Written by: Pat Schuster

Best Available Players for Day 3 of the NFL Draft

April 29, 2016
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

A few head scratching moments tonight but only time will tell who got it right and who got it run on day 2 of the NFL Draft.  Some real gems still on the board and some lucky teams are going to add some studs to their rosters.   

Rank Player Pos. School Ht. Wt.

1 Andrew Billings DT Baylor 6/1 311

2 Connor Cook QB Michigan State 6/4 217

3 Joshua Perry OLB Ohio State 6/4 254

4 Vadal Alexander OG LSU 6/5 326

5 Jeremy Cash SS Duke 6/1 212

6 Kentrell Brothers ILB Missouri 6/1 245

7 Pharoh Cooper WR South Carolina 5/11 203

8 Devontae Booker RB Utah 5/11 219

9 Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech 5/10 215

10 Jalen Mills FS LSU 6/1 191

11 Christian Westerman OG Arizona State 6/3 298

12 Alex Collins RB Arkansas 5/10 217

13 Rashard Higgins WR Colorado State 6/1 196

14 Charles Tapper DE Oklahoma 6/3 271

15 Jerald Hawkins OT LSU 6/6 305

16 Landon Turner OG North Carolina 6/4 330

17 Dominique Alexander ILB Oklahoma 6/1 232

18 Jordan Howard RB Indiana 6/1 230

19 Sebastian Tretola OG Arkansas 6/4 314

20 John Theus OT Georgia 6/6 313

21 Jonathan Williams RB Arkansas 5/11 220

22 Kenny Lawler WR California 6/2 203

23 Maurice Canady CB Virginia 6/1 193

24 Jordan Payton WR UCLA 6/1 207

25 Kyle Murphy OT Stanford 6/6 305

26 Zack Sanchez CB Oklahoma 5/11 185

27 Tyler Matakevich ILB Temple 6/1 238

28 Kolby Listenbee WR TCU 6/1 197

29 Jeff Driskel QB Louisiana Tech 6/4 234

30 Keyarris Garrett WR Tulsa 6/3 220

31 Dak Prescott QB Mississippi State 6/2 226

32 Connor McGovern OG Missouri 6/4 306

33 Jerell Adams TE South Carolina 6/5 247

34 Aaron Burbridge WR Michigan State 6/1 206

35 Miles Killebrew SS Southern Utah 6/2 217

36 Jason Fanaika DE Utah 6/2 271

37 Paul Perkins RB UCLA 5/10 208

38 Joe Haeg OT North Dakota State 6/6 304

39 D.J. White CB Georgia Tech 5/11 193

40 Bralon Addison WR Oregon 5/9 197

41 Travis Feeney OLB Washington 6/4 230

42 Jonathan Jones CB Auburn 5/9 186

43 Sheldon Day DT Notre Dame 6/1 293

44 Tyler Higbee TE Western Kentucky 6/6 249

45 Cole Toner OT Harvard 6/5 306

46 Spencer Drango OG Baylor 6/6 315

47 Joe Schobert OLB Wisconsin 6/1 244

48 Eric Murray CB Minnesota 5/11 199

49 Daniel Lasco RB California 6/1 209

50 Roger Lewis WR Bowling Green 6/1 201

51 Harlan Miller CB Southeastern Louisiana 6/1 182

52 Matt Judon DE Grand Valley State 6/3 275

53 Malcolm Mitchell WR Georgia 6/1 198

54 Scooby Wright III ILB Arizona 6/1 239

55 Rashard Robinson CB LSU 6/1 171

56 Paul McRoberts WR Southeast Missouri State 6/2 202

57 Bryce Williams TE East Carolina 6/6 257

58 Cardale Jones QB Ohio State 6/5 253

59 Kevon Seymour CB Southern California 5/11 186

60 Eric Striker OLB Oklahoma 5/11 227

61 Tyler Ervin RB San Jose State 5/10 192

62 Hassan Ridgeway DT Texas 6/3 303

63 Ronald Blair DE Appalachian State 6/2 284

64 Glenn Gronkowski FB Kansas State 6/2 239

65 Evan Boehm C Missouri 6/2 302

66 Tajae Sharpe WR Massachusetts 6/2 194

67 Fahn Cooper OT Ole Miss 6/4 303

68 Charone Peake WR Clemson 6/2 209

69 Jayron Kearse SS Clemson 6/4 216

70 Kelvin Taylor RB Florida 5/10 207

71 Briean Boddy-Calhoun CB Minnesota 5/9 193

72 Tom Hackett P Utah 5/10 198

73 Willie Beavers OT Western Michigan 6/5 321

74 Temarrick Hemingway TE South Carolina State 6/5 244

75 Austin Blythe C Iowa 6/2 298

76 Ben Braunecker TE Harvard 6/3 250

77 Morgan Burns CB Kansas State 5/10 200

78 Josh Ferguson RB Illinois 5/9 198

79 Thomas Duarte WR UCLA 6/2 231

80 Jatavis Brown OLB Akron 5/11 221

81 Kevin Hogan QB Stanford 6/3 218

82 Tavon Young CB Temple 5/9 183

83 Matt Ioannidis DT Temple 6/3 299

84 KJ Dillon SS West Virginia 6/1 210

85 De'Vondre Campbell OLB Minnesota 6/4 232

86 Cody Core WR Ole Miss 6/3 205

87 Romeo Okwara DE Notre Dame 6/5 265

88 Blake Martinez ILB Stanford 6/2 237

89 Willie Henry DT Michigan 6/3 303

