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Official Huddle Mock Draft #1 - Performance / 12-Team
June 9, 2006

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 considered 12 teams drafting a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, TE, PK and DEF with no positional limits. This draft was for 16 rounds.

Draft by Round

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
1 RB Alexander, Shaun 1 RB Davis, Domanick 1 RB Parker, Willie 1 WR Driver, Donald
2 RB Johnson, Larry 2 RB Droughns, Reuben 2 TE Gates, Antonio 2 RB Dunn, Warrick
3 RB Tomlinson, Lad. 3 RB Westbrook, Brian 3 RB Lewis, Jamal 3 RB McAllister, Deuce
4 RB James, Edgerrin 4 WR Smith, Steve 4 WR Boldin, Anquan 4 WR Burress, Plaxico
5 RB Portis, Clinton 5 RB McGahee, Willis 5 WR Harrison, Marvin 5 TE Shockey, Jeremy
6 RB Barber, Tiki 6 RB Jones, Julius 6 WR Wayne, Reggie 6 WR Johnson, Andre
7 QB Manning, Peyton 7 WR Fitzgerald, Larry 7 RB Bell, Tatum 7 RB Dillon, Corey
8 RB Jackson, Steven 8 WR Johnson, Chad 8 WR Chambers, Chris 8 RB Bush, Reggie
9 RB Jordan, Lamont 9 RB Jones, Kevin 9 RB Taylor, Chester 9 QB Palmer, Carson
10 RB Williams, Carnell 10 WR Owens, Terrell 10 WR Jackson, Darrell 10 TE Gonzalez, Tony
11 RB Johnson, Rudi 11 WR Holt, Torry 11 WR Moss, Santana 11 QB Brady, Tom
12 RB Brown, Ronnie 12 WR Moss, Randy 12 WR Ward, Hines 12 QB Hasselbeck, Matt
Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
1 TE Heap, Todd 1 QB Bulger, Marc 1 WR Clayton, Michael 1 RB Barlow, Kevan
2 RB Jones, Thomas 2 TE Cooley, Chris 2 RB Benson, Cedric 2 WR Robinson, Koren
3 QB McNabb, Donovan 3 WR Walker, Javon 3 WR Givens, David 3 QB Delhomme, Jake
4 WR Williams, Roy 4 WR Branch, Deion 4 RB Rhodes, Dominic 4 TE McMichael, Randy
5 RB Foster, De'shaun 5 QB Culpepper, Daunte 5 QB Bledsoe, Drew 5 WR McCardell, Keenan
6 WR Horn, Joe 6 TE Witten, Jason 6 QB Vick, Michael 6 RB Duckett, T.J.
7 RB Green, Ahman 7 RB Addai, Joseph 7 WR Kennison, Eddie 7 RB Maroney, Laurence
8 WR Galloway, Joey 8 RB Williams, DeAngelo 8 RB Anderson, Mike 8 WR Burleson, Nate
9 QB Manning, Eli 9 WR Evans, Lee 9 RB Dayne, Ron 9 WR Brown, Reggie
10 WR Mason, Derrick 10 RB Taylor, Fred 10 WR Smith, Rod 10 RB Gado, Samkon
11 WR Houshmandzadeh 11 RB Martin, Curtis 11 QB Plummer, Jake 11 WR Glenn, Terry
12 TE Crumpler, Alge 12 WR Muhammad, Muhsin 12 RB Gore, Frank 12 RB Brown, Chris
Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12
1 RB White, LenDale 1 WR Wilford, Ernest 1 WR Booker, Marty 1 TE Watson, Ben
2 WR Coles, Laveranues 2 WR Curtis, Kevin 2 PK Rackers, Neil 2 Def Patriots
3 WR Porter, Jerry 3 WR Bennett, Drew 3 RB Jones, Greg 3 RB Staley, Duce
4 TE Davis, Vernon 4 Def Panthers 4 RB Moore, Mewelde 4 WR Bruce, Isaac
5 QB Favre, Brett 5 QB Brooks, Aaron 5 QB McNair, Steve 5 Def Dolphins
6 Def Bears 6 WR Clayton, Mark 6 TE Smith, L.J. 6 QB Roethlisberger, Ben
7 WR Bryant, Antonio 7 TE Miller, Heath 7 Def Ravens 7 QB Brees, Drew
8 WR Stallworth, Donte' 8 TE Winslow, Kellen 8 WR Johnson, Keyshawn 8 Def Buccaneers
9 RB Barber, Marion 9 WR Edwards, Braylon 9 RB Perry, Chris 9 QB Kitna, Jon
10 QB Green, Trent 10 WR Moulds, Eric 10 TE Stevens, Jerramy 10 QB Simms, Chris
11 QB Warner, Kurt 11 WR Jurevicius, Joe 11 RB Davenport, Najeh 11 QB Rivers, Philip
12 Def Steelers 12 Def Redskins 12 PK Vinatieri, Adam 12 QB Leftwich, Byron
Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
1 PK Feely, Jay 1 WR Stokley, Brandon 1 Def Seahawks 1 RB Green, William
2 WR Jones, Matt 2 WR Northcutt, Dennis 2 TE Clark, Dallas 2 Def Broncos
3 RB Holmes, Priest 3 WR Toomer, Amani 3 PK Kasay, John 3 PK Reed, Jeff
4 Def Colts 4 RB Pittman, Michael 4 RB Arrington, J.J. 4 PK Graham, Shayne
5 PK Akers, David 5 WR Lloyd, Brandon 5 TE Hilton, Zack 5 RB Faulk, Marshall
6 PK Vanderjagt, Mike 6 WR Lelie, Ashley 6 RB Moats, Ryan 6 TE Troupe, Ben
7 PK Elam, Jason 7 WR Rogers, Charles 7 RB Houston, Cedric 7 WR Williams, Mike
8 RB Jacobs, Brandon 8 WR Jackson, Chad 8 PK Wilkins, Jeff 8 Def Cowboys
9 QB Carr, David 9 WR Jenkins, Michael 9 RB Smith, Antowain 9 PK Hanson, Jason
10 Def Jaguars 10 WR Randle El, Antwaan 10 RB Hicks, Maurice 10 Def Eagles
11 PK Brown, Josh 11 Def Giants 11 PK Janikowski, Seb. 11 Def Bills
12 WR Ferguson, Robert 12 RB Morris, Maurice 12 RB Turner, Michael 12 QB Brunell, Mark

