After deciding to draft running back Saquon Barkley last year, the New York Giants now have a replacement for 38-year old quarterback Eli Manning. On the first day of the NFL Draft on Thursday, the Giants drafted Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick.
Giants general manager Dave Gettleman didn’t want to wait to get Jones, because he was afraid that Jones wouldn’t be available if he had waited.
Somehow the NFC South managed to acquire two of the top wide receivers in the NFL and in fantasy football. Julio Jones and Michael Thomas have finished as two of the top 5 fantasy wide receivers for the last 2 seasons, a trend that is going to continue. However, those of you drafting early in the first round will likely be forced to pick one of these two; and one pick stands out the most to me.
Every year in the fantasy football world players disappoint fantasy owners in terms of production on the field. Fantasy Owners everywhere can agree that the worst feeling is when you spend a top pick on a player that ends up not producing. Listed below are two players that I think are being too overhyped and will underperform on the season.
Born: November 10th, 1996 (22 years old) Height: 6’4 Weight: 225 Lbs Position: Quarterback University: Missouri
Drew Lock was a highly coveted quarterback coming out of high school but was born a Mizzou Tiger. His father was an offensive lineman for Mizzou, and even his grandfather was a Missouri Tiger. Rivals ranked him as the 6th best Pro-Style quarterback in 2015, gaining offers from Kentucky, Missouri, and even offers from Oklahoma and Wichita State for basketball. As a true freshman, it took Lock just 4 games to become the starting quarterback and only threw 4 touchdowns to 8 interceptions that year. Lock showed his ability to soak in an offense and be a student of the game as he completely transformed as a quarterback. In 2016, he lead the SEC in passing yards with 3,399 and was 2nd in yards per game (283.3) and yards per completion (14.34). He would finish the season with 23 touchdowns to 10 interceptions, and rose his passer rating nearly 40 points to a 133.5. Once again Drew Lock would make the most out of his offseason, and turn in one of the best passing seasons the SEC has ever seen. As a junior Lock would throw for 3,964 passing yards and 44 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. Those 44 touchdown passes would set the SEC record for touchdown passes in a season, and earn him First Team All-SEC honors for 2017. It is hard to outperform that season, but Lock would give it his best attempt in 2018 by throwing for 3,498 passing yards, 28 touchdowns to 8 interceptions, and a career-best 63% completion percentage. Lock was able to lead his 2018 Tigers to an 8-5 record, which is the best record they have had since 2014.
Born: Dec 3rd, 1997 (21 years old) Height:6’3 Weight: 184 Lbs Position: Cornerback University:Louisiana State
Meet the best cornerback in this year’s draft, Andraez “Greedy” Williams, the latest product from the LSU defensive back bloodline. He leaves LSU as a 2x First Team All-SEC (2017, 2018) member, and was voted a Consensus All-American in 2018. In February of 2017, Greedy became a father to his daughter Khloe. He has been quoted many times talking about the importance of the NFL for his daughter and the rest of his family. Greedy is set to become the highest drafted cornerback out of LSU since Morris Claiborne in the 2012 draft.