LestersLegends Mock Draft – Round 4
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.
Joe – Anquan Boldin
Previous Picks: Clinton Portis, T.O., Reggie Bush
Captain Fantastic - Roy Williams
Previous Picks: Larry Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Antonio Gates
Paul Charchian - Brandon Jacobs
Previous Picks: Reggie Wayne, Larry Fitzgerald, Jason Witten
Jase – Santonio Holmes
Previous Picks: Tom Brady, Maurice Jones-Drew, Willie Parker
Dan – Kellen Winslow
I knew I’d be taking a te here, I was just hoping it’d be Witten. (Damn you Paul) But in my opinion, this is the consolation prize.
Previous Picks: Frank Gore, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Ryan Grant
Ryan (Me) – Carson Palmer
With the run on Wideouts making a pick of one here somewhat of a reach, the top three TEs off the board, and having my starting RBs in place, I turned to Quarterback. Derek Anderson and Big Ben may have had better numbers than Palmer, but I feel they are bigger fluke risks. Putting all of my eggs in once basket (i.e. adding another Cleveland Brown) didn’t factor in my decision. I would roll with the top three of one team. Drafting teammates doesn’t bother me.
Previous Picks: Joseph Addai, Braylon Edwards, Jamal Lewis
Luis – Tony Gonzalez
Previous Picks: Marion Barber III, Tony Romo, Wes Welker
Jason – Chris Cooley
Previous Picks: Steven Jackson, Peyton Manning, Laurence Maroney
Awesome - Ronnie Brown
I know the Ricky Williams thing makes him a little “iffy,” (or in Ricky’s case, “Puffy”) but he put up great numbers last year before he got hurt. If he does even half of that, I’ll be fine with him as my #1 RB. And, honestly, who thinks Ricky Williams will play 16 games this season?
Previous Picks: Randy Moss, Marques Colston, Steve Smith
David – Darren McFadden
No doubt in my mind Darren McFadden is this year’s AP. As a Hog’s fan, I watched him for 3 years and he is a special player. Ultimately he’ll be better than AP, but there are a lot of question marks with Oakland right now, so I am tempering my enthusiasm a bit for his rookie year, but no doubt, he’ll be a top flight RB.
Previous Picks: Brian Westbrook, Drew Brees, Plaxico Burress
Tom – Jeremy Shockey
Previous Picks: Adrian Peterson, Willis McGahee, Chad Johnson
Jon – Greg Jennings
A-Rod will need a go-to guy, and it’s likely to be Jennings, especially for deep plays.
Previous Picks: LaDainian Tomlinson, Andre Johnson, Torry Holt