The immediate and long term success for many of this years promising rookies is largely due to situation. Follow along as we provide you Day-by-Day Dynasty Analysis of the 2010 NFL Draftin our annual NFL Draft Instant Reaction Article. Remember to check back frequently over the Draft Weekend as we will be continually updating this article. Enjoy.
Round 1 Instant Reaction
QB Sam Bradford (1.1 Rams) - This was the easy choice for the Rams who may have their franchise QB. Bradford could be in a good spot if they get him some help at WR and TE, but most importantly the Offensive Line needs to keep him upright. He would best be served to hold a clipboard until at least after their Week 9 bye and ideally for just about the entire season. He will not be a fantasy factor just yet, but Dynasty leaguers should be willing to invest a Top 5 selection into Bradford in a Dynasty Rookie Draft.
RB CJ Spiller (1.9 Bills) - The Bills were rumored to be looking for a speedy back that could also help the return game, but there were not too many people that thought it was happening this early. Regardless of whether Marshawn Lynch is traded, this is an instant impact spot for the explosive Spiller. Chan Gailey will find a way to work him into the offense, catching passes, a few carries and returns. Spiller's dynasty outlook in Buffalo is very positive. The Bills are not a good offensive unit, so additional offensive help in the later rounds to create a more balanced offensive attack will further raise Spillers value.
RB Ryan Mathews (1.12 Chargers) - Everyone knew the Chargers needed to come away with an RB and Mathews is the most complete back in the Draft landing in an ideal situation. They moved up 16 spots to get him and he will pay instant dividends. With an elite air attack that every defense must gameplan for, Mathews is in an excellent position to be a Top 15 back this season. He has three down ability, although the presence of Darren Sproles will limit his catches as a rookie. Still, Mathews will get a healthy amount of touches and redzone work, making him a no brainer Top 3 selection in Rookie Drafts should you need an instant starter.
TE Jermaine Gresham (1.21 Bengals) - The Bengals needed Gresham. He gives the passing attack an athletic threat that should be a favorite of Carson Palmer's in the redzone. Since Palmer has been with the Bengals, he has never had a reliable pass catching tight end and there are few in the league with the upside of a healthy Gresham. Perfect spot for Gresham to land and Carson Palmer owners should be thrilled as well.
WR Demaryius Thomas (1.22 Broncos) - After trading Brandon Marshall, everyone knew the Broncos would make a move on a wideout. Josh McDaniels threw out the Dez Bryant smokescreen and managed to come away with a player in Thomas who offers just as much upside. He lands in a spot where he can make an instant fantasy impact and also use his fierce blocking skills although his is a raw talent that will require a few seasons to develop in a complicated McDaniels offensive scheme. He is an easy Top 5 Dynasty selection.
WR Dez Bryant (1.24 Cowboys) - The Cowboys moved up to nab Dez Bryant, who almost assuredly would have been off the board at 25 to the Ravens. Bryant brings an instant WR upgrade for Tony Romo to work with, as he and Miles Austin should form a dangerous duo for years to come. The Roy E. Williams experiment is over and the blow to his confidence is not likely to be motivational for the overrated player. This pick boosts an already offensive powerhouse and Bryant's stock remains steady as a Top 3 selection. Jerry Jones and his network of devoted former Divas should be a positive thing to keep Bryant focused. Perfect landing spot for Bryant.
QB Tim Tebow (1.25 Broncos) - Josh McDaniels better know what he is doing. He traded down twice and then traded up twice to grab Demaryius Thomas and Tim Tebow, the most controversial prospect maybe ever. It was a shock to hear his name called with Jimmy Clausen still on the board. What's not a shock is that a team fell him love with his upside and leadership ability enough to pull the trigger in the late first round. The pluses and minuses are well documented and it will be curious to see how McDaniels uses him this year, but he needs at least 2 seasons before seeing the field as an actual NFL QB, but with Orton on a 1 year deal they hype will be that Tebow could start by 2011. He will likely be overdrafted in your Rookie Draft, most likely in the late first or early second round due to the tremendous drama associated with his draft position. Do keep in mind that McDaniels does like the shotgun, which is suited to Tebow's existing skill set.
