Footballguys Mock Draft #11 Superflex PPR

On August 15th, the Footballguys staff got together for their 11th draft of 2015. A 20-round Superflex PPR mock draft where there are two flex options including quarterback. Our Chris Feery provides an unbiased summary of each team's draft.

On August 15th, the Footballguys staff completed a 12-team Superflex PPR mock draft. Below are the league's scoring and bylaws. 

League Parameters

  • 12 teams
  • 20 roster spots
  • Starting Lineup
    • 1 quarterback
    • 2 running backs
    • 3 wide receivers
    • 1 tight end
    • 2 flex (1 can be quarterback, or a running back, wide receiver, or tight end)
    • 1 place kicker
    • 1 team defense

League Scoring

  • Offensive Players
    • 4 points - passing touchdown
    • 6 points - rushing/receiving touchdown
    • 0.05 points - passing yard
    • 0.1 points - rushing/receiving yard
  • Place Kickers
    • 3 points - field goal from 0 to 99 yards
    • 1 point - extra point
  • Team Defense
    • 6 points - defensive or return touchdown
    • 2 points - turnover forced
    • 2 points - safety
    • 1 point - sack
    • 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

1. John Mamula
2. Maurile Tremblay
3. Clayton Gray
4. Andy Hicks
5. Matt Bitonti
6. Dan Hindery
7. BJ Vanderwoude
8. Chad Parsons
9. Jeff Tefertiller
10. Justin Bonnema
11. Cian Fahey
12. Steve Holloway

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

John Mamula - Draft Position 1

Pick Overall Selection
1.01 1 Luck, Andrew IND QB
2.12 24 Forsett, Justin BAL RB
3.01 25 Murray, DeMarco PHI RB
4.12 48 Manning, Eli NYG QB
5.01 49 Cooper, Amari OAK WR
6.12 72 Agholor, Nelson PHI WR
7.01 73 Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
8.12 96 Brown, John ARI WR
9.01 97 Carr, Derek OAK QB
10.12 120 Hill, Josh NOS TE
11.01 121 Sproles, Darren PHI RB
12.12 144 Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
13.01 145 Floyd, Michael ARI WR
14.12 168 Allen, Javorius BAL RB
15.01 169 Hurns, Allen JAC WR
16.12 192 Jets, New York NYJ Def
17.01 193 Donnell, Larry NYG TE
18.12 216 Crosby, Mason GBP PK
19.01 217 Austin, Tavon STL WR
20.12 240 Hawkins, Andrew CLE WR

Overall Strategy

Quarterback heavy, stud at 1st overall followed by two more before his 10th pick.

Best Pick

Justin Forsett and Demarco Murray at the Round 2/3 turn. Picking 1st overall can be challenging as you are at the mercy of how the draft plays out while awaiting your turn at the end of Round 2. Mamula executed the turn beautifully by selecting two of the best running backs available, both of whom should thrive in their respective offenses. Forsett should excel with new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman while the possibilities for Murray in a Chip Kelly offense are endless.

Worst Pick

Josh Hill, 10.12. Big things were initially expected for Hill when Jimmy Graham was traded to the Seahawks but he is currently listed behind Ben Watson on the depth chart. Best case, we’re looking at a TE-by committee approach for the Saints. Those expecting Hill to be a plug-and-play replacement for Graham will be sorely disappointed, Mamula overpaid for Hill in Round 10.

Evaluation

Wide receiver position has me a little concerned. First two receivers selected are both rookies – granted they should be the two best rookie receivers this year – but what if one doesn’t pan out? I’d like a proven commodity for one of my top two receivers to balance out the risk. Nice receiver selections behind them in John Brown and Allen Hurns, but also a little worried about taking a 2nd Arizona receiver in Michael Floyd. Good balance on running backs and covered the bases on tight end with two solid selections behind Hill.

Maurile Tremblay - Draft Position 2

Pick Overall Selection
1.02 2 Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
2.11 23 Newton, Cam CAR QB
3.02 26 Cobb, Randall GBP WR
4.11 47 Gordon, Melvin SDC RB
5.02 50 Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
6.11 71 Winston, Jameis TBB QB
7.02 74 Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
8.11 95 Ertz, Zach PHI TE
9.02 98 Jackson, Vincent TBB WR
10.11 119 Blount, LeGarrette NEP RB
11.02 122 Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
12.11 143 Latimer, Cody DEN WR
13.02 146 Reed, Jordan WAS TE
14.11 167 Ebron, Eric DET TE
15.02 170 Bills, Buffalo BUF Def
16.11 191 Floyd, Malcom SDC WR
17.02 194 Sanu, Mohamed CIN WR
18.11 215 Jackson, Fred BUF RB
19.02 218 Tucker, Justin BAL PK
20.11 239 Crowder, Jamison WAS WR

Overall Strategy

Quarterbacks in Round 1 and 2

Best Pick

Randall Cobb, 3.02. After selecting a quarterback with his first two selections, Tremblay was able to secure a top 10 wide receiver with his third pick. The running backs available at this point project to be fairly close in production, allowing him to wait until the fourth round without much of a drop-off. Also benefits by pairing his stud quarterback Aaron Rodgers with one of his top two targets. Selecting Cobb was the right move here and should pay off handsomely.

Worst Pick

Sammy Watkins, 5.02. Love his talent and long-term potential, not a fan of taking a wide receiver with such question marks at quarterback so high. There were several receivers available at this point with much more stability on offense – Andre Johnson, Golden Tate etc. Also could have also used the pick to balance out the running back situation after selecting rookie Melvin Gordon as his RB1. I see Watkins being held back by the limitations of the Bills offense.

