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2014 Draft Prep: 10-team draft

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One critique we hear about the mock drafts on CBSSports.com is our "experts" leagues don't always show a strong representation of how the public picks players. So we decided to give you a mock draft featuring regular Fantasy owners chosen at random.

Maybe this is how you will actually draft.

We held this 10-team standard mock draft during our Fantasy Party at the CBS Scene at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., this past weekend. Dave Richard and I did the draft with eight non-CBSSports.com employees, including two radio hosts on 98.5 FM in Boston and six owners chosen from drawing names out of a hat.

You can examine the results below, but there aren't many differences from this draft to our other analyst leagues. Maybe it's because these owners play their leagues on CBSSports.com or read our content. Or they all just follow a similar draft strategy.

For example, there were no quarterbacks drafted in the first round, which is something we recommend. Peyton Manning went at No. 13 overall while Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers fell to Round 3. There were 11 running backs drafted in the first 20 picks.

Nothing stood out that made this draft unique, outside of one owner taking a different approach of two tight ends with the first four picks. But that owner was me.

I started my team with Jimmy Graham and DeMarco Murray at No. 10 overall and Doug Martin was an easy selection in Round 3. When I looked at my choices in Round 4, it was receivers like Michael Crabtree, Larry Fitzgerald or Keenan Allen or a third running back like Andre Ellington. I also could have selected a quarterback in Matthew Stafford.

Instead, I took the best player available in Julius Thomas. He's locked into my flex, which hurts the flexibility of my roster, but if he's as good as last year then I'll be fine. He could also be a great trade chip, but I didn't approach it that way. I wanted a difference-maker and Thomas fits the bill.

Now, the problem with this approach is I'm thin at receiver with Victor Cruz, Percy Harvin and Terrance Williams as my top three options, but I can play the waiver wire and find receivers throughout the year. It's unlikely I'd find someone as talented as Thomas, but we'll see how it works out.

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

In this league, 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 five reserve spots for a 14-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Dave Richard
2. Jay Leclerc
3. Jeff Kolva
4. Rich Keefe
5. Evan Silvia
6. Mike Lockhart
7. Ryan Sweeney
8. Luke Servello
9. Brandon Finegold
10. Jamey Eisenberg

