2016 NFL Mock Draft: Matt Miller's Post-Super Bowl Predictions
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 Bills—Hassan 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 Chiefs—William Jackson, CB, Houston
60. New England Patriots—Tyler Boyd, WR, Pitt
61. Arizona Cardinals—Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
62. Carolina Panthers—Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
63. Denver Broncos—Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame
64. Tennessee Titans—Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
65. Cleveland Browns—Ben Brown, LB, Miss. State
66. San Diego Chargers—Le'Raven Clark, T, Texas Tech
67. Dallas Cowboys—Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas
68. San Francisco 49ers—Scooby Wright, ILB, Arizona
69. Jacksonville Jaguars—Harlan Miller, CB, SE Louisiana
70. Baltimore Ravens—Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA
71. New York Giants—Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
72. Chicago Bears—Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
73. Miami Dolphins—Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford
74. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Kevin Peterson, CB, Oklahoma State
75. Oakland Raiders—Jayron Kearse, SS, Clemson
76. Los Angeles Rams—Jalen Mills, FS, LSU
77. Philadelphia Eagles—Keivarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
78. New Orleans Saints—Deion Jones, LB, LSU
79. Philadelphia Eagles—Kamalei Correa, EDGE, Boise State
80. Buffalo Bills—Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
81. Atlanta Falcons—Tyvis Powell, FS, Ohio State
82. Indianapolis Colts—Rees Odhiambo, G, Auburn
83. New York Jets—Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
84. Washington—Mike Jordan, CB, Missouri Western
85. Houston Texans—Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
86. Minnesota Vikings—Cayleb Jones, WR, Arizona
87. Cincinnati Bengals—Kentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri
88. Green Bay Packers—Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida
89. Pittsburgh Steelers—Keanu Neal, FS, Florida
90. Seattle Seahawks—Jihad Ward, DE, Illinois
91. Kansas City Chiefs—Karl Joseph, SS, West Virginia
92. New England Patriots—Landon Turner, G, North Carolina
93. Arizona Cardinals—Jalin 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.
96. Cleveland Browns—Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana
97. Tennessee Titans—Cassanova McKinzy, LB, Auburn
98. Dallas Cowboys—Ronald Blair, DL, Appalachian State
99. San Diego Chargers—Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
100. Jacksonville Jaguars—Evan Boehm, C, Missouri
101. Baltimore Ravens—De'Runnya Wilson, WR, Miss. State
102. San Francisco 49ers—C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame
103. Chicago Bears—Parker Ehinger, G, Cincinnati
104. Miami Dolphins—Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
105. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Kenny Lawler, WR, California
106. New York Giants—Adolphus Washington, DL, Ohio State
107. Los Angeles Rams—Kyler Fackrell, OLB, Utah State
108. Detroit Lions—Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA
109. New Orleans Saints—Dak Prescott, QB, Miss. State
110. Philadelphia Eagles—Justin Simmons, SS, Boston College
111. Oakland Raiders—Chris Jones, DL, Miss. State
112. Atlanta Falcons—Cole Toner, OL, Harvard
113. Indianapolis Colts—Miles Killebrew, SS, Utah State
114. Buffalo Bills—Kyle Murphy, T, Stanford
115. New York Jets—Sebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas
116. Houston Texans—Vincent Valentine, DL, Nebraska
117. Washington—Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford
118. Minnesota Vikings—Christian Westerman, G, Arizona State
119. Cincinnati Bengals—Jonathan Jones, CB, Auburn
120. Pittsburgh Steelers—Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford
121. Seattle Seahawks—Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
122. Green Bay Packers—Jerell Adams, TE, South Carolina
123. Kansas City Chiefs—Bronson Kaufusi, DE, Utah
124. New England Patriots—Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia
125. Arizona Cardinals—Denver Kirkland, G, Arkansas
126. Carolina Panthers—John Theus, T, Georgia
127. Baltimore Ravens—Josh Ferguson, RB, Illinois
Note: A to-be-determined number of compensatory picks will be made at the end of Round 4.