90 DeAndre Washington RB Texas Tech 5/8 204

91 Beau Sandland TE Montana State 6/4 253

92 Ken Crawley CB Colorado 6/1 187

93 Keith Marshall RB Georgia 5/11 219

94 Jaydon Mickens WR Washington 5/10 174

95 D.J. Reader DT Clemson 6/3 327

96 James Cowser DE Southern Utah 6/3 248

97 Cre'von LeBlanc CB Florida Atlantic 5/10 192

98 Brandon Shell OT South Carolina 6/5 324

99 Aziz Shittu DE Stanford 6/2 284

100 Demarcus Robinson WR Florida 6/1 203

101 Denver Kirkland OG Arkansas 6/4 335

102 Dadi Lhomme Nicolas OLB Virginia Tech 6/3 235

103 Jared Norris ILB Utah 6/1 241

104 De'Runnya Wilson WR Mississippi State 6/5 224

105 Henry Krieger Coble TE Iowa 6/3 248

106 Geronimo Allison WR Illinois 6/3 196

107 Aaron Green RB TCU 5/11 203

108 Victor Ochi OLB Stony Brook 6/1 246

109 Alex Lewis OT Nebraska 6/6 312

110 Wendell Smallwood RB West Virginia 5/10 208

111 Kevin Peterson CB Oklahoma State 5/10 181

112 David Morgan II TE Texas-San Antonio 6/4 262

113 DeAndre Houston-Carson FS William & Mary 6/1 201

114 D.J. Pettway DE Alabama 6/2 265

115 Donte Deayon CB Boise State 5/9 155

116 Joe Dahl OG Washington State 6/4 304

117 Nile Lawrence-Stample DT Florida State 6/1 320

118 Jordan Lucas SS Penn State 6/1 201

119 Tyvis Powell FS Ohio State 6/3 211

120 Brandon Doughty QB Western Kentucky 6/3 213

121 Avery Young OT Auburn 6/5 328

122 Nick Kwiatkoski ILB West Virginia 6/2 243

123 Dan Vitale FB Northwestern 6/1 239

124 Mike Thomas WR Southern Mississippi 6/1 197

125 Jake Coker QB Alabama 6/5 244

126 Daniel Braverman WR Western Michigan 5/10 178

127 Darion Griswold TE Arkansas State 6/3 253

128 Anthony Zettel DE Penn State 6/4 277

129 Marshall Morgan K Georgia 6/2 194

130 Trae Elston SS Ole Miss 5/11 195

131 Parker Ehinger OG Cincinnati 6/6 310

132 Antwione Williams OLB Georgia Southern 6/3 247

133 Pearce Slater OT San Diego State 6/7 329

134 Kavon Frazier FS Central Michigan 6/1 217

135 Derek Watt FB Wisconsin 6/2 234

136 Stephen Weatherly DE Vanderbilt 6/4 267

137 Ian Seau OLB Nevada 6/2 259

138 Deiondre' Hall CB Northern Iowa 6/2 199

139 Antwaun Woods DT Southern California 6/1 318

140 Tre Madden RB Southern California 6/1 223

141 Jack Allen C Michigan State 6/1 294

142 Tanner McEvoy TE Wisconsin 6/6 231

143 Juston Burris CB NC State 6/1 212

144 Luther Maddy DT Virginia Tech 6/1 287

145 Clayton Fejedelem FS Illinois 6/1 200

146 Curt Maggitt OLB Tennessee 6/3 247

147 David J. Grinnage TE NC State 6/5 248

148 Chris BrownInjured WR Notre Dame 6/2 194

149 Kyle Friend OG Temple 6/1 295

150 Chris Swain FB Navy 6/1 247

151 D.J. Foster RB Arizona State 5/10 193

152 LeShaun Sims CB Southern Utah 6/1 203

153 Nick Richter OT Richmond 6/5 304

154 Luke Rhodes ILB William & Mary 6/2 239

155 Montese Overton OLB East Carolina 6/2 223

156 Jordan Walsh OG Iowa 6/3 290

157 Brian Poole CB Florida 5/10 213

158 Ricardo Louis WR Auburn 6/2 215

159 Quinton Jefferson DT Maryland 6/4 291

160 Lawrence Thomas DE Michigan State 6/3 286

161 Derrick Kindred SS TCU 5/10 207

162 Nate Sudfeld QB Indiana 6/6 234

163 Caleb Benenoch OT UCLA 6/5 311

164 Travis Greene RB Bowling Green 5/10 192

165 Mike Hilton CB Ole Miss 5/8 179

166 Alex Erickson WR Wisconsin 6/1 197

167 Eric Mac Lain OG Clemson 6/4 315

168 Mike Matthews C Texas A&M 6/2 294

169 Josh Forrest ILB Kentucky 6/3 249

170 Jake McGee TE Florida 6/5 250

171 Clay DeBord OT Eastern Washington 6/6 308

172 Demarcus Ayers WR Houston 5/9 182

173 Connor Wujciak DT Boston College 6/2 291

174 Terrance Smith OLB Florida State 6/3 235

175 Cheatham Norrils CB Toledo 6/1 195

176 Drew Kaser P Texas A&M 6/2 212

177 Ron Thompson DE Syracuse 6/3 253

178 Trevon Stewart FS Houston 5/9 195

179 Darrell Greene OG San Diego State 6/3 321

180 Marteze Waller RB Fresno State 5/11 214

181 Soma Vainuku FB Southern California 5/11 246

182 Matt Skura C Duke 6/3 305

183 Ryan Malleck TE Virginia Tech 6/4 247

184 A.J. Zuttah DT Dartmouth 6/2 290

