Like a child at Christmas, we’ve waited patiently (or not so patiently) all year long for the 2016 NFL Draft. We’ve compiled our wish lists in hopes that we don’t find coal in our stockings, but instead find a pile of diamonds. Ok, enough with the Christmas metaphor.
Finally the 2016 NFL Draft is upon us. The clock will start ticking for the Los Angeles Rams in only a couple of days which will then commence the best day of the year for draft junkies like myself. This marks the best week of the offseason where our favorite teams can start the blueprint to the league’s next dynasty, or crash and burn and set their team back a few years.
Nothing can be predicted, and nothing is set in stone – that’s what makes the draft so exciting. Who will have the better career, Goff or Wentz? Who will be the first defensive player off the board? Where does Ezekiel Elliott fall? How bad will the injury concerns of Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith hurt their stock? It all starts here. Check out our full 7 round mock draft below!
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1. Los Angeles Rams: QB – Jared Goff – California (Titans)
The Rams didn’t trade up 14 spots to not take a quarterback. At first it seemed like a toss-up between Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, but at this point all signs point to Goff as the pick – unless of course LA decides to throw a curveball at the last minute. Jeff Fisher and Les Snead have done a solid job at building a complete roster for the Rams, but it’s missing the key ingredient, a QB.
Jared Goff enjoyed a decorated career at California. Known for his exceptional footwork and pinpoint accuracy, he has the ability to start from day one which is why the Rams prefer him over Wentz. While he doesn’t have the upside of a Carson Wentz, he looks like a sure thing.
2. Philadelphia Eagles: QB – Carson Wentz – North Dakota State (Browns)
What a surprise, the Eagles go QB. Like the Rams, Philly completed a blockbuster trade to move up into the top 2 picks in the draft in order to secure their QB of the future. Reportedly they were content with either Goff or Wentz, but it looks like they’re leaning towards Wentz so ultimately they get their man.
While he won’t be ready to start from day one like a Jared Goff, he enters a great situation in Philadelphia where he can sit on the bench and adapt to the NFL game while progressing. Wentz has all the intangibles to succeed at the next level along with surplus athleticism and size.
3. San Diego Chargers: OT – Laremy Tunsil – Ole Miss
You can make the argument that the first pick of the draft starts with the Chargers, seeing how the top 2 picks are set in stone. It comes down to two players for the Chargers. They can go with a defensive playmaker in Jalen Ramsey, or they can solidify their offensive line with a franchise tackle in Laremy Tunsil.
Chargers brass elect to go with the safe pick in Tunsil. The offensive tackle out of Ole Miss has All-Pro potential at the blindside. He has above average athleticism, exceptional footwork and excels in both pass protection and as a run blocker. A staple on San Diego’s offensive line for years to come as they get arguably the top prospect in the draft.
4. Dallas Cowboys: DB – Jalen Ramsey – Florida State
If any team played beneficiary from the Rams and Eagles trading atop the draft, it’s the Cowboys. Dallas now finds themselves in a position where they can choose from any defensive player in the draft. The fans may be calling for Ezekiel Elliott, but Jerry Jones is smarter than that – even Adrian Peterson didn’t go in the top 5.
Ultimately, it’ll come down to Joey Bosa and Jalen Ramsey. As much as there is a premium on pass rushers in today’s game, Jones will jump at the chance of taking an athlete of Ramsey’s caliber to slot in his defensive backfield. Ramsey provides length and coveted versatility which is needed in the NFC East.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: DT – DeForest Buckner – Oregon
For the longest time Myles Jack was slated to Jacksonville at the #5, but with his recent medical scares, the Jaguars will go a different route and take advantage of the hefty defensive talent at the top of the board.
With Joey Bosa still on the board, he may seem like the lock here. However, the Jaguars have different plans. Instead, they elect to go with one of the most disruptive inside forces in the entire draft. While he may be better suited as a 3-4 end, Buckner will fit tremendously in the middle of Jacksonville’s defensive line right next to Dante Fowler.
6. Baltimore Ravens: OT – Ronnie Stanley – Notre Dame
There’s no way Joey Bosa and Myles Jack both slip outside the top 6 picks, right? Wrong. As tempting as a guy like Bosa would be here for Baltimore, Harbaugh and co. go with the unpopular pick to bolster the offensive line. Outside of Tunsil, Ronnie Stanley and perhaps Jack Conklin, blue-chip bookends are a rarity in this year’s draft which leads Baltimore to jump on Stanley.
The draft stock of Stanley has seen a steady rise over the past couple weeks leading up to the draft – I’ve even seen some mocks project him above Tunsil. While that’s blasphemy, that’s just a testament to how good Stanley actually is. He’s more athletic than Tunsil and provides more in the running game which John Harbaugh covets. A good pass blocker as well, Stanley will allow the Ravens to move on from Eugene Monroe.
7. San Francisco 49ers: DE – Joey Bosa – Ohio State
Finally Joey Bosa goes off the board. Arguably the best pass rusher in the draft slips down to Chip Kelly at 7 where he makes this pick without thinking twice. The 49ers have holes across the roster, so you can’t be wrong with going BPA. While he may not be best suited in a 3-4 scheme, you can’t pass on upside like this in the 2nd half of the top 10.
Bosa displays the best hand usage of any player I’ve seen at the college level and showcased pure ability as a pass rusher at the college level. As said, not the best fit in a 3-4 scheme, but Kelly will figure something out – his ability is too good to pass up.
8. Cleveland Browns: LB – Myles Jack – UCLA
Medical concerns? No problem for the Cleveland Browns. I really like the way this franchise is headed. Even though they miss out on the top QBs in the draft, they accumulate plenty of picks later on which will serve as solid building blocks for the team. The Browns have tons of draft picks in this year’s draft, along with tons of holes throughout the roster, so they go BPA.
Despite his medical status, the Browns are looking for good football players – which is exactly what Jack is. A pure missile in the LB corps, Jack brings everything to the table. He is arguably the best coverage linebacker in the draft due to his speed and elite athleticism. He can rush the passer from the edge or blitz from inside. If he can stay healthy, Jack will be a treat to watch on Sundays. A solid start for Cleveland on draft day.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: CB – Vernon Hargreaves – Florida
As the draft process has gone on, Vernon Hargreaves is a guy who has lost a bit of steam. Regardless, he sticks in the top 10 due to his athleticism and ball skills. The Buccaneers can use a pass rusher here, but in a deep class they elect to take their chances on one in the 2nd round in order to fill another huge need at corner.
