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12-Team Superflex Dynasty Rookie Mock (2020 Fantasy Football)

by Raju Byfield | @FantasyContext | Featured Writer
May 10, 2020

There is little doubt that Jalen Reagor is set to make some magic with Carson Wentz as a rookie.

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Rookie draft season is finally here. While some leagues like to wait until the end of the preseason to hold their rookie drafts, more and more leagues are holding their rookie drafts within weeks (if not days) of the NFL Draft. With that in mind, we will be doing a series of mock drafts throughout the coming weeks and months. While first-round mocks remain important, it is also critical to dive into full five-round mocks to get a better understanding of where you may need to target certain players. The only problem is, mock drafts can be time-consuming, and sometimes are not representative of an actual draft room due to varying levels of player knowledge or writer preferences. That’s where FantasyPros Draft Simulator comes in. The Draft Simulator allows you to complete a full mock draft in less than five minutes. The first rookie mock draft I will be doing is a 12 team, superflex rookie mock draft against our Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR).

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1.11 – Jalen Reagor (WR – PHI)
Jalen Reagor found himself a terrific landing spot. He may not start in two-wide sets right away, but there is little doubt that Reagor is set to make some magic with Carson Wentz as a rookie. He should enter the WR2 conversation as a sophomore, and has the upside to produce at a WR1 level if the Eagles utilize him effectively. 

With that being said, the Eagles drafting him in the first round before players like Justin Jefferson and Tee Higgins suggests that the Eagles did their homework, and realize just how much of a game-breaker the former TCU Horned Frog can be. While his raw numbers don’t pop out at you, his game film has the wow factor NFL front offices look for in a first-round wide receiver. When you add his receiving yard market share numbers rivals anyone in the class, there is little doubt as to why the Eagles fell in love with Reagor’s potential. 

Reagor should see snaps all over the field. He can take snaps out of the backfield, use his world-class game speed and wiggle to dominate when corralling targets at or behind the line of scrimmage, can use his speed to pile up yards after the catch on short and intermediate passes, and can dominate downfield both as a speed receiver, or someone who wins contested-catch situations. There is very little that Reagor cannot do on a football field. By this time next year, all of the Eagles fans who bemoaned this pick are very likely to be fully on board the Jalen Reagor bandwagon. 

At 1.11 Reagor is a monumental value. There is an argument to be made that by landing with a quarterback who can maximize his talents, and in a scheme that can exploit his strengths, that he solidified his status of having the highest ceiling of any wide receiver in this draft class.

2.11 –  Zack Moss (RB – BUF)
While Zack Moss did not find himself drafted by a team that was looking for a full-time starter, he lucked out in the sense that he landed on a team that views their talented sophomore running back Devin Singletary as more of a 1a or 1b than a featured back. Buffalo will be looking to keep Singletary in a similar role to the one he excelled in as a rookie, believing that they need a punishing between the tackles grinder to do the dirty work. 

Zack Moss should be able to provide flex value once he acclimates to the speed of the NFL game, and is shaping up as a potential steal in rookie drafts. Yes, I may think that Devin Singletary is the more talented running back, but Moss is more built for the cold weather games in November, December, and January. He relishes and seeks out contact with defenders, a running style that will quickly endear him to the blue collared fanbase of the Bills Mafia. He may never be anything more than an RB3 with matchup and bye week based RB2 upside, but if Singletary ever goes down, Moss can run with the starting job and never look back. 

He probably made a mistake by not declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft, but again, he found a favorable enough landing spot that he should be able to carve out a long career, or at least a productive first contract. He will not be the backfield target leader, but there is every reason to believe that he may indeed lead the backfield in carries, possibly as a rookie, but definitely, as a sophomore going forward. 2.11 is an absolute steal for a potential 15 touch per game running back. Take advantage of groupthink and snatch Moss late in the second in early rookie drafts. 

3.11 – Devin Duvernay (WR – BAL)
Devin Duvernay was one of the more landing spot dependent wide receiver prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft class. Now while the Baltimore Ravens are not the perfect landing spot for his skill set, they are arguably one of the top five or top 10 landing spots for the former Texas Longhorn. Duvernay has the type of hands and world-class speed to really help open up the Ravens offense. He may not start as a rookie, heck, he may even be mired as the fourth receiver, but one has to believe that when he is on the field, that Lamar Jackson will be looking for him. 

If the 2019 Ravens offense taught us anything, it is that snap percentage does not dictate your success in this offense, targets do. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews were both able to succeed with what would likely be seen as limited snaps on most other teams. Duvernay is going to have to contend with veteran Willie Snead, talented sophomore and preferred blocking wide receiver Miles Boykin and talented sixth-round rookie James Proche for snaps and targets. Duvernay is expected to emerge as the number two receiver (in targets) by the end of the season, but may not be a contributor out of the gate. Take advantage of this fact and steal Duvernay in the third round of your rookie drafts. 

4.11 – Albert Okwuegbunam (TE – DEN)
One painful truth for dynasty league owners regarding the 2020 NFL Draft is that no drafted tight end found themselves a good landing spot. Albert Okwuegbunam had the great fortune of landing with his college quarterback Drew Lock but joins a depth chart that also includes 2019 first-round pick, Noah Fant. Albert O looks to have cost himself a lot of money and draft capital by deciding to go back to school. While he actually improved in some metrics in 2019, he did not take the step forward many had expected from a tight end who was being discussed as a potential first-round pick. 

The Denver Broncos offense is simply loaded after their additions from the 2020 NFL Draft. This means that even though the Broncos have two supremely talented tight ends, they will be going three-wide enough to limit the former Missouri Tigers’ upside. With that being said, Drew Lock and Okwuegbunam have a rapport dating back to the college gridiron, one that will likely serve the tight end well when he is on the field. This is going to be one of the most exciting offenses in the entire NFL, and at 4.11, Albert O is well worth the gamble. 

Fant is expected to lead the tight end group in snaps and targets yearly, but Lock’s affinity for his college tight end makes Albert O worth a speculative stash. He will start his career as a low floor, potentially low volume TE2, but could climb up the TE1 borderline by his second or third season.

5.11 – Thaddeus Moss (TE – WAS)
If Thaddeus Moss were drafted by Washington, even in the seventh round, we would all be discussing him as one of the top dynasty tight ends in this draft class. He was diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his right foot at the 2020 NFL Combine, something that caused him to slip out of the draft altogether. While the absence of draft capital will hurt his chances of making the team, he made a shrewd move by agreeing to terms with Washington. 

With only Richard Rodgers, Jeremy Sprinkle, and Caleb Wilson to beat out for starting duties, Thaddeus Moss could earn the starting job as a rookie. Rather than spending precious FAAB dollars on Moss post-draft, taking a flier on him in the latter portion of the fifth round could provide a serious return on investment. Don’t forget Randy Moss’ son on draft day.

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Raju Byfield is a featured writer for FantasyPros. For more from Raju, check out his archive and follow him @FantasyContext.

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