2016 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

2016 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 (4-9-16)

To make this mock a little more interesting, I have incorporated a few trades that could take place in the first round. The Titans have been interested in moving down, and several teams have reached out to them for their offer. The question is, though, who would a team be willing to trade up for? Is Jalen Ramsey’s talent worth the gamble, or is Carson Wentz a popular pick? Let’s find out who moves up in the draft and who they select in my Mock Draft 4.0!

Pick Team Player Position College
1. Philadelphia Eagles (from TEN) Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State
2. Cleveland Browns Jared Goff QB California
3. San Diego Chargers Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
4. Baltimore Ravens (from DAL) Jalen Ramsey S Florida State
5. Jacksonville Jaguars Myles Jack OLB UCLA
6. Dallas Cowboys (from BAL) Joey Bosa DE Ohio State
7. San Francisco 49ers Vernon Hargreaves CB Florida
8. Tennessee Titans (from PHI) Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
10. New York Giants Jack Conklin OT Michigan State
11. Chicago Bears Darron Lee OLB Ohio State
12. New Orleans Saints A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
13. Miami Dolphins (from PHI) Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State
14. Oakland Raiders Reggie Ragland LB Alabama
15 Los Angeles Rams Paxton Lynch QB Memphis
16. Detroit Lions Mackenzie Alexander CB Clemson
17. Atlanta Falcons Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia
18. Indianapolis Colts Taylor Decker OT Ohio State
19. Buffalo Bills Shaq Lawson DE Clemson
20. New York Jets Noah Spence OLB Eastern Kentucky
21. Washington Redskins Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville
22. Houston Texans Josh Doctson WR TCU
23. Minnesota Vikings Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss
24. Cincinnati Bengals Corey Coleman WR Baylor
25. Pittsburgh Steelers Eli Apple CB Ohio State
26. Seattle Seahawks William Jackson III CB Houston
27. Green Bay Packers Jarran Reed DT Alabama
28. San Diego Charges (from KC) Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss
29. Arizona Cardinals Andrew Billings DT Baylor
30. Carolina Panthers Su’a Cravens OLB USC
31. Denver Broncos Connor Cook QB Michigan State

 

Discussion of the Top 10

 

1.) Philadelphia Eagles (from Tennessee)

The Pick: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

Discussion: The 2016 NFL Draft starts out with a bang as the Eagles trade up for the number one overall pick. Although the Eagles just resigned Sam Bradford, Wentz is a player with potential that is worth the gamble for this pick.

 

2.) Cleveland Browns

The Pick: Jared Goff, QB, California

Discussion: The Browns want Wentz, but with him unavailable, they select the next best quarterback in this draft in Jared Goff. Like the Eagles, the Browns recently signed Robert Griffin III, but he may not be the long term answer. The Browns are desperate and are going to roll the dice with this pick.

 

3.) San Diego Chargers

The Pick: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Discussion: The Charges sit back and select one of the best players in the draft by picking Laremy Tunsil. With Tunsil protecting Phillip Rivers, the Chargers may be able to rebound in 2016.

 

4.) Baltimore Ravens (from Dallas)

The Pick: Jalen Ramsey, S, Florida State

Discussion: The second trade in the draft is the Ravens swapping picks with the Cowboys. With this pick, they select the best player in the draft, Jalen Ramsey. With the addition of Ramsey, the Raven’s defense would dramatically increase as they push for a postseason run this fall.

 

5.) Jacksonville Jaguars

The Pick: Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA

Discussion: Myles Jack is a popular pick for the Jaguars. Being the best linebacker in the draft, the Jaguars fill a big need with a tremendous athlete. Unless something unique happens, expect Jack to be suiting up for Jacksonville.

 

6.) Dallas Cowboys (from Baltimore)

The Pick: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Discussion: While moving back, the Cowboys draft a stud in Joey Bosa and receive more picks in later rounds. Bosa is a serious run stopper than will have an immediate effect for a Dallas defense that recently lose Greg Hardy.

 

7.) San Francisco 49ers

The Pick: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida

Discussion: With the top two quarterbacks gone, the 49ers are forced to compete another season with Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. San Francisco selects Vernon Hargreaves III, one of the most underrated defense prospects in the draft. While they want a quarterback, the 49ers fill a need on the defensive side of the ball.

 

8.) Tennessee Titans (from Philadelphia)

The Pick: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

Discussion: The Titans get just what they wanted: Moving out of the number one pick and Ronnie Stanley being available for their first round pick. While the Titans get a solid tackle for protecting Marcus Mariota, they also receive picks in the later rounds to fill more serious needs.

 

9.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Pick: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon

Discussion: With Gerald McCoy being the only serious threat on Tampa Bay’s defensive front, DeForest Buckner luckily falls to number nine. Bucker has a high motor that will pair well with McCoy on the defensive front.

 

10.) New York Giants

The Pick: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

Discussion: The Giants have an interesting pick. With so many signings for the defense, the Giants could go a lot of directions with this pick. Jack Conklin is an underrated player that would help Eli Manning out significantly.

 

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