Dynasty WRs to Target in Upcoming Rookie Drafts

Cardinals WR Christian Kirk

With rookie drafts rapidly approaching, three WRs should be among the top names you target. These three dynasty WRs found homes on Day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft. Not only will these WRs be able to contribute right away, but their long term potential is through the roof. What do you need to know about these three WRs? Let’s take a look.

Christian Kirk | Round 2 | Arizona Cardinals

I couldn’t love this fit any more. The Arizona Cardinals added an explosive WR with all kinds of upside in the second round of the NFL Draft. This is a homecoming for the 5’10” 201 pound WR who is from the Scottsdale area.

If you’re looking for a comp for Kirk, Playerprofiler.com has his best comparable as Stefon Diggs, which makes a ton of sense. He has the potential to be a WR1 on the outside despite being a little undersized. I also see him as a poor man’s Odell Beckham Jr. when he hits his ceiling.

For the Cardinals, initially he fits great opposite Larry Fitzgerald, who should provide an incredible teacher and mentor. Fitz should maintain his role in the slot, while Kirk finds a home on the outside. Going forward, the sky’s the limit for Kirk who should grow with Josh Rosen, the Cardinals first round pick and QB of the future. This has a chance to be a dynamic duo for many season.

For dynasty purposes, Kirk is my WR2 in this rookie class and will be in the discussion for a mid-round pick beyond the elite RB options.

Anthony Miller | Round 2 | Chicago Bears

The former Memphis WR was selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He is coming off of back to back 1,400 yard seasons over his final two years. Miller also had 32 touchdowns over that span. He is a smaller WR but has many of the same traits that make me excited about Sterling Shepard, Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown.

Playerprofiler.com has the best comparable to Miller as former Giant, Victor Cruz. Athletically he tested very well including an 85th percentile burst score, 83 percentile agility score, and 95 percentile for the bench press via Playerprofiler and Mockdraftable.

In Chicago, he is perfect fit with the newly acquired Allen Robison and Trey Burton. This offense has the chance to excel with Mitchell Trubisky under center.

For me, Miller was a personal favorite coming into the draft and the landing spot only sealed that in. He is my WR5 and should be taken in the late first round or early second round of upcoming dynasty rookie drafts.

James Washington | Round 2 | Pittsburgh Steelers

Looking for the WR1 in this rookie class? Look no further than the former Oklahoma State Cowboy James Washington. This is a perfect fit for the vertical threat especially with an opening with the Steelers moving on from Martavis Bryant, who was traded to the Oakland Raiders. Ben Roethlisberger reminded us over the second half of the season and in the playoffs, the deep ball he posses. Washington should have a shot to impact in year one even with Antonio Brown and Juju Smith-Schuster already in the fold.

In the long term, Washington should be able to flourish at the next level now that his former college teammate followed him to the steel city. Mason Rudolph has many of the traits that ahs made Roethlisberger a success including an incredible deep ball and a willingness to throw it.

Knowing there is a likely successor to Big Ben, when he is ready to move on, is fantastic news for the long term value of Washington. In upcoming rookie drafts, Washington should be in the conversation after Saquon Barkley and should be gone by the middle of the first round.

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