2016 NFL Mock Draft: Matt Miller's Post-Super Bowl Predictions

Matt MillerNFL Draft Lead WriterFebruary 8, 2016

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Matt Miller's Post-Super Bowl Predictions

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    Winners and losers. Movers and shakers. During January and February, NFL prospects move dramatically up and down big boards thanks to the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine, and on the NFL side of things, team needs change and shift due to hirings, firings and free agency. Looking ahead to the 2016 NFL draft, how will teams view their needs versus the value of this class? 

    We all know the big names—Joey Bosa, Jalen Ramsey, Myles Jack and Jared Goff—but where will they come off the board? Taking an early look at all seven rounds of the draft, here's what I'm hearing from NFL teams on how they see this class shaking out and where each team will prioritize in the draft.

    This is not meant to be a final mock draft, or a prediction of what happens in April, but a look at what would happen if the draft were tomorrow. 

1. Tennessee Titans

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    The Pick: Tackle Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss

    The Tennessee Titans must protect quarterback Marcus Mariota. They may do that via free agency by signing someone like Mitchell Schwartz, but as their team needs and the value at the top of the draft stand now, addressing the tackle position with the first pick is an easy dot to connect.

    Tunsil is NFL-ready as a left or right tackle, and he brings the kind of athleticism and strength in his hands that make a player a potential All-Pro. And as one NFL scout told me last week, Tunsil compares favorably to Tyron Smith as a prospect.

2. Cleveland Browns

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    The Pick: Quarterback Carson Wentz, North Dakota State

    The Cleveland Browns have to make a move at quarterback with all the struggles they’ve had since returning to the NFL in 1999. With the No. 2 pick in the draft, new head coach Hue Jackson needs to identify his future franchise quarterback, and FCS star Carson Wentz best fits what the Browns are looking for.

    Wentz, unlike Jared Goff, has played in cold-weather games and has the big arm to push the ball in adverse conditions. He’s also a surprisingly good runner for a 6’5”, 233-pound athlete. And given conversations with Wentz, expect the Browns to fall in love with him once he’s in their meeting room.

    The poise and accuracy of Goff could still entice Jackson, but after working with a smaller-armed quarterback in Andy Dalton, the rifle of Wentz will be tough for Jackson to overlook.

3. San Diego Chargers

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    The Pick: Cornerback Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

    There are many needs on the roster of the San Diego Chargers, which puts them in a position to draft the best player on the board. In this year’s class, there’s a good bet that player is FSU cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

    Ramsey has the tools to play either cornerback or safety and the rare athleticism that makes NFL teams stand up and take notice. Given that NFL scouting is so much about athleticism and a projection of how good the player can become with pro coaching, a player with Ramsey’s skills and potential is worth drafting at No. 3 overall.

    A left tackle or young quarterback may be a bigger need, but matching Ramsey with Jason Verrett would give San Diego one of the best young secondaries in the NFL.

4. Dallas Cowboys

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    The Pick: Defensive End Joey Bosa, Ohio State

    The Dallas Cowboys have a tough decision to make with the No. 4 pick in the draft—grab a young quarterback to develop behind Tony Romo or draft an instant-impact player to help the team get to a Super Bowl while Romo is still playing at a high level?

    Jared Goff would be interesting here, and by April, that may be the pick. But right now, filling the hole left by the departure of Greg Hardy is more important. And with surefire top-five player Joey Bosa on the board still, Jerry Jones and his staff must make the pick to improve the team for a Super Bowl run.

    Bosa will be the ideal player to line up opposite Randy Gregory, but he’s also big and strong enough to line up as a 3-technique pass-rusher. That type of versatility allows him to be a fit in any scheme or defensive front, and to stay on the field for Dallas on three downs.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars

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    The Pick: Linebacker Myles Jack, UCLA

    Gus Bradley can get Bobby Wagner to anchor the Jacksonville defense with Myles Jack on the board at No. 5 overall. And on a roster with a load of young up-and-comers and few must-have needs, adding Jack can help push the defense over the top.

    With rare athleticism and movement skills in space, Jack is a Luke Kuechly-type linebacker with the speed to attack the ball in space but the toughness to stop the run between the tackles. And speaking of athleticism—if he were coming into the draft as a running back, Jack would be the best prospect there.

    The Jacksonville defense has good, young players to build around, and with 2015 first-rounder Dante Fowler Jr. expected to return from a knee injury, the Jags essentially get two first-rounders in 2016. 

