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2014 Fantasy Football IDP Mock Draft

Author:
Jamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

NFL training camps don't open until later this month, but it's never too early to look ahead to the upcoming season of fantasy football. Twelve Athlon editors and fantasy contributors did just that in early May.

Keep in mind that since this was done more than a month ago, that the picks reflect rosters and teams as they stood then. For example, even though he was not drafted, Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (ruptured Achilles) was healthy when this mock draft took place.

Below is a complete breakdown of the 12-team, 20-round IDP mock draft we conducted, along with some analysis of my own. This mock draft also can be found in this year's Fantasy Football Magazine, which also features 419 in-depth player reports including projected stats, a 280-player big board and team-by-team analysis from NFL beat writers. Other content in this year's edition includes a "Who's No. 1?" and Johnny Manziel-centric debate, along with the introduction of a new advanced statistic, Opportunity-adjusted Touchdowns (OTD), courtesy of Pro Football Focus' Mike Clay, who also participated in this mock draft. And if that's not enough, there's also a rundown of potential breakout candidates, injury concerns and fantasy busts from 2013 who may or may not bounce back in '14. 

12-team, 20-round serpentine-style mock draft based on Athlon Sports standard scoring (see below):

Starting lineup: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex (RB/WR), 1 K, 1 DEF/ST, 1 DL, 1 LB, 1 DB, 1 Flex IDP (DL/LB/DB), 6 bench spots

Round 1 Analysis: No real surprises here. If I was picking second, I would have gone LeSean McCoy over Adrian Peterson, but that’s just a matter of preference (think McCoy’s upside as a pass-catcher puts him ahead of Peterson). I thought about taking Megatron with the sixth pick, but figured Lacy would be the safer choice as I consider him a true workhorse RB, provided he stays healthy. I also have no issue with Braden being the only one to take a QB, although I certainly didn’t think at the time we wouldn’t see another come off of the board until Round 5.

Round 2

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

13

Dez Bryant

WR

DAL

Mike Clay

2

14

Le'Veon Bell

RB

PIT

John Hansen

3

15

Zac Stacy

RB

STL

Braden Gall

4

16

Alfred Morris

RB

WAS

Eric Mack

5

17

Giovani Bernard

RB

CIN

Steven Lassan

6

18

A.J. Green

WR

CIN

Corby Yarbrough

7

19

Julio Jones

WR

ATL

Mark Ross

8

20

Brandon Marshall

WR

CHI

Nathan Rush

9

21

Jordy Nelson

WR

GB

Matt Schauf

10

22

Montee Ball

RB

DEN

Jamey Eisenberg

11

23

Alshon Jeffery

WR

CHI

Brandon Funston

12

24

Arian Foster

RB

HOU

David Gonos

Round 2 Analysis: I prefer Giovani Bernard and Montee Ball over Zac Stacy and Alfred Morris, but the real wild card at RB in this round is Arian Foster. Everyone knows what Foster is capable of, when healthy, but he’s coming off of back surgery and will now operate in a different offense under new Texans head coach Bill O’Brien. Combine those factors with the uncertainty at quarterback and it wouldn’t surprise me if Foster continued to slip in the rankings in the coming months.

