8 team mock draft- Starting positions: QB, 2-RB, 2-WR, TE, Flex, K, Def
Unlike the previous mock where I had a game plan going in, I was just looking for running backs first, then best available after that. If there wasn't a back I liked on the board, I worked in a different direction. A top three pick guaranteed I'd at least get a top runner on my roster.
1. Ray Rice (3)- Top three runner in the NFL. Enough said.
2. Matt Forte (14)- Just signed a four year deal which makes me a bit nervous, but a nice dual threat back picked 14th.
3. Greg Jennings (19)- My run of NFC North players continues as I take GB's best wide out. As long as he's got discount double check tossing the ball, he will be a top fantasy producer in 12.
4. Adrian Peterson (30)- Injured last year? Sure, but I get a top back in the fourth round. I'll roll the dice that AP will return to relevance.
5. Brandon Marshall (35)- My North run ends with Brandon Marshall who reunites with Jay Cutler in Chicago and I love the potential. Charch has him ranked 24th. I see double digit touchdowns out of the deep threat.
6. Jeremy Maclin (46) – Charch's seventh overall receiver and I snipe him in the sixth round. Great value.
7. Matt Schaub (51)- Finally took a QB here. Not overly excited about either of them, but Schaub was about the best of the remaining bunch. Weakest part of my roster.
8. Vernon Davis (62)- Mandatory TE and although I didn't get Graham who went in the third round, feel I picked up good value in round 8 with the athletic freak Davis.
9. Donald Brown (67)- I'm throwing things at the wall now with my last five picks before kicker and defense. All signs point to DB getting some run in Indy. I'll roll the dice taking him in here.
10. Doug Martin (78)- My only rookie drafted. I like the looks of this kid although he won't be in my weekly starting lineup, if he pans out I can use him as trade bait later or roll him in the flex position.
11. Joe Flacco (83)- See Schaub at #7.
12. Randy Moss (94)- I am stepping way out on a limb here, but my gut tells me the Super Freak has one good year left in him. He's rested, motivated and playing on a team that has other weapons. Harbaugh has already said he's the top receiver in Frisco pre-camp. I don't doubt it, nor am I surprised.
13. Daniel Thomas (99)- Depth and Reggie Bush can't put two decent years together can he?
14. Robbie Gould (110)
15. Houston (115)
QB- Weakest part of my team. Not big on either Schaub or Flacco for vastly different reasons. If I could combine them and keep Schaub healthy, or give Flacco some of Schaub's weapons I might have something.
RB- Strongest part of my team. Entire season will hinge on whether AP returns to form. If so, I'll start Rice and Peterson and roll Forte to flex. Love Donald Brown and Doug Martin as bye week depth.
WR- I really feel I picked up good value late with Maclin. Jennings and Marshall will put up double digit touchdown numbers and a flier on Moss could be the steal of the draft.
TE- I only drafted one, so Vernon Davis better stay healthy. Will be easy to pick up one for bye week purposes.
K/Def- I'll lump these two together. I like Houston's defense..solid, but not spectatular. Gould is an above the fold kicker that will put up points because the Bears offense will produce.
I would roll with this team. Minus a better QB choice I actually like what I did here. Picked up good value in later rounds, grabbed a rookie and a couple of guys on the comeback trail. If AP and Moss pan out, this will be a championship contender.