6. Baltimore Ravens

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    The Pick: Tackle Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame

    The left tackle position is a big question mark for the Baltimore Ravens headed into the offseason. Eugene Monroe was paid as a top-tier starter, but he only played in six games this season. And while his replacement, Kelechi Osemele, played well in relief, he’s a natural guard and a free agent. That opens the door for Ronnie Stanley at No. 6 overall.

    Stanley isn’t a perfect left tackle prospect, but he’s a high-level athlete with big upside, given his movement skills. And if he can improve the power in his punch as a pass-blocker, he could become an All-Pro-caliber player.

7. San Francisco 49ers

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    The Pick: Quarterback Jared Goff, California

    A skinny kid who wins with accuracy, poise and mobility in and out of the pocket? Sounds like the perfect fit for San Francisco, where unconventional quarterbacks Joe Montana, Steve Young and Jeff Garcia led the team to victories. And at pick No. 7 overall, Goff is a steal if he’s on the board.

    There isn’t, at this time, any clarity on what the 49ers will do with Colin Kaepernick, but his camp put out reports this week that he’d like out of San Francisco and sees the New York Jets as a good fit. And with his year-to-year contract that is team-friendly, it’s fair to think that Kaepernick could be playing elsewhere in 2016. From a team-building perspective, no matter if Kap is a 49er or not, general manager Trent Baalke must look at drafting a young quarterback of the future this year.

8. Miami Dolphins

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    The Pick: Cornerback Mackensie Alexander, Clemson

    Brent Grimes’ declining play is likely to push him out of town, and with the No. 8 overall pick in the upcoming draft, the Miami Dolphins can attack one of their clear needs at defensive end or cornerback. Free agency will change things, of course, but the biggest hole on the roster right now is at the No. 1 cornerback position.

    Mackensie Alexander famously didn’t record an interception in his college career at Clemson, but in my charting of his games, I noticed he’s also not allowed a touchdown in 15 straight games. Opposing quarterbacks avoid Alexander, and if he’s on the board for Miami, he can step in and be that starting outside cornerback the defense lacks.

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    The Pick: Defensive End Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky

    How early is too early to draft Noah Spence—the most talented edge-rusher in this year’s class, but a player kicked out of the Big Ten after failing multiple tests for ecstasy before landing at Eastern Kentucky?

    Spence has been clean and taking voluntary drug tests since arriving at EKU, and if his performance in Richmond, Kentucky, and at the Senior Bowl are any indication of his talent, Spence is one of the true blue-chip players in this draft class. Without a doubt. His athletic traits compare to Joey Porter, Von Miller or even Khalil Mack. He has a chance to be special, and if the Buccaneers can sign off on his off-field issues, he’ll be worth the No. 9 pick.

10. New York Giants

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    The Pick: Defensive End DeForest Buckner, Oregon

    Adding a pass-rusher should be the No. 1 priority of the New York Giants this offseason. That may mean working out a contract with free-agent defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, but general manager Jerry Reese should not ignore the chance to grab a tried-and-true defensive stud at pick No. 10.

    DeForest Buckner may be viewed as a defensive end by some teams and a defensive tackle by others, but in New York, he’s an ideal fit for defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, because he’s versatile enough to slide around the line and threaten the offense from multiple positions. Buckner, who dominated offensive linemen in Oregon’s 3-4 scheme as a 5-technique end, is a Day 1 starter.

11. Chicago Bears

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    The Pick: Linebacker Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

    If not for a devastating knee injury in the Fiesta Bowl, Jaylon Smith would be my No. 1 player in the draft and a legitimate candidate to be the first overall pick in this draft. Smith, who tore his ACL and LCL in early January, may be back before the 2016 season begins, according to sources close to him, and that’s good enough reason for the Bears to pounce on him at pick No. 11.

    Smith has rare skills, and as a prospect, he is in the tier of players similar to Luke Kuechly or Patrick Willis. He’s able to play inside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme and could help the Bears get back to the days of having Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary and Brian Urlacher running down the ball.

12. New Orleans Saints

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    The Pick: Cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, Florida

    The New Orleans Saints would love to find Jaylon Smith here, but with no weak-side linebacker worth drafting, their focus can go to cornerback, where they struck gold with Delvin Breaux from the CFL but swung and missed on Brandon Browner.

    As good as Breaux was and can be, the misses on Browner and 2014 draft pick Stanley Jean-Baptiste have left the Saints thin at cornerback. Adding a top-tier player like Vernon Hargreaves sets the team up for 2016 in a division loaded with wide receivers, but it also builds for the future, as the Saints look to bolster the defense for life after Drew Brees.

