2021 SuperFlex Dynasty 3-Round Rookie Mock Draft (Post-NFL Draft)

With so many dynasty leagues either converting to or starting off as SuperFlex leagues, we figured we better follow up our 1QB rookie mock draft with a SuperFlex three-round rookie mock as well.

Just like our 1QB mock, the same four Loaded Box contributors have made the picks and provided reasons for each selection below. Take a look at all three rounds and let us know which players were taken either too high or too low on Twitter or in the comments section below.

Round One:

1.01: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
(pick made by Ryan Miner)

This was the easiest draft pick of them all as we knew that Lawrence was going No. 1 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars. We have all heard that he’s the best prospect to come out since Andrew Luck. He was assumed four years ago as the first pick when he entered the NFL Draft, and here we are. Plus pairing him with former teammate Travis Etienne at pick 25 will give him a familiar face to grow with as Trevor Lawrence will be a name mentioned in the QB1 discussion for the next 10+ years (once he solidifies himself)

1.02: Zach Wilson, QB, New York Jets
(pick made by Ben Morgan)

This pick was commonly mocked as Justin Fields pre-draft, however, with Fields falling to Chicago at No. 11, and the Jets surrounding Wilson with both playmakers and protection up front, I feel confident making Wilson the pick at 1.02. I’m typically low on Jets’ players when it comes to fantasy football, however, I’m going to give the Robert Saleh era a chance after acquiring the likes of Corey Davis, Elijah Moore and Michael Carter to go along with last year’s second-round pick, Denzel Mims

1.03: Trey Lance, QB, San Francisco 49ers
(pick made by DJ Premo)

This could not have been a better landing spot for Lance. He gets Kyle Shanahan as his coach in an offense made for QB’s to succeed. Add the running upside and you have a QB very close to Josh Allen. If you could go back and get Allen early in your SuperFlex, would you. The answer is yes. Yes, you would

1.04: Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears
(pick made by Mikey Ostrowski)

I could just as easily opt for one of the top-two runners here, but I won’t. I tend to shaft myself in all SuperFlex leagues so I’m not letting that happen here. In my opinion, Fields should have went No. 2 overall in real life. The guy is an absolute baller with some serious running upside – he’s going to be an excellent fantasy option the second he steps on the field for the first time

1.05: Najee Harris, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
(pick made by Ryan Miner)

For instant fantasy production that is guaranteed at the start of the 2021 season, you can’t go wrong with Harris. Harris is a three-down back and has high-end RB1 written all over him as Pittsburgh likes to feed its running back. Big Ben has his wide receiver core still in tact and having a running back with the ability to produce fantasy numbers similar to that of Le’Veon Bell in his prime will make Harris the steal of the draft. You’ve struck gold here

1.06: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
(pick made by Ben Morgan)

Landing the WR1 at 1.06 works for me. Cincinnati is the perfect landing spot for Chase. First, he is reunited with former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, so he already has chemistry with the guy throwing him the ball for the foreseeable future. Second, he’s joining a team that already has two solidified wide receivers, so he’s not going to be thrown into a sink-or-swim situation. There may be a handful of fantasy players out there that think joining a team with Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd is a bad thing for Chase, however, I’m of the belief that it’s just a matter of time before Chase becomes the team’s primary receiver and Higgins/Boyd play the “little brother” role. Don’t overthink this one. If you’re drafting in this range and you don’t have a glaring weakness at running back, go with Chase

1.07: Kyle Pitts, TE, Atlanta Falcons
(pick made by DJ Premo)

Not much analysis needed here. Obviously the QBs are going early in a SuperFlex league and now I get a shot at potentially the best pass-catching rookie in the draft. AND he plays tight end! Yes, please. Give me all of that. But I still hate tight ends (with the exception of Eva Mendez)

1.08: Travis Etienne, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
(pick made by Mikey Ostrowski)

Etienne was my pre-draft 1.01 (1QB) and he still holds that spot after being drafted to Jacksonville. Some are worried about James Robinson, meanwhile the people with common sense realize that Etienne was purposely reunited with his college QB as the 25th-overall player off of the board. The connection will stay alive and he’ll immediately have the majority RB role out of that backfield. He’ll be a PPR machine

1.09: Mac Jones, QB, New England Patriots
(pick made by Ryan Miner)

Bill Belichick did it again. Gets his guy without even having to trade up for him. I love Jones’ mechanics and I don’t think we’ll be too far into the 2021 season before he’s starting. He proved at the Senior Bowl that he can perform without being surrounded by top-tier Alabama talent. This kid has the intelligence to succeed at the next level and Belichick will undoubtedly turn him into a QB that will once again frustrate us non-Patriots fans for years to come

1.10: Javonte Williams, RB, Denver Broncos
(pick made by Ben Morgan)

