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Official Mock #9 - Performance League With Flex - 12 Teams
David M. Dorey
August 17, 2004

This draft was conducted by an actual league (FBRO) and considered a performance scoring scenario of 1/20 rush or receive yards, 150 pass yards, six point touchdowns with negative two point interceptions. Two point conversions are two points per participant. Kickers get bonuses for distance. Defenses receive 1 point per sack, 2 points per turnovers, six point touchdowns and can get from 10 to -4 points depending on points allowed.

This league is a little heavier on TD's with lower yardage awards and the flex position plays into strategy as well.

The 18 rounds were for a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 Flex (RB or WR), TE, PK and DEF.

Draft By Round

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
1 RB Ladainian Tomlinson 1 WR Tory Holt 1 WR HInes Ward 1 RB Kevin Jones
2 RB Priest Holmes 2 QB Peyton Manning 2 WR Chad Johnson 2 RB Thomas Jones
3 RB Ahman Green 3 RB Marshall Faulk 3 QB Mike Vick 3 RB Brian Westbrook
4 RB Clinton Portis 4 QB Daunte Culpepper 4 WR Derrick Mason 4 WR Joe Horn
5 WR Jimmy Smith 5 QB Matt Hasselbeck 5 RB Eddie George 5 TE Tony Gonzalez
6 RB Deuce McAllister 6 RB Kevan Barlow 6 WR Santana Moss 6 WR Anquan Boldin
7 RB Shaun Alexander 7 RB Corey Dillon 7 RB Tiki Barber 7 WR Darrell Jackson
8 RB Jamal Lewis 8 RB Stephen Davis 8 RB Duce Staley 8 TE Jeremy Shockey
9 RB Edgerrin James 9 RB Domanick Davis 9 RB Michael Bennett 9 RB T.J. Duckett
10 WR Randy Moss 10 RB Travis Henry 10 QB Donovan McNabb 10 WR Eric Moulds
11 WR Marvin Harrison 11 RB Rudi Johnson 11 RB Curtis Martin 11 WR Steve Smith
12 RB Fred Taylor 12 WR Terrell Owens 12 RB Julius Jones 12 RB Charlie Garner
Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
1 WR Andre Johnson 1 QB Joey Harrington 1 RB Ty Wheatley 1 RB Steven Jackson
2 WR Javon Walker 2 WR Peerless Price 2 WR Jerry Porter 2 DT Carolina
3 TE T. Heap 3 WR Amani Toomer 3 WR Justin McCareins 3 RB Willis McGahee
4 QB Aaron Brooks 4 WR Marty Booker 4 TE Algae Crumpler 4 RB Travis Minor
5 WR Laverneus Coles 5 RB Lee Suggs 5 QB Trent Green 5 PK Mike Vanderjagt
6 QB Marc Bulger 6 QB Steve McNair 6 WR David Boston 6 RB Warrick Dunn
7 WR Chris Chambers 7 RB Quentin Griffin 7 WR Rod Smith 7 RB Correll Buckhalter
8 WR Koren Robinson 8 RB Chris Brown 8 WR Donte Stallworth 8 WR Roy Williams
9 WR Charles Rogers 9 WR Plaxico Burress 9 RB Emmitt Smith 9 WR Reggie Wayne
10 RB Garrison Hearst 10 WR Isaac Bruce 10 DT New England 10 DT Tampa Bay