13. Philadelphia Eagles

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    The Pick: Quarterback Paxton Lynch, Memphis

    This is a position likely to change in free agency—with Sam Bradford a free agent and new head coach Doug Pederson needing to lay out his philosophy at the position—but don’t rule out a draft pick at quarterback in Round 1. Especially if Paxton Lynch is on the board.

    Lynch is a big-armed, tall (6’7”) quarterback with impressive mobility. That ability to rifle the ball while on the move, and even run some read-option, has to be appealing to Pederson coming from the Andy Reid offense and working with Alex Smith. Lynch’s potential is also big, and like Blake Bortles in the 2014 draft, he could be a good quarterback in a few short years.

14. Oakland Raiders

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    The Pick: Cornerback Eli Apple, Ohio State

    The Oakland Raiders are still paying for the pick of D.J. Hayden in the first round and haven’t had a cornerback that scares anyone since Charles Woodson’s first run with the team. That has to change as the team becomes a serious contender in the AFC West.

    Eli Apple has the length and speed to turn heads once NFL scouts see the Ohio State underclassman. He’s a bit raw in technique, but Apple makes up for that with athleticism and agility. With a good showing at the scouting combine later this month, Apple could have a Trae Waynes-like rise up the boards.

15. Los Angeles Rams

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    The Pick: Wide Receiver Michael Thomas, Ohio State

    Ohio State’s Michael Thomas is the big-bodied star receiver no one is talking about enough in this year’s class. Let’s change that.

    Thomas has the size (6’3”, 215 lbs) and speed to take the top off of defenses. And as seen against Virginia Tech and Notre Dame this season, he’s a nifty route-runner with great change-of-direction skills. Sure, his numbers weren’t great, but tape study will show that’s more on the lack of quarterback talent and scheme diversity than any shortage of talent on Thomas’ behalf.

    Plug Thomas in with the Rams, and you have another young, explosive offensive building block to team up with Todd Gurley for the next five seasons.

16. Detroit Lions

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    The Pick: Defensive Tackle Sheldon Rankins, Louisville

    The loss of Ndamukong Suh showed up in big ways for the Detroit Lions in 2015, and the trade to bring Haloti Ngata into town didn’t help matters. Now it’s time for the team to actually build through the draft, and that’s something new general manager Bob Quinn learned during his time in New England. He also learned to value first-rounders on the defensive line, as the Patriots added Chandler Jones, Dominique Easley and Malcom Brown during his time there.

    Sheldon Rankins is going to draw some comparisons to Aaron Donald with his 6’2”, 304-pound frame. He’s quick off the ball, was scheme-versatile enough at Louisville to play defensive end and generally knows how to beat offensive linemen with speed, power or length. He’s a perfect fit at 3-technique in Detroit, and with Ezekiel Ansah already causing headaches at end in this scheme, the Lions can quickly have a strength on the defensive line again.

17. Atlanta Falcons

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    The Pick: Linebacker Reggie Ragland, Alabama

    There are many needs on the Atlanta Falcons roster, which allows the all-star front office full of former general managers to select the best player available and also fill a need. That’s classic Scott Pioli drafting, and with him helping general manager Thomas Dimitroff in the front office, it’s a smart bet that the Falcons will address the front seven on defense again.

    Reggie Ragland has the athleticism to make an immediate impact as a 4-3 middle linebacker, and in Atlanta’s version of the Seattle defense under head coach Dan Quinn, the middle 'backer must be able to stop the run and be active in passing situations. Ragland does that, and he also brings value as a pass-rusher through A-and B-gaps when needed.

    Continuing to strengthen the middle of the defense should be a constant priority for the Falcons this offseason. Drafting Ragland in Round 1 would start things off with a big impact.

18. Indianapolis Colts

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    The Pick: Defensive End Shaq Lawson, Clemson

    The expected regime change in Indianapolis never happened after the 2015 season. Now, general manager Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano are back with a healthy Andrew Luck as they try to fix the holes that led to missing the playoffs after playing in the AFC title game last season.

    With the 18th overall pick, the Colts could look to improve their offensive line, but their front seven on defense needs the most help after missed draft picks and free-agent signings. Improving a pass rush that was invisible at times in 2015 must be a priority, and the instant-impact ability of Shaq Lawson should excite the Colts front office.

    Lawson can play standing up or with his hand in the dirt, and his combination of quickness at the snap and power in his counter moves should make him a no-brainer in the middle of the first round.

19. Buffalo Bills

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    The Pick: Linebacker Darron Lee, Ohio State

    Free agency and hard salary-cap decisions could bring about big changes to the Buffalo Bills defense. If so, picking Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee in Round 1 is an easy decision to support.

