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Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft: Four-Round, 12-Team, Superflex (2022 Fantasy Football)

May 18, 2022
Kenny Pickett

The 2022 NFL Draft has come and gone, and that means it’s time for dynasty rookie and startup drafts to really take off. We’ll have you covered throughout the draft season. You can find our full dynasty startup, dynasty rookie, and dynasty superflex rookie rankings that will be updated through draft season.

You can also practice and prepare for your dynasty rookie and startup drafts using our FREE dynasty mock draft simulator. Let’s take a look at a dynasty rookie mock draft.

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1.12 Kenny Pickett (QB – PIT)
Kenny Pickett gets the draft capital we covet in dynasty going in the first round. The Pitt product stays close to his alma mater with the landing spot with the Steelers. Pickett should compete for the starting job in camp with Mitch Trubisky in a system that should highlight their mobility in the pocket. If he can overcome the yips against pressure behind a still leaky offensive line, Pickett could return mid to low-end QB2 numbers with a talented set of pass-catchers, including Najee Harris, Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, and Pat Freiermuth around him.

2.12 Tyrion Davis-Price (RB – SF)
If it’s not Elijah Mitchell taking back the reigns, then it’s equally viable Tyrion Davis-Price could be that dude. After the team burnt a third-round pick the year before on bench warmer extraordinaire Trey Sermon, the hesitation to invest in this backfield is real. Davis-Price performed well in his athletic testing with a 77th percentile 40-yard dash and 73rd percentile 10-yard split time. Since 2020 the 49ers are fifth in neutral rushing rate (47%). There’s volume to support multiple rushers as matchup or flex players or one rusher that could easily be a weekly top 20 option.

3.12 Pierre Strong (RB – NE)
Why Bill, why? This is why we can’t have nice things. Pierre Strong landing in the running back roulette room that is Foxboro is nightmare fuel. Damien Harris is an unrestricted free agent in 2023, which offers some hope but not much. James White is under contract for the next two seasons, and last year’s fourth-round pick Rhamondre Stevenson is still hanging around. Strong landing in New England is also curious because he excels on zone runs which have not been a mainstay for this team. The Patriots have been a ground game rooted in gap and power concepts. Strong tumbled in my rankings and now only sits as a late-round dart option.

4.12 Daniel Bellinger (TE – NYG)
Daniel Bellinger’s collegiate 1.19 yards per route run won’t blow you away, but he did show promise in his final season, increasing it to 1.66 (per PFF). Bellinger walks into a situation where he’ll face off against journeymen Ricky Seals-Jones and Jordan Akins for immediate playing time. He surprised many, including me, at the combine with his 4.63 40-yard dash (86th percentile) and 82nd percentile burst score. As a former linebacker recruit that transitioned to tight end upon arriving at San Diego State, he’s still finding his way at the position. The athleticism, draft capital, and lack of an entrenched starter should allow him to stake a claim as the team’s short (and maybe long-term) answer at the position should he perform well.

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