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The 2022 NFL draft gave us more surprises than expected, but the fantasy cupboards are pretty bare as expected. Picks are going to be less than they were in previous years, from 1.1 on down. You’re not going to like the options in the second round, taking chances on mediocre backs in good situations, or limited ceiling players, and by the time you get into the third, well you’re going to need to be patient or hit on a longshot. Adding IDPs helps bulk up the second and third round, but overall it is going to be in your interest to trade this year’s picks for next year’s picks.
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.
(Pre Draft rank in parentheses)
1(2). Ken Walker III (RB-SEA) - Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny are unlikely to be obstacles to Walker’s opportunity beyond this year. Landing on a team that is committed to the run is perfect for a back with a workhorse mentality.
2(1). Breece Hall (RB-NYJ) - Hall was RB1 as expected and he ended up on one of the teams with early down opportunity. He’ll go #1 in most rookie drafts, but the presence of Michael Carter and an ideal landing spot for Walker make him #1 on my board.
**TIER BREAK - the two projected lead backs are still the prices of this class**
3(4). Jameson Williams (WR-DET) - Brad Holmes got over on new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah when he moved up from 32 to 12 to take Williams for only #66 and a bump from #46 to #34. Williams won’t have much fantasy impact this year, but if the Lions can find a long-term quarterback with a good deep arm, he could end up being fantasy WR1 from this class. If he was compelling enough to go at #12 coming off of an ACL, he probably has the highest ceiling of this class, so if you can’t trade down from 1.3, take Williams. You can probably get him at 1.5 or 1.6.
4(7). Drake London (WR-ATL) - London got the WR1 in class award, and he has no significant competition for targets at wide receiver (unless you count Kyle Pitts). Desmond Ridder and Marcus Mariota won’t exactly supercharge the pass offense, but London has great long-term opportunity and should go in the top 3-4 of most rookie drafts.
5(5). Treylon Burks (WR-TEN) - Burks was WR6 in the draft class, but he got as much help as anyone from his destination, especially because he was drafted with one of the picks acquired for his predecessor as the team’s #1 wideout, A.J. Brown. Burks has a ways to go to get to Brown’s skill level, but he’ll have every opportunity to dominate wide receiver targets and build chemistry from Ryan Tannehill, the team’s quarterback for now… with third-rounder Malik Willis waiting in the wings. Burks is a boom/bust prospect, but there’s more room for the boom to mushroom in this spot under these circumstances. He won’t last past #5 in many drafts.
6(3). Garrett Wilson (WR-NYJ) - The Jets got a high ceiling receiver at #10, as expected. Zach Wilson is still an unknown and Elijah Moore and Corey Davis are formidable running mates, so his stock takes a very slight short-term ding in a tightly packed group from WR1-WR5. He’s unlikely to be there at 1.6 in most drafts.
7(6). Chris Olave (WR-NO) - Olave’s game is most primed to produce right away, although last year’s Saints offense was low volume and Michael Thomas will be back. Perhaps the drafting of fellow Buckeye Olave even indicates a patching up of things between Thomas and the organization, since the last time we saw him, he lost a season due to mysteriously putting off surgery on his injured ankle. Thomas’s dead cap numbers are rough through 2023 and his salaries of 15.5 and 18.5 million in 2023 and 2024 look very reasonable now, which isn’t great news for Olave’s ceiling prospects, but he is probably the safest pick of the top six wide receivers. Expect 1.7 to turn into Olave and be happy about it.
**TIER BREAK - The big five receivers from before the draft are still a cut above the rest**
8(13). Skyy Moore (WR-KC) - Moore landed in one of the plum fantasy spots, even though Mecole Hardman looms as a cautionary tale about chasing one of Patrick Mahomes II targets that isn’t named Kelce or Hill. If you want him, you’ll need the 1.8 or 1.9.
