NFL Draft Recap - Rounds 2 and 3
After an uneventful Round 1 for fantasy purposes, Rounds 2 and 3 saw some key skill players come off the board. Let's take a look below:
Justin Hunter, WR, TEN - A tall downfield playmaker who isn't likely to see much run unless Kenny Britt gets hurt again. Last year's first-round pick, Kendall Wright is still around, as is Nate Washington - at least for now.
Zach Ertz, TE, PHI - Will likely begin behind Brent Celek as the team's No. 2 pass-catching tight end. Rookie tight ends rarely produce, so Ertz is a long shot to be relevant this year.
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN - Should serve as a quicker change-of-pace to BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Can catch passes out of the backfield, but small stature means Green-Ellis is likely to see the goal-line looks again.
Geno Smith, QB, NYJ - Smith should take over the Jets starting quarterback job before long, if not in training camp. He'll have a below-average receiving corps, and the offensive line wasn't good last year, either. But there's long-term upside here.
Robert Woods, WR, Bills - A polished player who could start right away, Woods lands in a poor passing offense, no matter who wins the job this year. Long-term, he could be a reliable target for rookie E.J. Manuel.
Gavin Escobar, TE, DAL - A decent prospect that's currently blocked by Jason Witten.
Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT - Smooth-running, big back who could push Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer for work right away.
Vance McDonald, TE, SF - Another speedy, pass-catching tight end, McDonald will play second fiddle to the even faster Vernon Davis.
Montee Ball, RB, DEN - A tough runner with quick feet, Ball could push Willis McGahee for touches this year.
Aaron Dobson, WR, NE - Dobson has good size, but lacks polish. He landed in a good situation as the Patriots have an elite passing game, but are not deep at wideout.
Eddie Lacy, RB, GB - Durability is the biggest question here, but if Lacy stays healthy, he could easily be the top back in a first-tier offense.
Christine Michael, RB, SEA - Stoutly built and athletic, Michael has upside if he were ever to get an opportunity. In Seattle, he'll be behind Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin.
Travis Kelce, TE, KC - Has good size and blocking ability. Could push Tony Moeaki and Anthony Fasano before too long.
Mike Glennon, QB, TB - Big immobile QB with a strong, accurate arm so long as he's comfortably in the pocket. Will back up Josh Freeman.
Terrance Williams, WR, DAL - Provides another weapon with size and speed behind Dez Bryant and Miles Austin.
Keenan Allen, WR, SD - Still recovering from a knee injury, Allen has good quickness for his size. Should begin the year as the No. 4 or No. 5 WR, but all the players ahead him are highly injury prone.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, BUF - A small, blazingly fast receiver who will likely begin the year as the team's No. 3 or No. 4.
Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT - Wheaton lands in a good spot with only Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders presenting major obstacles to targets.
Jordan Reed, TE, WAS - Strictly a pass-catching tight end, Reed could have a role right away, especially if Fred Davis is slow to return to full speed following an Achilles' injury.
Stedman Bailey, WR, STL - Another speedy target for Sam Bradford, Bailey will likely begin in a reserve role, though his competition at the wideout position is unestablished.
Knile Davis, RB, KC - Stout, fast back who struggled to return to form in 2012. Could back up Jamaal Charles.