NFL Draft: Dynasty Rookie Mock
NFL Draft: Dynasty Rookie Mock

With the Senior Bowl concluded, we figured it was time to churn out some updated content regarding the dynasty value of the upcoming rookie class. John and I did a three-round mock scenario for a 12-team league, with the picks assigned in a linear fashion. So the team picking 1.01 also picks 2.01, and 3.01. John took the odd numbered selections and I took the evens.

Note: we did this mock just before the Senior Bowl game. I'm assuming someone like D.J. Chark would go at least a round higher if we redid it today. Check beyond the end of the draft to see our honorable mentions who went undrafted.

Round 1

1. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State* (5-foot-11, 230 pounds)
DOB: 2/7/1997 (21)

About as big of a no-brainer as there could possibly be, Barkley was the easy choice to be the top pick in this Mock Devy and the easy choice to be the top pick in every rookie draft. Barkley appears at least proficient in all tasks. He's built to run between the tackles with authority at 5-foot-11, 230 with an extremely strong trunk, yet he has the lateral agility and balance to dice through traffic and find open space – topped off with the long speed to outrun the defense. He also fits the mold of a modern NFL back in the sense that he is lethal in the passing game. Barkley caught 54 of 68 targets for 632 yards and three scores in his

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