The Buccaneers take the hometown kid. Hargreaves has arguably a higher ceiling than Ramsey, but he’s a bigger risk as well. He brings the boom or bust factor, but his upside is too appealing for the Bucs to pass up. VHIII has a game reminiscent of Patrick Peterson.
10. New York Giants: RB – Ezekiel Elliott – Ohio State
Not the Eagles, not the Cowboys, but the New York Giants are the NFC East team to land the top running back in this year’s draft. Say what you want about the Giants not going with an RB this high, but for a team that invested so much on the defensive side of the ball this past free agency, they can afford to take a luxury in Elliott.
The Giants get a great value pick here to round out the top 10. Elliott is a workhorse and brings a tremendous skillset to New York’s offense. New head coach Ben McAdoo will have a fun time game-planning for Sundays with guys like Odell Beckham and Elliott to revolve his offense around.
11. Chicago Bears: OT – Jack Conklin – Michigan State
The Chicago Bears are in dire need of a defensive linemen, but they elect to address the opposite trench. After Conklin, the offensive tackle class falls down a tier which leads Chicago to take advantage of his availability.
Protecting Jay Cutler has always been an issue for the Bears, and that won’t change as Charles Leno (who?) is currently slated as their blindside tackle. Conklin’s college teammate, Jeremy Langford is set to start his first full season so they’re going to want to bolster the offensive line for that reason as well. Conklin is a mauler at tackle and as tough as they come – something that will be coveted in the improved NFC North division.
12. New Orleans Saints: DT – Sheldon Rankins – Louisville
More than likely the Saints are going to address the defensive side of the ball – a unit they desperately need to improve. New Orleans could go a variety of routes here, but they’ll take advantage of the stacked interior linemen class. It’s a case of pick your position here as they have guys like Rankins, Billings, Reed and even Nkemdiche to choose from.
The top defensive tackle in that 2nd tier of prospects in my mind is Sheldon Rankins. The linemen from Louisville is a disruptive force in the middle. He has extremely quick feet and excels as a bull rusher with his great ability to break through the interior. He will start from day one and be a force.
13. Miami Dolphins: DE – Shaq Lawson – Clemson (Eagles)
The Dolphins miss out on the top corners along with Ezekiel Elliott who they were praying would fall to 13. No need to worry, Dolphins brass has expressed the philosophy of BPA in this year’s draft which very well could be Shaq Lawson on their board. The departure of Olivier Vernon draws a need on the edge.
When I think of Shaq Lawson, all I think of is TFL. Lawson made a living in the backfield this past season and led the nation in tackles for loss. A big, strong, athletic force off the edge, it’ll take a lot for teams to contain both him and Cameron Wake on the outside, not to mention Ndamukong Suh in the middle. Lawson can learn a thing or two from Mario Williams as well.
14. Oakland Raiders: DT – Andrew Billings – Baylor
The Raiders find themselves in a tough spot here, but in a good way. With needs on defense and a magnitude of defensive players to choose from, it’ll come down to the very last second for the Raiders to turn in their pick. Reggie Ragland is very tempting here as he would serve as a great captain of the defense in the middle, but they’ll take advantage of the hefty defensive line class early on.
While Andrew Billings doesn’t quite fit the mold of the defensive tackle on Oakland’s roster, that won’t matter when you watch the tape. Billings is a disruptive bull rusher who plays with a great motor and has an excellent first step off the snap. Has drawn comparisons to LA’s Aaron Donald. Enough said.
15. Tennessee Titans: OT – Taylor Decker – Ohio State (Rams)
I could see the Titans going with a guy like Leonard Floyd here as he’s seen a rise in stock this past week leading up to the draft. However, I’m convinced the Titans want to shore up their bookends. They also have a carload of picks in the first 3 rounds where they can easily find a pass rusher of value.
Taylor Decker is your prototypical right tackle which would form a solid tandem with Taylor Lewan and give Tennessee a Buckeye and Wolverine, respectively, at the tackle spots. Decker is still very raw, but his upside is substantial. He has tremendous size, length, power and above average athleticism.
16. Detroit Lions: DT – Robert Nkemdiche – Ole Miss
Despite his off-field issues, Robert Nkemdiche remains in the top 10 of my personal big board. His talent is undeniable – throughout the season he was considered a top 5 prospect until his incident with marijuana surfaced.
The Lions suffered tremendously on defense this past season due to the departures of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. Jim Caldwell is coaching for his job, so he’ll take a flyer on one of the players with the highest upsides in this year’s class. Nkemdiche displayed exceptional potential as an interior pass rusher at Ole Miss. While his production never took off the way I would like, the tape doesn’t lie.
17. Atlanta Falcons: DE/LB – Leonard Floyd – Georgia
There hasn’t been a prospect to gain more steam leading up to the draft than Leonard Floyd. Teams are intrigued by his combination of size, speed and upside as a pass rusher. Dan Quinn takes a flyer on the in-state kid to help fix the pass rushing issue Atlanta has dealt with for the past couple seasons. Floyd and last year’s 1st round pick Vic Beasley can be a ruthless tandem down the line.
In Atlanta’s scheme, Floyd offers flexibility as both a defensive end and linebacker – he has the size and length to play either position. His versatility will be coveted by Quinn as he can be instilled as a pass rusher off the edge or as a coverage linebacker on passing downs – killing two birds with one stone.
18. Indianapolis Colts: C – Ryan Kelly – Alabama
After going more-so for a luxury pick in last year’s draft with Phillip Dorsett, Colts GM Ryan Grigson flips the switch and elects to build the offensive line – the unit with the biggest hole on the entire team. The priority for this team is to keep Andrew Luck upright, something they failed to do this past season as their franchise QB missed half the season due to injury.
Ryan Kelly has emerged as the top interior linemen in this year’s class. He was the commander of Alabama’s tough offensive line in the SEC this past season and started 3 years at college football’s most prestigious program. Kelly is a great leader and could serve as Indy’s next Jeff Saturday.
19. Buffalo Bills: DL – Jarran Reed – Alabama
Rex Ryan loves tough football players who grind, and that’s exactly what Jarran Reed exemplifies. He’s not the interior pass rusher like a Rankins or Billings, but Reed gets the job done and is among the best run stoppers in the draft. He’s the 2nd consecutive Crimson Tide to go off the board.
With the aging Kyle Williams, Reed provides youth and an instant starter when he is called upon. Reed will join fellow Alabama graduate Marcell Dareus on the defensive line. Buffalo may be tempted by a wide receiver here, but you know Ryan prefers defense.