Round 3

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

25

Antonio Brown

WR

PIT

David Gonos

2

26

Randall Cobb

WR

GB

Brandon Funston

3

27

Larry Fitzgerald

WR

ARI

Jamey Eisenberg

4

28

C.J. Spiller

RB

BUF

Matt Schauf

5

29

Chris Johnson

RB

NYJ

Nathan Rush

6

30

Keenan Allen

WR

SD

Mark Ross

7

31

Rob Gronkowski

TE

NE

Corby Yarbrough

8

32

Andre Johnson

WR

HOU

Steven Lassan

9

33

Pierre Garcon

WR

WAS

Eric Mack

10

34

Reggie Bush

RB

DET

Braden Gall

11

35

Shane Vereen

RB

NE

John Hansen

12

36

Andre Ellington

RB

ARI

Mike Clay

Round 3 Analysis: The RBs and WRs continue to fly off the board with Rob Gronkowski the only outlier. As tantalizing and tempting a fantasy asset Gronk may be, I most likely won’t end up with him on any of my teams this season. Fourteen missed games over the last two seasons and the severity of his injuries are hard for me to overlook, especially when it comes to using a high draft pick on a TE not named Jimmy Graham. I’m also not expecting big things from Chris Johnson in a Jets uniform. For starters, he’s no lock for an RB1-worthy workload.

Round 4

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

37

Vincent Jackson

WR

TB

Mike Clay

2

38

Julius Thomas

TE

DEN

John Hansen

3

39

Vernon Davis

TE

SF

Braden Gall

4

40

Victor Cruz

WR

NYG

Eric Mack

5

41

Roddy White

WR

ATL

Steven Lassan

6

42

Ryan Mathews

RB

SD

Corby Yarbrough

7

43

Percy Harvin

WR

SEA

Mark Ross

8

44

Wes Welker

WR

DEN

Nathan Rush

9

45

Joique Bell

RB

DET

Matt Schauf

10

46

Bishop Sankey

RB

TEN

Jamey Eisenberg

11

47

Cordarrelle Patterson

WR

MIN

Brandon Funston

12

48

Michael Crabtree

WR

SF

David Gonos

Round 4 Analysis: Four rounds in and Corby finally takes a RB. He could certainly do worse than Ryan Mathews as his RB1, but I would encourage other fantasy GMs to think twice before employing a similar strategy. The top five RBs last season averaged 293.6 fantasy points (Athlon scoring). For nos. 5-10 that average plummets to 221.3. Mathews finished as the No. 12 fantasy RB in 2013 with 197.4 fantasy points. That said, Mathews is certainly safer than Bishop Sankey, who was the first rookie at any position to be taken. Sankey appears to have a great opportunity in Tennessee, but it’s not like highly touted rookies haven’t panned out before, right? Remember Tavon Austin or even Montee Ball last season?

Round 5

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

49

Aaron Rodgers

QB

GB

David Gonos

2

50

Rashad Jennings

RB

NYG

Brandon Funston

3

51

Julian Edelman

WR

NE

Jamey Eisenberg

4

52

Michael Floyd

WR

ARI

Matt Schauf

5

53

Frank Gore

RB

SF

Nathan Rush

6

54

Drew Brees

QB

NO

Mark Ross

7

55

Ray Rice

RB

BAL

Corby Yarbrough

8

56

Ben Tate

RB

CLE

Steven Lassan

9

57

Andrew Luck

QB

IND

Eric Mack

10

58

T.Y. Hilton

WR

IND

Braden Gall

11

59

Jeremy Maclin

WR

PHI

John Hansen

12

60

DeSean Jackson

WR

WAS

Mike Clay

Round 5 Analysis: Forty-nine picks in and we finally have a second quarterback taken! Credit to David for pouncing on Aaron Rodgers with the first pick here. I jumped next with Drew Brees, but Eric was the only other to follow suit (Andrew Luck). Has the general perception on QB value changed? Perhaps, but I still think there’s a clear distinction between the elite and next tier. Although Peyton Manning lapped the field with his record-breaking season, Brees still posted 435.7 fantasy points, which was 81.6 points more than the No. 3 scorer (Andy Dalton). And while 14 QBs averaged 20 or more fantasy points per game, only 10 of those played more than 13 games. Not saying you can’t wait on a QB, just don’t wait too long especially if Rodgers or Brees is still out there.

