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Offseason Extra: Post Super Bowl mock draft

Senior Fantasy Writer
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It doesn't matter that quarterback play is as good as ever or passing games continue to thrive in the NFL. Running backs still dominate Fantasy Football. And 2013 might see a return to a running back-running back draft philosophy.

We recently held a 12-team standard mock draft following Super Bowl XLVII, and running backs went flying off the board early. There were 16 running backs drafted in the first 24 picks. By comparison, there were 12 running backs selected in the first two rounds in 2012 based on CBSSports.com Draft Averages.

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The reason? Getting a good corps of running backs is difficult, and the talent pool dries up rather quickly -- at least before we get to free agency and the draft when hopefully things improve. As you'll notice with the results below, backup running backs like Knowshon Moreno and Bernard Pierce were being drafted as early as Round 7. Even guys without a job like impending free agent Rashard Mendenhall went before two owners drafted a quarterback. It's worth it to grab as many quality running backs as you can.

Receiver and quarterback are the two positions with the most depth, so you'll be able to wait on drafting either spot. Only Calvin Johnson was drafted in Round 1, as expected, and the Top 3 quarterbacks weren't taken until Round 2. That's a departure from last year when five quarterbacks -- Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford and Cam Newton -- were drafted in Round 1 on average.

Aside from running back, you should try drafting one of the Top 2 tight ends early in Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham. That happened in this draft, albeit a little too late with Gronkowski at No. 20 and Graham at No. 22. I would suggest drafting both tight ends in the first 20 overall picks because they dominate the position and give you a significant edge on your competition.

As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Fantasy Football Twitter feed (@CBSFantasyFB) and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our Fantasy Football Facebook page.

All touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
3. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
4. Bill Passonno, Fantasy Writer
5. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
6. Will Brinson, Eye on Football Blogger
7. Scott White, Senior Fantasy Writer
8. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
9. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
10. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
11. J. Darin Darst, College Football Producer
12. Michael Hurcomb, Editor

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Zegura Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2 Richard Arian Foster, RB, HOU
3 Aizer Doug Martin, RB, TB
4 Passonno Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
5 Eisenberg Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
6 Brinson C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
7 White Ray Rice, RB, BAL
8 Di Fino Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
9 Tobin LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
10 Madden Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
11 Darst DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
12 Hurcomb Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Hurcomb Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
14 Darst Tom Brady, QB, NE
15 Madden Drew Brees, QB, NO
16 Tobin Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
17 Di Fino Matt Forte, RB, CHI
18 White Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
19 Brinson Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
20 Eisenberg Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
21 Passonno A.J. Green, WR, CIN
22 Aizer Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
23 Richard Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
24 Zegura Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Zegura Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
26 Richard Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
27 Aizer Julio Jones, WR, ATL
28 Passonno Roddy White, WR, ATL
29 Eisenberg Cam Newton, QB, CAR
30 Brinson Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
31 White Frank Gore, RB, SF
32 Di Fino Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
33 Tobin Eric Decker, WR, DEN
34 Madden Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
35 Darst Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
36 Hurcomb Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Hurcomb Randall Cobb, WR, GB
38 Darst Wes Welker, WR, NE
39 Madden Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
40 Tobin Marques Colston, WR, NO
41 Di Fino Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
42 White Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
43 Brinson Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
44 Eisenberg Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
45 Passonno Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
46 Aizer Darren Sproles, RB, NO
47 Richard Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
48 Zegura Steven Jackson, RB, STL
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Zegura Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
50 Richard Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG
51 Aizer Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
52 Passonno Greg Jennings, WR, GB
53 Eisenberg David Wilson, RB, NYG
54 Brinson Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE
55 White BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
56 Di Fino Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
57 Tobin Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
58 Madden James Jones, WR, GB
59 Darst Vick Ballard, RB, IND
60 Hurcomb Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Hurcomb Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
62 Darst DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
63 Madden Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
64 Tobin Steve Smith, WR, CAR
65 Di Fino Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
66 White Jason Witten, TE, DAL
67 Brinson Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
68 Eisenberg Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
69 Passonno Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
70 Aizer Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
71 Richard Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
72 Zegura Tony Romo, QB, DAL
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Zegura Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
74 Richard Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
75 Aizer Danario Alexander, WR, SD
76 Passonno Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
77 Eisenberg Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
78 Brinson Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
79 White Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
80 Di Fino DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
81 Tobin Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ
82 Madden Mark Ingram, RB, NO
83 Darst Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT
84 Hurcomb Michael Turner, RB, ATL
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Hurcomb Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL
86 Darst Antonio Gates, TE, SD
87 Madden DuJuan Harris, RB, GB
88 Tobin T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
89 Di Fino Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
90 White Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
91 Brinson Andrew Luck, QB, IND
92 Eisenberg Ben Tate, RB, HOU
93 Passonno Mike Williams, WR, TB
94 Aizer Eli Manning, QB, NYG
95 Richard Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
96 Zegura Shane Vereen, RB, NE
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Zegura Mike Wallace, WR, PIT
98 Richard Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
99 Aizer LaMichael James, RB, SF
100 Passonno Owen Daniels, TE, HOU
101 Eisenberg Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
102 Brinson Miles Austin, WR, DAL
103 White Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
104 Di Fino Jonathan Dwyer, RB, PIT
105 Tobin Beanie Wells, RB, ARI
106 Madden Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
107 Darst Donald Brown, RB, IND
108 Hurcomb Joique Bell, RB, DET
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Hurcomb Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
110 Darst Danny Amendola, WR, STL
111 Madden Lance Moore, WR, NO
112 Tobin Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
113 Di Fino Vernon Davis, TE, SF
114 White Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
115 Brinson Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE
116 Eisenberg Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
117 Passonno Michael Vick, QB, PHI
118 Aizer Andre Brown, RB, NYG
119 Richard Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
120 Zegura Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Zegura Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
122 Richard Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
123 Aizer Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
124 Passonno Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
125 Eisenberg Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
126 Brinson Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
127 White Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL
128 Di Fino Cedric Benson, RB, GB
129 Tobin Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
130 Madden Broncos DST
131 Darst Michael Bush, RB, CHI
132 Hurcomb Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Hurcomb Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
134 Darst Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
135 Madden Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN
136 Tobin 49ers DST
137 Di Fino Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
138 White Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
139 Brinson Seahawks DST
140 Eisenberg Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
141 Passonno Mike Tolbert, RB, CAR
142 Aizer Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
143 Richard Martellus Bennett, TE, NYG
144 Zegura Bears DST
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Zegura Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
146 Richard Texans DST
147 Aizer Bengals DST
148 Passonno Danny Woodhead, RB, NE
149 Eisenberg Chris Givens, WR, STL
150 Brinson Golden Tate, WR, SEA
151 White Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
152 Di Fino Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
153 Tobin Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
154 Madden Evan Royster, RB, WAS
155 Darst Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
156 Hurcomb Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Hurcomb Patriots DST
158 Darst Packers DST
159 Madden Chris Ivory, RB, NO
160 Tobin Brian Quick, WR, STL
161 Di Fino Giants DST
162 White Steelers DST
163 Brinson Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
164 Eisenberg Ravens DST
165 Passonno Chargers DST
166 Aizer Marcel Reece, RB, OAK
167 Richard Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC
168 Zegura Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Zegura Greg Little, WR, CLE
170 Richard Blair Walsh, K, MIN
171 Aizer Justin Tucker, K, BAL
172 Passonno Matt Bryant, K, ATL
173 Eisenberg Matt Prater, K, DEN
174 Brinson Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
175 White Jason Hanson, K, DET
176 Di Fino Dan Bailey, K, DAL
177 Tobin Lawrence Tynes, K, NYG
178 Madden David Akers, K, SF
179 Darst Mason Crosby, K, GB
180 Hurcomb Garrett Hartley, K, NO
 