11 TE Kellen Winslow 11 QB Brett Favre 11 WR Keyshawn Johnson 11 RB William Green
12 QB Byron Leftwich 12 RB DeShaun Foster 12 DT Baltimore 12 QB Chad Pennington
Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12
1 WR Ashley Lelie 1 TE Dallas Clark 1 QB Tom Brady 1 WR Donald Driver
2 TE Boo Williams 2 WR Larry Fitzgerald 2 RB Moe Williams 2 RB LaMont Jordan
3 PK Jeff Wilkins 3 WR Drew Bennett 3 WR Keenan McCardell 3 RB Justin Fargas
4 DT Miami 4 WR Brandon Lloyd 4 RB Onterrio Smith 4 DT Tennessee
5 WR Travis Taylor 5 WR Eddie Kennison 5 DT Kansas City 5 DT Seattle
6 TE Randy McMichael 6 QB Jeff Garcia 6 DT Philadelphia 6 TE Erron Kinney
7 WR Andre Davis 7 WR Rod Gardner 7 DT Dallas 7 QB David Carr
8 DT St. Louis 8 QB Brad Johnson 8 PK Jason Elam 8 RB Najeh Davenport
9 TE Antonio Gates 9 WR Marcus Robinson 9 QB Jake Plummer 9 WR Mushin Muhammad
10 WR Deion Branch 10 RB Chris Perry 10 TE Bubba Franks 10 WR Kevin Johnson
11 WR Peter Warrick 11 WR David Givens 11 PK David Akers 11 RB Mike Alstott
12 RB Tatum Bell 12 WR Reggie Williams 12 WR Quincy Morgan 12 RB Anthony Thomas
Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
1 WR Joey Galloway 1 PK Josh Brown 1 QB Kurt Warner 1 DT Jacksonville
2 DT Minnesota 2 TE Jason Witten 2 QB Rex Grossman 2 WR Dante Hall
3 QB Josh McCown 3 QB Mark Brunell 3 PK Paul Edinger 3 DT Pittsburgh
4 PK Ryan Longwell 4 RB Tony Hollings 4 WR Ike Hilliard 4 WR Kevin Dyson
5 RB Greg Jones 5 TE LJ Smith 5 WR Corey Bradford 5 WR Jerry Rice
6 WR Robert Ferguson 6 WR Michael Clayton 6 WR Tyrone Calico 6 TE Desmond Clark
7 PK Jay Feely 7 PK Matt Stover 7 RB Marcel Shipp 7 RB Mike Anderson
8 QB Jake Delhomme 8 RB Antwaan Smith 8 RB Kevin Faulk 8 TE Billy Miller
9 PK John Kasay 9 RB Ron Dayne 9 WR Dennis Northcutt 9 QB Tommy Maddox
10 PK Adam Vinatieri 10 RB Musa Smith 10 TE Daniel Graham 10 WR Terry Glenn
11 QB Drew Bledsoe 11 WR Justin Gage 11 DT Atlanta 11 TE Byron Chamberlain
12 WR Troy Brown 12 TE Freddie Jones 12 WR Josh Reed 12 DT Denver
Round 17 Round 18            
1 PK John Carney 1 TE Marcus Pollard            
2 PK Martin Gramatica 2 PK Sebastian J.            
3 DT Buffalo 3 PK Jason Hanson            
4 TE Itula Mili 4 WR Lee Evans            
5 RB Maurice Morris 5 RB Larry Johnson            
6 TE Anthony Becht 6 PK Aaron Elling            
7 DT Green Bay 7 PK Joe Nedney            
8 WR Eric Parker 8 PK Morten Andersen            
9 TE Jimmy Kleinsasser 9 PK John Hall            
10 WR Michael Jenkins 10 TE Jerramy Stevens            
11 RB Jerome Bettis 11 DT New Orleans            
12 PK Olindo Mare 12 DT Indianapolis            

