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Us too.The Draft Sharks staff has studied this rookie class all offseason, and now it's time to unveil some post-draft superflex dynasty rookie rankings.
Three QBs -- Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, and Anthony Richardson -- heard their names called on night one. Will Levis was a surprising Round 2 pick.
Where should those QBs -- and others -- go in your rookie drafts? Let's find out ...
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Only four other RBs have received top-10 draft capital over the last decade:
That speaks volumes to how excited fantasy managers should be about Robinson being taken with the eighth overall pick.
At 5’11, 215 pounds, he’s built to carry a significant workload in an offense led by HC Arthur Smith. RB Tyler Allgeier is coming off a nice rookie season – but it’s clear the Falcons want Robinson to be the guy.
The Falcons ranked third in Football Outsiders’ rushing DVOA in 2022. So it's a terrific situation.
New HC Shane Steichen’s recent track record with young QBs such as Justin Herbert and Jalen Hurts is fantastic.
Richardson arrives with obvious upside. He averaged 6.9 yards per rush for his college career, even with sack yardage removed. And he can throw the deep ball.
Pro Football Focus rated him 20th in deep-passing grade last season among 148 FBS QBs with at least 20 deep attempts.
Throw in the otherworldly athletic testing at 6'4, 244 pounds, and Richardson's high ceiling is easy to see.
The former Heisman Trophy winner was selected first overall by the Panthers. Though he’s small (5’10, 204 pounds), Young should be considered near the top of superflex rookie drafts.
We compared Young to Broncos QB Russell Wilson in the pre-draft process, given his keen sense of accuracy and ability to improvise as plays break down.
Carolina had a busy offseason, signing RB Miles Sanders, WR Adam Thielen, and WR D.J. Chark. Throw in second-round rookie WR Jonathan Mingo, and it’s looking like Young will have more than enough firepower to get this offense going.
The downside with Stroud is that it’s unclear how much he’ll bring to the table as a runner.
He ran for just 136 total yards and 1 TD across his college career. But Stroud posted an above-average 40 time for the position and has said that he wishes he had run the ball more in college.
Of course, he didn't really need to. Stroud exploited phenomenal receiving corps to the tune of 85 TD passes vs. just 12 INTs over his final two seasons.
The Lions took Gibbs 12th overall despite just having signed David Montgomery and retaining D'Andre Swift. That shows they love the new guy.
They quickly moved Swift to the Eagles, leaving at least the lead backfield receiving role for the 5'9, 199-pound rookie.
But you don't draft a RB 12th overall to just be a complement. And landing behind an O-line that both Pro Football Focus and Football Outsiders rated top 9 in run blocking last year can only help the rushing.
Add the offense's upward trajectory under OC Ben Johnson and there’s no shortage of excitement for Gibbs, especially in PPR.
The target competition in Seattle will be a tough early hurdle. But Smith-Njigba can easily fit in the slot between the veteran outside WRs, if the Seahawks choose to run more three-WR sets.
Also working in Smith-Njigba’s favor is that Lockett turns 31 this season. It may take some patience, but Smith-Njigba holds plenty of PPR upside.
Johnston landed in a high-powered Chargers’ offense that likely upgraded at OC by bringing in Kellen Moore this offseason.
Target share could be a struggle in 2023, but L.A. threw the second most passes in the league last year. And we'd bet on this team remaining among the league's more pass-happy.
Don't bet on Johnston overtaking Mike Williams or Keenan Allen right away. But Allen is 31 and could be a cap casualty in 2024. Even Williams is signed only through 2024. He also has yet to be the kind of target magnet a younger Allen was.
In short, there's room here for Johnston. And we noted in his profile that he needs refinement as a route runner and could stand to play up to his 6’3 frame more. So it might be good for him to open behind the vets.
Addison’s slight frame (5’11, 173 pounds) didn’t stop him from being the WR3. He could immediately step in as the second option in the Vikings’ passing game opposite WR Justin Jefferson, with K.J. Osborn as competition.
Jefferson's presence eliminates Addison's chance to elevate to the No. 1 spot. But he's probably not built to be that in the NFL anyway.
The upside, of course, is that Jefferson will always draw primary attention from defenses. There's room for Addison to lead the rookie WRs in 2023 fantasy points. Frankly, he's our early favorite to do so. (Check our 2023 fantasy football rankings.)
Despite his diminutive size, Addison averaged 14.3 yards per catch through his college career and scored on 13.2% of his receptions.
The 5’9 speedster landed at No. 23 overall as the WR4, in a Ravens offense that has changed a lot this offseason.
