Updated 2016 First Round Mock with Team Needs
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Thanks to draft community member DraftP, we have a FULL updated 2016 NFL mock complete with team needs for all 32 teams!
Let us know whether you agree or don’t agree with the team needs and selections. This draft is pretty solid if I have to say so myself.
Check out DraftP’s picks below:
In this my 1st attempt at a complete 1st round mock draft I’m using a draft order based on current records and the 2015 draft order to construct a draft order and in no way is this a prediction of final standings.
1. Lions: Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss
( TEAM NEEDS: CB, S, OL ) With the 1st pick in this draft the Lions (0-4) select DT Robert Knemdiche 6-4, 281 lbs. The Lions have a huge whole in the middle of their defense and Knemdiche who is rising up draft boards would fill a big need.
2. Texans: Joey Bosa DE Ohio State
( TEAM NEEDS: OLB, G, WR ) With the 2nd pick in this draft the Texans (1-4) select DE Joey Bosa 6-6, 275 lbs. The Texans are in a position to take the best player available and a defensive unit that has both JJ Watt and Joey Bosa in it should sound very appealing to Texans fans.
3. Buccaneers: Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame
( TEAM NEEDS: OL, DL, Pass Rusher ) With the 3rd pick in this draft the Bucs (1-3) select OLB Jaylon Smith 6-2, 235 lbs. The Bucs need a Pass Rusher from the LB position and Smith has the speed you would like as a Pass Rusher but he needs to develop a couple of moves to make him elite. His best asset is his nonstop motor and ability to cover the whole length of the field. He is the top linebacker in this years class.
4. Jaguars: Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
( TEAM NEEDS: G, TE, Pass Rusher ) With the 4th pick in this draft the Jags (1-3) select OT Ronnie Stanley 6-6, 318 lbs. The Jags are in a position to take the best player available and it is always a smart move to improve depth on the offensive line especially when your trying to protect a young starting QB. Stanley is arguably the best offensive lineman in this years draft and the Jags can play him anywhere along the line. The Jags could even elect to move Luke Joeckal over to RT, though unlikely, it still gives the Jags the flexibility to make such a move.
5. Bears: A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
( TEAM NEEDS: QB, NT, OLB, OL ) With the 5th pick in this draft the Bears (1-3) select NT A’Shawn Robinson 6-4, 320 lbs. The Bears need to retool their defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4 and adding a dominate NT is the perfect building block to get the job going in the right direction. Robinson is also the best defensive player on the board. Great value in this pick.
6. Browns: Jared Goff QB California
( TEAM NEEDS: OLB, WR, QB ) With the 6th pick in this draft the Browns (1-3) select QB Jared Goff 6-4, 210 lbs. The Browns need a QB and I’m not sold that Johnny Manziel is the guy. Goff is by far the most pro ready QB coming out of this years draft and to fall to the Browns would be unlikely but they must consider drafting him if they remain in this position throughout the rest of the regular season.
7. Saints: Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia
( TEAM NEEDS: G, TE, Pass Rusher ) With the 7th pick in this draft the Saints (1-3) select OLB Leonard Floyd 6-4, 231 lbs. The Saints biggest need is an elite pass rushing linebacker and Floyd is the best available in the draft. You can not expect to wait around till later in the draft to fill a need like that.
8. Dolphins: Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida
( TEAM NEEDS: CB, S, WR ) With the 8th pick in this draft the Dolphins (1-3) select Vernon Hargreaves III 5-11, 198 lbs. The Dolphins are very thin with quality CB’s so selecting the top CB at this point in the draft has great value.
9. 49ers: DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
( TEAM NEEDS: ILB, DL, WR ) With the 9th pick in this draft the 49ers (1-3) select DE DeForest Buckner 6-7, 290 lbs. The 49ers need to improve their defensive line and even though they selected DE Arik Armstead in the 1st round of the 2015 draft, drafting his more polished teammate (Buckner) would give the 49ers a formidable defensive front line.
10. Chiefs: Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
( TEAM NEEDS: OL, DL, QB ) With the 10th pick in this draft the Chiefs (1-3) select OT Laremy Tunsil 6-5, 305 lbs. The Chiefs are in a position to take the best offensive lineman available and should not have a problem pulling the trigger on this draft pick Tunsil could easily go higher then this in this draft.
11. Eagles: Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss
( TEAM NEEDS: WR, S, OL) With the 11th pick in this draft the Eagles (1-3) select WR Laquon Treadwell 6-2, 230 lbs. The Eagles need move play makers in Chip Kelly’s offense and a guy with the size and tools of Treadwell could be a nasty weapon for Kelly.
12. Ravens: Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh
( TEAM NEEDS: OLB, WR, CB ) With the 12th pick in this draft the Ravens (1-3) select WR Tyler Boyd 6-2, 190 lbs. The Ravens need to get more talented with their wide outs with Steve Smith retirement coming at the end of the season the Ravens will be left without a #1 WR. Boyd has a lot of ability and could become that guy for this team.
13. Titans: Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech
( TEAM NEEDS: CB, S, DL ) With the 13th pick in this draft the Titans (1-2) select CB Kendall Fuller 6-0, 197 lbs. The Titans need help all over the defensive secondary especially at CB. Fuller can come right in and start day 1 to fill a big need.
14. Raiders: Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State
( TEAM NEEDS: CB, OL, RB ) With the 14th pick in this draft the Raiders (2-2) select RB Ezekiel Elliott 6-0, 225 lbs. The Raiders tried and failed to rekindle the career of Trent Richardson this offseason so upgrading this position is very important for this team so they can take some of the pressure off of their young developing QB Derek Carr.
15. Redskins: Jalen Ramsey S Florida State
( TEAM NEEDS: ILB, CB, S ) With the 15th pick in this draft the Redskins (2-2) select FS Jalen Ramsey 6-1, 201 lbs. The Redskins will be very lucky if Ramsey falls to the 15th pick. A lot of NFL teams see Ramsey as a FS in the pros but this season Ramsey’s stock my drop playing out of position. I can’t wait to see how this one plays out in the next draft.
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