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Official Huddle Mock Draft #8: Performance/14 Team
August 1, 2005

The following mock draft considered a standard performance scoring of 1/10 rush and receive yards, 1/20 passing yards, 2 point conversion are two fantasy points each participant, all touchdowns are six except passing is four. Kickers receive the NFL points from their kicks and defenses have one point sacks and turnovers, two point safeties and six point touchdowns.

Draft by Round

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
1 RB Tomlinson, Lad. 1 RB Johnson, Rudi 1 WR Ward, Hines 1 WR Burleson, Nate
2 RB Holmes, Priest 2 WR Johnson, Chad 2 TE Gates, Antonio 2 RB Bennett, Michael
3 RB Alexander, Shaun 3 RB Jones, Julius 3 RB Benson, Cedric 3 WR Williams, Roy
4 QB Manning, Peyton 4 RB Barber, Tiki 4 RB Westbrook, Brian 4 WR Jackson, Darrell
5 RB James, Edgerrin 5 RB Lewis, Jamal 5 WR Horn, Joe 5 WR Clayton, Michael
6 RB McAllister, Deuce 6 WR Holt, Torry 6 WR Wayne, Reggie 6 RB Foster, De'shaun
7 RB McGahee, Willis 7 RB Green, Ahman 7 TE Gonzalez, Tony 7 TE Witten, Jason
8 RB Jones, Kevin 8 WR Harrison, Marvin 8 RB Brown, Chris 8 RB Dunn, Warrick
9 RB Davis, Domanick 9 RB Martin, Curtis 9 RB Arrington, J.J. 9 WR Coles, Laveranues
10 RB Portis, Clinton 10 RB Jackson, Steven 10 WR Johnson, Andre 10 WR Driver, Donald
11 RB Dillon, Corey 11 RB Jordan, Lamont 11 WR Smith, Steve 11 WR Bennett, Drew
12 WR Moss, Randy 12 QB McNabb, Donovan 12 RB Williams, Carnell 12 WR Muhammad, M.
13 QB Culpepper, Daunte 13 WR Walker, Javon 13 RB Brown, Ronnie 13 RB Suggs, Lee
14 WR Owens, Terrell 14 RB Bell, Tatum 14 WR Boldin, Anquan 14 QB Green, Trent
Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
1 WR Bruce, Isaac 1 QB Collins, Kerry 1 WR Mason, Derrick 1 TE Johnson, Eric
2 QB Palmer, Carson 2 TE Heap, Todd 2 RB Johnson, Larry 2 WR Stallworth, Donte'
3 TE Shockey, Jeremy 3 WR Evans, Lee 3 WR Burress, Plaxico 3 RB Bettis, Jerome
4 TE Crumpler, Alge 4 WR Branch, Deion 4 WR Moulds, Eric 4 DF Bills
5 QB Bulger, Marc 5 TE McMichael, Randy 5 RB Henry, Travis 5 RB Faulk, Marshall
6 RB Staley, Duce 6 QB Plummer, Jake 6 QB Brooks, Aaron 6 WR Moss, Santana
7 WR Lelie, Ashley 7 WR Porter, Jerry 7 DF Patriots 7 WR Edwards, Braylon
8 WR Fitzgerald, Larry 8 QB Brady, Tom 8 QB Brees, Drew 8 WR Colbert, Keary
9 WR Smith, Jimmy 9 TE Cooley, Chris 9 QB Vick, Michael 9 DF Panthers
10 QB Favre, Brett 10 DF Ravens 10 WR Houshmandzadeh 10 WR Rogers, Charles
11 QB Hasselbeck, Matt 11 WR Chambers, Chris 11 RB Toefield, Labrandon 11 RB Buckhalter, Correll
12 TE Clark, Dallas 12 WR Kennison, Eddie 12 QB Pennington, Chad 12 RB Shelton, Eric
13 RB Barlow, Kevan 13 WR Smith, Rod 13 WR Stokley, Brandon 13 RB Williams, Ricky
14 RB Taylor, Fred 14 RB Duckett, T.J. 14 RB Droughns, Reuben 14 WR McCareins, Justin
Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12
1 TE Franks, Bubba 1 RB Gore, Frank 1 PK Akers, David 1 WR Robinson, Marcus
2 WR Johnson, Keyshawn 2 RB Pittman, Michael 2 QB Warner, Kurt 2 DF Eagles
3 RB Jones, Thomas 3 WR McCardell, Keenan 3 QB McNair, Steve 3 DF Vikings
4 WR Calico, Tyrone 4 RB Jacobs, Brandon 4 WR Caldwell, Reche 4 PK Vinatieri, Adam
5 WR Williamson, Troy 5 DF Falcons 5 QB Harrington, Joey 5 WR Williams, Mike
6 WR Givens, David 6 TE Jolley, Doug 6 WR Engram, Bobby 6 RB Moats, Ryan
7 PK Vanderjagt, Mike 7 WR Lloyd, Brandon 7 QB Boller, Kyle 7 DF Dolphins
8 QB Griese, Brian 8 RB Shipp, Marcel 8 RB Pearman, Alvin 8 RB Fason, Ciatrick
9 DF Steelers 9 QB Carr, David 9 WR Toomer, Amani 9 PK Wilkins, Jeff
10 QB Leftwich, Byron 10 TE Wiggins, Jermaine 10 RB Taylor, Chester 10 PK Longwell, Ryan
11 TE Smith, L.J. 11 RB Clarett, Maurice 11 RB Blaylock, Derrick 11 QB Bledsoe, Drew
12 RB Moore, Mewelde 12 WR Bryant, Antonio 12 PK Elam, Jason 12 RB Thomas, Anthony
13 RB Davenport, Najeh 13 DF Colts 13 WR Galloway, Joey 13 WR Morton, Johnnie
14 QB Delhomme, Jake 14 RB Davis, Stephen 14 WR Randle El, Antwaan 14 QB Losman, J.P.
Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
1 RB Morency, Vernand 1 PK Janikowski, Seb. 1 DF Chargers 1 TE Graham, Daniel
2 WR Booker, Marty 2 QB Roethlisberger, Ben 2 PK Carney, John 2 TE Williams, Boo
3 DF Cowboys 3 WR Wilson, Cedrick 3 PK Brown, Josh 3 DF Redskins
4 RB Faulk, Kevin 4 QB Manning, Eli 4 TE Stevens, Jerramy 4 TE Pollard, Marcus
5 RB Crockett, Zack 5 PK Kaeding, Nate 5 TE Troupe, Ben 5 DF Bengals
6 DF Buccaneers 6 PK Graham, Shayne 6 WR Glenn, Terry 6 TE Miller, Heath
7 WR Clayton, Mark 7 WR Jones, Matt 7 TE Jones, Freddie 7 PK Lindell, Rian
8 RB Pinner, Artose 8 WR Terrell, David 8 TE Clark, Desmond 8 RB Williams, Shaud
9 WR Davis, Andre' 9 RB Jones, Greg 9 RB Williams, Moe 9 TE Watson, Ben
10 WR Gardner, Rod 10 DF Lions 10 TE Johnson, Teyo 10 WR Price, Peerless
11 WR Williams, Reggie 11 DF Jets 11 WR Jenkins, Michael 11 PK Kasay, John
12 RB Barber, Marion 12 WR Parker, Eric 12 TE Putzier, Jeb 12 TE Smith, Alex
13 PK Stover, Matt 13 RB Green, William 13 WR Hakim, Az-zahir 13 PK Nugent, Mike
14 DF Bears 14 WR Brown, Reggie 14 RB Turner, Michael 14 TE Kinney, Erron
Round 17 Round 18            
1 DF Chiefs 1 PK Feely, Jay            
2 TE Kleinsasser, Jim 2 DF Giants            
3 DF Cardinals 3 PK Mare, Olindo            
4 DF Broncos 4 PK Dawson, Phil            
5 PK Hanson, Jason 5 PK Chandler, Jeff            
6 RB Rhodes, Dominic 6 PK Bryant, Matt            
7 PK Tynes, Lawrence 7 PK Kimrin, Ola            
8 DF Jaguars 8 DF Browns            
9 DF Rams 9 PK Edinger, Paul            
10 RB Perry, Chris 10 RB Echemandu, A.            
11 DF Seahawks 11 PK Brien, Doug            
12 QB Grossman, Rex 12 PK Scobee, Josh            
13 PK Reed, Jeff 13 DF Raiders            
14 DF Saints 14 PK Peterson, Todd            

