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Official Huddle Mock Draft - 12-Team / Performance
May 25, 2007

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. Receptions are awarded one point each. 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, 1 Flex (RB, WR or 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 Tomlinson, Lad. 1 RB Henry, Travis 1 WR Holt, Torry 1 WR Walker, Javon
2 RB Jackson, Steven 2 WR Smith, Steve 2 WR Owens, Terrell 2 QB Brees, Drew
3 RB Johnson, Larry 3 RB Brown, Ronnie 3 WR Boldin, Anquan 3 WR Houshmandzadeh
4 RB Gore, Frank 4 WR Johnson, Chad 4 WR Wayne, Reggie 4 WR Colston, Marques
5 RB Alexander, Shaun 5 RB Benson, Cedric 5 WR Williams, Roy 5 WR Edwards, Braylon
6 RB Westbrook, Brian 6 RB McGahee, Willis 6 WR Johnson, Andre 6 QB Palmer, Carson
7 RB Addai, Joseph 7 RB Jones, Thomas 7 TE Gates, Antonio 7 WR Burress, Plaxico
8 RB Bush, Reggie 8 RB James, Edgerrin 8 RB Williams, Carnell 8 QB Brady, Tom
9 RB Johnson, Rudi 9 WR Fitzgerald, Larry 9 RB Jacobs, Brandon 9 RB Norwood, Jerious
10 RB Maroney, L. 10 QB Manning, Peyton 10 WR Driver, Donald 10 RB Lynch, Marshawn
11 RB Portis, Clinton 11 RB Jones-Drew, M. 11 RB McAllister, Deuce 11 WR Evans, Lee
12 RB Parker, Willie 12 WR Harrison, Marvin 12 WR Moss, Randy 12 RB Lewis, Jamal
Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
1 RB Barber, Marion 1 QB Hasselbeck, Matt 1 DEF Bears 1 RB Jackson, Brandon
2 RB Peterson, Adrian 2 RB Jones, Kevin 2 DEF Ravens 2 TE Crumpler, Alge
3 WR Ward, Hines 3 WR Moss, Santana 3 TE Heap, Todd 3 QB Romo, Tony
4 QB Bulger, Marc 4 WR Chambers, Chris 4 RB Bell, Tatum 4 RB Morency, Vernand
5 WR Branch, Deion 5 QB Young, Vince 5 WR Johnson, Calvin 5 WR Jennings, Greg
6 RB Jones, Julius 6 WR Clayton, Mark 6 TE Shockey, Jeremy 6 RB Dunn, Warrick
7 WR Coles, Laveranues 7 QB Vick, Michael 7 WR Berrian, Bernard 7 RB White, LenDale
8 WR Jackson, Darrell 8 RB Taylor, Fred 8 RB Turner, Michael 8 RB Taylor, Chester
9 QB McNabb, Donovan 9 TE Winslow, Kellen 9 RB Betts, Ladell 9 QB Manning, Eli
10 RB Green, Ahman 10 RB Jordan, Lamont 10 TE Davis, Vernon 10 WR Stallworth, Donte'
11 WR Brown, Reggie 11 QB Kitna, Jon 11 WR Cotchery, Jerricho 11 WR Glenn, Terry
12 RB Williams, DeAngelo 12 TE Gonzalez, Tony 12 WR Galloway, Joey 12 RB Rhodes, Dominic
Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12
1 QB Rivers, Philip 1 QB Leinart, Matt 1 WR Jones, Matt 1 DEF Chargers
2 TE Cooley, Chris 2 WR Williamson, Troy 2 QB Favre, Brett 2 RB Bell, Mike
3 RB Droughns, Reuben 3 WR Curtis, Kevin 3 PK Vinatieri, Adam 3 QB Cutler, Jay
4 WR Furrey, Mike 4 RB Buckhalter, Correll 4 PK Gould, Robbie 4 QB Delhomme, Jake
5 TE Smith, L.J. 5 WR Holmes, Santonio 5 WR Porter, Jerry 5 RB Irons, Kenny
6 WR Hackett, D.J. 6 WR Jones, Brandon 6 QB Roethlisberger, B. 6 RB Wolfe, Garrett
7 WR Jackson, Vincent 7 WR Horn, Joe 7 RB Thomas, Anthony 7 WR Marshall, Brandon
8 TE Witten, Jason 8 WR Bruce, Isaac 8 DEF Patriots 8 RB Morris, Maurice
9 TE Watson, Ben 9 WR Muhammad, M. 9 WR Bennett, Drew 9 DEF Vikings
10 RB Henry, Chris 10 WR Henderson, Devery 10 RB Leonard, Brian 10 DEF Steelers
11 RB Foster, De'shaun 11 WR Kennison, Eddie 11 QB Smith, Alex 11 RB Washington, Leon
12 TE Clark, Dallas 12 WR Mason, Derrick 12 WR Jarrett, Dwayne 12 QB Pennington, Chad
Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
1 RB Morris, Sammy 1 TE McMichael, Randy 1 PK Scobee, Josh 1 PK Elam, Jason
2 WR Curry, Ronald 2 WR Burleson, Nate 2 PK Graham, Shayne 2 WR Henry, Chris
3 TE Miller, Heath 3 RB Booker, Lorenzo 3 QB Leftwich, Byron 3 WR Ginn Jr., Ted
4 WR Caldwell, Reche 4 PK Wilkins, Jeff 4 RB Lundy, Wali 4 DEF Eagles
5 QB McNair, Steve 5 RB Peterson, Adrian 5 DEF 49ers 5 QB Grossman, Rex
6 DEF Panthers 6 TE Graham, Daniel 6 DEF Giants 6 DEF Jaguars
7 QB Losman, J.P. 7 PK Akers, David 7 PK Brown, Josh 7 WR Jones, Jacoby
8 PK Kaeding, Nate 8 TE Johnson, Eric 8 WR Meachem, Robert 8 PK Mare, Olindo
9 WR Welker, Wes 9 TE Clark, Desmond 9 WR Crayton, Patrick 9 QB Russell, JaMarcus
10 DEF Dolphins 10 WR Bowe, Dwayne 10 PK Gostkowski, S. 10 RB Duckett, T.J.
11 DEF Cowboys 11 WR Carter, Drew 11 PK Hanson, Jason 11 RB Pittman, Michael
12 RB Bennett, Michael 12 WR Gonzalez, Anthony 12 WR Williams, Reggie 12 TE Scheffler, Tony

