Dynasty Vipers Rookie Mock Draft

All four members of the Dynasty Vipers team participated in a post combine rookie mock draft, with each person drafting for two different teams. This will be a 5 round, PPR, 1-QB draft.

Round 1

1:01 - Saquan Barkley RB, Penn State

Pick made by @polosprung - There isn't much to say about this pick, Barkley is a potential "Generational Talent" who can do everything and will likely be a three down back from the very first snap week one. He will without a doubt be the first runningback drafted in the NFL draft, and it is complete insanity if he isn't the first pick of your rookie drafts.

1:02 - Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

Pick made by @Dingas4 - Dingas hot take, Guice is the RB1. The man runs angry all the time and when he's taking a day off he's saving people....literally.

1:03 - Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State

Pick made by Auto Draft

1:04 - Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

Pick made by @WestmountWailer - 

1:05 - Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

Pick made by @BMartzy - This was an easy pick for me as I prefer drafting rookie wide receivers over runningbacks for the most part. Sutton has prototypical WR1 size and impressive speed for his large frame running a 4.54, 40. He will likely be drafted in the first round of the NFL draft and rightfully so as he is immensely talented.

1:06 - Sony Michel, RB, Georgia

Pick made by Auto Draft 

1:07 - Ronald Jones, RB, USC

Pick made by @polosprung - If Jones would have blown away the combine I firmly believe he would still be a top 3 pick in the majority of rookie drafts. Ro-Jo sliding to seventh in this draft and to #6 in current ADP makes him an absolute steal. I see a similar player to Kareem Hunt and Alvin Kamara and his future role in the NFL should be similar to theirs. 

1:08 - DJ Moore, WR, Maryland

Pick made by @Dingas4 - Very well could be the highest rising Player in rookie drafts, some even peg him as the wide receiver one. Currently he is my wide receiver two.

1:09 - James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

Pick made by @WestmountWailer -

1:10 - Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

Pick made by @BMartzy - Arguably the top wide out in the draft I feel his recent ADP slide is due to a mediocre combine. He is incredibly polished, runs impeccable routes, has great hands, and the speed to separate. Ridley isn't the biggest or fastest receiver in this draft class, but he is however the most complete wide receiver prospect in 2018. 

1:11 - Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon

Pick made by Auto Draft

1:12 - John Kelly, RB, Tennessee

Pick made by Auto Draft

Round 2

2:01 - Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

Pick made by @polosprung - After snagging Barkley in the first, it seemed appropriate to add a high end wide receiver in Christian Kirk in the second round. Kirk is a well proportioned receiver with great speed, excellent routes, and incredible hands. He also possesses the ability to play outside or in the slot.

2:02 - Equanimeous St. Brown, RB, Notre Dame

Pick made by @Dingas4 - Currently my wide receiver three, he was let down by poor quarterback play all season. Coming into the season ESB was my wide receiver one. I'm expecting him to rise up draft boards as rookie fever takes over.

2:03 - Michael Gallup WR, Colorado State 

Pick made by Auto Draft 

2:04 - Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

Pick made by @WestmountWailer -

2:05 - Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State

Pick made by @BMartzy - I fully intended to select Kerryon Johnson here, but he was sniped right in front of me. Ballage is a potential three down runningback as he possesses a prototypical workhorse back frame, with great hands, and above average pass protection skills. I see flashes of David Johnson in Ballage as he is a powerful runner, with great speed and excellent receiving skills..

2:06 - Mark Walton, RB, Miami Florida

Pick made by Auto Draft

2:07 - D.J. Chark, WR, LSU

Pick made by @polosprung - Chark has a great size, speed combination at 6'3/200 while running a 4.34, 40. He is going to be an absolute match up nightmare at the next level as Chark has a knack for big explosive plays. He is a quality route runner with separation speed, and excellent hands, who is also a return specialist.

2:08 - Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State

Pick made by @Dingas4 - After adding my wide receiver two in the first, I went with the value pick in the second. Adding my tight end one of the draft class to the roster. Goedert is going to be a match up nightmare but you may have to wait till his second season as TEs rarely produce year one.

