2016 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 3.0: Browns strike for Wentz

By Daniel Jeremiah |

NFL Media analyst

Published: March 1, 2016 at 06:18 p.m.

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Note: This mock draft was published prior the start of free agency and a trade in which the Dolphins and Eagles swapped first-round picks.
  1. Pick No.
    1
    OT
    Mississippi
     
    Projected trade to Titans
    A trade down would be nice for Tennessee, but I don't see that happening.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    QB
    North Dakota St.
     
    Projected trade to Browns
    Wentz has aced the Senior Bowl and the combine.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    CB
    Florida St.
     
    Ramsey moved around like a premier CB at the combine.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    DE
    Ohio St.
     
    The Cowboys can't count on Randy Gregory, and Bosa will have an immediate impact.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    OLB
    UCLA
     
    Projected trade to Jaguars
    The Jags need to get more explosive on defense, and Jack can lineup at just about any position on defense.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    DE
    Oregon
     
    Buckner has a rare combination of size/agility/motor and he's built to play in the AFC North.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    QB
    California
     
    The 49ers can't afford to pass on a potential franchise QB in their own backyard.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    DE
    Clemson
     
    Projected trade to Dolphins
    The Dolphins need to add some youth on the edge and Dodd has tremendous upside.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    CB
    Florida
     
    The Bucs need to get more dynamic at this position and Hargreaves is a ball magnet.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    DE
    Clemson
     
    Lawson plays with great technique/effort and his production is outstanding.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    OT
    Notre Dame
     
    Stanley is a Day 1 starting left tackle.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    DT
    Louisville
     
    Rankins will add some quickness to the Saints' defensive front.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    WR
    Baylor
     
    Projected trade to Eagles
    The Eagles need more explosiveness at the WR spot and Coleman is a big-play machine.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    OT
    Michigan St.
     
    Conklin proved has the skill set and demeanor to excel at multiple positions on the OL.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    QB
    Memphis
     
    Projected trade to Rams
    The Rams need to address the QB spot and while very raw, Lynch has a huge upside.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    WR
    Mississippi
     
    Treadwell isn't a burner, but I love his physical style of play and he'll be a double-digit TD producer very early in his career.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    OLB
    Georgia
     
    Floyd would team up with Vic Beasley to give the Falcons two fastballs coming off the edge.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    OT
    Ohio St.
     
    Keeping Andrew Luck upright has to be priority No. 1.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    DT
    Alabama
     
    There are flashier DTs available here, but Reed is the most consistent and he brings a rugged playing style as well.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    RB
    Ohio St.
     
    Elliott is clearly the top RB in this class and he will fit perfectly in this offense.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    OLB
    Ohio St.
     
    Lee has the speed, instincts and play-making ability to be a difference maker from Day 1.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    WR
    Notre Dame
     
    There is a lot of buzz building around Fuller and I expect him to be picked in this range.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    WR
    TCU
     
    The Vikings need more weapons on offense and Doctson turned some heads with his performance at the combine.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    ILB
    Alabama
     
    Ragland doesn't wow you with timed speed, but he plays plenty fast and can dominate against the run.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    DE
    Eastern Kentucky
     
    If Spence checks out off the field, this would be a tremendous value for the Steelers.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    DT
    Alabama
     
    Robinson is one the top interior defenders in the draft and he would fit perfectly in Seattle.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    NT
    Baylor
     
    I was very impressed with the athleticism Billings displayed at the combine.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    DT
    Mississippi
     
    The Chiefs took a chance with their first-round pick last year (Marcus Peters) and it paid off. Nkemdiche has top-5 pick talent, but off-field issues will likely cause him to drop.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    CB
    Clemson
     
    There are concerns about his speed and production, but Alexander is very athletic and tough.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    CB
    Ohio St.
     
    Apple had an excellent combine workout and alleviated any concerns about his speed.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    OG
    Texas A&M
     
    The Broncos need to address the OL and Ifedi has excellent size and versatility.
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