2016 NFL Mock Draft with Trades

2016 NFL Mock Draft with Trades

2016 NFL Mock Draft with Trades

This is an updated NFL mock draft with trades… Enjoy!

1- 1- 1 Los Angeles from Tennessee: Jared Goff QB California
1- 2- 2 Philadelphia from Cleveland: Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State
1- 3- 3 San Diego: Jalen Ramsey CB Florida state
1- 4- 4 Tampa Bay from Dallas (Dallas receives 2017 1st round pick): Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
1- 5- 5 Jacksonville: Myles Jack OLB UC Los Angeles
1- 6- 6 Baltimore: Ezekiel Elliot RB Ohio State
1- 7- 7 San Francisco: DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
1- 8- 8 Cleveland from Philadelphia from Miami: Joey Bosa DE Ohio State
1- 9- 9 Dallas from Tampa Bay: Vernon Hargreaves III Florida
1-10-10 New York Giants: Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
1-11-11 Atlanta from Chicago (Chicago receives Atlantas 2nd round pick {50}): Shaq Lawson DE Clemson
1-12-12 New Orleans: Corey Coleman WR Baylor
1-13-13 Miami from Philadelphia: Kevin Dodd DE Clemson
1-14-14 Oakland: Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama
1-15-15 Tennessee from Los Angeles: Robert Nkemdiche DE Ole Miss
1-16-16 Detroit: Taylor Decker OT Ohio State
1-17-17 Chicago from Atlanta: Eli Apple CB Ohio State
1-18-18 Indianapolis: Ryan Kelly C Alabama
1-19-19 Seattle from Buffalo (Buffalo receives 3rd round pick {90}: Jack Conklin OT Michigan State
1-20-20 New York Jets: Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia
1-21-21 Washington: Andrew Billings NT Baylor
1-22-22 Carolina from Houston (Houston receives 2018 2nd round pick): Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma
1-23-23 Minnesota: Will Fuller WR Notre Dame
1-24-24 Cincinnati: Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville
1-25-25 Pittsburgh: William Jackson III CB Houston
1-26-26 Buffalo from Seattle: Darron Lee OLB Ohio State
1-27-27 Green Bay: A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
1-28-28 Kansas City: Cody Whitehair OG Kansas State
1-29- New England (Forfeited): None
1-30-29 Arizona: Jarran Reed DT Alabama
1-31-30 Houston from Carolina: Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech
1-32-31 Denver: Paxton Lynch QB Memphis

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NFL Draft Grades 2015

Draft Grades

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys B+
They addressed needs for now and the future. Byron Jones is a very athletic corner that fils a need now in the dime and next year when Morris Claiborne is a free agent. I also love the gamble on Randy Gregory at where they got him as they need a puss rusher. I like the pick of Chaz Green for depth but would have loved to see them draft a WR at some point.

New York Giants A-
They did overdraft Ereck Flowers but they needed to if they wanted him because the Rams could have taken him with the next pick. The reason for this stellar grade is getting Landon Collins in the second even though they had to move up. That filled a huge need and they drafted O.O out of UCLA as pass rusher depth. I did want to see them take a DT.

Philadelphia Eagles C
I am not all that high on Agholor as I can see some issues with his game and should have been a second round pick. I liked the pick of Rowe but they failed to address the RG position and I am not a fan of Jordan Hicks who plays a position they don’t need. I do like the pick of JaCorey Sheppard in the 6th round.

Washington Redskins B
I do like Scherff very much as a player but they could have moved back maybe 3 spots and still got hit. I do understand the need to take him as that offensive line aside from Trent Williams is crap and they will need to protect the new 1st round QB they will take in 2016. I love the pick of Jameson Crowder in the 4th who will play in the slot and Preston Smith can help rush the passer. I don’t like the pick of Matt Jones.

AFC East

Buffalo Bills D
They took the wrong FSU corner in Darby and Karlos Williams isn’t very good. There where better lineman available than John Miller but I liked the pick of Nick O’Leary in the 6th as I think he can be used effectively as a 2nd TE. Even without the 1st round pick a lackluster draft.

Miami Dolphins B+
They got lucky when DeVante Parker fell to them at 14 and they did the right thing in taking him. I see why they would draft Jordan Phillips who could turn into a good pro but they have other bigger needs such as corner and linebacker. We will see how much PHillips plays this season. They can also sign Lael Collins which would be an unbelievable haul.

