The Bloom 100
By Sigmund Bloom
April 27, 2010

The Bloom 100 assumes PPR scoring and deep IDP lineups

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  1. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas - Bryant's fall couldn't have ended up being much better for his fantasy prospects. He ends up on a team that is elated to have him, and one that will accommodate his personality. He has one of the most productive QBs in the league, and he will be in a passing offense where he is probably the third priority for opposing defenses.

  2. C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo - Situations change, but talent remains. Spiller has the speed, quicks, and guts to be one of the best playmaking RBs in the league for a long time. Eventually, the Bills will make him the centerpiece of their offense, including lots of receptions out of the backfield.

  3. Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego - You have to love that he'll be an instant starter and the fact that San Diego was willing to give a king's ransom for Mathews, but behind a line that got little push last year (LT did have a point) and wasn't upgraded this offseason, his straight-linish running style will limit him to low-end RB2 production at first. Mathews also carries some durability concerns compounded by his upright running style and he doesn't contribute much as a receiver. Mathews is the safest pick in your rookie draft, but he lacks elite upside and might best be flipped as part of a deal to get Frank Gore, DeAngelo Williams, or Steven Jackson if you need RB help right away.

  4. Jahvid Best, RB, Detroit - Detroit's strong move for Best should instill enough confidence in dynasty players that he could go as high as the second pick in some leagues. I'll grant that he is as inspired and explosive as Spiller in the open field, but that concussion he suffered last year is a separating factor for me. Best could be a ticking time bomb, the next concussion setting off a battery of ominous neurological tests. I love the talent and possibilities in that offense, but this is as high as I would recommend taking him.

  5. Arrelious Benn, WR, Tampa Bay - Think Brandon Marshall when you look at Benn's marriage of abilities and Tampa's passing offense. Josh Freeman showed a willingness to force the ball to Antonio Bryant last year, and Benn is that kind of talent in one-on-one situations. He has a my ball mentality and killer instinct after the catch with fluid athleticism for a player his size. A value if you can get him after the 5th pick.

  6. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver - I'm still not sold on Thomas, but the Broncos have pinned their passing game to him, so he will get many opportunities to fail which gives him a better chance of eventually making it as a productive WR, or at least having some false breakout games along the way to present sell high opportunities. Thomas's place on this list underscores the lack of blue chip skill players in this draft.

  7. Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis - Bradford has the quick strike capabilities that fit in an aggressive passing offense, indoor home setting, weak division, and young offensive line that sets him up for fantasy success, but there is still the wait before you can trust him and possibility that he is indeed exposed as not durable enough for the NFL before you can get any strong play from him along with that ticket to a future top 10 QB, so he's far from a sure thing.

  8. Rolando McClain, LB, Oakland - You can feel pretty good about investing your late first in McClain only because the skill position gambles get dicier quickly and McClain is the only immediate impact MLB in this draft. He should reproduce Kirk Morrison's numbers from day one.

  9. Jermaine Gresham, TE, Cincinnati - Don't buy the idea that Gresham is in trouble because the Bengals rarely throw to the TE. They rarely throw to the TE because they haven't had one that is even an average receiving threat at the position. Gresham should be a low-end starting fantasy TE from year two on, a better receiver than blocker for sure. Gresham isn't a special receiving TE that a team would orient their whole passing game around, but he is a quality target who will be a strong contributor for Carson Palmer.

  10. Aaron Hernandez, TE, New England - Tom Brady is the perfect QB for Hernandez. It shouldn't shock anyone if he is perennial a 80+ catch TE, maybe even producing at that pace by the end of his rookie season. He's a natural hands catcher who has a preternatural understanding of setting up defenders and making the right play on the ball in flight. My main reservation about Hernandez is that Welker will be back, and the Patriots have a plethora of young weapons developing with him, but he just looked like the kind of player a QB comes to trust and rely on at Florida. He fell to the fourth, but that's only because a limited amount of teams can use a player like Hernandez.

