If you were looking for a “sexy” NFL draft, then the 2013 version was simply not for you. I mean, seriously, one quarterback taken? And no running backs?
With several linemen going early in the first round, it was a very in-the-trenches type of draft. That left skill position players an afterthought. If you are looking for fantasy contributors next year, Friday and Saturday’s selections may present better opportunities. That is when the running backs (Eddie Lacy, Giovani Bernard, Johnathan Franklin, etc.) will most likely be drafted.
That is not to say that the five skill-position players taken in Thursday’s first round can’t be impact players. It just may take a while before they can make an indelible impression.
So, in draft order, lets assess the top skill-position draftees and their fantasy outlook for 2013.