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2024 Superflex Rookie Mock Draft 5.0: Pre NFL Draft – Round 1

The Nerds team is back with a final Superflex Mock Draft before the NFL Draft. Let's check out Round 1.

Dynasty Christmas is almost here. We are just a few days from the next crop of dynasty superstars hitting the rosters. We have seen a top 8 settle in for Superflex drafts. 1.09 is where the draft starts. Will the depth of the wide receiver group keep pushing the mediocre running back class down the draft board, thereby creating value? Will running back needy teams pass on the wide receivers in hopes they have identified the running back that will hit as a rookie? Let’s look at Superflex Rookie Mock Draft 5.0 to get some answers.

Let’s dig into Round 1.

Superflex Rookie Mock Draft 5.0 – Round 1

1.01 Caleb Williams, QB, 6’1″ 218lbs


Do yourself a favor, and do not overthink this one. Caleb Williams has been the #1 prospect throughout the entire process. The Bears are uniquely positioned to give him a fantastic set of weapons. He has high-end QB1 upside, and in Superflex, that is gold.


1.02 Drake Maye, QB, 6’4″ 223lbs

North Carolina

This marks the third consecutive Dynasty Nerds Superflex mock draft with Drake Maye in the 1.02 spot, and it just makes sense. One of the best pro-ready passers to come out in the past few seasons, Maye would be the clear-cut QB1 most years. Whether he joins the Commanders or Patriots, look for Maye to put together a solid rookie season.


1.03 Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, 6’3″ 209lbs


The only player with an argument for the first or second spot in SF, Marvin Harrison Jr., is the locked-in WR1 in the class. His complete skillset should ensure early NFL success. He’s got WR1 upside and will turn around whichever pass corps he lands on.


1.04 Malik Nabers, WR, 6’0″ 200lbs


Nabers was highly productive for LSU in 2023. He had 89 receptions for 1,569 yards and 14 touchdowns, and he did that against the best competition in college football. With his pro-day performance and measurables all within the Top Five range of the position, Malik Nabers has made a solid argument to rival Marvin Harrison Jr. for the best receiver in the class, draft Nabers in the Top 6 of Superflex drafts and the Top 2 in all other formats. Nabers is my second-best rookie behind Harrison Jr., and I’m excited to draft him here.


1.05 Jayden Daniels, QB, 6’4″ 215lbs


The 1.05 is going to be a very interesting selection for rookie drafts. You’ll get at least one of the top two receivers or the top three quarterbacks. In this draft, we were lucky to get Jayden Daniels at 1.05. Daniels’ rookie value ranges all over the place. He is a great dual-threat quarterback who will help fantasy owners due to his rushing ability. Daniel will land in a situation where he will start from day one and have to be a playmaker. He has the tools to be an elite dual-threat quarterback, but he needs coaching and talent around him. Daniels has long-term value for dynasty teams.


1.06 Rome Odunze, WR, 6’3″ 212lbs


The sixth pick in this draft is such a sweet spot. Landing a talent like Odunze here is simply a chef’s kiss. As you’ve likely heard on our Dynasty Nerds podcast, Rome Odunze is a fantasy football stud in the making. He has the size, speed, and ball skills to be a WR1 for years. My one and only point of apprehension about Odunze’s value is: If he is drafted by the Jets, what will happen between him and Garrett Wilson?


1.07 Brock Bowers, TE, 6’4″ 243lbs


Brock Bowers is the best tight end prospect that I have ever witnessed. Bowers has elite speed and does it all. Brock Bowers could be TE1 before long, especially with a quality landing spot.


1.08 JJ McCarthy, QB, 6’3″ 219lbs


JJ McCarthy is one of the biggest question marks of the draft this year due to being in an extremely run-heavy system in college. When asked to make NFL-caliber throws, he seemed capable, but the sample size is limited. He’s athletic with a strong arm and seemingly has the leadership and coachability intangibles that teams will pay up for. He likely doesn’t have a huge rushing upside, but he is mobile enough to extend plays out of the pocket, where he excels. He could prove a valuable asset if he goes to a good situation (Vikings).


1.09 Brian Thomas Jr., WR, 6’3″ 209lbs


The unique size and speed combination put Brian Thomas Jr. at the top of the wide receiver after the ‘Big 3’ are off the board. His performance at the combine solidified him as a round-one pick. His overall skills and draft capital will make him a fantasy darling in your rookie drafts. He might be better as a WR2 on a team to start his career, but has the makings of a WR1 in the right landing spot. You should feel confident taking Thomas around this spot in your rookie drafts.


1.10 Trey Benson, WR, 6’1″ 221lbs


Currently, grabbing my RB1 in this draft class at the 1.10 is a great value. Benson combines pass-catching ability with great contact balance. He is also great when open space is presented, and given his projected Day 2 draft capital, I see him as the steal of the first round. If Trey Benson lands with Dallas, it will be hard for him not to be the consensus RB1 off the board.


1.11 Bo Nix, QB, 6’2″ 214lbs


The quarterbacks at the top of the 2024 class seem to get all the press. But the positional talent runs deep, and Bo Nix is a diamond in the rough. He is ultra-efficient, has the arm talent to make all of the throws, and even has enough mobility to establish himself as an ever-valuable double threat. He is versatile enough to be scheme-proof, though a highly dynamic motion-based offense would make the most of his talents. Look for the value of Nix to skyrocket (particularly in Superflex formats) if he lands in a well-established environment like Minnesota.


1.12 Adonai Mitchell, WR, 6’2″ 205lbs


Have I mentioned that I am team ‘big wide receiver’ before? Adonai Mitchell was not a prolific producer in college. Mitchell has, however, shown flashes of immense talent. He has great size and the athleticism to be a WR1 for an NFL team, but he sometimes shows the effort that could land him out of the league before his rookie contract ends. Mitchell’s draft capital is expected to be in the first or early second round, ensuring he gets the opportunity to become a starter. I’m strapped in and ready for the ride.


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