Draft by Position

Quarterbacks Tight Ends Placekickers Team Defenses
1.04 Manning, Peyton 3.02 Gates, Antonio 9.07 Vanderjagt, Mike 6.10 Ravens
1.13 Culpepper, Daunte 3.07 Gonzalez, Tony 11.01 Akers, David 7.07 Patriots
2.12 McNabb, Donovan 4.07 Witten, Jason 11.12 Elam, Jason 8.04 Bills
4.14 Green, Trent 5.03 Shockey, Jeremy 12.04 Vinatieri, Adam 8.09 Panthers
5.02 Palmer, Carson 5.04 Crumpler, Alge 12.09 Wilkins, Jeff 9.09 Steelers
5.05 Bulger, Marc 5.12 Clark, Dallas 12.10 Longwell, Ryan 10.05 Falcons
5.10 Favre, Brett 6.02 Heap, Todd 13.13 Stover, Matt 10.13 Colts
5.11 Hasselbeck, Matt 6.05 McMichael, Randy 14.01 Janikowski, Seb. 12.02 Eagles
6.01 Collins, Kerry 6.09 Cooley, Chris 14.05 Kaeding, Nate 12.03 Vikings
6.06 Plummer, Jake 8.01 Johnson, Eric 14.06 Graham, Shayne 12.07 Dolphins
6.08 Brady, Tom 9.01 Franks, Bubba 15.02 Carney, John 13.03 Cowboys
7.06 Brooks, Aaron 9.11 Smith, L.J. 15.03 Brown, Josh 13.06 Buccaneers
7.08 Brees, Drew 10.06 Jolley, Doug 16.07 Lindell, Rian 13.14 Bears
7.09 Vick, Michael 10.10 Wiggins, Jermaine 16.11 Kasay, John 14.10 Lions
7.12 Pennington, Chad 15.04 Stevens, Jerramy 16.13 Nugent, Mike 14.11 Jets
9.08 Griese, Brian 15.05 Troupe, Ben 17.05 Hanson, Jason 15.01 Chargers
9.10 Leftwich, Byron 15.07 Jones, Freddie 17.07 Tynes, Lawrence 16.03 Redskins
9.14 Delhomme, Jake 15.08 Clark, Desmond 17.13 Reed, Jeff 16.05 Bengals
10.09 Carr, David 15.10 Johnson, Teyo 18.01 Feely, Jay 17.01 Chiefs
11.02 Warner, Kurt 15.12 Putzier, Jeb 18.03 Mare, Olindo 17.03 Cardinals
11.03 McNair, Steve 16.01 Graham, Daniel 18.04 Dawson, Phil 17.04 Broncos
11.05 Harrington, Joey 16.02 Williams, Boo 18.05 Chandler, Jeff 17.08 Jaguars
11.07 Boller, Kyle 16.04 Pollard, Marcus 18.06 Bryant, Matt 17.09 Rams
12.11 Bledsoe, Drew 16.06 Miller, Heath 18.07 Kimrin, Ola 17.11 Seahawks
12.14 Losman, J.P. 16.09 Watson, Ben 18.09 Edinger, Paul 17.14 Saints
14.02 Roethlisberger, Ben 16.12 Smith, Alex 18.11 Brien, Doug 18.02 Giants
14.04 Manning, Eli 16.14 Kinney, Erron 18.12 Scobee, Josh 18.08 Browns
17.12 Grossman, Rex 17.02 Kleinsasser, Jim 18.14 Peterson, Todd 18.13 Raiders
Running Backs Wide Receivers
1.01 Tomlinson, Lad. 7.11 Toefield, Labrandon 1.12 Moss, Randy 8.02 Stallworth, Donte'
1.02 Holmes, Priest 7.14 Droughns, Reuben 1.14 Owens, Terrell 8.06 Moss, Santana
1.03 Alexander, Shaun 8.03 Bettis, Jerome 2.02 Johnson, Chad 8.07 Edwards, Braylon
1.05 James, Edgerrin 8.05 Faulk, Marshall 2.06 Holt, Torry 8.08 Colbert, Keary
1.06 McAllister, Deuce 8.11 Buckhalter, Correll 2.08 Harrison, Marvin 8.10 Rogers, Charles
1.07 McGahee, Willis 8.12 Shelton, Eric 2.13 Walker, Javon 8.14 McCareins, Justin
1.08 Jones, Kevin 8.13 Williams, Ricky 3.01 Ward, Hines 9.02 Johnson, Keyshawn
1.09 Davis, Domanick 9.03 Jones, Thomas 3.05 Horn, Joe 9.04 Calico, Tyrone