Evaluation

Loaded at quarterback with decent balance at the other positions. If Gordon lives up to the hype and Jonathan Stewart thrives as the lead back in Carolina, this team can make some noise. Nice value in Rounds 9 and 10, Jackson and Blount make for a solid WR3 and RB3 respectively. Tight end position looks a little iffy due to injury concerns, but with full health they have the potential to be very productive. Overall, have to be pleased with results after going quarterback in Round 1 and 2.

Clayton Gray - Draft Position 3

Pick Overall Selection
1.03 3 Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
2.10 22 Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
3.03 27 Brees, Drew NOS QB
4.10 46 Randle, Joseph DAL RB
5.03 51 Ryan, Matt ATL QB
6.10 70 Robinson, Allen JAC WR
7.03 75 Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
8.10 94 Foster, Arian HOU RB
9.03 99 Smith, Alex KCC QB
10.10 118 Allen, Dwayne IND TE
11.03 123 Decker, Eric NYJ WR
12.10 142 Jones, Marvin CIN WR
13.03 147 Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
14.10 166 Sims, Charles TBB RB
15.03 171 Robinson, Khiry NOS RB
16.10 190 Huff, Josh PHI WR
17.03 195 Kearse, Jermaine SEA WR
18.10 214 Hauschka, Steven SEA PK
19.03 219 Aiken, Kamar BAL WR
20.10 238 Wilson, Albert KCC WR

Overall Strategy

Stud TE and balance

Best Pick

Drew Brees, 3.03. Gray saw an opening to secure a top-level quarterback before the inevitable run on the position came to pass. A lot of people are sleeping on Brees this year but I expect him to come out firing and with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Four more quarterbacks went off the board before his next selection at 4.10, Gray grabbed the quarterback he wanted and followed it up with a solid QB2 at 5.03 in Matt Ryan. Nice results for this type of league, two potential top 10 quarterbacks without spending one of your first two picks.

Worst Pick

Arian Foster, 8.10. Fully understand the logic that when Foster returns you are receiving RB1 from an 8th round pick, just feel it could’ve waited. Gray was in pretty good shape at running back with his early selections of Jeremy Hill and Joseph Randle and could have balanced them out with another of the available backs – Chris Ivory, Duke Johnson etc. Groin injuries are tricky and it will take time to round into form once he returns to action. And what if he tweaks it again?  Little too much risk in the 8th round for me.

Evaluation

Gray’s team looks like a contender with very solid balance at quarterback and a stud TE. The Foster pick could be the move that puts him in the playoffs or the factor that causes him to just miss out. By waiting until Round 6 for a wide receiver, he misses out on high-level production from the position but was able to even it out. Gray used a volume approach at the position, selecting 8 wide receivers in total. What he lacks in a true WR1 could balance out with some high-level performances on a week-to-week basis.

Andy Hicks - Draft Position 4

Pick Overall Selection
1.04 4 Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
2.09 21 Forte, Matt CHI RB
3.04 28 Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
4.09 45 Morris, Alfred WAS RB
5.04 52 Romo, Tony DAL QB
6.09 69 Olsen, Greg CAR TE
7.04 76 Jackson, DeSean WAS WR
8.09 93 Bortles, Blake JAC QB
9.04 100 Foles, Nick STL QB
10.09 117 LaFell, Brandon NEP WR
11.04 124 Boldin, Anquan SFO WR
12.09 141 Johnson, Stevie SDC WR
13.04 148 Harvin, Percy BUF WR
14.09 165 Williams, DeAngelo PIT RB
15.04 172 Jones, Matt WAS RB
16.09 189 Dolphins, Miami MIA Def
17.04 196 Cook, Jared STL TE
18.09 213 Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
19.04 220 Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
20.09 237 Hunter, Justin TEN WR

Overall Strategy

Stud running back and balance

Best Pick

Matt Forte, 2.09. With the top two quarterbacks and Gronkowski off the board, Hicks was able to select a stud running back in Le’Veon Bell with the 4th pick. He followed that up with the selection of Forte at 2.09, solidifying the running back position early. Hicks had his choice of backs before a mini-run ensued as three of the next four selections were RBs. Absent securing one of the top two quarterbacks in this style of draft, you have to consider walking away with two top 10 backs as a win.

Worst Pick

Alfred Morris, 4.09. Hicks already had two solid backs in the bag and probably would have been better served by jumping on a quarterback or adding another receiver. His 3rd round selection of DeAndre Hopkins was screaming for another WR1 to pair him with. Amari Cooper was still available at this point and would have made for an awesome fantasy tandem with Hopkins. Another run on running backs began from this point and it’s debatable that Morris was even the best available.

Evaluation

Hicks gambled and waited on a quarterback but that may work out ok. He selected Tony Romo at 5.04 and he may very well outperform several of the quarterbacks selected before him. Hicks took the quantity approach to wide receiver and nailed some solid selections at the position in Rounds 10 through 14. He also waited until Rounds 8 and 9 for his QB2 and QB3, selecting Blake Bortles and Nick Foles. Bortles may surprise and outperform expectations this year, but waiting seems like too much of a gamble for a quarterback-heavy league. 

Matt Bitonti - Draft Position 5

Pick Overall Selection
1.05 5 Brown, Antonio PIT WR
2.08 20 McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
3.05 29 Stafford, Matthew DET QB
4.08 44 Allen, Keenan SDC WR
5.05 53 Bradford, Sam PHI QB
6.08 68 Murray, Latavius OAK RB
7.05 77 Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
8.08 92 Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
9.05 101 Ivory, Chris NYJ RB
10.08 116 Cruz, Victor NYG WR
11.05 125 Williams, Maxx BAL TE
12.08 140 Quick, Brian STL WR
13.05 149 Williams, Terrance DAL WR
14.08 164 Funchess, Devin CAR WR
15.05 173 McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
16.08 188 Davis, Vernon SFO TE
17.05 197 Miller, Heath PIT TE
18.08 212 Manziel, Johnny CLE QB
19.05 221 Bailey, Dan DAL PK
20.08 236 Cowboys, Dallas DAL Def

Overall Strategy

Balanced approach, heavy on tight ends and a few late dart throws 

Best Pick

Antonio Brown, 1.05. Bitonti jumped on the consensus WR1 with his first selection. I’m very high on the Steelers offense for 2015 and like the approach. He was able to follow that up with LeSean McCoy in Round 2 and Matthew Stafford in Round 3, securing both positions with potential top 10 players. A very solid first three rounds and it provided him the flexibility to balance out his roster over the remainder of the draft.

