2021 Draft Recap

Najee Harris, RB
With their first number one pick in franchise history, the Horsemen would take Najee Harris of Alabama fame. They road a Steelers bell cow to championships for several years and hopefully this second coming will catapult them back to the top of the standings.

Chase Claypool, WR
1.09 (via Legs With Holes in Todd Gurley trade)
With their second Steeler in the first round, the Horsemen acquired the explosive Chase Claypool. The guy is an animal with speed and size and, while he won’t garner the most targets in the receiving corps, he will probably do the most with the ones he does get. His upside is immense. Steelers gear may be getting taken out of the attic with the active interest the Horsemen have added this offseason. 
Justin Herbert, QB
After a disastrous 2020 plagued with injuries and a revolving door at quarterback, the Horsemen would use some high draft capital to bring in an every week starter – abandoning the streaming lifestyle. Herbert is a huge dude. And if he plays a little huger than he played last year, he could very well be in for an MVP type season.
Melvin Gordon, RB
Melvin hate and rookie fever have gone too far. While the Broncos traded up to take Javonte Williams in the second round, Melvin should still have a role for this year – and should be a serviceable 4th string running back for the Horsemen.
Michael Gallup, WR
It’s a crowded receiving group in Dallas, but every receiver has extreme upside in the event any of the other ones suffer an injury. Considering he’s in the last year of his contract, he would also find himself with a nice new contract as the alpha wide receiver in 2022.
Tyler Higbee, TE
4.10 (via Pork Shanks in Tyler Boyd trade)
Tight end options were slim with most of the top options getting kept or drafted early. Higbee should receive significantly more action this year with the tight end room thinning out in the offseason and Matt Stafford replacing the undependable Jared Goff.
Ryan Tannehill, QB
Tannehill was one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the league last year and got a wide receiver upgrade with the addition of Julio Jones. 3rd and Unpredictable’s QB fade was also influential in the decision to draft a rare second quarterback – are they really going to go into the season trusting Joe Burrow? And why did they draft Joe Burrow in the 2nd round, anyway? Keeping a potential elite quarterback off that roster was of utmost importance.
Adam Trautman, TE
Things were hazy at this point, but uncertainty surrounding Higbee would lend to the Horsemen adding what looks to be the starting tight end for the Saints with the departure of Cook.
Terrace Marshall Jr., WR
8.04 (via Dangerous Angels in grudge match pick swap)
The second round pick out of LSU somehow was overlooked until the final few rounds of the draft. He could very well be one of the top prospects in the class but he will have limited time to prove himself to Horsemen management before they are forced to add a kicker and defense.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB
The Horsemen will always have a soft spot for Ryan Fitzpatrick and this pick was mostly just so he would get his picture on the web page this year. The last time he saw playing time for the squad was back in the 2019 championship game when he dominated 3rd and Unpredictable and Lamar Jackson.