Post Combine NFL Mock Draft

3/2/16

Michael(even picks) and Steve(odd picks)

 

*To note Patriots forfeit their 2016 1st round pick due to SpyGate “scandal”

1

Laremy Tunsil
OT, Ole Miss

Pairing Tunsil with 2014 1st rounder Taylor Lewan could form a dynamic pair of bookends to protect the franchise in Marcus Mariota.

2

Carson Wentz
QB, North Dakota State

Hue Jackson wants to find his QB to build around.  Wentz is gaining buzz after the senior bowl and combine and should be the first QB taken.  Concerns about Jared Goff’s frame, hand size, and arm strength could also be a factor in going with the bigger and stronger Wentz, especially in the smash mouth AFC North and in Cleveland where inclement weather is a concern.

3

Jalen Ramsey
DB, Florida State

Ramsey showed out at the combine, reinforcing scouting assessments.  Likely to play safety, he would replace Eric Weddle who should leave in FA and form a nice secondary duo with stud corner Jason Verrett.

4

Deforest Buckner
DT, Oregon

Interesting spot for Cowboys.  They could use some help for Romo but not sure there is anyone available worthy this high. There has been some recent talk of Ezekiel Elliot here.   In the end, we think they look to sure up the D-Line and Bucker has an immense skill-set.

5

Ronnie Stanley
OT, Notre Dame

Jaguars gave up the fourth most sacks in the NFL last year.  Prior top overall pick Luke Joeckel has not been as advertised.  Perhaps shifting him to right tackle and drafting Stanley to play left tackle could help keep QB Blake Bortles clean.

6

Vernon Hargreaves III
CB, Florida

They need help on defense.  Could use a pass rusher but don’t see Bosa as a great fit in their defense.  Hargreaves adds some much needed talent to a struggling secondary.

7

Jared Goff
QB, Cal

Who knows what happens with Kaepernick and while Blaine Gabbert looked like an actual QB last season, he is not good.  Goff stays on the west coast running a shotgun-spread offense like he did in college. Chip will appreciate Goff’s ability to process information and get rid of the ball quickly and accurately.

8

Myles Jack
LB, UCLA

Jack gives dolphins an elite talent and prototypical LB for today’s NFL.

9

Joey Bosa
DE, Ohio State

Bosa presents good value for a Tampa team in need of an improved pass rush.

10

Ezekiel Elliott
RB, Ohio State

Lot of buzz surrounding Elliott as a top 10 pick at worst. Is he THAT special though?  Regardless, Elliott gives the Giants another weapon to take pressure off Eli and ODB and help create a more balanced offense.

11

A’Shawn Robinson
DT, Alabama

Bears struggled against the run last year.  Robinson is an extremely talented player who could help right away with that.

12

Shaq Lawson
DE, Clemson

Saints are a mess defensively.  Recently head coach Sean Payton mentioned pass rush was their number 1 need.  Lawson can provide a boost there.

13

Paxton Lynch
QB, Memphis

Yes the Eagles re-signed Sam Bradford.  However, it is clear the Eagles aren’t committed to Sam Bradford as the long term answer as the new deal is a two year contract they can get out of after this season if needed.  New head coach Doug Pederson has mentioned multiple times the desire to draft a QB to develop.  Lynch has a very impressive skill-set as he has rare movement skills for a 6′-7″ QB but needs some time to learn.  This could present a great opportunity for Lynch to develop with little rush or expectation to play right away.  Latest reports are that he struggled in interviews at the combine.  He is a candidate to slide into the second half of the first round.

14

Robert Nkemdiche
DT, Ole Miss

The raiders taking a gamble on a talented troubled player? Never…lol.  Nkemdiche could form and incredibly dynamic defensive front with Aldon Smith and Kahlil Mack.  Wouldn’t be surprised if he has a draft day tumble as he apparently came across poorly in combine interviews with teams.  He does already have 19 pre-draft visits set up with teams as they will try to figure him out.

