Rookie Mock Draft Superflex TE Premium 2.0

My fellow writers at King Fantasy Sports and myself have come together once again to provide everyone with version 2.0 of our 2-Round Superflex/TE premium rookie mock draft. Version 1.0 was pre-draft and now 2.0 is post-draft. Obviously, with landing spot and draft capital determined, there were some very big winners and losers within these rookie prospects. 

Check out below on how that impacted our selections! Each pick the writer provides their analysis on why they selected each player at their respective pick!

1.01 – Trevor Lawrence – QB – Jacksonville Jaguars

Writer – Rob Grimwood @NFLBritBaller

Lawrence can do it all. He’s got exceptional arm talent, he is more than capable with his legs and he’s got a pretty reasonable cast of weapons to utilize with the likes of Laviska Shenault, D.J Chark, James Robinson and his old favourite from Clemson, Travis Etienne. He’s the only guarenteed rookie QB starter week one and he should be fantasy relevant straight out of the gate.

1.02 – Trey Lance – QB – San Francisco 49ers

Writer – Jack Humphrey @JackHumphreyKM

I had to go back and watch more tape on Trey Lance before the NFL draft kicked off and boy I’m glad I did. The more tape I watched the more I thought this guy reminds me of Patrick Mahomes! I bumped him up to 2 in my pre-draft rookie rankings before the draft and I wouldn’t argue taking him over Lawrence now. There were a number of players I said you could wait a year util they could outscore the consensus number 1 at the position. I think the same for Lance who landed in the perfect fantasy landing spot.

1.03 – Justin Fields – QB – Chicago Bears

Writer – Liam Humpage @fantasysportad1

Justin Fields is still my QB2 in the class, despite slipping to the 11th overall pick in the NFL Draft. He has a great arm – both in accuracy and power – along with great speed on the ground (unofficial 4.44 40 yard dash). Fields’ rushing ability should provide a relatively safe floor, while the downsides I saw on tape are all coachable which provide a great ceiling. I do think there’s a real chance Fields sits for part, if not all of the season behind Dalton. He does have the tools to beat out Dalton should the opportunity occur.

1.04 – Zach Wilson – QB – New York Jets

Writer – Alastair Cook @FFDynastyGrill

Zach Wilson will not be going off every draft board this high, in fact probably very few. I am banking on the draft capital and what I’ve seen of Wilson to help me succeed with this pick. The Jets fell in love and ignored any temptation to look further into Lance or Fields to take their baby-faced poster boy with the 2nd overall pick. QBs are always going to be kings in superflex leagues and a dual-threat QB is even more valuable. The Jets i believe are finally heading in the right direction under new head coach Robert Saleh and Zach Wilson has a much higher chance at succeeding than his predecessor Sam Darnold.

1.05 – Kyle Pitts – TE – Atlanta Falcons

Writer – Adam Martin @thereggambler

Given that this is a superflex league it was not surprising to see the four main QB’s go off the board first. This left the decision to be, do you take the best running back, the best wide receiver or the best tight end. Normally the running back would be the obvious answer however, Kyle Pitts is an exceptional tight end. The Florida Gators man will be a difference maker in time and is one of the best tight ends to come out of college. Give him a couple of years and he could be the new Travis Kelce.

1.06 – Najee Harris – RB – Pittsburgh Steelers

Writer – Tyler Moore @Tyler_FF_

Najee Harris is my running back one since the start of the offseason, and with landing spots determined, he is cemented there. After the top three guys at running back, it dries up considerably so I took this opportunity to grab a top end prospect at the position. He should be the bell cow in Pittsburgh with not much competition for backfield snaps. Volume is king for fantasy football running backs, and it doesn’t hurt that Najee is an uber athlete.

1.07 – Ja’Marr Chase – WR – Cincinnati Bengals

Writer – Rob Grimwood @NFLBritBaller

Chase is viewed as the best receiver out of this draft class. The reason behind that is thanks to an unbelievable 2019 season for LSU where he and Joe Burrow paired up for 1,780 receiving yards and 20 TD’s. Now reunited with his college QB and in a good spot for fantasy fans – don’t be surprised to see Chase emerge as Burrow’s go-to target, which will lead to a high volume of fantasy points, especially in PPR leagues.

1.08 – Mac Jones – QB – New England Patriots

Writer – Jack Humphrey @JackHumphreyKM

This is more of a Superflex pick I can admit that. Jones landed in a nice spot for fantasy and a nice spot for his NFL career. I have him ranked as my qb4 in this class. For what he lacks in the running side to his game he can make up for with his arm. The upside for me with Jones in fantasy is Kirk Cousins now that’s not a bad thing in a Superflex league.

