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Early 2016 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings

nfl draft diamondsEarly 2016 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings

2016 NFL Draft is going to be a good one, but the draft is ran by defense.  Guys like Shawn Oakman, Joey Bosa, Robert Nkemdiche and A’Shawn Robinson are going to dominate in the upcoming season. Several quarterbacks could rise in 2016, but we see Connor Cook as the best NFL Draft quarterback prospect. 

1. Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State (6-3, 218)

2. Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State (6-4, 265)

3. Robert Nkemdiche, DE, Ole Miss (6-4, 280)

4. A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama (6-4, 320)

5. Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State (6-4, 230)

6.  Laremy Tunsil, OL, Ole Miss (6-5, 305)

7. Myles Jack, LB, UCLA (6-1, 235)

8. Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State (6-2, 235)

9. Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor (6-8, 275)

10. Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida (5-11, 195)

11. Ronnie Stanley, OL, Notre Dame (6-5, 315)

12. Su’a Cravens, S, USC (6-1, 225)

13. Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss (6-2, 230)

14. Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech (5-11, 195)

15. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State (6-0, 225)

16. Jalen Ramsey, S, Florida State (6-1, 204)

17. Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State (6-4, 255)

18. Tyler Boyd, WR, Pitt (6-2, 190)

19. Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn (6-2, 255)

20. Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame (6-2, 235)

21. Spencer Drango, OL, Baylor (6-6, 310)

22. Scooby Wright, OLB, Arizona (6-1, 240)

23. Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State (6-5, 255)

24. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama (6-3, 240)

25. O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama (6-6, 240)

26. Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

27. D’haquille Williams, WR, Auburn

28. Vadal Alexander, OL, LSU (6-6, 340)

29. Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State (6-2, 230)

30. Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama

The Best of the Rest

  • Jordan Jenkins, OLB, Georgia
  • Dadi Lhomme Nicolas, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech
  • Landon Turner, OG, North Carolina
  • DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
  • Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
  • Jeremy Cash, S, Duke
  • Adolphus Washington, DT/DE, Ohio State
  • Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
  • Kyle Carter, TE, Penn State
  • Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech
  • Quinshad Davis, WR, North Carolina
  • Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame
  • Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
  • William Jackson, CB, Houston
  • Devon Johnson, RB, Marshall
  • Jonathan Jones, CB, Auburn
  • Wayne Lyons, CB/S, Michigan
  • Jalen Mills, FS/CB, LSU
  • Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
  • Joshua Perry, OLB, Ohio State
  • Sheldon Rankins, DT/DE, Louisville
  • Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
  • Eric Striker, OLB, Oklahoma
  • Terrance Smith, OLB, Florida State
  • John Theus, OT, Georgia
  • Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
  • Antwuan Woods, DT, USC
  • Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA (6-4, 310)
  • Cam Sutton, CB, Tennessee (6-0, 190)
  • Tony Conner, S, Ole Miss (6-0, 217)
  • Isaiah Johnson, S, South Carolina (6’2, 204)
  • Nate Andrews, S, Florida State (5-11, 210)
  • Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State University
  • Jared Goff, QB, Cal

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