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Official Huddle Mock Draft #9 - Performance / 14 -Team
August 18, 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 16 teams drafting a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 3WR, 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 Johnson, Larry 1 RB Westbrook, Brian 1 WR Wayne, Reggie 1 QB Palmer, Carson
2 RB Alexander, Shaun 2 RB Jones, Julius 2 RB Lewis, Jamal 2 RB Rhodes, Dominic
3 RB Tomlinson, Lad. 3 RB Parker, Willie 3 RB Dunn, Warrick 3 WR Moss, Santana
4 RB Barber, Tiki 4 WR Holt, Torry 4 RB Droughns, Reuben 4 TE Gonzalez, Tony
5 RB Jackson, Steven 5 WR Fitzgerald, Larry 5 RB Davis, Domanick 5 WR Williams, Roy
6 RB Brown, Ronnie 6 RB Taylor, Chester 6 QB Brady, Tom 6 WR Burress, Plaxico
7 RB Portis, Clinton 7 WR Harrison, Marvin 7 WR Jackson, Darrell 7 WR Mason, Derrick
8 RB James, Edgerrin 8 RB Jones, Kevin 8 RB Benson, Cedric 8 WR Driver, Donald
9 RB Jordan, Lamont 9 RB Bush, Reggie 9 WR Chambers, Chris 9 WR Horn, Joe
10 RB Williams, Carnell 10 QB Manning, Peyton 10 RB Dillon, Corey 10 TE Shockey, Jeremy
11 RB Johnson, Rudi 11 TE Gates, Antonio 11 RB Gore, Frank 11 WR Johnson, Andre
12 RB Mcgahee, Willis 12 WR Owens, Terrell 12 TE Heap, Todd 12 QB Hasselbeck, Matt
13 WR Smith, Steve 13 WR Moss, Randy 13 WR Ward, Hines 13 WR Houshmandzadeh
14 WR Johnson, Chad 14 WR Boldin, Anquan 14 RB Brown, Chris 14 RB Foster, De'Shaun
Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
1 RB Williams, Deangelo 1 RB White, Lendale 1 QB Warner, Kurt 1 WR Jurevicius, Joe
2 RB Bell, Mike 2 QB Manning, Eli 2 QB Green, Trent 2 PK Vinatieri, Adam
3 WR Walker, Javon 3 QB Mcnabb, Donovan 3 RB Bell, Tatum 3 RB Gado, Samkon
4 WR Kennison, Eddie 4 WR Clayton, Michael 4 RB Green, Ahman 4 QB Favre, Brett
5 RB Taylor, Fred 5 TE Crumpler, Alge 5 WR Burleson, Nate 5 QB Delhomme, Jake
6 WR Smith, Rod 6 QB Bulger, Marc 6 WR Glenn, Terry 6 RB Duckett, T.J.
7 WR Coles, Laveranues 7 RB Jones, Thomas 7 RB Addai, Joseph 7 TE Mcmichael, Randy
8 WR Branch, Deion 8 QB Bledsoe, Drew 8 QB Vick, Michael 8 WR Wilford, Ernest
9 WR Muhammad, M. 9 RB Mcallister, Deuce 9 TE Cooley, Chris 9 WR Bryant, Antonio
10 RB Maroney, Laurence 10 WR Galloway, Joey 10 Def Pittsburgh 10 WR Parker, Eric
11 WR Evans, Lee 11 WR Bruce, Isaac 11 RB Martin, Curtis 11 WR Stallworth, Donte'
12 WR Brown, Reggie 12 TE Witten, Jason 12 Def Carolina 12 WR Porter, Jerry
13 WR Jones, Matt 13 WR Johnson, Keys. 13 RB Barber, Marion 13 TE Miller, Heath
14 WR Robinson, Koren 14 Def Chicago 14 WR Mccardell, Keenan 14 WR Bennett, Drew
Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12
1 RB Jones, Greg 1 RB Drew, Maurice 1 PK Rackers, Neil 1 QB Roethlisberger, B.
2 WR Moulds, Eric 2 RB Pittman, Michael 2 Def Jacksonville 2 TE Watson, Ben
3 WR Givens, David 3 WR Edwards, Braylon 3 RB Norwood, Jerious 3 QB Leftwich, Byron
4 QB Plummer, Jake 4 RB Houston, Cedric 4 WR Stokley, Brandon 4 WR Curtis, Kevin
5 RB Smith, Antowain 5 RB Dayne, Ron 5 RB Moore, Mewelde 5 WR Williams, Reggie
6 RB Davenport, Najeh 6 RB Barlow, Kevan 6 QB Mcnair, Steve 6 WR Parker, Samie
7 TE Davis, Vernon 7 RB Staley, Duce 7 RB Perry, Chris 7 QB Simms, Chris
8 WR White, Roddy 8 QB Brooks, Aaron 8 WR Williamson, Troy 8 Def Philadelphia
9 Def New York 9 TE Troupe, Ben 9 QB Rivers, Philip 9 WR Jackson, Chad
10 WR Toomer, Amani 10 WR Jenkins, Michael 10 QB Culpepper, Daunte 10 Def Washington
11 WR Mccareins, Justin 11 RB Jacobs, Brandon 11 QB Carr, David 11 QB Brees, Drew
12 WR Lloyd, Brandon 12 Def Tampa Bay 12 RB Haynes, Verron 12 QB Kitna, Jon
13 Def Indianapolis 13 RB Anderson, Mike 13 WR Booker, Marty 13 QB Brunell, Mark
14 TE Smith, L.J. 14 WR Henry, Chris 14 WR Holmes, Santonio 14 QB Johnson, Brad
Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
1 RB Lundy, Wali 1 Def Seattle 1 QB Leinart, Matt 1 Def Kansas City
2 RB Morris, Maurice 2 TE Winslow, Kellen 2 Def Arizona 2 WR Clayton, Mark
3 PK Feely, Jay 3 TE Smith, Alex 3 TE Pollard, Marcus 3 PK Reed, Jeff
4 RB Holmes, Priest 4 TE Stevens, Jerramy 4 TE Scheffler, Tony 4 Def Cleveland
5 QB Frye, Charlie 5 WR Baskett, Hank 5 TE Kinney, Erron 5 TE Clark, Desmond
6 Def Atlanta 6 PK Graham, Shayne 6 Def Cincinnati 6 TE Wiggins, Jermaine
7 WR Jennings, Greg 7 Def Baltimore 7 Def Denver 7 PK Stover, Matt
8 WR Moss, Sinorice 8 TE Clark, Dallas 8 TE Pope, Leonard 8 PK Janikowski, S.
9 WR Caldwell, Reche 9 TE Hilton, Zach 9 Def Minnesota 9 PK Longwell, Ryan
10 PK Elam, Jason 10 PK Akers, David 10 Def San Diego 10 WR Williams, Mike
11 Def Dallas 11 Def New England 11 PK Vanderjagt, Mike 11 PK Wilkins, Jeff
12 WR Gabriel, Doug 12 Def Miami 12 PK Tynes, Lawrence 12 WR Bradford, Corey
13 RB Fisher, Tony 13 TE Putzier, Jeb 13 Def Buffalo 13 PK Kaeding, Nate
14 RB Moats, Ryan 14 TE Franks, Bubba 14 PK Brown, Josh 14 WR Randle El, A.