185 Dom Williams WR Washington State 6/2 200

186 Frankie Williams CB Purdue 5/9 190

187 Vernon Adams Jr. QB Oregon 5/11 200

188 Antonio Morrison ILB Florida 6/1 232

189 Joe Gore OT Clemson 6/5 300

190 T.T. Barber OLB Middle Tennessee 6/1 230

191 Michael Caputo SS Wisconsin 6/1 205

192 Brandon Allen QB Arkansas 6/1 217

193 Dean Lowry DE Northwestern 6/6 296

194 Doug Middleton FS Appalachian State 6/1 209

195 Andy Janovich FB Nebraska 6/1 238

196 LaQuan McGowan OG Baylor 6/6 405

197 Halapoulivaati Vaitai OT TCU 6/6 320

198 Steve Longa OLB Rutgers 6/1 241

199 Delvon Simmons DT Southern California 6/5 295

200 Mike Jordan CB Missouri Western State 6/1 200

201 Cayleb Jones WR Arizona 6/3 209

202 Tevin Carter SS Utah 6/1 218

203 Joel Stave QB Wisconsin 6/5 236

204 Sean Price TE South Florida 6/2 249

205 Ka'imi Fairbairn K UCLA 5/11 183

206 Jake Brendel C UCLA 6/4 303

207 Ugonna Awuruonye DE Campbell 6/5 260

208 Lloyd Carrington CB Arizona State 5/11 194

209 Alonzo Russell WR Toledo 6/4 206

210 Riley Dixon P Syracuse 6/4 221

211 B.J. Goodson ILB Clemson 6/1 242

212 Keenan Reynolds RB Navy 5/10 191

213 Patrick Skov FB Georgia Tech 6/1 227

214 Marshaun Coprich RB Illinois State 5/8 207

215 Elijah Shumate SS Notre Dame 6/1 216

216 Jordan Lomax FS Iowa 5/10 202

217 Tyrone Holmes OLB Montana 6/2 253

218 Joel Heath DT Michigan State 6/5 293

219 Ted Karras OG Illinois 6/4 308

220 Taylor Fallin OT Memphis 6/6 340

221 Greg Townsend Jr. DE Southern California 6/2 269

222 Jamaal Jones WR Montana 6/1 191

223 Taveze Calhoun CB Mississippi State 6/1 192

224 Nathan Theus LS Georgia 6/3 250

225 Peyton Barber RB Auburn 5/10 228

226 Ross Martin K Duke 5/9 183

227 Quayvon Hicks FB Georgia 6/1 259

228 Marcus Henry C Boise State 6/2 300

229 Alex McCalister DE Florida 6/6 239

230 Kris Frost OLB Auburn 6/2 240

231 Jalin Marshall WR Ohio State 5/10 200

232 Steven Scheu TE Vanderbilt 6/4 253

233 Elandon Roberts ILB Houston 5/11 233

234 J.J. Whittaker CB San Diego State 5/10 182

235 Trent Matthews FS Colorado State 6/2 210

236 Devon Johnson RB Marshall 6/1 238

237 David Onyemata DT Manitoba 6/3 304

238 Anthony Brown CB Purdue 5/11 192

239 Nelson Spruce WR Colorado 6/1 206

240 Chase Farris OG Ohio State 6/4 306

241 Silverberry Mouhon DE Cincinnati 6/3 252

242 Jordan Williams WR Ball State 6/3 226

243 RJ Williamson SS Michigan State 5/11 213

244 Kyle Carter TE Penn State 6/3 238

245 Davante Harris OT Appalachian State 6/5 306

246 Joey Hunt C TCU 6/2 295

247 Ryan Smith CB North Carolina Central 5/11 189

248 Corey Marshall OLB Virginia Tech 6/1 262

249 Theiren Cockran DE Minnesota 6/5 258

250 Zeek Bigger ILB East Carolina 6/1 216

251 Deon Bush FS Miami (Fla.) 6/1 199

252 Trevon Coley DT Florida Atlantic 6/1 307

253 Devon Cajuste WR Stanford 6/4 234

254 Jordan Simone SS Arizona State 5/11 189

255 Brandon Chubb ILB Wake Forest 6/1 245

256 Josh Dawson DE Georgia 6/3 273

257 Jacobi Green RB Richmond 5/9 196

258 Cassanova McKinzy ILB Auburn 6/1 248

259 Will Monday P Duke 6/4 212

260 Cole Fisher OLB Iowa 6/2 236

261 Chris Moore WR Cincinnati 6/1 206

262 Trayion Durham FB Kent State 6/1 261

263 Vad Lee QB James Madison 6/1 225

264 Mark Weiser TE Buffalo 6/4 245

265 Bennett Okotcha CB Texas-San Antonio 6/1 195

266 Jake Rudock QB Michigan 6/3 199

267 Aaron Morris OG Ole Miss 6/5 311

268 Tyler Johnstone OT Oregon 6/5 301

269 Greg Milhouse Jr. DT Campbell 6/2 309

270 Cory Littleton OLB Washington 6/3 238



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Written by: Pat Schuster

Best Available Players for Day 2

April 28, 2016
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

With day one of the NFL Draft in the books, it's time to get ready for day two and there are some certain day 1 starters that will get taken in rounds two and three.   Make sure to message me on twitter throughout the day to discuss what day two could bring us.

Rank Player Pos. School Ht. Wt.