Round 6

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

61

Steven Jackson

RB

ATL

Mike Clay

2

62

Trent Richardson

RB

IND

John Hansen

3

63

Torrey Smith

WR

BAL

Braden Gall

4

64

Josh Gordon

WR

CLE

Eric Mack

5

65

Kendall Wright

WR

TEN

Steven Lassan

6

66

Matthew Stafford

QB

DET

Corby Yarbrough

7

67

Knowshon Moreno

RB

MIA

Mark Ross

8

68

Cam Newton

QB

CAR

Nathan Rush

9

69

Terrance Williams

WR

DAL

Matt Schauf

10

70

Golden Tate

WR

DET

Jamey Eisenberg

11

71

Toby Gerhart

RB

JAC

Brandon Funston

12

72

Maurice Jones-Drew

RB

OAK

David Gonos

Round 6 Analysis: A couple of more QBs go, but the proceedings continue to be dominated by RBs and WRs. RBs in particular have really thinned out by this point. I know Knowshon Moreno isn’t in Denver any more, but it’s not like he’s joining a crowded backfield in Miami and the Dolphins invested heavily in overhauling their offensive line. I’m also curious to see what Toby Gerhart does in Jacksonville with his first opportunity to be the top ball-carrier. Probably goes without saying, but Josh Gordon’s draft value will be tied directly to how many games he gets suspended. I for one will be very surprised if it’s no fewer than eight. After that it’s simply a matter of risk tolerance. Depending on how you used your previous picks, I have no issue with someone taking a chance on half a season of Gordon in Round 6.

Round 7

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

73

Jason Witten

TE

DAL

David Gonos

2

74

Jordan Cameron

TE

CLE

Brandon Funston

3

75

Stevan Ridley

RB

NE

Jamey Eisenberg

4

76

Robert Griffin III

QB

WAS

Matt Schauf

5

77

Sammy Watkins

WR

BUF

Nathan Rush

6

78

Darren Sproles

RB

PHI

Mark Ross

7

79

Emmanuel Sanders

WR

DEN

Corby Yarbrough

8

80

DeAngelo Williams

RB

CAR

Steven Lassan

9

81

Eric Decker

WR

NYJ

Eric Mack

10

82

Carlos Hyde

RB

SF

Braden Gall

11

83

Pierre Thomas

RB

NO

John Hansen

12

84

Marques Colston

WR

NO

Mike Clay

Round 7 Analysis: Two more rookies get their names called in this round. Sammy Watkins looks a lot like this year’s Tavon Austin – a dynamic, all-purpose threat who is expected to become a focal point of the offense right away. However, as has already been mentioned, that didn’t happen with Austin in 2013. Whether history will repeat itself with Watkins remains to be seen, but it wouldn’t surprise me one bit to see his draft value fluctuate dramatically as we get closer to the start of the season. I am more bullish on Watkins as a rookie than Carlos Hyde. Frank Gore’s age and wear and tear notwithstanding, San Francisco doesn’t lack for options in its backfield. Don’t completely ignore Hyde, but don’t forget about Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James or even Marcus Lattimore either.

Round 8

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

85

Darren McFadden

RB

OAK

Mike Clay

2

86

Colin Kaepernick

QB

SF

John Hansen

3

87

Brandin Cooks

WR

NO

Braden Gall

4

88

Mike Wallace

WR

MIA

Eric Mack

5

89

Reggie Wayne

WR

IND

Steven Lassan

6

90

Mike Evans

WR

TB

Corby Yarbrough

7

91

Tavon Austin

WR

STL

Mark Ross

8

92

Anquan Boldin

WR

SF

Nathan Rush

9

93

J.J. Watt

DL

HOU

Matt Schauf

10

94

Matt Ryan

QB

ATL

Jamey Eisenberg

11

95

Robert Quinn

DL

STL

Brandon Funston

12

96

Danny Woodhead

RB

SD

David Gonos

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Round 8 Analysis: The QBs continue to trickle out, but we also see the first IDPs taken. Not surprised that J.J. Watt and Robert Quinn are first two to go, but it’s usually pretty difficult for any IDP, but especially a DL, to perform well enough to justify such a lofty draft status. Just be willing to accept potentially less ROI should you consider being one of the first to pull the trigger. Also, count me in the camp that thinks Brandin Cooks could end up with the best fantasy numbers of any rookie wide receiver this season. The Biletnikoff winner appears to be an ideal fit for Drew Brees and the Saints’ passing attack.

