Thursday, April 28, 2016

2016 NFL DRAFT: MOCK 4.0 FINAL MOCK DRAFT!!!!







I did my mick draft with several trade predictions based on value of the players and team needs. All trades are in compliance with the standard Trade Value Chart.

This is based on what I think the GM will do, NOT what I would do if I was making the pick.



1. LOS ANGELES RAMS
JARED GOFF-QB-CALIFORNIA 


6-4/215
NFL Comparison: Matt Ryan/Joey Harrington 
The last time an undersized yet accurate QB came out of Cal he turned out pretty good. I think he makes State Farm commercials now. Goff might not quite be the next Aaron Rodgers, but his accuracy skills are the reason that the Rams traded for the #1 pick. The Cali kid will go south to become the Rams franchise QB.

2015 College Stats: 
64.5%
4714 passing yards
43 passing TD
13 Interceptions

2. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
CARSON WENTZ-QB-NORTH DAKOTA ST. 
6-5/237 
NFL Comparison: Joe Flacco/Ben Roethlisberger
The Eagles will go with Wentz as their QB of the future. Wentz is a strong, athletic, dual threat QB.

2014 College Stats: 
63.7%
3111 passing yards
25 passing TD
10 Interceptions
6  rushing TD
642 rushing yards
Injured most of 2015

3. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
(projected trade with San Diego
Jacksonville receives pick #3
San Diego receives picks #5, #146 and a 2017 2nd Round pick 

JALEN RAMSEY-DB-FSU
6-1/209
NFL Comparison: Eric Berry as a FS and Patrick Peterson as a CB
Ramsey is an athletic freak that can come in and dominate from day one. He has everything you want in a DB, He can cover, tackle and blitz.

Why Jacksonville makes this trade:
GM David Caldwell and Head Coach Gus Bradley are on the hot seat. Therefore, trading a future second rounder is not a big deal to them. They need to draft a play maker in the secondary. If they stay at #5, they are guaranteed Joey Bosa or Myles Jack but the uncertainty regarding Jack's knee is too much of a risk. Bosa would add another pass rusher but they are already deep on the D-Line.

Why San Diego makes this trade:
The Chargers can pick up some future assets and still get the player they covet in DeForest Buckner at #5.

4. DALLAS COWBOYS 
EZEKIEL ELLIOT-RB-OHIO ST. 
6-0/225
NFL Comparison: Arian Foster/Marshall Faulk
The Cowboys need a running back that can replicate what DeMarco Murray did in the 2014 season. This may seem a little high for a RB, but Elliott is the complete package. Many scouts see him as the best RB prospect since Adrian Peterson in 2007. Dallas may have a lot of needs on defense but Jerry Jones will love having an offense capable of scoring 30+ points every game.

Elliot has the same size and break away ability as Arian Foster. He also has the tools as a receiver out of the back field drawing the Faulk comparison. His complete skill set makes him the clear cut number one RB in this year's draft.

Dallas has also worked out many pass rushers that could be available in the second round including Kevin Dodd, Noah Spence and Emmanuel Ogbah. Perhaps the Cowboys know they will take Ramsey or Elliott at #4 and go pass rusher in the second round.



5. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
(projected trade with Jacksonville
Jacksonville receives pick #3
San Diego receives picks #5, #146 and a 2017 2nd Round pick 



DEFOREST BUCKNER-5T/EDGE/DE-OREGON
6-7/290
NFL Comparison: Chris Canty/Carlos Dunlap
The Chargers are said to be in love with Buckner and one really can't blame them. Buckner has incredible size and is a great scheme fit at the five tech for San Diego's 3-4 defense. His length and skill set are similar to Canty and Dunlap. Buckner will be considered at #3 if they are unable to maneuver a trade down.



6. BALTIMORE RAVENS
JOEY BOSA-DE/OLB/EDGE-OHIO ST.  
6-5/269
NFL Comparison: Jared Allen/Chris Long  
The Ravens land maybe the best player in the draft in Bosa. This is what happened last year when the best overall prospect, Leonard Williams fell to the Jets.
Bosa makes play after play and has a non stop motor. He nearly has the same size and has many of the same traits that Terrell Suggs had when Baltimore drafted him in 2003. The Ravens will consider an offensive tackle but Bosa makes the most sense here. ESPN's NFL Nation feels the same.


7. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
LAREMY TUNSIL-OT-OLE MISS
6-5/310
NFL Comparison: Tyron Smith/Duane Brown 
Sometimes the draft just falls perfectly to you. This could be the case with the 49ers if Tunsil slips to them at #7. Tunsil has all of the tools to become a perennial Pro Bowler. New coach Chip Kelly and GM Trent Baalke will be jumping for joy if Tunsil falls to them,

8. CLEVELAND BROWNS
JACK CONKLIN-OT-MICHIGAN ST.
6-6/308
NFL Comparison: Ricky Wagner/Andrew Whitworth
The Browns traded down and want to add smart, tough football players that they can build around. Conklin is a very safe pick. He can start at RT instantly and then move to LT once the Browns trade superstar LT Joe Thomas.

9. TENNESSEE TITANS
(projected trade with Tampa Bay
Tennessee receives pick #7
Tampa Bay receives pick #15, #64 and #140


RONNIE STANLEY-OT/LT-NOTRE DAME
6-6/312
NFL Comparison: Ryan Clady
Like they say in the Blind Side, first payment is the house (Marcus Mariota) then you get the insurance (a huge left tackle to protect him). Stanley has all of the tools to become a very good player in the NFL for a long time,  He is worth trading back into the top 10.



10. NEW YORK GIANTS
LEONARD FLOYD-OLB/EDGE-GEORGIA
6-6/244
NFL Comparison: Jason Taylor/Jamie Collins
Floyd fits the prototype for the new NFL linebacker. His size is nearly identical to former NFL star Jason Taylor. His combine numbers are very similar to Jamie Collins. Floyd has the speed and quickness to be a great pass rusher. His 6-6 frame gives him the ideal length to cover TE's in today's NFL. The Giants are in a division with three of the best TE's in the league in Jordan Reed, Jason Witten and Zach Ertz.


11. CHICAGO BEARS
SHAQ LAWSON-EDGE/DE-CLEMSON 
6-3/269
NFL Comparison: Michael Bennett/Ryan Kerrigan
The Bears want a young pass rusher. Lawson was ultra productive at Clemson and is a high character guy. Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio can use him as a pass rusher at both OLB and DE, similar to how he used Aldon Smith in San Francisco.


12. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
SHELDON RANKINS-DT/3T-LOUISVILLE
6-1/299
NFL Comparison: Geno Atkins/Kyle Williams 
The success of undersized DT's like Atkins and Williams have put a premium on guys like Rankins that can both rush the passer and stop the run. Rankins has elite quickness and a great motor and has vaulted himself to the top DT on most draft boards. The Saints need all the help they can get on their defensive front.



13. MIAMI DOLPHINS
WILLIAM JACKSON-CB-HOUSTON
6-0/189
NFL Comparison: Josh Norman/Sam Shields
Taller, thin, long armed corners like Norman and Shields are at a premium in today's NFL. This may seem like a reach, however Jackson's stock is rising. He is a perfect fit as Miami wants another big corner to pair with Byron Maxwell.



14. OAKLAND RAIDERS
MYLES JACK-WLB/MLB/ILB-UCLA
6-1/245
NFL Comparison: Patrick Willis/Bobby Wagner 
He is worth the injury risk at pick #14. Ken Norton has his Bobby Wagner type player in Oakland now. The Raiders should be in the playoff hunt if Jack stays healthy.


15. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
(projected trade with Tennessee
Tennessee receives pick #7
Tampa Bay receives pick #15, #64 and #140


VERNON HARGREAVES-CB-FLORIDA
5-10/204
NFL Comparison: Leon Hall/Joe Haden
Hargreaves is a local kid that grew up in Tampa where his father was a DB coach at USF. This would be a perfect marriage as Tampa needs a lock down corner in the worst way. He has the skill set to be a Pro Bowler like Haden. Hall is his floor, which isn't bad considering Hall has been a starter in the league for ten years.


16. DETROIT LIONS
JARRAN REED-DT-BAMA
6-3/307
NFL Comparison: Sylvester Williams
Reed is the best run stuffing DT in the draft which is exactly what the Lions need after losing Ndamukong Suh in free agency in 2015. Reed can come in right away and upgrade the D-Line.

17. ATLANTA FALCONS
DARRON LEE-WLB-OHIO ST. 
6-1/232
NFL Comparison: Tevin Smith/DeAndre Levy
Lee is an incredible athlete that can be used all over the field. At the combine he ran a 4.47 forty, had a 35.5 inch vertical and a 4.2 short shuttle. The Falcons need to add more athleticism to their LB core. Head Coach Dan Quinn will love to coach an athlete like this.
NOTE: With only 5 picks a trade down could be a strong possibility.


18. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 
TAYLOR DECKER-OT-OHIO ST.
6-8/310
NFL Comparison: Sebastian Vollmer/Jared Veldheer
A very tall, athletic tackle that comes from a culture of winning. The Colts must protect Andrew Luck better in 2016. Ryan Kelly is a possibility here if Decker is off the board.


19. BUFFALO BILLS
REGGIE RAGLAND-ILB-BAMA
6-1/247
NFL Comparison: Daryl Smith/more athletic Brandon Spikes 
Rex Ryan will love the guy with the same initials. Ragland will be a solid pro for many years. He is a downhill hitter that will add much needed toughness to the Bills defense.


20. NEW YORK JETS
PAXTON LYNCH-QB-MEMPHIS
6-7/244 
NFL Comparison: Brock Osweiler/Colin Kaepernick 
Lynch is a tall and very athletic QB that will need time to develop. Fitzpatrick was good last year but he is still unsigned and is not the long tern answer. The Jets can't be sold on Geno Smith or Bryce Petty as the long tern solution.

2014 College Stats: 
66.8%
3778 passing yards
28 passing TD
4 Interceptions
2  rushing TD (had 13 rush TD in 2014!!!)
239 rushing yards


21. WASHINGTON REDSKINS 
A'SHAWN ROBINSON-DT-BAMA
6-4/312
NFL Comparison: Kawann Short 
Washington needs help at DT after finishing 26th against the run. They would love for Jarran Reed to slip to them but his college teammate Robinson is a no slouch. Robinson can come in right away and start at either nose tackle or 3 tech defensive end. He is a slightly better run defender than Chris Jones so he gets the edge here over him.


22. HOUSTON TEXANS

CHRIS JONES-3T//DT-MISSISSIPPI ST.
6-6/310
NFL Comparison: Akiem Hicks
JJ Watt faces double and sometimes triple teams on every play because no one else on the line scares an offense. Jones is inconsistent but he has the talent to end up being the best DT in this draft class. There have been questions about his work ethic, however Jones will have no choice but to work hard when he's spending every day in the weight room with Watt.

23. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
LAQUON TREADWELL-WR-OLE MISS
6-3/221
NFL Comparison: Anquan Boldin/Michael Floyd
The Vikings need a true #1 WR to help young QB Teddy Bridgewater. Treadwell has top 15 talent but questions about speed/separation will likely drop him to the 20's.

2015 College Stats:
82 receptions
1153 receiving yards
11 total TD



24. CINCINNATI BENGALS 
COREY COLEMAN-WR-BAYLOR
5-11/194
NFL Comparison: Golden Tate/Kendall Wright
Coleman is a small, yet physical receiver that was ultra productive in college. He is the perfect number two to pair with superstar AJ Green.

2015 College Stats:
74 receptions
1363 receiving yards
20 total TD



25. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
KARL JOSEPH-S/DB-WVU
5-10/205
NFL Comparison: Jairus Byrd
Joseph was a team leader and great all around play maker in college. I don't know if there is a single player out there that fits with a team's culture better than Joseph with the Steelers.


26. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 
RYAN KELLY-C/G-BAMA
6-4/311
NFL Comparison: Eric Wood  
Travis Frederick, Alex Mack, Nick Mangold, etc... Not too many first round busts when it comes to the center position. Kelly is a high IQ football player that QB Russell Wilson will love.


27. GREEN BAY PACKERS
ANDREW BILLINGS-DT/NT-BAYLOR
6-1/311
NFL Comparison: Bennie Logan
Billings can help fill the big void in the middle with the retirement of BJ Raji. Billings has great strength (31 reps) and knows how to use it to gain leverage on lineman. He is a perfect nose tackle in a 3-4 defense.


28. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 
ELI APPLE-CB-OHIO ST. 
6-1/199
NFL Comparison: Byron Maxwell 
Big corner that can replace Sean Smith. In Apple and Marcus Peters the Chiefs will have one of the best young corner duos in the league.

29. CLEVELAND BROWNS
(projected trade with Arizona
Cleveland receives pick #29
Arizona receives picks #32, #141 and #176

CONNOR COOK-QB-MICHIGAN ST.
6-4/220
NFL Comparison: Tony Romo/Matt Schaub
It makes sense for the Browns to trade up to get ahead of the Broncos.
With Ryan Kelly and the top corners off the board it makes sense for the Cards to trade down, Arizona also only has 6 picks, so trading to get more picks is a smart option.

Cook is solid prospect. He can sit a year behind Robert Griffin and learn new Head Coach Hue Jackson's offense.



30. CAROLINA PANTHERS  
KEVIN DODD-EDGE/DE-CLEMSON 
6-3/269
NFL Comparison: Chandler Jones
Like Jones, Dodd is a ultra long pass rusher with raw ability. The Panthers need another good edge rusher as Charles Johnson may not be in the long term plans and Kony Ealy has yet to breakout after two seasons.
NOTE: Every mock now has Carolina taking a corner to replace Josh Norman, Carolina is unlikely because Carolina has never valued corners as top priority before. Norman was found in the 5th round and the last time they used a first or second on a corner was in 2006 with Richard Marshall. 


31. DENVER BRONCOS 
ROBERT NKEMDICHE-DT-OLE MISS
6-3/294
NFL Comparison: Nick Fairley 
The Broncos proved last that they are willing to take chances on character risk guys when they drafted pass rusher Shane Ray. Nkemdiche has a lot of talent but has issues concerning his maturity and his commitment to football. Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips should be able to get the most out of a talent like this.





Second Round

32. ARIZONA CARDINALS 
(projected trade with Cleveland
Cleveland receives pick #29
Arizona receives picks #32, #141 and #176
MACKENZIE ALEXANDER-CB-CLEMSON 
5-10/190
NFL Comparison: Desmond Trufant
Injuries and size concerns drop Alexander to the second round. However, he is the type of physical, confident DB that Arizona covets.