1 Myles Jack OLB UCLA 6/1 245

2 Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama 6/1 247

3 A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama 6/4 307

4 Jarran Reed DT Alabama 6/3 307

5 Andrew Billings DT Baylor 6/1 311

6 Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson 5/10 190

7 Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma State 6/4 273

8 Noah Spence DE Eastern Kentucky 6/2 251

9 Kevin Dodd DE Clemson 6/5 277

10 Jason Spriggs OT Indiana 6/6 301

11 Cody Whitehair OG Kansas State 6/4 301

12 Derrick Henry RB Alabama 6/3 247

13 Connor Cook QB Michigan State 6/4 217

14 Joshua Perry OLB Ohio State 6/4 254

15 Jonathan Bullard DE Florida 6/3 285

16 Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh 6/1 197

17 Austin Johnson DT Penn State 6/4 314

18 Michael Thomas WR Ohio State 6/3 212

19 Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech 5/11 187

20 Vonn Bell SS Ohio State 5/11 199

21 Vadal Alexander OG LSU 6/5 326

22 Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame 6/2 223

23 Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan State 6/4 251

24 Shon Coleman OT Auburn 6/5 307

25 Hunter Henry TE Arkansas 6/5 250

26 Jeremy Cash SS Duke 6/1 212

27 Kentrell Brothers ILB Missouri 6/1 245

28 Adolphus Washington DT Ohio State 6/3 301

29 Pharoh Cooper WR South Carolina 5/11 203

30 Su'a Cravens OLB Southern California 6/1 226

31 Devontae Booker RB Utah 5/11 219

32 Le'Raven Clark OT Texas Tech 6/5 316

33 Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech 5/10 215

34 Nick Martin C Notre Dame 6/4 299

35 Xavien Howard CB Baylor 6/1 201

36 Roberto Aguayo K Florida State 6/1 207

37 Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma 5/10 194

38 Jalen Mills FS LSU 6/1 191

39 Carl Nassib DE Penn State 6/7 277

40 Kamalei Correa OLB Boise State 6/3 243

41 Braxton Miller WR Ohio State 6/1 201

42 Christian Hackenberg QB Penn State 6/4 223

43 Christian Westerman OG Arizona State 6/3 298

44 Austin Hooper TE Stanford 6/4 254

45 Chris Jones DT Mississippi State 6/6 310

46 Alex Collins RB Arkansas 5/10 217

47 Rashard Higgins WR Colorado State 6/1 196

48 Charles Tapper DE Oklahoma 6/3 271

49 Jerald Hawkins OT LSU 6/6 305

50 Cyrus Jones CB Alabama 5/10 197

51 Landon Turner OG North Carolina 6/4 330

52 Dominique Alexander ILB Oklahoma 6/1 232

53 Jordan Howard RB Indiana 6/1 230

54 Kyler Fackrell OLB Utah State 6/5 245

55 Sebastian Tretola OG Arkansas 6/4 314

56 Leonte Carroo WR Rutgers 6/1 211

57 Will Redmond CB Mississippi State 5/11 182

58 John Theus OT Georgia 6/6 313

59 T.J. Green FS Clemson 6/2 209

60 Javon Hargrave DT South Carolina State 6/1 309

61 Jonathan Williams RB Arkansas 5/11 220

62 Nick Vannett TE Ohio State 6/6 257

63 Kenny Lawler WR California 6/2 203

64 Deion Jones OLB LSU 6/1 222

65 Maurice Canady CB Virginia 6/1 193

66 Darian Thompson FS Boise State 6/2 208

67 Jordan Payton WR UCLA 6/1 207

68 Kyle Murphy OT Stanford 6/6 305

69 Zack Sanchez CB Oklahoma 5/11 185

70 Tyler Matakevich ILB Temple 6/1 238

71 Kolby Listenbee WR TCU 6/1 197

72 Maliek Collins DT Nebraska 6/2 311

73 Kenyan Drake RB Alabama 6/1 210

74 Keyarris Garrett WR Tulsa 6/3 220

75 Dak Prescott QB Mississippi State 6/2 226

76 Connor McGovern OG Missouri 6/4 306

77 Max Tuerk C Southern California 6/5 298

78 Jordan Jenkins OLB Georgia 6/3 259

79 Jerell Adams TE South Carolina 6/5 247

80 Aaron Burbridge WR Michigan State 6/1 206

81 Bronson Kaufusi DE Brigham Young 6/6 285

82 Miles Killebrew SS Southern Utah 6/2 217

83 Jason Fanaika DE Utah 6/2 271

84 Nick Vigil ILB Utah State 6/2 239

85 Paul Perkins RB UCLA 5/10 208

86 Joe Haeg OT North Dakota State 6/6 304

87 D.J. White CB Georgia Tech 5/11 193

88 Bralon Addison WR Oregon 5/9 197

89 C.J. Prosise RB Notre Dame 6/1 220

90 Travis Feeney OLB Washington 6/4 230

91 Jonathan Jones CB Auburn 5/9 186

92 Sheldon Day DT Notre Dame 6/1 293

93 Tyler Higbee TE Western Kentucky 6/6 249

94 Cole Toner OT Harvard 6/5 306

95 Jihad Ward DE Illinois 6/5 297

96 Spencer Drango OG Baylor 6/6 315

97 Joe Schobert OLB Wisconsin 6/1 244

98 Eric Murray CB Minnesota 5/11 199

99 Daniel Lasco RB California 6/1 209

100 Roger Lewis WR Bowling Green 6/1 201

101 Harlan Miller CB Southeastern Louisiana 6/1 182

102 Matt Judon DE Grand Valley State 6/3 275

103 Malcolm Mitchell WR Georgia 6/1 198

104 Scooby Wright III ILB Arizona 6/1 239

105 Rashard Robinson CB LSU 6/1 171

106 Paul McRoberts WR Southeast Missouri State 6/2 202

107 Bryce Williams TE East Carolina 6/6 257

108 Cardale Jones QB Ohio State 6/5 253

109 Kevon Seymour CB Southern California 5/11 186

110 Eric Striker OLB Oklahoma 5/11 227

111 Tyler Ervin RB San Jose State 5/10 192

112 Hassan Ridgeway DT Texas 6/3 303

113 Ronald Blair DE Appalachian State 6/2 284

114 Glenn Gronkowski FB Kansas State 6/2 239

115 Evan Boehm C Missouri 6/2 302

116 Tajae Sharpe WR Massachusetts 6/2 194

117 Fahn Cooper OT Ole Miss 6/4 303

118 Charone Peake WR Clemson 6/2 209

119 Graham Glasgow OG Michigan 6/6 307

120 Jayron Kearse SS Clemson 6/4 216

121 Kelvin Taylor RB Florida 5/10 207

122 Briean Boddy-Calhoun CB Minnesota 5/9 193

123 Tom Hackett P Utah 5/10 198

124 Willie Beavers OT Western Michigan 6/5 321

125 Temarrick Hemingway TE South Carolina State 6/5 244


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Mock Draft

April 28, 2016

1. Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee): Jared Goff, QB, California

