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2016 NFL Draft class power rankings: Teams 9-16


We've ranked all 32 classes from the 2016 NFL Draft using NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt's Hot 100 prospect rankings as the measuring stick. The draft class power rankings continue with teams 9-16.

9. Indianapolis Colts

Score: 190 points (4 players)
The lowdown: The Colts' quest to keep Andrew Luck upright and healthy was apparent during draft weekend. Four of the team's eight draft picks were offensive linemen, including two in Brandt's Hot 100. Kelly has the potential to be a Pro Bowl stalwart.
The players (points):
No. 25: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama (76)
No. 45: T.J. Green, S, Clemson (56)
No. 68: Le'Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech (33)
No. 76: Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Texas (25)

10. New Orleans Saints

Score: 187 points (3 players)
The lowdown: The Saints only had five picks in the 2016 draft, but three came in the first two rounds. The Saints' defense was dismal last year, ranking 31st overall in yards allowed. The hope is Rankins and Bell can help with that, starting right away in Week 1. Like the Chargers, the Saints selected two Ohio State players who were ranked in the Hot 100. The Buffalo Bills also picked two Ohio State players, but neither was rated in the Hot 100.
The players (points):
No. 11: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville (90)
No. 48: Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State (53)
No. 57: Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State (44)

11. Baltimore Ravens

Score: 184 points (3 players)
The lowdown: Laremy Tunsil's draft-day tumble was Stanley's gain. The Ravens made Stanley the first offensive tackle off the board, and hope the promising player can keep quarterback Joe Flacco upright in the pocket. Dixon also figures to play a role in the Ravens' offense this season.
The players (points):
No. 9: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame (92)
No. 30: Kamalei Correa, DE, Boise State (71)
No. 80: Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech (21)

12. New York Giants

Score: 176 points (3 players)
The lowdown: Shepard could be a boon for the Giants and fantasy owners alike this fall. The Giants also are banking on Apple and Thompson to shore up the secondary.
The players (points):
No. 37: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State (64)
No. 39: Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma (62)
No. 51: Darian Thompson, S, Boise State (50)

13. Cleveland Browns

Score: 172 points (3 players)
The lowdown: The Browns possessed a bounty of draft picks -- 14 total by the time the 2016 draft was all said and done. But, as NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein pointed out, the Browns added more depth than top-shelf talent. If half of those 14 draft picks contribute in some way this fall -- not to mention the addition of two future second-round selections and another first-rounder in 2017 -- then the 2016 draft will have played a major role in the latest rebuild in Cleveland.
The players (points):
No. 17: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor (84)
No. 36: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State (65)
No. 78: Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn (23)

14. Washington Redskins

Score: 170 points (3 players)
The lowdown: The Redskins franchise-tagged quarterback Kirk Cousins, and wasted no time in getting him a young weapon in the passing game by picking Doctson. It should also be interesting to see what defensive coordinator Joe Barry does with Cravens, an instinctive hybrid defender.
The players (points):
No. 29: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU (72)
No. 49: Su'a Cravens, LB, USC (52)
No. 55: Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech (46)

15. Dallas Cowboys

Score: 165 points (3 players)
The lowdown: Elliott joins the Cowboys with a heaping helping of hefty expectations. His fit in Dallas might be the most ideal of any player selected in the 2016 draft. Speaking of ideal situations, Prescott -- a fourth-round pick -- can take time to learn the ways of an NFL offense behind one of the game's best quarterbacks, Tony Romo.
The players (points):
No. 3: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State (98)
No. 54: Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska (47)
No. 81: Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State (20)

16. Buffalo Bills

Score: 161 points (3 players)
The lowdown: The Bills absolutely loaded up on defense, and Ragland and Lawson should be Day 1 starters. Listenbee brings elite speed to a Bills team that already has former Olympian Marquise Goodwin on the roster. Who's up for a match race?
The players (points):
No. 18: Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama (83)
No. 24: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson (77)
No. 100: Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCU (1)

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