2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 6

Last update: Monday, April 25, 2016. Major changes. Round 7 added.
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  1. Cleveland Browns: K.J. Dillon, S, West Virginia
    Name a position, and the Browns could probably use two of them. Adding more secondary depth isn’t a bad idea.

  2. Los Angeles Rams: Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee State
    The Rams lost Rodney McLeod this spring, so they’ll have to find a replacement safety at some point.

  3. San Francisco 49ers: Jayron Kearse, S, Clemson
    Jayron Kearse’s stock has plummeted, but the 49ers might be interested in the sixth round, as he has the size and length Chip Kelly covets.

  4. San Diego Chargers: Victor Ochi, DE/OLB, Stony Brook
    Here’s more pass-rushing depth for a team that desperately needs to improve its front seven.



  5. Minnesota Vikings: Dadi Nicolas, LB, Virginia Tech
    Chad Greenway has returned, but only for one season. Regardless, the Vikings will have to find someone who can take over as a third starting linebacker.

  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Cole Toner, OT, Harvard
    The Jaguars coached Cole Toner at the Senior Bowl, so perhaps they could envision him competing at right tackle in the future.

  7. Baltimore Ravens: Jay Lee, WR, Baylor
    The Ravens have shown interest in Jay Lee, as perhaps some insurance for Breshad Perriman, who can’t seem to get healthy.

  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ben Braunecker, TE, Harvard
    Tampa is getting frustrated with Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ inability to stay healthy, so competition will be added.



  9. New York Giants: Willie Beavers, OT, Western Michigan
    The Giants have to obtain a tackle at some point, right? They might even do so at No. 10 overall. Eli Manning’s pass protection needs to be fixed.

    Pick change; previously Matt Ioannidis, DT

  10. New England Patriots: Alex Lewis, OT, Nebraska
    I think some of the Patriot fans in the comment board below may actually murder me if I don’t mock a tackle to their team, so here we are.

  11. Miami Dolphins: Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky
    It’s safe to say that Miami’s confidence in Ryan Tannehill is not on an all-time high level. I expect the Dolphins to draft a young quarterback to groom at some point.

  12. Washington Redskins: Adam Gotsis, DE/DT, Georgia Tech
    The Redskins are expected to add multiple defensive linemen in the 2016 NFL Draft, so doubling up on players up front shouldn’t be a surprise.



  13. Philadelphia Eagles: Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue
    The Eagles haven’t addressed their poor secondary yet, which is something they’ll have to do at some point in the 2016 NFL Draft.

  14. Dallas Cowboys: Glenn Gronkowski, FB, Kansas State
    The Cowboys could use a fullback to bolster their running game, and they got a good look at Glenn Gronkowski during the Senior Bowl.

  15. Los Angeles Rams: Jatavis Brown, LB, Akron
    The Rams needed help at linebacker even prior to releasing James Laurinaitis. Unfortunately, with so few picks, they won’t be able to address the position until late.

  16. Detroit Lions: Darius Jackson, RB, Eastern Michigan
    The Lions have plenty of third-day picks, so they can afford to add a running back to their mediocre stable.

  17. Buffalo Bills: Michael Thomas, WR, Southern Miss
    The Bills have to find a new No. 2 receiver to play across from Sammy Watkins, as this is a major weakness of theirs.

    Pick change; previously Roberto Aguayo, K

  18. Tennessee Titans: De’Vondre Campbell, LB, Minnesota
    The Titans could use some depth at inside linebacker and perhaps someone to eventually push Avery Williamson.

  19. Oakland Raiders: Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida
    The Raiders have discussed adding a running back at some point during the draft, which makes a ton of sense.

  20. Houston Texans: Derrick Kindred, S, TCU
    The Texans will want to add a safety at some point; perhaps a few rounds earlier than this.



  21. New England Patriots: Brandon Shell, OT, South Carolina
    Here’s another tackle for good measure – just to make sure no one stabs me. In all seriousness, New England’s tackle depth is an issue that needs to be addressed.

  22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dan Vitale, FB, Northwestern
    The Buccaneers have had an eye on Dan Vitale as perhaps someone who could further improve Doug Martin’s already-terrific rushing totals.

