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Footballguys Staff Mock Draft 10, 12 team Standard Format

On August 17th, the Footballguys staff got together for their 10th draft of 2017. A 12 team, 20-round standard mock draft with no flex, where touchdown passes are worth 6 points. Our John Mamula provides an unbiased summary of each team's draft.

On August 17th, the Footballguys staff completed a 12-team standard mock draft where touchdown passes are 6 points. No Flex. Below are the league's scoring format and bylaws. Summary and Evaluation provided by John Mamula.

League Parameters

  • 12 teams
  • 20 roster spots
  • Starting Lineup
    • 1 quarterback
    • 2 running backs
    • 3 wide receivers
    • 1 tight end
    • 1 place kicker
    • 1 team defense

League Scoring

  • Offensive Players
    • 6 points - passing touchdown
    • 6 points - rushing/receiving touchdown
    • 0.05 points - passing yard
    • 0.1 points - rushing/receiving yard
    • -1 point - interception thrown
  • Place Kickers
    • 3 points - field goal from 0 to 39 yards
    • 4 points - field goal from 40 to 49 yards
    • 5 points - field goal from 50 to 99 yards
  • Team Defense
    • 6 points - return or special teams touchdown
    • 2 points - turnover forced
    • 5 points - safety
    • 1 point - sack
  • Points allowed
    • 10 points: 0 points allowed
    • 7 points: 1-6 points allowed
    • 3 points: 7-14 points allowed
    • 0 points: 15-99 points allowed

The Draft Order

The draft order was randomly generated. After the first round, the draft continues in a regular serpentine manner. 
Click here for the Full Draft, pick by pick or Grid Format

  1. Ryan Hester
  2. Chad Parsons
  3. Daniel Simpkins
  4. Jeff Haseley
  5. Justin Howe
  6. Dan Hindery
  7. Jeff Tefertiller
  8. Scott Bischoff
  9. Alex Miglio
  10. Keith Roberts
  11. James Brimacombe
  12. Justin Bonnema

Starting with Ryan Hester from the 1.01 spot, we will go over each person's selections in the mock draft.

RYAN HESTER - SLOT 1

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.01 1 Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
2.12 24 Bryant, Dez DAL WR
3.01 25 Brady, Tom NEP QB
4.12 48 Ware, Spencer KCC RB
5.01 49 Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
6.12 72 Tate, Golden DET WR
7.01 73 Blount, LeGarrette PHI RB
8.12 96 Cobb, Randall GBP WR
9.01 97 Johnson, Duke CLE RB
10.12 120 Wallace, Mike BAL WR
11.01 121 Riddick, Theo DET RB
12.12 144 Fleener, Coby NOS TE
13.01 145 Conner, James PIT RB (R)
14.12 168 Washington, DeAndre OAK RB
15.01 169 Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
16.12 192 Gathers, Rico DAL TE
17.01 193 Vereen, Shane NYG RB
18.12 216 Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def
19.01 217 Boswell, Chris PIT PK
20.12 240 Kizer, DeShone CLE QB (R)

Overall Strategy: QB early

Best Pick(s): Kelvin Benjamin, 5.1 (WR24) – Ryan made sure to draft a WR2 at the 4-5 turn. Kelvin Benjamin is solid value at this spot in standard leagues and has a nose for the end zone. Benjamin should once again produce 1000 receiving yards with 7-9 touchdowns this season.

Worst Pick(s): Duke Johnson, 9.1 (RB43) – In a non-ppr league where you can only start 2 RBs, Duke Johnson is a wasted pick at this point of the draft. Johnson will not crack Ryan’s starting lineup without help in the form of multiple injuries. Ryan would have been better served to draft a TE, such as Delanie Walker or Zach Ertz.

Evaluation: Ryan scooped up Tom Brady on the 2-3 turn as he is a solid value at this spot in a 6 point/passing TD league. He handcuffed LeVeon Bell with James Conner in the 13th round and is strong at the RB and WR position. Ryan waited too long to address the TE position. If Coby Fleener outperforms his projections, this team will be in the top tier.

Chad Parsons - slot 2

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.02 2 Johnson, David ARI RB
2.11 23 Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
3.02 26 Mixon, Joe CIN RB (R)
4.11 47 Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
5.02 50 Henry, Derrick TEN RB
6.11 71 Edelman, Julian NEP WR
7.02 74 Reed, Jordan WAS TE
8.11 95 Garcon, Pierre SFO WR
9.02 98 Decker, Eric TEN WR
10.11 119 Bennett, Martellus GBP TE
11.02 122 Manning, Eli NYG QB
12.11 143 Ross, John CIN WR (R)
13.02 146 White, Kevin CHI WR
14.11 167 Cutler, Jay MIA QB
15.02 170 Johnson, Chris ARI RB
16.11 191 Turbin, Robert IND RB
17.02 194 Davis, Vernon WAS TE
18.11 215 Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
19.02 218 Falcons, Atlanta ATL Def
20.11 239 Kerley, Jeremy SFO WR

Overall Strategy: RB Heavy and wait on QB and WR


Best Pick(s): Jordan Reed, 7.2 (TE5) – Every player has value at some point of the draft. Jordan Reed dropped due to injury concerns. However, Reed is a solid value at this point of the draft. In a shrewd move, Chad handcuffed Reed with Vernon Davis in the 17th round as injury insurance.

