RB Dillon, Corey QB Boller, Kyle
3.09 WR Moulds, Eric RB Dillon, Corey
4.08 RB Foster, De'shaun RB Foster, De'shaun
5.09 RB Jackson, Steven RB Jackson, Steven
6.08 QB Plummer, Jake RB Hearst, Garrison
7.09 RB Hearst, Garrison RB Anderson, Damien
8.08 TE Graham, Daniel WR Moss, Randy
9.09 WR Ferguson, Robert WR Moulds, Eric
10.08 PK Akers, David WR Ferguson, Robert
11.09 WR Johnson, Kevin WR Johnson, Kevin
12.08 DT Chiefs WR Stokley, Brandon
13.09 WR Stokley, Brandon TE Graham, Daniel
14.08 QB Boller, Kyle TE Carswell, Dwayne
15.09 RB Anderson, Damien PK Akers, David
16.08 TE Carswell, Dwayne PK Kaeding, Nate
17.09 DT Broncos DT Chiefs
18.08 PK Kaeding, Nate DT Broncos
     

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

Went with Marshall Faulk but was unable to get the bookend in Jackson. Had a nice value pick in Chad Johnson at the 2.07 and still got Duckett at the 3.10. That was an absolute need pick there - waiting would have hurt big. Took Favre in the 4th for a solid start and then added RB3 in William Green. That seems a chancy pick that could pay off little but he did see the TE and WR tiers empty within the few picks before him. It was too early to go to DEY, or PK, so he picking a RB there probably was the best choice, just not likely one he was hoping for.

Got reasonable value the rest of the way and the picks were pretty much all prudent where they were made but as it worked out, this draft slot kept seeing tiers empty right in front of him so value picks were pretty hard to come across. While the Morgan pick as WR4 at the 8.07 seems early, but the TE's, DEF and even PK top values were already gone. It is a case where the team produced looks pretty average but it is hard to see where it could have been improved really. This plan did not work out great, but the team did a decent job considering what he was handed. Looks like a bad draft slot to me as it played out, particularly later in the draft.

Starters: Favre, M Faulk, Duckett, C Johnson, R Wayne, McCardell, LJ Smith, Kasay and TB.

Grade: C+

 
# Draft ffjunkey
1.10 RB Faulk, Marshall QB Favre, Brett
2.07 WR Johnson, Chad QB Rattay, Tim
3.10 RB Duckett, T.J. RB Faulk, Marshall
4.07 QB Favre, Brett RB Duckett, T.J.
5.10 RB Green, William RB Green, William
6.07 WR Wayne, Reggie RB Gordon, Lamar
7.10 WR McCardell, Keenan RB Rhodes, Dominic
8.07 WR Morgan, Quincy WR Johnson, Chad
9.10 TE Smith, L.J. WR Wayne, Reggie
10.07 DT Buccaneers WR McCardell, Keenan
11.10 PK Kasay, John WR Morgan, Quincy
12.07 RB Gordon, Lamar WR Reed, Josh
13.10 WR Reed, Josh TE Smith, L.J.
14.07 QB Rattay, Tim TE Jolley, Doug
15.10 RB Rhodes, Dominic PK Kasay, John
16.07 TE Jolley, Doug PK Edinger, Paul
17.10 PK Edinger, Paul DT Buccaneers
18.07 DT Bears DT Bears
     

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

Went for the seductive power play of Harrison and Ward before, understandably, mining the RB's that produced C Brown, Wheatley and Shipp (right before he hurt himself). Those are likely better than a team could hope for starting RB's at the 3.11 pick and that is not good.

Went to value picks after taking Brady but only reached Dallas Clark and the MIN DEF. WR's may be deep, but starting in the 9th round for WR2 in a big league left him with only Muhammad, Shaw and Derrius Thompson. Two top WR's likely felt great and looked great. From then on, this team reeled trying to first get 2 serviceable RB's and that caused him to miss out on value picks in other positions. The reality is that starting WR-WR is hard enough in a 12 team league. Starting it this deep in the first round in a 16 team league is admitting the draft is going to control you the rest of the way.

