LestersLegends Mock Draft – Round 3

Aug 8, 2008

The legendary Paul Charchian was kind enough to do a mock draft with 11 ordinary fantasy football players (myself included).  We are greatful at the opportunity to both learn from Charch as well as bragging rights with our friends because we were able to do a mock draft with a fantasy football icon.  Here are the guidelines.

Round 3
Jon – Torry Holt
Rationale: Yeah his age only goes up with time, but his production has stayed pretty stable. Last year was a good case in point. He had 93 catches (same as the year before), and 1,189 yards (one more than the year before). He did have three fewer TDs, but you have to remember that his team commenced operation vacu-suck. That tells me that no matter how his team goes or what kind of coverage he faces, he’ll find a way to make fantasy production.
Previous Picks:  LT, Andre Johnson

Tom – Chad Johnson
Previous Picks:  Adrian Peterson, Willis McGahee

David – Plaxico Burress
Previous Picks:  Brian Westbrook, Drew Brees

Awesome - Steve Smith
Ok, 3 top 10 WRs is waaaay too hard to pass up. Gates was a possibility, as was Carson Palmer. But if you had to start 3 RBs, and you could get 3 in the top 10, you’d do it in a second. I don’t see a difference with WRs, and now I will CRUSH people in the WR category EVERY WEEK. Except when Smith is suspended for being an idiot (week 1 & 2). There are plenty of serviceable QBs and RBs and TEs that I’ll pick up over the next 4 rounds.
Previous Picks:  Randy Moss, Marques Colston

Jason – Laurence Maroney
There is one reality in NE, and that is RBs are a major part of the offense.  Brady will not be able to re-create last years #s, so the onus is on LM.  If coach B does not create a net to compensate for the reality that is older age and a “limited”(meaning I get the Moss factor, and if teams don’t adjust then they are Fred Flintstone dumb) WR core, which means a greater relience on the run, also which means a possibility on catches in the backfield, well then MR. SKY U MA should have a much better and productive year than last years lackluster baloney!
Previous Picks:  Steven Jackson, Peyton Manning

Luis – Wes Welker
Previous Picks:  Marion Barber, Tony Romo

Ryan (Me) -Jamal Lewis
I’ll go back-to-back Brownies.  Jamal was a Beast last year.  I love that he gets the ball between the 20′s and in the red zone.  1300 yards and 9 TDs in the 3rd Round.  Yes please.
Previous Picks:  Joseph Addai, Braylon Edwards

Dan – Ryan Grant
I wouldn’t have even considered this without the new deal he signed. You say Aaron Rodgers, I say stout defense. Who’s putting up points in this division? The Vikings? No qb, no wr. Chicago? Please. A coin flip decides their starting qb and the Vikings just took their best wr. Detroit, I’ll give you their O, but who’s stopping anyone from doing anything offensively against them? The line is solid, and fantasy is still dominated by the backfield.
Previous Picks:  Frank Gore, T.J. Houshmandzadeh

Jase – Willie Parker
Previous Picks:  Tom Brady, Maurice Jones-Drew

Paul Charchian - Jason Witten
Previous Picks:  Reggie Wayne, Larry Fitzgerald

Captain Fantastic - Antonio Gates
Previous Picks:  Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch

Joe – Reggie Bush
Previous Picks:  Clinton Portis, T.O.

Feel free to leave a comment (pro or con) about the picks.

Thanks to everybody, especially our Expert Paul Charchian, for participating in this.

Past Rounds:

Round 1
Round 2

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5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Chuck
    August 8th, 2008 at 9:04 am #

    Nice value on Bush

  2. Mo Morrissey
    August 8th, 2008 at 9:15 am #

    I don’t know about the Jamal Lewis pick over Bush or Willie Parker…

  3. LestersLegends
    August 8th, 2008 at 9:16 am #

    Chuck – yep
    Mo – Neither of those guys get red zone carries. I hear you though.

  4. LEV
    August 8th, 2008 at 11:30 am #

    i agree with you les… with duece coming back from injury and pierre looking good in his time in that offense last year i think bush is more of a stretch. i also think the last 3 seasons will start to take their toll on the smallish willie parker. najeh davenport started to get carries late in the game last year as well as in the red zone. i expect that trend to continue. while at cleveland you have a very good offensive line as well as a passing game everyone respects.

  5. LestersLegends
    August 8th, 2008 at 11:59 am #

    LEV – Agree. Gary Russell could bet taking those red zone carries. Plus, Jamal is younger than you’d think. Same with Portis.

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