Draft by Position

Quarterbacks Tight Ends Kickers Team Defense
2.02 Peyton Manning 4.05 Tony Gonzalez 8.05 Mike Vanderjagt 7.10 New England
2.04 Daunte Culpepper 4.08 Jeremy Shockey 9.03 Jeff Wilkins 7.12 Baltimore
2.05 Matt Hasselbeck 5.03 T. Heap 11.08 Jason Elam 8.02 Carolina
3.03 Mike Vick 5.11 Kellen Winslow 11.11 David Akers 8.10 Tampa Bay
3.10 Donovan McNabb 7.04 Algae Crumpler 13.04 Ryan Longwell 9.04 Miami
5.04 Aaron Brooks 9.02 Boo Williams 13.07 Jay Feely 9.08 St. Louis
5.06 Marc Bulger 9.06 Randy McMichael 13.09 John Kasay 11.05 Kansas City
5.12 Byron Leftwich 9.09 Antonio Gates 13.10 Adam Vinatieri 11.06 Philadelphia
6.01 Joey Harrington 10.01 Dallas Clark 14.01 Josh Brown 11.07 Dallas
6.06 Steve McNair 11.10 Bubba Franks 14.07 Matt Stover 12.04 Tennessee
6.11 Brett Favre 12.06 Erron Kinney 15.03 Paul Edinger 12.05 Seattle
7.05 Trent Green 14.02 Jason Witten 17.01 John Carney 13.02 Minnesota
8.12 Chad Pennington 14.05 LJ Smith 17.02 Martin Gramatica 15.11 Atlanta
10.06 Jeff Garcia 14.12 Freddie Jones 17.12 Olindo Mare 16.01 Jacksonville
10.08 Brad Johnson 15.10 Daniel Graham 18.02 Sebastian Janikowski 16.03 Pittsburgh
11.01 Tom Brady 16.06 Desmond Clark 18.03 Jason Hanson 16.12 Denver
11.09 Jake Plummer 16.08 Billy Miller 18.06 Aaron Elling 17.03 Buffalo
12.07 David Carr 16.11 Byron Chamberlain 18.07 Joe Nedney 17.07 Green Bay
13.03 Josh McCown 17.04 Itula Mili 18.08 Morten Andersen 18.11 New Orleans
13.08 Jake Delhomme 17.06 Anthony Becht 18.09 John Hall 18.12 Indianapolis
13.11 Drew Bledsoe 17.09 Jimmy Kleinsasser        
14.03 Mark Brunell 18.01 Marcus Pollard        
15.01 Kurt Warner 18.10 Jerramy Stevens        
15.02 Rex Grossman            
16.09 Tommy Maddox            
Running Backs Wide Receivers
1.01 Ladainian Tomlinson 6.08 Chris Brown 1.05 Jimmy Smith 9.05 Travis Taylor
1.02 Priest Holmes 6.12 DeShaun Foster 1.10 Randy Moss 9.07 Andre Davis
1.03 Ahman Green 7.01 Ty Wheatley 1.11 Marvin Harrison 9.10 Deion Branch
1.04 Clinton Portis 7.09 Emmitt Smith 2.01 Tory Holt 9.11 Peter Warrick
1.06 Deuce McAllister 8.01 Steven Jackson 2.12 Terrell Owens 10.02 Larry Fitzgerald
1.07 Shaun Alexander 8.03 Willis McGahee 3.01 HInes Ward 10.03 Drew Bennett
1.08 Jamal Lewis 8.04 Travis Minor 3.02 Chad Johnson 10.04 Brandon Lloyd
1.09 Edgerrin James 8.06 Warrick Dunn 3.04 Derrick Mason 10.05 Eddie Kennison
1.12 Fred Taylor 8.07 Correll Buckhalter 3.06 Santana Moss 10.07 Rod Gardner
2.03 Marshall Faulk 8.11 William Green 4.04 Joe Horn 10.09 Marcus Robinson
2.06 Kevan Barlow 9.12 Tatum Bell 4.06 Anquan Boldin 10.11 David Givens
2.07 Corey Dillon 10.10 Chris Perry 4.07 Darrell Jackson 10.12 Reggie Williams
2.08 Stephen Davis 11.02 Moe Williams 4.10 Eric Moulds 11.03 Keenan McCardell
2.09 Domanick Davis 11.04 Onterrio Smith 4.11 Steve Smith 11.12 Quincy Morgan
2.10 Travis Henry 12.02 LaMont Jordan 5.01 Andre Johnson 12.01 Donald Driver
2.11 Rudi Johnson 12.03 Justin Fargas 5.02 Javon Walker 12.09 Mushin Muhammad
3.05 Eddie George 12.08 Najeh Davenport 5.05 Lavernues Coles 12.10 Kevin Johnson
3.07 Tiki Barber 12.11 Mike Alstott 5.07 Chris Chambers 13.01 Joey Galloway
3.08 Duce Staley 12.12 Anthony Thomas 5.08 Koren Robinson 13.06 Robert Ferguson
3.09 Michael Bennett 13.05 Greg Jones 5.09 Charles Rogers 13.12 Troy Brown
3.11 Curtis Martin 14.04 Tony Hollings 6.02 Peerless Price 14.06 Michael Clayton
3.12 Julius Jones 14.08 Antwaan Smith 6.03 Amani Toomer 14.11 Justin Gage
4.01 Kevin Jones 14.09 Ron Dayne 6.04 Marty Booker 15.04 Ike Hilliard
4.02 Thomas Jones 14.10 Musa Smith 6.09 Plaxico Burress 15.05 Corey Bradford
4.03 Brian Westbrook 15.07 Marcel Shipp 6.10 Isaac Bruce 15.06 Tyrone Calico
4.09 T.J. Duckett 15.08 Kevin Faulk 7.02 Jerry Porter 15.09 Dennis Northcutt
4.12 Charlie Garner 16.07 Mike Anderson 7.03 Justin McCareins 15.12 Josh Reed
5.10 Garrison Hearst 17.05 Maurice Morris 7.06 David Boston 16.02 Dante Hall
6.05 Lee Suggs 17.11 Jerome Bettis 7.07 Rod Smith 16.04 Kevin Dyson
6.07 Quentin Griffin 18.05 Larry Johnson 7.08 Donte Stallworth 16.05 Jerry Rice
        7.11 Keyshawn Johnson 16.10 Terry Glenn
        8.08 Roy Williams 17.08 Eric Parker
        8.09 Reggie Wayne 17.10 Michael Jenkins
        9.01 Ashley Lelie 18.04 Lee Evans

The two differing criteria on this mock was the slightly TD-heavier scoring and that flex position. It offers teams a chance to use either a WR or a RB and the ability to use three RB's in a starting lineup can be very advantageous in both high scoring and consistency. But waiting on starting WR's can be a big price as well. Let's see who got away with what.

