2016 NFL Mock Draft (2nd Edition)

Posted on Dec 4 2015 - 2:37pm by Jake Gordon

1. Tennessee Titans- OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss

In case you missed the Titans this year, I’ll recap it for you: Mariota has been on his ass most of the time. He’s shown flashes of greatness, but unless they get him some protection, he can turn into Jake Locker. Look for the Titans to snag a RB in the 2nd Round, they could get lucky if Derrick Henry falls that far.

Alternate Pick: DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State (Stupid).

 

2. Cleveland Browns- DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State

Make no mistake, I’m not saying Bosa is a stupid pick, I’m saying not protecting your future franchise QB is. Maybe the Cleveland Browns have finally learned their lesson. Maybe 24 QBs is too much. Maybe they give someone more than 12 starts. Maybe they’re still incompetent, but Buckeye fans love Bosa, so that may help since all their front office does is listen to the fans. If the Browns want to be impatient, they take Goff or Lynch. If they want to BUILD, they take Bosa.

 

Alternate Pick: QB Jared Goff, California

3. Dallas Cowboys- QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis.

It’s been a tough season for me, guys. Romo is a shell of his former self, and Jerry Jones obviously doesn’t believe he has 4-5 seasons left. This is Dallas’ time to skip the rebuild with minimal damage and get someone to groom under Romo. They got lucky with Tony as an UDFA, and I don’t see lightning striking twice. Lynch reminds me a lot of Brock Osweiler. A big kid with a big arm. If he can learn to be a field general under Tony Romo, he can be a very good NFL Quarterback.

 

Alternate Pick: S Jalen Ramsey, Florida State.

 

4. Baltimore Ravens- WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss

Treadwell is talented, but he’s not a top 5 talent. However, with Steve Smith retiring and Breshad Perriman yet to see the field, Baltimore’s best wideout is Kamar Aiken. Next Pick.

 

Alternate Pick: CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida 

 

5. San Francisco 49ers- QB Jared Goff, Cal

The Niners snag Jared Goff here. I’m not quite sold on him at this point. Goff has a weaker arm than Lynch, but make no mistake, he’s a very SMART quarterback. He has some interception troubles, but with the right coaches, could mold into a good starter. Be wary, most of the comparisons he has drawn have been to Sam Bradford.

 

Alternate Pick: S Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

 

6. Philadelphia Eagles- CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida

The Eagles need a lot. A Middle Linebacker, Secondary, QUARTERBACK, Guards, Receivers, and a coach. I don’t know why Philly fans thought Bradford would magically become an elite NFL QB because he came to the Eagles, but they were dead wrong. They have to make up for signing Byron Maxwell to that monster deal, he’s been BBQ Chicken all year long. Cook doesn’t fit their (awful) system, so he’s a no go here.

 

Alternate Pick: S Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

 

7. San Diego Chargers- S Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

Jalen Ramsey is an excellent talent, and he’s probably the closest to a sure thing in this draft. Eric Weddle will be a free agent, so he could step right up for the Chargers.

 

Alternate Pick: DE Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

8. Jacksonville Jaguars- OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame

Luke Joeckel has not been up to par for a top 3 pick. If the Jags let him stay around too long, Bortles will end up like Mariota. I cannot stress this enough, this has to be fixed if you’re the Jaguars. IF they go defense, it’s Nkemdiche, but I think if they don’t take Stanley, they’ll take the red hot Spartan Jack Conklin.

 

Alternate Pick: OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State

 

9. Miami Dolphins- DE Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

The Dolphins’ offense seems to have found a good nucleus with Tannehill, Landry, Cameron, and Miller. Too bad they have to play defense too, and their pass rush could be improved with the elite DBs off of the board. If Hargreaves is available here, they snag him no question. They may also take a chance on the injured Myles Jack.

 

Alternate Pick: LB Myles Jack, UCLA

 

10. New Orleans Saints- LB Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

Drew Brees will be a 37-year old QB owed $20 million, so the Saints may look at Cook if they decide to cut Brees like the Colts did with Manning. It would be a shame after all that he’s done for them, but it’s business. However, I think they give Garrett Grayson a shot and help out one of the worst defenses in the NFL.

 

Alternate Pick: QB Connor Cook, Michigan State

 

11. St. Louis Rams- QB Connor Cook, Michigan State

Nick Foles has been a disaster, and the receiving corps isn’t much better. The sad part is Baltimore is so beat up, they’ll get Treadwell over them. When Tavon Austin is the best guy on your roster, Seattle is going to feast on you. QB has to be addressed first, UNLESS Cook is gone by then. Then, Hackenberg in the 2nd round isn’t out of the question.

 

Alternate Pick: Trade Down, WR Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh

12. Detroit Lions- OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State

Detroit gets an O-Line upgrade. As I said in my last mock, if they don’t have success after this year, Stafford is going to be the next one replaced. Detroit has a heap of pass rushing options, which they never got around to fixing after losing Suh and Fairley.

 

Alternate Pick: DT Andrew Billings, Baylor

 

13. Chicago Bears- LB Myles Jack, UCLA

DAAAAA BEARS get the steal of the draft. Myles Jack’s stock went down after he tore his ACL, but you see how that’s working out for the Rams and Todd Gurley. Bears may trade down for a DB here.

 

Alternate Pick: Trade Down, CB Tre’Davious White, LSU

14. Buffalo Bills-  DT Andrew Billings, Baylor

Bills get some help in the trenches, their D-Line isn’t getting any younger. It seems for now they want to stick with Tyrod Taylor. They need to keep building a team, because they aren’t gonna be competing for the division with Brady around.