Draft by Position

Quarterbacks Tight Ends Defenses Placekickers
2.10 Manning, Peyton 3.07 Gates, Antonio 7.01 Bears 11.03 Vinatieri, Adam
4.02 Brees, Drew 6.09 Winslow, Kellen 7.02 Ravens 11.04 Gould, Robbie
4.06 Palmer, Carson 6.12 Gonzalez, Tony 11.08 Patriots 13.08 Kaeding, Nate
4.08 Brady, Tom 7.03 Heap, Todd 12.01 Chargers 14.04 Wilkins, Jeff
5.04 Bulger, Marc 7.06 Shockey, Jeremy 12.09 Vikings 14.07 Akers, David
5.09 McNabb, Donovan 7.10 Davis, Vernon 12.10 Steelers 15.01 Scobee, Josh
6.01 Hasselbeck, Matt 8.02 Crumpler, Alge 13.06 Panthers 15.02 Graham, Shayne
6.05 Young, Vince 9.02 Cooley, Chris 13.10 Dolphins 15.07 Brown, Josh
6.07 Vick, Michael 9.05 Smith, L.J. 13.11 Cowboys 15.10 Gostkowski, S.
6.11 Kitna, Jon 9.08 Witten, Jason 15.05 49ers 15.11 Hanson, Jason
8.03 Romo, Tony 9.09 Watson, Ben 15.06 Giants 16.01 Elam, Jason
8.09 Manning, Eli 9.12 Clark, Dallas 16.04 Eagles 16.08 Mare, Olindo
9.01 Rivers, Philip 13.03 Miller, Heath 16.06 Jaguars    
10.01 Leinart, Matt 14.01 McMichael, Randy        
11.02 Favre, Brett 14.06 Graham, Daniel        
11.06 Roethlisberger, B. 14.08 Johnson, Eric        
11.11 Smith, Alex 14.09 Clark, Desmond        
12.03 Cutler, Jay 16.12 Scheffler, Tony        
12.04 Delhomme, Jake            
12.12 Pennington, Chad            
13.05 McNair, Steve            
13.07 Losman, J.P.            
15.03 Leftwich, Byron            
16.05 Grossman, Rex            
16.09 Russell, JaMarcus            
Running Backs Wide Receivers
1.01 Tomlinson, Lad. 6.10 Jordan, Lamont 2.02 Smith, Steve 8.11 Glenn, Terry
1.02 Jackson, Steven 7.04 Bell, Tatum 2.04 Johnson, Chad 9.04 Furrey, Mike
1.03 Johnson, Larry 7.08 Turner, Michael 2.09 Fitzgerald, Larry 9.06 Hackett, D.J.
1.04 Gore, Frank 7.09 Betts, Ladell 2.12 Harrison, Marvin 9.07 Jackson, Vincent
1.05 Alexander, Shaun 8.01 Jackson, Brandon 3.01 Holt, Torry 10.02 Williamson, Troy
1.06 Westbrook, Brian 8.04 Morency, Vernand 3.02 Owens, Terrell 10.03 Curtis, Kevin
1.07 Addai, Joseph 8.06 Dunn, Warrick 3.03 Boldin, Anquan 10.05 Holmes, Santonio
1.08 Bush, Reggie 8.07 White, LenDale 3.04 Wayne, Reggie 10.06 Jones, Brandon
1.09 Johnson, Rudi 8.08 Taylor, Chester 3.05 Williams, Roy 10.07 Horn, Joe
1.10 Maroney, L. 8.12 Rhodes, Dominic 3.06 Johnson, Andre 10.08 Bruce, Isaac
1.11 Portis, Clinton 9.03 Droughns, Reuben 3.10 Driver, Donald 10.09 Muhammad, M.
1.12 Parker, Willie 9.10 Henry, Chris 3.12 Moss, Randy 10.10 Henderson, Devery
2.01 Henry, Travis 9.11 Foster, De'shaun 4.01 Walker, Javon 10.11 Kennison, Eddie
2.03 Brown, Ronnie 10.04 Buckhalter, Correll 4.03 Houshmandzadeh 10.12 Mason, Derrick
2.05 Benson, Cedric 11.07 Thomas, Anthony 4.04 Colston, Marques 11.01 Jones, Matt
2.06 McGahee, Willis 11.10 Leonard, Brian 4.05 Edwards, Braylon 11.05 Porter, Jerry
2.07 Jones, Thomas 12.02 Bell, Mike 4.07 Burress, Plaxico 11.09 Bennett, Drew
2.08 James, Edgerrin 12.05 Irons, Kenny 4.11 Evans, Lee 11.12 Jarrett, Dwayne
2.11 Jones-Drew, M. 12.06 Wolfe, Garrett 5.03 Ward, Hines 12.07 Marshall, Brandon
3.08 Williams, Carnell 12.08 Morris, Maurice 5.05 Branch, Deion 13.02 Curry, Ronald
3.09 Jacobs, Brandon 12.11 Washington, Leon 5.07 Coles, Laveranues 13.04 Caldwell, Reche
3.11 McAllister, Deuce 13.01 Morris, Sammy 5.08 Jackson, Darrell 13.09 Welker, Wes
4.09 Norwood, Jerious 13.12 Bennett, Michael 5.11 Brown, Reggie 14.02 Burleson, Nate
4.10 Lynch, Marshawn 14.03 Booker, Lorenzo 6.03 Moss, Santana 14.10 Bowe, Dwayne
4.12 Lewis, Jamal 14.05 Peterson, Adrian 6.04 Chambers, Chris 14.11 Carter, Drew
5.01 Barber, Marion 15.04 Lundy, Wali 6.06 Clayton, Mark 14.12 Gonzalez, Anthony
5.02 Peterson, Adrian 16.10 Duckett, T.J. 7.05 Johnson, Calvin 15.08 Meachem, Robert
5.06 Jones, Julius 16.11 Pittman, Michael 7.07 Berrian, Bernard 15.09 Crayton, Patrick
5.10 Green, Ahman     7.11 Cotchery, Jerricho 15.12 Williams, Reggie
5.12 Williams, DeAngelo     7.12 Galloway, Joey 16.02 Henry, Chris
6.02 Jones, Kevin     8.05 Jennings, Greg 16.03 Ginn Jr., Ted
6.08 Taylor, Fred     8.10 Stallworth, Donte' 16.07 Jones, Jacoby

