The New Stars of HAW: Offense

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  1. RFF

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    Note: This list includes players who have been drafted since the M16 cycle began (2016 draft). It's based predominantly on who are the best drafted players today, with future potential acting only as a tiebreaker of sorts. Thus it is not a "best picks" list per se, since current rookies who were fantastic picks haven't had 3.5 seasons of development time the way the Class of 2016 has had.

    Grading system was based on my own personal bias weighing all key attributes for each position.


    So without further ado, the Who's Who of players you need to know if you don't already:


    Quarterbacks

    Superstar Tier

    1.) Jimmy Russell (DAL)
    - A very appropriate first entry to this series. Unless you're new to the league, you knew who was going to top this list of drafted QBs. Russell was the 1st overall pick of the Class of 2016 and has lived up to billing, as he currently leads the 10-1 Cowboys who boast one of the best offenses in the league. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506769/attributes

    2.) Jordan Vereen (ATL) - In a nail biter for the #2 spot, the #1 overall pick of the 2017 class gets the nod. He's kept the Falcons in perennial Super Bowl contention even after the departure of Matty Ice and has been the most efficient QB in the league so far in 2019. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505559/attributes

    3.) Evan Meyer (CLE) - The #3 overall pick in 2018 has developed into a superstar in his own right, currently just behind Andrew Luck for the passing yards trophy and on pace for over 5,000 yards and 30 TDs. That's good company. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5502514/attributes

    Star Tier
    4.) Alveron Mason (GB) - 2019 1st Rd, Pick 2 ROOKIE http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506799/attributes
    5.) Jordan Watkins (SD) - 2018 1st Rd, Pick 2 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505633/attributes
    6.) Dan Landrum (PIT) - 2017 2nd Rd, Pick 11 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505484/attributes
    7.) Wyatt Graham (NO) - 2019 1st Rd, Pick 26 ROOKIE http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506127/attributes


    Running Backs

    Superstar Tier
    1.) Oscar Hull (HOU)
    - 2017 Rd 1, Pick 15 - The most complete young back in the league. Elite athleticism, strong enough to barrel forward for the extra yard, excellent receiving skills for the dual threat, and top-tier ball protection. Currently leading the league in YPC among backs with 60+ carries. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506984/attributes

    2.) Lenex Brandon (TEN) - 2017 Rd 1, Pick 31 - Lacking top-end speed & elusiveness and slightly shaky in ball protection, but is a 221 lb monster with surprising agility & the moves of a much smaller back. Has the potential to carry an offense on a given day and is one of the top red zone backs in the league. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506770/attributes

    3.) Javarie Sims (NE) - 2017 Rd 1, Pick 5 - Rounding out the stacked 2017 class, Sims boasts elite speed & elusiveness in an athletic 201 lb frame, possesses a devastating stutter step and enough oomph to be a three-down back while keeping goal line duties. Slightly shaky in ball protection & not as agile as some of the other elite backs. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505946/attributes

    4.) Quadir Parks (AUS) - 2016 Rd 2, Pick 9 - Physical specimen with excellent burst, enough speed to stretch the sidelines, and at 228 lbs already he is among the most bruising between-the-tackles runners in the game. Lacks the elite defender-juking moves of the elite backs but makes up for it with brute force. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506186/attributes

    Star Tier
    5.) Brenden Bars (MIA) - 2016 Rd 2, Pick 25 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505881/attributes
    6.) Eduardo Cole (CLE) - 2018 Rd 1, Pick 16 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5507045/attributes
    7.) Aram Still (ATL) - 2018 Rd 3, Pick 31 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506134/attributes



    Coming soon... Receivers, Tight Ends & Offensive Line
     
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  2. Freakskull

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    Great stuff man! Mason has developed better than I could have ever dreamed but having Lacy to be the workhorse helps him out a ton.
     
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    Wide Receivers

    Superstar Tier
    1.) Tyrone Collins (CLE)
    - 2018 Rd 2, Pick 2 - Amidst a tight-bunched group of young mega-talented WRs, what separates Collins is his versatility. He has lethal speed & agility to stretch the defense, but he pairs that with disciplined footwork & understanding of the route tree, making him difficult to stuff at the LOS. He can beat you at any level of the field, where many players of his insane athleticism are strictly vertical threats. He only lacks the size to punish 1on1 coverage via jump balls--but good luck keeping up with him to make it one. Currently on pace for nearly 1,600 yards and 10 TDs in Cleveland's high flying aerial attack. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506732/attributes

    2.) Dre Dixon (NYG) - 2017 Rd 1, Pick 2 - Very similar player to Collins, Dixon was a top 3 pick who has not disappointed. He's a bit undersized but not by as much as Collins, and he has the athleticism & ball skills to be a jump ball threat where Collins is not. He's a bit less polished running the entire route tree, but has ultra-elite athleticism to make up for it and excellent ability to beat pressing corners. On pace for 1,600 yards and 14-15 TDs this season. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506230/attributes

    3.) Andrew Foreman (GB) - 2018 Rd 3, Pick 24 - Talk about a draft gem, Foreman would make anyone's All Draft Values list. Foreman has become an emerging #1 WR out of the third round. While his top-end speed is average at best, his combo of elite acceleration off the snap & ability to break into hard routes are among the best in the league. He's got sufficient size & athleticism to punish smaller corners, but he can be susceptible at times to the press. Currently he's en route to prove his breakout rookie season was no fluke, with his 1100-1200 yd / 11-12 TD pace. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506287/attributes

