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2023 Superflex Rookie Mock Draft 8.0 – Round 2

Superflex mock 8.0 rolls on with Round 2. Dive in and see where the Nerds Team drafts your favorite second round sleeper.

In Round 2 of the Superflex Mock Draft the quarterback position dries up early. Do we see the running back depth start to show itself in Round 2?

You can find Round 1 of the Superflex mock draft HERE. Let’s dive into Rounds 2.

Superflex Rookie Mock Draft 8.0 – Round 2

2.01 Hendon Hooker, QB, 6’3″ 217


Too often cast asunder for the more marquee quarterbacks of the 2023 class, Hendon Hooker is proving to be a late riser in the lead-up to the NFL Draft. In fact, despite missing the traditional Combine and Pro Day evaluations due to his ongoing recovery from a November ACL reconstruction, first-round rumors are beginning to percolate about Hooker. With the dual-threat ability and the potential for an investment of significant NFL draft capital, I’m pumped to land a quarterback prospect of this caliber in the second round of a Superflex mock. – @Spydes78

2.02 Josh Downs, WR, 5’9″ 171

North Carolina

Josh Downs has great acceleration and the speed to take the top off the defense. He’s also quick in and out of his breaks and an easy separator at every level of the field. At the catch point, he’s fantastic despite being undersized. His size and lack of versatility (90% slot in college) may limit his upside. But he is just always open. He’s my WR3 and my ninth-ranked player across all positions. I LOVE that he still has a second-round ADP in rookie drafts, and I’m certain I’ll have lots of shares. – @devy2dynastyfr

2.03 Kendre Miller, RB, 5’11” 215


Miller is the back in this class, outside of Bijan, who I believe can be an RB1 and a three-down back. He didn’t show as much in ways of pass-catching, but when he did, Miller looked natural. He’s my RB2 and a lock for me to choose him anywhere past the sixth or seventh pick. – @ffpeebleschamp

2.04 Michael Mayer, TE, 6’4″ 249

Notre Dame

With the 16th pick in the draft, I’m taking Michael Mayer all day long. He is the best tight end in the draft and will have a long and productive career. Mayer has excellent hands. He may not be the most athletic tight end in the draft, but a decade from now, he will be considered the best. He reminds me of Greg Olsen and Jason Witten from a reliability standpoint. When it’s all said and done, his production may surpass Kyle Pitts’ hype, and Michael Mayer could be considered the dynasty TE1 a year from now. He has that upside. – @imbobbybish

2.05 Dalton Kincaid, TE, 6’4″ 246


The pick before me was Michael Mayer, so I’m taking my tight-end one in the class. Dalton Kincaid. Kincaid is a phenomenal pass catcher, which is what I care about in fantasy football. There’s so much to like about Kincaid starting with his fantastic draft capital. Right now, there’s a strong possibility that Kincaid could be a first-round pick. Even though Kincaid isn’t a great blocker, and it could take him longer to get on the field, I love his value in the long term. – @SteveBradshawFF

2.06 Marvin Mims, WR, 5’11” 183


Mims has been very high on my draft board for some time now, but it feels like most of the dynasty community is catching on. Knowing he won’t get back to me in the third round, I will snatch him up here in the mid-second. Mims is a smooth route runner, has great hands, a diverse route tree, and is one of the better-built wide receivers in this class (5’11” 183 lbs.). Add in his 4.38 40-time, and I am very excited to get a well-rounded receiver with all the tools to be a great pro. – @timbmartens

2.07 Tank Bigsby, RB, 6’0″ 210


Tank has been one of my favorite running backs in college football over the last three seasons. While he didn’t enjoy the same highs as a Bijan Robinson, he nonetheless flashed his legit talents. I’m willing to bet on an NFL staff unlocking his potential. – @ReflipeWThenuz

2.08 Israel Abanikanda, RB, 5’10” 216


In Superflex leagues, there is going to be some great talent that will drop into the late second round. Abanikanda has been a big riser for me in rankings, and getting him at the 2.08 is an absolute steal in drafts. He is only 20 years old, so he has youth on his side to be elite by the time he reaches 22 years old. He has excellent size and speed and has three down workload potential. – @CoachStevenP

2.09 Sean Tucker, RB, 5’9″ 207


I get that Tucker hasn’t done well in measurements and didn’t participate in the NFL Combine, but he should’ve been taken by now. Tucker’s a developmental running back with three-down potential. He has better receiving and hands than expected and can handle a full workload. Give me the upside on Tucker here. – @darthdbacks

2.10 Roschon Johnson, RB, 6’0″ 219


As we approach the third round, I’m all about taking calculated risks. We don’t know landing spots or draft capital yet, so taking any of the running backs in this range is risky because volume is so important. Johnson has risen in recent weeks despite backing up Bijan at Texas. Less mileage is not a bad thing. I like the chances that a team will sink Round 3-4 draft capital on Johnson. – @fakefootballs

2.11 Devon Achane, RB, 5’8.5″ 188

Texas A&M

Achane is one of the most polarizing prospects in this year’s draft. Some are afraid of his overall size, while others are intrigued by his speed and explosiveness. Even with his negatives, it is hard not to take him here. Draft capital, but more importantly, landing spot could be his best friend. If he is drafted by a team that will use his skill set correctly, he could be a high to mid-second-round pick in Superflex drafts. – @dropthemikeFF

2.12 Jalin Hyatt, WR, 6’0″ 176


Jalin Hyatt and the rest of the Tennessee Volunteers hold some of the most volatile places in my rankings. It is hard to evaluate these players, given how little of a relationship there is between their offense and the style of offenses we see in the NFL today. For this reason, I am letting the NFL tell me how to feel about them and weighing draft capital heavily in my final rankings. I have seen recently from the scouting community that Hyatt is a Day Two player at worst, which would land him around the end of the second rookie for my rookie drafts. – @DanT_NFL

That wraps up Round 2 Superflex Rookie Mock Draft 8.0. Did we leave anyone out? Drop a comment and let us know.

Speaking of the draft. Remember to tune into the Dynasty Nerds YouTube channel for live streams hosted by Dan Toomey and Tim Martens. Set your reminders, subscribe to the channel, get your snacks, and hop into the chat and be a part of it all!!

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