Resulting Teams

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

After starting with LaDainian, went with the double scoop on top WR's in Terrell Owens and Hines Ward. Pretty powerful trio but that delayed RB's until the 4.12 where he picked up Garner. Used the 5.01 to gain Andre Johnson and waited until the 8.12 in a much delayed QB but one that likely didn't really hurt him much.

Ended up with two very good QB's, but similar and will up with a choice to make every week. Later pick of Wheatley in the 7th now looks like a very good move and ignored TE, PK and DEF until there was no choice. Great set of receivers, a great RB and two that may prove decent and then no other top players in QB, TE, PK or DEF. With LT and all those receivers will score well but the other four positions likely to not contribute much.

Starters: Pennington, Tomlinson, Garner, Owens, Ward, Johnson, Wheatley (flex), F Jones, Carney and DEN.

Grade: B

 
# Draft RedKnightsGoingDown
1.01 RB Ladain. Tomlinson QB Chad Pennington
2.12 WR Terrell Owens QB Tom Brady
3.01 WR HInes Ward QB Kurt Warner
4.12 RB Charlie Garner RB Ladainian Tomlinson
5.01 WR Andre Johnson RB Charlie Garner
6.12 RB DeShaun Foster RB DeShaun Foster
7.01 RB Ty Wheatley RB Ty Wheatley
8.12 QB Chad Pennington RB Anthony Thomas
9.01 WR Ashley Lelie WR Terrell Owens
10.12 WR Reggie Williams WR HInes Ward
11.01 QB Tom Brady WR Andre Johnson
12.12 RB Anthony Thomas WR Ashley Lelie
13.01 WR Joey Galloway WR Reggie Williams
14.12 TE Freddie Jones WR Joey Galloway
15.01 QB Kurt Warner TE Freddie Jones
16.12 DT Denver PK John Carney
17.01 PK John Carney DT Denver
18.12 DT Indianapolis DT Indianapolis
     

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

After getting Holmes, picked up RB2 with Rudi Johnson and then mined the WR's for Chad Johnson, Javon Walker and Steve Smith. Still managed to find Favre in the 6th.

Took Boo Williams as a nice pickup in the 9th round and was likely lucky to still get Gramatica in the 17th round. Ended up with no suitable #3 RB for the flex but has nice upside players in Porter, Givens and Gage. Pretty standard approach to the draft slot that produced a fairly solid team, improved with a nice TE picked up relatively late. Definite upside to pretty much every pick here.

Starters: Favre, Holmes, R Johnson, C Johnson, S Smith, Walker, Porter (flex), B Williams, Gramatica and MIN.

Grade: B+

 
# Draft Mod Squad
1.02 RB Priest Holmes QB Brett Favre
2.11 RB Rudi Johnson QB Rex Grossman
3.02 WR Chad Johnson RB Priest Holmes
4.11 WR Steve Smith RB Rudi Johnson
5.02 WR Javon Walker RB William Green
6.11 QB Brett Favre RB Moe Williams
7.02 WR Jerry Porter RB Mike Alstott
8.11 RB William Green WR Chad Johnson
9.02 TE Boo Williams WR Steve Smith
10.11 WR David Givens WR Javon Walker
11.02 RB Moe Williams WR Jerry Porter
12.11 RB Mike Alstott WR David Givens
13.02 DT Minnesota WR Justin Gage
14.11 WR Justin Gage TE Boo Williams
15.02 QB Rex Grossman TE Byron Chamberlain
16.11 TE Byron Chamberlain PK Martin Gramatica
17.02 PK Martin Gramatica DT Minnesota
18.11 DT New Orleans DT New Orleans
     

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

This is a pretty risky team. Took Ahman Green and then Henry without McGahee . Snapped up Vick with the 3.03 and then Moulds as WR1. Heap offers a top TE in the 5th and waiting on WR's yielded only Bruce and McCareins as starters.

Ended up with potentially no backup RB's with Perry and Musa Smith and even has McCardell who is a current no-show. Grabbed great value in TE, PK and DT. Will need to pay attention to WR's the most to gain a better starting set and has a pretty unusual approach. He has top players at all the lower scoring positions, but below average on the sets of RB and WR. This is a risky roster that could prove great if certain things happen like Vick stays healthy and Perry or Musa get a chance at playing time. This team is almost the inverse of what the #3 spot normally produces If Vick or Green were to get hurt, this team will have major struggles.

