2012 Experts Mock Draft (August) Results: TheHuddle.com
 
 
 
 

Experts Mock Draft Results: TheHuddle.com

Drafter: John Tuvey
@thehuddle
Born and raised in Minnesota, John Tuvey was scarred for life at an early age by multiple Vikings Super Bowl losses. While the anguish that accompanies the purple kool-aid continues, John has found other football triumphs to call his own. He played sparingly during four seasons at St. John

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2012 Experts Mock Draft (August)

Draft took place Aug 14 - 24

Scoring System:
12 Fantasy Sites square off with PPR scoring
20 rounds
Starters of 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1FLEX, 1K, and 1DEF

Franchises:

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Ovr Pick Franchise Selection Pos. Team Age Exp.
1 1.01 TheHuddle.com Arian Foster RB HOU 28 3
This isn't a no-brainer, for me at least; I think losing Winston hurts Houston's line. But the Ravens have line issues of their own, so it's tough to justify elevating Rice over Foster. Can't go wrong either way.
2 2.12 TheHuddle.com Victor Cruz WR NYG 28 2
Cruz gets the nod over his teammate and a couple other worthy wideouts primarily because he turned down Dancing With The Stars. That and his ability to score from anywhere on the field.
3 3.01 TheHuddle.com Doug Martin RB TB 25 R
It's a bit of a reach for Martin here, but there's no way he makes it back to me at the 4/5 turn so if I want him I need to jump now. I have visions of Martin running wild behind Carl Nicks while LeGarrette Blount works his way into Greg Schiano's doghouse.
4 4.12 TheHuddle.com Jeremy Maclin WR PHI 26 3
WR is a deep position this year, but with 3 or 4 starting per team they'll be tapped out by the time I pick again; of the guys I have left in this tier, Maclin and my next pick have the most upside.
5 5.01 TheHuddle.com Eric Decker WR NYJ 27 2
Again it feels like I'm reaching a bit, but Decker wouldn't last two more rounds. Love his upside as Manning's most polished target.
6 6.12 TheHuddle.com Matt Ryan QB ATL 29 4
Big fan of the Dirty Birds offense this year, and I know QBs will be picked clean so I'd better get one at this turn.
7 7.01 TheHuddle.com BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB FA* 29 4
Not sure if BJGE can take on Ced Benson's carries in Cincy, but I'm willing to risk a mid-round pick and a flex spot that he can--especially compared to other backs left on the board.
8 8.12 TheHuddle.com Brandon Pettigrew TE DET 29 3
Pettigrew is the guy I hope to grab right around this portion of the draft if I miss out on the elite four TEs. More upside than what's left at his position.
9 9.01 TheHuddle.com Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 27 3
Love DHB's upside with a full offseason of work with Carson Palmer. And two years ago if you told me I'd ever use the words "love" and "DHB" in the same sentence I would have fitted you for a straight jacket.
10 10.12 TheHuddle.com Evan Royster RB FA 27 1
The perfect format for a Shanahan back: all the upside without the weekly headaches.
11 11.01 TheHuddle.com Kyle Rudolph TE MIN 25 1
Rudolph is developing a real red-zone chemistry with Christian Ponder; has the upside to be an every-week contributor.
12 12.12 TheHuddle.com Carson Palmer QB ARI 34 9
Even with the run-heavy new OC I like Palmer's upside in this offense. Solid insurance if Ryan doesn't blow up as expected.
13 13.01 TheHuddle.com Pierre Thomas RB NO 30 5
Stuck in a committee, but in this format there's no risk and all upside.
14 14.12 TheHuddle.com Steve Smith WR --- 29 5
Three years removed from a 100-catch season. Sam Bradford could use someone to throw to, and in this format Smith's inability to stay healthy isn't as problematic.
15 15.01 TheHuddle.com Vick Ballard RB IND 24 R
Throwing darts at backs in the later round. Ballard could get an audition as the Colts rebuild, and Donald Brown isn't exactly a bastion of good health in front of him. Also, memo to self: EVERYBODY is sitting on Jerome Simpson in the 14th round, so if you want him you'll have to act a little sooner.
16 16.12 TheHuddle.com David Nelson WR FA 28 2
There's upside to the Bills' offense; Nelson could emerge as Stevie Johnson's wingman and contribute a game or two of fantasy help.
17 17.01 TheHuddle.com Matt Bryant PK ATL 39 10
Everybody needs a kicker. I like Bryant because his offense has upside and he has a roof over his head.
18 18.12 TheHuddle.com Dallas Def DAL    
19 19.01 TheHuddle.com Randy Bullock PK HOU 25 R
He's a kicker, and he doesn't have the same bye week as my other kicker.
20 20.12 TheHuddle.com Minnesota Def MIN