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.
PICK FORFEITED
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
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