RB Javhid Best (1.30 Lions) - Kevin Smith was a workhorse in college, but it caught up with him in 2009, as he went down with an ACL tear and also battled through shoulder injuries. That created a need for the Lions, who traded into the late first round to select Javhid Best, who is not without his own injury concerns. He is a game breaker with comparable skills to CJ Spiller. He is an extremely fast player with pass catching ability, and playing in the dome on that fast turf in Detroit, there is some legitimate upside here. He might be more of a complimentary back, but one with RB2 upside and plenty of opportunity in Detroit. An excellent landing spot for Best.
Random Thoughts on Round 1: The Redskins filled an important void on their offensive line by selecting OT Trent Williams with the #4 overall pick. This helps McNabbs value. The Seahawks did the same by selecting a solid OT at the #6 overall with Russell Okung. This helps whomever their QB may be. The Raiders made a great 1st Round Pick selecting MLB Rolando McClain - not really fantasy relevant, but we wanted to give them props for a great pick. The 49ers had two first round selections. The decided to select offensive lineman with both - OT Anthony Davis and OG Mike Iupati - which makes a strong case that QB Alex Smith is their guy. Pay attention to what they do in the next two rounds. QB Aaron Rodgers is so fired up right now that midwestern talent Brian Bulaga will be protecting his blind side at the OT position. Rodgers value (and the Packers offensive weapons for that matter) just got a nice bump.
RB Dexter McCluster (2.36 Chiefs) - An interesting selection for the Chiefs adding another versatile RB to the KC backfield. The success of RB Jamaal Charles late season 2009 leads us to believe the McCluster is going to be used more as a gadget player than a true RB. He can line up in the slot, come out of the backfield to catch passes and can carry the rock 3-5 times a game as well. Look for him to have added value in the return game. Dex Mac was the 4th RB off the board and deservedly so with his versatility.
WR Arrelious Benn (2.39 Buccaneers) - The third WR off the board, Benn is a high upside player that can play the sidelines in Tampa Bay. He is not exceptionally fast, but he is a smooth runner that will play quicker than his timed speed. He is a solid blocker and can find the field quickly because of this physical style of play. Some of his collegiate numbers may have been deflated due to poor QB play at Illinois. A risk reward pick here that is deserving of a late 1st early 2nd round Dynasty Rookie Draft pick landing in a great spot to play the deep route and red zone jump ball from a talented QB Josh Freeman.
TE Rob Gronkowski (2.42 Patriots) - The Pats clearly aren't scared of Gronkowski's back issues by selecting him with their 2nd pick. With only an aging Alge Crumpler as a viable TE on the Pats roster, Gronkowski immediately steps in at #2 on the depth chart. He will not be asked to block with Crumpler on the roster, so Gronkowski and his excellent vertical threat skills should immediately step in and produce as a weapon for Tom Brady
QB Jimmy Clausen (2.48 Panthers) - Opportunity for Clausen to start immediately in Carolina makes this an ideal landing spot for the Drafts most NFL ready QB. Clausen fell further than most anticipated, and Dynasty leaguers should take advantage of this slide if the same occurs in your league. Matt Moore showed promise in 2009 going 4-1 as a starter and will be good competition for Clausen in training camp. The slide of Clausen into the middle of the 2nd Round (compared to a mid first round pick as projected) will put less pressure on the Panthers to start Clausen from day one so there is always the chance he sits for a season, but the second Moore would falter, in step Clausen. Behind a solid offensive line and dominating running game, this situation is ideal for rookie QB.