Worst Pick

Tyler Eifert, 8.08. Eifert has the skills and could wind up as the No.2 option for the Bengals but this looks like a slight overpay. We’re asking for TE1 production out of a player returning from injury and an offense that could feature a bunch of two tight end sets with the addition of rookie Tyler Kroft. Eifert has looked great in camp and is developing a nice rapport with Dalton so the potential is there for a solid year. I just think the eighth round is a bit high here.

Evaluation

Bitonti did a real nice job with his first three picks and balanced out the rest of his roster fairly well. Outside of Brown and Keenan Allen, there are several question marks at wide receiver. Victor Cruz should be good to go and if so will turn out to be a steal in Round 10. Bitonti should hope that the injury bug doesn’t strike any of his top three receivers as production looks a little thin beyond that. A solid trio of lead backs behind McCoy should pay off nicely, not sure that selecting four tight ends will.  

Dan Hindery - Draft Position 6

Pick Overall Selection
1.06 6 Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
2.07 19 Green, A.J. CIN WR
3.06 30 Evans, Mike TBB WR
4.07 43 Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
5.06 54 Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
6.07 67 Tate, Golden DET WR
7.06 78 Flacco, Joe BAL QB
8.07 91 Cutler, Jay CHI QB
9.06 102 Bell, Joique DET RB
10.07 115 Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TBB TE
11.06 126 Blue, Alfred HOU RB
12.07 139 Fitzpatrick, Ryan NYJ QB
13.06 150 Colston, Marques NOS WR
14.07 163 Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
15.06 174 Williams, Andre NYG RB
16.07 187 Clay, Charles BUF TE
17.06 198 Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB
18.07 211 Bengals, Cincinnati CIN Def
19.06 222 Toon, Nick NOS WR
20.07 235 Bryant, Matt ATL PK

Overall Strategy

Wide Receiver-heavy with three selections in first four rounds

Best Pick

Philip Dorsett, 14.07. Hindery selected several quality wide receivers early but didn’t rest on his laurels and snagged a potential steal in Round 14. The Colts are very high on Dorsett and he could push Donte Moncrief for WR3 duties. Dorsett flashed blazing speed in the combine and has been mentioned as the team’s most impressive rookie in camp. Worst case, he starts out the season in a limited role before forcing himself into three-receiver sets. Like the upside for a 14th round pick.

Worst Pick

Joique Bell, 9.06. Bell remains out of practice with injuries and by the time he returns Ameer Abdullah – who Hindery also selected at 5.06 – may pass him rather quickly for first team duties. Even though the position was getting thin at this point, there were several other running backs available that may have fit better at this spot. Hindery selected Adrian Peterson as his 1st back and followed that with Abullah, I would’ve looked for a little more security with my 3rd back to offset the rookie risk inherent in selecting Abdullah. 

Evaluation

Hindery waited until Round 7 to select his 1st quarterback, adopting a middle-of-the road approach to the position. Joe Flacco could see a jump in production with Marc Trestman in charge of the offense. Trestman’s former quarterback, Jay Cutler, was selected in Round 8 and is the definition of a boom-bust type player. Hindery is banking on a monster season from Peterson and his collection of WR1’s to lead him to the promised land, but he’ll have to hope the risk of waiting on a quarterback pans out.

B.J. Vanderwoude - Draft Position 7

Pick Overall Selection
1.07 7 Charles, Jamaal KCC RB
2.06 18 Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
3.07 31 Manning, Peyton DEN QB
4.06 42 Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
5.07 55 Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
6.06 66 Edelman, Julian NEP WR
7.07 79 Cameron, Jordan MIA TE
8.06 90 Griffin III, Robert WAS QB
9.07 103 Johnson, Duke CLE RB
10.06 114 Johnson, Charles MIN WR
11.07 127 Johnson, David ARI RB
12.06 138 Smith, Torrey SFO WR
13.07 151 Davis, Knile KCC RB
14.06 162 McCown, Josh CLE QB
15.07 175 Green, Ladarius SDC TE
16.06 186 Lee, Marqise JAC WR
17.07 199 Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
18.06 210 Riddick, Theo DET RB
19.07 223 Walsh, Blair MIN PK
20.06 234 Herron, Dan IND RB

Overall Strategy

Balanced approach, stud RB and WR to open draft

Best Pick

Charles Johnson, 10.06. Johnson returns as the WR1 for the Vikings and is poised for a second-year breakout. The addition of Mike Wallace and the return of Adrian Peterson point the needle upward for the offense as a whole. Johnson spent the offseason perfecting his footwork, has great size and speed and has offensive coordinator Norv Turner firmly in his corner. Vanderwoude accumulated an impressive stable of receivers in the early part of the draft, Johnson makes a perfect complement and will outperform his draft position.   

Worst Pick

David Johnson, 11.07. The preseason love for Johnson has subsided as he’s been limited with a hamstring injury. Initially envisioned as a complement to Andre Ellington, I would’ve liked the selection if the injury hadn’t limited him. The rookie will likely find himself buried on the depth chart the longer he stays out. Johnson has the skills and is an intriguing long-term prospect, but at this point appears to be more well-suited as a late-round flier.  