15

Laquon Treadwell
WR, Ole Miss

Rams are in desperate need for a talented receiving weapon. Pairing him with generational stud Todd Gurley on offense to go with their top defense is a nice move.  Now if only they can figure out the QB situation…Another note, the Rams own the Eagles second round pick gifted by Chip Kelly so they have some assets to wheel and deal to jump up into the late first for a QB they so desire.

16

Sheldon Rankins
DT, Lousiville

Lions have lost some talented DTs in the last few years and the value is good here.

17

Reggie Ragland
LB, Alabama

The falcons previously strong LB group has left a lot to be desired recently and they are currently thin at the position.

18

Jake Conklin
OT, Michigan State

The colts OL has been a mess.  Its imperative they sure it up to keep Andrew Luck upright and healthy.  They also need to be able to get the run game going to take pressure off of Luck.

19

Emmanuel Ogbah
Edge Rusher, Oregon State

The Bills struggled getting to the QB last year, ranking 31st in the NFL with only 21 sacks.

20

Leonard Floyd
Edge Rusher, Georgia

The Jets have a very talented 3 man defensive front.  Grabbing Floyd, who played standing up as a rush linebacker at Georgia, could add another element to their front 7.

21

Jarron Reed
DT, Alabama

Jarron Reed provides a run stuffing DT to a team that struggled against the run last year and needs to ass some talent to the interior of their DL.

22

Christian Hackenberg
QB, Penn State

A little early but the Texans get a much needed QB to groom and reunite Hackenberg with Bill O’Brien, who had him playing like a future top overall pick his freshman year.

23

Corey Coleman
WR, Baylor

The Vikings need to get a more respectable and dynamic passing game going to take some pressure off the run game.  Coleman, a dynamic, game-breaking talent can do just that.

24

Darron Lee
LB, Ohio State

The Bengals add the athletic Lee to a linebacker corps that may lose some players in FA.

25

Vernon Butler
DT, Louisiana Tech

Butler is an intriguing and versatile prospect that would be a good fit with the Steelers, who mixed it up last year showing dmultiple defensive fronts.

26

Jason Spriggs
OT, Indiana

The Seahawks struggled on the offensive line last year.  Adding to this fact is the off injured Russell Okung potentially leaving in free agency.  Spriggs is an athletic prospect who would be a good fit for Seattle.

 

27

Noah Spence
Edge Rusher, Eastern Kentucky

Spence is a supremely talented pass rusher with some character concerns.  It is tough to identify his draft positioning.  You can never have enough pass rushers and Julius Peppers won’t be this productive forever.

28

William Jackson III
CB, Houston

Andy Reid has always prioritized lineman and Corners in the draft.  They may be losing a couple offensive lineman to free agency as well as cornerback Sean Smith, who is likely to get paid handsomely in free agency.  Here, the Chiefs take a second straight corner in the first round to create a nice pairing with Marcus Peters.  The Chiefs are perilously thin at corner outside of Peters, with last years 3rd round pick Phillip Gaines tearing his ACL during the season and back-up corner Jamell Fleming continually getting picked on and burnt last year.  Jackson had a nice combine showing and has some impressive tape last year. He is rising.

29

Mackenzie Alexander
CB, Clemson

The Cardinals struggled against the pass once the Honey Badger went down.  Alexander, the self proclaimed best cornerback in the draft, can line up at all corner spots.  Best in press man coverage, he could be a good fit with stud Patrick Peterson.

30

Kevin Dodd
DE, Clemson

The Panthers could benefit from beefing up their pass rush.  They just released Charles Johnson as well.  Dodd is a versatile lineman who could form a nice duo with Kony Ealy.

31

Austin Johnson
DT, Penn State

Johnson provides another another talent to an already talented Broncos defensive line.  Will be interesting to see what happens with pending free agent, Malik Jackson.

 

 

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