Jun 30, 2009
I have yet another mock expert draft today for another magazine, so I’ll be posting the results as they occur.
This is a 12-team draft, and it’s NOT a PPR league. I draft 10th, so it will be interesting to see if it’s viable for my to stick with the WR-WR plan drafting that late; it sure was in a PPR draft earlier this month.
3:16: Wow, first two picks Chris Johnson and Randy Moss. Surprised they were both there, can’t ask for more than that picking 12th. Calvin was temping, but Moss has Brady. Big difference.
3:26: Not an easy call with my 3rd pick, but I went with Dwayne Bowe. Although it’s not a PPR league,. Bowe should see a ton of passes in the red zone, so if he gets his act together, he could easily score 10 TDs. Next up, I felt it was too early for a QB and I would have taken Thomas Jones as a safer pick, but with him unhappy with his deal, over 30, and with others there, I played to win witih Reggie Bush. Again, I feel Bush is going to explode if healthy. That’s the issue, but even with Pierre Thomas the “starter”Bush is going to get a lot of opportunities to make big plays, and 100 total yarss per week should be a lock if he’s healthy.
3:35: Probably make a mistake in the 5th by snapping up Kurt Warner. He was a nice value 2 picks from the 6th round, but I should have taken Chris “Beanie” Wells and hoped Warner slipped to my 3 picks into the 6th. Wells did not, so I took Santonio Holmes as my #3 WR. Didn’t think any of the available RBs were worth taking in the 6th.
355: Since it’s a mock , I’m playing to win and looking to get flashy, so I took TE Greg Olsen and RB Darren Sproles with my next two picks.
4:00: OK, I am hurting a little at RB, so I took a flyer on LeRon McClain for depth. If Willis McGahee flops or gets hurt, McClain should be back in business with at least 12-14 carries a game and most goal line carries. I followed that up in the 10th with more RB depth, Jamaal Charles.
4:06; Still looking for depth, and WR Mark Clayton, my boy, is still there. Next, I get even more RB depth with Fred Taylor. My RBs look like skank, but I have a lot of bodies here, one of them will emerge. Oh, who am I kidding, it’s a mock draft.
4:13: With only 15 rounds in this league, I grab the NY Giant defense. I’m concerned with Philly and the health of their defensive coordinator Jim Johnson. Sadly, he may not be there this year. I also took Greg Camarillo as my #5 WR. He’s been Penninton’s guy in the OTAs.
4:15: Took Jason Elam as my kicker.
Decent draft, team has a lot of upside and juice, but again I have a different mindset doing mocks.
QB: Kurt Warner
RB: Chris Johnson
RB: Reggie Bush
WR: Randy Moss
WR: Dwayne Bowe
WR: Santonio Holmes
Flex: Darren Sproles/Mark Clayton
TE: Greg Olsen
PK: Jason Elam
DT: NY Giants
Bench: LeRon McClain, Fred Taylor, Jamaal Charles, Greg Camarillo
Not bad, but I need to do only “real” drafts so I only draft “real” teams.