The Bloom 100 is ranked with the following type of dynasty fantasy football league in mind:
- Full IDP lineups including DT and CB
- PPR, start 3 WR
- Deep lineups and rosters
Of course, depending on your league scoring and settings, the placement of some positions can change, but the tier breaks and rankings within position should be good to use across all league formats.
Note: Pre-draft Bloom 100 ranking listed in parenthesis
1(1). Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG - The Giants completed over 100 passes to running backs last year and Pat Shurmur is also a fan of throwing to backs, so Barkley should get that 70-80 reception base that will make him an RB1 in PPR leagues even if the Giants struggle to establish the run. From a dynasty perspective, Barkley will need the Giants to effectively replace Eli Manning in the next 2-3 years, but this destination isn't materially worse than Denver from a long-term perspective, and better than Cleveland from a short-term perspective. Tampa might have been the best of both worlds, but Barkley landing with the Giants wasn't an L for folks holding the 1.1
2(2). Derrius Guice, RB, WAS - Guice's fall was perplexing, but shouldn't alter his fantasy draft stock too much. He is #2 on my board in terms of talent and he should have lots of chances to show that in Washington. Samaje Perine is just a memory as the future of this backfield, and Chris Thompson shouldn't significantly limit Guice's high ceiling. He was enough ahead of the backs at 3-5 to stay at two despite the allegedly personality-based tumble on the board.
3(3). Ronald Jones II, RB, TB - Jones gets a dream destination in Tampa. With a deep passing game and two strong tight ends, the Buccaneers should be able to establish the run in a way that has eluded them in the late Martin era. Lanes for long runs should open as long as Jameis Winston is consistent. The Buccaneers have zero established long-term on the roster at running back, so Jones will have a chance to make this backfield his in time. He showed enough as a receiver in very limited opportunities to believe that he can be productive in the passing game.
4(4). Sony Michel, RB, NE - Michel will at least inherit the role vacated by Dion Lewis and he could get more short yardage looks than Lewis did. The first-round price paid by the Patriots could implore them to use Michel even more than the 15 or so touches he got when Rex Burkhead was healthy. He's the most valuable back in one of the most productive fantasy backfields in the league. It was a good draft for Michel's fantasy stock to land in New England, don't overthink this.
5(5). Nick Chubb, RB, CLE - Chubb going to Cleveland is a hit in the short term because Duke Johnson Jr and Carlos Hyde are still excellent backs. This isn't a Dalvin Cook/Latavius Murray/Jerick McKinnon situation - Chubb isn't the receiver that Cook is to take over the backfield completely, and Hyde is clearly better than Murray. Whether it is a long-term hit to his value hinges on the Browns getting it together. They certainly have the offensive line, and now a quarterback and receivers to make a quality offense, but the line looked just as good on paper in recent years and Isaiah Crowell was still a dud because of game script. Chubb's talent is worth gambling on, but to me, not over talented backs in their own right in better situations.
6(18). Kerryon Johnson, RB, DET - The Lions clearly coveted Kerryon Johnson, giving up a fourth-round pick to move up eight spots to claim him. His Bell-esque hesitate then explode style will be aided by the addition of first-round pick Frank Ragnow. Johnson can be a three-down back and excel in short yardage. LeGarrette Blount and Ameer Abdullah are temporary bumps in the road to the realization of his full value. I can't move Johnson ahead of the top five backs strictly on opportunity, because like him, they should all have the chance to be the main guy in their offense long term, it comes down to whether they can convert.
7(19). Royce Freeman, RB, DEN - Devontae Booker is not going to keep Freeman from the field for very long. He's obviously the best back on the roster between the tackles, and he can probably project as a three-down back in time. The Broncos got a running back of the future and didn't have to take him in the first or early second or trade up like Detroit and Washington did. Freeman can break away to lead this backfield in short order and makes for a very solid back target in the back half of the first round.