1.10 Portis, Clinton 9.12 Moore, Mewelde 3.06 Wayne, Reggie 9.05 Williamson, Troy
1.11 Dillon, Corey 9.13 Davenport, Najeh 3.10 Johnson, Andre 9.06 Givens, David
2.01 Johnson, Rudi 10.01 Gore, Frank 3.11 Smith, Steve 10.03 McCardell, Keenan
2.03 Jones, Julius 10.02 Pittman, Michael 3.14 Boldin, Anquan 10.07 Lloyd, Brandon
2.04 Barber, Tiki 10.04 Jacobs, Brandon 4.01 Burleson, Nate 10.12 Bryant, Antonio
2.05 Lewis, Jamal 10.08 Shipp, Marcel 4.03 Williams, Roy 11.04 Caldwell, Reche
2.07 Green, Ahman 10.11 Clarett, Maurice 4.04 Jackson, Darrell 11.06 Engram, Bobby
2.09 Martin, Curtis 10.14 Davis, Stephen 4.05 Clayton, Michael 11.09 Toomer, Amani
2.10 Jackson, Steven 11.08 Pearman, Alvin 4.09 Coles, Laveranues 11.13 Galloway, Joey
2.11 Jordan, Lamont 11.10 Taylor, Chester 4.10 Driver, Donald 11.14 Randle El, Antwaan
2.14 Bell, Tatum 11.11 Blaylock, Derrick 4.11 Bennett, Drew 12.01 Robinson, Marcus
3.03 Benson, Cedric 12.06 Moats, Ryan 4.12 Muhammad, Muhsin 12.05 Williams, Mike
3.04 Westbrook, Brian 12.08 Fason, Ciatrick 5.01 Bruce, Isaac 12.13 Morton, Johnnie
3.08 Brown, Chris 12.12 Thomas, Anthony 5.07 Lelie, Ashley 13.02 Booker, Marty
3.09 Arrington, J.J. 13.01 Morency, Vernand 5.08 Fitzgerald, Larry 13.07 Clayton, Mark
3.12 Williams, Carnell 13.04 Faulk, Kevin 5.09 Smith, Jimmy 13.09 Davis, Andre'
3.13 Brown, Ronnie 13.05 Crockett, Zack 6.03 Evans, Lee 13.10 Gardner, Rod
4.02 Bennett, Michael 13.08 Pinner, Artose 6.04 Branch, Deion 13.11 Williams, Reggie
4.06 Foster, De'shaun 13.12 Barber, Marion 6.07 Porter, Jerry 14.03 Wilson, Cedrick
4.08 Dunn, Warrick 14.09 Jones, Greg 6.11 Chambers, Chris 14.07 Jones, Matt
4.13 Suggs, Lee 14.13 Green, William 6.12 Kennison, Eddie 14.08 Terrell, David
5.06 Staley, Duce 15.09 Williams, Moe 6.13 Smith, Rod 14.12 Parker, Eric
5.13 Barlow, Kevan 15.14 Turner, Michael 7.01 Mason, Derrick 14.14 Brown, Reggie
5.14 Taylor, Fred 16.08 Williams, Shaud 7.03 Burress, Plaxico 15.06 Glenn, Terry
6.14 Duckett, T.J. 17.06 Rhodes, Dominic 7.04 Moulds, Eric 15.11 Jenkins, Michael
7.02 Johnson, Larry 17.10 Perry, Chris 7.10 Houshmandzadeh 15.13 Hakim, Az-zahir
7.05 Henry, Travis 18.10 Echemandu, A. 7.13 Stokley, Brandon 16.10 Price, Peerless

Draft by Team

When leagues exceed 12 teams, there is a ohpremium on having starters and depth is both highly coveted and yet more difficult. It pays well to have some mixture of solid, low-risk players and a few risky "upside" players so the roster has room to develop. Once a league goes to 14 or 16 teams (or more), the less valuable the waiver wire becomes since there is simply nothing there for the most part. What your roster is after the draft is going to be pretty similar to what you will have at the end of the season.

