Welcome to Sapp’s Season Six Mock Draft, version 2.0. Here I will discuss where I believe each prospect will land and with what team. Since we are now 6 games (at time of writing) into the season at the time of writing this, we can now predict who will be picking in what places (Thank you Wraiths
). With talent ranging from the first to the last pick, GMs will have to decide on if Quantity or Quality will be a deciding factor in who gets drafted where. With some prospects making a name for themselves early on with both their play on the field and the media they write, it will be interesting to see who will be the Cream of the crop, who will be the busts, and who will be the hidden Gems of this draft class. Enjoy!(Via Outlaws)Round 1:
Norman Bagwell || DT || Portland Pythons || + 0
Norman stays in the top spot of this mock draft by leading the DSFL in Sacks by a rookie, recording 5 sacks in just 6 games. However, He will now be drafted by the Legion who swapped spots with the Yeti after a disappointing loss in week 5. Bagwell still leads his fellow draft classmates in TPE, however they are starting to close the gap on him. The legion need a lot of help on the Defensive line as their best two players so far on the line are both toying with the idea of Retiring at the end of the season. It will be a large learning curve for Bagwell when he shows up and the Legion are hoping to be able to drag some veteran talent in to catch him up to speed much quicker.
Dwayne Aaron || WR || Portland Pythons || + 6
Making the largest leap into the first round is WR Dwayne Aaron, being selected at #2 by the Colorado Yeti. The Yeti have the worst offense in the NSFL and maybe NSFL history, scoring almost half as many points as the 2nd worst offense in the league. The main problem seems to be Nicholas Pierno, and whether this is because he is not a good quarterback, the talent around him is quite up to par, or if this a combination of both, the yeti need to find a way to turn things around and Aaron may be that guy, recording the 2nd most Receiving yards and the most TDs for rookies in the DSFL. He will almost instantly become the #1 Wide Receiver in Colorado and hopefully will jump start this offense to a competent degree.
Cordell Joshua || DE || Chicago Coyotes || + 0
Cordell Joshua stays put at #3 as he falls to the hawks, who need a little bit of help on the defensive side of the ball. Their Linebacking corps, who seemed all-pro during their first three years in the league, have now dropped off severely and the hawks better fix that fast if they want to compete again soon. He leads the DSFL in tackles for a loss and has also recorded 2 sacks and a safety in just 6 games so far. He is a force on defense, and hopes to bring that ferocity to the NSFL.
4th Overall: (Via Outlaws)
Brian Mills || LB || Tijuana Luchadores || - 2
Brian Mills is the only player to fall in this draft yet remain in the first round of the mock draft. The prospect out of Michigan and playing with the Luchadores of Tijuana has taken the league by storm, recording 64 tackles in just 6 games so far this season, and leading the league the other rookies by a wide margin. He has also recorded a Tackle for a loss as well as 2 sacks. The legion need as many defensive players as they can grab in this class, and pairing both Bagwell and Brian Mills together will make the middle of the field a nightmare for anyone trying to run up it.
Willy Nyquist || RB || San Antonio Marshals || + 0
The Liberty stay with their projected pick from the first mock draft and Take Willy Nyquist with the 5th overall pick. Willy is by far the best Running back prospect so far in the draft, leading the DSFL in Attempts, yards, and Touchdowns. His workhorse ability in the DSFL typically translates well to the NSFL, allowing the teams to use him at a rate that may tire out others much sooner. Willy has yet to find his hands though, only catching 2 balls so far this season for a total of 27 yards. Hopefully he will be able to find them by the time he makes it to the NSFL as Rove looks to be the next star QB of the league and a RB with hands will be a great addition to his arsenal.
Grey Slax || WR || San Antonio Marshals || + 1
Grey Slax is the first duplicate position player off the board, following the other top WR prospect in Dwayne Aaron. Despite having a slightly more yards and a higher yards per catch average, Aaron has not been able to peel away from Defenders as easily as he did while playing for the Eagles down in Fort Myers, but this is also not Division I-AA football that we are playing in the DSFL. If he wants to continue his rise to the top of the board, he will need to gain separation from his defenders and hold onto the ball when it is thrown his way, or he might slide down like he did earlier this year in the DSFL draft.
Elvin Enchant || LB || Tijuana Luchadores || + 4
Elvin has had a phenomenal year so far as a coverage Linebacker, Recording 3 pass deflections and an Interception to go along with 46 tackles and 3 sacks. The wraiths are in need of a lot of star power on the defensive side of the ball, as they have had trouble wrapping up receivers and tight ends after the catch, specifically on Dermot Lavelle’s side of the field. He has been a serviceable corner, but has not lived up to his #1 overall selection, and the wraiths do not want to whiff on this pick as well like Marcus Williams on Stefon Diggs this past Sunday. It looks like most teams have figured out their offense, and need to continue to round out their defense, so do not be surprised if you see Elvin climb a little higher on the draft boards before the season is over.
