2018 Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft

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I have found just two 2018 rookie mock draft so far in my research, but I am looking for more insight on this particular matter.





This is all I could come up with so far, but I was wondering if there was someone out there that can at least rank the 1st/2nd Round. I am currently in a 14 team league, and I own the #1 overall pick, #4 overall pick and the #15 in the second round. I know that this is way early, but I want to get a head-start on my research on my draft.


The Ideal draft would be:


#1: Saquon Barkley (

#4: Derrius Guice (I really doubt he falls to 4 tho)  I'm not real high on Love or Chubb here but I do like Sutton, Ridley, Tate if I decide to go the WR Route.

#14: Not sure who I go with here....?

Don't have a 3rd Round pick


Canidates for #14 Pick....


1.12: Equanimeous St. Brown, WR Notre Dame
Unfortunately, Equanimeous St. Brown hasn’t quite lived up to his preseason hype. Regardless, St. Brown has all the tools you look for when evaluating WRs for the NFL. His length makes him a tough matchup and allows him to go up and over defenders on jump balls. He has solid route running and good hands to go along with it. There may be other players with the production you look for here, but the upside and potential St. Brown brings is too hard to pass up here.


2.01: Sony Michel, RB Georgia
2.02: Josh Rosen, QB UCLA
2.03: Myles Gaskin, RB Washington
2.04: Royce Freeman, RB Oregon
2.05: Dante Pettis, WR Washington
2.06: Simmie Cobbs, WR Indiana
2.07: Christian Kirk, WR Texas A&M
2.08: Sam Darnold, QB USC
2.09: John Kelly, RB Tennessee
2.10: Akrum Wadley, RB Iowa
2.11: Jaylen Samuels, TE/H-Back North Carolina State
2.12: Damien Harris, RB Alabama


3.01: Richie James, WR Middle Tennessee
3.02: Anthony Miller, WR Memphis
3.03: Kerryon Johnson, RB Auburn
3.04: Bo Scarbrough, RB Alabama
3.05: Deon Cain, WR Clemson
3.06: Mark Andrews, TE Oklahoma
3.07: DJ Moore, WR Maryland
3.08: Josh Allen, QB Wyoming
3.09: Michael Gallup, WR Colorado St
3.10: Chris Warren, RB Texas
3.11: Lamar Jackson, QB Louisville
3.12: Josh Adams, RB Notre Dame




What do I do?

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Does the rookie draft happen before the NFL draft? If not, I would say to research all key players you see as belonging in the early-round conversation, and wait to see which NFL teams draft them. Without knowing what situation a player is going into, it's tough to project who you should pick. 

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The rookie draft won't happen before the NFL draft, but I really didn't watch a ton of college football games last year...and I with my current roster I cannot miss on any of my picks. I am definitely set-up for the long term, but it might take a few bumps and bruises the nest year or so before I finally reach my full potential with going the young route. I just didn't know if there is any other can't miss prospects that I really going to translate into stars sooner rather than later. 


My orginal plan was to draft barkley #1, Ridley #4, and really undecided what to do at #15. 


Starting to feel that a lot of nfl scouts are liking Courtland Sutton, Auden Tate, Jaylen Smith or James Washington more now. So I really have no idea what I'm going to do after Barkley. Really hoping that Guice falls, but I do have a huge need for WR on my team as well. 


