We here at Mocking the Draft put together a bracket to match up the top 32 rookie quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends drafted in April. Put simply, it's a NCAA tournament style bracket to help us decide which rookie will score the most fantasy points this coming season. If you want to see the updated bracket with the results of the first round, click here. Today's match up: Brandon Weeden vs T.J. Graham.
Brandon Weeden beat out fellow rookie quarterback Russell Wilson to get to the second round. Bills fans blew up the vote for T.J. Graham against A.J. Jenkins.
Why vote for Weeden?
It looks like the Browns are Weeden's team. He will be starting and the inevitable outcome of a starting quarterback is fantasy points. If he can show some consistency at the quarterback position, his receivers are talented enough to produce solid numbers. Consistency could be enough to see him past the boom or bust fantasy pick that is T.J. Graham.
More after the jump.
Why vote against Weeden?
I still think Trent Richardson is going to be the workhorse of this team. The Browns will probably go run heavy, at least while Weeden makes his transition to the NFL. In goal line situations, they are going to run, not pass, meaning Richardson will get the touchdown points, not Weeden. It's hard to imagine a rookie quarterback throwing too many yards or touchdowns when Richardson is taking a major role in the offense.
Why vote for Graham?
As I mentioned earlier, he's a boom or bust fantasy pick. He'll probably not see many receptions, but his explosiveness could take any play all the way to the bank. He could have games where he only gets one catch, but that could go for a 50 yard touchdown. It's hard to predict.
Why vote against Graham?
He's too risky as a fantasy pick. He wont be a consistent threat as he lacks the proper route running to get open on anything other than deep routes. He might come away with very little receptions this year, which if he doesn't gain extra yards on, could produce some very underwhelming numbers.
Let us know who you voted for and why in the comments below. Tomorrow's match up: