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 Senior Bowl and preparing for the upcoming rookie class, I decided now was the perfect time to look ahead to next year. The sentiment felt through the dynasty community every year is “wait until next year!” This was supposed to be the one time that didn’t happen, but here we are, questioning and doubting every incoming rookie not named Bijan. Hmm, maybe next year will be different? Let’s find out!
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:
Curtis Patrick, Rotoviz
Kane Fossell, Devy Marketplace
Ryan McDowell, Dynasty League Football
Jeff Bell, Footballguys
Felix Sharpe, Campus2Canton
Nick Whalen, Devy Report
Bruce Matson, Dynasty League Football
Shane Hallam, Dynasty League Football
Kevin Coleman, Footballguys
Scott Connor, Dynasty League Football
Travis May, Mojo
Rob Willette, Dynasty League Football
1.01 – Caleb Williams, QB USC
After following his head coach from Oklahoma to Southern California, all sophomore Caleb Williams did was throw for over 4,500 yards and 42 touchdowns on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy, along with the Maxwell and Walter Camp Awards. We are weeks away from the 2022 NFL Draft and still uncertain who will ultimately be the QB1 in the class, but Williams may have already locked down that title for next year. In the superflex format, Williams is an easy pick at 1.01, and as of now, no one else is even close.
1.02 – Marvin Harrison Jr., WR Ohio State
With Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson off to the NFL and junior Jaxon Smith-Njigba missing time with injuries, it was Marvin Harrison, Jr. who stepped up to serve as the top option in the Buckeyes offense. Harrison obviously has the pedigree to succeed in the league, but he also has ideal size, reporting in at 6’4” and 205 pounds. Harrison has already become known as an excellent route runner, but can also play the physical game, fighting for the ball.