Team B / Bombjack recap here.
All in all this was a tough draft to capture youth at any sort of value - too many sharks!
As a result, I started off a lot older than I was expecting heading in, but hopefully that means points this year.
As the strategy played out (or I was kind of forced into?) I made several small trade backs for future round draft capital. None huge in and of themselves but was generally happy with them as I began to get content taking end of tier / players with a little more tread.
Plus I was able to hang on to my future first which I was tempted to start offering up (still might once we get into season).
My 2.06, 3.07, 5.07 for 2.10, 3.03, 5.03
My 4.06, 7.07, 9.07, 11.07 for 4.08, 7.05, 8.08, 11.05
My 6.06, 17.07 for 6.10, 14.10
My 10.06, 13.07 for 10.08, 13.03
My 12.06 (Chuba), 20.06 for 12.10, 15.03
Round 1 - Kamara. Starting at pick 7 goal was to go RB early then punt for a while.
Round 2 - Traded back from 2.06 to 2.10 (with Jabarony who grabbed Chase, above). Had 4 guys in my sights here and just took the bump ups later. Ended up with Waller. Really thought about Diggs here but ultimately wanted a set it and forget it TE. Double bonus as Raiders fan.
Round 3 - In the 3.03 spot to due to trade above. All the young WRs with big volume are gone, so took an older one in Hopkins
Round 4 - At the 4.06 spot, got an offer to move back 2 spots from Penguin with a move from the 9th to 8th. He took McLaurin, who I was really thinking about. Ended up with Amari.
Round 5 - It was at this point I looked at my first 4 picks and said, what the hell, looks like I need to really firm up a roster that will compete in year 1 - so took Lamar. Early for when I'd usually take a QB in these leagues, but I figure decent value vs. where he was post MVP year, plus now strengthened receiving core.
Round 6 - Was really searching for value here, and couldn't find much. Took a shot with Juju hoping he can turn it around. Looking back, should have gone with Carson who Jabarony took with the next pick. My biggest weakness on this team is RB2. and that leads into...
Round 7 - AJ Dillon. Started getting nervous on the "hybrid" zero RB strategy. A bit of shot in the dark here hoping there's some production that will come out of this after the crazy GB offseason
Round 8 - Took Julio and Jalen Reagor. I'm looking for ceilings at this point - different points their career and hoping the talent can make it happen for these guys given health / team QB situations.
Round 10 - Jamaal Williams. See Round 7 notes for Dillon above.
Round 11 -12 With positions mostly filled out, wanted to start looking for some high return players, no rookies on the squad and some 2nd round rookie draft capital still on the board, started shooting some shots. Took Nico Collins, then Chuba Hubbard (subsequently traded for Javian Hawkins)
Round 13-16 Given my team construction, decided to do some positional handcuffing and/or reclamation projects that can easily be dumped to make roster room if need be. Basically the opposite of how I would normally think about things but so much youthful value had been stripped out of this draft already. So took Ertz, Latavius Murray Stafford, and Hayden Hurst.
QB - Lamar, Stafford
RB - Kamara, Dillon, J. Williams, L Murray, J White, Hawkins
WR - Hopkins, Cooper, Julio, Juju, N. Collins, Reagor, A .Rogers
TE - Waller, Ertz, Hurst