Draft by Position

Quarterbacks Tight Ends Defenses Placekickers
1.07 Manning, Peyton 3.02 Gates, Antonio 9.06 Bears 11.02 Rackers, Neil
4.09 Palmer, Carson 4.05 Shockey, Jeremy 9.12 Steelers 11.12 Vinatieri, Adam
4.11 Brady, Tom 4.10 Gonzalez, Tony 10.04 Panthers 13.01 Feely, Jay
4.12 Hasselbeck, Matt 5.01 Heap, Todd 10.12 Redskins 13.05 Akers, David
5.03 McNabb, Donovan 5.12 Crumpler, Alge 11.07 Ravens 13.06 Vanderjagt, Mike
5.09 Manning, Eli 6.02 Cooley, Chris 12.02 Patriots 13.07 Elam, Jason
6.01 Bulger, Marc 6.06 Witten, Jason 12.05 Dolphins 13.11 Brown, Josh
6.05 Culpepper, Daunte 8.04 McMichael, Randy 12.08 Buccaneers 15.03 Kasay, John
7.05 Bledsoe, Drew 9.04 Davis, Vernon 13.04 Colts 15.08 Wilkins, Jeff
7.06 Vick, Michael 10.07 Miller, Heath 13.10 Jaguars 15.11 Janikowski, Seb.
7.11 Plummer, Jake 10.08 Winslow, Kellen 14.11 Giants 16.03 Reed, Jeff
8.03 Delhomme, Jake 11.06 Smith, L.J. 15.01 Seahawks 16.04 Graham, Shayne
9.05 Favre, Brett 11.10 Stevens, Jerramy 16.02 Broncos 16.09 Hanson, Jason
9.10 Green, Trent 12.01 Watson, Ben 16.08 Cowboys    
9.11 Warner, Kurt 15.02 Clark, Dallas 16.10 Eagles    
10.05 Brooks, Aaron 15.05 Hilton, Zack 16.11 Bills    
11.05 McNair, Steve 16.06 Troupe, Ben        
12.06 Roethlisberger, Ben            
12.07 Brees, Drew            
12.09 Kitna, Jon            
12.10 Simms, Chris            
12.11 Rivers, Philip            
12.12 Leftwich, Byron            
13.09 Carr, David            
16.12 Brunell, Mark            
Running Backs Wide Receivers
1.01 Alexander, Shaun 6.11 Martin, Curtis 2.04 Smith, Steve 8.08 Burleson, Nate
1.02 Johnson, Larry 7.02 Benson, Cedric 2.07 Fitzgerald, Larry 8.09 Brown, Reggie
1.03 Tomlinson, Lad. 7.04 Rhodes, Dominic 2.08 Johnson, Chad 8.11 Glenn, Terry
1.04 James, Edgerrin 7.08 Anderson, Mike 2.10 Owens, Terrell 9.02 Coles, Laveranues
1.05 Portis, Clinton 7.09 Dayne, Ron 2.11 Holt, Torry 9.03 Porter, Jerry
1.06 Barber, Tiki 7.12 Gore, Frank 2.12 Moss, Randy 9.07 Bryant, Antonio
1.08 Jackson, Steven 8.01 Barlow, Kevan 3.04 Boldin, Anquan 9.08 Stallworth, Donte'
1.09 Jordan, Lamont 8.06 Duckett, T.J. 3.05 Harrison, Marvin 10.01 Wilford, Ernest
1.10 Williams, Carnell 8.07 Maroney, Laurence 3.06 Wayne, Reggie 10.02 Curtis, Kevin
1.11 Johnson, Rudi 8.10 Gado, Samkon 3.08 Chambers, Chris 10.03 Bennett, Drew
1.12 Brown, Ronnie 8.12 Brown, Chris 3.10 Jackson, Darrell 10.06 Clayton, Mark
2.01 Davis, Domanick 9.01 White, LenDale 3.11 Moss, Santana 10.09 Edwards, Braylon
2.02 Droughns, Reuben 9.09 Barber, Marion 3.12 Ward, Hines 10.10 Moulds, Eric
2.03 Westbrook, Brian 11.03 Jones, Greg 4.01 Driver, Donald 10.11 Jurevicius, Joe
2.05 McGahee, Willis 11.04 Moore, Mewelde 4.04 Burress, Plaxico 11.01 Booker, Marty
2.06 Jones, Julius 11.09 Perry, Chris 4.06 Johnson, Andre 11.08 Johnson, Keyshawn
2.09 Jones, Kevin 11.11 Davenport, Najeh 5.04 Williams, Roy 12.04 Bruce, Isaac
3.01 Parker, Willie 12.03 Staley, Duce 5.06 Horn, Joe 13.02 Jones, Matt
3.03 Lewis, Jamal 13.03 Holmes, Priest 5.08 Galloway, Joey 13.12 Ferguson, Robert
3.07 Bell, Tatum 13.08 Jacobs, Brandon 5.10 Mason, Derrick 14.01 Stokley, Brandon
3.09 Taylor, Chester 14.04 Pittman, Michael 5.11 Houshmandzadeh 14.02 Northcutt, Dennis
4.02 Dunn, Warrick 14.12 Morris, Maurice 6.03 Walker, Javon 14.03 Toomer, Amani
4.03 McAllister, Deuce 15.04 Arrington, J.J. 6.04 Branch, Deion 14.05 Lloyd, Brandon
4.07 Dillon, Corey 15.06 Moats, Ryan 6.09 Evans, Lee 14.06 Lelie, Ashley
4.08 Bush, Reggie 15.07 Houston, Cedric 6.12 Muhammad, Muhsin 14.07 Rogers, Charles
5.02 Jones, Thomas 15.09 Smith, Antowain 7.01 Clayton, Michael 14.08 Jackson, Chad
5.05 Foster, De'shaun 15.10 Hicks, Maurice 7.03 Givens, David 14.09 Jenkins, Michael
5.07 Green, Ahman 15.12 Turner, Michael 7.07 Kennison, Eddie 14.10 Randle El, Antwaan
6.07 Addai, Joseph 16.01 Green, William 7.10 Smith, Rod 16.07 Williams, Mike
6.08 Williams, DeAngelo 16.05 Faulk, Marshall 8.02 Robinson, Koren    
6.10 Taylor, Fred     8.05 McCardell, Keenan    

