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This past Wednesday, while watching a full slate of SFLm games, I received an email from an anonymous tipster. It read:
“My dear Mr. Bentley – I hope this email finds you well. Please find attached the following Round One Mock Draft for the SFL’s 15th Season, with descriptions and positions entailed within.”
After having read over the incognito informant’s work, it struck me as knowledgeable and educated, and thusly I have decided at length to publish it, unabridged. How it will align with the eventual Season 15 Draft is anyone’s guess, but for the time being I now present the Anonymous Analyst’s Season 15 Round 1 Mock Draft.
|Fort Worth Toros|
|Jay Cue, QB||Fort Worth take the consensus number one pick at QB to become the foundation of their franchise.
|CJ Arthur, WR||Portland have already secured a seasoned QB, albeit a slightly rusty one, in Matt South. CJ Arthur is a potent threat and can develop into a full time starter.
|Vernard Patterson, DT||Vernard Patterson is one of the most talented inside rushers to come into the SFL in many seasons. He will be a day one starter alongside Davidson.
|Brody Gulch, LB||Houston rue their chance to miss out on Patterson on the D-Line, and instead reload with the number one linebacker prospect.
|Wolf Justice, DE||Justice is the standout edge rusher and fills a key need on a Skyhawks line that is soft at the ends.
|Ben Stone, QB||Louisiana are heavy favorites in the Pichler sweepstakes, but if he decides to return to St. Louis, Ben Stone is a good alternative for the Revs.
|Nick Rhodes, SS||Arizona is known for stout defense. Eddie Gauge reaffirms his commitment to this and snaps up a young star at strong safety.
|Lone Star Glory|
|Cameron Curtis, QB||Lone Star have been strong performers in free agency, but they need a quarterback. With two already gone, the Glory take one here.
|Geralt Winkler, FS||Winkler is the top free safety prospect. Tulsa bags a key need at a good position in the first round.
|Billy Ray Valentine, DE||Similar to Carolina, Denver lacks edge rushers. They will be able to snag a good option in Billy Ray Valentine here.
|Iggy Swift, FB||Max Paul is known for being the fullback whisperer. Iggy Swift is a top talent in an underrated position.
|Las Vegas Fury|
|Fox Highwind, RB||Las Vegas must be pinching themselves for getting the top running back prospect at this slot, but nobody above them is desperate at the position.
|Mexico City Aztecs|
|Derwin Nuevo, DT||Derwin Nuevo has good stats and has a lot of upside, and Mexico City needs an inside rusher with only a single spot to fill.
|St. Louis Gladiators|
|TJ Punk, TE||St. Louis need to fill a considerable number of holes. Every good offense needs a strong tight end. TJ Punk is the best on the board.
|NO PICK||Chicago has filled their roster, and therefore are not eligible for a pick.
|Beth Horrell, WR||Charleston's receiver options are decidedly limited. They can pick a solid WR2 in Beth Horrell at pick 16 - a steal.
|Cam Frosby, DE||Frank Goodin pioneered the all star D-Line. Cam Frosby can continue a solid legacy at edge rusher in Jacksonville.
|Shaud Allen, SS||Shaud Allen is the second best strong safety on the board and Baltimore needs one. This is a solid pick.
|Queen City Corsairs|
|Javier Vasquez, QB||Could the AJ Caswell era be over? With some solid options on the board, Erik Barkley opts for a new gunslinger in Queen City.
|Sheppard Valkarian, OL||Andy Hamilton calibrates his offensive line with the top prospect on the board.
|Sioux Falls Sparrows|
|NO PICK||Sioux Falls has filled their roster, and therefore are not eligible for a pick.
|Derrick Majors, QB||Another talented QB goes off the board as Atlanta select their replacement for Marcus Dunhill.