West Sports Report Mock Draft – Round 13
West Sports Report Analysis
13-1 Junkyard Jake - Davis, Vernon SFO TE
Vernon Davis took another step backwards in 2008, dropping to only 31 catches from 52 catches the year before. Much of that decline can probably be attributed to playing in Mike Martz’s system. This year, new offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye has stated that he’d like to get Davis much more involved in the offense, and if Davis can take advantage of the opportunity (and cut down on his trademark mental mistakes) he is talented enough to be among the leading TE’s in the league.
13-2 Fantasy Football Extreme - Jennings, Rashad JAC RB
Jennings is a decent handcuff – Clearly he can be had late, which is good news for MJD owners this year.
13-3 Fantasy Draft Edge - Titans, Tennessee TEN Def
13th round for a defense and we get our #10 D – that’s why we wait. Very happy to get the Titans this late.
13-4 The Sports Bank - Hixon, Domenik NYG WR
Hixon is the surprising answer to the question, “Who led the Giants in receiving yards in 2008?” He also is the leading candidate to break out amongst the Giants WRs. He’s got the breakaway speed to be the Giants’ go to guy long. And in the 12th round…well, he still appears to be the Giants’ top deep threat. That’s valuable.
With Carson Palmer as my QB1, I figure I better get some insurance. I’ll take another QB looking to bounce back. He actually has a WR with hands now that Housh is a ‘Hawk.
13-6 Fantasy Draft Tools - James, Edgerrin FA* RB
I still think Edge might have something left in the tank…once a RB goes down in the preseason, look for James to come on board. Since its only June, its tough to tell if i wasted a pick or not, but it’s worth the shot.
13-7 Draft Zoo - Redskins, Washington WAS Def
I need a backup QB, but at this point, with Hasselbeck off the board (nice pick by the way), I think I can get just as good a backup next round. I always like to carry two defenses for matchup purposes. The Redskins defense has the potential to be pretty good value in the 13th round here. And they do get to play the Rams, Lions, Bucs, and Raiders.
13-8 WalterFootball.com - Campbell, Jason WAS QB
This season marks the first time in Jason Campbell’s career that he’ll be playing in the same offensive system two years in a row. I also need a quarterback for Tony Romo’s bye week (6). Campbell goes up against the lowly Chiefs that week.
Tom Brady’s bye week is week 8. Assuming he doesn’t get hurt, all my backup needs to be able to do is have a productive week 8. Flacco plays the Broncos week 8, so he should get me good week 8 production and in round 13, that’s all I ask for.
13-10 West Sports Report - Morgan, Josh SFO WR
Morgan could be the biggest beneficiary of Crabtree in SF. If he continues to perform he could be a nice sleeper.
13-11 KFFL - Williams, Ricky MIA RB
The Dolphins are still a run-heavy offense, so Ricky should see plenty of carries even as the No. 2 back (160 last year). He averaged a decent 4.1 yards per carry last year and found the end zone four times, including one 51-yard scamper. Ronnie Brown hasn’t been the epitome of good health, either.
13-12 The Sports Bank - Buckhalter, Correll DEN RB
I like Knowshon Moreno a lot, but he is a rookie which means that he isn’t going to be given the keys to the backfield immediately. Buckhalter will be a solid veteran presence that will also be a reliable receiver for Kyle Orton out of the backfield (who just happened to throw to the RB with the most receptions last season, Matt Forte). Buckhalter will definitely steal his share of touches, especially to start the season.