Aaron Rodgers goes number one in round two of 2014 NFL Fantasy Mock Draft. Rodgers returns from his broken collarbone with high expectations for the Green Bay Packers. Last season before Rodgers went down for a bulk of the second half he was having one of the best seasons of his NFL career.
Rodgers was on pace for over 5,000 yards and 30 plus touchdowns before going down against the Chicago Bears. The Packers quarterback was able to return for the teams last game against of the season throwing for over 300 yards including a big touchdown pass to Randall Cobb with less than a minute remaining to lead the team to the playoffs.
Rodgers will be joined in the second round by a nice list of running backs and wide receivers including Montee Ball, DeMarco Murray and Doug Martin. Here is the complete 12 team second round mock draft.
1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: The drop off from Rodgers to the next quarterback is substantial enough not to wait around to draft him. The Packers have a solid receiving corps that also includes Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson.
2. Montee Ball, Denver Broncos: Ball will be the main running back in the Broncos offense and should get a bunch of chances in the red zone in the NFL’s top offense.
3. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys: Murray’s draft stock could be higher for some leagues as the Cowboys are expected to run the ball a little more. This is the assumption with Tony Romo returning from off-season back surgery.
4. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals: The former Georgia Bulldog has become one of the NFL’s top wide receivers. The Bengals star wide out has pulled in back to back season seasons with 95 plus catches and 11 touchdowns.
5. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys: Bryant is a red zone machine pulling in double digit touchdowns in each of the last two seasons. Since entering the league Bryant has 40 total touchdowns for the Cowboys in four seasons.
6. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Returning from a shoulder injury last season we expect Lovie Smith to work Martin into both the passing and rushing game.
7. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears: Marshall pulled in his fifth season with 100 or more catches in 2013. The Bears receiver is a favorite of quarterback Jay Cutler and the success has shown in the red zone with 23 touchdowns over the last two seasons.
8. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons: When healthy Jones has proven he is one of the NFL’s top wide receivers. Matt Ryan will be happy to have Jones back on the football field and the Falcons offense could be one of the better ones to watch.
9. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals could move away from the passing game in 2014 with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. This should open up the running game for Bernard to become one of the top fantasy running backs.
10. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers: Brown will enter 2014 as Ben Roethlisberger’s main target after the team lost Emmanuel Sanders in free agency. The concern is opposing defenses might play two men on him to slow him down.
11. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers: The Packers young wide receiver is emerging as one of the break out stars. The addition of Rodgers for all 16 games should increase the team’s offensive numbers in 2014.
12. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears: Jeffery and Marshall form one of the top wide receiver duos in the entire NFL. Last season Jeffery benefitted from having an offensive minded head coach in Marc Trestman. We expect to see an even bigger season out of Jay Cutler in 2014 helping all his receivers fantasy stats.