2021 Superflex Mock Draft 1.0
It’s rookie hype season so what better way to embrace it than our first rookie mock draft! We are drafting the first round of a 12 team superflex league and I am honoured to be joined by former Touchdown Fantasy Analyst and current PFN Content Director Ben Rolfe:
Pick 1 – Ben Rolfe
Trevor Lawrence – Viewed as a generational prospect and potentially a Week 1 starter in his rookie year makes Lawrence a hard fantasy asset to pass up. He could be a starter in your fantasy team in 2021.
Pick 2 – Alastair Cook
Justin Fields – Likely a day 1 starter, Fields has shown he can run a pro-style offense at an extremely high level in college. Has all the traits of a top fantasy producer with his mobility and big arm. In the right landing spot the sky is the limit and I am happy to take him this high in a superflex league.
Pick 3 – Ben Rolfe
Najee Harris – I always look to value running backs highly in rookie drafts. With none of the other top QBs sure-fire options it makes sense to get a player with the potential of Harris. Running backs peak early in their NFL careers so prioritising getting a player who could start Week 1 of his rookie season is key.
Pick 4 – Alastair Cook
Trey Lance – Shooting for his huge upside, Lance has the skill set to become a fantasy monster in the NFL given the right situation. May not see the field right away but Lance has that rushing upside that is so valuable in fantasy football. I have a feeling those that take a shot on Lance will be smiling in 2-3 years’ time when he’s at the top of the game.
Pick 5 – Ben Rolfe
Travis Etienne – Etienne is another player who could start Week 1 of his NFL career. Etienne should be a threat in both the running and receiving games which could make him valuable in PPR formats.
Pick 6 – Alastair Cook
Ja’Marr Chase – In a class of his own at the position. I don’t really see any weaknesses in his game and set crazy records back in 2019. I want Chase on all my dynasty teams so this was the easiest pick of the draft for me.
Pick 7 – Ben Rolfe
De’Vonta Smith – Location will be key for these receivers but Smith has a style to succeed anywhere Where Smith lands and his potential opportunities in the first two years could determine his value as his size gives me longevity concerns.
Pick 8 – Alastair Cook
Javonte Williams – My clear No.2 running back. Javonte has a complete skill set that will see him fit seamlessly into the NFL. An NFL ready three down back that can catch the ball, sign me up!
Pick 9 – Ben Rolfe
Kyle Pitts – Finding a top tight end can be tough so an opportunity to take one this talented should not be passed up. Hopefully he doesn’t become a Gesicki type who doesn’t block well. His usage could become limited if so.
Pick 10 – Alastair Cook
Zach Wilson – Landing spot will be a big determining factor as to what his value is but to get Wilson as the 4th QB off the board when many have him as their No.2 feels like a steal. His improvement this year was impressive and you can see traits in him that could correspond to being a good fantasy performer.
Pick 11 – Ben Rolfe
Jaylen Waddle – Home run hitter who also has the potential to be effective on short routes with his speed. Slight concern he gets turned into a gadget player but the upside is high.
Pick 12 – Alastair Cook
Rondale Moore – A lot of people are higher on him than me but to get him at the 12 spot I can’t pass it up here. A powerful receiver with a very high ceiling, this could be the steal of the draft in years to come.
How did we do? Let us know your comments and stay tuned for the next rookie mock draft coming soon!