Alabama Football Preview

Alabama Crimson Tide

OFFENSE

Returning Starters: 6

Key Departures: QB Jake Coker (Cardinals), Derrick Henry (Titans), Kenyan Drake (Dolphins), Richard Mullaney (Texans), Ryan Kelly (Colts), Dominick Jackson (Lions)

Quarterback

For the third year in a row, Alabama has not announced their starting Quarterback going into the season. It has been an intense competition between Cooper Bateman, Blake Barnett, David Cornwell, and Jalen Hurts. The favorite going into the year has to be Cooper Bateman, last year’s backup. Nick Saban favors quarterbacks that do not turn the ball over and normally tends to go with the experienced quarterback.

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If you base the decision on this trend, Bateman is the guy. This is Bateman’s best chance to win the starting job as a redshirt junior. He would have plenty of help around him as the lead guy to manage the Crimson Tide offense.

Barnett is an extremely talented guy with a good arm as well as mobility. He came to Alabama as a 5 star quarterback from California and was part of the competition last year. As a redshirt Freshman Barnett has to limit his turnovers if he wants to take the starting job. Barnett is the most likely to unseat Bateman as the starting quarterback.

The third returning player is David Cornwell. Cornwell has a very strong arm and was a highly touted recruit for Oklahoma. He is often forgotten about as a redshirt sophomore that has experienced falling in the depth chart. The talent is there it is just a question whether Cornwell will ever put it together at Alabama or if he will have to transfer somewhere else to see the field. Cornwell fell out of the competition after an injury in fall camp.

Newcomer: Jalen Hurts (Channelview, Texas) – Going into spring ball it looked as if Hurts was just a candidate for a redshirt year with no chance of playing. While a redshirt might be the case, Hurts made major strides in the spring and was one of the most impressive quarterbacks at A-Day.He is the most athletic of the quarterbacks and has a good arm as well. He even played scout team as Deshaun Watson before the National Championship game. Jalen Hurts has the look of a future starter and is a legit contender in this competition.

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It is going to be Saban’s decision on whether he goes with the most experienced guy in Bateman, or takes a chance on starting talented Barnett or Hurts as freshman. Don’t right off Hurts, he has a legitimate shot at the starting job.

Running Back

Most teams would struggle to replace a Heisman trophy winner, but Alabama has plenty of talented players to fill the void. This year Alabama should split the carries more than just relying on one workhorse running back. It starts with Bo Scarbrough, a talented redshirt sophomore from Tuscaloosa.

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He is just as big of a running back as Derrick Henry at 6’2 240 pounds and has very good hands too. Scarbrough will get most of the carries in Alabama’s offense.

The second running back that will get carries in the offense is Damien Harris, the top running back recruit of 2015. He was the third running back last year behind Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake and ran well. With the extra year Harris should be a more experienced running back and be more productive. Another running back that could receive some carries is junior running back Derrick Gore. Gore is a walk on running back that has been a pleasant surprise during his time at Alabama.

Newcomers: B.J. Emmons (Morganton, NC) and Joshua Jacobs (Tulsa, OK) add quality depth right away. Jacobs was a late bloomer in high school and may not have a redshirt year due to the lack of running back depth. Emmons on the other hand was the top running back prospect in the 2016 class and will make a major impact right away.

Wide Receiver

Wide receiver is Alabama’s deepest and most talented position this year. It all starts with Calvin Ridley, the true sophomore and leading receiver for the Tide last year. Ridley will try to avoid a sophomore slump after his 1000 yard freshman season.

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Look for him to be the top target for whoever steps in at quarterback.

The most forgotten player in the Tide’s receiving core is junior Robert Foster. He started last year as the number one wide receiver until his season was cut short due to injury. A bounce back season could be in the works for Foster and I predict he will finish the year as Alabama’s second leading receiver. The second leading receiver last year was ArDarius Stewart and he will continue to try to have success in the offense. Stewart had a slower start last season, however his breakout Tennessee game with a career high 88 yards lead to a strong finish. He will be a reliable target this year.

Cam Sims, Raheem Falkins, and Derek Kief are three huge targets that will be rotational players for the Tide’s offense. All three of these players are at least 6’4 and have received limited playing time in the past. Look for Cam Sims to possibly be a breakout candidate this year. Xavian Marks is a small, shifty running back/wide receiver that Lane Kiffin will move all over the field.

Newcomers: The newcomer that will contribute the most this year is graduate transfer from Bowling Green, Gehrig Dieter. Dieter had a huge season last season with 94 catches, 10 touchdowns and over 1000 yards receiving.

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He led Bowling Green in receptions and was second in TDs and receiving yards to current New York Giant Roger Lewis. Dieter should have a role in this year’s offense, however it is yet to be seen how big of a role that will be with so many talented receivers. T.J. Simmons (Pinson, AL) will probably have a redshirt year. Trevon Diggs, brother of Minnesota Vikings Stefon Diggs, is being worked at both receiver and safety. Alabama may keep him at safety because it will be the best chance for Diggs to see the field.

Tight End

This unit is obviously led by the top receiver in the National Championship, O.J. Howard. Howard has a rare combination of size and speed that has been underutilized by Alabama in the past.

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Howard’s goal for his senior season will to have more of a consistent impact on the offense and not just a few great games. After Howard in the depth chart is sophomore Hale Hentges. Hentges saw the field as a freshman and has the making of Alabama’s future starting tight end. He is not only a reliable receiver, but a good blocker as well. The two other senior tight ends, Dakota Ball and Brandon Greene, will be mainly blocking tight ends for Alabama’s goal line and multiple tight end packages.

Newcomers: Miller Forristall (Cartersville, GA) enrolled early in January and performed nicely in the A-Day game. Due to the tight end receiving depth, Forristall may not have a redshirt year. Irvin Smith (New Orleans, LA) is another tight end that probably needs a redshirt year to develop so he is ready to contribute when Howard goes to the NFL.

Offensive Line

Cam Robinson leads the group as a top NFL prospect for the 2016 season. Robinson will hold down the left tackle spot for the third straight year for the Crimson Tide.

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At left guard it looks as though sophomore Lester Cotton will step in to a starting role for the first time this year. Cotton was a four-star recruit out of Tuscaloosa and is a rising star on the line. At center, the Tide will look to replace first round pick Ryan Kelly on the offensive line. Ross Pierschbacher started last year as a redshirt freshman at left guard and now is moving over to center. Pierschbacher was solid as freshman and will try to translate that success to the center position. Right guard is Alphonse Taylor’s job to lose after being in Nick Saban’s dog house because of a DUI. It is yet to be seen if he will be starting or if it will be Bradley Bozeman at the right guard position when the season opens in Dallas.

Newcomers: Jonah Williams (Folsom, CA) has been impressive since enrolling early in January and it looks like he will start the year at the right tackle position. Williams will most likely kick over to left tackle next year when Cam Robinson most likely bolts for the NFL. Chris Owens (Arlington, TX) and Deonte Brown (Decatur, AL) are both interior lineman that will most likely redshirt this year.

DEFENSE

Returning Starters: 6

Key Departures: Jarran Reed (Seahawks), A’Shawn Robinson (Lions), D.J. Pettway (Saints), Darren Lake (49ers), Dillon Lee (Saints), Denzel Devall, Reggie Ragland (Bills), Cyrus Jones (Patriots), Geno Matias-Smith (Redskins), Jabriel Washington (Rams)

 Defensive Line

After being a strength of the 2015 National Championship team, the defensive line is still a talented bunch in 2016. The Crimson Tide will not have the depth they had with last year’s team, but the starters Jonathan Allen, Da’Shawn Hand, Darron Payne and Dalvin Tomlinson are a solid unit.

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Jonathan Allen is a hybrid DE/DT that can win against offensive lineman in a variety of ways. The senior leads the line and will be a high draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. At the other defensive end spot is Da’Shawn Hand who was one of the top recruits of the 2014 class. Hand last year played in mostly just pass rush situations and finished the year with 3 sacks. This year Hand will look to be more of an every down type of player.

At defensive tackle Darron Payne will take on the torch passed down by Jarran Reed and A’Shawn Robinson.  He is athletically gifted and was named as one of Bruce Feldman’s top 20 freaks in college football. He was timed in the 40 at a 4.93 at 6’2 320 pounds. He also bench presses 500 pound.

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This incredible combination of size and strength will show on the football field this fall for his sophomore season. Another talented defensive lineman is senior Dalvin Tomlinson. He led the defensive line last year with 6 pass breakups and added tremendous depth. This year look for him to take advantage of more of a consistent starting role in the defense. Junior Joshua Frazier and sophomore O.J. Smith will look to add quality depth along the defensive line.

Newcomers: Raekwon Davis (Meridian, MS) is an absolute monster at 6’7 318 pounds. Davis could be an instant impact player on the defensive line and will add depth for the Tide. Jamar King is a JUCO player out of California that will add depth to the defensive line. The last defensive tackle from junior college that Alabama got was Jarran Reed.

Linebackers

Tim Williams leads the outside linebacker unit and could end up being the most disruptive player on the Alabama defense. He finished last year strong with 7 sacks in his last 6 games as just a pass rush specialist.

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This year, Williams will be more of an every down player as an Outside Linebacker/Defensive End combination. Ryan Anderson was a solid rotational player with 6 sacks last year and now will have a more prominent role with the defense. The senior will start as an outside linebacker.

The inside linebacker spot is loaded with talent with senior Reuben Foster and junior Shaun Dion Hamilton starting in the 3-4 defense.

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Reuben Foster is more athletic than departed Reggie Ragland and could be a higher draft pick. He has dropped down to 225 pounds to be more explosive in Alabama’s defense. Hamilton had a few starts last year and will now try to be a main stay in the starting lineup.

Alabama has the most depth in the country when it comes to the linebacker position. Rashaan Evans can play both inside and outside linebacker. Last year he worked mainly as a pass rusher, but this offseason he has been working mainly with the inside linebackers. Look for him to be worked around on the linebacker core. Baseball/Football player Keith Holcombe will also look for more playing time in the 2016 season. He is a sophomore and should mainly contribute on special teams.

Newcomers: It all starts with Ben Davis (Gordo, AL) and Mack Wilson (Montgomery, AL), the two five star inside linebacker recruits for Alabama. Both could be early contributors on the defense and are future stars. The talent and depth at inside linebacker means they probably won’t start this year, but could be solid rotational players and special team contributors. Terrell Hall (Washington, D.C.) is an outside rush linebacker who has great size. He may not contribute right away, but at 6’5 247 pounds he could be a future potential edge rusher. Shawn Jennings (Dadeville, AL) is brothers with current Tide linebacker Anfernee Jennings. Shawn Jennings is a converted safety and is a probable redshirt candidate.