8(14). Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL - Kudos to Ozzie Newsome for nailing his final first-round pick as the Ravens general manager. The Ravens can split a 16 million dollar cap hit for releasing Joe Flacco next year between 2019 and 2020, and in reality, they should be able to deal him to a quarterback-needy team if Sam Bradford can get 20 million on the open market. Jackson has the offensive coordinator (Marty Mornhinweg) and quarterback coach (James Urban) that rehabilitated Michael Vick's career in Philadelphia. Jackson clearly has the highest fantasy upside of any quarterback in this draft and he landed in a good organization. Buy, buy, buy.
9(7). Roquan Smith, LB, CHI - Smith has the ability to make impact plays in every facet of the game and he's in a scheme in Chicago that will leave him less exposed as an undersized linebacker against the run. Jerrell Freeman made 87 solo tackles in 12 games as an inside linebacker in this defense in 2016 and Smith doesn't have any strong competition for tackles at safety or the other inside linebacker spot. This is a great landing spot for his IDP value.
10(12). Christian Kirk, WR, ARI - Kirk is the lock and Josh Rosen's smooth, quick release and accuracy is the key to turn Kirk into Jarvis Landry southwest. The Cardinals long-term shortage at wide receiver and the strengths of Rosen's game line Kirk up to be a perennial 100-catch wide receiver. He's among the top 2-3 wide receivers in terms of value gained on draft weekend.
11(13). D.J. Moore, WR, CAR - The Panthers also quietly extended Greg Olsen, so Moore is going to have to find enough targets between the stalwart tight end, Christian McCaffrey, and Devin Funchess to make a fantasy impact in his rookie year, but Funchess is a free agent in 2019, so Moore will have ample opportunity to become Cam Newton's #1 target.
12(21). Tremaine Edmunds, LB, BUF - This trade up will be much less maligned by the Bills than the deal to get Josh Allen. Edmunds is an ideal middle linebacker for this defense. Preston Brown racked up 80+ solos and 60+ assists last year in that role and the Bills have the look of a team that will be playing from behind a lot this year. Edmunds should be an instant IDP stud.
13(17). Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA - At first glance, Penny going in the first round would appear to give his stock a big bump, and certainly the extra chances he'll get to fail after the team invested so much in him does add value. The problem is that the Seahawks had the worst running game in the league last year, and even though they added DJ Fluker, he's not going to be a panacea for such an atrocious unit. Penny also is one of the worst pass blocking backs in this class, which could present problems for his rookie year playing time. It feels like we should let someone else take Penny given the likelihood of him going top eight in rookie drafts.
14(8). Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN - Sutton is similar to Demaryius Thomas in that he's a big bully with much better movement than expected for someone with his size and thickness. Thomas's extra value is more in straight line speed and Sutton's in quickness. For now, Sutton will be outside in three-wide sets with Emmanuel Sanders moving to the slot, but in three years, he could be the team's #1 wide receiver. The question is, who will his quarterback be? The upside and eventual opportunity to be a #1 in an NFL passing offense keeps Sutton in the first round of rookie drafts.
15(9). Calvin Ridley, WR, ATL - Ridley is paired with a quarterback who is very good at unlocking the value of a precise route runner by throwing with timing and accuracy, but he's not going to supplant Julio Jones any time soon and departed WR3 Taylor Gabriel only got 51 targets last year. Ridley could overtake Mohamed Sanu in the pecking order by the end of the season, and he can do more downfield than Sanu can. Perhaps Sanu's six million dollar price tag will seem expensive once the team gets a load of Ridley, but despite joining a good offense with a solid quarterback, Ridley's value wasn't enhanced in the draft.
16(10). James Washington, WR, PIT - The trade of Martavis Bryant opens up an immediate role for Washington in the deep passing game, and the presence of Antonio Brown and Juju Smith-Schuster gives him a chance for an instant impact. While Brown and Smith-Schuster aren't going anywhere any time soon, the idea of Washington being paired back up with his college quarterback in time is also a good thing, along with the Steelers recent history of getting the most out of wide receiver picks. On the whole, Washington gained value with his destination even though there are obstacle to opportunity (just like there were for Smith-Schuster when he was drafted last year).
17(6). Anthony Miller, WR, CHI - Miller projects as the #2 opposite Allen Robinson, which isn't necessarily a high value role with the Bears also having Trey Burton, Adam Shaheen, Taylor Gabriel, and Tarik Cohen figuring into a passing game that has long-term appeal but will likely need a year or two to start to click with a young quarterback and new head coach. I love Miller's talent, but the situation is less than ideal.
