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2016 NFL Re-Draft

The 2016 NFL rookie class is filled with future NFL stars. Highlighted by the breakout season of Dak Prescott, this group is filled with Pro Bowlers in just their first year of play. Ezekiel Elliott, Jack Conklin, and Tyreek Hill took their game to the next level and earned spots on the All-Pro NFL team. Due to this group’s early success, it is fitting to re-draft this group after just one season of play. Who will the LA Rams select with their first pick, Dak Prescott or Carson Wentz. Find out who your team is selecting in our 2016 NFL Re-Draft!

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2015 NFL Re-Draft

With the 2015 NFL season over, I think it is time to look back at the rookies from the previous season. With many of these players making a great transition to the NFL from college football, others struggled in the process. This class is represented by many great players that look to be the future of the NFL on both sides of the football. Jameis Winston was the first overall pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year and quickly became the team’s play caller. Will he remain at the top stop? What other players would have been picked higher if the draft was done today? Let’s find out!

2015 NFL Re-Draft


Pick Team Original Pick New Pick
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
2. Tennessee Titans Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
3. Jacksonville Jaguars Dante Fowler, Jr., OLB, Florida Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
4. Oakland Raiders Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
5. Washington Redskins Brandon Scherff, OG, Iowa Leonard Williams, DE, USC
6. New York Jets Leonard Williams, DE, USC Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
7. Chicago Bears Kevin White, WR, West Virginia Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson
8. Atlanta Falcons Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson Dante Fowler, Jr., OLB, Florida
9. New York Giants Ereck Flowers, G, Miami Brandon Scherff, OG, Iowa
10. St. Louis Rams Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
11. Minnesota Vikings Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
12. Cleveland Browns Danny Shelton, DT, Washington Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson
13. New Orleans Saints Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State
14. Miami Dolphins DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville La’el Collins, OL, LSU
15 San Diego Chargers Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut
16. Houston Texans Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
17. San Francisco 49ers Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon
18. Kansas City Chiefs Marcus Peters, CB, Washington Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State
19. Cleveland Browns Cameron Erving, C, Florida State Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA
20. Philadelphia Eagles Nelson Agholor, WR, USC Landon Collins, S, Alabama
21. Cincinnati Bengals Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M Ereck Flowers, G, Miami
22. Pittsburgh Steelers Bud Dupree, OLB, Kentucky Bud Dupree, OLB, Kentucky
23. Denver Broncos Shane Ray, DE, Missouri Henry Anderson, DE, Stanford
24. Arizona Cardinals D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa
25. Carolina Panthers Shaq Thompson, OLB, Washington Shaq Thompson, OLB, Washington
26. Baltimore Ravens Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland
27. Dallas Cowboys Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut Eric Rowe, CB, Utah
28. Detroit Lions Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart & William Smith
29. Indianapolis Colts Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami
30. Green Bay Packers Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State Shane Ray, DE, Missouri
31. New Orleans Saints Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson Preston Smith, DE, Mississippi State
32. New England Patriots Malcom Brown, DT, Texas Thomas Rawls, RB, Central Michigan


Discussion of the Top 10:


(1). Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Original: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

New: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State


Discussion: Looking back at their pick, the Bucs have no doubt about Jameis Winston being their future quarterback. He had a great rookie season and is a player that will improve each of the next seasons as he develops into one of the league’s best.


(2). Tennessee Titans

Original: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

New: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

Discussion: Just like the Bucs, the Titans would easily pick Marcus Mariota as their quarterback. He, like Winston, had a great season and looks to be the future of the NFL at the quarterback position.


(3). Jacksonville Jaguars

Original: Dante Fowler, Jr., OLB, Florida

New: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

Discussion: The Jaguars get a steal here as they choose Marcus Peters. Peters was an anonymous Defensive Rookie of the Year winner in 2015 along with 8 interceptions, good for first in the NFL.


(4). Oakland Raiders

Original: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

New: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

Discussion: With troubles at the receiver position, the Raiders make this an easy choice by picking Amari Cooper once again. Cooper had 1,070 yards along with 6 touchdowns in 2015.