Starters: Brady, C Brown, Wheatley, Harrison, Ward, Muhammad, Clark, Nedney and MIN.

Grade: C-

 
# Draft The Hitter
1.11 WR Harrison, Marvin QB Brady, Tom
2.06 WR Ward, Hines QB Testaverde, Vinny
3.11 RB Brown, Chris RB Brown, Chris
4.06 RB Wheatley, Tyrone RB Wheatley, Tyrone
5.11 RB Shipp, Marcel RB Shipp, Marcel
6.06 QB Brady, Tom RB Hambrick, Troy
7.11 TE Clark, Dallas RB Toefield, Labrandon
8.06 DT Vikings WR Harrison, Marvin
9.11 WR Muhammad, Muhsin WR Ward, Hines
10.06 WR Shaw, Bobby WR Muhammad, Muhsin
11.11 PK Nedney, Joe WR Shaw, Bobby
12.06 RB Hambrick, Troy WR Thompson, Derrius
13.11 QB Testaverde, Vinny TE Clark, Dallas
14.06 WR Thompson, Derrius TE Fitzsimmons, Casey
15.11 PK Janikowski, Sebas. PK Nedney, Joe
16.06 TE Fitzsimmons, C.asey PK Janikowski, Sebas.
17.11 RB Toefield, Labrandon DT Vikings
18.06 DT Browns DT Browns
     

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

After the Fred Taylor pick, went for high value in Manning and then straight back to get Garner to fill out the starting RB's. That done, went to the WR's and tool Steve Smith and then Andre' Davis. Really liked the Moe Williams as RB3 at the 6.05 though Bell or Suggs would have been my pick there. Williams is safer. Reached McMichael with the 7.12 and had to love that.

Ended up with a pretty balanced team with some nice potential and decent depth considering the league size. Manning with the 2.05 really makes this team better and he did not pay much of a price to get him. There;s some power to this team and the only thing it seems to miss is higher upside guys in the backup slots. Drafting 12th, this is definitely above average.

Starters: Manning, Taylor, Garner, S Smith, A Davis, Gardner, McMichael, Gramatica and STL.

Grade: B+

 
# Draft Q-Car's Bong
1.12 RB Taylor, Fred QB Manning, Peyton
2.05 QB Manning, Peyton QB Fiedler, Jay
3.12 RB Garner, Charlie RB Taylor, Fred
4.05 WR Smith, Steve RB Garner, Charlie
5.12 WR Davis, Andre' RB Williams, Moe
6.05 RB Williams, Moe RB Bettis, Jerome
7.12 TE McMichael, Randy RB Bryson, Shawn
8.05 WR Gardner, Rod WR Smith, Steve
9.12 RB Bettis, Jerome WR Davis, Andre'
10.05 WR Taylor, Travis WR Gardner, Rod
11.12 DT Rams WR Taylor, Travis
12.05 WR Bennett, Drew WR Bennett, Drew
13.12 PK Gramatica, Martin TE McMichael, Randy
14.05 QB Fiedler, Jay TE Becht, Anthony
15.12 TE Becht, Anthony PK Gramatica, Martin
16.05 RB Bryson, Shawn PK Reed, Jeff
17.12 PK Reed, Jeff DT Rams
18.05 DT Texans DT Texans

Draft Slot #13
5 Round Strategy: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR

This plan looks like a winner at the #13 and proves to be. After top QB in Culpepper, snagged Rudi Johnson (later backed by Chris Perry), then took Buckhalter as a solid #2. That Buckhalter pick was critical since he was the last of the "no real risk" RB's left and should be at least adequate with upside. Went to WR's naturally and grabbed upside again in Javon Walker and Burress and still found Boo Williams in the 6th.

Later took Wilkins in the 8th and DAL in the 10th. Last six picks are probably throw away players at some point but this was a very nice working of both value picks and still getting away with quality with the need picks. The plan worked out well and was adjusted at the right times when nice players fell to him. The depth in most positions is not good but the starters are quite nice and that is the first priority in any draft, and more so in a really big league where depth is going to likely suck anyway.

Nice job with such a deep start.

