I want to start this off by saying if you haven’t read my pre-draft analysis on these prospects yet to prepare for your rookie draft, I highly suggest you do so before proceeding. That will give you the background and profiles of each player, while this piece will focus more on landing spots.
Most of my process pre-draft will mimic my post-draft rankings. I’m a firm believer in betting on the talent of players and not overreacting much to landing spots. Only a few select players have drastically risen or fallen down the rankings since the draft.
Tier 1 (Generations)
These are the players who are the closest to “can’t miss” prospects in this rookie draft class. They offer high floors with massive upside with a real chance of becoming top-five dynasty assets within a couple of years.
1.01, Jonathan Taylor (Pre-Draft 1.01)
The Colts are one of the best landing spots for Taylor. They showed their belief in him when they traded up to select him in the 2nd round.
The Colts have had a top 12 rushing offensive line the last two seasons, according to Football Outsiders. He joins a solid running back room with Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines, which could hinder his immediate production. The bottom line is, when compared with his competition, Taylor is in another stratosphere in terms of talent, ability, and college production. Expect Taylor to become the workhorse of this team by the end of 2020.
1.02, Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Pre-Draft 1.05)
Welcome to Tier 1, Clyde. As mentioned in the pre-draft rankings, Edwards-Helaire had the highest range of “landing spot” outcomes. He hit the absolute jackpot as not only was he selected by the Chiefs, but he was picked as the RB1 in the first round. The 1st round draft capital is important for dynasty leagues because it gives him essentially an extra year on his contract should the Chiefs pick up his option.
The Chiefs fell in love with him in this process. Brett Veach told Andy Reid that he reminded him of Brian Westbrook. Reid replied saying, “He’s better than Brian Westbrook.” Independently, Veach asked Patrick Mahomes who they should draft and he singled out Clyde as his choice.
Clyde’s style of play will allow him to fit like a glove on the Chiefs. We know how important receptions are to PPR points and Clyde should have no issue garnering up a high reception total in this offense. He looks primed to step in from Day 1 and offer the most immediate impact of any rookie.
Tier 2 (Future RB1s)
These are the running backs who profile as RB1s in their career. All have very strong profiles and offer size, speed, and three-down workhorse potential. They have some questions surrounding landing spot, that if answered, would give them upside to become top-5 dynasty assets.
1.03, JK Dobbins (Pre-Draft 1.02)
On the surface, this looks like an incredible landing spot, and it is. Anytime a player can land on the best offense from the previous year, there is a reason for excitement. However, one important aspect of Dobbins’ game is that he is an incredible pass-catcher – which is concerning because the Ravens only threw the ball to RBs on 12.3 percent of the team’s pass attempts.
Dobbins should have no issue becoming a high-volume and efficient ball carrier for the Ravens within the next couple of seasons. If Dobbins is to reach his true potential as an elite RB1 in fantasy then the Ravens will need to find ways to feed him in the passing game.
1.04, D’Andre Swift (Pre-Draft 1.03)
D’Andre Swift was expected by most to be the first running back selected, in the first round of the NFL rookie draft. That didn’t happen, but the Lions clearly thought highly enough of him to make him the 35th overall pick.
The Lions are actually a sneaky good landing spot for Swift. When Matthew Stafford was healthy last year the Lions were 3rd in total offense and 10th in scoring. This should provide Swift with plenty of opportunities to rack up yards and touchdowns.
The main concern with this landing spot is the presence of Kerryon Johnson. Kerryon is a good running back in his own right and will be just 23 years old this season. While he may not be on the talent level of Swift, he’s too good to suddenly get erased from this offense. However, it’s important to note that this regime in Detroit didn’t draft Kerryon and seemed lukewarm on him last year.
Matt Patricia comes from the Bill Belichick tree where he’s known to use a running back by committee. Only three times last season a Lions running back saw more than 60 percent of the teams running back snaps. It’s more likely off the bat that Swift is the lead back in a committee with Kerryon than the workhorse we want him to be.