(5). Washington Redskins

Original: Brandon Scherff, G, Iowa

New: Leonard Williams, DE, USC


Discussion: Although Brandon Scherff had a solid season in 2015, the Redskins would have a hard time passing on Leonard Williams if he was available at six. Williams was a beast up front and caused havoc all season long last year.


(6). New York Jets

Original: Leonard Williams, DE, USC

New: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State


Discussion: While all the eyes were on Marcus Peters during his rookie campaign, Ronald Darby also had a dominating season. Darby was a premier cornerback and competed against the league’s best receivers in 2015.


(7). Chicago Bears

Original: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

New: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson


Discussion: With Kevin White being injured in 2015, the Bears look to the defensive side of the ball in the first round. Vic Beasley was a solid player that had a high upside in the NFL as a pass rusher.


(8). Atlanta Falcons

Original: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson

New: Dante Fowler, Jr., OLB, Florida


Discussion: With Beasley off the board, the Falcons pick Dante Fowler Jr., although he was injured. Fowler Jr. is going to one of the best pass rushers that would help a Falcon defense in the next few seasons.


(9). New York Giants

Original: Ereck Flowers, G, Miami

New: Brandon Scherff, G, Iowa


Discussion: The Giants get a steal as Brandon Scherff falls to number nine. Scherff is a beast in the interior line that would seriously help a struggling Giant’s line.


(10). St. Louis Rams

Original: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

New: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Discussion: The Rams scored on draft day, and they score once again. Todd Gurley established himself as a top 5 running back in 2015 on his way to the Pro Bowl, although he only played in 13 games.

2014 NFL Re-Draft

In April of 2014, it was a lock that Jadeveon Clowney would be the first pick to the Houston Texans in the NFL draft. While injuries have kept him from proving his skills, other defensive players have dominated from week one of their rookie season. These players are Khalil Mack and Aaron Donald. Both players are All-Pro players in just the second year of their careers. Would the Texans elect one of these players to play alongside JJ Watt? Meanwhile, quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Derek Carr appear to be the NFL’s future at their position. If the Texans decide to go quarterback, who will they pick? Following the Texans choice, what other players are most prepared to be a top 10 pick? Let’s answer these questions in our 2014 NFL Re-Draft!

Pick Team Original Pick New Pick
1. Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney, OLB, South Carolina Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
2. St. Louis Rams Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt
3. Jacksonville Jaguars Blake Bortles, QB, UCF Odell Beckham Jr, WR, LSU
4. Buffalo Bills Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
5. Oakland Raiders Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
6. Atlanta Falcons Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M Zack Martin, OL, Notre Dame
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
8. Cleveland Browns Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
9. Minnesota Vikings Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA CJ Mosley, ILB, Alabama
10. Detroit Lions Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina Malcolm Butler, CB, West Alabama
11. Tennessee Titans Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan Joel Bitonio, OG, Nevada
12. New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr, WR, LSU Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
13. St. Louis Rams Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
14. Chicago Bears Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
15. Pittsburgh Steelers Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State
16. Dallas Cowboys Zack Martin, OL, Notre Dame Trai Turner, OG, LSU
17. Baltimore Ravens CJ Mosley, ILB, Alabama Corey Linsley, C, Ohio State
18. New York Jets Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville Deone Bucannon, S, Louisville
19 Miami Dolphins Ja’wuan James, OT, Tennessee Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
20. New Orleans Saints Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
21. Green Bay Packers HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama Jadeveon Clowney, OLB, South Carolina
22. Cleveland Browns Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
23. Kansas City Chiefs Dee Ford, DE, Auburn Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
24. Cincinnati Bengals Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
25. San Diego Chargers Jason Verrett, CB, TCU Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
26. Philadelphia Eagles Marcus Smith, OLB, Louisville HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
27. Arizona Cardinals Deone Bucannon, S, Louisville Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State
28. Carolina Panthers Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State EJ Gaines, CB, Missouri
29. New England Patriots Dominique Easley, DT, Florida Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
30. San Francisco 49ers Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
31. Denver Broncos Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
32. Minnesota Vikings Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois


Breakdown of the Top 10:

  1. Houston Texans

Original: Jadeveon Clowney, OLB, South Carolina

New: Blake Bortles, QB, UCF


Discussion: Clowney seemed like the obvious choice here to compliment JJ Watt, but injuries have kept him off the field. The Texans instead lock up their future quarterback that they have been desperately searching for.