RB Toby Gerhart (2.51 Vikings) - An odd pick for the Vikings. Gerhart is a powerful runner with a similar skill set to ADP - although maybe more versatile. Hopefully the Vikes don't plan to turn Gerhart into a FB. Not an ideal landing spot for Gerhart to make an immediate impact, but he is still a talented prospect with solid Dynasty value as the 5th overall RB selected in this years Draft. His landing spot will cause him to slide in Rookie Drafts making him a solid value for the Dynasty owner with the future in mind.
RB Ben Tate (2.58 Texans) - A perfect landing spot for Tate. The Texans zone blocking scheme requires a hardcore downhill runner capable of a single cut and go. This is Tate's skill set to a T. Tate is an underrated pass catcher as well and should step in immediately in 2010 to handle the early downs in the Texans backfield. Slaton should benefit paired with a powerful inside runner to allow him to be utilized exclusively in the passing game.
RB Montario Hardesty (2.59 Browns) - The Browns were able to overlook Hardesty's 560 collegiate carries and 3 knee surgeries to select one of the best overall RB talents in this years RB group. He was a workout warrior at the combine as a top performer in nearly every workout. He is a good sized back that will compliment the versatile Jerome Harrison as the groups inside rusher. Should he earn the early back duties in his rookie year, he'll get a good number of carries.
WR Golden Tate (2.60 Seahawks) - Tate slid further in the Draft than most anticipated however he was still the #3 overall WR prospect selected - as projected. Despite the questionable QB situation in Seattle, we anticipate that Tate can step in an immediately produce in this ideal situation for a young WR surrounded by aging veterans. Dynasty outlook is very positive in Seattle for Tate.
Round 2 Random Dynasty Thoughts: The Rams kicked off Round 2 by adding even more protection for Sam Bradford by selecting OT Rodger Saffold. The Rams O-Line on paper is starting to look awfully solid. The Broncos, Jets and Saints also beefed up their O-Lines in Round 2.
TE Ed Dickson (3.70 Ravens) - The Ravens took a solid pass catching TE that will grow into Todd Heap's replacement. Dickson serves as a valuable versatile receiving threat for Joe Flacco. He has huge upside as a complete tight end.
WR Damian Williams (3.77 Titans) - The Titans are looking for more depth at the WR position and they may have found an immediate producer in Damian Williams. Considered one of the most polished WR's in this years class, there is a good opportunity for Williams to line up opposite Kenny Britt. PPR leagues should give additional value to this precise route runner with excellent hands.
WR Brandon LaFell (3.78 Panthers) - LaFell finds himself landing in a great situation in Carolina. With no other legitimate weapons other than an aging Steve Smith, there is excellent opportunity for him to solidify a role in the offensive. A questionable QB situation limits immediate value, but we like his skill set and opportunity in this offensive system as a Dynasty prospect.
WR Emmanuel Sanders (3.82 Steelers) - We love this pick as Emmanuel Sanders is essentially a Santonio Holmes clone. The Steelers rarely draft a player with the intent of starting them in their rookie year, so Sanders is likely a developmental prospect although with a now shaky WR situation in Pitt, there may provide additional opportunity to find the field in his rookie season.
WR Jordan Shipley (3.84 Bengals) - Shipley goes a little higher than most thought to the Bengals where he will add stability to the WR corps in Cinn. Shipley is a solid route runner with great hands and will fill a much needed role in the Bengals slot position. His overall upside however is limited although give him a bump in PPR leagues.
QB Colt McCoy (3.85 Browns) - We expected him to go earlier, but this is the team that needed him. McCoy should excel in the West Coast Offense, as his average downfield arm will be less of a liability. Dynasty prospects are looking up and he should be highly coveted in your Rookie Draft after Bradford and Clausen are off the board.
WR Eric Decker (3.87 Broncos) - As sure-handed as they come, Eric Decker's addition could be bad news for Eddie Royal's fantasy value. He has a legitimate shot to outproduce the highly touted but still raw Demaryius Thomas in 2010. He will be a possession receiver and redzone threat with solid upside.