Round 9

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

97

Luke Kuechly

LB

CAR

David Gonos

2

98

Cecil Shorts

WR

JAC

Brandon Funston

3

99

Dennis Pitta

TE

BAL

Jamey Eisenberg

4

100

Greg Olsen

TE

CAR

Matt Schauf

5

101

Antonio Gates

TE

SD

Nathan Rush

6

102

Jordan Reed

TE

WAS

Mark Ross

7

103

Chandler Jones

DL

NE

Corby Yarbrough

8

104

Kyle Rudolph

TE

MIN

Steven Lassan

9

105

Lavonte David

LB

TB

Eric Mack

10

106

Khiry Robinson

RB

NO

Braden Gall

11

107

Kenny Stills

WR

NO

John Hansen

12

108

Dwayne Bowe

WR

KC

Mike Clay

Round 9 Analysis: Luke Kuechly is the first LB to be drafted, which makes sense considering the Panthers’ tackling machine is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. However, similar to Patrick Willis, reputation and accolades don’t necessarily translate to fantasy success. Kuechly’s production is driven primarily by his tackle totals, but that I mean he’s not a lock to generate other plays (sacks, forced fumbles, INTs, etc.). This is just another factor to keep in mind when you put together your draft board. I also really like Saints RB Khiry Robinson as a sleeper this year, as the opportunity is certainly there with Darren Sproles now in Philadelphia.

Round 10

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

109

Nick Foles

QB

PHI

Mike Clay

2

110

Marvin Jones

WR

CIN

John Hansen

3

111

Seattle

DST

SEA

Braden Gall

4

112

Tre Mason

RB

STL

Eric Mack

5

113

Vontaze Burfict

LB

CIN

Steven Lassan

6

114

Jeremy Hill

RB

CIN

Corby Yarbrough

7

115

Kiko Alonso

LB

BUF

Mark Ross

8

116

Tom Brady

QB

NE

Nathan Rush

9

117

Fred Jackson

RB

BUF

Matt Schauf

10

118

Greg Hardy

DL

CAR

Jamey Eisenberg

11

119

Russell Wilson

QB

SEA

Brandon Funston

12

120

DeAndre Hopkins

WR

HOU

David Gonos

Round 10 Analysis: Raise your hand if you pegged Tom Brady for a 10th-round pick. Yeah me neither. Tom Terrific’s numbers have certainly gone in the wrong direction, but track record has to count for something right? Well it’s just a matter of if you think the Patriots’ offense can get back to its past levels of success. Considering the only help Brady got in free agency was the addition of former Carolina WR Brandon LaFell and the uncertainty surrounding Rob Gronkowski, the concerns of this occurring are well warranted. At the least, I would definitely lean Russell Wilson over Brady if both were still on the board. And while hindsight is certainly 20/20, I have some drafter’s remorse over making Kiko Alonso my first IDP taken. While I like Alonso just fine, I think I became smitten too much with his numbers and probably would have been better off taking someone more established like a Paul Poslusnzy or Karlos Dansby instead.