    Mario Williams may be gone in a cap-saving move, and the lack of impact from the pass-rushers and linebackers in 2015 was shocking after the Bills were one of the league's most dominant defenses the year before. Getting younger, faster and cheaper on defense is a key for general manager Doug Whaley. Lee, who was a jack of all trades at Ohio State, is a natural fit because he can play nickel linebacker immediately while continuing to bulk up his frame for three-down linebacker duty. 

20. New York Jets

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    The Pick: Running Back Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

    Best. Player. Available.

    That’s what you need to know about what the New York Jets will do in the first round. In 2015, they surprised everyone by selecting Leonard Williams at a position that already featured studs Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson. It’s not about needs for the Jets, but instead about accumulating as much talent as possible. It just so happens that the best player available here happens to fill a need.

    Ezekiel Elliott is a Matt Forte-type running back. He’s a very good receiver, a good one-cut runner and has the power to run over tacklers in space. He isn’t in that Todd Gurley range, but he’s a better prospect than Melvin Gordon was last year at No. 15 overall. And with Chris Ivory hitting free agency and an offensive line built to push the pile, Elliott is an excellent fit and value for the Jets.

21. Washington

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    The Pick: Defensive End A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama

    General manager Scot McCloughan spent his first pick with Washington on an offensive lineman—Brandon Scherff—in a move that symbolized a lot about his draft philosophy. His picks will be generally safe and initially will be about adding toughness to the interior of the team. Scherff fit that mold, and Alabama’s A’Shawn Robinson does, too.

    Robinson can play 5-technique in a 3-4 defense at a very high level right out of the gate thanks to his development at Alabama. And while he wasn’t much of a pass-rusher there, don’t sleep on Robinson becoming more of a force there in the NFL if freed up to go get the quarterback more in a one-gap defensive front.

22. Houston Texans

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    The Pick: Wide Receiver Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss

    As head coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Rick Smith reflect on a playoff season, they also have to be wondering how they can push the Houston Texans over the top in a division that is full of young, franchise quarterbacks in Andrew Luck, Blake Bortles and Marcus Mariota when they don’t have one of their own.

    A quarterback is the pick every fan will want here, but when there is no quarterback worth selecting, you go on to other needs or look at the highest-graded players on the board. Right now, no player should be ranked higher than Laquon Treadwell, who would be a nice piece opposite DeAndre Hopkins in Houston next season.

    Treadwell isn’t likely to run well in the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine, but he’s a fantastic catch-point receiver with the size and strength to be a difference-maker complementing the speedy Hopkins.

23. Minnesota Vikings

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    The Pick: Tackle Jack Conklin, Michigan State

    The Minnesota Vikings had many problems offensively this year, but the one that affected them the most was the weak pass protection offered (again) by their front five. As general manager Rick Spielman looks at his roster and assesses where to go in the draft, protecting Teddy Bridgewater has to be high on his list.

    Jack Conklin’s 2015 season was filled with nagging injuries that affected his play, but look back at his 2014 campaign, and you’ll see he was the only left tackle to handle Ohio State’s Joey Bosa. He's a finisher in the run game and a good enough athlete to move his feet and stay poised as a pass-blocker. With Matt Kalil still a question mark and Phil Loadholt often injured, Conklin is an easy pick for Minnesota to make at No. 23.

24. Cincinnati Bengals

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    The Pick: Wide Receiver Braxton Miller, Ohio State

    Is Braxton Miller the real deal as a first-round prospect, or did those of us in attendance at the Senior Bowl get caught up in recency bias and loving a prospect more because you saw him in person?

    Recency bias is a real thing, by the way. It’s a constant internal debate about whether you’re elevating a player only because you saw them play live. But in this case, it was more than that. Miller dominated the week of practice, showing a quickness and burst that no receiver could match. And as a natural pass-catcher, he showed better instincts and hands than Will Fuller, who's also considered a late-first-rounder, during his time at Notre Dame.

    Miller isn’t a finished product, but what he brings to the table right away as a receiver, runner and returner should excite Cincinnati Bengals fans who are entering an offseason that may see both Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu leave as free agents.

25. Pittsburgh Steelers

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    The Pick: Tackle Taylor Decker, Ohio State

    The 2016 offseason will be a telling one for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Does general manager Kevin Colbert finally address the secondary with an early pick, or does he continue to build the middle of the roster through the first rounds of the draft while focusing on the edges with middle- and late-round gems?

    With pick No. 25, it makes sense to add a cornerback or safety if the Steelers like the value, but the best player on the board is Ohio State’s Taylor Decker. That brings up an interesting decision, because Kelvin Beachum and Ramon Foster are both set to become free agents in March. Does Pittsburgh trust Alejandro Villanueva as its everyday left tackle?

    Decker is currently the third-best left tackle in the class, and he has the tools to slide right onto the roster as a left or right tackle for Week 1, and the next five seasons.

26. Seattle Seahawks

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    The Pick: Wide Receiver Corey Coleman, Baylor

    A wide receiver in Round 1 may have you scratching your head—especially with Jonathan Bullard and Cody Whitehair still on the board here—but in this pre-free-agency mock draft, the value and need are there.

    Doug Baldwin had the year of his life in Seattle this past season, but is he the long-term No. 1 receiver here? Tyler Lockett is a fantastic big-play threat and a great return man, but he’s still good for a drop per game as a receiver. Jermaine Kearse definitely brings value as a big receiver on the edge, but this offense lacks a top-end speedster who can catch the ball consistently.

    That’s where Corey Coleman fits in. And while he’s not filling the biggest need, the Seahawks have dominated in that regard over the ensuing rounds during the John Schneider era.

27. Green Bay Packers

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    The Pick: Defensive End Kevin Dodd, Clemson

    The Green Bay Packers have to address their lack of pass rush and the fact that their best pass-rusher, Clay Matthews, is relegated to stopping the run at middle linebacker. The fast-rising Kevin Dodd would do wonders, either as a Julius Peppers-esque defensive end and edge defender or as an athletic 5-technique end. Dodd would give the Packers versatility that they're severely lacking right now.

    Some may worry Dodd is a one-year wonder after being a quiet role player behind Shaq Lawson and Vic Beasley before the 2015 season, but his dominance down the stretch while Lawson was nursing an injury has opened eyes about just how good he can be.

28. Kansas City Chiefs

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    The Pick: Tackle Jerald Hawkins, LSU

    Hard decisions are coming in Kansas City given the free-agent status of key players such as Eric Berry, Derrick Johnson, Sean Smith, Jeff Allen, Donald Stephenson, Mike DeVito and Tamba Hali. If Allen and Donaldson leave and create holes on the offensive line—where former No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher has been very hot-and-cold—it’s understandable why Kansas City would draft an offensive tackle with its first pick.

    Jerald Hawkins spent two seasons at right tackle before sliding to left tackle as a junior in 2015 to replace La’el Collins. He held up well enough there to leave school early with a Round 1 grade. Hawkins isn’t a finished product, but his movement skills and the power in his hands make him a future NFL left tackle and a good right tackle right out of the gate.

29. Arizona Cardinals

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    The Pick: Defensive End Jonathan Bullard, Florida

    The Arizona Cardinals are close to contending for a Super Bowl, and while some may want to blame quarterback Carson Palmer for the team’s late-season slide, the defense has to play better, too. Getting Tyrann Mathieu back healthy in 2016 should help, but the lack of talent in the pass-rush department is surprising. It’s time for general manager Steve Keim to find a pass-rusher opposite rookie Markus Golden to build the defense around.

    Jonathan Bullard is tailor-made for Arizona’s defense. He’s big enough to play as a 3-technique defensive tackle, but his quickness allowed him to play defensive end at times with the Gators. He’s a powerful rusher, and while he doesn’t have the speed to bend the edge in the NFL, he’ll attack the backfield in his own way and shows the tools to be productive there immediately.

30. Carolina Panthers

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    The Pick: Free Safety Darian Thompson, Boise State

    The Carolina Panthers are built to sustain their success thanks to Cam Newton and offensive weapons like Greg Olsen, the return of a healthy Kelvin Benjamin and the development of rookie Devin Funchess. On defense, meanwhile, this is one of the best front sevens in football. Linebacker Luke Kuechly and defensive tackle Kawann Short are the anchors, while Star Lotulelei, Kony Ealy and Shaq Thompson are all solid building blocks. As long as Carolina re-signs Josh Norman or retains him via the franchise tag, its defense will once again be stout.

    The big key is continuing to improve the roster with value picks early in the draft. Thompson was such a pick last year at No. 25 overall, and he will fill a major need once the 32-year-old Thomas Davis retires. Adding Darian Thompson—the best free safety in the class—adds an impact rookie but also protects the Panthers against the potential loss of Kurt Coleman in the future.

31. Denver Broncos

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    The Pick: Guard Cody Whitehair, Kansas State

    Free agency may completely reshape the Denver Broncos' needs, but looking at the roster after Super Bowl 50, it’s clear the offensive line needs upgrades. Kansas State’s Cody Whitehair, who played left tackle in college but projects as a guard or center in the NFL, would offer an immediate upgrade.