New England Patriots B
I love the value of drafting Malcolm Brown with the last pick of the first round and he could immediately be implemented into their rotation. I don’t like their second round pick of Jordan Richards in the second round but I like the pick of Tre Jackson in the 4th whom they could groom for a guard position. I also like the pick of Trey Flowers from Arkansas. I would have liked for them to grab a RB.

New York Jets A
I could only imagine the look in that draft room when Leonard Williams fell into their lap at 6. I had him as my top overall player in the draft. They addressed needs across the board with players I generally like in Devin Smith at WR in the 2nd Lorenzo Mauldin at OLB in the 3rd and Jarvis Harrison at RG in the 5th. I am not crazy on Bryce Petty but in the 4th I can understand the gamble. An excellent draft to pair with a active free agency.

NFC North

Chicago Bears A-
They had an overall great draft addressing needs now and in the future. Kevin White has a very high ceiling but I think DeVante Parker has a much higher floor and is a safer prospect but both at some point will make a trip to Hawaii for the pro bowl. I loved the pick of Eddie Goldman as the new Nose Tackle and Hroniss Grasu to be the long term center. I didn’t like the pick of Langford in the 4th as they have credible RB depth already.

Detroit Lions C-
They got a player who I am very high on but would thought could be had in the second in Laken Tomlinson to play LG. They also got Manny Ramirez in that trade who will provide depth along the interior Oline. I didn’t like the pick of Ameer Abdullah as I think he’s too slow for the NFL. I thought the Alex Carter pick was good value in the 3rd but he has a relatively low ceiling. They failed to address RT, DE pass rusher and wide receiver.

Green Bay Packers C
They addressed needs in the secondary grabbing safety Damarious Randall in the 1st and Quinten Rollins in the 2nd. After that though I am lukewarm on Jake Ryan but not big on any of their other picks. I would have liked to see some beef be selected on the defensive line.

Minnesota Vikings A
A really solid draft all around. Trae Waynes in the first to give them a partner to pair with the young Xavier Rhodes for a long long time. They got Eric Kendricks in the 2nd who will start right away and is a dynamic tackler at the MLB position. They addressed positions of need in Danielle Hunter as DE depth. TJ Clemmings as a developmental LT and Stefon Diggs as Wide Receiver depth. An excellent draft by Rick Spielman and Co.

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens B+
Ozzie Newsome is one of the best in the business. The selection of Maxx Williams is perfect for Baltimore and he will be one of the top Tight Ends in the league one day. Perriman has blazing speed but is a little bit one dimensional. They got Carl Davis at decent value but where is he going to play and can he rush the passer from the inside? I do like their 4th round pick out of Kentucky in Smith as pass rushing depth.

Cleveland Browns C-
This was an up and down draft for them. I love the pick of Danny Shelton to help the leagues worst run defense. I thought the pick of Erving was ok but hey have other needs they need to address. Erving will play
RG this year and slide over to center when Alex Mack leaves. I don’t like the pick of Nate Orchard in the 2nd round or Xavier Cooper in the 3rd. Taking Duke Johnson could have a big effect but people question his longevity being sized short. They failed to address their biggest areas of need early in WR and TE.

Cincinnati Bengals C
They drafted for need rather than best player truly available I feel. I don’t like them picking Ogbuehi at 21 as that was way too high. I do like the Jake Fisher pick in the second round and they are lucky that he fell to them. I also like the Paul Dawson pick in the third and am alright with the Tyler Kroft selection as their 2nd TE. We will see how Josh Shaw does but he already lied to the world once.

Pittsburgh Steelers B
They were surprised when Bud Dupree was still on the board at 22 and that fills a big need as well for the future. This means all their linebackers are now 1st round picks and 3 in the last 3 years. I like the pick of Senquez Golson in the 2nd even though his height is a problem. Sammie Coates is a burner but in the 3rd round I understand how it fits the role. They addressed depth throughout the draft but didn’t touch much along the defensive line.