Draft by Team

Team #1 – Pancake  Team #2 - Darin3
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
1.01 RB Alexander, Shaun 4.12 QB Hasselbeck, Matt 1.02 RB Johnson, Larry 4.11 QB Brady, Tom
2.12 WR Moss, Randy 12.12 QB Leftwich, Byron 2.11 WR Holt, Torry 12.11 QB Rivers, Philip
3.01 RB Parker, Willie 16.12 QB Brunell, Mark 3.02 TE Gates, Antonio 1.02 RB Johnson, Larry
4.12 QB Hasselbeck, Matt 1.01 RB Alexander, Shaun 4.11 QB Brady, Tom 5.02 RB Jones, Thomas
5.01 TE Heap, Todd 3.01 RB Parker, Willie 5.02 RB Jones, Thomas 6.11 RB Martin, Curtis
6.12 WR Muhammad, M. 8.12 RB Brown, Chris 6.11 RB Martin, Curtis 7.02 RB Benson, Cedric
7.01 WR Clayton, Michael 9.01 RB White, LenDale 7.02 RB Benson, Cedric 3.02 TE Gates, Antonio
8.12 RB Brown, Chris 14.12 RB Morris, Maurice 8.11 WR Glenn, Terry 15.02 TE Clark, Dallas
9.01 RB White, LenDale 5.01 TE Heap, Todd 9.02 WR Coles, Lave. 2.11 WR Holt, Torry
10.12 Def Redskins 2.12 WR Moss, Randy 10.11 WR Jurevicius, Joe 8.11 WR Glenn, Terry
11.01 WR Booker, Marty 6.12 WR Muhammad, M. 11.02 PK Rackers, Neil 9.02 WR Coles, Lave.
12.12 QB Leftwich, Byron 7.01 WR Clayton, Michael 12.11 QB Rivers, Philip 10.11 WR Jurevicius, Joe
13.01 PK Feely, Jay 11.01 WR Booker, Marty 13.02 WR Jones, Matt 13.02 WR Jones, Matt
14.12 RB Morris, Maurice 13.01 PK Feely, Jay 14.11 Def Giants 11.02 PK Rackers, Neil
15.01 Def Seahawks 10.12 DEF Redskins 15.02 TE Clark, Dallas 14.11 DEF Giants
16.12 QB Brunell, Mark 15.01 DEF Seahawks 16.11 Def Bills 16.11 DEF Bills

