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Official Huddle Mock Draft - 8-Team / Performance
August 18 , 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. 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 8 teams drafting a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 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 Tomlinson,Lad. 1 QB Manning,Peyton 1 WR Johnson,Chad 1 RB James,Edgerrin
2 RB Jackson,Steven 2 RB Henry,Travis 2 WR Smith,Steve 2 WR Wayne,Reggie
3 RB Johnson,Larry 3 RB Parker,Willie 3 RB Portis,Clinton 3 WR Holt,Torry
4 RB Gore,Frank 4 RB Maroney,Laurence 4 RB McGahee,Willis 4 WR Fitzgerald,Larry
5 RB Addai,Joseph 5 RB Brown,Ronnie 5 RB Jones,Thomas 5 WR Williams,Roy
6 RB Alexander,Shaun 6 RB Bush,Reggie 6 RB Lynch,Marshawn 6 TE Gates,Antonio
7 RB Westbrook,Brian 7 RB Jones-Drew,M. 7 WR Harrison,Marvin 7 WR Johnson,Andre
8 RB Johnson,Rudi 8 RB Benson,Cedric 8 WR Owens,Terrell 8 QB Palmer,Carson
Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
1 WR Boldin,Anquan 1 WR Walker,Javon 1 WR Burress,Plaxico 1 TE Shockey,Jeremy
2 QB Brady,Tom 2 WR Driver,Donald 2 RB Lewis,Jamal 2 RB Norwood,Jerious
3 RB Jacobs,Brandon 3 QB Bulger,Marc 3 Def Bears 3 WR Johnson,Calvin
4 WR Moss,Randy 4 WR Colston,Marques 4 QB Kitna,Jon 4 TE Heap,Todd
5 QB Brees,Drew 5 WR Evans,Lee 5 WR Ward,Hines 5 TE Davis,Vernon
6 WR Houshmandzadeh 6 QB Rivers,Philip 6 RB Peterson,Adrian 6 WR Edwards,Braylon
7 TE Gonzalez,Tony 7 TE Cooley,Chris 7 QB McNabb,Donovan 7 QB Romo,Tony
8 RB Williams,Carnell 8 RB Barber,Marion 8 WR Branch,Deion 8 RB McAllister,Deuce
Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12
1 Def Ravens 1 Def Jaguars 1 TE Watson,Ben 1 QB Roethlisberger,Ben
2 Def Chargers 2 TE Winslow,Kellen 2 WR Clayton,Mark 2 RB Foster,De'shaun
3 WR Moss,Santana 3 QB Young,Vince 3 WR Chambers,Chris 3 TE McMichael,Randy
4 RB Williams,DeAngelo 4 RB Jones,Julius 4 PK Vinatieri,Adam 4 QB Grossman,Rex
5 Def Dolphins 5 WR Coles,Laveranues 5 WR Jackson,Darrell 5 WR Cotchery,Jerricho
6 Def Patriots 6 WR Brown,Reggie 6 WR Galloway,Joey 6 WR Stallworth,Donte'
7 RB Green,Ahman 7 RB Turner,Michael 7 QB Leinart,Matt 7 RB Bell,Tatum
8 RB Taylor,Fred 8 QB Hasselbeck,Matt 8 WR Holmes,Santonio 8 WR Henderson,Devery
Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
1 RB Jackson,Brandon 1 Def Eagles 1 RB Taylor,Chester 1 PK Rackers,Neil
2 PK Graham,Shayne 2 PK Gould,Robbie 2 RB Betts,Ladell 2 QB Delhomme,Jake
3 QB Manning,Eli 3 RB Washington,Leon 3 TE Crumpler,Alge 3 WR Berrian,Bernard
4 Def Panthers 4 PK Kaeding,Nate 4 TE Clark,Dallas 4 Def Steelers
5 TE Witten,Jason 5 QB Cutler,Jay 5 RB Jones,Kevin 5 QB Quinn,Brady
6 WR Hackett,D.J. 6 PK Wilkins,Jeff 6 PK Elam,Jason 6 WR Muhammad,M.
7 Def Broncos 7 WR Jackson,Vincent 7 RB Brown,Chris 7 RB Dayne,Ron
8 RB Jordan,Lamont 8 PK Gostkowski,Ste. 8 TE Miller,Heath 8 RB Dunn,Warrick