33. TENNESSEE TITANS
KAMALEI CORREA-OLB/EDGE-BOISE
6-3/243
NFL Comparison: Clay Matthews/Aaron Maybin
Correa is an athletic freak that is shooting up draft boards. He is raw but a young team like Tennessee can let him develop. Boom/bust prospect thus the Matthews and Maybin comparison

34. DALLAS COWBOYS
EMMANUEL OGBAH-EDGE/DE-OK ST. 
6-4/273
NFL Comparison: Ziggy Ansah/Tamba Hali
Ogbah was very productive in college averaging 12 sacks the past two seasons. Noah Spence is a better prospect but his character concerns will likely scare the Cowboys (Dallas has two pass rushers already suspended to start the year).


35. HOUSTON TEXANS
(projected trade with San Diego
Houston receives pick #35
San Diego receives picks #52 and #85 

WILL FULLER-WR-NOTRE DAME
6-0/186
NFL Comparison: Mike Wallace 
The Texans have a great #1 WR in DeAndre Hopkins. However new QB Brock Osweiler lacks a true deep threat to stretch a defense. Fuller has 4.32 speed and made many big catches in college.

The Texans know that Fuller is not going to be around at #52 so a trade up is a must.

2015 College Stats:
62 receptions
1258 receiving yards
14 total TD


36. BALTIMORE RAVENS
DERRICK HENRY-RB-BAMA
6-3/243
NFL Comparison: Eddie George 
Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome has a history of taking guys from his Alma Mater, Alabama. Homerness aside, the pick makes a lot of sense with the Ravens needing a power back. The Heisman winner has incredible size, yet his lack of receiving skills drop him into the second round.


37. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
JOSH DOCTSON-WR-TCU
6-2/202
NFL Comparison: Miles Austin 
Doctson plays a lot bigger than his 6-3 frame. With all of the 220+ pound WRs now it was hard to find an accurate comparison. He's no AJ Green, but his 41 inch vertical and ability to attack the football remind me of Miles Austin. Chip Kelly loves big WR's and may have a Jordan Matthews type of guy in Doctson.

2015 College Stats:
78 receptions
1326 receiving yards
14 toal TDs



38. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 
NOAH SPENCE-EDGE/OLB-EASTERN KENTUCKY
6-2/251
NFL Comparison: Melvin Ingram/Olivier Vernon 
Spence is a top 10 talent with off the field issues that led to him being kicked off the team at Ohio St. The Jags need more pass rush help. At #38 he is worth the risk. 


39. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
KEANU NEAL-SS/DB-FLORIDA
6-0/211
NFL Comparison: Reshard Jones
Tampa would be wise to double up on Florida defensive backs with Neal and Hargreaves. Neal's stock is rising as many mock drafts are projecting him into the first round.

40. NEW YORK GIANTS
VONN BELL-FS/DB-OHIO ST. 
5-11/199
NFL Comparison: Devin McCourty 
Bell has great cover skills that make up for his lack of size. The G-Men can let Bell play deep and use Landon Collins in the box more.


41. CHICAGO BEARS
HUNTER HENRY-TE-ARKANSAS  
6-5/250
NFL Comparison: Kyle Rudolph 
Henry is a complete TE that has great size, hands and is also a very good run blocker. The Bears have a need at TE after trading Martellus Bennett to New England.   

42. MIAMI DOLPHINS
JOSHUA GARNETT-G-STANFORD
6-4/312
NFL Comparison: Chance Warmack 
Powerful and nasty lineman that would be a perfect fit for new Head Coach Adam Gase's power man blocking scheme.

43. TENNESSEE TITANS
JONATHAN BULLARD-LDE/DT-FLORIDA
6-3/285
NFL Comparison: Malik Jackson
Bullard is has the size to play both DE and DT. If he is put in the right system he has the chance to have the same impact that Malik Jackson had in Denver.


44. OAKLAND RAIDERS
VERNON BUTLER-DT-LOUISIANA TECH
6-4/323
NFL Comparison: Linval Joseph 
Like Joseph, Butler has incredible size and athletic ability for someone so big. Joseph was also a sleeper prospect from a small school (East Carolina) when he came out in 2010.

45. TENNESSEE TITANS
KENDALL FULLER-CB-VIRGINIA TECH  
6-0/197
NFL Comparison: Chris Culliver
The doctor's at the combine gave Fuller a clean bill of health. Good news for him and the Titans.


46. DETROIT LIONS
JASON SPRIGGS-OT-INDIANA
6-6/301
NFL Comparison: Terron Armstead/Nate Solder
Like Armstead and Solder, Spriggs is more of an athlete than a polished football player coming out of college. Both have turned into very good players. The Lions may get an absolute steal here.

47. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
CHRISTIAN HACKENBERG-QB-PENN ST.
6-4/223
NFL Comparison: Jay Cutler/Blaine Gabbert

Someone will take him in the second. This would be the perfect landing spot for Hackenberg as he can sit behind Drew Brees and get cooaching from Sean Payton. 

48. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 
KENNY CLARK-NT/DT-UCLA
6-3/313
NFL Comparison: Dan Williams
The Colts need an upgrade at nose tackle for their 3-4 defense.


49. BUFFALO BILLS
BRONSON KAUFUSI-5T/LDE/EDGE-BYU
6-6/285
NFL Comparison: Adam Carriker 
An athletic DE that can play many roles in a Rex Ryan defense,

50. ATLANTA FALCONS
TJ GREEN-SS/DB-CLEMSON 
6-2/209
NFL Comparison: Thomas DeCoud
Atlanta needs a lot of help on the back end. Green is rising up draft boards due to his size and raw potential. 

51. NEW YORK JETS 
KYLER FACKRELL-EDGE/OLB/DE-UTAH ST.
6-5/245
NFL Comparison: Connor Barwin 
A very tall, lean, athletic pass rusher. He can provide exactly what the Jets are lacking with their outside pass rush.

52. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
(projected trade with Houston
Houston receives pick #35
San Diego receives picks #52 and #85 

CODY WHITEHAIR-OG/C-KANSAS ST.
6-4/301
NFL Comparison: Justin Pugh as a Guard/Max Unger as a Center
The Chargers  had major problems on the offensive line last year. They can find help in their back yard with KSU's Whitehair. Like Unger and Pugh, Whitehair lacks brute strength but uses great quickness and technique to control defensive linemen.


53. WASHINGTON REDSKINS 
MICHAEL THOMAS-WR-OHIO ST. 
6-4/212
NFL Comparison: Brandon LaFell 
Big WR to add to a core with DeSean Jackson and Jamison Crowder.

2015 College Stats:
56 receptions
781 receiving yards
9 receiving touchdowns


54. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
SU'A CRAVENS-SS/WLB-USC
6-1/225
NFL Comparison: Mark Barron 
Harrison Smith is right there with Earl Thomas and Eric Berry among the best safeties in the league but he needs some major help. Like Barron, Cravens is hard hitter that can play weakside line backer or box safety. The Vikings need help at both positions. The Vikings love athletic LB's from the PAC 12, as they drafted Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks the past two drafts.


55. CINCINNATI BENGALS
AUSTIN JOHNSON-DT-PENN ST.
6-4/314
NFL Comparison: Arthur Jones 
Johnson's size and length would be a great complement to undersized Pro Bowler Geno Atkins.

56. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 
ARTIE BURNS-CB-MIAMI
6-0/193
NFL Comparison: Stephone Gilmore
Long, athletic, cover corner to pair with All Pro Richard Sherman.

57. GREEN BAY PACKERS
DEION JONES-WLB-LSU
6-1/222
NFL Comparison: Tevin Smith
An incredible athlete that the Packers LB core lacks. He has the speed and quickness to cover slot receivers like Golden Tate. 