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Richard Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2 Leclerc Matt Forte, RB, CHI
3 Kolva LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
4 Keefe Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
5 Silvia Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
6 Lockhart Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
7 Sweeney Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
8 Servello Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
9 Finegold Montee Ball, RB, DEN
10 Eisenberg Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
Round 2
Pick Team Player
11 Eisenberg DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
12 Finegold Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
13 Servello Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
14 Sweeney Zac Stacy, RB, STL
15 Lockhart Julio Jones, WR, ATL
16 Silvia Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
17 Keefe A.J. Green, WR, CIN
18 Kolva Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
19 Leclerc Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
20 Richard Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
Round 3
Pick Team Player
21 Richard Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
22 Leclerc Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
23 Kolva Randall Cobb, WR, GB
24 Keefe Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
25 Silvia Arian Foster, RB, HOU
26 Lockhart Drew Brees, QB, NO
27 Sweeney Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
28 Servello Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC
29 Finegold Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
30 Eisenberg Doug Martin, RB, TB
Round 4
Pick Team Player
31 Eisenberg Julius Thomas, TE, DEN
32 Finegold Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
33 Servello Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
34 Sweeney Keenan Allen, WR, SD
35 Lockhart Andre Ellington, RB, ARI
36 Silvia Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
37 Keefe Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
38 Kolva Roddy White, WR, ATL
39 Leclerc Wes Welker, WR, DEN
40 Richard Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
Round 5
Pick Team Player
41 Richard Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
42 Leclerc Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
43 Kolva Joique Bell, RB, DET
44 Keefe Bishop Sankey, RB, TEN
45 Silvia Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
46 Lockhart Reggie Bush, RB, DET
47 Sweeney Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
48 Servello C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
49 Finegold Shane Vereen, RB, NE
50 Eisenberg Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
Round 6
Pick Team Player
51 Eisenberg Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
52 Finegold Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
53 Servello Vernon Davis, TE, SF
54 Sweeney Andrew Luck, QB, IND
55 Lockhart Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG
56 Silvia Frank Gore, RB, SF
57 Keefe T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
58 Kolva Golden Tate, WR, DET
59 Leclerc Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, OAK
60 Richard Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN
Round 7
Pick Team Player
61 Richard Ray Rice, RB, BAL
62 Leclerc Tom Brady, QB, NE
63 Kolva Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
64 Keefe Julian Edelman, WR, NE
65 Silvia Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
66 Lockhart Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
67 Sweeney Jason Witten, TE, DAL
68 Servello Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
69 Finegold Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
70 Eisenberg Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
Round 8
Pick Team Player
71 Eisenberg Terrance Williams, WR, DAL
72 Finegold Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL
73 Servello Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
74 Sweeney Chris Johnson, RB, NYJ
75 Lockhart DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS
76 Silvia Zach Ertz, TE, PHI
77 Keefe Ben Tate, RB, CLE
78 Kolva Trent Richardson, RB, IND
79 Leclerc Marques Colston, WR, NO
80 Richard Brandin Cooks, WR, NO
Round 9
Pick Team Player
81 Richard Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
82 Leclerc Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
83 Kolva Jordan Reed, TE, WAS
84 Keefe Andre Williams, RB, NYG
85 Silvia Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR
86 Lockhart Justin Hunter, WR, TEN
87 Sweeney Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
88 Servello Seahawks DST
89 Finegold Tony Romo, QB, DAL
90 Eisenberg Terrance West, RB, CLE
Round 10
Pick Team Player
91 Eisenberg Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
92 Finegold Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
93 Servello Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
94 Sweeney Nick Foles, QB, PHI
95 Lockhart Ladarius Green, TE, SD
96 Silvia Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
97 Keefe Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT
98 Kolva Carlos Hyde, RB, SF
99 Leclerc Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
100 Richard Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL
Round 11
Pick Team Player
101 Richard Knile Davis, RB, KC
102 Leclerc Eric Decker, WR, NYJ
103 Kolva Mike Evans, WR, TB
104 Keefe Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
105 Silvia Khiry Robinson, RB, NO
106 Lockhart Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
107 Sweeney Danny Amendola, WR, NE
108 Servello Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
109 Finegold Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
110 Eisenberg Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
Round 12
Pick Team Player
111 Eisenberg Cam Newton, QB, CAR
112 Finegold Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
113 Servello Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
114 Sweeney Panthers DST
115 Lockhart Patriots DST
116 Silvia Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI
117 Keefe Robert Woods, WR, BUF
118 Kolva Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
119 Leclerc Rams DST
120 Richard Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
Round 13
Pick Team Player
121 Richard Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
122 Leclerc Knowshon Moreno, RB, MIA
123 Kolva Bengals DST
124 Keefe Cardinals DST
125 Silvia Steelers DST
126 Lockhart Hakeem Nicks, WR, IND
127 Sweeney Phil Dawson, K, SF
128 Servello Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
129 Finegold Broncos DST
130 Eisenberg Chiefs DST
Round 14
Pick Team Player
131 Eisenberg Shayne Graham, K, NO
132 Finegold Justin Tucker, K, BAL
133 Servello Dan Bailey, K, DAL
134 Sweeney Kenny Stills, WR, NO
135 Lockhart Blair Walsh, K, MIN
136 Silvia Adam Vinatieri, K, IND
137 Keefe Matt Bryant, K, ATL
138 Kolva Steven Hauschka, K, SEA
139 Leclerc Mason Crosby, K, GB
140 Richard 49ers DST
 
