2021 Way to Early Redraft Mock
2021 Way to Early Redraft Mock I drafted out of the 7th position of this 12 team PPR Redraft Mock. If you have ever followed anything that I have written or advice I have given, you will hear me preach draft running backs early and draft them often. Long story short, there are only a few "stud" running backs, who are dependable and who get the majority of their teams snap share, attempts and who are involved in the passing game (if you are playing PPR). This mock draft was no different as you will see when I break down each player that I drafted and why. Remember this was completed before free agency started.
1.07 RB Nick Chubb: Yes I was going RB in the first round and in my opinion, he was the best one available, with the most consistent play over the past 3 years. I took him over Travis Kelce, Ezekiel Elliott, and Davante Adams to name a few. Chubb get the majority of the carries on a run first offense, even with missing 4 games, he stilled finished as the 11th RB and averaged 17 points per game. I think if he plays all 16, he is more than capable of being a Top 7 RB.
2.06 RB Aaron Jones: I think he fell here because of uncertainty of where he would sign in free agency. I believe he moves closer to the first round once we start drafting for real, especially after he finished as the number 5 overall RB in 2020 and had 18.5 fantasy point per game. Obviously, I couldn't pass up getting a second Top 10 RB in the 2nd round. 17 running back were taken out of the top 24 picks.
3.07 RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Ok so a little strange going with three RBs in a row but I feel CEH will bounce back in 2021, and doesn't everyone want a piece of the KC offense? He's my third RB, if he pays off then I dominate with 2 RBs and strong flex, if he doesn't pay off, then I have to mix and match my flex position.
4.06 WR Allen Robinson: For some reason, he always seems to fall in drafts and I don't know why, unless it is QB play. This draft was no different and since his starter is QB Andy Dalton, people will pass him up. Go ahead and pass on him but I will come along and scoop him up. Dalton will pepper him with targets. Last season he finished as the 9th WR and 16.4 Fantasy Points Per Game.
5.07 WR Dionte Johnson: I made this pick with the assumption that JuJu Smith-Schuster would leave Pittsburgh and Johnson would become the number 1 wide receiver. No such luck as the Steelers brought back Schuster, making this a three-headed WR monster with Chase Claypool. Going WR in the 5th round sticks to another piece of advice that I give often, get 3 RBs and 2 WRs in the first 5 rounds, mission accomplished.
6.06 QB Deshaun Watson: This decision was tough. I always say wait on QB and I always say the 6th round is where you want to start looking at QB, especially if there was a QB run before it was your turn to pick. At this point the best TEs were gone, all the starting RBs were gone, so it was 3rd WR or QB for me. WR is very deep, you can get a quality WR3 late in a draft, so I went with Watson here. Now I have RB locked up, QB locked up and I could have WR locked up, if we are only starting 2. Obviously everything with Watson is up in the air right now, so his ADP will probably fall into his future is decided.
7.07 WR Tee Higgins: Could be the steal of this mock. If the Bengals don't draft a WR early in the draft, Higgins could be the WR1 for Cincinnati. Last season he was WR28 with AJ Green there and Joe Burrow getting hurt. He will easily be a WR2 with an outside shot of breaking into the Top 12. Getting Higgins in the 7th round could be a steal.
8.06 TE Hayden Hurst: If you don't get one if the Top 3-4 TEs, then wait for one. I grabbed Hurst in the 8th round because I didn't want to punt on the position. I also feel that he could produce Top12 numbers being in the Falcons offense for the second year.
9-07 - 13.07 This is where I mix it up and take BPA (Best Player Available) and/or fill needs. At 9.07 I took one of the best handcuffs in RB Alexander Mattison. At 10.06 I took WR Corey Davis, he should be the WR1 for the New York Jets, so as long as they get a decent QB, I have a WR3 as my WR4. At 11.07 I took RB Tarik Cohen, not a true handcuff, but he has flex potential because of his use in the passing game. At 12.06, I took WR Darius Slayton, he was suppose to breakout last season and that never materialized, maybe he will this year. At 13.07, I took RB Anthony McFarland, he didn't separate himself in the Steelers backfield last season. I thought for sure he'd be the James Connor replacement but I just don't see that.
14.06 and 15.05 Defense and Kicker: 49ers Defense and Harrison Butker. Solid defense and one of the best place kickers on the best offense. Take your defense and kicker last in your draft.
There you go, I think this is a solid team with great potential. Well balanced approach. Let me know what you think. #AgentJO