Updated ownership stakes after 6 drafts. Only have one left. I have the 1.06 pick there and may reach for a RB because of need.
Drafts have been very uniform this year for the most part though:
Premium Pick: Mixon
Late 1st Round: JuJu
2nd Round: Mahomes
3rd-4th Round: Everett, Darboh
Lottery Ticket: Mays
I'm getting these guys in basically every league.
A couple updated thoughts after more reflection:
- Think I might bump Hunt ahead of Foreman and Foreman ahead of Perine. Perine has noticeably less burst and was drafted a round lower because of it.
- Think I might bump up Gerald Everett higher in the 2nd tier. High pick from a small school. Athletic parts that are similar to Eric Ebron. He's not as good, but his RAC ability stands out and he could legitimately be the best receiving weapon on the Rams this season (says more about the Rams than him though).
Too early to judge this list after one year, but so far...
Biggest Hit: Prioritizing JuJu in the mid-late 1st. He absolutely repaid my faith.
Biggest Misses: Being too dismissive of Hunt, Kamara, and Kupp. Kupp just isn't my "cup" of tea and I understand why I was semi down on Kamara and Hunt, but those guys all popped in a big way.
That being said, you only get one pick per round in rookie drafts by default and as long as your guy pans out, you probably aren't too bothered about what happens with the players you passed on. The fact that my guy JuJu hit big makes it a lot easier to stomach missing out on Kamara/Hunt/etc, though you can always learn from your mistakes either way.
It's early days, but the 2017 draft looks strong to the point where a lot of people probably still feel good about their picks. If you took Mixon, McCaffrey, Fournette, Cook, JuJu, Kamara, Hunt, Howard, or Engram anywhere then you probably still feel pretty good about it right now, regardless of who you passed on. Davis and Williams have fallen behind a bit. Foreman, Ross, and Perine have certainly seen their values drop. A LOT of rookies flashed last year though. Probably more than usual. It looks like an abnormally good class.
I still think Mixon is going to be a star if he keeps his head screwed on, btw. I just went back and watched his rookie highlights and even though the numbers weren't there, he's a special talent.
2018 list will be posted within the next few weeks if I have the time/energy to put it together.
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