Evaluation

Vanderwoude has to be very pleased with the first three rounds of his draft, walking away with top 5 caliber players at three different positions. This allowed him to apply a balanced approach to the remainder of his draft but the results were mixed. I’m concerned about his running back depth behind Jamaal Charles. Carlos Hyde is essentially still unproven and while I am very high on Duke Johnson, the rookie resides in the unproven and risky column at the moment.  Vanderwoude’s QB2 and QB3 also exposes him to risk, he will spend the season hoping for Peyton Manning to have a Peyton-like season while avoiding injury.

Chad Parsons - Draft Position 8

Pick Overall Selection
1.08 8 Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
2.05 17 Lacy, Eddie GBP RB
3.08 32 Jeffery, Alshon CHI WR
4.05 41 Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
5.08 56 Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
6.05 65 Bridgewater, Teddy MIN QB
7.08 80 Bennett, Martellus CHI TE
8.05 89 Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
9.08 104 White, Roddy ATL WR
10.05 113 Adams, Davante GBP WR
11.08 128 Wright, Kendall TEN WR
12.05 137 Parker, DeVante MIA WR
13.08 152 Green-Beckham, Dorial TEN WR
14.05 161 Cassel, Matt BUF QB
15.08 176 Ball, Montee DEN RB
16.05 185 Artis-Payne, Cameron CAR RB
17.08 200 Wilson, Marquess CHI WR
18.05 209 Tamme, Jacob ATL TE
19.08 224 Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
20.05 233 Sturgis, Caleb MIA PK

Overall Strategy

Stud running backs and patience on quarterbacks

Best Pick

Eddie Lacy, 2.05. Parsons elected to wait on quarterbacks and locked down two stud running backs to open the draft. He followed his CJ Anderson selection in Round 1 with Eddie Lacy in Round 2, anchoring his team with two top 10 backs. Anderson will benefit from the change in offensive philosophy in Denver and has legitimate top 5 back upside. Lacy will be his usual productive self in one of the league’s top offenses.  

Worst Pick

Marcus Mariota, 8.05. Like his prospects for the long-term but not so much for 2015. The Titans shape up to be one of the poorer offenses in 2015 and Mariota will struggle through his rookie campaign. I like the selection of Teddy Bridgewater as his 1st quarterback, but there is some risk that he may not take the anticipated leap forward this year. Some more stability from a veteran for the QB2 position was in order here and there were several available.   

Evaluation

Parsons balanced approach to this draft should pay off nicely. There are no glaring weaknesses outside of backup quarterbacks, but Mariota could surprise and make that a non-issue. A solid collection of backs and receivers should balance out the risk. Parsons hit the receiver position hard in the middle of the draft, consecutively selecting receivers in Rounds 9 through 13. He found nice value in each round and the volume approach to the position should pay off.

Jeff Tefertiller - Draft Position 9

Pick Overall Selection
1.09 9 Bryant, Dez DAL WR
2.04 16 Johnson, Calvin DET WR
3.09 33 Gore, Frank IND RB
4.04 40 Rivers, Philip SDC QB
5.09 57 Brady, Tom NEP QB
6.04 64 Spiller, C.J. NOS RB
7.09 81 Marshall, Brandon NYJ WR
8.04 88 Dalton, Andy CIN QB
9.09 105 Thomas, Julius JAC TE
10.04 112 Woodhead, Danny SDC RB
11.09 129 Smith, Steve BAL WR
12.04 136 Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
13.09 153 Royal, Eddie CHI WR
14.04 160 Helu, Roy OAK RB
15.09 177 Daniels, Owen DEN TE
16.04 184 Rams, St. Louis STL Def
17.09 201 Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
18.04 208 Williams, Damien MIA RB
19.09 225 Coleman, Brandon NOS WR
20.04 232 Sanchez, Mark PHI QB

Overall Strategy

Stud wide receivers and solid quarterbacks

Best Pick

Philip Rivers, 4.04. Tefertiller struck at the right time for his first quarterback. With two stud receivers and a solid running back in the bag, he pulled the trigger on his targeted signal-caller well in advance of the run on quarterbacks in Round 5. He followed up by selecting Tom Brady as his QB2 in the midst of the run and for good measure added Andy Dalton in Round 8. Three top 20 quarterbacks in eight picks for this quarterback-friendly league equals well done. 

Worst Pick

C.J. Spiller, 6.04. Spiller has great upside in the Saints offense this year, but the pick may have been better spent on a back with lead back duties. Frank Gore was chosen as his lead back and while his potential with the Colts is huge, he is 32 and starting over with a new team – historically not a good combination. Spiller may very well light it up down in New Orleans, but I would have preferred another lead back type.

Evaluation

Tefertiller put together a solid group of quarterbacks and receivers, but his lack of depth at the running back position is frightening. Gore is a solid RB1 provided the wheels don’t fall off and Spiller is in a great situation in New Orleans for his skill set. Behind that, we have a couple of maybes and a late round flier. Tefertiller did a fantastic job on the quarterback and wide receiver positions, so he may be able to offset the potential downside at running back. 

