by Fanstand Staff/KJCE Staff,posted Apr 27 2013 3:10PM
(PICTURED: We felt Severt's pick up in Round 2 had the most upside of the second round, with 3 signal callers drafted in Round 1)
With the NFL Draft ongoing...we thought, 'what if'? So we convinced 7 area coaches (most relunctantly agreed) to participate in an Austin-area draft. The selections are solely comprised of our five major UIL districts (25, 17 and 26-A, plus 15 and 16-5A). We asked them to draft according to what they felt each player would contribute in 2013. We provide you the results and ask YOU...who has the best team?
TEAM1: RB Samaje Perine, Hendrickson
TEAM2: WR Garrett Gray, Marble Falls
TEAM3: QB Nathan Grimm, Cedar Park
TEAM4: RB Shaun Nixon, Lake Travis
TEAM5: RB/QB Billy McCrary, Rouse
TEAM6: QB Te’Rel Simmons, Elgin
TEAM7: RB Stedman Mayberry, Vista Ridge
OVERVIEW: Only 1 wideout went in the first round, but Gray is special. No surprise with top pick. Mayberry’s pick at end of first round is perhaps biggest sleeper pick. Obviously anybody in the first round is considered a preseason MVP candidate (round 2-3 for that matter).
TEAM7: RB Tyrone Owens, Manor
TEAM6: RB Deandre Story, Round Rock
TEAM5: RB Donnie Holmes, McNeil
TEAM4: QB Jordan Severt, Westlake
TEAM3: RB Thomas Middleton, Cedar Park
TEAM2: WR Travis Dale, Westwood
TEAM1: QB John Albert Mansour, Austin High
OVERVIEW: RBs were the rave in round 2 and 3, with teams choosing to take higher end backs over receiving help. Walton going above teammate Moody was a surprise. Miller and McClatcher were sophomore last year that could have huge follow ups.
TEAM7: WR Trevon Louis, Crockett
TEAM6: RB Quin Goode, Austin High
TEAM5: WR Luke Peterman, Vandegrift
TEAM4: WR Keyon Dilosa, Round Rock
TEAM3: WR Datrean Simmons, Elgin
TEAM2: QB Brandon Hopp, Leander
TEAM1: WR Blake Allen, Anderson
TEAM1: ATH Tyler Moody, Georgetown
TEAM2: RB AJ Badour, Rouse
TEAM3: ATH Stevie Johnson, Bowie
TEAM4: WR Justin Gamble, Stony Point
TEAM5: ATH Keith Newton, Lanier
TEAM6: WR Samuel Brock, Cedar Park
TEAM7: WR Grant Foster, Lake Travis
TEAM 7: ATH Christian Lee Reyes, Vandegrift
TEAM6: ATH Jordan Tonkins, Stony Point
TEAM5: ATH Sabian Cannon (McCallum)
TEAM4: ATH Kelvin Foster, Del Valle
TEAM3: WR Devin Tuggle, Cedar Creek
TEAM2: ATH Quincy Reese, Austin High
TEAM1: WR Andre Alger, Rouse
OVERVIEW: Plenty of value by waiting on receivers into rounds 5 and 6, reflecting more depth vs. top end talent. Both Austin High backs went off the board. Tuggle and Foster stand out as the sole picks from their respective programs. Alger is another under-the-radar pick.
ROUND 7 (DEFENSE ONLY, Reversed From Round 1)
TEAM7: Cedar Park
TEAM5: Lake Travis
TEAM4: Vista Ridge
OVERVIEW: Blake Rain reigns supreme. Manor’s defense is both under rated and under appreciated. Cecil-led MAC defense an enticing pick. Most of the selections from the notorious 25-4A district.
QB John Albert Manour (Austin)
RB Samaje Perine (Hendrickson), Darian McClatcher (Leander)
WR Blake Allen (Anderson), Andre Alger (Rouse)
ATH: Tyler Moody (Georgetown)
One of the best RB in the Austin area, behind RB Perine, more yardage then RB Nixon, unbelievable!!
DV's Cleveland will be gone next season (Navarro College) so he wouldn't qualify in this one. Adding an offensive line feature would have been cool, and we'll add that as an option on the Summer Fantasy draft.