  1. St. Louis Rams

Original: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

New: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh


Discussion: Greg Robinson has not reached his potential yet, so the Rams look to the defensive line instead by picking Aaron Donald, a player they drafted 13th overall in this draft. Donald is a contender for Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 and it makes the most sense.


  1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Original: Blake Bortles, QB, UCF

New: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU


Discussion: With Bortles off the board, the Jaguars opt to take Odell Beckham Jr., one the league’s best wide receivers. They could go quarterback, but OBJ has all the talent in the world for his position.


  1. Buffalo Bills

Original: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

New: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State


Discussion: While Sammy Watkins is still on the board, the Bills decide to pick their quarterback in Derek Carr. Having a breakout season in 2015, Carr has a bright future in the NFL.


  1. Oakland Raiders

Original: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo

New: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo


Discussion: Like I said going into the 2014 NFL Draft, Khalil Mack would be the best player of the bunch. After being an All-Pro player in two positions (DE and OLB) in 2015, the Raiders have no doubt about their pick.


  1. Atlanta Falcons

Original: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

New: Zack Martin, OL, Notre Dame


Discussion: The Falcons decide to improve their offensive line by picking Zach Martin of Notre Dame. Martin has had a great career with the Cowboys and is one of the NFL’s best interior linemen.


  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Original: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

New: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan


Discussion: The Buccaneers could go with Mike Evans again, but their offensive line needs some work. Taylor Lewan would be the perfect pick to help their pass protection.


  1. Cleveland Browns

Original: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

New: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville


Discussion: Cleveland has had bad luck in recent drafts, and this included Gilbert. The Browns have needed a quarterback for several years now, and Bridgewater is their best bet.


  1. Minnesota Vikings

Original: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA

New: CJ Mosley, ILB, Alabama


Discussion: Anthony Barr has been great since his rookie season, but one linebacker on the board is better. CJ Mosley is a top 5 inside linebacker, a position that needs improvement as soon as possible.


  1. Detroit Lions

Original: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

New: Malcolm Butler, CB, West Alabama


Discussion: Eric Ebron has been a disappointment, so Detroit elects to pass on him. Instead, they bring in one of the best young cornerbacks in the NFL, Malcolm Butler. Although he is known for this game-winning play of SBXLIX, Butler has improved every week playing as the number one cornerback for New England.

2013 NFL Re-Draft

In 2013, the Kansas City Chiefs held the first pick of the NFL Draft. Then, they were considering an offensive tackle, looking at Eric Fisher of Central Michigan and Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M. Both of these players have not lived up to their potential, so the Chiefs will be looking for a different player. Who will they take? Defensive ends Ezekiel Ansah and Sheldon Richardson are notable choices, or will the Chiefs go offense? Here is a look at the first round of the 2013 NFL Re-Draft:

Pick Team Original Pick New Pick
1. Kansas City Chiefs Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
2. Jacksonville Jaguars Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
3. Miami Dolphins Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
4. Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
5. Detroit Lions Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU Sheldon Richardson, DE, Missouri
6. Cleveland Browns Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
7. Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
8. St. Louis Rams Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss
9. New York Jets Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
10. Tennessee Titans Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
11. San Diego Chargers DJ Fluker, OG, Alabama Kyle Long, OT, Oregon
12. Oakland Raiders DJ Hayden, CB, Houston Keenan Allen, WR, California
13. New York Jets Sheldon Richardson, DE, Missouri Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
14. Carolina Panthers Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
15. New Orleans Saints Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
16. Buffalo Bills EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
17. Pittsburgh Steelers Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
18. San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid, S, LSU Eric Reid, S, LSU
19 New York Giants Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
20. Chicago Bears Kyle Long, OT, Oregon Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
21. Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
22. Atlanta Falcons Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
23. Minnesota Vikings Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
24. Indianapolis Colts Björn Werner, DE, Florida State Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
25. Minnesota Vikings Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
26. Green Bay Packers Dante Jones, DE, UCLA Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
27. Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
28. Denver Broncos Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina Dante Jones, DE, UCLA
29. Minnesota Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
30. St. Louis Rams Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
31. Dallas Cowboys Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
32. Baltimore Ravens Matt Elam, S, Florida DJ Fluker, OG, Alabama

Breakdown of the Top 10:


  1. Kansas City Chiefs

Original: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

New: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson


Discussion: DeAndre Hopkins had a breakout season in 2015, proving himself as one of the best WRs in the NFL. The Chiefs would have a solid receiver for Alex Smith to throw the ball to.


