It’s time for another offseason, which means it’s time for scouting rookies and making moves with our dynasty rosters. That always includes one of the high points in the offseason for dynasty players - rookie drafts. This year might not be the most exciting from a dynasty standpoint on first glance, lacking the star power of recent drafts. Know that the 1.1 isn’t going to be worth nearly as much as it has been worth in recent years (it might not even be worth what the 1.5 was worth in 2017). Know that the wide receiver class is a lot like last year, with a shortage of players that project as true #1s, but a plethora of players that project as NFL contributors. Destination is going to sort out a deep and varied group at the top of the list. We were spoiled by the running back classes from the last two years, so this one will pale in comparison. That doesn’t mean that there won’t be great fantasy value growth when this class lands on teams, as we are constantly reminded that situation creates fantasy value at running back more than the player himself. The tight end class, on the other hand, is on a par with the spectacular 2017 class and much better than last year’s group. The quarterback group is more 2013 than 2017-2018, which will disappoint only 2QB/Superflex leaguers since our cup runneth over in start 1 QB leagues. The top of the draft will be defense-heavy, and this is a good class at the top for edge players and off-ball linebackers, so IDP leaguers will like this class more than non-IDP players.
This is very preliminary Bloom 100 to give y’all an idea of the rookie draft landscape now that the underclassmen have declared and the all-star games have been played. The final pre-draft 100 in April will look very different than this one, as I have hundreds of hours of film-watching to put in, not to mention learning about this class from a 30,000 foot level. My feelings about this year’s class will certainly change as I dig in, although I already have a few pet players emerging in my mind’s eye. I have barely scratched the surface on defensive prospects and I haven’t started to dig deep on offense yet. Consider this an introduction to this year’s class more than an early rookie draft guide. It should be valuable for gauging rough value of the rookie picks you are holding when evaluating early trade offers. I'll be adjusting it as we learn more all spring.
Destination will be key for everyone, but most especially running backs, which means I'm probably underrating them as a whole in the pre-draft versions because it's difficult to picture most of the rookies being that compelling in dynasty leagues without significant opportunity on the horizon, which is impossible to project as a given unless a back is one of the best prospects in the class.
The Bloom 100 is ranked with the following type of dynasty fantasy football league in mind:
- Full IDP lineups including DT and CB
- PPR, start 3 WR
- Deep lineups and roster
Of course, depending on your league scoring and settings, the placement of some positions can change, but the tier breaks and rankings within position should be good to use across all league formats.
1. Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama - Don’t let Jacobs numbers fool you. He’s an elite running back prospect who can be a hammer a la Fournette or Henry while also providing pass blocking and run blocking prowess in multi-back or passing sets, route running and hands to contribute as a downfield receiver, and speed to be a legitimate threat on jet sweeps that can be moved around the formation. He’s ideal for the push towards offenses that have multiple looks. He’s worth a top 10-15 pick and could as high as #4. Here’s your 1.1. Don’t sweat that he shared touches with two other talented backs at Alabama. Jacobs didn't work out at the Combine, but no one else did enough to knock him out of this psot.
2. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss - I’m not worried about Metcalf’s low production. Two of his teammates are on this list and injuries didn’t help. If an NFL franchise deems him worthy of a first-round pick, that should cement him atop this list. He has Josh Gordon/Martavis Bryant upside as a big deep threat. He could easily be 1.1 after the draft depending on destination. Metcalf ran and jumped out of the stadium in Indy at the Combine (and impressed on the bench) but his lack of lateral agility also showed. Having him at 1.1 on this list is reasonable despite the lack of sustained production and health.
3. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State - Butler is my favorite from the big second tier at receiver after Metcalf. He’s wiry and long, but still explosive as a runner and stronger than his body type suggests. He has good feet that create sharper than expected routes and prowess after the catch, and his catch radius is absurd. Drops and lack of suddenness early in routes could hold him back. His cousins Aaron and Andrew Harrison were basketball stars at Kentucky and have pro basketball careers. Butler's 4.48 Combine 40 was excellent for his wiry body type and he also confirmed his rare functional strength for his body type with 18 reps on the bench.
4. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State - Montgomery will be a foundation back with good production after contact, a wide application as a receiver and general competitiveness across his game. He’s not an elite athlete, lacking suddenness and an extra gear, and absorbs a ton of punishment, but should be drafted to touch the ball a lot right away. He gets a big PPR bump. Montgomery's combine numbers were slightly underwhelming, but that was expected and didn't materially change his outlook.
5. AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss - Brown could be a big time producer in the right offense with quiet effective routes, a slippery, strong nature after the catch and route running savvy to create consistent separation. His ability to change speeds to enhance his routes stands out. Brown did nothing to hurt his stock at combine with a faster than advertised 4.49 40 and solid 36.5" vertical.
6. Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis - Henderson’s combination of initial burst, ability to get low and win collisions, and long speed can be lethal. He’s a competent receiver and generally runs hot with a lot of juice in his legs. There’s an argument for him as the #2 back in the class. Henderson delivered the long speed we see on tape, but didn't run the agility drills at the combine to address that part of potentially deficient part of his profile.
7. Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina - Samuel has a very polished game as a route runner, but is also a tough-minded competitor with speed and strong run after catch ability. He dominated Senior Bowl practices and will provide value as a kick returner. He should be a strong volume player in PPR leagues in due time. Samuel's 4.48 40 at the Combine only solidified his spot on this list.
8. N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State - Harry is big and physical and does damage above the rim. He’s not a burner and struggles to beat press man at times. Neal might only project as a #2 working downfield on longer-developing routes with some added value in the red zone. He can be unstoppable at the catch point and dominate on back shoulder throws. Harry's 4.53 40 at the Combine will help his chances of becoming a first round pick. He's likely to go higher than this in early rookie drafts.
9. Noah Fant, TE, Iowa - Think Evan Engram. Fant has size and speed to be a rare big play threat, but won’t contribute much as a blocker. Fant destroyed the combine and will be a riser if he lands with a good quarterback. His overall athletic profile is one of the best in tight end draft prospect history.
10. Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma - It sounds like he has gotten assurance of being a first-round pick, or else committing to football would make no sense. Perhaps the team(s) renege on their promise, but Murray offers even more fantasy upside than Lamar Jackson did last year because he is a more talented passer and still early in his development. The team that drafts him should use him less as a runner by design than Baltimore did with Jackson last year because of his size, but Murray can make up for a lot of that with his aggressive mindset as a passer. He’s still a bit of a project, but one that will fit in an 21st century NFL offense. He should also land on a team that is open to a “college” offense that suits his strengths due to the self-sorting nature of the draft. Murray's combine was mostly uneventful, but the buzz around him going in the top five continues to build.
11. Devin White, LB, LSU - White's speed, toughness, motor, and dedication will make him an instant and long-term starter. If his instincts and awareness improve, he could be one of the 10 best off-ball linebackers in the league. White had a spectacular combine and is set to be the first off-ball linebacker off of the board.
12. TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa - Hockenson can be as productive as fellow Hawkeye George Kittle. Too bad he won’t get credit for everything he contributes as a blocker in fantasy leagues, and that could be a limiting factor on his fantasy ceiling. Hockenson is only 21 and could develop into the best tight end in the league. He’s definitely one of the best two-way tight end prospects in the last 5-10 years. Hockenson had a great Combine with strong agility and explosion numbers for a 6'5" 251 devastating blocker.
13. Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma - Brown is not Tavon Austin. His speed and quickness will obviously translate, but he has toughness and ball skills that belie his small frame. He is coming into the league at a time when smaller receivers can be the top producers for their pass offense. His lis franc injury and surgery could drop him out of the first round of the NFL draft and does cast a shadow over him long term because he’s a speed receiver. Without the injury, he would have been in the top 3-5 on this list.
14. Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State - Harmon is thickly-built, but comfortable in the air, displaying great body control and work in close quarters. He projects as a solid #2 and potential first-round pick, but doesn’t present the tools and athleticism to be a top 20-25 fantasy receiver unless he’s in an ideal situation. Harmon's athletic limitations were confirmed at the Combine.