18(29). Michael Gallup, WR, DAL - It wouldn't be a shock to see Gallup as the most valuable fantasy wide receiver in this class. He has a Michael Crabtree style and he landed in an offense that is crying out for a reliable outside wide receiver in the short and intermediate game.
19(22). Nyheim Hines, RB, IND - A dream spot for Hines in an offense that should spread the field and play fast-paced. He can provide chunk plays in the passing game and on shotgun runs as well as or better than Marlon Mack and I would rather have Hines than Mack in fantasy leagues. Think Chris Thompson with a touch of Ray Rice.
20(15). Keke Coutee, WR, HOU - On one hand, Coutee will be the #3 at best with Hopkins and Will Fuller V in tow. On the other hand, Coutee landed with Deshaun Watson, one of the best deep passers in the league last year, and Fuller hasn't done a great job staying healthy. I wonder if Coutee is the team's #2 receiver after Fuller's rookie contract is up. Coutee is more sure-handed and offers more after the catch.
21(27). Derwin James, S, LAC - This is a boon for the Chargers, as they wouldn't have been knocked for moving up into the top 10 and mortgaging the future a la the Saints to get this perfect fit in Gus Bradley's defense. James will play the Kam Chancellor role, but he is also an outstanding blitzer and he should be able to create a lot of big plays with the Chargers edge rush and strong corner group causing hesitation and panic in the opposing passing games.
22(30). Dante Pettis, WR, SF - Pettis landed in a terrific pass offense, and he has more to offer than Trent Taylor in the slot. I'm not sure if he projects as an outside receiver because of the finesse nature of his game, but primarily slot receivers can still produce like WR3/flex plays for fantasy, and Pettis has the goods to do that in time.
23(40). Antonio Callaway, WR, CLE - The Chiefs made good with Tyreek Hill and Marcus Peters during John Dorsey's time in Kansas City, so it makes sense that they would give Callaway a shot. Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman stand in his way and he would never pass Jarvis Landry in terms of targets, but Baker Mayfield and Todd Haley could revive this pass offense in time. Callaway's ceiling is in the vicinity of receiver going in the end of the first round, so I won't talk you out of taking him in the second.
24(48). TreQuan Smith, WR, NO - Trust the Saints when they zero in on offensive skill players on the second day. Cameron Meredith is only signed for two years and his knee is a question until we see him play at full speed. New Orleans drafted as if they expect Drew Brees to play for more than two more years, which could make Smith very valuable before his rookie contract is up.
25(39). Baker Mayfield, QB, CLE - Do you want to believe in Cleveland? Mayfield isn't a bad investment if you do. There are shades of Jeff Garcia resourcefulness and precision in his game, and Mayfield is surrounded by good talent throughout the offense. Todd Haley took the Steelers offense to another level. If the Browns strange commitment to Hue Jackson doesn't ruin this, Mayfield can be a low-end QB1 in time.
26(28). DaeSean Hamilton, WR, DEN - Hamilton projects as an outstanding slot who can also play outside with his advanced route running skills. He projects as an Emmanuel Sanders replacement, but like Courtland Sutton, might have his long-term outlook clouded by the Broncos lack of a long-term answer at quarterback.
27(24). Leighton Vander Esch, LB, DAL - This pick was one of the worst-kept secrets in the first round. While it gives Dallas an extremely impressive trio at linebacker of Vander Esch, Jaylon Smith, and Sean Lee, that probably limits Vander Esch's IDP upside in the near term and makes him a clear tier below Smith and Edmunds even though they were all top 20 picks.
28(46). Rashaan Evans, LB, TEN - Teams did not discount Evans on a rough pre-draft season and 2017 tape dropoff, instead slotting him as the fourth of the "big four" off ball linebackers. He should be the most productive ILB on the Titans roster in short order.
29(26). Bradley Chubb, OLB, DEN - Having Von Miller on the other side of the defense will help Chubb as he somehow is the second-best edge rusher on his team, but unless you're in a very sack heavy format, the move to outside linebacker hurts his IDP stock.