Starters: Vick, Green, Henry, Moulds, Bruce, McCareins, McCardell (flex), Heap, Wilkins and TB

Grade: C+

 
# Draft Hillary's
1.03 RB Ahman Green QB Mike Vick
2.10 RB Travis Henry QB Josh McCown
3.03 QB Mike Vick RB Ahman Green
4.10 WR Eric Moulds RB Travis Henry
5.03 TE T. Heap RB Chris Perry
6.10 WR Isaac Bruce RB Musa Smith
7.03 WR Justin McCareins WR Eric Moulds
8.10 DT Tampa Bay WR Isaac Bruce
9.03 PK Jeff Wilkins WR Justin McCareins
10.10 RB Chris Perry WR Keenan McCardell
11.03 WR Keenan McCardell WR Kevin Johnson
12.10 WR Kevin Johnson WR Terry Glenn
13.03 QB Josh McCown TE T. Heap
14.10 RB Musa Smith TE Jerramy Stevens
15.03 PK Paul Edinger PK Jeff Wilkins
16.10 WR Terry Glenn PK Paul Edinger
17.03 DT Buffalo DT Tampa Bay
18.10 TE Jerramy Stevens DT Buffalo
     

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

This is typically a pretty good strategy in leagues with a flex position. After getting Portis, took Domanick Davis for the fastest backfield around. Managed to gain Mason as WR1 in the 3rd and then still reached Duckett in the 4th who is even more appealing in a scoring that is less yardage heavy. Brooks in the 5th completed a very nice set of starters.

Ended up with a top TE in Crumpler (7th) and a good DEF in MIA. Late pick of Dayne now looks like a big value in the 14th as well, particularly in this scoring. This was a standard plan that worked pretty well and was aided by some fortunate picks. The only downside to the roster is the older receivers like Muhammad, Hilliard and Mili who are more likely to do less than more this year.

Starters: Brooks, Portis, D Davis, Mason, Burress, Wayne, Duckett (flex), Crumpler, Longwell and MIA.

Grade : A-

 
# Draft skins
1.04 RB Clinton Portis QB Aaron Brooks
2.09 RB Domanick Davis QB Tommy Maddox
3.04 WR Derrick Mason RB Clinton Portis
4.09 RB T.J. Duckett RB Domanick Davis
5.04 QB Aaron Brooks RB T.J. Duckett
6.09 WR Plaxico Burress RB Onterrio Smith
7.04 TE Alge Crumpler RB Ron Dayne
8.09 WR Reggie Wayne WR Derrick Mason
9.04 DT Miami WR Plaxico Burress
10.09 WR Marcus Robinson WR Reggie Wayne
11.04 RB Onterrio Smith WR Marcus Robinson
12.09 WR Mushin Muhammad WR Mushin Muhammad
13.04 PK Ryan Longwell WR Ike Hilliard
14.09 RB Ron Dayne TE Algae Crumpler
15.04 WR Ike Hilliard TE Itula Mili
16.09 QB Tommy Maddox PK Ryan Longwell
17.04 TE Itula Mili PK John Hall
18.09 PK John Hall DT Miami
     

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

Following the mantra of "one in every league", this team started out with Jimmy Smith at the 1.05. This is not a typo. Once he finally passed the drug test, he set to work and actually made up nice ground on the first "oops".

Went with Stephen Davis and then Eddie George and snagged Shockey at the 4.08. Still reached Coles and then Chris Brown before finally landing a gem with Trent Green in the 7th.

Final produce actually is a nice team. Has three starting RB's, a good QB, top TE and some decent if not upside receivers. Getting those three starting RB's was aided by taking Chris Brown before he looked so good in a preseason game and he will likely never be around that late again this year. Nice comeback after a first round gaffe.

Starters: Green, S Davis, E George, J Smith, Coles, R Williams, C Brown (flex), Shockey, Andersen and KC.

