There are a lot of 2016 NFL Mock Drafts floating around right now. Usually at this time of year there are a few mock drafts by the people really honed in out it, but with so many teams looking terrible there is a lot of interest in moving on to next year.
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Lately the Tennessee Titans have been one of the teams that is definitely looking ahead whether that means free agency, head coach options, rookies that might develop, and the 2016 NFL Draft. So, I made a quick mock draft of what the first round will look like to me, with details on the Titans first round pick and the top players left.
- Baltimore Ravens- Vernon Hargreaves III CB, Florida
- Detroit Lions- Joey Bosa EDGE, Ohio State
- Tennessee Titans- Jalen Ramsey DB, FSU
The Titans have a need at cornerback and safety, so this is an ideal pick for them if VH3 is off the board. The Titans have a veteran leader in Michael Griffin, but he is getting older and he was hurt earlier this year, which makes you nervous with an older DB. Ramsey can cover people all over the field, but he is special at safety so even if they feel comfortable at safety for now, they can immediately start him at corner next to Perrish Cox and Jason McCourty.
The value of a defensive back in this scheme outweighs the need to add another player with little positional value like a right tackle, center, or inside linebacker.
- Jacksonville Jaguars- Laremy Tunsil OT, Ole Miss
- Cleveland Browns- Jared Goff QB, Cal
- Houston Texans- Christian Hackenberg QB, Penn State
- Kansas City Chiefs- Ronnie Stanley OT, Notre Dame
- San Diego Chargers- Robert Nkemdiche DL, Ole Miss
- San Francisco 49ers- Jaylon Smith LB, Notre Dame
- Chicago Bears- DeForest Buckner DL, Oregon
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Taylor Decker OT, Ohio State
- Dallas Cowboys- Laquon Treadwell WR, Ole Miss
- New Orleans Saints- Myles Jack LB, UCLA
- Indianapolis Colts- Kenny Clark DT, UCLA
- Seattle Seahawks- Jack Conklin OT, MSU
- Buffalo Bills- Reggie Ragland LB, Alabama
- Philadelphia Eagles- Josh Doctson WR, TCU
- Washington Redskins- Su’a Cravens S/LB, USC
- Miami Dolphins- Germain Ifedi OL, TAMU
- St. Louis Rams- Tyler Boyd WR, Pitt
- Oakland Raiders-Tre’Davious White CB, LSU
- Pittsburgh Steelers- Jeremy Cash S, Duke
- New York Giants- Ezekial Elliot RB, OSU
- New York Jets- Vonn Bell S, OSU
- Minnesota Vikings- Corey Coleman WR, Baylor
- Arizona Cardinals- Connor Cook QB, MSU
- Atlanta Falcons- Michael Thomas WR, OSU
- Cincinnati Bengals- A’Shawn Robinson DT, Alabama
- Green Bay Packers- Darron Lee LB, OSU
- Denver Broncos- O.J. Howard TE, Alabama
- New England Patriots- forfeited
- Carolina Panthers-Shilique Calhoun DE, Michigan State
-Leonard Floyd OLB, Georgia
Floyd is the classic athletic, undersized linebacker who doesn’t have a fit in the NFL. As far as the highest ranked player by most people in the know, Floyd has to be it. He didn’t make it into the first round because I think once he shows up to the combine undersized and without the flexibility/change of direction that the elite rushers have, he will fall down the draft.
-Adolphus Washington DL, Ohio State
A solid defensive lineman that plays for a top program. I worry that he benefits from Joey Bosa’s dominance too much, and he will need to finish strong to warrant a top-40 grade.
-Emmanuel Ogbah EDGE, OKST
Ogbah is a weird player because, he is highly productive (at least half a sack in 15 games over the last two years, including every one this year) and he has a big frame. However, he just doesn’t do anything to jump off the screen. On top of that he seems more like a pure 4-3 DE, which hurts his value.
-Jonathan Bullard EDGE, Florida
Very productive SEC pass rusher that will impress scouts with what he has done on film, but not so much so that he will demand a first round pick
-Jordan Jenkins EDGE, UGA
See Jonathan Bullard.
-Andrew Billings DT, Baylor
Billings has received high praise from a lot of different sources, but ultimately his stats are inflated because of how much time his defense spends on the field. I think he can make a very interesting nose tackle at the next level.
-Will Fuller WR, Notre Dame
Excellent deep threat who reminds me of a better version of Phillip Dorsett.
-Evan Engram TE, Ole Miss
The best athletic tight end in the draft, but not a great blocker.
-Shawn Oakman DL, Baylor
The most overhyped player preseason, but now he actually might be a little underrated. Uses his power well and while he may never learn to use his leverage, he should be a good 3-4 DE at the next level.
-Scooby Wright LB, Arizona
The most productive pass rusher in college football last year, but has struggled with injuries in his final year. His height and weight will be a problem, but creative defensive minds will know how to use him.