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
noah spence
#22
Jason Spriggs OT Indiana 6’6″ 301
NCAA Football: Illinois at Indiana

#23

Corey Coleman WR Baylor 5’11” 194
corey coleman

 

 #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
vernon hargreaves
#27
Karl Joseph S West Virginia 5’10” 205
karl joseph

#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
chris jones
#30
Kevin Dodd DE Clemson 6’5″ 277
kevin dodd
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
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