  23. San Diego Chargers: Spencer Drango, G/OT, Baylor
    Here’s more offensive line depth for the Chargers, who need to do everything in their power to make sure Philip Rivers is well protected.

  24. Cincinnati Bengals: Alex Redmond, G, UCLA
    The Bengals have three key offensive linemen who will become free agents after 2016, so adding depth up front is key.



  25. Green Bay Packers: Rees Odhiambo, G, Boise State
    The Packers added depth to the offensive tackle position earlier in the draft. They’ll have to do the same to the guard spot.

  26. Jacksonville Jaguars: Austin Blythe, C, Iowa
    The Jaguars lost Stefen Wisniewski this offseason, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see them draft a center much earlier than this.

  27. Detroit Lions: DeAndre Houston-Carson, S, William & Mary
    The Lions lost some of their safeties to free agency, so this is a position they may look to address on multiple occasions.

    Pick change; previously Jacoby Brissett, QB

  28. Kansas City Chiefs: Elijah Shumate, S, Notre Dame
    The Chiefs may select a safety earlier than this; they tried to sign one in free agency, but struck out.

  29. New England Patriots: Darius Latham, DT, Indiana
    The Patriots clearly need help on the defensive interior after dismissing Dominique Easley. They’re looking for larger tackles, so this fits the bill.

  30. Arizona Cardinals: Tyrone Holmes, DE/OLB, Montana
    The Cardinals traded for Chandler Jones, but they could still use more talent on the edge.

  31. Chicago Bears: Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
    Re-signing Zach Miller was crucial, but the Bears need another tight end with Martellus Bennett gone.

  32. San Francisco 49ers: Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OT, TCU
    A man with arms as long as his first name is someone Chip Kelly might be interested in, and the 49ers need more line help.



  33. New England Patriots: Ricardo Louis, WR, Auburn
    This is the second receiver for the Patriots in this draft, but it’s the prototype that Bill Belichick covets.

  34. Baltimore Ravens: Blake Countess, CB, Auburn
    Baltimore may as well use its final pick on someone it met with. A third corner wouldn’t hurt.

  35. Detroit Lions: Romeo Okwara, DE, Notre Dame
    The Lions don’t have the greatest depth at defensive end, so they could address the positon a few rounds earlier than this.

  36. San Francisco 49ers: Josh Forrest, ILB, Kentucky
    The 49ers haven’t touched the inside linebacker position yet despite owning tons of picks.

  37. Dallas Cowboys: Cody Kessler, QB, USC
    Another quarterback? Well, the Cowboys would like a long-term backup, especially after Dak Prescott takes over. Dallas coached Cody Kessler at the Senior Bowl.

  38. San Francisco 49ers: Temarrick Hemingway, TE, South Carolina State
    Here’s another position the 49ers haven’t addressed yet. They got another prospect whose length has undoubtedly impressed Chip Kelly.

  39. New England Patriots: Ufomba Kamalu, DE/DT, Miami
    Another defensive tackle, and one who fits the Bill Belichick prototype perfectly.

  40. Seattle Seahawks: Devon Cajuste, WR/TE, Stanford
    I don’t know if the Seahawks would use Devon Cajuste at receiver or tight end, but they’d enjoy his athleticism for sure.

  41. Dallas Cowboys: Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA
    It’s not out of the question that the Cowboys could select two receivers, given the need for play-makers.

  42. Dallas Cowboys: Kevin Peterson, CB, Oklahoma State
    Another player coached in the Senior Bowl, Kevin Peterson would help the Cowboys continue to add depth at corner.

  43. Buffalo Bills: Antonio Morrison, LB, Florida
    The Bills used a first-round pick on a linebacker, but they could double up on the position, given the lack of depth.

  44. Denver Broncos: Bryce Williams, TE, East Carolina
    The Broncos have Jeff Heuerman set to take over at tight end, but they could use someone to challenge him just in case he doesn’t live up to expectations.

  45. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tom Hackett, P, Utah
    The Steelers could use a punter, so perhaps they’ll take one in the final couple of rounds.

  46. New England Patriots: Cory Littleton, LB, Washington
    The Patriots haven’t selected a linebacker yet, and that needs to happen after the depth issues the team endured last year.



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