Team #1 - Hollaback  Team #2 - Degler
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
4.14 QB Green, Trent 1.01 RB Tomlinson, Lad. 5.02 QB Palmer, Carson 1.02 RB Holmes, Priest
12.14 QB Losman, J.P. 2.14 RB Bell, Tatum 11.02 QB Warner, Kurt 2.13 WR Walker, Javon
1.01 RB Tomlinson, Lad. 3.01 WR Ward, Hines 1.02 RB Holmes, Priest 3.02 TE Gates, Antonio
2.14 RB Bell, Tatum 4.14 QB Green, Trent 4.13 RB Suggs, Lee 4.13 RB Suggs, Lee
6.14 RB Duckett, T.J. 5.01 WR Bruce, Isaac 7.02 RB Johnson, Larry 5.02 QB Palmer, Carson
10.14 RB Davis, Stephen 6.14 RB Duckett, T.J. 8.13 RB Williams, Ricky 6.13 WR Smith, Rod
13.01 RB Morency, Vern. 7.01 WR Mason, Derrick 14.13 RB Green, William 7.02 RB Johnson, Larry
9.01 TE Franks, Bubba 8.14 WR McCareins, Justin 3.02 TE Gates, Antonio 8.13 RB Williams, Ricky
16.14 TE Kinney, Erron 9.01 TE Franks, Bubba 17.02 TE Kleinsasser, Jim 9.02 WR Johnson, Keys.
3.01 WR Ward, Hines 10.14 RB Davis, Stephen 2.13 WR Walker, Javon 10.13 DF Colts
5.01 WR Bruce, Isaac 11.01 PK Akers, David 6.13 WR Smith, Rod 11.02 QB Warner, Kurt
7.01 WR Mason, Derrick 12.14 QB Losman, J.P. 9.02 WR Johnson, Keys. 12.13 WR Morton, Johnnie
8.14 WR McCareins, Justin 13.01 RB Morency, Vern. 12.13 WR Morton, Johnnie 13.02 WR Booker, Marty
14.14 WR Brown, Reggie 14.14 WR Brown, Reggie 13.02 WR Booker, Marty 14.13 RB Green, William
11.01 PK Akers, David 15.01 DF Chargers 15.02 PK Carney, John 15.02 PK Carney, John
18.14 PK Peterson, Todd 16.14 TE Kinney, Erron 16.13 PK Nugent, Mike 16.13 PK Nugent, Mike
15.01 DEF Chargers 17.01 DF Chiefs 10.13 DEF Colts 17.02 TE Kleinsasser, Jim
17.01 DEF Chiefs 18.14 PK Peterson, Todd 18.13 DEF Raiders 18.13 DF Raiders

Plan: RB, RB, WR, QB, WR
If you want a standard plan for a large league, this is probably it. Started out with Tomlinson and Bell and then grabbed Ward and then Green. The 5.01 pick could have been Staley for a RB3 depth, but starters matter most and he chose Bruce.

Overall, this plan created a solid team. No dogs in any positions and each position has some depth including RB with Duckett as a decent fallback. Solid team with few holes though no real stars outside of Tomlinson.

Starters: T. Green, Tomlinson, Bell, Franks, Ward, Bruce, Mason, Akers, SD

Plan Grade: B+

Plan: RB, WR, TE, RB, QB
This was a riskier track to follow but the results were nice. Started with Holmes but secured Larry Johnson with the 7.02 pick. Walker gives him a top WR and Gates locks up the TE position with a star. Went Suggs for RB2 which is weaker than desired but best available. William Green insures the pick slightly but Droughns would have been much better.

Overall, this could be a fun team to run. Upside values in Palmer and Ricky Williams with some solid yet boring wideouts. Getting star points from Holmes and Gates will be huge and the rest of the roster appears solid enough to keep pace.

Starters: Palmer, Holmes, Lee, Gates, Walker, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Carney, IND

Plan Grade: B+

Team #3 – Tabasco Team #4 – Frank
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
2.12 QB McNabb, D. 1.03 RB Alexander, Shaun 1.04 QB Manning, Peyton 1.04 QB Manning, Peyton
11.03 QB McNair, Steve 2.12 QB McNabb, D. 12.11 QB Bledsoe, Drew 2.11 RB Jordan, Lamont
1.03 RB Alexander, Shaun 3.03 RB Benson, Cedric 2.11 RB Jordan, Lamont 3.04 RB Westbrook, Brian
3.03 RB Benson, Cedric 4.12 WR Muhammad, M. 3.04 RB Westbrook, Brian 4.11 WR Bennett, Drew
8.12 RB Shelton, Eric 5.03 TE Shockey, Jeremy 8.11 RB Buckhalter, C. 5.04 TE Crumpler, Alge
9.03 RB Jones, Thomas 6.12 WR Kennison, Eddie 10.11 RB Clarett, Maurice 6.11 WR Chambers, Chris
12.12 RB Thomas, Anthony 7.03 WR Burress, Plaxico 13.04 RB Faulk, Kevin 7.04 WR Moulds, Eric
5.03 TE Shockey, Jeremy 8.12 RB Shelton, Eric 5.04 TE Crumpler, Alge 8.11 RB Buckhalter, C.
16.12 TE Smith, Alex 9.03 RB Jones, Thomas 15.04 TE Stevens, Jerramy 9.04 WR Calico, Tyrone
4.12 WR Muhammad, M. 10.12 WR Bryant, Antonio 4.11 WR Bennett, Drew 10.11 RB Clarett, Maurice
6.12 WR Kennison, Eddie 11.03 QB McNair, Steve 6.11 WR Chambers, Chris 11.04 WR Caldwell, Reche
7.03 WR Burress, Plaxico 12.12 RB Thomas, Anthony 7.04 WR Moulds, Eric 12.11 QB Bledsoe, Drew
10.12 WR Bryant, Antonio 13.03 DF Cowboys 9.04 WR Calico, Tyrone 13.04 RB Faulk, Kevin
14.12 WR Parker, Eric 14.12 WR Parker, Eric 11.04 WR Caldwell, Reche 14.11 DF Jets
15.03 PK Brown, Josh 15.03 PK Brown, Josh 16.11 PK Kasay, John 15.04 TE Stevens, Jerramy
18.12 PK Scobee, Josh 16.12 TE Smith, Alex 18.11 PK Brien, Doug 16.11 PK Kasay, John
13.03 DEF Cowboys 17.03 DF Cardinals 14.11 DEF Jets 17.04 DF Broncos
17.03 DEF Cardinals 18.12 PK Scobee, Josh 17.04 DEF Broncos 18.11 PK Brien, Doug

Plan: RB, QB, RB, WR, TE
After snagging Alexander, went with McNabb for a top QB and then Benson for RB2. Impressive start and the McNabb pick happened after Tier 1 WR were gone. Hard to pass up.

