2009 Fantasy Football's Experts Mock Draft's Results

Football ManiaxsSenior Writer IJune 15, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 10:  DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers runs against Gerald Hayes #54 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 10, 2009 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

By Antonino Buccellato.

On Wednesday night, June 10, I was fortunate enough, and deeply honored, to participate in MockDraftCentral's second "Expert" mock draft (PPR format) with some of the most talented experts in the industry; most notably Mike Harmon from Fox Sports.  

Every year, I form an opinion on players that I’d consider drafting and others that I’d never touch and stick to my stance.  

My strategy going into the draft was simply to grab a couple of good running backs first, ignoring the annual new top 10 receiver or quarterback that make the sudden appearance in most sites’ rankings, then to follow up with two good wide receivers.
The fifth round is where I am flexible; I look for the best player available at either RB or WR depending on how other owners draft prior to that point.

With the sixth and seventh picks, I normally choose another WR or a QB, unless a position starts watering down. In this draft, such was the case where I had to swerve from my basic strategy and go to plan B.

Was I able to adhere to my plan and come away with the targeted players?

Let me embark you on this trip inside my mind, almost like in the “Being John Malkovich” movie, to find out my reasoning behind each pick, shall we?

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