    Evan Mathis may or may not be back in 2016 given his impending date with free agency, but if he does return, Whitehair can become the Day 1 starter at center for the Broncos. Should Mathis not return, pencil Whitehair into Mathis' spot at left guard, and he’s a perfect fit in Gary Kubiak’s athletic, moving scheme.

    Other positions such as quarterback and left tackle could become bigger needs after free agency, but based on the roster's current construction, Denver has no bigger question mark than its offensive line.

Round 2

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    32. Cleveland Browns—Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
    33. Tennessee Titans—Austin Johnson, DL, Penn State 
    34. Dallas Cowboys—Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
    35. San Diego Chargers—Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
    36. Baltimore Ravens—Leonard Floyd, EDGE, Georgia
    37. San Francisco 49ers—Vernon Butler, DL, Louisiana Tech
    38. Jacksonville Jaguars—Maliek Collins, DL, Nebraska
    39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Shon Coleman, T, Auburn
    40. New York Giants—Su'a Cravens, LB, USC
    41. Chicago Bears—Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA 
    42. Miami Dolphins—Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State 
    43. Los Angeles Rams—Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State 
    44. Oakland Raiders—Joshua Perry, LB, Ohio State
    45. Los Angeles Rams—Artie Burns, CB, Miami (Fla.)  
    46. Detroit Lions—Germain Ifedi, T, Texas A&M  
    47. New Orleans Saints—Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State  
    48. Indianapolis Colts—Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor  
    49. Buffalo BillsHassan Ridgeway, DL, Texas
    50. Atlanta Falcons—Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
    51. New York Jets—Jarran Reed, DL, Alabama  
    52. Houston Texans—Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State  
    53. Washington—Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama  
    54. Minnesota Vikings—Vonn Bell, SS, Ohio State  
    55. Cincinnati Bengals—Jeremy Cash, SS, Duke 
    56. Seattle Seahawks—Jason Spriggs, T, Indiana 
    57. Green Bay Packers—Jordan Jenkins, OLB, Georgia
    58. Pittsburgh Steelers—Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
    59. Kansas City ChiefsWilliam Jackson, CB, Houston
    60. New England PatriotsTyler Boyd, WR, Pitt
    61. Arizona CardinalsNick Martin, C, Notre Dame
    62. Carolina Panthers—Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
    63. Denver BroncosSheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame

Round 3

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    64. Tennessee Titans—Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
    65. Cleveland BrownsBen Brown, LB, Miss. State
    66. San Diego ChargersLe'Raven Clark, T, Texas Tech
    67. Dallas CowboysBrandon Allen, QB, Arkansas
    68. San Francisco 49ersScooby Wright, ILB, Arizona
    69. Jacksonville JaguarsHarlan Miller, CB, SE Louisiana 
    70. Baltimore RavensPaul Perkins, RB, UCLA
    71. New York GiantsAlex Collins, RB, Arkansas  
    72. Chicago BearsPharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina 
    73. Miami DolphinsJoshua Garnett, G, Stanford
    74. Tampa Bay BuccaneersKevin Peterson, CB, Oklahoma State 
    75. Oakland RaidersJayron Kearse, SS, Clemson
    76. Los Angeles RamsJalen Mills, FS, LSU
    77. Philadelphia EaglesKeivarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
    78. New Orleans SaintsDeion Jones, LB, LSU
    79. Philadelphia EaglesKamalei Correa, EDGE, Boise State 
    80. Buffalo BillsLeonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers 
    81. Atlanta FalconsTyvis Powell, FS, Ohio State
    82. Indianapolis ColtsRees Odhiambo, G, Auburn 
    83. New York JetsNick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
    84. WashingtonMike Jordan, CB, Missouri Western 
    85. Houston TexansKenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
    86. Minnesota VikingsCayleb Jones, WR, Arizona 
    87. Cincinnati BengalsKentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri
    88. Green Bay PackersKelvin Taylor, RB, Florida
    89. Pittsburgh SteelersKeanu Neal, FS, Florida 
    90. Seattle SeahawksJihad Ward, DE, Illinois  
    91. Kansas City ChiefsKarl Joseph, SS, West Virginia  
    92. New England PatriotsLandon Turner, G, North Carolina
    93. Arizona CardinalsJalin Marshall, WR, Ohio State 
    94. Carolina Panthers—Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma
    95. Denver Broncos—Spencer Drango, T, Baylor  

    Note: A to-be-determined number of compensatory picks will be made at the end of Round 3.