Starters: Culpepper, R Johnson, Buckhalter, Walker, Burress, Hilliard, B Williams, Wilkins and DAL.

Grade: A

 
# Draft Outshined
1.13 QB Culpepper, Daunte QB Culpepper, Daunte
2.04 RB Johnson, Rudi QB Warner, Kurt
3.13 RB Buckhalter, Correll RB Johnson, Rudi
4.04 WR Walker, Javon RB Buckhalter, Correll
5.13 WR Burress, Plaxico RB Smith, Onterrio
6.04 TE Williams, Boo RB Perry, Chris
7.13 RB Smith, Onterrio RB Jackson, James
8.04 PK Wilkins, Jeff WR Walker, Javon
9.13 WR Hilliard, Ike WR Burress, Plaxico
10.04 DT Cowboys WR Hilliard, Ike
11.13 RB Perry, Chris WR Wilson, Cedrick
12.04 WR Wilson, Cedrick WR Conway, Curtis
13.13 TE Alexander, Stephen TE Williams, Boo
14.04 QB Warner, Kurt TE Alexander, Stephen
15.13 RB Jackson, James PK Wilkins, Jeff
16.04 WR Conway, Curtis PK Graham, Shayne
17.13 PK Graham, Shayne DT Cowboys
18.04 DT Lions DT Lions

Draft Slot #14
5 Round Strategy: WR, RB, WR, QB, RB

Went with Holt to start and then still got Barlow at the 2.03. Very nice start. Problem he got into was that at his 3.14 pick, there were no low risk RB's so opted for best WR on board in Andre Johnson. Duckett had just gone so I agree with the pick as painful as it later proved. With his wrap back pick of the 4.03, grabbed Brooks as a nice value there but by-passed RB2 again which could have been Griffin or Dunn and finally used the 5.14 to take Eddie George. That was a very sound pick and one that was needed. In a 16 team league, hard to count on that still being there.

Just missed McMichael and took Witten. Went for value at PK but already missed Vandy and Wilkins. Ended up with a good QB, RB1, WR1 and WR2 and his RB2 is better than should be expected. That does help the highest scoring positions which is nice since the others are unlikely to make a difference. This shows clearly how deep in the first round has an entirely different set of circumstances than even 4 or 5 picks earlier. Has some players fall to him (George, Minor) that will help but hard to count on. This team drafted it out very well but chances are this plan would not work out nearly as well for most others.

Starters: Brooks, Barlow, George, Holt, A Johnson, McCareins, Witten, Feely and NO.

Grade: B-

 
# Draft beefy
1.14 WR Holt, Torry QB Brooks, Aaron
2.03 RB Barlow, Kevan QB Gannon, Rich
3.14 WR Johnson, Andre RB Barlow, Kevan
4.03 QB Brooks, Aaron RB George, Eddie
5.14 RB George, Eddie RB Minor, Travis
6.03 RB Minor, Travis RB Betts, Ladell
7.14 WR McCareins, Justin RB Crockett, Zack
8.03 TE Witten, Jason WR Holt, Torry
9.14 PK Feely, Jay WR Johnson, Andre
10.03 RB Betts, Ladell WR McCareins, Justin
11.14 WR Bradford, Corey WR Bradford, Corey
12.03 DT Saints WR Johnson, Bryant
13.14 QB Gannon, Rich TE Witten, Jason
14.03 DT Redskins TE Schobel, Matt
15.14 TE Schobel, Matt PK Feely, Jay
16.03 PK Hall, John PK Hall, John
17.14 RB Crockett, Zack DT Saints
18.03 WR Johnson, Bryant DT Redskins

Draft Slot #15
5 Round Strategy: WR, RB, QB, WR, RB

This plan is fascinating since it is almost opposite what most do. It went pure value for the first four picks and then fell into perceived need picks. Started with Owens and then grabbed Henry. At the 3.15 grabbed McNair (could have been Brooks as an equivalent) and then at the 4.02 went after upside in Koren Robinson. After that run, went with three straight RB picks in Julius Jones, McGahee (had Henry) and Thomas.