Cornerbacks

The Crimson Tide lost a great cornerback in Cyrus Jones, but Marlon Humphrey and Minkah Fitzpatrick were two young breakout players as freshman. Now as sophomores, Humphrey and Fitzpatrick look to lead the cornerback unit that is very young. Humphrey is slotted as an outside cornerback and could have a decision on whether to go pro or not as a redshirt sophomore.

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Fitzpatrick could be moved around on the defense, playing both the outside corner spot and the nickel “Star” position in Alabama’s defense. He is a versatile player that will be the key to the secondary. The two other returning corners that will compete for playing time is junior Anthony Averett and redshirt freshman Kendall Sheffield. Averett has a shot to beat out the newcomers for solid playing time this year. Kendall Sheffield is a former five star recruit that has all the athletic ability to be an eventual starter. However, he is still trying to become more natural at the position so he can use that athletic ability. He is probably still another year or two from being a starting corner.

Newcomers: It was a huge cornerback recruiting class as they had four commitments in the 2016 class. Shy Carter (Kentwood, LA) is the most likely to see early playing time as he has been a stand out performer in fall camp. Carter could take over as a starter this year and could be a future star. After Shy Carter is Jared Mayden (Sachse, TX), Aaron Robinson (Deerfield, FL), and Nigel Knott (Madison, MS). Mayden and Robinson have been mostly practicing with the second and third team defense and could see some playing time this year. Nigel Knott is recovering from an off season surgery and is a likely redshirt candidate.

Safety

Eddie Jackson leads the secondary after a 6 interception junior year season. He decided to come back for his senior season, turning down being a high round draft pick. Another great season would vault Jackson into being a first round pick. The question then turns to who will start opposite of Jackson.

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Junior Tony Brown is making the transition to safety, but could have to sit out the first few games due to a NCAA suspension. After Tony Brown the battle looks to be down to sophomore Ronnie Harrison and junior Hootie Jones. Both are bigger safeties at 6’2 220 pounds. Ronnie Harrison saw action his freshman year and finished the season with 2 interceptions and started one game against Texas A&M. He was also a key contributor on special teams and should continue this role. Hootie Jones was a highly ranked recruit that has not got as much playing time over the past few years as his ranking would indicate. He will look to change that this year after only seeing the field last year in blowouts. Hootie will probably have to wait until his senior year for the starting safety spot. Deionte Thompson redshirted last year as a freshman and will probably be a special teams contributor.

Newcomer: The Crimson Tide did not have a safety commit in 2016. They do however have receiver/safety Trevon Diggs that will probably play safety this year due to the Crimson Tide’s depth at wide receiver.

Special Team Starters

Kicker: Adam Griffith, Senior

Punter: JK Scott, Junior

Long Snapper: Cole Mazza, Senior

Bottom Line: The Crimson Tide again go into the season with questions at the quarterback position. The running back and wide receiver position are extremely talented to help the transition for Bateman, Barnett or Hurts. The quarterbacks key role will be to not turn the ball over and let the defense and skill position guys lead the football team. Interior offensive line is a bit of a concern with Ryan Kelly gone, but Alabama has been recruiting highly ranked offensive lineman for the past few years to help fill the void. The defense is very talented again going into the season at all levels. Secondary and Linebacker have great depth and talent, but the defensive line has some depth concerns. Regardless, this defense should be one of the top ranked in the nation.

It will need the talent to compete with the tough completion of USC, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M and LSU. Alabama making it through the tough SEC schedule without a loss is going to be hard and they most likely slip up with one of those games. The most likely loss will come against away opponents Tennessee or LSU. The Tide has the talent however to still be SEC and National Championship contenders.

Prediction: 11-1 (1st SEC)

Pro Prospects: 

RB Bo Scarbrough*, WR Robert Foster*, WR Gehrig Dieter, TE O.J. Howard, OT Cam Robinson*, OG Alphonse Taylor, DE Jonathan Allen, DE Da’Shawn Hand*, DT Dalvin Tomlinson, OLB Tim Williams, OLB Ryan Anderson, ILB Reuben Foster, CB Marlon Humphrey*, S Eddie Jackson, LS Cole Mazza

