Dynasty: Pre-Draft Rookie Rankings

Is Leonard Fournette the next Adrian Peterson? (Getty Images)

With rookie drafts just around the corner its good to create a baseline for where these prospects rank amongst each other before landing spot is know. The guys from the Dynasty Zone Podcast (Tom Corson, Ron McCleese, and Chris Donikian) joined me to break down our top 35 rookie prospects for dynasty leagues. Without landing spots known, these rankings are a talent based evaluation. Obviously landing spot will be key but our pre-draft rookie rankings should give a strong framework to work with.

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*Feel free to sort by each analyst and overall
PlayerPositionSchoolKyleRonTomChrisOverall
Corey DavisWRWestern Michigan11221
Leonard FournetteRBLSU23332
Christian McCaffreyRBStanford34513
Dalvin CookRBFlorida State42444
Joe MixonRBOklahoma57155
Mike WilliamsWRClemson65666
John RossWRWashington96977
OJ HowardTEAlabama108788
Evan EngramTEOle Miss7121199
D'Onta ForemanRBTexas811101310
Chris GodwinWRPenn St1210121011
JuJu Smith-SchusterWRUSC1114141212
Zay JonesWREast Carolina139131913
Alvin KamaraRBTennessee1515161114
Curtis SamuelWROhio State211781515
Carlos HendersonWRLousianna Tech1413181716
Samaje PerineRBOklahoma1816171617
David NjokuTEMiami1922151418
Kareem HuntRBAkron1618192019
Jeremy McNicholsRBBoise State1721211820
Taywan TaylorWRWestern Kentucky2219242321
Jamal WilliamsRBBYU2026202422
Isaiah FordWRVirgina Tech2323272623
Cooper KuppWREastern Washington2925232524
Bucky HodgesTEVirgina Tech3029262125
Josh ReynoldsWRTexas A&M2820312826
Dede WestbrookWROklahoma3128222727
KD CannonWRBaylor2631253128
ArDarius StewartWRAlabama3227332229
Malachi DupreeWRLSU2530303030
James ConnerRBPittsburgh2735292931
Elijah HoodRBNorth Carolina2434283532
Marlon MackRBSouth Florida3324323333
Amara DarbohWRMichigan3433343234
Wayne GallmanRBClemson3532353435
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The names at the top of our rankings were very similar but there was some differentiation about where they came in. Ron and I are firmly on team Corey Davis. I strongly believe he should be the 1.01 in all drafts. Tom is riding with Joe Mixon, while Chris is going with his namesake Christian McCaffery. Leonard Fournette and Dalvin Cook also make a ton of sense as a possible 1.01. After the top five there is a clear tier but a ton of value can still be had.

Both O.J Howard and Evan Engram made the top 10 in the overall rankings. As a group we believe these players can be impact fantasy performers on the level of Jordan Reed, Travis Kelce and other elite fantasy tight ends. They have the versatility to play in a variety of spots and roles for their future team.

Names like Chris Godwin, Carlos Henderson, and Zay Jones appear higher on our ranking than some may think. They all have a ton of potential and upside at the next level. All three guys could vault even higher if they end up in an ideal landing spot.

Check back in the coming weeks as we update these rankings for landing spot!

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