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2022 SuperFlex First Round Mock Draft

The staff at Dynasty Nerds joined @FFPeeblesChamp to draft the first round of a 2022 Fantasy draft as it stands now.

We are a quarter of the way through the college season, a great time to see where we are standing with 2022 draft-eligible prospects. I gathered eleven of our contributors at Dynasty Nerds, and we drafted the first round of next year’s fantasy draft – as it stands now.

Thank you to all who participated; let’s get down to business!

1.01 Spencer Rattler, QB Oklahoma via Tristan Cook

Courtesy of LeagueAlertsOfficial.com

Tristan: I had Rattler as my QB1 coming into this season, and that hasn’t changed, so the pick was pretty easy for me. I will say that the gap between the top QBs had certainly gotten smaller, but no one has passed Spencer yet. Admittedly, he hasn’t looked spectacular this season, but I’m still a believer in what he brings. He has the arm to make the NFL throws and the mobility to be an effective rusher. I don’t think he’s near the prospect that TLaw was last year, but he would be in the second tier with the rest of the 2021 class for me. I’m happy with this pick but not overly in love with Rattler.

1.02  Malik Willis, QB Liberty via Mychal Warno

Mychal: With the 1.02, I select Willis, the dynamic QB from Liberty.  He is currently my second-ranked Qb behind Rattler. Willis reminds me of Trey Lance with his dual-threat ability. That ability will lead to good fantasy production.  Willis will thrive with a creative offensive mind. Given Willis’s playmaking ability, he should be a top 5 real-life pick in the 2022 NFL draft. 

1.03  Matt Corral, QB Ole Miss via Jared Wackerly

Courtesy of Walter Lyle

Jared: Corral now finds himself as the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy after a hot start to the 2021 season. Questions were coming into the season regarding his decision-making. This year, Corral has yet to throw an interception and has zero turnover-worthy plays through three games. Corral has the complete package at the quarterback position. I think he will be an early first-round pick in the 2022 draft, and maybe THE QB1.

1.04 Sam Howell, QB North Carolina via Jon Glosser

Jon: Let’s make it four QBs in a row to start this off! Howell has been outstanding over his first two seasons, including being named 2019 ACC Rookie of the Year and accounting for 35 total touchdowns in 2020. Many analysts have compared him to Baker Mayfield, and I can’t disagree when watching Howell play. This year will tell a lot after losing multiple weapons to the 2021 NFL Draft. How he responds and develops his younger guys will be huge for him. If he can land in the right system with an excellent offensive coach, I like Howell’s future as a fantasy producer at the QB position.

1.05 Treylon Burks, WR Arkansas via Dwight Peebles

Courtesy of University of Arkansas Athletics

I will take Burks with the two best QBs going right before me. Burks is the top non-QB in the 2022 class with so much uncertainty in the RBs. Draft capital will play a huge part here as far as the RBs. Back to Burks – the dude is a baller and has the tools to be THE WR1; that is what I want for fantasy. He’s big and incredibly fast and can take over games. The NFL has moved away from the archetype of big receivers for the most part, but he’s too good to pass up.

1.06 Garrett Wilson, WR Ohio State via Dan Toomey

Dan: Quarterbacks went quick in this 2022 Superflex Rookie mock, which let us land some great value picking in the middle of the draft. There is still a case to be made that any of Burks, Wilson, and Chris Olave could emerge as the WR1 in this class, so getting any of those three here is a smash spot. The RBs in this class leave a little left to be desired, so securing a young WR for your dynasty team is excellent. Wilson was a 5-star recruit coming out of high school and enrolled at Ohio State in 2019. He and Olave have been an unbeatable WR duo who have helped accelerate the development of redshirt freshman quarterback CJ Stroud. Wilson is an elite route runner and separator. Two skills that will easily translate to the professional level.

1.07 Carson Strong, QB Nevada via Justin Herrera

Justin: Strong is an ideal Qb for teams that have options at WR, and I assume he’ll end up on one of the better teams. Strong is someone I consider a long-term investment, while he doesn’t possess the mobility to stand out in year one. He does have the talent you want at QB, with his ability to read and react, as well as go deep. Strong, under the proper tutelage, could be one of the better QBs in the league, let alone this draft class. This is why I took Strong here. He has a rare mixture of raw talent and sound decision-making. Strong is a QB who could take a team from good to elite.

1.08 Isaiah Spiller, RB Texas A&M via DynastyPJ

Courtesy of Kate Luffman/Texas A&M Athletics

PJ: While Breece Hall has had a decent season, I think that Spiller has shown enough to pass him as the RB1 in the 2022 class. Spiller is averaging a career-high 6.6 yards per rush and 3.87 yards after contact, which is almost a full yard more per attempt than Hall has averaged this season. Spiller is also a much better pass-catching back than Hall, which I feel makes his ceiling higher, as he can be a three-down back on Sundays.

1.09 Chris Olave, WR Ohio State via Jake Oliver

Jake: I took Olave ninth since I was rudely sniped on Spiller. Beyond that, I just haven’t seen enough this year from Hall to warrant him over a WR that has proven himself, at least to me. The man is a TD machine with 19 in 21 games, with the rest of this season to go. He’s 6’1″ and is fast, has an intelligent Football IQ, and the presence of a feature wide receiver. He’s an alpha in terms of his route running, mentality, and athleticism. Olave struggles with contested catches, but his route-running might be the best in the draft. Every play, he’s a threat to make a huge gain.  I could see him being most like a fellow Buckeye WR in Terry McLaurin, or if everything goes right, Michael Thomas. To get a WR that could reach that height at nine felt like a massive steal.

1.10 Breece Hall, RB Iowa State via Raju Byfield

Raju: Hall has lost some of his shine since his breakout freshman season. He is no longer the consensus number one overall running back in college football or even the 2022 NFL Draft class. However, he is still a talented running back set to be drafted to a team looking for him to become their lead back. He should provide RB2 value at a minimum for the next half-decade. Hall has good enough hands and open-field ability to mitigate the need for a third-down complement. Hall felt like a tremendous value at this point of the draft and was selected over some other names poised to make an immediate impact for their NFL teams.

1.11 David Bell, WR Purdue via Sam Crampton

Courtesy of Chad Krockover / Rivals

Sam: Purdue WR David Bell has done nothing but produce week in and week out his entire college career. Even as a true freshman, when he was competing for targets with star Rondale Moore, he managed a 1,035 yard and seven TD season. His excellent ball skills, crisp routes, and ability after the catch are all attractive assets.

1.12 Drake London, WR USC via Joe O’Leary

Joe: Wrapping up the first round of the mock, I’m going with USC WR London. He checks off a lot of boxes for the next level. He has good size at 6’5 and 210 pounds. London has solid early college production, boasting an age 19.1 ( 20% ) Breakout Age. He’s been on fire to start his Junior year, compiling 39 receptions for 540 yards and two touchdowns through four games played in 2021. If London keeps this pace up, solid draft capital could be coming his way next year. I prefer wide receivers in this class over any RB3 candidates, so London made a lot of sense here.

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