  1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Original: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

New: Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State


Discussion: Le’Veon Bell has quickly established himself as a threat in both the running and passing game. The Jaguars have been trying to find a go-to back since Maurice Jones-Drew, and Bell would be the perfect player.


  1. Miami Dolphins

Original: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon

New: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU


Discussion: While Dion Jordan has been a major letdown, Ezekiel Ansah has been anything but that. With Ansah having 14.5 sacks in 2015 (3rd in the NFL), the Dolphins make this an easy choice.


  1. Philadelphia Eagles

Original: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

New: Kawann Short, DT, Purdue


Discussion: Lane Johnson has been good so far of his career, but Kawann Short has been playing out of the world at defensive tackle. Short is the head of Carolina’s defensive line and would make a huge impact for the Eagles.


  1. Detroit Lions

Original: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU

New: Sheldon Richardson, DE, Missouri


Discussion: With Ansah off the board, the Lions turn to another defensive end in Sheldon Richardson. While he may be the most talented player in this class, off the field issues cause him to fall to number five.


  1. Cleveland Browns

Original: Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU

New: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame


Discussion: Barkevious Mingo has been ineffective, so the Browns choose to pass on him. Instead, Tyler Eifert is heading to Cleveland. Eifert improved tremendously in 2015 and is among the elite tight ends in the NFL.


  1. Arizona Cardinals

Original: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

New: Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU


Discussion: Although Tyrann Mathieu is a member of the Cardinals, there is no chance of him being available in the third round. Mathieu had Top-10 talent coming out of college, but drug charges off the field drew red flags for most teams. Mathieu has learned from his mistakes and was an All-Pro player in 2015.


  1. St. Louis Rams

Original: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

New: Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss


Discussion: Tavon Austin was not the threat at receiver that the Rams were hoping for in 2013. Instead of Austin, the Rams pick an underrated Jamie Collins with their pick. Collins has been a great all-around linebacker for the Patriots.

  1. New York Jets

Original: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

New: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington


Discussion: Dee Milliner was supposed to be a lockdown corner to pair with All-Pro Darrelle Revis. While he hasn’t lived up to these expectations, the Jets instead pick Desmond Trufant. Having a great career with the Falcons, the Jets get a guy that would help their defense compete in the AFC East.


  1. Tennessee Titans

Original: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

New: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma


Discussion: With all the talent in the Top-10, Lane Johnson falls all the way down to number 10 in the first round. The Titans line has been inconsistent for years, but Johnson would help improve their pass protection.

2012 NFL Re-Draft

Going back to the 2012 NFL Draft, it was Andrew Luck vs Robert Griffin III for the first overall pick held by the Indianapolis Colts. Since then, things have changed. Today, Russell Wilson has been the most successful quarterback of this draft, but would the Colts pass on luck for him? Also, the Panthers and Seahawks picked their star middle linebackers for their team’s today from this draft. Luke Kuechly and Bobby Wagner have been tremendous since their NFL careers began. Where would these players have been picked today? The Miami Dolphins picked their quarterback with the 8th pick in Ryan Tannehill. Would they have redone that pick, or maybe a different quarterback? Let’s find out in the 2012 NFL Re-Draft!

