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2016 NFL Mock Draft - December 11th, 2015 Version
Published at 12/11/2015 11:30:38 PM
Standard Mock Draft, the order is based on the records at the time of this creation. There are no trades, so some picks may just suck based on the players available.
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This pick is most likely going to come down to either Paxton Lynch or Jared Goff. Right now, Goff gets the nod for his ability to adjust in the pocket, see downfield, and throw accurately under pressure. His pocket presence is phenomenal,and his deep ball accuracy is ahead of some professional QB's.
He could work on keeping his mechanics consistent, and improving his decision making, and he is not a top athlete like Cam Newton or Russel Wilson, but he has a bright future ahead of him.
The Titans top needs are inferior offensive lineman and cornerbacks, but because, at this point, there is not a prospect worthy of such a high pick, I believe they will go best player available, and that player is Joey Bosa.
Bosa is an animal in the backfield, creating constant pressure on both the QB and the RB, and him teamed up with Brian Orakpo and Jurrel Casey would be fantastic.
I am a Chargers fan, so it would be amazing if we could get a guy like Laremy Tunsil here or Ronnie Stanley, but the problem is, with King Dunlap committed long term and Joseph Barksdale performing so well, a Tackle would not be the best use of this pick. The other top needs of the chargers are interior offensive line, WR, Safety, and the biggest of them all, interior defensive line.
People are sleeping on DeForest Buckner. He dominated the competition in the Pac-12 this year, and one gm called him the safety pick in the draft. He was an unblock able monster that dominated against both the run and the pass. His stock will rise VERY high come draft day.
The Ravens have needs on the offensive line, at the edge rusher position, and, most importantly, the corner back position.
Hargreaves this early is a tad bit of a reach for me, but when you need pass coverage as bad as the Ravens do, you take him. He is solid in all aspects of the game, athletically, mentally, and production wise. Nothing jumps off of the page to you except for one thing: He was a 3 time All-American as a corner in the SEC. That is very impressive.
The Jaguars have one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL, and this should be their top priority in the draft. Either Laremy Tunsil or Ronnie Stanley should be available at this spot, and in this edition, Tunsil is the man.
Laremy Tunsil is a very talented prospect, with some scouts saying that he is the best offensive lineman to come out of college in the last 3 drafts. He is very good athletically, his run blocking is superb, his pass blocking is very good, and his intelligence is much higher than people give him credit.
He does need some improving on his pass blocking, not a lot, just a little bit, and his suspension will be a hot topic amongst scouts and general managers, but he is a very talented player and one that won't make it out of the top 5.
The Cowboys major needs are in the defensive interior, the wide receiver spot opposite Dez Bryant (not a huge need, but a need nonetheless), and at defensive back. Byron Jones has worked out so far, but the other defensive backs are not picking up the slack.
Ramsey is a great athlete with a lot of upside. He can play both CB and safety, but because the Cowboys need both right now, Ramsey can play both until the other spot is covered.
Save for Todd Gurley and the occasional big play by Tavon Austin, the Rams are devoid of talent on the offensive side of the ball. The offensive line is a mess, their receivers are very inconsistent, and the QB spot is up in the air. Nick Foles has not produced at all in this offense, and they don have a suitable replacement for him either. Enter Paxton Lynch.
Lynch has been rising very quickly during the college football season, and for good reason. He has arm strength, size, and athleticism, and he is leading a smaller FBS school to a 9-3 record, surpassing just about everybody's expectations and doing so in impressive fashion. He needs a lot of work, but because of the lack of a Winston or Luck type prospect in this class, he will rise up in the top 10.
The Saints need a ton of help on both lines. Their offensive line is not doing a good job of giving their running backs room to move, and their defensive line is not getting enough penetration to scare anybody right now. A'Shawn Robinson will most likely be the selection here.
Robinson has been rising all season up people's draft boards, and him going to the Saints is a huge boon to Cameron Jordan, who has been the only consistently effective member of this defensive front. Robinson can handle double teams much better than most lineman can, and he is a force to be reckoned with in the run game.
The 49ers need just about everything under the sun, but the biggest need of them all is at the QB position. Connor Cook comes with a lot of risks, including his alleged cocky attitude and accuracy issues, but a lot of scouts have fallen in love with his ability to make quick decisions and come up clutch for his team.
The Lions Offensive Line has been straight up terrible, and drafting Stanley will allow Riley Reiff to move to right tackle where he belongs. This selection not only fills the biggest need of the Lions offense, but it is a huge steal. Stanley has been projected by many to be a top 5 selection, and for him to go at number 10 to the lions would have many jumping for joy.
The Giants major needs in the interior of the defensive line, the receiver spot across from OBJ, and most notably, at the linebacker spot. Jaylon Smith is another massive steal for this Giants squad.
Although the Lions don't necessarily need another interior defensive lineman, as they have big needs at offensive line as well as corner, Nkemdiche paired with Suh is just too spicy to pass up.
The Raiders offense is loaded with talented football players, but outside of Khalil Mack, there isn't much to get excited about. Jack would fill a big need, and is a very intelligent and tough linebacker.
The Eagles are getting nothing from their receiving core right now, and Treadwell would give them a solid option over the middle to allow Nelson Agholor to get free downfield.
The Bears have some issues on both their offensive and defensive fronts, as well as linebacker. Reggie Ragland is a smash-mouth linebacker that will bring a toughness to the interior of the defense that is desperately needed.
This might be a bit of a reach, but the Falcons absolutely HAVE to get better at the linebacker spot, and fast. Cravens may be undersized, but he is an instinctive, athletic, and playmaking linebacker-safety hybrid that the NFL is currently trending towards.