The ESPN Top 200 and Cam Newton’s Early Fantasy Outlook
Well Panthers fans, the draft is over, OTA's are underway, the mock draft lobbies are open, and the official ESPN standard scoring pre-draft fantasy projections rankings are out. Several sites have released their lists, but I chose to look at the ESPN list both because of its immense popularity, unquestionable influence, and unwavering conservatism. Obviously this early on there are some kinks to work out; Josh Gordon's #19 rank comes to mind, but overall the list is pretty solid.
After taking a look at the top 200 and completing about a dozen mock drafts, some obvious early trends have come to light. Running backs are shallow, quarterbacks are deep, and the Carolina Panthers are nowhere to be found.
By Matt Haithcock