West Sports Report Mock Draft – Round 2
West Sports Report Analysis
2-1 The Sports Bank - Jacobs, Brandon NYG RB
Brandon Jacobs is a beast when healthy and without Derrick Ward in the Giants backfield, more is going to be expected out of Jacobs. At pick 13, I’m extremely happy to get a guy who scored 15 times last year.
2-2 KFFL - Portis, Clinton WAS RB
Portis has consistently reached 1,200 yards and close to double digits in touchdowns. Nothing should change this year; he’s still the workhorse back in Washington. Selecting him gives me two solid No. 1 backs in my starting backfield.
2-3 West Sports Report - Johnson, Calvin DET WR
Calvin Johnson will finally have a QB to throw him the ball and with the quarterbacks that through him the ball, he still performed very well. If I wait on a WR and take a running back, I won’t have a wide receiver able to produce the numbers that Calvin can. I think there is still plenty of depth at the RB position.
2-4 Football Fan Spot -Brady, Tom NEP QB
Last time I checked, he didn’t hurt his arm. If Matt Cassel can get 3693 yards passing with Welker and Moss, I find it very hard to believe that Brady won’t exceed 4000 yards by a lot now with Welker, Moss, Joey Galloway, a healthy Benjamin Watson, Brandon Tate, and Brad Smith. Cassel had 21 touchdowns with a very weak arm, Brady should have 30-35. Phillip Rivers wasn’t effected by knee surgery last year, neither was Peyton Manning. Brady shouldn’t be either. Getting him in the 2nd round could be a steal when its all said and done.
My No. 1 receiver. If Randy Moss was able to score 11 touchdowns with Cassel, I don’t think there’s any question that he’ll improve that total to the mid-teens, at the very least, with Tom Brady back at the helm.
2-6 Draft Zoo - Gore, Frank SFO RB
Gore’s not the greatest running back in the world, but I think he’s a decent pick here. He’ll be the starter in San Fran, and while they won’t have the luxury of running the game out with the lead all too often, I do think he’ll be one Shaun Hills favorite targets, and he’ll get some good carries. Doesn’t hurt that he has seven games against teams that finished in the bottom ten in the league last year against the rush. Honestly, I just really wanted to go RB-RB and Gores the best RB left with a different bye week than Chris Johnson.
This is a tough pick, take the 14th best RB, 5th best WR or the top QB (you never know the true health of Brady)…although I would rarely pick a QB so early, the “best available” option is Drew Brees.
2-8 LestersLegends – Brown, Ronnie MIA RB
In 2007 he was the best back not named LT before blowing his knee out. Without a full year to recover he had 916 yards rushing, 254 receiving, and 11 TDs (10 rushing, 1 passing). Another year removed from the injury, and Ronnie should get his explosiveness back.
Before one of the most vicious (legal) hits in NFL history, Boldin was on his way to an NFL season for the record books, being on pace to get close to Randy Moss’ record season of 2007, with 27 catches for 366 yards and 5 TDs. With a full season of health, and hopefully a drama-less one at that, look for Boldin to tap back into that early ’08 success.
2-10 Fantasy Draft Edge - Barber, Marion DAL RB
They love to give Barber the ball at the goal line which of course is a great fantasy football formula. Very happy to get a 2nd strong RB late in the 2nd round with plenty of good WRs to get early in the next round.
2-11 Fantasy Football Extreme - Wayne, Reggie IND WR
Wayne has the ability to be the No. 1 fantasy receiver in 2009, so to land him at the bottom of the second is huge in my opinion. With MJD and Wayne on the roster, both top five locks in my book (if healthy in 2009), we can really head in any direction with our upcoming third-round pick.
2-12 Junkyard Jake - Smith, Steve CAR WR
Smith finished with 1,421 yards, including eight 100 yard games, in a season where he missed the first two games. An increase in his 6 TDs over 2008, and more consistent play from Jake Delhomme would be helpful this season, but he still represents a high-potential fantasy receiver, and a great value at the end of round 2.