For your consideration…
Here is an early NFL draft board:
Our former NFL personnel evaluators provide their expertise, insight, and rankings on the prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft.
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First thing that popped out to me was anyone being rated above CJ Stroud. Ok, Bryce Young seems to be a popular choice, I get that. But Will Levis above both of them? Maybe I’ll change my mind later.
Speaking of QB’s, for what was supposed to be a QB-rich draft, after the first 4, you don’t see another QB ranked until 79th (BYU’s Jaren Hall). Pretty steep cliff there.
Speaking of cliffs, RB has a steep one after Robinson and Gibbs, at 17th. The next RB isn’t seen until 80th (UCLA’s Zach Charbonnet).
February 10, 2023, 11:05am
Last year in our league the first WRs taken were Olave and London in the 11th round. I’ve seen the same in many keeper and redraft leagues over the years.
When were WRs picked in Dynasty last year and what is projected this year ?
February 10, 2023, 2:48pm
Last year’s draft was pretty rich, with WR’s taken in all 4 rounds. I’m not sure how they are projected to go this year.
February 11, 2023, 2:58am
Who do you plan to go with, the third RB or a WR with your 1st rounder?
February 11, 2023, 5:43am
Which league? What do I need in said league? What are the league rules? PPR or half PPR?
Even after considering all that, I try to go with the best player available. I generally try to draft where everyone else isn’t.
February 11, 2023, 11:41am
South Beach league pick and with Zak to follow?
February 11, 2023, 1:06pm
I’m not in desperate need of any position, considering the following keepers:
QB: Jalen Hurts
RB: Breece Hall, Rhamondre Stevenson, Tyler Allgeier
WR: Davante Adams, Garrett Wilson
TE: Kyle Pitts, Isaiah Likely
I’ll take the best player available, after I rank them. The only position I likely won’t draft is TE. And I probably won’t draft a QB with the first round pick.
February 11, 2023, 5:08pm
A bit of a surprise, I had you keeping Jeudy over Likely.
February 12, 2023, 5:37am
That’s still on the table. I want to see what happens in Denver in the offseason. Regardless, I see Likely as a future top 5 TE. Not sure if Jeudy can be a top 5 WR. Likely cost me a 15th pick, whereas Jeudy was a 10th.
February 12, 2023, 4:19pm
I’m set as well:
RB- ETN, Swift, Akers
WR- Cee Dee, A J, London and Burks
No room for a TE but Schultz, Dulcich, Mayer, etc will be there to draft. After 3 off season trades I have a 5,6,7 and 3 8’s after the very likely Robinson and Gibbs.
Then my draft is done and over.
I thought about keeping Dionte but watching some film on Burks killed that. The kid can be special and expect a good year with Tanny. Traded Johnson to move up to a 5.
February 12, 2023, 5:43pm
As of today my open pick projections for our league:
1st- 3 or 4 with Zak
That s only 14 actual picks to be used over 6 rounds. Trades are unlikely as no team has the open picks to take a player to keep or to trade.
Hard for me to see rookies picked in the top 3-4 rounds after Robinson and Gibbs.
February 12, 2023, 7:46pm
I agree and see Jeudy as my pick for
#5 WR and an easy one. Thanks.
February 20, 2023, 5:21pm
So Ed, with time to think, have I talked you out of dropping Jeudy to keep him away from me?
February 20, 2023, 10:13pm
I haven’t decided anything yet. We still have free agency and the draft to get through.
February 20, 2023, 11:08pm
Good to hear. I was concerned you might change just because of me.
February 21, 2023, 3:07am
Everything is in play. But what if the Broncos were to get Deandre Hopkins, or draft Quentin Johnston? Does that make Jeudy more valuable, less valuable, or the same? Is Russell Wilson just a train wreck at the end of his career, or can he be salvaged by Sean Payton? Even if this year is bad for the Broncos, what about long term prospects for Jeudy?
I’m not answering these questions, but they are out there.
Only having to blow a 10th round pick to find out is probably worth the risk. Then again, dangling him out there for you to blow higher draft capital to find out has its advantages too.
February 21, 2023, 11:53am
OR I may have no interest in him at all.
February 21, 2023, 11:59am
The fact you bring him up answers that question!
February 21, 2023, 12:02pm
I’m glad to see you thinking that way Ed. The fact that the only position of need for me is TE and I need two should not enter into your head.
February 21, 2023, 12:09pm
Even if you wanted Isaiah Likely, he isn’t “likely” to be a top TE for years. He won’t help you in 2023.