Here is the fifth round of Mock Draft 1.0 The roster requirements for each of the ten teams and the point total for the mock league are enclosed below.
- One quarterback
- Two running backs
- Two wide receivers
- One tight end
- One kicker
- One defense
- 1pt every 25 passing yards
- 6pts every passing TD
- - 4pts every INT
- 1pt every 20 completions
- 1pt every 10 rushing yards
- 1pt every 10 receiving yards
- 1pt every 20 rushes
- 6pts every rushing or receiving TD
- 1 pt every reception, 1pt-XP, 3pts-FG)
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With Kendall Wright gone, look for Williams to build off his 957 yard and 11 touchdown campaign in 2011. Nick Florence hooked up with Williams in the second half of the Texas Tech game and the Big XII will not learn how to play pass defense over night. At this point in the draft, Williams is a great find.
In a PPR league, Eric Ward provides great value this late in a starting lineup mock draft. He caught 84 balls for 800 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2011. His last game was his best: 16 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns versus Baylor. He caught eight balls or more in a game five times, showing that he is a preferred target of quarterback Seth Doege. The Red Raiders play the 111th most difficult defensive schedule in 2012, meaning there will be plenty of opportunities for Ward to build upon his 2011 numbers.
Vernon nearly eclipsed the 1000 yard mark in 2011 as a junior. He had 2-100 yard games and 5 other games of 88 to 99 yards. He was a consistent threat that should land somewhere around 1100 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012. Another item working towards Vernon’s favor: Duke faces the 11 th most difficult rushing defensive schedule in 2012. This should result in more passing for the Blue Devils and subsequent target for Vernon.
Ryan Tannehill is gone, but Swope can still have a solid season. The senior receiver had 89 catches for 1207 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2011. Once again, not to beat a dead horse, but he will not run wild in the SEC as he did in the Big XII. However, receivers will not face the steep decline in production that quarterbacks and running backs will. The Aggies play the 10th most difficult defensive schedule in 2012. Swope will still get five cracks at 5 pass defenses that were ranked 87th or lower in 2011. That should make fantasy owners breathe a little easier.
The first tight end off the board, Jenkins adds a little more pop to a starting lineup than the average tight end. He had 41 receptions for 538 yards and six touchdowns as a freshman. With Keith Price returning and the Huskies turning the corner offensively, those numbers could be closer to 800 and 9 respectively in 2012, which is good enough to go a little higher for a position that at best usually returns 10 points per week. Washington plays six games total against FCS competition and sub-90 pass defenses from 2011. Hence, Jenkins could be in for a big season.
The first defense comes off the board here. LSU had a great defense in 2011, and they did lose talent to the NFL , but that should not stop them from another big defensive season. The biggest difference: the schedule. LSU played a brutal schedule in 2011, but that weakens considerably in 2012. The schedule opens with home games against North Texas,Washington, Idaho, at Auburn and against Towson. LSU forces big plays on defense as well. They were top 5 nationally last season in combined sacks, interceptions and fumble recoveries despite playing the most difficult schedule.
Johnson is a nice pick at this point. A year ago the expectations were a little high for the SMU offense since it was engineered by June Jones. The Mustang offense was a little more traditional than most anticipated. Garrett Gilbert looks to be the quarterback, and will hope to improve Johnson’s numbers off his 1100+ yard season in 2011. The great news is that SMU plays a bottom-5 pass defense nationally in 2012, so Gilbert and Johnson will have no excuse for any disappointments.
This is our surprise pick of the draft. The Northern Illinois staff glowed about how Lynch was a better runner than fantasy hall-of-famer Chandler Harnish. If he can throw the ball with just average proficiency, he should excel in the MAC. Harnish, for his gaudy numbers, was not a gun-slinger. Lynch has many of the same attributes: the ability to run the ball to keep defenders from rushing too aggressively, as well as the ability to run out of a broken pocket and find receivers downfield. Look for many designed runs for Lynch, with no proven running back returning, and playing the easiest rush defense schedule in the country. Furthermore, Northern Illinois plays the easiest defensive schedule in the country, which is all the more ammunition to get Lynch and build around him this year.
The senior wide receiver had seven games over six catches and 80 yards on an offense that was embattled in a quarterback controversy with no running game. He should be in a more stable offense this season. The schedule says that Oregon State will have a tougher time running the ball (22 nd most difficult rush defensive schedule) and an easier time throwing it (107 rated pass defense schedule and 101st in passing touchdowns allowed). Overall, there schedule difficulty is around average. Wheaton is a good selection at this point in the draft: proven track record, a conference that throws the ball and a manageable schedule.
This pick depends on which Tajh Boyd is quarterback. The first 8 games he threw 24 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions. He also added three rushing touchdowns. In the final five games he threw 9 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. His numbers will come back if he keeps looking for Sammy Watkins and runs it a little more against the 73rd easiest rush defense schedule in the country.