April NFL Fantasy Mock Draft

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Computers take over latest mock draft, and it's not good

Computers take over latest mock draft, and it's not good

Welcome to the third Athlon Sports NFL Fantasy Mock Draft of 2011. April's mock draft was conducted with Athlon Sports' default scoring, default lineup and a league of 12 players. During this month's mock draft, we went the 12-team route, but instead of the Athlon editors drafting we let the computers go straight down the rankings and see what it spit out.

There were only four parameters we gave the computer: Each drafter pre-determined what positions he wanted in the first two rounds, what round he wanted a tight end and we also made the computer draft each team a backup QB. Click here for a breakdown of how each team fared after the auto draft.

Round 1 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
1 Arian Foster, RB, HOU   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
2 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
3 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
4 Ray Rice, RB, BAL   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
5 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
6 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
7 Frank Gore, RB, SF   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
8 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
9 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
10 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
11 Tom Brady, QB, NE   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
12 Drew Brees, QB, NO   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
Round 2 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
13 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
14 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
15 Steven Jackson, RB, STL   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
16 Peyton Manning, QB, IND   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
17 Philip Rivers, QB, SD   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
18 Michael Turner, RB, ATL   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
19 Matt Forte, RB, CHI   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
20 Michael Vick, QB, PHI   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
21 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
22 LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
23 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
24 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
Round 3 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
25 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
26 Greg Jennings, WR, GB   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
27 Regie Wayne, WR, IND   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
28 Mike Wallace, WR, PIT   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
29 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
30 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
31 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
32 Mike Williams, WR, TB   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
33 Peyton Hillis, RB, CLE   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
34 Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
35 Brandon Lloyd, WR, DEN   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
36 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
Round 4 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
37 Marques Colston, WR, NO   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
38 Antonio Gates, TE, SD   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
39 Miles Austin, WR, DAL   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
40 Brandon Marshall, WR, MIA   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
41 Vincent Jackson, WR, SD   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
42 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, NE   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
43 Vernon Davis, TE, SF   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
44 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
45 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
46 Jason Witten, TE, DAL   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
47 Tony Romo, QB, DAL   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
48 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
Round 5 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
49 Wes Welker, WR, NE   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
50 Dallas Clark, TE, IND   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
51 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
52 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
53 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
54 Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
55 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
56 Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
57 Cedric Benson, RB, CIN   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
58 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
59 Jahvid Best, RB, DET   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
60 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
Round 6 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
61 Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
62 Eli Manning, QB, NYG   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
63 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
64 Kellen Winslow, TE, TB   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
65 Josh Freeman, QB, TB   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
66 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
67 Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
68 Santana Moss, WR, WAS   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
69 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
70 Percy Harvin, WR, MIN   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
71 Pierre Garcon, WR, IND   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
72 Sidney Rice, WR, MIN   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
Round 7 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
73 Johnny Knox, WR, CHI   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
74 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
75 Felix Jones, RB, DAL   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
76 Ryan Torain, RB, WAS   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
77 Joseph Addai, RB, IND   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
78 Ronnie Brown, RB, MIA   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
79 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
80 Mark Ingram, RB, Rookie   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
81 Ryan Grant, RB, GB   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
82 Austin Collie, WR, IND   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
83 Deion Branch, WR, NE   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
84 Mario Manningham, WR, NYG   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
Round 8 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
85 Braylon Edwards, WR, NYJ   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
86 Danny Woodhead, RB, NE   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
87 Sam Bradford, QB, STL   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
88 Brandon Jacobs, RB, NYG   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
89 Chris Cooley, TE, WAS   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
90 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
91 Mike Tolbert, RB, SD   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
92 Reggie Bush, RB, NO   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
93 Terrell Owens, WR, CIN   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
94 Derrick Mason, WR, BAL   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
95 Hines Ward, WR, PIT   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
96 Steve Smith, WR, NYG   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
Round 9 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
97 Zach Miller, TE, OAK   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
98 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
99 Mike Williams, WR, SEA   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