20. New York Jets: QB – Paxton Lynch -Memphis
I’m still not sold on the Jets going QB in the 1st round, however, I think it would be a solid decision from a couple angles. First off, Ryan Fitzpatrick remains unsigned – they need a QB and snag the last of the 1st round caliber signal callers in the middle of the 1st round. This will provide the Jets with their future franchise QB who brings tremendous size at 6’6” and a big arm.
Drafting Lynch would give the front office more leverage when it comes to negotiations with Fitzpatrick as the team won’t be as needy for his services. Lynch won’t be ready from day one, so the team will still pursue Fitzpatrick and hope he can serve as the stop-gap until Lynch is ready to be the starter.
21. Washington Redskins: LB – Reggie Ragland – Alabama
The Redskins get a great value pick here in Reggie Ragland as the 3rd Alabama player goes off the board in four picks. Washington has their QB of the future in Kirk Cousins, and now they have their QB of the defense in Ragland.
Washington has a hole on the inside of the LB corps, something Ragland will neutralize right off the bat. A great leader for those tough, physical defense at Alabama, Ragland is a safe pick and proven. Ragland is an explosive presence in the middle of the field and adds another difference maker, along with the newly signed Josh Norman.
22. Houston Texans: WR – Corey Coleman – Baylor
After breaking the bank with their signing of Brock Osweiler, the front office is going to do everything in their power to make sure he lives up to the contract and succeeds. Finally we see the first WR go off the board as the Texans select Corey Coleman to pair with the elite DeAndre Hopkins.
Coleman is a tremendous athlete and extremely explosive with the ball in his hands. He has the speed to burn opposing defenders on deep routes, and the playmaking ability to make plays on underneath routes. He instantly adds another dimension to the offense. Treadwell is tempting, but Coleman is the better compliment to Hopkins.
23. Minnesota Vikings: WR – Laquon Treadwell – Ole Miss
The Vikings get the steal of the 1st round here at 23 as Laquon Treadwell slips due to concerns about his 40 time and overall speed. You can throw that out the window. Bottom-line, this dude is a straight up baller. You won’t see a receiver play as physical as he does with the willingness and ability when blocking. Treadwell is great when the ball is in the air and comes down with just about everything thrown his way.
Last season the Vikings found a gem in the 5th round in Stefon Diggs, this year they invest an earlier pick to get a stud in Treadwell. Minnesota is building a solid base around franchise QB Teddy Bridgewater.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: WR – Michael Thomas – Ohio State
The run on wide receivers continues. After losing both Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones in free agency, the Bengals need to add a receiver opposite A.J. Green. Michael Thomas isn’t the fastest, or the biggest, but he brings a very well-rounded skillset as he can do a little bit of everything.
He’s not like the other flamboyant receivers in the class, Thomas is quiet and confident and lets his game do the talking. He will be accepted in Cincinnati – a team who has reportedly expressed a great deal of interest in the former Buckeye.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers: S – Karl Joseph – West Virginia
There’s a lot of buzz regarding a guy like Eli Apple, Vonn Bell or even William Jackson here for Pittsburgh. However, the Steelers want to get back to those physical days when they fielded the “Steel Curtain” – it all starts at safety. A physical, intimidating presence can do wonders for a defense and make opposing offenses think twice when throwing over the middle of the field.
There are durability concerns regarding Joseph and questions about his size, but the dude can play football. He’s a missile in the defensive backfield and a tone-setter. Solid ball skills as well. Pittsburgh selects the first pure safety.
26. Seattle Seahawks: G – Cody Whitehair – Kansas State
As much as the Seahawks would love to go with a defensive piece here, the Seahawks need offensive line help more than any other team in the league. Losing guys like Max Unger and Russell Okung in consecutive off-seasons has set Seattle’s offense back, until now.
For a few months Cody Whitehair was considered to be the best interior offensive linemen in the draft, until recently being passed up by Ryan Kelly. Whitehair is a tone-setter at guard. He plays with great strength and athleticism and provides Seattle with good versatility. A good start as the Seahawks look to rebuild their offensive line.
27. Green Bay Packers: NT – A’Shawn Robinson – Alabama
Ted Thompson and the Packers front office are all about bringing in good football players – they’re one of the few teams in the league who elect to build their team strictly through the draft and don’t fall into the temptations of free agency.
The Packers really could use some help on the defensive line alongside Mike Daniels. While they have solid players in Boyd, Jones etc. a guy like A’Shawn Robinson immediately improves that unit. Robinson has a tremendous combination of size, strength and athleticism. He finds himself in a great fit with the Packers.
28. Kansas City Chiefs: DL – Vernon Butler – Louisiana Tech
You know Andy Reid loves building the trenches. Vernon Butler is an intriguing prospect. His potential is through the roof due to his physical skills. Still a bit raw, but the Chiefs are in need of youth and an upgrade on the defensive line.
His production in college is a bit concerning, but the combination of size and athleticism sneak him into the tail-end of the 1st round.
29. Arizona Cardinals: CB – William Jackson III – Houston
In my last mock draft I had Jackson going as high as the top 15, but he slips with the way the 1st round falls – still, a great spot to be drafted when you consider where he was projected just a couple months ago. Corners with his combination of size, length and speed are in high demand.
After a tremendous series of offseason workouts, Jackson saw a big boost to his draft stock. The Cardinals could use a high-end corner to slot opposite Patrick Peterson. This improves an already stacked secondary for the Cardinals as they look to make a Super Bowl run this season.
30. Carolina Panthers: CB – Mackensie Alexander – Clemson
With the sudden departure of Josh Norman, cornerback rises as the top need for the Carolina Panthers. The NFC champions get very good value at the bottom of the 1st round. Alexander is a guy who could slip into the 2nd round, or go as high as the top 15. Regardless, he carries a great deal of upside based on his elite athleticism and cover ability.
While he doesn’t have the length of a Josh Norman, Alexander’s skillset is quite similar to Norman’s. Like Norman when he was drafted, Alexander isn’t the most polished, but his potential makes him the pick here. Norman played a crucial role during Carolina’s Super Bowl run, Alexander looks to ease into that role.
31. Denver Broncos: QB – Connor Cook – Michigan State
Even though Cook isn’t projected to go in the 1st round, I could see the Broncos trading up a few spots to snag the best available QB on the board. Luckily for them he slips and John Elway and co. make him the last pick on day one. Not saying he’ll have an Elway-esque career, but Cook and the Hall of Famer actually have quite similar playing styles which sees him as a possible fit in Denver.