Worst Pick(s): Joe Mixon, 3.2 (RB14) – After drafting RBs with the first two picks, Chad needed to address another position in the third round. In a league where you can only start 2 RBs, you are setting yourself up for failure by going extra heavy with RB early.

Evaluation: Too many RBs early! Chad drafted 4 RBs in the first 5 rounds. Perhaps Chad did not realize that you can only start 2 RBs in this league. Reviewing starting roster construction is a critical part of your draft process. Larry Fitzgerald, Julian Edelman, and Pierre Garcon are all better WR in PPR leagues. By waiting on WR and QB, Chad’s starting lineup will be weaker most weeks and thus likely to struggle.

Daniel Simpkins - Slot 3

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.03 3 Brown, Antonio PIT WR
2.10 22 Fournette, Leonard JAC RB (R)
3.03 27 Miller, Lamar HOU RB
4.10 46 Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
5.03 51 Watkins, Sammy LAR WR
6.10 70 Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
7.03 75 Wilson, Russell SEA QB
8.10 94 Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
9.03 99 Williams, Tyrell LAC WR
10.10 118 Doctson, Josh WAS WR
11.03 123 Brown, John ARI WR
12.10 142 Brate, Cameron TBB TE
13.03 147 Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB
14.10 166 Booker, Devontae DEN RB
15.03 171 Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
16.10 190 Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
17.03 195 Zenner, Zach DET RB
18.10 214 Chargers, Los Angeles LAC Def
19.03 219 Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK
20.10 238 Hurns, Allen JAC WR

Overall Strategy: Wait on QB

Best Pick(s): Russell Wilson, 7.3, (QB7) – Daniel was rewarded by waiting on QB. Tremendous value landing Russell Wilson and pairing him with Jimmy Graham.

Worst Pick(s): Martavis Bryant, 4.10, (WR22) – Daniel reached for Martavis Bryant, who currently has an ADP of WR29, in the fourth round. If Daniel did not draft Antonio Brown, this pick would make more sense. There is only one ball to go around on offense in Pittsburgh.

Evaluation: Daniel is heavily invested in the Steelers and Seahawks passing games. Thus, on a week where those offenses struggle, Daniel’s starting lineup is likely to struggle. This creates a boom/bust nature which can be high variance in standard H2H leagues.

Jeff Haseley - Slot 4

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.04 4 Beckham, Odell NYG WR
2.09 21 Lynch, Marshawn OAK RB
3.04 28 Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
4.09 45 Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
5.04 52 Olsen, Greg CAR TE
6.09 69 West, Terrance BAL RB
7.04 76 Kelley, Rob WAS RB
8.09 93 Marshall, Brandon NYG WR
9.04 100 Williams, Jamaal GBP RB (R)
10.09 117 Coleman, Corey CLE WR
11.04 124 Prescott, Dak DAL QB
12.09 141 Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
13.04 148 Witten, Jason DAL TE
14.09 165 Palmer, Carson ARI QB
15.04 172 Samuel, Curtis CAR WR (R)
16.09 189 Lewis, Dion NEP RB
17.04 196 Watson, Deshaun HOU QB (R)
18.09 213 Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
19.04 220 Morris, Alfred DAL RB
20.09 237 Sturgis, Caleb PHI PK

Overall Strategy: WR Heavy Early, Wait on QB

Best Pick(s): Greg Olsen, 5.4, (TE3) – Greg Olsen is the model of consistency with at least 1000 receiving yards in each of the past three seasons. Expect his TD numbers to bounce back to the 6-7 range this season. Solid value at this point of the draft.

Worst Pick(s): Jamaal Williams, 9.4, (RB44) – Jeff needed to address the QB position at this point of the draft. He had already drafted 3 RBs and did not need another RB before drafting a QB. Marcus Mariota, Philip Rivers, and Kirk Cousins were all available and could have rounded out his WR heavy team.

Evaluation: Jeff has one of the strongest WR cores in the league but he waited too long to draft a QB. Dak Prescott and Carson Palmer are better QB2s rather than starting QBs. Jeff has a wildcard in his pocket with Deshaun Watson. If he gets on the field and plays up to his potential during his rookie season, Jeff’s team can make some noise.