The Rams dealt a number of picks to move up to No. 1 in order to draft Goff. Nick Foles was not any good last season. If Los Angeles thinks Goff will be one of the top quarterbacks in the draft soon, then there is no such thing as paying too much. He will have the benefit of having one of the best running backs in the NFL at his disposal. He does not need to be great early on as the Rams have a very good defense.

2. Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland): Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

You don’t trade a number of draft picks to move up to draft anything but a quarterback. Sam Bradford didn’t cut it last year, and the Eagles are high on Wentz. They paid a steep price, but if they think Wentz is their guy, then it could end up being a good deal. I don’t believe Wentz will start early on, but when he does get his chance, he will have a solid cast around him, which includes Demarco Murray and Jordan Matthews.

3. San Diego Chargers: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Mississippi

San Diego needs an offensive lineman in the worst way. Last year’s top pick Melvin Gordon constantly had very little room to work with last year as evidenced by the Chargers averaging a league-worst 3.5 yards per carry and the Bolts were sacked 40 times a year ago. San Diego has a number of needs, but offensive line needs to be addressed early in the draft. If the Chargers pass on Tunsil tonight, three other names to watch are Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey, Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley and Oregon’s DeForest Buckner.

4. Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Ramsey, CB/S, Florida State

There has been a lot of buzz about either Ohio State product, Ezekiel Elliott or Joey Bosa, going in this spot, but I have Dallas taking the prospect who I feel is the best in the draft. Ramsey and last year’s first round pick, Byron Jones, could turn out to be a terrific duo in the secondary. Elliott is intriguing and running behind that great offensive line could be dynamic. Dallas chose not to re-sign Greg Hardy and both DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory have been suspended for the first four games next season, so the Cowboys need a pass rusher in the worst way, so Bosa would make sense as well.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

I was debating either Bosa or Myles Jack for the Jaguars, but ended up going with Bosa. Jacksonville needs to shore up the defense and Bosa could team up with last year’s first round pick Dante Fowler Jr., and have a potentially potent pass rush. Bosa is a well-rounded defensive end, equally good at stopping the run and rushing the quarterback. If they are not concerned about Jack’s injury, though, I could very easily see the Jaguars taking the UCLA linebacker.

6. Baltimore Ravens: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

Baltimore needs an offensive tackle with the Eugene Monroe experiment having been a disaster. He would step in and become the starting left tackle from day one, starting opposite Ricky Wagner. If Baltimore does not take him, they could very easily take Jack or DeForest Buckner.

7. San Francisco 49ers: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon

If he is on the board, it just makes sense. With Chip Kelly running the show in San Francisco, Buckner seems like a logical pick. In Philadelphia, Kelly took nine Pac-12 players out of 21 picks. Buckner constantly was facing double and triple teams at Oregon, but still managed to register an impressive 10.5 sacks. Despite his height (6-8), he plays low and is a great fit for the 49ers 3-4 defense.

8. Cleveland Browns: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis

I know, I will get ripped for this one, but call this a gut feeling on my part. This is my surprise first round pick. Despite what the Cleveland front office and coaches say, I don’t know if they feel Robert Griffin III is “the guy.” I mean, after all, they only gave him a two-year deal. I think Cleveland takes a quarterback early, whether it is Lynch or a trade down to take Connor Cook. Myles Jack would make sense here, as he would be the best player available, according to most. If Griffin pans out, then Lynch may become expendable, but that is a big “if.” Cleveland has not had a good starting quarterback since their re-birth in 1999 and you cannot win in the NFL without a capable one.

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida

If this were to happen, once again, the Buccaneers draft an in-state player in the first round. Tampa Bay gave up 31 passing touchdowns a season ago and Hargreaves could pair with new free agent acquisition Brent Grimes to try to trim down that number considerably. He is the No. 1 cornerback in this class (if you consider Ramsey a safety) and would it fit in nicely in the Tampa Bay defense.

10. New York Giants: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

Elliott is in play at No. 4 and No. 8. but ultimately lands at No. 10 to the Giants. Not many running backs end up being drafted this high, but Todd Gurley went No. 10 last year and proved to be well worth the selection. New York does not have one go-to running back at the moment. Rashad Jennings leads the Giants rushing attack, but he had less than 200 carries and fewer than 900 yards rushing last year. He is also 31. Elliott is easily the best running back in this draft class and will not get past Miami at No. 13 and I doubt he gets out of the top 10.

11. Chicago Bears: Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA

The Bears get a potential steal here. I think he is the second best player in this draft, only behind Ramsey. Chicago addressed their need at inside linebacker in free agency with the signing of Danny Trevathan, and they are looking at an outside linebacker to play along side Trevathan. Jack is an athletic freak and would be top five if teams were not scared off by his knee. Shaq Lawson and Leonard Floyd could also be in play for Chicago here.