  11. Daryl Washington, LB, Arizona - Washington should get in the starting lineup in Karlos Dansby's old spot right away, and like Dansby, he'll make plays all over the field. A safe investment of a late first, although he'll probably never be more than a LB2/LB3.

  12. Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Atlanta - Weatherspoon presents another safe, but boring investment in leagues where 3-4 LBs start and score well. He will be a three-down LB right away and he has top 15-20 LB upside if he can tighten up his game.

  13. Dexter McCluster, WR, Kansas City - McCluster should get a chance to be what Darren Sproles should have been all along, a featured player in an offense with a commitment to get him the ball in space 12-15 times a game. In PPR leagues, this could translate to an 80+ catch receiver with supplemental yards from 5-10 touches a game as a RB and in the wildcat. Matt Cassel is best as a short passer, which should only help.

  14. Golden Tate, WR, Seattle - The quality of the situation is in the eye of the beholder. Tate has little long-term competition to start and the Seahawks already expressed a willingness to get the ball in his hands however they can, but Tate is also in an offense devoid of playmakers or a stable QB situation. I just don't see Tate becoming a consistent enough receiver or dangerous enough playmaker to be more than solid depth or a fringe fantasy starter, so he's here despite outstanding opportunity. He's a fine early second-round pick, but he'll likely go in the first in most rookie drafts, so this is a recommendation to let someone else have him.

  15. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Pittsburgh - Sanders can provide a run after catch threat with a downfield presence based on speed and great skills competing for the ball in flight. I think the Steelers have hit on another third-round WR, and Sanders should be able to step into Hines Ward's role in a year or two, where Mike Wallace continues to be the field stretcher.

  16. Montario Hardesty, RB, Cleveland - Hardesty missed out when Houston curiously chose Ben Tate ahead of him, although he is clearly the choice of the new regime in Cleveland. Even with that in mind, Hardesty will share with a similar back in Jerome Harrison for at least this year, the offense could be in QB purgatory for a long time, and he is injury prone. It's hard to picture him ever becoming an every-week starting fantasy RB for a stretch of years even though he could be very productive in short bursts. Hardesty won't get out of the first in a lot of drafts, so this is a "do not draft" grade.

  17. Taylor Price, WR, New England - Like Hernandez, I believe in Price's ability, but the amount of young competition for targets on the roster does give me a little pause. Price isn't exceptional in area of his game, but he is a solid #2 WR type target, so he probably won't ascend past third in the target pecking order, and he won't be a big play receiver, although the potential of the New England passing game still makes him a nice commodity to acquire in the second round of start 3 WR PPR leagues.

  18. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England - Rinse, repeat. Pats get so many young talents for the passing game that they all cap each other's values. Add in a back injury red flag for Gronk and a more than good enough game to keep him marooned at the line of scrimmage at times, and he falls to the second round. He'll still be a great backup fantasy TE at worst if his back is sound. No Hernandez pick and he might have been in the top ten.

  19. Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Pittsburgh - I'm a realist. Even though I believe in Dwyer's talent, the freefall means his team has less invested in him, he's in a much worse situation and there's obviously widespread doubt about his ability to realize his potential. This year's rookie class is thin enough that he'll still go in the first in some drafts, and waiting this long means risking on losing out on him. If you are a Dwyer believer, the best time to get him might be in two years or so, after the person that reaches for him starts to also face reality.

  20. Toby Gerhart, RB, Minnesota - Gerhart has the bad luck of landing somewhere that basically ensures that he won't get a shot to be a primary back until his rookie contract is up, and the Vikings will be tempted to play him some at fullback along to the way negate some of his potential value. Gerhart is a quality power back, but he doesn't have the potential to be a Michael Turner and induce a second team into building a run game around him.

  21. Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans - Graham is a risk worth taking in the mid-second of PPR rookie drafts because of the offense that drafted him. He could easily have a Jermichael Finley-esque impact by year 3 with his size/speed combination.