Justin Howe - Slot 5

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.05 5 Gordon, Melvin LAC RB
2.08 20 Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
3.05 29 Cooks, Brandin NEP WR
4.08 44 Adams, Davante GBP WR
5.05 53 Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
6.08 68 Gore, Frank IND RB
7.05 77 Perkins, Paul NYG RB
8.08 92 Moncrief, Donte IND WR
9.05 101 Maclin, Jeremy BAL WR
10.08 116 Ertz, Zach PHI TE
11.05 125 Lockett, Tyler SEA WR
12.08 140 Burkhead, Rex NEP RB
13.05 149 Jones, Zay BUF WR (R)
14.08 164 Clay, Charles BUF TE
15.05 173 Flacco, Joe BAL QB
16.08 188 Njoku, David CLE TE (R)
17.05 197 Sproles, Darren PHI RB
18.08 212 Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
19.05 221 James, Jesse PIT TE
20.08 236 Lutz, Wil NOS PK

Overall Strategy: QB early and wait on TE

Best Pick(s): Zach Ertz, 10.8 (TE9) – Waiting on TE worked out well for Justin as he landed Zach Ertz in the 10th round. Ertz is all upside at this point of the draft. Ertz could vault up into the top 5 at the TE position with increased targets due to Jordan Matthews being traded to Buffalo.

Worst Pick(s): Paul Perkins, 7.5 (RB35) – After drafting two consecutive RBs, Justin needed to go back to the WR or TE position. Davante Parker, Jamison Crowder, and Tyler Eifert were available and would have fit perfectly with his roster.

Evaluation: By drafting Aaron Rodgers in the 2nd round, Justin’s team will need some luck at the RB2 and WR position. He drafted a RB in three consecutive rounds (Tevin Coleman Round 5, Frank Gore Round 6, Paul Perkins Round 7). He can rotate these RBs and hope one of them breaks out. Justin waited to build depth at the WR position but has upside with Jeremy Maclin, Tyler Lockett, and Zay Jones. The verdict is not out yet with this team.

Dan Hindery - Slot 6

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.06 6 McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
2.07 19 Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
3.06 30 Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
4.07 43 Jeffery, Alshon PHI WR
5.06 54 Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
6.07 67 Peterson, Adrian NOS RB
7.06 78 Parker, DeVante MIA WR
8.07 91 Newton, Cam CAR QB
9.06 102 Jackson, DeSean TBB WR
10.07 115 Cousins, Kirk WAS QB
11.06 126 Ginn Jr., Ted NOS WR
12.07 139 Foreman, D'Onta HOU RB (R)
13.06 150 Seferian-Jenkins, Austin NYJ TE
14.07 163 Kamara, Alvin NOS RB (R)
15.06 174 Hogan, Chris NEP WR
16.07 187 Mack, Marlon IND RB (R)
17.06 198 Tucker, Justin BAL PK
18.07 211 Miller, Braxton HOU WR
19.06 222 Bills, Buffalo BUF Def
20.07 235 Rogers, Chester IND WR

Overall Strategy: TE early and wait on QB

Best Pick(s): Cam Newton, 8.7 (QB10) – Dan struck gold by waiting on QB with Cam Newton, who is one season removed from his dominant 2015 campaign with 45 total TDs.

Worst Pick(s): Justin Tucker, 17.6, (K1) – Dan was the first owner to draft a kicker in the 17th round. He could have held off 1-2 more rounds and continued to build depth at other positions.

Evaluation: Dan’s strategy of waiting on QB worked out perfectly. Not only did he get value with Cam Newton, but he backed him up with Kirk Cousins. Dan will need some luck at RB2 with Ameer Abdullah and Adrian Peterson as his projected starter. If he can get consistent production out of his RB2, Dan’s team has a chance at the league championship.

Jeff Tefertiller - Slot 7

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.07 7 Howard, Jordan CHI RB
2.06 18 Thomas, Michael NOS WR
3.07 31 Brees, Drew NOS QB
4.06 42 Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
5.07 55 Gillislee, Mike NEP RB
6.06 66 Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
7.07 79 Rawls, Thomas SEA RB
8.06 90 White, James NEP RB
9.07 103 Britt, Kenny CLE WR
10.06 114 Thielen, Adam MIN WR
11.07 127 Doyle, Jack IND TE
12.06 138 Hooper, Austin ATL TE
13.07 151 Dalton, Andy CIN QB
14.06 162 Henderson, De'Angelo DEN RB (R)
15.07 175 Williams, Mike LAC WR (R)
16.06 186 Goodwin, Marquise SFO WR
17.07 199 Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
18.06 210 Patriots, New England NEP Def
19.07 223 McGuire, Elijah NYJ RB (R)
20.06 234 Godwin, Chris TBB WR (R)

Overall Strategy: QB early and wait on TE

Best Pick(s): Carlos Hyde, 4.6, (RB19) – Most reports are that Carlos Hyde is having an outstanding training camp and will be the bell-cow RB in the 49ers offense. He makes for a solid RB2 in the 4th or 5th round.

Worst Pick(s): Mike Gillislee, 5.7, (RB24) – After drafting 2 RBs within the first four rounds, Jeff did not need to go back to the RB position yet. Stefon Diggs and Jarvis Landry were available and would have been a better fit for his roster construction.

Evaluation: Too many RBs and not enough WR depth. During the first 8 rounds, Jeff drafted 5 RBs and only 2 WRs. This will hurt his weekly starting lineup as he can only start 2 RBs. He will also need some luck at the TE position as he drafted Jack Doyle and Austin Hooper, who are both better TE2 rather than TE1s.

