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NFL Draft Diamonds 2016 NFL Mock Draft

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PICK 1

Laremy Tunsil – OT, Ole Miss

Adding Laremy Tunsil will allow former first-round pick Taylor Lewan to man the right side, giving Marcus Mariota two excellent tackles to keep defensive ends off his back.

PICK 2

Joey Bosa – DE, Ohio State

Joey Bosa might not be quite as explosive as JJ Watt, but the guy is a beast. I cannot pass on Bosa if I am them, they can get a quarterback in Round 2.

PICK 3

Ronnie Stanley – OT, Notre Dame

Philip Rivers needs to be protected if he is to compete for an AFC title before he retires, and Ronnie Stanley’s just the man to do the job.

RANK 4

Carson Wentz – QB, North Dakota State

I have been saying it all year, Carson Wentz is the best quarterback in the draft.  I was picked on in the beginning but now people are starting to buy into it. With Romo hurt all the time, the team needs a back-up. Wentz is a small school QB just like Romo, and it is a perfect fit.

PICK 5

Jalen Ramsey – CB, Florida State

Jaguars team is getting better, but if they had a better secondary they would be solid. Jalen Ramsey is the best fit for them, because you can play him at corner, or at safety

PICK 6

Shaq Lawson – DE, Clemson

Terrell Suggs is old, and Lawson is a machine. I really like this kids mobility.  Lawson can come in and automatically help the Ravens pass rush.

PICK 7

Jared Goff – QB, Cal

Chip Kelly gets his QB. Yep you are probably wondering about Colin Kaepernick but he is traded to the Browns.  Browns give up a second round pick, and Kelly lands his future quarterback.

PICK 8

Vernon Hargreaves III – CB, Florida

The Miami Dolphins secondary was suspect last year. If you put Hargreaves across from Brent Grimes, the Dolphins on paper look a lot better.  Hargreaves stays in his home state.

PICK 9

Laquon Treadwell – WR, Ole Miss

Give Jameis weapons, yep that is exactly what the Buccaneers do here. Treadwell is the best player available and it gives Jameis Winston more options.  This move makes Vincent Jackson expendable. 

PICK 10

DeForest Buckner – DE, Oregon

Building talent up front is a hallmark of the Giants, so grabbing a versatile defender like DeForest Buckner here makes a lot of sense.

PICK 11

Myles Jack – LB, UCLA

The Bears need a linebacker and this kid can do it all. I love this pick up by the Bears at the 11th pick. 

PICK 12

A’Shawn Robinson – DT, Alabama

The Saints begin the revamping of their defense with A’Shawn Robinson, a load in the middle who will also collapse the pocket as a pass-rusher.

PICK 13

Taylor Decker – OT, Ohio State

Taylor Decker is a solid pass protector and the Eagles need one.  Decker is a big kid and a great fit for the Eagles offense. 

PICK 14

Mackensie Alexander – CB, Clemson

The Raiders simply take the best defensive player on the board, I think that is Mackensie Alexander at this point of the draft.

PICK 15

Paxton Lynch – QB, Memphis

The Los Angeles Rams need a quarterback and they get their guy with Paxton Lynch. 

PICK 16

Jack Conklin – OT, Michigan State

Lions need help on the offensive line and I think Jack Conklin would be a great fit opposite of Riley Reiff.

PICK 17

 

Shilique Calhoun – DE, Michigan State

Calhoun is a very sound pass rusher, and I feel he is great player for the Falcons. The Falcons need a pass rusher and Calhoun could be a great option for ATL. 

PICK 18

Ezekiel Elliott – RB, Ohio State

The Indianapolis Colts need a running back and Ezekial Elliott is the best player available. While they could easily get a back in the second round, why not get the best available.

PICK 19

Reggie Ragland – LB, Alabama

The Buffalo Bills need a linebacker and Reggie Ragland is a perfect player for Rex Ryan’s system. 

PICK 20

Darron Lee – LB, Ohio State

Darron Lee’s potential is sky high, and with the Jets likely losing Demario Davis, Lee could be a good replacement.

PICK 21

Kendall Fuller – CB, Virginia Tech

With De’Angelo Hall getting old, the Redskins land his future replacement. Fuller and Breeland will solidify their secondary for years to come.

PICK 22

Emmanuel Ogbah – DE/LB, Oklahoma State

The Houston Texans are stacked at the defensive end position, but let’s face it Jadeveon Clowney is a bum.  Ogbah is a better pass rusher and will cause havoc for offensive lineman.

PICK 23

Andrew Billings – DT, Baylor

The Vikings simply take the best player available. With Mike Zimmer being a defensive minded coach, they land big Andrew Billings.

PICK 24

Jaylon Smith – LB, Notre Dame

With Vontaze Burfict likely suspended the first three games and Rey Maulauga getting up there in age, the Bengals draft a good linebacker. If healthy Smith could become a stud for Cincy.

PICK 25

Eli Apple – CB, Ohio State

Three of the Steelers’ top four corners are free agents, and Cortez Allen is coming off an injury. Eli Apple, coming off his redshirt sophomore season, is just scratching the surface of his potential.

 

PICK 26

Jonathan Bullard – DE, Florida

Bullard is a very versatile player who the Seahawks will fall in love with. Bullard opposite of Bennett will be fun to watch. The Seahawks need to get this defense rolling again.

PICK 27

Jarran Reed – DT, Alabama

It’s unclear whether the Packers will re-sign either of their free-agent nose tackles, B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion. Jarran Reed’s power up front will be needed, and he’s able to test guards with more quickness than you’d expect.

PICK 28

Corey Coleman – WR, Baylor

Many consider Coleman the best deep threat in the nation. It’s hard to argue, and with the Chiefs could enjoy getting a deep threat like Coleman.

PICK 29

Leonard Floyd – LB, Georgia

Leonard Floyd can help the Cardinals building the pass rush, which is crucial to stay ahead of the Seahawks in the NFC West.

 

PICK 30

Derrick Henry – RB, Alabama

The Panthers need a running back and Derrick Henry could be an amazing addition to Cam Newton and the Panthers.

PICK 31

Vadal Alexander – OG, LSU

The Broncos’ offensive line needs to be upgraded with a player such as Vadal Alexander if Brock Osweiler is to be successful taking over from Peyton Manning in 2016.

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