9(8). Devin Lloyd (LB-JAX) - Lloyd got first-round draft capital even though he fell farther than some expected. The Jaguars also drafted Chad Muma in the third, who should line up next to free-agent signing Foye Oluokun, but Micah Parsons is a cautionary tale about knocking an off-ball linebacker too far down because he’ll be getting snaps on the outside.
10(10). Jahan Dotson (WR-WAS) - Models that weight draft capital heavily will love Dotson, but he’s more of a #2 than a #1. You might be able to get him after Skyy Moore, Christian Watson, and George Pickens go off of the board, which would be a value even though the others offer more ceiling or situational appeal. He could get a big opportunity bump next year if the Commanders decide to move on from Terry McLaurin instead of tagging him or signing him long-term.
11(21). Quay Walker (LB-KC) - Walker’s projectability as a long-frame athletic versatile player made him the first off-ball linebacker taken in this draft, and he’ll slot inside next to De’Vondre Campbell from day one. He became a first-round value depending on your scoring system.
12(18). James Cook (RB-BUF) - Cook will be part of a 1-2 punch with Devin Singletary, although he’ll play more as a receiver, occupying the role J.D. McKissic was going to have if he hadn’t decided to return to Washington. He has the stuff to outplay Brandon Beane’s proclamation of him as a “sub back”. It’s reasonable to take him as high as 1.9.
13(11). George Pickens (WR-PIT) - They don’t get more boom/bust in this wide receiver class than Pickens, but the Steelers discriminating taste in wide receivers should be considered a strong enough endorsement to nudge you into taking him in the late first, and maybe as high as #8, even though Kenny Pickett is an unknown at this moment.
14(15). Aidan Hutchinson (DE-DET) - Trent Baalke having control of the #1 pick was a boon for the Lions, who get to keep Hutchinson in Southeast Michigan. He won’t be an elite IDP producer, but he’s a very safe investment. Let your IDP scoring system dictate how high you will take him.
15(16). Christian Watson (WR-GB) - Watson didn’t go in the first, but he might as well have since the Packers gave up two late second-round picks for him. He’ll get a chance to be the team’s top outside receiver in time.
16(19). Kyle Hamilton (S-BAL) - Another draft, another weekend of the Ravens watching great players fall into their lap. Free-agent signing Marcus Williams will likely play the deep safety role, so this is a great IDP value spot for Hamilton.
**TIER BREAK - The upside gets a lot lower in the second unless you are looking for linebackers**
17(9). Nakobe Dean (LB-PHI) - Dean fell to the third after he was invited to the draft, which usually indicates an expectation that a player will go in the first round, because of a pec issue. James Palmer reported that no one told him he needed surgery on the injury, so there’s some dispute about the information surrounding the issue, but obviously, he fell farther than expected. He could be one of the best values of IDP rookie drafts.
18(44). Troy Anderson (LB-ATL) - Here’s your replacement for Foye Oluokun in the short term, and maybe Deion Jones in the long term. He tested like a wide receiver in a 6’3” 243 frame. He got a huge boost in IDP value with this draft capital/destination combination.
19(22). Zamir White (RB-LV) - White is basically in line to start next year with the Raiders declining Josh Jacobs' fifth-year option and Kenyan Drake set to be a free agent in 2023. The team made a minor move to jump up four spots for him, so they felt some anxiety about missing out on the power cutter. The team will likely add more backs but don’t be surprised if White has a similar role to Damien Harris next year.
20(23). Trey McBride (TE-ARI) - The second-round draft capital is more important than landing on a team where Zach Ertz will block his way to fantasy opportunity for at least two years. Ertz’s influence could actually be a long-term plus.
21(46). WanDale Robinson (WR-NYG) - The Giants traded down twice in the second and still got Robinson. Many had the pocket dynamo with a 3rd/4th round grade, but Brian Daboll and company obviously have a plan for Robinson (who does have overlap with Kadarius Toney, who appeared to be on the outs with the organization earlier this offseason) that belies his diminutive stature.
