2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3 Results: FootballDiehards
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Experts Mock Draft Results: FootballDiehards

Drafter: FootballDiehards

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2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3

Draft took place July 9th, 2013

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Ovr Pick Franchise Selection Pos. Team Age Exp.
1 1.10 FootballDiehards C.J. Spiller RB BUF 27 2
Spiller's 6.0 yards per carry average tied Adrian Peterson for best in the NFL. He's a solid receiving threat and better between the tackles than he's given credit for. He's a player new HC Doug Marrone will build his offense around until he settles on a QB.
2 2.03 FootballDiehards Dez Bryant WR DAL 25 2
Bryant had 50 catches for 879 yards and 10 touchdowns in the final eight games last season, numbers that would be among the best in NFL history if projected over a full season. He looks like a guy who's turned the corner. I'm eager to cash in on that.
3 3.10 FootballDiehards Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 22 -1
The Steelers slipped from 11th and 14th in the league in rushing the two previous seasons to 26th in 2012. The team is dead set on changing that. Enter Bell, who is in line to be a three-down weapon. I expect big things based on opportunity alone. Worthy of RB2 status for me.
4 4.03 FootballDiehards Percy Harvin WR SEA 26 3
The plan in Seattle is to use Harvin as the same kind of multi-purpose threat he was in Minnesota. The difference? Adrian Peterson notwithstanding, the Seahawks have a much better cast surrounding Harvin. It could make him even more effective than we saw last season.
5 5.10 FootballDiehards Eddie Lacy RB GB 23 -1
To maximize the talents of Aaron Rodgers, the Packers need to take a sledgehammer to Cover-2 defenses this year. Lacy can be that sledgehammer if he's healthy. Remember, Lacy, at full strength, was the runaway head of the draft class at his position. On the best team in college football, in the best conference, he rushed for 1,322 yards with 18 touchdowns. And yes, Jonathan Franklin worries me a bit.
6 6.03 FootballDiehards Antonio Brown WR PIT 26 2
Mike Wallace's free-agent defection to Miami leaves Brown as the de facto No. 1 receiver in Pittsburgh. Is he ready for that role? We'll see. I thought he regressed a bit last season. That said, I'm pretty comfortable with him as my WR3 -- one with the upside to produce at a higher level.
7 7.10 FootballDiehards DeSean Jackson WR WAS 27 4
Was totally hoping Tavon Austin would reach me here, but I'll settle for the older version. ... Once considered one of the league's most dangerous offensive weapons, Jackson's productivity hasn't matched his special talent for more than two seasons. The hope here is that Chip Kelly can figure out how to tap back into Jackson's big-play ability.
8 8.03 FootballDiehards Lance Moore WR PIT 31 7
Only WR Marques Colston (58) has caught more of Drew Brees' scoring passes than Moore (36). Moore set a career high for receiving yards in 2012. He also finished ranked first on the Saints in yards per catch with a 16.0 average. With Devery Henderson no longer in the mix, Moore should play an even more prominent role (in an offense that has ranked in the top five in the league each of the past five years).
9 9.10 FootballDiehards Danny Woodhead RB SD 29 4
Love me some Woodhead. ... In addition to providing an excellent outlet for Philip Rivers on passing downs, it's worth noting that Woodhead touched the ball over 100 times per season on average in New England and often was asked to handle short-yardage duties near the goal line despite his diminutive stature. He figures as the primary backup to Ryan Mathews, who has missed time in each of his first three NFL seasons because of injuries.
10 10.03 FootballDiehards Matthew Stafford QB DET 26 3
Despite ending up 33 yards short of becoming the first player to pass for 5,000 yards in successive seasons, and leading the league in completions, his overall efficiency ranked 22nd. He had some things working against him -- a depleted receiver corps, slumping TEs and a spotty run game. He also still gets happy feet at times and rushes throws. His accuracy decreased. His game management needs work, too. But does anybody doubt the totals will be there? And in the 10th round? I'm good with that.
