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How Every First Round Draft Pick Performed In Week 1

Breaking down the NorCal Hoe Down. How did every first round draft pick do in week 1?
Breece Hall
Round 1, Pick 1, Popcorn Thief

WEEK 1: Breece Hall will make his NFL debut in Week 1 for the Jets, and he’ll get a Baltimore defense that gave up 84.5 rushing yards per game in 2021, the lowest total in the league.

Proj.: 10.37 FP

Actual: 11.10 FP

Breece Hall had six rushes for 23 yards in the Jets’ Week 1 loss to the Ravens, adding six catches for 38 yards.

Kenneth Walker III
Round 1, Pick 2, Jigga Tits

WEEK 1: Kenneth Walker was drafted by the Seahawks in the second round of this year’s draft, but after undergoing hernia surgeryin August, his status is in question going into a Week 1 matchup on Monday night against a Broncos defense that allowed the 14th-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs last year.

Proj.: 0.94 FP

Actual:

Drake London
Round 1, Pick 3, Mustache Rookie

WEEK 1: Drake London could immediately serve as Atlanta’s top receiver after being selected eighth overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, but he is dealing with a knee injury that cost him most of the preseason as he heads into a Week 1 matchup against a Saints secondary that has largely remained intact after allowing the 16th most fantasy points per game to opposing receivers in 2021.

Proj.: 11.17 FP

Actual: 12.40 FP

Drake London caught 5-of-7 targets for 74 yards in the Falcons’ Week 1 loss to the Saints.

James Cook
Round 1, Pick 4, Sneaky Nasty

WEEK 1: James Cook will make his NFL debut with the Bills in Week 1 when he’ll get a Rams defense that allowed 103.2 rushing yards per game in 2021, the sixth-lowest total in the league.

Proj.: 7.14 FP

Actual: -0.80 FP

James Cook rushed one time for two yards in the Bills’ Week 1 win over the Rams. What an epic failure.

Trey Burks
Round 1, Pick 5, Madd Dingos

WEEK 1: Treylon Burks was selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft by Tennessee to help replace the production of traded wide receiver A.J. Brown, and the rookie will try to make a strong first impression in Week 1 against a Giants defense that allowed 225.8 passing yards per game last season.

Proj.: 8.18 FP

Actual: 8.50 FP

Treylon Burks caught 3-of-5 targets for 55 yards in the Titans’ Week 1 loss to the Giants.

Garrett Wilson
Round 1, Pick 6, Sneaky Good

WEEK 1: Garrett Wilson will make his NFL debut for the Jets in Week 1 when he’ll get a Baltimore defense that gave up 278.9 passing yards per game in 2021, the highest total in the league.

Proj.: 6.00 FP

Actual: 9.20 FP

Garrett Wilson caught 4-of-8 targets for 52 yards in the Jets’ Week 1 loss to the Ravens.

Jameson Williams
Round 1, Pick 7, Sneaky Good

WEEK 1:  NFI-R

Proj.: 0.00 FP

Actual: 0.00 FP

Skyy Moore
Round 1, Pick 8, Cigarettes & Alcohol

WEEK 1: Skyy Moore joins a Kansas City passing attack that is among the most dynamic in the league but which lacks an established No. 1 wideout following Tyreek Hill’s departure, giving the rookie some upside in a Week 1 clash against a Cardinals defense that gave up a league-worst 27 receiving TDs to wide receivers last year.

Proj.: 8.13 FP

Actual: 7.20 FP

Skyy Moore caught his lone target for 30 yards in the Chiefs’ Week 1 win against the Cardinals.

Christian Watson
Round 1, Pick 9, REDEMPTION

WEEK 1: Minnesota gave up the 2nd most fantasy points to Wide Receivers last season.

Proj.: 2.63 FP

Actual: 6.10 FP

Christian Watson caught 2-of-4 targets for 34 yards in the Packers’ Week 1 loss to the Vikings.

George Pickens
Round 1, Pick 10, REDEMPTION

WEEK 1: George Pickens will make his NFL debut in Week 1 for the Steelers, and he gets a Bengals defense that gave up 238.4 passing yards per game in 2021, the seventh-highest total in the league.

Proj.: 9.40 FP

Actual: 1.30 FP

George Pickens caught 1-of-3 targets for three yards in the Steelers’ Week 1 win over the Bengals.

Rachaad White
Round 1, Pick 11, JIGGA REED

WEEK 1: Rachaad White should serve as the primary change-of-pace back for the Buccaneers, though Leonard Fournette figures to receive the bulk of the work out of the backfield in a Week 1 matchup against the Cowboys.

Proj.: 5.06 FP

Actual: 4.10 FP

Rachaad White rushed six times for 14 yards in Tampa’s Week 1 victory over the Cowboys, adding seven yards on two catches.

Zamir White
Round 1, Pick 12, A BUNCH OF SOB

WEEK 1: Zamir White might be a legitimate challenger to Josh Jacobs’ spot atop the Raiders depth chart after being selected in the fourth round of this year’s draft, but both backs could thrive in Week 1 against a Chargers defense that ranked in the bottom three in rushing yards and rushing TDs allowed in 2021.

Proj.: 3.31 FP

Actual: 0.00 FP

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