Bobby Ruckus || S || Portland Pythons || + 6
Bobby Ruckus Climbed the boards fast after he absolutely shut down opponent’s wide receivers in the past 4 games and recording his first interception of the season. He is becoming more and more like Cameron Taylor and making a lot of these so-called experts look very smart for finding the not-so-hidden comparison. The otters would like an upgrade on their current safety lineup as Tegan Atwell seems to have found her place cover slot Receivers in the Otters defense. Being able to get drafted by the defending champs in both the NSFL as well as the DSFL draft must feel pretty special for Bobby and we hope he lives up to the high expectations set for him.ROUND 2:
9th Overall: (Via Legion)
Austin Roenick || QB || Portland Pythons || + 8
Austin Roenick is the first QB taken off the board once again in this version of the mock draft. The Wraiths acquired the pick from the Legion in a trade that landed them Philip Carter in exchange for Joseph Askins, a 4th rounder, and a player sent down to the DSFL. Austin has been very impressive so far this season, leading the rookies in Percentage of completions as well as passer rating. He also has the lowest amount of interceptions of starting QBs. The Wraiths have said they are looking for a QB of the future and Austin may be that guy, however, it will be hard to dethrone Akselson who is leading the league in passing yards so far this season.
Borro Gore|| RB || Portland Pythons || + 11
The largest climb in the second round belongs to Borro Gore, who is selected by the Yeti at the 10th overall spot. He has started the year off slowly, only recording about 12 carries per game, but boy does he make them count. He has gotten into the endzone 3 times this season and hopes to continue his climb to the top of the running back leaderboards. The Yeti already have two great Running backs in Boss Tweed and S2 Rookie of the year in Darlane Farlane, but adding to the backfield will help take more pressure off of Pierno throwing the ball.
Bogdan Wojcik|| DT || Tijuana Luchadores || + 9
The Hawks grab another great defensive player in the draft by selecting Bogdan Wojcik out of Robert Morris and playing with the Tijuana Luchadores. They lost Ricardo Sandoval in a trade to the Legion where he was quickly traded to the Yeti, so being able to fill up the middle would be a great way to get back to the promise land for the hawks. With only having 2 sacks and 20 tackles so far this season, the hawks are hoping that the hype coming out of Tijuana comes to fruition and Bogdan is much more than what his stats are projecting.
12th Overall: (Via Outlaws)
Storm Woods || CB || San Antonio Marshals || - 3
Storm Woods falls a bit here to the Wraiths at 12th overall. His commitment to the league seems to have gotten people a little bit worried, but we were assured by his GM that everything is fine and he is ready to roar back in the coming weeks. The Wraiths pick up a very good player here at 12. Having 2 interceptions along with 2 pass deflections and a forced fumble really shows how well rounded this player is and may help round out the wraiths secondary.
Blessed Storm || WR || Portland Pythons || + 0
The Liberty are practically dead set on selecting Blessed Storm here at the 13th pick. They believe that he is right in the middle of reaching and being considered a steal in this draft. His stats have fallen quite a bit since the last mock draft, where he was ranked #5 in receiving yards, which he has now fallen to #10 in just 4 games, and is still without a touchdown on the season. Despite all this, the Liberty are sure they can tap into his potential and guide him right once he gets to the league as they are happy with his size compared to others in this league.
14th Overall: (Via Sabercats)
Arbin Asipi Jr. || QB || Tijuana Luchadores || - 2
Arbin Asipi Jr. is having a really rough go of it in the DSFL so far this season. He has 2 more interceptions than touchdowns, he has the least passing yards by over 200 yards and he has the second worst completion rate among starters. At this point, it might be best if he switched positions as he is really struggling to find his receivers and is leaning quite heavily on the least efficient rushing game in the DSFL. Something needs to change in Tijuana if Arbin wants to see his name called in the second round, let alone at all in this draft.
15th Overall: (Via Wraiths)
Borkus Maximus III || QB || Chicago Coyotes || - 5
At 15, the legion select Borkus Maximus III with a pick they just received in a trade form the Yellowknife Wraiths. Borkus is probably the 2nd best QB in this draft class but falls just beyond Arbin Asipi Jr. due to the fit that each player brings to the teams. The Legion are very happy with the decision the Outlaws made as they get their guy a pick later. He has done very well maintaining the game and has come up big late in close games. The Legion are hoping to groom Mr. Maximus behind Legion Legend Logan Noble before he is ready to take the reins, but the league should be on watch for when he steps onto the gridiron.
Rob Anderson || LB || San Antonio Marshals || + 9
The third Linebacker of the draft goes at the end of the second round to the Orange County Otters. Rob has recorded 4 sacks so far, tied for first among rookie prospects, and has also recorded a respectable 31 tackles this season. Although he did climb 9 spots between mock drafts, he is about where he should be projected, and a team found him that he should fit into well schematically. If he continues to improve, look for him to keep sliding his way to the top of the second round. ROUND 3:
Lil Bot || RB || Tijuana Luchadores || - 11
Lil Bot has fallen quite a bit, in fact, this is tied for the 2nd largest fall of any prospect in this draft. Part of this is due to less activity recently that has scared some GMs away, another part is his position which is a very tricky one to get right in the league, and also his personality, which will only fit with certain teams. With all of that in mind, we see him falling to the legion at 17. He has had a very mediocre start to the season, only averaging 3 yards on 94 carries, but hopes to bump that up to increase his draft stock in the coming weeks.