22(27). Alec Pierce (WR-IND) - The Colts used a second-round pick to snap this big running mate for Michael Pittman. He could be more of a deep threat than Pittman but is unlikely to surpass him in the target pecking order. The Colts passing game hasn’t exactly been a garden of fertile fantasy value lately.
23(20). Christian Harris (LB-HOU) - The Texans gave up a fifth-round pick to move up five spots for Harris in the third, which indicates that they see him as an important future piece. Kamu Grugier-Hill and Christian Kirksey are mere speed bumps for his future opportunity.
24(25). Travon Walker (DL-JAX) - Walker went #1 overall, which actually wasn’t a surprise by the time it was announced. He doesn’t have a Myles Garrett/Joey Bosa ceiling, but will be a solid IDP producer with room to grow.
25(17). Isaiah Spiller (RB-LAC) - Austin Ekeler isn’t going anywhere, but Spiller could still easily lock down the #2/complement job by the end of camp. Ekeler getting goalline carries takes some of the shine off of the role, but it will have big injury upside. The drop into the mid-fourth isn’t great for Spiller, but he’ll have plenty of opportunity to show his stuff, so if you believe in him, he’s still worth the early second he’ll cost in rookie drafts.
26(29). Dameon Pierce (RB-HOU) - Pierce had the “better pro than college back” profile coming from a committee and he landed in a committee that he might be able to take control of. We often regret moving up backs based on situation, but in this weak class, an early reveal in a backfield in transition is worth a second-round pick.
27(83). Rachaad White (RB-TB) - White’s third-round draft capital is a good sign for his chance to carve out a role this year and maybe even become the backup to Leonard Fournette. His receiving ability and special teams contributions should keep him active on game days.
28(51). Tyler Allgeier (RB-ATL) - Allgeier’s fantasy value immediately got a bump when Mike Davis was released, which overshadows the underwhelming fifth-round draft capital. Cordarelle Patterson will get the bigger short term bump, but Allgeier is sure to get enough work to stake his claim for a long term role with Davis out of the way, barring a poor enough camp to get released.
29(48). John Metchie (WR-HOU) - The Texans liked Metchie enough to give up two fourths and pick #68 to move up to #44 for him. Metchie has the look of a consistent contributor, but the Texans passing game is still a bottom half of the league unit and his ceiling is limited. He’s a worthier target in deep PPR leagues where as many as 4-5 wide receivers can start.
30(41). Calvin Austin III (WR-PIT) - The Ravens inextricably took a punter over Austin even though they wanted him, and the Steelers pounced. Their track record with wide receivers and Diontae Johnson’s expiring contract intersect to make Austin compelling despite him being only 5’8” 170. He projects as a speed slot who should make Kenny Pickett’s life easier.
31(12). Jalen Tolbert (WR-DAL) - We would be ranking Tolbert higher if he had gone somewhere without CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup set to start for at least the next two years. He’ll require patience, but is a savvy third-round rookie pick as long as you have the roster room to hold him.
32(50). David Bell (WR-CLE) - Bell has the skillset to replace at least some of what Jarvis Landry provided, and Deshaun Watson adds a multiplier effect to the passing game pieces around him if he can regain his old form - whenever it is that he gets back on the field…
33(24). Kayvon Thibodeaux (LB-NYG) - Landing in a 3-4 defense hurts Thibodeaux in the short term, but as we’ve seen with many tweener edge defenders, his status could switch back to defensive end in time. Let your scoring system value for sacks dictate where you slot him.
34(32). Kenny Pickett (QB-PIT) - Pickett escaped the bloodbath at quarterback to land a starting job and go in the first round, but who knows where he would have gone if they hadn’t taken him. He’s worth a first in Superflex, but I won’t talk anyone out of taking one of the top five wideouts over him.
35(14). Malik Willis (QB-TEN) - Draft weekend was a disaster for Willis, but he should still get a chance to prove he can be the successor to Ryan Tannehill. He’s still worth a second-round pick in Superflex rookie drafts, but more because of the lack of oomph in the second tier of running backs and third tier of wide receivers. Hopefully being passed over for so long helps put a fire in his belly to prove the doubters wrong.