Started: RB, WR, RB, QB, TE

Played it safe with Alexander and then used the swing to pick up Randy Moss and Willie Parker as another safe pick. Tabbed Hasselbeck with the 4.12 pick as another safe play though not the one I would have taken. By round five, the core of the team was created.

Ended up with with a solid team that has some upside in LenDale White (with Chris Brown) and Michael Clayton but overall this is a surprisingly safe team with less upside players and homerun hitters than usually comes at the #1 pick. Moss was a great pick but Parker could have been Gates, Boldin or Harrison and still allowed him to get Thomas Jones on the next turn. This is a solid team and it has no real holes. It will compete well but most of the players will do well enough to hold on to what they did in 2005. With the first pick in the draft, usually you see more than just two top players (Alexander and Moss)

Plan Grade: B+

Started: RB, WR, TE, QB, RB

Went with a very nice streak on high value players. Took Larry Johnson, then Holt and Gates for top players in each position. Brady with the 4.11 yet again gives him a top QB and he still reached Thomas Jones with the 5.02 pick. Wisely mined for RB's and grabbed Curtis Martin and then Cedric Benson for the CHI bookend.

Later on went with solid receivers in Glenn, Coles and Jurevicius and took the big name kicker with Rackers. Have to love how this ended up. Has literally the #1 or #2 players for QB, RB, WR, TE and PK. RB depth is fine with CHI backs and Martin which will produce a decent #2 RB at the worst. The only thing I do not like on this team are the defenses but that is not a big deal with all the other firepower. Oddly enough, this pattern has been in almost all the mocks this year - top 3 pick scoops on WR/TE and still ends up with CHI backfield for great value.

Plan Grade: A+

Team #3 – Swammi Team #4 – Men in Tights
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
1.03 RB Tomlinson, Lad. 5.03 QB McNabb, Donovan 1.04 RB James, Edgerrin 4.09 QB Palmer, Carson
2.10 WR Owens, Terrell 12.10 QB Simms, Chris 2.09 RB Jones, Kevin 12.09 QB Kitna, Jon
3.03 RB Lewis, Jamal 1.03 RB Tomlinson, Lad. 3.04 WR Boldin, Anquan 1.04 RB James, Edgerrin
4.10 TE Gonzalez, Tony 3.03 RB Lewis, Jamal 4.09 QB Palmer, Carson 2.09 RB Jones, Kevin
5.03 QB McNabb, Donovan 6.10 RB Taylor, Fred 5.04 WR Williams, Roy 7.04 RB Rhodes, Dominic
6.10 RB Taylor, Fred 8.10 RB Gado, Samkon 6.09 WR Evans, Lee 11.04 RB Moore, Mewelde
7.03 WR Givens, David 11.03 RB Jones, Greg 7.04 RB Rhodes, Dominic 15.04 RB Arrington, J.J.
8.10 RB Gado, Samkon 13.03 RB Holmes, Priest 8.09 WR Brown, Reggie 9.04 TE Davis, Vernon
9.03 WR Porter, Jerry 4.10 TE Gonzalez, Tony 9.04 TE Davis, Vernon 3.04 WR Boldin, Anquan
10.10 WR Moulds, Eric 2.10 WR Owens, Terrell 10.09 WR Edwards, Braylon 5.04 WR Williams, Roy
11.03 RB Jones, Greg 7.03 WR Givens, David 11.04 RB Moore, Mewelde 6.09 WR Evans, Lee
12.10 QB Simms, Chris 9.03 WR Porter, Jerry 12.09 QB Kitna, Jon 8.09 WR Brown, Reggie
13.03 RB Holmes, Priest 10.10 WR Moulds, Eric 13.04 Def Colts 10.09 WR Edwards, Braylon
14.10 WR Randle El, Antw. 14.10 WR Randle El, Antw.n 14.09 WR Jenkins, Michael 14.09 WR Jenkins, Michael
15.03 PK Kasay, John 15.03 PK Kasay, John 15.04 RB Arrington, J.J. 16.09 PK Hanson, Jason
16.10 Def Eagles 16.10 DEF Eagles 16.09 PK Hanson, Jason 13.04 DEF Colts

Started: RB, WR, RB, TE, QB

The final golden top 3 pick went with Tomlinson, then Owens and Lewis. Went with Gonzo in the 4th and then settled for McNabb in the 5th. This start gives him an incredible team if this was 2004. It still works in 2006, but a slight concern is that Owens, Lewis, Gonzo and McNabb all come off bad seasons. They could all rise back up and this team could be golden but that is a risky bit of optimism.

