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2016 NFL Mock Draft — Xavier Cromartie’s Three-Round Mock (7.0)

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At College Football Metrics, we want to outperform all other scouting services in correctly evaluating where teams should take prospects in the NFL Draft. But we also want to lead the way in predicting what teams will actually do with their draft picks. In 2015, we made our debut in The Huddle Report’s exclusive, expert-only NFL Draft contests. CFM took 5th place (out of 113) in the mock draft competition and 4th place (out of 56) in the top 100 board competition. In 2016, we want double crowns!

CFM has partnered with Xavier Cromartie (Twitter @xaviercromartie) to produce mock drafts and top 100 prospect boards based on his latest intel, research, and analysis. Xavier was the final grand prize winner of ESPN’s NFL Draft 1st Round Forecast game, and he is the undefeated Play The Draft Champion Emeritus.

Draft scenarios change as new information comes in during draft season, and so we will run updates here as often as Xavier makes adjustments to his mocks and boards.

 

New position labels:

9T = 9-technique = 3-4 OLB

7T = 7-technique = 4-3 DE

5T = 5-technique = 3-4 DE

3T = 3-technique = 4-3 DE

1T = 1-technique = 4-3 NT

0T = 0-technique = 3-4 NT

 

 

Round 1 (team/player/school/ + or – from last report/pick # last report)

 

  1. Tennessee Titans: S Jalen Ramsey (Florida State) 1

Needs: SS, FS, CB, RT, G

Alternate: OT Laremy Tunsil (Mississippi)

 

  1. Cleveland Browns: QB Carson Wentz (North Dakota State) 2

Needs: QB, WR, SS, FS, 9T

Alternate: QB Paxton Lynch (Memphis)

 

  1. San Diego Chargers: OT Laremy Tunsil (Mississippi) 3

Needs: LT, 5T, FS, C, TE

Alternate: CB Jalen Ramsey (Florida State)

 

  1. Dallas Cowboys: WLB Myles Jack (UCLA) 4

Needs: 7T, 3T, CB, RB, WR

Alternate: 7T Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

 

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: 7T Joey Bosa (Ohio State) 5

Needs: SS, 7T, C, MLB, CB

Alternate: WLB Myles Jack (UCLA)

 

  1. Baltimore Ravens: 5T DeForest Buckner (Oregon) 6

Needs: 5T, 9T, G, CB, MLB

Alternate: CB Vernon Hargreaves (Florida)

 

  1. San Francisco 49ers: QB Paxton Lynch (Memphis) 7

Needs: QB, CB, WR, MLB, G

Alternate: QB Jared Goff (Cal)

 

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA): CB Vernon Hargreaves (Florida) 8

Needs: CB, G, RB, 7T, QB

Alternate: OT Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame)

 

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 9T Leonard Floyd (Georgia) 9

Needs: CB, FS, 7T, RT, WR

Alternate: Trade down

 

  1. New York Giants: OT Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame) 10

Needs: LT, RB, MLB, FS, WR

Alternate: RB Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State)

 

  1. Chicago Bears: RB Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State) (+) 13

Needs: LT, CB, 5T, 9T, RB

Alternate: OT Jack Conklin (Michigan State)

 

  1. New Orleans Saints: 3T A’Shawn Robinson (Alabama) 12

Needs: 7T, 3T, WLB, WR, CB

Alternate: 7T Kevin Dodd (Clemson)

 

  1. Miami Dolphins (via PHI): OT Jack Conklin (Michigan State) (-) 11

Needs: CB, RB, G, WLB, 7T

Alternate: WLB Darron Lee (Ohio State)

 

  1. Oakland Raiders: 5T Jarran Reed (Alabama) (+) 31

Needs: 3T, 5T, SS, MLB, RB

Alternate: MLB Reggie Ragland (Alabama)

 

  1. Los Angeles Rams: QB Jared Goff (Cal) 15

Needs: QB, FS, C, WR, CB

Alternate: Trade up/down

 

  1. Detroit Lions: 7T Kevin Dodd (Clemson) 16

Needs: LT, 3T, 7T, SS, C

Alternate: 7T Shaq Lawson (Clemson)

 

  1. Atlanta Falcons: WLB Darron Lee (Ohio State) (+) 24

Needs: WLB, TE, SS, WR, 7T

Alternate: 7T Shaq Lawson (Clemson)

 

  1. Indianapolis Colts: MLB Reggie Ragland (Alabama) (+) 21

Needs: 9T, RB, 1T, RT, MLB

Alternate: RT Taylor Decker (Ohio State)

 

  1. Buffalo Bills: 7T Shaq Lawson (Clemson) (-) 17

Needs: 7T, RT, WLB, WR, QB

Alternate: RT Taylor Decker (Ohio State)