15. Devin Bush, LB, Michigan - You don’t want Bush taking on offensive linemen at the second level, but otherwise he fits in today’s NFL with ability to run, cover, and blitz. Bush helped himself at the combine as much as anyone on this list with a blazing 4.43 40.
16. Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State - He’s in the vicinity of his brother Joey as a prospect and should have a similar impact in IDP leagues. Like Joey, he can fit at end in any scheme. Bosa didn't have a freakish combine, but having basically full participation was still a win for him.
17. Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma - Anderson can be a bigger James White, adding value in the passing game and red zone, but he can contribute more as a runner with decent speed and size to be a load to bring down. He’ll also need to allay concerns about his myriad of injuries to garner a second day investment.
18. Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia - Hardman can do a decent impression of Marquise Brown at his best, and with some development, he could close the gap between him and Brown as football players. He has a fifth gear with oozing athleticism and just started playing wide receiver two years ago. Hardman delivered a 4.33 40 at the combine and could get into the second day if not second round.
19. Penny Hart, WR, Georgia State - Hart plays fast and quick, but under control. He’s small but he can play the ball in the air and is tough in traffic and on contested balls. He’s somewhere on the Jamison Crowder-Tyler Lockett axis. I have no idea why he was left off of the combine list. His pro day is March 15 and should confirm excellent quickness and speed.
20. Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri - With vertical speed to spare, Hall could make it as a deep threat #2, but he needs to be more consistent catching the ball. His overall game needs refinement to hit his ceiling, but that ceiling is high. Hall posted a 4.39 40 and almost jumped out of the stadium in Indy, cementing a spot on the second day.
21. Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State - You have to love Sanders feet and sports car handling, but he is still not a complete back who has the vision and instincts to get the most out of each rep. While that means there is more there to mine when his game matures, it could also limit his early opportunity. He's some juice in his runs, but thinks he is Saquon Barkley at times with his decisions, and he isn't. Sanders had an excellent combine and should be a second-day pick, possibly in line to start early in his career.
22. Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky - The NFL will likely be convinced enough of Allen’s ceiling to make him a top three pick. If he does pay off on that investment and develop skills to unlock the traits and versatility that present so much value, he’ll be a very strong IDP option as an outside linebacker. Allen's combine numbers weren't freakish by any measure, although his lateral agility and 40 results were strong. He was the player opponents most often mentioned as their toughest opponent, which is certainly worth something.
23. Bryce Love, RB, Stanford - There’s some patience required here as Love tore his ACL late in the season and probably will miss most or all of 2019, but he’s one of the best big play backs in the draft and his game has room to grow if it calms down.
24. Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama - Wilson should be a first-round pick and everydown linebacker, but he might not add a lot of big plays or production outside of his doing his job competently. Wilson only did the jumps at the combine and posted middling numbers.
25. Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M - Williams has good burst and speed and can hang as a pass protector despite being on the small side, but he’s not always a nuanced runner and doesn’t break tackles. He’ll be a versatile contributor, but will need to overcome size questions to be a lead back. Williams lackluster agility numbers at the combine aren't a great look for a smaller back.
26. Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic - Singletary has the skill, juice, and fight of an every down back, although he is a bit undersized for the role. He gets tiny through the hole and can emerge with speed to create big plays. He’ll have to overcome size concerns to be more than a role player, but can pull it off. Singletary's mid-4.6s 40 at the combine and poor agility numbers will create bigger question marks for his stock.
27. Damien Harris, RB, Alabama - Harris runs hard with great lower body strength, but he’s not elusive or exceptionally fast out of the blocks. He looks more like a committee back than a lead. He posted a better than expected 40 and vertical at the combine to solidify his draft stock and probably go on the second day.
28. Devine Ozigbo, RB, Nebraska - Ozigbo was another inexplicable combine snub. He is built like an NFL running back, with the feet, pad level, and leg drive to match. He's far from a nimble back and will fit in as a committee back who can be useful in a downhill running game and wear down a defense. He had an outstanding pro day and can definitely hang with the top 10 backs in this draft.
