The first ever fantasy draft didn’t disappoint.
It wasn’t your traditional draft. The players didn’t have to wait in a green room. There was no red carpet. Each player was allowed to stay home or wherever they wished to watch the draft. some did, some didn’t.
“Once I got the call, I didn’t care about it anymore.” one player said anonymously.
Team officials were at the venue only to inform the league. The star of the day was obviously the Buccaneers and Freddie Wynn. Wynn attacked the draft with other took the best available or youth. Wynns combined the two philosophies and built what looks to be on paper the best team in the league.
“I wanted build a strong team, both figuratively and literally,” Wynns said of his dynamic roster.
Khalil Mack was the first pick for the Bucs leading a defense full of angry pass rushers. Geno is the man in the middle at defensive tackle, while Cameron Hayward is on the opposite side of Mack. The rest of the linebacker group includes veterans Sean Lee and Thomas Davis Sr. Wynns believe despite their age, they will be very valuable to the team because of their football minds.
“We can protect them for being taking advantage by younger offenses, but you can’t replace or duplicate their football minds. And that was most important for me.”
The Bucs ended up with a defensive grade in the high 80s. Other big name defensive joined other franchises. Bobby Wagner will suit up for the Arizona Cardinals, leading a young defense. Only two players with more than seven years playing experience. Luke Kuechly heads to Baltimore to lead his own young defense.
The 49ers managed to grab JJ Watt, Von Miller, and Jadaveon Clowney, giving them the best pass rush in the league.
“I don’t know how they pulled that off. Somebody need to check on that,” Wynns said jokingly.
But Wynns pulled off an amazing draft of his own, especially on offense. Cam Newton was his second pick, which many believed was an emotional pick. Wynns has been vocal about winning the Super Bowl with a black quarterback and selecting Cam was apart of the plan. Cam will command an offense that includes, Julio Jones, Demariyus Thomas, Jimmy Graham, Tarik Cohen, and Sony Michel.
“Cam is a great quarterback. You have to put some talent around him. We like to call him superman but football is a team game. If he is Superman then this offense is the Justice League.”
No telling on whether or not the Justice League moniker will stick but their 90 rating is the highest in the league.