The anticipation of the NFL Draft has been building for months in dynasty leagues and were finally able to whet our appetites a little with round one on Thursday night. As expected, the story in fantasy and reality revolved around the quarterbacks as no fewer than five were taken in round one for only the third time in history. In addition, we had one of the most coveted dynasty assets to come around in a decade find his new home and had some very intriguing positional players taken late in the night. Let’s run though the picks and discuss their dynasty impact.
1 (1) = Baker Mayfield, QB CLE
After being rumored to be interested in Saquon Barkley, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen, the Browns finally settled on Mayfield to be their (next) quarterback of the future. There is risk with Mayfield, as he does have a volatile personality. However, the Browns were obviously overwhelmed by his playmaking ability that led to a ridiculous 4,627 passing yards and 43 touchdowns against just six interceptions last season for Oklahoma.
Mayfield will likely start his career behind incumbent starter Tyrod Taylor in Cleveland and here’s to hoping they’re a little more patient with Mayfield than they were with DeShone Kizer last season. If he hits, it will be great for players like Jarvis Landry, Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon. Mayfield is likely going to be a late second round pick in dynasty leagues but one that certainly has a high ceiling.
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