Pick Team Original Pick New Pick
1. Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
2. Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
3. Cleveland Browns Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
4. Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil, OT, USC Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State
5. Jacksonville Jaguars Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
6. Dallas Cowboys Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mark Barron, SS, Alabama Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame
8. Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
9. Carolina Panthers *Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama
10. Buffalo Bills Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
11. Kansas City Chiefs *Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
12. Philadelphia Eagles *Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
13. Arizona Cardinals Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame TY Hilton, WR, Florida International
14. St. Louis Rams Michael Brockers, DT, LSU Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
15. Seattle Seahawks Bruce Irvin, LB, West Virginia Bruce Irvin, LB, West Virginia
16. New York Jets Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina Mike Daniels, DE, Iowa
17. Cincinnati Bengals Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
18. San Diego Chargers Melvin Ingram, LB, South Carolina Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
19 Chicago Bears Shea McClellin, DE, Boise State Tashaun Gipson, S, Wyoming
20. Tennessee Titans Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
21. New England Patriots *Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse Matt Kalil, OT, USC
22. Cleveland Browns Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
23. Detroit Lions Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
24. Pittsburgh Steelers *David DeCastro, OG, Stanford Melvin Ingram, LB, South Carolina
25. New England Patriots *Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
26. Houston Texans Whitney Mercilus, LB, Illinois Whitney Mercilus, LB, Illinois
27. Cincinnati Bengals *Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
28. Green Bay Packers Nick Perry, LB, USC Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
29. Minnesota Vikings *Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
30. San Francisco 49ers AJ Jenkins, WR, Illinois Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Doug Martin, RB, Boise State Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
32. New York Giants David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech Nick Perry, LB, USC


Breakdown of the Top 10:


  1. Indianapolis Colts

Original: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

New: Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin


Discussion: Luck appeared to be the obvious choice here coming out of school, but Russell Wilson has been undoubtedly better. With a Super Bowl ring under his belt and coming off his best season yet, Russell Wilson would be the first pick of this draft and the Colts wouldn’t look back.


  1. Washington Redskins

Original: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

New: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford


Discussion: Robert Griffin III hasn’t had the best career, with several people blaming the Washington Redskins. RG3 has been haunted by injuries and hasn’t translated well following his Heisman Trophy season at Baylor. The Redskins would take Luck here and be confident heading into the season.


  1. Cleveland Browns

Original: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

New: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College


Discussion: With Trent Richardson not being in the league anymore, the Browns take the NFL’s best linebacker Luke Kuechly of Boston College. Kuechly has dominated since his rookie season and would dramatically help the Browns defense.


  1. Minnesota Vikings

Original: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

New: Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State


Discussion: Next to Kuechly, Bobby Wagner has been one of the best linebackers in the NFL. He has started for a stellar defense of Seattle since his rookie year and would help the Vikings right away.


  1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Original: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

New: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina


Discussion: Justin Blackman has had trouble staying on the field, so no doubt the Jaguars pass him. Instead, the snag Alshon Jeffery, one of the best young receivers. Jeffery would be an immediate threat for a weak Jaguars receiving corp.


  1. Dallas Cowboys

Original: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

New: Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina


Discussion: Morris Claiborne has struggled, so Dallas would take Josh Norman. Norman had a breakout season in 2015 and is among the elite cornerbacks in the NFL.


  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Original: Mark Barron, S, Alabama

New: Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame


Discussion: Mark Barron has been a major letdown for the Bucs. For their pick, they grab Harris Smith out of Notre Dame. Smith has proven to be a dominant safety that would start for almost every team in the NFL.


  1. Miami Dolphins

Original: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

New: Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State


Discussion: While Tannehill has been average, the Dolphins elect to take Kirk Cousins. Cousins led the Redskins to the playoffs in 2015 and was one of the most accurate throwers of the season.


  1. Carolina Panthers

Original: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

New: Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama


Discussion: With Kuechly off the board, the Panthers take Dont’a Hightower. While he would have been a early first round pick of this draft if it weren’t for injuries in college, Hightower has had a great career for the Patriots.


  1. Buffalo Bills

Original: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

New: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
Discussion: The Bills need an upgrade at cornerback, but David DeCastro is on the board. DeCastro is one of the NFL’s best interior linemen that would help the Lions out fiercely.