Grade: B-

 
# Draft H8tank
1.05 WR Jimmy Smith QB Trent Green
2.08 RB Stephen Davis QB Brad Johnson
3.05 RB Eddie George RB Stephen Davis
4.08 TE Jeremy Shockey RB Eddie George
5.05 WR Laveranues Coles RB Chris Brown
6.08 RB Chris Brown RB Najeh Davenport
7.05 QB Trent Green RB Greg Jones
8.08 WR Roy Williams RB Antwaan Smith
9.05 WR Travis Taylor RB Maurice Morris
10.08 QB Brad Johnson WR Jimmy Smith
11.05 DT Kansas City WR Laveranues Coles
12.08 RB Najeh Davenport WR Roy Williams
13.05 RB Greg Jones WR Travis Taylor
14.08 RB Antwaan Smith WR Corey Bradford
15.05 WR Corey Bradford TE Jeremy Shockey
16.08 TE Billy Miller TE Billy Miller
17.05 RB Maurice Morris PK Morten Andersen
18.08 PK Morten Andersen DT Kansas City
     

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

Went with the double up of McAllister and Dillon before doubling on receivers with Santana Moss and Jackson. Wisely took great value in Bulger in the 5th and then like team #5, benefited from Griffin not having played in yet in a preseason game and still being there at the 6.07. Then again, took Boston before he was out for the season which hurts, but WR depth should compensate.

Ended up with very solid effort. Has four starting running backs and a nice set of receivers even without Boston. McMichael likely gets a bump up in production with Boston gone so team did get some benefit. Stover always one of the better kickers. Has depth in all positions.

Starters: Bulger, McAllister, Dillon, S Moss, D Jackson, Gardner/Ferguson, Griffin/Buckhalter (flex), McMichael, Stover and PHI.

Grade: A

 
# Draft Blind Squirrels
1.06 RB Deuce McAllister QB Marc Bulger
2.07 RB Corey Dillon QB David Carr
3.06 WR Santana Moss RB Deuce McAllister
4.07 WR Darrell Jackson RB Corey Dillon
5.06 QB Marc Bulger RB Quentin Griffin
6.07 RB Quentin Griffin RB Correll Buckhalter
7.06 WR David Boston RB Mike Anderson
8.07 RB Correll Buckhalter WR Santana Moss
9.06 TE Randy McMichael WR Darrell Jackson
10.07 WR Rod Gardner WR David Boston
11.06 DT Philadelphia WR Rod Gardner
12.07 QB David Carr WR Robert Ferguson
13.06 WR Robert Ferguson WR Tyrone Calico
14.07 PK Matt Stover TE Randy McMichael
15.06 WR Tyrone Calico TE Anthony Becht
16.07 RB Mike Anderson PK Matt Stover
17.06 TE Anthony Becht PK Joe Nedney
18.07 PK Joe Nedney DT Philadelphia
     

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

Went for the trifecta with Alexander, Barlow and then Barber. Went with the value at WR and took Boldin (oops) and then Chambers before finally snagging McNair with the 6.06.

This was a pretty standard approach and one that works pretty well in the middle rounds since team could keep an eye out for value and make nice picks without the worries of a big run starting. Ended up with a pretty stocked team throughout even with Shipp and Boldin on the team (does not bode well for luck this season). Pretty much every pick is solid here - when it was made - and all depth players are nice upside picks. Solid plan for the 7th slot with a bit of bad luck immediately later on two players.

Starters: McNair, Alexander, Barlow, Boldin, Chambers, R Smith, Barber/Dunn (flex), Kinney, Feeley and DAL defense.

Grade: A

 
# Draft Meat Face
1.07 RB Shaun Alexander QB Steve McNair
2.06 RB Kevan Barlow QB Jeff Garcia
3.07 RB Tiki Barber RB Shaun Alexander
4.06 WR Anquan Boldin RB Kevan Barlow
5.07 WR Chris Chambers RB Tiki Barber
6.06 QB Steve McNair RB Warrick Dunn
7.07 WR Rod Smith RB Marcel Shipp
8.06 RB Warrick Dunn WR Anquan Boldin
9.07 WR Andre Davis WR Chris Chambers
10.06 QB Jeff Garcia WR Rod Smith
11.07 DT Dallas WR Andre Davis
12.06 TE Erron Kinney WR Michael Clayton
13.07 PK Jay Feely TE Erron Kinney
14.06 WR Michael Clayton TE Desmond Clark
15.07 RB Marcel Shipp PK Jay Feely
16.06 TE Desmond Clark PK Aaron Elling
17.07 DT Green Bay DT Dallas
18.06 PK Aaron Elling DT Green Bay
     

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

Went with Jamal Lewis and then Hasselbeck at the 2.05 which seems aggressive but if team really wanted him, it was the only spot to reach him. Followed up with Staley and then top TE in Gonzalez before finally taking K Robinson in the 5th.

This team is loaded at the starting positions and the only weakness is that the backup positions have little upside in RB or WR. If these players perform to 2003 levels, it will be a tough team to beat but the lack of strong depth could be a problem if injuries start to effect this team. Even with the early pick on Hasselbeck, hard to argue with these starters other than WR being a bit weaker than desired.