Started mixing in RB and WR for the next six rounds and while Taylor could surprise, he is yet another player coming off a down year. Waited until the end to take DEF or PK so likely no advantage there either. If McNabb has any problems, will have to rely on Chris Simms. While I loved the first two picks, the rest of the way went with players that almost all had good seasons in the past but have realistic reasons why they may not rise back up to previous form. The names are all big but mostly from the past. Team could do well if all of them rise back up, but that's a tall order.

Plan Grade: B-

Started: RB, RB, WR, QB, WR

Pretty standard plan at work here. Grabbed James maybe a little early since he is on a new team and then went with Kevin Jones at the 2.09 which was another pick higher than usually happens. Luckily still managed to end up with Boldin and then went for Carson Palmer and Roy Williams. The Palmer pick is gold if he ends up healthy this year. If not, he passed on Brady, Eli Manning and other good QBs without health issues.

Stole Dominic Rhodes with the 7.04 which nice and has some very nice upside players in Williams, Rhodes, Brown, Davis and Kitna. This is a riskier than usual roster that could flop if Palmer is gimpy, Jones ends up the same and Davis really is just a rookie TE on a horrible offense. For a fourth pick, the risks seems more unneeded that necessary but with some luck could surprise. With some bad luck or even just the expected outputs of most players, this team could struggle just as easily. Risky picks that weren't the risks that I would take personally.

Plan Grade: B

Team #5 – Huskies Team #6 -  sarge5121976
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
1.05 RB Portis, Clinton 7.05 QB Bledsoe, Drew 1.06 RB Barber, Tiki 7.06 QB Vick, Michael
2.08 WR Johnson, Chad 9.05 QB Favre, Brett 2.07 WR Fitzgerald, Larry 12.07 QB Brees, Drew
3.05 WR Harrison, Marvin 11.05 QB McNair, Steve 3.06 WR Wayne, Reggie 1.06 RB Barber, Tiki
4.08 RB Bush, Reggie 1.05 RB Portis, Clinton 4.07 RB Dillon, Corey 4.07 RB Dillon, Corey
5.05 RB Foster, De'shaun 4.08 RB Bush, Reggie 5.06 WR Horn, Joe 6.07 RB Addai, Joseph
6.08 RB Williams, DeAng. 5.05 RB Foster, De'shaun 6.07 RB Addai, Joseph 8.07 RB Maroney, Laurence
7.05 QB Bledsoe, Drew 6.08 RB Williams, DeAng. 7.06 QB Vick, Michael 15.06 RB Moats, Ryan
8.08 WR Burleson, Nate 10.08 TE Winslow, Kellen 8.07 RB Maroney, Laurence 10.07 TE Miller, Heath
9.05 QB Favre, Brett 15.05 TE Hilton, Zack 9.06 Def Bears 11.06 TE Smith, L.J.
10.08 TE Winslow, Kellen 2.08 WR Johnson, Chad 10.07 TE Miller, Heath 2.07 WR Fitzgerald, Larry
11.05 QB McNair, Steve 3.05 WR Harrison, Marvin 11.06 TE Smith, L.J. 3.06 WR Wayne, Reggie
12.08 Def Buccaneers 8.08 WR Burleson, Nate 12.07 QB Brees, Drew 5.06 WR Horn, Joe
13.05 PK Akers, David 14.08 WR Jackson, Chad 13.06 PK Vanderjagt, Mike 14.07 WR Rogers, Charles
14.08 WR Jackson, Chad 13.05 PK Akers, David 14.07 WR Rogers, Charles 16.07 WR Williams, Mike
15.05 TE Hilton, Zack 12.08 DEF Buccaneers 15.06 RB Moats, Ryan 13.06 PK Vanderjagt, Mike
16.08 Def Cowboys 16.08 DEF Cowboys 16.07 WR Williams, Mike 9.06 DEF Bears

Started: RB, WR, WR, RB, RB

Heading toward the middle rounds, usually the best bet is to look for values to float past and this team made good use of that plan. Started with Portis, then Chad Johnson and when Harrison was still there at the 3.05, he went with the best value. That led to a hole for RB2 that was nicely filled by a 3 RB spree that netted Bush and then both backs for CAR.

