Four-round mock draft 2.0: Browns, Bolts snag QBs

The Super Bowl is over, and the 2016 NFL Draft order is set. Well ... sort of.

In addition to the selections determined by record, the league announces the awarding of 32 compensatory selections during its annual spring meeting.

The league awards compensatory picks based on whether a club loses more free agents that are determined to be compensatory than it acquires, with a maximum of four for one team.

I've projected the third- and fourth-round compensatory picks using those general criteria in order to include a baker's dozen more players deserving of a spot in the top four rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft.

In the deepest draft in recent memory, late third- and fourth-round selections are bound to make an early contribution to their new teams.

Laremy Tunsil - OT, Ole Miss: Adding Tunsil will allow former first-round pick Taylor Lewan to man the right side, giving Marcus Mariota two excellent tackles to keep defensive ends off his back.

Jared Goff - QB, Cal: The Browns' new front office brings in Goff to jump-start a moribund franchise with just three winning seasons since returning to Cleveland in 1999.

Carson Wentz - QB, North Dakota State: The last time the Chargers picked this early in the draft, they drafted the malcontented Eli Manning in 2005 and later that day traded him to the New York Giants for Philip Rivers. The eventual Pro Bowler learned from Drew Brees for two years holding taking the reins, which could be a similar story for Wentz if he were selected here.

Joey Bosa - DE, Ohio State: If the Cowboys decide not to re-sign free agent Greg Hardy, they would love to find Bosa and his stellar all-around game awaiting their call.

Jalen Ramsey - CB, Florida State: Play him at corner, play him at safety ... he will make an impact in either spot.

Myles Jack - LB, UCLA: With Courtney Upshaw a free agent and Terrell Suggs turning 34 years old this fall, the Ravens select Jack, a difference-maker waiting for their call.

Laquon Treadwell - WR, Ole Miss: Chip Kelly finds a superstar in Treadwell to help out Colin Kaepernick return to his early career form -- or, maybe aid Blaine Gabbert in revitalizing his career, as Kelly planned to do with Sam Bradford in Philadelphia.

DeForest Buckner - DE, Oregon: Whether or not Cameron Wake returns in 2016, Olivier Vernon and Derrick Shelby are free agents, so the Dolphins will need another pass rusher.

Mackensie Alexander - CB, Clemson: Alexander immediately bolsters a Buccaneers' secondary bereft of playmakers.

Andrew Billings - DT, Baylor: The Giants are always looking for difference-makers on the defensive line, and Billings is just that.

Jaylon Smith - LB, Notre Dame: The Bears need a second-level playmaker, and Smith's injury should not be a career-stopper.

Noah Spence - DE, Eastern Kentucky: Spence is a top-10 talent, and could wind up there if he convinces general managers (and team owners) that he is dealing with the addiction that caused him to leave Ohio State. For now, we'll say the Saints take a chance on his talent here.

Paxton Lynch - QB, Memphis: Even if the Eagles decide to bring back Sam Bradford for one year on a franchise tag, new head coach (and former NFL quarterback) Doug Pederson might want to bring in a young passer such as Lynch to groom.

Ronnie Stanley - OT, Notre Dame: Derek Carr breathes a sigh of relief now that the team has Stanley to hold off defenders.

Vernon Hargreaves - CB, Florida: The Rams might end up replacing free agent and former Gator Janoris Jenkins (who finished his career at North Alabama) with a similar player in Hargreaves.

Taylor Decker - OT, Ohio State: Decker joins fellow former Big Ten star lineman Riley Reiff, with the hopes that it helps in pass protection (44 sacks allowed in 2015) and the consistency of the bottom-ranked rush offense in the league.

Kevin Dodd - DE, Clemson: The Falcons take a pass rusher in the first round for the second straight year, though Dodd's strength is a good complement to Vic Beasley's speed on the edge.

Ezekiel Elliott - RB, Ohio State: It's time to give Andrew Luck a strong-minded back to carry the load - and Zeke can also pass protect and catch the ball out of the backfield.

Cody Whitehair - OG, Kansas State : Improving the offensive line should be one of the Bills' top priorities this off-season, and adding the tough, versatile, and technically-sound Whitehair would be a good first step.

Reggie Ragland - LB, Alabama: - Demario Davis is a free agent, so if he doesn't return, the Jets would love to plug in Ragland next to David Harris in the middle of their defense.

Eli Apple - CB, Ohio State: Washington's secondary was among the most porous in the league in 2015, and Apple is just scratching the surface of his potential.

Vernon Butler - DT, Louisiana Tech: Vince Wilfork can't last too much longer, so adding more bulk in the middle of the defense is a must for the Texans.

