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A couple of trades sets up for Mock Draft V3!

NFL Draft 2016

If I get to V-8 then someone should make me stop. Maybe waterboard me with V-8.  Wow, that would be awful.

Yes the trades done by Philly, Miami, Kansas City, and Cleveland have altered the draft order well in advance of draft day which is April 28th (for the first round) and they’re in Chicago again.  I can’t wait for the day they send it to Cleveland to see the thousands of hapless Browns fans getting to see, in person, the next draft pick they will destroy.  Anyway, here’s the next gen of the mock draft with some shit added on afterwards:

1 Tennessee Laremy Tunsil, T, Ole Miss
2 Cleveland Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
3 San Diego Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
4 Dallas DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
5 Jacksonville Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
6 Baltimore Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
7 San Francisco Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
8 Philadelphia Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
9 Tampa Bay Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
10 NY Giants Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
11 Chicago Ronnie Stanley, T, Notre Dame
12 New Orleans Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky
13 Miami Taylor Decker, T, Ohio State
14 Oakland Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
15 Los Angeles Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
16 Detroit Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
17 Atlanta Sheldon Rankins, DE, Louisville
18 Indianapolis Jack Conklin, T, Michigan State
19 Buffalo A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
20 NY Jets Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
21 Washington Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
22 Houston Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
23 Minnesota Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford
24 Cincinnati Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
25 Pittsburgh Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia
26 Seattle Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
27 Green Bay Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
28 Cleveland Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
29 Arizona William Jackson, CB, Houston
30 Carolina Le’Raven Clark, T, Texas Tech
31 Denver Jared Goff, QB, California
32 Kansas City Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
33 Tennessee Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
34 Dallas Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
35 San Diego Jason Spriggs, T, Indiana
36 Baltimore Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
37 San Francisco Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
38 Jacksonville Justin Simmons, S, Boston College
39 Tampa Bay Robert Nkemdiche, DE, Ole Miss
40 NY Giants Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
41 Chicago Germain Ifedi, T, Texas A&M
42 Miami Su’a Cravens, LB, Arizona
43 Los Angeles Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
44 Oakland Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State
45 Los Angeles Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
46 Detroit Tavon Young, CB, Temple
47 New Orleans Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State
48 Indianapolis Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State
49 Buffalo Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
50 Atlanta Keanu Neal, S, Florida
51 NY Jets Charles Tapper, OLB, Oklahoma
52 Houston Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
53 Washington Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
54 Minnesota Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State
55 Cincinnati Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State
56 Seattle Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State
57 Green Bay Yannick Ngokoue, LB, Maryland
58 Pittsburgh Darian Thompson, S, Boise State
59 Kansas City Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State
60 New England Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
61 Arizona Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia
62 Carolina Kamalei Correia, DE, Boise State
63 Denver Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas

Shit

  • Laremy Tunsil and Carson Wentz are still holding down the top two spots in the draft. To be honest, at this point, I can’t see that changing unless somehow chaos happens and the Titans or Browns trade their pick. I am hoping this happens.
  • Joey Bosa seems to have fallen a bit on my draft board (that makes me sound so official). I still have him top ten but only due to Philly moving into the top ten after their trade with Miami. I think it’s in Joey’s best interest not to be selected by the Browns anyway.
  • DeForest Buckner out of Oregon has moved up the ladder to the 4 spot and has replaced Bosa as the top defensive lineman in the draft. I have Buckner going to Dallas but Bosa going there would probably make him a god.
  • Noah Spence has dropped from #3 (in my first mock) to #12 in this mock. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him drop closer to the #20 spot by the time the draft comes around.
  • Paxton Lynch and Jared Goff have dropped back down to the lower first round as I am again not too bullish on quarterbacks not named Carson. If the Broncos do get Goff with their first round pick that would be a bit of a coup.
  • I have included a second round mock as well. Josh Doctson, Christian Hackenberg, and Su’a Cravens fall here although all three could move up. Hackenberg is a bit of a surprise as he has motored up most experts’ lists, including at least one mock that has him going to the Broncos to end the first round. That would be a bad pick in my estimation but he must be doing something right at the Combine and at the Pro Days.

OK that’s enough analysis for now. I’m not Mel Kiper or Mike Mayock.  I have other things to do.

I’m sure I will get around to Version Four of the mock draft considering we have a little over five weeks until the first round begins.

Also, for you March Madness fans, what a tournament it has been. I will brag right now and mention I was one of those people that had a perfect first day.  Then it has got steadily worse since.  Saying that, I have Oklahoma as my pick to win it all so I still have a shot at some very small prizes.  Yay me I guess.

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