36(42). Jermaine Johnson (DE-NYJ) - Johnson wasn’t taken in the top 10 as some expected, but he did land with the Jets as some expected, and he’ll carry a defensive end designation in Robert Saleh’s defense, which is ideal for IDP leagues. If Carl Lawson is healthy, he and Johnson can give the Jets a formidable duo on the edge.
37(56). George Karlaftis (DE-KC) - Karlaftis is a great effort/strength edge who should be productive, but he doesn’t have the true sackmaster profile to be a difference-maker in IDP leagues. He could/should still level off as a startable defensive end.
38(40). Jelani Woods (TE-IND) - Woods has a similar size/athleticism combination to Mo Alie-Cox, and he could replace Alie-Cox in the lineup next year. Alie-Cox isn’t known for his durability, so Woods could even be in the lineup at some point this year. He was acquired with a pick the team somehow got for Carson Wentz.
39(43). Channing Tindall (LB-MIA) - Many thought Tindall would go higher, but don’t let that take you off of him in IDP big play leagues. He’ll project to start inside next to Jerome Baker and can produce similar pass rush numbers from an inside linebacker position. He’s a great fit for a defense with the Dolphins top end cover corners.
40(52). Brian Asamoah (LB-MIN) - Asamoah was acquired with the #66 pick acquired in the trade down with Detroit. The team sees him as a future starter, and he should get a shot to do that in 2023 as long as he’s ready.
41(67). Cade Otton (TE-TB) - Otton projects as a possible starter for the Bucs as soon as next year, and a role player as soon as this year if Rob Gronkowski doesn’t play. He’s a good all-around prospect who could have some latent upside as a pass-catcher.
42(26). Khalil Shakir (WR-BUF) - Shakir was expected to be a third-day pick. At least he landed in a good offense with a good quarterback. Jamison Crowder and Isaiah McKenzie will block him initially, but Shakir’s development will be the final determinant of his value.
43(28). Brian Robinson (RB-WAS) - The Commanders' interest in running backs before the draft was a harbinger of new competition for Antonio Gibson on early downs. It’s not a great spot for Robinson with Gibson there, but perhaps he could take over after Gibson’s rookie contract is done. J.D. McKissic’s presence hampers Robinson’s injury upside.
44(75). Tyrion Davis-Price (RB-SF) - Kyle Shanahan just can’t help himself. Davis-Price doesn’t project as better than Elijah Mitchell. This pick could be more about Trey Sermon than Mitchell, but Mitchell missed time multiple times, so that’s still a potentially valuable role.
45(34). Justyn Ross (WR-KC) - Ross falling out of the draft is a clear sign he has some big medical issues to overcome, but he’s in a great spot and we know he can play when healthy. He’s still worth a pick in the 3rd/4th.
46(33). Desmond Ridder (QB-ATL) - Ridder’s athleticism helps the case for his fantasy value, but his third-round draft capital does not. He should get a chance to prove the doubters wrong unless Marcus Mariota does that this year. He’s still worth a second in Superflex rookie drafts.
47(35). Matt Corral (QB-CAR) - Only Sam Darnold stands in Corral’s way. The NFL thought enough of him to invite him to the draft. The league faded this quarterback class hard, but one or two of the prospects who fell could make teams regret passing on them multiple times. The Panthers traded a 2023 third and #137, their first pick of the third day, to get back into the second day (which they entered with zero picks thanks to the Darnold and C.J. Henderson trades) and snag Corral. He’s worth a second in Superflex leagues, and it’s likely that the Panthers viewed him as a second-round value.
48(37). Danny Gray (WR-SF) - Gray was on many underrated lists and the 49ers made sure they came out of the second day with the speedster on the roster. He’s more intriguing with Deebo Samuel and the 49ers possibly on the outs, but there’s also a harsh truth about the size of the passing pie in San Francisco, which limits the possibilities for Gray at least as long as Samuel, George Kittle, and Brandon Aiyuk are around.