 

  1. New York Jets: OT Taylor Decker (Ohio State) 20

Needs: RT, 9T, TE, MLB, QB

Alternate: Trade up

 

  1. Washington Pigskins: WR Michael Thomas (Ohio State) (+) 32

Needs: CB, MLB, 1T, C, WR

Alternate: Trade down

 

  1. Houston Texans: WR Will Fuller (Notre Dame) 22

Needs: WR, TE, SS, 5T, 0T

Alternate: WR Corey Coleman (Baylor)

 

  1. Minnesota Vikings: WR Josh Doctson (Texas Christian) 23

Needs: WR, 3T, CB, C, WLB

Alternate: WR Laquon Treadwell (Mississippi)

 

  1. Cincinnati Bengals: WR Laquon Treadwell (Mississippi) (-) 19

Needs: WR, 7T, CB, 1T, SS

Alternate: WR Michael Thomas (Ohio State)

 

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB William Jackson (Houston) 25

Needs: CB, SS, 9T, LT, 1T

Alternate: S Keanu Neal (Florida)

 

  1. Seattle Seahawks: OT Germain Ifedi (Texas A&M) 26

Needs: LT, RT, 3T, CB, G

Alternate: OT Jason Spriggs (Indiana)

 

  1. Green Bay Packers: OT Jason Spriggs (Indiana) 27

Needs: LT, MLB, WR, 1T, RB

Alternate: OT Le’Raven Clark (Texas Tech)

 

  1. Kansas City Chiefs: CB Eli Apple (Ohio State) 28

Needs: CB, 9T, G, QB, WR

Alternate: CB Xavien Howard (Baylor)

 

  1. Arizona Cardinals: S Keanu Neal (Florida) 29

Needs: SS, CB, C, 9T, MLB

Alternate: S Karl Joseph (West Virginia)

 

  1. Carolina Panthers: 7T Emmanuel Ogbah (Oklahoma State) 30

Needs: CB, SS, LT, RB, 7T

Alternate: CB Xavien Howard (Baylor)

 

  1. Denver Broncos: 3T Sheldon Rankins (Louisville) (-) 14

Needs: QB, 5T, G, WLB, RB

Alternate: RB Derrick Henry (Alabama)

 

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Round 2

  1. Cleveland Browns: WR Corey Coleman (Baylor) (+) 37
  2. Tennessee Titans: CB Xavien Howard (Baylor) (+) 34
  3. Dallas Cowboys: RB Derrick Henry (Alabama) (+) 40
  4. San Diego Chargers: 5T Chris Jones (Mississippi State) (+) 52
  5. Baltimore Ravens: OT Le’Raven Clark (Texas Tech) 36
  6. San Francisco 49ers: CB Artie Burns (Miami) (+) 39
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: S Vonn Bell (Ohio State) 38
  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: S Karl Joseph (West Virginia) (-) 33
  9. New York Giants: WR Braxton Miller (Ohio State) (+) 55
  10. Chicago Bears: 9T Kamalei Correa (Boise State) 41
  11. Miami Dolphins: CB Mackensie Alexander (Clemson) (+) 68
  12. Los Angeles Rams (via PHI): C Ryan Kelly (Alabama) (-) 35
  13. Oakland Raiders: 3T Robert Nkemdiche (Mississippi) (+) 63
  14. Los Angeles Rams: TE Hunter Henry (Arkansas) (+) 50
  15. Detroit Lions: 1T Vernon Butler (Louisiana Tech) 46
  16. New Orleans Saints: QB Connor Cook (Michigan State) (+) 51
  17. Indianapolis Colts: 9T Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky) (-) 18
  18. Buffalo Bills: WLB Deion Jones (Louisiana State) (-) 47
  19. Atlanta Falcons: 7T Bronson Kaufusi (Brigham Young) (-) 49
  20. New York Jets: 9T Kyler Fackrell (Utah State) (+) 65
  21. Houston Texans: 0T Andrew Billings (Baylor) (+) 53
  22. Washington Pigskins: 1T Kenny Clark (UCLA) (-) 48
  23. Minnesota Vikings: CB Kendall Fuller (Virginia Tech) (+) 62
  24. Cincinnati Bengals: 1T Austin Johnson (Penn State) (+) 57
  25. Seattle Seahawks: 3T Adolphus Washington (Ohio State) (+) 71
  26. Green Bay Packers: WR Tyler Boyd (Pittsburgh) (-) 45
  27. Pittsburgh Steelers: S Su’a Cravens (Southern California) (-) 43
  28. Kansas City Chiefs: 9T Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State) 59
  29. New England Patriots: 3T Jonathan Bullard (Florida) (-) 56
  30. New England Patriots (via AZ): C Graham Glasgow (Michigan) (+) 69
  31. Carolina Panthers: S TJ Green (Clemson) (-) 54
  32. Denver Broncos: G Joshua Garnett (Stanford) (+) 86