Scott Bischoff - Slot 8

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.08 8 Jones, Julio ATL WR
2.05 17 Cooper, Amari OAK WR
3.08 32 Montgomery, Ty GBP RB
4.05 41 Allen, Keenan LAC WR
5.08 56 Ingram, Mark NOS RB
6.05 65 Martin, Doug TBB RB
7.08 80 Woodhead, Danny BAL RB
8.05 89 Carr, Derek OAK QB
9.08 104 Walker, Delanie TEN TE
10.05 113 Prosise, C.J. SEA RB
11.08 128 Stafford, Matthew DET QB
12.05 137 Richardson, Paul SEA WR
13.08 152 Beasley, Cole DAL WR
14.05 161 Thomas, Julius MIA TE
15.08 176 Smith, Torrey PHI WR
16.05 185 Broncos, Denver DEN Def
17.08 200 Bryant, Matt ATL PK
18.05 209 Williams, Damien MIA RB
19.08 224 Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
20.05 233 Gano, Graham CAR PK

Overall Strategy: WR heavy and wait on QB and TE

Best Pick(s): Delanie Walker, 9.8, (TE8) – Scott’s patience was rewarded when Delanie Walker dropped to him in the 9th round. Walker has been one of the most consistent TEs over the past three seasons with at least 800 yards during each season.

Worst Pick(s): Danny Woodhead, 7.8, (RB37) – Danny Woodhead is much better in a PPR format as he excels with the receiving game. In a standard league where you only start 2 RBs, Woodhead loses his luster.

Evaluation: Love, Love, Love Scott’s team! He has one of the strongest WR cores in the league and if he can get above average production from the RB position, he will be one of the favorites to win the championship. Waiting on QB and TE worked out perfectly as he nailed value with Derek Carr and Delanie Walker.

Alex Miglio - Slot 9

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.09 9 Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
2.04 16 Evans, Mike TBB WR
3.09 33 McCaffrey, Christian CAR RB (R)
4.04 40 Hill, Tyreek KCC WR
5.09 57 Luck, Andrew IND QB
6.04 64 Diggs, Stefon MIN WR
7.09 81 McFadden, Darren DAL RB
8.04 88 Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
9.09 105 Williams, Jonathan BUF RB
10.04 112 Rivers, Philip LAC QB
11.09 129 Anderson, Robby NYJ WR
12.04 136 Golladay, Kenny DET WR (R)
13.09 153 Gates, Antonio LAC TE
14.04 160 Williams, Joe SFO RB (R)
15.09 177 Stills, Kenny MIA WR
16.04 184 Richard, Jalen OAK RB
17.09 201 Jones, Aaron GBP RB (R)
18.04 208 Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
19.09 225 Bailey, Dan DAL PK
20.04 232 Benjamin, Travis LAC WR

Overall Strategy: Wait for the value at each position

Best Pick(s): Tyler Eifert, 8.4 (TE7) – Alex waited to draft a TE as he was solidifying his RB and WR positions. Tyler Eifert was a godsend that fell to Alex in the 8th round. When healthy, Eifert is a focal point of the Bengals passing game with 18 touchdowns over his past 21 games.

Worst Pick(s): Darren McFadden, 7.9 (RB38) – Alex was aggressive drafting McFadden in the 7th round. Perhaps he wanted to ensure that Justin did not claim him on the 7-8 turn. There has been speculation that Dallas may utilize a two or three-headed RBBC while Ezekiel Elliott is suspended. When Elliott returns, McFadden will be regulated to Alex’s bench or maybe even the waiver wire.

Evaluation: Alex did a fabulous job letting the value in the draft come to him. He drafted solid playmakers at every position on his team. If Andrew Luck and Tyler Eifert are healthy and play to their potential, Alex will have one of the top 3 teams in the league.

Keith Roberts - Slot 10

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.10 10 Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
2.03 15 Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
3.10 34 Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
4.03 39 Kelce, Travis KCC TE
5.10 58 Ryan, Matt ATL QB
6.03 63 Lacy, Eddie SEA RB
7.10 82 Crowder, Jamison WAS WR
8.03 87 Perine, Samaje WAS RB (R)
9.10 106 Meredith, Cameron CHI WR
10.03 111 Forte, Matt NYJ RB
11.10 130 Davis, Corey TEN WR (R)
12.03 135 Murray, Latavius MIN RB
13.10 154 Wentz, Carson PHI QB
14.03 159 Gabriel, Taylor ATL WR
15.10 178 Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOU TE
16.03 183 Kupp, Cooper LAR WR (R)
17.10 202 Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
18.03 207 Crosby, Mason GBP PK
19.10 226 Breida, Matt SFO RB (R)
20.03 231 Buccaneers, Tampa Bay TBB Def

Overall Strategy: TE and QB early

Best Pick(s): Corey Davis, 11.10 (WR54) – It is a wise strategy to target high-upside players at your backup skill positions. This is exactly what Keith did by drafting Corey Davis in the 11th round. Keith has the luxury of taking a wait-and-see approach with Davis before inserting him into his starting lineup at WR3.