Draft by Position

Quarterbacks Tight Ends Defenses Placekickers
2.10 Manning, Peyton 2.11 Gates, Antonio 6.14 Chicago 8.02 Vinatieri, Adam
3.06 Brady, Tom 3.12 Heap, Todd 7.10 Pittsburgh 11.01 Rackers, Neil
4.01 Palmer, Carson 4.04 Gonzalez, Tony 7.12 Carolina 13.03 Feely, Jay
4.12 Hasselbeck, Matt 4.10 Shockey, Jeremy 9.09 New York 13.10 Elam, Jason
6.02 Manning, Eli 6.05 Crumpler, Alge 9.13 Indianapolis 14.06 Graham, Shayne
6.03 Mcnabb, Donovan 6.12 Witten, Jason 10.12 Tampa Bay 14.10 Akers, David
6.06 Bulger, Marc 7.09 Cooley, Chris 11.02 Jacksonville 15.11 Vanderjagt, Mike
6.08 Bledsoe, Drew 8.07 Mcmichael, Randy 12.08 Philadelphia 15.12 Tynes, Lawrence
7.01 Warner, Kurt 8.13 Miller, Heath 12.10 Washington 15.14 Brown, Josh
7.02 Green, Trent 9.07 Davis, Vernon 13.06 Atlanta 16.03 Reed, Jeff
7.08 Vick, Michael 9.14 Smith, L.J. 13.11 Dallas 16.07 Stover, Matt
8.04 Favre, Brett 10.09 Troupe, Ben 14.01 Seattle 16.08 Janikowski, S.
8.05 Delhomme, Jake 12.02 Watson, Ben 14.07 Baltimore 16.09 Longwell, Ryan
9.04 Plummer, Jake 14.02 Winslow, Kellen 14.11 New England 16.11 Wilkins, Jeff
10.08 Brooks, Aaron 14.03 Smith, Alex 14.12 Miami 16.13 Kaeding, Nate
11.06 Mcnair, Steve 14.04 Stevens, Jerramy 15.02 Arizona    
11.09 Rivers, Philip 14.08 Clark, Dallas 15.06 Cincinnati    
11.10 Culpepper, Daunte 14.09 Hilton, Zach 15.07 Denver    
11.11 Carr, David 14.13 Putzier, Jeb 15.09 Minnesota    
12.01 Roethlisberger, B. 14.14 Franks, Bubba 15.10 San Diego    
12.03 Leftwich, Byron 15.03 Pollard, Marcus 15.13 Buffalo    
12.07 Simms, Chris 15.04 Scheffler, Tony 16.01 Kansas City    
12.11 Brees, Drew 15.05 Kinney, Erron 16.04 Cleveland    
12.12 Kitna, Jon 15.08 Pope, Leonard        
12.13 Brunell, Mark 16.05 Clark, Desmond        
12.14 Johnson, Brad 16.06 Wiggins, Jermaine        
13.05 Frye, Charlie            
15.01 Leinart, Matt            
 
