Least-Favorite Player to Draft in Round 2

The Footballguys staff lists the player they least-like drafting in the second round

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We got together with the Footballguys staff members and asked a simple question: Which player -- generally taken in the first round -- do you least-like having on your team?

Here are their answers.

Chad Parsons

Looking for players to avoid here, I am just not an early quarterback drafter in start-1QB formats. Patrick Mahomes II is an outstanding player, but the position is stocked with quality options and plenty of discounted ones with mid-QB1 potential or better in 2020. For Lamar Jackson, there are so many regression-worthy aspects to his profile after his mammoth 2019 breakout, I am skeptical he repeats his lap-the-field dominance. And paying this draft capital price at quarterback, the lone outcome worth it would be the QB1 overall with a decent chunk of WORP (Wins Over Replacement Player) advantage over the league. That is a small keyhole to shoot the proverbial needle through.

Jason Wood

I'm with Chad that quarterback is so deep it's hard to justify selecting one -- even an elite one -- in the second round. But I don't think either Mahomes or Lamar Jackson is my least favorite option on this list. That honor would go to Austin Ekeler. I'm generally not a fan of drafting running backs from bad offenses and fear the Chargers are going to be one of the NFL's worst in 2020. Ekeler already got his payday, but putting worries about his effort aside, I don't see how Tyrod Taylor and Justin Herbert -- without time to build rapport because of Covid-19 -- are going to keep the Chargers offense moving as effectively as Philip Rivers did.

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