FFS Staff Rookie Mock Draft 2.0
Just over a month ago, the FFS Staff participated in a rookie mock draft prior to the NFL combine. As you can expect, the combine results have changed some things in the last month.
The participants in the FFS Mock Draft 2.0 were as follows: Matt Williams (@MattWi77iams), Sam Lane (@FFStompy), Jared Wackerly (@JaredWackerlyFF), David Willsey (@wilson8tor), Raju Byfield (@FantasyContext), Tim, Jesse Reeves (@JesseReevesFF), The Draft Genius (@thedraftgenius), Michael Zingone (@FFzinger), Peter Howard (@pahowdy), Zeno (@theDude_Z), and Steven Toroni (@FFProfessorST3).
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Mock Draft 1.0 Results
Mock Draft 2.0 Results
Mike Weber, Ohio State, RB
Weber has been on the rise over the last month. He was not included in the first rookie mock, but a solid 4.47 40-time at the combine helped him jump all the way to the top half of round 2. Still only 32 in our consensus rankings, Weber is a guy who will likely continue to rise and could potentially end up as a late first rounder with a solid landing spot.
Emanuel Hall, Missouri, WR
Hall took a leap from the beginning of the third round in the first rookie mock all the way to number 15 in the latest. Hall ran a 4.39 40-time and led all wide receivers with a 43.5 inch vertical and a 141 inch (11.75 ft) broad jump. At 6’2 201 pounds with the athleticism he displayed at the combine, Hall should be locked into the second round of rookie drafts.
Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, WR
Much like Hall, Samuel also jumped an entire round in the latest rookie mock. He didn’t wow anyone at the combine, but he put together a solid performance. He should stay in the range of late first to early second in rookie drafts moving forward.
Elijah Holyfield, Georgia, RB
It’s amazing what a bad combine and 40-time can do for a player’s draft stock. Holyfield dropped from the middle of round 2 all the way out of entire rookie mock. His 4.78 40-time at the combine was solidified at his pro day when he ran unofficial times in the high 4.7 range yet again. It will be interesting to see where he lands in the NFL Draft, but for now, Holyfield’s stock is plummeting.
Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, Oklahoma, WR
Brown didn’t have a bad combine from a numbers perspective (he didn’t compete due to foot surgery in January). But no combine is just as bad as a bad combine, apparently. Dropping 17 spots in the rookie mock 2.0, Brown is a burner who most likely would have competed with Parris Campbell’s 4.31 40-time for the fastest wide receiver in this year’s class. I expect him to end up in the early second round if not squeeze his way back into the first after the NFL Draft where The Draft Genius has him going in the second round in his latest mock draft.
Benny Snell, Kentucky, RB
Another combine dud, Snell mustered a 4.66 40-time and just 16 bench press reps. I believe he runs harder and with more power than his bench numbers show, but his speed isn’t wowing anyone. Like many of the running backs in this class, he can end up soaring to the top of the second round or falling out of the top three rounds altogether depending on his landing spot.
Hello & Goodbye
Four players made their way into the rookie mock 2.0. Weber, as I mentioned previously, Alex Barnes(Kansas State, RB), Devine Ozigbo (Nebraska, RB), and David Sills (West Virginia, WR) all made their way into the top-36.
Four players also dropped out of the top-36, including Holyfield, Drew Lock (Missouri, QB), Travis Homer (Miami, RB), and Jace Sternberger (Texas A&M, TE).