Justin Bonnema - Draft Position 10

Pick Overall Selection
1.10 10 Jones, Julio ATL WR
2.03 15 Wilson, Russell SEA QB
3.10 34 Miller, Lamar MIA RB
4.03 39 Ingram, Mark NOS RB
5.10 58 Kaepernick, Colin SFO QB
6.03 63 Kelce, Travis KCC TE
7.10 82 Martin, Doug TBB RB
8.03 87 Wallace, Mike MIN WR
9.10 106 Maclin, Jeremy KCC WR
10.03 111 Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
11.10 130 Garcon, Pierre WAS WR
12.03 135 Mathews, Ryan PHI RB
13.10 154 Cobb, David TEN RB
14.03 159 Moncrief, Donte IND WR
15.10 178 Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
16.03 183 Bush, Reggie SFO RB
17.10 202 Strong, Jaelen HOU WR
18.03 207 Beasley, Cole DAL WR
19.10 226 Patriots, New England NEP Def
20.03 231 Barth, Connor DEN PK

Overall Strategy

Balanced with a volume approach to wide receiver

Best Pick

Mike Wallace, 8.03. Bonnema focused on quarterback and running back after selecting a stud wide receiver with his first pick. Wallace was the first of his four consecutive selections at receiver and offers great value in the eighth round. He is a great fit for the Norv Turner offense in Minnesota and should be fully motivated to prove that his time in Miami was simply a bad fit. If Teddy Bridgewater takes the leap forward as expected, the Vikings offense should make some noise this year.

Worst Pick

Breshad Perriman, 10.03. Great upside and expect big things from the rookie long-term, but proven commodities were available at the position. Perriman has been banged up in camp, still in line to start but the more time he misses the further it puts him behind. A volume approach to receiver allows for some risk, just would have preferred a proven commodity here – Johnson, LaFell, Decker etc. - and push the risk a few rounds later.

Evaluation

Balanced approach led to a mixed bag of a roster. Solid first two picks in Jones and Wilson, wound up with a nice collection of receivers but a little concerned about the running backs. Lamar Miller and Mark Ingram are fine backs, but having them as a one-two punch makes me a little nervous. Great pick on Travis Kelce as TE1, but he neglected to pick up another tight end. Pray for Jones and Wilson to have top 5 seasons and hope that the balanced approach pays off.

Cian Fahey - Draft Position 11

Pick Overall Selection
1.11 11 Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
2.02 14 Lynch, Marshawn SEA RB
3.11 35 Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
4.02 38 Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
5.11 59 Gurley, Todd STL RB
6.02 62 Johnson, Andre IND WR
7.11 83 Vereen, Shane NYG RB
8.02 86 Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
9.11 107 Mason, Tre STL RB
10.02 110 Walker, Delanie TEN TE
11.11 131 Sankey, Bishop TEN RB
12.02 134 Bowe, Dwayne CLE WR
13.11 155 Stills, Kenny MIA WR
14.02 158 Texans, Houston HOU Def
15.11 179 Britt, Kenny STL WR
16.02 182 Gray, Jonas NEP RB
17.11 203 Shorts, Cecil HOU WR
18.02 206 Rodgers, Richard GBP TE
19.11 227 Smith, Geno NYJ QB
20.02 230 Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK

Overall Strategy

Three studs and balance

Best Pick

Ryan Tannehill, 4.02. Fahey locked up his QB2 early, allowing him to focus on balancing out the remainder of his team starting in Round 5. Combined with his 1st round selection of Ben Roethlisberger, Fahey has a potential top 5 and top 10 signal caller to anchor his team. Selecting studs Marshawn Lynch and Jimmy Graham in Rounds 2 and 3 helped establish a strong foundation. Fahey knocked it out of the park in the first four rounds and has guaranteed production at three skill positions.

Worst Pick

Dwayne Bowe, 12.02. One concern for Fahey’s squad is the wide receiver position. Andre Johnson and Jarvis Landry were solid picks in the sixth and eighth round respectively, but the pick of Dwayne Bowe in Round 12 may come back to haunt him. Bowe is set to be the WR1 in Cleveland but the Browns offense does not exactly strike fear into opponents. His best days appear to be in the rearview mirror. You could make a case for any of the other receivers selected after him in Round 12.

Evaluation

Very solid and balanced roster overall, looks like Fahey has built himself a contender. His draft choices in Rounds 1 through 8 are about as solid as you can ask for, assuming full health for all of 2015 that should be enough to keep him in the hunt all season. The only downside I can point out is he may be a little thin at wide receiver. After his top 2, he’s exposed to poor offenses with the exception of Kenny Stills. While I like Stills as a player, the Saints moving on from him is a red flag to me.

Steve Holloway - Draft Position 12

Pick Overall Selection
1.12 12 Beckham, Odell NYG WR
2.01 13 Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
3.12 36 Cooks, Brandin NOS WR
4.01 37 Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
5.12 60 Ellington, Andre ARI RB
6.01 61 Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
7.12 84 Palmer, Carson ARI QB
8.01 85 Jennings, Rashad NYG RB
9.12 108 Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
10.01 109 Witten, Jason DAL TE
11.12 132 Gates, Antonio SDC TE
12.01 133 Fleener, Coby IND TE
13.12 156 McFadden, Darren DAL RB
14.01 157 Wheaton, Markus PIT WR
15.12 180 White, James NEP RB
16.01 181 Randle, Rueben NYG WR
17.12 204 Broncos, Denver DEN Def
18.01 205 Hoyer, Brian HOU QB
19.12 228 Parkey, Cody PHI PK
20.01 229 Manuel, E.J. BUF QB

Overall Strategy

Load up on WR1s

Best Pick

Brandin Cooks, 3.12. When you’re goal going in to the draft is to attack the wide receiver position in the first four rounds, you had better be certain to nail sure things. Selecting Brandin Cooks at 3.12 fits the bill. Cooks will be the top option in New Orleans and should take a monster leap forward in year 2. The Saints would not have moved on from both Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills unless they were fully confident in Cooks and the other receivers on the roster. Cooks could threaten 100 receptions this season and there will be plenty of red zone opportunities to go around with the departure of Graham.     

