West Sports Report Mock Draft – Round 7
West Sports Report Analysis
7-1 Junkyard Jake - McCoy, LeSean PHI RB
With Felix Jones, Donald Brown, Wilis McGahee and the Steelers RBs still on the board, this might be a little early to select LeSean McCoy, but his value gets a fairly significant boost now that Brian Westbrook has elected to have ankle surgery and will most likely miss the entire preseason. McCoy is a very effective inside runner, shows good speed when bouncing outside, and has great receiving ability. Originally projected as a mid 1st rounder, McCoy was considered a little small for every down punishment, but should fit nicely into the Eagles offensive scheme.
7-2 Fantasy Football Extreme - Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
I know this is a bit early for some, but I have Roethy having a huge season this year. Back in 2007, Roethy was quietly a top 5-7 fantasy quarterback while ranking 19th in attempts. That’s extremely impressive. With Holmes set to breakout (a year later than we had hoped), I really see Roethy getting back to that top 7 form this upcoming season.
7-3 Fantasy Draft Edge - Cutler, Jay CHI QB
We were likely going to pull the trigger on Big Ben but so it goes. To be perfectly honest we aren’t thrilled with this pick but being nearly 2 full rounds away from another pick we had to go on a QB and Cutler could have a big year; simply can’t let him go any further – trusting the cheat sheet and going with our highest rated QB.
7-4 The Sports Bank - Parker, Willie PIT RB
There’s not enough people on my team nicknamed “Fast”. So, there we go. Gotta get that taken care of.
I expect Palmer to bounce back this year. Ochocinco claims he’s going to work harder, be in better shape, etc. Losing Housh is a setback, but Coles is a pretty decent replacement.
7-6 Fantasy Draft Tools - Moore, Lance NOS WR
I need a WR and Lance Moore was the highest rated WR on my board…not a bad thing that his QB is Drew Brees.
This may seem a little early for Jones, but I really wanted to get an RB3 here. And when am I going to be able to find a starting running back again. Jones won’t be an insane stat machine, but he did manage to put up a 4.4 ypc average last year despite playing behind a banged up line and having no passing attack. With Hasselbeck back and TJH added to the roster, I think Jones will find more openings. He’s a solid RB3 in my opinion.
7-8 WalterFootball.com - Cooley, Chris WAS TE
My fourth-best player available, but one who fits a position of need; Chris Cooley had 83 catches for 849 yards last year, but scored only once. I have to believe that was a fluke. Given that Jason Campbell will be playing in the same offense for the second year in a row, Cooley’s production could increase even more.
Derrick Mason might be the most underrated player in the NFL. He has had 1000+ yards in every season this decade with the exception of two. He had 1037 yards receiving last season with rookie Joe Flacco at quarterback, despite the fact that Mason was 34. Flacco is in his 2nd year now and Mason is still his #1 option. Mason has never been all that athletic so the fact that he’s now 35 isn’t going to stop him from having 1000+ yards, which, in the 7th round, is very good value. I already have 3 WRs, but there’s always a chance one gets hurt or struggles. Mason is a damn good WR4. I considered him in the 6th, but waited because I knew he’d be here in the 7th.
7-10 West Sports Report - Berrian, Bernard MIN WR
Berrian is the clear #1 in Minnesota and he should get a lot of touches with either Rosenfels or Favre playing at QB.
7-11 KFFL - Driver, Donald GBP WR
After going upside with my other two receivers, I needed some stability with my No. 3 wideout. Driver should be good for at least one more season of around 900 yards and 5-7 touchdowns.
7-12 The Sports Bank - Crabtree, Michael SFO WR
Crabtree was eager to prove himself before the draft, falling to the tenth overall spot in the draft is only going to motivate him further on a San Francisco team with no true #1 WR. I’m very happy to take a chance on him here.