11 11.10 FootballDiehards Martellus Bennett TE CHI 27 4
Bennett broke through with a career year in New York last season, catching 55 passes for 626 yards and five touchdowns. To be fair, he also tied for the NFL's 11th-worst drop percentage (7.8). With that said, Bennett gives the Bears a legitimate threat at the position for the first time since they traded away Greg Olsen in 2011. As a so-called "complete" tight end, Bennett can be on the field no matter what type of play the Bears have called. That should translate into strong fantasy totals.
12 12.03 FootballDiehards Mohamed Sanu WR CIN 25 R
Although his rookie season ended six games early, it ended on a roll with Sanu catching the first four touchdown passes of his career in the previous three games. He also displayed plenty of versatility in his rookie season, throwing a 73-yard touchdown on his first NFL pass, running for two first downs on third down, and getting half of his 16 catches (154 yards) on third down. It's worth noting that HC Marvin Lewis said Sanu is ahead of the club's all-time leading receiver Chad Johnson after their rookie seasons. Whether he returns to a starting role or not (Marvin Jones will be in the mix), Sanu's versatility should keep him plenty busy this season.
13 13.10 FootballDiehards Kendall Hunter RB SF 26 1
Hunter and LaMichael James are expected to battle for carries behind Frank Gore. Hunter looked great before he tore an Achilles tendon. I'm hoping he's back at full speed, but James looked good down the stretch. Fingers crossed on this one.
14 14.03 FootballDiehards Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 32 8
I always seem to gravitate to Big Ben as my QB2 -- if for no other reason than it's safe to assume he'll be on the field as long as he's healthy (something that's admittedly not a lock). In hindsight, wishing I would have waited and nabbed Carson Palmer later.
15 15.10 FootballDiehards Zach Miller TE SEA 28 5
There are a lot of "sexier" names out there, but Miller emerged as a favorite target of Russell Wilson in the postseason. He finished with 38 catches for 396 yards and three touchdowns during the regular season, Miller pulled in 12 catches for 190 yards and a touchdown in two games (eight of those catches for 142 yards against the Falcons). You could do worse than Miller as a high-upside fantasy backup.
16 16.03 FootballDiehards Stephen Hill WR FA 23 R
Hill showed a lot of promise in his first NFL game, with five catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the Jets' Week 1 win over the Bills, but much like the rest of the Jets' offense, Hill never looked as good for the rest of the season. This year, he has to learn the team's new West Coast scheme after struggling to learn a less complicated offense last season. But there's no doubt he's as imposing a physical specimen as you'll find on the Jets. Here's hoping the light bulb comes on.
17 17.10 FootballDiehards St. Louis Def STL    
No shortage of aggressive, disruptive playmakers on this defense. Hoping they can create and cash in on the opportunities created.
18 18.03 FootballDiehards Nate Burleson WR FA 33 9
My "ace in the hole RBs" -- Marcel Reece and Roy Helu are gone so it's time to regroup and look for guys capable of producing in a flex role. Burleson will be healthy and have a role (albeit minor) in one of the league's most prolific passing attacks.
19 19.10 FootballDiehards Daniel Thomas RB MIA 26 1
Thomas ran well at times last year and was the Dolphins' short-yardage back with four touchdowns. But he averaged a disappointing 3.6 yards per carry as a complement to Reggie Bush. That was a drop-off in usage from the 2011 second-round pick's rookie season, with the fact that Bush was in the lineup all season accounting for the decline. Now that Bush has moved on as a free agent, Lamar Miller will move up in the rotation and serve as the primary back going forward. The addition of rookie Mike Gillislee adds another potentially threatening weapon, something Thomas just hasn't been on a sustained basis. Almost thinking I would have been better off taking a chance on a high-profile free agent (Michael Turner or Cedric Benson).
20 20.03 FootballDiehards Garrett Hartley PK FA* 28 4
Let's see. ... Harley plays more than half his games indoors, alongside one of the league's most potent scoring offenses. Works for me.


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