Welcome to Monday Mocks, where I’ll bring you…you guessed it, a new mock draft every Monday during the offseason. In my opinion, drafting is the best part of fantasy football, so I do as much of that as I can. This series will be filled with all types of mocks. We’ll draft startups, rookies, devys and more.
While the rest of the dynasty world is focused on the recent NFL Combine and the shockwaves it sent through the NFL landscape, I decided now was the perfect time to look ahead to next year. After all, many dynasty managers are already doing that as they collectively target 2023 rookie picks in trade. What can we really expect from next year’s rookie class though, and is there any chance it can match the hype?
I gathered a few friends around the industry to help me mock it out. We drafted based on a superflex, PPR league and here was the draft order:
Bruce Matson, Dynasty League Football
Shane Hallam, Dynasty League Football
Scott Connor, Dynasty League Football
Travis May, Rotoviz
Kevin Coleman, Footballguys
Kane Fossell, Devy Marketplace
Ryan McDowell, Dynasty League Football
Curtis Patrick, Rotoviz
Felix Sharpe, Campus2Canton
Rob Willette, Dynasty League Football
Nick Whalen, Devy Report
Austin Nace, Campus2Canton
1.01 - Bijan Robinson, RB Texas
After entering college as the top running back recruit in the country, Robinson has lived up to the hype. While he has played just 19 games during his two seasons at Texas, due to Covid-19 and an elbow injury, he has been a dominant force, totaling over 2,300 yards from scrimmage and 21 scores. Robinson is certainly locked in as the 1.01 favorite in 1QB leagues and could challenge the top signal callers for the honor in superflex leagues, as he did in this mock draft. Following the season, there were rumors he could transfer or even sit out the 2022 season with an eye on the NFL, but he has dispelled those reports.