Cook catches a lot of flack for not being a team captain this past season at Michigan State as many question his ability to lead. Bottom-line, the dude is a tough football player. He has a good enough arm to stretch the field and plays a tough brand of football as a team’s signal caller. He moves around very well and has above average athleticsm. The Broncos can back Mark Sanchez as much as they want, but that won’t stop them from bringing in another arm.
32. Cleveland Browns: DL – Chris Jones – Mississippi State
The Browns kickoff the 2nd round with a great selection in Chris Jones. New general manager Sashi Brown is building this franchise from the ground up – that means going BPA while filling the many holes on this team’s roster.
Jones is one of the hottest ascending prospects in this year’s draft. He plays the game with tremendous power and can generate a heavy pocket push at times. On tape you can see his exceptional motor and ability to bull rush. Very quick feet. Would be a good fit under Ray Horton.
33. Tennessee Titans: CB – Eli Apple – Ohio State
While the Titans are still in need of a young pass rusher, they double up on Buckeyes with their first 2 picks. In a division that features opposing QBs such as Andrew Luck, Blake Bortles and now Brock Osweiler, stopping the pass is the new priority for defenses in the AFC South.
Eli Apple has been mocked in the 1st round, for the most part, but with the fall of other corners such as Jackson and Alexander, Apple slips to the top of the 2nd round. Apple’s combination of size, speed and length make him very disruptive on the outside.
34. Dallas Cowboys: RB – Derrick Henry – Alabama
As much as Jerry Jones wanted to pull the trigger on Ezekiel Elliott in the 1st round, he’ll be more than happy to snag Derrick Henry in the 2nd. Even with the signing of Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden, the Cowboys need a fresh pair of legs. Henry is the type of prospect I can see Jones falling in love with. Knowing that Henry would likely be there at 34 made the decision to draft Ramsey in the 1st a bit easier.
Henry is a polarizing prospect with his 6’3”/245 frame and combination of speed and power. The Heisman trophy winner runs like a bull. Putting him behind the elite Dallas offensive line would be a match made in heaven for both parties.
35. San Diego Chargers: S/LB – Su’a Cravens – USC
After electing to go with Laremy Tunsil over Jalen Ramsey in the 1st round, the Chargers are still in need of a difference maker on the defensive side of the ball. The departure of Eric Weddle in free agency leaves a big hole in the secondary.
I think 3-4 defenses will start basing their build off what the Cardinals have done – mainly their implementation of Deone Bucannon. Cravens is comparable to Bucannon, both came out of college as LB/S tweeners and provide versatility for defenses. John Pagano’s mouth waters with the thoughts of how he can utilize Cravens into his defensive scheme. Cravens has a big upside and can replace the impact left behind by Weddle.
36. Baltimore Ravens: DE/OLB – Noah Spence – Eastern Kentucky
Noah Spence falls to the 2nd round, but I don’t think it has to do with character concerns. Regardless, he finds himself in a tremendous situation where he will be able to learn from experienced, decorated pass rushers such as Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil.
The Ravens are desperate for youth on the defensive side of the ball – they get good value in Spence with their 2nd round pick. While he’s probably better off in a 4-3 scheme based on his lack of experience in coverage, that’s an area where John Harbaugh can ease him into and develop effectively. Spence has the potential to be an explosive pass rusher at the next level and can add another dimension to Baltimore’s defense.
37. San Francisco 49ers: WR – Josh Doctson – TCU
Arguably the top wide receiver in the draft, Josh Docston falls into the lap of Chip Kelly early in the 2nd round. Kelly is no stranger to picking WRs early in the draft; in his last two seasons with the Eagles he selected the position in the first 2 rounds in consecutive years.
The 49ers only proven wide receiver on the roster is Torrey Smith. In order for Kelly to implement his offensive system effectively, he needs another receiving threat. Doctson brings a great skill-set to the table after an extremely productive college career. Among the best route runners in the draft and has reliable hands. Bosa and Doctson are a great start to Kelly’s tenure.
38. Jacksonville Jaguars: S – Vonn Bell – Ohio State
The Jaguars continue to build on the defensive side of the ball. After drafting Buckner to bolster the front 7, they address the defensive backfield with Ohio State’s Vonn Bell. Gus Bradley recognizes how pivotal a good safety is to a defense as he had both Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor back when he was Seattle’s defensive coordinator.
Despite the signings of Tashaun Gipson and Prince Amukamara, the Jaguars need as much help in the secondary as they can get – especially in an improving AFC South division. Bell isn’t flashy, but he is solid. He excels in coverage and has the ability to make plays on the ball.
39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DE – Kevin Dodd – Clemson
After surpassing a pass rusher in the 1st round, the Buccaneers get their guy here in round 2. With the drafting of Kevin Dodd and signing of Robert Ayers, the Buccaneers now have two good pass rushers coming off the edge to compliment Gerald McCoy on the inside.
Dodd was a late-bloomer at Clemson, but he played a key role as they made their run at a National Championship. Dodd has imposing size at 6’5”/275 and looks the part as your prototypical 4-3 defensive end. May still have some serious untapped potential.
40. New York Giants: LB – Darron Lee – Ohio State
Like the Titans, the Giants are another team to double-up on Buckeyes within the first 2 rounds of the draft. After his exceptional performance at the combine, Darron Lee gained a lot of buzz as a potential 1st round pick. I’m not a huge fan of his based on his limits as a 3-down LB at the next level. However, he have a successful career if used correctly.
Without a doubt the most athletic LB in the draft, Lee has great skills in coverage and will be a great fit in dime packages. He needs to get stronger and add more weight to his frame, but he has playmaker potential and fills a big need for the Giants.
41. Chicago Bears: DE/LB – Emmanuel Ogbah – Oklahoma State
The Chicago Bears saw a vast improvement in their first season under Vic Fangio – but they’re still not quite there. Emmanuel Ogbah is the best defensive prospect on the board at their pick and he’s the type of player who fits exactly what Fangio wants in the front 7.
Ogbah has a game very similar to that of Pernell McPhee – pairing the two together would make a great tandem coming off the edge in the LB corps. Ogbah has exceptional length. He’s a persistent pass rusher who plays with a lot of power and a non-stop motor.
42. Miami Dolphins: OT/G – Germain Ifedi – Texas A&M
Still, the Dolphins don’t address their biggest needs in RB or CB. However, they get a good value pick in Germain Ifedi – an offensive linemen who could even slide into the 1st round. Miami has solid building blocks on their line in guys like Pouncey, Turner and James – but they need to start building the left side.
