Welcome to Monday Mocks, where I’ll bring you…you guessed it, a new mock draft every Monday during the off-season. 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.
The countdown continues as we are now just over two weeks away from the 2022 NFL Draft. Much of the analysis throughout the past several months has been focused on individual players. As most would admit though, two of the most crucial data points in studying and projecting the outlook for these players comes on draft weekend - draft capital and landing spot.
Landing spot is a difficult piece to consider as there are so many factors to consider. Opportunity is obviously important, so a crowded depth chart would be imposing. The quality of the overall team and offense matters as well. Of course, landing spots will ultimately be revealed in 17 days, but we should all be prepared for what happens that weekend. One way to do that is to identify the ideal landing spots for the players we are hoping to acquire in rookie drafts.
In this mock, I “drafted” the landing spots that could be most beneficial for the players we care about. Whether your NFL Draft weekend is focused on Malik Willis, Breece Hall or Garrett Wilson, these are the landing spots that could give incoming rookies a value boost come superflex dynasty rookie drafts.
1.01 Pittsburgh Steelers QB
The Steelers are all about longevity. This is a team with three total head coaches since the original moon landing. The quarterback of the past 18 seasons just called it a career and I expect the team to be on the hunt for another long-term option. Despite the addition of Mitchell Trubisky, a quarterback drafted in Round One by the Steelers would see a value gain and could be the top overall pick in superflex rookie drafts.
1.02 Green Bay Packers WR