Still reached Bledsoe for a decent QB with the 7.05 pick and surprisingly went with two more QB's that may be overkill. Took a big risk relying in Kellen "hey, watch this" Winslow with only Zack Hilton behind him. Overall,does have nice RBs with upside, great WRs that include upside guys in Burleson and Chad jackson and decent enough PK and DEF. This was good, but it would look a lot better with a reliable TE and one less QB traded for shoring up another position. Cannot discount those RB's and WR's though, odd as this draft seems to have come together.

Plan Grade: B+

Started: RB, WR, WR, RB, WR

Not unlike team #5, this plan worked out similar. Grabbed Barber and then double scooped on WR's with Fitzgerald and Wayne before going back and tabbing Dillon. That was made much stronger with adding Maroney at the 8.07 pick. Addai is an obvious upside RB depth choice as well.

Finally went with Vick at QB and took Brees for a reasonable back-up. Though he waited on TE, have to love getting Miller and Smith back-to-back. Figure out which one correctly each week and that could work out well. CHI a nice pickup and Vanderjagt a nice name PK in a new spot. Overall, I personally hate the QB's but it could work out well with a healthy Vick. RB's should be solid and with Addai and Maroney who knows? Could be very nice. His WR depth is very suspect but starters of Fitzgerald, Wayne and Horn are plenty. Other than WR depth and a risk at QB, this plan seems to have worked out well. Drafting mid-round is pretty tough.

Plan Grade: A-

Team #7 – Title Town Team #8 –Enrique of the Tianos
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
1.07 QB Manning, Peyton 1.07 QB Manning, Peyton 1.08 RB Jackson, Steven 6.05 QB Culpepper, D.
2.06 RB Jones, Julius 12.06 QB Roethlisberger, B. 2.05 RB McGahee, Willis 10.05 QB Brooks, Aaron
3.07 RB Bell, Tatum 2.06 RB Jones, Julius 3.08 WR Chambers, Chris 1.08 RB Jackson, Steven
4.06 WR Johnson, Andre 3.07 RB Bell, Tatum 4.05 TE Shockey, Jeremy 2.05 RB McGahee, Willis
5.07 RB Green, Ahman 5.07 RB Green, Ahman 5.08 WR Galloway, Joey 7.08 RB Anderson, Mike
6.06 TE Witten, Jason 8.06 RB Duckett, T.J. 6.05 QB Culpepper, D. 13.08 RB Jacobs, Brandon
7.07 WR Kennison, Eddie 15.07 RB Houston, Cedric 7.08 RB Anderson, Mike 16.05 RB Faulk, Marshall
8.06 RB Duckett, T.J. 6.06 TE Witten, Jason 8.05 WR McCardell, Keenan 4.05 TE Shockey, Jeremy
9.07 WR Bryant, Antonio 16.06 TE Troupe, Ben 9.08 WR Stallworth, Donte' 3.08 WR Chambers, Chris
10.06 WR Clayton, Mark 4.06 WR Johnson, Andre 10.05 QB Brooks, Aaron 5.08 WR Galloway, Joey
11.07 Def Ravens 7.07 WR Kennison, Eddie 11.08 WR Johnson, Keysh. 8.05 WR McCardell, Keenan
12.06 QB Roethlisberger, B. 9.07 WR Bryant, Antonio 12.05 Def Dolphins 9.08 WR Stallworth, Donte'
13.07 PK Elam, Jason 10.06 WR Clayton, Mark 13.08 RB Jacobs, Brandon 11.08 WR Johnson, Keysh.
14.06 WR Lelie, Ashley 14.06 WR Lelie, Ashley 14.05 WR Lloyd, Brandon 14.05 WR Lloyd, Brandon
15.07 RB Houston, Cedric 13.07 PK Elam, Jason 15.08 PK Wilkins, Jeff 15.08 PK Wilkins, Jeff
16.06 TE Troupe, Ben 11.07 DEF Ravens 16.05 RB Faulk, Marshall 12.05 DEF Dolphins

Started: QB, RB, RB, WR, RB

Drafting mid-round is tough on planning and taking Manning only delays everything else anyway. Went reasonably after RB and got Julius Jones and Bell which could be spectacularly good or bad. Andre Johnson was a weaker WR1 but had no real choice after the Manning pick. Tried to shore up RB with Green though Addai, Williams, Gore and others may have been more prudent to give him upside or at least less risk than a RB returning from a knee injury.

Witten offers a decent choice for starting TE but the rest of the picks are almost all not ones I would have made. Bryant has promise and Elam is always steady but the others have pretty big question marks this year. Overall, this plan did what so often happens when the first pick went to a QB in the mid-round. He tried to play catch up in all the other positions from then on and the results are not as solid looking as desired. Taking a RB with that first pick (Jackson, Cadillac, Johnson, etc.) would have given him more freedom down the road than he ended up having. It is the Manning curse - how can you let him go by but look what happens when you don't.

