Draft kit | Deep sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies
Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys: For whatever reason, Romo always falls in the draft. You'll see Brees, Brady, Manning, Newton and Vick all selected in the first and second round, and come the 5th round there's Tony Romo staring at you with his year in, year out top 5 production at the position.
Tony Moeaki, TE, Chiefs: Before he got hurt, he looked to be making his way toward being included in that group of elite pass catching tight ends. He'll be available in the late middle rounds, and will end up as a top 10 producer at the position.
Jay Cutler, QB, Bears: He's got the weapons, he's got the hose, he's got the ability. There is no question this is the season that will remind us that Cutler, from a talent standpoint, is one of the best QB's in the league. I'm projecting a 4500 yard 30 TD season, and that's not because I'm from Chicagoâ¦or maybe it is.
Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers: He's going to be the top producing rookie running back in 2012. While others I your league are fighting one another to get Trent Richardson, you take the guy who will be Greg Schiano's Ray Rice in the NFL.
Reggie Wayne, WR, Colts: Remember, Andrew Luck had exactly zero legitimate outside options at Stanford last year. Wayne still has something left to offer, and Luck is going to relish the chance to show all the lunkheads that said he leaned on his tight ends too much they knew just enough about his situation to sound stupid. You watch, there's a 1000 yard season coming for Wayne.
Donald Brown, RB, Colts: He's going to be the guy in Indy. You can talk about Delone Carter all you want, but Brown will get the shot to be a bell cow. Andrew Luck is going to be able to pass the ball to the weapons he's been presented with, so 8 man fronts won't be the norm for defenses playing the colts. Get on Brown in those middle rounds, and barring injury you'll have a 16 week starter.
BenJarvus Green Ellis, RB, Bengals: I almost didn't put him on the list casue he's likely on everyone's sleeper slate. That means BJGE will likely go in the 3rd or perhaps late 2nd. But if he's there in the 4th, you know Marvin Lewis likes a bell cow back, and with AJ Green on the outside look for there to be open lanes for Green-Ellis to run through.
Josh Morgan, WR, Redskins: He was THE guy in San Francisco when healthy. You could see that he was ready to have a breakout season. Morgan will end up being the No. 1 receiver in Washington. I'm projecting a 900- to - 1,000 yard season with at least nine touchdowns.
Toby Gerhart, RB, Vikings: Why select a guaranteed backup in the mid rounds? Because we know Adrian Peterson isn't going to be ready week 1, and for at least half the season he'll likely be splitting carries with Gerhart. Toby acquitted himself pretty damn well as a fill in last year, and you could do a lot worse for your third back.
Titus Young, WR, Lions: He's going to end up being the No. 2 receiver in Detroit. He already started to establish that late in the season. 4 of his 6 TD's came in the final 4 weeks, and heading into 2012 why wouldn't you want Matt Stafford's 2nd option in the passing attack?