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Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft: Five-Round, 12-Team, No. 6 Pick (2022 Fantasy Football)

Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft: Five-Round, 12-Team, No. 6 Pick (2022 Fantasy Football)

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.

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1.06 Garrett Wilson (WR – NYJ)
After enjoying a breakout sophomore campaign in 2020 that saw Garrett Wilson earn a 34% dominator rating – which considers the number of touchdowns and receiving yards a player commands within their offense – at 20 years old, the Ohio State product ran it back in impressive fashion in 2021. The Buckeye scored 12 receiving touchdowns, compiled over 1,000 receiving yards, and generated the FBS’ 12th-highest passer rating when targeted (141.7). He also proved to NFL teams that he was more than just a shifty slot receiver, averaging 3.00 yards per route run despite operating on the outside on 83% of his routes run, which nearly matched his same yards per route run average from 2020 when he spent most of his time inside. And although Wilson’s 2021 24% dominator rating was less than his sophomore campaign, that’s really due to Ohio State’s talent in the wide receiver room. He was competing for targets with senior Chris Olave and sophomore standout Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who led the nation in PFF receiving grade (91.7). Going beyond the box score reveals that Wilson is a versatile route runner who can align anywhere on the field and still win. He was selected by the New York Jets 10th overall and joins a somewhat crowded WR room. And nobody can be sure Zach Wilson can support one or multiple fantasy assets. There are definitely question marks. However, Wilson is worth betting on because he’s shown the ability at Ohio State to command targets and produce in an offense littered with other elite talents. Doesn’t hurt his chance that he was deemed open on 84% of his targets last season.

2.06 Dameon Pierce (RB – HOU)
Dameon Pierce lands in a wide-open backfield where he’ll compete with the island of misfit running back toys for work. Pierce could earn work immediately with only cast-offs Marlon Mack, Rex Burkhead, Dare Ogunbowale, Royce Freeman, and Darius Anderson on the depth chart. His long-term footing is questionable, with only fourth-round draft capital attached to his name, but he’s worth taking a shot on in the early second round of rookie drafts. Pierce has the size and pass game skills to operate as a three-down back. He can be the preferred passing-down option in a committee at his floor.

3.06 Hassan Haskins (RB – TEN)
Michigan’s Hassan Haskins was one of my favorite running back sleepers before the NFL Draft. I claimed I’d be in on him if he got Round 4 draft capital, and Haskins did exactly that being selected 131st overall. He broke out in a big way as “the guy” for the Wolverines in 2021, earning a 23 percent dominator rating, raising his career dominator rating to 20 percent. With an identical PFF rushing grade to Breece Hall (91.6) over the last three seasons, Haskins looked primed to exceed expectations in the NFL. He offers a lot of size at 6-foot-2 and 228 pounds, so he can handle a heavy workload. The Michigan product also led his entire class in rushing attempts inside the five-yard line (29), which gives him a real shot at carving out a goal-line role in the pros. Haskins will never see the field as long as Derrick Henry stays healthy. But there’s zero doubt in my mind that he’s the clear direct back-up for Henry, who showed us last season that he is mortal.

4.06 Romeo Doubs (WR – GB)
Romeo Doubs is the dollar store investment version of Christian Watson. The Packers selected Doubs in the fourth round to help fill out their questionable receiving depth chart. Doubs checks all the boxes for a player to go hunting for to fill out the bottom of your dynasty roster. He finished his career at Nevada above the 60th percentile in college dominator, yards per reception, target share, and breakout age. Add in he’s tied to Aaron Rodgers for at least the next four seasons, and it’s not difficult to imagine this blindly tossed dart landing on a bullseye.

5.06 Jeremy Ruckert (TE – NYJ)
Jeremy Ruckert‘s lackluster stat lines don’t tell the tale of his talent. Ruckert is a solid blocker with the ability to stretch the seam. It was nothing for Ruckert to make an outstretched one-handed catch when he was targeted in college. The biggest obstacle Ruckert will have to overcome in New York is the two tight ends they just signed this offseason. C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin aren’t top-shelf talents, but their presence for at least the next two seasons (possibly three) could render Ruckert a rotational player who never breaks out.

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