Round 1, Pick 8: Running back Saquon Barkley (New York Giants)
Round 2, Pick 5: Wide receiver Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers)
Round 3, Pick 8: Wide receiver Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Round 4, Pick 5: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)
Round 5, Pick 8: Running back Mark Ingram (New Orleans Saints)
Round 6, Pick 5: Wide receiver Chris Hogan (New England Patriots)
Round 7, Pick 8: Tight end Jimmy Graham (Green Bay Packers)
Round 8, Pick 5: Wide receiver Robert Woods (Los Angeles Rams)
Round 9, Pick 8: Running back Aaron Jones (Green Bay Packers)
Round 10, Pick 5: Running back Samaje Perine (Washington Redskins)
Round 11, Pick 8: Wide receiver, Will Fuller (Houston Texans)
Round 12, Pick 5: Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (Atlanta Falcons)
Round 13, Pick 8: Los Angeles Rams team defense
Round 14, Pick 5: Kicker Stephen Gostkowski (New England Patriots)
Round 15, Pick 8: Running back Doug Martin (Oakland Raiders)
Round 16, Pick 5: Quarterback Jared Goff (Los Angeles Rams)
In a standard league, we're looking for touchdowns. I think you have to go running back during Round 1 this year. Barkley should see all the goal line work, so that was a no brainer.
Adams and Evans were simply too good to pass up on during the second and third rounds.
You know the rules -- never take a quarterback early unless you can get Rodgers during the fourth round, as I did in this mock.
Taking just one running back during the first four rounds of a draft is not something I like to do. But once Ingram and Jones come back from suspension, they should get plenty of work in high-powered offenses, so I don't feel awful about my running backs.
I may not have considered drafting Graham this year had he not been paired with Rodgers in Green Bay.