The 2023 NFL Draft has come and gone, which means it’s officially #RookieDraftSZN.
This 2023 rookie class will be a fascinating one to follow from a fantasy perspective over the coming years. A year ago, it felt like everyone was hoarding 2023 picks in what was expected to be a heralded class. And while we have no idea what any of these prospects will be, the consensus seems to be that the 2023 class didn’t feature as many future studs as previously expected.
That being said, I took a stab at a three-round rookie mock draft for a 10-team Superflex league in which I was randomly assigned the 2nd pick. In this draft, I operated under the assumption that I needed a rookie QB. So if your team isn’t in need of a quarterback, then feel free to adjust accordingly based off my draft.
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Here are the results:
Pick 1.2: C.J. Stroud (QB – HOU)
If you’re picking up top in a rookie draft with a glaring need for a future QB, you’ve got a few avenues to choose from. You could go with the safest choice in Bryce Young and hope he can overcome his smaller stature at the professional level. You could go with C.J. Stroud, who is my favorite prospect but isn’t much of a scrambler and faced tons of questions regarding his passion for football and football IQ (criticisms that felt overblown). Or, you could shoot for the moon and go with Anthony Richardson, who has the highest ceiling by far in this QB class but also the most risk. And you likely can’t expect much from Richardson in what should be a redshirt rookie season.
Ultimately, I sided with Stroud, who I believe to be the best pure passer in this class. While Young has the improvisational skills and Richardson the elite athleticism, Stroud always felt like the purest plug-and-play option in this class. I’ll stick to my guns.
Pick 2.2: Devon Achane (RB – MIA)
I was left with Will Levis, Zach Charbonnet and Michael Mayer as the top options on the board. But I opted for Achane, who brings a combination of blazing speed and a fearlessness when running between the tackles. Now, that fearlessness could prove problematic considering Achane is 5-foot-8, 188 pounds. But I love his style of running and liked his landing spot on a Miami depth chart with far from proven incumbents Jeff Wilson and Raheem Mostert serving as his only resistance.
Pick 3.2: Rashee Rice (WR – KC)
Here we go again, another Chiefs rookie to put under the microscope. There’s a ton to like with Rice, namely his top-end speed and outstanding ball skills. The problem is Rice doesn’t display those skills as often as he should. Effort and consistency are his two biggest flaws. And I’m not sure those two things can be coached. But if there was ever a team to extract that potential, it’s Kansas City. The Chiefs have some established bodies on their wide receiver depth chart, but a starting gig doesn’t seem like an insurmountable feat for Rice in year one. In the last round, I’ll take a shot.
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