Josh Doctson - WR, TCU: Docton's wrist probably won't keep him out of the first round, allowing the Vikings grab him as a legit deep threat for blossoming passer Teddy Bridgewater.

Corey Coleman - WR, Baylor: Free agency could decimate the Bengals' receiving corps, and Coleman's the perfect foil to A.J. Green.

Jack Conklin - OT, Michigan State: The Steelers used their last three first round picks on linebackers, and before that, they spent three straight firsts on prospects on the line of scrimmage ( Maurkice Pouncey, Cameron Heyward, David DeCastro). This time around, I'll project the team using this pick on an offensive lineman.

Sheldon Rankins - DT, Louisville: The Seahawks will be looking for active interior defenders in his draft, and that description fits Rankins' game to a tee.

Darron Lee - LB, Ohio State: The Packers improve their defense instantly Lee's athleticism is still available at this point in the first round.

A'Shawn Robinson - DE, Alabama: The Chiefs might have some holes to fill in the defensive line as Jaye Howard and Mike Devito are free agents. Robinson can play multiple spots, especially if he learns to play with a lower pad level.

Leonard Floyd - LB, Georgia: Re-building the pass rush with young talent is crucial for the Cardinals to stay ahead of the Seahawks in the NFC West.

Shon Coleman - OT, Auburn: The Super Bowl loss to the Broncos put a bullseye on the offensive line of the Panthers, and Coleman has the nasty attitude, athleticism, and length to be a long-time starter at tackle.

Chris Jones - DT, Mississippi State: Let's say the Broncos can't (or won't) re-sign Malik Jackson at a free agent market price, especially after giving Derek Wolfe a four-year extension in January. Jones' similar size and athleticism might prove to be a good long-term alternative.

Round 2

  1. Cleveland Browns: Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State
  2. Tennessee Titans: Darian Thompson, S, Boise State
  3. Dallas Cowboys: Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
  4. San Diego Chargers: Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
  5. Baltimore Ravens: Jalen Mills, CB, LSU
  6. San Francisco 49ers: Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
  7. Miami Dolphins: William Jackson III, CB, Houston
  8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Keanu Neal, S, Florida
  9. New York Giants: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
  10. Chicago Bears: Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida
  11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
  12. Los Angeles Rams: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
  13. Oakland Raiders: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State
  14. Los Angeles Rams: Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
  15. Detroit Lions: Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
  16. New Orleans Saints: Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
  17. Indianapolis Colts: Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
  18. Buffalo Bills: Scooby Wright III, ILB, Arizona
  19. Atlanta Falcons: Jeremy Cash, S, Duke
  20. New York Jets: Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
  21. Houston Texans: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama
  22. Washington Redskins: Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State
  23. Minnesota Vikings: Kyler Fackrell, OLB, Utah State
  24. Cincinnati Bengals: Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
  25. Seattle Seahawks: Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
  26. Green Bay Packers: Thomas Duarte, TE, UCLA
  27. Pittsburgh Steelers: Su'a Cravens, S, USC
  28. Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
  29. New England Patriots: Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
  30. Arizona Cardinals: Germain Ifedi, OG/OT, Texas A&M
  31. Carolina Panthers: Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Maryland
  32. Denver Broncos: Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana

Round 3

  1. Tennessee Titans: Willie Henry, DT, Michigan
  2. Cleveland Browns: Kamalei Correa, OLB, Boise State
  3. San Diego Chargers: Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State
  4. Dallas Cowboys: Jihad Ward, DE, Illinois
  5. San Francisco 49ers: Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford
  6. Miami Dolphins: Antonio Morrison, ILB, Florida
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford
  8. Baltimore Ravens: Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State
  9. Chicago Bears: Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU
  10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame
  11. New York Giants: KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
  12. Oakland Raiders: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
  13. Los Angeles Rams: Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
  14. Philadelphia Eagles: DeAndre Houston-Carson, CB/S, William & Mary
  15. New Orleans Saints: Deion Jones, OLB, LSU
  16. Philadelphia Eagles: Le'Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech
  17. Buffalo Bills: Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
  18. Atlanta Falcons: Vadal Alexander, OG/OT, LSU
  19. Indianapolis Colts: Artie Burns, CB, Miami (FL)
  20. New York Jets: Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
  21. Washington Redskins: Dominique Alexander, ILB, Oklahoma
  22. Houston Texans: Jacoby Brissett, QB, North Carolina State
  23. Minnesota Vikings: Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah
  24. Cincinnati Bengals: Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor
  25. Green Bay Packers: Joe Thuney, OG/OT, North Carolina State
  26. Pittsburgh Steelers: Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
  27. Seattle Seahawks: Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
  28. Kansas City Chiefs: Joshua Perry, OLB, Ohio State
  29. New England Patriots: Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
  30. Arizona Cardinals: Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas
  31. Carolina Panthers: Harlan Miller, CB, Southeast Louisiana
  32. Denver Broncos: Kentrell Brothers, ILB, Missouri
  33. Detroit Lions (projected compensatory selection - DT Ndamukong Suh): Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
  34. New England Patriots (projected compensatory selection - CB Darrelle Revis): Jordan Jenkins, DE, Georgia
  35. Seattle Seahawks (projected compensatory selection - CB Byron Maxwell): Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
  36. Denver Broncos (projected compensatory selection - TE Julius Thomas): Matt Judon, DE, Grand Valley State