  22. Ben Tate, RB, Houston - No matter how great the immediate situation is, I can't bring myself to put Tate above backs I consider far superior talents. Tate doesn't play up to his measureables, he's not a creative back, and I don't think we've heard the last from Steve Slaton. This is basically a do-not-draft recommendation, because he'll be long-gone by pick 20 in most drafts.

  23. Andre Roberts, WR, Arizona - I believe in Roberts, but he'll have to overcome the presence of a very similar player in Steve Breaston, and the long-term passing game outlook in Arizona is somewhat bleak, especially with Larry Fitzgerald likely being a security blanket and soaking up an inordinate amount of targets. Things do change quickly in the NFL, and you should invest in talent, so Roberts is a fine late second-round stash in deep PPR leagues.

  24. Jordan Shipley, WR, Cincinnati - Another player a little dinged by his destination, Shipley is likely blocked for at least two years unless Antonio Bryant implodes again, and Cincinnati wants to be balanced to run-heavy on offense. Shipley would have been worth a lot more in a timing-based passing offense with a more prolific QB.

  25. Donald Butler, LB, San Diego - Both ILB positions are sore spots for the Chargers right now, so Butler should have every chance to capture one. He has the athleticism to stay on the field for all three downs, and he could start by the end of the season.

  26. Sean Lee, LB, Dallas - The Cowboys had Lee #14 on their draft board, so he is pretty much a lock to start inside at some point, but the Cowboys ILB positions haven't yielded big fantasy numbers, and he'll never be a big-time playmaker.

  27. Mike Williams, WR, Tampa Bay - Williams talent is only equally by the risk that he'll be a spectacular bust, but he could start right away, and Josh Freeman's aggressive style is good for his size and athleticism based game.

  28. Eric Decker, WR, Denver - Decker is a nice possession receiver with a high floor, but his upside is capped unless both Eddie Royal and Demaryius Thomas flame out. Solid return on a third-round pick, but not more.

  29. Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina - LaFell is set up be a 60-800-6 kind of player in Carolina's pass offense, but he's not a #1 in the making, and they don't want to pass too often. The later drafting of Armanti Edwards and Carolina's eagerness to land the App State QB means he could cut into LaFell's future numbers.

  30. Mardy Gilyard, WR, St. Louis - It is tempting to rank Gilyard higher because of his situation, but he just doesn't have the game to be more than a complimentary receiver, and his third-day draft stock reflects that.

  31. Damian Williams, WR, Tennessee - Very good slot receiver to solid #2 in a meager passing offense is not a great recipe for fantasy value, however Williams could easily become the most reliable receiver in Tennessee very quickly.

  32. Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore - Like Gronk and Hernandez, Pitta has been drafted with a sparring partner that cuts into his chances of hitting because they could have to share the role. Pitta is more reliable than Ed Dickson, even if he is the inferior athlete, and I think he'll get more looks when it's all said and done, but the presence of Dickson adds risk and limits upside.

  33. Tim Tebow, QB, Denver - Project QBs have never seemed like attractive dynasty investments to me, even ones that have the complete commitment of their team like Tebow. Feel free to stash him away if you are QB poor, but know that his absolute upside is Steve McNair, and that is far from a sure thing.

  34. Colt McCoy, QB, Cleveland - McCoy doesn't have Tebow's first-round pedigree, but he is still basically unobstructed, and he has just as much a chance as Tebow does of being fantasy-relevant down the line. You have to wonder how far he would have fallen if Cleveland didn't bite, maybe even out of the second day, but all of that is behind him now and the Browns should design a passing offense to his strengths.

  35. Derrick Morgan, DE, Tennessee - As the number of 4-3 defenses dwindles, the number of startable defensive ends will follow. Morgan is still young enough to have truly elite upside at the position, and he is more athletic enough to show up in run defense. He should benefit from being in an aggressive defense.