Overall, ended up with a good team though may struggle to ever see greatness since so many of the players come off career years and will naturally be challenged to just meet last year's numbers. RB depth may be nothing though Shelton was a nice risk pick. There's nothing on the roster that really shines outside of McNabb and Alexander but no holes either.

Starters: McNabb, McNair, Alexander, Benson, Shockey, Muhammad, Kennison, Burress, J. Brown, DAL

Plan Grade: B

Plan: QB, RB, RB, WR, TE
As the 4th pick, had to decide on either a top RB like James or take the Manning plunge which proved too great. That set back the RB's to be Jordan and Westbrook which could be fine but are also two of the riskier RBs. Buckhalter helps insure Westbrook and Clarett a nice risk pick.

Overall, ended up with a great QB that made his RB's a bit weaker than ideal. Crumpler always a solid TE and WRs should deliver at least average numbers from the veteran starters. Liked the WR depth. PK and DEF no difference makers. As with most teams taking Manning, had to play catchup on RB which delayed stars at other positions. Hard choice to make but a hard one to pass up. In a 14 team league, missing on those RBs could be very painful.

Starters: Manning, Jordan, Westbrook, Crumpler, Bennett, Chambers, Moulds, Kasay, NYJ

Plan Grade: B-

Team #5 - alchico Team #6 -  Dominators
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
5.05 QB Bulger, Marc 1.05 RB James, Edgerrin 7.06 QB Brooks, Aaron 1.06 RB McAllister, Deuce
11.05 QB Harrington, Joey 2.10 RB Jackson, Steven 10.09 QB Carr, David 2.09 RB Martin, Curtis
1.05 RB James, Edgerrin 3.05 WR Horn, Joe 1.06 RB McAllister, Deuce 3.06 WR Wayne, Reggie
2.10 RB Jackson, Steven 4.10 WR Driver, Donald 2.09 RB Martin, Curtis 4.09 WR Coles, Laver.
7.05 RB Henry, Travis 5.05 QB Bulger, Marc 5.06 RB Staley, Duce 5.06 RB Staley, Duce
13.05 RB Crockett, Zack 6.10 DF Ravens 14.09 RB Jones, Greg 6.09 TE Cooley, Chris
18.10 RB Echemandu, A. 7.05 RB Henry, Travis 17.06 RB Rhodes, Dominic 7.06 QB Brooks, Aaron
10.10 TE Wiggins, J. 8.10 WR Rogers, Charles 6.09 TE Cooley, Chris 8.09 DF Panthers
15.05 TE Troupe, Ben 9.05 WR Williamson, Troy 16.09 TE Watson, Ben 9.06 WR Givens, David
3.05 WR Horn, Joe 10.10 TE Wiggins, J. 3.06 WR Wayne, Reggie 10.09 QB Carr, David
4.10 WR Driver, Donald 11.05 QB Harrington, Joey 4.09 WR Coles, Laver. 11.06 WR Engram, Bobby
8.10 WR Rogers, Charles 12.10 PK Longwell, Ryan 9.06 WR Givens, David 12.09 PK Wilkins, Jeff
9.05 WR Williamson, Troy 13.05 RB Crockett, Zack 11.06 WR Engram, Bobby 13.06 DF Buccaneers
16.10 WR Price, Peerless 14.10 DF Lions 15.06 WR Glenn, Terry 14.09 RB Jones, Greg
12.10 PK Longwell, Ryan 15.05 TE Troupe, Ben 12.09 PK Wilkins, Jeff 15.06 WR Glenn, Terry
17.05 PK Hanson, Jason 16.10 WR Price, Peerless 18.09 PK Edinger, Paul 16.09 TE Watson, Ben
6.10 DEF Ravens 17.05 PK Hanson, Jason 8.09 DEF Panthers 17.06 RB Rhodes, Dominic
14.10 DEF Lions 18.10 RB Echemandu, A. 13.06 DEF Buccaneers 18.09 PK Edinger, Paul

Plan: RB, RB, WR, WR, QB
Drafting 5th, this plan is a natural to follow since it addresses both starting needs and the reality of how players are taken. Went with James and Jackson for the RB slots and then snagged Horn and Driver as WRs. Still managed to scoop up Bulger at the 5.05 - that worked out very well for a 14 team league. Very well.

Ended up with a nice set of starters though personally didn't care for the depth in almost all positions. Good value picks the first six rounds will keep this team in the hunt but the depth is either questionable or pretty risky. A great plan that was followed well.

Starters: Bulger, James, Jackson, Horn, Driver, Rogers, Wiggins, Longwell and BAL

Plan Grade: A-

Plan: RB, RB, WR, WR, RB
This team was similar to #5 but in the 5th round went for a backup RB with Staley since the QB's looked less enticing. Very nice RB crew through RB3. Wayne and Coles offer some punch as well.

Overall, ended up with a solid team with better depth than team #5 but the starters appear less formidable. It is an interesting comparison to the team next door since only one pick away ended up with a different look team even though a similar plan was originally used. This team can weather injuries better than #5 but likely won't score as many points to start the season.