30(23). Mike Gesicki, TE, MIA - There is opportunity at tight end in Miami, although for now the team has two good slot receivers and two good talents outside. Gesicki doesn't play up to his measurables and I don't see this situation fueling him to top 3-5 tight end upside, but he'll still be a solid fantasy commodity in this spot.
31(25). Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI - The Eagles love having 8-10 players that can touch the ball and create a variety of problems for defenses and Goedert fits that modus operandi. This is concerning for Zach Ertz's long-term value and could rob Alshon Jeffery of some red zone targets. While the quality of the offense and quarterback is terrific foundation for Goedert's value, patience and few breaks will be required to realize it.
32(41). Hayden Hurst, TE, BAL - Hurst didn't look like the best receiving talent at tight end in this class and the Ravens added another good pass-catching tight end in Mark Andrews two rounds later. Hurst has the resume for the more fantasy-friendly role, but it's not ideal to come in as part of a duo. I'm not sure Lamar Jackson will be an upgrade from Joe Flacco for Hurst because of Flacco's overreliance on short targets to the tight end at times. Hurst isn't nearly as exciting as a first-round receiving tight end usually is, and some of that owes to a poor class overall.
33(74). Darius Leonard, LB, IND - No IDP gained more value in the draft than Leonard. The Colts gave up a premium pick for him and he has a great chance to be a day one starter for the Colts and lead the team in tackles.
34(65). Marcus Davenport, DE, NO - I might not be as high as the Saints are on Davenport, but they clearly see him as a franchise edge rusher and we know Davenport has the athletic ability and awareness to be involved in a ton of plays. With Bradley Chubb at OLB, he's easily the top defensive end on rookie draft boards.
35(16). John Kelly, RB, LAR - Fantasy drafted will look at the destination and stay away, but if Kelly is still there in the third round of rookie drafts, he'll be worth a look. He's only 21 and would have immediate value if Todd Gurley goes down. If he shows out well in limited opportunities, Kelly is young enough to get a lot of work on a second contract. It's a long wait for value growth, but Kelly had rare balance and ability to get yards after contact with solid skills elsewhere.
36(38). Sam Darnold, QB, NYJ - Josh McCown turned the Jets passing game into a surprisingly good fantasy point factory last year, but the team is starting over with Jeremy Bates and a mediocre at best supporting cast doesn't exactly set Darnold up for early career fantasy stardom. The Jets have below average groups at wide receiver and running back. Quick, name one of their tight ends! Name anyone on their offensive line! Darnold will be gone long before I'd want to take him.
37(37). Josh Rosen, QB, ARI - Rosen is the best pure pocket passer in this draft, and in the words of Inside The Pylon's Mark Schofield, the too smart quarterback has gotten the too complex offense of Mike McCoy, so there's potential in this marriage, even if the Cardinals offensive line and pass-catcher groups need work. Expecting Rosen to have consistent fantasy relevance before year three could be a stretch.
38(34). Deon Cain, WR, IND - Cain waited a long time to hear his name called, but his spot was fantasy friendly (assuming Andrew Luck is most of his old self this year), and his best competition for the #2 job long term might be fellow draft pick Daurice Fountain. Being a sixth-rounder for the Colts is better for fantasy than being a third-rounder on some other teams.
39(57). Daurice Fountain, WR, IND - Fountain was a prominent combine snub, but the Colts didn't miss his talent despite the fact that it wasn't on display in their stadium in February. He should be able to make the team and eventually push Ryan Grant to be the #2 receiver.
40(11). Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, GB - St. Brown's fall was baffling in some ways, but it was also part of a larger trend of big wide receivers plummeting in the draft. St. Brown would get to develop with Aaron Rodgers, but he has compete with DeAngelo Yancey, Michael Clark, J'Mon Moore, and Marques Valdez-Scantling for maybe two spots for young developmental receivers.
41(32). D.J. Chark, WR, JAX - I wasn't a huge fan of Chark despite his length and speed, and now he landed on a team with a solid young wide receiver core and a rookie sensation deep threat in Keelan Cole. I'm sure he'll go before I'm willing to take him in every rookie draft.