Running Backs Wide Receivers
1.01 Johnson, Larry 5.10 Maroney, Laurence 1.13 Smith, Steve 7.06 Glenn, Terry
1.02 Alexander, Shaun 6.01 White, Lendale 1.14 Johnson, Chad 7.14 Mccardell, Keenan
1.03 Tomlinson, Lad. 6.07 Jones, Thomas 2.04 Holt, Torry 8.01 Jurevicius, Joe
1.04 Barber, Tiki 6.09 Mcallister, Deuce 2.05 Fitzgerald, Larry 8.08 Wilford, Ernest
1.05 Jackson, Steven 7.03 Bell, Tatum 2.07 Harrison, Marvin 8.09 Bryant, Antonio
1.06 Brown, Ronnie 7.04 Green, Ahman 2.12 Owens, Terrell 8.10 Parker, Eric
1.07 Portis, Clinton 7.07 Addai, Joseph 2.13 Moss, Randy 8.11 Stallworth, Donte'
1.08 James, Edgerrin 7.11 Martin, Curtis 2.14 Boldin, Anquan 8.12 Porter, Jerry
1.09 Jordan, Lamont 7.13 Barber, Marion 3.01 Wayne, Reggie 8.14 Bennett, Drew
1.10 Williams, Carnell 8.03 Gado, Samkon 3.07 Jackson, Darrell 9.02 Moulds, Eric
1.11 Johnson, Rudi 8.06 Duckett, T.J. 3.09 Chambers, Chris 9.03 Givens, David
1.12 Mcgahee, Willis 9.01 Jones, Greg 3.13 Ward, Hines 9.08 White, Roddy
2.01 Westbrook, Brian 9.05 Smith, Antowain 4.03 Moss, Santana 9.10 Toomer, Amani
2.02 Jones, Julius 9.06 Davenport, Najeh 4.05 Williams, Roy 9.11 Mccareins, Justin
2.03 Parker, Willie 10.01 Drew, Maurice 4.06 Burress, Plaxico 9.12 Lloyd, Brandon
2.06 Taylor, Chester 10.02 Pittman, Michael 4.07 Mason, Derrick 10.03 Edwards, Braylon
2.08 Jones, Kevin 10.04 Houston, Cedric 4.08 Driver, Donald 10.10 Jenkins, Michael
2.09 Bush, Reggie 10.05 Dayne, Ron 4.09 Horn, Joe 10.14 Henry, Chris
3.02 Lewis, Jamal 10.06 Barlow, Kevan 4.11 Johnson, Andre 11.04 Stokley, Brandon
3.03 Dunn, Warrick 10.07 Staley, Duce 4.13 Houshmandzadeh 11.08 Williamson, Troy
3.04 Droughns, Reuben 10.11 Jacobs, Brandon 5.03 Walker, Javon 11.13 Booker, Marty
3.05 Davis, Domanick 10.13 Anderson, Mike 5.04 Kennison, Eddie 11.14 Holmes, Santonio
3.08 Benson, Cedric 11.03 Norwood, Jerious 5.06 Smith, Rod 12.04 Curtis, Kevin
3.10 Dillon, Corey 11.05 Moore, Mewelde 5.07 Coles, Laveranues 12.05 Williams, Reggie
3.11 Gore, Frank 11.07 Perry, Chris 5.08 Branch, Deion 12.06 Parker, Samie
3.14 Brown, Chris 11.12 Haynes, Verron 5.09 Muhammad, M. 12.09 Jackson, Chad
4.02 Rhodes, Dominic 13.01 Lundy, Wali 5.11 Evans, Lee 13.07 Jennings, Greg
4.14 Foster, De'Shaun 13.02 Morris, Maurice 5.12 Brown, Reggie 13.08 Moss, Sinorice
5.01 Williams, Deangelo 13.04 Holmes, Priest 5.13 Jones, Matt 13.09 Caldwell, Reche
5.02 Bell, Mike 13.13 Fisher, Tony 5.14 Robinson, Koren 13.12 Gabriel, Doug
5.05 Taylor, Fred 13.14 Moats, Ryan 6.04 Clayton, Michael 14.05 Baskett, Hank
        6.10 Galloway, Joey 16.02 Clayton, Mark
        6.11 Bruce, Isaac 16.10 Williams, Mike
        6.13 Johnson, Keys. 16.12 Bradford, Corey
        7.05 Burleson, Nate 16.14 Randle El, A.