 

 

Round 3

  1. Tennessee Titans: 9T Yannick Ngakoue (Maryland) (+) 70
  2. Cleveland Browns: S Darian Thompson (Boise State) (-) 44
  3. San Diego Chargers: C Nick Martin (Notre Dame) (+) 84
  4. Dallas Cowboys: 3T Hassan Ridgeway (Texas) (-) 60
  5. San Francisco 49ers: WR Sterling Shepard (Oklahoma) (-) 64
  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: G Cody Whitehair (Kansas State) (+) 73
  7. Baltimore Ravens: SLB Jordan Jenkins (Georgia) (+) 82
  8. New York Giants: MLB Joshua Perry (Ohio State) (-) 61
  9. Chicago Bears: 5T Jihad Ward (Illinois) (-) 66
  10. Miami Dolphins: RB CJ Prosise (Notre Dame) (-) 67
  11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: CB Zack Sanchez (Oklahoma) (-) 42
  12. Oakland Raiders: RB Alex Collins (Arkansas) 75
  13. Los Angeles Rams: K Roberto Aguayo (Florida State) 76
  14. Philadelphia Eagles: RB Devontae Booker (Utah) 77
  15. New Orleans Saints: WR Charone Peake (Clemson) (+) 96
  16. Philadelphia Eagles (via DET): 3T Sheldon Day (Notre Dame) 79
  17. Buffalo Bills: QB Cardale Jones (Ohio State) (+) 89
  18. Atlanta Falcons: WR Pharoh Cooper (South Carolina) (+) 97
  19. Indianapolis Colts: G Vadal Alexander (Louisiana State) (+) 100
  20. New York Jets: TE Austin Hooper (Stanford) (-) 58
  21. Washington Pigskins: MLB Kentrell Brothers (Missouri) (+) 95
  22. Houston Texans: QB Christian Hackenberg (Penn State) 85
  23. Minnesota Vikings: 3T Maliek Collins (Nebraska) (+) 87
  24. Cincinnati Bengals: S Justin Simmons (Boston College) (-) 81
  25. Green Bay Packers: MLB Beniquez Brown (Mississippi State) 88
  26. Pittsburgh Steelers: TE Nick Vannett (Ohio State) (-) 83
  27. Seattle Seahawks: CB James Bradberry (Samford) (+) 92
  28. New England Patriots: WR Leonte Carroo (Rutgers) (-) 74
  29. Arizona Cardinals: CB Sean Davis (Maryland) (+) NR
  30. Carolina Panthers: CB KeiVarae Russell (Notre Dame) (+) NR
  31. Denver Broncos: QB Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) 94
  32. Detroit Lions (comp): OT Willie Beavers (Western Michigan) (-) 80
  33. New England Patriots (comp): 7T Carl Nassib (Penn State) (-) 78
  34. Seattle Seahawks (comp): OT Caleb Benenoch (UCLA) (-) 91
  35. Denver Broncos (comp): RB Kenneth Dixon (Louisiana Tech) 98
  36. Cleveland Browns (4): OT Joe Haeg (North Dakota State) (-) 93
  37. Philadelphia Eagles (4) (via TEN): G Joe Dahl (Washington State) (-) 90

 

 

Dropped out: TE Jerell Adams (72), MLB Scooby Wright (99)

 

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Team-by-team 

 

Arizona Cardinals

  1. S Keanu Neal (Florida)
  2. CB Sean Davis (Maryland)

 

Atlanta Falcons

  1. WLB Darron Lee (Ohio State)
  2. 7T Bronson Kaufusi (Brigham Young)
  3. WR Pharoh Cooper (South Carolina)

 

Baltimore Ravens

  1. 5T DeForest Buckner (Oregon)
  2. OT Le’Raven Clark (Texas Tech)
  3. SLB Jordan Jenkins (Georgia)

 

Buffalo Bills

  1. 7T Shaq Lawson (Clemson)
  2. WLB Deion Jones (Louisiana State)
  3. QB Cardale Jones (Ohio State)

 

Carolina Panthers

  1. 7T Emmanuel Ogbah (Oklahoma State)
  2. S TJ Green (Clemson)
  3. CB KeiVarae Russell (Notre Dame)

 

Chicago Bears

  1. RB Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State)
  2. 9T Kamalei Correa (Boise State)
  3. 5T Jihad Ward (Illinois)

 

Cincinnati Bengals

  1. WR Laquon Treadwell (Mississippi)
  2. 1T Austin Johnson (Penn State)
  3. S Justin Simmons (Boston College)

 

