By Wyett Jones
*Note: This mock draft was made using the Rookie Big Board 3.0*
New Orleans Pharohs
New Orleans Pharaohs pick: #1
Positions of interest: FS/SS/CB/LB/WR/TE/RB
Selection: Aman Takess, LB
With the recent signing of running Back, Donk Bonkers, and not having quarterback as an open position, Pharaohs owner Aaron Arrington could potentially start the draft off with a curveball by not taking top Big Board prospect, Kody ‘Thrill’ Hill, and instead going defense with Aman Takess, who is currently 2nd on the rookie big board.
Dallas Lobos pick: #4
Positions of interest: RB/WR/QB
Selection: Xander Gold, QB/WR
With Kody Hill not going 1st overall, it throws off the board a little bit. That could result in Xander Gold being ripe for the taking at 4th for Dallas. They haven’t signed a quarterback yet, however it’s not listed under their player openings. Should they run into the worst-case scenario and are unable to address it in free agency, Gold could see himself lining up under center instead of his preferred wide receiver role.
Atlanta Swarm pick: #10
Positions of interest: DE/CB/QB/WR
Selection: Marcus Dunhill, QB/WR
The Swarm’s lack of a passing game this past season has been well-documented. Marcus Dunhill has proven to be solid in his chat ranking and is capable of throwing and catching passes. Quarterback is a position one cannot ignore.
Oklahoma City Renegades
Oklahoma City Renegades pick: #12
Positions of interest: RB/CB/TE/DE/WR
Selection: Junior Senior III, RB/WR
While Junior Senior III has gotten back over the top 75 hump, he’s not in the clear yet. Should he slip down to the Renegades at 12, they’d be getting a potential max value running back or wide receiver. The potential steal of the draft.
Tulsa Desperados pick: #17
Positions of interest: DE
Selection: Gib Leedoo, DE
The Desperados’ recently signed their third wide receiver in Khoury Jones, leaving them with defensive end to fill. Gib Leedoo is currently 14th in the Big Board rankings which could see Tulsa end up grabbing him at 17.
Houston Hyenas pick: #18
Positions of interest: QB/LB
Selection: Kentez Johnson, QB
The Hyenas have still not signed a quarterback, and as previously stated quarterback is not a position one can ignore. There are a couple linebackers they could potentially take in the second round, but quarterbacks are always a premium. Enter the enigmatic, Kentez Johnson.
Tallahassee Pride pick: #20
Position of interest: FS/DT
Selection: EJ DeCue, DT
EJ DeCue is in almost a perfect spot to be picked up by the Pride. Sitting at #19 on the current rookie board and being a pure defensive tackle makes it an easy choice. The Pride look to again trot out four star defensive lineman, and DeCue is the final piece of the puzzle.