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons A+
This is a team that had truly lots of holes coming in and did a fine job of addressing many of those holes. Beasley in the 1st at OLB Jalen Collins in the 2nd at corner to replace the awful Robert Alford. Tevin Coleman in the 3rd who could be a fantasy steal and Justin Hardy in the 4th who is a personal favorite of mine and will play in the slot and finally Grady Jarrett for defensive line depth in the 5th. An overall excellent draft although they need offensive lineman.

Carolina Panthers D-
This was a very lackluster draft in my perspective and they not only missed on some prospects they drafted but failed to fill holes on their roster such as LT. Shaq Thompson I see as an average 4-3 OLB but hose can usually get picked in the later rounds. Devin Funchess is an odd player because he doesn’t have the separation speed to be a WR or the physicality to be a TE. They traded up for him as well. They needed depth and other positions to fill and they didn’t do it. A really bad draft.

New Orleans Saints C+
They had a lot of high picks and the results do vary. Andrus Peat I think will one day become a good left tackle but thats not a position of need. Stephone Anthony fills a long term role but was a bit over drafted. Kikaha was high on many peoples wish lists and can rush the passer which is much needed on this team. I love their third round grabbing my second rated QB in Garrett Grayson and one of my favorite corners in this draft in PJ Williams who I had a first round grade on. They failed to address Guard, Defensive line and Tight End.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers F
I am not a Winston fan at all and think they just threw the 1st overall pick into the garbage. Donavan Smith isn’t a top talent and will likely bust while Ali Marpet needs time to develop and refine his skills. I am lukewarm on Kwon Alexander but that is not a position of immediate need. A big F for the Bucs.

AFC South

Houston Texans A
They addressed needs and got top level players at great spots n the draft. Kevin Johnson reminds me of a young Cortland Finnegan and should help their secondary this year and beyond. Bednardrick McKinney was my top rated ILB and I love that pick to play next to Cushing. They got Strong in the 3rd round who will not only complement their WR corps but become an integral part of it. A solid draft but I would have addressed the defensive line earlier than the 6th round.

Indianapolis Colts D+
I thought this was an overall lackluster draft for the Colts that failed to address needs. I do very much like the pick of Henry Anderson in the 3rd round and he should fit right into the system. I wouldn’t have taken Dorsett in the 1st round especially with the wide receivers they already have. They addressed corner in the third with D’Joun Smith but I don’t think that was a good pick. They will look back on this draft as a “what if” draft.

Jacksonville Jaguars B-
I am not as high on their draft as other people. I love the pick of Sample in the 4th round and he will be their free safety of the future. I don’t see the real need to draft a RB in the 2nd round or while I like AJ Cann the need to draft him with 2 good guards unless he will play Center. Rashaad Greene has a relatively low ceiling. Dante Fowler I thought was over drafted but he should become a good player. They should have taken Leonard Williams.

Tennessee Titans A-
Mariota was my top rated QB and I had Dorial Green-Beckham as a top 10 talent in this draft. After those two I am not all that crazy on the rest of their draft. Poutasi is a little bit of a developmental project but could be a potential mauler inside. Blackson will play a role for them along the defensive line and could be useful against the run. A pretty good draft for the Titans but DO NOT START MARIOTA FROM DAY 1.

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals C+
I do like the pick of DJ Humphries who will likely be their RT. Other than that in was a meddling draft with them selecting for need at OLB with Markus Golden but I don’t believe that was the top player at the position still on the board. David Johnson should challenge Andre Ellington for playing time and potentially his job this season. I wanted them to select a Nose Tackle.

San Fransisco 49ers C-
I really do like the pick of Arik Armstead who will take the spot of Justin Smith and could turn into a beast. After that I understand the pick of Eli Harold but I am not crazy on him as a prospect. They have taken a first round safety the past 2 years so I don’t know why they took Tartt instead of addressing other needs such as ILB. I really am only a big fan of their 1st pick.

Seattle Seahawks C-
I know they didn’t have a first round pick due to the Jimmy Graham trade but this was still a lackluster draft. I don’t understand the selection of Frank Clark when there were much more talented players available. They made a big and bold move to move up for Tyler Lockett which I think is a good move and he will be a good player. They selected 3 offensive lineman who will be needed and relied on this season.

St. Louis Rams B+
Todd Gurley was a surprising pick but he is a game changing talent that could force 8 men in the box. They got a road grater at RT in Havenstein out of Wisconsin. I would have liked to see a receiver selected but they didn’t. I do like the pick of Jamon Brown who I currently see as the favorite for their RG position. Mannion at QB could be a nice backup but I am not crazy on his prospects of starting in the NFL.