Team by Team
AdamAizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Doug Martin, RB, TB
2.10 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.3 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
4.10 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
5.3 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
6.10 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
7.3 Danario Alexander, WR, SD
8.10 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
9.3 LaMichael James, RB, SF
10.10 Andre Brown, RB, NYG
11.3 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
12.10 Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
13.3 Bengals DST
14.10 Marcel Reece, RB, OAK
15.3 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
Will Brinson
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
2.7 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
3.6 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
4.7 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
5.6 Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE
6.7 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
7.6 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
8.7 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
9.6 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
10.7 Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE
11.6 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
12.7 Seahawks DST
13.6 Golden Tate, WR, SEA
14.7 Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
15.6 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
J. Darin Darst
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
2.2 Tom Brady, QB, NE
3.11 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
4.2 Wes Welker, WR, NE
5.11 Vick Ballard, RB, IND
6.2 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
7.11 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT
8.2 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
9.11 Donald Brown, RB, IND
10.2 Danny Amendola, WR, STL
11.11 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
12.2 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
13.11 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
14.2 Packers DST
15.11 Mason Crosby, K, GB
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
2.5 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
3.8 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
4.5 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
5.8 Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
6.5 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
7.8 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
8.5 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
9.8 Jonathan Dwyer, RB, PIT
10.5 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
11.8 Cedric Benson, RB, GB
12.5 Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
13.8 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
14.5 Giants DST
15.8 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
2.8 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
3.5 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
4.8 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
5.5 David Wilson, RB, NYG
6.8 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
7.5 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
8.8 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
9.5 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
10.8 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
11.5 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
12.8 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
13.5 Chris Givens, WR, STL
14.8 Ravens DST
15.5 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.1 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
3.12 Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
4.1 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
5.12 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
6.1 Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
7.12 Michael Turner, RB, ATL
8.1 Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL
9.12 Joique Bell, RB, DET
10.1 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
11.12 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
12.1 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
13.12 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
14.1 Patriots DST
15.12 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
2.3 Drew Brees, QB, NO
3.10 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.3 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
5.10 James Jones, WR, GB
6.3 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
7.10 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
8.3 DuJuan Harris, RB, GB
9.10 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
10.3 Lance Moore, WR, NO
11.10 Broncos DST
12.3 Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN
13.10 Evan Royster, RB, WAS
14.3 Chris Ivory, RB, NO
15.10 David Akers, K, SF
Bill Passonno
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.9 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
3.4 Roddy White, WR, ATL
4.9 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
5.4 Greg Jennings, WR, GB
6.9 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
7.4 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
8.9 Mike Williams, WR, TB
9.4 Owen Daniels, TE, HOU
10.9 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
11.4 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
12.9 Mike Tolbert, RB, CAR
13.4 Danny Woodhead, RB, NE
14.9 Chargers DST
15.4 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.11 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
3.2 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
4.11 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
5.2 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG
6.11 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
7.2 Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
8.11 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
9.2 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
10.11 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
11.2 Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
12.11 Martellus Bennett, TE, NYG
13.2 Texans DST
14.11 Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC
15.2 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.4 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
3.9 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
4.4 Marques Colston, WR, NO
5.9 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
6.4 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
7.9 Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ
8.4 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
9.9 Beanie Wells, RB, ARI
10.4 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
11.9 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
12.4 49ers DST
13.9 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
14.4 Brian Quick, WR, STL
15.9 Lawrence Tynes, K, NYG
Scott White
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.6 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
3.7 Frank Gore, RB, SF
4.6 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
5.7 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
6.6 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
7.7 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
8.6 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
9.7 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
10.6 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
11.7 Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL
12.6 Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
13.7 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
14.6 Steelers DST
15.7 Jason Hanson, K, DET
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.12 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
3.1 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
4.12 Steven Jackson, RB, STL
5.1 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
6.12 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
7.1 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
8.12 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
9.1 Mike Wallace, WR, PIT
10.12 Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
11.1 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
12.12 Bears DST
13.1 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
14.12 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
15.1 Greg Little, WR, CLE
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