Starters: Hasselbeck, J Lewis, Staley, K Robinson, Stallworth, Kennison, Suggs (flex), Gonzalez, Vanderjagt and STL.

Grade: B+

 
# Draft Pink Hampsters
1.08 RB Jamal Lewis QB Matt Hasselbeck
2.05 QB Matt Hasselbeck QB Jake Delhomme
3.08 RB Duce Staley RB Jamal Lewis
4.05 TE Tony Gonzalez RB Duce Staley
5.08 WR Koren Robinson RB Lee Suggs
6.05 RB Lee Suggs RB Kevin Faulk
7.08 WR Donte Stallworth RB Larry Johnson
8.05 PK Mike Vanderjagt WR Koren Robinson
9.08 DT St. Louis WR Donte Stallworth
10.05 WR Eddie Kennison WR Eddie Kennison
11.08 PK Jason Elam WR Jerry Rice
12.05 DT Seattle WR Eric Parker
13.08 QB Jake Delhomme TE Tony Gonzalez
14.05 TE LJ Smith TE LJ Smith
15.08 RB Kevin Faulk PK Mike Vanderjagt
16.05 WR Jerry Rice PK Jason Elam
17.08 WR Eric Parker DT St. Louis
18.05 RB Larry Johnson DT Seattle
     

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

Went with Edgerrin James and then picked top QB in Culpepper at the 2.04. Grabbed Bennett with the 3rd pick before three straight raids on WR that netted Rogers, Booker and Horn.

Ended up with the best QB, four starting RB's (as of now anyway), three good receivers and a nice upside TE in Gates. This plan produced a fairly solid team but other than Culpepper no player is very flashy. Emmitt and Minor may not make the entire season which will put a hole in the team late in the year when he needs them the most. This is a team that can produce some decent numbers each week but not likely the highest score ever.

Waiting until the 7th to get those RB3 and RB4 meant quality was down and after those, continued to chase runs already established.

Starters: Culpepper, E James, Bennett, Horn, Rogers, Booker, Emmitt/Minor (flex), Gates, Kasay and TEN.

Grade: C+

 
# Draft Loaf
1.09 RB Edgerrin James QB Daunte Culpepper
2.04 QB Daunte Culpepper QB Jake Plummer
3.09 RB Michael Bennett RB Edgerrin James
4.04 WR Joe Horn RB Michael Bennett
5.09 WR Charles Rogers RB Emmitt Smith
6.04 WR Marty Booker RB Travis Minor
7.09 RB Emmitt Smith RB Tony Hollings
8.04 RB Travis Minor WR Joe Horn
9.09 TE Antonio Gates WR Charles Rogers
10.04 WR Brandon Lloyd WR Marty Booker
11.09 QB Jake Plummer WR Brandon Lloyd
12.04 DT Tennessee WR Dennis Northcutt
13.09 PK John Kasay WR Kevin Dyson
14.04 RB Tony Hollings WR Lee Evans
15.09 WR Dennis Northcutt TE Antonio Gates
16.04 WR Kevin Dyson TE Jimmy Kleinsasser
17.09 TE Jimmy Kleinsasser PK John Kasay
18.04 WR Lee Evans DT Tennessee
     

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

Interesting blend of old and new players on this team.

Took best value on the board with Randy Moss and then had to make an RB pick which was Faulk but failed to get Steven Jackson when snagged NE as their defense at the 7.10. He went 8.01. Took McNabb (3) and then Westbrook and Hearst. Even at the 5.10, Hearst was a gamble that is not likely to pay off. Would have been better off with any of the three RB's that went next - Suggs, Griffin and Brown.

Ended up with McGahee at the 8.03 instead of Jackson that was likely hoped but that might not be all bad. While team took older players as starters, did go with youth in the backup positions which was wise. If that Hearst pick could have been Griffin or Brown, the team would look much better. Tough spot to draft in.

Starters: McNabb, Faulk, Westbrook, R Moss, Toomer, Branch, McGahee/D Bennett (flex), Franks, Vinatieri and NE.

