Just wrapped up my first official mock draft of the season. This one was with my colleagues at the Sporting News' Fantasy Source. As usual, they stuck me with a crappy draft slot (10 out of 12), re-confirming what we all already knew... They fear the Fool.
I'm not happy with my overall draft, which means it's probably awesome. Here's what I was able to cobble together.
1.10 Michael Turner -- Best RB still on the board, in my opinion.
2.03 Calvin "Megatron" Johnson -- It was a toss-up with Steven Jackson, who I think is being way overlooked this season. S-Jax ended up lasting until the mid-3rd round.
3.10 Jahvid Best -- Good value here, but didn't realize till later that I had just picked a second Lion. I won't make that mistake when I'm drafting for real.
4.03 Tony Romo -- Vick, Rodgers, Brady, Rivers, Brees, Peyton all gone. Either take Romo, or play catch-up at the QB position all season.
5.10 Daniel Thomas -- Had to shore up the RB position, even though I'm light at WR. While I'm down on the rooks this year, I believe Thomas will be a true bell cow.
6.03 Stevie Johnson -- Solid WR2, though not without risk. The WR pool was fairly well drained.
7.10 Johnny Knox -- Never been a fan, but he'll be Cutler's No. 1 target, without much doubt. That's worth a 7th rounder.
8.03 Jay Cutler -- Panic pick. Huge buyer's remorse on this one. Not only am I a Cutler-hater, but I probably grabbed him way too early. Clock was ticking down, and I couldn't decide on a TE vs. WR, and, well, gagged.
9.10 Jacoby Ford -- A Raider, yes. A No. 1 WR with big upside? Yes.
10.03 Marcedes Lewis -- Finally got my TE. If he shows up like last year, he's a steal.
11.10 LaDainian Tomlinson -- The Jets say Shonn Greene will be the workhorse. I've heard that before. LT may still have a few surprises in store for us.
12.03 Plaxico Burress -- A shot in the dark.
13.10 Arrelious Benn -- If you believe the Bucs' offense is going places (and I do), the second-year wideout could be a big part of that.
14.03 Bears DST -- Meh.
15.10 Shane Vereen -- Pats have high hopes for him. So do I, now.
16.03 Nate Kaeding -- Grabbed him to start the run on kickers.
17.10 Donnie Avery -- If he's healthy, could be Bradford's top target.
There you have it. Can't say I'm proud of this one. I'll get better.