Man these drafts are all over the place. Excellent
Mine was so crazy for WRs & TEs I dealt into the 4.03 to get a stud DE.
here are my picks for S’s & G’s
16 team SF IDP PPR TE-P, start 2 TE, IDP “performance scoring”. (Big play = big points)
Spent most of my 2023 capital in various deals for players. Only had 3 picks going into the draft (a 6th & 2x 7ths)
Traded Mooney for 4.03 & 5.15
Traded 2024 5th & 6th for 2023 6.02 & 7.02 I expect my picks to be in the 10-16 range, so I likely only lost a few spots on each, and get them a year earlier.
4.03 - Felix Anudike-Uzomah - if he wasn’t on the board I would have kept Mooney as my WR6. But I had FA-U as a top 8 overall IDP prospect in this draft, who will have a chance to start right away.
5.12 - BJ Ojari - another DE I like in a defense with mediocre defensive ends, who should get a ton of work his rookie season as a hybrid Edge/LB
5.15 - Jake Moody - mandatory K spot, and my K were Maher, Gonzalez, and York, who was less than awesome. Of all my picks this will immediately add points to my lineup, assuming he’s as good as advertised.
6.02 - Jj’Ayir Brown - back to back Niners wasn’t the plan, but I needed S depth, and I agree with the Bob Sanders comps. Plus the 49ers have Gipson (33) on a 1-year deal, and Brown can play all of the safety spots. I think he has a chance to contribute year 1.
6.08 - Puka Nacua - I like his chances of beating out the completely mediocre bunch of receivers the Rams have tried to make happen across from Kupp. Late enough it doesn’t bother me if he doesn’t.
6.12 - Nick Hertbig - needed to take a shot at some LB depth.
7.02 - Elijah Higgins - JuJohnson-type sleeper. Converted basketball player, converted WR to TE. McDaniel talked him up quite a bit. Gesecki gone, and all 3 of their TEs are blockers. In TE-P he’s worth the gamble on my taxi squad.
Man - There’s so much IDP value left that I’m gonna be very busy spending FAAB out of the gate.
One advantage to clearing roster spots is I have like 8 dead weight guys I can drop without a care while other teams are scrambling to decide which roster cloggers to keep.