42(UR). Fred Warner, LB, SF - The 49ers might have a big vacancy in the middle of their defense if Reuben Foster's legal woes don't clear up, and Warner can fit outside even if they do. He should be a starter very soon.
43(66). Lorenzo Carter, OLB, NYG - Carter can make as much impact as the big four linebackers if he develops on the Giants roster. He can rush the passer on third down and bolster a linebacker group that has been lagging for a long time with his rare athleticism. Think Jamie Collins Sr.
44(31). Josh Allen, QB, BUF - Allen is going to have an uphill battle with the Bills losing three offensive line starters and having the poorest wide receiver corps in the league. They gave up their bevy of second-day picks to move up for him and Tremaine Edmunds, so there won't be help on the way via this class unless they hit on later picks - which is possible with this deep wide receiver class. Unfortunately for Allen, he appears to be as overmatched as he was at Wyoming last year, when his bad habits were exacerbated.
45(64). Jaleel Scott, WR, BAL - It's possible that Scott did better than the other 6'4" and up wide receivers in this class because his game isn't as dependent on his size as the others. None of the veteran wide receivers on the Ravens roster are sure to be around in a year or two, and Scott will likely get a lot of second team time in training camp to develop chemistry with Lamar Jackson. I like where this is going.
46(33). Richie James, WR, SF - James was a very late round pick, but I wouldn't be shocked to see him have a better career than Dante Pettis and I think he is more likely to have inside/outside versatility in the pros. I'll be targeting him late in drafts.
47(54). J’Mon Moore, WR, GB - The Packers appeared to be fixated on big wide receivers in this draft and they spent the most capital on Moore. He has excellent quicks for his size, but needs to be more consistent.
48(72). Jordan Wilkins, RB, IND - Wilkins hung in the SEC, and he's probably the best inside runner on the Colts roster. He'll be part of a committee for the Colts, but if he makes the team and gets goal-line work, he'll have fantasy relevance.
49(67). Jordan Lasley, WR, BAL - Lasley is inconsistent, but he can develop with Lamar Jackson and become a downfield and run after catch threat for this team in time. There's 2-3 roster spots up for grabs between him, fourth-rounder Jaleel Scott, Breshad Perriman, and Chris Moore.
50(36). Kalen Ballage, RB, MIA - Ballage is redundant depth behind Kenyan Drake more than a potential replacement for one-year rental Frank Gore in between the tackles despite his size. He does land with a great running back coach in Eric Studesville, and Drake looked similarly unable to harness his considerable physical gifts when he came into the league, so this could still be a good landing spot for Ballage long-term despite the lack of immediate opportunity.
51(47). Cedrick Wilson, WR, DAL - Wilson has the speed, footwork, and route running to be better than Terrance Williams by the end of 2019. It makes sense for the Cowboys to keep six wideouts with their weakness at the position, so as long as Wilson beats out 2017 seventh-round pick Noah Brown, there's long-term growth potential here.
52(35). Mark Walton, RB, CIN - Walton has a great skillset to help in the passing game and some slasher ability as a runner. The problem is that Joe Mixon is under contract for three more years and Giovani Bernard for two, so Walton is blocked from opportunity without injury, and he doesn't have foundation back upside.
54(73). Justin Jackson, RB, LAC - Jackson is a Matt Waldman favorite and there's no reason that he can't be the primary backup to Melvin Gordon III early in his career. We'll see if the Chargers sign Gordon to a second contract - if they don't Jackson could have a big leap in fantasy value.
55(59). Ito Smith, RB, ATL - Smith going to the Falcons could spell the end of Tevin Coleman's tenure in Atlanta next year. Atlanta added an excellent "satellite" back who can contribute in the passing game and be a decent ball carrier when the field is spread.
56(20). Auden Tate, WR, CIN - Tate was part of the bloodbath of tall wide receivers freefalling in the draft. He has a good role model in AJ Green, but his lack of speed sunk his stock despite his red zone prowess. He's probably destined for the practice squad.