Grade: B-

 
# Draft The Cavemen
1.10 WR Randy Moss QB Donovan McNabb
2.03 RB Marshall Faulk QB Mark Brunell
3.10 QB Donovan McNabb RB Marshall Faulk
4.03 RB Brian Westbrook RB Brian Westbrook
5.10 RB Garrison Hearst RB Garrison Hearst
6.03 WR Amani Toomer RB Willis McGahee
7.10 DT New England RB Justin Fargas
8.03 RB Willis McGahee WR Randy Moss
9.10 WR Deion Branch WR Amani Toomer
10.03 WR Drew Bennett WR Deion Branch
11.10 TE Bubba Franks WR Drew Bennett
12.03 RB Justin Fargas WR Michael Jenkins
13.10 PK Adam Vinatieri TE Bubba Franks
14.03 QB Mark Brunell TE Daniel Graham
15.10 TE Daniel Graham PK Adam Vinatieri
16.03 DT Pittsburgh PK Jason Hanson
17.10 WR Michael Jenkins DT New England
18.03 PK Jason Hanson DT Pittsburgh
     

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

Went for the Peyton Manning Experience with picks of Harrison and then Manning, followed by Martin and Thomas Jones. Winslow in the 5th is aggressive but deep in the round risks need to be taken.

Ended up with a team that should be exciting to watch if nothing else. Top QB and WR, and upside in Jones at RB and Winslow at TE. CAR a solid defense and Akers a top kicker. This plan worked pretty well blending value picks with need picks and working the end of the round swings to get both value and need picks. RB has a lack of depth but WR has a nice upside in Fitzgerald.

Starters: Manning, Martin, T Jones, Harrison, Price, Key. Johnson, Warrick/Fitzgerald (flex), Winslow, Akers and CAR

Grade: A-

 
# Draft Squeegiebo
1.11 WR Marvin Harrison QB Peyton Manning
2.02 QB Peyton Manning QB Drew Bledsoe
3.11 RB Curtis Martin RB Curtis Martin
4.02 RB Thomas Jones RB Thomas Jones
5.11 TE Kellen Winslow RB LaMont Jordan
6.02 WR Peerless Price RB Jerome Bettis
7.11 WR Keyshawn Johnson WR Marvin Harrison
8.02 DT Carolina WR Peerless Price
9.11 WR Peter Warrick WR Keyshawn Johnson
10.02 WR Larry Fitzgerald WR Peter Warrick
11.11 PK David Akers WR Larry Fitzgerald
12.02 RB LaMont Jordan WR Dante Hall
13.11 QB Drew Bledsoe TE Kellen Winslow
14.02 TE Jason Witten TE Jason Witten
15.11 DT Atlanta PK David Akers
16.02 WR Dante Hall PK Sebastian Janikowski
17.11 RB Jerome Bettis DT Carolina
18.02 PK Sebastian Janikowski DT Atlanta
     

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

The end of the round went with wise choices - best RB on the board with Taylor and then great value in Holt. Had to swing back to RB's next and took the gamble on both rookies in Julius and Kevin Jones (no relation, though Julius is brother to Thomas in team 11). Evidently was very unhappy with Leftwich at the 5.12 because used the 6.01 on Harrington.

Evidently Holt is worth several receivers to this team since WR2 was not until the 11.12 pick. Even took Jackson and Bell. This is like the entire rookie RB class in one team. Wedged BAL defense in there while scanning the NFL 2003 draft for more RB's. The receivers are weak, needless to say but the reality here is that this team has some major trade bait with Jackson or Bell if they don't actually end up playing. They could trade one away and upgrade the receivers which should eventually be done.

For the record, this may be the first team ever with four rookie RB's and somehow not one was the backup for Fred Taylor too. Hated the double pick on QB which could have been Price or Toomer. This is a hard team to evaluate but it has a ton of upside that needs to be traded in part.

Starter: Leftwich, Taylor, K Jones, Holt, Morgan, Driver, J Jones/S Jackson/T Bell (flex) Dallas Clark, J Brown and BAL.

Grade: B... C... A... half this team has never played in the NFL. Who knows?

 
# Draft Selly's SOBs
1.12 RB Fred Taylor QB Byron Leftwich
2.01 WR Tory Holt QB Joey Harrington
3.12 RB Julius Jones RB Fred Taylor
4.01 RB Kevin Jones RB Julius Jones
5.12 QB Byron Leftwich RB Kevin Jones
6.01 QB Joey Harrington RB Steven Jackson
7.12 DT Baltimore RB Tatum Bell
8.01 RB Steven Jackson WR Tory Holt
9.12 RB Tatum Bell WR Quincy Morgan
10.01 TE Dallas Clark WR Donald Driver
11.12 WR Quincy Morgan WR Troy Brown
12.01 WR Donald Driver WR Josh Reed
13.12 WR Troy Brown TE Dallas Clark
14.01 PK Josh Brown TE Marcus Pollard
15.12 WR Josh Reed PK Josh Brown
16.01 DT Jacksonville PK Olindo Mare
17.12 PK Olindo Mare DT Baltimore
18.01 TE Marcus Pollard DT Jacksonville