While Najee Harris remains my RB1, I still rank Williams as my RB2 post-NFL Draft over Travis Etienne. Landing Williams at 1.10 feels pretty accurate considering how the NFL Draft turned out, but keep in mind that Melvin Gordon is due to hit free agency after this upcoming season. At that point in time I believe the running back room will belong to Williams, and depending on who they bring in to compliment him in the future, he’ll routinely be in the mix as a top 10-12 running back

1.11: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Miami Dolphins
(pick made by DJ Premo)

In my humble opinion, Waddle was the second-best WR in this draft. My biggest fear is that his QB is Tua Tagovailoa and he isn’t as good as Dolphins fans (Ben) want to make believe he is. The silver lining, even if he isn’t great, he played with Waddle in college and there’s a chance he might play favorites and force feed Waddle the ball. One way or the other, I believe this guy is very talented and is a guy who will continue to get better and be on your roster for the foreseeable future

1.12: DeVonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
(pick made by Mikey Ostrowski)

Smith shouldn’t fall out of the first round in any format, so taking him here is a no brainer. The Heisman winner may be small, but he plays like the biggest dude out there. He’s oozing with talent and if used right, arguably has the biggest ceiling of any of the receivers from the 2021 draft class… like I said, I will not let this man fall out of the first round

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Round Two:

2.01: Elijah Moore, WR, New York Jets
(pick made by Ryan Miner)

The New York Jets had a solid draft building on from pick No. 2 in Zach Wilson by both protecting him and giving him weapons. Day two the Jets waisted no time in selecting Moore and he should go directly into a starting role. Sure Jamison Crowder is still there, but he’s owed around $11M this season. If they cut him, it only cost them $1M. Moore will be a solid pick for you towards the end of round one

2.02: Terrace Marshall, WR, Carolina Panthers
(pick made by Ben Morgan)

I selected Marshall at 1.08 in our non-SuperFlex mock, so rather than reinventing the wheel, here’s what I said there: Projected by most as a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft prior to medical information being released, Marshall fell to the Carolina Panthers in the second round with the 59th-overall pick. Despite D.J. Moore locked into WR1 duties, Marshall appears to be in line to pick up WR2 duties in the not-so-distant future as Robby Anderson is slated to be an unrestricted free agent following the ’21 season. We’re putting some faith in Sam Darnold with this selection, but I believe the opportunity he’ll receive in Carolina could be exactly what he needs to turn his career around

2.03: Trey Sermon, RB, San Francisco 49ers
(pick made by DJ Premo)

Niners fans better sit down and listen because Sermon is about to preach. Trey’s primary competition is Raheem Mostert and we all know how much Kyle Shanahan loves to ride the hot hand. He is just waiting for someone to go off and he will continue to feed Sermon the rock, if he is that guy. This may be the best landing spot for any running back in this entire draft and Sermon can add to an already competitive dynasty team

2.04: Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens
(pick made by Mikey Ostrowski)

Bateman was my WR5 before the draft and that hasn’t changed with him landing in Baltimore. Bateman factors in as the near-immediate WR1 in Baltimore, and with how heavy the Ravens went receiver in the draft, it leads me to believe that they’re going to finally start throwing the ball more. Bateman is uber talented, and while I can’t see him ever being an elite player, I can’t see him being a bust either. I figure he’ll be a very solid fantasy WR2 for many years to come and I’m more than happy to land him in the early/mid second round

2.05: Kadarius Toney, WR, New York Giants
(pick made by Ryan Miner)

I knew that Toney was going to be a first-round pick, but was hoping he would have fallen to the Packers. I would have absolutely loved that pick and would have reached for him over Elijah Moore earlier in the draft if that would have happened. Dave Gettleman is trying to build around Daniel “Danny Dimes” Jones and I’m excited to see how they decide to roll out the combination of Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Toney. This team now has some legit weapons and I see Toney producing WR4/5 numbers for fantasy teams. Not great to start, but in the middle of the second round of rookie drafts you can’t go wrong on a player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft

2.06: Michael Carter, RB, New York Jets
(pick made by Ben Morgan)

I admittedly wasn’t very high on Carter heading into the NFL Draft, but I can’t help but love his landing spot with the Jets. He enters a running back room primarily consisting of La’Mical Perine and Tevin Coleman, so if that doesn’t get you at least a little excited, you should check to make sure you still have a pulse. The Jets’ offense is loading up, and if things go as planned and they turn into an offense that finally starts putting up points, I give Carter a pretty solid percentage chance of being the team’s leading fantasy scorer at the running back position

2.07: Amari Rodgers, WR, Green Bay Packers
(pick made by DJ Premo)