  36. Brandon Graham, DE, Philadelphia - Graham was a coveted target of the Eagles, enough to give up two third-round picks to move up for him. He will have to run as hot as Trent Cole does to put up quality numbers in Philly's hockey line system, but like Morgan, he is the kind of athlete that made him a consideration for 3-4 teams, so he'll show up in the box score one way or another.

  37. James Starks, RB, Green Bay - Starks has sneaky value even though he was a late round pick because Ryan Grant is due big numbers next year and Starks can do some things Grant can't, like contribute in the running game and use a move or two in the open field. Starks could have been a much higher pick if he hadn't missed his senior year with an injury, and even though he isn't a true workhorse, he might click on a pass-first team like Green Bay.

  38. Carlton Mitchell, WR, Cleveland - Mitchell is a rare athlete in a long frame, but he is a developmental project mired on a team that is "under construction" at QB. He's worth stashing away because there are no proven receivers in Cleveland, but Mitchell's fall down the board signals how long he has to go to become an NFL starting quality WR.

  39. Joe McKnight, RB, New York Jets - The Jets will plug McKnight into the role they were carving out for Leon Washington, and he has the potential to put up flex-worthy numbers in a PPR league if he hits, but he never looked like more than a spot-duty, backup-quality RB to me at USC.

  40. Jimmy Clausen, QB, Carolina - Clausen wasn't good enough in a QB-friendly system for any team to commit a top 40 pick to him, and I think Carolina will actually be rewarded for disrespecting Matt Moore as he will have extra motivation to keep leading the team to wins and hold off Clausen. Clausen feels like John Beck or Brian Brohm to me - drafted more on production than attributes that translate to the pros.

  41. Navorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco - Bowman should be a high-energy replacement for Takeo Spikes in the next year or two. His angry play will fit into the 49ers defense. It's going to be hard for him to ever be a stud next to Patrick Willis, but he should contribute solid depth and he looked like a potentially special LB at PSU at times.

  42. Brandon Spikes, LB, New England - The Patriots weren't bothered by Spikes putrid 40 time, but I still am. Their ILB positions have never yielded great IDP numbers, and Mayo is the better LB of the two by far, so I would let someone else take him.

  43. Joe Webb, WR, Minnesota - On first glance, there's not much opportunity on Minnesota's WR depth chart so it seems futile to take Webb unless you want to stash him for a long time, but he has the physical attributes to be a WR of rare physical talents, so he's worth stashing to see how well he makes the transition.

  44. Rennie Curran, LB, Tennessee - Curran really gets after it, and he should be a fine fit in Tennessee's defense. The Titans didn't seem to mind that he is undersized, they likely see his range making him a nice replacement for what David Thornton and Keith Bulluck brought in their heyday.

  45. John Skelton, QB, Arizona - Skelton is a long-term project, but you have to like the team he landed on. If he shows signs of hope early, he'll be a worthy hold, otherwise you can swap him out for the flavor of the week.

  46. Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, New York Giants - I rarely take developmental DEs, but with the shortage at the position and sky-high ceiling on JPP's game, he's worth the wait if he lasts til the 4th.

  47. Philip Dillard, LB, New York Giants - Dillard is worth a stab in the late third or early fourth because he has a chance to win an MLB job, but he is not a lock by any means, and while he's solid, he's just a guy, likely a two-down player, not a player with three-down stud upside.

  48. Armanti Edwards, WR, Carolina - Carolina likes Edwards, and it's hard to bet against a guy who went into the big house with a I-AA team and took down Michigan. He has the speed, quicks, courage, competitiveness, and football IQ to make it at WR. His fantasy upside is capped by a likely slot receiver/returner role, but he could always take so well to the position that he demands a lot of looks.

  49. Eric Berry, S, Kansas City - I love Berry the player, but Ed Reed was only a fantasy stud when he picked off passes at a scalding rate. Safeties are such a plentiful fantasy position that you can find serviceable players on the waiver wire all year, and stalwarts can come out of nowhere, so it's just not wise to spend a high pick on a safety, especially one that will be stationed in center field.