The switch to OC Todd Monken promises more passing, though we won't know how much until the season.
The presence of WRs Rashod Bateman and Odell Beckham Jr. and TE Mark Andrews in Baltimore obscures Flowers' target outlook. But Andrews is the only established target among them. So there's also immediate opportunity.
Here's what Bills GM Brandon Beane had to say about Kincaid: “He’s not your standard Y tight end. He's gonna be flexed out more than necessarily you would do with [TE Dawson Knox]."
Kincaid presents the downfield ability to run from the slot and even out wide. And Buffalo's offense is hungry for consistent receiving threats beyond Stefon Diggs.
This potential role fits our pre-draft analysis of Kincaid well. Fantasy managers should be excited about this pick.
Fortunately for Levis, he won’t have to start right away. The Titans will presumably roll with QB Ryan Tannehill for another year while Levis looks to refine his decision-making and ball-placement issues.
With his 6’4, 229-pound frame and big-time arm strength, Levis could be a steal in rookie drafts if he can work out the kinks and become the starter by 2024 (if not sooner).
Good news: Charbonnet received mid-Round 2 NFL draft capital as the RB3 off the board.
Bad news: he landed on the Seahawks' depth chart with 2022 standout RB Kenneth Walker III.
It will be a nightmare for fantasy managers to determine how Pete Carroll's staff will split the workload.
Still, it’s hard to argue against the well-rounded skill set of the former UCLA back. And he was the only Round 2 RB this year.
Walker’s presence certainly caps Charbonnet’s immediate fantasy upside. But Charbonnet would have RB1 upside if Walker misses time.
Miller landed in the middle of Round 3 as the fourth RB off the board.
There’s some inconsistency in Miller’s film, but he ticks all the college production boxes and stands out with his 5’11, 215-pound build.
He may have to wait behind Jamaal Williams (three-year contract) and Alvin Kamara, though a Kamara suspension would help the immediate opportunity.
Fortunately, Miller will only be 21 when the season starts. And his 6.7 yards per carry over three college seasons points to the upside. Miller must prove he'll add value as a pass catcher to unlock his ceiling.
Achane was one of five RBs who received Day 2 draft capital.
Though the Dolphins re-signed RBs Jeff Wilson Jr. and Raheem Mostert this offseason, Achane’s blazing 4.32-second 40 time (fastest among all RBs at this year’s Combine) and otherworldly acceleration should translate well to HC Mike McDaniel’s outside zone scheme.
Achane's 5’9, 188-pound frame raises questions about how many carries he can command. But receiving work will be the key to his value.
Achane caught 60 passes over his final two college seasons, averaging 8.5 yards per reception with 5 TDs.
Let's hope his dip to 5.4 yards per catch in 2022 doesn't portend disappointment.
Despite concerns with his injury history, the Titans were comfortable selecting Spears with a 3rd-round draft pick as the RB5 in the class.
More details recently emerged about his knee issues, but we have to assume the Titans didn’t blindly make this selection.
With his 5’10, 201-pound stature and a great deal of pass-catching upside, Spears’ profile is almost the polar opposite of new teammate Derrick Henry. That complementary relationship may give way for Spears to be an early contributor.
Still, he may have to wait until 2024 to overtake the Tennessee backfield.
Some will be hesitant about the longevity of Spears’ career given his medical history, but RB is a short-term position in today's NFL. You should treat it that way in dynasty.
Spears looks like an upside fantasy option for however long his knee holds up.
16. Marvin Mims, WR, Denver Broncos
17. Jonathan Mingo, WR, Carolina Panthers
18. Jayden Reed, WR, Green Bay Packers
19. Rashee Rice, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
20. Tank Bigsby, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
21. Roschon Johnson, RB, Chicago Bears
22. Jalin Hyatt, WR, New York Giants
23. Michael Mayer, TE, Las Vegas Raiders
24. Sam LaPorta, TE, Detroit Lions
25. Cedric Tillman, WR, Cleveland Browns
26. Josh Downs, WR, Indianapolis Colts
27. Luke Musgrave, TE, Green Bay Packers
28. Hendon Hooker, QB, Detroit Lions
29. Michael Wilson, WR, Arizona Cardinals
30. Tank Dell, WR, Houston Texans
31. Israel Abanikanda, RB, New York Jets
32. Chase Brown, RB, Bengals
33. Tyler Scott, WR, Bears
34. Charlie Jones, WR, Bengals
35. Puka Nacua, WR, Rams
36. Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Cowboys
Tip: Are you curious about a rookie that didn’t make the cut? Check out our full Dynasty rookie rankings database with 1, 3, 5, and 10-year player projections!