We’ve successfully made it through three rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft and I can promise you no one had it playing out the way it has. Forget all the surprises last night, I think we can safely say no one expected guys like D.K. Metcalf and A.J. Brown to be available well into the second round.
Now that the dust has settled, here are six players who were taken tonight who I think are in line for some serious fantasy consideration this year, starting with the Hulk himself.
WR D.K. Metcalf to the Seahawks
YES! YES! YES! It took awhile for Metcalf to get drafted but I could’ve have asked for a better landing spot for him. Well, I could have and I did. The Colts would’ve been nice. However, the Seahawks’ offense loves to throw the ball deep to speedy receivers—let’s not forget the season that Tyler Lockett is coming off of—and Metcalf gives them the size they’ve been lacking on the boundary. Say hello to Russell Wilson’s new best friend.
WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to the Eagles
Do not be surprised when JJAW (first of all, AMAZING new nickname) finishes his rookie year with double digit touchdowns. He’s a 6-foot-2, 225 pound wide out who might just have the best release off the line of all the receivers in the draft and is now in an offense where Carson Wentz will just be ripping jump balls at him to haul in. Sign me the eff up for all of that.
Stanford WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside just toying with the TCU secondary; beating them with nuance & brute strength for 3 TDs - pic.twitter.com/P90akv6vi4— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) August 16, 2018
RB David Montgomery to the Bears
Who knows how all these running backs will pan out but I’m putting my faith in Montgomery this year. He’s the perfect replacement to Jordan Howard: a big, physical back who will be the perfect complement to Tarik Cohen. Howard’s fantasy value was all over the place last year but given the investment the Bears made in Montgomery, I’m thinking Matt Nagy will have a solid role for him to thrive in.
WR A.J. Brown to the Titans
A 100% steal from the Titans. Brown might be the best receiver in the draft and it’s crazy to me that he lasted deep into the second round. A quick message to Mr. Mariota: it’s prove it time. The Titans now on paper are loaded with offensive weapons and if Mariota can become the franchise quarterback that the Titans and the fantasy community have been waiting for, we’re in for a hell of a season in Tennessee. Brown will likely slide in opposite of Corey Davis with Adam Humphries in the slot but what gives me plenty of fantasy hope is Brown’s versatility. He can play all over the formation and I’m willing to bet the Titans will find ways to make sure he gets the ball into his hands.
WR Terry McLaurin to Washington
Have I ever seen tape of McLaurin before? No. Did I know of him before seeing his name pop up on the screen when he was drafted? No. However, he averaged 20 yards per catch and caught 11 touchdowns with Dwayne Haskins as his quarterback last year and I’m betting on that college connection to shine bright in the NFL. McLaurin is maybe not a draft worthy name in fantasy, but he’s certainly has the potential to be a waiver wire darling.
TE Jace Sternberger to the Packers
I tried my best to speak Noah Fant to the Packers into existence but hey, I’ll take this as a consolation prize. Last year, Sternberger averaged more than 17.3 yards per catch and caught 10 touchdowns and he comes into the league as a skilled route runner who will be able to make an impact on the field from day one. We might finally have a fantasy worthy tight end in Green Bay you guys!
Also I have no idea what to make of the Patriots drafting Damien Harris. Is this goodbye to Sexy Rexy Burkhead? Pour some out.
What was your favorite fantasy landing spot?
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Metcalf to the Seahawks
Arcega-Whiteside to the Eagles
Montgomery to the Bears
Brown to the Titans
Sternberger to the Packers
McLaurin to Washington