Team by Team
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
2.1 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
3.10 Doug Martin, RB, TB
4.1 Julius Thomas, TE, DEN
5.10 Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
6.1 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
7.10 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
8.1 Terrance Williams, WR, DAL
9.10 Terrance West, RB, CLE
10.1 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
11.10 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
12.1 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
13.10 Chiefs DST
14.1 Shayne Graham, K, NO
Brandon Finegold
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
2.2 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
3.9 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
4.2 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
5.9 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
6.2 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
7.9 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
8.2 Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL
9.9 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
10.2 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
11.9 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
12.2 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
13.9 Broncos DST
14.2 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
Rich Keefe
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.7 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
3.4 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
4.7 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
5.4 Bishop Sankey, RB, TEN
6.7 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
7.4 Julian Edelman, WR, NE
8.7 Ben Tate, RB, CLE
9.4 Andre Williams, RB, NYG
10.7 Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT
11.4 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
12.7 Robert Woods, WR, BUF
13.4 Cardinals DST
14.7 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Jeff Kolva
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.8 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
3.3 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
4.8 Roddy White, WR, ATL
5.3 Joique Bell, RB, DET
6.8 Golden Tate, WR, DET
7.3 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
8.8 Trent Richardson, RB, IND
9.3 Jordan Reed, TE, WAS
10.8 Carlos Hyde, RB, SF
11.3 Mike Evans, WR, TB
12.8 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
13.3 Bengals DST
14.8 Steven Hauschka, K, SEA
Jay Leclerc
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
2.9 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
3.2 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
4.9 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
5.2 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
6.9 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, OAK
7.2 Tom Brady, QB, NE
8.9 Marques Colston, WR, NO
9.2 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
10.9 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
11.2 Eric Decker, WR, NYJ
12.9 Rams DST
13.2 Knowshon Moreno, RB, MIA
14.9 Mason Crosby, K, GB
Mike Lockhart
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
2.5 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
3.6 Drew Brees, QB, NO
4.5 Andre Ellington, RB, ARI
5.6 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
6.5 Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG
7.6 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
8.5 DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS
9.6 Justin Hunter, WR, TEN
10.5 Ladarius Green, TE, SD
11.6 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
12.5 Patriots DST
13.6 Hakeem Nicks, WR, IND
14.5 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.10 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
3.1 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
4.10 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
5.1 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
6.10 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN
7.1 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
8.10 Brandin Cooks, WR, NO
9.1 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
10.10 Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL
11.1 Knile Davis, RB, KC
12.10 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
13.1 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
14.10 49ers DST
Luke Servello
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
2.3 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
3.8 Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC
4.3 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
5.8 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
6.3 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
7.8 Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
8.3 Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
9.8 Seahawks DST
10.3 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
11.8 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
12.3 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
13.8 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
14.3 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Evan Silvia
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.6 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
3.5 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
4.6 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
5.5 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
6.6 Frank Gore, RB, SF
7.5 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
8.6 Zach Ertz, TE, PHI
9.5 Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR
10.6 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
11.5 Khiry Robinson, RB, NO
12.6 Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI
13.5 Steelers DST
14.6 Adam Vinatieri, K, IND
Ryan Sweeney
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
2.4 Zac Stacy, RB, STL
3.7 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
4.4 Keenan Allen, WR, SD
5.7 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
6.4 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
7.7 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
8.4 Chris Johnson, RB, NYJ
9.7 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
10.4 Nick Foles, QB, PHI
11.7 Danny Amendola, WR, NE
12.4 Panthers DST
13.7 Phil Dawson, K, SF
14.4 Kenny Stills, WR, NO

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"Finishing runs," he declared to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "A lot of times I'll get into the secondary and I'll stop my feet or, as my coach likes to say, 'Hit the brakes.' ... This year, I don't want to do do that. ... I want to get to the secondary and if there's a guy there, whoever it may be, instead of me hitting the air brakes, I want to push the gas and make it harder on him and maybe he'll miss a tackle and I'll break a long one."

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(11:44 am ET) The reported signing of a long-term deal by Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan apparently has Jets counterpart Muhammad Wilkerson a bit peeved.

Wilkerson, who has been seeking a similar contract from his team, responded via Twitter, "Yup I see how that works."

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The Jets have shown no urgency to sign Wilkerson, particularly since drafting highly touted Leonard Williams in the first round a month ago.

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"I definitely want to get after the quarterback more this year," he told ESPN.com. "I got some hits [in 2014], but people didn't really see what I can do. Those sack numbers I had really weren't me. At the end of the day, you want people to see you at your best."

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