While there was not much offensive excitement on day one of the NFL draft, I still like how the dominoes fell on days two and three. As a result, some great values have been created in rookie drafts. Almost everyone is focused on the wide receivers, but I believe it's mainly players at the other skill positions who have a truly great chance to return solid value based on current ADP. Let’s take a look at some of these players who are destined to be underdrafted in rookie drafts this year.
*ADP references are based on MFL ADP results pulled from Dynastyleaguefootball.com on 5/21/19. Numbers are subject to change as more data is gathered and updated daily
Damien Harris, RB NE (MFL ADP 23.46)
I have been a fan of Harris while he played at Alabama and throughout the pre-draft process. I expected him to be selected on day two of the NFL draft but worried his lackluster combine performance might push him towards the back-end of day two rather than the front-end. He did end up being selected near the end of the third round, but it is still decent draft capital for a running back.
However, the New England landing spot has many worried about both his short-term and long-term outlook. Sony Michel, James White, and Rex Burkhead are all still on the team and the Patriots have been notoriously one of the hardest backfields to figure out from week to week. These concerns have no doubt pushed Harris’s draft stock down. He was considered a late first-round rookie pick a month ago and is now often taken in the middle or later parts of the second round.
Let’s take a look at why I’m willing to select Harris higher than his current ADP.