2016 Final Mock Draft

Round 1
PICK TEAM NAME POSITION SCHOOL HEIGHT WEIGHT
1 Rams JARED GOFF QB CAL 6’4″ 215
THe Rams traded all the way from the 15th pick to the top of the draft board. The only way you make that trade is for someone you think is a franchise quarterback. From most sources it seems they did it for Jared Goff. Goff’s upside is a solid starting quarterback and have success much like Matt Ryan. Look for Los Angeles to make Goff their franchise quarterback.
2 Eagles CARSON WENTZ QB North Dakota St. 6’5″ 233
After the season the eagles were all the way back with the 13th pick. Now come draft day, they will have the 2nd overall pick. Did they trade all the way up to the second pick for a quarterback when they signed Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel this off season? I believe they did, as Bradford and Daniel are only signed for the short term. Carson Wentz has the potential to be a very good quarterback in this league. With this pick the eagles get their quarterback of the future.
3 Chargers LAREMY TUNSIL OT Ole Miss 6’5″ 310
THE CHARGERS WOULD BE IN A GREAT POSITION WITH THIS PICK AS THEY HAVE A PLAYER AT A POSITION OF NEED IN JALEN RAMSEY AND ONE OF THE TOP PLAYERS AVAILABLE WITH Tunsil. RAMSEY WOULD PROVIDE IMMEDIATE HELP FOR A DEPLETED SECONDARY. AT SAFETY ERIC WEDDLE LOOKS TO BE MOVING ON AND THEY DO NOT HAVE A QUALITY NUMBER TWO CORNERBACK OPPOSITE OF JASON VERRETT. RAMSEY WOULD FIT THAT NEED, BUT Laremy Tunsil WOULD IMMENSELY HELP the offensive line. I believe the Chargers either trade down or take Tunsil who can be their starting left tackle for the next ten years. DeForest Buckner would also fit in the Chargers defense, but at the third pick it is a little too rich.
4 Cowboys JALEN RAMSEY CB FLORIDA ST. 6’1″ 209
YES, THERE IS A BIG WAVE OF MEDIA SAYING THAT NOW IS THE TIME TO INVEST IN THE FUTURE AT THE QUARTERBACK POSITION. HOWEVER, JERRY IS IN WIN NOW MODE. IT IS HARD FOR ME TO SEE HIM PICK A QUARTERBACK THAT WON’T HELP THE TEAM FOR THREE YEARS DOWN THE LINE INSTEAD OF TAKING A PLAYER THAT CAN HELP THEM NOW. RAMSEY WOULD BE GREAT FOR THE COWBOYS AS THE FUTURES OF BOTH MORRIS CLAIBORNE AND BRANDON CARR ARE IN QUESTION. RAMSEY CAN PLAY BOTH CORNER AND SAFETY AS A GREAT ADDITION TO THE COWBOYS SECONDARY. As for the defensive line, the cowboys can get a quality one in the top of the second round.
5 Jaguars MYLES JACK OLB UCLA 6’1″ 245
THE JAGUARS IN THIS SITUATION I BELIEVE WOULD GO FOR MYLES JACK over Joey Bosa. THIS JAGUARS DEFENSE WOULD BE FUN TO WATCH HAVING BOTH TELVIN SMITH AND MYLES JACK ROAMING THE FIELD. JACK CAN HELP FROM THE PASS RUSH TO COVERAGE AS HE HAS A RARE COMBINATION OF SIZE AND SPEED. This is all contingent on whether Jacksonville’s doctors give his knee the thumbs up.
6 Ravens JOEY BOSA DE Ohio St. 6’5″ 269
SECONDARY IS AN OBVIOUS NEED FOR THE RAVENS, but there is not a player of that position worthy of the number six selection.  Instead the ravens go with the top player on the board for their defense. Bosa would strengthen the defensive line.  RONNIE STANLEY cOULD also  BE A GREAT ADDITION HERE.
7 SHAQ LAWSON DE Clemson 6’3″ 269
The Niners need another pass rusher opposite of Aaron Lynch as They finished 29th in the NFL in sacks last season. SHaq Lawson will help add edge pressure for San FRANCISCO. Lawson would fit perfectly as a 3-4 Outside linebacker in their defense. The combination of Lynch and Lawson  could be a dynamic duo for the 49ers.
8 Browns EZEKIEL ELLIOTT RB Ohio St. 6’0″ 225
THIS IS JUST A SITUATION WHERE there is too much TALENT to pass up. The browns haven’t had a productive player like Elliott in their offense for awhile. The Browns need a total talent upgrade as they continue to try to rebuild. Ezekiel Elliott and The additional picks should be a good start in Cleveland.
9 Bucs DEFOREST BUCKNER DE Oregon 6’7″ 291
THE BUCCANEERS LAST YEAR FOUND THEIR FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK, THIS YEARS GOAL WILL BE TO CONTINUE TO UPGRADE THE TALENT LEVEL. Buckner WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO THE BUCCANEERS DEFENSE AS A HYBRID DEFENSIVE END/TACKLE. I KNOW THE BUCCANEERS ALREADY HAVE GERALD MCCOY AND AKEEM SPENCE, BUT Buckner improves the depth and TALENT along the defensive front.
10 Giants DARRON LEE oLB Ohio St. 6’1″ 236
The Giants have a major need at linebacker after they upgraded the secondary and defensive line in free agency. The Giants are notorious for not taking linebackers in the first round, but Darron Lee could be the exception. Lee is an upgrade to the linebacker corp as a rare athlete. Look for the Giants to take Lee as a weakside linebacker in the 4-3 defense.
11 Bears RONNIE Stanley OT NOTRE DAME 6’6″ 312
THIS WOULD BE A DREAM SCENARIO AS THE BEARS NEED TO FIND A LONG TERM SOLUTION AT THE LEFT TACKLE POSITION. STANLEY IS A TOP TEN TALENT AND IN THIS SITUATION FALLS RIGHT IN THE BEARS LAP. CHARLES LENO PLAYED DECENTLY, BUT STANLEY IS A MUCH BETTER LONG TERM SOLUTION. REGGIE RAGLAND WOULD ALSO BE AN OPTION HERE FOR THE BEARS.
12 Saints SHELDON RANKINS DT Louisville 6’2″ 304
The Saints Defense was one of the worst in the nfl last year and will need instant upgrades on the defense. They struggled putting pressure on the quarterback which is one of Rankins strengths. This should be a heavy defensive draft and Rankins is a good start.
13 Dolphins VERNON HARGREAVES CB Florida 5’11” 204
Sure the Dolphins ACQUIRED Byron Maxwell, but there is still a major need at cornerback. The talent at the top of the depth chart is severely lacking so look for them to target a cornerback with this pick. Many consider the second best secondary player in this draft. Look for the possibility of Hargreaves to stay in Florida on draft day.
14 Raiders WILLIAM JACKSON CB Houston 6’0″ 189
This is rare for the Oakland Raiders as they do not have as many needs as in years past. They solidified the offensive line with the signing of Kelechi Osemele and defensively signed OLB Bruce Irvin and Cornerback Sean Smith. The depth in the secondary is still a concern as D.J. Hayden has not performed up to his first round status. The raiders should not be concerned with taking another Houston cornerback as Jackson is a much better prospect than Hayden was coming out. It is hard to turn down Jackson as an athletic, hard hitting corner.
15 Titans LAQUON TREADWELL WR Ole Miss 6’2″ 221
THE Titans traded back and have quite a few picks to upgrade the roster. The Titans could start with a talented receiver in round one for Marcus Mariota. Their leading receiver last year was tight end Delanie Walker and did not have a wide receiver go over 550 yards. Either Treadwell or Doctson should go over that yardage in their rookie season. Both are very talented, and I prefer Doctson, but it seems like most of the nfl has Treadwell over doctson.
16 Lions JACK CONKLIN OT Michigan St. 6’6″ 308
OFFENSIVE LINE IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY FOR THE LIONS THIS OFFSEASON AS THEY WERE JUST DREADFUL DURING THE YEAR. Conklin CAN COME IN RIGHT AWAY FOR THE LIONS AND START AT THE RIGHT TACKLE SPOT. IT WILL BE A BIG HELP FOR A TEAM THAT ALLOWED 44 SACKS LAST SEASON. Conklin is a mauler in the run game and solid as a pass protector.
17 Falcons Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia 6’6″ 244
THE FALCONS DEFENSE WAS TERRIBLE LAST YEAR GETTING TO THE QUARTERBACK AS THEY WERE LAST IN THE NFL IN SACKS. J.J. WATT ACTUALLY ALMOST HAD AS MANY SACKS AS THE ENTIRE FALCONS TEAM COMBINED. WITH Leonard Floyd, THEY GET AN ATHLETIC LINEBACKER WHO HAS VERY GOOD PASS RUSH CAPABILITIES. I know they took another pass rusher, Vic Beasley, in the first round last year. However, Courtney Upshaw and Beasley are the only prolific pass rushers on the roster. Floyd  ADDs TO THE FALCONS DEFENSE as they get another pass rusher to increase their ability to get to the quarterback.
18 Saints Jason Spriggs OT Indiana 6’6″ 301
THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY FOR THE COLTS THIS YEAR WILL BE TO KEEP ANDREW LUCK UPRIGHT AND MORE TIME TO THROW THE FOOTBALL. RUN BLOCKING WAS ALSO AN ISSUE FOR THE COLTS AS FRANK GORE WAS HELD UNDER 1000 YARDS THIS YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS.  THE COLTS SHOULD TAKE THE BEST AVAILABLE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN WITH THIS PICK, WHICH IN THIS CASE WOULD BE Jason Spriggs. HE WILL ADD TO WHAT IS ONE OF THE WORST OFFENSIVE LINES IN FOOTBALl as a future starting left tackle.
19 Bills JARRAN REED DT Alabama  6’3″ 311
Defensive line has gone from a strength to a weakness after the release of Mario Williams. Jarran Reed IS A PERFECT REPLACEMENT FOR WILLIAMS in rex Ryan’s defense. Reed does a great job stopping the run and can play Defensive End in Rex Ryan’s 3-4 Defense. Reed is athletic for his size and does a great job taking on blockers along the defensive line.
20 Jets REGGIE RAGLAND ILB ALABAMA 6’1″ 259
THIS WOULD BE A PERFECT MATCH FOR THE JETS AS DAVID HARRIS IS 32 YEARS OLD AT THE START OF NEXT SEASON. LAST YEAR THE JETS PICKED LEONARD WILLIAMS WHICH MADE FOR ONE OF THE BETTER DEFENSIVE LINES IN THE NFL. RAGLAND WILL TAKE THE JETS DEFENSE TO THAT NEXT STEP AS A HARD-HITTING, RUN STUFFING LINEBACKER.
21 Redskins ROBERT NKEMDICHE DT Ole Miss 6’4″ 294
THE REDSKINS DEFENSIVE LINE IS AGING AS JASON HATCHER recently retired. THEY WERE ALSO THE SECOND WORST DEFENSES AGAINST THE RUN AS THEY GAVE UP 4.8 YARDS A CARRY. Nkemdiche is the ultimate boom or bust prospect, and the Redskins are known for taking chances with players. Nkemdiche is a very talented player and if he  stays out of trouble, he SHOULD be AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT PLAYER.  The acquisitions of Josh Norman and Robert Nkemdiche in the past week drastically helps out their defense.
22 Houston Texans JOSH DOCTSON WR TCU 6’2″ 202
A goal for the Texans has been to improve the offense. THEy got their quarterback in Brock Osweiler this off-season as well as a young running back with Lamar Miller. It is now time for the Texans to improve their receiving corp. The Texans have a top five receiver with Deandre Hopkins, but there is not really another impact wide receiver on the roster. Doctson would have a great role opposite of Hopkins in the offense and give Osweiler another weapon to use.
23 Vikings TAYLOR DECKER OT Ohio St. 6’7″ 310
Matt Kalil is entering a contract year at left tackle and it is yet to be seen whether the Vikings have a future left tackle on their roster. The Vikings did sign Andre Smith this off season to a one year deal, but THAT IS MORE FOR THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LINE TO COMPETE WITH pHIL lOADHOLT. t.j. cLEMMINGS STRUGGLED IN HIS ROOKIE YEAR AND I BELIEVE HIS ULTIMATE POSITION WILL BE AT RIGHT TACKLE AS WELL. tAYLOR dECKER GIVES THE vIKINGS A POSSIBLE FUTURE STARTING LEFT TACKLE.
24 Bengals COREY COLEMAN WR BAYLOR 5’11” 194
CINCINNATI IS A TEAM THAT COULD DECIDE TO GO FOR A CORNERBACK, BUT COREY COLEMAN IS HARD TO PASS UP. WITH MOHAMMAD SANU AND MARVIN JONES LEAVING IN FREE AGENCY. tHE bENGALS NEED TO REBUILD THEIR RECEIVING CORP AND cOREY coleman can be a versatile receiver for them. COLEMAN CAN work the slot as well as the outside receiver position to COMPLEMENT AJ GREEN.
25 Steelers MACKENSIE ALEXANDER CB CLEMSON 5’10” 190
The STEELERS ARE IN DESPERATE HELP OF CORNERBACK HELP AS THEY ARE VERY THIN AT THE POSITION. Alexander had a great year last year blanketing top wide receivers and not giving up a touchdown all year. A concern for Alexander has been a lack of interceptions while at Clemson. DUE TO PITTSBURGH’S DEPTH, ALEXANDER WOULD MOST LIKELY HAVE A ROLE RIGHT AWAY WITH THE STEELERS. ALEXANDER WOULD GIVE PITTSBURGH A FUTURE POSSIBLE NUMBER ONE CORNER.
26 Seahawks ANDREW BILLINGS DT Baylor 6’1″ 311
The Seattle defense does have experienced edge rushers and is a strength, however the Seahawks need to improve the interior of their defensive line. Look no further than Andrew Billings who is a very young  powerful defensive tackle. Billings best playing days are ahead of him as a very strong player who could possible play the nose tackle role. Billings could enter the starting lineup right away for the Seahawks.
27 Packers A’SHAWN ROBINSON DT ALABAMA 6’4″ 307
GREEN BAY IS IN A TOUGH POSITION WITH THIS PICK. THEIR MOST PRESSING NEED IS INSIDE LINEBACKER, BUT RAGLAND WILL BE GONE BY THE TIME THEY PICK. GREEN BAY MAY TARGET HIM BY TRADING UP, BUT IF THEY STAY WHERE THEY ARE LOOK FOR THEM TO GO WITH THE BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE. Robinson WOULD FIT PERFECTLY INTO GREEN BAY’S DEFENSE AS A MAJOR RUN DEFENDER. THE PACKERS STRUGGLED LAST YEAR STOPPING THE RUN, BUT Robinson WOULD ENTIRE THE DEFENSIVE LINE ROTATION FOR THE PACKERS AND IMPROVE THEIR RUN DEFENSE. The Packers usually go with more agile defensive lineman, but a need has to be to stop the run. If the Packers go with more of their trend of picking athletic defensive lineman, look for them to pick Chris Jones or Kenny Clark.
28 Chiefs KEVIN DODD DE Clemson 6’5″ 277
pASS RUSHER HAS BECOME A NEED FOR THE CHIEFS WITH THE NEWS OF jUSTIN hOUSTON’S acl INJURY. tAMBA hALI IS ALSO 32 YEARS OLD SO A YOUNG PASS RUSHER HAS TO BE A PRIORITY. kEVIN dODD WAS KIND OF A ONE YEAR WONDER FOR THE cLEMSON tIGERS GOING FROM not having a sack to recording 12.5 sacks in his junior year. Dodd can come in and compete with Dee ford for early playing time on the chiefs defense.
29 Cardinals PAXTON LYNCH QB Memphis 6’7″ 244
Bruce Arians is a master with developing quarterbacks and Lynch gives Arians this chance. Lynch has the strongest arm in the draft and can make a lot of wow throws. However, accuracy and placement is a concern. He will need sometime to develop, but Lynch could be Palmer’s successor as Palmer enters the season at 36 years old.
30 Panthers NOAH SPENCE DE Eastern Kentucky 6’3″ 254
CAROLINA ALREADY HAS A GREAT DEFENSIVE LINE, BUT IS LACKING DEPTH AFTER THE RETIREMENT OF JARED ALLEN. KONY EALY SHOULD MOVE INTO AN EVERY DOWN ROLE WITH THE PANTHERS. Noah Spence CAN FIT RIGHT INTO EALY’S ROLE AS A ROTATIONAL DEFENSIVE END AND PASS RUSHER. Spence WILL HELP THE PANTHERS STAY ON TOP AS ONE OF THE PREMIER DEFENSES IN THE NFL. WIDE RECEIVER IS A MORE PRESSING NEED, BUT THE WIDE RECEIVER CLASS THIS YEAR IS PRETTY DEEP. ADDING ANOTHER PASS RUSHER WOULD HAVE A LOT MORE VALUE AT THIS SPOT FOR THE PANTHERS.
31 Broncos DERRICK HENRY RB ALABAMA 6’3″ 247
DENVER’S DEFENSE LED THE TEAM ALL THE WAY TO A SUPERBOWL VICTORY. THE OFFENSE HOWEVER HAS SOME IMPROVING TO DO AS THEIR RUSHING ATTACK WAS MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. NOTHING LIKE ADDING A 6’3 247 POUND RUNNING BACK TO HELP OUT. HENRY WOULD FIT DENVER’S RUSHING SCHEME PERFECTLY AS A ONE CUT RUNNING BACK WITH GREAT SPEED. HENRY CAN TAKE SOME OF THE PRESSURE OFF THE NEW STARTING QUARTERBACK. HENRY CAN BE AN OUTSTANDING GAME CHANGER FOR THE BRONCOS OFFENSE AND ALSO HELP AS A FOURTH QUARTER CLOSER TO WRAP UP GAMES. Henry helps upgrade the offense to another level.
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Round 2
Pick Team Name Position School Height Weight
32 Browns Will Fuller WR Notre Dame 6’0″ 186
33 Titans Karl Joseph S West Virginia 5’10” 205
34 Steelers Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma St. 6’4″ 273
35 Chargers Chris Jones DT Mississippi St. 6’6″ 310
36 Cowboys Eli Apple CB Ohio St. 6’1″ 199
37 Patriots Connor Cook QB Michigan St. 6’4″ 217
38 Bucs Ryan Kelly C Alabama 6’4″ 311
39 Falcons Vonn Bell S Ohio St. 5’11” 203
40 Titans Cody Whitehair OG Kansas St. 6’4″ 301
41 Dolphins Kenny Clark DT UCLA 6’3″ 314
42 Jets Joshua Garnett oG Stanford 6’5″ 312
43 Titans Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M 6’6″ 324
44 Browns C.J. Prosise RB Notre Dame 6’1″ 220
45 Titans Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech 6’4″ 323
46 Rams Michael Thomas WR Ohio St. 6’3″ 212
47 Browns Braxton Miller WR Ohio St. 6’1″ 204
48 Saints Kamalei Correa OLB Boise St. 6’3″ 243
49 Bills Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh 6’2″ 197
50 Raiders Hunter Henry TE Arkansas 6’5″ 250
51 Ravens Jerald Hawkins OT LSU 6’4″ 266
52 Houston Texans Nick Martin C Notre Dame 6’4″ 299
53 Redskins Devontae Booker RB Utah 5’11” 219
54 Vikings Artie Burns CB Miami 6’0″ 193
55 Chiefs Su’a Cravens OLB USC 6’0″ 226
56 Seahawks Shon Coleman OT Auburn 6’6″ 307
57 Packers Joshua Perry ILB Ohio St. 6’4″ 255
58 Bears Austin Johnson DT Penn St. 6’4″ 314
59 Chiefs Darian Thompson S Boise St. 6’2″ 208
60 Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan St. 6’4″ 251
61 Leonte Carroo WR Rutgers 6’0″ 217
62 Panthers Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech 6’0″ 187
63 Broncos Cardale Jones QB Ohio St. 6’5″ 253