This was an aggressive plan that recognized the limitations of drafting 15th and went for best values and then some swings at the fence. Cannot blame the thought process here in a tough draft slot. Ended up with below average TE, PK and DEF. RB's are actually weak if Jones does not unseat George and Amos looks like a stretch to play at all. The pick forced the McGahee pick which in turn set him a round back or more in getting other starters. Compounded later by ignoring DT and PK. Has some nice upside in best positions, but lots of risk. This team could surprise and be one of the better ones but the risk is that one or two things happen wrong (or not happen) and this team struggles all season. Tough draft spot but credit for going for value picks and taking risks - pretty much a necessity when you wait for 14 teams to pick before you in the first round.

Starters: McNair, Henry, Jones, Owens, Robinson, Driver, Franks, Scobee and IND.

Grade: C

 
# Draft Dried E
1.15 WR Owens, Terrell QB McNair, Steve
2.02 RB Henry, Travis QB Bledsoe, Drew
3.15 QB McNair, Steve RB Henry, Travis
4.02 WR Robinson, Koren RB Jones, Julius
5.15 RB Jones, Julius RB McGahee, Willis
6.02 RB McGahee, Willis RB Thomas, Anthony
7.15 RB Thomas, Anthony RB Zereoue, Amos
8.02 WR Driver, Donald WR Owens, Terrell
9.15 TE Franks, Bubba WR Robinson, Koren
10.02 QB Bledsoe, Drew WR Driver, Donald
11.15 WR Brown, Troy WR Brown, Troy
12.02 RB Zereoue, Amos WR Randle El, Antwaan
13.15 WR Randle El, Antwaan TE Franks, Bubba
14.02 TE Kleinsasser, Jim TE Kleinsasser, Jim
15.15 DT Colts PK Scobee, Josh
16.02 DT Raiders PK Brown, Kris
17.15 PK Scobee, Josh DT Colts
18.02 PK Brown, Kris DT Raiders

Draft Slot #16
5 Round Strategy: RB, QB, RB, WR, WR

When this team was jostled awake 16 picks into the draft, he used his first swing on the best RB - Domanick Davis - and then went for value in Vick. Personally I would have taken Manning, but taking the #2 QB there gains an advantage and advantages are going to be hard to find this deep.

By the 3.16 pick reached Griffin which actually probably made the team very happy given what else he was looking at after Quentin. Opted to fill out starting WR's and grabbed D Jackson, Roy Williams and Ashley Lelie. Nice eye for upside when his draft slot means good things must happen for him to rise above the pack. His DEF and TE picks came early enough to get MIA and Kinney, so he should not have a liability though likely not an advantage.

This plan allowed for a nice blend of value and need picks and Knowing his disadvantage already, did some much needed swinging for the fence with high upside picks, especially in WR. The depth is a below average even for a 16 team league but a nice plan on the starters will make the team competitive even from the 16th slot. Has upside and some solid players and is about as good as you can hope for this late in the first round.

Starters: Vick, D Davis, Griffin, D Jackson, R Williams, Lelie, Kinney, Vinatieri and MIA.

Grade: B

 
# Draft BIG MAMA
1.16 RB Davis, Domanick QB Vick, Michael
2.01 QB Vick, Michael QB Feeley, A.J.
3.16 RB Griffin, Quentin RB Davis, Domanick
4.01 WR Jackson, Darrell RB Griffin, Quentin
5.16 WR Williams, Roy RB Fargas, Justin
6.01 WR Lelie, Ashley RB Anderson, Mike
7.16 RB Fargas, Justin RB Blaylock, Derrick
8.01 DT Dolphins WR Jackson, Darrell
9.16 TE Kinney, Erron WR Williams, Roy
10.01 WR Gage, Justin WR Lelie, Ashley
11.16 TE Miller, Billy WR Gage, Justin
12.01 PK Vinatieri, Adam WR Edwards, Troy
13.16 RB Anderson, Mike TE Kinney, Erron
14.01 RB Blaylock, Derrick TE Miller, Billy
15.16 WR Edwards, Troy PK Vinatieri, Adam
16.01 QB Feeley, A.J. PK Dawson, Phil
17.16 PK Dawson, Phil DT Dolphins
18.01 DT 49ers DT 49ers