Plan Grade: B-

Started: RB, RB, WR, TE, WR

This plan worked out pretty well. Started with Jackson and then McGahee was still available and negated any temptation to dive into WR early. By the 3.08, the WR's had just been drained though and Chambers was the pick (could have been DJax, S. Moss, Ward or Burress for that matter). A little weak at WR1 but Shockey next secures a top TE and Galloway at the 5.08 shored up WR though he comes off a career year and likely will not repeat. He could have been Mason, Branch or Houshmandzadeh and looked better.

Culpepper in the 6th is a big risk but have to love reaching Brooks in the 10th as a fallback. PK and DEF should be fine. Overall, There is risk here with Culpepper but balanced with Brooks. RB depth is very suspect with only Jacobs a certainty to play some when needed (and he only scores TDs). The wideouts are a very solid group even if they were not the ones I would have gone for, there is no doubt that the crew will provide at least 3 decent choices per week. Loved the first two RBs and Shockey but the rest of the team won't likely be difference makers if not end up as a risky pick.

Plan Grade: B

Team #9 – Flying Ostriches Team #10 -  smithtk
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
1.09 RB Jordan, Lamont 5.09 QB Manning, Eli 1.10 RB Williams, Carnell 8.03 QB Delhomme, Jake
2.04 WR Smith, Steve 13.09 QB Carr, David 2.03 RB Westbrook, Brian 9.10 QB Green, Trent
3.09 RB Taylor, Chester 1.09 RB Jordan, Lamont 3.10 WR Jackson, Darrell 1.10 RB Williams, Carnell
4.04 WR Burress, Plaxico 3.09 RB Taylor, Chester 4.03 RB McAllister, Deuce 2.03 RB Westbrook, Brian
5.09 QB Manning, Eli 7.09 RB Dayne, Ron 5.10 WR Mason, Derrick 4.03 RB McAllister, Deuce
6.04 WR Branch, Deion 9.09 RB Barber, Marion 6.03 WR Walker, Javon 12.03 RB Staley, Duce
7.09 RB Dayne, Ron 11.09 RB Perry, Chris 7.10 WR Smith, Rod 15.10 RB Hicks, Maurice
8.04 TE McMichael, Randy 14.04 RB Pittman, Michael 8.03 QB Delhomme, Jake 11.10 TE Stevens, Jerramy
9.09 RB Barber, Marion 15.09 RB Smith, Antowain 9.10 QB Green, Trent 3.10 WR Jackson, Darrell
10.04 Def Panthers 8.04 TE McMichael, Randy 10.03 WR Bennett, Drew 5.10 WR Mason, Derrick
11.09 RB Perry, Chris 2.04 WR Smith, Steve 11.10 TE Stevens, Jerramy 6.03 WR Walker, Javon
12.04 WR Bruce, Isaac 4.04 WR Burress, Plaxico 12.03 RB Staley, Duce 7.10 WR Smith, Rod
13.09 QB Carr, David 6.04 WR Branch, Deion 13.10 Def Jaguars 10.03 WR Bennett, Drew
14.04 RB Pittman, Michael 12.04 WR Bruce, Isaac 14.03 WR Toomer, Amani 14.03 WR Toomer, Amani
15.09 RB Smith, Antowain 16.04 PK Graham, Shayne 15.10 RB Hicks, Maurice 16.03 PK Reed, Jeff
16.04 PK Graham, Shayne 10.04 DEF Panthers 16.03 PK Reed, Jeff 13.10 DEF Jaguars

Started: RB, WR, RB, WR, QB

A solid plan for the 9th pick that worked out pretty well. Started with Jordan and then snapped up Steve Smith with the 2.04. Repeated that pattern by taking Taylor with the 3.09 (very nice value) and then Burress at the 4.04. Ended up reaching Eli Manning in the 5th for a solid start with nice stars in Manning and Smith and solid picks in Taylor and Burress.

Missed out on top TE's and settled for McMichael but reached #1 DEF of CAR. Overall, has star players in WR, QB and DEF which at the 9th spot is about the best you can hope for. Did not like his 5 player RB depth since none are certain to have a role other than Barber as a third down back. Liked this team a lot until after the 10th round when the craving for more RBs superceded shoring up other positions. Still have to like the starters of Manning, Jordan, Taylor, S Smith, Burress and Branch. Not sure the roster will grow at all but the starters should turn in good numbers and the ninth pick needs someone to fall to do better than this.

Plan Grade: A-

Started: RB, RB, WR, RB, WR

This plan had the look of "they can wait". Started strong with Cadillac and Westbrook and then a nice grab in DJax but then grabbed RB3 in McAllister returning from a knee injury and sharing with Bush. That 4.03 pick could have been any QB other than Peyton, any TE other than Gates, Burress or Roy Williams. Seems a tradeoff with questionable value. Reached Mason and Walker which were nice picks and then took Rod Smith to make sure whatever happens in the DEN passing game happens to this team.

