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2020 NFL DRAFT (who you like-rookies)

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Sorry for interrupting the playoffs but wanted to get you guys opinions on which incoming rookies are worthy of fantasy rosters, whether it's redraft, keeper, or dynasty.I know about Joe Burrow & Jonathan Taylor buy after those 2 don't know who else that'll be good ballers. So I thought that some of you guys who follow college football could provide some good insight with your knowledge of some college players you think are worth drafting.

Maybe you could list some blue chip guys, that Mel Kiper will tout(LOL) with your opinions and some not so known guys who you think will have a chance of being good nfl & fantasy stars. I know, hard to project guys fantasy future not knowing what team they'll be on but I'd just like to get you guys thoughts & opinions on what rookies you like coming into the league in 2020. Thanks for all your input and enjoy the playoffs & Superbowl.

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DB help, LB help, OL help and a RB please and thank you.

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1) Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama- Good size, decent speed, and the best route runner in the draft. Plus the Alabama WR pedigree is unmatched. As good a prospect as Amari Cooper was coming out. 2) Ceedee Lamb WR Oklahoma- Good Size, explosive speed and playmaking. Not the complete receiver Jeudy is but could be a better fantasy prospect with his take it to the house ability. 3) Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin- 3 down workhorse back with good size, decent speed and incredible vision. He worked on his pass catching this year and is at least competent in that discipline. 4) Travis Etienne RB Clemson- May not be an every down back in the NFL, but his pass catching and breakaway speed are tantalizing. Anyone who watched the playoff semi-final against Ohio State saw what he can do when given the ball in space. Reminds me of Miles Sanders, maybe even a faster version. 5) D'andre Swift RB Georgia- Might be the most complete back prospect with his size/speed/pass catching combination. Nagging Injuries knocks him down a little bit.  No guarantee all these guys come out, but they likely will.

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JROKH-. thanks for your informative input. Sounds like they could be first rounders. I recognize the Etienne name now. So.we know how rb's lately have.been taken.after the 1st round but Taylor should be a first rounder. Juedy should go high, maybe he could have success like AJ BROWN.  I'm looking forward to researching.these guys and maybe finding some gems. Once again, thank you for you insight & input.

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It's really too early to fairly evaluate the 2020 draft class until after the draft axually takes place and we know where these promising prospects end up.  Anthony Miller was a beast in college, and then he got stuck in the Bears' offense and became largely irrelevant.  I like CeeDee Lamb a lot if he goes somewhere like Denver or Arizona, but if he went to Indianapolis or Washington, he wouldn't even be draftable.

So it's all still speculation at this point; after the draft, Axe Elf will be able to instruct you more definitively.

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35 minutes ago, DocNiner said:

JROKH-. thanks for your informative input. Sounds like they could be first rounders. I recognize the Etienne name now. So.we know how rb's lately have.been taken.after the 1st round but Taylor should be a first rounder. Juedy should go high, maybe he could have success like AJ BROWN.  I'm looking forward to researching.these guys and maybe finding some gems. Once again, thank you for you insight & input.

No worries, Never too early to talk Draft... I didn't mention JK Dobbins, but I think he declared and will likely be in the mix at RB.

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I’m going to wait for seafoam insite of whom he think we’ll be the next super stars. 

I cant wait. 

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None of them. Look at MT. Best WR in the NFL but that took several years. His rookie season was ok, nothing special. Don't trust any rookies. Even RB's. Get them later and only as flyers. They are going to burn you drafting any higher than 8th, 9th round. They will be on BAD teams. New QB, coach more than likely which NEVER works out.   

 

 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, FlyinHeadlock said:

None of them. Look at MT. Best WR in the NFL but that took several years. His rookie season was ok, nothing special. 

What planet have you been on?  Michael Thomas has been setting records for receptions since he came into the league.  His rookie season (2016) he was the #7 PPR WR (his lowest finish ever) with 92 receptions for 1,137 yards and 9 TDs, and he hasn't had a season with fewer than 100 receptions or 1,200 yards since.  He did have only 5 TDs in 2017 (he was still the #6 PPR WR that year), but 9 again in 2018 and 2019.

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The planet that wins championships. I said he was ok his rookie year and that is what we are talking about, not year two or three unless I totally missed the original question but it appears I did not. That would be you. You also missed the question specifically stated rookie stars. Not ok or decent. 

The odds of finding rookie stars (assuming this is top 5 or 10) is highly unlikely. It's better to go after proven veterans to fill rosters but to each their own. I actually like playing people who draft rookies as starters. They normally end up dropping them early and by the time they recover they have almost no shot of making the playoffs.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Give me another week or 2 and I'll chime in here doc. I'm still waiting to see if a few more kids declare or not.