Starters: Brooks, McAllister, Martin, Cooley, Wayne, Coles, Givens, Wilkins, CAR

Plan Grade: B+

Team #7 - KevinL Team #8 - Joliet
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
6.08 QB Brady, Tom 1.07 RB McGahee, Willis 7.08 QB Brees, Drew 1.08 RB Jones, Kevin
11.07 QB Boller, Kyle 2.08 WR Harrison, Marvin 9.08 QB Griese, Brian 2.07 RB Green, Ahman
1.07 RB McGahee, Willis 3.07 TE Gonzalez, Tony 1.08 RB Jones, Kevin 3.08 RB Brown, Chris
4.08 RB Dunn, Warrick 4.08 RB Dunn, Warrick 2.07 RB Green, Ahman 4.07 TE Witten, Jason
10.08 RB Shipp, Marcel 5.07 WR Lelie, Ashley 3.08 RB Brown, Chris 5.08 WR Fitzgerald, Larry
12.08 RB Fason, Ciatrick 6.08 QB Brady, Tom 11.08 RB Pearman, Alvin 6.07 WR Porter, Jerry
16.08 RB Williams, Shaud 7.07 DF Patriots 13.08 RB Pinner, Artose 7.08 QB Brees, Drew
3.07 TE Gonzalez, Tony 8.08 WR Colbert, Keary 4.07 TE Witten, Jason 8.07 WR Edwards, Braylon
15.07 TE Jones, Freddie 9.07 PK Vanderjagt, M. 15.08 TE Clark, Desmond 9.08 QB Griese, Brian
2.08 WR Harrison, Marvin 10.08 RB Shipp, Marcel 5.08 WR Fitzgerald, Larry 10.07 WR Lloyd, Brandon
5.07 WR Lelie, Ashley 11.07 QB Boller, Kyle 6.07 WR Porter, Jerry 11.08 RB Pearman, Alvin
8.08 WR Colbert, Keary 12.08 RB Fason, Ciatrick 8.07 WR Edwards, Braylon 12.07 DF Dolphins
13.07 WR Clayton, Mark 13.07 WR Clayton, Mark 10.07 WR Lloyd, Brandon 13.08 RB Pinner, Artose
14.08 WR Terrell, David 14.08 WR Terrell, David 14.07 WR Jones, Matt 14.07 WR Jones, Matt
9.07 PK Vanderjagt, M. 15.07 TE Jones, Freddie 16.07 PK Lindell, Rian 15.08 TE Clark, Desmond
17.07 PK Tynes, Lawrence 16.08 RB Williams, Shaud 18.07 PK Kimrin, Ola 16.07 PK Lindell, Rian
7.07 DEF Patriots 17.07 PK Tynes, Lawrence 12.07 DEF Dolphins 17.08 DF Jaguars
18.08 DEF Browns 18.08 DF Browns 17.08 DEF Jaguars 18.07 PK Kimrin, Ola

Plan: RB, WR, TE, RB, WR
Interesting plan for a team that tried to make something happen that could break it out of the mid-round "follow the leader" problem. Went with McGahee and then snapped up Harrison and Gonzalez for tier 1 players in WR and TE. Found Dunn with the 4.08 and was actually lucky to get a player that good.

Ended up with Brady at the 6.08 and took NE and Vanderjagt at other top tier players. The effort yielded strength at RB1, WR1, TE, PK and DEF which cannot be discounted though RB2 may be a problem. Have to love the contrarian moves made by the team and has a little upside depth with Fason, Clayton and Terrell. Paid the price of depth and RB2 but assembled a strong team otherwise. It would be a fun squad to manage but will need to cruise waiver wire for RB like all teams.

Starters: Brady, McGahee, Dunn, Harrison, Lelie, Colbert, Gonzalez, Vanderjagt and NE.

Plan Grade: A-

Plan: RB, RB, RB, TE, WR
Here's a fascinating comparison the team #7. While he went for high value picks at the expense of RB, this team mined the position for K. Jones, Green and Brown - nothing wrong with that crew and likely one of the best RB sets around with something to trade or fall back on. Witten was a nice value pick but TE is one of the lowest scoring positions and might have worked better as a QB.

Overall, this team has a step down in TE, PK and DEF from the #7 team but has far better RBs. This would be more comfortable entering the season and could provide trading material in a 14 team league since having 3 RBs is tough to get. While WR did not start until the 5th round, team took some very high upside players that should produce 3 starters each week if they sort out quickly enough. The starters are not quite as strong than next door, but the depth and upside is better.

Starters: Brees, K. Jones, A. Green, Witten, Fitzgerald, Porter, Edwards, Lindell, MIA

