2016 NFL Mock Draft 5.0 (Final Edition)

2016 NFL Mock Draft 5.0 (4-28-16)

After a long three months of the offseason, the 2016 NFL Draft has arrived. For my final edition of mock drafts, I will include the second round of selections. Wow, hasn’t it been a crazy month of April? We had the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles trade up for the first and second overall picks, respectively. Assuming they both take quarterbacks, which will wind up going number one? Will we see another trade in the top 10 during the draft? Well, without waiting any longer, let’s dive into my final mock draft of the offseason. It has been a lot of fun leading up to this day and I hope you enjoy my mock!

 

Pick Team Player Position College
1. Los Angeles Rams (from TEN) Jared Goff QB California
2. Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland) Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State
3. San Diego Chargers Jalen Ramsey CB Florida State
4. Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State
5. Jacksonville Jaguars DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
6. Tennessee Titans (from BAL)* Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
7. San Francisco 49ers Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia
8. Cleveland Browns (from PHI) Joey Bosa DE Ohio State
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Shaq Lawson DE Clemson
10. New York Giants Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
11. Chicago Bears Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida
12. New Orleans Saints Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville
13. Miami Dolphins (from PHI) Darron Lee OLB Ohio State
14. Oakland Raiders Myles Jack OLB UCLA
15 Baltimore Ravens (from TEN)* Eli Apple CB Ohio State
16. Detroit Lions Jack Conklin OT Michigan State
17. Atlanta Falcons Kevin Dodd DE Clemson
18. Indianapolis Colts Taylor Decker OT Ohio State
19. Buffalo Bills Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama
20. New York Jets Paxton Lynch QB Memphis
21. Minnesota Vikings (from WAS) Josh Doctson WR TCU
22. Houston Texans Will Fuller WR Notre Dame
23. Washington Redskins (from MIN) Andrew Billings DT Baylor
24. Cincinnati Bengals Corey Coleman WR Baylor
25. Pittsburgh Steelers William Jackson CB Houston
26. Seattle Seahawks Chris Jones DT Mississippi State
27. Green Bay Packers Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss
28. Kansas City Chiefs Mackenzie Alexander CB Clemson
29. Arizona Cardinals Ryan Kelly C Alabama
30. Carolina Panthers Artie Burns CB Miami
31. Denver Broncos Christian Hackenberg QB Penn State
32. Cleveland Browns Jason Spriggs OT Indiana
33. Baltimore Ravens (from TEN)* Noah Spence DE Eastern Kentucky
34. Dallas Cowboys Karl Joseph S West Virginia
35. San Diego Chargers A’Shawn Robinson DD Alabama
36. Baltimore Ravens Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M
37 San Francisco 49ers Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech
38. Jacksonville Jaguars Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech
39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Keanu Neal S Florida
40. New York Giants Derrick Henry RB Alabama
41. Chicago Bears Robert Nkemdiche DE Ole Miss
42. Miami Dolphins Xavier Howard CB Baylor
43. Baltimore Ravens (from TEN)* Michael Thomas WR Ohio State
44. Oakland Raiders Vonn Bell S Ohio State
45. Tennessee Titans (from LAR) Jonathan Bullard DE Florida
46. Detroit Lions Darian Thompson S Boise State
47. New Orleans Saints Connor Cook QB Michigan State
48. Indianapolis Colts Cody Whitehair G Kansas State
49. Buffalo Bills Austin Johnson DT Penn State
50. Atlanta Falcons Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma State
51. New York Jets Kamalei Correa OLB Boise State
52. Houston Texans Braxton Miller WR Ohio State
53. Washington Redskins Nick Martin C Notre Dame
54. Minnesota Vikings Le’Raven Clark OT Texas A&M
55. Cincinnati Bengals Kenny Clark DT UCLA
56. Seattle Seahawks Joshua Garnett OG Stanford
57. Green Bay Packers Hunter Henry TE Arkansas
58. Pittsburgh Steelers TJ Green S Clemson
59. Kansas City Chiefs Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh
60. New England Patriots Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame
61. New England Patriots Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma
62. Carolina Panthers Su’a Cravens OLB USC
63. Cleveland Browns (from DEN) Cardale Jones QB Ohio State

 

Discussion of the Top 10

 

1.) Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee)

The Pick: Jared Goff, QB, California

Discussion: While trading up to number one, it has been obvious that Goff would go number one. Making the move to Los Angeles, the Rams start fresh with a quarterback from the area.

 

2.) Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland)

The Pick: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

Discussion: The Eagles rolled the dice and will take FCS quarterback Carson Wentz. Although recently signing Sam Bradford, Wentz will compete and be the future of an Eagles team that is desperate for a quarterback.

 

3.) San Diego Chargers

The Pick: Jalen Ramsey, S, Florida State

Discussion: Jalen Ramsey is the best player in the draft. With more issues with Laremy Tunsil, the Charges make this a quick selection.

 

4.) Dallas Cowboys

The Pick: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

Discussion: The Cowboys are in an interesting spot. If Ramsey is there, they will pick him. If not, it will be Elliott. If Zeke gets an opportunity behind the Dallas offensive line with Tony Romo returning at quarterback, he may push for 2000.

 

5.) Jacksonville Jaguars

The Pick: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon

Discussion: DeForest Buckner is one of the most explosive players in the draft. He will cause havoc all over the defensive line that will help a struggling Jacksonville defense.

 

6.) Tennessee Titans (from Baltimore)

The Pick: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Discussion: The first trade of draft day. Tennessee trades back up with Baltimore to select the player they initially wanted. If this trade occurs, it may be one of the best moves in recent years.

 

7.) San Francisco 49ers

The Pick: Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia

Discussion: San Francisco needs help on the defensive front. Leonard Floyd is a player that will compete day one and put pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

 

8.) Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia)

The Pick: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Discussion: I think Joey Bosa will drop in the first one. It may seem shocking, but we saw the same scenario last year with Leonard Williams. Bosa is a good player that will definitely improve the Browns defense.

 

9.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Pick: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson

Discussion: After a dominating college football season, Shaq Lawson deserves to be a top 10 selection. Tampa Bay needs help on the defensive line to pair alongside Gerald McCoy.

 

10.) New York Giants

The Pick: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

Discussion: To round out the top 10, the Giants select arguably the best tackle in the draft. Eli Manning needs serious help and the entire offense will benefit with Stanley’s presence.

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