2011 NFL Re-Draft

As of the 2015 season, the 2011 NFL features some of the best players in the league. JJ Watt, a 2x Defensive Player of the Year winner, has established himself as one of the NFL’s greats during his career. Cam Newton, the former first overall pick of this draft, has led the Panthers to  15-1 season and is a strong candidate for the NFL MVP. Julio Jones and AJ Green have been dominated throughout their careers since their rookie season. Outside linebackers Von Miller and Justin Houston have been some of the best edge rushers. Cornerback Patrick Peterson was a top 5 pick, but is currently battling Richard Sherman (5th round pick) and Chris Harris (Undrafted) as the league’s best cornerbacks. With so much talent from the actual top 10 and the rest of the draft, how would these picks be shaken up? Here’s how I see the first round turing out:

Pick  Team Original Pick New Pick
1. Carolina Panthers Cam Newton, QB, Auburn Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
2. Denver Broncos Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
3. Buffalo Bills Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia
4. Cincinnati Bengals AJ Green, WR, Georgia Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
5. Arizona Cardinals Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU Andy Dalton, QB, TCU
6. Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones, WR, Alabama Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
7. San Francisco 49ers Aldon Smith, OLB, Missouri Richard Sherman, CB, Stanford
8. Tennessee Titans Jake Locker, QB, Washington Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
9. Dallas Cowboys Tyron Smith, OT, USC Tyron Smith, OT, USC
10. Jacksonville Jaguars Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri AJ Green, WR, Georgia
11. Houston Texans JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
12. Minnesota Vikings Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State Tyrod Taylor, QB Virginia Tech
13. Detroit Lions Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn Robert Quinn, DE, UNC
14. St. Louis Rams Robert Quinn, DE, UNC Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky
15. Miami Dolphins Mike Pouncey, C, Florida DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma
16. Washington Redskins Ryan Kerrigan, OLB, Purdue Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
17. New England Patriots Nate Solder, OT, Colorado Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
18. San Diego Chargers Corey Liuget, DE, Illinois Ryan Kerrigan, OLB, Purdue
19 New York Giants Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska Chris Harris, CB, Kansas
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa Aldon Smith, OLB, Missouri
21. Cleveland Browns Phillip Taylor, DT, Baylor Doug Baldwin, WR, Stanford
22. Indianapolis Colts Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College Anthony Castonzo, T, Boston College
23. Philadelphia Eagles Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor KJ Wright, OLB, Mississippi State
24. New Orleans Saints Cameron Jordan, DE, California Cameron Jordan, DE, California
25. Seattle Seahawks James Carpenter, OT, Alabama Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
26. Kansas City Chiefs Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh Mike Pouncey, C, Florida
27. Baltimore Ravens Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
28. New Orleans Saints Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
29. Chicago Bears Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin Jason Kelce, C, Cincinnati
30. New York Jets Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
31. Pittsburgh Steelers Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State Orlando Franklin, OT, Miami
32. Green Bay Packers Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State Julius Thomas, TE, Portland State


Breakdown of the Top 10:

  1. Carolina Panthers

Original: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

New: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn


Discussion: While many would argue JJ Watt here, you need a QB to win in the NFL. Cam has led the 15-1 Panthers to their best season ever, so Carolina makes this an easy choice.


  1. Denver Broncos

Original: Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M

New: JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin


Discussion: JJ Watt is the best defensive player in the NFL, and it might not be close. Von Miller has had a good career so far, but Watt is just too good to even consider someone else.


  1. Buffalo Bills

Original: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

New: Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia


Discussion: While Dareus has had a great career for the Bills, Houston has had 56 career sacks in just 5 seasons. Houston would have been a perfect edge rusher to help put pressure on Brady in recent years.


  1. Cincinnati Bengals

Original: AJ Green, WR, Georgia

New: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama


Discussion: AJ Green vs Julio Jones. Both receivers have had stellar careers, but Jones will get the nod here. Jones led the league in receptions this past season and has dominated defenders throughout his career.


  1. Arizona Cardinals

Original: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

New: Andy Dalton, QB, TCU


Discussion: Patrick Peterson is arguably the best CB in the NFL, but like the Panthers, a good quarterback is what wins football games. Dalton has been great since his rookie season, so this pick only makes sense. (Remember, Carson Palmer was an Oakland Raider during this draft.)


