Much can change from today to your draft; however, I have listed 15 players that may very well be available to you. Hitting it big on a flier (listed below) or two can be the difference between the cusp of the playoffs and a championship. After you draft your offensive starters and before you draft your kicker and defense, why not roll the dice on a flier or 3? I will often ride with one QB, one D, and one TE, just to allow for more fliers on my bench. Why draft a backup to play for a bye week in 2 months that is barely any better than the players on the waiver wire? I know this may be extreme logic to some and not for the weak at heart, but I’m telling you the end of the draft is not the time to take familiar names of the past, but to draft players with huge upside that can always be dropped later, if need be.
1) Tim Tebow (QB New York Jets): Thou shalt draft Tebow.
2) Emmanuel Sanders (WR Pittsburgh Steelers): Could very well follow in the footsteps of Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown.
3) Jacquizz Rodgers (RB Atlanta Falcons): Could see more playing time with the Atlanta Falcons turning more to the pass.
4) Bernard Pierce (RB Baltimore Ravens): Takes Ricky Williams’ (retirement) carries and thus could vulture some TDs.
5) Vincent Brown (WR San Diego Chargers): Should see a lot of the balls that Vincent Jackson used to receive.
6) Rashad Jennings (RB Jacksonville Jaguars): MJD has carried a huge load in recent years.
7) Ryan Williams (RB Arizona Cardinals): Looked great before rupturing his patella tendon in last year’s preseason.
8) Ronnie Hillman (RB Denver Broncos): How long can Moreno and McGahee really stay healthy?
9) Isaiah Pead (RB St. Louis Rams): Will spell Steven Jackson and be the change of pace guy, at the least.
10) Randall Cobb (WR Green Bay Packers): May be the most explosive player in an explosive offense.
11) Chris Rainey (RB Pittsburgh Steelers): Could be the second coming of Fast Willie Parker.
12) Nate Washington (WR Tennessee Titans): He still has something left.
13) Mike Goodson (RB Oakland Raiders): Just a matter of time until Run DMc is sidelined.
14) Jon Baldwin (WR KC Chiefs): Didn’t have a great rookie season but has a ton of raw talent.
15) Greg Little (WR Cleveland Browns): The Browns should be losing most games and will be throwing against a prevent defense in the 4th quarter.
Greg Padgett was one of five inaugural inductees into the Toyota Hall of Fame: Legends of Fantasy Football in 2011 (http://toyotahalloffame.com/).