Draft by Team

By Round Final Roster
1.01 RB Tomlinson, Lad. 9.01 QB Rivers, Philip
2.12 WR Harrison, Marvin 12.12 QB Pennington, Chad
3.01 WR Holt, Torry 1.01 RB Tomlinson, Lad.
4.12 RB Lewis, Jamal 4.12 RB Lewis, Jamal
5.01 RB Barber, Marion 5.01 RB Barber, Marion
6.12 TE Gonzalez, Tony 8.12 RB Rhodes, Dominic
7.01 DEF Bears 13.01 RB Morris, Sammy
8.12 RB Rhodes, Dominic 6.12 TE Gonzalez, Tony
9.01 QB Rivers, Philip 16.12 TE Scheffler, Tony
10.12 WR Mason, Derrick 2.12 WR Harrison, Marvin
11.01 WR Jones, Matt 3.01 WR Holt, Torry
12.12 QB Pennington, Chad 10.12 WR Mason, Derrick
13.01 RB Morris, Sammy 11.01 WR Jones, Matt
14.12 WR Gonzalez, Anthony 14.12 WR Gonzalez, Anthony
15.01 PK Scobee, Josh 15.01 PK Scobee, Josh
16.12 TE Scheffler, Tony 7.01 DEF Bears
Team #1 – sarge5121976

Started: RB, WR, WR, RB, RB

Starters: Rivers, Tomlinson, Lewis, Barber, Harrison, Holt, Mason, Gonzalez, Scobee, CHI

Starting out with Tomlinson makes anyone want to value pick the rest of the way and this plan worked okay. Snapped up Holt and Harrison for a tremendous 1-2 at WR and then filled out RB with Lewis and Barber. Was just a little late to the party on those RBs but Lewis seems to have limited upside and Barber just wants to repeat 2006. Could have swung for the fence there with Adrian Peterson with LT as "a back and a half" already. Finding Gonzalez in the 6th a definite benefit.

Overall, waited until the 9th for QB and Rivers/Pennington won't likely be any advantage there (if not a disadvantage) but RB depth decent with Rhodes and Morris as fall back guys. WR's as strong as any with Harrison and Holt alone and like Mason as a decent # with Jones or Gonzalez to move up to WR3 if either perform well. Bears an obvious boon at DEF. Could have been a bit more upside for RBs and QBs are weaker, but the rest of the team could carry it anyway.

