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2020 Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft, Five Rounds With Commentary (from the 1.01 Spot)

Air Date:
July 15, 2020

For the next 12 days, I’m going to do a five round Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft from each of the #1-12 spots and publish them one each day with some basic commentary – just to show the direction I’ve been seeing/advising on 2020 Dynasty Rookie Drafts.

Of course, my primary goal in the 2020 DRD is to trade my 1st-round pick for a king’s ransom or just a better existing player or packaging up the later 1st-round pick (#3 or 4-12) + player that I want to deal away in exchange for a bigger player I’m desiring. Be that as it may…with this exercise I’m just going to go through and make my picks as if I have to and I’ll explain why.

Many/most of the mock DRDs will look similar after round #1, I assume, but we’ll see. I’ll be using FantasyPros’s mock draft tool and thus working with their ‘expert rankings’ + system for mocks.

My plan in each pick scenario is basically…

1st-round plan = best available (if you’re forcing me to pick), but I’m not really interested in the prospects (for now/2020 valuation) after the 1.02 pick (so, disliking 1.03/1.04 on)…after CEH and Jon Taylor go, I could care less about this 2020 DRD, in as far as making picks.  

I’ll be making picks mostly on a ‘best available’ basis, and I’ll explain why/what I did what I did when I make the pick.

2nd-round plan = Bryan Edwards is my main target, but he’ll be gone after #17-20 in most DRDs. I will likely/potentially pick Edwards late 1st-round in many instances if I fear/know I won’t get him 2nd-round…depends on what is left at the later 1st-round spots.

I’m also eyeing Zack Moss and Josh Kelley as options after Edwards, especially where I own Devin Singletary (as I do, a lot). Chase Claypool is my fallback 2nd-round pick (whom I love, but don’t like his value vs. trading out of the 2nd-round…I can go get Claypool in October or Jan. 2021).

3rd-round plan = I really despise the draft from here on in, but not so much if Moss or Kelley, or Chase Claypool falls to me (as is happening more and more with Claypool). I am looking at flyers like Justin Herbert, Lynn Bowden, or mostly Devin Duvernay (whom I love but HATE this landing spot). I could go Jalen Hurts as well…he’s the one guy from here on if he HAS to start…he’s a ‘1’ at his position (QB1).

4th-round plan = More flyers…my favorites are Jalen Hurts, or I might go Joe Reed as a WR prospect who might convert to RB, and his RB physical profile is sweet.

5th-round plan = Joe Reed is great. I could also take a flyer on RBs like Mike Warren, James Robinson, and Raymond Calais. Robinson is growing on me especially where I have Leonard Fournette investment.

6th-round plan = Usually, always available is TE Colby Parkinson…unless you play in a league with other FFM/CFMers.

With that base plan, let’s let ‘er rip and go through 12 mock DRDs in 12 days…

 

2020 Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft, Five Rounds With Commentary (from the 1.01 Spot)

 

1st-Round (pick 1.01)

Well, this one is easy. Obviously, I’m going with Clyde Edwards-Helaire. I like Jonathan Taylor better as a talent but CEH in KC is such a blessed situation…and Taylor mixed with Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines (for PPR) – I’m not sure how fast he’ll take over, where CEH, I believe, will start right away.

In addition, you can trade CEH (if that’s what you want to do/trade your picks or rookies) for much more than Jonathan Taylor right now. The smart pick at 1.01 is Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Now, we go after Bryan Edwards most likely…

 

1.1 C. Edwards-Helaire

1.2 Jonathan Taylor

1.3 J.K. Dobbins

1.4 CeeDee Lamb

1.5 Jerry Jeudy

1.6 Cam Akers

1.7 D'Andre Swift

1.8 Justin Jefferson

1.9 Jalen Reagor

1.10 Henry Ruggs III

1.11 Ke'Shawn Vaughn

1.12 Joe Burrow

 

2nd-round (pick 2.01)

I wouldn’t fault you for taking Joe Burrow here…if your existing team was QB starved, I would for sure. There are cases for Mims, Pittman, Reagor here…but I am fixated on Bryan Edwards has having the best shot to suddenly become his team clear #1 WR starting in Week 1. Plus, Edwards is a huge talent in his own right…maybe the best of the bunch. Not guaranteeing that, but he’s worthy of the discussion.

If you play in an RB-desperate/hoarding league and you own Devin Singletary…I would consider Zack Mos, but I might trade down to do it probably. You can trade down for Edwards as well.

 

2.1 Bryan Edwards

2.2 Denzel Mims

2.3 Tee Higgins

2.4 M. Pittman

2.5 Tua Tagovailoa

2.6 Brandon Aiyuk

2.7 L. Shenault

2.8 Zack Moss

2.9 A. McFarland

2.10 Darrynton Evans

2.11 Justin Herbert

2.12 Joshua Kelley

 

3rd-Round (pick 3.01)

You could go Justin Herbert if QB starved/needed.