  1. Atlanta Falcons

Original: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

New: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama


Discussion: With Jones off the board, the Falcons would solidify their interior defensive line by snagging Dareus. He has been one of the best DTs in the league that would only help the Falcon defense.


  1. San Francisco 49ers

Original: Aldon Smith, OLB, MIssouri

New: Richard Sherman, CB, Stanford


Discussion: On the field, Aldon Smith is an amazing player. Off the field, he has issues. The 49ers would be able to avoid these problems by picking CB Richard Sherman. Sherman has been lockdown throughout his career and is one of the best defensive players in the NFL.


  1. Tennessee Titans

Original: Jake Locker, QB, Washington

New: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M


Discussion: No doubt the Titans would pass on Jake Locker if this draft reocurred. By doing that, the Titans would pick up stud OLB Von Miller. Miller has gone over 10 sacks a season four times in his five year career.


  1. Dallas Cowboys

Original: Tyron Smith, OT, USC

New: Tyron Smith, OT, USC


Discussion: The Dallas Cowboys absolutely would not change their pick on Tyron Smith out of USC. He has been one of the best tackles in the league and is the head of the NFL’s best offensive line.


  1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Original: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

New: AJ Green, WR, Georgia


Discussion: Just as Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert has not had a good career in the NFL. Instead, the Jaguars pick WR AJ Green. Having 45 career touchdowns, Green is too good to let go.

2010 NFL Re-Draft

2010 NFL Re-Draft


  1. St. Louis Rams

Original: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

New: Antonio Brown, WR, Central Michigan


  1. Detroit Lions

Original: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

New: Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona


  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Original: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

New: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma


  1. Washington Redskins

Original: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

New: Geno Atkins, DT, Georgia


  1. Kansas City Chiefs

Original: Eric Berry, SS, Tennessee

New: Earl Thomas, FS, Texas


  1. Seattle Seahawks

Original: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

New: NaVarro Bowman, ILB, Penn State


  1. Cleveland Browns

Original: Joe Haden, CB, Florida

New: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska


  1. Oakland Raiders

Original: Rolando McClain, MLB, Alabama

New: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma


  1. Buffalo Bills

Original: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

New: Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State


  1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Original: Tyson Alualu , DT, California

New: Eric Berry, SS, Tennessee


  1. San Francisco 49ers

Original: Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers

New: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State


  1. San Diego Chargers

Original: Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State

New: Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech


  1. Philadelphia Eagles

Original: Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan

New: Joe Haden, CB, Florida


  1. Seattle Seahawks

Original: Earl Thomas, FS, Texas

New: Kam Chancellor, SS, Virginia Tech


  1. New York Giants

Original: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida

New: Greg Hardy, DE, Ole Miss


  1. Tennessee Titans

Original: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

New: Jimmy Graham, TE, Miami


  1. San Francisco 49ers

Original: Mike Iupati, G, Idaho

New: Mike Iupati, G, Idaho


  1. Pittsburgh Steelers

Original: Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida

New: Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida


  1. Atlanta Falcons

Original: Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri

New: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson


  1. Houston Texans

Original: Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama

New: Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA


  1. Cincinnati Bengals

Original: Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

New: Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma


  1. Denver Broncos

Original: Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech

New: Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame


  1. Green Bay Packers

Original: Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

New:  Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa


  1. Dallas Cowboys

Original: Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

New: TJ Ward, S, Oregon


  1. Denver Broncos

Original: Tim Tebow, QB, Florida

New: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida


  1. Arizona Cardinals

Original: Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee

New: Daryl Washington, LB, TCU


  1. New England Patriots

Original: Devin McCourty, CB , Rutgers

New: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers


  1. Miami Dolphins

Original: Jared Odrick, DE, Penn State

New: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma


  1. New York Jets

Original: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

New: Emmanuel Sanders, WR, SMU


  1. Detroit Lions

Original: Jahvid Best, RB, California

New: Rolando McClain, MLB, Alabama


  1. Indianapolis Colts

Original: Jerry Hughes, DE, Texas Christian

New: Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida


  1. New Orleans Saints

Original: Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State

New: Everson Griffen, DE, USC