The National Football League’s annual collegiate player draft kicks off on April 27, with major implications for all fantasy owners and players looking to have success in the upcoming 2017 season. The new players drafted can be a major find for many fantasy owners looking to pick up bargain players in an ever-competitive fantasy environment. Fantasyalarm.com has fantastic resources for the NFL draft as well as many other fantasy sports, including daily MLB lineups at http://www.fantasyalarm.com.

This upcoming draft is loaded with quality running backs that aim to crash the fantasy scene in 2017. Leading the charge is Leonard Fournette out of LSU who figures to be the top back off the board. A few other running backs that also have chance to be starters, and figure to have a heavy workload include Joe Mixon, Christian McCaffrey, and Dalvin Cook.

Quarterbacks are not as highly thought of in this year’s draft as the past few years, but some do have starting potential right out of the gate. Mitchell Trubisky from North Carolina figures to go off the board first, possibly first overall to the Cleveland Browns. Heisman trophy winner and national champion Deshaun Watson from the Clemson Tigers, projects to be the second quarter back off the board, with Patrick Mahomes third. Mahomes could be a deep sleeper option at QB for the Texans with their high volume passing attack under Bill O’Brien. Pass catching options seem very scarce in this defensively loaded draft with tight end OJ Howard, and wide receiver Mike Williams leading the charge.