I did a last minute mock draft tonight, moreso to get a feeling for Yahoo’s controls, plus any last minute changes to my draft list. I wasn’t sticking to the draft list religiously, so don’t read this as any kind of gospel for what I’d do in any draft this weekend.
What surprised me was the number of WR’s taken early. It was to the point where I took RB’s in the first three rounds, and felt very comfortable doing so. I still managed to end up with decent WR’s later in the draft. I was drafting 6th in odd rounds, and 7th in even rounds. I was treating this as a keeper/dynasty draft, so look at it with that in mind:
It wasn’t intended to be “criticism” in the constructive sense–it was a mock draft, it’s not like you can do anything to improve the team NOW–it was just intended as a shaking of the head at the complete and utter hopelessness of facing the 2023 season with that team.
You really can’t see that you have Christian Watson as your WR1, a guy who can’t possibly play more than 2 games before Week 10 (and who seems to be heading down the Colossal Bust Highway through his first two NFL offseasons) as your WR2, and two fourth-string rookies as your WR depth?
Well, the rest of us can see it, and it makes us physically ill.
Talent has little to do with it when you’re on the bench for the first half of the season.
And we’re not even sure that Q is all that talented; he battled the dropsies in college and he’s battling the dropsies again in training camp, so he’s a little QB trust away from being an “alpha receiver” just yet.
And oh yeah, Jameson Williams had a bad drop on his only target this preseason, too…
Your WRs are poop, and agreeing to disagree doesn’t change that.
If you don’t trust me, maybe you’ll trust this guy… got it all cued up for why Quentin Johnston will ruin your draft, and the guy who will ruin your draft after that is Jameson Williams. So you get a two-fer here, if you keep watching. lol