1.05, Cam Akers (Pre-Draft 1.04)
The Rams were a peculiar landing spot for Akers. It looks great on the surface as the Rams have been a top-10 offense for three straight years. But since McVay has taken over, the Rams have ranked in the bottom half of running back targets each season, finishing last with a minuscule 10 percent running back target share last year. Akers is a great receiver and the hope is the Rams can funnel more targets his way to allow him to reach his ceiling.
Whether Akers can become a true workhorse for the Rams is up in the air. The Rams traded two third-round picks in 2019 to trade up to select Darrell Henderson in the 3rd round. Mike Braude explains why Darrell Henderson is still a good running back. Henderson remains underrated and is likely to become a nuisance to Akers’ ability to become a workhorse.
We know the talent is absolutely there for Akers and he should have no issue thriving in this offense. If he can overcome these obstacles then he will be one of the best fantasy assets in the league. Currently, I’m viewing him as a high-end RB2 with upside.
Tier 3 (High Upside Rookies)
These are players who don’t offer the immediate production of the running backs above but in a couple of years, these players can emerge as top-15 dynasty wide receivers if the chips fall correctly.
1.06, Jalen Reagor (Pre-Draft 1.06)
Reagor officially checked the last box on his awesome profile by becoming a first-round pick in the NFL rookie draft. He enters one of the best landing spots on the Eagles, where injuries caused Greg Ward to be the WR1 for part of the season. He should immediately be able to slot in and produce as a rookie.
Being tied to Carson Wentz (or maybe Jalen Hurts?) long-term, who was top-10 in both passing yards and passing touchdowns last season, is exciting for Reagor. In 2021, the Eagles could save $8 million and $5.1 million by cutting Alshon Jeffrey and DeSean Jackson respectively. This possible scenario would open up clear opportunity for Reagor to be the WR1 for the Eagles by 2021.
1.07, CeeDee Lamb (Pre-Draft 1.08)
This was an incredible landing spot for Lamb. The presence of Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup on the surface seems to make it a little tougher for him to have an immediate impact. But the Cowboys have 190 vacated targets from last year and no true receiving weapons outside of Cooper and Gallup. In addition, being tied to one of the best young quarterbacks in the game f0r his early career makes Lamb’s long-term outlook potentially the best of any of these rookie receivers.
The Cowboys finished as the number one overall offense last year in yards per game. This is a dynamic offense that will be near the top of the league for the foreseeable future and Lamb will be a massive part of that. We’ve seen three receivers thrive together recently with the 2018 Rams and expectations for the Cowboys should be similar. Having Cooper and Gallup alongside Lamb will only help him get favorable matchups and become more efficient with his targets. The high ceiling likely isn’t there as long as both Gallup and Cooper are on the team, but the floor is exciting. If one of them leaves, look out.
1.08, Tee Higgins (Pre-Draft 1.09)
Getting drafted to the Bengals is one of the best landing spots for Tee Higgins. This was probably my favorite landing spot of any rookie wide receiver. Higgins actually models his game after AJ Green and became a Bengals fan because of him. Using the first pick in the 2nd round on Tee gives him great draft capital and pairs him long-term with Joe Burrow.
There is room for Higgins to come in and contribute immediately. The Bengals ran 11 personnel more than any other team in the NFL last year. With the Bengals declining John Ross’s option and AJ Green only locked up this year, it’s totally conceivable that Higgins is at least their WR2 in 2021. Led by Zac Taylor and Burrow, the Bengals look to be an up-and-coming offensive unit in the league.
Higgins should be a major weapon as he grows with Burrow and is likely attached to quality quarterback play during his early career.