Worst Pick(s): Matt Ryan, 5.10 (QB5) – Keith addressed the QB position too early in this draft. After drafting Travis Kelce in the 4th round, Keith needed to consider the RB or WR position in the 5th round. Ryan had a career season in 2015 with 4944 passing yards and 38 TDs. He is a likely candidate to regress this season.

Evaluation: Keith was aggressive drafting Travis Kelce in the 4th round and Matt Ryan in the 5th round. This left him weak at RB2 with Eddie Lacy, Samaje Perine, and Matt Forte as his top options. All three of these RBs are better backups than having to rely on as starters. It’s difficult to build out a high-end roster when you draft both a TE and QB within the first five rounds.

James Brimacombe - Slot 11

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.11 11 Murray, DeMarco TEN RB
2.02 14 Green, A.J. CIN WR
3.11 35 Cook, Dalvin MIN RB (R)
4.02 38 Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
5.11 59 Winston, Jameis TBB QB
6.02 62 Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
7.11 83 Snead, Willie NOS WR
8.02 86 Rodgers, Jacquizz TBB RB
9.11 107 Hunt, Kareem KCC RB (R)
10.02 110 Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
11.11 131 Ebron, Eric DET TE
12.02 134 Matthews, Jordan BUF WR
13.11 155 Sanu, Mohamed ATL WR
14.02 158 Cook, Jared OAK TE
15.11 179 Woods, Robert LAR WR
16.02 182 Boldin, Anquan BUF WR
17.11 203 Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def
18.02 206 Texans, Houston HOU Def
19.11 227 Santos, Cairo KCC PK
20.02 230 Prater, Matt DET PK

Overall Strategy: Wait on Tight end and focus on other positions

Best Pick(s): Demaryius Thomas, 4.2 (WR16) – All reports are that Demaryius Thomas is healthy after dealing with a hip injury most of last season. Thomas is a solid value anywhere after the middle of the third round.

Worst Pick(s): Kareem Hunt, 9.11 (RB46) – Rather than continuing to build RB depth, James should have drafted a TE at this point of the draft. Zach Ertz was available as would have made a better pick at this spot.

Evaluation: After seven RBs came off the board in the first round, James did not hesitate to draft DeMarco Murray with his first pick. He built a strong roster at the RB and WR positions over the first half of the draft. James was aggressive drafting Jameis Winston QB6 in the 5th round. He paired Winston with Marcus Mariota in the 10th round to form a formidable QB stable. The only weakness is at the TE position. If Eric Ebron breaks out with a career season, James will be one of the top teams in the league.

Justin Bonnema - Slot 12

PICK OVR SELECTION
1.12 12 Elliott, Ezekiel DAL RB
2.01 13 Gurley, Todd LAR RB
3.12 36 Robinson, Allen JAC WR
4.01 37 Pryor, Terrelle WAS WR
5.12 60 Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
6.01 61 Powell, Bilal NYJ RB
7.12 84 Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
8.01 85 Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
9.12 108 Jones, Marvin DET WR
10.01 109 Matthews, Rishard TEN WR
11.12 132 Shepard, Sterling NYG WR
12.01 133 Henry, Hunter LAC TE
13.12 156 Charles, Jamaal DEN RB
14.01 157 Funchess, Devin CAR WR
15.12 180 Allen, Dwayne NEP TE
16.01 181 Nelson, J.J. ARI WR
17.12 204 Thompson, Chris WAS RB
18.01 205 Sims, Charles TBB RB
19.12 228 Hopkins, Dustin WAS PK
20.01 229 Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def

Overall Strategy: RB early and wait on QB and TE

Best Pick(s): Ben Roethlisberger, 8.1, (QB8) Justin made sure to draft a QB at the 7-8 turn without taking a chance at a run at the position before the draft wrapped back around to him. Roethlisberger is a high-upside pick with the potential for a career season if his offensive weapons stay healthy.

Worst Pick(s): Ezekiel Elliott, 1.12 (RB9) Drafting Elliott at the end of the first round is a bold move. It’s a heavy investment for a player that is currently slated to miss six games. Justin will have to rely on Bilal Powell at RB2 until Elliott returns. While everyone else was zigging with RBs early in the draft, he should have zagged and attacked another position at the 1-2 turn.

Evaluation: Ezekiel Elliott is the key to this team. Most prefer to hold off until at least the middle of the second round before rolling the dice on Elliott. If the suspension is reduced, this team has a chance to make some noise. Justin also did not backup his starting QB, Ben Roethlisberger, who usually misses a couple of games every season.

