2020 Instant Analysis Dynasty Fantasy Football Superflex Mock Draft: Round Two

Ryan McDowell

Editor’s Note: We constantly updated our Rookie Draft Guide as the NFL Draft unfolded, so be sure to follow along and read all the updated information.

Why waste any time, right?

As the third day of the NFL Draft comes to an end, our own Ryan McDowell, Jeff Haverlack and Ray Garvin performed a “Knee Jerk Reaction” instant analysis Superflex mock draft. The 2020 class is highlighted by some amazing and deep wide receiver talent and some running backs who promise to be difference makers in dynasty leagues, but this format is all about the quarterbacks. We’ll highlight each pick as we go and post each of the two rounds separately as we make picks based on our instant reaction to live and unfolding NFL Draft.

If you missed round one, you can check it out here.

2.01 = Tee Higgins, WR CIN
Pre-Draft SF Rookie ADP = 14

After a rough pre-draft process that saw him skip the Combine and flop at his pro day, Clemson’s Tee Higgins fell from the first round. He didn’t wait long on the second day as the Bengals made him the first pick of round two. He’ll join an already deep receiving corps including AJ Green, Tyler Boyd, John Ross and Auden Tate. This could certainly be Green’s final season in Cincinnati and Higgins would be poised to take over.

2.02 = Henry Ruggs, WR LV
Pre-Draft SF Rookie ADP = 12

Shades of Marquise Brown…after being the first receiver drafted a year ago, Brown still fell into the second round of rookie drafts. The Raiders need help at the receiver position and they added even more ammo on day two. Ruggs is viewed as a boom or bust pick and there are some valid concerns about his lack of production in college.

2.03 = Michael Pittman, WR IND
Pre-Draft SF Rookie ADP = 24

Pittman is one of the biggest risers following the NFL Draft and was among the first players drafted in round two. He joins the Colts, who are desperate for receiver help after relying on journeymen a year ago. As TY Hilton begins to slow down and with legitimate questions about Parris Campbell, Pittman could quickly climb the Colts depth chart. He moved from the last pick in the second round to the 2.03. It’s not unreasonable to consider him late in the first round.

2.04 = Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB TB
Pre-Draft SF Rookie ADP = 21

One of the most interesting topics of this class is the huge value gap between the top-five running backs and all others. Vanderbilt’s KeShawn Vaughn closed that gap by landing with the Buccaneers, who should be looking to replace bust Ronald Jones – that makes Vaughn one of the top risers of the class, moving from a fringe second round pick to a potential early-second. I won’t be at all surprised when Vaughn is drafted in the first round to a team chasing short-term running back production.

2.05 = Denzel Mims, WR NYJ
Pre-Draft SF Rookie ADP = 15

Baylor’s Denzel Mims had a picture-perfect off-season, until this weekend, that is. Mims starred at the Senior Bowl and then backed that up with a strong Combine performance – that helped give him some first-round buzz both in the NFL Draft and dynasty rookie drafts. Instead, he fell to the late second round with an iffy landing spot. That likely ends any chance he had of sneaking into the top round in rookie drafts. Mims has a chance to become Sam Darnold’s top target relatively quickly.

2.06 = Laviska Shenault, WR JAX
Pre-Draft SF Rookie ADP = 17

The Jaguars had to find some help at the receiver position, and they did in the second round, adding Laviska Shenault. After missing the Combine due to multiple injuries, Shenault enters the league with a wide range of outcomes. A spotty injury history gives him a low floor, but when he’s been on the field, there are few more talented receivers in the class.

2.07 = Jordan Love, QB GB
Pre-Draft SF Rookie ADP = 16

The 2019 season was a rough one for Utah State’s Jordan Love, who nearly transferred rather than joining the draft class. While he comes with a huge arm, there are some serious questions about Love’s ability to process information and make the transition to the league. To make things even more interesting, the Packers traded up to make Love the backup and presumably future replacement for Aaron Rodgers – this makes Love a tricky player to value. Based simply on the positional value, he is likely to be a second rounder (as he was in this mock), but you have to expect to be patient with him, potentially for a couple of years.

2.08 = Brandon Aiyuk, SF
Pre-Draft SF Rookie ADP = 23

The 49ers were one of many teams hoping to add receiver help and that started with Arizona State’s Brandon Aiyuk, who ended up with slightly better draft capital than his former teammate, N’Keal Harry. With few options after Deebo Samuel, Aiyuk should get the chance to produce right away. His first-round capital and solid landing spot help boost him up several spots from our pre-draft ADP. 

2.09 = Jalen Hurts, QB PHI
Pre-Draft SF Rookie ADP = 19

Another shocking pick on day two of the NFL Draft came when the Eagles added quarterback Jalen Hurts. The former Oklahoma quarterback’s stock had been rising as the draft neared and while he wasn’t expected to be drafted to be starter in the near future, being stuck behind Carson Wentz really hurts his value. It is very possible that he falls to the third round of super-flex rookie drafts. We’re simply not sure what the Eagles plan is yet. There has been mention of Philly using him in a Taysom Hill-type role while there is always concern about Wentz’s health. 

2.10 = Bryan Edwards, WR LV
Pre-Draft SF Rookie ADP = 20

One of my favorite receiver prospects, I was just hoping Edwards earned that all-important day two draft capital. He got that and then some as the Raiders made him their third receiver selected in the draft. Typically, that would be bad news, but Edwards’ style is very different than their first-rounder Ruggs and it sound like Lynn Bowden will be used out of the backfield. Edwards is recovering from a foot injury but is an easy pick in the late second round. 

2.11 = Antonio Gibson, RB WAS
Pre-Draft SF Rookie ADP = 25

One of the most intriguing prospects in the entire class is Antonio Gibson, the hybrid player from Memphis who was uber-productive on a limited workload. Washington had needs all over the offense with lots of questions outside of receiver Terry McLaurin. Gibson was announced as a running back, though he’s listed as a receiver on most fantasy sites. Regardless of his position, he is a big play waiting to happen that you’ll want on your team. 

2.12 = Zack Moss, RB BUF
Pre-Draft SF Rookie ADP = 22

The Bills were set to add some competition for Devin Singletary and they chose Zack Moss in the middle of the third round. Moss was largely viewed as the RB6 entering the draft, the top of the tier but with a huge gap between he and the top-five. While this is a solid landing spot for short-term production, Moss actually loses a bit of value. Singletary should continue to see the bulk of the work for the Bills.

Those who weren’t taken in the first two rounds who were in our pre-draft SF top 24: AJ Dillon (18), Jalen Hurts (19), 

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