1.09, Laviska Shenault (Pre-Draft 1.07)
Laviska “fell” a couple of slots in my rankings not because of his situation, but of Higgins and Lamb’s landing spots. Shenault actually landed in a good spot with an immediate opportunity available. With no consistent receiving threat outside of DJ Chark, Shenault should immediately jump in and receive opportunities.
The Jaguars thought very highly of Shenault and had him ranked as the WR1 heading into the 2019 season. They plan on using him in a variety of ways similar to how he was used in college. This bodes well for Shenault if the team can get creative about getting the ball in his hands. Ultimately, Shenault offers a potential Year 1 impact with a long-term positive outlook in this offense.
1.10, Justin Jefferson (Pre-Draft 1.10)
Honestly, I think you can make a case for any of these top wide receivers being ranked in any order. I feel a little dirty having Jefferson at 1.10. He is the safest wide receiver prospect in this rookie draft class. He landed in an incredible opportunity after being drafted by the Vikings in the first round.
Jefferson played almost exclusively in the slot last year and should immediately slide into the slot with the Vikings. Kirk Cousins was above league average in completion percentage in all passes over 5 yards last year. This is a perfect fit for a receiver who thrived on accuracy in college. Last year, Jefferson caught 91 percent of his passes from Joe Burrow. The primary concern is the Vikings run-heavy offensive scheme. Regardless, Jefferson should immediately slot in as the WR2 in this offense alongside Adam Thielen and provide immediate production.
1.11, Jerry Jeudy (Pre-Draft 1.11)
Admittedly, this wasn’t the most ideal spot for Jerry Jeudy. We know Courtland Sutton is a stud and Noah Fant is likely to become one of the better TEs in the league. Being tied to unproven quarterback Drew Lock creates additional concerns. Add in the fact that the Broncos also selected KJ Hamler in the 2nd round, and suddenly there are a lot of good players fighting for targets.
Jeudy likely will be more efficient because of this, but could allow him to have less immediate production. The first-round selection is key in what should allow him to be starting off the bat. Overall, this should be an up-and-coming offense that we want shares of. Jeudy’s ceiling is likely capped initially because of this landing spot but should allow him to be a very solid WR2 in the future.
Tier 4 (Red Flags with Upside)
These are players who have the upside to become top-15 at their position, but there are concerns that they need to overcome to hit those marks. These players are a little more questionable than the previous tier but are still good prospects and assets to add to your dynasty team.
1.12 Ke’Shawn Vaughn (Pre-Draft 2.09)
My biggest riser post-draft is Vaughn. Landing spot matters the most for running backs and Tampa Bay was one of the most exciting destinations for one to land. Armed with Tom Brady, Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski, OJ Howard, and an improved offensive line, this has the chance to be the best offense in the NFL.
Ronald Jones stands in the way of Vaughn though. Jones is a good running back who showed promise last year after a disappointing rookie season.
Ronald Jones was quite efficient last year as a receiver.
How many 22 or younger RBs put up 7.5 YPT on 35+ targets?
6 of these players had at least one top 5 RB season in their career. (75%)
Ronald Jones’s 111th overall dynasty ADP doesn’t bake in his RB1 upside. pic.twitter.com/MkFM97Ll3U
— Dalton Kates (@Dalton_Kates) February 26, 2020
Jones is also younger than Vaughn and has NFL experience to his name. What made Vaughn so attractive for the Bucs was his three-down skill set. He can thrive in all aspects of the game and is a good pass protector, something that Jones has struggled with. Vaughn offers more passing upside than Jones and has the chance to become the lead back in this backfield as early as this year. We want to chase running backs in great offenses and Vaughn offers incredible upside at this point in the rookie draft even with some blemishes on his resume.
2.01, AJ Dillon (Pre-Draft 2.01)
Dillon landed in a peculiar spot with the Packers. They have star running back Aaron Jones who finished as the overall RB2 in fantasy last season. Jones and Jamaal Williams are both scheduled to be free agents after this year. Assuming Jones and Williams don’t return, this puts Dillon in a prime spot to takeover workhorse duties for the Packers in 2021.
