The 2019 NFL draft is in the rearview mirror and we are in the midst of rookie draft season. The 2019 class offers some highly polarizing players and rankings vary across the board.
A few members of the Dynasty League Football staff looked at the early ADP for rookie drafts and made their cases for players they have higher and lower. In this installment of the series, we look at players currently being drafted 25-48:
Which rookies are you lower on than ADP from rounds three-four?
NP Merrill: Benny Snell, RB PIT
A prolific rusher out of the Kentucky backfield for three years, Snell was drafted in the fourth round with the 122nd pick. He’s currently listed third on the Steelers’ depth chart, behind James Conner and Jaylen Samuels.
Snell runs with power and innately utilizes his size and strength to gain leverage on defenders. He’s not much of a pass-catcher, and he's lacking in elusiveness, greeting contact with aplomb. Combined with his JAG-range ninth-percentile SPARQ score following a dismal performance at the NFL Combine, these traits make me lower on him than his current ADP of 3.04 (30.70 overall). Alexander Mattison, a very similar running back in size, measurables and ADP, has significantly more opportunity to see the field as Dalvin Cook’s handcuff in Minnesota, and is the player I prefer at this spot.