Round 11

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

121

Jason Pierre-Paul

DL

NYG

David Gonos

2

122

Bobby Wagner

LB

SEA

Brandon Funston

3

123

Devonta Freeman

RB

ATL

Jamey Eisenberg

4

124

Paul Posluszny

LB

JAC

Matt Schauf

5

125

Patrick Peterson

DB

ARI

Nathan Rush

6

126

Alec Ogletree

LB

STL

Mark Ross

7

127

Hakeem Nicks

WR

IND

Corby Yarbrough

8

128

Tony Romo

QB

DAL

Steven Lassan

9

129

Terrance West

RB

CLE

Eric Mack

10

130

Jordan Matthews

WR

PHI

Braden Gall

11

131

Karlos Dansby

LB

CLE

John Hansen

12

132

Derrick Johnson

LB

KC

Mike Clay

Round 11 Analysis: IDPs really coming into focus by this point, including the first DB off the board in Patrick Peterson. While I would not have made the same decision as Nathan, there’s no disputing Peterson’s talent, ability and upside. However, Peterson is a little too reliant on the big plays (turnovers in particular) for my tastes. I prefer a little more consistency when it comes to tackle numbers and across the board production. Also credit to Steven Lassan who was the last one to take a QB and still ended up with Tony Romo. Questions about his back aside, there’s nothing wrong with landing a potential top-10 QB in the 11th round. 

Round 12

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

133

Riley Cooper

WR

PHI

Mike Clay

2

134

Justin Hunter

WR

TEN

John Hansen

3

135

Cameron Jordan

DL

NO

Braden Gall

4

136

Earl Thomas

DB

SEA

Eric Mack

5

137

Jay Cutler

QB

CHI

Steven Lassan

6

138

DeMeco Ryans

LB

PHI

Corby Yarbrough

7

139

Philip Rivers

QB

SD

Mark Ross

8

140

Patrick Willis

LB

SF

Nathan Rush

9

141

Kelvin Benjamin

WR

CAR

Matt Schauf

10

142

Brian Cushing

LB

HOU

Jamey Eisenberg

11

143

Eric Berry

DB

KC

Brandon Funston

12

144

Markus Wheaton

WR

PIT

David Gonos

Round 12 Analysis: Steven backs up his Tony Romo selection with Jay Cutler, another solid move, and I follow suit by taking Philip Rivers as my Drew Brees insurance. As important as RB and WR depth can be, if something happens to your No. 1 QB and you don’t have an adequate Plan B, your fantasy season could be ruined right then and there. Aaron Rodgers owners last season can certainly relate to this strategy.

Round 13

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

145

San Francisco

DST

SF

David Gonos

2

146

Ladarius Green

TE

SD

Brandon Funston

3

147

Odell Beckham Jr.

WR

NYG

Jamey Eisenberg

4

148

Danny Amendola

WR

NE

Matt Schauf

5

149

Martellus Bennett

TE

CHI

Nathan Rush

6

150

Eric Ebron

TE

DET

Mark Ross

7

151

Lamar Miller

RB

MIA

Corby Yarbrough

8

152

Muhammad Wilkerson

DL

NYJ

Steven Lassan

9

153

Coby Fleener

TE

IND

Eric Mack

10

154

Mark Ingram

RB

NO

Braden Gall

11

155

Harrison Smith

DB

MIN

John Hansen

12

156

James Laurinaitis

LB

STL

Mike Clay

Round 14

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

157

Cameron Wake

DL

MIA

Mike Clay

2

158

Rob Ninkovich

DL

NE

John Hansen

3

159

Eric Reid

DB

SF

Braden Gall

4

160

Mario Williams

DL

BUF

Eric Mack

5

161

T.J. Ward

DB

DEN

Steven Lassan

6

162

Christine Michael

RB

SEA

Corby Yarbrough

7

163

Eric Weddle

DB

SD

Mark Ross

8

164

Bernard Pierce

RB

BAL

Nathan Rush

9

165

Dexter McCluster

WR

TEN

Matt Schauf

10

166

DeMarcus Ware

DL

DEN

Jamey Eisenberg

11

167

Andre Brown

RB

HOU

Brandon Funston

12

168

David Wilson

RB

NYG

David Gonos

Rounds 13 and 14 Analysis: Nearly half of the picks in these two rounds are used on IDPs, as the GMs work towards filling out their starting lineups. I particularly liked the Rob Ninkovich pick by John, as the Patriot is an underappreciated fantasy stud. Capable of playing both LB and DL, Ninkovich was one of five DL-eligible players to finish with more than 100 fantasy points last season. Once again, name recognition carries little, if any, value when it comes to putting together a championship-caliber fantasy team. I also particularly liked the selections of Harrison Smith (13th) and T.J. Ward (14th) from the DB ranks.