Plan Grade: A-

By Round Final Roster
1.02 RB Jackson, Steven 6.11 QB Kitna, Jon
2.11 RB Jones-Drew, M. 11.02 QB Favre, Brett
3.02 WR Owens, Terrell 1.02 RB Jackson, Steven
4.11 WR Evans, Lee 2.11 RB Jones-Drew, M.
5.02 RB Peterson, Adrian 5.02 RB Peterson, Adrian
6.11 QB Kitna, Jon 12.11 RB Washington, Leon
7.02 DEF Ravens 16.11 RB Pittman, Michael
8.11 WR Glenn, Terry 9.02 TE Cooley, Chris
9.02 TE Cooley, Chris 3.02 WR Owens, Terrell
10.11 WR Kennison, Eddie 4.11 WR Evans, Lee
11.02 QB Favre, Brett 8.11 WR Glenn, Terry
12.11 RB Washington, Leon 10.11 WR Kennison, Eddie
13.02 WR Curry, Ronald 13.02 WR Curry, Ronald
14.11 WR Carter, Drew 14.11 WR Carter, Drew
15.02 PK Graham, Shayne 15.02 PK Graham, Shayne
16.11 RB Pittman, Michael 7.02 DEF Ravens
Team #2 – Rowdies

Started: RB, RB, WR, WR, RB

Starters: Kitna, S Jackson, M Jones-Drew, Peterson, Owens, Evans, Glenn, Cooley, Graham, BAL

Started with Steven Jackson and then reached Jones-Drew at the 2.11 - that'll be great if 2006 repeats for them. Still found Owens at the 3.02 for a tremendous value pick and added Lee Evans at WR2. Finding Peterson in the 5th could pay off huge but is a risk.

Overall, have to love finding Kitna with the 6.11 at the end of that top tier and then grabbed BAL for a top defense. If this team has the players just meet 2006 numbers, then should contend to be sure, especially if Peterson can come on early enough. RB depth nothing special but good for a few points a week if needed and went with nice blend of veteran WR with Curry and Carter for depth. Cooley should be no worse than average at TE. This team hinges on Peterson to me - if he explodes this will be a contender but if not, this team doesn't have much upside depth outside the starters.

Plan Grade: A-

By Round Final Roster
1.03 RB Johnson, Larry 2.10 QB Manning, Peyton
2.10 QB Manning, Peyton 15.03 QB Leftwich, Byron
3.03 WR Boldin, Anquan 1.03 RB Johnson, Larry
4.10 RB Lynch, Marshawn 4.10 RB Lynch, Marshawn
5.03 WR Ward, Hines 6.10 RB Jordan, Lamont
6.10 RB Jordan, Lamont 9.03 RB Droughns, Reuben
7.03 TE Heap, Todd 16.10 RB Duckett, T.J.
8.10 WR Stallworth, Donte' 7.03 TE Heap, Todd
9.03 RB Droughns, Reuben 13.03 TE Miller, Heath
10.10 WR Henderson, Devery 3.03 WR Boldin, Anquan
11.03 PK Vinatieri, Adam 5.03 WR Ward, Hines
12.10 DEF Steelers 8.10 WR Stallworth, Donte'
13.03 TE Miller, Heath 10.10 WR Henderson, Devery
14.10 WR Bowe, Dwayne 14.10 WR Bowe, Dwayne
15.03 QB Leftwich, Byron 11.03 PK Vinatieri, Adam
16.10 RB Duckett, T.J. 12.10 DEF Steelers
Team #3 – darin3

Started: RB QB, WR, RB, WR

Starters: Manning, L Johnson, Lynch, Jordan, Boldin, Ward, Stallworth, Heap, VInatieri, PIT

As always, the team taking Manning looks great after two picks and then seems to get worse because the other positions seem to all suffer. Larry Johnson a no-brainer pick and Manning feels great to won despite knowing that the next QB won't be taken for a couple of rounds or more. At the 3.03, just missed on Owens, Holt and Harrison thanks to a raid on WR and only came away with Boldin (could have been Reggie Wayne). RB2 came in the 4th and while Lynch not the best RB2, probably was happy to get someone with upside. Instead of using the 5.03 for RB3 to shore up position and get a flex (and admit WR would be weak), opted for Hines Ward instead of RB like Ahman Green or DeAngelo Williams. Ward is a solid pick to be sure, but probably not a difference maker.

Overall, the plan did what Manning usually does. Great at RB1 and QB and then about a round behind everyone else at each position. TE Heap could have been Shockey. This team will live and die by what Manning and LJ does, and Manning's numbers in this format still won't be dramatically different than the top 3 or 4 QBs drafted.

