We are in full rookie mode with just a couple of weeks left in the NFL postseason. All-Star games are ramping up. We are watching for news of NFL Combine invites to get a better look at our favorite prospects. Most of all, we are doing rookie mock drafts to prepare for our dynasty drafts. The Dynasty Nerds team is back with the second round of Superflex Rookie Mock 2.0.
Check out Round 1 here.
2.01 Michael Penix Jr., QB, 6’2″ 212
Penix and McCaffrey connect in the back of the end zone pic.twitter.com/KPFQ1UFuoM— Billy M (@BillyM_91) February 1, 2024
This is the one selection that can slide the most between now and the actual NFL Draft. How the NFL community feels about a player with four season-ending injuries will be the key topic when discussing Penix’s draft stock. If he lands Day One draft capital, expect him to slide up into the back end of the first round in rookie drafts.
2.02 Blake Corum, RB, 5’8″ 200
Corum was a three-year starter who had 2,700 rushing yards and 45 touchdowns. He can work in multiple schemes due to his versatility. He has the homerun ability to take one to the house. Corum is a slippery player whose smaller frame makes him get past defenders quickly. This draft capital will likely be somewhat significant, but he has year-one potential to make some noise in fantasy.
2.03 Trey Benson, RB, 6’1″ 211
After seeing Allen and Corum come off the board, I knew I needed to Benson. Currently ranked as my RB1, Benson combines pass-catching ability and great contact balance. He is giving me Joe Mixon vibes. I won’t be shocked if Benson is the first RB off the board in the 2024 Draft.
2.04 Keon Coleman, WR, 6’4″ 210
Coleman has fallen some in recent mocks, but I’ll snag him all day in the early second round. He is a massive individual who can win jump balls with his athleticism and catch radius, but that’s not why I’m sold on Coleman. I’m sold based on his after-the-catch abilities. A man that big shouldn’t be able to weave through traffic so gracefully. He may have kinks in his game, but I like his upside as a dominant X receiver.
2.05 Jonathon Brooks, RB, 6’0″ 199
Jonathon Brooks can play. Lots of explosives because of his long speed and nice cutback vision. Few nice grabs like this one. Won't get combine testing because of torn ACL, but he's fast. A few times where better balance or pad level would've sprung open first downs. pic.twitter.com/d6ftwCr5UM— Hayden Winks (@HaydenWinks) February 1, 2024
This is an easy pick, as I will select my top RB in the class. Prior to his injury, Brooks looked like the top RB in the draft. He has the size and skill set to be a three-down player. You will have to be patient due to the knee injury, but once healthy, he will show why he was once thought of as the 2024 RB1.
2.06 Xavier Worthy, WR, 6’1″ 160
Worthy is a genuine boom-bust prospect with an intoxicating mix of top-end speed and change of direction skills. Efficient on short horizontal and vertical routes. Combined with explosiveness after the catch, few players can change a game with a single play like this talented Longhorn. However, concentration drops and inconsistent ball tracking plagued Worthy in 2023. Deserving of a swing here at 2.06, Worthy has first-round talent but carries significant bust risk.
2.07 Adonai Mitchell, WR, 6’4″ 190
At the 2.07, I’m more than happy to take the second Texas-wide receiver, Mitchell. According to Tankathon, he is a projected first-round pick right now, which gives him a ton of value insulation.
Standing at 6’4 “and 190 lbs, Mitchell will play a feature X role on whatever team drafts him. If you can get Mitchell in the second round, I love that pick based on his upside alone.
2.08 Xavier Legette, WR, 6’1″ 223
Legette has been starting to move up draft boards as of late. His athletic profile and great top speed are reasons he could go here or even higher in rookie drafts. Unfortunately, he didn’t produce much until his senior year. He could be a good fantasy asset if he lands on a team that plays to his strengths.
2.09 Devontez Walker, WR, 6’1″ 197
Here is another player who will be climbing up rankings over the next several months if recent NFL mock drafts are to be believed — and they should be. Walker may be a raw talent, but he is exceptional with the ball in his hands. I’d wager that he will be drafted above more than one of the wide receivers taken earlier in this mock.
2.10 JT Sanders, TE, 6’4″ 256
I think that Sanders will be long gone by this pick come rookie drafts in the summer. We all know that Brock Bowers is an incredible prospect, but Sanders will surprise people during the pre-draft process. He’s a dynamic weapon and would be the TE1 in many other years.
2.11 Bucky Irving, RB, 5’10” 190
Pass-catching backs are taking over the NFL, and Irving is another great option that just so happens to excel in that area. With this incoming class of running backs without a top option, players like Irving will be great investments, relying on the pass-catching value that put him on draft radars during his collegiate career.
2.12 Malachi Corley, WR, 5’10” 215
Corley has good hands and is fantastic after the catch. He plays tough, reminding me of Deebo Samuel in that regard, and he could be used similarly in the NFL. I would happily end the second round with a player with a potential ceiling like Corley.