2016 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 1.0: 'Boys boost D with Bosa

By Charles Davis |

NFL Media analyst

Published: Feb. 22, 2016 at 06:54 p.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    OT
    Mississippi
     
    Projected trade to Titans
    Tunsil is the best offensive lineman in the draft. It's a priority for the Titans to protect QB Marcus Mariota.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    QB
    California
     
    Projected trade to Browns
    Goff still needs to add some heft, but he can sling it, and will benefit working with head coach Hue Jackson.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    CB
    Florida St.
     
    Ramsey is arguably the best athlete in the draft. He might be used to take Eric Weddle's spot as a playmaking safety.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    DE
    Ohio St.
     
    Bosa has a tremendous package of size, strength, speed, and a motor that refuses to shut off. Dallas delays selecting a QB.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    CB
    Florida
     
    Projected trade to Jaguars
    In a win or else year for the Jags, this Gator helps them slow down the flyers in Indy and Houston.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    OT
    Notre Dame
    The Ravens need to keep upgrading their offensive line, and Stanley provides a significant start.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    OLB
    Notre Dame
     
    Smith's injury in the Fiesta Bowl complicates his evaluation, but he is tremendous. Without the injury, he's in play in the top three.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    OLB
    UCLA
     
    Projected trade to Dolphins
    Word is Jack's rehab is coming along just fine. Best thing that happened to him and Jaylon Smith? Todd Gurley's recovery from his knee injury and super rookie season.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    DE
    Oregon
     
    Buckner looks like a hoops power forward, but can bend and play with leverage and strength.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    RB
    Ohio St.
     
    I think that there is a "Running Back Renaissance" occurring in football, even in the NFL. The best running back in college football can run with power, speed and catch the ball.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    DT
    Alabama
     
    Robinson must continue to work on playing hard every down, and Bears DC Vic Fangio knows how to get the best out of him.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    DT
    Alabama
     
    Reed might be the best defensive tackle vs. the run in the draft, but I think he will provide inside pressure vs. the pass, as well.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    OT
    Ohio St.
    Projected trade to Eagles
    A left tackle in college, if selected, he would be ticketed to start at right tackle.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    CB
    Clemson
     
    Alexander was really impressive down the stretch as the Tigers played their way into the national title game. He provides talent and verve.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    QB
    North Dakota St.
     
    Projected trade to Rams
    The Rams run to the podium if this talented passer somehow slips this far. Think it can't happen? What number selection was Aaron Rodgers his draft year?
  16. Pick No.
    16
    DE
    Clemson
    Some want to dismiss him as a "one-year wonder," but others see Dodd as just beginning to approach his potential. He was a terror vs. Alabama in the championship game.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    ILB
    Alabama
     
    Ragland can do it all. He provides the stoutness needed to play inside, and has the agility to rush the passer, as well. Head coach Dan Quinn will use him creatively.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    OT
    Michigan St.
    Someone has to try to block J.J. Watt in the AFC South, and Conklin -- a former walk on -- plays with toughness and fight.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    DT
    Mississippi
     
    Nkemdiche has a few off-field questions to answer, but Rex Ryan has never been fearful of coaching talented players with a few flaws.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    OLB
    Georgia
    Floyd is an excellent edge/speed rusher. He will benefit from the tremendous interior players on the Jets roster.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    DT
    Louisville
    Some scouts see inconsistent tape, but he was a monster during Senior Bowl week, and Washington needs to get better against the run (31st in 2015).
  22. Pick No.
    22
    DT
    Louisiana Tech
    Butler has the abilty to move up and down the line, and had no problems with the big stage of the Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    WR
    Mississippi
     
    There are concerns about Treadwell's straight-line speed, but the Vikings are seeking more targets for their young quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    WR
    Baylor
     
    The Bengals might be losing a couple of key wide receivers, and Coleman has a chance to develop into the speed threat that helps stretch the field.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    CB
    Ohio St.
     
    Apple is another good cover guy who improved each year in school, and fits a big need for the Steelers.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    DE
    Clemson
    The Seahawks can never have too many guys that can rush the passer.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    DT
    UCLA
    With questions looming about B.J. Raji's return, this big man can plug into the middle of the Packers' defense.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    DE
    Eastern Kentucky
    Spence fits the scheme well, and adds to Kansas City's riches of pass rushers. Momentum is growing for him after a stellar week at the Senior Bowl.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    OLB
    Ohio St.
    Lee is in the mold of an Arizona defender -- fast, versatile, and can tackle and cover.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    FS
    Ohio St.
    The Panthers want to get younger and faster at safety, and Bell's coverage skills are vital in the NFC South.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    TE
    Arkansas
    Yes, Owen Daniels was excellent during the Super Bowl run, but the trade for Vernon Davis did not yield dividends.
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