57(42). Simmie Cobbs, WR, WAS - Size and jump-ball skills are out of fashion at wide receiver in the NFL. Cobbs fell out of the draft, but the good news for him is that he landed on a team with only three roster locks at wide receiver. He has a similar style playing the ball in flight as Josh Doctson (albeit much less athleticism), so Cobbs could make sense as a project or fifth receiver.
58(43). Mark Andrews, TE, BAL - If the Ravens hadn't drafted Hayden Hurst in the first round, Andrews might be the top tight end on the fantasy rookie draft board. He has almost as much to offer as Hurst and could be just as productive as a pro, but a Lamar Jackson led pass offense probably won't support two fantasy relevant tight ends.
59(90). Jordan Akins, TE, HOU - Akins might have seemed like a reach, but he has the best seam ripping game of any tight end in this class, and he'll mesh well in an offense that already puts plenty of stress on the deep zone. Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson stand in his way for targets, but Akins could be the #1 tight end in a great passing offense by 2019.
60(83). Malik Jefferson, LB, CIN - Jefferson landed in a great spot for opportunity, especially with the ice under Vontaze Burfict getting thinner and the Bengals lack of established linebackers besides him. Jefferson's awareness and instincts need work, but he'll get plenty of chances to show improvement.
61(78). Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, GB - Valdez-Scantling had something that many of the big receivers that fell hard in the draft don't have - speed. He could be a downfield threat and eventually project as the starter opposite Davante Adams. Monitoring the battle between him, J'Mon Moore, and Equanimeous St. Brown is one of most essential training camp storylines in dynasty leagues.
62(44). Jester Weah, WR, HOU - Weah could sneak onto the final roster ahead of Bruce Ellington unless the Texans are comfortable carrying no true backup wide receiver on the outside. His size/speed/ball skills/play strength combination fits in on Sundays.
63(45). Bo Scarbrough, RB, DAL - Scarbrough fell to the seventh-round in another sign that the NFL is devaluing power running. He would have been a third-round pick ten years ago. He should stick as part of a committee to backup Ezekiel Elliott with Rod Smith, but that isn't worth stashing in typical dynasty leagues.
64(49). Javon Wims, WR, CHI - The Bears offense should improve over the next few years with a personnel and coaching overhaul, and Wims could become a valuable reserve during that time. He's only a deep league stash with Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller blocking the way, but Wims showed better quickness and route running than some of the other big contested catch wide receivers who fell in the draft.
65(58). Josey Jewell, LB, DEN - Jewell is instinctive with better than advertised athleticism. He could replace Todd Davis sooner than later, but might still might not project as a three-down linebacker in this age of specialization.
66(51). Ian Thomas, TE, CAR - Thomas has a ceiling as high as any tight end in this draft, but he'll be stuck behind Greg Olsen for at least a few years, and I'm not sure his ceiling is high enough to tie up a roster spot to see what you've got in 2020 or 2021.
67(70). Dylan Cantrell, WR, LAC - While the Chargers are strong four deep at wide receiver, Cantrell is a different type, with excellent blocking and ability to win on contested balls. His athletic testing numbers indicate more there to mine in the pros, Tyrell Williams is a free agent next year, Travis Benjamin is due over five million next year, Mike Williams already has an achy back.
68(69). Jaylen Samuels, RB, PIT - The Steelers can use Samuels as a passing down replacement for Le'Veon Bell at times and if Bell is gone next year, he can be a supersized James White, contributing mainly in the passing game, but also adding as a runner here and there. It's not as bad a spot for long-term fantasy value as it appears, assuming Bell's time with the team is short.
69(95). Jaire Alexander, CB, GB - Alexander will start out as the nickel corner for the Packers and might force you to carry three corners in your IDP league, but he has Marcus Peters swag, aggressiveness, and playmaking ability and is the rare corner worth holding on your bench to realize the gains later.
70(UR). Jerome Baker, LB, MIA - The Dolphins passed on Tremaine Edmunds in the first round and took Baker in the third instead. Raekwon McMillan still projects as the tackle leader for this defense, but Baker should line up on the weak side and he has the coverage ability to be a three-down linebacker.
