The 2022 NFL draft has come and gone, and that means it’s time for dynasty rookie and startup drafts to really take off. We look after you during the draft season. You can find our full Dynasty Startup, Dynasty Rookie, and Dynasty Superflex Rookie leaderboards, which will be updated throughout the draft season.
You can also practice with our FREE dynasty mock draft simulator and get ready for your dynasty rookie and startup draft. Let’s take a look at a rookie mock draft from the Dynasty.
1.12 Kenny Pickett (QB-PIT)
Kenny Pickett gets the draft capital we covet in Dynasty in the first round. The Pitt product remains close to his alma mater with the landing pad at the Steelers. Pickett was set to compete with Mitch Trubisky for the starting job at camp in a system designed to emphasize her pocket mobility. With a talented group of pass catchers including Najee Harris, Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool and Pat Freiermuth around him, if he can get past the Yips against the pressure behind a still-leaky offensive line, Pickett could return mid-to-low QB2 numbers.
2.12 Tyrion Davis-Price (RB – SF)
If it’s not Elijah Mitchell taking back the reins, then Tyrion Davis-Price might just as well be viable that guy. Having burned a third-round pick on benchwarmer extraordinaire Trey Sermon the year before, the team’s reluctance to invest in this backfield is real. Davis-Price performed well on his athletic tests with a 40-yard dash in the 77th percentile and a 10-yard split in the 73rd percentile. As of 2020, the 49ers are fifth in the neutral rushing rate (47%). There is volume to support multiple rushers as a matchup or flex player, or a rusher that could easily be a weekly top 20 option.
3.12 Pierre Stark (RB – NE)
Why Bill, why? That’s why we can’t have nice things. Landing Pierre Strong in the Foxboro running back roulette room is nightmare fuel. Damien Harris is an unrestricted free agent in 2023, which offers some hope, but not much. James White is under contract for the next two seasons and last year’s fourth-round pick Rhamondre Stevenson is still hanging around. A strong landing in New England is also odd because he excels at zone runs, which have not been a mainstay for this team. The Patriots were a ground game rooted in gap and power concepts. Strong crashed down my rankings and is now just a late round dart option.
4.12 Daniel Bellinger (TE – NYG)
Daniel Bellinger’s collegial 1.19 yards per route won’t blow your mind, but he showed promise last season, bumping it to 1.66 (per PFF). Bellinger finds himself in a situation where he will face journeymen Ricky Seals-Jones and Jordan Akins for immediate game time. He surprised many, including me, at the combine with his 4.63 40-yard dash (86th percentile) and 82nd percentile burst score. A former linebacker recruit who switched to the tight end after arriving in San Diego State, he still finds his way around the position. The athleticism, draft capital and lack of an established starter should allow him to make a claim as the team’s short-term (and perhaps long-term) answer to the position should he perform well.
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