2016 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 1.0: Cowboys take QB at No. 4

By Daniel Jeremiah |

NFL Media analyst

Published: Jan. 17, 2016 at 10:29 p.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    Ohio St.
    Projected trade to Titans
    The Titans would probably like to move this pick, but Bosa would be a nice addition to a bland defense.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    QB
    California
    Projected trade to Browns
    Goff doesn't have rare physical tools, but he's polished, poised and accurate.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    OT
    Mississippi
    Tunsil would be a massive upgrade for the Chargers' offensive line.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    QB
    North Dakota St.
     
    The Cowboys will get a chance to coach Wentz at the Senior Bowl and I think they'll fall in love with him.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    DE
    Oregon
    Projected trade to Jaguars
    The Jaguars need to address the defense, and Buckner is a safe pick who possesses tremendous upside.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    CB
    Florida St.
    The Ravens have a lot of holes, but upgrading the secondary is the priority.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    OLB
    UCLA
    The 49ers have more glaring needs, but Jack is too talented to pass up.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    OLB
    Notre Dame
    Projected trade to Dolphins
    If not for a knee injury in the bowl game, Smith would've been in the mix to be the first overall pick.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    CB
    Ohio St.
    The Buccaneers need to upgrade this position and Apple has a nice mix of size, athleticism and toughness.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    RB
    Ohio St.
    Todd Gurley proved to be a home-run pick for the Rams last spring, and I expect similar results for Elliott next season.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    CB
    Florida
    The Bears need to address several holes on defense, and Hargreaves has the ability to play outside and in the nickel.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    CB
    Clemson
    Alexander lacks ideal size, but he has outstanding cover skills.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    OT
    Notre Dame
    Projected trade to Eagles
    Stanley isn't flashy, but he's a very reliable pass protector.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    DT
    Mississippi
     
    Oakland has a talented nucleus on defense, and Nkemdiche would add another explosive player to the mix.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    QB
    Memphis
    Projected trade to Rams
    Lynch is very raw, but he has unlimited potential and the Rams are desperate to land a franchise QB.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    DT
    Alabama
    The Lions need to get better at this position, and Robinson has the tools to be a dominant three-down player.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    ILB
    Alabama
    The Falcons could use another edge rusher, but Ragland is too good to pass up.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    OT
    Michigan St.
    The Colts need to address the offensive line and Conklin is a steady player on tape.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    DT
    Alabama
    The Bills' defense was a major disappointment last fall and Reed is a plug-and-play guy.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    OT
    Ohio St.
    Decker would bring size and a nasty demeanor to the Jets' offensive line.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    DT
    Louisville
    Rankins is a disruptive interior defender and he would complement the edge rushers in Washington.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    WR
    Baylor
    Coleman is a home-run hitter who will make opponents pay for doubling DeAndre Hopkins.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    WR
    Mississippi
    Treadwell lacks ideal speed but his size and physicality would be a big help to Teddy Bridgewater.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    OLB
    Ohio St.
    Lee is a three-down linebacker with big-time speed and athleticism.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    TE
    Arkansas
    Henry is the top tight end in this draft and he would fit perfectly in Pittsburgh's offense.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    DT
    Louisiana Tech
    Butler is gaining a lot of steam in personnel circles and he'd look great in this scheme.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    DE
    Clemson
    Dodd is a very skilled edge rusher and he'd fill a need in Green Bay.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    LB
    Utah St.
    Andy Reid loves to collect athletic edge defenders, and Fackrell is very versatile and explosive.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    DE
    Clemson
    Lawson is a power rusher and he plays with outstanding effort.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    S
    West Virginia
    Joseph is recovering from a knee injury, but he would provide a big upgrade at safety for the Panthers.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    C
    Alabama
    Kelly has Pro Bowl potential at center, and he has the tools to be a solid starting guard as well.
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