Draft by Team

Team #1  Team #2
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
RB 1.01 Johnson, Larry QB 7.01 Warner, Kurt RB 1.02 Alexander, Shaun QB 7.02 Green, Trent
WR 2.14 Boldin, Anquan QB 12.14 Johnson, Brad WR 2.13 Moss, Randy QB 12.13 Brunell, Mark
WR 3.01 Wayne, Reggie QB 15.01 Leinart, Matt RB 3.02 Lewis, Jamal RB 1.02 Alexander, Shaun
RB 4.14 Foster, De'Shaun RB 1.01 Johnson, Larry WR 4.13 Houshmandzadeh RB 3.02 Lewis, Jamal
RB 5.01 Williams, Deangelo RB 4.14 Foster, De'Shaun RB 5.02 Bell, Mike RB 5.02 Bell, Mike
DEF 6.14 Chicago RB 5.01 Williams, Deangelo WR 6.13 Johnson, Keys. RB 10.13 Anderson, Mike
QB 7.01 Warner, Kurt RB 9.01 Jones, Greg QB 7.02 Green, Trent RB 13.02 Morris, Maurice
WR 8.14 Bennett, Drew RB 13.01 Lundy, Wali TE 8.13 Miller, Heath TE 8.13 Miller, Heath
RB 9.01 Jones, Greg TE 14.14 Franks, Bubba WR 9.02 Moulds, Eric TE 14.13 Putzier, Jeb
WR 10.14 Henry, Chris WR 2.14 Boldin, Anquan RB 10.13 Anderson, Mike WR 2.13 Moss, Randy
PK 11.01 Rackers, Neil WR 3.01 Wayne, Reggie DEF 11.02 Jacksonville WR 4.13 Houshmandzadeh
QB 12.14 Johnson, Brad WR 8.14 Bennett, Drew QB 12.13 Brunell, Mark WR 6.13 Johnson, Keys.
RB 13.01 Lundy, Wali WR 10.14 Henry, Chris RB 13.02 Morris, Maurice WR 9.02 Moulds, Eric
TE 14.14 Franks, Bubba WR 16.14 Randle El, A. TE 14.13 Putzier, Jeb PK 16.13 Kaeding, Nate
QB 15.01 Leinart, Matt PK 11.01 Rackers, Neil DEF 15.02 Arizona DEF 11.02 Jacksonville
WR 16.14 Randle El, A. DEF 6.14 Chicago PK 16.13 Kaeding, Nate DEF 15.02 Arizona

Started: RB, WR, WR, RB, RB

Started out with Larry Johnson and still found Anquan Boldin for a top WR. I liked what he did next - grabbed Reggie Wayne for a great WR2 and then used his swing to secure the CAR rushing game with Foster and Williams. That may seem wasting a pick but he was able to start out with three great picks and then still have both super solid RB and WR starters.

Overall, grabbed best defense in CHI next and then still reached Warner at the 7.01. In 14 team league, That is a great start. Top RB and DEF, two very good WR and the CAR rushing game. Even landed Rackers later at PK. Nice sleepers in Jones and Lundy at RB no less. Everyone hates the #1 team and this is looking like a team to hate by the rest of the league. Tight end is weak.

Plan Grade: A

Started: RB, WR, RB, WR, RB

Followed a similar plan to team #1 but after Alexander and Moss, opted for Jamal Lewis for a rock solid RB set that added Mike Bell in the 5th. That could be a great set of RBs but he paid a price for that with Houshmandzadeh at WR2 and then later Keyshawn for starting WR.

Trent Green a nice grab in the 7th and wisely took Miller as TE before they were completely drained. This team is solid though it appears to have less pop than team #1. Good effort for what was available and nice depth in all positions.

Plan Grade: A-

Team #3 Team #4
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
RB 1.03 Tomlinson, Lad. QB 4.12 Hasselbeck, Matt RB 1.04 Barber, Tiki QB 9.04 Plummer, Jake
WR 2.12 Owens, Terrell QB 12.12 Kitna, Jon TE 2.11 Gates, Antonio QB 12.11 Brees, Drew
RB 3.03 Dunn, Warrick RB 1.03 Tomlinson, Lad. RB 3.04 Droughns, Reuben RB 1.04 Barber, Tiki
QB 4.12 Hasselbeck, Matt RB 3.03 Dunn, Warrick WR 4.11 Johnson, Andre RB 3.04 Droughns, Reuben
WR 5.03 Walker, Javon RB 7.03 Bell, Tatum WR 5.04 Kennison, Eddie RB 7.04 Green, Ahman
TE 6.12 Witten, Jason RB 11.03 Norwood, Jerious WR 6.11 Bruce, Isaac RB 10.11 Jacobs, Brandon
RB 7.03 Bell, Tatum TE 6.12 Witten, Jason RB 7.04 Green, Ahman RB 13.04 Holmes, Priest
WR 8.12 Porter, Jerry TE 15.03 Pollard, Marcus WR 8.11 Stallworth, Donte' TE 2.11 Gates, Antonio
WR 9.03 Givens, David WR 2.12 Owens, Terrell QB 9.04 Plummer, Jake TE 15.04 Scheffler, Tony
DEF 10.12 Tampa Bay WR 5.03 Walker, Javon RB 10.11 Jacobs, Brandon WR 4.11 Johnson, Andre
RB 11.03 Norwood, Jerious WR 8.12 Porter, Jerry WR 11.04 Stokley, Brandon WR 5.04 Kennison, Eddie
QB 12.12 Kitna, Jon WR 9.03 Givens, David QB 12.11 Brees, Drew WR 6.11 Bruce, Isaac
PK 13.03 Feely, Jay WR 16.12 Bradford, Corey RB 13.04 Holmes, Priest WR 8.11 Stallworth, Donte'
DEF 14.12 Miami PK 13.03 Feely, Jay DEF 14.11 New England WR 11.04 Stokley, Brandon
TE 15.03 Pollard, Marcus DEF 10.12 Tampa Bay TE 15.04 Scheffler, Tony PK 16.11 Wilkins, Jeff
WR 16.12 Bradford, Corey DEF 14.12 Miami PK 16.11 Wilkins, Jeff DEF 14.11 New England