The Packers drafting him in the 2nd round should tell us how they view him. They have openly expressed their desire to have their offense tied to the running game. Coach Matt LaFleur even mentioned he could be an immediate contributor.
The Packers offensive line was top-five in run blocking last year. Their offense is truly being built around the run game. Considering LaFleur comes from offenses in which saw Todd Gurley and Derrick Henry thrive, he wants to build a similar approach in Green Bay. While we may not agree with the approach and direction of the Packers, it is clear they like Dillon and want to use him.
Dillon is a patient play for 2021, but could really surprise this season.
2.02, Bryan Edwards (Pre-Draft 1.12)
Edwards inexplicably fell to the third round, but he landed in an incredible spot. He enters a team in which Darren Waller and Tyrell Williams were the top pass-catchers last year. Joined by Henry Ruggs, there is a clear opportunity to have an immediate impact on the team. Edwards’ skill set should allow him to immediately battle Williams for the “X” position in coach Jon Gruden’s offense.
The Raiders were one of the more efficient passing offenses last year. They finished 8th in the league with 7.8 yards per attempt last year. Gruden has quietly put together one of the more underrated passing attacks in the league.
The Raiders were clearly high on Edwards as they had some nice things to say about him.
Mike Mayock on Bryan Edwards:
“We think he is an outstanding X. He’s that big, physical, tough, fast receiver on the opposite side [of Ruggs].”
“We think he can win 1 on 1 matchups. We loved his production in the SEC.”
— Dalton Kates (@Dalton_Kates) April 25, 2020
Those comments suggest they view him as the future “X” alongside Ruggs and we should get really excited about him.
We shouldn’t be surprised if Edwards ends up becoming more productive than teammate and first-round pick Henry Ruggs.
2.03, Henry Ruggs (Pre-Draft 2.05)
Ruggs being drafted as the WR1 shows how high the NFL values his skill set. Like Edwards, Ruggs was selected by the Raiders and should make an immediate impact. Of all rookie receivers, you can make the case that Ruggs could see the most Year 1 targets.
His skill set doesn’t necessarily mesh or compliment well with the current Raiders offensive pieces. Ruggs could have had a much better landing spot as he ideally profiles as a complementary receiver, opposed to a number one. With the addition of Edwards, this relieves some of those concerns as they should complement each other well in this offense.
Although his profile has red flags, the high draft capital alone will give him every opportunity to succeed early in his career.
2.04, Denzel Mims (Pre-Draft 2.04)
Mims was a projected first-round pick and surprisingly “fell” to the late 2nd round. He landed in a prime spot with the Jets, where he should have every opportunity to become Sam Darnold’s WR1. The Jets expect him to contribute immediately.
Last year the Jets finished 29th overall in passing offense. With passing weapons like Jamison Crowder, Breshad Perriman, and Chris Herndon, Mims doesn’t have much competition for targets. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Mims lead all rookie receivers in targets in Year 1.
2.05, Brandon Aiyuk (Pre-Draft 2.07)
Brandon Aiyuk getting first-round rookie draft capital was favorable for his odds of being a productive NFL player. The 49ers are a great landing spot with a clear need at wide receiver alongside Deebo Samuel in the offense. Kyle Shanahan and Co. were massive believers in Aiyuk, as they traded up to select him. Shanahan went onto say the 49ers had him ranked as their top wide receiver in the entire class.
Shanahan’s offense has proven to be one of the most efficient in the league. Last year, the 49ers were second in the NFL with 8.4 yards per pass attempt. Aiyuk will be battling for targets alongside Samuel and Kittle but should be efficient as a rookie. We know how important rookie efficiency is for rookies.
Aiyuk fits like a glove in the offense that is predicated on yards after the catch. Aiyuk was first amongst all incoming rookie wide receivers after the catch last year.
