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31 Connor Cook
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130 Brandon Doughty
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Selections 1-16



Drafttek.com uses a computer model to simulate a 7-round 2016 NFL Mock Draft. Each team has an analyst who supplies data on 2016 team draft needs. The team needs are matched against a ranked list of draft prospects (aka "Big Board") to generate each selection in our 2016 NFL Mock Draft.


2016 NFL Draft
2016 NFL Draft Complete
May 1, 2016

Comments and grades are provided for all 253 selections. Check back mid-week for team grades and reports.


1 Los Angeles
Jared Goff
    California
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
210
Alternate Pick #1
Carson Wentz
Alternate Pick #2
Jalen Ramsey

The Rams took the right guy. As much as I like Wentz, Goff has a better chance at being special. He has a much better completion percentage down the field and is an extremely cerebral player. They may still be missing a number one target for him but they are going to have to get creative to make that happen. I am not ready to put them at the top of the NFC West, but they are closing the gap with the addition of Goff and last year's first pick, Todd Gurley. ~Austin Smith


2 Philadelphia
Carson Wentz
    North Dakota St
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
231
Alternate Pick #1
Laremy Tunsil
Alternate Pick #2
Jalen Ramsey

After a rollercoaster ride of an offseason, the Eagles finally land their #1 target all along: North Dakota St quarterback Carson Wentz. In today's NFL, the Eagles felt that without a franchise blue chip quarterback, they simply could not compete with the big boys of the league. Wentz will not be expected to come right in and start, and quite frankly the talent level on offense isn't where it needs to be right now to maximize his chance of succeeding. The hope is that after a year of intense coaching, while at the same time solidifying the offensive line and skill positions, Wentz will be able to take over the reins for the 2017 season and lead the team for a sustained period of success the way Donovan McNabb did a decade and a half ago. Wentz has every tool a franchise could want in a QB, physically and mentally...now he just needs some time. Grade: A. ~Broz, Eagles Analyst


3 San Diego
Joey Bosa
    Ohio State
    OLB34
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
269
Alternate Pick #1
Laremy Tunsil
Alternate Pick #2
Ronnie Stanley

Well, after countless weeks of listing Joey Bosa as the pick to the Bolts... After countless times of explaining why he's the best player in the draft... After numerous discussions about his better-than-advertised Combine performance... I talked myself out of Bosa and predicted that it would be Buckner. Looking back, I'm a fool. Fortunately, for Chargers fans, Tom Telesco isn't. Joey Bosa is the #1 prospect in this draft, according to ProFootballFocus.com, and this is a very solid, if surprising, pick. Telesco kept his draft plans a secret to the bitter end, but he ended up with the right player. Grade: A


4 Dallas
Ezekiel Elliott
    Ohio St
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
225
Alternate Pick #1
Jalen Ramsey
Alternate Pick #2
Laremy Tunsil

Forget everything you ever read that I wrote . . . Cuzzin Jerruh overpowered the youngsters in the room with his desire for flash and dash! Zeke will make a contribution to da 'Boys this year, no doubt . . . but that poor, undermanned defense. The only way the word "Doomsday" applies is what this does to the W-L record. Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris . . . you just got played! OK, I agree; if the offense controls the ball, the defense is on the field for fewer plays . . . but if Dallas doesn't address defense for the next few picks, the opposing offense won't have to be on the field for many plays as they may score quickly. A trade-down could have still netted Elliott . . . great player but a mis-use of resources. Grade B


5 Jacksonville
Jalen Ramsey
    Florida State
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
209
Alternate Pick #1
Shaq Lawson
Alternate Pick #2
DeForest Buckner

Former Seminole Deon Sanders is surely disappointed as he was certain Ramsey would end up in Big D. However, Jacksonville adds the talented DB Jalen Ramsey with the 5th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Jags' defense will become a force to reckon with week-in and week-out with the addition of this aggressive, intelligent, and athletic defender. Solid in coverage and will be a leader on the field...will make the AFC South opposing DC's jobs a little harder. Grade: A+


6 Baltimore
Ronnie Stanley
    Notre Dame
    LOT
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
312
Alternate Pick #1
Laremy Tunsil
Alternate Pick #2
DeForest Buckner

Over the last few days there was buzz that top ten teams were beginning to like Ronnie Stanley over the guy many thought was poised to be the #1 overall selection- Laremy Tunsil. Still, this is a bit of a surprise after thinking the pick would come down to Tunsil and perhaps Joey Bosa- who we thought may be available. Stanley is an impressive pure athlete who measured better than Tunsil in most areas at the Combine. Some Ravens fans will be upset over what may seem like a reach. Others are breathing a sigh of relief that the drama and injuries that seem to follow Tunsil will not be coming into the building. No matter how we feel at this moment, Joe Flacco is happy to have a reliable left tackle for the long term. A slight reach but a premium protector for our franchise QB. Grade: B-