Draft by Position

Quarterbacks Tight Ends Defenses Placekickers
2.01 Manning,Peyton 4.06 Gates,Antonio 11.04 Vinatieri,Adam 7.03 Bears
4.08 Palmer,Carson 5.07 Gonzalez,Tony 13.02 Graham,Shayne 9.01 Ravens
5.02 Brady,Tom 6.07 Cooley,Chris 14.02 Gould,Robbie 9.02 Chargers
5.05 Brees,Drew 8.01 Shockey,Jeremy 14.04 Kaeding,Nate 9.05 Dolphins
6.03 Bulger,Marc 8.04 Heap,Todd 14.06 Wilkins,Jeff 9.06 Patriots
6.06 Rivers,Philip 8.05 Davis,Vernon 14.08 Gostkowski,Ste. 10.01 Jaguars
7.04 Kitna,Jon 10.02 Winslow,Kellen 15.06 Elam,Jason 13.04 Panthers
7.07 McNabb,Donovan 11.01 Watson,Ben 16.01 Rackers,Neil 13.07 Broncos
8.07 Romo,Tony 12.03 McMichael,Randy x x 14.01 Eagles
10.03 Young,Vince 13.05 Witten,Jason x x 16.04 Steelers
10.08 Hasselbeck,Matt 15.03 Crumpler,Alge x x x x
11.07 Leinart,Matt 15.04 Clark,Dallas x x x x
12.01 Roethlisberger,Ben 15.08 Miller,Heath x x x x
12.04 Grossman,Rex x x x x x x
13.03 Manning,Eli x x x x x x
14.05 Cutler,Jay x x x x x x
16.02 Delhomme,Jake x x x x x x
16.05 Quinn,Brady x x x x x x
Running Backs Wide Receivers
1.01 Tomlinson,Lad. 6.08 Barber,Marion 3.01 Johnson,Chad 10.05 Coles,Laveranues
1.02 Jackson,Steven 7.02 Lewis,Jamal 3.02 Smith,Steve 10.06 Brown,Reggie
1.03 Johnson,Larry 7.06 Peterson,Adrian 3.07 Harrison,Marvin 11.02 Clayton,Mark
1.04 Gore,Frank 8.02 Norwood,Jerious 3.08 Owens,Terrell 11.03 Chambers,Chris
1.05 Addai,Joseph 8.08 McAllister,Deuce 4.02 Wayne,Reggie 11.05 Jackson,Darrell
1.06 Alexander,Shaun 9.04 Williams,DeAngelo 4.03 Holt,Torry 11.06 Galloway,Joey
1.07 Westbrook,Brian 9.07 Green,Ahman 4.04 Fitzgerald,Larry 11.08 Holmes,Santonio
1.08 Johnson,Rudi 9.08 Taylor,Fred 4.05 Williams,Roy 12.05 Cotchery,Jerricho
2.02 Henry,Travis 10.04 Jones,Julius 4.07 Johnson,Andre 12.06 Stallworth,Donte'
2.03 Parker,Willie 10.07 Turner,Michael 5.01 Boldin,Anquan 12.08 Henderson,Devery
2.04 Maroney,Laurence 12.02 Foster,De'shaun 5.04 Moss,Randy 13.06 Hackett,D.J.
2.05 Brown,Ronnie 12.07 Bell,Tatum 5.06 Houshmandzadeh 14.07 Jackson,Vincent
2.06 Bush,Reggie 13.01 Jackson,Brandon 6.01 Walker,Javon 16.03 Berrian,Bernard
2.07 Jones-Drew,M. 13.08 Jordan,Lamont 6.02 Driver,Donald 16.06 Muhammad,M.
2.08 Benson,Cedric 14.03 Washington,Leon 6.04 Colston,Marques x x
3.03 Portis,Clinton 15.01 Taylor,Chester 6.05 Evans,Lee x x
3.04 McGahee,Willis 15.02 Betts,Ladell 7.01 Burress,Plaxico x x
3.05 Jones,Thomas 15.05 Jones,Kevin 7.05 Ward,Hines x x
3.06 Lynch,Marshawn 15.07 Brown,Chris 7.08 Branch,Deion x x
4.01 James,Edgerrin 16.07 Dayne,Ron 8.03 Johnson,Calvin x x
5.03 Jacobs,Brandon 16.08 Dunn,Warrick 8.06 Edwards,Braylon x x
5.08 Williams,Carnell x x 9.03 Moss,Santana x x