1.09 – Javonte Williams – RB – Denver Broncos

Writer – Liam Humpage @fantasysportad1

I loved Javonte during my pre draft assessment. He’s an explosive, physical runner who can take any play to the house. He was my RB2 throughout the pre draft process, and that didn’t change post draft. Although Williams will be in a timeshare scenario with Melvin Gordon, I believe the Denver backfield is his after this season. Not only is Williams the best runner in that RB room, he’s the best one under contract in 2022. Remember, this is dynasty! You’re not looking at just this year.

1.10 – Travis Etienne – RB – Jacksonville Jaguars

Writer – Alastair Cook @FFDynastyGrill

A home-run smash hit getting Travis Etienne at the 1.10 pick. My RB2 in this class, I really didn’t hate the landing spot despite a lot of people moving Etienne down with the impending time-share with 2020 star RB James Robinson. The Jaguars new front office have no ties to James Robinson, an undrafted free agent in 2020 whereas Etienne is a 1st round pick, i think Etienne is in the place where they will make the most of his skill set. Etienne links up with his former college QB and the two are set to be a high end QB,RB combo for years to come.

1.11 – Jaylen Waddle – WR – Miami Dolphins

Writer – Adam Martin @thereggambler1

Sitting at the 1.11 it became obvious that wide receiver was the right play. All five of the main QB’s had now gone and also the top three running backs had been drafted. However, only Ja’Marr Chase had been taken from the wide receivers. It was a choice of Devonta Smith or Jaylen Waddle and the latter felt like the right move. It feels that Waddle has found himself in a better situation at Miami than Smith has in Philadelphia. However, it would be understandable to pick Smith instead if you feel particularly high on him.

1.12 – DeVonta Smith – WR – Philadelphia Eagles

Writer – Tyler Moore @Tyler_FF_

It speaks to the depth of the quarterback position this year that I was able to grab Smith at the end of the first round. He is my number two wide receiver in this class and I believe he provides a high floor and high ceiling. He has a great skill set that should immediately translate to the next level. Walking into Philadelphia, the depth chart is wide open and Smith has every opportunity to become the wide receiver one for that offense. It doesn’t hurt either that he is one of the many players in this draft that reunite with their former college quarterback.

2.01 – Michael Carter – RB – New York Jets

Writer – Rob Grimwood @NFLBritBaller

Carter was the 1b to Javontae Williams’ 1a roll for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Despite this, he still managed to produce the 4th most rush yards in Div I last season. He’s a short, stocky runner who draws comparisons to C.J Anderson. Carter is a balanced back who can be used as a power rusher or even as a pass-catcher if needed. There’s a starting role up for grabs for the Jets and Carter is primed to be just that. The o-line is improved in New York and could help him breakout into fantasy relevant. A solid, high upside pick.

2.02 – Rashod Bateman – WR – Baltimore Ravens

Writer – Jack Humphrey @JackHumphreyKM

I believe in talent always wins out. Rashod Bateman is my WR2 in this class. Now I’m under no delusions that this landing spot was not perfect but Bateman is to talented not to succeed. I also believe Lamar is a better passer than he is given credit for. Bateman reminds me of Stefon Diggs and I believe he can do for Lamar  what Diggs did for Allen in Buffalo.

2.03 – Rondale Moore – WR – Arizona Cardinals

Writer – Liam Humpage @fantasysportsad1

This pick was a real toss up between the Moores. Rondale is currently my WR5a in this class, with Elijah being a WR5b. Rondale ended up a little higher pre draft in my rankings, and the landing spots are both favourable. I do think this range (Bateman/Waddle/Rondale/Elijah) are all very close and I’d be happy with whoever fell to me. Rondale has great speed and plays tough for his size (5’9, 180lbs). He should be a great compliment to DeAndre Hopkins. He’s also paired with a top, young franchise QB. I like the spot, talent and capital for Rondale – he’s set up to be a great 2nd round value.

2.04 – Elijah Moore – WR – New York Jets

Writer – Alastair Cook @FFDynastyGrill

I earmarked this pick to hopefully have one of the Moore’s sitting on the board and it’s actually the Moore I have ranked a place higher in Elijah Moore from the Jets. From the start, I loved Elijah coming in and probably had him ranked too low in hindsight. But with this landing spot and with the early 2nd round draft capital I can see a clear path to fantasy relevance right from week 1. I would not be surprised to see my rookie WR5 be the number 1 producer on this Jets offense in 2021 and therefore end up a much higher pick in startups the following season.

2.05 – Terrace Marshall – WR – Carolina Panthers

Writer – Adam Martin @thereggambler

Terrace Marshall was the pick taken at the 2.05 and he really could make an impression in his first year. Carolina have made a few changes this year and they could be a very strong offensive unit under Matt Rhule. D.J Moore and Robby Anderson are still there but with Curtis Samuel now gone it opens up room for Marshall. Samuel had 97 targets last year and Marshall will be the main beneficiary. The former LSU star has amassed 23 touchdowns in the last two years. Including ten last year without main QB Joe Burrow.