Cleveland Browns

  1. QB Carson Wentz (North Dakota State)
  2. WR Corey Coleman (Baylor)
  3. S Darian Thompson (Boise State)
  4. OT Joe Haeg (North Dakota State)

 

Dallas Cowboys

  1. WLB Myles Jack (UCLA)
  2. RB Derrick Henry (Alabama)
  3. 3T Hassan Ridgeway (Texas)

 

Denver Broncos

  1. 3T Sheldon Rankins (Louisville)
  2. G Joshua Garnett (Stanford)
  3. QB Dak Prescott (Mississippi State)
  4. RB Kenneth Dixon (Louisiana Tech)

 

Detroit Lions

  1. 7T Kevin Dodd (Clemson)
  2. 1T Vernon Butler (Louisiana Tech)
  3. OT Willie Beavers (Western Michigan)

 

Green Bay Packers

  1. OT Jason Spriggs (Indiana)
  2. WR Tyler Boyd (Pittsburgh)
  3. MLB Beniquez Brown (Mississippi State)

 

Houston Texans

  1. WR Will Fuller (Notre Dame)
  2. 0T Andrew Billings (Baylor)
  3. QB Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)

 

Indianapolis Colts

  1. MLB Reggie Ragland (Alabama)
  2. 9T Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky)
  3. G Vadal Alexander (Louisiana State)

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

  1. 7T Joey Bosa (Ohio State)
  2. S Vonn Bell (Ohio State)
  3. G Cody Whitehair (Kansas State)

 

Kansas City Chiefs

  1. CB Eli Apple (Ohio State)
  2. 9T Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State)

 

Los Angeles Rams

  1. QB Jared Goff (California-Berkeley)
  2. C Ryan Kelly (Alabama)
  3. TE Hunter Henry (Arkansas)
  4. K Roberto Aguayo (Florida State)

 

Miami Dolphins

  1. OT Jack Conklin (Michigan State)
  2. CB Mackensie Alexander (Clemson)
  3. RB CJ Prosise (Notre Dame)

 

Minnesota Vikings

  1. WR Josh Doctson (Texas Christian)
  2. CB Kendall Fuller (Virginia Tech)
  3. 3T Maliek Collins (Nebraska)

 

New England Patriots

  1. 3T Jonathan Bullard (Florida)
  2. C Graham Glasgow (Michigan)
  3. WR Leonte Carroo (Rutgers)
  4. 7T Carl Nassib (Penn State)

 

New Orleans Saints

  1. 3T A’Shawn Robinson (Alabama)
  2. QB Connor Cook (Michigan State)
  3. WR Charone Peake (Clemson)

 

New York Giants

  1. OT Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame)
  2. WR Braxton Miller (Ohio State)
  3. MLB Joshua Perry (Ohio State)

 

New York Jets

  1. OT Taylor Decker (Ohio State)
  2. 9T Kyler Fackrell (Utah State)
  3. TE Austin Hooper (Stanford)

 

Oakland Raiders

  1. 5T Jarran Reed (Alabama)
  2. 3T Robert Nkemdiche (Mississippi)
  3. RB Alex Collins (Arkansas)

 

Philadelphia Eagles

  1. CB Vernon Hargreaves (Florida)
  2. RB Devontae Booker (Utah)
  3. 3T Sheldon Day (Notre Dame)
  4. G Joe Dahl (Washington State)

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

  1. CB William Jackson (Houston)
  2. S Su’a Cravens (Southern California)
  3. TE Nick Vannett (Ohio State)

 

San Diego Chargers

  1. OT Laremy Tunsil (Mississippi)
  2. 5T Chris Jones (Mississippi State)
  3. C Nick Martin (Notre Dame)

 

San Francisco 49ers

  1. QB Paxton Lynch (Memphis)
  2. CB Artie Burns (Miami)
  3. WR Sterling Shepard (Oklahoma)

 

Seattle Seahawks

  1. OT Germain Ifedi (Texas A&M)
  2. 3T Adolphus Washington (Ohio State)
  3. CB James Bradberry (Samford)
  4. OT Caleb Benenoch (UCLA)

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  1. 9T Leonard Floyd (Georgia)
  2. S Karl Joseph (West Virginia)
  3. CB Zack Sanchez (Oklahoma)

 

Tennessee Titans

  1. S Jalen Ramsey (Florida State)
  2. CB Xavien Howard (Baylor)
  3. 9T Yannick Ngakoue (Maryland)

 

Washington Pigskins

  1. WR Michael Thomas (Ohio State)
  2. 1T Kenny Clark (UCLA)
  3. MLB Kentrell Brothers (Missouri)

 

 

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