2016 NFL Draft Fever’s Big Board

BIG BOARD (1-30)
#1
LAREMY TUNSIL OT OLE MISS 6’5″ 310
Laremy Tunsil for me is alone at the top of the 2016 draft. Tunsil is the best offensive tackle to come along in the draft probably since Jake Long in 2008. He is highly advanced as a pass protector, using his athleticism and strength to get in front of defensive ends. Tunsil faced a lot of good ones in the SEC even holding Myles Garrett in check. At times Tunsil lets defensive line too far into his body and he could be more powerful blocker in the running game. Overall though, Laremy Tunsil is the top player in the 2016 draft that is a little weaker at the top compared to past years.

Laremy Tunsil

#2
MYLES JACK OLB UCLA 6’1″ 245
Myles Jack can do it all. Jack is a rangy defender that shows up all over the field. He is the most athletic linebacker I have ever scouted and can be used in a multiple ways on the defense. Jack even played a nickel cornerback role against the UNLV spread. At the next level Myles Jack is a weakside linebacker with a rare athleticism and strength combination. It is very rare to find a guy that has the strength to take on an offensive lineman, but has the speed to run with wide receivers. Jack is a sure tackler and an immediate impact player in the NFL. The only question is his knee injury, but if the doctors give him the green light he will be a high draft pick.

Myles Jack

#3
JALEN RAMSEY CB FLORIDA ST. 6’1″ 209
 Ramsey has been an impact player for the Florida State Seminoles the past three years. He switched to cornerback as a junior after two years of playing safety. Ramsey excels in press coverage and is extremely physical on the line of scrimmage. In coverage, Ramsey displays good feet and does a nice job at mirroring the receiver. Ramsey is always around the ball, however it is a concern that he only had two interceptions over the past three years. I think Ramsey’s best position at the next level is back at safety, but he is very versatile in the secondary.jalen ramsey

#4

JOEY BOSA DE OHIO ST 6’5″ 269
Joey Bosa is a very good football player. He has good strength along the defensive line as he uses it to stop the run and rush the passer. He uses a variety of pass rush moves and can beat the offensive tackle inside and out. Joey Bosa is a solid player, but there is a question on how high the ceiling is for him. It is very close between him and Shaq Lawson. Across the board Bosa is a solid defensive end, but the lack of elite athleticism is a major question. Bosa fits best as a 4-3 defensive end in the NFL.

Oct 4, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) celebrates after sacking Maryland Terrapins quarterback C.J. Brown (not pictured) in the second quarter at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

#5
Shaq Lawson DE Clemson 6’3″ 269
 Lawson is an underrated athlete on the edge. He has a great motor and constantly uses his hands to fight off the offensive line. Along with that, Shaq also has a nasty spin move that is very tough on lineman.  Lawson is very good against the run as he has the strength to set the edge and disengage from blockers. What keeps Lawson from being an elite prospect is his quickness and flexibility. Shaq Lawson should be a very good edge player at the next level.shaq lawson
#6
Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio St. 6’0″ 225
Elliott is a shiftier back for his size and has great balance when he runs. He is a very talented running back who has the ability to run through defenders, but also has good breakaway speed. Ohio State also used his talents in the receiving game as a three down back. He is up there for elite running back talents to come along and should be a top ten pick in a draft that lacks top talent.

ezekiel elliott

#7
Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama 6’1″ 247
Ragland is a tackling machine who can play sideline to sideline. He does a great job working through traffic. Against the run there is no linebacker better against the run as he is a thumper in the middle. The questions with Ragland comes in pass coverage, however I think he is much more athletic than he gets credit for. He has the added bonus of being able to rush off the edge. Ragland is an instant starter at the inside linebacker position.

Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Reggie Ragland (19) is seen in action during the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday, January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ohio State won 42-35. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)

#8
Deforest Buckner DE Oregon 6’7″ 291
Buckner is a huge defensive end that uses his size and strength well. At 6’7 290 lbs., he has the same body type as Calais Campbell. With Buckner’s length he is your prototypical 3-4 defensive end. He uses that length really well and is very athletic for his size. One flaw is he is on the ground a little too much, but he has some very good pass rush moves that translate to the next level.

Dec 5, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive end DeForest Buckner (44) celebrates after a sack in the second quarter against the Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Championship at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

#9

Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame 6’6″ 312
Stanley is going to make a solid left tackle at the next level. He plays with a strong base and is a very powerful in the run game. Stanley is no slouch in pass protection either as he’s usually able to handle the team’s best pass rusher. Shaq Lawson did beat him a few times, but it proved to be a really good battle. The difference between him and Tunsil is athleticism, as Stanley does not have the quickest feet.

Ronnie Stanley

#10

Carson Wentz QB North Dakota St. 6’5″ 233
Carson Wentz has a quarterback that has a very god arm, and can make all the NFL throws. In North Dakota’s offense he was actually asked to make a lot of throws along the sideline that you don’t see very often in college football. Wentz is a very good athlete as well and is a strong runner. Throws a very nice accurate deep ball.  The main thing he will have to develop is reading defenses, and wouldn’t be the best quarterback to step in right away. However, he has all the tools to be a solid starter in the NFL.carson wentz

#11

JAred Goff QB Cal 6’4″ 215
The debate between Goff and Wentz is a very close one. The quick release and accuracy of Goff is very intriguing for an NFL team. He also has a very good pocket presence and can squeeze the ball in tight windows. He doesn’t have the strongest arm, but it is good enough for the NFL combined with the quick release. It does show up at times on a few deep ball inaccuracies. With Goff you have a solid NFL quarterback whose upside is a Matt Ryan type.

jared goff

#12
Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia 6’6″ 244
Leonard Floyd is a very athletic edge player that has some excellent pass rush moves. He is a thinner linebacker who runs extremely well. Rushing the passer, Floyd is very quick twitched and uses his hands well to get in the quarterback. Floyd can also drop back into coverage and running with tight ends and running backs. I do question his strength to hold up against offensive lineman, but Floyd should be drafted for his elite pass rushing skills and ability to bend around the corner.

Leonard Floyd

#13

William Jackson III CB Houston 6’0″ 189
William Jackson III is one of my favorite prospects in this draft. He is an extremely quick cornerback who is able to run right with the wide receiver. Jackson is also not afraid to get physical, there are countless times where he comes down and makes a big hit on the wide receiver. The ball skills are there too as he does a great job turning back and high pointing the ball. Overall, what you are getting with Jackson is a tall, speedy corner that can play physical with great ball skills.

william jackson

#14
Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville 6’2″ 304
Rankins has had a great pre-draft process. He absolutely dominated the defensive line drills at the senior bowl and his pass rush ability shows on tape. Quickness is where Rankins wins in the interior and he really displays great hand use. He is very athletic at defensive tackle, but he will have to improve on shedding blocks in the run game. Interior defensive tackles that can rush the passer are a premium in the NFL and Rankins fits that bill.

sheldon rankins

#15

Josh Doctson WR TCU 6’2″ 202
Doctson best quality is when the ball is in the air, he is coming down with it. He is a tall, skinnier wide receiver who does a great job adjusting to the ball. Over the middle of the field he has very strong hands and is willing to take the hit. There was a question about his speed, however a 4.5 forty and a great combine calmed down those concerns. With route running, he shows a good ability to get in and out of breaks to get separation. He is pretty shifty with the ball and has good quickness for his size. A concern is he isn’t the most physical wide receiver, but he has good enough strength to hold up at the next level. Doctson is a potential number one wide receiver at the next level.

josh doctson

#16
Darron Lee OLB Ohio St. 6’1″ 236
Darron Lee is an extremely athletic outside linebacker that fits the mold as a weakside linebacker. He lit up the combine running a 4.43 in the forty yard dash. It is shown on tape too as he flies all over the field. Lee is best in space and is very good in coverage. The strength and speed combination is rare and there is an added bonus for him rushing the passer. He’s a linebacker that can do just about everything.

