Dynasty League Football

2016 NFL Rookie Draft Guide 11-20

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Leonte Carroo
Leonte Carroo
Pos: WR
Team: Miami Dolphins
School: Rutgers
Age: 22
Height: 6’0
Weight: 211
Forty: 4.50
Dynasty Summary: There are high risk-reward plays at the top of the draft, and then there are high risk-reward players at the end of each round – Leonte Carroo represents the latter in the first round but with upside too intriguing to ignore. His measurables are somewhat average and he’s not a fluid athlete, but his naturally-gifted hands, physicality and underrated route running all suggest immense upside. There are concerns over Carroo’s decision making and off-the-field behavior. Additionally, the Rutgers gimmicky offense makes it difficult to forecast early NFL success. In the mold of Jarvis Landry, look for a chance to pounce should he slip to the second round in fantasy drafts.

Will Fuller
Will Fuller
Pos: WR
Team: Houston Texans
School: Notre Dame
Age: 22
Height: 6’0
Weight: 186
Forty: 4.32
Dynasty Summary: Few players’ fantasy value will be more influenced by draft situation than that of the lightning-quick Will Fuller. Elite acceleration, suddenness and speed are Fuller’s calling cards and he uses them well to stem his routes for maximum impact. He excels at taking the top off a defense but can also sink his hips to create space. His hands are inconsistent and too much of his college production came over the top, but with the ball in his hands underneath, he’s a sure bet for production and excitement. His value will soar if selected by established offensive units such as New England, Green Bay or even Dallas. Fuller could be a later first round selection in fantasy or slip to the second round if drafted into a poor situation.

Devontae Booker
Devontae Booker
Pos: RB
Team: Denver Broncos
School: Utah
Age: 23
Height: 5’11
Weight: 219
Forty: n/a
Dynasty Summary: When the first team goes on the clock on April 28th, Booker will be just over a week out from his 24th birthday. At the running back position, that alone is going to cause his draft stock to fall in fantasy. Aside from this fact, Booker’s running style and production are intriguing at the NFL level. He’s a patient and instinctual runner that operates well in space, but lack of agility and acceleration will hinder his ability to be ultra-productive in systems not boasting a solid offensive line. Booker isn’t a back that will create space or yardage on his own, but his patience an vision allow him to take what’s given. In fantasy, look for him to fall to the second half of the first round.

Pharoh Cooper
Pharoh Cooper
Pos: WR
Team: Los Angeles Rams
School: South Carolina
Age: 21
Height: 5’11
Weight: 203
Forty: 4.66
Dynasty Summary: Cooper isn’t elite in any one particular area but is a workhorse on the field and possesses strong discipline. He’s a tough runner with the ball in his hands, fighting for extra yards. Average size and bulk limits his ceiling and his NFL Combine performance was extremely forgettable. In fact, “average” is a fitting term overall. He’s a a player that will be a strong candidate to outplay his drafted position once he learns the ropes in the NFL. No character issues and his NFL team will get a dedicated player with a strong drive.

Paul Perkins
Paul Perkins
Pos: RB
Team: New York Giants
School: UCLA
Age: 21
Height: 5’10
Weight: 208
Forty: 4.54
Dynasty Summary: Perkins is your prototypical lighter back with impressive lateral agility and elusiveness. He’s quicker than fast, having notched a 4.54 forty and he does possess the patience to exploit small seams and lanes utilizing elite vision and plus-level acceleration. In the passing game, while not elite, he does show natural ability and fluidity with the ball in the air and was extremely productive as a receiver. Possessing a similar skills set to Duke Johnson, if Perkins falls to the right system and role, he could produce early in his career and be a flex-starter asset in PPR leagues. Look for Perkins to be selected late in the second round in fantasy, potentially slipping into the third round depending on drafted situation.

Jordan Howard
Jordan Howard
Pos: RB
Team: Chicago Bears
School: Indiana
Age: 21
Height: 6’0
Weight: 230
Forty: 4.57
Dynasty Summary: A punishing downhill runner, Jordan Howard is flying well below the radar after skipping the NFL Combine. At his pro-day, Howard turned in a 4.59 forty, average for a player of his size. He’s a one-cut runner without a lot of lateral agility and lacks a second-speed through the line of scrimmage. He runs high but has ample leg drive through first contact. His hands are adequate in the passing game and he’s capable in all phases of his game. In the end, Howard is average runner with upside but doesn’t project to the NFL with a high ceiling. Expect Howard to be a third round selection in fantasy.

Braxton Miller
Braxton Miller
Pos: WR
Team: Houston Texans
School: Ohio St.
Age: 23
Height: 6’1
Weight: 201
Forty: 4.50
Dynasty Summary: The mystery of Miller is certain to play out differently in fantasy drafts in 2016. The converted quarterback possesses an intriguing blend of agility, size, speed and dynamic and plays well above his experience level as a receiver. He’s a natural leaper and tracks the ball well from all angles. Miller’s upside is immense – as is his risk due to lack of experience. He’s not an accomplished route runner and tends to rely on his speed and agility to create separation and make plays. As he learns the finer points of playing receiver, he should develop quickly. He’s a leader, carries himself well under all circumstances and is an ultra-athletic player who offers a premier risk-reward selection in the top or middle of the second round in fantasy.

Jared Goff
Jared Goff
Pos: QB
Team: Los Angeles Rams
School: California
Age: 21
Height: 6’4
Weight: 215
Forty: 4.82
Dynasty Summary: Quarterbacks tend to fall in fantasy rookie drafts and a coach needing help at the position should be ready to pounce early in the second round. Thinly built but with great stature in the pocket, Goff can make all the throws at the NFL level and possesses natural instincts, mechanics and mobility. He feels the pocket well, is able to slide from pressure and keeps his eyes downfield with the ability to get the ball to the receiver on a rope with velocity. Some have questioned his leadership ability and personality. Like many quarterbacks from the college game, Goff is not adept at playing from under center and he’ll need to develop quickly in this area.

Hunter Henry
Hunter Henry
Pos: TE
Team: San Diego Chargers
School: Arkansas
Age: 21
Height: 6’5
Weight: 250
Forty: 4.72
Dynasty Summary: Recent years have seen relatively disappointing results from the tight end position and 2016 doesn’t have many names which elicit excitement. At the top of this year’s class exists Hunter Henry, an average measurables player with exceptional hands. Looks to be a three down player which is notable for a tight end, meaning he has blocking ability and may not come off the field on run plays. He’s got the size and speed to be a difference maker in the right system but is difficult to project to the next level. He’ll be a late second round selection in most fantasy drafts, give or take five spots depending on drafted situation.

Tajae Sharpe
Tajae Sharpe
Pos: WR
Team: Tennessee Titans
School: Massachusetts
Age: 21
Height: 6’2
Weight: 194
Forty: 4.55
Dynasty Summary: A rangy and fluid athlete with and without the ball in his hands, Sharpe will be a second round pick in fantasy and provides the high-ceiling dynamic that fantasy coaches should be targeting with later round selections. His route running is underrated and his loose hips allow for maximum separation out of his breaks. He stems his routes well, is a natural hands catcher and is adept at tracking the ball over his shoulder. Sharpe’s long speed (4.55) is underwhelming as is his vertical, but he possesses enough ability across multiple traits to be a high upside pick.

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