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 

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