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27 Draft Picks from the 2016 NFL Draft were released already

Mel Kiper's 2016 NFL Mock Draft; Three Rounds with some surprises

2016 NFL Draft Picks are getting cut left and right

The NFL began roster cuts and the 2016 NFL Draft is not looking pretty already.  Here is the total breakdown of players that have been released. 27 rookies from the 2016 NFL Draft have already been released.  That is 9.4 percent of players that were drafted who were released. Almost 10 percent of the Draft was a miss.  WOW

4th Round – 1

5th Round – 4

6th Round – 12

7th Round – 10

  1. Round 4, Pick 121: Vikings G Willie Beavers (Western Michigan)
  2. Round 5, Pick 162: Chiefs QB Kevin Hogan (Stanford)
  3. Round 5, Pick 141: Panthers CB Zack Sanchez (Oklahoma)
  4. Round 5, Pick 152: Washington DT Matt Ioannidis (Temple)
  5. Round 5, Pick 174: 49ers OT Fahn Cooper (Ole Miss)
  6. Round 6, Pick 180: Vikings WR (Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns)
  7. Round 6, Pick 181: Jaguars DE Tyrone Holmes (Montana)
  8. Round 6, Pick 182: Ravens RB Keenan Reynolds (Navy)
  9. Round 6, Pick 191: Lions QB Jake Rudock (Michigan)
  10. Round 6, Pick 196: Eagles DB Blake Countess (Auburn)
  11. Round 6, Pick 197: Buccaneers TE Dan Vitale (Northwestern)
  12. Round 6, Pick 207: 49ers QB Jeff Driskel (Louisiana Tech)
  13. Round 6, Pick 205: Cardinals CB Harlan Miller (SE Louisiana)
  14. Round 6, Pick 208: Patriots S Kamu Grugier-Hill (Eastern Illinois)
  15. Round 6, Pick 211: 49ers RB Kelvin Taylor (Florida)
  16. Round 6, Pick 217: Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (Baylor–basketball only)
  17. Round 6, Pick 220: Steelers OLB Travis Feeney (Washington)
  18. Round 7, Pick 224: Chargers OT Donovan Clark (Michigan State) Placed on I/R
  19. Round 7, Pick 225: Patriots WR Devin Lucien (Arizona State)
  20. Round 7, Pick 229: Steelers WR DeMarcus Ayers (Houston)
  21. Round 7, Pick 230: Bears WR Daniel Braverman (Western Michigan)
  22. Round 7, Pick 231: Dolphins TE Thomas Duarte (UCLA)
  23. Round 7, Pick 238: Devin Fuller WR (UCLA)
  24. Round 7, Pick 239: Colts ILB Trevor Bates (Maine)
  25. Round 7, Pick 247: Seahawks RB Zac Brooks (Clemson)
  26. Round 7, Pick 252: Panthers TE Beau Sandland (Montana State)
  27. Round 7, Pick 253: Titans CB Kalan Reed (Southern Miss)

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