At this point (only my own personal .02 of course). I'll say that the QB class doesn't look as appealing as it did before the season started. I still don't think the TE class is appealing at all. The WR group looks pretty good. Not as deep as I originally thought with some kid's flaws being exposed this year, and then other's staying in school. But it's pretty top heavy at least. What I mean by that is. The kid's that look good, really do seem to be legit.

Now the RB's. I don't recall ever being as excited for a position as I am this year. This group looks phenomenal. Even the tier 2 kids, look great.

If you have a dynasty draft, I think you're looking at 2 solid rounds of drafting. Mainly due to the RB's

 

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9 hours ago, FlyinHeadlock said:

The planet that wins championships. I said he was ok his rookie year and that is what we are talking about, not year two or three unless I totally missed the original question but it appears I did not.

Yeah, you said he was "ok" his rookie year.  To me, "ok" doesn't mean top 10, it means maybe a decent WR3 or flex player.  He was frickin' SPECTACULAR his rookie year.

No, it's not common for rookies to be spectacular, that's part of what makes it spectacular to begin with.  You can find all kinds of examples of players who weren't spectacular their rookie season and went on to be great in later years (DeAndre Hopkins was barely even "ok" as a rookie with 52/802/2 in 2013)--but you picked a bad example when you chose Michael Thomas.  He was one of the few who has been top 10 every year of his career so far.

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Yeah, it may be a bit early but a knew there where guys here who.followed abd knew college.ball. A stud player in college could get drafted to a suck team and may not get.used right otlr at all.thus hindering their development.                I feel you guys have very good knowledge & insight on college guys which is why I wanted your opinions and started this thread. You guys know the players that are flying under the radar otlr sleepers no one's thinking about. So, you guys opinions, info.&.insight are.important to me, and I'm sure.others as well, to help me evaluate players for the upcoming NF L and which players I'd like to target for fantasy. So feel free posting when and.what you want, it won't go unoticed and will be appreciated as well..Thanks to all who posted so far and keep coming back during the offesason.

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On 1/4/2020 at 2:54 PM, AxeElf said:

Yeah, you said he was "ok" his rookie year.  To me, "ok" doesn't mean top 10, it means maybe a decent WR3 or flex player.  He was frickin' SPECTACULAR his rookie year.

No, it's not common for rookies to be spectacular, that's part of what makes it spectacular to begin with.  You can find all kinds of examples of players who weren't spectacular their rookie season and went on to be great in later years (DeAndre Hopkins was barely even "ok" as a rookie with 52/802/2 in 2013)--but you picked a bad example when you chose Michael Thomas.  He was one of the few who has been top 10 every year of his career so far.

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It is difficult to assess rookies right now but I'm just kinda interested in seeing who the rookies are because I don't follow college ball much. I'm also interested in defensive players as.well as I'll pRobby join some IDP leagues this year. I know rookie Def. Guys aren't too dependable for fantasy scoring but if you guys know some that are worthy of fantasy consideration that's good. Yeah, it's early but I do so much appreciate the input you guys offer here. Thanks.

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I'm still waiting on 1 last kid to make a decision. (He's my favorite RB, (Would be very against the grain for this RB class)). So I'd like to make sure he's available before I throw myself out there for ridicule. Declaration deadline is Jan 17th. 

But for pre combine, I'm ready to rock and roll. 

 

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So, Chubba Hubbard was my favorite RB, but has decided to stay another year.

That's a bummer for me as I grabbed quit a few first rounders in my league this year. With that said, this class is still RB LOADED. LOOAAADDDDED! And I'll have more soon.

If you have a good memory (or if you're like me, just write this stuff down). Keep Oklahoma St. in mind for 2021 early draft class mentions. They have Hubbard at RB (to me, the top back). And Tylan Wallace at WR. I think this kid is a easy lock top 5 reciever.

 

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On ‎1‎/‎3‎/‎2020 at 1:46 PM, jrokh said:

No worries, Never too early to talk Draft... I didn't mention JK Dobbins, but I think he declared and will likely be in the mix at RB.

 I saw a mock draft with KC picking Etienne at the bottom of the 1st.  That wouldn't even be fair.  Dobbins would also be a fantastic get for KC's offense.

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1 hour ago, Jarvis Basnight said:

 I saw a mock draft with KC picking Etienne at the bottom of the 1st.  That wouldn't even be fair.  Dobbins would also be a fantastic get for KC's offense.

I don't think either will fall that far.  I see them going in the middle of the round... like 11 to 20.  Now, they could trade up of course, but just saying that I don't think either of them make it to the 30's.

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