2020 Fantasy Football ROOKIE Mock Draft (Round 2)
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
Another off-season and what a wild one it has been! We’re nearing the start of April and all professional sports are suspended and seasons are in question. So in turn we have a ton of spare time! Spare time means content and discussions! The NFL draft is close and that means rookie mock drafts!
If you missed round 1 of my rookie mock check it out right here! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-fantasy-football-rookie-mock-draft-round-1/nfl/03/
We all have our own opinion. We all have our own research. That’s the beauty of fantasy sports and mock drafting. 2019 was a great draft class. 2020 is even stronger!
It’s an exciting time in football. There has been a changing of the guard at the quarterback position. The older studs like Brady, Brees and Rivers have had their day. Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson have taken over their respective positions.
This 2020 draft class is filled to the brim with young and hungry guys looking to stake their claim to the throne. This is a very strong class of kids and its loaded with offensive talent. Running backs and wide receivers galore!
If you and your league get together to draft rookies separately then I salute you! It just adds more fun to the process! The more I get into the process the more I see how loaded this 2020 draft class is! This should be fun! Lets go!
13. Laviska Shenault WR-Colorado
I’ll admit I may be a little high on him. In the rankings we’ve done and across the industry 13-14 is his sweet spot. He’s a bigger bodied kid who is able to break tackles and gain hard yardage. The biggest concern with Shenault are injuries. He has played through most of them but I firmly believe his ability to stay healthy is what will define his success in the NFL.
14. Joe Burrow QB-LSU
Where do I start? Burrow put up video game numbers his championship senior season. That’s all well and good but what does that mean for his professional career? I hate to jump the gun but the world knows Cincinnati is drafting him number one overall. Burrow is outstanding at reading defenses and understanding coverage. His release point and footwork are both NFL ready. He has all the makings of your prototypical stud NFL QB. My only concern is the lack of support around him in Cincinnati. LSU has some legit stud talent all NFL ready in this years draft. Can Joe play at a high level in the NFL? My magic 8 ball says yes.
15. Zack Moss RB-Utah
If you’re into a tough punishing RB the Moss is your guy! Built with a strong compacted body he is a yards after contact machine. He mixed his powerful burst with spins and cuts with phenomenal balance. Moss isn’t known as a stud receiving back but that’s not a huge knock seeing how he’s still learning to pass block. Moss is young coaches dream. Hard working and strong and willing to learn.
16. Michael Pittman Jr. WR-USC
Pittman is a big bodied wide out who is a red zone nightmare. 6’4 223lb kid who is still filling out! He’s a good route runner and all the boxes are checked with him. Athleticism and the ability to high point balls and cut on a dime all make up his game. However, he’s a tad sluggish off the line and doesn’t offer much in terms of elusiveness. I’ve read a few articles mentioning he may be a one year wonder. Claiming his prior seasons were, “just ok” at best. Pittman has NFL pedigree. His father Michael Pittman Sr. was a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s a third round type real life selection but has massive upside in the second round of rookie drafts.
17. Tua Tagovailoa QB-Alabama
Tua has big game experience and mastered Alabama’s offense with the ability to read a defense and shred it accordingly. First thing anyone has mentioned in discussion of Tua is the hip injury. “He will never be the same again” type talk. Look, does this injury outweigh the kids potential? He has the arm strength of a pro QB and the wheels to turn a negative play into a positive. He’s mobile with a soft touch. Guess I’m more optimistic than most but I see no issue with his professional career. There are plenty of ways to get to him on defense but what about the adjustments a good offensive coach can make? Don’t reach in your rookie draft but jump when the time is right!
18. Bryan Edwards WR-South Carolina
Physical specimen who is strong footed with excellent vision. A slot guy better suited as a WR2 does most of his work in the middle of the field. If he can work on his hands the upside grows.
19. Eno Benjamin RB-Arizona State
Eno is one fun running back to watch! He’s able to spin and cut around defenders while grinding out tough yardage. He must improve his pass blocking ability or he will have a limited role in the NFL. Eno is still work in progress but what a wonderful way to start your NFL career! Shout out to Ethan on this one!
20. Brandin Aiyuk WR-Arizona State
Aiyuk has plenty of room to grow as a professional wide receiver. His route running and hands have plenty of inconsistencies. He’s an awesome return guy and can bring game breaking type plays. He can contribute right away in the slot or while returning punts or kicks. Aiyuk should learn and grow right in front of us. I’m excited to watch his path!
21. Donovan Peoples-Jones WR-Michigan
Jones was a five star recruit coming into the University of Michigan. Safe to say the awful QB play in college held him back a little bit. DPJ’s hands, size, ball skills and athletic ability are all top notch! His body control and concentration are also advanced. Jones can help right off the bat with returns and in the slot.
22.Tyler Johnson WR-Minnesota
Tyler can win battles for the ball in contested situations. He’s physical with great route running skills. The biggest knock on Johnson is his ability to get separation and get away from the defense. If he can get off the line free there will be no issue. Tyler has some work to do in the next level of his career.
23. Ke’Shawn Vaughn RB-Vanderbilt
Vaughn has good vision between the tackles but is basic in terms of an NFL RB. He’s a work in progress and a good choice if you have time to let a RB develop on your roster.
24. KJ Hamler WR-Penn State
His lack of size almost certainly puts him in the slot. He can hang his hat on his route running and run after catch skills. Still young and willing to learn KJ needs to hit’s the weights. He has a clear path to playing time and should learn and develop quite well on the field.
That’s it for round 1!
During my process of researching and actually writing this all out I noticed a few things. There are 15-20 kids that have an unbelievable ceiling with immense upside. I know “upside” is a fun buzz word in all fantasy outlets but it fits and I’m able to get my point across to you as the reader. This years rookie drafts are going to be loads of fun!
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