AFC West

Denver Broncos B+
They had an overall pretty good draft addressing major needs such as RT. They moved up for Shane Ray but he is the replacement for DeMarcus Ware and can help rush the passer on latter downs and in the 4th quarter which is needed for them. Sambrailo should be the opening day starter at RT which would move Chris Clark inside to LG. Hueremen provides nice depth for them at TE.

Kansas City Chiefs C+
I really did like the pick of Marcus Peters as he is both a very highly rated player of mine and he helps a big position of need. After that I really didn’t love the rest of the draft especially Mike Morse who I don’t think can hold up at RT in the NFL. Chris Conley has some upside and I think can help them this year at the #3 and #4 wide receiving positions. They got one right but the rest is a little murky.

Oakland Raiders B
Amari Cooper was a top 3 player for me in this draft and one of the safest picks in this draft. He also fits the Raiders biggest need and will help Derek Carr immensely. Mario Edwards wasn’t my favorite pick or my favorite fit for the system. I really like the pick of Clive Walford who fell due to disciplinary issues. An overall good quality draft class by Reggie McKenzie.

San Diego Chargers B-
The trade up for Melvin Gordon cost them some picks in the later rounds but Gordon is still a quality RB and gives the Chargers a nice spark. The Pick of Perryman will help solidify the ILB position of that defense next to Manti Teo. After those two I don’t see any real long term NFL talent unless Mager shows real refinement.