100 LaDanian Tomlinson, RB, NYJ   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
101 Michael Bush, RB, OAK   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
102 Randy Moss, WR, TEN   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
103 Chad Johnson, WR, CIN   Cory Jones Athlon Sports
104 Lance Moore, WR, NO   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
105 Mike Thomas, WR, JAC   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
106 Jerome Simpson, WR, CIN   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
107 Mike Sims-Walker, WR, JAC   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
108 James Jones, WR, GB   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
Round 10 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
109 Christopher Ivory, RB, NO   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
110 Beanie Wells, RB, ARI   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
111 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
112 Ricky Williams, RB, MIA   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
113 Thomas Jones, RB, KC   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
114 Owen Daniels, TE, Houston   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
115 James Starks, RB, GB   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
116 Jacoby Ford, WR, OAK   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
117 Tim Hightower, RB, ARI   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
118 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
119 Tashard Choice, RB, DAL   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
120 Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
Round 11 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
120 Donald Brown, RB, IND   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
121 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
122 Justin Forsett, RB, SEA   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
123 Montario Hardesty, RB, CLE   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
124 Matt Cassel, QB, KC   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
125 Carson Palmer, QB, CIN   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
126 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
127 Robert Meachem, WR, NO   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
128 Steve Smith, WR, CAR   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
129 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
130 Davone Bess, WR, MIA   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
131 Danny Amendola, WR, STL   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
Round 12 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
132 Clinton Portis, RB, FA   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
133 Willis McGahee, RB, BAL   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
134 Bernard Scott, RB, CIN   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
135 Marion Barber, RB, DAL   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
136 Jason Snelling, RB, ATL   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
137 Darren Sproles, RB, SD   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
138 Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
139 Jordan Todman, RB, Rookie   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
140 Lee Evans, WR, BUF   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
141 Steve Breaston, WR, ARI   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
142 Nate Burleson, WR, DET   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
143 Maurice Morris, RB, DET   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
Round 13 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
144 Mark Sanchez, QB, NYJ   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
145 David Garrard, QB, JAC   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
146 Chester Taylor, RB, CHI   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
147 Ryan Williams, RB, Rookie   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
148 Mikel LeShoure, RB, Rookie   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
149 Daniel Thomas, RB, Rookie   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
150 Jason Campbell, QB, OAK   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
151 DeMarco Murray, RB, Rookie   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
152 Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, BUF   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
153 Earl Bennett, WR, CHI   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
154 Anthony Armstrong, WR, WAS   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
155 Donald Driver, WR, GB   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
Round 14 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
156 Jacoby Jones, WR, HOU   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
157 Nate Washington, WR, TEN   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
158 Jordan Shipley, WR, CIN   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
159 Devin Hester, WR, CHI   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
160 Louis Murphy, WR, OAK   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
161 Blair White, WR, IND   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
162 Mark Clayton, WR, STL   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
163 Danario Alexander, WR, STL   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
164 Correll Buckhalter, RB, DEN   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
165 Anthony Dixon, RB, SF   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
166 Jerricho Cotchery, WR, NYJ   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
167 Kyle Orton, QB, DEN   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
Round 15 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
168 Pittsburgh D/ST   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports
169 Green Bay D/ST   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
170 New England D/ST   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
171 Chicago D/ST   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
172 New York Jets D/ST   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
173 New York Giants D/ST   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
174 Baltimore D/ST   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
175 Dallas D/ST   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
176 Philadelphia D/ST   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
177 San Diego D/ST   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
178 Atlanta D/ST   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
179 Minnesota D/ST   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
Round 16 Player, Position, Team   Drafter  
180 Nate Kaeding, K, SD   Nathan Rush Athlon Sports
181 David Akers, K , PHI   Corby Yarbrough Athlon Sports
182 Mason Crosby, K, GB   Braden Gall Athlon Sports
183 Rob Bironas, K, TEN   Steven Lassan Athlon Sports
184 Matt Bryant, K, ATL   Patrick Snow Athlon Sports
185 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE   Victor Drazen Athlon Sports
186 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK   Mark Malone Athlon Sports
187 Ryan Longwell, K, MIN   Rob Doster Athlon Sports
188 Adam Vinatieri, K, IND   Charlie Miller Athlon Sports
189 Josh Brown, K, STL   Tim Clark Athlon Sports
190 Dan Carpenter, K, MIA   Mitch Light Athlon Sports
191 Nick Folk, K, NYJ   Matt Taliaferro Athlon Sports

This is a 12-team, head-to-head league. All touchdowns are 6 points. 1 point for 25 yards passing, 1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving. Receptions are .5 points. Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points. PATs are 1 point, field goals are 3 points (30 yards), 4 points (40 yards) and 5 points (50-plus yards). Kickoff/punt returns count 6 points both for individuals and team defenses. Team defenses are scored with 1 point for a sack, 2 points for an interception, fumble recovery, safety or blocked kick. Points allowed are 12 for a shutout, 10 for 1-6, 8 for 7-13, 6 for 14-20, 2 for 21-27 and 0 for 28-plus. Lineup is 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 flex (RB/WR), 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DST and 6 bench spots.

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