49(47). Lewis Cine (S-MIN) - Cine is going to be a sheriff in the Vikings secondary. First-round draft capital wasn’t that outlandish for what he brings to the field. He’s a swing for a single in the middle rounds of a rookie draft only due to positional value.
50(58). Jalen Pitre (S-HOU) - The Texans traded down instead of taking Kyle Hamilton, but getting Pitre in the early second makes that forgivable. He should be a solid IDP safety with big-play upside.
51(59). Jaquan Brisker (S-CHI) - Brisker should be valuable in IDP leagues if he secures the strong safety spot next to Eddie Jackson. He can play in the box, but isn’t a liability in coverage.
52(55). David Ojabo (OLB-BAL) - In a great story, Ojabo was reunited with his college coordinator Mike MacDonald, who was hired in the same job for the Ravens this offseason. Once he’s healed from his Achilles, he could combine with Odafe Oweh to give the Ravens the best edge combo they have had in a long time. Prioritize him in sack-heavy leagues, although he’s likely to be classified as a linebacker.
53(UR) Kyle Phillips (WR-TEN) - Phillips' steady game from the slot will fit in well. His fifth-round draft capital indicates his limited ceiling, but he has landed on a team that could sorely need a player with his skills in a passing game that will be relying almost completely on players that weren’t on the team last year.
54(70). Tyquan Thornton (WR-NE) - Bill Belichick couldn’t resist the height/speed combination of Thornton in the second round, but until one of his picks at the position hits, it’s probably best to fade him and put less meaning on the draft capital spent to get him.
56(84). Keaontay Ingram (RB-ARI) - Ingram fell to the sixth round, but he was once a highly vaunted recruit and it’s not difficult to picture him as the primary backup to James Conner (who tends to miss time) sooner than later.
58(71). Abram Smith (RB-NO) - Smith wasn’t drafted, but he was given $222,000 in guarantees on his UDFA deal, so he might as well have been. This organization knows a thing or two about finding quality undrafted backs and Alvin Kamara could be suspended to begin the season.
59(73). Arnold Ebiketie (EDGE-ATL) - The second-round pick could be the best edge rusher on the Falcons roster right away. He has a chance to start at outside linebacker in Week 1.
60(45). Leo Chenal (LB-KC) - Chenal should round out quite the trio with recent second day picks Willie Gay Jr and Nick Bolton. He’ll play the strong side, which is more of a boost for Gay than the rookie, but there’s no denying his elite athleticism and intensity could outproduce the perceived limits of his role for fantasy. Either way, it’s going to be fun to watch this trio against AFC West offenses.
61(53). Chad Muma (LB-JAX) - The Jags love Muma, but it’s hard to see how he can carve out an every-down role with Foye Oluokun and first-round pick Devin Lloyd on the roster. He’ll take patience as a stash in IDP leagues but could pay off in time.
62(38). Greg Dulcich (TE-DEN) - Dulcich throws cold water on the Albert Okwuegbunam hype train, but Okwuegbunam’s presence also stamps out enthusiasm for taking the rookie outside of tight end premium leagues. Dulcich is paired with Russell Wilson and has the stuff to be fantasy relevant at the low bar position, but will need Okwuegbunam to miss time to get significant opportunity in the near future. He could overtake Albert O in time as the choice of the new regime.
63(64). Kyren Williams (RB-LAR) - Williams was drafted for his receiving skills, but he did land in a good offense and the Rams traded up 14 picks for him in the fifth round, so they like him.
64(30). Pierre Strong (RB-NE) - Strong’s fourth-round draft capital is good for a small school back and his speed is legit, but it’s hard to see a path to lasting fantasy value in the Patriots backfield. He could flash enough to get more opportunity down the line but is only an end-of-the-roster stash for now.