  50. Ed Dickson, TE, Baltimore - Dickson in Baltimore worries me a little because he's not a blocker at all and he doesn't work the middle of the field without fear consistently. He's basically an oversized WR, but he is not so athletically talented or natural that he demands a big part of the passing game.

  51. Garrett Graham, TE, Houston - An Owen Daniels clone down to the college uniform, Graham might not turn out as well as Daniels, and he might not even be needed by the organization. I also still hold out some hope for James Casey, but Graham has a real shot to start and be productive down the line if Daniels and Texans part ways.

  52. Dorin Dickerson, WR, Houston - Dickerson wasn't selected very highly as a TE because he's no blocker, so Gary Kubiak solved that problem by taking him as a WR. His size/speed combination could add up great things in the prolific Houston passing game in two or three years.

  53. Riley Cooper, WR, Philadelphia - Cooper should make the Eagles roster and could ascend quickly as he is the only big receiver they have, although he is blocked from starting for the long haul by Maclin and DeSean.

  54. Gerald McCoy, DT, Tampa Bay - McCoy should get to shoot gaps all day, and he is a nice player to have in sack-heavy leagues, but DT is a position of perpetual turnover and we haven't had a true stud emerge in years, so it's best to wait on McCoy until the best of the offensive skill position, LBs, and DEs are gone before selecting him.

  55. Ndamukong Suh, DT, St. Louis - Suh will notch fewer sacks than McCoy, and he'll have to absorb more double teams, but he showed us how he can take over games, and he's just as likely to become the rare elite fantasy DT with staying power as McCoy is.

  56. Joe Haden, CB, Cleveland - I don't like to spend rookie picks on CBs, but Haden is a very active tackler, he'll get thrown at a lot, and he's in a defense that is going to be on the field a lot.

  57. Taylor Mays, S, San Francisco - I already devalue safeties in rookie drafts, so even with Mays likely to start somewhat early on, I can't justify taking him before the 50s. His lack of big plays at USC is the main thing holding him back from projecting as a stud safety.

  58. T.J. Ward, S, Cleveland - Ward was a reach, but he's a solid run support safety, and he'll get on the field very early for a defense that is likely to face a ton of offensive plays.

  59. David Gettis, WR, Carolina - Gettis has a great size/speed/athleticism combination, but he has a long way to go to polish up his game. He's a good guy to stash on your taxi to see how he develops in year 1.

  60. Marcus Easley, WR, Buffalo - Very similar in Gettis in that the tools are there, just needs the game to come around. He has terrific opportunity in Buffalo with no one seizing the WR2 spot and no one drafted higher than him in this first class under Chan Gailey.

  61. Sergio Kindle, LB, Baltimore - You'll have to likely chalk up year one, and Kindle isn't really accomplished in much beyond seek-and-destroy style play, but Baltimore is a terrific fit and Kindle could be a future sack artist under the tutelage of Terrell Suggs.

  62. Jason Worilds, LB, Pittsburgh - Worilds could well be the next great OLB in the Steelers 3-4, but I think you'll have to wait at least two years to see production, maybe longer.

  63. Tony Moeaki, TE, Kansas City - Moeaki could be a productive enough receiver to be a top 20-25 fantasy TE, but he is also very injury prone and he is never going to put up big numbers, so chances are he'll just one of those guys that clog your roster, but never actually help you win a game.

  64. Anthony Dixon, RB, San Francisco - Like Cedric Peerman last year, the tough and versatile, but average physical talent falls well into the second day into a terrible situation. It's very unlikely that Dixon is anything more than quality NFL depth at RB - not worthless, but nothing to chase after.

  65. Blair White, WR, Indianapolis - The odds are against the UDFA, and Indianapolis is doing pretty well at WR right now, but White is a lunchpail guy who should stick and get developed in one of the best passing offenses in the league.