WR Andre Roberts (3.88 Cardinals) - The Cardinals needed additional WR depth with the departure of Anquan Boldin. Roberts return skills will allow Steve Breaston to focus solely on WR duties moving forward, which is a big plus. Roberts has solid upside, good hands and spped, but may need some time before he is fantasy relevant. In time, he could push Early Doucet and Steve Breaston for time, or eventually make one of them expendable.
QB Armanti Edwards (3.89 Panthers) - Edwards is going to step in and serve as a gadget/slash role in the Panthers offensive. An excellent fit behind a big offensive line and a solid running game, should make the transition for Edwards a bit easier. Look for him to never be more than a flex player but his opportunity to score in the passing, receiving and running game gives him value worth grabbing in the mid to late rounds of your Dynasty Rookie Drafts.
WR Taylor Price (3.90 Patriots) - Price is a developmental prospect that lands on a Patriots team that needs WR help. Price's upside is higher than both Julian Edelman and Brandon Tate, but he will require patience if you draft him. He is definitely worth a mid-round rookie selection.
TE Tony Moeaki (3.93 Chiefs) - Moeaki is a lunch pale type of player that will work his way into the Chiefs tight end picture. His fantasy upside is not something to get overly excited about, but he has a chance to be an every down TE in the near future.
TE Jimmy Graham (3.95 Saints) - A developmental selection with as much upside as any TE not named Jermaine Gresham. He is extremely raw TE with ideal size, speed and athleticism to be an elite fantasy player. With only Jeremy Shockey and David Thomas ahead of him on the depth chart, Graham is a boom or bust pick that could elevate to the starting lineup, but not before 2012. Sean Payton and Drew Brees should be drooling over his potential.
Round 3 Random Dynasty Thoughts: A run on wideouts made the the Third Round intriguing from a Dynasty standpoint. Plenty of long term potential went off the board. These are the types of prospects that could make an impact in the next season or two, and can be had in the middle rounds of your Rookie Draft. Check out our Rookie Profiles for more information on each of these prospects.
WR Mardy Gilyard (4.99 Rams) - One of the most talented wideouts in this draft class landed in the Rams lap at the start of the 4th round. He's battle Donnie Avery, Laurent Robinson and Brandon Foster for playing time, but he has the playmaking ability to be a fantasy asset in short time.
WR Mike Williams (4.101 Bucs) - The Bucs add another WR with bigtime potential in Mike Williams, although he comes with more baggage than any other prospect. Williams has the size and skill to develop into a solid WR2, if he shows the desire. Do not spend too much on him in your Rookie Draft, but after the 3rd round, he is a roll of the dice worth making.
WR Marcus Easley (4.107 Bills) - Easley is a prospect that will give you everything he has and it would not surprise us if he got playing time in 2010. He will need time to fully develop, but there is opportunity in Buffalo for a player with his skill set and work ethic.
WR Jacoby Ford (4.108 Raiders) - Do the Raiders love speed? Of course they do and Jacoby Ford is pretty much a track athlete in pads. He can fly, but he does not make as many plays as you would expect from a burner like Ford. He'll have a tough time cracking the Raiders receiver rotation in 2010, but he could see the field as a return specialist.
RB Joe McKnight (4.112 Jets) - One of the most underrated versatile weapons available on Day 3, the Jets drafted Leon Washington's replacement, as he was just shipped to the Seahawks. It would not surprise us at all if he is Shonn Greene's tag team partner in 2011. For now, he will have a hard time seeing the field behind LT2 and Shonn Greene, except for returns and some 3rd downs. He brings above average pass catching skills and play making ability.
TE Aaron Hernandez (4.113 Patriots) - Strictly a pass catching TE, he'll compete with Rob Gronkowski for playing time. Both have TE1 fantasy upside, but both will need time to get there. Interesting selection by the Patriots and not exactly great news for either player at the moment. Pass on both until the later rounds because we just don't know who will emerge yet.