Round 4

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    96. Cleveland Browns—Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana 
    97. Tennessee TitansCassanova McKinzy, LB, Auburn 
    98. Dallas CowboysRonald Blair, DL, Appalachian State
    99. San Diego ChargersRashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State 
    100. Jacksonville Jaguars—Evan Boehm, C, Missouri 
    101. Baltimore RavensDe'Runnya Wilson, WR, Miss. State 
    102. San Francisco 49ersC.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame  
    103. Chicago BearsParker Ehinger, G, Cincinnati
    104. Miami DolphinsDevontae Booker, RB, Utah
    105. Tampa Bay BuccaneersKenny Lawler, WR, California
    106. New York GiantsAdolphus Washington, DL, Ohio State 
    107. Los Angeles RamsKyler Fackrell, OLB, Utah State
    108. Detroit LionsJordan Payton, WR, UCLA  
    109. New Orleans SaintsDak Prescott, QB, Miss. State  
    110. Philadelphia EaglesJustin Simmons, SS, Boston College 
    111. Oakland RaidersChris Jones, DL, Miss. State 
    112. Atlanta FalconsCole Toner, OL, Harvard 
    113. Indianapolis ColtsMiles Killebrew, SS, Utah State
    114. Buffalo BillsKyle Murphy, T, Stanford 
    115. New York JetsSebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas
    116. Houston TexansVincent Valentine, DL, Nebraska 
    117. WashingtonKevin Hogan, QB, Stanford 
    118. Minnesota VikingsChristian Westerman, G, Arizona State 
    119. Cincinnati BengalsJonathan Jones, CB, Auburn 
    120. Pittsburgh SteelersAustin Hooper, TE, Stanford 
    121. Seattle SeahawksJonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
    122. Green Bay PackersJerell Adams, TE, South Carolina 
    123. Kansas City ChiefsBronson Kaufusi, DE, Utah 
    124. New England PatriotsMaurice Canady, CB, Virginia 
    125. Arizona CardinalsDenver Kirkland, G, Arkansas 
    126. Carolina PanthersJohn Theus, T, Georgia
    127. Baltimore RavensJosh Ferguson, RB, Illinois


    Note: A to-be-determined number of compensatory picks will be made at the end of Round 4.

Round 5

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    128. Tennessee TitansKevin Byard, SS, Middle Tenn. State  
    129. Cleveland Browns Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State  
    130. San Francisco 49ersEric Murray, CB, Minnesota 
    131. Oakland RaidersCharone Peake, WR, Clemson
    132. Denver BroncosBrandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky 
    133. San Francisco 49ersMatt Ioannidis, DL, Temple 
    134. Jacksonville JaguarsShawn Oakman, DE, Baylor
    135. Miami DolphinsSteven Daniels, LB, Boston College
    136. Tampa Bay BuccaneersKareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
    137. New York GiantsBralon Addison, WR, Oregon 
    138. Chicago BearsChristian French, OLB, Oregon
    139. Detroit LionsJason Fanaika, DE, Utah  
    140. New Orleans SaintsRoberto Aguayo, K, FSU 
    141. Philadelphia EaglesIsaac Seumalo, G, Oregon State 
    142. Oakland RaidersMichael Thomas, WR, Southern Miss 
    – Los Angeles Rams selection used during the 2015 Supplemental draft 
    143. Indianapolis Colts—Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
    144. Buffalo Bills—Jeff Driskel, QB, Louisiana Tech 
    – Atlanta Falcons selection stripped for piping artificial noise into the Georgia Dome
    145. New York Jets—Jatavis Brown, LB, Akron  
    146. Washington—Will Redmond, CB, Miss. State  
    147. Houston Texans—Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA  
    148. Minnesota Vikings—Max Tuerk, C, USC 
    149. Cincinnati Bengals—Deon Bush, FS, Miami (Fla.) 
    150. Kansas City Chiefs—Demarcus Ayers, WR, Houston 
    151. Green Bay Packers—Tajae Sharpe, WR, UMass 
    152. Philadelphia Eagles—Jamal Golden, FS, Georgia Tech
    153. Kansas City Chiefs—Sean Davis, FS, Maryland
    154. Houston Texans—Jake McGee, TE, Florida
    155. Arizona Cardinals—Anthony Zettel, DL, Penn State
    156. Carolina Panthers—Jack Allen, C, Michigan State
    157. Denver Broncos—Jacoby Brissett, QB, NC State

      

    Note: A to-be-determined number of compensatory picks will be made at the end of Round 5.