Brandon Aiyuk: Averaged 9.9 yards after the catch in college
Best in this draft class pic.twitter.com/JOuK6Rr4Ag
— PFF (@PFF) April 24, 2020
Aiyuk becomes more intriguing post-draft and joins this deep group of receivers that you can grab in the 2nd round. Just beware that late-declare (players who entered the rookie draft after their senior year) 1st round wideouts have a rough history in the league recently.
2.06, Michael Pittman (Pre-Draft 2.06)
Michael Pittman is another post-draft riser even though his ranking wouldn’t indicate it. Landing with the Colts offers a unique blend of immediate and long-term potential. Frank Reich thinks he might be the best wide receiver in this rookie draft class. Clearly, the Colts are in love with him and any time a coach has a man-crush on a player, it bodes well for his odds of making it on the field.
With TY Hilton hitting free agency after this season and an unproven Parris Campbell in the WR room, Pittman has a legitimate chance to be the team’s WR1 entering 2021. Pittman has the ideal size we are looking for and if he happens to become efficient on a requisite amount of targets, he could join an exclusive list for fantasy success.
He’s another strong upside option in the 2nd round of rookie drafts.
Tier 5 (Safe Picks and a High Upside RB)
These are players who are still promising assets to your dynasty team and can become staples if things break favorably for them. For the quarterbacks, they offer good value at the position at a relatively low cost. They don’t offer as much upside due to the surplus at the position but remain safe plays.
2.07, Joe Burrow (Pre-Draft 2.08)
We all predicted the future as Burrow did indeed end up as a Bengal. He enters an offense loaded with weapons and a healthy offensive line. Andy Dalton’s release all but ensures Burrow will be the Week 1 starter.
There isn’t a safer pick in Round 2 of rookie drafts than Burrow. While quarterbacks don’t offer the upside that other positions do, Burrow immediately slots himself as a top-10 dynasty QB.
2.08, Tua Tagovailoa (Pre-Draft 2.12)
The Dolphins are building around Tua the right way. They focused on investing multiple picks on offensive lineman to protect their franchise quarterback. With the foundational pieces there, the Dolphins can focus on upgrading the skill positions in the 2021 offseason via free agency and another strong WR rookie draft class.
Ryan Fitzpatrick was one of the better quarterbacks in the league when on the field last year. Taking the starting job away from him won’t be easy, and it’s more likely Tua gets his playing time in the second half of the season or even in 2021.
Drafting Tua in rookie drafts is a patient play, but he offers a safe floor. The competence of the Dolphins team-building approach should make this exciting for Tua and his future. He’s also within the top-10 dynasty quarterbacks off the bat.
2.09, Antonio Gibson (Pre-Draft 2.03)
I love Gibson as a player, but his landing spot with the Redskins wasn’t ideal. During the rookie draft, the Redskins announced Gibson as a WR. They backtracked on that and intend on using him as an “offensive weapon”. While this is great for his ability to do a lot in the passing game out of the backfield, it may limit his ability to garner true workhorse touches.
Gibson only handled 74 offensive touches in college which is something to be wary of. With Derrius Guice at running back and no substantial passing game weapon outside of Terry McLaurin, it may benefit the Redskins to utilize him more as a WR in the slot. The Redskins were also dead last in total offense last year so the upside within this offense is limited.
Gibson’s value is mainly correlated to his ability to be a running back in the NFL. We want him to get touches all over the field, but in a consistent manner. My main concern now with Gibson is whether they will utilize him in that role. The upside is absolutely immense for Gibson and once we get more information on his role then we can get a better idea of where his value lies.
For now, we need to proceed with a sense of cautious optimism.
2.10 Zack Moss (Pre-Draft 2.10)
Moss landed in an unspectacular situation with the Bills. The presence of Devin Singletary will limit Moss’s upside. Moss is expected to take over Frank Gore’s role. The “Gore role” had just over 10 rushing attempts per game, while also receiving the majority of the goal-line work. Gore had 18 rushes inside the 10-yard line while Singletary only had 3.