12. New Orleans Saints: Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia

New Orleans needs to add a pass rusher in this year’s draft and Floyd fits that mold. He is terrific size and athleticism and has great upside. He will have to add 15 more pounds or so for when trying to get past the big offensive tackles in the NFL, but he has a variety of pass rush moves and would fit in nicely in the Saints defense. Drew Brees is not getting any younger, so if Lynch gets past the Browns at No. 8, he could be in play for the Saints here since they have started rebuild mode.

13. Miami Dolphins: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

Miami got rid of Brent Grimes (and his wife) this offseason, so Miami is in need of a cornerback. With Hargreaves coming off the board at No. 9, the Dolphins turn to Apple to fill the void. Jack Conklin and Apple’s college teammate Taylor Decker could be in play, but Miami used free agency to sign a few offensive linemen and other needs, including Mario Williams, as well. Apple is a good fit and would start immediately for the Fins.

14. Oakland Raiders: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville

I think the Raiders would prefer a cornerback here, but both Hargreaves and Apple are off the board and Rankins has moved up draft boards recently. I originally had Rankins going a few spots higher, but he settles in at No. 14 in this mock. Oakland took care of many needs in free agency this year and now will turn to the defensive line and secondary. Robert Nkemdiche also could be in play here.

15. Tennessee Titans: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

The Titans are finally on the clock after picking up this pick when trading down from No. 1. When having the top pick, Tennessee was thinking about taking Tunsil, but now they get to choose between the two Big Ten offensive tackles, Conklin and Decker. Either would be good choices to help protect the franchise quarterback, Marcus Mariota.

16. Detroit Lions: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson

Lawson could very easily go higher. I am a big fan of his and the Lions could get a steal at No. 16. Lawson and Ezekiel Ansah would be a terror for opposing quarterbacks and the Lions need to pressure the opposing quarterback with Aaron Rodgers in the division. I could see Nkemdiche also possibly being a target for Detroit here.

17. Atlanta Falcons: Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State

Not surprisingly since Dan Quinn is the head coach, Atlanta is building defense first. After using its first two picks in 2015 to draft defense, I think Lee is the pick here. He has terrific athleticism and pass rushing ability. He is an ideal fit for the Falcons and I do not see him getting past Atlanta.

18. Indianapolis Colts: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

Indianapolis needs help all around the offensive line. He is a good fit at right tackle and would start right away opposite Anthony Castonzo. Indianapolis also has a gaping hole at center, so watch out for Alabama’s Ryan Kelly, as he is rising up draft boards fast.

19. Buffalo Bills: Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama

Buffalo is completely depleted at linebacker and Ragland is the top inside linebacker in this draft class and would make an instant impact. He is a perfect fit for a Rex Ryan defense. He is not the fastest, but does everything else well. Nkemdiche could go here as well.

20. New York Jets: Robert Nkemdiche, DE, Mississippi

The Ole’ Miss product has loads of talent, but he comes with a lot of baggage, which makes him fall to No. 20 in the first place. With Muhammad Wilkerson’s future with the Jets up in the air, Nkemdiche would be nice selection for the Jets. New York could also look at a cornerback here like Artie Burns or William Jackson III.

21. Washington Redskins: Jerran Reed, DT, Alabama

Reed is a force in the middle, arguably the best run stuffer in the draft. He is versatile, as he could be a 4-3 defensive tackle or in either position in the 3-4 defense. Washington is another team that could look at drafting Kelly if he is there. The Redskins also could take West Virginia safety Karl Joseph.

22. Houston Texans: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

The Texans gave a nice big contract to quarterback Brock Osweiler in order to try to help bring them to the next level. Houston also went out and signed running back Lamar Miller, which gives the Texans a weapon to go along with stud wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Coleman would give Osweiler another weapon at his disposal and help take pressure of Hopkins, which would make this offense even more lethal to go along with an already top notch defense.

23. Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi

There are not many holes on the Vikings roster, but wide receiver is one of them. He has loads of talent, as he was a 5-star receiver coming out of high school. He does not have blazing speed, but he is great at high pointing the ball and catching it with his strong hands. He would be a very good complement to 2015 draft pick Stefon Diggs and his big play capabilities. Minnesota could also look at TCU’s Josh Doctson in this spot.

24. Cincinnati Bengals: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

The Bengals are rumored to be big fans of the TCU wide receiver. After losing Mohamed Sanu in free agency to the Falcons, Cincinnati needs to find a receiver to line up opposite A.J. Green. Doctson has great ball skills and terrific leaping ability to go along with having arguably the best hands in the draft. They may think Doctson may go to Minnesota, so it would not surprise me to see the Bengals trade in front of the Vikings for him.

25. Pittsburgh Steelers: A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

The Steelers are in need of a No. 1 cornerback they have lacked for years, so they could choose either Artie Burns or William Jackson III, but I will have them taking Robinson to help form a solid defensive line. Pittsburgh has lacked a great nose tackle since the glory days of Casey Hampton, so picking Robinson makes sense. They could go defensive back here as well with one of the two aforementioned corners.

26. Seattle Seahawks: Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson

Dodd was the “other” Clemson defensive end, but he is a very good prospect as well. Dodd had 12 sacks in 2015, compared to 12.5 for Lawson. He had a great game for the Tigers in the National Championship game against Alabama, recording five tackles for loss and three sacks. Seattle will need a replacement for Bruce Irvin, who left for Oakland in free agency. The Seahawks also could look at Kelly or Texas A&M’s Germain Ifedi to help the offensive line.

27. Green Bay Packers: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor

B.J. Raji’s abrupt retirement made nose tackle a high priority going into the draft. Billings is a big space eater who has the ability to dominate games. Billings could very easily go before the Packers pick, but he falls into their lap at No. 27. Louisiana Tech’s Vernon Butler or Eastern Kentucky’s Noah Spence could also be possibilities at this spot.