NFL Mock Draft 2015

NFL Mock Draft 2015

NFL Mock Draft 2015

1. Tampa Bay (2-14)- Jameis Winston QB Florida State
I am not at all a winston fan but I think its inevitable at this point for Winston to wind up in Tampa Bay. There are flaws TO his Game starting with his intelligence and I do believe the Bucs will grow to regret this pick.
2. Tennessee (2-14)- Leonard Williams DE USC
The best player in the draft and he would be a nice fit for their 3-4 defense under Ray Horton. They were awful overall on defense but especially against the run. I would have to imagine that 3 players must be involved to block Williams and Orakpo otherwise they could reck havoc .
3. Jacksonville (3-13)- Danny Shelton DT Washington
The Jaguars are in a very strange spot in the draft and will most likely move back in a trade with a team that wants Mariota. We have seen them surprise us before like last draft and I think they will again. They finished 27th in the league in rush defense last season and need an upgrade in the interior of the defensive line. Shelton is a mountain at 340 pounds but has good feet. He could command a double team on the inside and be paired with a rotating Odrick or Sen’Derick Marks both of whom aren’t anything above a average to below average player. On a side note many people are saying Dante Fowler Jr. here but I don’t think that will happen as there are many pass rushers in this draft ad if they move back they could get one of similar quality at a fraction of the price.
4. Oakland (3-13)- Kevin White WR West Virginia
You can knock GM Reggie McKenzie on his free agency spending and letting players go but you can;t knock him on his draft history. So far he has taken players such as DJ Hayden, Khalil Mack, Derek Carr and Gabe Jackson all who look promising as potential impact players. Historically the Raiders love players with speed and Kevin White possesses that with a sub 4.35 40. Derek Carr needs a number 1 target and White can wreck havoc on opposing secondaries but I do think he is more risky than Amari Cooper.
5. Washington (4-12)- Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
If Mariota is gone then I could see them trading back and gaining more picks. New GM Scott McGloghlan took over a trainwreck of an NFL roster partially due to not having a first round pick since the RG3 trade. They have holes all over the field although I love what Scott has done in Free Agency this year picking up Talent and potential in Chris Culliver, Terrance Knighton and Stephen Paea. Mariota will be able to sit and watch for a year as RG3 plays behind the worst offensive line in the league before taking the reigns in 2016. I am a Mariota fan but I truly believe he needs to wait a little and become seasoned to the pace in the NFL as well as a different system.
6. New York Jets (4-12)- Vic Beasley OLB Clemson
The Jets have a surprisingly good roster and few holes outside of QB and a young pass rusher. They signed a trio of corners (Revis, Cromarti, and Buster Skrine) to solve their weakness at corner and also have Millner coming back from injury. They also signed Marcus Gilchrist to play next to Calvin Pryor and traded for Brandon Marshall at WR. With no Qb worth taking its important to get younger at OLB with both Calvin Pace and Jason Babin 34 years old. Beasley and Quinton Couples would pair as pass rushers for about a decade and could be one of the most formidable duos in the league. I am high on Beasley.
7. Chicago (5-11)- Amari Cooper WR Alabama
With the trade of Brandon Marshall to the Jets they lack a target opposite of Alshon Jeffery and also need a Right Tackle but that can be taken in round two. Cooper will give Cutler two high end targets to throw to and will really put the pressure on Cutler as if he struggles you can’t say there was “no weapons” as he would have Forte, Martelus Bennett, Jeffery, and Cooper. They had an awful defense but they signed some short term patches like Ray McDonald and Jarvis Jenkins while signing Pernell McPhee to big money.
8. Atlanta (6-10)- Dante Fowler Jr. Florida
New defensive coordinator Richard Smith stressed the importance of sacks and QB pressure but the Falcons with the leagues worst defense are lacking a pass rusher. They currently have Tyson Jackson, Kroy Bierman and Adrian Clayborn at DE which is awful. Fowler would give them a big improvement over those guys and be a starter from day 1. The real question with Fowler is how high his ceiling is and how much better can he get.
9. New York Giants (6-10)- Landon Collins S Alabama
They lost Antrel Rolle to the Bears and Stevie Brown is currently a free agent although rumors suggest the Giants want him back. Their current safeties are Cooper Taylor and Nat Berhe which is potential for major problems during the season. Landon Collins could start from day one and bring potentially impact play for this team. They might be able to move back with a trade with a team such as the Dolphins or Chargers and be able to get him.
10. St. Louis (6-10)- DeVante Parker WR Louisville
There is a ton of talent on the Rams roster largely due to the RG3 trade and with Nick Foles I would guess they are expecting to make the playoffs. They have holes on the offensive line that could be patched up later in the draft or through a stopgap in free agency but they need a number one receiver which is not available in Free Agency. Parker would be able to stretch the field and be a reliable target for Foles and the Rams offense. To match the defense the offense has criminally underrated potential with receivers, Parker, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Kenny Britt and Brian Quick. Tight ends Jared Cook and Lance Kendricks and breakout RB Tre Mason. Watch Out!
11. Minnesota (7-9)- Dorial Green-Beckham WR Oklahoma (Mizzou)
