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Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft: Superflex, Four Rounds (2024 Fantasy Football)

Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft: Superflex, Four Rounds (2024 Fantasy Football)

Landing spots change everything.

We all have preconceived notions about prospects before the NFL Draft. Some of those notions are completely upended when we discover that teams were higher or lower on those prospects than we were. We’ll also have to adjust if a player lands in an especially desirable or undesirable situation.

Soon after Roger Goodell steps to the podium amidst a chorus of boos, we’ll have to start tweaking our dynasty rookie rankings. But for now, our appraisals of these prospects are pretty much set.

Let’s run through a four-round superflex dynasty rookie mock draft, leaning on predraft priors. And be sure to practice for your league and run your own mocks with our free draft simulator.

2024 Dynasty Fantasy Football Guide

Superflex Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft

ROUND 1

1.01 — QB Caleb Williams, USC

The presumed No. 1 pick of the draft is a jazz musician playing quarterback, turning improvisation into high art. The Bears have done their best to make Caleb’s new nest cozy, acquiring route-runner extraordinaire Keenan Allen to pair with stud WR D.J. Moore. Caleb should be able to hit the ground running (and passing).

1.02 — WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State

There’s no such thing as a foolproof prospect, but Harrison is close. At 6-3 and 209 pounds, Harrison is much bigger than his Hall-of-Fame dad. Junior isn’t in Senior’s class as a route-runner yet, but MHJ is still well above average in that category and has no major holes in his game. Harrison commanded a massive target share at Ohio State last season despite drawing frequent double-teams, and he’ll be an NFL team’s alpha receiver from the get-go.

1.03 — WR Malik Nabers, LSU

Some fantasy analysts prefer Nabers to Harrison — and some NFL teams reportedly do, too. The LSU star is probably a better route-runner than Harrison, and no WR prospect in this class is better after the catch than Nabers. Make room, Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase — the next great LSU receiver is about to enter the league.

1.04 — QB Jayden Daniels, LSU

This is a strong QB class, and Daniels is the most dangerous runner of the group. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner could be a modern-day Randall Cunningham as a dual run-pass threat. Daniels ran for 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns in his final college season. He also completed 72.2% of his passes, averaged 11.7 yards per pass attempt, and threw 40 TD passes and only four interceptions. With the potential rushing value he adds, Daniels is a worthy QB2 in this class.

1.05 — WR Rome Odunze, Washington

Odunze rounds out the splendid “Big Three” at the top of this year’s WR crop. In most other years, Odunze would be THE premier receiver in the draft. Odunze is big (6-2 1/2 , 212 pounds) and has an elite 9.91 Relative Athletic Score, but his game is about so much more than just athleticism. Odunze is a fine route-runner and is dangerous after the catch, but his extraordinary ball skills are his special sauce. A contested-catch warrior, Odunze should be a prolific producer right away.

1.06 — QB Drake Maye, North Carolina

Landing spot is going to be a critical factor here. A lot of mock drafts have Maye going to the Patriots with the No. 3 overall pick. With New England’s weak collection of pass catchers and mediocre pass blocking, it’s not an ideal ecosystem for a rookie QB. But if Maye ends up in Minnesota and gets to play with WRs Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison, he could go as high as No. 2 in some superflex rookie drafts. Maye has appealing size and mobility to go along with a powerful arm, but his decision-making can be iffy at times.

1.07 — TE Brock Bowers, Georgia

One of the best TE prospects to enter the league in years, Bowers had 50+ catches and 700+ receiving yards in all three of his seasons with the Bulldogs. He also scored 31 touchdowns in 40 college games, including five rushing touchdowns. In TE-premium leagues, there’s a case to be made that Bowers should be a top-five pick.

1.08 — QB J.J. McCarthy, Michigan

McCarthy averaged only 22.1 pass attempts per game in his final season at Michigan and benefitted from a terrific supporting cast, so it took a while for the dynasty community to warm up to him. Then McCarthy started getting buzz as a potential top-10 draft pick, and a lot of the doubters came around. McCarthy has a live arm and good mobility, and he’s posted a 61-3 record as a starting quarterback in high school and college. As with Maye, landing spot will go a long way in determining where McCarthy goes in rookie drafts.

1.09 — WR Brian Thomas Jr., LSU

Here’s where rookie drafts get interesting. There are a handful of compelling candidates for pick 1.09 in superflex drafts, but Thomas probably has the best credentials. He’s a projected first-rounder with a mouth-watering combination of size (6-2 1/2 , 209 pounds) and speed (4.33). Thomas also had 1,177 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns last season despite sharing targets with Malik Nabers in Baton Rouge.

1.10 — WR Xavier Worthy, Texas

Worthy melted stopwatches at the NFL Scouting Combine with his record-setting 4.21-second time in the 40-yard dash. But Worthy isn’t another Phillip Dorsett or John Ross; he’s a true football player who showed up in Austin as an 18-year-old freshman and had 62 catches for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns in his first taste of Power-5 football. His speed is lethal, but Worthy is also a sharp route-runner, and he’s a tough kid who played through a broken hand in 2022.