2:09 - Deon Cain, WR, Clemson

Pick made by @WestmountWailer -

2:10 - Auden Tate, WR, Florida State

Pick made by @BMartzy - I currently have Tate ranked as my fifth wide receiver mostly due to my affinity for tall athletic wide outs, so I was happy to snag him here at 22nd overall. Tate is a big physical receiver who excels in the red zone, he is a match up nightmare with a great size speed combination.

2:11 - Nyheim Hines, RB, North Carolina State

Pick made by Auto Draft

2:12 - Keke Coutee, WR, Texas Tech

Pick made by Auto Draft

Round 3

3:01 - Sam Darnold, QB, USC

Pick made by @polosprung - This was an easy pick for me, I could have selected either the twelfth runningback, the tenth wide receiver, or my QB1. He will likely be the first overall selection in the upcoming NFL draft landing him in Cleveland, where he will be surrounded with quality offensive weapons. He possesses desired NFL size, and has all the tools to become a successful NFL quarterback.

3:02 - Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

Pick made by @Dingas4 - My runningback one, check. My wide receiver three, check. So I added my number one quarterback to the draft haul. Rosen in the 3rd is great value for the skillset he brings. I believe he is the most NFL ready quarterback of the bunch, so no complaints taking him here.

3:03 - Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

Pick made by Auto Draft

3:04 - Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma

Pick made by @WestmountWailer -

3:05 - Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis

Pick made by @BMartzy - Miller is a personal favorite of mine, so I was more thank happy to select him here. He is incredibly athletic, which allows him to gain separation downfield, and make difficult catches in traffic with excellent body adjustments. He is a nightmare in the open field, and has proved  successful playing both outside and in the slot. 

3:06 - Tre'Quan Smith - WR, Central Florida

Pick made by Auto Draft

3:07 - Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

Pick made by @polosprung - Gesicki is my top tightend from this draft class, so I was happy to get him here. He is an athletic freak, and his combine numbers proved it, at 6'5, 246 pounds he ran a 4.54, 40 put up an incredible 41.5" vert and was either first or second in every combine event. He is also a great route runner with exceptional hands.

3:08 - Richie James, WR, Middle Tennessee State

Pick made by @Dingas4 - Everything about his game is underrated. Really was hoping my guy Anthony Miller would drop a couple spots but James is a baller. Go back and watch his freshman and sophomore seasons kid is a stud. Will drop a bit after injuries hindered him in his junior season.

3:09 - Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

Pick made by @WestmountWailer -

3:10 - Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame

Pick made by @BMartzy - After his incredible Pro Day I will be sliding Adams up my rankings. He put up a top five forty time, explosive jumps in both the vert & broad as well as posting the fastest 3 cone time, while tipping the scales at 220 pounds. Adams is a punishing downhill runner with breakaway speed, who is a quality receiver and pass protector. With his skill set & prototypical workhorse back frame he could be in line for a three down role in the NFL.

3:11 - Chase Edmunds, RB, Fordham

Pick made by Auto Draft

3:12 - Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina

Pick made by Auto Draft

Round 4

4:01 - Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern

Pick made by @polosprung - Justin Jackson is a very versatile runningback who is also an excellent receiver, with the potential to be a PPR monster at the next level. He is shifty, and elusive, while possessing incredible speed with above average burst and great vision. 

4:02 - Dante Pettis, WR, Washington

Pick made by @Dingas4 - Rolling the dice on some upside here in the fourth round. Pettis is a top ten wide receiver in this class and will produce right away especially in leagues that count return yards.

4:03 - Bo Scarbrough, Alabama

Pick made by Auto Draft

4:04 - Jaylen Samuels, RB, North Carolina State

Pick made by @WestmountWailer -

4:05 - DaeSean Hamilton, WR, PennState

Pick made by @BMartzy - Hamilton is another example of a player who recently raised his draft stock with a very impressive Pro Day. He impressed with a blazing 4.47 forty time, his routes are smooth and impeccable, he is a natural hands catcher. Possesses an excellent size, speed combo, with the ability to play outside or in the slot.