Evaluating teams in a league of ten means looking for playmakers at as many positions as possible and even more so for the highest scoring ones which would be running backs and quarterbacks in this scoring format. In an 8 team league where there is always something to get on the waiver wire, having studs at as many positions as possible is critical. Anyone can have an average team and anyone can have decent players. Gotta get those stars.

Draft by Team

By Round Final Roster
1.01 RB Tomlinson,Lad. 4.08 QB Palmer,Carson
2.08 RB Benson,Cedric 10.08 QB Hasselbeck,Matt
3.01 WR Johnson,Chad 1.01 RB Tomlinson,Lad.
4.08 QB Palmer,Carson 2.08 RB Benson,Cedric
5.01 WR Boldin,Anquan 6.08 RB Barber,Marion
6.08 RB Barber,Marion 8.08 RB McAllister,Deuce
7.01 WR Burress,Plaxico 13.01 RB Jackson,Brandon
8.08 RB McAllister,Deuce 15.01 RB Taylor,Chester
9.01 Def Ravens 16.08 RB Dunn,Warrick
10.08 QB Hasselbeck,Matt 11.01 TE Watson,Ben
11.01 TE Watson,Ben 3.01 WR Johnson,Chad
12.08 WR Henderson,Devery 5.01 WR Boldin,Anquan
13.01 RB Jackson,Brandon 7.01 WR Burress,Plaxico
14.08 PK Gostkowski,Ste. 12.08 WR Henderson,Devery
15.01 RB Taylor,Chester 14.08 PK Gostkowski,Ste.
16.08 RB Dunn,Warrick 9.01 DEF Ravens
Team #1

Started: RB, RB, WR, QB, WR

Starters: Palmer, Tomlinson, Benson, Watson, Chad Johnson, Boldin, Gostkowski, BAL

Went the standard route of joining Tomlinson with the best available RB of Benson and then picking up Chad Johnson for an impact WR. Adding Palmer with the 4.08 a huge coup here to give him a top player for RB, WR and QB.

Added BAL defense for an advantage but waited for ultraweak TE in Watson. Plenty of RB depth here and WR's are not deep but very strong and the position is the deepest in free agency anyway. Overall, strong team with 4 top stars in their position. About the only shortfall here is getting better upside on the RB depth.

Plan Grade: A-

By Round Final Roster
1.02 RB Jackson,Steven 5.02 QB Brady,Tom
2.07 RB Jones-Drew,M. 8.07 QB Romo,Tony
3.02 WR Smith,Steve 1.02 RB Jackson,Steven
4.07 WR Johnson,Andre 2.07 RB Jones-Drew,M.
5.02 QB Brady,Tom 7.02 RB Lewis,Jamal
6.07 TE Cooley,Chris 10.07 RB Turner,Michael
7.02 RB Lewis,Jamal 12.07 RB Bell,Tatum
8.07 QB Romo,Tony 15.02 RB Betts,Ladell
9.02 Def Chargers 16.07 RB Dayne,Ron
10.07 RB Turner,Michael 6.07 TE Cooley,Chris
11.02 WR Clayton,Mark 3.02 WR Smith,Steve
12.07 RB Bell,Tatum 4.07 WR Johnson,Andre
13.02 PK Graham,Shayne 11.02 WR Clayton,Mark
14.07 WR Jackson,Vincent 14.07 WR Jackson,Vincent
15.02 RB Betts,Ladell 13.02 PK Graham,Shayne
16.07 RB Dayne,Ron 9.02 DEF Chargers
Team #2

