Shamrock and Burgandy will be releasing their rankings soon as well.
1. Richardson, RB – Cleveland: They got their guy for a pretty penny. He’ll get a ton of work, but he’ll also see a ton of stacked 8 in the box fronts trying to make them pass the ball. He may struggle until they get help at WR and o-line, and QB is definitely a question too. Even then he is still the #1 player in dynasty rookie drafts by a mile.
2. Martin, RB – Tampa: They got Martin just in time, he was definitely the Giants next pick. A 3-down talent who will probably see a 60/40 split with Blount out of the gate. Blount hasn’t been good at short-yardage work, but he’s going to have to make that his specialty if he wants to remain in the picture as a viable RBBC since he can’t catch or block.
3. Blackmon, WR – Jax: Gabbert is horrible, but situations can change quickly in the NFL and WR’s do have long careers. The good thing here is that Blackmon is the unquestioned #1 target who should get a ton of looks. He should be a low-end WR3 in PPR right out of the gate with a chance to build up to a low-end WR2 by the end of the ’12 season. Comparisons to Boldin and Nicks aren’t far off in my opinion.
4. Luck, QB – Indy: They did a good job drafting the two best TE’s in the draft, they will definitely help the transition for Luck as TE’s are a rookie’s best friend. Wayne and Collie on the outside too, this offense will be much improved from last year.
5. RG3, QB – Washington: They’ll have some decent weapons for him. Moss will be cut for cap purposes, but they’ll have Garçon and Hankerson on the outside and Morgan in the slot on 3-WR sets and Fred Davis at TE with Helu catching in the flats. Not too shabby. Cam he is not, but he could be a better version of Vick.
6. Wilson, RB – NYG: Explosive runner who will be a part of a 50/50 timeshare with Bradshaw. He’ll probably start the year with Bradshaw getting 60%, but it will even out by the end of the year. With Bradshaw’s chronic foot issues, Wilson could see an increased workload at any moment should he miss time.
7. Floyd, WR – Arizona: A lot of folks have Floyd in front of Blackmon, but he has the same issue which is a horrible QB in Kolb. The one major difference is that he’s not the #1 on his own team. Larry is 29 and has 3-5 stud years left. Thats a long time to wait for Floyd to become the man. It can happen sooner if they find the next Kurt Warner, but do you really feel confident in that happening this year or next?!?
8. Wright, WR -Tennessee: Crowded WR group with Britt, Washington, Damien Williams, Cook and CJ2K catching some out of the backfield. Probably won’t produce until year 2, but think Wallace talent and situation here.
9. Fleener, TE – Indy: Best possible landing spot for him, Luck will look to him early and often. Allen will handle all of the inline blocking duties leaving Fleener in the slot.
10. L. Miller, RB – Miami: Medical concerns killed his draft stock, and I’m hearing the team is looking at him as a developmental pick. He should get the chance for some carries when Bush slides into the slot. They have plans to move Bush all over with their lack of receiving threats, and this pick will allow them both to be on the filed at the same time. Daniel Thomas better step his game up if he wants any work moving forward, but he’s an average talent taken two rounds too early last season.
11. S. Hill, WR – NYJ: Has the opportunity from the get go, but he’s raw and has possible issues at QB. But, Demaryius Thomas had emerging value with Tebow down the stretch last season and through the playoffs, so it’s possible since I think Tebow eventually takes over there.
12. Randle, WR – NYG: It’ll take 2-3 years for him to carve out a role big enough to even make him FF relevant. Nicks and Cruz will continue to gobble up all the targets.
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