FFL: One-Man Mock Draft

Here is my revised and updated version of the one-man mock draft, based on standard ESPN scoring and roster guidelines. Keep in mind that this is not how players are ranked, but one man's advance view of how the first six rounds of a draft should proceed this year.

Round One

1. Larry Johnson, RB, Chiefs: There are some growing concerns about the offensive line, but the interior still looks good for now and he should have a super year as expected.
2. Shaun Alexander, RB, Seahawks: If you're not sold on Johnson, Alexander is the safe pick. Unmatched for durability and high-level consistency.
3. LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, Chargers: Philip Rivers is already showing he can challenge defenses fairly regularly. He's not J.P. Losman, and Tomlinson isn't Willis McGahee.
4. Tiki Barber, RB, Giants: We're hearing whispers about Brandon Jacobs taking goal-line carries. Jacobs got the ball near the goal line last year, too, and Barber had an amazing year. He's not done yet.
5. Rudi Johnson, RB, Bengals: There's a lot of question marks about many other top RBs. Rudi comes with no worries, produces well against all types of opponents, and plays in a great offense behind a quality offensive line.
6. LaMont Jordan, RB, Raiders: Yes, the Raiders will be bad. They were bad last year, too, and Jordan was still very productive and versatile. He'll get his numbers both as a runner and pass-catcher.
7. Steven Jackson, RB, Rams: With regular carries, he's going to be very tough for defenses to stop, especially in the red zone. No one is tougher to bring down once he gains momentum and reaches the second level of defenders.
8. Edgerrin James, RB, Cardinals: The offensive line is simply too scary. He'll still be quite good, but there will be a very noticeable drop in his overall numbers, punctuated by a few frustrating outings.
9. Ronnie Brown, RB, Dolphins: You'll see his receiving skills become more apparent as long as Daunte Culpepper stays healthy. He's on the verge of fantasy stardom.
10. Peyton Manning, QB, Colts: If you're at the end of the first round in a 10- or 12-team league, and can still get a top RB when the order "snakes" back to you in the second round, Manning makes sense for you. If he doesn't fall to you, then go the double-RB route.