As the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine continues, teams are starting to reshape their draft boards as they see prospects up close and personal.
A number of players have altered their draft stock based on their combine performances, and the first round of the draft is evolving as a result.
Here's a look at an updated mock draft, with some alterations based on the first few days of the combine.
|NFL Mock Draft|
|1||Tennessee Titans||Laremy Tunsil||OT||Ole Miss|
|2||Cleveland Browns||Joey Bosa||DL||Ohio State|
|3||San Diego Chargers||Jalen Ramsey||DB||Florida State|
|4||Dallas Cowboys||Myles Jack||LB||UCLA|
|5||Jacksonville Jaguars||Noah Spence||DE||Eastern Kentucky|
|6||Baltimore Ravens||Ronnie Stanley||OT||Notre Dame|
|7||San Francisco 49ers||Jared Goff||QB||California|
|8||Miami Dolphins||Darron Lee||LB||Ohio State|
|9||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||DeForest Buckner||DL||Oregon|
|10||New York Giants||Ezekiel Elliott||RB||Ohio State|
|11||Chicago Bears||A'Shawn Robinson||DT||Alabama|
|12||New Orleans Saints||Sheldon Rankins||DL||Louisville|
|13||Philadelphia Eagles||Carson Wentz||QB||North Dakota State|
|14||Oakland Raiders||Mackensie Alexander||CB||Clemson|
|15||Los Angeles Rams||Corey Coleman||WR||Baylor|
|16||Detroit Lions||Laquon Treadwell||WR||Ole Miss|
|17||Atlanta Falcons||Shaq Lawson||DE||Clemson|
|18||Indianapolis Colts||Taylor Decker||OT||Ohio State|
|19||Buffalo Bills||Kevin Dodd||DE||Clemson|
|20||New York Jets||Eli Apple||CB||Ohio State|
|21||Washington Redskins||Vernon Hargreaves III||CB||Florida|
|22||Houston Texans||Derrick Henry||RB||Alabama|
|23||Minnesota Vikings||Cody Whitehair||OG||Kansas State|
|24||Cincinnati Bengals||Jaylon Smith||LB||Notre Dame|
|25||Pittsburgh Steelers||Xavien Howard||CB||Baylor|
|26||Seattle Seahawks||Jack Conklin||OT||Michigan State|
|27||Green Bay Packers||Reggie Ragland||LB||Alabama|
|28||Kansas City Chiefs||Braxton Miller||WR||Ohio State|
|29||Arizona Cardinals||Robert Nkemdiche||DL||Ole Miss|
|30||Carolina Panthers||Jason Spriggs||OT||Indiana|
|31||Denver Broncos||Vernon Butler||DT||Louisiana Tech|
Prospects to Watch
Derrick Henry, Alabama Crimson Tide
After a stellar performance at the combine, Derrick Henry has a chance to join former Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott in the first round.
Entering the combine, there were concerns about Henry's speed but as Bleacher Report's Bryan Fischer noted, those questions were answered:
Derrick Henry confirming freak status with the 4.54 40 yard dash at 247 pounds.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) February 26, 2016
The Houston Texans are one of the potential landing spots for Henry, especially given their franchise's successful history with bigger running backs.
Henry would be an ideal replacement for veteran Arian Foster, who has just one year remaining on his contract and has struggled to stay healthy in recent years.
Some teams may still view Henry as a second-round prospect due to his size and the lack of running backs sustaining success in the pros with his body type, but he certainly answered any questions about his athleticism at the combine.
Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The combine brought devastating news for Jaylon Smith, who will reportedly miss the 2016 season, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport:
Difficult day for #NotreDame LB Jaylon Smith, who had his medicals. Ankle & knee nerve issues, teams believe he's out for 2016 -- at least— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 26, 2016
Knowing Smith will miss the season is certain to drop him on most draft boards, but in the late first round a team could still gamble on him if they're comfortable with his ability to fully recover.
The major issue for Smith is the report of nerve damage, which is typically a longer recovery process than muscle or ligament ailments, and also harder to predict.
The Cincinnati Bengals could be a team willing to take a chance on Smith given their recent draft history.
In the last few years the Bengals have been willing to essentially redshirt some of their rookies, allowing them to learn on the bench before stepping into larger roles a year later.
In 2015, for example, the Bengals selected Texas A&M lineman Cedric Ogbuehi with the 21st pick, knowing his 2015 season was in jeopardy. Like Smith, Ogbuehi suffered a knee injury (torn ACL) in his final collegiate game.
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