128. Tennessee Titans—Kevin Byard, SS, Middle Tenn. State
129. Cleveland Browns— Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State
130. San Francisco 49ers—Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota
131. Oakland Raiders—Charone Peake, WR, Clemson
132. Denver Broncos—Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky
133. San Francisco 49ers—Matt Ioannidis, DL, Temple
134. Jacksonville Jaguars—Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor
135. Miami Dolphins—Steven Daniels, LB, Boston College
136. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
137. New York Giants—Bralon Addison, WR, Oregon
138. Chicago Bears—Christian French, OLB, Oregon
139. Detroit Lions—Jason Fanaika, DE, Utah
140. New Orleans Saints—Roberto Aguayo, K, FSU
141. Philadelphia Eagles—Isaac Seumalo, G, Oregon State
142. Oakland Raiders—Michael 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.
157. Cleveland Browns—Kevon Seymour, CB, USC
158. Tennessee Titans—Yannick Ngakoue, EDGE, Maryland
159. San Francisco 49ers—Tyler Higbee, TE, Western Kentucky
160. San Diego Chargers—Byron Marshall, RB, Oregon
161. Minnesota Vikings—Adam Gotsis, DL, Georgia Tech
162. Jacksonville Jaguars—Vadal Alexander, G, LSU
163. Baltimore Ravens—Kodi Whitfield, SS, Stanford
164. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Steve Longa, LB, Rutgers
165. New York Giants—KJ Dillon, FS, West Virginia
166. Chicago Bears—Brandon Shell, T, South Carolina
167. Miami Dolphins—Jordan Simone, FS, Arizona State
168. Washington—James Cowser, EDGE, Southern Utah
169. Philadelphia Eagles—Joe Dahl, T, Washington State
170. Dallas Cowboys—Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida
171. Los Angeles Rams—Deiondre' Hall, CB, Northern Iowa
172. Detroit Lions—Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati
173. Buffalo Bills—Jordan Lucas, CB, Penn State
174. Tennessee Titans—Mike Matthews, C, Texas A&M
175. Oakland Raiders—Tre Madden, RB, USC
176. New York Jets—Taveze Calhoun, CB, Miss. State
177. New England Patriots—Aaron Green, RB, TCU
178. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Aziz Shittu, DT, Stanford
179. San Diego Chargers—Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State
180. Cincinnati Bengals—Darius Latham, DL, Indiana
181. Green Bay Packers—Joe Haeg, T, North Dakota State
182. Jacksonville Jaguars—Eric Striker, LB, Oklahoma
183. Detroit Lions—Nick VanHoose, CB, Northwestern
184. Kansas City Chiefs—Joe Schobert, EDGE, Wisconsin
185. Chicago Bears—Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama
186. Arizona Cardinals—Jared Norris, LB, Utah
187. Carolina Panthers—Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State
188. San Francisco 49ers—Michael Caputo, SS, Wisconsin
Note: A to-be-determined number of compensatory picks will be made at the end of Round 6.
189. Cleveland Browns—Tyler Johnstone, T, Oregon
190. Cleveland Browns—Austin Blythe, C, Iowa
191. San Diego Chargers—Connor McGovern, G, Missouri
192. Seattle Seahawks—Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota
193. Jacksonville Jaguars—Ian Simon, FS, Missouri
194. Miami Dolphins—Halapoulivaati Vaitai, T, TCU
195. Denver Broncos—Romeo Okwara, DE, Notre Dame
196. Pittsburgh Steelers—Kenya Dennis, CB, Missouri
197. Chicago Bears—DeAndre Washington, RB, Texas Tech
198. Miami Dolphins—Ron Thompson, DE, Syracuse
199. Washington—Daryl 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 Texans—Dadi Nicolas, LB, Virginia Tech
204. Detroit Lions—Alex Redmond, G, UCLA
205. New Orleans Saints—Jay Lee, WR, Baylor
206. Atlanta Falcons—DeAndre Houston-Carson, CB, William & Mary
207. Indianapolis Colts—Henry Krieger Coble, TE, Iowa
208. Minnesota Vikings—Tra Carson, RB, Texas A&M
209. Houston Texans—Nate Sudfeld, QB, Indiana
210. Washington—Josh Tupou, DL, Colorado State
211. Denver Broncos—Cody Kessler, QB, USC
212. Minnesota Vikings—Eddie Yarbrough, DE, Wyoming
213. Cincinnati Bengals—Jordan Swindle, T, Kentucky
214. Pittsburgh Steelers—Josh Forrest, LB, Kentucky
215. Seattle Seahawks—Quinton Jefferson, DL, Maryland
216. Green Bay Packers—Blake Martinez, LB, Stanford
217. Kansas City Chiefs—Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Georgia
218. New England Patriots—Willie Beavers, T, Western Michigan
219. Philadelphia Eagles—Travis 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.