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Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft: 14-Team, Two Rounds (2024 Fantasy Football)

Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft: 14-Team, Two Rounds (2024 Fantasy Football)

Today we are looking at a 14-team, 1QB mock draft. With the NFL Combine set to kick off in a few weeks, we are still very early in the evaluative process for the 2024 rookie draft class.

Things are sure to ebb and flow in the coming months and some of these players may end up going at a far different price point. This is a snapshot in time and one that will hopefully be a tool for you to use with your own process as you draft this spring.

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Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft: 14-Team, Two Rounds (2024 Fantasy Football)

1.01 – Marvin Harrison, Jr. (WR – Ohio State)

Harrison has the pedigree, measurables and college production that you look for in the rookie WR1. Over his final two seasons at Ohio State, he averaged over a touchdown per game and he was the 2023 Biletnikoff Award winner. In a 1QB format, taking anyone other than Harrison at the 1.01 is getting cute.

1.02 – Brock Bowers (TE – Georgia)

Taking Bowers this early isn’t something I would do, but he is the best tight-end prospect in the draft and some believe he could be a generational talent. Bowers is terrific after the catch and is lined up all over the formation, making him less sensitive to being in a specific scheme. Bowers is also a capable run blocker meaning he should be an immediate three-down player and a TE1 in fantasy his rookie season.

1.03 – Malik Nabers (WR – LSU)

Nabers will be nipping at Marvin Harrison, Jr.’s heels by April and in some rookie drafts, he will be the 1.01 selection. Nabers is the latest stud LSU receiver and on paper, he is the best of the bunch. He leaves Baton Rouge as the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards (3,003) and receptions (189). Nabers is going to give NFL defenses fits with his after-the-catch ability and he profiles as a fantasy WR1.

1.04 – Caleb Williams (QB – USC)

The presumptive 1.01 in 2QB/SuperFlex formats, Williams slips down the board a bit in 1QB leagues. Fair or not, Williams will be picked apart by the time the draft rolls around and I get a feeling some people will prefer Jayden Daniels and/or Drake Maye. That would be a mistake as there isn’t another QB in this class (or many others) that has his combination of arm talent, polish and ability to make plays off script. Williams is going to be a top-five quarterback for a long time and should be the first one off the board in every 2024 rookie draft.

1.05 – Rome Odunze (WR – Washington)

Odunze had one of the best seasons in Washington history totaling 1,640 yards and 13 touchdowns on 92 receptions in 2023. Odunze is a physical presence at 6’3, 200 pounds but there are some questions about his separation ability at the next level. If he runs well at the Combine, he will be a fixture in the top seven of rookie drafts regardless of format.

1.06 – Jonathon Brooks (RB – Texas)

As deep as the receivers and quarterbacks of this rookie class are, this is not the year to need a standout running back. Brooks was the first running back off the board here but he will be a polarizing target. He tore his ACL in a November game against TCU which means he could miss the start of the season or be playing at less than 100%. I am not a big fan of running backs coming off major leg injuries so Brooks will probably be someone I avoid.

1.07 – Brian Thomas (WR – LSU)

Thomas is the lesser-known of the LSU receivers but after bursting onto the radar in 2023, he is poised to be a first-round pick in the NFL Draft. After two mediocre seasons, Thomas sported a 68/1177/17 receiving line last year for the Tigers. At 6’4, 205 he has the prototypical size for an NFL receiver although he will be confined mostly to the outside at the next level and won’t play much in the slot. In the right offense (Kansas City) he could shine.

1.08 – Keon Coleman (WR – Florida State)

Coleman’s tape is inconsistent but he might have the highest ceiling of any receiver in the draft not named Marvin Harrison. A physical specimen at 6’4, 210, Coleman is the prototypical X or Z receiver in the NFL. The trouble is, his college production (or lack thereof) combined with some issues with contested catches is giving me flashbacks of Quentin Johnston (though the former did have a 1,000-yard season). The real question is whether or not an NFL team can coach him to his ability level. If they can, the sky is the limit.

1.09 – Troy Franklin (WR – Oregon)

Franklin has a thin frame (6’2, 170) but I would argue that he could be in the Rome Odunze tier as opposed to going after Brian Thomas and Keon Coleman. Franklin has some of the best pure speed at the position and his versatility to play both outside and in the slot should serve him well. In his final two seasons at Oregon, he accounted for over 2,200 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns so he was plenty productive as well. If Franklin slips this far, he will be one of the best rookie draft values of the year.

1.10 – Xavier Worthy (WR – Texas)

Worthy had top-five hype after a freshman season where he had 981 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns on his way to winning Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Don’t let the prospect fatigue get to you, however – Worthy is still a legitimate NFL prospect. He put together a 1,000-yard season in 2023 and he has one of the deeper route trees of any receiver in the draft. Like a few others, Worthy’s landing spot will be an important component of his success.

1.11 – Jayden Daniels (QB – LSU)

I picked for the 1.11 and couldn’t click Daniels’s name quickly enough. The reigning Heisman winner had a historic 2023 engineering the LSU offense, accounting for over 4,900 total yards and 50 touchdowns. Daniels will have his share of scrutiny in the coming months but for fantasy purposes, Daniels is a rock star. He rushed for over 1,900 yards in his last two seasons at LSU and that is the type of thing we covet at the quarterback position. If Daniels can prove himself to be even an adequate passer, he has all the makings of a fantasy QB1.