This should provide Moss with the all-important touches near the goal-line while hindering his upside as a receiver. Since Moss did receive Day 2 rookie draft capital, he does profile well for an RB1 season at some point in his career. Unfortunately with Singletary in the mix, Moss’s upside is an RB2/flex unless injury strikes.
Expect to get a Jamaal Williams-like contribution from Moss early in his career. He’s a great depth add at RB with starting potential week-in and week-out at the back end of the 2nd round.
2.11 Justin Herbert (Pre-Draft N/A)
This landing spot was absolutely incredible for Herbert. Being attached to Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Hunter Henry, and Austin Ekeler is more than any rookie can ask for.
He isn’t the ideal quarterback prospect, but this surrounding talent makes him more than intriguing as a dynasty asset. The rookie draft capital is big for him though as 64 percent of all top-10 picks had at least one top-12 QB season in their career. He should be viewed as a top-16 dynasty QB immediately.
Tier 6 (Depth Pieces with [Mostly] Good Draft Capital)
These are players who profile more as back-end starters on your fantasy team. If injuries occur they can offer immediate value, but overall they aren’t cornerstones to a dynasty team. Good depth pieces to your dynasty roster.
2.12, Anthony McFarland (Pre-Draft N/A)
McFarland didn’t get ideal rookie draft capital in the 4th round, but he joins a great offense with injury concerns at running back ahead of him. He doesn’t profile as a workhorse, but he’s a good running back. This is referenced by his top marks in this class in Graham Barfield’s yards created metric. McFarland has the juice to become a contributor at the next level as a great depth add at running back.
3.01, Joshua Kelley (Pre-Draft N/A)
Joshua Kelley got early Day 3 rookie draft capital to the Chargers. The Chargers have recently admitted to wanting to use him alongside Ekeler and Justin Jackson.
Kelley offers intriguing athleticism at a workhorse size with three-down abilities. He won’t stand out in any area, but he is a well-rounded football player who should be able to produce in the event of an injury.
3.02, K.J. Hamler (PRE-DRAFT N/A)
2nd round rookie draft capital was big for Hamler. He will enter a crowded room in Denver where he will have to fight for targets.
His profile is intriguing as he checks a lot of boxes. The size is a concern, but at this point in the rookie draft that is already baked into his price. If we’re being optimistic, his profile contains DeSean Jackson-like upside. Mike Braude highlights the case for him.
3.03, Adam Trautman (Pre-Draft N/A)
The Saints thought highly of Trautman as they traded up into the 3rd round to acquire him. He offers an incredible age-adjusted tight end profile with solid athleticism. He profiles closest to Dallas Goedert on Player Profiler.
The Saints are one of the top-five offenses in the league and outside of Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, they are looking for long-term contributors. Trautman can fit that bill.
3.04, Lynn Bowden (Pre-Draft N/A)
Lynn Bowden being announced as a running back was big for his fantasy prospects. While he will be behind Josh Jacobs in the pecking order, the Raiders have a “Joker” role envisioned for Bowden. This will allow him to be used in multiple facets of the game, especially as a receiver.
Ultimately Bowden likely doesn’t garner much upside unless something happens to Jacobs, but in that scenario, he will be a very intriguing running back with a three-down skill set.
3.05, Darrynton Evans (Pre-Draft N/A)
Good draft capital and a weak depth chart behind Derrick Henry makes Evans intriguing as a 3rd round rookie pick. Unfortunately, he doesn’t offer much standalone value with Henry on the roster. He’s more of a handcuff with upside at this point.
3.06, Cole Kmet (Pre-Draft N/A)
Kmet isn’t overwhelming as a tight end prospect, but he has a few positives to his profile. He was an early declare, is only 21 years old, and was the first tight end drafted. He also offers good athleticism and a solid age-adjusted TE profile.
