It's almost time for the 2011 NFL season to get started. That being said, I decided to take part in a mock draft on ESPN. This year I am the LM for two leagues: a keeper and a normal league. I am very excited to get my actual drafts going but for now, the mock draft is suffice for me.
Here's my results with the player I drafted each round and my logic behind each pick.
Round 1: Aaron Rodgers, QB Green Bay Packers-Rodgers is hands-down one of the best in the league and I believe in taking the top QB if you can early on.
Round 2: Roddy White, WR Atlanta Falcons-Rowdy, Roddy White was a beast last year and he should only get better this year with Matt Ryan throwing the deep ball and a slot threat in Julio Jones beside him
Round 3: Desean Jackson, WR Philadelphia Eagles-Jackson is the ultimate weapon on the field and I would love to have the chance to have him for real. Hopefully, my wish will come true in my actual draft
Round 4: De'Angelo Williams, RB Carolina Panthers-he got the big contract and now it's time for De'Angelo to show up big for Carolina. I expect plenty of TD's and 1,000 yards this season.
Round 5: Knowshon Moreno, RB Denver Broncos-John Fox needs Moreno to have a big year and I believe the back will step it up and emerge as the second-best behind Jamaal Charles in the AFC West.
Round 6: Dallas Clark, TE Indianapolis Colts-He should bounce back from last years injuries and be Peyton's number-one target again. The Colts need him and so do many other fantasy owners.
Round 7: Cedric Benson, RB Cincinnati Bengals-Benson should rush over 1,000 yards again and help young Andy Dalton to acclimate to the NFL and take pressure off him. Solid pick at Round 7.
Round 8: Wes Welker, WR New England Patriots-What more can one say about Welker except that he does everything-catches, yards, TD's. Tom Brady will look his way plenty and Wes should have another big season.
Round 9: Packers D/ST-Dom Capers 3-4 scheme will be all over the quarterback again and the ball-hawking secondary should easily lead the league in turnovers again. Not to mention, defensive TD's.
Round 10: Matt Ryan, QB Atlanta Falcons-Matty Ice is not a top fantasy QB this year but is still a solid back-up who has some weapons to throw to.
Round 11: Johnny Knox, WR Chicago Bears-Knox is the deep-threat that Jay Cutler covets and Mike Martz will draw up plenty of plays for him this year. I expect a career year for Knox.
Round 12: Ryan Williams, RB Arizona Cardinals-he might be a rookie who will back-up Beanie Wells, but Williams might surprise and pull off some big games with Kevin Kolb airing it out in Zona.
Round 13: Stephen Gostowski, K New England Patriots-Tom Brady will score TD's and the Pats will score a lot again. Therefore, I believe Gostowski will be one of the top fantasy kickers without a doubt.
Round 14: Eagles D/ST-They may or may not be the dream-team, but with Nhamdi and Samuel the Eagles will force turns and pressure the QB with Babin, Jenkins and Cole.
Round 15: Rob Gronkowski, TE New England Patriots-He turned into a favorite of Tom Brady last year and is a great back-up for Dallas Clark in case the injury bug bites my starting TE again.
Round 16: Danny Woodhead, RB New England Patriots-I love this guy! He was on my team last year and all he did was score points and be clutch. Plus, Brady and Belichick love him too.
That's my draft results. Good luck everyone with your drafts this year and let us all rejoice that football is back and three weeks from Thursday, the regular season begins in Titletown with the Packers hosting the Saints.
Are you ready for some football??