65(31). Tyler Badie (RB-BAL) - Badie lasted to the sixth. That's a bad sign for his chances of making an impact, but he will get a chance at valuable reps in OTAs and maybe early in camp with Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins both coming off of ACL tears. If he doesn’t make the final 53, I’ll be watching to see who claims him.
67(65). Cole Turner (TE-WAS) - Logan Thomas is coming off of a torn ACL and his contract is easy to get out of after this year, so if the oversized wide receiver can impress, he could have a role in the pass offense sooner than later.
68(94). Ty Chandler (RB-MIN) - Chandler will have to have a good summer to make the team as the fourth running back, but the team must think he can do it or they wouldn’t have taken him in the fifth round.
69(39). Isaiah Likely (TE-BAL) - Likely is a fun prospect for fantasy, but the Ravens already have Mark Andrews and drafted Charlie Kolar earlier in the fourth round. Andrews emerged out of a two tight end class with Hayden Hurst actually going ahead of him and the Ravens also doubled up at tight end with Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta in 2010. The logjam makes Likely a low priority outside of tight end premium leagues, but file his away if Andrews misses time and track his development.
70(68). Charlie Kolar (TE-BAL) - Kolar is a quality receiving threat like fellow fourth-round pick Isaiah Likely, but there’s only room for one to have a consistent role, and maybe neither will be fantasy relevant until Mark Andrews is past his prime. Both Likely and Kolar are players who are better to leave for others and pick up on the waiver wire if they show signs of emerging in a year or two unless you’re in a tight end premium league.
71(66). Devonte Wyatt (DT-GB) - Wyatt is going to make the interior pass rush for the Packers better right away, and he projects as a starter, although he could end up with a defensive end designation in the Packers scheme.
72(97). Damone Clark (LB-DAL) - Clark would have been higher than a fifth-round pick if healthy and could eventually become a core starter for the Cowboys.
74(98). Snoop Conner (RB-JAX) - The Jaguars gave up two sixth-round picks to get Conner, who will be the healthiest back in OTAs. If James Robinson isn’t ready to open the season, he could be the backup to Travis Etienne, who is coming back from a Lisfranc injury.
75(79). Trent McDuffie (CB-KC) - McDuffie was smartly scooped up by the Chiefs after he fell out of the top 20. He’ll start right away and face some potent pass offenses in the AFC West.
76(77). Ahmad Gardner (CB-NYJ) - Gardner will start from day one for a team that sorely needs him, and probably get to face guys like Stefon Diggs and Tyreek Hill, so the IDP stats will be there this year.
77(78). Derek Stingley Jr. (CB-HOU) - Stingley may turn into a shutdown corner in short order, but teams will test him and make him fantasy relevant and worth taking late to start from Week 1 for your IDP squad.
78(86). Marcus Jones (CB-NE) - Jones should be a top-line returner, slot corner, and maybe even get some touches on offense.
79(UR). Jashaun Corbin (RB-NYG) - Corbin got $110,000 guaranteed from the Giants on a UDFA contract, so they coveted the Seminole. He could not just make the team, but have a role on a barren depth chart after Saquon Barkley, who will be a free agent next year.
80(49). Kevin Austin Jr (WR-JAX) - Austin got $230,000 in guarantees, so he was a true priority free agent for the Jaguars. He has a chance to make a good impression on the new regime and secure a roster spot to get on track to be a future contributor.
81(57). Zaquandre White (RB-MIA) - White went undrafted, but he has a lot of untapped potential, and he might end up being the second-best inside runner on the roster behind Raheem Mostert.
82(54). Bo Melton (WR-SEA) - Melton got the call from the Seahawks in the seventh round, but he has the overall athleticism of a wide receiver that usually gets drafted much earlier.
83(89). Velus Jones (WR-CHI) - Jones is more of a return specialist, but considering how thin the Bears depth chart is at wide receiver and the third-round draft capital spent on him, he’ll likely get some shots to show what he can do on offense.