TE Dennis Pitta (4.114 Ravens) - Advanced receiving skills could be his ticket onto your fantasy roster, but the Ravens already drafted Ed Dickson last round. Much like the Patriots new TE situation, this is great news for the team, but bad news for immediate fantasy impact of either player until one emerges. Keep an eye on Pitta.
TE Garrett Graham (4.118 Texans) - An average skillset, Graham has the ability to be an every down tight end. His dynasty prospects would be greatly improved with an Owen Daniels departure after 2010, but we would not stash him until seeing him on the field this summer.
QB Mike Kafka (4.122 Eagles) - After trading Donovan McNabb, the Eagles are handing the keys to Kevin Kolb, but they need QB depth. They nabbed a solid long term prospect in Northwestern's Mike Kafka. Michael Vick will likely depart after the 2010 season, giving Kafka an opportunity. Ultimately, he should develop into a solid NFL backup, but learning under Andy Reid makes him one to watch.
TE Clay Harbor (4.125 Eagles) - Harbor is a Todd McShay favorite that has solid pass catching upside. He'll be at least third on the Eagles depth chart behind Brent Celek and a healthy Cornelius Ingram. You don't need to draft Harbor, but monitor his progress.
Round 4 Random Dynasty Thoughts: We are seeing just how deep this draft is with TE and WR prospects, as a number of them came off the board. Most are of the developmental ilk, but it would not a be surprise if a few emerged as reliable fantasy options. Joe McKnight, Mardy Gilyard, Mike Williams and Marcus Easley all have long shot potential to have a fantasy impact this season.
TE Michael Hoomanawanui (5.132 Rams) - More of a blocking TE prospect, he is not a long term prospect in a Dynasty league, but should help the offense and protect the franchise arm.
RB/FB John Conner (5.139 Jets) - Conner is a fullback prospect without much fantasy upside, even though he is a strong inside pounder. An excellent blocker, he should help an already strong running game though.
TE Andrew Quarless (5.154 Packers) - An inconsistent prospect under Joe Paterno, Quarless did improve in his senior year. He does not block well, but has solid athleticism and pass catching ability. A marginal Dynasty prospect that is more of organizational depth.
QB John Skelton (5.155 Cardinals) - A strong armed QB with ideal measurables and accuracy issues? Sounds a lot like current Cardinal Derek Anderson. Skelton's upside is worth a roll of the dice in your Dynasty league.
WR David Reed (5.156 Ravens) - The Ravens still need WR depth and Reed is one with solid upside but a lot to improve upon. He's faster in pads than his timed speed and he could help as a returner in 2010. Will need time to get stronger and better as a route runner.
WR Riley Cooper (5.159 Eagles) - An embarrassment of pass catching riches for the Eagles did not stop them from drafting Riley Cooper. An excellent athlete and big bodied target, he could have a role on this powerhouse offense, especially in the redzone.
TE Brody Eldridge (5.162 Colts) - A blocking TE with very limited upside for fantasy purposes.
WR Kerry Meier (5.165 Falcons) - A former QB who converted to WR and played alongside Dezmon Briscoe at Kansas, it's a big surprise that he actually goes off the board before his more heralded college teammate. Meier has skills, along with ideal size and solid speed to be a nice value pick late in your Dynasty league.
QB Jonathan Crompton (5.168 Chargers) - With the Charlie Whitehurst trade, the Chargers did have an opening at QB3. Crompton is the perfect fit as a developmental prospect. He showed signs of life as a senior under Lane Kiffin and his pro style offense. If you have a deep bench and a few years to wait, Crompton could be an asset.
Round 5 Random Dynasty Thoughts: It's all about depth and potential at this point in the Draft. Only a few prospects, Riley Cooper, John Skelton and Jonathan Crompton, are expected to be mid-late Dynasty selections. David Reed and Kerry Meier have potential and both are in solid situations to grow. Overall, though, this has been a weak round for prospects and it looks like Round 6 could actually be more interesting to the keen Dynasty observer.