Worst Pick

Antonio Gates, 11.12. Gates was picked in the midst of three consecutive tight end selections by Holloway. I could live with two, but selecting three when your team has a glaring need at quarterback is very questionable. Holloway’s only quarterback at this point was Carson Palmer at 7.12, a fine choice that should produce nicely in Arizona. Quarterback was pretty well barren after Round 9, but one of the tight end picks would have been better spent on a Ryan Fitzpatrick or Josh McCown - at least he would’ve had a guaranteed starter in Week 1. Holloway wound up with Brian Hoyer as his QB2 at 18.01.  

Evaluation

Holloway is banking on his collection of WR1’s to be enough to remain competitive. The lack of depth at quarterback is concerning, especially when you’re relying on Carson Palmer staying upright for a full season at QB1. Holloway did a nice job in the later rounds adding to his receiver depth and actually cobbled together a decent collection of running backs despite waiting until Round 5. Quarterback will be his downfall in this QB-heavy league, the strength at receiver will not be enough to overcome the deficiencies elsewhere.

Full Draft

pick by pick

Pick Overall Franchise Selection
1.01 1 John Mamula Luck, Andrew IND QB
1.02 2 Maurile Tremblay Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB
1.03 3 Clayton Gray Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE
1.04 4 Andy Hicks Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB
1.05 5 Matt Bitonti Brown, Antonio PIT WR
1.06 6 Dan Hindery Peterson, Adrian MIN RB
1.07 7 BJ Vanderwoude Charles, Jamaal KCC RB
1.08 8 Chad Parsons Anderson, C.J. DEN RB
1.09 9 Jeff Tefertiller Bryant, Dez DAL WR
1.10 10 Justin Bonnema Jones, Julio ATL WR
1.11 11 Cian Fahey Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
1.12 12 Steve Holloway Beckham, Odell NYG WR
2.01 13 Steve Holloway Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR
2.02 14 Cian Fahey Lynch, Marshawn SEA RB
2.03 15 Justin Bonnema Wilson, Russell SEA QB
2.04 16 Jeff Tefertiller Johnson, Calvin DET WR
2.05 17 Chad Parsons Lacy, Eddie GBP RB
2.06 18 BJ Vanderwoude Nelson, Jordy GBP WR
2.07 19 Dan Hindery Green, A.J. CIN WR
2.08 20 Matt Bitonti McCoy, LeSean BUF RB
2.09 21 Andy Hicks Forte, Matt CHI RB
2.10 22 Clayton Gray Hill, Jeremy CIN RB
2.11 23 Maurile Tremblay Newton, Cam CAR QB
2.12 24 John Mamula Forsett, Justin BAL RB
3.01 25 John Mamula Murray, DeMarco PHI RB
3.02 26 Maurile Tremblay Cobb, Randall GBP WR
3.03 27 Clayton Gray Brees, Drew NOS QB
3.04 28 Andy Hicks Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR
3.05 29 Matt Bitonti Stafford, Matthew DET QB
3.06 30 Dan Hindery Evans, Mike TBB WR
3.07 31 BJ Vanderwoude Manning, Peyton DEN QB
3.08 32 Chad Parsons Jeffery, Alshon CHI WR
3.09 33 Jeff Tefertiller Gore, Frank IND RB
3.10 34 Justin Bonnema Miller, Lamar MIA RB
3.11 35 Cian Fahey Graham, Jimmy SEA TE
3.12 36 Steve Holloway Cooks, Brandin NOS WR
4.01 37 Steve Holloway Hilton, T.Y. IND WR
4.02 38 Cian Fahey Tannehill, Ryan MIA QB
4.03 39 Justin Bonnema Ingram, Mark NOS RB
4.04 40 Jeff Tefertiller Rivers, Philip SDC QB
4.05 41 Chad Parsons Matthews, Jordan PHI WR
4.06 42 BJ Vanderwoude Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
4.07 43 Dan Hindery Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR
4.08 44 Matt Bitonti Allen, Keenan SDC WR
4.09 45 Andy Hicks Morris, Alfred WAS RB
4.10 46 Clayton Gray Randle, Joseph DAL RB
4.11 47 Maurile Tremblay Gordon, Melvin SDC RB
4.12 48 John Mamula Manning, Eli NYG QB
5.01 49 John Mamula Cooper, Amari OAK WR
5.02 50 Maurile Tremblay Watkins, Sammy BUF WR
5.03 51 Clayton Gray Ryan, Matt ATL QB
5.04 52 Andy Hicks Romo, Tony DAL QB
5.05 53 Matt Bitonti Bradford, Sam PHI QB
5.06 54 Dan Hindery Abdullah, Ameer DET RB
5.07 55 BJ Vanderwoude Hyde, Carlos SFO RB
5.08 56 Chad Parsons Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB
5.09 57 Jeff Tefertiller Brady, Tom NEP QB
5.10 58 Justin Bonnema Kaepernick, Colin SFO QB
5.11 59 Cian Fahey Gurley, Todd STL RB
5.12 60 Steve Holloway Ellington, Andre ARI RB
6.01 61 Steve Holloway Bernard, Giovani CIN RB
6.02 62 Cian Fahey Johnson, Andre IND WR
6.03 63 Justin Bonnema Kelce, Travis KCC TE