Full draft

Pick by Pick

PICK OVR FRANCHISE SELECTION
1.01 1 Ryan Hester Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
1.02 2 Chad Parsons Johnson, David ARI RB
1.03 3 Daniel Simpkins Brown, Antonio PIT WR
1.04 4 Jeff Haseley Beckham, Odell NYG WR
1.05 5 Justin Howe Gordon, Melvin LAC RB
1.06 6 Dan Hindery McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
1.07 7 Jeff Tefertiller Howard, Jordan CHI RB
1.08 8 Scott Bischoff Jones, Julio ATL WR
1.09 9 Alex Miglio Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
1.10 10 Keith Roberts Ajayi, Jay MIA RB
1.11 11 James Brimacombe Murray, DeMarco TEN RB
1.12 12 Justin Bonnema Elliott, Ezekiel DAL RB
2.01 13 Justin Bonnema Gurley, Todd LAR RB
2.02 14 James Brimacombe Green, A.J. CIN WR
2.03 15 Keith Roberts Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
2.04 16 Alex Miglio Evans, Mike TBB WR
2.05 17 Scott Bischoff Cooper, Amari OAK WR
2.06 18 Jeff Tefertiller Thomas, Michael NOS WR
2.07 19 Dan Hindery Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
2.08 20 Justin Howe Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
2.09 21 Jeff Haseley Lynch, Marshawn OAK RB
2.10 22 Daniel Simpkins Fournette, Leonard JAC RB (R)
2.11 23 Chad Parsons Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
2.12 24 Ryan Hester Bryant, Dez DAL WR
3.01 25 Ryan Hester Brady, Tom NEP QB
3.02 26 Chad Parsons Mixon, Joe CIN RB (R)
3.03 27 Daniel Simpkins Miller, Lamar HOU RB
3.04 28 Jeff Haseley Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
3.05 29 Justin Howe Cooks, Brandin NEP WR
3.06 30 Dan Hindery Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
3.07 31 Jeff Tefertiller Brees, Drew NOS QB
3.08 32 Scott Bischoff Montgomery, Ty GBP RB
3.09 33 Alex Miglio McCaffrey, Christian CAR RB (R)
3.10 34 Keith Roberts Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
3.11 35 James Brimacombe Cook, Dalvin MIN RB (R)
3.12 36 Justin Bonnema Robinson, Allen JAC WR
4.01 37 Justin Bonnema Pryor, Terrelle WAS WR
4.02 38 James Brimacombe Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
4.03 39 Keith Roberts Kelce, Travis KCC TE
4.04 40 Alex Miglio Hill, Tyreek KCC WR
4.05 41 Scott Bischoff Allen, Keenan LAC WR
4.06 42 Jeff Tefertiller Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
4.07 43 Dan Hindery Jeffery, Alshon PHI WR
4.08 44 Justin Howe Adams, Davante GBP WR
4.09 45 Jeff Haseley Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
4.10 46 Daniel Simpkins Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
4.11 47 Chad Parsons Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
4.12 48 Ryan Hester Ware, Spencer KCC RB
5.01 49 Ryan Hester Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
5.02 50 Chad Parsons Henry, Derrick TEN RB
5.03 51 Daniel Simpkins Watkins, Sammy LAR WR
5.04 52 Jeff Haseley Olsen, Greg CAR TE
5.05 53 Justin Howe Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
5.06 54 Dan Hindery Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
5.07 55 Jeff Tefertiller Gillislee, Mike NEP RB
5.08 56 Scott Bischoff Ingram, Mark NOS RB
5.09 57 Alex Miglio Luck, Andrew IND QB
5.10 58 Keith Roberts Ryan, Matt ATL QB
5.11 59 James Brimacombe Winston, Jameis TBB QB
5.12 60 Justin Bonnema Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
6.01 61 Justin Bonnema Powell, Bilal NYJ RB
6.02 62 James Brimacombe Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
6.03 63 Keith Roberts Lacy, Eddie SEA RB
6.04 64 Alex Miglio Diggs, Stefon MIN WR
6.05 65 Scott Bischoff Martin, Doug TBB RB
6.06 66 Jeff Tefertiller Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
6.07 67 Dan Hindery Peterson, Adrian NOS RB
6.08 68 Justin Howe Gore, Frank IND RB
6.09 69 Jeff Haseley West, Terrance BAL RB
6.10 70 Daniel Simpkins Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
6.11 71 Chad Parsons Edelman, Julian NEP WR
6.12 72 Ryan Hester Tate, Golden DET WR
7.01 73 Ryan Hester Blount, LeGarrette PHI RB
7.02 74 Chad Parsons Reed, Jordan WAS TE
7.03 75 Daniel Simpkins Wilson, Russell SEA QB
7.04 76 Jeff Haseley Kelley, Rob WAS RB
7.05 77 Justin Howe Perkins, Paul NYG RB
7.06 78 Dan Hindery Parker, DeVante MIA WR