Plan Grade: B-

By Round Final Roster
1.04 RB Gore, Frank 5.04 QB Bulger, Marc
2.09 WR Fitzgerald, Larry 8.09 QB Manning, Eli
3.04 WR Wayne, Reggie 16.09 QB Russell, JaMarcus
4.09 RB Norwood, Jerious 1.04 RB Gore, Frank
5.04 QB Bulger, Marc 4.09 RB Norwood, Jerious
6.09 TE Winslow, Kellen 7.04 RB Bell, Tatum
7.04 RB Bell, Tatum 15.04 RB Lundy, Wali
8.09 QB Manning, Eli 6.09 TE Winslow, Kellen
9.04 WR Furrey, Mike 14.09 TE Clark, Desmond
10.09 WR Muhammad, M. 2.09 WR Fitzgerald, Larry
11.04 PK Gould, Robbie 3.04 WR Wayne, Reggie
12.09 DEF Vikings 9.04 WR Furrey, Mike
13.04 WR Caldwell, Reche 10.09 WR Muhammad, M.
14.09 TE Clark, Desmond 13.04 WR Caldwell, Reche
15.04 RB Lundy, Wali 11.04 PK Gould, Robbie
16.09 QB Russell, JaMarcus 12.09 DEF Vikings
Team #4 - major-tom

Started: RB, WR, WR, RB, QB

Starters: Bulger, Gore, Norwood,T Bell (?), Fitzgerald, Wayne, Furrey, Winslow, Gould, MIN

This team had maybe the best start of the first six rounds. Took Gore and then went WR with Fitzgerald and Wayne (likely screwing later teams from getting a stud WR). STill reached Norwood at the 4.09 for nice upside and grabbed Bulger at the 5.04. Taking Winslow at the 6.09 was good if he proves healthy this year after microfracture surgery. Those were six starters that included Top 6 players (at worse) for QB, RB, WR1, WR2, TE with Norwood an intriguing wildcard.

Overall, RB3 was weaker with Tatum Bell who may only get playing time early in the year but starting backs were gone by that point. Could have been RBs like Brandon Jackson or Morency or Dunn. Loved those first six rounds but that made RB3 and WR3 much weaker than preferred. Showed that value picking is great but while value is there but waiting until the 7th for a starting RB or the 9th for a starting WR is a big price to play. This team has some nice star power and if free agency can offer up a couple of RB/WR finds, this team could contend.

Plan Grade: B+

By Round Final Roster
1.05 RB Alexander, Shaun 4.08 QB Brady, Tom
2.08 RB James, Edgerrin 13.05 QB McNair, Steve
3.05 WR Williams, Roy 1.05 RB Alexander, Shaun
4.08 QB Brady, Tom 2.08 RB James, Edgerrin
5.05 WR Branch, Deion 6.08 RB Taylor, Fred
6.08 RB Taylor, Fred 8.08 RB Taylor, Chester
7.05 WR Johnson, Calvin 12.08 RB Morris, Maurice
8.08 RB Taylor, Chester 9.05 TE Smith, L.J.
9.05 TE Smith, L.J. 14.08 TE Johnson, Eric
10.08 WR Bruce, Isaac 3.05 WR Williams, Roy
11.05 WR Porter, Jerry 5.05 WR Branch, Deion
12.08 RB Morris, Maurice 7.05 WR Johnson, Calvin
13.05 QB McNair, Steve 10.08 WR Bruce, Isaac
14.08 TE Johnson, Eric 11.05 WR Porter, Jerry
15.05 DEF 49ers 16.08 PK Mare, Olindo
16.08 PK Mare, Olindo 15.05 DEF 49ers
Team #5 – Whisky Pimp

Started: RB, RB, WR, QB, WR

Starters: Brady, Alexander, James, Taylor, R Williams, Branch, C Johnson, L.J. Smith, Mare, SF

Here's a plan that did what it normally should - build a solid team mid-rounds and yet not have a great player at any single position. Alexander was a great pick at the 1.05 and James a nice value at 2.08. Just missed out on a stud WR but could get one with Roy Williams. Brady at the 4.08 seems a little early but should be an advantage and love the upside of Branch this year.

Overall, a solid team but hard to see how it will end up better than all others knowing what we know now. Also takes some risk for getting Williams and Johnson from DET at WR1 and WR3 but that could end up the next Harrison and Wayne. Just a solid team overall without any obvious stars This team felt the pinch of the WR run before their 3rd pick.

Plan Grade: B

By Round Final Roster
1.06 RB Westbrook, Brian 6.07 QB Vick, Michael
2.07 RB Jones, Thomas 11.06 QB Roethlisberger, B.
3.06 WR Johnson, Andre 1.06 RB Westbrook, Brian
4.07 WR Burress, Plaxico 2.07 RB Jones, Thomas
5.06 RB Jones, Julius 5.06 RB Jones, Julius
6.07 QB Vick, Michael 8.07 RB White, LenDale
7.06 TE Shockey, Jeremy 7.06 TE Shockey, Jeremy
8.07 RB White, LenDale 3.06 WR Johnson, Andre
9.06 WR Hackett, D.J. 4.07 WR Burress, Plaxico
10.07 WR Horn, Joe 9.06 WR Hackett, D.J.
11.06 QB Roethlisberger, B. 10.07 WR Horn, Joe
12.07 WR Marshall, Brandon 12.07 WR Marshall, Brandon
13.06 DEF Panthers 16.07 WR Jones, Jacoby
14.07 PK Akers, David 14.07 PK Akers, David
15.06 DEF Giants 13.06 DEF Panthers
16.07 WR Jones, Jacoby 15.06 DEF Giants
Team #6 – Sarge