The Vikings are another team that will be in contention for the playoffs this season as they ail start with Teddy from day one. He needs another receiver to pair with Mike Wallace and Corderelle patterson who are both similar speed players. Beckham is extremely talented and without his problems at Mizzou could go in the top 5 but he falls here due to uncertainty. He is 6’5 and has the speed and power to go over the middle. They could also use a MLB, future pass rusher, and young corner but they will address those needs later.
12. Cleveland (7-9)- Brandon Scherff OT/OG Iowa
The Browns have two first round picks and need a WR for their offense but will have to wait with many of the top options off the board. They have the best offensive line in the league from the Center (Alex Mack) on over left to Bitiono and Joe Thomas but their right side needs work. Mitchell Schwartz has been awful at Rt while John Greco is subpar. Brandon Scherff would take one of those spots presumably RT while you can let Greco and Schwartz duke it out for RG. As far as the offensive one goes it maybe tacky to say but your only as strong as your weakest link and one deficiency can destroy your whole game plan.
13. New Orleans (7-9)- Arik Armstead DE Oregon
The Saints were woeful on defense last season and it needs to be fixed. I know they lost their big pickup Jairus Byrd early but they were so incredibly bad that other players must be held accountable. They picked up Brandon Browner and Danell Ellerbe to help that defense but they need help up front where they lacked a pass rush and had a porous run defense. The 6’7 Armstead will team with Cameron Jordan to create one of the better 3-4 DE combos in the league. They need Stanley Jean Baptiste to pick it up this season but they should be a lot better.
14. Miami (8-8)- Trae Waynes CB Michigan State
The Dolphins have made splashy signings the past 3 season (Wallace, Albert and Suh) and have high end talent but they lack depth in certain areas. One of them is Wr where they can’t get value at this point in the draft and another is Cb as Cortland Finnegan retired and where if Waynes is available they should grab him immediately. He would pair with one of the better corners in the league in Brett Grimes and would have to cover receivers such as Juilien Edelman, Eric Decker, and Robert Woods. The Dolphins next pick would most likely be a linebacker Oline or a WR.
15. San Francisco (8-8)- Eric Kendricks ILB UCLA
The 49ers had the unluckiest offseason with the retirement of star ILB Partick Willis due to injury and Chris Borland due to fearfulness and stupidity. Eric Kendricks is the brother of Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks and could be a great player. The 49ers have been very effective in the first round recently with the exception of Jonathan Baldwin. They have a few other needs as well but they must fix the defense after losing Willis, Justin Smith, Borland, Chris Culliver and Perish Cox.
16. Houston (9-7)- Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State
The Texans waived goo bye to their franchise player Andre Johnson and need a receiver opposite of DeAndre Hopkins as Cecil Shorts III is a slot receiver. They will most likely select a linebacker in the next round. They might be reaching a little bit here but this will fill a need that must be filled to give Brian Hoyer a chance to be competitive.
17. San Diego (9-7)- Eddie Goldman NT Florida State
The Chargers are a team that could move up in the draft and we have heard rumors of Phillip Rivers being involved in a Mariota trade but I doubt the Chargers would do that. They need a big man on their defensive line to stuff the run and play next to Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes. They could also use a RB, SS and a pass rusher. They don’t have many needs but lack star talent on the defensive side of the ball save for Eric Weddle.
18. Kansas City (9-7)- Breshad Perriman WR UCF
He is FAST! He reportedly recorded a 4.22 40 yard dash time at his pro day which would be one of the fastest ever. Not an over the middle typer player but he would stretch the field similar to DeSean Jackson during his time in Philly. With Maclin on the inside this will help Alex Smith run the west coast offense and Perriman will be used plenty for bubble screens. They don’t have much salary cap room due to the franchise tag they placed on Justin Houston but if they get a long term deal done look for them to beef up their offensive line and their secondary. They should draft a ILB in the next two rounds.
19. Cleveland – from Buffalo (9-7)- Todd Gurley RB Georgia
Already having selected Offensive lineman Brandon Scherff they can move onto another need and that is RB where they really need someone who doesn’t suck. Gurley is coming off injury at Georgia but has insane talent and is relatively fresh due to being suspended for violating the NCAAs bullshit criminal monopolistic rules by signing autographs. He would be a game changer on the field although i would understand the fear of drafting another first round RB by Browns fans (Trent Richardson).
20. Philadelphia (10-6)- Malcolm Brown DT Texas
There are rumors of Chip Kelly moving up to select his college QB Marcus Mariota but I am not predicting trades in this mock draft. The Eagles do fill a need here selecting talented DT Malcolm brown who could take Cedric Thortons spot to form one of the better 3-4 combos in the league with Flethcer Cox or play the nose. They could also use a WR and RG but those options don’t have the value of Brown who is one of the more underrated players in this draft class.
21. Cincinnati* (10-5-1)- Andrus Peat LT Stanford
It seems every year a talented prospect falls to the Bengals you think would have been gone a long time ago. Outside of safety they really lack a position of weakness so they draft for the future here. Whitworth who is one of the best Left Tackles in the league is 33 and ail need to be replaced soon. By taking Peat he can start at LT and you can kick Whitworth into left guard with Boling playing center which would make this a top 3 line in the league.