    4.) Markus Ford (CAR) - 2016 Rd 1, Pick 18 - A highly touted prospect out of college whose fall to #18 came as a surprise at the time, he has proven this to be fortuitous. Another small burner like Collins & Dixon but without truly elite speed, he also lacks the precise route running ability to burn top end corners. And that's where the list ends: he's excellent off the snap, he's got marquee athleticism, and his ball skills are top notch. Currently he's on pace for his best season as a pro: 1,550 yards and 11-12 TDs. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5507052/attributes

    Star Tier
    5.) Donterius Fisher (MIA) - 2017 Rd 1, Pick 19 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506703/attributes
    6.) Rashad Dobbins (POR) - 2018 Rd 1, Pick 12 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506990/attributes



    Tight Ends

    Superstar Tier
    1a.) Kyle Vaughan (HOU)
    - 2017 Rd 1, Pick 20 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506654/attributes
    1b.) Ryan Bars (PIT) - 2017 Rd 1, Pick 17 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5507026/attributes
    These two were linked from the start. No TE has come out of the draft like either of these guys. Rumors are Pittsburgh agonized over whom to take at 17, and the primary reason HOU felt comfortable going for RB at #15 that year was because they were happy taking either at #20. As it turns out PIT slightly preferred Bars and HOU slightly preferred Vaughan, and it's pretty much a coin toss today. Both developed into superstars quickly, both are key cogs in balanced but intimidating offenses. Bars is a little faster, but Vaughan accelerates a hair quicker. Bars has slightly better ball skills at this stage of his career, but Vaughan runs crisper routes, is an inch taller & better at jump balls. Vaughan is a stronger & superior run blocker and a year younger, but Bars' reputation as an iron man who never misses a snap much less a game has been around since his college days. Bars & Vaughan are in a league of their own among young TEs.

    Star Tier
    3.) Barry Hennings (NYG) - 2016 Rd 1, Pick 12 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506800/attributes
    4.) Casey Roberts (POR) - 2017 Rd 2, Pick 19 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5507015/attributes
    5.) Kason Riley (LA) - 2018 Rd 1, Pick 27 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505513/attributes



    Offensive Line

    Superstar Tier
    1.) LT Gordon Jordan (HOU)
    - 2016 Rd 2, Pick 17 - As Houston's offensive line has aged, Jordan has moved from LG his rookie season to RT and now anchors Rodgers' blindside at LT. Has the speed to get wide on outside runs, the agility to stay in front of elite pass rushers, solid blocking technique, elite strength, & the intelligence to pick up blitzing linebackers. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506077/attributes

    2.) C Jackson Wade (LA) - 2016 Rd 2, Pick 1 - Impressive blocking technique, solid athleticism & strength, plus excellent awareness of his surroundings have helped Wade become the young leader of the Rams O-line. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506095/attributes

    3.) LG A.J. Patrick (DEN) - 2016 Rd 1, Pick 24 - Solid but unspectacular strength & athleticism, but perhaps the best technique of any lineman drafted in the past 4 seasons. Can be susceptible to disguised blitzes up the middle. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505919/attributes

    4.) C Chris Evans (BUF) - 2016 Rd 1, Pick 27 - This former first-rounder from the stacked 2016 class of linemen now anchors the middle of the Bills' sturdy line. Fairly athletic, extremely strong, and highly skilled. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505947/attributes

    5.) LG Sean Wilson (BUF) - 2016 Rd 2, Pick 15 - Just 20 picks after selecting Evans, the Bills shored up their interior O-line by taking Wilson. He isn't as well balanced of a blocker as some others on the list, but as a road grading run blocker, he's as good as it gets. Strong, comfortable laying hard blocks in space, accelerates quickly. Lacks ideal speed to get out in space and his pass blocking (both 1on1 and blitz recognition) is a step down. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506234/attributes

    6.) RT Anthony Galvin (CLE) - 2017 Rd 2, Pick 4 - Despite falling to the 2nd round, Galvin has developed into the best lineman from his draft class. Excellent acceleration & decent speed & athleticism allow him to flourish on sweeps & counters. Solid blocking technique & sufficient awareness. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5502523/attributes

    7.) RT Deontae Dukes (HOU) - 2017 Rd 1, Pick 25 - Did a nice job holding down the LT spot after Duane Brown's departure before being moved to the right side this season. With sufficient speed & agility, Dukes is also strong & big enough to hold up in the run game while possessing solid enough pass blocking technique to man the outside vs some of the premiere pass rushers in the AFC South. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506767/attributes

    Star Tier
    8.) RT Chris David (NYJ) - 2016 Rd 1, Pick 4 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506079/attributes
    9.) RG Branch Reynolds (ATL) - 2019 Rd 2, Pick 13 ROOKIE http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506217/attributes
    10.) LT Marquess Thomas (CAR) - 2019 Rd 1, Pick 9 ROOKIE http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5504959/attributes
    11.) C Brendan Roberts (DEN) - 2017 Rd 1, Pick 28 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5507031/attributes
    12. RT Deandre Riley (POR) - 2016 Rd 1, Pick 5 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505873/attributes



    Coming soon... DEFENSE
     
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  5. Freakskull

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    Could not agree more with the TE analysis, and you are right, I couldn't decide until it was my pick!
     
  6. akutozo

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    Fantastic write up so far.
     
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