You could go Darrynton Evans if you owned Derrick Henry.

I’m a big Chase Claypool fan and could go him here…but I could call an audible and go Devin Duvernay just to mix things up. Where I have Diontae, I’ll go Claypool. BUT…

A.J. Dillon happened to fall in this draft, so thank you very much…I’ll take promising RBs over promising WRs if I’m 50-50 on which to pick/whom I love. Maybe, I’ll get lucky and Duvernay will fall.

 

3.1 A.J. Dillon

3.2 Chase Claypool

3.3 Antonio Gibson

3.4 KJ Hamler

3.5 Cole Kmet

3.6 D. Peoples-Jones

3.7 Lynn Bowden Jr.

3.8 A. Gandy-Golden

3.9 Devin Duvernay

3.10 Lamical Perine

3.11 Adam Trautman

3.12 Gabriel Davis

 

4th-Round (pick 4.01)

No Duvernay falling here…

If QB was a need and if a 4pts per pass TD league, I’d be eyeing Jalen Hurts here.

I really like Tyler Johnson, but he’s got a huge hill to climb for FF relevance.

If Carson Wentz gets hurt, Jalen Hurts is in…and is a QB1 for fantasy instantly, so it’s appropriate to take him here.

 

4.1 Jalen Hurts

4.2 Jacob Eason

4.3 DeeJay Dallas

4.4 Tyler Johnson

4.5 Jordan Love

4.6 Eno Benjamin

4.7 Van Jefferson

4.8 Devin Asiasi

4.9 Quintez Cephus

4.10 K.J. Hill

4.11 Albert Okwuegbunam

4.12 Joe Reed

 

5th-Round (pick 5.01)

I’m looking to see if Joe Reed fell…he didn’t. Just missed.

Darnell Mooney, James Robinson, Mike Warren…all have a case.

But, my favorite last pick (5th+ round in DRDs) is Seattle TE Colby Parkinson…because there are a lot of good/interesting prospects to dabble with who could be useful – but I think Parkinson could be a star for FF someday, so I go there to wrap this up.

 

5.1 Colby Parkinson

5.2 Harrison Bryant

5.3 Dalton Keene

5.4 Isaiah Hodgins

5.5 Thaddeus Moss

5.6 Brycen Hopkins

5.7 Josiah Deguara

5.8 Isaiah Coulter

5.9 James Robinson

5.10 John Hightower

5.11 Darnell Mooney

5.12 Hunter Bryant

 

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Completed Draft:

 

1.1 C. Edwards-Helaire

1.2 Jonathan Taylor

1.3 J.K. Dobbins

1.4 CeeDee Lamb

1.5 Jerry Jeudy

1.6 Cam Akers

1.7 D'Andre Swift

1.8 Justin Jefferson

1.9 Jalen Reagor

1.10 Henry Ruggs III

1.11 Ke'Shawn Vaughn

1.12 Joe Burrow

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2.1 Bryan Edwards

2.2 Denzel Mims

2.3 Tee Higgins

2.4 M. Pittman

2.5 Tua Tagovailoa

2.6 Brandon Aiyuk

2.7 L. Shenault

2.8 Zack Moss

2.9 A. McFarland

2.10 Darrynton Evans

2.11 Justin Herbert

2.12 Joshua Kelley

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3.1 A.J. Dillon

3.2 Chase Claypool

3.3 Antonio Gibson

3.4 KJ Hamler

3.5 Cole Kmet

3.6 D. Peoples-Jones

3.7 Lynn Bowden Jr.

3.8 A. Gandy-Golden

3.9 Devin Duvernay

3.10 Lamical Perine

3.11 Adam Trautman

3.12 Gabriel Davis

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4.1 Jalen Hurts

4.2 Jacob Eason

4.3 DeeJay Dallas

4.4 Tyler Johnson

4.5 Jordan Love

4.6 Eno Benjamin

4.7 Van Jefferson

4.8 Devin Asiasi

4.9 Quintez Cephus

4.10 K.J. Hill

4.11 Albert Okwuegbunam

4.12 Joe Reed

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5.1 Colby Parkinson

5.2 Harrison Bryant

5.3 Dalton Keene

5.4 Isaiah Hodgins

5.5 Thaddeus Moss

5.6 Brycen Hopkins

5.7 Josiah Deguara

5.8 Isaiah Coulter

5.9 James Robinson

5.10 John Hightower

5.11 Darnell Mooney

5.12 Hunter Bryant


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R.C. Fischer is an NFL Draft analyst for College Football Metrics, and a football projections analyst and writer for Fantasy Football Metrics. 

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