58. PITTSBURGH STEELERS 
JERALD HAWKINS-LT/OT-LSU
6-6/305
NFL Comparison: Bobby Massie 
They need help at LT with Kelvin Beachum having left for Jacksonville.

59. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 
JAYLON SMITH-ILB-NOTRE DAME
6-2/230
NFL Comparison: KJ Wright 
This would be the perfect situation for Smith as he can learn from one of the best and most professional players in the league in Derrick Johnson.

60. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
CHRISTIAN WESTERMAN-G/C-ARIZONA ST. 
6-3/298
NFL Comparison: Nick Mangold
The Patriots almost always draft best player available and love adding depth to the trenches. 


61. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
TYLER BOYD-WR-PITTSBURGH
6-1/197
NFL Comparison: Marvin Jones 
Boyd's stock is rising and the Patriots could use a WR on the outside. 

62. CAROLINA PANTHERS  
GERMAIN IFEDI-RT/G-TEXAS A&M
6-6/324
NFL Comparison: Andre Smith 
Talented, yet inconsistent player that can compete for playing time early. Carolina needs help everywhere on the O-Line.


63. DENVER BRONCOS 
DAK PRESCOTT-QB-MISSISSIPPI ST.
6-2/226
NFL Comparison: Tyrod Taylor 
Even if they get Colin Kaepernick, they still may need a backup plan in case Kap isn't the answer.





Third Round

64. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
(projected trade with Tennessee
Tennessee receives pick #7
Tampa Bay receives pick #15, #64 and #140

STERLING SHEPARD-WR-OKLAHOMA
5-10/194
NFL Comparison: Emmanuel Sanders

65. CLEVELAND BROWNS
SHELDON DAY-DT-NOTRE DAME
6-1/293
NFL Comparison: Mike Daniels

66. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
BRAXTON MILLER-WR-OHIO ST. 
6-1/201
NFL Comparison: Willie Snead .

67. DALLAS COWBOYS 
DARIAN THOMPSON-S/DB-BOISE
6-2/208
NFL Comparison: Morgan Burnett


68. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
KENTRELL BROTHERS-ILB-MISSOURI 
6-0/245
NFL Comparison: D'Qwell Jackson 

69. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
NICK MARTIN-C/G-NOTRE DAME
6-4/295
NFL Comparison: John Sullivan

70. BALTIMORE RAVENS
XAVIEN HOWARD-CB/DB-BAYLOR
6-0/201
NFL Comparison: Antrel Rolle 

71. NEW YORK GIANTS
JERELL ADAMS-TE-SOUTH CAROLINA  
6-5/247
NFL Comparison: Jermaine Gresham 

72. CHICAGO BEARS
JIHAD WARD-DT/5T/3T-ILLINOIS  
6-5/297
NFL Comparison: Henry Melton

73. MIAMI DOLPHINS
KENNETH DIXON-RB-LOUISIANA TECH
5-10/215
NFL Comparison: Ryan Mathews

74. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
CARL NASSIB-LDE/EDGE-PENN ST.
6-7/277
NFL Comparison: Michael Johnson 

75. OAKLAND RAIDERS
JUSTIN SIMMONS-S/DB-BOSTON COLLEGE
6-2/202
NFL Comparison: Kenny Vaccaro

76. TENNESSEE TITANS
PHAROH COOPER-WR-SOUTH CAROLINA
5-11/203
NFL Comparison: Robert Woods


77. CLEVELAND BROWNS
CHARONE PEAKE-WR-CLEMSON 
6-2/209
NFL Comparison: Rueben Randle 

78. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
SHILIQUE CALHOUN-OLB/DE/EDGE-MICHIGAN ST. 
6-4/251
NFL Comparison: Jerry Hughes

79. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 
LERAVEN CLARK-OT/LT-TEXAS TECH
6-5/316
NFL Comparison: D'Brickashaw Ferguson 

80. BUFFALO BILLS
CARDALE JONES-QB-OHIO ST.
6-5/253
NFL Comparison: JaMarcus Russell/Ryan Mallet 

81. ATLANTA FALCONS
JORDAN JENKINS-OLB/DE/EDGE-GEORGIA
6-3/259
NFL Comparison: Nick Perry 

82. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 
YANNICK NGAKOUE-OLB/DE/EDGE-MARYLAND
6-2/252
NFL Comparison: Brandon Graham

83. NEW YORK JETS 
SHON COLEMAN-OT/LT-AUBURN 
6-5/307
NFL Comparison: D'Brickashaw Ferguson 

84. WASHINGTON REDSKINS 
JOSHUA PERRY-LB-OHIO ST. 
6-4/254
NFL Comparison: Brian Cushing  

85. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
(projected trade with Houston
Houston receives pick #35
San Diego receives picks #52 and #85
MILES KILLEBREW-SS/DB-SOUTHERN UTAH
6-2/217
NFL Comparison: George Iloka

86. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
HASSAN RIDGEWAY-DT-TEXAS
6-3/303
NFL Comparison: Nick Fairley 

87. CINCINNATI BENGALS
SEAN DAVIS-CB/S/DB-MARYLAND
6-2/201
NFL Comparison: Micah Hyde

88. GREEN BAY PACKERS
ALEX COLLINS-RB-ARKANSAS  
6-0/217
NFL Comparison: DeAngelo Williams 

89. PITTSBURGH STEELERS 
CYRUS JONES-CB/KR-BAMA
5-10/197
NFL Comparison: Kareem Jackson

90. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 
JORDAN HOWARD-RB-INDIANA
6-0/230
NFL Comparison: Jeremy Hill 

91. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
ADOLPHUS WASHINGTON-DT-OHIO ST. 
6-3/301
NFL Comparison: Shariff Floyd

92. ARIZONA CARDINALS 
MAX TUERK CRAVENS-C/G-USC
6-5/298
NFL Comparison: JR Sweezy 

93. CAROLINA PANTHERS  
WILL REDMOND-CB-MISSISSIPPI ST.
5-11/183
NFL Comparison: Malcolm Butler

94. DENVER BRONCOS 
DOMINIQUE ALEXANDER-ILB-OKLAHOMA 
6-0/232
NFL Comparison: Danny Trevathan 

95. DETROIT LIONS
JEREMY CASH-SS/DB-DUKE 
6-0/212
NFL Comparison: TJ Ward

96. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
SCOOBY WRIGHT-ILB-ARIZONA  
6-1/246
NFL Comparison: Tedy Bruschi

97. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 
JOE DAHL-G/RT-WASHINGTON ST. 
6-4/304
NFL Comparison: TJ Lang 

98. DENVER BRONCOS
AUSTIN HOOPER-TE-STANFORD
6-4/254
NFL Comparison: Coby Fleener

Honarable Mention:


OFFENSIVE SKILL: 
JACOBY BRISSETT-QB-NC ST.
6-5/231
CJ PROSISE -C/G-NOTRE DAME
6-0/220
DEVONTAE BOOKER-RB-UTAH
5-11/219
PAUL PERKINS-RB-UCLA
5-10/215
KENYAN DRAKE-RB-BAMA
6-1/210
RAHARD HIGGINS-WR-COLORADO ST. 
6-1/196
LEONTE CARROO-WR-RUTGERS
6-1/211
KELVIN TAYLOR-RB-FLORIDA
5-10/207