 

Alternate Pick: DE A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama

 

15. Atlanta Falcons- DE A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama

The Falcons need some help with their pass rush, and no, I’m not mocking a QB to them. I know some are ready to give up on Matt Ryan, but they aren’t drafting high enough for a Quarterback even if they wanted to go another direction. Look for them to get a Linebacker in R2.

 

Alternate Pick: DE Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State

 

16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- DE Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State

We all know Lovie Smith is a defensive guy, and he’ll look for a potential steal with this pick. Ogbah stands out on a poor Oklahoma State defense, and Lovie Smith loves his defensive guys.

Alternate Pick: DE Leonard Floyd, Georgia

 

17. Oakland Raiders- DE Leonard Floyd, Georgia

Well, well, well, look who we have at #17. In case you’ve been sleeping, the Raiders are playing excellent football. They need some more help on defense, but if they draft right, don’t be shocked if they’re a playoff team sooner rather than later. They’ll have to get some DBs to replace the legendary Charles Woodson too.

 

Alternate Pick: MLB Reggie Ragland, Alabama

 

18. Washington Redskins- CB Tre’Davious White, LSU

As I have told everyone since he was drafted, KIRK COUSINS HAS THE MAKING OF A SOLID NFL PLAYER. Now it’s time to build around him. Washington needs a lot of help, but their secondary ranks in the bottom 3 in the league. DeAngelo Hall also isn’t getting any younger. Gotta get someone to cover Dez and Odell.

 

Alternate Pick: RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

 

19. Houston Texans- RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

Arian Foster has made it clear that he can’t stay healthy, and Houston’s run game has been awful this year. If they want to get their Running Back of the future, Zeke is a great choice.

 

Alternate Pick: RB Derrick Henry, Alabama

20. New York Giants- DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson

The Giants still need some more help on defense, and Lawson is a perfect fit to help them rush the Quarterback. The Giants have had some injury problems on offense, so they really don’t need to fix much on that side of the ball outside of a R2 or R3 RB.

 

Alternate Pick: DE Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

21. New York Jets- OT Taylor Decker, Ohio State

The 3rd of the 4 Buckeyes I have mocked for the first round, the Jets have had great production from former 1st round pick D’Brickashaw Ferguson, but he’s turning 32. Bowles will look for Decker to provide the same production.

 

Alternate Pick: DE Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

22. Pittsburgh Steelers- CB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson

Pittsburgh’s secondary has been garbage this year, and honestly has been ever since Polamalu left. They seem to ignore DB every year, but I think they finally have to do something this year.

 

Alternate Pick: S Vonn Bell, Ohio State

23. Kansas City Chiefs- DE Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

I have Shilique Calhoun higher than most, but I think his body of work at Michigan State is enough to take his stock up. I think he’ll be a great NFL player.

 

Alternate Pick: DT Kenny Clark, UCLA

24. Indianapolis Colts- CB Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma

Indianapolis has been exposed by good Receivers and Corners this year, so they need some secondary help. They also need an offensive line, but that’s easy to acquire later in the draft.

 

Alternate Pick: G Vadal Alexander, LSU

25. Green Bay Packers- ILB Scooby Wright III, Arizona

The Packers cut AJ Hawk earlier this year, and need a new middle linebacker so Clay Matthews can go back to being an edge rusher. Todd McShay reported that the Packers really want Wright.

 

Alternate Pick: DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon

26. Seattle Seahawks- G Vadal Alexander, LSU

Trading Max Unger for Jimmy Graham turned out to be a really poor move for Seattle. Combined with Russell Wilson being pressured 24/7 and Graham’s lack of production, they’ll need to mend their wounds in this draft.

Alternate Pick: DT Kenny Clark, UCLA

27. Cincinnati Bengals- DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon

Cincy’s D-Line is really one of the few spots they need help at, and they can get a combo D-Line player with Buckner.

 

Alternate Pick: DT Adolphus Washington, Ohio State

28. Minnesota Vikings- S Jayron Kearse, Clemson

Harrison Smith is a top 3 safety in the NFL, but Andrew Sendejo has been BBQ chicken all year. Minnesota needs to draft well this year and capitalize on this year’s success.

 

Alternate Pick: S Su’a Cravens, USC

29. Carolina Panthers- RB Derrick Henry, Carolina

The Heisman Trophy Frontrunner pairs up with Cam Newton to create an even more dynamic offense. Ted Ginn Jr. has played well enough this season to earn himself another year when Kelvin Benjamin returns, and this Panthers team gets REALLY scary.

 

Alternate Pick: WR Corey Coleman, Baylor

30. Denver Broncos- DE Adolphus Washington, Ohio State

The Broncos bolster their already amazing defense with another potential steal. Washington has been overshadowed a bit by Bosa, but he’ll thrive in the NFL. Look for them to get some O-Line help in 2016, too.

 

Alternate Pick: DT Kenny Clark, UCLA

31. Arizona Cardinals- DT Kenny Clark, UCLA

Kenny Clark would be a good fit to help out the already good Arizona defense. If they Cardinals want to go offensive, I think they take Mike Thomas to pair with the dangerous combo of Fitzgerald and Brown.

Alternate Pick: WR Mike Thomas, Ohio State

 

32. New England Patriots- Pick Vacated Due to Deflategate

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