With a very deep class of rookies, we continue our top 25 fantasy rookies segment with the rest of the top 10.
6) Corey Davis (WR) Western Michigan
Davis was considered the best wideout in the 2016 preseason; however, he’s been leapfrogged by Williams on most expert boards. With that being said, Davis is still widely considered the second best prospect in the draft at WR and roughly 25% of experts still believe he could be selected before Williams. I predict he goes in the 10 to 20 range of the first round. He’s another solid WR4 as of today that could end up ahead of Williams depending on the passing game of the team that drafts him.
7) Alvin Kamara (RB) Tennessee
The former Volunteer would be a coveted fantasy selection in most rookie drafts, but he happens to be stuck in a draft class loaded at RB. With many high picking teams likely not to address RB in the first round (Eagles, Jets, Jaguars to name a few), Kamara should be on many teams radar early on Friday evening in the second round. He’s expected to immediately become a 1.5 starting RB in his rookie campaign, so he’s worth the mid-round flyer in snake drafts. He’s a solid RB3 until further notice.
8) OJ Howard (TE) Alabama
Howard is not only widely considered the best rookie talent at TE this offseason, some even claim that he’s the most talented TE in the draft in over 10 seasons if not ever. Few players have shot up the draft board as high as the former Crimson Tide player has, so he seems like a near lock for the top 10 this Thursday. His fantasy value is a bit undecided, but he’s certainly in the mid-TE2 conversation with a high ceiling.
9) John Ross (WR) Washington
We’ve heard as much about John Ross as we have about any rookie candidate (not named Joe Mixon). Ross smashed the 40 yard dash record making him the most talked about rookie during the combine. The former Washington burner also put together an excellent final collegiate season to boot. Although his draft position has fluctuated as of late, somebody will be too tempted by his blazing speed not to snag him in the middle-to-late first round. He’s a low end WR4 as of right now.
10) D’Onta Foreman (RB) Texas
As we’ve said before, this is a very rich draft class when it comes to RBs. Foreman was awarded the best RB in college football last season, but he’ll likely be the 6th RB selected this week. However, he could be the one that finds the best scenario as a late 2nd rounder that falls to the Packers or the Giants. Either way Foreman should be yet another immediate impact player that is a high end RB4 as of today.