Started: RB, RB, WR, WR, QB

Starters: Brady, S Jackson, Jones-Drew, Cooley, S Smith, A Johnson, Graham, SD

Plan Grade: Like team #1, went with Jackson to start and then added Jones-Drew which is good but a shame to have an RB2 in a sharing situation for an 8 team league. Added Steve Smith for a top WR and still reach Andre Johnson in the 4th. Finding Brady at the 5.02 will great help this team.

Also ended up with a top RB, WR and QB but the RB depth seems spotty for a small league like this. Nice picks for WR will maintain that position but outside those three players the team looks pretty average for a 8 team league. Jackson, Brady and Steve Smith will carry this team and maybe can. But lose any of the three and this team turns average.

Plan Grade: B+

By Round Final Roster
1.03 RB Johnson,Larry 6.06 QB Rivers,Philip
2.06 RB Bush,Reggie 13.03 QB Manning,Eli
3.03 RB Portis,Clinton 1.03 RB Johnson,Larry
4.06 TE Gates,Antonio 2.06 RB Bush,Reggie
5.03 RB Jacobs,Brandon 3.03 RB Portis,Clinton
6.06 QB Rivers,Philip 5.03 RB Jacobs,Brandon
7.03 Def Bears 4.06 TE Gates,Antonio
8.06 WR Edwards,Braylon 15.03 TE Crumpler,Alge
9.03 WR Moss,Santana 8.06 WR Edwards,Braylon
10.06 WR Brown,Reggie 9.03 WR Moss,Santana
11.03 WR Chambers,Chris 10.06 WR Brown,Reggie
12.06 WR Stallworth,Donte' 11.03 WR Chambers,Chris
13.03 QB Manning,Eli 12.06 WR Stallworth,Donte'
14.06 PK Wilkins,Jeff 16.06 WR Muhammad,M.
15.03 TE Crumpler,Alge 14.06 PK Wilkins,Jeff
16.06 WR Muhammad,M. 7.03 DEF Bears
Team #3

Started: RB, RB, RB, TE, RB

Starters: Must have been scared taking Larry Johnson because three of the next four picks went RB even though only 2 RBs can start. In such a small league, it can be pretty enticing to see RB depth in the 3rd to 5th rounds. Added Gates at the 4.06 for an advantage.

Went with CHI defense which was prudent but Rivers is no advantage in this format and waiting until the 8th round to even start WR means a big liability there. This team looks like a classic "look at all the RB's!" team. Great strength in RB that could end up as trade bait but only Gates is a known star. Likely only average unless upgrades by trading RBs and in an 8 team league, trading is less likely since there is so much depth around.

Plan Grade: C

By Round Final Roster
1.04 RB Gore,Frank 7.04 QB Kitna,Jon
2.05 RB Brown,Ronnie 14.05 QB Cutler,Jay
3.04 RB McGahee,Willis 16.05 QB Quinn,Brady
4.05 WR Williams,Roy 1.04 RB Gore,Frank
5.04 WR Moss,Randy 2.05 RB Brown,Ronnie
6.05 WR Evans,Lee 3.04 RB McGahee,Willis
7.04 QB Kitna,Jon 9.04 RB Williams,DeAngelo
8.05 TE Davis,Vernon 8.05 TE Davis,Vernon
9.04 RB Williams,DeAngelo 15.04 TE Clark,Dallas
10.05 WR Coles,Laveranues 4.05 WR Williams,Roy
11.04 PK Vinatieri,Adam 5.04 WR Moss,Randy
12.05 WR Cotchery,Jerricho 6.05 WR Evans,Lee
13.04 Def Panthers 10.05 WR Coles,Laveranues
14.05 QB Cutler,Jay 12.05 WR Cotchery,Jerricho
15.04 TE Clark,Dallas 11.04 PK Vinatieri,Adam
16.05 QB Quinn,Brady 13.04 DEF Panthers
Team #4

Started: RB, RB, RB, WR, WR

Starters: Kitna, Gore, R Brown, V Davis, R Williams, R Moss, Vinatieri, CAR

Obviously strong start with RBs in Gore, Brown and McGahee but waited until the 4.05 to start WR. Was fortunate enough to get Williams and Moss but both have upside and Evans at the 6.05 rounds out the position with quality.