TE Fendi Onobun (6.170 Rams) - If you are looking for upside in the later rounds, Fendi has it. He is a pass catching threat with ridiculous athleticism and potential. He played 4 years at Arizona as a forward on the basketball team, so he remains very raw at TE. He could be a reliable target for Sam Bradford if he develops at the next level.
RB Anthony Dixon (6.173 49ers) - Dixon moves well for a big player and he also has the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. He should immediately push Glenn Coffee for the RB2 role and could end up getting meaningful carries at some point this season.
TE Dennis Morris (6.174 Redskins) - A blocking TE that could play FB for the Skins. Not much fantasy value here.
QB Rusty Smith (6.176 Titans) - A developmental player from Florida Atlantic, Smith possesses ideal size and arm strength to develop into Vince Young's back-up long term.
WR Carlton Mitchell (6.177 Browns) - One of the Beast's favorite prospects, Mitchell has big time potential and is a steal for the Browns this late. He may require additional time to develop, but he has the size, speed and playmaking ability to reward your patience.
RB Deji Karim (6.180 Jaguars) - Another favorite of the Beast, we compared his game to MJD and now he joins him on the Jaguars roster. They hit on Rashard Jennings last year as a small school prospect late in the draft and they might have done it again. Deji put up an out of nowhere season for Southern Illinois and wowed scouts at his pro day. Deji could push Jennings for the RB2 job if he transitions well.
QB Dan LeFevour (6.181 Bears) - Finally someone catches LeFevour. Another developmental prospect that put up big numbers, he could learn behind Cutler and perhaps have value in a few seasons. Worth a stash in QB-heavy leagues.
TE Nate Byham (6.182 49ers) - A punishing blocker, Byham could be a factor as a rookie, just not a fantasy factor.
TE Anthony McCoy (6.185 Seahawks) - Character issues dropped his stock, but McCoy has fantasy potential if he decides to put in the work. Waiver wire fodder for now, but keep an eye on him.
RB Jonathan Dwyer (6.188 Steelers) - Excellent pick for the Steelers this late. Dwyer's stock has been in a free fall. He is not going to catch passes, but he'll push the pile and get into the endzone. Could be a nice back-up for Rashad Mendenhall. Even though he goes in the 6th round in the NFL Draft, he is still very much a mid-round prospect in Rookie Drafts.
WR Dezmon Briscoe (6.191 Bengals) - Very productive prospect that had a lackluster combine performance and saw his draft stock fall. A nice value pick at this point in the draft for the Bengals. He has the size and physical play to be a fantasy factor. Draft accordingly.
RB James Starks (6.193 Packers) - Starks was a Beast at Buffalo until a shoulder injury knocked him out for the entire 2009 Draft and ultimately knocked him all the way down to the 6th round. He has 3 down ability and could develop into Ryan Grant's heir apparent. Should instantly start to push Brandon Jackson, but likely will find carries few and far between in 2010.
WR Antonio Brown (6.195 Steelers) - Another receiver for the needy Steelers, Brown could turn some heads this summer. He is a burner with a similar physical profile to Emmanuel Sanders. Put up huge numbers at Central Michigan, but may need time to learn the NFL game.
WR Trindon Holliday (6.197 Texans) - At just 5'5" and 166 lbs., Holliday has an uphill battle to fantasy revelance. He is a track athlete that can make plays in open space. Upside is a slot receiver and elite return guy.
WR David Gettis (6.198 Panthers) - Gettis is an intriguing prospect out of Baylor, with an excellent blend of size and speed. Still developing but has a high upside.
WR Joe Webb (6.199 Vikings) - Webb was a QB in college, but will transition to WR at the next level. He is an insane athlete and looked great in workouts at wide receiver prior to the Draft. Needs time to develop, but is one to target very late in Dynasty leagues.
RB Charles Scott (6.200 Eagles) - Scott is a big bodied inside runner that could eventually pair with the shifty LeSean McCoy. He'll have to put in the work to move up the depth chart, but he has the skills to do it. Late round prospect.