Plan Grade: B+

Team #9 - Ohio Boy Team #10 -  kennyg
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
6.06 QB Plummer, Jake 1.09 RB Davis, Domanick 5.10 QB Favre, Brett 1.10 RB Portis, Clinton
7.09 QB Vick, Michael 2.06 WR Holt, Torry 9.10 QB Leftwich, Byron 2.05 RB Lewis, Jamal
1.09 RB Davis, Domanick 3.09 RB Arrington, J.J. 1.10 RB Portis, Clinton 3.10 WR Johnson, Andre
3.09 RB Arrington, J.J. 4.06 RB Foster, De'shaun 2.05 RB Lewis, Jamal 4.05 WR Clayton, Michael
4.06 RB Foster, De'shaun 5.09 WR Smith, Jimmy 8.05 RB Faulk, Marshall 5.10 QB Favre, Brett
12.06 RB Moats, Ryan 6.06 QB Plummer, Jake 11.10 RB Taylor, Chester 6.05 TE McMichael, R.
15.09 RB Williams, Moe 7.09 QB Vick, Michael 17.10 RB Perry, Chris 7.10 WR Houshmandzadeh
10.06 TE Jolley, Doug 8.06 WR Moss, Santana 6.05 TE McMichael, R. 8.05 RB Faulk, Marshall
16.06 TE Miller, Heath 9.09 DF Steelers 15.10 TE Johnson, Teyo 9.10 QB Leftwich, Byron
2.06 WR Holt, Torry 10.06 TE Jolley, Doug 3.10 WR Johnson, Andre 10.05 DF Falcons
5.09 WR Smith, Jimmy 11.09 WR Toomer, Amani 4.05 WR Clayton, Michael 11.10 RB Taylor, Chester
8.06 WR Moss, Santana 12.06 RB Moats, Ryan 7.10 WR Houshmandzadeh 12.05 WR Williams, Mike
11.09 WR Toomer, Amani 13.09 WR Davis, Andre' 12.05 WR Williams, Mike 13.10 WR Gardner, Rod
13.09 WR Davis, Andre' 14.06 PK Graham, Shayne 13.10 WR Gardner, Rod 14.05 PK Kaeding, Nate
14.06 PK Graham, Shayne 15.09 RB Williams, Moe 14.05 PK Kaeding, Nate 15.10 TE Johnson, Teyo
18.06 PK Bryant, Matt 16.06 TE Miller, Heath 18.05 PK Chandler, Jeff 16.05 DF Bengals
9.09 DEF Steelers 17.09 DF Rams 10.05 DEF Falcons 17.10 RB Perry, Chris
17.09 DEF Rams 18.06 PK Bryant, Matt 16.05 DEF Bengals 18.05 PK Chandler, Jeff

Plan: RB, WR, RB, RB, WR
Interesting start netted Davis and then Holt for a Tier 1 WR. Followed that with Arrington and then Foster for RB3. Pretty risky pick to backup RBs with the often injured player but not all that different than what Team #8 did with Brown.

Overall, I liked the back-to-back picks for QB that should net at least one solid starter if not star and mixture of old veterans and youthful upside gives the team room to grow. Starters would have been stronger with RB3 delayed but this team would make the drafter feel safer heading into the season.

Starters: Plummer, Davis, Arrington, Jolley, Holt, J. Smith, S. Moss, Graham and PIT

Plan Grade: B

Plan: RB, RB, WR, WR, QB
This plan was the same as team #5 and though it was five spots later, the results were about as good. Started out with Portis and Lewis before taking WRs A. Johnson and Clayton. Favre at the 5.10 always a safe pick for a nice 5 player start.

Took McMichael for a good TE and ended with a team that is very solid though devoid of any certain stars. Very nice depth with upside in Faulk, Leftwich, Teyo Johnson, Mike Williams. This team will need good things to happen in order to compete for the top spot but for drafting at the #10 spot and following all the established runs made good picks in their position.

Starters: Favre, Portis, Lewis, McMichael, Clayton, A. Johnson, Houshmandzadeh, Kaeding, ATL

Plan Grade: B

Team #11 -  Bonehand Team #12 - Hugh One
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
5.11 QB Hasselbeck, M. 1.11 RB Dillon, Corey 7.12 QB Pennington, C. 1.12 WR Moss, Randy
14.04 QB Manning, Eli 2.04 RB Barber, Tiki 17.12 QB Grossman, Rex 2.03 RB Jones, Julius
1.11 RB Dillon, Corey 3.11 WR Smith, Steve 2.03 RB Jones, Julius 3.12 RB Williams, Carnell
2.04 RB Barber, Tiki 4.04 WR Jackson, Darrell 3.12 RB Williams, Carnell 4.03 WR Williams, Roy
7.11 RB Toefield, Lab. 5.11 QB Hasselbeck, M. 8.03 RB Bettis, Jerome 5.12 TE Clark, Dallas
10.04 RB Jacobs, Brandon 6.04 WR Branch, Deion 9.12 RB Moore, Mewelde 6.03 WR Evans, Lee
11.11 RB Blaylock, Derrick 7.11 RB Toefield, Lab. 13.12 RB Barber, Marion 7.12 QB Pennington, C.
9.11 TE Smith, L.J. 8.04 DF Bills 5.12 TE Clark, Dallas 8.03 RB Bettis, Jerome
16.04 TE Pollard, Marcus 9.11 TE Smith, L.J. 15.12 TE Putzier, Jeb 9.12 RB Moore, Mewelde
3.11 WR Smith, Steve 10.04 RB Jacobs, Brandon 1.12 WR Moss, Randy 10.03 WR McCardell, Kee.
4.04 WR Jackson, Darrell 11.11 RB Blaylock, Derrick 4.03 WR Williams, Roy 11.12 PK Elam, Jason
6.04 WR Branch, Deion 12.04 PK Vinatieri, Adam 6.03 WR Evans, Lee 12.03 DF Vikings
13.11 WR Williams, Reggie 13.11 WR Williams, Reggie 10.03 WR McCardell, Kee. 13.12 RB Barber, Marion
15.11 WR Jenkins, Michael 14.04 QB Manning, Eli 14.03 WR Wilson, Cedrick 14.03 WR Wilson, Cedrick
12.04 PK Vinatieri, Adam 15.11 WR Jenkins, Michael 11.12 PK Elam, Jason 15.12 TE Putzier, Jeb
18.04 PK Dawson, Phil 16.04 TE Pollard, Marcus 18.03 PK Mare, Olindo 16.03 DF Redskins
8.04 DEF Bills 17.11 DF Seahawks 12.03 DEF Vikings 17.12 QB Grossman, Rex
17.11 DEF Seahawks 18.04 PK Dawson, Phil 16.03 DEF Redskins 18.03 PK Mare, Olindo

Plan: RB, RB, WR, WR, QB
This plan is used for the third time and this deeply shows the strain of following the runs though as a standard, this is probably the overall best one. Went with Dillon and Barber for solid picks and then grabbed S. Smith and Jackson for WR. Netted Hasselbeck as QB. Compare that to team #5 that followed same pattern but got Bulger, James, Jackson, Horn and Driver.

