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2016 NFL Mock Draft by djtweedy - 4.7
Published at 4/12/2016 10:55:47 PM
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So many people are drinking the Jalen Ramsey Kool Aid lately, but it just isnt the fit. The Titans have made several moves to shore up their secondary. They have not made any moves to solidify the offensive line. They spent their first pick last year on a quarterback and also have Taylor Lewan. This team could use Tunsil, he immediately comes into the league as a top 10 left tackle and is the best overall player in this draft.
The Browns are pros at screwing things up. Wentz is the best prospect at quarterback in this draft, so the Browns will take him...but that just means Wentz will end up a bust.
Ramsey is the 2nd best player in this draft, and his versatility is extremely useful for a team when putting the best 4 on the field.
The Cowboys might go quarterback, they also might go defensive end. However, Myles Jack is the guy on the board who could be special. Hitchens is a capable linebacker, but again adding Jack could make the Cowboys linebacking core the best in the league.
Bosa continues to fall, but Buckner is a big beast of a player and too good for the Jags to pass up. His versatility to play defensive end or tackle, especially in a versatile front like the Jaguars run brings added value. His scheme flexibility teamed with Malik Jackson could prove an extremely scary duo from the inside on pass rush situations.
He cant fall any further can he? The Ravens believe in college production and Bosa certainly had it. He will play defensive end in their scheme and will help their pass rush immediately.
I dont like this pick. I dont think Goff is the right guy for this offense, but he is a solid player with a great release and the accuracy needed to thrive. I think he has potential to be good, I just dont like him in this system.
Zeke is a special player. If you look at what Pederson had year after year in Kansas City, it was special running backs. The right running back can hide the deficiencies of the quarterback. In this case, Zeke is that player. Matthews is a solid compliment, not a starter.
This is a bit of a reach, but I think he is a great fit for this team and this scheme. His quick initial burst, decent length and size really make him someone who could turn into a premier pass rusher.
Offensive line help is never an issue. Stanley has fallen probably farther than he should, but people are criticizing him for being a little too non-chalant. However, he has a true left tackle skill set and would solidify the Giants offensive line. One way or the other, he is a better player than Marshall Newhouse, and the tandem of Flowers and Stanley would be a good situation for any team in the league.
The Bears think long and hard about adding Jack Conklin here. They have a need for it even after signing Bobbie Massie. However, Hargreaves brings a skillset similar to Joe Haden. They are very comparable players out of Florida and Fox is a defense first guy. Having 2 young corners and allowing Porter to move to the nickel role will help the team more than adding a lineman at this point.
Conklin can be the heir apparent at right tackle if the team is ready to move on from Streif, or he can add to the competition inside and start at guard until they move on from Streif. A defensive end would make more sense, but adding one right now is more of a stretch.
Surprise pick. The Dolphins have struck out at running back and need a guy to at the very least share the load with Ajayi. They would prefer to wait until the 2nd to gran Henry but so many teams are now considering Henry at the end of the first, the Dolphins feel they have to pull the trigger now if they want him.
Rankins becomes the first of many defensive tackles to come off the board. He isnt a true need for the Raiders, their defensive tackles are primarily run stuffers. However, Norton wants to follow in the Seahawks foot steps where you rotate many defensive lineman and you have an inside pass rush. Rankins is that guy.
With Paxton Lynch sitting in their lap...they pass on him to get the best receiver in this draft. He should immediately replace Kenny Britt as the starter on the outside and the big possession guy to compliment Tavon Austin quick hitters. I believe that Jeff Fischer likes Cook, Hackenberg and especially Dak Prescott as much as he likes Paxton Lynch.
Decker has great size and capable feet for the left side. We know the Lions want to move Reiff to the left side. This gives them the opportunity to figure out who is the best on the left and move the other player to the right. In any case, it improves their line and protection and certainly helps their running game.