This pick is very dependent on if Aaron Rodgers is the QB for the Green Bay Packers. I strongly believe he will be, and if that is the case, Amari Rodgers immediately because a key cog in this offense as a guy to use in the jet sweep game as well as slot position. He is an immediate producer with A-Rod at the helm

2.08: Rondale Moore, WR, Arizona Cardinals
(pick made by Mikey Ostrowski)

Heading into the NFL Draft, I was super intrigued to see where Moore would end up. Arizona wasn’t the most ideal landing spot, but I suppose it could be worse. Still, grabbing a guy at 2.08 that was a pre-draft favorite to go top 15 in SF formats ain’t too shabby. That offense is a creative one and will most definitely create tons of opportunities for Moore. It’ll be interesting to see how a guy of his stature will perform as a pro, but he’s quick, strong and incredibly hard to tackle

2.09: Kellen Mond, QB, Minnesota Vikings
(pick made by Ryan Miner)

I love Mond’s landing spot at No. 66 overall to the Minnesota Vikings. Kirk Cousins hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations and right now is the perfect time to get his successor. I don’t see Minnesota handing the reigns over to Mond this upcoming season, but there’s a chance for this kid in 2022 or 2023. Most scouts saw his inconsistencies in his decision making, accuracy, timing and pocket awareness, which throws up red flags. These issues can be worked out over the next couple of seasons, which is the reason why he’ll fall in rookie drafts. If he can improve these qualities over the next couple of years, his athleticism and experience (has the most starts of all quarterbacks drafted this year) will provide him the opportunity to be the next Vikings’ quarterback

2.10: Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
(pick made by Ben Morgan)

Pre-draft I considered Gainwell just behind the “big three” running backs. However, after falling to the fifth round and landing with the Philadelphia Eagles, my expectations have cooled… to say the least. I don’t absolutely hate the landing spot, but I was really hoping he’d land in a situation where he could compete for RB1 status on his team. With Miles Sanders in the fold, this dream doesn’t seem very realistic. With that being said, I still find value in Gainwell towards the end of the second round, and with the way teams are turning to the running-back-by-committee approach, I’m going to trust my pre-draft evaluation of Gainwell and give him the green light here

2.11: Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, New England Patriots
(pick made by DJ Premo)

I feel as if Sony Michel’s time is coming to an end and Bill Belichick is looking for his next battering-ram running back. Belichick loves his running backs cheap and enjoys running them into the ground while they are cheap. Stevenson will be a good flex option in your leagues as he will have the potential to score multiple touchdowns on any given Sunday

2.12: Dyami Brown, WR, Washington Football Team
(pick made by Mikey Ostrowski)

I’m probably the biggest Dyami fan out there… seriously, the guy is good. Real good. He’d be a lot higher on my rankings had he landed in a better spot, but it’s going to be hard to find any immediate production in Washington. Regardless, he’ll have a role and could develop into a great receiver for them within 2-3 years

Round Three:

3.01: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, Detroit Lions
(pick made by Ryan Miner)

After losing six of their seven wideouts who caught passes last season, St. Brown landed in the perfect spot for an NFL team who NEEDS wide receivers. Landing this 5’11”, 197-lbs receiver isn’t a bad way for you to begin the third round of your SuperFlex rookie draft. He has the capability to play bigger than what he is and will be the only Lions’ wide receiver I would want, even in redraft

3.02: Pat Freiermuth, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
(pick made by Ben Morgan)

I’ll bite and be the first to select a tight end not named Kyle Pitts. I wasn’t a huge Freiermuth fan heading into the NFL Draft, but I can’t complain about his landing spot as I think Pittsburgh is a great fit for him. Eric Ebron is the only current Steelers’ tight end that stands between Freiermuth and the field, and while I’m sure it’ll take a little while for Freiermuth to adapt to playing at the next level, I really like is long-term upside once Ebron is out of the picture

3.03: Tutu Atwell, WR, Los Angeles Rams
(pick made by DJ Premo)

I love the idea of Tutu more than I may actually love Tutu. I feel as if people are forgetting Matt Stafford is really good and he also plays QB for the Los Angeles Rams. He will have a specific role in this offense and I am hoping that role grows into a full blown Deebo Samuel type role

3.04: Nico Collins, WR, Houston Texans
(pick made by Mikey Ostrowski)

Collins is a big dude and could take over as the Texans’ biggest redzone target from day one. I have no idea who will be throwing it to him, but I don’t care. He’s got enough talent to make the opportunity an exciting one and getting him in the third round of rookie drafts feels like great value. You’re obviously not expecting day-one production from guys you grab this late and I’ll be more than happy to park him on my taxi squad for a couple of years while he develops

3.05: Davis Mills, QB, Houston Texans
(pick made by Ryan Miner)