28. Kansas City Chiefs: Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame

The fast-rising Notre Dame receiver could land on the Chiefs, who are looking for a receiver to team up with Jeremy Maclin. He is a dynamic playmaker with good ball skills who caught 30 touchdowns in 29 career starts. He and Maclin could be a solid receiving duo to go along with one of the best tight ends in the NFL in Travis Kelce. Kansas City could also go Butler in this scenario.

29. Arizona Cardinals: Artie Burns, CB, Miami (FL)

Burns is raw, but has a lot of potential. He can play both outside and in the slot as a cornerback. The drop-off after Patrick Peterson is enormous, so Burns could step in and possibly earn a starting spot right away. William Jackson III is another cornerback who the Cardinals could draft here.

30. Carolina Panthers: William Jackson III, CB, Houston

The good thing about Carolina making the decision to pull the franchise tag from All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman recently is that it can look to the draft to try to fill the big shoes left by him. They find a possible replacement in Jackson, who has good size for the position and will be able to match up with the big receivers in the NFL. Clemson’s Mackensie Alexander could also be the selection here.

31. Denver Broncos: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State

Denver finally gets its quarterback. After losing Osweiler to the Texans in free agency, the Broncos would start Mark Sanchez at quarterback if the season started today. Yes, Mark Sanchez. Now Sanchez could still start out the season as the starter, even if Cook is drafted, but the rookie would start by mid-season. However, Denver might have to trade up since other QB needy teams like San Francisco could trade up to nab a quarterback right in front of them.

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Final Green Bay Packers mock draft

April 27, 2016

It is almost draft time and that means it is time for my final Packers mock draft. Green Bay has two main positions of need in linebacker and defensive line, but depth proved to be a concern last year and Ted Thompson will look to improve that tomorrow.

1. Andrew Billings, NT, Baylor (previous: Billings)

I am a huge fan of Billings. I think he could start from day one. The loss of Raji to retirement makes nose tackle a huge priority during the draft. I like Letroy Guion, but he is more of a rotational player. He has good size and has great power and quickness. He is a tough player to project where he goes. I have seen him go in the middle of the first and I have seen him go in the second round. If Billings is there at 27, Thompson should draft him without hesitation.

2. Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech (previous: Kyler Fackrell, OLB, Utah State)

Another player whose draft projections are all over the place is Clark. He has boom-or-bust potential. He was a four-year starter for the Red Raiders, including being an All-Big 12 selection the last three. He has a nice skill set, but needs to be more consistent. In Green Bay, he would not have to start right away, but could start in 2017 with three starting offensive linemen being free agents. Thompson is always looking ahead to future years when drafting as well, so expect the Packers to select multiple offensive linemen.

3. Jaylon Smith, OLB, Notre Dame (previous: Smith)

I have predicted Smith to the Packers in both of my mocks before, so why change now? When healthy, Smith is arguably the best player in this draft. However, it remains to be seen if he will ever be fully healthy again. It has already been announced that the Notre Dame product will miss the 2016 season and it is unclear whether he will ever play again. He is the ultimate boom-or-bust pick, but with nine selections in this year’s draft and being one of the top teams in the NFL already, Green Bay can afford to make this pick. He is an athletic freak with great speed and explosiveness, at least pre-injury. He is a tremendous tackler and can play both inside and outside linebacker. If he were to come back anywhere near what he was before his injury, this is a great selection.

4a. Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State (previous: Haeg)

I mentioned earlier that Green Bay has three starting linemen who are free agents in 2017, including left tackle David Bakhtiari. He is a two-time All-American for the Bison and held his own during Senior Bowl practices. An NFL scot told NFLDraftScout.com, “Joe has the feet of a dancer out there, setting up and cutting off rushers with his natural quicks.” He has nice upside and he could sit for a year and end up starting if two of the offensive linemen bolt for more money next offseason.

4b. Joe Schobert, ILB, Wisconsin (previous: Schobert)

Joe “The Show” is one of the players who I have had going to the Packers in every single mock. Thompson has watched Schobert closely this offseason, including going to Wisconsin’s pro day on the first day of free agency. Schobert was a semifinalist for the Bednarik and Lombardi awards as well as winning the Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year award, given to the Big Ten's top linebacker. He ranked fourth in college football with 14.5 tackles for loss and sixth in the nation with 9.5 sacks. He is always around the ball and would be a nice fit in Dom Capers’ 3-4 defense.

4c. Antonio Morrison, ILB, Florida (previous: Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor)

With the Packers drafting Smith, Green Bay will need to take another linebacker since he will be out for 2016. Morrison is great talent, but he has an injury history, which will knock him down a round or two. He also was suspended for the 2013 opener for two run-ins with the law. He has solid speed as well as tremendous work habits. He was one of the leaders of the Gators, as evidenced by him being a two-time captain.

5. David Onyemata, DE, Manitoba (previous: Michael Jordan, CB, Missouri Western)

Onyemata is an extremely raw prospect. Green Bay sent a scout to watch him have his pro day in Canada. The measurables and talent are there and if the Packers can coach him up, he could become a very solid player. He is an interesting prospect and he will have every chance of making the final roster.

6. Michael Jordan, CB, Missouri Western (previous: Onyemata)

This is my guy. I am always going to have him going to Green Bay. He is a ball hawk, who may not have great speed, like a Micah Hyde. He seems like a Thompson pick. It’s not like he never played against great competition, either. He went up against current Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown, and held him in check. Thompson has made a living out of finding late round or undrafted cornerbacks, and Jordan could be the same way. Let’s just hope this Jordan plays football better than the “other” Jordan played baseball.

