2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

Last update: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Major changes.
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The order of this 2016 NFL Mock Draft based on the NFL Power Rankings.

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  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
    Here’s some more help for Tampa’s anemic defense. Both Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks were terrible against Marcus Mariota. At least one will need to be upgraded this offseason.

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  2. Oakland Raiders: Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
    If D.J. Hayden weren’t a first-round pick, he would have been cut already. He sucks. The Raiders need to get better at corner, as well as almost every other position.

    Pick change; previously Kyle Murphy, OT

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Max Tuerk, C, USC
    The Jaguars signed Stefen Wisniewski, but that was just to a 1-year deal, so they may need a new center after this season.

  4. Cleveland Browns: Travin Duval, WR, LSU
    The Browns have to use an early-round pick on a receiver eventually, right? They can’t keep going with retreads.



  5. Washington Redskins: Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida
    Teams usually like complementing their new quarterback with a weapon or a blocker. The former makes sense here, as Pierre Garcon has never taken to Jay Gruden’s system, while Andre Roberts has been an overall disappointment.

  6. New York Jets: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
    The Redskins grabbed a receiver for their new quarterback, while the Jets opt to take a tackle. They considered addressing the position in the 2015 draft, but they can do so here.

  7. Chicago Bears: Tyler Johnstone, OT, Oregon
    The Bears drafted a center, but they need more than just one upgrade on their horrific offensive line. They need to move Kyle Long back to guard, so why not another blocking Duck who can make that happen?

  8. Tennessee Titans: Chris Jones, DE/DT, Mississippi State
    Unless DaQuan Jones steps up in his second year, it’s difficult to imagine the Titans not wanting to address the five-technique position across from Jurrell Casey.

    Pick change; previously Adolphus Washington, DE/DT



  9. San Francisco 49ers: Anthony Zettel, DE/DT, Penn State
    The 49ers had a strong defensive showing in the opener, but the defensive ends were predictably underwhelming. They could target an upgrade early in the 2016 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously O.J. Howard, TE

  10. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tony Conner, S, Ole Miss
    Here’s some much-needed secondary help for the Steelers. They’ll need to address the safety position if Shamarko Thomas doesn’t pan out.

  11. Houston Texans: Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
    Two games shouldn’t drop a prospect a whole round, but my premise behind slotting Christian Hackenberg in the top five was that he would go that high if he put together a strong 2015 campaign. It doesn’t look like that’s going to happen now, so it’s realistic could drop to the second day. If so, I’m sure the Texans would take a chance on him, given that Bill O’Brien got the most out of him when he was at Penn State.

  12. New York Giants: Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
    The Giants could double up on the defensive tackle position, especially if they feel like they’re drafting some of the top remaining players on their board. That’s how desperate they are at the position.

    Pick change; previously Zack Sanchez, CB



  13. New Orleans Saints: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
    The Saints are still having issues in the red zone, so it’s time to bring in a talented tight end who can stay healthy and be positive in the locker room.

    Pick change; previously Corey Robinson, WR

  14. St. Louis Rams: Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
    The Rams are stacked at defensive tackle right now, but Nick Fairley was signed on for just one season. Depth will be needed here if Fairley leaves next spring.

    Pick change; previously Anthony Zettel, DT

  15. Atlanta Falcons: Landon Turner, G, North Carolina
    The guard position is another spot on the offensive line that the Falcons could have upgraded in the 2015 draft. They ended up trading for Andy Levitre, but given how much he struggled in Tennessee, that deal may not work out.

  16. Detroit Lions: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
    The Lions never properly replaced Ndamukong Suh and the other defensive tackles they lost this past season, so they’ll have to put forth effort into doing so next spring.



  17. Kansas City Chiefs: Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor
    From what I’m hearing, the Chiefs could move on from Eric Fisher after this season if he doesn’t improve his game. He has been very pedestrian thus far in the NFL.