STARTERS   WK 15   2017 SEASON   WEEK 15
QB DeShone Kizer, Cle QB  Kvideo_breaking.png
Sun 1:00   25 131 10.1 16   14 2nd 2.3 5.0 +1.7
RB Leonard Fournette, Jax RB  Knews_breaking.png
Sun 1:00   7 159 12.2 17   14.4 5th 95.9 99.9 +0
RB Joe Mixon, Cin RB  K  Qnews_recent.png
  Sun 1:00   29 90 6.9 0   8.7 1st 7.1 91.5 -1.6
WR Laquon Treadwell, Min WR  Knews_breaking.png
Sun 1:00   115 19 1.5 2   0.4 4th 0.0 0.6 -0.1
WR Corey Davis, Ten WR  Knews_breaking.png
Sun 4:25   116 18.5 1.4 2   3.9 18th 2.0 25.7 -9.5
TE David Njoku, Cle TE  Knews_breaking.png
Sun 1:00   18 52 4.0 0   3.1 23rd 3.9 9.8 +2.4
FLEX Mike Williams, LAC WR  Knews_breaking.png
Sat 8:25   145 6.5 0.5 0   1.8 31st 0.0 2.4 -0.5
FLEX O.J. Howard, TB TE  Knews_breaking.png
Mon 8:30   13 61.5 4.7 9.5   3.3 8th 2.5 9.5 -2.3
LB Reuben Foster, SF LB  K
Sun 4:25   91 34 2.6 5   5.2 -- 20.4 24.7 +6.5
LB Denzel Perryman, LAC LBnews_breaking.png
Sat 8:25   121 21.5 1.7 5   4.7 -- 9.8 13.4 -1.5
DL Myles Garrett, Cle DE, EDR  K
Sun 1:00   38 37.5 2.9 1.5   2.6 -- 13.3 21.5 +0.5
DL DeForest Buckner, SF DT  K
Sun 4:25   18 46 3.5 5   2.5 -- 18.8 35.0 -2.5
DB Jamal Adams, NYJ S  K
Sun 1:00   30 55 4.2 3.5   3.6 -- 4.6 12.1 -0.8
DB Trae Waynes, Min CB  K
Sun 1:00   28 52.5 4.0 2.5   3.9 -- 15.6 23.7 -1
DB Desmond King, LAC CB, S  Knews_breaking.png
Sat 8:25   8 66.5 5.1 11   2.8 -- 19.2 22.0 +9.8
K Justin Tucker, Bal K  Knews_breaking.png
  Sun 1:00   5 129 9.9 9.5   9.4 22nd 70.3 87.0 +1.1
BENCH   WK 15   2017 SEASON   WEEK 15
Bench Landon Collins, NYG S  K  Qnews_recent.png
Sun 1:00   3 81 6.2 5   5.7 -- 74.1 80.0 +2.8
Bench John Ross*, Cin WR  K  IR
  Sun 1:00   375 -1 -0.1 0   0 9th 0.0 1.2 -0.2
Bench Telvin Smith, Jax LB  K  Qnews_recent.png
Sun 1:00   5 96 7.4 0   6.9 -- 20.9 64.4 -4.3
Bench Patrick Mahomes, KC QB  K
Sat 8:25   57 0 0.0 0   0 3rd 0.0 1.2 -0.2
Bench Derek Barnett, Phi DE, EDR
  Sun 1:00   30 42.5 3.3 0   1.5 -- 1.0 2.9 -0.1
Bench Adoree' Jackson, Ten CB  Knews_breaking.png
Sun 4:25   17 57.5 4.4 1.5   4.5 -- 42.9 47.7 -0.2
        -- -- -- --   -- -- -- -- --
        -- -- -- --   -- -- -- -- --
IR Kevin White*, Chi WR  IR
  Sat 4:30   195 0 0.0 0   0 12th 0.0 1.6 -0.1
IR Cameron Meredith*, Chi WR  IR
  Sat 4:30   195 0 0.0 0   0 12th 0.0 1.1 +0
IR Joe Williams*, SF RB  IR
Sun 4:25   146 0 0.0 0   0 7th 0.0 0.4 +0

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Wow! That is a promising roster. You definitely had a loaded draft last year and should dominate with your sophomores. You definitely can't pass on [Barkley]. You are right four will be tricky. I would go WR WR with your 1.4 and 2.1. Not sure your league's qb situation but it could be wise to nab one of the top QB's to pair with PMII. If they both end up being monsters you can trade one of them for a haul. 