OFFENSIVE LINE: 
LANDON TURNER-G-UNC
6-4/330
SPENCER DRANGO-G/RT-BAYLOR
6-6/315
VADAL ALEXANDER-G/RT-LSU
6-5/326
SEBASTIAN TRETOLA-G-ARKANSAS
6-4/314
JOE THUNEY-RT/G-NC ST.
6-5/304
JACK ALLEN-C/G-MICHIGAN ST.
6-1/294

DEFENSE:
JALEN MILLS-NCB/FS-LSU

6-0/191
HARLAN MILLER-CB-SE LOU

6-0/182
ZACK SANCHEZ-CB-OKLAHOMA 
5-11/185
JAVON HARGRAVE-NT-SOUTH CAROLINA ST. 
6-1/309
CHARLES TAPPER-DE-OKLAHOMA 
6-3/271

Sunday, April 24, 2016

2016 NFL DRAFT: MOCK 3.0: FRIENDS AND FAMILY MOCK DRAFT











1. LOS ANGELES RAMS
JARED GOFF-QB-CALIFORNIA 


6-4/215
NFL Comparison: Matt Ryan/Joey Harrington 
The last time an undersized yet accurate QB came out of Cal he turned out pretty good. I think he makes State Farm commercials now. Goff might not quite be the next Aaron Rodgers, but his accuracy skills are the reason that the Rams traded for the #1 pick. The Cali kid will go south to become the Rams franchise QB.

2015 College Stats: 
64.5%
4714 passing yards
43 passing TD
13 Interceptions

2. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
CARSON WENTZ-QB-NORTH DAKOTA ST. 
6-5/237 
NFL Comparison: Joe Flacco/Ben Roethlisberger
The Eagles will go with Wentz as their QB of the future. Wentz is a strong, athletic, dual threat QB.

2014 College Stats: 
63.7%
3111 passing yards
25 passing TD
10 Interceptions
6  rushing TD
642 rushing yards
Injured most of 205

3. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
JALEN RAMSEY-DB-FSU
6-1/209
NFL Comparison: Eric Berry as a FS and Patrick Peterson as a CB
Ramsey is an athletic freak that can come in and dominate from day one. He has everything you want in a DB, He can cover, tackle and blitz.
Tunsil is a possibility here but most local reporters see him as a bad fit.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/apr/15/chargers-draft-laremy-tunsil-king-dunlap/
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/apr/19/ole-miss-laremy-tunsil-telesco-chargers/

4. DALLAS COWBOYS 
JOEY BOSA-DE/EDGE-OHIO ST.  
6-5/269
NFL Comparison: Jared Allen/Chris Long  
Bosa will remind long time Cowboy fans of Hall of Fame DT Bob Lilly. For the youth here is Bob Lilly's wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Lilly
As long as he stays focused, Bosa will be a straight up beast. The guy just makes play after play and has a non stop motor.
With the looming suspensions of the Cowboy's two best pass rushers (Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence) the pick of Bosa makes even more sense.


5. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-JEFF 
LAREMY TUNSIL-OT-OLE MISS

6-5/310
NFL Comparison: Tyron Smith/Duane Brown 
The Jags need to go with the best player available and they need to go SEC, They can afford to trade Luke Joeckel now.


6. BALTIMORE RAVENS

DEFOREST BUCKNER-5T/EDGE/DE-OREGON
6-7/290
NFL Comparison: Chris Canty/Carlos Dunlap
Buckner has incredible size and is a great scheme fit at the five tech for Baltimore's 3-4 defense. His length and skill set are similar to Canty and Dunlap. Buckner can also play the LDE role in a 4-3 that Dunlap has perfected in Cincinnati.


7. TENNESSEE TITANS-ALLAN
As a 49ers fan I'm not in love with Jack or Stanley here. We can trade down and get a pass rusher, LB or OT at #15. 
(projected trade with San Francisco) 

Tennessee receives pick #7

San Francisco receives pick #15 and #45


RONNIE STANLEY-OT/LT-NOTRE DAME
6-6/312
NFL Comparison: Ryan Clady
Like they say in the Blind Side, first payment is the house (Marcus Mariota) then you get the insurance (a huge left tackle to protect him). Stanley has all of the tools to become a very good player in the NFL for a long time,  He is worth trading back into the top 10.

8. CLEVELAND BROWNS
JACK CONKLIN-OT-MICHIGAN ST.
6-6/308
NFL Comparison: Ricky Wagner/Andrew Whitworth
The Browns traded down and want to add smart, tough football players that they can build around. Conklin is a very safe pick. He can start at RT instantly and then move to LT once the Browns trade superstar LT Joe Thomas.



9. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
SHAQ LAWSON-EDGE/DE-CLEMSON 
6-3/269
NFL Comparison: Michael Bennett/Ryan Kerrigan
Tampa's pass rush was horrible last year. They need pass rushers to pressure Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees.


10. NEW YORK GIANTS-DEREK

EZEKIEL ELLIOT-RB-OHIO ST. 
6-0/225
NFL Comparison: Arian Foster/Marshall Faulk
They should trade up for Tunsil but if the draft plays out like this, then they need to draft Elliot. The Giants need play makers on offense.

2015 College Stats:  
1821 rushing yards
23 total TD
206 receiving yards
27 receptions


11. CHICAGO BEARS
LEONARD FLOYD-OLB/EDGE-GEORGIA
6-6/244
NFL Comparison: Jason Taylor/Jamie Collins
Floyd is the perfect fit in Head Coach John Fox's 3-4 defense. His size is nearly identical to former NFL star Jason Taylor. His combine numbers are very similar to Jamie Collins. Floyd has the speed and quickness to be a great pass rusher. His 6-6 frame gives him the ideal length to cover TE's in today's NFL.


12. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
SHELDON RANKINS-DT/3T-LOUISVILLE
6-1/299
NFL Comparison: Geno Atkins/Kyle Williams 
The success of undersized DT's like Atkins and Williams have put a premium on guys like Rankins that can both rush the passer and stop the run. Rankins has elite quickness and a great motor and has vaulted himself to the top DT on most draft boards. The Saints need all the help they can get on their defensive front.



13. MIAMI DOLPHINs-KEVIN

VERNON HARGREAVES-CB-FLORIDA
5-10/204

NFL Comparison: Leon Hall/Joe Haden
Easy pick. Fills biggest need and is the best player available. Sprinting to the podium.


14. OAKLAND RAIDERS
MYLES JACK-WLB/MLB/ILB-UCLA
6-1/245
NFL Comparison: Patrick Willis/Bobby Wagner 
He is worth the injury risk at pick #14. Ken Norton has his Bobby Wagner type player in Oakland now. The Raiders should be in the playoff hunt is Jack stays healthy.


15. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-ALLAN
(projected trade with Tennessee
Tennessee receives pick #7

San Francisco receives pick #15 and #45

REGGIE RAGLAND-ILB-BAMA
6-1/247
NFL Comparison: Daryl Smith/more athletic Brandon Spikes 
I love this guy. He will be a solid pro for many years, He is a downhill thumper that will add much needed toughness to our defense. He is a low risk player and will fit nicely next to Bowman.


16. DETROIT LIONS
JARRAN REED-DT-BAMA
6-3/307
NFL Comparison: Sylvester Williams
Reed is the best run stuffing DT in the draft which is exactly what the Lions need after losing Ndamukong Suh in free agency in 2015. Reed can come in right away and upgrade the D-Line.