71(71). Justin Watson, WR, TB - Watson's game and athleticism went under the radar because he wasn't invited to the combine, and he should be able to make the Bucs roster as the fifth wide receiver. It's difficult to see him having a big role in this offense any time soon, but he's worth the deep dynasty stash.
72(87). Vita Vea, DT, TB - Will Vea contribute enough as a pass rusher to justify the 12th overall pick? Lining up next to Gerald McCoy, Jason Pierre-Paul and Vinny Curry can't hurt. He's a good late round target in defensive tackle required leagues.
73(100). Braxton Berrios, WR, NE - Berrios was too on the nose as a Danny Amendola replacement. The Patriots wide receiver group is beyond crowded, but if he can hang on the roster, he could replace Amendola sooner, and Julian Edelman later. There's little doubt that the Patriots have shown that they can develop players with his skillset.
74(52). Allen Lazard, WR, JAX - The big wide receiver group in this year's draft looked like a civil war battlefield at the end of the draft, and Lazard's fall was maybe the most surprising after he had a very good combine. The Jaguars have a core of five young receivers and won't keep Lazard on the opening day roster unless he flashes in the preseason. We'll monitor his development, but this is not an organization to look for wide receiver value to grow.
75(55). Trey Quinn, WR, WAS - Mr. Irrelevant could be relevant in deep dynasty leagues and make a Washington roster that doesn't have five entrenched wide receivers. The problem for Quinn is that he fits strictly as a backup to Jamison Crowder, and that might not be worth waiting for unless Crowder leaves in free agency.
76(63). Marcell Ateman, WR, OAK - Add Ateman to the list of big wideouts who lost value when the NFL repeatedly passed them over in the draft. He could make the team if they keep six wide receivers or find a way to move Seth Roberts, and neither of Jordy Nelson or Martavis Bryant is guaranteed a roster spot next year, so maybe this landing spot helps, and at least Oakland spend a pick on him.
77(50). Jake Wieneke, WR, MIN - Minnesota signed three wide receivers that made the pre-draft Bloom 100, and Wieneke was ranked the highest. He has the size and ball skills to win in the red zone, but he's likely a practice squad player Week 1 unless Tavarres King doesn't win the fifth wide receiver job.
78(60). Korey Robertson, WR, MIN - Coming out early didn't go as well as Robertson hoped it would, and now he's fighting with Jake Wieneke and Jeff Badet to make the team or earn a practice squad spot.
79(61). Byron Pringle, WR, KC - Pringle's route running and speed was surprisingly overlooked in the draft, but the Chiefs pounced on the talent that played down the road in Manhattan when the draft was over. File his name away and monitor his development as a likely practice squad wide receiver.
80(62). Deontay Burnett, WR, TEN - Burnett's game is similar to former Titan Harry Douglas and the Titans still need that kind of presence among their backups. If Burnett can stay healthier than or outplay Michael Campanaro this summer, he should make the team.
81(75). Steve Ishmael, WR, IND - Ishmael is a limited talent compared to Deon Cain and Daurice Fountain, but if either has a rough summer or gets hurt, he could make the team. The Colts are one of the best places for a UDFA receiver to land.
82(76). Josh Adams, RB, PHI - The Eagles hit with Corey Clement after the draft last year, and they gave Adams a nice bonus as a UDFA, so they see something here. He might not make the team, but if he hangs on the practice squad and the Eagles don't commit to Jay Ajayi long term, Adams could turn into something.
83(81). Akrum Wadley, RB, TEN - Wadley projects as a third-down back, and with Dion Lewis's durability and the lack of #3 options at running back on the Titans roster, he should make the roster and possibly see the field this year.
84(56). Chase Edmonds, RB, ARI - Edmonds is more complement to David Johnson than a backup, which is disappointing for his outlook. He's more of a James White type, and he won't have a large enough role when Johnson is healthy to have fantasy relevance. If Johnson goes down again, Edmonds will be part of a committee. It's difficult to find a path to this pick hitting in fantasy.
85(84). Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, MIA - It's difficult to gauge the value on a slot corner/safety, but Fitzpatrick should be an every-down player early in his career. He'll probably go higher than he should in IDP rookie drafts on NFL draft stock.
