Updated 2016 Mock Draft by NoMelKiper v. 2.0
You know how ESPN has the guru and czar of all things NFL Draft in Mel Kiper? Well since we are the MockDraftHQ its only right that we have our own version of that.
On a much, much, much smaller scale however.
Our community member “NoMelKiper” (creative handle) just dropped his highly detailed 2nd update to his mock draft picks. Check it out below and see what you think.
No Mel Kiper’s Updated 2016 Mock Below:
Some changes (No trades)
1. Titans: Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
The Titans need to protect Mariota plain and simple. So, with the top pick in the draft the Titans go offense first and take the number one offensive tackle in the draft in Laremy Tunsil out of Ole Miss.
2. Browns: Jared Goff QB California
The Browns have their new head coach. Now the Browns need their new quarterback. Johnny Manziel is going to be gone and McCown just can’t win games. Jared Goff is the top quarterback in the draft and with Hue Jackson’s offense he is a perfect fit for the Browns.
3. Chargers: DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
The Chargers have holes on both sides of the football. With a top pick in the second round they can address their offensive line needs there. But, their biggest need is in the pass rush with the new prospect rankings out Buckner has moved up as the top pass rusher in the draft. Chargers go defense first and take the pass rusher out of Oregon DeForest Buckner.
4. Cowboys: Myles Jack OLB UCLA
The Cowboys will not take a quarterback as long as Tony Romo is still in Dallas. Myles Jack is the top outside linebacker in the draft and with the Cowboy’s defense he is a perfect fit for them.
5. Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey S Florida State
The Jaguars need secondary help anyway you look at it. Jalen Ramsey is the top defensive back in the draft and he also has the versatility to play cornerback as well. So, look for the Jaguars to go defensive secondary first and take the safety out of Florida State in Jalen Ramsey.
6. Ravens: Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida
The Ravens need to upgrade in their defensive secondary. As their defense goes they need that type of cornerback that can be put out on an island. Vernon Hargreaves III is the top cornerback in the draft and has the ability to play on an island in press, man, or zone. Nice fit for the Ravens.
7. 49ers: Paxton Lynch QB Memphis
The 49ers have their new head coach in Chip Kelly. The quarterbacks that the 49ers have now don’t really fit into Kelly’s system at all. Kelly will go and get his quarterback in the draft. Paxton Lynch has the size and arm strength for Kelly’s system. So, 49ers go quarterback first and take the big quarterback out of Memphis in Paxton Lynch.
8. Dolphins: Joey Bosa DE Ohio State
The Dolphins need to start building their defense around Ndamukong Suh. First spot is pass rusher. Joey Bosa is one of the top pass rushers in the draft. The Dolphins will waste no time with this pick to start building their defense around Suh.
9. Buccaneers: Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame
The Buccaneers had trouble getting to the quarterback last season. Jaylon Smith is another pass rusher that can come in and start from day one. Also with the Tampa bay defense it is a perfect fit for both team and player.
10. Giants: A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
The Giants have their new head coach. He comes from the circle of Andy Reed. So, look for the Giants to take a versatile defensive lineman that can be moved to almost any position along a defensive front. A’Shawn Robinson has that ability to do just that and with perrie-paul a free agent fills the hole on defense.