Waited until the 8.03 for QB and dipped twice to get Delhomme and then Trent Green. High scoring position so waiting seems to have hurt this team. Did not take a TE until the 11.10 and even then went with Jerramy Stevens who is recovering from surgery and may not even play in week one. This plan started well but the shift to RB again in the 4th round for a backup cascaded back into all the positions and waiting on TE and QB means lesser points than most teams. Taking a third RB early can be prudent but not so much when he is returning from an ACL tear. And ignoring all positions besides RB and WR until the 8th round meant below average players.

Plan Grade: B-

Team #11 -  11sky Team #12 - The Dog Team
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
1.11 RB Johnson, Rudi 7.11 QB Plummer, Jake 1.12 RB Brown, Ronnie 6.01 QB Bulger, Marc
2.02 RB Droughns, R. 9.11 QB Warner, Kurt 2.01 RB Davis, Domanick 1.12 RB Brown, Ronnie
3.11 WR Moss, Santana 1.11 RB Johnson, Rudi 3.12 WR Ward, Hines 2.01 RB Davis, Domanick
4.02 RB Dunn, Warrick 2.02 RB Droughns, R. 4.01 WR Driver, Donald 7.12 RB Gore, Frank
5.11 WR Houshmandzadeh 4.02 RB Dunn, Warrick 5.12 TE Crumpler, Alge 8.01 RB Barlow, Kevan
6.02 TE Cooley, Chris 11.11 RB Davenport, Najeh 6.01 QB Bulger, Marc 15.12 RB Turner, Michael
7.11 QB Plummer, Jake 6.02 TE Cooley, Chris 7.12 RB Gore, Frank 16.01 RB Green, William
8.02 WR Robinson, Koren 3.11 WR Moss, Santana 8.01 RB Barlow, Kevan 5.12 TE Crumpler, Alge
9.11 QB Warner, Kurt 5.11 WR Houshmandzadeh 9.12 Def Steelers 12.01 TE Watson, Ben
10.02 WR Curtis, Kevin 8.02 WR Robinson, Koren 10.01 WR Wilford, Ernest 3.12 WR Ward, Hines
11.11 RB Davenport, Najeh 10.02 WR Curtis, Kevin 11.12 PK Vinatieri, Adam 4.01 WR Driver, Donald
12.02 Def Patriots 14.02 WR Northcutt, Dennis 12.01 TE Watson, Ben 10.01 WR Wilford, Ernest
13.11 PK Brown, Josh 13.11 PK Brown, Josh 13.12 WR Ferguson, Robert 13.12 WR Ferguson, Robert
14.02 WR Northcutt, Dennis 15.11 PK Janikowski, Seb. 14.01 WR Stokley, Brandon 14.01 WR Stokley, Brandon
15.11 PK Janikowski, Seb. 12.02 DEF Patriots 15.12 RB Turner, Michael 11.12 PK Vinatieri, Adam
16.02 Def Broncos 16.02 DEF Broncos 16.01 RB Green, William 9.12 DEF Steelers

Started: RB, RB, WR, RB, WR

With WR's not starting until mid-second round this year, began with Johnson and Droughns and by the 3.11 pick had to settle for S Moss. Opted to get a back-up RB with the 4.02 which like team 10 meant everything else got shoved back. Figure that he could have taken any WR he wanted at the 2.02 and still have reached Dunn with the 4.02 for a much bigger bang for starters. Had to go WR next and landed solid Houshmandzadeh in the 5th.

Cooley at the 6.02 was just another second tier TE and meant that the 7th round could only produce Plummer for a QB. Drafting at the back end swing means either taking some chances and allowing some holes in exchange for star players in other positions or, in this case, literally following every run after the best players are gone and accepting average players at virtually every position. This was exacerbated by taking a third RB with the 4.02 pick and ensured that there would be no stars on this team. That all means ending .500 would probably be due to good management, not bad.

Plan Grade: B-

Started: RB, RB, WR, WR, TE

This team is an interesting juxtaposition next to team #11. Also started RB-RB with Brown (major steal in my book) and Davis which meant only Ward and then Driver were left for WR. Solid pair to be sure, though unlikely studs. Reached Crumpler with the 5.12 for another nice pick and then followed that with Bulger for a nice passing game. Still reached Gore/Barlow with the 7/8 swing for a decent backup RB situation and PIT defense should at least be good.

This team too did not make use of swings to walk away with any true stud players but was a safe route that netted some solid players. Notice the difference that happened when he waited on RB3 and was able to lock down better TE and QB than team #11 that put himself behind the eight ball once his 4th round pick went for a back-up player. Also had the best kicker for whatever that may be worth. This was a safe route to take for the 12th pick that made some use of players falling to him and overall, worked out well for the last pick in the first round.

Plan Grade: A