  66. Deji Karim, RB, Jacksonville - I don't think this pick is an indictment of Rashad Jennings, so as much as I like Karim as a sleeper, he is stuck in an RBBC at best even if the starter goes down. He might be better off being a last round camp cut and going somewhere with better opportunity.

  67. Keiland Williams, RB, Washington - Williams always looked like an NFL RB to me from a physical standpoint, and the Redskins depth chart is full of backs with one foot in the grave.

  68. Fendi Onobun, TE, St. Louis - Jimmy Graham with even less experience in a much worse situation. Size, speed, and a basketball background, but just a practice squad project right now.

  69. Levi Brown, QB, Buffalo - It wouldn't be a huge surprise if Brown ends up being the best QB of the four on the roster right now, but that might not mean that he's a good QB. Worth a practice squad stash to see what happens.

  70. Jerry Hughes, DE, Indianapolis - Hughes is a lot like Larry English, and like English, he is blocked from regular playing time right now. Unlike Jason Pierre-Paul, Hughes upside is not high enough to merit a practice squad spot except in sack heavy leagues.

  71. Mike Kafka, QB, Philadelphia - You have the Kevin Kolb bust factor, plus the way Andy Reid has worked well with QBs like Kafka in the past, and the strong possibility that Michael Vick is not an Eagle next year. This pick is a lay-up for Kolb owners.

  72. Jonathan Crompton, QB, San Diego - Crompton is one of the higher upside developmental QBs in the draft, and you have to like that he landed in an organization that did enough with Charlie Whitehurst to turn him into another team's hope at the position.

  73. Dan LeFevour, QB, Chicago - LeFevour will get a chance to be the next Mike Martz project at QB, and that's a good thing for the athletic, but limited QB who came out of a spread offense.

  74. Koa Misi, LB, Miami - Misi isn't an exciting talent, but he gets the job done and he could be a starter from day one for Miami.

  75. Eric Norwood, LB, Carolina - Norwood has some good competition at SLB in Dan Connor, and he's a two-down LB, but if he clicks as a third-down pass rusher, he could find a way to be an every-down LB. He always stood out to me when I watched South Carolina, more than Vikings backup MLB Jasper Brinkley.

  76. Jeremy Williams, WR, San Diego - Williams is more a possession receiver than anything else, but San Diego's WR depth chart is full of developmental guys and players on one-year RFA tenders, so he has an opportunity to win a role in the good passing offense if the undrafted free agent can stick on the roster.

  77. Kerry Meier, WR, Atlanta - Meier will probably never crack the starting lineup, but he'll be a quality three and four WR set slot receiver and earn Matt Ryan's trust very quickly.

  78. O'Brien Schofield, LB, Arizona - If you're in a sack-heavy league with liberal IR spots, consider Schofield. He's a top 50-75 talent who fell to the fourth round because he tore up his knee at an all-star game practice, but he could start at OLB for the Cardinals in 2011.

  79. Chris McGaha, WR- Jacksonville - I love McGaha's body control, routes, and hands, but this is a tough destination because of the so-so passing game, and going undrafted is a big hit to his value.

  80. Kyle Williams, WR, San Francisco - Williams is probably limited to slot receiver with Crabtree and Morgan entrenched as starters, but he has good speed and quickness and I think he can beat out Jason Hill and Brandon Jones by 2011.

  81. Dezmon Briscoe, WR, Cincinnati - The fact that Briscoe fell so far and past his less physically talented college teammate just reinforces my belief that he'll be a specialty big-frame receiver, but he'll never be smooth enough in routes or special enough competing for the ball in the air to win a starting job.

  82. Pat Angerer, LB, Indianapolis - Angerer is a gritty player who can backup all three LB positions at Indy, but I don't see him overtaking Clint Session or Gary Brackett at one of the high-value IDP slots, so he could have fleeting value, but nothing permanent for at least the first 2-3 years.

  83. Stevenson Sylvester, LB, Pittsburgh - Sylvester always seemed to be around the ball and played downhill at Utah, and the Steelers are old at the ILB position, so he could be in line to start next to Lawrence Timmons eventually if he impresses as a rookie.