Darron lee

#17
Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss 6’4″ 294
Nkemdiche is the ultimate boom or bust prospect as he has all the athletic ability and skill to be a dynamic player. Where the risk comes is the off the field problems and his on field play is hot and cold. Off the field there is an attitude question as well as a situation where he fell out of a second story window at a hotel while high on Marijuana. On the field Nkemdiche doesn’t play with a consistent motor. You’ll see him dominate against Alabama, but then you see him disappear at times. What you’re getting with him is a player with tremendous versatility along the defensive line. He has a great get off and uses his hands extremely well. Nkemdiche is a top five talent in the draft, but with the inconsistent play and off the field trouble he is a risky selection.Robert Nkemdiche
#18
Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss 6’2″ 221
Laquon Treadwell was a top recruit out of high school and a great wide receiver for Ole Miss. The thing Treadwell does best is use his physicality against defensive backs. Treadwell has great, strong hands and is able to pluck the ball out of the air. Treadwell runs good routes and makes quick breaks. Also, he is the best blocking wide receiver in this draft and probably one of the best I have ever scouted. A major question for Treadwell is speed. Treadwell is a solid receiver, but doesn’t display the athleticism that says he will absolutely be a dynamic receiver at the next level. His great hands and physicality make Treadwell a first round pick.

Mississippi wide receiver Laquon Treadwell catches the ball to score the last touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Louisiana-Lafayette in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 13. 2014. Mississippi won 24 - 3. (DM Photo | Cady Herring)

#19
JARRAN REED DT ALABAMA 6’3″ 311
Reed has had a tremendous two years since transferring to Alabama from Junior College. He does a very nice job absorbing double teams and stopping the run. Is athletic for his size and works well along the defensive line. Ultimately Reed is a great two down run stuffer, however he is not the best when it comes to rushing the passer. Ultimately you’re getting a great run stopping defensive lineman, he will have to develop his pass rush to take his game to the next level.

jarran reed

#20

Jack Conklin OT Michigan St. 6’6″ 308
Jack Conklin is a nasty run blocking tackle. He does a great job finishing and blocks all the way through the whistle. In pass protection, he is a sturdy pass blocker who plays with good strength. When he gets set and ready to anchor, it is trouble for the opposing defensive end. Conklin isn’t the most athletic tackle and at times struggles with speed as well as getting off balanced at times. However, he did do a very nice job against Tim Williams from Alabama holding him in check when one on one. Looking at the big picture I believe that Conklin is best at coming in and starting right away at right tackle with a possible move to left tackle in the future.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl - Alabama v Michigan State

#21
Noah Spence OLB Eastern Kentucky 6’3″ 254
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#22
Jason Spriggs OT Indiana 6’6″ 301
NCAA Football: Illinois at Indiana

#23

Corey Coleman WR Baylor 5’11” 194
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 #24

A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama 6’4″ 307
ashawn robinson

#25

Andrew Billings DT Baylor 6’1″ 311
andrew billings
#26
Vernon Hargreaves CB Florida 5’11” 204
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#27
Karl Joseph S West Virginia 5’10” 205
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#28

Paxton Lynch QB Memphis 6’7″ 244
 BIRMINGHAM, AL - DECEMBER 30: Paxton Lynch #12 of the Memphis Tigers passes against the Auburn Tigers in the first half of the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field on December 30, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

#29

Chris Jones DT Mississippi St. 6’6″ 310
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#30
Kevin Dodd DE Clemson 6’5″ 277
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Best of the Rest #31-50
Rank Name Position School Height Weight
31 Kenny Clark DT UCLA 6′ 3″ 314
32 Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson 5′ 10″ 190
33 Taylor Decker OT Ohio St. 6′ 7″ 310
34 Derrick Henry RB Alabama 6′ 3″ 247
35 Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma St. 6′ 4″ 273
36 Eli Apple CB Ohio St. 6′ 1″ 199
37 Michael Thomas WR Ohio St. 6′ 3″ 212
38 Ryan Kelly C Alabama 6′ 4″ 311
39 Will Fuller WR Notre Dame 6′ 0″ 186
40 Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech 6′ 4″ 323
41 Kamalei Correa OLB Boise St. 6′ 3″ 243
42 Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame 6′ 2″ 223
43 Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan St. 6′ 4″ 251
44 Braxton Miller WR Ohio St. 6′ 1″ 204
45 Nick Martin C Notre Dame 6′ 4″ 299
46 Su’a Cravens OLB USC 6′ 0″ 226
47 Darian Thompson S Boise St. 5′ 11″ 208
48 Vonn Bell S Ohio St. 5′ 11″ 203
49 Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh 6′ 2″ 197
50 Joshua Garnett OG Stanford 6′ 5″ 312
#51-100
Rank Name Position School Height Weight
51 C.J. Prosise RB Notre Dame 6′ 1″ 220
52 Austin Johnson DT Penn St. 6′ 4″ 314
53 Jalen Mills S LSU 6′ 0″ 194
54 Christian Westerman OG Arizona St. 6′ 3″ 298
55 Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M 6′ 6″ 324
56 Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma 5′ 10″ 194
57 Adolphus Washington DT Ohio St. 6′ 2″ 301
58 Hunter Henry TE Arkansas 6′ 5″ 250
59 Devontae Booker RB Utah 5′ 11″ 219
60 Jonathan Bullard DT Florida 6′ 3″ 285
61 Leonte Carroo WR Rutgers 6′ 0″ 217
62 Bronson Kaufusi DE BYU 6′ 7″ 285
63 Jerald Hawkins OT LSU 6′ 6″ 305
64 Paul Perkins RB UCLA 5′ 10″ 208
65 Connor Cook QB Michigan St. 6′ 4″ 217
66 Cody Whitehair OG Kansas St. 6′ 4″ 301
67 Maliek Collins DT Nebraska 6′ 2″ 311
68 Joshua Perry OLB Ohio St. 6′ 4″ 255
69 Artie Burns CB Miami 6′ 0″ 193
70 Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech 5′ 10″ 215
71 Javon Hargrave DT South Carolina St. 6′ 2″ 309
72 Austin Hooper TE Stanford 6′ 4″ 254
73 Sheldon Day DT Notre Dame 6′ 1″ 293
74 Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech 6′ 0″ 187
75 Pharoh Cooper WR South Carolina 5′ 11″ 203
76 Jatavis Brown OLB Akron 5′ 11″ 221
77 Jihad Ward DE Illinois 6′ 5″ 297
78 Jordan Jenkins OLB Georgia 6′ 3″ 259
79 Willie Henry DT Michigan 6′ 3″ 303
80 Jeremy Cash S Duke 6′ 1″ 212
81 Tyler Higbee TE Western Kentucky 6′ 6″ 251
82 Victor Ochi OLB Stony Brook 6′ 1″ 246
83 Keanu Neal S Florida 5′ 10″ 211
84 Alex Collins RB Arkansas 5′ 10″ 217
85 Charles Tapper DT Oklahoma 6′ 3″ 271
86 Zack Sanchez CB Oklahoma 5′ 11″ 181
87 Maurice Canady CB Virginia 6′ 1″ 191
88 Deion Jones ILB LSU 6′ 1″ 222
89 Malcolm Mitchell WR Georgia 5′ 11″ 194
90 Matt Ioannidis DT Temple 6′ 4″ 299
91 Hassan Ridgeway DT Texas 6′ 3″ 303
92 Will Redmond CB Mississippi St. 5′ 11″ 182
93 Cyrus Jones CB Alabama 5′ 10″ 197
94 Nick Kwiatkoski ILB West Virginia 6′ 2″ 243
95 Matt Judon DE Grand Valley St. 6′ 3″ 275
96 Nick Vannett TE Ohio St. 6′ 6″ 257
97 B.J. Goodson ILB Clemson 6′ 1″ 242
98 Kyler Fackrell OLB Utah St. 6′ 5″ 244
99 Jordan Howard RB Indiana 6′ 0″ 230
100 Justin Simmons S Boston College 6′ 3″ 202