At left tackle, Branden Albert isn’t getting any younger and Jermon Bushrod is just a stop-gap if he does indeed start at guard. Ifedi has the prototypical build for an offensive linemen and brings versatility. He displayed good skills as a pass protector at Texas A&M.
43. Tennessee Titans: LB – Jaylon Smith – Notre Dame (Rams via Eagles)
The enigma of the 2016 NFL Draft is none other than Jaylon Smith. Knee concerns derailed his draft stock as the top 5 prospect slips all the way to the 2nd round. At this point it’s very unclear where he will actually fall, but I think the Titans are a likely landing spot.
Holding 6 picks in the top 76, the Titans are the team that can afford to take a player like Smith, even though he will sit out the entire 2016 campaign. Tennessee recognizes that aren’t quite ready to compete in the AFC South, so they take a flyer on Smith as it can pay dividends in the long run. The team should be ready to battle for a playoff spot in 2017 – Smith’s return will provide a huge boost.
44. Oakland Raiders: LB – Kentrell Brothers – Missouri
The Raiders continue to build their front 7 after going with a defensive linemen in the 1st round. Brothers isn’t the biggest or the most athletic player, but he is arguably the most instinctive linebacker in the draft class.
Brothers will provide a sturdy presence in the middle of Oakland’s defense. He excels in run defense and is sound in coverage as well. A very smart player who does a great job at diagnosing plays. Perhaps the safest pick in the 2nd round.
45. Tennessee Titans: CB – Artie Burns – Miami (Rams)
Already with their 4th pick in the draft, the Titans still neglect to draft a pass rusher. Instead, they take their 2nd corner as they put an emphasis on shutting down opposing passing attacks.
Burns is great value here and his stock has been rising over the past few days leading up to the draft. With the way the draft played out, corners slipped a bit and he suffers from that trend. Burns doesn’t have the best tape, but he’s a premium athlete who’s benefitted from a great combine. His length, speed and ball skills will be a great compliment to fellow 2nd rounder Eli Apple.
46. Detroit Lions: OT – Jason Spriggs – Indiana
A good Senior Bowl and combine have sustained Jason Spriggs as a 2nd round caliber prospect. The Lions look to shore up their offensive line as they get a potential Pro Bowler at right tackle in Jason Spriggs.
At 6’6”/301, Spriggs brings a great combination of athleticism and length. A prototypical right tackle, Spriggs brings versatility and can play all over the line, but I think he’s best suited on the right side. Spriggs has displayed great ability as a pass protector along with tremendous footwork and a tough guy mentality.
47. New Orleans Saints: LB – Kamalei Correa – Boise State
As expected, the Saints continue to build their front 7 in the first 2 rounds. Even though they drafted Anthony and Kikaha early last year, they take another piece to add to the LB corps. Correa saw a huge rise in draft stock as scouts surfaced his potential as an explosive pass rusher in the league.
Correa is a project for sure, but he’s a guy Sean Payton and Dennis Allen are willing to work with based on the upside. Correa and Kikaha could develop into a lethal pass rushing tandem in the LB corps.
48. Indianapolis Colts: DE – Jonathan Bullard – Florida
In a surprising turn of events, or not so surprising, Ryan Grigson veers off from those “sexy” picks he’s been notorious of making the past couple of seasons. Instead, he continues to build the trenches – an area Indianapolis has been beaten more often than not as of late.
Jonathan Bullard looks like a great fit in Indy. He’s stout against the run and wins at the point of attack a good majority of the time. A smart, instinctive player who is quick off the snap. The Colts get much needed youth up front.
49. Buffalo Bills: WR – Will Fuller – Notre Dame
Rex Ryan and the Bills sit back and watch Will Fuller fall in their laps in the middle of the 2nd round. The Bills need another playmaker opposite Sammy Watkins in the WR corps, and that’s exactly what Fuller provides. A potential 1st round pick, Buffalo gets tremendous value here at 49.
Fuller is comparable to that baseball player who hits a lot of homeruns, but also strikes out a lot. You’ll get your fair share of big plays, but along with it will be some drops. Known for his unreliable hands, his speed and ability to stretch the field make him worth while for NFL teams – in this case, the Bills.
50. Atlanta Falcons: S – Keanu Neal – Florida
Dan Quinn and the Falcons continue to build their defense. Atlanta has a big hole at safety, something Neal will improve right off the bat. The former Gator is arguably the most complete safety in the draft.
Neal is an intimidator out of the defensive backfield. He’s a punishing tackler with good athleticism. A very well-rounded player. He can play in the box and excel as a run stopper, or he can drop back into coverage. The total package who immediately boosts the Falcons secondary.
51. New York Jets: OT – Le’Raven Clark – Texas Tech
They get their QB of the future in the 1st round, and now they get their protection. The regression of D’Brickishaw Ferguson really affected New York’s offensive line this past season – his retirement made a need at left tackle even larger.
Serving as the anchor of Texas Tech’s offensive line for the past 3 seasons at left tackle, Clark has elite foot quickness and good athleticism for a linemen his size. Even if he doesn’t workout at tackle, you can kick him inside to guard where he excelled as a freshman with the Red Raiders.
52. Houston Texans: DL – Kenny Clark – UCLA
As much as the Texans would love to keep building their offense around Brock Osweiler, Bill O’Brien can’t pass on a disruptive force like Kenny Clark. Even though the Texans feature one of the best front 7s headlined by J.J. Watt, they need more support along that defensive line.
A potential 1st round pick, Clark is great value in the later stages of the 2nd round. A player with great awareness and football IQ, he does a good job at swatting passes – like Watt. Clark has great strength and displays good bull rush ability. Will provide a great compliment to Watt on that defensive line – making that defense even more stout.
53. Washington Redskins: S – Darian Thompson – Boise State
After a steal in the 1st round in Reggie Ragland. the Redskins continue to add difference makers on the defensive side of the ball. Darian Thompson enjoyed a productive career at Boise State where he ended his career with a remarkable 19 interceptions.
The Redskins are desperate for an upgrade at safety. After adding an impact player in Josh Norman, they add Darian Thompson as well. Thompson is a good ball-hawker and a player who can make impact plays. A solid build for the position. Thompson could serve as a solid box safety as well.
54. Minnesota Vikings: LB – Joshua Perry – Ohio State
The Vikings complete their LB corps of the future as Joshua Perry provides your prototypical strong-side linebacker as he joins Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks. Chad Greenway is on his way out within the next year or two, but he could serve as a great mentor to the fellow Big Ten LB during that time.