Kitna at the 7.04 another nice upside pick as was Vernon Davis for TE. Overall, probably does not have a top 3 player but has upside in each position so the team could develop during the season.

Plan Grade: B+

By Round Final Roster
1.05 RB Addai,Joseph 5.05 QB Brees,Drew
2.04 RB Maroney,Laurence 12.04 QB Grossman,Rex
3.05 RB Jones,Thomas 1.05 RB Addai,Joseph
4.04 WR Fitzgerald,Larry 2.04 RB Maroney,Laurence
5.05 QB Brees,Drew 3.05 RB Jones,Thomas
6.04 WR Colston,Marques 10.04 RB Jones,Julius
7.05 WR Ward,Hines 15.05 RB Jones,Kevin
8.04 TE Heap,Todd 8.04 TE Heap,Todd
9.05 Def Dolphins 13.05 TE Witten,Jason
10.04 RB Jones,Julius 4.04 WR Fitzgerald,Larry
11.05 WR Jackson,Darrell 6.04 WR Colston,Marques
12.04 QB Grossman,Rex 7.05 WR Ward,Hines
13.05 TE Witten,Jason 11.05 WR Jackson,Darrell
14.04 PK Kaeding,Nate 14.04 PK Kaeding,Nate
15.05 RB Jones,Kevin 9.05 DEF Dolphins
16.04 Def Steelers 16.04 DEF Steelers
Team #5

Started: RB, RB, RB, WR, QB

Starters: Brees, Addai, Maroney, Heap, Fitzgerald, Colston, Kaeding, MIA

This plan just followed runs but went for higher upside players. Sewed up RBs by starting with Addai, Maroney and Thomas Jones before opting for WR1 of Fitzgerald. Not bad for an 8 team league but not an obvious contender either.

Adding Brees yields an advantage at QB and Heap should be solid enough at TE. Solid picks through out but nothing eye popping. Likely no top 3 player in any position by just following all the runs.

Plan Grade: C+

By Round Final Roster
1.06 RB Alexander,Shaun 6.03 QB Bulger,Marc
2.03 RB Parker,Willie 10.03 QB Young,Vince
3.06 RB Lynch,Marshawn 1.06 RB Alexander,Shaun
4.03 WR Holt,Torry 2.03 RB Parker,Willie
5.06 WR Houshmandzadeh 3.06 RB Lynch,Marshawn
6.03 QB Bulger,Marc 7.06 RB Peterson,Adrian
7.06 RB Peterson,Adrian 14.03 RB Washington,Leon
8.03 WR Johnson,Calvin 12.03 TE McMichael,Randy
9.06 Def Patriots 4.03 WR Holt,Torry
10.03 QB Young,Vince 5.06 WR Houshmandzadeh
11.06 WR Galloway,Joey 8.03 WR Johnson,Calvin
12.03 TE McMichael,Randy 11.06 WR Galloway,Joey
13.06 WR Hackett,D.J. 13.06 WR Hackett,D.J.
14.03 RB Washington,Leon 16.03 WR Berrian,Bernard
15.06 PK Elam,Jason 15.06 PK Elam,Jason
16.03 WR Berrian,Bernard 9.06 DEF Patriots
Team #6

Started: RB, RB, RB, WR, WR

Starters: Like team #5, went for the three RBs in Alexander, Parker and Lynch before getting starting WR of Holt and Houshmandzadeh. Not exactly big star power at any position but solid enough to be average.