7 San Francisco
DeForest Buckner
    Oregon
    DT34
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'6
Weight:
302
Alternate Pick #1
Paxton Lynch
Alternate Pick #2
Vernon Hargreaves III

After a few weeks of shifting between DE and WR, GM Baalke's dream comes true with an impact 3-4 DE falls into his lap. Propects like Buckner don't grow on trees and when they do they are often gone by the time the 49ers select. Buckner will aid the second and third levels of the defence, heck he will help the entire defence get off the field, especially on 3rd downs. Now the offence needs to score enough points to win the game! Grade B+


8 Tennessee
Jack Conklin
    Michigan State
    LOT
    Reach/Value:     -10
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
308
Alternate Pick #1
Vernon Hargreaves III
Alternate Pick #2
Shaq Lawson

So we nailed the pick here, as many assumed that Conklin would be the guy. Most even knew that they may trade into the Top-10 to go get him. However, with Laremy Tunsil, the top tackle sitting there, it must have been tough. With the new regime in place, it was going to be interesting to see how they view character issues. But that view is clear now. Tennessee addressed a big need here at their second tackle spot, plugging Conklin in on the right side to provide better protection for Marcus Mariota. Grade: A-


9 Chicago
Leonard Floyd
    Georgia
    OLB34
    Reach/Value:     -17
Height:
6'4''
Weight:
231
Alternate Pick #1
Vernon Hargreaves III
Alternate Pick #2
Shaq Lawson

I did all that I could to convince myself that we wouldn't waste the 11th pick on Leonard Floyd, and the good news is that we didn't. The bad news is that we moved up and wasted the 9th pick. Is Leonard Floyd talent? Absolutely. He checks every box you have for a pass rusher, and has the skills to be Vic Fangio's new Aldon Smith. But can he play? Who knows. For all of his skills, Floyd managed an uninspiring 4.5 sacks last year. It's possible that this was the result of his spending more time defending the run, as he posted 72 tackles last year. But if you are going to move up and grab someone at 9, you better be sure that he can come in and make a difference. At this point, it depends on how Fangio uses him, and in the long run, I will defer to the evaluation skills of Ryan Pace and his staff. But color me underwhelmed. I may talk myself into liking this pick at some time, but right now all I can see is the next Aaron Maybin or Dion Jordan. On the bright side, after being immediately let down by picks like Chris Williams and Shea McClellin, I, like all Bears fans, am used to this. His ceiling gets an A+, but is floor makes this Grade: D


10 NY Giants
Eli Apple
    Ohio St
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -12
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
199
Alternate Pick #1
Shaq Lawson
Alternate Pick #2
Laquon Treadwell

Eli Apple goes to the "Big Apple." How appropriate. Known for his hard work ethic and strong red zone coverage, Apple has the speed, agility and height. He uses his arms effectively in press coverage and jabs receivers to interrupt timing of routes. Apples shines in big games, winning Defensive MVP of the 2016 Fiesta Bowl; and, in 2015, he sealed the Buckeyes' win over Oregon in the championship game, intercepting Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota's final collegiate pass. We did not expect him to go this high, but he could prove to be a strong lockdown corner for the Giants. Grade B.


11 Tampa Bay
Vernon Hargreaves III
    Florida
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
198
Alternate Pick #1
Shaq Lawson
Alternate Pick #2
Laremy Tunsil

The Bucs' secondary allowed 70% completions to opposing QBs in 2015, good for dead last among 32 teams. By adding Vernon Hargreaves III to Free Agent Brent Grimes, the Bucs have solidified their secondary. There is still the matter of improving the pass rush, the Bucs #1 need. GM Jason Licht is gambling that one of the late R1 talents will be available when the Bucs draft in R2. With the extra pick gained via the tradedown with the Bears, the Bucs can bolster needs at Safety, LB, and along the offensive line. Gradce: B+


12 New Orleans
Sheldon Rankins
    Louisville
    DE34
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
299
Alternate Pick #1
Shaq Lawson
Alternate Pick #2
Mackensie Alexander

Sheldon gives the Saints great power (and rotational depth to boot) in the front 7 and will help to open up the edges for pass rush. Rankins is a very athletic, versatile and disruptive lineman that the Saints will deploy against opponents intent on throwing the football. Grade: A


13 Miami
Laremy Tunsil
    Ole Miss
    LOT
    Reach/Value:     +12
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
310
Alternate Pick #1
Mackensie Alexander
Alternate Pick #2
Myles Jack

What a slide that was! Most mocks had Tunsil going in the top 5 but because of some leaked footage. He dropped much further than most would have thought. The great news is that he will be joining Phins Nation as a result of the media chatter. This draft couldn't have started much better for a Miami team that has given up the most sacks since 2012. Let's see how clean T-Hill's jersey will be now. The number 13 just may be Miami's lucky number. Grade: A-