2016 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

Round 1
PICK TEAM NAME POSITION SCHOOL HEIGHT WEIGHT
1 Titans LAREMY TUNSIL OT OLE MISS 6’5″ 305
THE OFFENSIVE LINE FOR THE TENNESSEE TITANS LAST YEAR WAS DREADFUL. IT IS KIND OF HARD FOR A ROOKIE QUARTERBACK TO GAIN IS FOOTING WHEN HE WAS SACKED, AN NFL LEADING, 57 TIMES. TUNSIL CAN STEP IN RIGHT AWAY JUST LIKE HE DID AT OLE MISS AND BE THE BEST PASS BLOCKER THE TITANS HAVE. BOSA IS TEMPTING, BUT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE TITANS TO PROTECT THEIR YOUNG QUARTERBACK. IT ISN’T THE SEXIEST PICK, BUT IT IS NEEDED.
2 Browns JARED GOFF QB CAL 6’4″ 215
STOP ME IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS BEFORE, THE BROWNS ARE IN THE MARKET FOR A QUARTERBACK. THE MANZIEL EXPERIMENT DIDN’T WORK OUT JUST LIKE THE BRADY QUINN, COLT MCCOY AND BRANDON WEEDEN PICKS DIDN’T. CLEVELAND HAS QUITE THE DECISION TO MAKE BETWEEN JARED GOFF AND CARSON WENTZ. BOTH OF THESE QUARTERBACKS WOULD BE BETTER SITTING A YEAR AND DEVELOPING BEFORE STARTING. I BELIEVE THE BROWNS TAKE THE FUTURE QUARTERBACK OF THE FRANCHISE HERE. IF THE BROWNS DO NOT SEE EITHER QUARTERBACK BEING THE FUTURE THEY GO WITH THE BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE IN JOEY BOSA.
3 Chargers JOEY BOSA DE OHIO ST. 6’3″ 275
THE CHARGERS WOULD BE IN A GREAT POSITION WITH THIS PICK AS THEY HAVE A PLAYER AT A POSITION OF NEED IN JALEN RAMSEY AND ONE OF THE TOP PLAYERS AVAILABLE WITH BOSA. RAMSEY WOULD PROVIDE IMMEDIATE HELP FOR A DEPLETED SECONDARY. AT SAFETY ERIC WEDDLE LOOKS TO BE MOVING ON AND THEY DO NOT HAVE A QUALITY NUMBER TWO CORNERBACK OPPOSITE OF JASON VERRETT. RAMSEY WOULD FIT THAT NEED, BUT JOEY BOSA WOULD IMMENSELY HELP A DEFENSE THAT FINISHED 24TH IN SACKS. EVEN WITH KENDALL REYES AND COREY LIUGET ALREADY ON THE DEFENSIVE LINE, THE CHARGERS PICK BOSA SO THEY CAN PUT MORE PRESSURE ON THE OPPOSING QUARTERBACKS.
4 Cowboys JALEN RAMSEY CB FLORIDA ST. 6’1″ 205
YES, THERE IS A BIG WAVE OF MEDIA SAYING THAT NOW IS THE TIME TO INVEST IN THE FUTURE AT THE QUARTERBACK POSITION. HOWEVER, JERRY IS IN WIN NOW MODE. IT IS HARD FOR ME TO SEE HIM PICK A QUARTERBACK THAT WON’T HELP THE TEAM FOR THREE YEARS DOWN THE LINE INSTEAD OF TAKING A PLAYER THAT CAN HELP THEM NOW. RAMSEY WOULD BE GREAT FOR THE COWBOYS AS THE FUTURES OF BOTH MORRIS CLAIBORNE AND BRANDON CARR ARE IN QUESTION. RAMSEY CAN PLAY BOTH CORNER AND SAFETY AS A GREAT ADDITION TO THE COWBOYS SECONDARY.
5 Jaguars MYLES JACK OLB UCLA 6’1″ 231
THE JAGUARS IN THIS SITUATION I BELIEVE WOULD GO FOR MYLES JACK WHO IS THE LAST PLAYER IN THE TOP TIER OF THE DRAFT. THIS JAGUARS DEFENSE WOULD BE FUN TO WATCH HAVING BOTH TELVIN SMITH AND MYLES JACK ROAMING THE FIELD. JACK CAN HELP FROM THE PASS RUSH TO COVERAGE AS HE HAS A RARE COMBINATION OF SIZE AND SPEED.
6 Ravens VERNON HARGREAVES CB FLORIDA 5’11” 194
SECONDARY IS AN OBVIOUS NEED FOR THE RAVENS AS THERE IS A GAPING HOLE IN THE CORNERBACK POSITION. LADARIUS WEBB LOOKS LIKE HE WILL BE MOVED TO SAFETY WHICH OPENS UP A SPOT FOR HARGREAVES. VERNON IS A CORNER WHO PLAYS WITH GREAT PHYSICALITY. HOWEVER IF THE RAVENS DECIDE TO CUT MONROE BECAUSE OF THE SALARY CAP, RONNIE STANLEY WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION HERE.
7 CARSON WENTZ QB NORTH DAKOTA ST. 6’5″ 233
CHIP KELLY GETS HIS NEW QUARTERBACK IN THIS SCENARIO AND I BELIEVE WENTZ COULD DO WELL IN KELLY’S SYSTEM. WENTZ HAS A STRONG ARM AND IS ABLE TO MAKE ALL THE NFL THROWS. WENTZ IS ALSO A GREAT, TOUGH RUNNER WITH VERY GOOD SPEED. THIS WOULD MAKE FOR A VERY INTERESTING TRAINING CAMP WITH KAEPERNICK, GABBERT AND WENTZ COMPETING FOR THE JOB. WENTZ WOULD BE BEST DEVELOPING INTO THE NFL GAME ON THE BENCH TO START HIS CAREER.
8 Dolphins JAYLON SMITH OLB NOTRE DAME 6’3″ 230
THIS IS JUST A SITUATION WHERE TALENT AND NEED MATCH UP TOO PERFECTLY TO PASS UP. JAYLON SMITH WOULD BE GOING HIGHER IF IT WASN’T FOR A KNEE INJURY IN HIS BOWL GAME AGAINST OHIO STATE. THE DOLPHINS MAIN PROBLEM LAST YEAR WAS STOPPING THE RUN AND THEY NEED SOME PLAYMAKING LINEBACKERS TO STEP IN. SMITH MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY RIGHT AWAY, BUT HE SHOULD BE A MAIN PART OF A DEFENSE ONCE HE GETS BACK ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD.
9 Bucs ROBERT NKEMDICHE DT OLE MISS 6’4″ 285
THE BUCCANEERS LAST YEAR FOUND THEIR FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK, THIS YEARS GOAL WILL BE TO CONTINUE TO UPGRADE THE TALENT LEVEL. NKEMDICHE WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO THE BUCCANEERS DEFENSE AS A HYBRID DEFENSIVE END/TACKLE. I KNOW THE BUCCANEERS ALREADY HAVE GERALD MCCOY AND AKEEM SPENCE, BUT NKEMDICHE IS A TALENT THAT IS HARD TO PASS UP. AS LONG AS THE BUCS DO NOT THINK HE IS AN OFF THE FIELD PROBLEM, NKEMDICHE WOULD BE A GREAT PICK UP FOR THE DEFENSIVE LINE.
10 Giants NOAH SPENCE DE EASTERN KENTUCKY 6’3″ 254
SPENCE WOULD BE GREAT FOR THE GIANTS 4-3 SYSTEM AS AN EDGE RUSHER. THE GIANTS HAVE ROBERT AYERS AND JASON PIERRE-PAUL BOTH GOING TO FREE AGENCY SO THEY NEED ANOTHER PASS RUSHER. SPENCE IS EXPLOSIVE OFF THE EDGE AND WILL CONTRIBUTE RIGHT AWAY. THE GIANTS COULD ALSO PICK REGGIE RAGLAND AS A LONG TERM SOLUTION TO REPLACE JON BEASON.
11 Bears RONNIE Stanley OT NOTRE DAME 6’6″ 318
THIS WOULD BE A DREAM SCENARIO AS THE BEARS NEED TO FIND A LONG TERM SOLUTION AT THE LEFT TACKLE POSITION. STANLEY IS A TOP TEN TALENT AND IN THIS SITUATION FALLS RIGHT IN THE BEARS LAP. CHARLES LENO PLAYED DECENTLY, BUT STANLEY IS A MUCH BETTER LONG TERM SOLUTION. REGGIE RAGLAND WOULD ALSO BE AN OPTION HERE FOR THE BEARS.
12 Saints LAQUON TREADWELL WR OLE MISS 6’2″ 219
TREADWELL IS A GREAT VALUE AT THIS POINT FOR THE SAINTS. IT GIVES DREW BREES A THREAT AND THE SAINTS A FUTURE NUMBER ONE WIDE RECEIVER. COLSTON IS GETTING UP THERE IN AGE SO IT IS A CASE WHERE THE VALUE MATCHES THE NEED. THE SAINTS OFFENSE WITH TREADWELL, BRANDIN COOKS, WILLIE SNEAD, AND MARQUES COLSTON WOULD BE VERY FUN TO WATCH.
13 Eagles SHAQ LAWSON DE CLEMSON 6’3″ 275
THE EAGLES ARE IN TRANSITION AS THEY MOVE ON FROM THE CHIP KELLY ERA. VINNY CURRY HAD A DOWN YEAR AND IS A FREE AGENT THIS UPCOMING OFFSEASON. LAWSON CAN BE HIS REPLACEMENT THIS NEXT YEAR AND BOOST A PASS RUSH THAT WAS MIDDLE OF THE ROAD LAST YEAR. WITH THE EAGLES MOVING TO A 4-3 DEFENSE NEXT YEAR, LAWSON FITS PERFECTLY AT DEFENSIVE END.
14 Raiders SHELDON RANKINS DT LOUISVILLE 6’2″ 304
DAN WILLIAMS AND JUSTIN ELLIS DID A SERVICEABLE JOB LAST YEAR, BUT RANKINS SHOULD TAKE THE RAIDERS TO A NEW LEVEL. A DEFENSIVE LINE WITH RANKINS RUSHING FROM THE INSIDE AND KHALIL MACK DOMINATING ON THE OUTSIDE WOULD BE OUTSTANDING. WITH  JUSTIN TUCK RETIRING RANKINS KEEPS THE DEFENSIVE LINE STRONG.
15 Rams MICHAEL THOMAS WR OHIO ST. 6’3″ 210
THE RAMS HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A NUMBER ONE WIDE RECEIVER FOR AWHILE NOW. THEIR TOP TWO WIDE RECEIVERS COMBINED FOR JUST OVER 1000 YARDS THIS PAST SEASON. MICHAEL THOMAS HAS ALL THE TRAITS FOR A NUMBER ONE RECEIVER AND WILL ADD SOME HEIGHT TO THE RAMS RECEIVING CORE. WITH THOMAS, THE RAMS GET A BIG RECEIVER WITH GOOD HANDS AND SPEED.
16 Lions TAYLOR DECKER OT OHIO ST. 6’7″ 315
