2012 NFL Draft Review: AFC SOUTH

JF May 9, 2012 0

 

Justin Blackmon is a lot like Dez Bryant.

Justin Blackmon has the size / strength to be an immediate red zone threat (Photo by Shuttr King | KT)

Houston Texans

The Texans drafted two WR’s in this year’s draft. In the 3rd round they took Ohio State’s DeVier Posey and in the 4th round took Michigan State’s Keyshawn Martin. Posey is the player to keep an eye on. He could become the #3 and maybe even the #2 by the end of the year. The Texans cut Jacoby Jones after the draft, so that only increases both wide receivers stock. I say you can take a gamble on Posey in the last couple rounds of your fantasy draft.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts will have a few different rookies in the starting lineup, starting with Andrew Luck. With Luck being the #1 overall pick, he should still only be considered a backup on your team at best. The player that could have the biggest impact for his position is Cory Fleener. Not only was Fleener the #1 TE in the draft, he also has the chemistry with Luck to make him Luck’s favorite target from the start. The Colts also selected the #2 TE Dwayne Allen and WR T.Y Hilton, but they don’t project to have that much fantasy value. Luck should be a later round pick, unless you have a dynasty or a rookie position in your league. I think Fleener will be a top 10 TE and maybe even top 5 by the end of the year.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans took Kendall Wright in the 1st round in this year’s draft. Wright fell a little bit because of reports of him being out of shape and having a poor work ethic. Wright should come in and be the #3 WR on the team. He should only be a late round pick at best and is most likely a Free Agent pick up.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars finally have some WR’s to help its young QB. The Jags signed Laurent Robinson in the offseason and then traded up in the draft to select Justin Blackmon. Blackmon and Robinson should form a nice combo at the WR position. Blackmon could go as high as the 5th or 6th round, but because of the QB throwing him the ball (Blaine Gabbert), I wouldn’t draft him until the middle rounds (8th or 9th).

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