14 Oakland
Karl Joseph
    West Virginia
    SS
    Reach/Value:     -31
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
205
Alternate Pick #1
Shaq Lawson
Alternate Pick #2
Taylor Decker

A lot of attention has been paid to the Raiders' offensive line, but, from the start of Training Camp 2015 to now, I do not know of a position group in the NFL that has taken a greater leap forward than the Oakland defensive backfield. Joseph was rising quickly in recent weeks, so, while this may seem like a bit of a reach, the team could not have truly hoped to land him much later than #14. A physical, nasty hitter, an injury is the only thing that kept Joseph from being talked about at an elite level throughout the process. I fully expect him to start alongside Amerson, Smith, and Nelson to form a physical, playmaking secondary that will vault this defense to the next level. I love the player and lower the grade only because Myles Jack and Shaq Lawson- two players I really, really like- were still on the board. Grade: B+


15 Cleveland
Corey Coleman
    Baylor
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
194
Alternate Pick #1
Mackensie Alexander
Alternate Pick #2
A'Shawn Robinson

The RG3 to Coleman Baylor connection consummated! Coleman becomes the first WR off the board after the Browns traded back (as I suspected they might). They now own the Titans' third-round pick, and their second-round pick in 2017. Shrewd move for Coleman, who will have Browns fans saying, "Travis who?"

Now, sit back and enjoy some highlights! Grade: A ~Mike Sudds, DraftTek Browns Analyst


16 Detroit
Taylor Decker
    Ohio State
    LOT
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
315
Alternate Pick #1
Shaq Lawson
Alternate Pick #2
Mackensie Alexander

We wondered if Lions GM Bob Quinn would roll the dice, and trade up a couple spots for Laremy Tunsil. However, Quinn remains the conservative Yin to his predecessor's (Martin Mayhew) Yang, selecting Decker over Shaq Lawson. Decker represents the tail-end of the tier-one OT run, but I do question the reach. He'll give LT Riley Reiff a push, but will initially man the RT spot in Week-1. He becomes the heir apparent to Reiff's LT job if the Lions lose Reiff to Free Agency in 2017. Grade: B+ ~Mike Sudds, DraftTek Lions Analyst

Traded Round 1 Picks:
New England forfeited their R1 pick (football deflating incident)
Philadelphia and Miami swap R1 picks (Kiko Alonso trade collateral)
Tennessee and Los Angeles swap R1 Picks (2016 Draft trade)
Cleveland and Philadelphia swap R1 Picks (2016 Draft trade)

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Big Ten Conference
Big Board Rankings
O/A Rank Big 10 Conference
Top-40 Players
Psn
2 Joey Bosa
Ohio State
DE43
32 Jason Spriggs
Indiana
LOT
47 Carl Nassib
Penn State
DE34
51 Michael Thomas
Ohio State
WRF
57 Braxton Miller
Ohio State
WRF
59 Austin Johnson
Penn State
DT43
65 Adolphus Washington
Ohio State
DT43
66 Shilique Calhoun
Michigan State
OLB34
70 Leonte Carroo
Rutgers
WRF
88 Christian Hackenberg
Penn State
QB
90 Sean Davis
Maryland
FS
95 Jihad Ward
Illinois
DE34
102 Joshua Perry
Ohio State
OLB43
109 Cardale Jones
Ohio State
QB
121 Jordan Howard
Indiana
RBF
131 Maliek Collins
Nebraska
DT43
135 Yannick Ngakoue
Maryland
OLB34
164 Alex Lewis
Nebraska
LOT
170 Graham Glasgow
Michigan
OG
176 Eric Murray
Minnesota
CB
181 Austin Blythe
Iowa
OC
183 Nate Sudfeld
Indiana
QB
186 Joe Schobert
Wisconsin
OLB34
195 Willie Henry
Michigan
DT43
206 Josh Ferguson
Illinois
RBC
216 Briean Boddy-Calhoun
Minnesota
CB
223 Derek Watt
Wisconsin
FB
228 Anthony Zettel
Penn State
DE34
237 Steve Longa
Rutgers
OLB43
238 Henry Krieger-Coble
Iowa
TE
248 Jordan Lucas
Penn State
SS
252 Brad Craddock
Maryland
PK
270 Dan Vitale
Northwestern
FB
288 Anthony Brown
Purdue
CB
293 Jordan Walsh
Iowa
OG
301 K.J. Maye
Minnesota
WRS
303 Jordan Lomax
Iowa
FS
305 James Ross
Michigan
OLB43
312 Alex Erickson
Wisconsin
WRS
313 Geronimo Allison
Illinois
WRF
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