OFFENSIVE LINE IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY FOR THE LIONS THIS OFFSEASON AS THEY WERE JUST DREADFUL DURING THE YEAR. DECKER CAN COME IN RIGHT AWAY FOR THE LIONS AND START AT THE RIGHT TACKLE SPOT. IT WILL BE A BIG HELP FOR A TEAM THAT ALLOWED 44 SACKS LAST SEASON.
17 Falcons DARRON LEE OLB OHIO ST. 6’2″ 235
THE FALCONS DEFENSE WAS TERRIBLE LAST YEAR GETTING TO THE QUARTERBACK AS THEY WERE LAST IN THE NFL IN SACKS. J.J. WATT ACTUALLY ALMOST HAD AS MANY SACKS AS THE ENTIRE FALCONS TEAM COMBINED. WITH LEE THEY GET AN EXTREMELY ATHLETIC LINEBACKER WHO HAS VERY GOOD PASS RUSH CAPABILITIES. HE CAN ADD TO THE FALCONS DEFENSE IN PASS COVERAGE AS WELL.
18 Saints JACK CONKLIN OT MICHIGAN ST. 6’6″ 330
THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY FOR THE COLTS THIS YEAR WILL BE TO KEEP ANDREW LUCK UPRIGHT AND MORE TIME TO THROW THE FOOTBALL. RUN BLOCKING WAS ALSO AN ISSUE FOR THE COLTS AS FRANK GORE WAS HELD UNDER 1000 YARDS THIS YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS.  THE COLTS SHOULD TAKE THE BEST AVAILABLE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN WITH THIS PICK, WHICH IN THIS CASE WOULD BE JACK CONKLIN. HE WILL ADD TO WHAT IS ONE OF THE WORST OFFENSIVE LINES IN FOOTBALL.
19 Bills DEFOREST BUCKNER DE OREGON  6’6″ 285
IS MARIO WILLIAMS ON THE DECLINE? AFTER JUST FIVE SACKS THIS PAST SEASON, WILLIAMS HAD ONE OF HIS WORST YEARS OF HIS CAREER. WITH HIS ALMOST $20 MILLION AGAINST THE CAP HE IS A PRIME CANDIDATE TO BE CUT THIS OFFSEASON. DEFOREST BUCKNER IS A PERFECT REPLACEMENT FOR WILLIAMS. BUCKNER IS A BIG AGILE DEFENSIVE END THAT IS GOOD IN BOTH THE RUN STOPPING AND PASS RUSHING ASPECTS OF THE GAME.
20 Jets REGGIE RAGLAND ILB ALABAMA 6’1″ 259
THIS WOULD BE A PERFECT MATCH FOR THE JETS AS DAVID HARRIS IS 32 YEARS OLD AT THE START OF NEXT SEASON. LAST YEAR THE JETS PICKED LEONARD WILLIAMS WHICH MADE FOR ONE OF THE BETTER DEFENSIVE LINES IN THE NFL. RAGLAND WILL TAKE THE JETS DEFENSE TO THAT NEXT STEP AS A HARD-HITTING, RUN STUFFING LINEBACKER.
21 Redskins A’SHAWN ROBINSON DT ALABAMA 6’3″ 320
THE REDSKINS DEFENSIVE LINE IS AGING AS JASON HATCHER IS 33 YEARS OLD. THEY WERE ALSO THE SECOND WORST DEFENSES AGAINST THE RUN AS THEY GAVE UP 4.8 YARDS A CARRY. ROBINSON SHOULD HELP THAT OUT RIGHT AWAY AS AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT PLAYER. ROBINSON PASS RUSH IS DECENT, BUT HE IS MUCH BETTER AT HOLDING UP AGAINST THE RUN. ROBINSON CAN COME IN AND EITHER PLAY NOSE TACKLE OR DEFENSIVE END IN WASHINGTON’S 3-4 SCHEME.
22 Houston Texans PAXTON LYNCH QB MEMPHIS 6’7″ 240
THE TEXANS QUARTERBACK PLAY LAST YEAR WAS AWFUL AND THEY NEED A YOUNG GUY THAT BILL O’BRIEN CAN DEVELOP. LOOK NO FURTHER THAN PAXTON LYNCH. LYNCH GIVES O’BRIEN A QUARTERBACK WITH THE TOOLS O’BRIEN CAN DEVELOP. HE’S GOT A VERY STRONG ARM AND IS A PRETTY DECENT ATHLETE OUTSIDE THE POCKET. LYNCH WILL PROBABLY NEED TO WAIT A YEAR OR TWO BEFORE HE IS READY TO START, BUT THIS GIVES THE TEXANS A QUARTERBACK FOR THE FUTURE.
23 Vikings JOSH DOCTSON WR TCU 6’3″ 190
STEFON DIGGS WAS A NICE SURPRISE FOR THE VIKINGS LAST YEAR, BUT THEY NEED SOME MORE HELP AT THAT POSITION. MIKE WALLACE IS FAST, BUT ISN’T A RELIABLE RECEIVER IN TERMS OF ROUTE RUNNING AND CATCHING THE BALL. DOCTSON GIVES TEDDY BRIDGEWATER A TALL WIDE RECEIVER WITH GREAT JUMP BALL ABILITY. DOCTSON WILL NEED TO PUT ON A LITTLE BIT OF WEIGHT, BUT COULD DEVELOP INTO A TRUE NUMBER ONE WIDE RECEIVER.
24 Bengals COREY COLEMAN WR BAYLOR 5’11” 190
CINCINNATI IS A TEAM THAT COULD DECIDE TO GO FOR A CORNERBACK, BUT COREY COLEMAN IS HARD TO PASS UP. WITH MOHAMMAD SANU, MARVIN JONES AND BRANDON TATE BEING UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS WIDE RECEIVER BECOMES A NEED. COLEMAN CAN BE A VERSATILE WIDE RECEIVER FOR THE BENGALS AND COMPLEMENT AJ GREEN.
25 Steelers MACKENSIE ALEXANDER CB CLEMSON 5’10” 195
IT WOULD BE A GREAT SITUATION FOR THE STEELERS IF ALEXANDER DROPPED ALL THE WAY TO 25. STEELERS ARE IN DESPERATE HELP OF CORNERBACK HELP AS THEY ARE VERY THIN AT THE POSITION. DUE TO PITTSBURGH’S DEPTH, ALEXANDER WOULD MOST LIKELY HAVE A ROLE RIGHT AWAY WITH THE STEELERS. ALEXANDER WOULD GIVE PITTSBURGH A FUTURE POSSIBLE NUMBER ONE CORNER.
26 Seahawks EZEKIEL ELLIOTT RB OHIO ST. 6’0″ 225
THE TALENT IS TOO MUCH FOR THE SEAHAWKS TO PASS UP HERE. WITH LYNCH RETIRING RUNNING BACK IS A POSITION OF NEED. THOMAS RAWLS DID WELL LAST YEAR WHEN LYNCH WAS OUT, BUT ELLIOTT IS A GAME CHANGING RUNNING BACK. IF THIS HAPPENS LOOK FOR ELLIOTT TO HAVE A SEASON SIMILAR TO TODD GURLEY’S LAST YEAR.
27 Packers JARRAN REED DT ALABAMA 6’3″ 311
GREEN BAY IS IN A TOUGH POSITION WITH THIS PICK. THEIR MOST PRESSING NEED IS INSIDE LINEBACKER, BUT RAGLAND WILL BE GONE BY THE TIME THEY PICK. GREEN BAY MAY TARGET HIM BY TRADING UP, BUT IF THEY STAY WHERE THEY ARE LOOK FOR THEM TO GO WITH THE BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE. REED WOULD FIT PERFECTLY INTO GREEN BAY’S DEFENSE AS A MAJOR RUN DEFENDER. THE PACKERS STRUGGLED LAST YEAR STOPPING THE RUN, BUT REED WOULD ENTIRE THE DEFENSIVE LINE ROTATION FOR THE PACKERS AND IMPROVE THEIR RUN DEFENSE.
28 Chiefs WILLIAM JACKSON CB HOUSTON 6’1″ 175
WITH THE CHIEFS POSSIBLY LOSING SEAN SMITH IN FREE AGENCY CORNER IS A MAJOR POSITION OF NEED. WILLIAM JACKSON WOULD FIT THE NEED PERFECTLY. DON’T LET THE WEIGHT FOOL YOU, JACKSON IS AN EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE TACKLER WHO ALSO HAS GREAT BALL SKILLS. THE CHIEFS COULD ALSO UPGRADE THE DEFENSIVE LINE WITH THIS PICK.
29 Cardinals ANDREW BILLINGS DT BAYLOR 6’1″ 310
BILLINGS IS TOO GOOD TO PASS UP AT THIS SPOT. WITH THIS PICK THE CARDINALS BOOSTER A DEFENSIVE LINE THAT IS AGING A BIT WITH FROSTEE RUCKER AND CORY REDDING. BILLINGS IS ONE OF THE YOUNGER PLAYERS IN THE DRAFT AND WILL ONLY BE 20 YEARS OLD BY THE TIME THE NFL SEASON STARTS. HOWEVER, BILLINGS HAS RARE STRENGTH TO STEP  IN RIGHT AWAY FOR THE CARDINALS AND ADD SOME YOUTH TO THE CARDINALS DEFENSIVE LINE.
30 Panthers KEVIN DODD DE CLEMSON 6’4″ 275
CAROLINA ALREADY HAS A GREAT DEFENSIVE LINE, BUT IS LACKING DEPTH AFTER THE RETIREMENT OF JARED ALLEN. KONY EALY SHOULD MOVE INTO AN EVERY DOWN ROLE WITH THE PANTHERS. KEVIN DODD CAN FIT RIGHT INTO EALY’S ROLE AS A ROTATIONAL DEFENSIVE END AND PASS RUSHER. DODD WILL HELP THE PANTHERS STAY ON TOP AS ONE OF THE PREMIER DEFENSES IN THE NFL. WIDE RECEIVER IS A MORE PRESSING NEED, BUT THE WIDE RECEIVER CLASS THIS YEAR IS PRETTY DEEP. ADDING ANOTHER PASS RUSHER WOULD HAVE A LOT MORE VALUE AT THIS SPOT FOR THE PANTHERS.
31 Broncos DERRICK HENRY RB ALABAMA 6’3″ 245
DENVER’S DEFENSE LED THE TEAM ALL THE WAY TO A SUPERBOWL VICTORY. THE OFFENSE HOWEVER HAS SOME IMPROVING TO DO AS THEIR RUSHING ATTACK WAS MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. DENVER ALSO HAS THEIR TWO LEADING RUSHERS BOTH AS POSSIBLE FREE AGENTS. NOTHING LIKE ADDING A 6’3 245 POUND RUNNING BACK TO HELP OUT. HENRY WOULD FIT DENVER’S RUSHING SCHEME PERFECTLY AS A ONE CUT RUNNING BACK WITH GREAT SPEED. HENRY CAN TAKE SOME OF THE PRESSURE OFF THE PROBABLE NEW STARTING QUARTERBACK BROCK OSWEILER. HENRY CAN BE AN OUTSTANDING GAME CHANGER FOR THE BRONCOS OFFENSE AND ALSO HELP AS A FOURTH QUARTER CLOSER TO WRAP UP GAMES.
32 PICK FORFEITED

