The Move the Sticks podcast will be conducting a March Madness of its own, allowing viewers to vote for which prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft class will become the best NFL player.
The eight-prospect "tournament" (seedings in parenthesis) includes Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil (1), Florida State CB Jalen Ramsey (2), UCLA LB Myles Jack (3), Ohio State DE Joey Bosa (4), Cal QB Jared Goff (5), Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves (6), Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott (7) and Oregon DE DeForest Buckner (8). Seedings were determined by the average rankings from Daniel Jeremiah's and Bucky Brooks' latest top 50 prospect rankings.
This is the schedule of events for the Move the Sticks prospect bracket: Elite Eight, March 14; Final Four, March 21; championship round, March 28; and the winner reveal on April 4. All results will be revealed on the Move the Sticks show, which you can subscribe to here.
Laremy Tunsil (1) vs. DeForest Buckner (8)
Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
Bottom line: Tunsil has ideal height, bulk and length for the left tackle position. Tunsil is a Day 1 starting left tackle and he should quickly emerge as one of the top players at his position.
DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
Bottom line: Buckner's ability to pop, separate and close is very impressive. His effort is outstanding. Buckner is a dominant player on tape and he has tremendous upside at the next level.
Jalen Ramsey (2) vs. Ezekiel Elliott (7)
Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State
Bottom line:Ramsey has lined up at safety, cornerback and nickel during his career. Ramsey's explosiveness, versatility and playmaking skills are very similar to Tyrann Mathieu's coming out of LSU.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
strong>Bottom line: Elliott has ideal size, quickness and toughness for the position. He is outstanding in the passing game, showing soft hands out of the backfield and a willingness to chest up blitzing linebackers. There is very little not to like about Elliott. He should be an immediate-impact player on all three downs.
Myles Jack (3) vs. Vernon Hargreaves (6)
Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
Bottom line: Jack is an explosive playmaker with a unique skill set. He lines up all over the field on defense, including inside linebacker, outside linebacker and nickel cornerback. Jack has tremendous value because of his ability to dominate at multiple positions.
Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
Grade: 6.6 (Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential)
Bottom line: Hargreaves is a short, compact prospect with excellent burst, change of direction and toughness. Hargreaves will have some issues outside because of his lack of size but he could be an elite nickel cornerback at the next level.
Joey Bosa (4) vs. Jared Goff (5)
Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
Bottom line: Bosa is very consistent at holding the point of attack on the front side and he uses effort and quickness to make plays on the back side. His effort is excellent. Bosa isn't dynamic but he is very athletic, disruptive and productive.
Jared Goff, QB, California
Bottom line: Goff has the desired height for the position and a lean, narrow frame. Goff will need some time to adjust to an NFL offense but he has all of the necessary tools to be a solid starter at the next level.
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