The NFL season is still young, but it's never too early to look ahead to the NFL draft—especially if your team is 0-2.
Since the second week isn't even complete, don't worry too much about the draft order. It's mostly based on preseason expectations and very early results.
Many of the top college prospects are already off to fantastic starts, and the top of the 2016 draft class is shaping up to be as strong as we've seen in a number of years.
A lot can change between now and April, but there are some big names in this early mock draft that will almost certainly remain in the conversation.
|Post-Week 2 Mock Draft|
|1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Ronnie Stanley||OT||Notre Dame|
|2. Tennessee Titans||Laremy Tunsil||OT||Ole Miss|
|3. Oakland Raiders||Joey Bosa||DE||Ohio State|
|4. Chicago Bears||Jared Goff||QB||California|
|5. Washington Redskins||Jaylon Smith||LB||Notre Dame|
|6. Cleveland Browns||Laquon Treadwell||WR||Ole Miss|
|7. Jacksonville Jaguars||Taylor Decker||OT||Ohio State|
|8. Houston Texans||Connor Cook||QB||Michigan State|
|9. New Orleans Saints||Robert Nkemdiche||DL||Ole Miss|
|10. New York Giants||Ezekiel Elliott||RB||Ohio State|
|11. New York Jets||A'Shawn Robinson||DL||Alabama|
|12. St. Louis Rams||Tyler Boyd||WR||Pittsburgh|
|13. San Francisco 49ers||Jalen Ramsey||CB||Florida State|
|14. Detriot Lions||Vernon Hargreaves III||CB||Florida|
|15. Baltimore Ravens||Adolphus Washington||DL||Ohio State|
|16. Minnesota Vikings||Jack Conklin||OT||Michigan State|
|17. Philadelphia Eagles||Darron Lee||LB||Ohio State|
|18. Miami Dolphins||KeiVarae Russell||CB||Notre Dame|
|19. Carolina Panthers||Tre'Davious White||CB||LSU|
|20. Kansas City Chiefs||Michael Thomas||WR||Ohio State|
|21. Atlanta Falcons||Germain Ifedi||OT||Texas A&M|
|22. San Diego Chargers||Adam Gotsis||DT||Georgia Tech|
|23. Buffalo Bills||Carl Lawson||DE||Auburn|
|24. Pittsburgh Steelers||Su'a Cravens||LB||USC|
|25. Cincinnati Bengals||Shilique Calhoun||DE||Michigan State|
|26. Denver Broncos||Cody Whitehair||OG||Kansas State|
|27. Seattle Seahawks||Nick Martin||OL||Notre Dame|
|28. Arizona Cardinals||DeForest Buckner||DE||Oregon|
|29. Indianapolis Colts||Cassanova McKinzy||LB||Auburn|
|30. Dallas Cowboys||Sheldon Day||DT||Notre Dame|
|31. New England Patriots||No Pick||-||-|
|32. Green Bay Packers||Max Redfield||S||Notre Dame|
Notable Early Projections
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Ronnie Stanley
It's rare for an early projection to have a non-quarterback at the top. But with so many teams having recently filled their need for a signal-caller, there's a good chance another position will get the glory of going No. 1 in 2016.
Stanley has an impressive blend of size and mobility, making him an ideal left tackle in the NFL.
Through 2 gms, Notre Dame LT Ronnie Stanley is perfect in pass protection.. zero sacks, hits or hurries allowed in 56 pass pro snaps— CFB Film Room (@CFBFilmRoom) September 15, 2015
He's done a brilliant job blocking for three different starting quarterbacks in the past two seasons, and he could wind up protecting Jameis Winston's blind side in the NFL next season.
4. Chicago Bears - Jared Goff
There wasn't a unanimous choice for the top quarterback entering the season, but momentum is swinging toward Goff.
To be fair, the increased hype is partially by default, as others such as Cardale Jones and Christian Hackenberg have started the season with a thud.
Jared Goff is one of the most-productive quarterbacks in the country with a stable of quality wide receivers. pic.twitter.com/Tpzawqzcyn— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 19, 2015
At the very least, Goff has met expectations, showing adequate arm strength, impressive accuracy and improved decision-making skills.
8. Houston Texans - Connor Cook
It's tempting to match Christian Hackenberg up with his former coach, but the season has been such a disaster for the Penn State quarterback that it's just not possible to justify.
He showed it last year with Lippett and he's showing it this year with other WRs, but Connor Cook is great on back shoulder throws.— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) September 19, 2015
So O'Brien lands another Big Ten quarterback in this scenario, as Cook has been steady, if not spectacular this season.
Cook's physical tools don't jump off the charts, but his consistency and leadership will endear him to NFL coaches.
O'Brien favors traditional pocket passers such as Ryan Mallett, so Cook's physical attributes should make him a great fit as a young quarterback for O'Brien to mold.
10. New York Giants - Ezekiel Elliott
The Giants running back by committee has been a disaster, as Rashad Jennings currently leads the team with 22 carries for 64 yards.
There would be no need for a committee approach with Ezekiel Elliott, who has been the only bright spot on Ohio State's disappointing offense the past two weeks.
Elliott is a workhorse with an impressive blend of size and agility, making him a great fit for the NFC East.
Ezekiel Elliott is just like your favorite running back. Only better. https://t.co/aH1dHRn68W— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 19, 2015
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