2016 NFL Draft Positional Rankings

OFFENSE
QB
Rank Name School Height Weight Year
1 Carsonn Wentz North Dakota St. 6′ 5″ 233 SR
2 Jared Goff Cal 6′ 4″ 215 JR
3 Paxton Lynch Memphis 6′ 7″ 244 JR
4 Connor Cook Michigan St. 6′ 4″ 217 SR
5 Vernon Adams Oregon 5′ 11″ 200 SR
6 Dak Prescott Mississippi St. 6′ 2″ 226 SR
7 Cardale Jones Ohio St. 6′ 5″ 253 JR
8 Brandon Allen Arkansas 6′ 2″ 217 SR
9 Christian Hackenberg Penn St. 6′ 4″ 223 SR
10 Brandon Doughty Western Kentucky 6′ 3″ 214 SR
RB
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Ezekiel Elliott Ohio St. 6′ 0″ 225 JR  4.47
2 Derrick Henry Alabama 6′ 3″ 247 JR 4.54
3 C.J. Prosise Notre Dame 6′ 0″ 220 JR 4.48
4 Devontae Booker Utah 5′ 11″ 219 SR N/A
5 Paul Perkins UCLA 5′ 10″ 208 JR 4.58
6 Kenneth Dixon Louisiana Tech 5′ 10″ 215 SR 4.58
7 Alex Collins Arkansas 5′ 10″ 217 JR 4.59
8 Jordan Howard Indiana 6′ 0″ 230 JR 4.59
9 Jonathan Williams Arkansas 5′ 11″ 219 SR 4.61
10 Kenyan Drake Alabama 6′ 1″ 210 SR 4.45
FB
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Dan Vitale Northwestern 6′ 1″ 240 SR 4.60
2 Glenn Gronkowski Kansas St. 6′ 2″ 239 SR 4.71
3 Derek Watt Wisconsin 6′ 2″ 235 SR 4.79
4 Chris Swain Navy 6′ 0″ 249 SR 4.72
5 Soma Vainuku USC  5′ 11″ 249 SR  4.68
6  Andy Janovich  Nebraska 6′ 1″ 238  SR  4.81
WR
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Josh Doctson TCU 6′ 2″ 202 SR 4.50
2 Laquon Treadwell Ole Miss 6′ 2″ 221 JR 4.65
3 Corey Coleman Baylor 5′ 11″ 194 JR 4.41
4 Michael Thomas Ohio St. 6′ 3″ 212 JR 4.46
5 Will Fuller Notre Dame 6′ 0″ 186 JR 4.32
6 Braxton Miller Ohio St. 6′ 1″ 204 SR 4.44
7 Tyler Boyd Pittsburgh 6′ 2″ 197 JR  4.58
8 Leonte Caroo Rutgers 6′ 0″ 217 SR 4.50
9 Sterling Shepard Oklahoma 5′ 10″ 194 SR  4.48
10 Pharoh Cooper South Carolina 5′ 11″ 203 JR  4.63
TE
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Hunter Henry Arkansas 6′ 5″ 249 JR  4.78
2 Austin Hooper Stanford 6′ 4″ 254 JR  4.79
3 Tyler Higbee Western Kentucky 6′ 6″ 251 SR 4.80
4 Nick Vannett Ohio St. 6′ 6″ 257 SR  4.58
5 Jerell Adams South Carolina 6′ 5″ 247 SR N/A
6 David Morgan UTSA 6′ 4″ 262 SR 4.75
7 Henry Krieger-Coble Iowa 6′ 3″ 248 SR 4.65
8 Beau Sandland Montana St. 6′ 4″ 246 SR 4.93
9 Thomas Duarte UCLA 6′ 2″ 232 JR 4.72
10 Ben Braunecker Harvard 6′ 4″ 252 SR 4.73
OT
Rank Name School Height Weight Year
1 Laremy Tunsil Ole Miss 6′ 5″ 310 JR
2 Ronnie Stanley Miami 6′ 6″ 312 JR
3 Jack Conklin Michigan St. 6′ 6″ 308 JR
4 Jason Spriggs Indiana 6′ 6″ 301 SR
5 Taylor Decker Ohio St. 6′ 7″ 310 SR
6 Germain Ifedi Texas A&M 6′ 6″ 324 JR
7 Jerald Hawkins LSU 6 ‘6″ 305 JR
8 Shon Coleman Auburn 6′ 6″ 307 JR
9 Le’Raven Clark Texas Tech 6′ 6″ 316 SR
10 Willie Beavers Western Michigan 6′ 5″ 321 SR
OG
Rank Name School Height Weight Year
1 Joshua Garnett Stanford 6′ 5″ 312 SR
2 Christian Westerman Arizona St. 6′ 3″ 298 SR
3 Cody Whitehair Kansas St. 6′ 4″ 301 SR
4 Vadal Alexander LSU 6′ 5″ 326 SR
5 Connor McGovern Missouri 6′ 4″ 305 SR
6 Isaac Seumalo Oregon St. 6′ 4″ 303 JR
7 Sebastian Tretola Arkansas 6′ 4″ 314 SR
8 Joe Dahl Washington St. 6′ 4″ 304 SR
9 Rees Odhiambo Boise St. 6′ 4″ 314 SR
10 Denver Kirkland Arkansas 6′ 5″ 335 JR
C
Rank Name School Height Weight Year
1 Ryan Kelly Alabama 6′ 4″ 311 SR
2 Nick Martin Notre Dame 6′ 4″ 299 SR
3 Max Tuerk USC 6′ 5″ 298 SR
4 Graham Glasgow Michigan 6′ 6″ 306 SR
5 Jack Allen Michigan St. 6′ 2″ 297 SR
6 Austin Blythe Iowa St. 6′ 2″ 298 SR
7 Evan Boehm Missouri 6′ 2″ 302 SR
8 Matt Skura Duke 6′ 3″ 329 SR
9 Jake Brendel UCLA 6′ 4″ 303 SR
10 Mike Matthews Texas A&M 6′ 2″ 294 SR

DEFENSE

DE
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Joey Bosa Ohio St. 6′ 5″ 269 JR 4.79
2 Shaq Lawson Clemson 6′ 3″ 269 JR 4.70
3 DeForest Buckner Oregon 6′ 7″ 291 SR 5.05
4 Kevin Dodd Clemson 6′ 5″ 277 JR 4.86
5 Emmanuel Ogbah Oklahoma St. 6′ 4″ 273 JR 4.63
6 Shilique Calhoun Michigan St. 6′ 4″ 251 SR 4.82
7 Jonathan Bullard Florida 6′ 3″ 285 SR 4.93
8 Bronson Kaufusi BYU 6′ 7″ 285 SR 4.87
9 Jihad Ward Illinois 6′ 5″ 297 SR 5.09
10 Charles Tapper Oklahoma 6′ 3″ 271 SR 4.59
DT
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Sheldon Rankins Louisville 6′ 2″ 299 SR 5.03
2 Robert Nkemdiche Ole Miss 6′ 4″ 294 JR 4.87
3 Jarran Reed Alabama 6′ 3″ 307 SR 5.21
4 A’Shawn Roninson Alabama 6′ 4″ 307 JR 5.20
5 Andrew Billings Baylor 6′ 1″ 311 JR 5.05
6 Chris Jones Mississippi St. 6′ 6″ 310 JR 5.03
7 Kenny Clark UCLA 6′ 3″ 314 JR  5.06
8 Vernon Butler Louisiana Tech 6′ 4″ 323 SR 5.33
9 Austin Johnson Penn St. 6′ 4″ 314 JR 5.32
10 Adolphus Washington Ohio St. 6′ 4″ 301 SR 4.98
OLB
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Myles Jack UCLA 6′ 1″ 245 JR  N/A
2 Darron Lee Ohio St. 6′ 1″ 236 SO  4.43
3 Leonard Floyd Georgia 6′ 6″ 244 JR 4.60
4 Noah Spence Eastern Kentucky 6′ 3″ 248 SR  4.78
5 Su’a Cravens USC 6′ 0″ 226 JR 4.69
6 Kamalei Correa Boise St. 6′ 3″ 243 JR 4.69
7 Jaylon Smith Notre Dame 6′ 2″ 223 JR N/A
8 Joshua Perry Ohio St. 6′ 4″ 255 SR 4.68
9 Jatavis Brown Akron 5′ 11″ 221 SR 4.44
10 Jordan Jenkins Georgia 6′ 3″ 259 SR 4.80
ILB
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Reggie Ragland Alabama 6′ 1″ 247 SR  4.72
2 Deion Jones LSU 6′ 1″ 222 SR  4.44
3 Dominique Alexander Oklahoma 6′ 0″ 224 JR 4.75
4 B.J. Goodson Clemson 6′ 1″ 242 SR  4.69
5 Kentrell Brothers Missouri 6′ 1″ 245 SR 4.89
6 Nick Kwiatkoski West Virginia 6′ 2″ 243 SR 4.73
7 Tyler Matakevich Temple 6′ 0″ 238 SR 4.81
8 Nick Vigil Utah St. 6′ 2″ 239 JR 4.72
9 Blake Martinez Stanford 6′ 2″ 239 SR 4.71
10 Antonio Morrison Florida 6′ 1″ 232 SR 5.10
CB
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 William Jackson Houston 6′ 0″ 186 SR  4.37
2 Vernon Hargreaves Florida 5′ 11″ 204 JR  4.50
3 Mackensie Alexander Clemson 5′ 10″ 188 SO 4.48
4 Eli Apple Ohio St. 6′ 1″ 199 SO  4.40
5 Artie Burns Miami 6′ 0″ 193 JR 4.46
6 Kendall Fuller Virginia Tech 6′ 0″ 187 JR N/A
7 Maurice Canady Virginia 6′ 1″ 191 SR 4.49
8 Zack Sanchez Oklahoma 5′ 11″ 181 JR 4.49
9 Will Redmond Mississippi St. 5′ 11″ 182 SR N/A
10 Cyrus Jones Alabama 5′ 9″ 192 SR 4.49
S
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Jalen Ramsey Florida St. 6′ 1″ 209 JR  4.41
2 Karl Joseph West Virginia 5′ 10″ 205 SR  N/A
3 Darian Thompson Boise St. 6′ 2″ 208 SR 4.59
4 Vonn Bell Ohio St. 5′ 11″ 203 JR  4.51
5 Jalen Mills LSU 6′ 0″ 194 SR 4.61
6 Jeremy Cash LDuke 6′ 1″ 212 SR N/A
7 Keanu Neal Florida 6′ 1″ 211 JR 4.62
8 Justin Simmons Boston College 6′ 3″ 202 SR 4.61
9 K.J. Dillon West Virginia 6′ 1″ 210 SR 4.53
10 Tyvis Powell Phop St. 6′ 3″ 211 JR 4.46

Alabama Lands Shyheim Carter

Alabama grabbed the 40th ranked player by ESPN on Wednesday morning. The defensive back has great size and speed. Shyheim Carter joins Nigel Knott as highly ranked Alabama cornerback commits.

 

Shyheim carter

 Position Hometown Height Weight
CB  Kentwood, LA 5′ 10″ 181
Recruiting Rankings
ESPN Rank 40 Scout Rank 98
Rivals Rank 114 24/7 Rank 71
Composite 81 Star Rating 4 Star
 

Commited: ALABAMA

Alabama Announcement Times

Here are the announcement times today for Alabama Targets. Stay tuned to draftfever.com for coverage. As well as rolltide.com to track when the Letter of Intents come in.

Alabama Targets NSD Announcement Times (All Times are Eastern)

S Nigel Warrior 8:00 AM

ATH Mecole Hardman 8:30 AM

WR A.J. Brown 9:00 AM

CB Shyheim Carter 9:00 AM

WR Mykel Jones 9:00 AM

DT Michail Carter 9:00 AM

DT Kobe Jones 9:00 AM

RB Joshua Jacobs 9:00 AM

CB Jared Mayden 9:15 AM

ILB Ben Davis 10:10 AM ESPNU

ILB Dontavious Jackson 10:45 AM ESPNU

WR Ahmmon Richards Noon ESPN U

OT Landon Dickerson 12:30 PM ESPNU

OLB Mack Wilson 2:05 PM ESPN 2

DE Terrell Hall 2:15 PM ESPNU

DT Derrick Brown 3:10 PM ESPN 2

TE Irvin Smith 3:15 PM

TE Devin Asiasi 3:20 PM ESPN 2

CB Jack Jones 4:30 PM Periscope

OLB Mique Juarez 5:00 PM