Round 6

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    157. Cleveland BrownsKevon Seymour, CB, USC  
    158. Tennessee TitansYannick Ngakoue, EDGE, Maryland 
    159. San Francisco 49ersTyler Higbee, TE, Western Kentucky
    160. San Diego ChargersByron Marshall, RB, Oregon
    161. Minnesota VikingsAdam Gotsis, DL, Georgia Tech
    162. Jacksonville JaguarsVadal Alexander, G, LSU
    163. Baltimore RavensKodi Whitfield, SS, Stanford 
    164. Tampa Bay BuccaneersSteve Longa, LB, Rutgers 
    165. New York GiantsKJ Dillon, FS, West Virginia 
    166. Chicago BearsBrandon Shell, T, South Carolina
    167. Miami DolphinsJordan Simone, FS, Arizona State 
    168. WashingtonJames Cowser, EDGE, Southern Utah 
    169. Philadelphia EaglesJoe Dahl, T, Washington State
    170. Dallas CowboysDemarcus Robinson, WR, Florida
    171. Los Angeles RamsDeiondre' Hall, CB, Northern Iowa 
    172. Detroit LionsChris Moore, WR, Cincinnati 
    173. Buffalo BillsJordan Lucas, CB, Penn State 
    174. Tennessee TitansMike Matthews, C, Texas A&M
    175. Oakland RaidersTre Madden, RB, USC 
    176. New York JetsTaveze Calhoun, CB, Miss. State
    177. New England PatriotsAaron Green, RB, TCU
    178. Tampa Bay BuccaneersAziz Shittu, DT, Stanford 
    179. San Diego ChargersCardale Jones, QB, Ohio State
    180. Cincinnati BengalsDarius Latham, DL, Indiana
    181. Green Bay PackersJoe Haeg, T, North Dakota State 
    182. Jacksonville JaguarsEric Striker, LB, Oklahoma 
    183. Detroit LionsNick VanHoose, CB, Northwestern 
    184. Kansas City ChiefsJoe Schobert, EDGE, Wisconsin 
    185. Chicago BearsCyrus Jones, CB, Alabama 
    186. Arizona CardinalsJared Norris, LB, Utah 
    187. Carolina Panthers—Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State
    188. San Francisco 49ersMichael Caputo, SS, Wisconsin  
     

     

    Note: A to-be-determined number of compensatory picks will be made at the end of Round 6.

Round 7

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    189. Cleveland Browns—Tyler Johnstone, T, Oregon
    190. Cleveland BrownsAustin Blythe, C, Iowa
    191. San Diego ChargersConnor McGovern, G, Missouri
    192. Seattle SeahawksBriean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota
    193. Jacksonville JaguarsIan Simon, FS, Missouri 
    194. Miami DolphinsHalapoulivaati Vaitai, T, TCU
    195. Denver BroncosRomeo Okwara, DE, Notre Dame 
    196. Pittsburgh SteelersKenya Dennis, CB, Missouri 
    197. Chicago BearsDeAndre Washington, RB, Texas Tech 
    198. Miami DolphinsRon Thompson, DE, Syracuse 
    199. WashingtonDaryl Worley, CB, West Virginia 
    200. Chicago Bears—James Bradberry, CB, Samford
    201. Philadelphia Eagles—Eric Mac Lain, G, Clemson
    202. Oakland Raiders—Alex McCalister, DE, Florida 

    203. Houston TexansDadi Nicolas, LB, Virginia Tech
    204. Detroit LionsAlex Redmond, G, UCLA
    205. New Orleans SaintsJay Lee, WR, Baylor 
    206. Atlanta FalconsDeAndre Houston-Carson, CB, William & Mary
    207. Indianapolis ColtsHenry Krieger Coble, TE, Iowa 
    208. Minnesota VikingsTra Carson, RB, Texas A&M 
    209. Houston TexansNate Sudfeld, QB, Indiana 
    210. WashingtonJosh Tupou, DL, Colorado State
    211. Denver BroncosCody Kessler, QB, USC 
    212. Minnesota VikingsEddie Yarbrough, DE, Wyoming 
    213. Cincinnati BengalsJordan Swindle, T, Kentucky 
    214. Pittsburgh SteelersJosh Forrest, LB, Kentucky 
    215. Seattle SeahawksQuinton Jefferson, DL, Maryland 
    216. Green Bay PackersBlake Martinez, LB, Stanford 
    217. Kansas City ChiefsMalcolm Mitchell, WR, Georgia 
    218. New England PatriotsWillie Beavers, T, Western Michigan 
    219. Philadelphia EaglesTravis Feeney, LB, Washington 
    220. Carolina Panthers—Cre'von LeBlanc, CB, FAU
    221. Philadelphia Eagles—Terrance Smith, LB, FSU  

    Note: A to-be-determined number of compensatory picks will be made at the end of Round 7.