Started: RB, RB, WR, WR, RB

Starters: Vick, Westbrook, T Jones, J Jones, A Johnson, Burress, Hackett, Shockey, Akers, CAR

Always a solid plan for mid-draft, ended up doing much what team #5 had. Went RB with Westbrook (reception points) and Thomas Jones (over James or Jones-Drew) and then WR left only Andre Johnson and then Burress - not a great #1 but the combo should be solid at the least and could surprise. At the 5.06 went for the flex RB with Julius "I've fallen" Jones but could have taken starter Ahman Green or upside DeAngelo Williams. Opted for QB at the 6.07 and went with Michael "Yo Dawg" Vick - Could have had Kitna but Vick is hard to argue with if he remains healthy and not in a legal dog pound.

Overall, solid pick with Shockey at the 7.06 and White at the 8.07 a nice swing for left field though picking up Chris Henry later would have made more sense. This plan worked fairly well but as with so many mid-round teams, it followed all the runs and just kept with the plan for whatever the best player was there at the time.

Plan Grade: B

By Round Final Roster
1.07 RB Addai, Joseph 4.06 QB Palmer, Carson
2.06 RB McGahee, Willis 13.07 QB Losman, J.P.
3.07 TE Gates, Antonio 1.07 RB Addai, Joseph
4.06 QB Palmer, Carson 2.06 RB McGahee, Willis
5.07 WR Coles, Laveranues 8.06 RB Dunn, Warrick
6.06 WR Clayton, Mark 11.07 RB Thomas, Anthony
7.07 WR Berrian, Bernard 12.06 RB Wolfe, Garrett
8.06 RB Dunn, Warrick 3.07 TE Gates, Antonio
9.07 WR Jackson, Vincent 14.06 TE Graham, Daniel
10.06 WR Jones, Brandon 5.07 WR Coles, Laveranues
11.07 RB Thomas, Anthony 6.06 WR Clayton, Mark
12.06 RB Wolfe, Garrett 7.07 WR Berrian, Bernard
13.07 QB Losman, J.P. 9.07 WR Jackson, Vincent
14.06 TE Graham, Daniel 10.06 WR Jones, Brandon
15.07 PK Brown, Josh 15.07 PK Brown, Josh
16.06 DEF Jaguars 16.06 DEF Jaguars
Team #7 – Rilett

Started: RB, RB, TE, QB, WR

Starters: Palmer, Addai, McGahee, Dunn, Coles, Mk Clayton, Berrian, Gates, J Brown, JAX

This is the Gates team since taking him always changes what you can do later. This year he only cost a 3.07 pick and getting Addai and McGahee - both very nice upside picks if not a little risky. Palmer went with the 4.06 for a great QB but then that made WR start with only Coles at the 5.07. Mined WR fast as possible with Clayton and Berrian up next.

A great four player start to be sure but leaving the WR until late made for a pretty weak group, especially in a reception points league. Dunn at the 8.06 could prove a nice value if he surprises like he does every single year. This team may not look that great overall, but those first four picks will deliver and if there is any area that it is easiest to find free agents, it is WR. This is a good example of trying to make something happen at the 7th pick and yet not going overboard on ignoring positional needs.

Plan Grade: A-

By Round Final Roster
1.08 RB Bush, Reggie 6.05 QB Young, Vince
2.05 RB Benson, Cedric 16.05 QB Grossman, Rex
3.08 RB Williams, Carnell 1.08 RB Bush, Reggie
4.05 WR Edwards, Braylon 2.05 RB Benson, Cedric
5.08 WR Jackson, Darrell 3.08 RB Williams, Carnell
6.05 QB Young, Vince 7.08 RB Turner, Michael
7.08 RB Turner, Michael 12.05 RB Irons, Kenny
8.05 WR Jennings, Greg 14.05 RB Peterson, Adrian
9.08 TE Witten, Jason 9.08 TE Witten, Jason
10.05 WR Holmes, Santonio 4.05 WR Edwards, Braylon
11.08 DEF Patriots 5.08 WR Jackson, Darrell
12.05 RB Irons, Kenny 8.05 WR Jennings, Greg
13.08 PK Kaeding, Nate 10.05 WR Holmes, Santonio
14.05 RB Peterson, Adrian 15.08 WR Meachem, Robert
15.08 WR Meachem, Robert 13.08 PK Kaeding, Nate
16.05 QB Grossman, Rex 11.08 DEF Patriots
Team #8 – piratesownninjas

Started: RB, RB, RB, WR, WR

Starters: Young, Bush, Benson, C Williams, Edwards, Jackson, Jennings, Witten, Kaeding, NE

In a flex league with reception points, this is likely the safest plan to follow. Tripled down on RB with Bush, Benson and Cadillac. Bush may be a reach this early but it is reception point league and his upside is undeniable. Then hit WR for Edwards and Darrell Jackson. Finished the first six with QB Vince Young.