17. ATLANTA FALCONS
DARRON LEE-WLB-OHIO ST. 
6-1/232
NFL Comparison: Tevin Smith/DeAndre Levy
Lee is an incredible athlete that can be used all over the field. At the combine he ran a 4.47 forty, had a 35.5 inch vertical and a 4.2 short shuttle. The Falcons need to add more athleticism to their LB core. Head Coach Dan Quinn will love to coach an athlete like this.

18. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 
TAYLOR DECKER-OT-OHIO ST.
6-8/310
NFL Comparison: Sebastian Vollmer/Jared Veldheer
A very tall, athletic tackle that comes from a culture of winning. The Colts must protect Andrew Luck better in 2016.


19. CLEVELAND BROWNS
(projected trade with Buffalo
Cleveland receives pick #19
Buffalo receives picks #32 and #65

http://www.inquisitr.com/3021062/nfl-draft-rumors-buffalo-bills-looking-to-trade-out-of-the-no-19-spot-will-likely-select-a-quarterback/
PAXTON LYNCH-QB-MEMPHIS
6-7/244 
NFL Comparison: Brock Osweiler/Colin Kaepernick 
Lynch is a tall and very athletic QB that will need time to develop. He can sit a year behind Robert Griffin and learn new Head Coach Hue Jackson's offense.

The Bills like Lynch but not enough to draft him here. However they do feel he is talented and don't want to see him go to their division rivals in New York.

2014 College Stats: 
66.8%
3778 passing yards
28 passing TD
4 Interceptions
2  rushing TD (had 13 rush TD in 2014!!!)
239 rushing yards


20. NEW YORK JETS
ELI APPLE-CB-OHIO ST. 
6-1/199
NFL Comparison: Byron Maxwell 
The big corner with the last name Apple lands in the BIG APPLE.


21. WASHINGTON REDSKINS 
CHRIS JONES-3T//DT-MISSISSIPPI ST.
6-6/310
NFL Comparison: Akiem Hicks
Washington needs help at DT after finishing 26th against the run. Jones can come in right away and start at either nose tackle or 3 tech defensive end.


22. HOUSTON TEXANS

A'SHAWN ROBINSON-DT-BAMA
6-4/312
NFL Comparison: Kawann Short 
JJ Watt faces double and sometimes triple teams on every play because no one else on the line scares an offense. Robinson is a native Texan that can help Houston up front.

23. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
LAQUON TREADWELL-WR-OLE MISS
6-3/221
NFL Comparison: Anquan Boldin/Michael Floyd
The Viking need a true #1 WR to help young QB Teddy Bridgewater.

2015 College Stats:
82 receptions
1153 receiving yards
11 total TD



24. CINCINNATI BENGALS 
COREY COLEMAN-WR-BAYLOR
5-11/194
NFL Comparison: Golden Tate/Kendall Wright
Coleman is a small, yet physical receiver that was ultra productive in college. He is the perfect number two to pair with superstar AJ Green.

2015 College Stats:
74 receptions
1363 receiving yards
20 total TD



25. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
KARL JOSEPH-S/DB-WVU
5-10/205
NFL Comparison: Jairus Byrd
Joseph was a team leader and great all around play maker in college. I don't know if there is a single player out there that fits with a team's culture better than Joseph would fit with the Steelers.


26. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 
ROBERT NKEMDICHE-DT-OLE MISS
6-3/294
NFL Comparison: Nick Fairley 
Seattle has proved that they are willing to take chances on character risk guys as long as the production is worth the risk. They also need a lot of help at DT so this looks like a good match. 


27. GREEN BAY PACKERS
ANDREW BILLINGS-DT/NT-BAYLOR
6-1/311
NFL Comparison: Bennie Logan
Billings can help fill the big void in the middle with the retirement of BJ Raji. Billings has great strength (31 reps) and knows how to use it to gain leverage on lineman. He is a perfect nose tackle in a 3-4 defense.


28. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 
WILLIAM JACKSON-CB-HOUSTON
6-0/189
NFL Comparison: Josh Norman/Sam Shields
Taller, thin, long armed corners like Norman and Shields are at a premium in today's NFL. In Jackson and Marcus Peters the Chiefs will have one of the best young corner duos in the league.


29. ARIZONA CARDINALS 
RYAN KELLY-C/G-BAMA
6-4/311
NFL Comparison: Eric Wood  
Travis Frederick, Alex Mack, Nick Mangold, etc... Not too many first round busts when it comes to the center position. Kelly is a high IQ football player that QB Carson Palmer will love.


30. CAROLINA PANTHERS  
KEVIN DODD-EDGE/DE-CLEMSON 
6-3/269
NFL Comparison: Chandler Jones
Like Jones, Dodd is a ultra long pass rusher with raw ability. The Panthers need another good edge rusher as Charles Johnson may not be in the long term plans and Kony Ealy has yet to breakout after two seasons.


31. DENVER BRONCOS-KEVIN via Twitter 
CONNOR COOK-QB-MICHIGAN ST.
6-4/220
NFL Comparison: Tony Romo/Matt Schaub
The Broncos should draft Cook. He can start next year. He doesn't have a huge ceiling bit can be a decent starter tomorrow.
They can't go into the season with only Mark Sanchez at QB.





Second Round


32. BUFFALO BILLS
(projected trade with Cleveland
Cleveland receives pick #19
Buffalo receives picks #32 and #65
JOSH DOCTSON-WR-TCU
6-2/202
NFL Comparison: Miles Austin 
Doctson plays a lot bigger than his 6-3 frame. With all of the 220+ pound WRs now it was hard to find an accurate comparison. He's no AJ Green, but his 41 inch vertical and ability to attack the football remind me of Miles Austin. He would give the Bills a big body to pair with Sammy Watkins.

2015 College Stats:
78 receptions
1326 receiving yards
14 toal TDs

33. TENNESSEE TITANS
KAMALEI CORREA-OLB/EDGE-BOISE
6-3/243
NFL Comparison: Clay Matthews/Aaron Maybin
Athletic freak that is shooting up draft boards, he is raw but a young team like Tennessee can let him develop. Boom/bust prospect thus the Matthews and Maybin comparison

34. DALLAS COWBOYS 
DERRICK HENRY-RB-BAMA
6-3/243
NFL Comparison: Eddie George 
The Cowboys need an every down power back to run behind the best O-Line in football. The Heisman winner has incredible size, yet his lack of receiving skills drop him into the second round.

35. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
JONATHAN BULLARD-LDE/DT-FLORIDA
6-3/285
NFL Comparison: Malik Jackson
Bullard is has the size to play both DE and DT. If he is put in the right system he has the chance to have the same impact that Malik Jackson had in Denver.

36. BALTIMORE RAVENS
NOAH SPENCE-EDGE/OLB-EASTERN KENTUCKY
6-2/251
NFL Comparison: Melvin Ingram/Olivier Vernon 
Worth the risk early in the second round.

37. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-ALLAN
VERNON BUTLER-DT-LOUISIANA TECH
6-4/323
NFL Comparison: Linval Joseph 
I love this guy. He can play nose and 3 tech. I love the way he tracks down ball carriers in space.

38. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 
MACKENZIE ALEXANDER-CB-CLEMSON 
5-10/190
NFL Comparison: Desmond Trufant
Injuries and size concerns drop Alexander to the second round. He would make a great tandem with newly signed Prince Amukamara.

39. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
KEANU NEAL-S/DB-FLORIDA
6-0/211
NFL Comparison: Reshard Jones
Tampa would be wise to upgrade the secondary in the second round after upgrading the pass rush in the first round.

