Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft Round 2
Just in case you missed Round 1.
2.01 — @DFF_BMack — O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Bucs
Probably the most complete tight end in this draft class, but not the best pass catcher. I prefer to take Evan Engram after someone else takes Howard. But, that’s not how this mock fell, so I’ll take the value at the top of Round 2. Howard will have to compete for targets with several others in Tampa Bay, but Jameis Winston targets his tight ends near the end zone.
2.02 — @WhiskeyD0G — Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers
Williams has a shot at finishing the season as the Packers lead back. Ty Montgomery is better suited as a 3rd down back and change of pace weapon, in addition to his responsibilities as a kick returner. Williams has pro-ready vision and blocking skills that make him hard to remove from the field, which could allow for him to finish in the top 3 of rookie running back for fantasy points.
2.03 — @mrjwaltner — David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns
Njoku is a YAC monster. Averaging 11 YAC in the ACC with the Miami Hurricanes, he can add an intermediate passing game to go along with the deep threat of speedster and 2016 1st RD pick, WR Corey Coleman. Njoku should be able to help keep a safety honest, leaving only one safety to help elsewhere or to act as a single high. In the end, Njoku can be an immediate impact for the Browns and possibly be a top 15 TE as a rookie.
2.04 — @NFLDynastyScout — JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
JuJu couldn’t have asked for a better QB landing in Pittsburgh. JuJu has strong hands, is a very reliable target, and can be viewed as a possession receiver in the NFL. Scouts have said he lacks sudden acceleration, and vertical speed, but he has the body control and ability to adjust to catch and high point the ball, making him a deep threat target for Roethlisberger. JuJu will most likely start his career in four-receiver sets but should emerge as a top three WR in Pittsburgh throughout the season.
2.05 — @SlizzDigital — Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans
The other team in Texas. Deshaun Watson has a chip on his shoulder after being the 3rd QB off the board. Of the 3 QBs, I believe he is the most likely to start right away and has the weapons around him to help him excel. Deandre Hopkins is the all around stud #1, Will Fuller is the speed receiver who can take the top off the defense and keep the secondary honest, and I believe the Lamar Miller/D’onta Foreman combo will end up being his foundation for success.
2.06 — @pacificscouting — Zay Jones, WR, Buffalo Bills
Zay Jones steps into an offense that lacks any receiving threats outside of Sammy Watkins and LeSean McCoy. Could replicate his college role, albeit at a vastly reduced target rate.
2.07 — @DFF_Madman — Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs
Best QB prospect in the draft. Smart kid with a huge arm who wants to be the greatest. Perfect fit with Andy Reid too. I’ve seen some questioning how he fits in an offense that is so ball-control oriented with short passing. Did everyone just forget that Andy Reid used to coach Brett Favre to run his offense? Mahomes in Kansas City is another great fit for dynasty football.
2.08 — @DFF_Shane — Jeremy McNichols, RB, Buccaneers
I love this area of the draft. Though this draft isn’t as strong as initially hoped, it is still deep in talent. McNichols is an excellent receiver, converting to an RB from the WR position. Doug Martin isn’t very good, Charles Sims failed to thrive when given the opportunity to do so. McNichols has a chance to be a 3-down back in the Bucs newly upgraded offense. (Editor’s note: I didn’t realize Kamara was still on the board, I would have drafted Kamara if I had)
2.09 — @pprranks — Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints
Outside of Corey Davis going to the Titans, Kamara going to the Saints is my favorite fit of this draft. The role of pass-catching RB is real in the Saints offense under Sean Payton. In 2016, Saints RBs totaled 127 catches. The only other group of RBs to total over 100 was the Ravens. In 2015, six teams had over 100 RB catches. The Saints tied for 4th with 127. In 2014, the Saints RBs totaled 132 catches. The next closest team was 18 catches behind. If Kamara can fill this role, he’s in for a ton of work.
2.10 — @DFF_JamesH — Curtis Samuel, WR, Carolina Panthers
A versatile weapon who can be the deep threat to replace Ted Ginn or take a handoff from Newton and do everything else in between.
2.11 — @NFL_drafthub — Carlos Henderson, WR, Denver Broncos
Denver has been looking for an ideal slot receiver to pair with Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas, something they have been missing since Wes Welker departed. And now after selecting Louisiana Tech’s Carlos Henderson at #82, they finally have it. The speedy route runner who can also block should fit in very well in Denver’s offense and receive a high percentage of snaps right away.
2.12 — @dibari22 — Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
I have several players ranked just ahead of him, but thus far I’ve missed out on him in several drafts so I thought I’d grab him here. I don’t see much production this year, and maybe even next, but his skills + future opportunity on that team, make him a very high ceiling long term dynasty play.
Originally published at dynastyfootballfactory.com on May 17, 2017.