WR Scotty McGee (6.203 Jaguars) - If your league rewards points for return yardage, keep an eye on McGee. He has blazing speed and elusiveness to take it to the house.
QB Tony Pike (6.204 Panthers) - Another QB off the board to the Panthers, Pike was thought to have decent upside heading into the Draft. He has the size, but needs to add bulk and his arm strength is passable. With the presence of Matt Moore and 2nd Round Pick Jimmy Clausen, his outlook is not bright at the moment. Worth keeping on your watch list however.
WR Kyle Williams (6.206 49ers) - More of a special teams prospect, Williams has the explosiveness to be a slot receiver threat in the NFL. He could get on the field in 2010 because of his game breaking return skills.
Round 6 Random Dynasty Thoughts: Now's the time when NFL teams start taking fliers on productive college prospects that have seen their stock fall. A number of legit prospects went off the board in this round - Jonathan Dwyer, Tony Pike, Dan LeFevour, Dezmon Briscoe, Carlton Mitchell just to name a few. Do not overlook these players in your Dynasty league just because they fell to the 6th round.
QB Levi Brown (7.209 Bills) - Long term developmental prospect that will compete for a backup spot in Buffalo. It is way too early to take a shot on Brown even in the deepest of Dynasty leagues.
TE Mickey Shuler (7.214 Vikings) - Son of Mickey Shuler Sr., this Penn State grad is more of a blocking TE than a receiver. He has little to no Dynasty value.
WR Terrence Austin (7.219 Redskins) - He had a nice pro day, but is really only a developmental slot receiver. At on 172 lbs, he has some growing to do before becoming relevant, if ever.
WR Marc Miriani (7.222 Titans) - Another developmental prospect that will find some time on special teams. Currently deeply buried on a Titans roster behind plenty of talent.
TE Dorin Dickerson (7.227 Texans) - What could be the offensive steal of the 7th Round, Dickerson (one of the Beast's) favorites heading into the draft slid much further than expected. At only 6-4 he is smallish for a TE, but his 10 TD's at Pitt last season were very impressive. Because of Dickerson's slide you can likely land him in the final few picks of upcoming Dynasty Rookie Drafts.
TE Jim Dray (7.233 Cardinals) - The run on TE's in the 7th Round really means nothing for this depth player out of Stanford. No Dynasty value for now.
TE Dedrick Epps (7.235 Chargers) - Will compete for backup PT in San Diego. No Dynasty value for now.
QB Sean Canfield (7.39 Saints) - Canfield is a smart QB that will compete with Chase Daniel for the backup spot behind Drew Brees.
WR Jameson Konz (7.245 Seahawks) - A workout warrior at the combine from Kent State, he is a long way from being relevant.
QB Zach Robinson (7.250 Patriots) - Drafted to push Brian Hoyer as the backup to Tom Brady. The Pats are really high on Hoyer, so the competition will be good for Hoyer's development. Tough to say what is in store for Robinson, although the Pats do love their late round value picks.
WR Tim Toone (7.255 Lions) - Mr. Irrelevant is an athletic kick returner that will find his bread and butter doing just that as he grows into the position.
Round 7 Random Dynasty Thoughts: Deep developmental players define the 7th Round. We were surprised by the deep slide of TE Dorin Dickerson. An occassional gem can be found in the 7th Round, so some of these guys may be worth a flier in the final rounds of your Dynasty Rookie Draft.
BeastOrBust Random Overall Dynasty Draft Thoughts: We loved the new 3 day format of the NFL Draft. The upcoming uncapped year led to lots of NFL Draft Season Trades, and has undoubtedly changed the face of the NFL for 2010. Much has changed this Draft Season, so be sure to make the necessary offseason changes to your Dynasty Roster to ensure continued Dynasty Dominance. Good Luck in your upcoming Dynasty Rookie Drafts! Please check back as we continue to update our 2010 Dynasty Rookie Rankings.