    Pick change; previously Germain Ifedi, OT

  18. San Diego Chargers: Jack Allen, C, Michigan State
    The Chargers said goodbye to Nick Hardwick this offseason. They’ll try Chris Watt out as a replacement, but the natural guard could struggle at the center position; he was woeful in his 2015 debut. Here’s a solution if he doesn’t improve.

  19. Minnesota Vikings: Vadal Alexander, G, LSU
    T.J. Clemmings might be Minnesota’s left tackle of the future, but the front office will have to look for a long-term left guard as well.

  20. Baltimore Ravens: Corey Robinson, WR, Notre Dame
    Steve Smith announced that this will be his final season, so the Ravens will need a new starting receiver to go along with Breshad Perriman.

    Pick change; previously Pharoh Cooper, WR



  21. Carolina Panthers: Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford
    The Panthers can’t possibly keep neglecting the offensive line. Sure, Cam Newton can scramble, but he needs some protection.

    Pick change; previously Spencer Drango, OT

  22. Miami Dolphins: Carl Lawson, DE/OLB, Auburn
    With Cameron Wake entering the latter stages of his career and Olivier Vernon hitting free agency soon, the Dolphins may want to add another pass-rusher.

  23. St. Louis Rams: Darian Thompson, S, Boise State
    The Rams will have some contract issues at safety next offseason, with Rodney McLeod and Mark Barron both set to hit the market.

    Pick change; previously Karl Joseph, S

  24. New England Patriots: Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
    Perhaps Bill Belichick will use a second-round pick next year on an actual need, rather than a late-round safety. I don’t get how New England failed to find replacements for Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.



  25. Cincinnati Bengals: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
    The Bengals spent their first two selections on offensive tackles when tackles of the defensive variety would’ve made more sense. Here’s someone Cincinnati could consider in the 2016 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Kenny Clark, DT

  26. Arizona Cardinals: Nate Sudfeld, QB, Indiana
    I don’t know why the Cardinals traded for Matt Barkley, but here’s a young quarterback who actually might have a future in the NFL.

  27. Buffalo Bills: Duke Williams, WR, Auburn
    Two early-round receivers in three years? Well, it does make sense. After the 2016 season, the Bills will have only three receivers under contract: Sammy Watkins, Marcus Easley and Dezmin Lewis, and there’s no guarantee the latter two will even be on the roster by then. Charlie Campbell reported in the NFL Draft Rumor Mill that Duke Williams has character concerns, but Rex Ryan has shown an affinity for those sorts of players thus far.

  28. Dallas Cowboys: Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
    Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, Christine Michael… These are the guys who are supposed to replace DeMarco Murray? Despite how great Dallas’ offensive line is, it’s hard to imagine those three having great success.

    Pick change; previously Max Redfield, S

  29. Denver Broncos: Josh Augusta, DE/DT, Missouri
    The Broncos have a nice pair of starting defensive ends in Derek Wolfe and Malik Jackson, but both will be free agents after the 2015 season. It’ll be difficult to retain both.

  30. Seattle Seahawks: Germain Ifedi, OT/G, Texas A&M
    Seattle’s offensive line is an abomination. The most glaring weakness is at right tackle, where, in St. Louis, Garry Gilliam may have had the worst performance from an offensive lineman I’ve ever seen. And that’s saying a lot, considering I called Sam Young a “human turnstile” in my NFL Game Recaps page.

    Pick change; previously Nyeem Wartman, OLB

  31. Indianapolis Colts: Isaac Seumalo, C, Oregon State
    Much like the Panthers, Indianapolis neglected its offensive line when it shouldn’t have. Andrew Luck is arguably the top quarterback in the NFL, but he needs at least somewhat decent protection.

  32. Green Bay Packers: Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama
    Chip Kelly took the preseason way too seriously, but perhaps it was a blessing in disguise for the Packers, as linebacker Sam Barrington was exposed as a huge liability in the interior of their defense. That will need to be addressed.

    Pick change; previously Emmanuel Ogbah, DE



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