2.06 – Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR – Detroit Lions

Writer – Tyler Moore @Tyler_FF_

St. Brown is one of the safest players in the draft. He provides a high floor with a high end wide receiver two ceiling. He has been a consistently good wide receiver since coming out of high school as a five-star prospect. Detroit provides a wide open wide receiver room where St. Brown’s only competition is Breshad Perriman, Khalif Raymond, Tyrell Williams, and Quintez Cephus. His skill set should translate immediately to the NFL and he will provide an immediate impact to the Lions’ passing attack.

2.07 – Pat Freiermuth – TE – Pittsburgh Steelers

Writer – Rob Grimwood @NFLBritBaller

Arguably the second best TE in the class after Pitts and marginally ahead of Hunter Long (Miami Dolphins). I don’t mind the landing spot in Pittsburgh considering Eric Ebron possesses unreliable hands and very little upside. You might have to wait a season before seeing a Freiermuth breakout, but he could be the main TE for the Steelers after this year and he will be fantasy relevant thanks to his ability as a vertical threat.

2.08 – Trey Sermon – RB – San Francisco 49ers

Writer – Jack Humphrey @JackHumphreyKM

I was not that high on Sermon coming into the process but he couldn’t have landed in a more perfect fantasy running back hot spot. I’ve bumped him up to my RB 3. If Shanahan can make fantasy relevant running backs out of Alfred Morris and Raheem Moestart the future is very bright for Sermon as a fantasy asset.

2.09 – Kadarius Toney – WR – New York Giants

Writer – Liam Humpage @fantasysportad1

After the 2.04 tier break, I see Toney as a guy in the mix to take at the top of the next tier. Grabbing him at the 2.09 was an easy choice for me. He’s got 1st round draft capital, he’s not expected to come in and be the WR1 on his team (Golladay will hold that torch), and the rest of the depth chart isn’t too hard to beat out. I enjoyed Toney’s tape, and I guess the Giants did too. He’s a great slot receiver with clean, crisp routes, explosive cuts and great elusiveness which should make for a Yards-After-Catch monster. Toney does need to improve his contested catch ability, and various things within his routes. Toney is a great pick up in the mid/late 2nd for me.

2.10 – Dyami Brown – WR – Washington Football Team

Writer – Alastair Cook @FFDynastyGrill

This was difficult not to pick my guy Amari Rodgers but went with Dyami Brown out of UNC who I just think is an all round better weapon. Brown produced big numbers in his final 2 seasons in college both eclipsing the 1,000 yard mark along with 20 TDs registering over 20 yards per reception. He’s certainly dynamic and can stretch the field. Washington have an array of weapons in McLaurin and Curtis Samuel but Brown brings something different and I think he can make an impact from day 1 despite falling to round 3 of the draft. This stage of the draft is where I feel the quality starts to drop off so I will take my shot in someone with a high ceiling on what should be a high powered offense with newly installed gunslinger Ryan Fitzpatrick.

2.11 – Amari Rodgers – WR – Green Bay Packers

Writer – Adam Martin @thereggambler1

By the time we reached the 2.11 the best QB’s and running backs were long gone. On top of that the best wide receivers had gone as well. Due to that you have to look at players who might have a path to seeing game time, even if not much. Unfortunately, Dyami Brown had gone the pick before so the next obvious guy was Amari Rodgers. Rodgers showed his talent at Clemson last year with 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns. He is different to many of this year’s slot guys as although he is small he is stocky. That will help him in the NFL and Green Bay have been looking for a slot receiver since Randall Cobb. He will see work with or without Aaron Rodgers at QB.

2.12 – Nico Collins – WR – Houston Texans

Writer – Tyler Moore @Tyler_FF_

Nico Collins has a lot of upside for a player you can consistently grab at the end of the second round. He has an alpha profile standing at 6’4” and 215lbs with a solid production profile, but decided to opt out his senior year in 2020 due to COVID. He will have plenty of opportunity to get on the field with Brandin Cooks as the only established wide receiver on the team. Will Fuller departed to Miami, leaving Collins’ only competition for the wide receiver two spot Keke Coutee, Isaiah Coulter, Randall Cobb, and Andre Roberts. The biggest worry will be who is throwing Nico Collins the ball this year. A gamble I’m willing to take at the end of the second round with the ability to stash him on my taxi squad for a year or two while the quarterback position gets settled.

I appreciate everyone taking the time to go through this mock draft and I hope it proves useful for you! We all really enjoyed taking part and putting this together. Keep an eye out throughout the offseason as we continue to do these and keep track of the movement of these players. Especially once we start hearing offseason news and reports out of training camps!

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