7.07 79 Jeff Tefertiller Rawls, Thomas SEA RB
7.08 80 Scott Bischoff Woodhead, Danny BAL RB
7.09 81 Alex Miglio McFadden, Darren DAL RB
7.10 82 Keith Roberts Crowder, Jamison WAS WR
7.11 83 James Brimacombe Snead, Willie NOS WR
7.12 84 Justin Bonnema Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
8.01 85 Justin Bonnema Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
8.02 86 James Brimacombe Rodgers, Jacquizz TBB RB
8.03 87 Keith Roberts Perine, Samaje WAS RB (R)
8.04 88 Alex Miglio Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
8.05 89 Scott Bischoff Carr, Derek OAK QB
8.06 90 Jeff Tefertiller White, James NEP RB
8.07 91 Dan Hindery Newton, Cam CAR QB
8.08 92 Justin Howe Moncrief, Donte IND WR
8.09 93 Jeff Haseley Marshall, Brandon NYG WR
8.10 94 Daniel Simpkins Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
8.11 95 Chad Parsons Garcon, Pierre SFO WR
8.12 96 Ryan Hester Cobb, Randall GBP WR
9.01 97 Ryan Hester Johnson, Duke CLE RB
9.02 98 Chad Parsons Decker, Eric TEN WR
9.03 99 Daniel Simpkins Williams, Tyrell LAC WR
9.04 100 Jeff Haseley Williams, Jamaal GBP RB (R)
9.05 101 Justin Howe Maclin, Jeremy BAL WR
9.06 102 Dan Hindery Jackson, DeSean TBB WR
9.07 103 Jeff Tefertiller Britt, Kenny CLE WR
9.08 104 Scott Bischoff Walker, Delanie TEN TE
9.09 105 Alex Miglio Williams, Jonathan BUF RB
9.10 106 Keith Roberts Meredith, Cameron CHI WR
9.11 107 James Brimacombe Hunt, Kareem KCC RB (R)
9.12 108 Justin Bonnema Jones, Marvin DET WR
10.01 109 Justin Bonnema Matthews, Rishard TEN WR
10.02 110 James Brimacombe Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
10.03 111 Keith Roberts Forte, Matt NYJ RB
10.04 112 Alex Miglio Rivers, Philip LAC QB
10.05 113 Scott Bischoff Prosise, C.J. SEA RB
10.06 114 Jeff Tefertiller Thielen, Adam MIN WR
10.07 115 Dan Hindery Cousins, Kirk WAS QB
10.08 116 Justin Howe Ertz, Zach PHI TE
10.09 117 Jeff Haseley Coleman, Corey CLE WR
10.10 118 Daniel Simpkins Doctson, Josh WAS WR
10.11 119 Chad Parsons Bennett, Martellus GBP TE
10.12 120 Ryan Hester Wallace, Mike BAL WR
11.01 121 Ryan Hester Riddick, Theo DET RB
11.02 122 Chad Parsons Manning, Eli NYG QB
11.03 123 Daniel Simpkins Brown, John ARI WR
11.04 124 Jeff Haseley Prescott, Dak DAL QB
11.05 125 Justin Howe Lockett, Tyler SEA WR
11.06 126 Dan Hindery Ginn Jr., Ted NOS WR
11.07 127 Jeff Tefertiller Doyle, Jack IND TE
11.08 128 Scott Bischoff Stafford, Matthew DET QB
11.09 129 Alex Miglio Anderson, Robby NYJ WR
11.10 130 Keith Roberts Davis, Corey TEN WR (R)
11.11 131 James Brimacombe Ebron, Eric DET TE
11.12 132 Justin Bonnema Shepard, Sterling NYG WR
12.01 133 Justin Bonnema Henry, Hunter LAC TE
12.02 134 James Brimacombe Matthews, Jordan BUF WR
12.03 135 Keith Roberts Murray, Latavius MIN RB
12.04 136 Alex Miglio Golladay, Kenny DET WR (R)
12.05 137 Scott Bischoff Richardson, Paul SEA WR
12.06 138 Jeff Tefertiller Hooper, Austin ATL TE
12.07 139 Dan Hindery Foreman, D'Onta HOU RB (R)
12.08 140 Justin Howe Burkhead, Rex NEP RB
12.09 141 Jeff Haseley Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
12.10 142 Daniel Simpkins Brate, Cameron TBB TE
12.11 143 Chad Parsons Ross, John CIN WR (R)
12.12 144 Ryan Hester Fleener, Coby NOS TE
13.01 145 Ryan Hester Conner, James PIT RB (R)
13.02 146 Chad Parsons White, Kevin CHI WR
13.03 147 Daniel Simpkins Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB
13.04 148 Jeff Haseley Witten, Jason DAL TE
13.05 149 Justin Howe Jones, Zay BUF WR (R)
13.06 150 Dan Hindery Seferian-Jenkins, Austin NYJ TE
13.07 151 Jeff Tefertiller Dalton, Andy CIN QB
13.08 152 Scott Bischoff Beasley, Cole DAL WR
13.09 153 Alex Miglio Gates, Antonio LAC TE
13.10 154 Keith Roberts Wentz, Carson PHI QB
13.11 155 James Brimacombe Sanu, Mohamed ATL WR
13.12 156 Justin Bonnema Charles, Jamaal DEN RB
14.01 157 Justin Bonnema Funchess, Devin CAR WR
14.02 158 James Brimacombe Cook, Jared OAK TE
14.03 159 Keith Roberts Gabriel, Taylor ATL WR
14.04 160 Alex Miglio Williams, Joe SFO RB (R)
14.05 161 Scott Bischoff Thomas, Julius MIA TE
14.06 162 Jeff Tefertiller Henderson, De'Angelo DEN RB (R)
14.07 163 Dan Hindery Kamara, Alvin NOS RB (R)