Started: RB, WR, RB, QB, WR

After Tomlinson, reached Terrell Owens perhaps thanks only to his hamstring keeping him out of practice. Dunn at the 3.03 locks up a nice backfield in a 14 team league and Hasselbeck will be above average at QB. Javon Walker as WR2 is a risk but has undeniable upside.

Overall, Witten a solid TE and has some upside in Kitna, Norwood and Givens. Bottom half of starters are average at best but the top half will keep team in competition. Team does have some growing room and could look better two months from now.

Plan Grade: B+

Started: RB, TE, RB, WR, WR

After snagging Tiki Barber, opted to go with Antonio Gates with his second pick over available tier 1 WR and without reception points, the move is less advantageous but still nets him an undeniable difference maker. Droughns fills in at RB2 and then had a three WR stretch that brought in Andre Johnson, Kennison and Bruce - not too shabby though not spectacular.

Overall., waited on PK and DEF and Plummer in the 9th was too late. Leaves him below average at QB and only Brees to fall back on. Solid team but his best player is in the lowest scoring position - TE.

Plan Grade: B

Team #5 Team #6
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
RB 1.05 Jackson, Steven QB 2.10 Manning, Peyton RB 1.06 Brown, Ronnie QB 3.06 Brady, Tom
QB 2.10 Manning, Peyton QB 13.05 Frye, Charlie RB 2.09 Bush, Reggie QB 11.06 Mcnair, Steve
RB 3.05 Davis, Domanick RB 1.05 Jackson, Steven QB 3.06 Brady, Tom RB 1.06 Brown, Ronnie
TE 4.10 Shockey, Jeremy RB 3.05 Davis, Domanick WR 4.09 Horn, Joe RB 2.09 Bush, Reggie
RB 5.05 Taylor, Fred RB 5.05 Taylor, Fred WR 5.06 Smith, Rod RB 6.09 Mcallister, Deuce
WR 6.10 Galloway, Joey RB 9.05 Smith, Antowain RB 6.09 Mcallister, Deuce RB 9.06 Davenport, Najeh
WR 7.05 Burleson, Nate RB 11.05 Moore, Mewelde WR 7.06 Glenn, Terry TE 10.09 Troupe, Ben
WR 8.10 Parker, Eric TE 4.10 Shockey, Jeremy WR 8.09 Bryant, Antonio TE 14.09 Hilton, Zach
RB 9.05 Smith, Antowain TE 15.05 Kinney, Erron RB 9.06 Davenport, Najeh WR 4.09 Horn, Joe
WR 10.10 Jenkins, Michael WR 6.10 Galloway, Joey TE 10.09 Troupe, Ben WR 5.06 Smith, Rod
RB 11.05 Moore, Mewelde WR 7.05 Burleson, Nate QB 11.06 Mcnair, Steve WR 7.06 Glenn, Terry
DEF 12.10 Washington WR 8.10 Parker, Eric WR 12.09 Jackson, Chad WR 8.09 Bryant, Antonio
QB 13.05 Frye, Charlie WR 10.10 Jenkins, Michael DEF 13.06 Atlanta WR 12.09 Jackson, Chad
PK 14.10 Akers, David WR 16.10 Williams, Mike TE 14.09 Hilton, Zach PK 16.09 Longwell, Ryan
TE 15.05 Kinney, Erron PK 14.10 Akers, David DEF 15.06 Cincinnati DEF 13.06 Atlanta
WR 16.10 Williams, Mike DEF 12.10 Washington PK 16.09 Longwell, Ryan DEF 15.06 Cincinnati

Started: RB, QB, RB, TE, RB

This plan worked very well, only with different players used. Steven Jackson was a solid choice at RB and then Manning was too much to pass up - he fell too far. An RB at the 3.05 was appropriate but could have been Benson, Gore or Dillon with a lot less risk. Shockey was a great pick at the 4.10 and then Taylor comes in to make the RB2 risk that much higher - he could have been Maroney, Lendale White, Thomas Jones - almost anyone else.

Overall, he did back-up Davis with Smith though that looks a little shaky too. This team is pretty solid even with the risky picks and were they more upside players without the risk, this roster would look as good as almost any with Manning taken early. Plan grade is the positions - not the players.