84(61). Grant Calcaterra (TE-PHI) - Calcaterra got drafted, which was half of the battle after he came back from a concussion-induced retirement. Dallas Goedert blocks his way and this is a low volume pass offense, but his upside is worth tracking in tight end premium leagues.
85(62). Jeremy Ruckert (TE-NYJ) - Ruckert was the favorite tight end of some draftniks, but he landed in a place that just tied up a lot of guaranteed money in C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin, so he’s one to watch for on the waiver wire unless you’re in a tight end premium league.
87(90). James Mitchell (TE-DET) - Mitchell’s way is blocked by T.J. Hockenson, who should be signed long-term, but his profile would have been good enough to get him drafted a round or two earlier if he hadn’t lost most of 2021 to a knee injury.
88(UR). Jake Ferguson (TE-DAL) - Ferguson isn’t an exciting player with the ball in his hands, but neither is Dalton Schultz. Ferguson could hit if the Cowboys can’t work out a long term deal with the franchise-tagged Schultz.
89(87). Jordan Davis (DT-PHI) - How can you not love the Eagles first round, adding Davis and A.J. Brown. He might be slow to show up in the box score, but he definitely has starter upside in leagues that require a defensive tackle.
90(88). Logan Hall (DL-TB) - Hall’s fantasy upside is limited by his 3-4 end IDP profile, but with the players he has around him, he could be productive enough to be relevant.
91(69). Dax Hill (S-CIN) - Hill’s ability to cover in the slot and play deep safety will help the Bengals but lower his fantasy ceiling a la Jevon Hollard.
92(UR). Dareke Young (WR-SEA) - Young’s athletic profile is off the charts, but he played at tiny Lenoir Rhyne. He could surprise and make the team with a good summer, and his ceiling is high for a seventh-round pick.
93(36). Sam Howell (QB-WAS) - The Commanders scooped up Howell, and with Carson Wentz starting, the fans could be calling for him by the end of September. He was a third-day pick, at the top of the fifth round, but going into the 2021 season, he was much more highly regarded in draft circles. He could be the backup for a team without an established starter going into 2023, so he’s worth a look in the third or fourth in Superflex leagues.
94(82). Isaiah Pacheco (RB-KC) - Pacheco is the latest Matt Waldman favorite to end up in the Chiefs backfield. He’s probably only depth in the best-case scenario.
95(UR). Gerrit Prince (TE-JAX) - Prince was a big-play tight end and we know Doug Pederson highlights this position in the offense. There’s no one in his way long term if the UAB product can surprise and outplay his draft status.
96(91). Erik Ezukanma (WR-MIA) - Ezukanma could be the top big body receiver in Miami in short order after the team took him in the fourth, but he’ll still be well behind Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle in the game plan in any scenario.
97(80). Kevin Harris (RB-NE) - Harris fits what the Patriots want in a back, but it’s hard to see him making the team with such a crowded backfield.
98(UR). Nik Bonnito (EDGE-DEN) - Bonnito won’t start right away, but the third edge rusher is becoming a more important position and core defensive player a la slot corner. If Bradley Chubb can’t stay healthy, Bonnito could arrive this year.
99(UR). Sam Williams (EDGE-DAL) - Williams has obvious edge rushing talent and could make the Cowboys forget losing Randy Gregory to the Broncos in free agency.
100(UR). Drake Jackson (EDGE-SF) - The 49ers are hoping Jackson can become everything Dee Ford couldn’t be for them after his injury-riddled tenure with the team.
60. Carson Strong (QB-PHI)
72. JoJo Domann (LB-IND)
76. Isaiah Weston (WR-CLE)
85. Andrew Booth (CB-MIN)
92. Makai Polk (WR-BAL)
93. Jerrion Ealy (RB-KC)
95. Zonovan Knight (RB-NYJ)
99. Skylar Thompson (QB-MIA)
100. Devon Williams (WR-BAL)