Round 15

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

169

Mark Barron

DB

TB

David Gonos

2

170

Arizona

DST

ARI

Brandon Funston

3

171

Bernard Pollard

DB

TEN

Jamey Eisenberg

4

172

Jerod Mayo

LB

NE

Matt Schauf

5

173

Denver

DST

DEN

Nathan Rush

6

174

Chris Ivory

RB

NYJ

Mark Ross

7

175

Zach Ertz

TE

PHI

Corby Yarbrough

8

176

Lawrence Timmons

LB

PIT

Steven Lassan

9

177

NaVorro Bowman

LB

SF

Eric Mack

10

178

Johnny Manziel

QB

CLE

Braden Gall

11

179

Tyler Eifert

TE

CIN

John Hansen

12

180

Morgan Burnett

DB

GB

Mike Clay

Round 16

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

181

Carolina

DST

CAR

Mike Clay

2

182

LeGarrette Blount

RB

PIT

John Hansen

3

183

Davante Adams

WR

GB

Braden Gall

4

184

Andy Dalton

QB

CIN

Eric Mack

5

185

Cincinnati

DST

CIN

Steven Lassan

6

186

St. Louis

DST

STL

Corby Yarbrough

7

187

Marqise Lee

WR

JAC

Mark Ross

8

188

Jadeveon Clowney

LB

HOU

Nathan Rush

9

189

Carson Palmer

QB

ARI

Matt Schauf

10

190

Ben Roethlisberger

QB

PIT

Jamey Eisenberg

11

191

Eli Manning

QB

NYG

Brandon Funston

12

192

Stevie Johnson

WR

SF

David Gonos

Rounds 15 and 16 Analysis: If he’s able to come back 100 percent from his torn pectoral, Matt has an absolute steal in getting Jerod Mayo in the 15th round. When he’s played 16 games, Mayo has been a fantasy stud. Plenty of risk associated with the NaVorro Bowman selection, as he’s a fairly safe bet to start the season on the PUP list, meaning he will miss the first six games at minimum. And even though he was drafted as a QB2, I wouldn’t have been the one to take Johnny Manziel. Not with Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Andy Dalton or Carson Palmer still on the board. For every Andrew Luck and Robert Griffn III that has come along there’s been just as many EJ Manuels and Geno Smiths when it comes to rookie quarterbacks.