Added Bulger in the 6th round and went for a couple of very nice upside picks in Adrian Peterson and Calvin Johnson. Overall, has more exciting depth than starters and each position appears to be just average in this smaller league. May not have a top 4 player in any position so this team ends up below average in a small league such as this.

Plan Grade: C-

By Round Final Roster
1.07 RB Westbrook,Brian 7.07 QB McNabb,Donovan
2.02 RB Henry,Travis 11.07 QB Leinart,Matt
3.07 WR Harrison,Marvin 16.02 QB Delhomme,Jake
4.02 WR Wayne,Reggie 1.07 RB Westbrook,Brian
5.07 TE Gonzalez,Tony 2.02 RB Henry,Travis
6.02 WR Driver,Donald 8.02 RB Norwood,Jerious
7.07 QB McNabb,Donovan 9.07 RB Green,Ahman
8.02 RB Norwood,Jerious 12.02 RB Foster,De'shaun
9.07 RB Green,Ahman 15.07 RB Brown,Chris
10.02 TE Winslow,Kellen 5.07 TE Gonzalez,Tony
11.07 QB Leinart,Matt 10.02 TE Winslow,Kellen
12.02 RB Foster,De'shaun 3.07 WR Harrison,Marvin
13.07 Def Broncos 4.02 WR Wayne,Reggie
14.02 PK Gould,Robbie 6.02 WR Driver,Donald
15.07 RB Brown,Chris 14.02 PK Gould,Robbie
16.02 QB Delhomme,Jake 13.07 DEF Broncos
Team #7

Started: RB, RB, WR, WR, TE

Starters: McNabb, Westbrook, Henry, Gonzalez, Harrison, Wayne, Gould, DEN

Started out with Westbrook and Henry for solid but nothing more than average RBs but at least went WR with the 4 and 5 picks to lock up the IND passing game which is really nice. Gonzo gives a small advantage at TE.

McNabb at the 7.07 a sweet pick and has decent depth in all positions other than WR. Owning both Gonzo and Winslow seems more like a trade ploy but in a small league no one wants to spend much to get a TE even if he is a good one. Problem with owning both IND WR is that most games will only have one with a big game and while McNabb could be golden, he could also get injured yet again. Looks average and only followed runs. Stocked at TE does not mean much in a small league.

Plan Grade: C

By Round Final Roster
1.08 RB Johnson,Rudi 2.01 QB Manning,Peyton
2.01 QB Manning,Peyton 12.01 QB Roethlisberger,Ben
3.08 WR Owens,Terrell 1.08 RB Johnson,Rudi
4.01 RB James,Edgerrin 4.01 RB James,Edgerrin
5.08 RB Williams,Carnell 5.08 RB Williams,Carnell
6.01 WR Walker,Javon 9.08 RB Taylor,Fred
7.08 WR Branch,Deion 13.08 RB Jordan,Lamont
8.01 TE Shockey,Jeremy 8.01 TE Shockey,Jeremy
9.08 RB Taylor,Fred 15.08 TE Miller,Heath
10.01 Def Jaguars 3.08 WR Owens,Terrell
11.08 WR Holmes,Santonio 6.01 WR Walker,Javon
12.01 QB Roethlisberger,Ben 7.08 WR Branch,Deion
13.08 RB Jordan,Lamont 11.08 WR Holmes,Santonio
14.01 Def Eagles 16.01 PK Rackers,Neil
15.08 TE Miller,Heath 10.01 DEF Jaguars
16.01 PK Rackers,Neil 14.01 DEF Eagles
Team #8

Started: RB, QB, WR, RB, RB

Starters: P Manning, R Johnson, James, Shockey, Owens, Walker, Shockey, Rackers, JAX

Went for safe with Rudi Johnson but the Manning pick makes much more sense in this small league. Followed that up with impact WR of Owens before grabbing James as RB2. Taking Cadillac at the 5.08 probably could have waited until the next swing to get impact players in other positions.

Overall has some nice depth and a star with Manning but will need some players to exceed expectations before being able to compete with the better teams. First three picks were on a track to get stars but nothing else really was.

Plan Grade: B-

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