April has arrived! The snow is almost gone, the birds are returning, and the long winter is just about over (or just about the begin!!). This also means that the 2019 NFL Draft is very quickly approaching. The combine is over and the pro days are currently happening.
The pre-draft rankings for rookies are starting to solidify a little bit. The team these players land on will of course have some impact on their overall dynasty value, especially in the short term, but knowing where your favorites stack up now, especially if you are a believer in long term value, can give you an added edge in trade talks.
To help you out, I gathered some of DLF’s finest to do a run through of how the first three rounds might look.
The rules for this mock draft were pretty simple:
- Three rounds with 12 teams
- PPR scoring with standard lineups (not superflex, not TE premium, etc)
- Drafters were told to assume they had a balanced team with no glaring team needs
- No trades were allowed
If you missed the first round, take a moment to look back at it here.
Let’s take a look at the second.
2.01 – Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma
Pete’s Thoughts – I’m a believer in Murray. With the draft capital, running ability, and college passing statistics on par with Baker Mayfield, I see Murray as one of the few ‘can’t miss’ prospects at this point in the draft. If it were TE premium (well, they would be gone) I would target Noah Fant or TJ Hockenson. If Rodney Anderson has high draft capital, I’ll go there. But give me Murray even in a 1QB.
My Thoughts – Quarterbacks are always interesting in rookie drafts, because you never know when they will go. As for Murray as a prospect, he is definitely a player pushing the envelope of NFL quarterbacks – both in terms of his size and his abilities. If you need a QB, taking a chance on him here isn’t a bad idea.