Plan Grade: A-

Started: RB, RB, QB, WR, WR

A standard approach that worked out well. Went with Ronnie brown and then took a small swing at the fence with Reggie Bush who was joined later by McAllister. Brady at the 3.06 should be a difference maker and then needed two wideouts and went for the veterans Horn and Rod Smith.

Overall, his tight ends are weak but both have great upside and could surprise. Nice mixture of old veteran receivers and young upside bucks. Waited until the end for DEF and PK but still a solid effort. This plan is well suited for a mid draft pick or less in a 14 team league.

Plan Grade: A-

Team #7 Team #8
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
RB 1.07 Portis, Clinton QB 6.08 Bledsoe, Drew RB 1.08 James, Edgerrin QB 7.08 Vick, Michael
RB 2.08 Jones, Kevin QB 10.08 Brooks, Aaron WR 2.07 Harrison, Marvin QB 12.07 Simms, Chris
WR 3.07 Jackson, Darrell RB 1.07 Portis, Clinton RB 3.08 Benson, Cedric RB 1.08 James, Edgerrin
WR 4.08 Driver, Donald RB 2.08 Jones, Kevin WR 4.07 Mason, Derrick RB 3.08 Benson, Cedric
WR 5.07 Coles, Laveranues RB 7.07 Addai, Joseph WR 5.08 Branch, Deion RB 6.07 Jones, Thomas
QB 6.08 Bledsoe, Drew RB 11.07 Perry, Chris RB 6.07 Jones, Thomas RB 10.07 Staley, Duce
RB 7.07 Addai, Joseph TE 9.07 Davis, Vernon QB 7.08 Vick, Michael TE 8.07 Mcmichael, Randy
WR 8.08 Wilford, Ernest TE 14.08 Clark, Dallas TE 8.07 Mcmichael, Randy TE 15.08 Pope, Leonard
TE 9.07 Davis, Vernon WR 3.07 Jackson, Darrell WR 9.08 White, Roddy WR 2.07 Harrison, Marvin
QB 10.08 Brooks, Aaron WR 4.08 Driver, Donald RB 10.07 Staley, Duce WR 4.07 Mason, Derrick
RB 11.07 Perry, Chris WR 5.07 Coles, Laveranues WR 11.08 Williamson, Troy WR 5.08 Branch, Deion
DEF 12.08 Philadelphia WR 8.08 Wilford, Ernest QB 12.07 Simms, Chris WR 9.08 White, Roddy
WR 13.07 Jennings, Greg WR 13.07 Jennings, Greg WR 13.08 Moss, Sinorice WR 11.08 Williamson, Troy
TE 14.08 Clark, Dallas PK 16.08 Janikowski, S. DEF 14.07 Baltimore WR 13.08 Moss, Sinorice
DEF 15.07 Denver DEF 12.08 Philadelphia TE 15.08 Pope, Leonard PK 16.07 Stover, Matt
PK 16.08 Janikowski, S. DEF 15.07 Denver PK 16.07 Stover, Matt DEF 14.07 Baltimore

Started: RB, RB, WR, WR, WR

This plan just followed the runs but got a gift in Portis who fell due to his injury. After two backs, went on a three wideout streak which has good players but nothing great. QB in the 6th of Bledsoe was probably a nice value at the time. Waited until the 9th for a TE and got upside/risk player in Vernon Davis.

This is a safe plan to build a good team but turning it into great could be a challenge unless Addai steps up big time. There is some nice upside here with him, Davis, Brooks and Jennings. This should be a good team at least and could be above average with some luck and exceeded expectations.

Plan Grade: B+

Started: RB, WR, RB, WR, WR

This team was built similar to team #7 but after Edgerrin James, opted for Harrison instead of RB and still ended up with Benson in the 3rd. Bottom line - which looks better? Kevin Jones and Darrell Jackson or Harrison and Benson? The answer is the plan you should use. Went for Mason and Branch to round out WRs for a very nice trio and still landed Thomas Jones in the 6th which made the Benson pick shine.

Vick and SImms are not my personal choices for QB but could be fine. There may be not backup RB when bye weeks come around and outside of RB and WR it is hard to see this team being elite, but those RB's and WR's should do enough damage for this team to complete.