22. Pittsburgh* (11-5)- Alvin “Bud” Dupree OLB Kentucky
The Steelers have a huge need at corner that they refuse to address in the first round. They love taking linebackers early (Shazier, Jarvis Jones, Timmons) and need a pass rusher to eventually replace James Harrison. Dupree is one of the higher rated players on my board and the Steelers get lucky if he slides. They also could use a left guard, Nose Tackle, safety and a couple corners.
23. Detroit* (11-5)- Marcus Peters CB Washington
The Lions had to deal with the loss of Suh and Fairley but they traded for Haloti Nghata and signed Tyrunn Walker who are going to be their defensive tackles. Darius Slay has been inconsistent and Rashean Mathis is 35 so they need a corner for the future. Marcus Peters is a very talented corner but got kicked off the football team last year due to off the field issues and bad behavior. They could use some offensive line help as well as some pass rushing depth.
24. Arizona* (11-5)- Shane Ray OLB Mizzou
Coming off a strange year many people have the Cardinals taking a running back or someone on the offensive side of the ball and that certainly makes sense but thats just not how the Cardinals do things. They like to build from the inside out primarily through defense. They lack a true pass rusher to put pressure on the quarterback. They signed Sean Whetherspoon to play one side and Ray would play another. Prbably the best GMand Head coach tandem in the league but they have a need additionally at C, RT, RB and on the Dline.
25. Carolina* (7-8-1)- La’el Collins OT LSU
They made the playoffs due to the worst division in years but next year it will be more difficult. Byron Bell is a UFA and likely will not be resigned. They need a LT but some people question whether Collins is a LT or better suited on the interior. I think he would be an all-pro guard but I don’t know how good of a LT he will be but due to his talent I would take him as he has an extremely high floor and he can slide to guard or right tackle as the Panthers are devoid of talent on the oline. They also haven’t had an above average corner since Chris Gamble retired.
26. Baltimore* (10-6)- Jalen Collins CB LSU
The Ravens are mired in salary cap hell which has forced them to trade Ngata and watch Torrey Smith leave. They could absolutely use a receiver here but none are worth taking right now. Jimmy Smith is a UFA in 2016 and will be expensive so Collins could slide in and be the replacement. There is not a lot of holes on this Ravens team but corner depth is important especially to cover Marcus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant of the Steelers.
27. Dallas* (12-4)- Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin
They need a replacement for the departure of DeMarco Murray and while they covet Adrian Peterson the Vikings have said they will not release him. Dallas had a Miracle season last year but they have holes all over the defense filled with below average players outside of Sean Lee and their corners. After selecting Zach Martin last year and seeing that go so well they will not be afraid to make the boring pick. Gordon will be a stud bulldog running back perfect for Dallas.
28. Denver* (12-4)- Ereck Flowers OT Miami
Peyton is going into what is likely his last season in the NFL and Denver must do everything it can to win this year. They have lost talent in free agency in Julius Thomas, Orlando Franklin, Rahim Moore, Nate Erving and Wes Welker that they need to somehow replace. The whole at left guard by the departing Orlando Franklin is the most concerning because Peyton is fragile and immobile at this stage of his career. They can plug Flowers in at RT and move Chris Clark to LG. Still they have to replace depth at other positions in the draft.
29. Indianapolis* (11-5)- Cameron Erving C Florida State
They need a Center for Andrew Luck similar to what Peyton Manning had in Jeff Saturday. Having a leader at center is critical to maintaining consistency in the offensive line. I don’t see any other needs on offense but defense they really do need some help. No one is above average up front and they need safeties but having a center can make a difference and complete this offense which might be the leagues best in 2015.
30. Green Bay* (12-4)- Randy Gregory DE Nebraska
Green Bay builds almost single handedly through the draft. After resigning BJ Raji they really don’t have any holes on their roster but they can look to get better at OLB pass rusher and younger to replace Julius Peppers eventually. Gregory could fall in the draft due to failing a drug test for weed and his bad combine. He needs to gain some weight and going to the Packers can allow his to gain weight and sit for a little before being forced into action.
31. New Orleans – from Seattle* (12-4)- Maxx Williams TE Minnesota
Following the pick of Arik Armstead they could look to address another void which was caused by the Jimmy Graham trade. Drew Brees was vocally pissed off about that trade and they need to get another weapon for him as they’ve lost Graham and Kenny Stills. The Saints are not done making moves as they have had to recover from salary cap hell and have some holes on their team.
32. New England* (12-4)- Jordan Phillips NT Oklahoma
The Patriots did win the Super Bowl so there isn’t a lot of holes but there are a couple following the departures of Darell Revis, Brandon Browner and Vince Wilfork. In Jordan Phillips they can get their next big man to stop the run which is critical toward the end of the game when opponents are trying to run out the clock. They could also use a corner or two.

RIP Pat Tillman

On this day 10 years ago we lost a true American Hero. Cardinals Pro Bowl safety Pat Tillman declared for the army instead of opting for the money and fame of an NFL lifestyle. He was killed in friendly fire on this very day 10 years ago. May the soul of a true American legend Rest in Peace.