Dan Ciarrocchi of Pro Football Focus looks at the immediate and long-term fantasy impact of Jonathan Cyprien, drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Joes Owens looks at the fantasy value 12th overall selection DJ Hayden.
With the 30th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams selected LB Alec Ogletree (Georgia). The Rams acquired the pick from the Falcons, to select the hard hitting linebacker presumably to play weak-side linebacker in their 4-3 scheme. The pick should signal the end of Jo-Lonn Dunbar in sub packages as Ogletree [...]
With the 32nd pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected safety Matt Elam (Florida Gators). A hard-hitting safety who consistently demonstrates great instincts on the field, Elam has the potential to be a real difference-maker at the NFL level. Elam plays on the edge, hurling himself at opposing ball-carriers like a missile. [...]
IDP Lead Writer Ross Miles looks at the fantasy impact of Bjoern Werner being selected by the Indianapolis Colts.
With the 25th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings selected CB Xavier Rhodes (Florida State Seminoles). A big cover corner (6’1″, 210 pounds), Rhodes might well turn out to be the best cornerback in this draft class. His 40 time is very solid (4.43), but his unique combination of size and athletic ability [...]
The Atlanta Falcons have drafted Desmond Trufant with the 22nd overall pick. Trufant is set to join brothers, and fellow cornerbacks, Marcus and Isaiah in the NFL after spending four years at Washington. Despite posting respectable numbers in every season, it wasn’t until his strong showing at the Senior Bowl and combine that Trufant’s stock really [...]
With the 23rd pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings selected defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (Florida Gators). Floyd shows great promise at times, and he was particularly dominant in the closing minutes of Florida’s win over Florida State, but he also spent a lot of time moving backward and/or struggling to shed blocks. Watching the tape [...]
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Jarvis Jones with the 17th overall pick. If it wasn’t for a disappointing pro day as well as long-term concerns about his diagnosed spinal stenosis, Jones could have been in conversation for a top-five if not top overall selection in the 2013 NFL draft. But for the Steelers, his production is what [...]
The Carolina Panthers took Star Lotulelei with the 14th overall pick. There were many story lines coming into this year’s draft, and Lotulelei found himself as part of one of the stranger ones in recent memory. Lotulelei returned for his senior year one of the top defensive players in this years draft class, and did nothing but further [...]