The MIchael Turner at 7.08 was interesting but he doesn't own LT and still needed four more starters for his team. Turner could have been several other RBs that have a chance at being a starter and HC Norv Turner hasn't been one for platooning RBs (let alone with LT). This team has some upside players to be sure with Bush, Benson, S Holmes and Meacham. So far in this league, this team is the hardest to decide what will happen because so many of the players are only in their second year or are on a new team. In particular, Vince Young over Kitna, Vick or Romo is rolling the dice for a QB that only had value because of his rushing last year and will have a new (but not better) offense around him in 2007. This team certainly has room to grow, but it all needs to hit to be a top contender.

Plan Grade: B

By Round Final Roster
1.09 RB Johnson, Rudi 5.09 QB McNabb, Donovan
2.04 WR Johnson, Chad 12.04 QB Delhomme, Jake
3.09 RB Jacobs, Brandon 1.09 RB Johnson, Rudi
4.04 WR Colston, Marques 3.09 RB Jacobs, Brandon
5.09 QB McNabb, Donovan 7.09 RB Betts, Ladell
6.04 WR Chambers, Chris 8.04 RB Morency, Vernand
7.09 RB Betts, Ladell 10.04 RB Buckhalter, Correll
8.04 RB Morency, Vernand 9.09 TE Watson, Ben
9.09 TE Watson, Ben 2.04 WR Johnson, Chad
10.04 RB Buckhalter, Correll 4.04 WR Colston, Marques
11.09 WR Bennett, Drew 6.04 WR Chambers, Chris
12.04 QB Delhomme, Jake 11.09 WR Bennett, Drew
13.09 WR Welker, Wes 13.09 WR Welker, Wes
14.04 PK Wilkins, Jeff 15.09 WR Crayton, Patrick
15.09 WR Crayton, Patrick 14.04 PK Wilkins, Jeff
16.04 DEF Eagles 16.04 DEF Eagles
Team #9 – The Swammi

Started: RB, WR, RB, WR, QB

Starters: McNabb, R Johnson, B Jacobs, Betts/D Bennett(?), Ch. Johnson, Colston, Chambers, Watson, Wilkins, PHI

The 9th spot is never easy and this plan had some success. Had to take Rudi Johnson but than grabbed Chad Johnson for a stud player and Jacobs in the 3rd could end up a steal with their schedule and no Tiki. Colston in the 4th adds obvious upside but could have been Burress. Went for McNabb at the 5.09 which could be a steal if he plays healthy this year.

Overall, this was pretty successful for an always tough spot since there is a nice blend of previous studs (McNabb, Chad Johnson, Colston) and upside player in Jacob while Chambers could be a steal at the 6.04 - he'll do no worse than that value. Not crazy about three #3 WR in Bennett, Welker and Crayton but this was a pretty good plan as it came together and this team could surprise if Morency doesn't get pushed to the side by Jackson in GB.

Plan Grade: A-

By Round Final Roster
1.10 RB Maroney, L. 8.03 QB Romo, Tony
2.03 RB Brown, Ronnie 12.03 QB Cutler, Jay
3.10 WR Driver, Donald 1.10 RB Maroney, L.
4.03 WR Houshmandzadeh 2.03 RB Brown, Ronnie
5.10 RB Green, Ahman 5.10 RB Green, Ahman
6.03 WR Moss, Santana 9.10 RB Henry, Chris
7.10 TE Davis, Vernon 11.10 RB Leonard, Brian
8.03 QB Romo, Tony 14.03 RB Booker, Lorenzo
9.10 RB Henry, Chris 7.10 TE Davis, Vernon
10.03 WR Curtis, Kevin 3.10 WR Driver, Donald
11.10 RB Leonard, Brian 4.03 WR Houshmandzadeh
12.03 QB Cutler, Jay 6.03 WR Moss, Santana
13.10 DEF Dolphins 10.03 WR Curtis, Kevin
14.03 RB Booker, Lorenzo 16.03 WR Ginn Jr., Ted
15.10 PK Gostkowski, S. 15.10 PK Gostkowski, S.
16.03 WR Ginn Jr., Ted 13.10 DEF Dolphins
Team #10 – Sleeping King

Started: RB, RB, WR, WR, RB

Starters: Romo, Maroney, Brown, Green, Driver, Houshmandzadeh, S Moss, V Davis, Gostkowski, MIA

Opinions vary widely on Maroney but hard to argue with the upside at the 1.10 pick and Brown plays in a new offense by ex-SD OC Cameron who serves as both HC and OC in MIA. Had to go with WR and still got Driver and Houshmandzadeh - maybe not the flashiest but in tandem then could post as good numbers as almost any WR combo in this league. Green in the 5th could be a big steal as the flex player here.

