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2016 NFL Mock Draft by bison5peat - post-FA no trades
Published at 4/27/2016 11:38:48 AM

No trades for this 2-round mock. Comment on your team's pick and my logic or thinking for other picks. And feel free to rate! Also, I posted a 1-round mock with trades a-plenty. Check it out.

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Round 1

Picks 1-16
1. Rams: Jared Goff, Quarterback, California

Rumors go both ways to Wentz and Goff, but I think the Rams go with the kid from California here. Recent rumors have the Rams linked to Goff, and it makes sense since he's a little more ready currently. I'm not so down on the trade as others, the Rams didn't lose so many picks. They mostly converted high picks to this plus a few lower round picks. Goff could sit behind Keenum for a year (since the Rams are relatively high on him), but he should be able to contribute year 1 if needed.


2. Eagles: Carson Wentz, Quarterback, North Dakota State

The Eagles have traded a boatload of picks to the Browns to move up 6 spots in the first round. They'll obviously take the QB that the Rams pass up on. Here, that would be Wentz (who they probably like better than Goff anyways).


3. Chargers: DeForest Buckner, Defensive End, Oregon

The Chargers are in a good spot with either Tunsil, Buckner and Ramsey falling to them. I think the Chargers would rather have Ramsey than Tunsil since they are okay at OT currently, they have a need at Safety, and because of the high level of $ commitment to OT already. However, there's been a lot of people saying the Chargers are very high on Buckner. And they have a big need on the D-Line. So I have changed my pick from Ramsey to Buckner here.


4. Cowboys: Joey Bosa, Defensive End, Ohio State

I've had Bosa to the Cowboys here, but it could be hard to take Bosa over Ramsey here. However, I think the Cowboys ultimately stick with Bosa here if the don't trade out. However, if they don't trade too far back, they might still get Bosa.

So, the Cowboys here nab the best 4-3 DE of the draft. Bosa has a pretty high ceiling and is pro-ready. He would give the Cowboys youth and depth at DE which they need. The QBs would be considered here, but I don't think Dallas would pull the trigger.


5. Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey, Cornerback, Florida State

The Jags take BPA here. Ramsey would likely start alongside Gibson at S, but he could also provide depth at CB and versatility for the secondary. DL or LB is slightly more of a need, but the value isn't quite as high here.


6. Ravens: Laremy Tunsil, Offensive Tackle, Ole Miss

The Ravens here get the BPA. They wouldn't pass up Tunsil. And Tunsil should slide to them at 6 unless a team trades up with the Cowboys or Jags.


7. 49ers: Myles Jack, Outside Linebacker, UCLA

The 49ers don't land a QB, but they do land Jack here who is the BPA and fills a big need at ILB. Jack and Bowman would play side-by-side. I think Jack could be dominant with proper coaching and development, so this is a great pick.


8. Browns: Ronnie Stanley, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame

The Browns acquired a lot of picks by moving back 6 spots with the Eagles. Now they get OT Stanley, who could start out at RT (since the Browns lost Mitchell Schwartz) and in the future could take over for Joe Thomas. Stanley would basically be BPA, except some have downgraded him a bit lately.


9. Buccaneers: Leonard Floyd, Outside Linebacker, Georgia

The Bucs are rumored to be enamored with Floyd, and they're in need of pass rushers. If Floyd can add weight, he can have good enough size to be a potentially dominant pass rusher. As is, he's at least a good situational pass rusher.


10. Giants: Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Ohio State

Elliot has a very good chance to go in the top 10, and a team such as the Dolphins could even trade up a few spots to grab him. He'd help to give the Giants a more balanced offense and further reduce the pressure from Eli.


11. Bears: Sheldon Rankins, Defensive Tackle, Louisville

The Bears need more defensive linemen to help them continue to transition to their 3-4 defense. Rankins has the versatility to play at NT or DE in the 3-4, and he would be an upgrade over the subpar DEs the Bears currently have.


12. Saints: Vernon Hargreaves, Cornerback, Florida

The Saints have other needs, but having Hargreaves land in their lap would make him a great value pick. They have a need at CB, and he could challenge for a starting spot right away.


13. Dolphins: Jarran Reed, Defensive Tackle, Alabama

The Dolphins have some need at DT, and Reed is a rising prospect. Reed is versatile enough to play at a few different positions.


14. Raiders: Darron Lee, Outside Linebacker, Ohio State

The Raiders have a pretty big need at LB, and Lee is versatile enough to play wherever he is needed. He's another rising prospect who could go higher than originally projected.


15. Titans: Jack Conklin, Offensive Tackle, Michigan State

The Titans land their LT here in Conklin. It's somewhat unlikely that Conklin falls to 15, but he would be a great pick here if he does. Conklin and Lewan would form bookend OTs and help protect Mariota into the future. I project Conklin would play LT and Lewan RT, but it could very well be the other way around. Either way, this would be a good pick.


16. Lions: A'Shawn Robinson, Defensive Tackle, Alabama

I originally had A'Shawn Robinson falling a bit, but I think the Lions could very well be interested in him here at 16. He is very talented and would have the chance to contribute significantly for the Lions.


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