Plan Grade: B+

Team #9 Team #10
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
RB 1.09 Jordan, Lamont QB 6.06 Bulger, Marc RB 1.10 Williams, Carnell QB 8.05 Delhomme, Jake
RB 2.06 Taylor, Chester QB 11.09 Rivers, Philip WR 2.05 Fitzgerald, Larry QB 11.10 Culpepper, Daunte
WR 3.09 Chambers, Chris RB 1.09 Jordan, Lamont RB 3.10 Dillon, Corey RB 1.10 Williams, Carnell
WR 4.06 Burress, Plaxico RB 2.06 Taylor, Chester WR 4.05 Williams, Roy RB 3.10 Dillon, Corey
WR 5.09 Muhammad, M. RB 8.06 Duckett, T.J. RB 5.10 Maroney, Laurence RB 5.10 Maroney, Laurence
QB 6.06 Bulger, Marc RB 10.06 Barlow, Kevan TE 6.05 Crumpler, Alge RB 10.05 Dayne, Ron
TE 7.09 Cooley, Chris TE 7.09 Cooley, Chris DEF 7.10 Pittsburgh TE 6.05 Crumpler, Alge
RB 8.06 Duckett, T.J. TE 16.06 Wiggins, Jermaine QB 8.05 Delhomme, Jake TE 16.05 Clark, Desmond
DEF 9.09 New York Giants WR 3.09 Chambers, Chris WR 9.10 Toomer, Amani WR 2.05 Fitzgerald, Larry
RB 10.06 Barlow, Kevan WR 4.06 Burress, Plaxico RB 10.05 Dayne, Ron WR 4.05 Williams, Roy
QB 11.09 Rivers, Philip WR 5.09 Muhammad, M. QB 11.10 Culpepper, Daunte WR 9.10 Toomer, Amani
WR 12.06 Parker, Samie WR 12.06 Parker, Samie WR 12.05 Williams, Reggie WR 12.05 Williams, Reggie
WR 13.09 Caldwell, Reche WR 13.09 Caldwell, Reche PK 13.10 Elam, Jason WR 14.05 Baskett, Hank
PK 14.06 Graham, Shayne PK 14.06 Graham, Shayne WR 14.05 Baskett, Hank PK 13.10 Elam, Jason
DEF 15.09 Minnesota DEF 9.09 New York Giants DEF 15.10 San Diego DEF 7.10 Pittsburgh
TE 16.06 Wiggins, Jermaine DEF 15.09 Minnesota TE 16.05 Clark, Desmond DEF 15.10 San Diego

Started: RB, RB, WR, WR, WR

The safest plan came together pretty well here. Went with Jordan and Chester Taylor to start and then snapped up the trio of Chambers, Burress and Muhammad. No stop stars but a nice grouping in total. Bulger in the 6th was a great pick and likely could make this team contend.

Cooley was a need in the 7th and the G-men should be solid at DEF. This is a solid team with some nice depth in literally all positions which will help in this larger sized league. Safe but very solid team.

Plan Grade: A-

Started: RB, WR, RB, WR, RB

Opted to mix up the plan for best values and landed Cadillac and then Larry Fitzgerald for a nice start. Dillon at the 3.10 may seem a little early but using his 5.10 for Maroney was a great move that will be hard to count on happening in every league. Roy Williams as WR2 also solid.

Went for value with Crumpler and PIT defense but that left QB for the 8th round which was fortunate to at least get Delhomme. Somehow Culpepper fell in this draft to the 11th round so he'll likely be fine at QB but you cannot rely on CPep dropping since it only takes one guy to remember 2004. This was a value pick team that filled out very nicely but caught a couple of breaks that made it tick - hard to rely on those happening.

Plan Grade: B+

Team #11 Team #12
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
RB 1.11 Johnson, Rudi QB 8.04 Favre, Brett RB 1.12 Mcgahee, Willis QB 6.03 Mcnabb, Donovan
WR 2.04 Holt, Torry QB 11.11 Carr, David RB 2.03 Parker, Willie QB 12.03 Leftwich, Byron
RB 3.11 Gore, Frank RB 1.11 Johnson, Rudi TE 3.12 Heap, Todd RB 1.12 Mcgahee, Willis
TE 4.04 Gonzalez, Tony RB 3.11 Gore, Frank WR 4.03 Moss, Santana RB 2.03 Parker, Willie
WR 5.11 Evans, Lee RB 7.11 Martin, Curtis WR 5.12 Brown, Reggie RB 8.03 Gado, Samkon
WR 6.04 Clayton, Michael RB 10.04 Houston, Cedric QB 6.03 Mcnabb, Donovan RB 11.12 Haynes, Verron
RB 7.11 Martin, Curtis TE 4.04 Gonzalez, Tony DEF 7.12 Carolina TE 3.12 Heap, Todd
QB 8.04 Favre, Brett TE 14.04 Stevens, Jerramy RB 8.03 Gado, Samkon TE 14.03 Smith, Alex
WR 9.11 Mccareins, Justin WR 2.04 Holt, Torry WR 9.12 Lloyd, Brandon WR 4.03 Moss, Santana
RB 10.04 Houston, Cedric WR 5.11 Evans, Lee WR 10.03 Edwards, Braylon WR 5.12 Brown, Reggie
QB 11.11 Carr, David WR 6.04 Clayton, Michael RB 11.12 Haynes, Verron WR 9.12 Lloyd, Brandon
WR 12.04 Curtis, Kevin WR 9.11 Mccareins, Justin QB 12.03 Leftwich, Byron WR 10.03 Edwards, Braylon
DEF 13.11 Dallas WR 12.04 Curtis, Kevin WR 13.12 Gabriel, Doug WR 13.12 Gabriel, Doug
TE 14.04 Stevens, Jerramy PK 15.11 Vanderjagt, Mike TE 14.03 Smith, Alex PK 15.12 Tynes, Lawrence
PK 15.11 Vanderjagt, Mike DEF 13.11 Dallas PK 15.12 Tynes, Lawrence PK 16.03 Reed, Jeff
DEF 16.04 Cleveland DEF 16.04 Cleveland PK 16.03 Reed, Jeff DEF 7.12 Carolina

Started: RB, WR, RB, TE,WR

Started with Rudi Johnson and then snapped up Holt for a very nice value at the 2.04 pick. Gore comes in at RB2 and Gonzalez filled out TE in the 4th round.

