What We Saw: Round 1 of the NFL Draft

QB List staff recaps round one of the #NFLDraft, focusing on the #FantasyFootball outlooks of each of the skill position players drafted on Thursday night.

Justin Herbert, QB, Chargers


Player Profile

New jerseys, new stadium, and now a new franchise quarterback for the Chargers. Oregon’s Justin Herbert was the 6th overall pick for LA, a team that parted ways with Philip Rivers after 16 seasons. Herbert had a really strong pre-draft showing, which only raised his Round 1 stock.

Fantasy Outlook

Herbert may get a chance to play this season if currently pegged starter Tyrod Taylor struggles, but I wouldn’t expect much of him in his rookie year. From a dynasty outlook though, right now he’s a mid to late-round selection.

Effect On New Team

Again, it’s hard to think Herbert will be the Week 1 starter. He may see the field at some point, and if he does, you’ll have to think the likes of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams will be affected some. Your Hunter Henry and Austin Ekeler stock should rise a bit though from a reliant-rookie factor.


-Matt Cava