1.11 — QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington

With so many QB-starved teams in the NFL, Penix is a good bet to be drafted in the first round, possibly inside the top 20. The left-hander has a rocket arm and is good at avoiding sacks. Penix might have been a top-10 pick if not for a concerning medical history that includes two right ACL tears. For fantasy managers, Penix offers attractive passing upside but not a great deal of rushing potential.

1.12 — WR Ladd McConkey, Georgia

Ignore the stats that McConkey posted in a run-heavy Georgia program that often pulled starters early in its frequent blowout victories. McConkey is a phenomenal route-runner who completely clowned defenders during Senior Bowl practices. His NFL-readiness gives him a high fantasy floor, though the ceiling might be limited for a sub-200-pound slot receiver.

ROUND 2

2.01 — RB Jonathon Brooks, Texas

Brooks is the RB1 in this class for a lot of dynasty managers and reportedly a lot of NFL teams. He might have been a near-unanimous RB1 had he not torn his ACL last November. But Brooks is tentatively expected to be ready for his first NFL training camp, and he was dazzling in his one season as a starter for the Longhorns after serving a two-year apprenticeship behind Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson.

2.02 — WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas

It’s easy to see why Mitchell could be a first-round pick. He’s 6-2, 205 pounds, has 4.34 speed, posted a Relative Athletic Score of 9.98, and scored 11 touchdowns for Texas last year. But Mitchell’s film doesn’t match his athleticism, so it might be challenging for him to fulfill his potential. He’s a boom-or-bust fantasy prospect.

2.03 — RB Trey Benson, Florida State

Benson isn’t the prospect that Breece Hall was coming out of Iowa State a couple of years ago, but with his size (6-0, 216 pounds), speed (4.39) and pass-catching ability, Benson provides fantasy managers with a Breece Hall starter kit.

2.04 — QB Bo Nix, Oregon

Nix is a five-year college starter who originally enrolled at Auburn, where his dad had played quarterback, and eventually wound up at Oregon. He was much better on the West Coast, though he played in an extremely QB-friendly, screen-heavy offense. Nix isn’t super-toolsy, but he made 61 starts in college, and it’s possible all that experience helps him make a smooth transition to the NFL a la Brock Purdy, who started 46 games in college and has become an NFL starter despite being the last pick of the 2022 draft.

2.05 — WR Keon Coleman, Florida State

Freaky ball skills are Coleman’s calling card. He doesn’t have great timed speed and isn’t an exceptional route-runner, but he’s a former college basketball player who has catcher’s mitts for hands and will bring down anything thrown into his area code. Think of Coleman as an aspiring Mike Evans. Coleman isn’t going to be an elite separator and probably won’t rack up a lot of yards after the catch, but he could be an air-yards king like Evans.

2.06 — WR Ricky Pearsall, Florida

A probable Day 2 draft pick, Pearsall has been a darling of the predraft process, turning heads at the Senior Bowl and posting a 9.91 Relative Athletic Score in combine testing. Pearsall is a pro-ready pass catcher with advanced route-running chops and great pair of hands.

2.07 — WR Troy Franklin, Oregon

Franklin could go earlier than this in rookie drafts. If you watch his highlights, you may be smitten. Franklin has home-run speed and was a big-play machine at Oregon. But he weighed in at only 176 pounds at the Combine and is probably going to be more of a designated lid-lifter than a high-volume pass catcher in the NFL.

2.08 — RB Blake Corum, Michigan

Arguably the best pure runner in this class, Corum is undersized (5-7 1/2 , 205), overaged (23) and not blazing-fast (4.53). But he shouldered a heavy rushing load at Michigan despite his smaller stature and was extremely productive thanks to his vision, lateral agility and contact balance.

2.09 — RB MarShawn Lloyd, USC

Lloyd is an intriguing, hit-or-miss prospect who offers a nice blend of speed and power. At the combine, he ran a 4.46 at 220 pounds. But Lloyd never handled a heavy load in college, topping out at 116 carries in 2023, and he’s had fumbling issues. His landing spot will be telling with regard to how the NFL views him.

2.10 — RB Jaylen Wright, Tennessee

Wright is a speedy big-play threat who was lightly used at Tennessee, so comparisons to Alvin Kamara are inevitable. A Kamara-esque career is within Wright’s range of outcomes, but it’s always tricky to assess skill players who come out of Josh Heupel’s gimmicky but effective spread offense.

2.11 — WR Xavier Legette, South Carolina

One of the tougher evaluations in this year’s WR class, Legette is an imposing physical specimen who measures 6-1, 220 pounds, posted a 9.9 Relative Athletic Score, and turned in a 1,255-yard season in his final season with the Gamecocks. But Legette did that in his fifth year of college football and never had more than 167 receiving yards in any of his four previous seasons. Draft capital will weigh heavily on where Legette lands in rookie drafts.