I actually prefer Perry over teammate Darron Lee who went earlier in the 2nd round. Perry is a strong, consistent LB out of Ohio State. He’s a flawless tackler who saw great production at the college level. A leader on and off the field who is willing to do the dirty work. Similar playing style to that of Greenway.
55. Cincinnati Bengals: DE – Shilique Calhoun – Michigan State
A prototypical 4-3 defensive end, Shilique Calhoun will fit right in on Cincinnati’s defense. His combination of size and athletic ability resemble that of Carlos Dunlap – another 2nd round pick on the Bengals. With Dunlap and Michael Johnson getting up there in age, the Bengals could use a developmental pass rusher.
Calhoun enjoyed a decorated career in the Big Ten with the Spartans where he was the anchor of those tough defenses. His work ethic and upside will carry him into the 2nd round.
56. Seattle Seahawks: OT – Jerald Hawkins – LSU
After going with Cody Whitehair in the 1st round, the Seahawks continue to build their offensive line. They went with the interior linemen, and now they address the offensive tackle position. Jerald Hawkins may be a developmental project, but he’s a talent the Seahawks are willing to develop.
Hawkins started at right tackle before making the shift over to the blindside this past season. While he projects as a right tackle at the next level, the versatility is enticing. Hawkins displayed promise as a pass blocker due to his length and footwork. Could develop into a solid starting right tackle within a year or two.
57. Green Bay Packers: DE – Bronson Kaufusi – BYU
The Packers continue to build their defensive line as they live by their philosophy of BPA – who they feel is Bronson Kaufusi at this stage of the 2nd round. Kaufusi is considered by many to be one of the biggest sleepers in this year’s draft.
An imposing presence at 6’6”/285, Kaufusi shows flashes on film that surfaced him as an early draft pick. His combination of size, strength and athleticism will make him a late 2nd round pick. Green Bay recognizes him as a developmental project – his upside is well worth it.
58. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB – Xavien Howard – Baylor
Howard is the type of player who will make a big play, or get burned. It’s all or nothing with him. Regardless, his superb ball skills make him the pick to Pittsburgh here based on their needs in the secondary.
A disruptive outside corner at Baylor, Howard racked up 32 passes defended and 9 interceptions in his final two college seasons. He’s instinctive in coverage and is even still progressing in that facet of the game. His physicality will be coveted by Pittsburgh as they look to get back to that brand of football – as their pick of Joseph in the 1st exemplified.
59. Kansas City Chiefs: WR – Tyler Boyd – Pittsburgh
In my mind the most underrated receiver in the draft, Tyler Boyd fits the mold of an Andy Reid receiver. A very well-rounded receiver who will provide a great compliment to Jeremy Maclin and another playmaker to the receiving corps which is much needed.
A silky smooth athlete who runs clean routes and displays reliable hands, Boyd is a complete receiver who can flourish under Reid and Brad Childress. Adds versatility as a returner and can even line up in the backfield if needed. A threat on WR sweeps.
60. New England Patriots: TE – Hunter Henry – Arkansas
Finally the New England Patriots find themselves on the clock, and they’re happy to see who is still on the board. There aren’t any revolutionary tight ends in this year’s class, but Hunter Henry is the best at the position and almost makes it out of the 2nd round.
Even with their acquisition of Martellus Bennett earlier in the offseason, Henry’s value is too good to pass up. Henry is a great piece added to the passing game and can form a lethal combination with Rob Gronkowski. While he’ll be an afterthought to Bennett at first, Henry will develop into an explosive starting tight end in New England’s offense.
61. New England Patriots: CB – Kendall Fuller – Virginia Tech (Cardinals)
After waiting nearly 2 full rounds, the Patriots get back-to-back picks at the end of the 2nd round. Coming off a season-ending injury may have squandered Fuller’s chances to be drafted in the 1st round. However, his ability still lands him in the 2nd.
Aside from Malcolm Butler, the Patriots don’t have much when it comes to corners. Logan Ryan is a solid player, but not someone you want starting on the outside. Fuller was a playmaker in college who excels in zone coverage.
62. Carolina Panthers: OT – Shon Coleman – Auburn
Blame it on the turf if you want, but Carolina’s weakness on the offensive line was exposed in the Super Bowl. This leads to the selection of cancer survivor, Shon Coleman. At Auburn, Coleman has held down the blindside tackle position effectively.
Coleman’s potential as a well-rounded tackle is enticing. He has the length and agility to be an effective run blocker, but also offers upside in pass protection as well. Probably better suited as a right tackle, he played both spots in college. Mental toughness is off the charts.
63. Denver Broncos: G – Christian Westerman – Arizona State
After going with Connor Cook in the 1st round, the Broncos add protection up front as the offensive line as a whole is one of the team’s biggest needs. Westerman is an intimidating force on the interior.
The tough offensive linemen out of Arizona State brings everything to the table. He plays on a mean streak, has sound technique, above average athleticism and can move around the line very well. Will be a great football player in the NFL and can be a ten-year starter.