  • -I think that [Auden Tate] from FSU would be a solid fit for you there, depending on who his team is; put the Independence Bowl (Dec 27) on your calendar.  His ceiling is Calvin Johnson (probably won't get there, but he should be a red zone monster)
  • -Consider [James Washington] from Ok. St. as well. Not as big as tate but should be in for some acrobatic catches on Sundays. Definitely able to keep two feet in. He'll thrive on the sidelines, WR1 potential. Put the camping world bowl on your calendar (Dec 28).
  • -[Ridley], depending on landing place, should be your main target. Receivers with great hands, great fundamentals, and ability to separate are special. He's a definite WR1 (maybe not next year, but for sure by year two) For sure watch him on New Years Day night against Clemson. Just watch him move.



  • -[Michael Gallup], Colorado St. He'll probably be a top 14 pick by the time your draft rolls around. Expect him to shine in the draft process. I've seen him ranked as the 6th WR in this class. He's going to be a star. Tune into the New Mexico Bowl this Saturday, December 16 to watch #4. 
  • -Auburn's [Kerryon Johnson] is someone to watch too. He's a RB who is heralded for his hard running, he has great hands too. He might not play against UCF on January 1 in the Peach Bowl. Watch his status and if he plays watch his pass catching. That's what makes him preferable even to Guice IMO. 
  • -A lot of people are down on [Deon Cain] of Clemson. Watch both offenses when you scout Ridley on New Year's Day. You could see two of your draftees. Keep in mind the Josh Gordon effect of Cain being suspended a few years ago for substance abuse.
  • -Watch the Tax Slayer bowl on December 30. Watch Louisville's [Lamar Jackson] and [Jaylen Smith]. If he gets in the right situation, Jackson is going to be a 30pt a game player. How would Brett Hundley from this past Sunday look on your squad EVERY week. 


Hope this helps get you pointed in a good direction. You have a great squad to build off of. Cincinnati has not been kind to RB, if you can get a good deal you might consider off-loading Mixon... but don't sell low.


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I definitely drafted for the future this past year, so I have a lot of high upside players that hopefully won't bust on me. I still might not be very competitive next year, but I believe that I have a very bright future with some of the prospects that I currently have on team. If I can add a Barkley...and one or two of the players that you listed I believe that I will be in great shape moving forward. I guess we will have a better idea after the draft, but it is always nice to start your research process early. 


I more than likely will take Barkley and hopefully Ridley falls to 4 and I can snatch him up at that spot. If not I'm sure a Sutton, Chubb, or Guice will be sitting there at 4 which might actually be better for me in the long haul. I appreciate listed off the prospects for me, and writing a little bit of information on them. I'm still undecided on that I'm going to do for my 2nd round pick, but really it all depends on who is falls to you at that point. 


I am wondering how high Josh Jackson is going to go? I can't imagine me taking him at #4, but I don't know if I see him sitting there at #15 either. At this point quarterback is a big need for me at this point, but I'm sure that I can find one at some point. 



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Players to think about drafting in next year’s (2018) rookie draft

Highlighted players are the ones that I am interested in.



1.01  – Barkley (20 years old) February 7th, 1997
1.02 – Guice (20-year-old) June 21st, 1997
1.03 - Courtland Sutton (22 years old) October 10, 1995
1.04 - Equanimeous St. Brown-?
1.05 - N Chubb) (21 years old) December 27. 1995
1.06 - Calvin Ridley (22 years old) December 20th, 1994 (Worried about is age)
1.07 - James Washington (21 Years old) April 7, 1996
1.08 - Bo Scarborough-? (Not that high on)
1.09 - Christian Kirk WR (21 years old) November 18, 1996 (Not that high on)
1.10 - Antonio Callaway-? (Need to do research)
1.11 - K Ballage RB-? (Not that high on)
1.12 - Ronald Jones II RB Hopefully he is there for my 2nd round pick Still need to research
2.01 - Royce Freeman RB- Still need to research
2.02 - Lamar Jackson QB (Would almost consider taking him with the 4th overall pick depending on where he goes)
2.03 - LJ Scott RB- (Still need to research)
2.04 - Auden Tate WR Hopefully he is there for my 2nd round pick


This list might change depending on where they get drafted, I will update this list as time goes on. This is also someone else’s list, I will still need to make my own.