Houston’s first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft came in the third round in the form of Davis Mills, making a muddy picture a little more clear that they don’t expect Deshaun Watson back this season, or at all. Fellow rookies Kellen Mond and Kyle Trask were both drafted before Mills, but Mills has the better chance of starter before either of those. Mills’ resume isn’t very strong as he started 11 games over two seasons throwing for 3,468 yards, 18 passing touchdowns and eight interceptions along with 63 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. The kid has the ability, but with it being so limited, it’s hard to get a good feeling on what to do with him, but getting him in the third for the “what if” potential is worth the risk

3.06: Chuba Hubbard, RB, Carolina Panthers
(pick made by Ben Morgan)

I said this on our most recent podcast episode so I’ll paraphrase here – I wanted Hubbard to land on an NFL team where he could be maximized in an RB2 role. That may be a bit confusing to fantasy players because you typically want your running backs to be the lead back for a team, but since we’ve seen more teams tread towards the committee approach, I think Hubbard is best utilized as a change-of-pace back for a team rather than carrying the load. My ideal landing spot was New Orleans behind Alvin Kamara, but going to Carolina behind Christian McCaffrey works for me. Since I don’t think Hubbard has what it takes to carry the load for a team over the course of a full season, the best-case scenario is landing in a prominent RB2 role for a team – and landing that in the middle of the third round of your rookie draft is about as good as you can ask for

3.07: Kyle Trask, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(pick made by DJ Premo)

This is a SuperFlex league and quarterbacks are extremely important. Task won’t make an immediate impact but he gets to work behind one of the most savvy QBs to play the game. Trask gets a minute to sit behind Tom Brady and soak in everything he has to say. Brady was informed on the decision to draft Trask and has no saltiness about the draft pick. Opposite of what the Packers did to Aaron Rodgers. Hopefully the opportunity to sit behind Brady gives Trask the time he needs to be a star QB in the league

3.08: Dez Fitzpatrick, WR, Tennessee Titans
(pick made by Mikey Ostrowski)

I’m not really that high on Fitzpatrick, but the Titans are, and he may have the best chance at being their WR2 as soon as this season. Outside of Josh Reynolds, there really is no competition for the #2 role. He’s got enough talent to make it happen and the Titans are thin enough at the position to where Dez could be this year’s Darnell Mooney

3.09: Josh Palmer, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
(pick made by Ryan Miner)

I’ll start by saying that I’m not as high on Palmer as the Chargers are after spending a third-round (77th overall) pick on him. He was moving up many NFL Draft boards as the draft inched closer following a solid week at the Senior Bowl; and now Justin Herbert adds another weapon to his arsenal in the form of the 6’1″, 210-pound Palmer

3.10: Cornell Powell, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
(pick made by Ben Morgan)

Powell played five years at Clemson but didn’t have his statistical breakthrough until 2020 when he brought in 53 receptions for 882 yards and seven touchdowns. He doesn’t land in the Sammy Watkins, DeAndre Hopkins, Mike Williams, etc, line of Clemson wide receivers, hence why he lasted until the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He’s got decent size (6’0″, 210 lbs) and his frame allows him to compete for contested catches, but he lacks elite athleticism and struggles with consistency, which will likely keep him down on the Chiefs’ wide receiver depth chart. However, given the fact that we’re at pick 3.10 and I have the chance to land a player that has the potential to be on the receiving end of passes from Patrick Mahomes, I’ll go ahead and sign up for Powell since maybe there’s a chance injuries or other factors eventually push him up in the pecking order

3.11: Brevin Jordan, TE, Houston Texans
(pick made by DJ Premo)

At this point it’s time to start taking shots in the dark. Jordan doesn’t have much competition at tight end in this Texans’ offense, so as long as he performs well in training camp and preseason he’ll have a role. The quarterback situation is a question mark but someone has to score points. Why not Jordan? This is another premium position so fantasy players need to take chances and hope their selection pops

3.12: Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR, Minnesota Vikings
(pick made by Mikey Ostrowski)

ISM is fast, shifty and could be worked into the Vikings’ offensive plans fairly quickly. There’s a decent chance that he could start off as a special teams guy, but his Swiss-Army Knife playstyle should have the coaches excited to draw up a few new plays. Admittedly, I didn’t do too much research on him ahead of the NFL Draft, but he’s a name that I’ve seen tossed around a lot. I’ve watched some of his film recently, and while I didn’t see anything incredibly special, I did see some stuff that I really liked. He’s nothing more than a flier at this point, but what player selected #36 overall in your rookie draft comes with any sort of guarantee anyway?

Be sure to check out our dynasty rookie rankings that feature an overall big board and positional rankings!

Ryan Miner is a featured blogger for the Loaded Box Podcast. Check out his article archive and find more from the Loaded Box on Twitter & Facebook

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