Overall, love the upside in all the QB and RBs. Even if Maroney spends the year injured on and off again, should be others to fall back on as the season progresses. Wideouts are all veterans with no need for upside and yet the back-up WR of Curtis and Ginn could also surprise. V Davis another upside player. I like this team for a 10th pick because there is a lot of upside here and drafting so late made getting top talent almost impossible so a swing for the fence was in order. More than any other roster, I think the perspective of this team will change the most over the season because there is a lot of development that could happen here. This plan appears to have worked about as well at the 10th as you could hope for. Would be a fun team to watch - probably.

Plan Grade: A

By Round Final Roster
1.11 RB Portis, Clinton 4.02 QB Brees, Drew
2.02 WR Smith, Steve 11.11 QB Smith, Alex
3.11 RB McAllister, Deuce 1.11 RB Portis, Clinton
4.02 QB Brees, Drew 3.11 RB McAllister, Deuce
5.11 WR Brown, Reggie 6.02 RB Jones, Kevin
6.02 RB Jones, Kevin 9.11 RB Foster, De'shaun
7.11 WR Cotchery, Jerricho 12.02 RB Bell, Mike
8.02 TE Crumpler, Alge 8.02 TE Crumpler, Alge
9.11 RB Foster, De'shaun 2.02 WR Smith, Steve
10.02 WR Williamson, Troy 5.11 WR Brown, Reggie
11.11 QB Smith, Alex 7.11 WR Cotchery, Jerricho
12.02 RB Bell, Mike 10.02 WR Williamson, Troy
13.11 DEF Cowboys 14.02 WR Burleson, Nate
14.02 WR Burleson, Nate 16.02 WR Henry, Chris
15.11 PK Hanson, Jason 15.11 PK Hanson, Jason
16.02 WR Henry, Chris 13.11 DEF Cowboys
Team #11 – tbimm

Started: RB, WR. RB. QB, WR

Starters: Brees, Portis, McAllister, Foster(?), S Smith, R Brown, J Cotchery, Crumpler, Hanson, DAL

At the back end swing, started out with Portis (not my choice but could have been Parker, Henry, R Brown or even Benson). Then landed Steve Smith for an obvious playmaker. Had to go for RB in the 3rd with McAllister because the pickings were about to get very slim. Taking Brees at the 4.02 was a move for a difference maker at QB because the 5.11 would have just missed out on all the top tier QBs. That left Reggie Brown for WR2.

Overall, this plan tried to balance non-RB studs with the positional needs and did have to go with QB at 4.02 but that left him making up ground. K Jones was early considering his unknown return and C Henry was the final pick. Those two players could be great in the second half of the season but will the team win enough by then for it to matter? As it worked out, the plan built a team that would be good but two of the first three RBs are returning from season ending injuries and that's a lot of risk.

Plan Grade: B

By Round Final Roster
1.12 RB Parker, Willie 6.01 QB Hasselbeck, Matt
2.01 RB Henry, Travis 10.01 QB Leinart, Matt
3.12 WR Moss, Randy 1.12 RB Parker, Willie
4.01 WR Walker, Javon 2.01 RB Henry, Travis
5.12 RB Williams, DeAngelo 5.12 RB Williams, DeAngelo
6.01 QB Hasselbeck, Matt 8.01 RB Jackson, Brandon
7.12 WR Galloway, Joey 13.12 RB Bennett, Michael
8.01 RB Jackson, Brandon 9.12 TE Clark, Dallas
9.12 TE Clark, Dallas 14.01 TE McMichael, Randy
10.01 QB Leinart, Matt 3.12 WR Moss, Randy
11.12 WR Jarrett, Dwayne 4.01 WR Walker, Javon
12.01 DEF Chargers 7.12 WR Galloway, Joey
13.12 RB Bennett, Michael 11.12 WR Jarrett, Dwayne
14.01 TE McMichael, Randy 15.12 WR Williams, Reggie
15.12 WR Williams, Reggie 16.01 PK Elam, Jason
16.01 PK Elam, Jason 12.01 DEF Chargers
Team #12 – Def

Started: RB, RB, WR, WR, RB

Starters: Hasselbeck, Parker, Henry, D Williams, R Moss, J Walker, J Galloway.

The final swing pick resisted going with a stud WR and took RB while they still existed with Parker and Henry - that could play out very well given the history of their respective teams. Doubled on WR and found R Moss and J Walker for some upside with a bit of risk. Finding DeAngelo Williams in the 5th could truly make this team if he puts Foster on the bench.

Overall, no real difference makers at QB or TE but choices should not hurt him either and nice upside on both back-ups in those positions. Considering that the plan waited until the 3.12 to start WR, has some nice upside on all the picks other than Galloway and the starting RBs could develop into a surprisingly good trio, plus Brandon Jackson in case GB goes his way. For drafting at the end, I am surprised at how well this worked but while he never went first in any position, he loaded up with good upside on almost all the picks. This team could develop and should be at least average with a shot at very good if the upside is realized.

Plan Grade: A-

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