Others Players to Consider:

Damien Harris (Alabama RB)

Bryce Love (Stanford RB)




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I didn't actually create this mock, but I'm using it as a starting point. I don't currently have a third round pick, so I'm not overly concerned with players going way late. 


I would like to know others peoples list of top 15-20 players. 


Bump! Need Help!

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Hey Jerr Bear,


Im in a similar situation going into next year.  Currently holding 2 top 4 picks, although we determine final spot via consolation bracket.  Currently the best I can get is 1 and 3 so if I were to play that scenario out I would probably go Barkley and Guice or honestly Chubb. Re the 2nd rnder I love Ronald Jones.  If you don't already have a draftbreakdown membership I would advise grabbing one.  Binging on that site last year led me to grabbing Kamara and Juju who have been mehhhhh.  

Regarding the WR class, I need someone to sell me on this year.  All I hear from podcasts and online info is wait for the 2019 WR class.  

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I almost wish that we determined the final spot via consolation bracket, as I could potentially of gotten the #1 and # 3 in next years rookie draft. At this point in time I am content with 1 and 4, but I just wish I knew what I was going to do at #4. I totally agree with you that this is might be the year to take a running back...How high would you consider taking Lamar Jackson? Do you think that he is going to be a QB at the next level? I have a feeling that he might be gone at 2.15, but that is one of my biggest holes on roster. I said from Day one that I would be targeting Barkley and Ridley with my two first rounds, but it seems like Ridley has fallen down the board I really have no idea now. I would be more than happy with a Barkley,Ridley, Ronald Jones combination going forward. 


I love A.J. Brown for next year...and Ahmmon Richards but I still need to do my research on Collin Johnson, Tyrie Cleveland, and DeeBo Samuel. I almost think it might be a toss up for which WR class will be better. I will definitely be checking out draftbreakdown very soon to see if that can give me some good insight. What is the price for the membership?



Still want to know other peoples top 15-20



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Any other views or opinions? I am still very interested in hearing what others have to say, and rankings of their top 15-20 players in the upcoming draft. 



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19 hours ago, JerrBear80 said:

Bump! Need Help ASAP!



ASAP, the NFL draft isn't until April.  lol

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I like your picks.  If you can walk away with Barkley/Guice, you will be in great position.


I have picks 1.02, 1.04, 1.11 and 1.12 in a 12-team, 40-man roster dynasty league (I had a bunch of injuries -- Luck, Odell, Zeke, Edelman, etc. that caused me to trade into this year).  We use standard scoring and QBs and RBs tend to be at a premium over WRs.  


My thinking is that, if I can't trade up to snag Barkley, I'll try for:

  • 1.02 Guice
  • 1.04 Chubb or Love.  


I'm also curious about Damien Williams and Sony Michel.  Michel especially seems underrated and may even be a better RB than Chubb (especially considering injury history).  But I'm not sure.  


Would love some thoughts from you and the board on the best way to go at my picks. 

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Obviously, fit matters a lot. I did some recent looking and it seems that if you are looking for immediate impact RB is the best way to go, WR isn't TE on wait for the production status but it is pretty close. There are a lot of intriguing options at RB. Early rookie drafts leave room for sleepers. I usually draft right after the NFL draft and Hunt went 1.09 and Kamara went 2.12 in a 16 team IDP league. (I remember Kamara getting picked and wondering, "how was he available?")


There is no way to know where to go if your draft is in August. If it is before June, then stick with the RBs. 

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18 hours ago, DaBirds12 said:

Jiffy Jeff I have 1.02 also... Any thought taking Sutton over Guice or is Guice your guy?


Guice is the best option for the next 4 years (at least). The fit will make a big difference, look at JuJu in Pittsburgh. It is much easier for a player to be productive out of the backfield. You know they'll get 10-20 touches.


If you are early on in a rebuild Sutton could be your guy. This is a deep RB class and it could be good to grab one of the 3 stud WRs (James Washington, Calvin Ridley, Sutton -- in that order) this year and feast on the depth at RB in later rounds. 


Imo it is risky to pass on Guice. He compares favorably to Marshawn Lynch. 

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