6.04 64 Jeff Tefertiller Spiller, C.J. NOS RB
6.05 65 Chad Parsons Bridgewater, Teddy MIN QB
6.06 66 BJ Vanderwoude Edelman, Julian NEP WR
6.07 67 Dan Hindery Tate, Golden DET WR
6.08 68 Matt Bitonti Murray, Latavius OAK RB
6.09 69 Andy Hicks Olsen, Greg CAR TE
6.10 70 Clayton Gray Robinson, Allen JAC WR
6.11 71 Maurile Tremblay Winston, Jameis TBB QB
6.12 72 John Mamula Agholor, Nelson PHI WR
7.01 73 John Mamula Coleman, Tevin ATL RB
7.02 74 Maurile Tremblay Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB
7.03 75 Clayton Gray Bryant, Martavis PIT WR
7.04 76 Andy Hicks Jackson, DeSean WAS WR
7.05 77 Matt Bitonti Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB
7.06 78 Dan Hindery Flacco, Joe BAL QB
7.07 79 BJ Vanderwoude Cameron, Jordan MIA TE
7.08 80 Chad Parsons Bennett, Martellus CHI TE
7.09 81 Jeff Tefertiller Marshall, Brandon NYJ WR
7.10 82 Justin Bonnema Martin, Doug TBB RB
7.11 83 Cian Fahey Vereen, Shane NYG RB
7.12 84 Steve Holloway Palmer, Carson ARI QB
8.01 85 Steve Holloway Jennings, Rashad NYG RB
8.02 86 Cian Fahey Landry, Jarvis MIA WR
8.03 87 Justin Bonnema Wallace, Mike MIN WR
8.04 88 Jeff Tefertiller Dalton, Andy CIN QB
8.05 89 Chad Parsons Mariota, Marcus TEN QB
8.06 90 BJ Vanderwoude Griffin III, Robert WAS QB
8.07 91 Dan Hindery Cutler, Jay CHI QB
8.08 92 Matt Bitonti Eifert, Tyler CIN TE
8.09 93 Andy Hicks Bortles, Blake JAC QB
8.10 94 Clayton Gray Foster, Arian HOU RB
8.11 95 Maurile Tremblay Ertz, Zach PHI TE
8.12 96 John Mamula Brown, John ARI WR
9.01 97 John Mamula Carr, Derek OAK QB
9.02 98 Maurile Tremblay Jackson, Vincent TBB WR
9.03 99 Clayton Gray Smith, Alex KCC QB
9.04 100 Andy Hicks Foles, Nick STL QB
9.05 101 Matt Bitonti Ivory, Chris NYJ RB
9.06 102 Dan Hindery Bell, Joique DET RB
9.07 103 BJ Vanderwoude Johnson, Duke CLE RB
9.08 104 Chad Parsons White, Roddy ATL WR
9.09 105 Jeff Tefertiller Thomas, Julius JAC TE
9.10 106 Justin Bonnema Maclin, Jeremy KCC WR
9.11 107 Cian Fahey Mason, Tre STL RB
9.12 108 Steve Holloway Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
10.01 109 Steve Holloway Witten, Jason DAL TE
10.02 110 Cian Fahey Walker, Delanie TEN TE
10.03 111 Justin Bonnema Perriman, Breshad BAL WR
10.04 112 Jeff Tefertiller Woodhead, Danny SDC RB
10.05 113 Chad Parsons Adams, Davante GBP WR
10.06 114 BJ Vanderwoude Johnson, Charles MIN WR
10.07 115 Dan Hindery Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TBB TE
10.08 116 Matt Bitonti Cruz, Victor NYG WR
10.09 117 Andy Hicks LaFell, Brandon NEP WR
10.10 118 Clayton Gray Allen, Dwayne IND TE
10.11 119 Maurile Tremblay Blount, LeGarrette NEP RB
10.12 120 John Mamula Hill, Josh NOS TE
11.01 121 John Mamula Sproles, Darren PHI RB
11.02 122 Maurile Tremblay Freeman, Devonta ATL RB
11.03 123 Clayton Gray Decker, Eric NYJ WR
11.04 124 Andy Hicks Boldin, Anquan SFO WR
11.05 125 Matt Bitonti Williams, Maxx BAL TE
11.06 126 Dan Hindery Blue, Alfred HOU RB
11.07 127 BJ Vanderwoude Johnson, David ARI RB
11.08 128 Chad Parsons Wright, Kendall TEN WR
11.09 129 Jeff Tefertiller Smith, Steve BAL WR
11.10 130 Justin Bonnema Garcon, Pierre WAS WR
11.11 131 Cian Fahey Sankey, Bishop TEN RB
11.12 132 Steve Holloway Gates, Antonio SDC TE
12.01 133 Steve Holloway Fleener, Coby IND TE
12.02 134 Cian Fahey Bowe, Dwayne CLE WR
12.03 135 Justin Bonnema Mathews, Ryan PHI RB
12.04 136 Jeff Tefertiller Crabtree, Michael OAK WR
12.05 137 Chad Parsons Parker, DeVante MIA WR
12.06 138 BJ Vanderwoude Smith, Torrey SFO WR
12.07 139 Dan Hindery Fitzpatrick, Ryan NYJ QB
12.08 140 Matt Bitonti Quick, Brian STL WR
12.09 141 Andy Hicks Johnson, Stevie SDC WR
12.10 142 Clayton Gray Jones, Marvin CIN WR
12.11 143 Maurile Tremblay Latimer, Cody DEN WR
12.12 144 John Mamula Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE
13.01 145 John Mamula Floyd, Michael ARI WR
13.02 146 Maurile Tremblay Reed, Jordan WAS TE
13.03 147 Clayton Gray Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def
13.04 148 Andy Hicks Harvin, Percy BUF WR
13.05 149 Matt Bitonti Williams, Terrance DAL WR
13.06 150 Dan Hindery Colston, Marques NOS WR
13.07 151 BJ Vanderwoude Davis, Knile KCC RB
13.08 152 Chad Parsons Green-Beckham, Dorial TEN WR