29. Ed Oliver, DL, Houston - Oliver is a freak on the inside in the mold of Aaron Donald, and carries some of the some size concerns that knocked Donald out of the top ten. He’ll be a hyperproductive defensive tackle if he can refine his game defeating blocks against bigger linemen. There's an outside shot of Oliver playing some off of the ball and moving around the defense in the NFL. His vertical (36") and broad jump (10') were better than many running backs and wide receivers at the combine.
30. Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame - Boykin is a boom/bust prospect with size and game above the rim. Most other aspects of his game have yet to come into focus. Boykin destroyed the combine with one of the best all-around workouts for any wide receiver in Indy.
31. James Williams, RB, Washington State - Williams should provide some fantasy depth as an advanced and productive receiving running back, but won’t be used as much as a runner. He had a terrific combine and could be at least James White at the next level.
32. Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor - Hurd transferred and changed positions to wide receiver, so there is a lot of potential for his game to blossom at the next level, but he is still very undeveloped at this point. He has ideal size, good athleticism, and a running back’s mentality after the catch. In fact, he can still contribute as a running back in the future, adding to his fantasy potential. It’s easy to feel good about spending later rookie picks on ceiling prospects like Hurd. Hurd didn't test at the combine because of a knee injury.
33. Tyre Brady, WR, Marshall - Brady has length and fluid athleticism to make difficult catches, but fundamentals are a work in progress. He’ll have to work his way up a depth chart and maybe fight to make the roster as a rookie. Brady's combine numbers didn't stand out.
34. Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech - Wesley is just scratching the surface of his potential, with length, natural ability playing the ball in the air, and enough speed to get vertical. He’ll have to learn how to handle press coverage in the pros. He posted decent agility numbers for a long-limbed receiver but did run the 40 at the combine.
35. Andy Isabella, WR, Massachusetts - Isabella is a slot receiver with vertical speed, but he’s not a very rugged player and projects more as a role player than a core target. His 4.31 speed and good explosion and quickness combine numbers to go with a solid 5'9" 188 build probably got him into the second day of the draft.
36. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford - The size, knack for body positioning and ball skills are there to be an effective red zone receiver and possession receiver, but Arcega-Whiteside isn’t going to create a lot of separation and NFL corners are going to be very aggressive against him. He resembles some of the big receivers that plummeted on draft weekend last year. Arcega-Whiteside didn't test at the combine so we'll have to wait until his pro day to get measureables.
37. Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia - Like Metcalf, Calvin’s little brother projects to be a more productive pro with a high athletic and skill ceiling whose production was limited by sharing with two other receivers on this list. Ridley had disastrous combine which makes his lack of production a bigger question mark now that it is accompanied by mediocre measureables.
38. Alex Barnes, RB, Kansas State - Barnes blew up the combine with huge leaps and incredible quickness for 6'0" 226 back. He reminds some of James Conner and might have been the biggest winner among all backs at the combine.
39. Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State - Likely to be the first quarterback off of the board and guaranteed a starting spot early in his career, Haskins has some value, but not much with the overabundance of fantasy options at quarterback and a lack of strong running ability (sorry Stephen Smith) or a high ceiling as a passer.
40. Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State - Burns can become a lethal outside rusher on Sundays, but he is undersized and might benefit from a role that also capitalizes on his ability to operate in space and get out of the trenches. He projects better as a outside linebacker than hand on the ground end. Burns was heavier and faster than expected, and posted great explosion and quickness numbers at the combine. The draft top ten is not out of reach for him.
41. Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State - Sweat projects as a 4-3 end, which helps his IDP value, but he’s not going to be high-end sackmaster. He does have upside and could end up being one of the 2-3 most valuable players from this stacked edge class. Sweat put up hard to believe numbers at the combine and won't be around for long on draft day
42. Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M - Sternberger is pure receiving tight end, and a splashy talent with natural hands to boot. He was a late bloomer who could become a much better pro than college player. He was middle of the pack among combine tight ends, but should still appeal to teams that want to expand the role of tight ends in the passing game.
43. Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama - Williams can start in IDP leagues that lump all defensive linemen into one group, and he should be one of the 3-5 most productive defensive tackles in short order. Williams 4.83 40 at 303 pounds underscored how rare he is.