  84. Jamar Chaney, LB, Philadelphia - The Eagles don't have their MLB situation settled long-term and Chaney has the range to play there, but he's still a late-round long shot, so he's only worth one of your last rookie picks.

  85. Dekoda Watson, LB, Tampa Bay - Geno Hayes had a strong finish as the WLB last year, but he and Watson are almost the same player (down to the school), and Watson should eventually vie for an OLB spot in the Tampa defense.

  86. Seyi Ajirotutu, WR, San Diego - Like Jeremy Williams, I have to give the UDFA Ajirotutu a longer look because San Diego could have to overhaul their WR corps in the next year or two. His game is similar to Malcom Floyd's, which would fit right into the Chargers pass offense if he develops well on the practice squad.

  87. Nate Allen, S, Philadelphia - It shouldn't take long for Allen to start next to Quintin Mikell, but he'll be more of a roaming free safety, which isn't great for fantasy numbers.

  88. Reshad Jones, S, Miami - Jones has a chance to start eventually for Miami, and he has the physicality in his game to become fantasy relevant, but Yeremiah Bell is the "in-the-box" safety, and Jones will have to beat out more experienced players to get in the lineup.

  89. Jacoby Ford, WR, Oakland - Ford is likely going to be just a novelty player in leagues that don't use return yardage, but there's always the chance that some other parts of his game catch up to his raw speed.

  90. David Reed, WR, Baltimore - Reed can make his way as a possession slot receiver, but he is probably limited to that kind of role at the next level.

  91. Perry Riley, LB, Washington - Riley is a solid LB, but not one with three-down or possibly even starting upside, even though the ILB future opportunity in the new 3-4 defense in Washington is very good.

  92. Keenan Clayton, LB, Philadelphia - Clayton is still a developmental LB, so while he can hang athletically, I'm not sure his game will ever be tight enough to hold down a starting spot. He's still worth a roster spot in leagues where people jealously guard young LBs.

  93. Tyson Alualu, DE, Jacksonville - It seems odd for a top 10 pick to be this low in the 100, but Alualu is more of a 3-4 DE when it comes to his game, and while he might create a lot of positive outcomes for his defense, few of them will show up on his stat sheet.

  94. Carlos Dunlap, DE, Cincinnati - Dunlap has the physical package to be a very good NFL DE, but inconsistent effort and performance plagued his draft stock. He and Michael Johnson should help motivate each other as a likely starting spot awaits whichever one of them can get their motor running hot instead of hot and cold.

  95. Charles Scott, RB, Philadelphia - Scott feels like Tony Hunt part two to me - a plodder who won't translate, especially in this offense - but I think Mike Bell isn't that much better, so there's a chance for Scott to catch on enough to roster him through the preseason.

  96. Jameson Konz, WR/TE, Seattle - Konz is hard-nosed and athletically gifted, but he doesn't have a natural offensive position. Draft him with your last rookie pick in deep drafts and see if there's good buzz in training camp.

  97. Jermaine Cunningham, LB, New England - Cunningham should be a very solid OLB for the Patriots, but he's not going to be a double-digit sack guy or big-time producer on the stat sheet. He's worth a pick in deep sack-heavy leagues, but that's about it.

  98. Keith Toston, RB, St. Louis - The Rams need a back-up to Steven Jackson, but they neglected the position in the draft once again. Toston is probably as good or better than any other back not named Jackson on the roster, so he's worth a roster spot if you own Jackson.

  99. Chris Brown, RB, Denver - Brown's game looked NFL-ready to me at Oklahoma, and he should fit into Josh McDaniels offense as a nice third-down back.

  100. Zac Robinson, QB, New England - The Pats developed another athletic QB into an NFL starter (Cassel) and they identified another pretty good one on the draft scrap heap last year (Brian Hoyer), so Robinson should be on your radar.

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