By Alex Kurpeski & Angel Maldonado Tejada
If there’s one thing I love, it’s mock drafts. I’ve enlisted the help of my partner Angel to help with this one, a mock dedicated to SuperFlex dynasty leagues. If you’re not simulating drafts in the war room on the day after Thanksgiving then you A: have a life and B: are not going to be winning your dynasty league anytime soon.
1.01 Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Trevor Lawrence. I shouldn’t have to elaborate much, but let’s put it this way: he’s Jets proof. Lawrence is the greatest QB prospect since Andrew Luck and it would be foolish to take anyone else at 1.01.
1.02 Justin Fields, Ohio State
Fields is a passer who could easily be the first overall pick in any other draft class. While Lawrence is pretty much locked in as the Jets pick, there are a ton of great landing spots for the OSU signal-caller, who to me has the ability to be a Dak Prescott-level fantasy asset.
1.03 Travis Etienne, Clemson
Once the two best quarterbacks are off the board it only makes sense to draft the talented back out of Clemson. Etienne decided to return to Clemson for his senior year and the move seems to have paid off. Etienne is the consensus rookie RB1 heading into 2021.
1.04 Najee Harris, Alabama
A bruising bowling ball of a back, Harris is the ideal power back for a team picking in the back half of round one. With decent hands and solid abilities in pass protection, Harris is much more well-rounded than many thought him to be coming into the 2020 campaign.
1.05 Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
Chase is an elite prospect that checks off all the boxes. While he certainly benefited from having Joe Burrow, Chase has all the makeups of a WR1 for years to come and he’s my WR1 of this class.
1.06 Trey Lance, North Dakota State
Lance has been made out to be some mythical unicorn of a quarterback. A high level athlete with tremendous arm strength and accuracy, he almost feels too good to be true. Whether or not he’s the real deal, Lance seems poised to land with a QB-needy team in round one of the 2021 NFL Draft.
1.07 Zach Wilson, BYU
Back to the QBs. Zach Wilson is a perfect fit for a team that can afford to redshirt a QB (looking at you, New England) and is arguably on the level of Trey Lance as a prospect. He’s certainly worth a first round pick in Superflex.
1.08 Kyle Pitts, Florida
There hasn’t been a generational tight end prospect like Pitts since the days of Vernon Davis. At 6’6, 240 lbs, Pitts is a polished receiver who can take it to the house on a throw up the seam. If he lands with the right team, the Florida star has a chance to be one of the most dangerous weapons in the NFL.
1.09 Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
My WR2 of this class fell all the way to 1.09 and I’m more than happy with this selection.
He was on his way to challenging Ja’Maar Chase as the WR1 of this class but a fractured ankle prevented that. He’s a steal at 1.09.
1.10 Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
Hubbard is an absolute horse of a back, built in the same mold as DeMarco Murray. Though he runs a bit upright for my taste, Hubbard breaks tackles as well as any back in this class, becoming unstoppable when he gets a taste of momentum.
1.11 Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis
Gainwell decided to forego this season —an admirable decision— but he is still an elite prospect and could be the steal of the draft at 1.11.
1.12 Rondale Moore, Purdue
At 5’9, 195 lbs, Moore’s size is by far his least attractive quality as a prospect. Yet few players his size possess the burst and shake in the open field necessary to become a true No. 1 wideout in the NFL, with the exception being Tyreek Hill. Unlike Marquise Brown, a similarly undersized speed receiver who has floundered at the NFL level, Moore runs like a back after-the-catch, breaking tackles with the physicality of a player twice his size.