The 2016 Post Draft NFL Rookie Rankings
Now that the NFL draft has ended, we can revisit our pre-draft rookie rankings and update them. Sixteen RotoViz scribes got together and ranked the top 60 dynasty fantasy football rookies.
These rankings include all positions. Don’t worry about the smallish visual; we’ll break it out in more detail below.
Here is the same information in table form:
|1||Elliott, Ezekiel DAL||DAL||RB||959|
|2||Coleman, Corey CLE||CLE||WR||941|
|3||Treadwell, Laquon MIN||MIN||WR||915|
|4||Doctson, Josh WAS||WAS||WR||897|
|5||Shepard, Sterling NYG||NYG||WR||879|
|6||Fuller, Will HOU||HOU||WR||853|
|7||Boyd, Tyler CIN||CIN||WR||852|
|8||Henry, Derrick TEN||TEN||RB||851|
|9||Thomas, Michael NOS||NOS||WR||818|
|10||Prosise, C.J. SEA||SEA||RB||817|
|11||Carroo, Leonte MIA||MIA||WR||789|
|12||Dixon, Kenneth BAL||BAL||RB||754|
|13||Drake, Kenyan MIA||MIA||RB||735|
|14||Booker, Devontae DEN||DEN||RB||731|
|15||Cooper, Pharoh RAM||RAM||WR||730|
|16||Howard, Jordan CHI||CHI||RB||691|
|17||Mitchell, Malcolm NEP||NEP||WR||676|
|18||Perkins, Paul NYG||NYG||RB||671|
|19||Ervin, Tyler HOU||HOU||RB||640|
|20||Goff, Jared RAM||RAM||QB||634|
|21||Higgins, Rashard CLE||CLE||WR||605|
|22||Henry, Hunter SDC||SDC||TE||594|
|23||Smallwood, Wendell PHI||PHI||RB||584|
|24||Marshall, Keith WAS||WAS||RB||579|
|25||Lynch, Paxton DEN||DEN||QB||567|
|26||Thomas, Mike RAM||RAM||WR||555|
|27||Miller, Braxton HOU||HOU||WR||532|
|28||Wentz, Carson PHI||PHI||QB||532|
|29||Sharpe, Tajae TEN||TEN||WR||514|
|30||Lasco, Daniel NO||NO||RB||469|
|31||Lewis, Roger NYG||NYG||WR||445|
|32||Washington, DeAndre, OAK||OAK||RB||444|
|33||Garrett, Keyarris CAR||CAR||WR||427|
|34||Ferguson, Josh IND||IND||RB||421|
|35||Louis, Ricardo CLE||CLE||WR||414|
|36||Hooper, Austin ATL||ATL||TE||410|
|37||Moore, Chris BAL||BAL||WR||409|
|38||Collins, Alex SEA||SEA||RB||375|
|39||Williams, Jonathan BUF||BUF||RB||360|
|40||Higbee, Tyler RAM||RAM||TE||285|
|41||Coprich, Marshaun NYG||NYG||RB||229|
|42||Payton, Jordan CLE||CLE||WR||223|
|43||Hackenberg, Christian NYJ||NYJ||QB||205|
|44||Braverman, Daniel CHI||CHI||WR||189|
|45||Kessler, Cody CLE||CLE||QB||177|
|46||Prescott, Dak DAL||DAL||QB||176|
|47||Jackson, Darius DAL||DAL||RB||167|
|48||Burbridge, Aaron SFO||SFO||WR||150|
|49||Boehringer, Moritz MIN||MIN||WR||144|
|50||Robinson Demarcus KC||KC||WR||142|
|51||Peake, Charone NYJ||NYJ||WR||141|
|52||Cajuste, Devon SFO||SFO||WR||136|
|53||Devalve, Seth CLE||CLE||TE||136|
|54||Listenbee, Kolby BUF||BUF||WR||127|
|55||Jones, Cardale BUF||BUF||QB||123|
|56||Marshall, Byron PHI||PHI||WR||122|
|57||Adams, Jerell NYG||NYG||TE||105|
|58||Sharp, Hunter PHI||PHI||WR||98|
|59||Duarte, Thomas MIA||MIA||TE||97|
|60||Taylor, Kelvin SFO||SFO||RB||97|
You can see that no natural tiers are created, which could just say that we’re mostly in agreement about the order. For instance, we have Ezekiel Elliott ahead of Corey Coleman, but there’s also a lot of agreement that Coleman should be second. If instead there was a lot of disagreement that Coleman is second then what you’d see is a big drop from Elliott to Coleman. Let’s go through them round-by-round as it were, imagining a rookie draft that followed these rankings, looking first at the top 12, then the next 12, etc.
The Top 12
For reference, here’s how the scoring works. Sixteen rankers x 60 players ranked = maximum score of 960 points.
No. 13 to No. 24
Another flat tier. This time, Kenyan Drake, Devontae Booker, and Pharoh Cooper come in with very similar scores. There’s a drop down to Jordan Howard – Malcolm Mitchell – Paul Perkins, and then another drop to the Tyler Ervin level.
We also get two new positions represented, with quarterback Jared Goff and tight end Hunter Henry.
No. 25 – No. 36
QB Paxton Lynch leads things off in this tier, followed by the second Rams WR, who also happens to be the second Mike Thomas. Next, Braxton Miller and Carson Wentz get equal scores.
Starting with Daniel Lasco, we drop below 50 percent of the maximum possible score per player. We’re entering the part of the rankings where things get a lot more speculative. Odds are longer for these players, but if they hit, guys like Roger Lewis, Keyarris Garrett, and Josh Ferguson could really pay off.
No. 37 to No. 48
This tier doesn’t offer much, if any, immediate value. But you’ll still find some intriguing names like Tyler Higbee, Marshaun Coprich, and QBs Cody Kessler and Dak Prescott.
No. 49 to No. 60
The final tier is led off by everyone’s favorite German, Moritz Boehringer, followed by Kansas City’s Demarcus Robinson, and the Jets Charone Peake. Lots of physical talent and potential there, but also really low floors.
And finally, because you might be curious about how each of the 16 rankers differed, here’s a Google Sheet for you to explore.