Dynasty League Football

2016 NFL Rookie Draft Guide 41-50

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Cardale Jones
Cardale Jones
Pos: QB
Team: Buffalo Bills
School: Ohio State
Age: 23
Height: 6’5
Weight: 253
Forty: 4.81
Dynasty Summary: The mystery man. Just what is he and how good can he be? Reports were he impressed scouts with his arm during his pro-day. He’s got the size and arm for a leap to the next level but hasn’t been sufficiently tested to eliminate the high degree of risk he carries. Very raw, his arm is somewhere between a howitzer and a shotgun from play to play. Can really spin it with velocity and touch on some passes and then look forced and uncomfortable on others. Mechanics in the pocket need a lot of work and he relies on his arm and stature too often. For a mobile-capable quarterback, he’s best from the pocket. Look for Jones as a flier in the late third or fourth rounds of fantasy drafts.

De'Runnya Wilson
De’Runnya Wilson
Pos: WR
Team: FA
School: Mississippi St.
Age: 21
Height: 6’5
Weight: 224
Forty: 4.85
Dynasty Summary: The Mississippi State product is a towering (6’5″) receiver who uses his basketball instincts to position his body for maximum leverage to make the reception. He has a good catch radius and shows natural and soft hands at all points and angles for incoming passes. Wilson is not a fluid receiver and is somewhat stiff and mechanical in his routes. His biggest drawback is the lack of displayed speed, running a 4.85 at the Combine. Additionally, for all his height, he has little lower body explosion, only able to vertical 28″. At the next level he’ll be a red-zone threat and possesses a relatively low ceiling.

Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis
Pos: WR
Team: New York Giants
School: Bowling Green
Age: 22
Height: 6’0
Weight: 201
Forty: 4.57
Dynasty Summary: Largely unheralded from Bowling Green, Lewis is an average sized receiver with less than ideal strength and route experience. He displays natural and soft hands with the ball in front of him, deftly extending to snatch the ball prior to quickly turning his shoulders up-field. Of his 16 touchdowns during his final year, many were over the top and uncontested yet his timed speed appears only average. Lewis runs a limited route tree but seems to have the agility, hands and intelligence to develop in this area. His 4.57 forty at the Combine was disappointing but he bested that time by running sub-4.5 during his pro day. Some had him timed at 4.38. In the mold of a Greg Jennings, Lewis has late round appeal in fantasy.

Devon Cajuste
Devon Cajuste
Pos: WR
Team: San Francisco 49ers
School: Stanford
Age: 23
Height: 6’4
Weight: 234
Forty: 4.62
Dynasty Summary: Potential tweener between a big receiver and a move tight end. Big target with huge hands and the ability to use his body to his advantage. Capable vertical leaper but not overly impressive. Never ultra productive at Stanford with 34 receptions and six touchdowns being high points in both categories in 2014. Rather stiff as a receiver and will need to rely on red zone looks for productivity. Late round flier in the NFL Draft and could well go undrafted in fantasy drafts.

Marquez North
Marquez North
Pos: WR
Team: Los Angeles Rams
School: Tennessee
Age: 21
Height: 6’2
Weight: 223
Forty: 4.48
Dynasty Summary: North has a blend of size, speed and hands that will offer promise at the next level. He snatches fluidly while extending, and has the speed to create separation not only out of his breaks, but over the top and on successful double moves. Has relatively loose hips. He battled the injuries much of his collegiate career and the production required to squarely put him on the radar never materialized. He’s a raw receiver that looks the part, though his 10.25″ hands should help him get an opportunity. He’ll be a late round fantasy selection at best, but will be a receiver to keep an eye on during the draft to see where he lands.

Demarcus Robinson
Demarcus Robinson
Pos: WR
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
School: Florida
Age: 21
Height: 5’9
Weight: 182
Forty: 4.72
Dynasty Summary: Ultra high risk player due to numerous suspensions. he had a disappointing combine though his game film shows a different player. Passes the eye test and shows ability on the field. Extremely fluid with elite acceleration, great leaping ability and vacuum hands when he uses them properly. Does tend to let passes into his body too often. Plays with a chip on his shoulder and with an undeniable swagger. He possesses that “it” factor and had he avoided trouble off the field he could have been the top receiver in the draft. During the Combine, his interview was described as “Horrible”. If ice water runs through your veins, hazard your last pick on him.

Josh Ferguson
Josh Ferguson
Pos: RB
Team: Indianapolis Colts
School: Illinois
Age: 22
Height: 5’9
Weight: 198
Forty: 4.48
Dynasty Summary: Undersized back who seems to float until he sees daylight. Once through, he’s dynamic in the open field and can run away from defenders or break their ankles with lateral agility. Not particularly adept through the line of scrimmage, he prefers to work his runs to the outside. Doesn’t explode through arm tackles and needs clear feet to gain yardage. His role will likely be limited in the NFL and there isn’t a great case for him to be drafted earlier than the last round in fantasy unless he falls into an ideal situation.

Peyton Barber
Peyton Barber
Pos: RB
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
School: Auburn
Age: 21
Height: 5’10
Weight: 228
Forty: 4.64
Dynasty Summary: A disappointing Combine didn’t help Barber’s stock and he’s slipped from what little spotlight he may have once enjoyed. Has great size for the position and runs well behind his pads and with good leverage. He is patient, allows blocks to be set ahead of him and is willing to attack through the line of scrimmage. Better acceleration than size would suggest he is faster on the field than his timed forty of 4.59. Diagnosed with ADHD but has fought through it and excelled in the classroom before having his best year as a senior. Tends to get caught behind the line of scrimmage with paralysis by analysis on occasion, when patience works against him. Better recognition will be needed. Barber is a sneaky third round fantasy selection due to his size and upside.

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