40. NEW YORK GIANTS-DEREK
SU'A CRAVENS-SS/WLB-USC
6-1/225
NFL Comparison: Mark Barron 
We need an athletic freak at LB. I see our defense getting faster this draft. We have 3 good TE's in our division with Jason Witten, Jordan Reed and Zach Ertz. He has the perfect size and athletic ability to cover them.

41. CHICAGO BEARS
HUNTER HENRY-TE-ARKANSAS  
6-5/250
NFL Comparison: Kyle Rudolph 
Henry is a complete TE that has great size, hands and is also a very good run blocker. The Bears have a need at TE after trading Martellus Bennett to New England.   

42. MIAMI DOLPHINS
JOSHUA GARNETT-G-STANFORD
6-4/312
NFL Comparison: Chance Warmack 
Powerful and nasty lineman that would be a perfect fit for new Head Coach Adam Gase's power man blocking scheme

43. TENNESSEE TITANS
KENDALL FULLER-CB-VIRGINIA TECH  
6-0/197
NFL Comparison: Chris Culliver
The doctor's at the combine gave Fuller a clean bill of health. Good news for him and the Titans.


44. OAKLAND RAIDERS
VONN BELL-S/DB-OHIO ST. 
5-11/199
NFL Comparison: Devin McCourty 
Bell has great cover skills that make up for his lack of size. He fills the Raiders biggest need here.

45. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-ALLAN
(projected trade with Tennessee
Tennessee receives pick #7
San Francisco receives pick #15 and #45
CODY WHITEHAIR-OG/C-KANSAS ST.
6-4/301
NFL Comparison: Justin Pugh as a Guard/Max Unger as a Center
He is exactly what Chip Kelly needs, He can move in space and is a proven blocker. The perfect fit for our new scheme.

46. DETROIT LIONS

JASON SPRIGGS-OT-INDIANA
6-6/301
NFL Comparison: Terron Armstead/Nate Solder
Like Armstead and Solder, Spriggs is more of an athlete than a polished football player coming out of college. Both have turned into very good players. The Lions may get an absolute steal here.

47. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
EMMANUEL OGBAH-EDGE/DE-OK ST. 
6-4/273
NFL Comparison: Ziggy Ansah/Tamba Hali
DT in the first now time for a pass rushing DE in the second.

48. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 
KENNY CLARK-NT/DT-UCLA
6-3/313
NFL Comparison: Dan Williams
The Colts need an upgrade at nose tackle for their 3-4 defense.


49. BUFFALO BILLS
BRONSON KAUFUSI-5T/LDE/EDGE-BYU
6-6/285
NFL Comparison: Adam Carriker 
An athletic DE that can play many roles in a Rex Ryan defense,

50. ATLANTA FALCONS
DARIAN THOMPSON-S/DB-BOISE
6-2/208
NFL Comparison: Morgan Burnett
Atlanta needs a lot of help on the back end. Thompson has good size and ball skills yet gets beat a lot on deep balls.

51. NEW YORK JETS 
KYLER FACKRELL-EDGE/OLB/DE-UTAH ST.
6-5/245
NFL Comparison: Connor Barwin 
A very tall, lean, athletic pass rusher. He can provide exactly what the Jets are lacking with their outside pass rush.


52. HOUSTON TEXANS
WILL FULLER-WR-NOTRE DAME
6-0/186
NFL Comparison: Mike Wallace 
The Texans have a great #1 WR in DeAndre Hopkins. However new QB Brock Osweiler lacks a true deep threat to stretch a defense. Fuller has 4.32 speed and made many big catches in college.

2015 College Stats:
62 receptions
1258 receiving yards
14 receiving touchdowns


53. WASHINGTON REDSKINS 
MICHAEL THOMAS-WR-OHIO ST. 
6-4/212
NFL Comparison: Brandon LaFell 
Big WR to add to a core with DeSean Jackson and Jamison Crowder.

2015 College Stats:
56 receptions
781 receiving yards
9 receiving touchdowns


54. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
TJ GREEN-SS/DB-CLEMSON 
6-2/209
NFL Comparison: Thomas DeCoud
Harrison Smith is right there with Earl Thomas and Eric Berry among the best safeties in the league but he needs some major help. Green is rising up draft boards due to his size and raw potential. 

55. CINCINNATI BENGALS
AUSTIN JOHNSON-DT-PENN ST.
6-4/314
NFL Comparison: Arthur Jones 
Johnson's size and length would be a great complement to undersized Pro Bowler Geno Atkins.

56. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 
GERMAIN IFEDI-RT/G-TEXAS A&M
6-6/324
NFL Comparison: Andre Smith 
Talented, yet inconsistent player that can compete for playing time early. Seattle needs help everywhere on the O-Line.

57. GREEN BAY PACKERS
DEION JONES-WLB-LSU
6-1/222
NFL Comparison: Tevin Smith
An incredible athlete that the Packers LB core lacks. He has the speed and quickness to cover slot receivers like Golden Tate. 

58. PITTSBURGH STEELERS 
JERALD HAWKINS-LT/OT-LSU
6-6/305
NFL Comparison: Bobby Massie 
They need help at LT with Kelvin Beachum having left for Jacksonville.


59. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 
JAYLON SMITH-ILB-NOTRE DAME
6-2/230
NFL Comparison: KJ Wright 
This would be the perfect situation for Smith as he can learn from one of the best and most professional players in the league in Derrick Johnson.



60. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
CHRISTIAN WESTERMAN-G/C-ARIZONA ST. 
6-3/298
NFL Comparison: Nick Mangold
The Patriots almost always draft best player available and love adding depth to the trenches. 


61. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
SHELDON DAY-DT-NOTRE DAME
6-1/293

NFL Comparison: Mike Daniels 
See above


62. CAROLINA PANTHERS  
LERAVEN CLARK-OT/LT-TEXAS TECH
6-5/316
NFL Comparison: D'Brickashaw Ferguson 
36 inch arms and enough quickness to become a starting left tackle in a few years. Cam Newton would like a cleaner pocket.


63. DENVER BRONCOS 
KENTRELL BROTHERS-ILB-MISSOURI 
6-0/245
NFL Comparison: D'Qwell Jackson 
An instant replacement for Danny Trevathan 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2016 NFL DRAFT: Team Needs: picks 1-4 (LA, CLV, SD, DAL)

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 1
5 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Jeff Fisher/Les Snead
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Rob Boras (new)/Ball Control-Vertical/Power Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Gregg Williams/4-3 Man
Emerging Offensive Star: Todd Gurley-RB
Defensive Stars: Aaron Donald-DT and Robert Quinn-DE
Donald deserves two clips







Position Analysis
QB: 
Nick Foles-Below Average
Case Keenam-Poor
Pass Rush/D Line: 
RDE: Robert Quinn-Elite
LDE: William Hayes-Good
LDT/3T: Aaron Donald-All Pro/Young/2014 1st RD
RDT/1T: Michael Brockers-Average
ILB: 
SLB: Akeem Ayers-Average
MLB: Alec Ogletree-Below Average
WLB: Mark Barron-Average
Bryce Hager-Young/2014 7th RD
CB: 
LCB: EJ Gaines-Young/2014 6th RD
RCB: Trumaine Johnson-Good
Slot CB: LaMarcus Joyner-Young/2014 2nd RD
Safety:
TJ McDonald-Below Average
Christian Bryant-Young/2014 7th RD
Cody Davis-Unproven
WR/TE: 
WR: Kenny Britt-Average
WR: Tavon Austin-Below Average
WR: Stedman Bailey-Below Average
TE: Lance Kendricks-Below Average
O-Line: 
LT: Greg Robinson-Young/2013 1st RD (#2 overall)/Major Bust thus far
LG: Rodger Saffold-Average
C:   Tim Barnes-Average
RG: Jamon Brown-Young/2015 3rd RD
RT:  Robby Havenstein-Young/2015 2nd RD
OT/G: Andrew Donnal-Young/2014 4th RD
RB: 
Todd Gurley-Young/2015 1st RD/Good rookie year

