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Team: Carolina Panthers
Dynasty Summary: Much like Charone Peake, Garrett’s collegiate productivity was negatively impacted following a compound fracture in his lower left leg in 2013. Once fully healthy in 2015, Garrett finally showed what he could accomplish by compiling 1,588 yards and eight touchdowns. Garrett passes the eye test with great size and good speed. His small hands could be a concern as he’s not consistent with completing the reception in traffic. In and out of breaks his size gets the better of him and he tends to roll, allowing the corner to run his route on occasion. Deceptively fast, he can exploit slower corners. Garrett is squarely a late third round fantasy selection at best.
Team: New Orleans Saints
Dynasty Summary: Injuries in 2015 limited his production but his NFL Combine performance put him back on the radar. Running a 4.46 and leaping an incredible 41.5″ in the vertical helped his stock immensely. Lasco isn’t overly shifty nor does he possess elite lateral agility, but he does utilize plus level vision (contrary to other reports) and agility to locate leverage points in seams and creases, with impressive patience and acceleration to capitalize on space provided. He’s a physical runner and unafraid of contact, perhaps leading to his injury history. Fantastic character and leadership qualities. In fantasy, he’ll be a high upside late-third or fourth round prospect.
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Dynasty Summary: Hooper is a safe TE prospect in a decidedly off year for rookie TE’s. He possesses good agility and quickness for his size. He made some terrific catches while at Stanford and is a versatile route runner. While has had some experience as a move TE, he will need to improve his footwork, blocking and consistency if he is to enjoy continued success at the pro level. If he can, he could develop into a solid NFL starter.
Team: Houston Texans
School: San Jose State
Dynasty Summary: Likely to find a limited gadget or slot role in the NFL. Doesn’t seem to have a frame that will carry more weight and needs to rely on his quickness and agility to chew up yardage. Is dangerous in space and if used laterally, could find some success. Acceleration is very good making special teams a likely possibility as well. With limited opportunity for a significant role in the NFL, he could go un-drafted in fantasy.
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Dynasty Summary: Moore is a speedy deep threat WR who is able to get behind a defense. While quick and difficult to jam, he needs to develop a more well rounded game. He also needs to bulk up and improve his route runnign to flourish in the NFL. He has the upside to develop into a solid WR and represents a good value in later rounds of rookie drafts.
Team: Oakland Raiders
School: Texas Tech
Dynasty Summary: Washington is a tough runner but his slight frame may not translate well to the NFL. He is an inconsistent receiver and will not add much value in PPR leagues. He is likely to carve out a role in a RBBC but it’s unlikely he will find himself as a lead back.
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Dynasty Summary: Lawler was extremely productive in the red zone at Cal, taking passes from soon-to-be first round pick, Jared Goff. Lawler has the size to be a difference maker at the next level and his 10.5″ hands won’t hurt. He doesn’t have the long speed to get over the top of defenses and plays a lot like possession receiver Muhamed Sanu. he has disappointing vertical ability for his size, but he does use his body well and shows some short-area agility in and out of breaks. Off the line of scrimmage, he’s a bit of a one-speed player and doesn’t display much suddenness. Lawler will likely be a late third round selection in fantasy.
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
School: West Virginia
Dynasty Summary: Smallwood possesses great pass-catching ability, and while he might not be an obvious feature back candidate, he’ll possibly force his way into a meaningful change-of-pace role. He is an ideal later-round rookie draft candidate with significant upside in the Philadelphia offense.