Glenn McPoyal || TE || Portland Pythons || - 14
The Yeti Select Glenn McPoyal here at #18, making it the third TE on their depth chart. 1 season after drafting Carlito Crush at #1 overall, are they ready to move on? There have been talks of position changes and how the players fit into their lineup better, but the yeti are banking on Best player available at this point, which Glenn, if he continues his activity, would be an absolute steal at 18. Expect him to move back up draft boards after the next few games.
Poopyface Tomatonose || TE || Chicago Coyotes || + 8
The 2nd Tight End off the board, and the 2nd consecutive one as well. Poopyface Tomatonose, a name you would most likely hear on a Key and Peele skit, has really been struggling of late, but finds a home with the Baltimore hawks at the 19th pick. The hawks have lived by putting bulky wide receivers in at the tight end position, but here they go with a full-fledged TE. His blocking ability will allow their running game to get going even more and he will help Blocksdale in the passing game by having those short-intermediate routes to bump up Blocksdale’s completion percentage. He seems to be the best fit for the hawks at this point in the draft.
20th Overall: (Via Outlaws)
Micycle McCormick || K || Chicago Coyotes || + 13
The Yeti traded for a kicker at the beginning of the season and ended up with Peg Leg, who has been perfect on FGs and has only missed 1 extra point so far this season. However, they may be looking to having a kicking competition come training camp next season. I believe they can work it out for both players having split duties, but Peg Leg better watch out as Micycle is coming up quick.
21st Overall: (Via Liberty)
Jack Dwyer || LB || Chicago Coyotes || - 5
Jack Dwyer was passed over at 16 in favor of Rob Anderson, and he will definitely have a chip on his shoulder for that. Jack has produced slightly more than Anderson in almost every category, but teams are unsure of how he will continue to progress going into the future. He definitely has the potential to make it in the big leagues, but he will have to bump those numbers up if he wants to regain that respect from the GMs.
22nd Overall: (Via Sabercats)
Vernon Collins || DE || Portland Pythons || + 1
The Wraiths add another defensive weapon in Vernon Collins at the #22 pick in the draft. They need to fill the hole the Bork is leaving them after he plans on retiring at the end of the year. Collins is the 2nd leading rookie in tackles for a loss and is quickly making a name for himself around the DSFL.
23rd Overall: (Via Wraiths)
Robby Rainey || RB || Chicago Coyotes || + 8
The outlaws need a running back to fill in for mackworthy who seems to have dipped in production the last few years. Robby Rainey may be a late round pick, but he can definitely be a difference maker in the right system. The outlaws are in some sort of limbo right now of both going for the playoffs and building for the future, and somehow I believe that Rainey can fit into either situation and produce how the outlaws need him to. Great late round pick up.
24th Overall: (Via Otters)
None Forfeit || K || Tijuana Luchadores || - 9
With the 24th pick in the draft, the Legion select None Forfeit who has been kicking field goals the past couple of years in the National Home School Football League. He did drop quite a bit in this draft, but rest assured, it was only because he needed to find the right fit. Most team are happy with the kickers they have at this point, but the legion may need to fill in. Gooney will be retiring after this year and we are unsure of Bojo’s future with the team as he has already missed 2 extra points this season and may already be on the backend of his career. Regardless, Forfeit will find a home in the NSFL and hopefully become a Grade-A Kicker in the near future. ROUND 4:
The fourth and fifth rounds of this draft are still a toss up and people could go literally anywhere. If your activity bumps up, you will no doubt move into the top 3 rounds.
Carter Bush || RB || San Antonio Marshals || - 6
26th Overall: (Via Yeti)
Antonio Legion || WR || Tijuana Luchadores || - 2
Mike Vick || QB || San Antonio Marshals || + 3
28th Overall: (Via Outlaws)
Egan Winter || CB || Portland Pythons || - 6
29th Overall: (Via Liberty)
Jerry Ricecake || WR || Chicago Coyotes || - 11
30th Overall: (Via Sabercats)
Tor Tuck || TE || Chicago Coyotes || - 2
31st overall: (Via Wraiths)
Clown Baby || TE || Tijuana Luchadores || + 5
Emanuel Bryant || WR || N/A || color=red]- 3[/color]ROUND 5:
Gustav Rodriguez || DT || Chicago Coyotes || - 7
Deez Nuts || DT || Chicago Coyotes || + 0
Wendell Blye || DE || Chicago Coyotes || - 3
Manson Killer || CB || Tijuana Luchadores || - 1
Mantis Toboggan || QB || Tijuana Luchadores || + 0
Max Dalton || QB || N/A || + 0