4:06 - Simmie Cobbs, WR, Indiana

Pick made by Auto Draft

4:07 - Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida

Pick made by @polosprung - Had Callaway completed the 2017 season incident free he would likely be selected in the first two rounds of the upcoming NFL draft. He is incredibly athletic, has great hands, and runs excellent routes. Callaway boasts separation speed, has a knack for getting open, and is very difficult to tackle in the open field. Unfortunately he has a long list of off field issues, and his dedication and work ethic have been a concern.

4:08 - Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa

Pick made by @Dingas4 - Probably put runningback off a little too long but I landed a good one in Akrum Wadley. You will likely see Wadley in the runningback seven to ten range so to get him here is great value.

4:09 - J'Mon Moore, WR, Missouri

Pick made by @WestmountWailer -

4:10 - Jordan Wilkins, RB, Mississippi

Pick made by @BMartzy - Wilkins is my favorite sleeper runningback from this class, he averaged over six yards per carry throughout his college career and is a quality receiver out of the backfield. He checks the height, weight, and speed boxes, with excellent burst and elusive cutting ability. Wilkins is versatile, with great vision, and balance, he runs with a with a classic slasher style, possessing one cut ability.

4:11 - Roc Thomas, RB, Jacksonville State 

Pick made by Auto Draft

4:12 - Korey Robertson, WR, Southern Mississippi

Pick made by Auto Draft

Round 5

5:01 - Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin

Pick made by @polosprung - Fumagalli is an athletic pass catching tightend with great speed and excellent hands. He is very quick which allows him to gain separation against defenders, he runs smooth clean routes for such a big guy. He is a very capable blocker which should allow him to stay on the field in both passing and running situations.

5:02 - Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

Pick made by @Dingas4 - Ok I know I already grabbed Rosen in the third but you can never have enough quarterback prospects on your squad especially if your league has a taxi squad. Rudolph has enough upside for me to grab him here, that along with the great value at 5.02 makes this is an easy decision.

5:03 - Phillip Lindsey, RB, Colorado

Pick made by Auto Draft

5:04 - Jordan Lasley, WR, UCLA

Pick made by @WestmountWailer -

5:05 - Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State

Pick made by @BMartzy - As I mentioned with my Auden Tate pick, I am drawn to tall athletic wide receivers, and Lazard is no exception. He is a big physical receiver at 6'5, 227 but managed to run a very impressive 4.55, 40 at the combine. Lazard runs great routes, has exceptional hands, plays very smart, and is extremely difficult to tackle in the open field. As expected with his large frame he is a reliable redzone target catching 26 touchdowns as a four year starter at Iowa State.

5:06 - Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State

Pick made by Auto Draft

5:07 - Cedrick Wilson, WR, Boise State

Pick made by @polosprung - Ced Wilson is a guy I like he has a tall athletic build, runs flawless smooth routes, and is a natural hands catcher. At 6'3, 190 pounds he possesses a great size, speed combination and has experience playing both outside and in the slot. As a former QB he has a deeper understanding of routes, coverage's and how to get open on all three levels of the field.

5:08 - Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond

Pick made by @Dingas4 - I keep flip flopping between Lauletta and Rudolph as my QB5. After watching his senior bowl and a bunch of tape on him I'm comfortable drafting him here, reminds me alot of Alex Smith.

5:09 - Luke Falk, QB, Washington State

Pick made by @WestmountWailer -

5:10 - Deontay Burnett, WR, USC

Pick made by @BMartzy - This late it's all about upside, and Burnett definitely has big time upside, he is tall and thin but plays physical, with excellent speed. He runs very nice routes, is a clean hands catcher, and is very elusive with the ball. Burnett has breakaway separation speed, as well as incredible body control and jumping ability.

5:11 - Jeff Badet, WR, Oklahoma

Pick made by Auto Draft

5:12 - Braxton Berrios, WR, Miami

Pick made by Auto Draft