64. Tennessee Titans: DL – Sheldon Day – Notre Dame
65. Cleveland Browns: QB – Christian Hackenberg – Penn State
66. San Diego Chargers: DE/LB – Carl Nassib – Penn State
67. Dallas Cowboys: QB – Dak Prescott – Mississippi State
68. San Francisco 49ers: OT/G – Joe Haeg – North Dakota State
69. Jacksonville Jaguars: C – Nick Martin – Notre Dame
70. Baltimore Ravens: LB – Yannick Ngakoue – Maryland
71. New York Giants: WR – Leonte Carroo – Rutgers
72. Chicago Bears: TE – Austin Hooper – Stanford
73. Miami Dolphins: WR – Sterling Shepard – Oklahoma
74. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: G – Vadal Alexander – LSU
75. Oakland Raiders: RB – Devontae Booker – Utah
76. Tennessee Titans: WR – Braxton Miller – Ohio State (Rams)
77. Cleveland Browns: S – Kevin Byard – Middle Tennessee State (Eagles via Lions)
78. New Orleans Saints: G – Landon Turner – North Carolina
79. Philadelphia Eagles: DT – Javon Hargrave – South Carolina State
80. Buffalo Bills: LB – Kyler Fackrell – Utah State
81. Atlanta Falcons: TE – Nick Vannett – Ohio State
82. Indianapolis Colts: LB – Jordan Jenkins – Georgia
83. New York Jets: LB – Victor Ochi – Stony Brook
84. Washington Redskins: DL – Austin Johnson – Penn State
85. Houston Texans: OT – Caleb Benenoch – UCLA
86. Minnesota Vikings: S – Jeremy Cash – Duke
87. Cincinnati Bengals: CB – Zack Sanchez – Oklahoma
88. Green Bay Packers: LB – Scooby Wright III – Arizona
89. Pittsburgh Steelers: OT/G – Spencer Drango – Baylor
90. Seattle Seahawks: DT – Adolphus Washington – Ohio State
91. New England Patriots: WR – Pharoh Cooper – South Carolina
92. Arizona Cardinals: OT – John Theus – Georgia
93. Carolina Panthers: DE – Charles Tapper – Oklahoma
94. Denver Broncos: DL – Maliek Collins – Nebraska
95. Detroit Lions: S – Jayron Kearse – Clemson (Compensatory)
96. New England Patriots: RB – Kenneth Dixon – Louisiana Tech (Compensatory)
97. Seattle Seahawks: RB – Kenyan Drake – Alabama (Compensatory)
98. Denver Broncos: S/CB – Jalen Mills – LSU (Compensatory)
99. Cleveland Browns: WR – Rashard Higgins – Colorado State
100. Cleveland Browns: C – Max Tuerk – USC (Titans)
101. Dallas Cowboys: LB – Dominique Alexander – Oklahoma
102. San Diego Chargers: S – Miles Killebrew – Southern Utah
103. Jacksonville Jagurs: CB – KeiVarae Russell – Notre Dame
104. Baltimore Ravens: CB – James Bradberry – Samford
105. San Francisco 49ers: CB – Maurice Canady – Virginia
106. Chicago Bears: RB – Paul Perkins – UCLA
107. Miami Dolphins: CB – Rashard Robinson – LSU
108. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: S – Tyvis Powell – Ohio State
109. New York Giants: TE – Jerell Adams – South Carolina
110. Los Angeles Rams: C – Jack Allen – Michigan State
111. Detroit Lions: LB – Deion Jones – LSU
112. New Orleans Saints: CB – Cyrus Jones – Alabama
113. Los Angeles Rams: TE – Tyler Higbee – Western Kentucky (Titans via Eagles)
114. Oakland Raiders: OT – Kyle Murphy – Stanford
115. Atlanta Falcons: DT – Jihad Ward – Illinois
116. Indianapolis Colts: OT/G – Joe Dahl – Washington State
117. Buffalo Bills: QB – Kevin Hogan – Stanford
118. New York Jets: WR – Kenny Lawler – California
119. Houston Texans: TE – Ben Brauckener – Harvard
120. Washington Redskins: G – Sebastian Tretola – Arkansas
121. Minnesota Vikings: OT – Willie Beavers – Western Michigan
122. Cincinnati Bengals: C – Evan Boehm – Missouri
123. Pittsburgh Steelers: S/LB – Jatavis Brown – Akron
124. Seattle Seahawks: DB – Sean Davis – Maryland
125. Green Bay Packers: RB – Jordan Howard – Indiana
126. Kansas City Chiefs: CB – Deiondre’ Hall – Northern Iowa
127. Chicago Bears: QB – Brandon Doughty – Western Kentucky (Patriots)
128. Arizona Cardinals: DL – Adam Gotsis – Georgia Tech
129. Carolina Panthers: RB – Tyler Ervin – San Jose State
130. Baltimore Ravens: WR – Robby Anderson – Temple (Broncos)
131. Green Bay Packers: WR – Kolby Listenbee – TCU (Compensatory)
132. Baltimore Ravens: LB – Tyler Matakevich – Temple (Compensatory)
133. San Francisco 49ers: RB/WR – D.J. Foster – Arizona State (Compensatory)
134. Baltimore Ravens: RB – C.J. Prosise – Notre Dame (Compensatory)
135. Dallas Cowboys: OT – Halapoulivaati Vaitai – TCU (Compensatory)
136. Denver Broncos: WR – Nelson Spruce – Colorado (Compensatory)
137. Green Bay Packers: OT – Alex Lewis – Nebraska (Compensatory)
138. Cleveland Browns: G – Darrell Greene – San Diego State (Compensatory)
139. Buffalo Bills: S – T.J. Green – Clemson (Compensatory)
140. Tennessee Titans: S – Deon Bush – Miami
141. Cleveland Browns: OT – Cole Toner – Harvard
142. San Francisco 49ers: QB – Vernon Adams – Oregon (Chargers)
143. Oakland Raiders: WR – Daniel Braverman – Western Michigan (Cowboys)
144. Denver Broncos: OT – Avery Young – Auburn (Ravens)
145. San Francisco 49ers: CB – Taveze Calhoun – Mississippi State
146. Jacksonville Jaguars: G – Connor McGovern – Missouri
147. Miami Dolphins: RB – Alex Collins – Arkansas
148. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: LB – Eric Striker – Oklahoma
149. New York Giants: LB – Luke Rhodes – William & Mary
150. Chicago Bears: WR – Devon Cajuste – Stanford
151. Detroit Lions: QB – Brandon Allen – Arkansas
152. New Orleans Saints: OT – Brandon Shell – South Carolina
153. Philadelphia Eagles: OT – Tyler Marz – Wisconsin
154. Oakland Raiders: CB – Anthony Brown – Purdue
155. Indianapolis Colts: S – DeAndre Houston-Carson – William & Mary
156. Buffalo Bills: DL – Anthony Zettel – Penn State
157. Denver Broncos: RB – Daniel Lasco – California (Jets)
158. Washington Redskins: LB – Dadi Nicholas – Virginia Tech
159. Houston Texans: C – Mike Matthews – Texas A&M
160. Minnesota Vikings: CB – Eric Murray – Minnesota
161. Cincinnati Bengals: LB – De’Vondre Campbell – Minnesota
