May fantasy mock draft: Round 2

It felt good banging out a first-round fantasy mock draft with Aaron Kadkhodai from The Microcosm last week. So good, in fact, that I just had to extend the mock into the second round.

Mocking the real NFL Draft was fun and a good way to kill some time during the offseason. But with this year’s draft in the books and the calender turned over to May, all football fans’ eyes are focused intently on the upcoming NFL and fantasy seasons.

All that means is there will be more fantasy mock drafts than any one man can consume during the next few months, leading up to everyone’s real fantasy draft(s) and the start of the 2008 season. And you know we are here for you, from now until your draft, to help you consume as much fantasy knowledge as possible.

With all that being said, hit the jump to see the results from round 2 of May’s fantasy mock draft. Continue reading

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May fantasy mock draft

So I realize the last two months or so have been all about the NFL Draft. And that is fine and all, but it is about time to get back to the good stuff: fantasy mock drafts.

Aaron Kadkhodai from The Microcosm joined me with the even-numbered picks in this mock draft. Take a second to head over to his blog for all kinds of content, mostly humorous. I even do a little side blogging over there with some Hell’s Kitchen recaps and other random goodies.

The last time I put out a mock, it felt a little rusty and off-the-mark. Now that free agency and the NFL Draft are behind us, I am feeling much better about this mock draft. See if you agree after the jump. Continue reading

Steve McNair to retire

Not going to write a huge post about this, but Baltimore quarterback Steve McNair has decided to retire.

That leaves Kyle Boller and Troy Smith as the most prominent quarterbacks on the Ravens’ roster. The Baltimore front office might be taking a longer, harder look now at Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan.

I am glad McNair decided to hang ’em up before the NFL Draft. Had he waited until after the draft and the Ravens failed to draft a quarterback, it would have been a pretty sorry move on McNair’s part. This way, it allows the Ravens to prepare accordingly for next season by addressing the quarterback position in the draft, if they choose to do so.

Weekly Haze

Here are this week’s great reads:

  • A little sneak preview of our mock draft coming your way next week. [The Fantasy Football Geek Blog]
  • The 2008 schedule has been released. [NFL.com]
  • And the Saints got the shaft from the scheduling gurus. [Shutdown Corner]
  • But at least Deuce McAllister will be around for a little longer. [NFL NewsBreak]
  • If you are gearing up for the NFL Draft next weekend, this three-round mock draft should satiate your appetite for the next 30 minutes or so. [Football Jabber]
  • It was too late to get in about five minutes after this was posted, but if you want to watch it should be good. [The Big Lead]
  • Thank goodness. [The NFL Guru]
  • 20 years of No. 1 picks and a little analysis to boot. Nice read. [The NFL Minute]

For more great reads, check out my Google Reader Shared Items page.

Weekly Haze

Here are this week’s great reads:

  • Matt Ryan to the New York Jets at No. 6? I just do not see it. [RotoWorld]
  • In case you missed it, Chris Henry got himself in trouble again. And the Bengals finally cut ties with this guy. [Shutdown Corner]
  • Why Oakland should take Darren McFadden in the first round. [NFL FanHouse]
  • Maybe a Brett Favre comeback is not completely out of the question. [ProFootballTalk]
  • Why Miami should not take Matt Ryan in the first round. [Shot to Nothing]
  • Some statistics comparing fantasy football to fantasy baseball. [The Fantasy Football Geek Blog]
  • Is NFL Players Union Executive Director Gene Upshaw on the way out? One only can hope. [Every Morning Quarterback]

For more great reads, check out my Google Reader Shared Items page.

Last early mock draft update: 21 – 31

Well, this is it.  The last installment of The Hazean’s early NFL mock draft series.

I want to give everyone enough time to digest these early mock drafts before the real draft at the end of April. That way you guys have time to forget about how bad these mock drafts have been each and every time, or how your team never got the right player. Hey, I tried.

But I also want to clear the way for The Hazean’s second-annual mock draft, which will be coming your way the week of the NFL draft. We have assembled a group of fine participants for the mock, which will get started in early April. Make sure to spend some time visiting their blogs/sites.

In the meantime, enjoy this, the final installment, of The Hazean’s early mock draft series. Hit the jump for the final third of the 2008 draft. Continue reading

Last early mock draft update: 11 – 20

Big changes have happened to the middle part of the first round after the transactions of free agency.

There are a few newcomers to the crop. Pittsburgh’s Jeff Otah and Vanderbilt’s Chris Williams — both offensive tackles — make their way into the first round in the latest mock.

Several other players moved up or down this time around as well.

One notable move is Oregon’s Jonathan Stewart, who, despite recently having toe surgery which will keep him out of action for several months, moved up a couple spots to Detroit. For the rest of picks No. 11 – 20, hit the jump. Continue reading