Dynasty Impact: Finally, Manziel is taken after the Browns trade up to get the quarterback. Pairing him with Josh Gordon will be a dynamic duo in dynasty circles but he could possibly sit for a year behind current starter Brian Hoyer. Manziel has the arm and wheels to be successful and will have the weapons to do well for many years. He’ll play behind a great offensive line as well. Manziel should challenge for the first quarterback taken in rookie dynasty drafts.
Dynasty Impact: Will immediately step in and start for the Packers where he should see plenty of action in the pass-happy NFC North. He played in a pro-style defense at Alabama and has the instincts and coverage skills to be a DB1 in IDP leagues. Doesn’t have the best size or speed but does have the tackling ability to tally 100 tackles a year.
Dynasty Impact: After trading up, the Saints get Brandin Cooks and his 4.33-speed. Putting him in the slot in that offense will lead to big numbers for Cooks right away and should be the second receiver off the board in dynasty rookie drafts. For Drew Brees, the Saints inject some youth in the receiving corps which should help sustain his crazy fantasy numbers. Cooks will be a high pick in 2014.
Dynasty Impact: Perhaps the most obvious positional need in this draft, the Dolphins picked a player in James that could start right away. His strength is in the pass game so Tannehill’s stock should go up. The extra protection should help anyone catching a pass from Tannehill including Mike Wallace and Charles Clay. Could play both the right or left tackle position.
Dynasty Impact: The top safety taken in the draft, Pryor is a big hitter that has the potential to be a DB1 with his range and tackling ability. Had more forced fumbles than interceptions in college and should start from day one. He’ll be coached by a defensive-minded Rex Ryan where he’ll play in the pass-happy AFC East.
Dynasty Impact: Playing inside, the Ravens fill the role they had hoped Arthur Brown would fill last year. Mosley could step right in and play alongside Daryl Smith who, surprisingly, came on strong last year and should help improve the Ravens defense overall. His smarts and quickness will fit perfectly in Baltimore where he could be a LB1/2 in dynasty formats right away. For Arthur Brown owners, stay tuned to see what role he’ll have.
Dynasty Impact: After passing on Johnny Manziel, the Cowboys go safe with tackle Zack Martin. Martin has the size and form to be a highly successful offensive lineman at the next level and could play anywhere. With Tyron Smith manning the left tackle position, Martin can conceivably play right tackle or left guard or anywhere really. This helps Tony Romo a ton along with DeMarco Murray.
Dynasty Impact: Shazier will add even more talent to a good, young linebacking corps in Pittsburgh. He could even play the middle which would only enhance his IDP value. Shazier is fast and plays to the ball despite lacking ideal size. However, Shazier could be a 100-tackle LB in IDP for many years to come. Could challenge Mosley for top ILB in rookie dynasty drafts.
Dynasty Impact: Donald creates a fearsome defensive line with Robert Quinn and Chris Long. Averaged almost 10 sacks per game playing the interior and has the capability to do the same in the NFL. Perhaps has more benefit for Long and Quinn as more attention given to the inside means less on the outside. Quinn should continue his dominance while Long could see a resurgence. In real life, the Rams have the makings of a great defense.