86(80). Steven Dunbar, WR, SF - Don't sleep on Dunbar even though he went undrafted. He is a good route runner with reliable hands, and the 49ers can make more out of that than most.
87(86). Phillip Lindsay, RB, DEN - Lindsay doesn't have to travel far from Boulder to his NFL team, and he could push for a roster spot if the Broncos carry four backs. He's got some return and passing game ability and good all-around athleticism.
88(88). Maurice Hurst, DT, OAK - Obviously, Hurst's heart condition scared teams off in the early rounds, but if it ends up being a non-factor in his career, he can be one of the best pass-rushing defensive tackles in the league. He's not really a developmental project despite his low draft slot, so defensive tackle required leagues should take note.
89(91). Chris Herndon, TE, NYJ - Herndon has some surprising ability for a tight end with the ball in his hands, and he landed on a team that drafted a franchise quarterback that he can grow with. The team invested enough in him to believe that he can be the starting tight end next year.
90(94). Mason Rudolph, QB, PIT - For those of you that are willing to wait on developmental quarterbacks, Rudolph is worth the roster spot. He's in a pass offense that generates a lot of value for the quarterback and his #1 wide receiver came with him. It might take four years to see value from Rudolph if Ben Roethlisberger can stay healthy.
91(98). Jarvion Franklin, RB, PIT - Franklin joins college teammate and Steelers third-round pick Chuks Okarafor on the roster, and he could show out better than Fitzgerald Toussaint and Stevan Ridley and find a way onto the practice squad. With the huge opportunity in the offing in the Steelers backfield, it's worth tracking any back on their roster this summer.
92(99). Robert Foster, WR, BUF - If you're going to take a flier on a Bills wide receiver because of their weak group, Foster is a better bet than Ray Ray McCloud or Ricky Proehl's son. Foster has the speed to run under Josh Allen's deep ball, and he was criminally underused at Alabama.
93(82). Roc Thomas, RB, MIN - Thomas went undrafted, but he landed in a spot where he only has to unseat Mack Brown to make the team as the third back. He was a vaunted recruit out of high school and has the quickness and burst to hang on Sundays.
94(UR). Harold Landry, LB, TEN - I neglected Landry in my pre-draft 100 because of questions about ankle, knee, and back, and whether he would end up at linebacker or end, and it seems like the NFL also questioned his durability after he fell out of the first round. He's the most natural edge rusher in this class, but linebacker limits his value and he'll be hit and miss outside of sack-heavy scoring systems.
95(UR). Boston Scott, RB, NO - A Matt Waldman favorite, Scott is shifty and fast, but can also block and he landed on a team with a terrific history of uncovered running back gems for cheap.
96(UR). Ryan Nall, RB, CHI - Nall went undrafted, but he's athletic and versatile enough to make the Bears roster as a fullback and eventually develop into a suitable backup for Jordan Howard between the tackles.
97(UR). Kyle Lauletta, QB, NYG - Another developmental quarterback to stash for deeper leagues, Lauletta has a terrific set of passing game weapons that are all 25 or under right now, and he's definitely better than Davis Webb.
98(UR). Kemoko Turay, DE, IND - Turay has all of the athletic traits you want in an edge rusher, but he was inconsistent at Rutgers. He could be the Colts top pass rusher in time and has a high enough ceiling to be worth a late stash in IDP dynasty leagues.
99(85). Tyler Conklin, TE, MIN - Holding developmental tight ends is a tough sell in dynasty leagues, but Conklin is a pure receiving tight end, and he has a lot of applications in the passing game. The Vikings must have really liked him to draft him with their current depth chart at tight end.
100(53). Ronnie Harrison, S, JAX - I wouldn't be in the business of carrying developmental safeties, but Harrison projects as a playmaker behind the Jaguars front seven once he gets a chance to replace Barry Church or Tashaun Gipson Sr. The hard part is knowing when that will happen.
77. Darren Carrington II, WR, FA
79. Sam Mentkowski, WR, FA
89. Martez Carter, RB, WAS
92. Chris Warren, RB, FA
93. Jeff Badet, WR, MIN
97. Ralph Webb, RB, NE