13.09 153 Jeff Tefertiller Royal, Eddie CHI WR
13.10 154 Justin Bonnema Cobb, David TEN RB
13.11 155 Cian Fahey Stills, Kenny MIA WR
13.12 156 Steve Holloway McFadden, Darren DAL RB
14.01 157 Steve Holloway Wheaton, Markus PIT WR
14.02 158 Cian Fahey Texans, Houston HOU Def
14.03 159 Justin Bonnema Moncrief, Donte IND WR
14.04 160 Jeff Tefertiller Helu, Roy OAK RB
14.05 161 Chad Parsons Cassel, Matt BUF QB
14.06 162 BJ Vanderwoude McCown, Josh CLE QB
14.07 163 Dan Hindery Dorsett, Phillip IND WR
14.08 164 Matt Bitonti Funchess, Devin CAR WR
14.09 165 Andy Hicks Williams, DeAngelo PIT RB
14.10 166 Clayton Gray Sims, Charles TBB RB
14.11 167 Maurile Tremblay Ebron, Eric DET TE
14.12 168 John Mamula Allen, Javorius BAL RB
15.01 169 John Mamula Hurns, Allen JAC WR
15.02 170 Maurile Tremblay Bills, Buffalo BUF Def
15.03 171 Clayton Gray Robinson, Khiry NOS RB
15.04 172 Andy Hicks Jones, Matt WAS RB
15.05 173 Matt Bitonti McKinnon, Jerick MIN RB
15.06 174 Dan Hindery Williams, Andre NYG RB
15.07 175 BJ Vanderwoude Green, Ladarius SDC TE
15.08 176 Chad Parsons Ball, Montee DEN RB
15.09 177 Jeff Tefertiller Daniels, Owen DEN TE
15.10 178 Justin Bonnema Baldwin, Doug SEA WR
15.11 179 Cian Fahey Britt, Kenny STL WR
15.12 180 Steve Holloway White, James NEP RB
16.01 181 Steve Holloway Randle, Rueben NYG WR
16.02 182 Cian Fahey Gray, Jonas NEP RB
16.03 183 Justin Bonnema Bush, Reggie SFO RB
16.04 184 Jeff Tefertiller Rams, St. Louis STL Def
16.05 185 Chad Parsons Artis-Payne, Cameron CAR RB
16.06 186 BJ Vanderwoude Lee, Marqise JAC WR
16.07 187 Dan Hindery Clay, Charles BUF TE
16.08 188 Matt Bitonti Davis, Vernon SFO TE
16.09 189 Andy Hicks Dolphins, Miami MIA Def
16.10 190 Clayton Gray Huff, Josh PHI WR
16.11 191 Maurile Tremblay Floyd, Malcom SDC WR
16.12 192 John Mamula Jets, New York NYJ Def
17.01 193 John Mamula Donnell, Larry NYG TE
17.02 194 Maurile Tremblay Sanu, Mohamed CIN WR
17.03 195 Clayton Gray Kearse, Jermaine SEA WR
17.04 196 Andy Hicks Cook, Jared STL TE
17.05 197 Matt Bitonti Miller, Heath PIT TE
17.06 198 Dan Hindery Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB
17.07 199 BJ Vanderwoude Eagles, Philadelphia PHI Def
17.08 200 Chad Parsons Wilson, Marquess CHI WR
17.09 201 Jeff Tefertiller Vinatieri, Adam IND PK
17.10 202 Justin Bonnema Strong, Jaelen HOU WR
17.11 203 Cian Fahey Shorts, Cecil HOU WR
17.12 204 Steve Holloway Broncos, Denver DEN Def
18.01 205 Steve Holloway Hoyer, Brian HOU QB
18.02 206 Cian Fahey Rodgers, Richard GBP TE
18.03 207 Justin Bonnema Beasley, Cole DAL WR
18.04 208 Jeff Tefertiller Williams, Damien MIA RB
18.05 209 Chad Parsons Tamme, Jacob ATL TE
18.06 210 BJ Vanderwoude Riddick, Theo DET RB
18.07 211 Dan Hindery Bengals, Cincinnati CIN Def
18.08 212 Matt Bitonti Manziel, Johnny CLE QB
18.09 213 Andy Hicks Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK
18.10 214 Clayton Gray Hauschka, Steven SEA PK
18.11 215 Maurile Tremblay Jackson, Fred BUF RB
18.12 216 John Mamula Crosby, Mason GBP PK
19.01 217 John Mamula Austin, Tavon STL WR
19.02 218 Maurile Tremblay Tucker, Justin BAL PK
19.03 219 Clayton Gray Aiken, Kamar BAL WR
19.04 220 Andy Hicks Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
19.05 221 Matt Bitonti Bailey, Dan DAL PK
19.06 222 Dan Hindery Toon, Nick NOS WR
19.07 223 BJ Vanderwoude Walsh, Blair MIN PK
19.08 224 Chad Parsons Panthers, Carolina CAR Def
19.09 225 Jeff Tefertiller Coleman, Brandon NOS WR
19.10 226 Justin Bonnema Patriots, New England NEP Def
19.11 227 Cian Fahey Smith, Geno NYJ QB
19.12 228 Steve Holloway Parkey, Cody PHI PK
20.01 229 Steve Holloway Manuel, E.J. BUF QB
20.02 230 Cian Fahey Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK
20.03 231 Justin Bonnema Barth, Connor DEN PK
20.04 232 Jeff Tefertiller Sanchez, Mark PHI QB
20.05 233 Chad Parsons Sturgis, Caleb MIA PK
20.06 234 BJ Vanderwoude Herron, Dan IND RB
20.07 235 Dan Hindery Bryant, Matt ATL PK
20.08 236 Matt Bitonti Cowboys, Dallas DAL Def
20.09 237 Andy Hicks Hunter, Justin TEN WR
20.10 238 Clayton Gray Wilson, Albert KCC WR
20.11 239 Maurile Tremblay Crowder, Jamison WAS WR
20.12 240 John Mamula Hawkins, Andrew CLE WR

 

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