44. Irv Smith, TE, Alabama - Smith’s best football is ahead of him. He projects as an everydown tight end who is an asset as a blocker and downfield receiver. Smith posted a nice 4.63 40 at the combine, but otherwise blended in to an admittedly good group of tight ends.
45. Terrill Hanks, LB, New Mexico State - Hanks stands out as one of the best of the rest in a linebacker class that is strong at the top, but lacks quality in “the rest”. He has three-down ability and has had a strong draft season so far. His workout was going okay at the combine before a pulled hamstring ruined his 40 and ended his workout. He may unfairly drop in the draft because of it.
46. Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State - Hill is an electric runner who looks like he is shot out of a gun at times, but he’s not a pile pusher or big play back. If he tightens up his game and focuses his boundless energy, he could be a key part of an NFL backfield, but doesn't project as a lead back. He was one of the fastest and most explosive backs at the combine and helped his stock.
47. Dexter Williams, RB, Notre Dame - Williams really came on in 2018 with great patience, vision, and burst. He’s not really a tackle breaker or make you miss kind of back, but with more development could lead his team in carries. He posted excellent explosion and agility numbers at the combine and a good enough 4.57 40.
48. Travis Homer, RB, Miami - Homer was fast and explosive at the combine. He can pass block and contribute on special teams which should greatly aid his effort to make a roster as a rookie.
49. Bruce Anderson, RB, North Dakota State - Anderson is a good all-around back. He displays lots of fight and grit to go along with quality footwork, fluid athleticism and patience. He should outperform his combine snub and small school pedigree. We'll wait for his pro day to get more definitive athleticism numbers.
50. Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson - Ferrell doesn’t have quite the same ceiling as Allen and Bosa, but he is a great all-around end with a high floor who will have an everydown impact. Ferrell did a limited set of tests at the combine and didn't impress, but it shouldn't affect his solid first-round stock.
51. Greg Dortch, WR, Wake Forest - Dortch racked up numbers as a hard-nosed slot, but might have a limited application in the NFL because of his small frame and lack of top-end athleticism. He’s more of a vertical slot with less of the quickness and sudden breaks/throttle down of a slot that works the short and intermediate zones. Dortch measured in positively tiny at the combine and didn't test, so his pro day is huge.
52. Diontae Johnson, WR, Toledo - Johnson is undersized and needed to add polish and strength, but he has chunk play explosiveness and speed with exciting upside if he dedicates himself to his craft. Johnson's 4.53 40 at only 5'10" 183 at the combine was a bummer for a speed receiver and took a little shine off of him.
53. Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo - Johnson was hyperproductive and is a big receiver with vertical game who wins at the catch point, but isn’t an explosive athlete off of the line, which limits his ceiling. At the combine, Johnson tested like the average athlete he looks like on tape.
54. DaMarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss - Lodge flashes excellent body control and ball skills on contested deep balls, but is inconsistent when it comes time to make the play. The speed and overall athleticism are there for his game to grow and he looked like a smooth route runner despite running a limited tree for the Rebels. Lodge didn't stand out in any way at the Combine and if anything underperformed expectations.
55. Alexander Mattison, RB, Boise State - Mattison has live legs with strength and sudden burst, but he also has subtlety and smarts as a runner with room to grow as a receiver out of the backfield. Mattison was at the bottom of the 40 threshold with his 4.67 40 at the combine, but his explosion and quickness numbers were solid for a bigger back.
56. KeeSean Johnson, WR, Fresno State - He’ll have more NFL value as a good route runner with impeccable hands than fantasy value because his ceiling is low as a middling athlete who doesn’t offer playmaking ability. At the combine, Johnson tested like the slightly below average NFL athlete he looks like on tape.
57. Stanley Morgan Jr, WR, Nebraska - Morgan plays the ball well in the air and offers some value after the catch, but doesn’t offer any plus tools and his game will have to improve to consistently separate against NFL corners.
58. Terry Godwin, WR, Georgia - Godwin is a technician with excellent footwork, routes, and hands, but he doesn’t play with strength or a physical edge. The foundation is there to become a starter if his weaknesses are addressed.
59. Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State - McLaurin had a great Senior Bowl and presents a high floor as a refined #2/#3 option. He can separate with the best of them and could project as a starter.
60. Preston Williams, WR, Colorado State - Williams is billed as one of the most talented wide receivers in this class, but he has major character concerns. He had a very disappointing pro day after being barred from combine tests and drills, putting his draft stock on the decline.
61. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri - Some of the tools are there, but the consistency is not. He’ll still likely go in the first and get to start early in his career.
62. Dax Raymond, TE, Utah State - Raymond projects as a smart two-way tight end with plus athleticism and skills as a pass catcher. He’ll likely start out as a #2 tight end, but can grow into a #1 role.
63. Elijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia - Holyfield can grind down a defense with great footwork, vision, intensity, drive, and yards after contact. His upside is limited by an incomplete receiving resume and lack of a second gear to get chunk plays as a runner, but he can lead his backfield in carries in short order. He doesn't offer anything that is in short supply in the NFL at running back, so situation is key. Holyfield's limitations were on full display at the combine, although he could still end up leading a power running team in carries.
64. Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida - Polite's speed and finishing instincts as an edge rusher could get him into the first round, but to have sustained IDP value, he’ll need to add strength and mass. Polite had a terrible combine and might have fallen out of first round consideration.
65. LJ Scott, RB, Michigan State - Scott is a disciplined downhill back with good hands for his type, but he projects as a committee back lacking the ability to get outside or perform when the blocking isn’t there.
66. Jordan Scarlett, RB, Florida - Scarlett is a high effort runner with good feet and ability to get yards after contact. There’s some character stuff to clear up stemming from a fraud case in 2017 that included Antonio Callaway.
67. Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington - Gaskin will help an offense in the passing game and has the juice to get to and operate in space outside the tackles, but is not the running back you want running between the tackles.
68. Darius Slayton, WR, Auburn - Slayton has the tools (including wheels) to become a starter in the NFL, but has to work on routes and drops to harness his physical abilities.
69. Rashad Gary, DL, Michigan - Gary probably projects better as an interior lineman than an edge rusher, which limits his fantasy upside. He could be a lot more productive if he develops a wider variety of moves and strategies to go along with raw size, speed, and strength.
70. Ashton Dulin, WR, Malone - Dulin has reportedly warp speed wheels and got a combine invite despite coming from an obscure enough program that he was the first ever to earn a spot at the combine from his school.
71. Jazz Ferguson, WR, Northwestern State - Ferguson is huge, dominated at a lower level of competition, and was once an LSU signee. With more polish, he could unlock the potential of his frame and athleticism.
72. Emmanuel Butler, WR, Northern Arizona - Butler has great length, fluid athleticism, and good enough speed to translate at higher level of competition. The combine will be big for his stock.
73. Jakobi Meyers, WR, NC State - Meyers is smart and dependable, with room to grow as a former quarterback that is still developing as a wideout. His NFL application is limited to the slot and he’s not a plus athlete among draft prospects so his ceiling is low.
74. Benny Snell, RB, Kentucky - Snell is a tough, strong runner with a nose for the end zone who can pass block. He doesn’t add value to his touches with burst/elusiveness is a merely a functional short-range receiver. He’ll be a committee back at best, a middle class Aaron Jones.
75. David Sills V, WR, West Virginia - Sills has length and will win jumpballs. It's difficult to see upside beyond a role player. He could grow into a deep ball and red zone factor.
76. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson - Renfrow is already a finished product and can fit in NFL offenses right away, but he’s unlikely to become more than a third or fourth option in the pros.
77. Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia - Nauta could get lost in a strong tight end class just as he was overshadowed in Georgia’s offense, but there’s some to build on as a pass catcher. He tested out as a below average athlete for the position at the combine, dimming his star for now.
78. Daniel Jones, QB, Duke - Some project him as a first-rounder, and that could stick because of quarterback supply and demand, but he’s a distant. He can contribute more than the average NFL quarterback a runner, but has a ways to go to fulfill first-round promise.
79. Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon - We could come back to Mitchell down the line, but he’s a project with decent size and speed and good YAC ability. There’s a long way to go to get to NFL quality ball skills and overall refinement.
80. Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas - Humphrey has size and game after the catch, but getting open and making the catch in the pros is going to take growth in the finer points of the position if he is going to contribute on Sundays. A poor man's Cordarrelle Patterson.
81. Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss - Knox was overlooked in the Rebels pass offense because of the talented trio of receivers, but his combine numbers should raise eyebrows and induce a team into developing him as a two-way tight end with potential as a downfield target.
82. Josh Oliver, TE, San Jose State - Oliver was a cornerstone of the pass offense in his senior year and should contribute as a receiving tight end in the pros. He needs to develop as a blocker to be more than a specialist on Sundays.
83. Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke - Giles-Harris can become a strong presence as a middle linebacker against the run, and he can hang in coverage enough to possibly remain on the field for all three downs.
84. Byron Murphy, CB, Washington - Murphy should go in the first and be an instant fantasy starter once he’s a full-time player. He’s strong in run support and gets his hands on the ball a lot. Quarterbacks will test him a lot early in his career because he’s not especially fast or otherwise physically imposing.
85. DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia - Baker is small, but will mix it up in press man coverage. He’ll be a target early and should rack up stats in IDP leagues as a rookie starter.
86. Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State - Weber is productive and smart, and he can mix it up between the tackles. He lacks juice and doesn’t project as more than a backup/rotation back in a best case scenario.
87. Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware - Sure to become the highest drafted Blue Hen since soon to be Bronco Joe Flacco, Adderley provides more NFL value than fantasy as a centerfielder with corner coverage ability and experience.
88. Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama - Thompson projects as a last line of defense coverage safety, but he needs to develop better instincts and recognition to land nearer to the top of his wide range of outcomes.
89. Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson - Wilkins will provide instant impact as a productive one-gap disruptor. He projects as a startable player in IDP leagues with a DT position early in his career.
90. Travis Fulgham, WR, Old Dominion - Fulgham’s size and game in the air will play at the next level. He doesn’t separate or threaten to add much after the catch, so his role will be limited.
91. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State - Campbell’s speed and ability as a runner with the ball in his hands will keep him on NFL rosters, but he projects more as a manufactured touch player than someone who could grow into a strong contributor as a wide receiver.
92. Jamal Custis, WR, Syracuse - Custis is one of the best receivers in this class in terms of catch radius and ability to win contested ball. He offers little beyond that and players like him went undrafted last year.
93. Keelan Doss, WR, California - Doss has the size and polish as a route runner to fit in the NFL as a big slot, but he’s an average athlete and doesn’t add value to his targets.
94. Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo - Jackson is a toolsy projection who will take time to hit, if he ever does hit. The size and athleticism are there to make him a viable goal line runner a la Cam Newton, which makes him more worth a stash in typical leagues than most quarterbacks who go on the second or third day.
95. Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State - Warring is still a block of marble. His tools and instincts as a pass catcher should get a team to invest in his development as a potential every down tight end.
96. Alize Mack, TE, Notre Dame - Mack can become a seam ripper with NFL speed, but he’s straight-linish and comes off as a finesse player lacking creativity at this point.
97. Tony Pollard, RB, Memphis - Pollard was stuck behind Darrell Henderson, so he added value as a returner and receiver. The athleticism is there to hang in the NFL as a runner, but the hands might not be there to hang as a receiver. He’s a third day upside project.
98. Jonathan Abram, S, Mississippi State - Abram has a linebacker’s mentality vs. the run and could end up being an IDP special as a safety who really plays big nickel linebacker the majority of the time.
99. Ryquell Armstead, RB, Temple - If you needed a back to get you yards with pure determination and urgency, Armstrong is one of the best in the class, and he could earn a decent amount of carries, but he’s a one-dimensional back who lacks playmaking ability.
100. Karan Higdon, RB, Michigan - Higdon can be a viable runner between the tackles and get what's blocked with some speed to extend gains, but doesn’t project as an everydown back or create on his own.