He’s a good third-round rookie pick if you’re looking for extra tight end depth.
3.07, Devin Duvernay (Pre-Draft N/A)
Duvernay isn’t a prospect who pops out, but he has interesting aspects to his profile. He has a good BMI, is a great athlete, and had great final year production. The fact he is an older wide receiver prospect who has bad age-adjusted production and is a late-declare makes his profile a bit shaky.
Regardless, he goes to the most efficient offense in the league that needs a WR2 alongside Marquise Brown. The opportunity should be there for him and the Ravens love him.
3.08, Chase Claypool (Pre-Draft N/A)
Great draft capital, but enters one of the most crowded wide receiver rooms in the league. His profile screams more “TE” than “WR”, but it seems the Steelers want to use him as an outside WR. He has good size and impressive hand size, but outside of that and the draft capital, his profile is underwhelming. Anytime you can get a second-round receiver in the 3rd round of rookie drafts it’s a good value.
3.09, Eno Benjamin (Pre-Draft 2.02)
The biggest faller post-draft is Eno Benjamin. I’m still a massive fan of his, but his draft free-fall has to make me change my stance a tad. Benjamin landed in one of the best possible situations in Arizona. He should immediately become the RB3 and push Chase Edmonds for RB2 duties. Kenyan Drake is currently only locked up this year and it’s possible Benjamin can find an increased role in the near future.
I normally don’t advise drafting 7th round running backs, but Benjamin has a very strong profile and landed in one of the better offenses in the NFL. Don’t be surprised if Benjamin outperforms his NFL draft position.
3.10, Tyler Johnson (Pre-Draft 2.11)
Johnson was drafted on Day 3, which is very concerning, but we know the rest of his profile is strong. Landing in one of the league’s best offenses is a good and bad thing. At best, he can become the WR3 on this offense with Godwin and Evans locked in as the top two receivers. Also, he has to battle with OJ Howard and Rob Gronkowski for targets in this offense. If you’re drafting Johnson, be patient with your expectations for him.
3.11, Dalton Keene (Pre-Draft N/A)
It’s not just his awesome name and mustache that make me like him. He actually has an intriguing profile for a TE. He’s above-average in terms of age-adjusted college production, athleticism, and is also a 21-year-old early declare. Being drafted in the 3rd round is promising for his future. Keene goes to a team severely lacking weapons in the passing game so there should be an opportunity for him to prove himself.
Keene isn’t a high upside TE prospect but offers a solid floor where he can be a reliable tight end for your roster in the coming years.
3.12, Van Jefferson (Pre-Draft N/A)
There are not too many things to get excited about with Van Jefferson’s profile. His production profile is lackluster to put it nicely. He will be entering this season at age 24 years old as a non-declare. Really the only intriguing thing about his profile is the fact that he got drafted in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft. This should allow for opportunities, but I’m not too excited about him.
The goal in this year’s rookie draft is to acquire as many top five picks as you can or as many early-mid 2nd rounders as you can. The depth of this class allows you to draft normal late round 1 rookie talents in the 2nd round this year. There will be plenty of stars in this class along with solid contributors for your fantasy teams. Do everything you can to acquire as many rookie picks as you can in the top two rounds this year.
This class is going to help change the dynasty landscape for RBs, WRs, and QBs. If you need a TE this probably isn’t the best year for one so it’s best to look on the market for a player at that position. You should be excited about drafting these young talents to your dynasty teams.
Good luck to you in your rookie drafts this year! It’s certainly going to be a fun one and I hoped you have stocked up ahead of time in anticipation of it.
If you have any questions or anything I can help you with, please have no hesitate to reach out to me on Twitter @DaltonGuruFF. I’ll continue to put out more rookie content and then slowly start moving to re-draft content as the summer progresses.
Thanks again for reading this and I hope this helps you out with your drafts!