Shawn Siegele breaks down his 12 rookie picks in a recent mock-draft extravaganza for the Dynasty Command Center Rookie Guide. He examines all of his options in Superflex, TE Premium, and Classic formats.
As we put the final touches on Volume 2 of the Dynasty Command Center Rookie Guide, I wanted to evaluate my picks in each of our mocks. The DCC Rookie Guide provides four-round mocks for three different formats, helping readers understand the landscape prior to the 2020 NFL Draft.
If you want to dive even deeper, I’ve provided links to our prospect profiles with advanced stats and in-depth research. We also deploy the Box Score Scout, NFL Combine Explorer, RB Prospect Lab, and more as we search for the best deals at each slot.
1.07 – Options: Laviska Shenault, Jalen Reagor, Tee Higgins, Justin Jefferson, Denzel Mims
In the middle of the first round, we run into the tricky question of draft position versus production, momentum versus evidence, health versus bust potential.
Jefferson checks all the boxes, but he doesn’t pop out in any particular category and likely offers less field-tilting upside. Mims is a fast-riser off of a dominant combine performance. Unfortunately, his status as a four-year player makes it impossible to close the gap. Higgins is the current darling, yet falls well below the production metrics I discuss in the Rookie Guide, Vol. 2.
In a reality draft, I’d move down for Shenault, as his core surgery pushes him into ADP free fall. But he’s the choice over Reagor here, with better market share numbers and elite peripheral production as well. Both options enjoy physical comps that suggest more upside than the trendier choices.
The Pick. Shenault
2.07 – Options: Brandon Aiyuk, K.J. Hamler, Zack Moss, Eno Benjamin, Hunter Bryant