NEEDS: 
QB: They traded to #1 to select Jared Goff or Carson Wentz 
#1 WR:  The Rams have a bunch of average players and lack a true go to guy. Britt is solid, but Austin has been a major bust.
DB Depth: They lost Janoris Jenkins and Rodney McLeod in Free Agency,
O Line Depth:  Coach Fisher wants powerful guys that can run block
TE Upgrade  



CLEVELAND BROWNS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 2, 32, 65
10 total picks
Head Coach/VP of Football Operations: Hue Jackson (new)/Sashi Brown (new)

Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Terry Robiskie (new)/Ball Control
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Ray Horton (new)/3-4 Man
Offensive Stars: Joe Thomas-OT
Defensive Star: Joe Haden-CB
Position Analysis
QB:
Robert Griffin-Below Average/New
Josh McCown-Below Average
Pass Rush/OLB: 
Paul Kruger-Average
Nate Orchard-Young/2015 2nd RD
Barkevious Mingo-Bust thus far
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Battle
Xavier Cooper-Young/2015 3rd RD
John Hughes-Below Average
NT:  Danny Shelton-Young/2015 1st RD
LDE: Desmond Bryant-Good
LB: 
LILB: Tank Carder-Unproven
RILB: Demarrio Davis-Below Average/New
CB: 
LCB: Joe Haden-Elite/Down year due to injury in 2015
RCB: Tramon Williams-Average
Slot CB-K'Waun Williams-Average
Young CB/FS: Justin Gilbert-Young/2014 1st RD
Safety:
SS: Ibraheim Campbell-Young/2015 4th RD
FS: Rahim Moore-Average/New
WR/TE: 
WR: Brian Hartline-Below Average
WR: Andrew Hawkins-Average
TE: Gary Barnridge-Average
O-Line: 
LT: Joe Thomas-All Pro
LG: Joel Bitonio-Young/2014 2nd RD/Good
C:   Cameron Erving-Young/2015 1st RD
RG: John Greco-Good/Average
RT:  Austin Pasztor-Unproven
RB: 
Duke Johnson-Young/2015 3rd RD
Isaiah Crowell-Young/2014 Undrafted

NEEDS: 
QB:  The Browns have NOT had a true franchise QB since Bernie Kosar in the 1980's!!!!!!
#1 WR:  Josh Gordon will likely NEVER play in the NFL again
ILB: The two current starters are not good
Rush LB:  Mingo has not been the star they expected him to be .
RB: Are they really sold on the Johnson and Crowell duo?
DB Depth 
RT Upgrade




SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 3, 35, 66
8 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Mike McCoy/Tom Telesco
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Ken Wisenhut/Vertical/Power Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
John Pagano/3-4 Cover 2 Man
Offensive Star: Phillip Rivers-QB
Defensive Star: Jason Vereett-CB

Position Analysis
QB:
Phillip Rivers-Good
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB: Melvin Ingram-Average
LOLB: Jerry Attaochu-Young/2014 2nd RD
Kyle Emanuel-Young/2015 5th RD
Interior D-Line: 
3T/DT: Corey Liuget-Good/Average
NT:  Brandon Mebane-Average-New
LDE: Darius Philon-Young/2015 5th RD
LB: 
LILB: Manti Te'o-Average
RILB: Denzel Perryman-Young/2015 2nd RD
CB: 
LCB: Brandon Flowers-Good in 2014/Below Average in 2015
RCB: Jason Verett-Elite
Slot CB: Casey Hayward-Good/New
#4 C: Craig Mager-Young/2015 3rd RD
Safety:
SS: Jaheel Addae-Below Average
FS: Dwight Lowery-Average/New
WR/TE: 
#1 WR: Keenan Allen-Good
Deep Threat WR: Travis Benjamin-Average/New
TE: Antonio Gates-Good-2016 is likely his last year
O-Line: 
LT:  King Dunlap-Below Average
LG: Orlando Franklin-Good in 2014 on Denver/Below Average in 2015
C:   Chris Watt-Young/2014 3rd RD/Poor thus far
RG: DJ Fluker-Average
RT:  Joe Barksdale/Good
OT:  Chris Hairston-Below Average
RB: 
Power-Melvin Gordon-Young/2015 1st RD
Scat-Danny Woodhead-Good

NEEDS: 
O-Line:  Injuries, inconsistency and not having anytime to gel as a unit made the Chargers O-Line the worst in the NFL last year.
Safety:  They must replace Eric Weddle
D-Line:  Mebane is a solid NT, but they may want a yung guy to groom for the future. Philon is an unproven starter at DE. John Pagano sure would love to add a 5 tech like DeForest Buckner early in the draft,  
Backup QB: Rivers is 34 and he won't be around forever.
Young TE
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DALLAS COWBOYS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 4, 34, 67
8 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Jason Garrett/Jerry Jones
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Scott Linehan/Vertical-Balanced/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Rod Marinelli/4-3 Tampa 2 Zone
Offensive Stars: Tony Romo-QB, Dez Bryant-WR, Tyron Smith-LT and Travis Frederick-C
Defensive Star: Sean Lee-LB
Position Analysis
QB:
Tony Romo-Good
Pass Rush/D-Line: 
LDE: DeMarcus Lawrence-Young/2014 2nd RD/Good year in 2015
3T/DT: Tyrone Crawford-Good in 2014/Below Average in 2015
DT: Nick Hayden-Below Average
DE/DT: Cedric Thornton-Average/New
OLB/DE: Randy Gregory-Young 2015 2nd RD/Suspended right now
LB: 
WLB: Sean Lee-Elite
MLB: Rolando McClain-Good/Average
SLB: Battle
Anthony Hitchens-Young/2014 4th RD/Below Average
Damien Wilson-Young/2015 4th RD
CB: 
LCB: Brandon Carr-Below Average
RCB: Morris Claiborne-Below Average
Slot CB: Orlando Scandrick-Average
Safety:
SS: Barry Church-Below Average
FS: Byron Jones-Good/Young/2015 1st RD
WR/TE: 
WR: Dez Bryant-Elite
WR: Terrance Williams-Average
Slot WR: Cole Beasley-Average
TE: Jason Witten-still Good, but no longer Elite
O-Line: 
LT: Tyron Smith-Elite, arguably the best OT in the NFL
LG: La'el Collins-Young/2015 Undrafted
C:   Travis Frederick-All Pro
RG: Zack Martin-Very Good/Young/2014 1st RD/Elite potential
RT: Doug Free-Average
OT/G: Chaz Green-Young/2015 3rd RD
RB: 
Alfred Morris-Average
Darren McFadden-Below Average

NEEDS: 
D-Line: The Cowboys need guys that can rush the passer and stop the run in the trenches. Joey Bosa and DeForest Buckner will be considered at #4. This draft is also very deep at DT,
CB:  All of the corners are below average. Jalen Ramsey may be the pick at #4.
RB:  Morris is a solid power back but they need a back that will be involved in the passing game
Backup QB: When Romo was hurt, the team was a disaster.
#2 WR
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