Ended up with BUF as his only tier 1 player but solid picks throughout. Has some upside on a few picks but overall, this plan built a lesser team seven spots later than team #5. BUF was the only pick that stepped out to grab a known difference maker. Solid team but mostly devoid of difference makers.

Starters: Hasselbeck, Dillon, Barber, L.J. Smith, S. Smith, Jackson, Branch, Vinatieri, BUF

Plan Grade: B

Plan: RB,
This would have been a decent team even in a 12 team league. Went with Moss for the best WR, then still managed J. Jones and Cadillac for RB before getting R. WIlliams and TE Clark. Went with Evans for WR3 but that could have been a QB like Plummer, Brady or Brooks.

Ended up soft at QB which could hurt but strong at RB, WR and TE which will help. Other than the softness at QB, this "deviating from the norm" with Moss worked out well and most players have upside as well. Drafting this deeply, it was a nice effort to grab difference makers where he thought he could get away with it but delaying QB until the 7.12 seems to have been a wait too long. Particularly since a QB2 did not come until very late. This is a big league - not much waiver wire QBs out there.

Starters: Pennington, J. Jones, C. Williams, Clark, R. Moss, R. Williams, Evans, Elam, MIN

Plan Grade: B-

Team #13 -  Slaughter Team #14 - Cordwood
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
1.13 QB Culpepper, D. 1.13 QB Culpepper, D. 6.01 QB Collins, Kerry 1.14 WR Owens, Terrell
14.02 QB Roethlisberger, B. 2.02 WR Johnson, Chad 9.14 QB Delhomme, Jake 2.01 RB Johnson, Rudi
3.13 RB Brown, Ronnie 3.13 RB Brown, Ronnie 2.01 RB Johnson, Rudi 3.14 WR Boldin, Anquan
4.02 RB Bennett, Michael 4.02 RB Bennett, Michael 5.14 RB Taylor, Fred 4.01 WR Burleson, Nate
5.13 RB Barlow, Kevan 5.13 RB Barlow, Kevan 7.14 RB Droughns, R. 5.14 RB Taylor, Fred
9.13 RB Davenport, Najeh 6.02 TE Heap, Todd 10.01 RB Gore, Frank 6.01 QB Collins, Kerry
10.02 RB Pittman, Michael 7.13 WR Stokley, Brandon 15.14 RB Turner, Michael 7.14 RB Droughns, R.
6.02 TE Heap, Todd 8.02 WR Stallworth, Donte' 8.01 TE Johnson, Eric 8.01 TE Johnson, Eric
16.02 TE Williams, Boo 9.13 RB Davenport, Najeh 16.01 TE Graham, Daniel 9.14 QB Delhomme, Jake
2.02 WR Johnson, Chad 10.02 RB Pittman, Michael 1.14 WR Owens, Terrell 10.01 RB Gore, Frank
7.13 WR Stokley, Brandon 11.13 WR Galloway, Joey 3.14 WR Boldin, Anquan 11.14 WR Randle El, A.
8.02 WR Stallworth, Donte' 12.02 DF Eagles 4.01 WR Burleson, Nate 12.01 WR Robinson, M.
11.13 WR Galloway, Joey 13.13 PK Stover, Matt 11.14 WR Randle El, A. 13.14 DF Bears
15.13 WR Hakim, Az-zahir 14.02 QB Roethlisberger, B. 12.01 WR Robinson, M. 14.01 PK Janikowski, Seb.
13.13 PK Stover, Matt 15.13 WR Hakim, Az-zahir 14.01 PK Janikowski, Seb. 15.14 RB Turner, Michael
17.13 PK Reed, Jeff 16.02 TE Williams, Boo 18.01 PK Feely, Jay 16.01 TE Graham, Daniel
12.02 DEF Eagles 17.13 PK Reed, Jeff 13.14 DEF Bears 17.14 DF Saints
18.02 DEF Giants 18.02 DF Giants 17.14 DEF Saints 18.01 PK Feely, Jay

Plan: QB, WR, RB, RB, RB,
Drafting back at the 13th slot, you have to like what the drafter tried to do here. Went with Culpepper and then Chad Johnson (could have been Holt or Harrison) and then reached Ronnie Brown and Bennett for RB. Snapped up Heap for a top TE and PHI at the 12.02 a great value.

Ended up with a nice set of starters - very nice for the 13th spot and even has Barlow for RB3. WR are weak after Johnson but if there was any position that offered a glimmer of hope on the waiver wire, it is WR. Picking up Ricky Williams or Mewelde Moore to insure RB would have been better but likely not possible. Nice, thoughtful attempt to make a difference at the 13th pick.

Starters: Culpepper, R. Brown, Bennett, Heap, C. Johnson, Stokley, Stallworth, Stover and PHI

Plan Grade: A-

Plan: WR, RB, WR, WR, RB,
Not unlike Team #13, tried to do something different by taking Owens and then Rudi Johnson. Then surprisingly mined WR for Boldin and Burleson which left RB2 of Taylor - that's scary. Droughns and Gore are decent upside depth but in the end - could easily end up with a major hole at RB2 all season.

Ended up with lower tier starters for TE, PK and DEF and Collins was a reasonable risk to take at QB. Going WR heavy in a 14 team league means focusing first on the deepest position in the draft - it just delays everything else so much that difference makers are almost impossible to find. This team will find it very hard to compete every week without "lottery" sort of luck.

Starters: Collins, R. Johnson, Taylor, E. Johnson, Owens, Boldin, Burleson, Janikowski and CHI

Plan Grade: C+