162. Kansas City Chiefs: LB – Josh Forrest – Kentucky (Seahawks)
163. Green Bay Packers: TE – Darion Griswold – Arkansas State
164. Philadelphia Eagles: CB – Will Redmond – Mississippi State (Steelers)
165. Kansas City Chiefs: TE – Bryce Williams – East Carolina
166. Houston Texans: WR – Jakeem Grant – Texas Tech (Patriots)
167. Arizona Cardinals: QB – Nate Sudfeld – Indiana
168. Carolina Panthers: CB – Daryl Worley – West Virginia
169. Detroit Lions: C – Graham Glasgow – Michigan (Broncos)
170. Arizona Cardinals: DL – Hassan Ridgeway – Texas (Compensatory)
171. Seattle Seahawks: WR – Roger Lewis – Bowling Green (Compensatory)
172. Cleveland Browns: DL – Vincent Valentine – Nebraska (Compensatory)
173. Cleveland Browns: LB – Antonio Morrison – Florida (Compensatory)
174. San Francisco 49ers: OT – Fahn Cooper – Ole Miss (Compensatory)
175. San Diego Chargers: QB – Cody Kessler – USC (Compensatory)
176. Cleveland Browns: CB – Ken Crawley – Colorado
177. Los Angeles Rams: WR – Jordan Payton – UCLA (Titans)
178. San Francisco 49ers: DE – Shawn Oakman – Baylor (Cowboys)
179. San Diego Chargers: DL – Luther Maddy – Virginia Tech
180. Minnesota Vikings: G – Denver Kirkland – Arkansas (49ers)
181. Jacksonville Jaguars: DE – Alex McAllister – Florida
182. Baltimore Ravens: S – Will Parks – Arizona
183. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR – Demarcus Robinson – Florida
184. New York Giants: CB – Blake Countess – Auburn
185. Chicago Bears: CB – Harlan Miller – SE Louisiana
186. Miami Dolphins: DT – Trevon Coley – Florida Atlantic
187. Washington Redskins: RB – Josh Ferguson – Illinois (Saints)
188. Philadelphia Eagles: WR – Malcolm Mitchell – Georgia
189. Dallas Cowboys: WR – Cody Core – Ole Miss (Raiders)
190. Los Angeles Rams: LB – Nick Kwiatkowski – West Virginia
191. Detroit Lions: WR – Bralon Addison – Oregon
192. Buffalo Bills: K – Roberto Aguayo – Florida State
193. Tennessee Titans: G – Isaac Seumalo – Oregon State (Falcons)
194. Oakland Raiders: DT – Willie Henry – Michigan (Colts)
195. Houston Texans: RB – Jonathan Williams – Arkansas (Jets)
196. New England Patriots: LB – Steven Daniels – Boston College (Texans)
197. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: CB – Jonathan Jones – Auburn (Redskins)
198. San Diego Chargers: C – Austin Blythe – Iowa (Vikings)
199. Cincinnati Bengals: QB – Cardale Jones – Ohio State
200. Green Bay Packers: DL – Matt Ioannidis – Temple
201. Jacksonville Jaguars: WR – Keyarris Garrett – Tulsa (Steelers)
202. Detroit Lions: CB – Briean Boddy-Calhoun – Minnesota (Seahawks)
203. Kansas City Chiefs: QB – Jacoby Brissett – N.C. State
204. New England Patriots: S – Justin Simmons – Boston College
205. Arizona Cardinals: LB – Joe Schobert – Wisconsin
206. Chicago Bears: S – Elijah Shumate – Notre Dame (Panthers)
207. San Francisco 49ers: LB – B.J. Goodson – Clemson (Broncos)
208. New England Patriots: DT – Nile Lawrence-Stample – Florida State (Compensatory)
209. Baltimore Ravens: DL – Quinton Jefferson – Maryland (Compensatory)
210. Detroit Lions: WR – Chris Moore – Cincinnati (Compensatory)
211. San Francisco 49ers: WR – De’Runnya Wilson – Mississippi State (Compensatory)
212. Dallas Cowboys: LB – Terrance Smith – Florida State (Compensatory)
213. San Francisco 49ers: RB/FB – Devon Johnson – Marshall (Compensatory)
214. New England Patriots: CB – D.J. White – Georgia Tech I(Compensatory)
215. Seattle Seahawks: DT – D.J. Reader – Clemson (Compensatory)
216. Dallas Cowboys: TE – Sean Price – South Florida (Compensatory)
217. Dallas Cowboys: DE – James Cowser – Southern Utah (Compensatory)
218. Buffalo Bills: WR – Charone Peake – Clemson (Compensatory)
219. Denver Broncos: DL – Mike Rose – N.C. State (Compensatory)
220. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB – Tavon Young – Temple (Compensatory)
221. New England Patriots: C – Matt Skura – Duke (Compensatory)
222. Tennessee Titans: DL – Lawrence Thomas – Michigan State
223. Cleveland Browns: G – Joe Thuney – N.C. State
224. San Diego Chargers: LB – Blake Martinez – Stanford
225. Seattle Seahawks: TE – George Fant – Western Kentucky (Cowboys)
226. Jacksonville Jaguars: LB – Reggie Northrup – Florida State
227. Miami Dolphins: CB – Ryan Smith – N.C. Central (Ravens)
228. Denver Broncos: LB – Quentin Gause – Rutgers (49ers)
229. Pittsburgh Steelers: WR – Mike Thomas – Southern Mississippi (Giants)
230. Chicago Bears: DL – Ronald Blair – Appalachian State
231. Miami Dolphins: LB – Beniquez Brown – Mississippi State
232. Washington Redskins: WR – Tajae Sharpe – Massachusetts (Buccaneers)
233. Philadelphia Eagles: OL – Kyle Friend – Temple
234. Oakland Raiders: S – K.J. Dillon – West Virginia
235. New York Jets: RB – DeAndre Washington – Texas Tech (Broncos via Texans via Rams)
236. Detroit Lions: CB – Kevon Seymour – USC
237. New Orleans Saints: DE – Rico Geathers – Baylor
238. Atlanta Falcons: OL – Lene Maiava – Arizona
239. Indianapolis Colts: RB – Marshaun Coprich – Illinois State
240. Minnesota Vikings: DT – Darius Latham – Indiana (Bills)
241. New York Jets: P – Tom Hackett – Utah
242. Washington Redskins: S – Michael Caputo – Wisconsin
243. New England Patriots: QB – Josh Woodrum – Liberty (Texans)
244. Minnesota Vikings: P – Drew Kaser – Texas A&M
245. Cincinnati Bengals: DT – David Onyemata – Manitoba
246. Pittsburgh Steelers: DL – Joel Heath – Michigan State
247. Seattle Seahawks: C – Marcus Henry – Boise State
248. Green Bay Packers: WR – Moritz Boehringer – Germany
249. Kansas City Chiefs: G – Parker Ehinger – Cincinnati
250. New England Patriots: OT – Clay DeBord – Eastern Washington
251. Philadelphia Eagles: RB – Wendell Smallwood – West Virginia (Cardinals)
252. Carolina Panthers: S – Jordan Lomax – Iowa
253. Denver Broncos: QB – Jeff Driskel – Louisiana Tech