Waited until the 8th but still reached Favre. Ended up with both Curtis Martin and Houston which will be great if the Jets don't acquire anyone else and will be a waste if they do. Solid roster with some punch to it but following this plan led to a team with more risk than was necessary even if he may have gotten away with it for now.

Plan Grade: B

Started: RB, RB, TE, WR, WR

Started out with McGahee and Parker for a nice backfield and then opted for playmaker Heap at TE. That left him Santana Moss and Reggie Brown for wideouts. McNabb at the 6th could save this team.

CAR defense at the 7.12 was a great pick for a difference maker. Team ended up with a nice set of starters to be sure but running back depth paid the price which could be steep with one injury. Still - got some playmakers and enough solid players that this team will be okay long as there are no injuries.

Plan Grade: B+

Team #13 Team #14
By Round Final Roster By Round Final Roster
WR 1.13 Smith, Steve QB 6.02 Manning, Eli WR 1.14 Johnson, Chad QB 4.01 Palmer, Carson
RB 2.02 Jones, Julius RB 2.02 Jones, Julius RB 2.01 Westbrook, Brian QB 12.01 Roethlisberger, B.
WR 3.13 Ward, Hines RB 4.02 Rhodes, Dominic RB 3.14 Brown, Chris RB 2.01 Westbrook, Brian
RB 4.02 Rhodes, Dominic RB 7.13 Barber, Marion QB 4.01 Palmer, Carson RB 3.14 Brown, Chris
WR 5.13 Jones, Matt RB 10.02 Pittman, Michael WR 5.14 Robinson, Koren RB 6.01 White, Lendale
QB 6.02 Manning, Eli RB 13.13 Fisher, Tony RB 6.01 White, Lendale RB 10.01 Drew, Maurice
RB 7.13 Barber, Marion TE 12.02 Watson, Ben WR 7.14 Mccardell, Keenan RB 13.14 Moats, Ryan
PK 8.02 Vinatieri, Adam TE 14.02 Winslow, Kellen WR 8.01 Jurevicius, Joe TE 9.14 Smith, L.J.
DEF 9.13 Indianapolis WR 1.13 Smith, Steve TE 9.14 Smith, L.J. WR 1.14 Johnson, Chad
RB 10.02 Pittman, Michael WR 3.13 Ward, Hines RB 10.01 Drew, Maurice WR 5.14 Robinson, Koren
WR 11.13 Booker, Marty WR 5.13 Jones, Matt WR 11.14 Holmes, Santonio WR 7.14 Mccardell, Keenan
TE 12.02 Watson, Ben WR 11.13 Booker, Marty QB 12.01 Roethlisberger, B. WR 8.01 Jurevicius, Joe
RB 13.13 Fisher, Tony WR 16.02 Clayton, Mark RB 13.14 Moats, Ryan WR 11.14 Holmes, Santonio
TE 14.02 Winslow, Kellen PK 8.02 Vinatieri, Adam DEF 14.01 Seattle PK 15.14 Brown, Josh
DEF 15.13 Buffalo DEF 9.13 Indianapolis PK 15.14 Brown, Josh DEF 14.01 Seattle
WR 16.02 Clayton, Mark DEF 15.13 Buffalo DEF 16.01 Kansas City DEF 16.01 Kansas City

Started: WR, RB, WR, RB, WR

Heading back to the end of the draft now, this team opted to get Steve Smith as the first non-RB taken and still ended up with Julius Jones as RB1. That was made stronger with Marion Barber in the 7th round but that could be hard to rely on happening in a 14 team league. Ward is a great WR2 to be sure and reaching Rhodes at the 4.02 was likely a coup.

Overall, I really like this team plan. Jones gives him a great upside WR3 and Eli Manning in the 6th was a very strong pick, Even got the #1 kicker in the 8th looking for a difference maker. IND defense should be above average as well. For such a late start, this team came together about as well as you could hope in a 14 team league.

Plan Grade: A

Started: WR, RB, RB, QB, WR

Like team #13, this plan worked out rather well. Started with Chad Johnson and then scooped up Westbrook and Chris Brown for a risky start made better when he grabbed LenDale White in the 6th round. Palmer at the 4.01 was a good pick that will be a great pick if Palmer proves healthy all season. Koren Robinson was drafted here prior to his swerving race back to camp that ended in a squad car. He could have been Galloway, Bruce and Keyshawn.

Overall, this team waited on DEF and TE though L.J. Smith should be at least an average starter. Taking out the KRob pick with another player, this roster could do well with Palmer and those starting RB's and WR's.

Plan Grade: A-