Round 17

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

193

Knile Davis

RB

KC

David Gonos

2

194

Jarrett Boykin

WR

GB

Brandon Funston

3

195

Daryl Smith

LB

BAL

Jamey Eisenberg

4

196

Rueben Randle

WR

NYG

Matt Schauf

5

197

Steve Smith

WR

BAL

Nathan Rush

6

198

Calais Campbell

DL

ARI

Mark Ross

7

199

Aaron Dobson

WR

NE

Corby Yarbrough

8

200

Roy Helu

RB

WAS

Steven Lassan

9

201

Isaiah Crowell

RB

CLE

Eric Mack

10

202

Mychal Kendricks

LB

PHI

Braden Gall

11

203

Ryan Tannehill

QB

MIA

John Hansen

12

204

Alex Smith

QB

KC

Mike Clay

Round 18

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

205

Donald Brown

RB

SD

Mike Clay

2

206

Tampa Bay

DST

TB

John Hansen

3

207

Danny Trevathan

LB

DEN

Braden Gall

4

208

Kansas City

DST

KC

Eric Mack

5

209

Robert Woods

WR

BUF

Steven Lassan

6

210

Chad Greenway

LB

MIN

Corby Yarbrough

7

211

Buffalo

DST

BUF

Mark Ross

8

212

Shonn Greene

RB

TEN

Nathan Rush

9

213

New England

DST

NE

Matt Schauf

10

214

Rod Streater

WR

OAK

Jamey Eisenberg

11

215

Jerrell Freeman

LB

IND

Brandon Funston

12

216

Charles Johnson

DL

CAR

David Gonos

Rounds 17 and 18 Analysis: At this point in the draft, you are either filling out your starting lineup (except for kicker) or mining for diamonds in the rough. David wisely secured Kansas City’s backfield by grabbing Knile Davis after taking Jamaal Charles No. 1 overall. Jarrett Boykin fared well after Randall Cobb went down with an injury last season and now the No. 3 WR job in Green Bay is his for the taking with James Jones in Oakland. Roy Helu is more of pass-catching threat than Alfred Morris so he could carve out a nice role for himself in Jay Gruden’s offense in Washington. Isaiah Crowell, the undrafted rookie who started his college career at Georgia, seems to be a rather significant reach, but new lead back Ben Tate hasn’t exactly been durable in his career and the only other competition for carries in Cleveland seems to be fellow rookie Terrance West. Stranger things have happened. Among the IDP selections, I really like Danny Trevathan’s chances of breaking out this season with Wesley Woodyard and Shaun Phillips no longer on the Broncos.

Round 19

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

217

Josh McCown

QB

TB

David Gonos

2

218

Matt Prater

K

DEN

Brandon Funston

3

219

Houston

DST

HOU

Jamey Eisenberg

4

220

Johnathan Cyprien

DB

JAC

Matt Schauf

5

221

Stephen Gostkowski

K

NE

Nathan Rush

6

222

Justin Tucker

K

BAL

Mark Ross

7

223

Antrel Rolle

DB

NYG

Corby Yarbrough

8

224

Andre Williams

RB

NYG

Steven Lassan

9

225

Jonathan Stewart

RB

CAR

Eric Mack

10

226

Steven Hauschka

K

SEA

Braden Gall

11

227

Phil Dawson

K

SF

John Hansen

12

228

Delanie Walker

TE

TEN

Mike Clay

Round 20

 

 

 

 

 

Pick

Overall

Player

POS

Team

Drafter

1

229

Mason Crosby

K

GB

Mike Clay

2

230

Nick Roach

LB

OAK

John Hansen

3

231

Green Bay

DST

GB

Braden Gall

4

232

Blair Walsh

K

MIN

Eric Mack

5

233

Dan Bailey

K

DAL

Steven Lassan

6

234

Robbie Gould

K

CHI

Corby Yarbrough

7

235

Ka'Deem Carey

RB

CHI

Mark Ross

8

236

Jurrell Casey

DL

TEN

Nathan Rush

9

237

Shayne Graham

K

NO

Matt Schauf

10

238

Adam Vinatieri

K

IND

Jamey Eisenberg

11

239

Doug Baldwin

WR

SEA

Brandon Funston

12

240

Matt Bryant

K

ATL

David Gonos

Rounds 19 and 20 Analysis: Finally the kickers come off the board, but we know no one cares about them. The last two rookies taken in this mock draft – Andre Williams (19th) and Ka’Deem Carey (20th) – are certainly worth keeping an eye on once training camps open. Williams could see significant carries sooner rather than later because of David Wilson’s uncertainty regarding his neck injury while Carey has a pretty clear path to serving as Matt Forté’s backup, especially considering he has a similar skill set. Believe it or not, but Delanie Walker was a borderline top-10 fantasy TE last season, while Doug Baldwin probably enters the season as the Seahawks’ No. 2 WR with Golden Tate now in Detroit. Both are very solid picks in the final two rounds of this mock draft.