2.12 — RB Braelon Allen, Wisconsin

Allen turned 20 in January and will be the youngest player in this draft class, and yet he’s had more 100-yard rushing games in college (20) than any other back in the class. Allen is 6-1, 235 pounds and could be an early-down/goal-line hammer for whichever team drafts him. But Allen isn’t much of a pass catcher, and he doesn’t always run with as much power as his Incredible Hulk physique would suggest.

ROUND 3

3.01 — WR Roman Wilson, Michigan

An ultra-reliable slot man who had three drops and zero fumbles over his final two college seasons, Wilson has over-the-middle toughness and vertical playmaking ability.

3.02 — QB Spencer Rattler, South Carolina

This undersized former five-star high school recruit capped off a topsy-turvy college career with a strong final season at South Carolina and shone brightly during the predraft process. Draft capital and landing spot will determine where he lands in rookie drafts.

3.03 — WR Jermaine Burton, Alabama

Burton is an explosive home-run threat who posted a Relative Athletic Score of 9.54, but NFL teams may have concerns about his consistency and character.

3.04 — RB Ray Davis, Kentucky

Tough and resourceful, Davis was an effective workhorse at Vanderbilt and Kentucky the last two years, but he’s an older prospect and may not have the skill set to play regularly on passing downs.

3.05 — TE Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas

The TE class is kind of a mishmash behind Brock Bowers, but Sanders is No. 2 for a lot of dynasty managers. He had 99 receptions for the Longhorns over the last two years.

3.06 — WR Javon Baker, UCF

A boom-or-bust WR prospect with exceptional ball skills, Baker could be a gem if he can sand off some of the rough edges to his game.

3.07 — RB Will Shipley, Clemson

Shipley’s final season at Clemson was a bit of a letdown, but he’s a plus athlete who could be a third-down back in the NFL.

3.08 — WR Ja’Lynn Polk, Washington

There’s buzz that Polk could be drafted much earlier than dynasty managers are expecting. That could perk up the value of a player who had 1,159 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in his final season at Washington.

3.09 — WR Jalen McMillan, Washington

Is McMillan a better prospect than Ja’Lynn Polk? He played ahead of Polk in 2022 and actually had more receptions and touchdowns than Rome Odunze that year, but a knee injury cast a pall over McMillan’s 2023 season. He’s a crafty slot receiver who does his best work against zone coverage.

3.10 — WR Johnny Wilson, Florida State

Wilson is huge (6-6, 231 pounds) and athletic (9.91 RAS). He’s an interesting project as a wide receiver, but he could become immensely valuable for fantasy if he were moved to tight end.

3.11 — WR Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky

Comparisons to Deebo Samuel don’t quite pass the smell test, but like Deebo, Corley is a short-area receiver who’s extremely tough to bring down after the catch.

3.12 — RB Bucky Irving, Oregon

Poor athletic testing at the combine has sapped some of the enthusiasm for Irving, but what he put on tape at Oregon was undeniably impressive. The slippery Irving could still become an effective passing-down back.

ROUND 4

4.01 — RB Kimani Vidal, Troy

Troy’s all-time leading rusher is a human bowling ball with surprising athleticism.

4.02 — WR Devontez Walker, North Carolina

A potential diamond in the rough, Walker is a size-speed receiver with the potential to be a lid-lifter, but his game needs a lot of refinement.

4.03 — WR Malik Washington, Virginia

After four unremarkable seasons at Northwestern, this crafty slot man put himself on the NFL Draft radar with a 110-catch, 1,426-yard season at Virginia last year.

4.04 — WR Luke McCaffrey, Rice

Christian’s younger brother is a converted ex-quarterback whose athleticism (9.44 RAS) gives him appealing growth potential.

4.05 — TE Ben Sinnott, Kansas State

Athletic and tough, Sinnott had 49 catches for 676 yards in his final season at KSU.

4.06 — RB Audric Estime, Notre Dame

Estime posted a sluggish 40 time (4.71) at the combine, but straight-line sprinting speed is largely irrelevant for a 222-pound early-down hammer.

4.07 — RB Dylan Laube, New Hampshire

This intriguing small-school prospect tested well at the combine after catching 68 passes in his final college season.

4.08 — WR Brenden Rice, USC

The son of Jerry Rice isn’t special in any area, but he has a nice all-around skill set and scored 12 touchdowns in 12 games for USC last season.

4.09 — RB Tyrone Tracy, Purdue

A converted former wide receiver, Tracy posted a 9.77 RAS and could become an intriguing piece in an NFL backfield.

4.10 — RB Isaiah Davis, South Dakota State

Athletic and productive, Davis rolled up 3,029 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns in his final two seasons at SDSU.

4.11 — RB Isaac Guerendo, Louisville

Guerendo has limited experience as a runner, but he posted a 9.97 RAS at the combine, with a 40 time of 4.33 at 221 pounds.

4.12 — TE Erick All, Iowa

He’s had major injury problems but has the potential to develop into an impactful fantasy asset if he can stay healthy.

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