Round 4

  1. Cleveland Browns: Brandon Shell, OT, South Carolina
  2. Tennessee Titans: Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
  3. Dallas Cowboys: Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
  4. San Diego Chargers: Devon Cajuste, WR, Stanford
  5. Miami Dolphins: Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee State
  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Graham Glasgow, C, Michigan
  7. Baltimore Ravens: De'Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State
  8. San Francisco 49ers: Vernon Adams, Jr., QB, Oregon
  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kenny Lawler, WR, California
  10. New York Giants: Denver Kirkland, OG/OT, Arkansas
  11. Chicago Bears: Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota
  12. Los Angeles Rams: K.J. Dillon, S, West Virginia
  13. Detroit Lions: Ronald Blair, DE, Appalachian State
  14. New Orleans Saints: Jerell Adams, TE, South Carolina
  15. Philadelphia Eagles: Sebastian Tretola, OG, Arkansas
  16. Oakland Raiders: Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia
  17. Atlanta Falcons: Hunter Sharp, WR, Utah State
  18. Indianapolis Colts: Deon Bush, S, Miami (FL)
  19. Buffalo Bills: James Cowser, DE, Southern Utah
  20. New York Jets: Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
  21. Houston Texans: Roberto Aguayo, K, Florida State
  22. Washington Redskins: Jack Allen, C, Michigan State
  23. Minnesota Vikings: Willie Beavers, OG, Western Michigan
  24. Cincinnati Bengals: Antwaun Woods, DT, USC
  25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
  26. Seattle Seahawks: Joe Dahl, OG, Washington State
  27. Green Bay Packers: Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
  28. Kansas City Chiefs: Kevon Seymour, CB, USC
  29. New England Patriots: Christian Westerman, OG, Arizona State
  30. Arizona Cardinals: Matt Ioaniddis, DE, Temple
  31. Carolina Panthers: Tevin Carter, S, Utah
  32. Baltimore Ravens: Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida
  33. Baltimore Ravens (projected compensatory selection - WR Torrey Smith): Rees Odhiambo, OG/OT, Boise State
  34. San Francisco 49ers (projected compensatory selection - CB Chris Culliver): Cre'von LeBlanc, CB, Florida Atlantic
  35. Baltimore Ravens (projected compensatory selection - OLB Pernell McPhee): Dadi Nicolas, OLB, Virginia Tech
  36. Denver Broncos (projected compensatory selection - OG Orlando Franklin): John Theus, OT, Georgia
  37. Green Bay Packers (projected compensatory selection - CB Tramon Williams): Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State
  38. Dallas Cowboys (projected compensatory selection - OT Jermey Parnell): Roger Lewis, WR, Bowling Green
  39. Cleveland Browns (projected compensatory selection - CB Buster Skrine): Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma
  40. Green Bay Packers (projected compensatory selection - CB Davon House): Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA
  41. Arizona Cardinals (projected compensatory selection - DT Dan Williams): D.J. White, CB, Georgia Tech

Prospects worthy of selection in Rounds 1-4

Deiondre' Hall, DB, Northern Iowa
Bryce Williams, TE, East Carolina
Max Tuerk, C, USC
Landon Turner, OG, North Carolina
Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU
Tyler Matakevich, ILB, Temple
Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
Connor McGovern, OG, Missouri
Juston Burris, CB, North Carolina State
Jonathan Jones, CB, Auburn
Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State
Adam Gotsis, DE, Georgia Tech
Nile Lawrence-Stample, DT, Florida State
Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor
Nick Kwiatkoski, ILB, West Virginia
Blake Martinez, ILB, Stanford
Joe Schobert, OLB, Wisconsin
Beniquez Brown, OLB, Mississippi State
Eric Striker, OLB, Oklahoma
Terrance Smith, OLB, Florida State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Tyler Ervin, RB, San Jose State
Marshaun Coprich, RB, Illinois State
Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA
T.J. Green, S, Clemson
Jayron Kearse, S, Clemson
Darion Griswold, TE, Arkansas State
Jalin Marshall, WR, Ohio State

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