Points scoring season is in the books. Congrats to the Kansas City Chiefs on winning their second Super Bowl in the last four years. At Dynasty Nerds we are already on version 5.0 of the Rookie Mock Drafts. Bijan Robinson has been the consensus 1.01 so for in mock draft season. This draft went a little different at the top.
Let’s take a look at Superflex Mock Draft 5.0.
Superflex Rookie Mock Draft 5.0 – Round 1.
1.01 CJ Stroud, QB, 6′ 3″ 218
Ohio State University
Bijan has been going 1.01 almost universally. If I am picking here, I probably need a quarterback. So, I’m taking CJ Stroud. Stroud will step into a starting job on Day 1. The OSU quarterback threw for over 8000 yards with 85 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions in just two seasons. His performance in the National Semi-Final put several questions about his game to rest. With the shelf life of an elite quarterback being double that of an elite running back, I’m taking my QB1 here. – @Culture_Coach
1.02 Bijan Robinson, RB, 6’0″ 215
University of Texas
I’m honestly shocked. Kudos to Dennis for trusting his process and going against the consensus to get his guy, but I’m thrilled to get Bijan Robinson at 1.02. He’s a generational running back prospect being touted as the best prospect since Saquon Barkley and based on my tape evaluation, I’m inclined to agree with that statement. Offseason ADP already has him as a first-round pick in startup drafts. I only pray this happens for me at 1.02 in some of my real leagues. – @Devy2DynastyFR
1.03 Bryce Young, QB, 6’0″ 194
University of Alabama
While it is true that Young is a little undersized, that distinction is becoming less and less important in today’s NFL. Of the three remaining quarterbacks on the board, he has by far the highest floor and a comparable ceiling. Not knowing the draft destinations beforehand give me Bryce Young all day, every day. – @ReflipeWThenuz
1.04 Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, 5’11” 200
Gibbs is the best pass-catching running back in this class. Jahmyr will be extremely valuable in PPR, and third-down-backs tend to have longer careers since they take fewer hits. Gibbs is shifty and very hard to tackle once he gets the ball in space. Jahmyr Gibbs is a big play threat at any moment. The value of running backs has trended down over the past several years, but Gibbs is more than a running back. He’s a weapon. – @imbobbybish
1.05 Anthony Richardson, QB, 6’4″ 236
Every recent NFL mock has Richardson as a first-round pick, and if (when) that happens, he is instantly a top-end rookie pick in Superflex drafts. This is not a repeat of the Malik Willis overdrafted debacle of last year’s offseason, or at least we certainly hope it isn’t. Richardson played in a top college conference against top college competition. Richardson’s ceiling is peak Cam Newton, and longtime dynasty players know how valuable that ceiling can be, especially when we lack decent quarterback depth in dynasty. – @TheSmingDynasty
1.06 Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, 6’0″ 197
Ohio State University
With no clear and away top wide receiver in this class, I’m going with the most versatile guy. Smith-Njigba might lack the raw athleticism of the other top receivers in this class, but he makes up for it with technique. We’ve only really seen him play from the slot alongside Garret Wilson and Chris Olave, both of whom hold Jaxon in high regard, but we’ve seen samplings of what he can do outside of that role. He catches anything thrown his way, gets separation downfield, and is a capable blocker. These are all things that point to a bigger role in the NFL. – @MonCalFF
1.07 Will Levis, QB 6’3″ 222
Will Levis is going in the top ten of the NFL draft, and it’s like the fantasy community doesn’t want to accept that fact. I consistently see him going later than he should in many industry mocks. For the record, I would have taken him as early as the fifth pick in this mock draft. You can never overestimate the power of a starting quarterback on your Superflex squad. Levis is your prototypical big-armed quarterback with an ideal frame size for an NFL starter. In the worst case, you get a serviceable QB2 for your roster for the next four to five years. The upside is far greater than that. – @DanT_NFL
1.08 Quentin Johnston, WR, 6’4″ 193
Quentin Johnston is big (unverified 6’4”, 215lbs, 26.2 BMI), he’s fast (probably runs in the 4.4s, with a > 110-speed score), he’s an early-declare, and most likely a 1st round pick in the NFL draft. What’s not to like? Sure, Year 3 was a little bit of a letdown from a production perspective, but Years 1 and 2, on a games-adjusted basis, were good enough to check the boxes. My concern is with contested catches, as he is primarily an outside WR with a large ADOT; for him to be a consistent fantasy producer in the NFL, he’ll have to put up a better contested-catch percentage than he did in college. But very excited to grab him at 1.08 in Superflex drafts. – @_jasonstein
1.09 Jordan Addison, WR, 6’0″ 175
Though he is the smallest of the consensus top three receivers, Jordan Addison might be the most complete prospect at the position. An incredible route runner with excellent body control, Addison has been able to carve up almost any defense he has faced. He does lack some physicality due to his size but has still found ways to dominate secondaries. The former Biletnikoff Award winner moved from Pitt to USC this past season, where he continued to post fantastic games. Assuming he gets first-round draft capital, Addison is my locked and loaded WR2 of this class. – @FF_TJHernandez
1.10 Zach Charbonnet, RB 6’1″ 220
Zach Charbonnet is one of the most intriguing prospects at the moment due to his fantastic build. Charbonnet has the skill set to be a three-down back at the next level, as he caught 37 passes this past year at UCLA. In addition, this past season Charbonnet has shown an aggressive running style to compliment his pass-catching ability. At the moment, Charbonnet is a projected second-round pick. If this happens, there’s a very high chance Charbonnet will become a three-down back. Right now, Charbonnet is my 10th overall prospect, so it’s very fitting to take him at the 1.10. – @SteveBradshawFF
1.11 Roschon Johnson, RB 6’2″ 223
Playing behind the consensus 1.01 in Bijan didn’t allow Roschon to showcase his talent in the college ranks. However, when he did play, he showcased a three-down running back ability that will have teams hungry to draft him. He’s got elite size and power with the vision/patience to wait for the right moment burst through the gap. He’s been one of my favorites for a while, but with all the notice he’s getting now, I won’t hesitate to draft him and ensure I get a potential star running back. – @DarthDbacks
1.12 Sean Tucker, RB, 5’10” 210
Sean Tucker checks just about every box you could ask from a running back. He’s got solid size and power, and his speed on tape reflects his being a track athlete. He’s been productive at Syracuse over the last three years, displaying solid vision and contact balance, and has also proven himself as a pass catcher with 64 catches. As long as he weighs in around his listed 210 lbs, Tucker will have no red flags and a fair number of green ones. – @devycramps
Rookie Mock Draft 5.0 launches us head first into rookie season. Rookie profiles are being released several days per week, make sure you don’t miss them. Who do you think should be a first round pick that didn’t make it this time?
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