There isn’t a lot in Allen Lazard’s profile to get excited about. At Iowa State, he played for one of the least intriguing Power 5 programs in the country; just one active NFL player (the otherworldly Kelechi Osemele) has been taken in the NFL Draft’s first four rounds after playing for the Cyclones. Of course, compared to other draft prospects, Lazard hasn’t been able to do much to help his case: His stats are good, not great, and his play style is far from dazzling. It’s clear that he doesn’t thrill the dynasty community, either. DLF’s rookie rankings slot him in at 37th overall, a late third-rounder or early fourth-rounder in rookie drafts.
As you can see on the rankings page, I think the consensus has overreacted to that lack of first-glance appeal. To me, he more than makes up for it with rock-solid reliability as one of the class’s best possession receivers.
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