14.08 164 Justin Howe Clay, Charles BUF TE
14.09 165 Jeff Haseley Palmer, Carson ARI QB
14.10 166 Daniel Simpkins Booker, Devontae DEN RB
14.11 167 Chad Parsons Cutler, Jay MIA QB
14.12 168 Ryan Hester Washington, DeAndre OAK RB
15.01 169 Ryan Hester Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
15.02 170 Chad Parsons Johnson, Chris ARI RB
15.03 171 Daniel Simpkins Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
15.04 172 Jeff Haseley Samuel, Curtis CAR WR (R)
15.05 173 Justin Howe Flacco, Joe BAL QB
15.06 174 Dan Hindery Hogan, Chris NEP WR
15.07 175 Jeff Tefertiller Williams, Mike LAC WR (R)
15.08 176 Scott Bischoff Smith, Torrey PHI WR
15.09 177 Alex Miglio Stills, Kenny MIA WR
15.10 178 Keith Roberts Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOU TE
15.11 179 James Brimacombe Woods, Robert LAR WR
15.12 180 Justin Bonnema Allen, Dwayne NEP TE
16.01 181 Justin Bonnema Nelson, J.J. ARI WR
16.02 182 James Brimacombe Boldin, Anquan BUF WR
16.03 183 Keith Roberts Kupp, Cooper LAR WR (R)
16.04 184 Alex Miglio Richard, Jalen OAK RB
16.05 185 Scott Bischoff Broncos, Denver DEN Def
16.06 186 Jeff Tefertiller Goodwin, Marquise SFO WR
16.07 187 Dan Hindery Mack, Marlon IND RB (R)
16.08 188 Justin Howe Njoku, David CLE TE (R)
16.09 189 Jeff Haseley Lewis, Dion NEP RB
16.10 190 Daniel Simpkins Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
16.11 191 Chad Parsons Turbin, Robert IND RB
16.12 192 Ryan Hester Gathers, Rico DAL TE
17.01 193 Ryan Hester Vereen, Shane NYG RB
17.02 194 Chad Parsons Davis, Vernon WAS TE
17.03 195 Daniel Simpkins Zenner, Zach DET RB
17.04 196 Jeff Haseley Watson, Deshaun HOU QB (R)
17.05 197 Justin Howe Sproles, Darren PHI RB
17.06 198 Dan Hindery Tucker, Justin BAL PK
17.07 199 Jeff Tefertiller Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
17.08 200 Scott Bischoff Bryant, Matt ATL PK
17.09 201 Alex Miglio Jones, Aaron GBP RB (R)
17.10 202 Keith Roberts Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def
17.11 203 James Brimacombe Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def
17.12 204 Justin Bonnema Thompson, Chris WAS RB
18.01 205 Justin Bonnema Sims, Charles TBB RB
18.02 206 James Brimacombe Texans, Houston HOU Def
18.03 207 Keith Roberts Crosby, Mason GBP PK
18.04 208 Alex Miglio Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
18.05 209 Scott Bischoff Williams, Damien MIA RB
18.06 210 Jeff Tefertiller Patriots, New England NEP Def
18.07 211 Dan Hindery Miller, Braxton HOU WR
18.08 212 Justin Howe Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
18.09 213 Jeff Haseley Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
18.10 214 Daniel Simpkins Chargers, Los Angeles LAC Def
18.11 215 Chad Parsons Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
18.12 216 Ryan Hester Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def
19.01 217 Ryan Hester Boswell, Chris PIT PK
19.02 218 Chad Parsons Falcons, Atlanta ATL Def
19.03 219 Daniel Simpkins Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK
19.04 220 Jeff Haseley Morris, Alfred DAL RB
19.05 221 Justin Howe James, Jesse PIT TE
19.06 222 Dan Hindery Bills, Buffalo BUF Def
19.07 223 Jeff Tefertiller McGuire, Elijah NYJ RB (R)
19.08 224 Scott Bischoff Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
19.09 225 Alex Miglio Bailey, Dan DAL PK
19.10 226 Keith Roberts Breida, Matt SFO RB (R)
19.11 227 James Brimacombe Santos, Cairo KCC PK
19.12 228 Justin Bonnema Hopkins, Dustin WAS PK
20.01 229 Justin Bonnema Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def
20.02 230 James Brimacombe Prater, Matt DET PK
20.03 231 Keith Roberts Buccaneers, Tampa Bay TBB Def
20.04 232 Alex Miglio Benjamin, Travis LAC WR
20.05 233 Scott Bischoff Gano, Graham CAR PK
20.06 234 Jeff Tefertiller Godwin, Chris TBB WR (R)
20.07 235 Dan Hindery Rogers, Chester IND WR
20.08 236 Justin Howe Lutz, Wil NOS PK
20.09 237 Jeff Haseley Sturgis, Caleb PHI PK
20.10 238 Daniel Simpkins Hurns, Allen JAC WR
20.11 239 Chad Parsons Kerley, Jeremy SFO WR
20.12 240 Ryan Hester Kizer, DeShone CLE QB (R)

 

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