1.12 – Blake Corum (RB – Michigan)

Corum is arguably the most decorated running back in this year’s draft class. He led the NCAA with 25 rushing touchdowns in 2023, helping Michigan to their first National Championship since 1997. He finished his Michigan career with over 3,700 rushing yards which is a gift and a curse: His 675 carries speak to his toughness and durability but as we know, running backs have a short shelf life. Still, Corum should be in the last first-round/early second-round conversation in rookie drafts as he is one of the more known quantities at the position.

1.13 – Drake Maye (QB – North Carolina)

Is it possible that Maye ends up outside of the first round of some drafts? Evidently so, as he makes it all the way to pick 13 here. Maye had a somewhat disappointing 2023 season finishing with 3,600 yards and 24 touchdowns. For most quarterbacks, that would be a career year but the expectations for Maye were high. He struggled at times without Josh Downs but beginning with an October win against Syracuse, Maye threw 19 touchdowns across his final eight games. Maye is also a threat with his legs and he should be able to extend plays enough to add 1-2 fantasy points a week on the ground. He forms with Williams and Daniels to give this draft one of the best top three in years.

1.14 – Trey Benson (RB – Florida State)

Benson put together back-to-back 900-yard seasons after transferring to Florida State from Oregon in 2022. He averaged 6.2 YPC for the Seminoles and was a capable pass catcher hauling in 33 passes over two seasons. Benson is part of a tier of running backs that will likely go in the early second round of 12 team drafts.

2.01 – Ladd McConkey (WR – Georgia)

McConkey has raised his profile with his superb route-running skills. He isn’t a burner but his work in small areas makes him the perfect slot receiver in the NFL.

2.02 – Adonai Mitchell (WR – Texas)

Mitchell transferred to Texas from Georgia and is declaring as a true junior after catching 55 passes for 845 yards and 11 scores for the Longhorns. He has a chance to sneak into the first round of the NFL draft and could be a steal of rookie drafts.

2.03 – Malachi Corley (WR – Western Kentucky)

Corley is the best yards-after-catch receiver in the draft (even better than Malik Nabers) and he is a nice target in the second round. If he tests well at the combine, however, he won’t last nearly this long.

2.04 – Bo Nix (QB – Oregon)

Nix is arguably the most accurate passing prospect in this year’s draft, which will make him attractive to NFL scouts. He had a prolific college career, especially once he transferred to Oregon. The biggest issue with Nix is that he will be 24 at the start of his rookie year.

2.05 – Braelon Allen (RB – Wisconsin)

Of all the backs in the first two rounds, Allen is the most mispriced. He rushed for over 3,000 yards at Wisconsin and he caught 28 passes in 2023 making him a rare three-down candidate. Running back is fungible but if he lasts this long, he is a steal.

2.06 – Bucky Irving (RB – Oregon)

At 195 pounds, Irving is a bit on the small side but he might be the best pass-catching running back in the draft. He could find work immediately for a team as a complimentary piece and we’ve seen these types of backs have success in the right offenses. Where he lands will determine how much higher his stock goes.

2.07 – Ja’Tavion Sanders (TE – Texas)

If you aren’t able to draft Brock Bowers, Sanders makes for a nice upside target in the middle rounds of a rookie draft. He is sure-handed (zero drops in 2023) and moves well for a man who is 6’4, 245. If you want upside from your tight end, Sanders is your guy.

2.08 – Xavier Legette (WR – South Carolina)

Legette has the ceiling of a premier receiver but his lack of separation ability dampens things a bit. Legette could be a productive NFL receiver but guys his size with his agility need a lot to go right to go off.

2.09 – J.J. McCarthy (QB – Michigan)

McCarthy isn’t going to make it out of the top 12 of the NFL draft, making him a tough evaluation for me. Teams are going to love his intangibles and athletic ability (not to mention he is a winner) but can be consistent enough to succeed. I am avoiding him in fantasy drafts as I am not a believer.

2.10 – Roman Wilson (WR – Michigan)

Wilson had a great week in Mobile at the Senior Bowl, boosting his stock quite a bit. If he tests well, his stock will be on a rocket ship and this may look like a bargain in a month.

2.11 – MarShawn Lloyd (RB – USC)

Lloyd is probably more projection than he is anything else at this point. He was never a true feature back at South Carolina or USC, although he did average 7.1 YPC last fall. He is very raw and he has some injury concerns but the potential here is enticing.

2.12 – Ja’Lynn Polk (WR – WAS)

Polk is the “other” Washington wideout who will be drafted this year but with cost in mind, I might prefer him to Rome Odunze. He is solid after the catch and he spent time in the slot during his college career, so his versatility is a welcome attribute at this stage of a rookie draft. I have no issues taking him here and think he is a bit of a bargain.

2.13 – Michael Penix, Jr. (QB – Washington)

Penix spent six years in college so there is a decent chance we have already seen the best of what he has to offer. That could still be enough to be a capable NFL starter and his experience should allow him to come in and compete for a job right away. He is more floor than ceiling but if you need a backup QB, you could do worse at this point in a draft.

2.14 – Audric Estime (RB – Notre Dame)

Estime is a 233-pound hammer that can be used on early downs and short yardage. He scored 29 touchdowns over his final two seasons with the Irish so he has a nose for the end zone.

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