7. Vernon Adams, QB, Oregon (previous: Watt)

Adams is a short quarterback, which will push him down the board, even with the success of Russell Wilson. He threw for 10,438 yards and 110 touchdowns in three years at Eastern Washington. Then, Adams transferred to Oregon and took over last year’s No. 2 selection Marcus Mariota. The Duck then went onto throw for 2,643 yards and 26 touchdowns. With Scott Tolzien moving onto Indianapolis, I think Green Bay may take another quarterback to be the No. 3 quarterback and hope he becomes something and then deal him for a draft pick later on. Hey, it worked for Ron Wolf with Mark Brunell, Matt Hasselbeck and Aaron Brooks.

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Final 2016 NFL Mock Draft

April 26, 2016
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

It’s almost here folks and all the guessing is just about done. Who is your team going to grab is truly anyone’s guess and I’m sure there will be a few trades that will change the order up considerably but right now here is my last guess at what might happen starting Thursday.

1. LA Rams: Jared Goff QB California….Perfect story of the Cal kid coming to LA and being a star. For what they gave up it better work out that way.

2. Philadelphia: Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State….Talented player but a head scratcher as I’m not sure why they signed Bradford and Daniel. Lot of money tied up in QB. Maybe they shock the world and draft Ezekiel Elliott as they were rumored to like him.

3. San Diego: Jalen Ramsey CB Florida State…..Arguably the most talented player in the draft and should excel for the Chargers early and often.

4. Dallas: Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State….Need a cornerstone player and the defensive ends are too risky to draft this high. Elliott can help Dallas control the clock which helps the defense too.


5. Jacksonville: Myles Jack OLB UCLA….some injury risk is a concern but Jags cleared and if healthy should make Jags defense (with Fowler from last year) significantly better.

6. Baltimore: Joey Bosa DE Ohio State….Time for the Ravens to retool the defense and get some playmakers. With the structure in place in Baltimore, Bosa should stay on right path and make immediate impact.

7. San Francisco: Vernon Hargreaves III Florida…No QB worth the pick so might as well get the best pure corner in the draft.

8. Cleveland: Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss….most ready tackle that can start day one and might allow them to move Joe Thomas for even more picks.

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9. Tampa Bay: DeForest Buckner DE Oregon…..more talented then Armstead his teammate last year and brings a Too Tall Jones quality to the defensive line.

10. NY Giants: Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame…..Eli needs time and the offensive line needs help. Nothing like a talented offensive tackle from Notre Dame to help fix that.

11. Chicago: Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville….wrecking ball in the middle of the line for Vic Fangio’s defense.

12. New Orleans: A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama….Saints defense needs to help offense out or every game they need to score 45 points. Robinson will help collapse the pocket and cause QBs to think twice.


13. Miami: Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson….not sure some of the negative scouting I read on him. His injury in the National Title game was the difference in the outcome. Alexander has makings of a special corner.

14. Oakland: Shaq Lawson DE Clemson…Some help for Mack on defense. Lawson is a high character guy that should start day one and help Del Rio build a defense similar to what he left in Denver.

15. Tennessee: Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia…the team will all the picks can add to the offensive line in other rounds and instead get a disruptive force that might have folks starting thinking the Freak is back.

16. Detroit: Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss….Never recovered from the loss of Suh and if focused Robert has the skills to be special.

The other half of round one

17. Atlanta: Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama

18. Indianapolis: William Jackson III Houston

19. Buffalo: Jarran Reed DT Alabama

20. NY Jets: Paxton Lynch QB Memphis

21. Washington: Andrew Billings DT Baylor

22. Houston: Darron Lee OLB Ohio State

23. Minnesota: Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss

24. Cincinnati: Eli Apple CB Ohio State

25. Pittsburgh: Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech

26. Seattle: Taylor Decker OT Ohio State

27. Green Bay: Jack Conklin OT Michigan State

28. Kansas City: Cody Whitehair OG Kansas State

29. Arizona: Noah Spence DE Eastern Kentucky

30. Carolina: Josh Doctson WR TCU

31. Denver: Connor Cook QB Michigan State

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Dallas Cowboys Final Mock Draft

April 26, 2016
Running right to the Dallas Cowboys.

Well, Christmas is almost here and all the gifts are ready to be unwrapped over the next few days and what happens after the first two picks is anyone’s guess. Here is my educated guess from all my research what I think might happen over draft weekend for the Dallas Cowboys.

Round 1 – Pick 4. Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State.

With the depth much stronger at defensive line then running back the Cowboys need to hit on a cornerstone player for the franchise and Elliott can more than pick up where DeMarco left off. The pick likely will be Ramsey if available but the feeling I get is the Chargers let Eric Weddle walk for a reason. Pairing with McFadden and Morris, the Cowboys now can control the ball and help the defense especially in the first four games when they’ll be with both defensive ends.

Round 2 – Pick 3 Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma State

With the Cowboys in dire straits when it comes to defensive ends for the first four games it’s a blessing that the depth of the draft is on the defensive line. Ogbah is a little stiff at times for some but has shown flashes that get you excited too. He will be relied on heavy for the first quarter of the year and then get to be part of the rotation with the return of Lawrence and Gregory.

Look how happy he is when he heard the Dallas Cowboys selected him.
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Round 3 – Pick 4 Kenny Clark DT UCLA

The Cowboys corners will look a lot better with a strong push upfront and Kenny Clark has ability to get on the field early and often in their scheme. Immediate upgrade over Nick Hayden and if he can simply take those snaps this year the defense is already better for it.

A new member to the Jones family.
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Round 4 – Pick 3 Cyrus Jones CB Alabama

One of my favorite players in the draft and will Claiborne and Carr only signed for 2016, Cyrus can help in sub packages early and make an immediate impact on special teams. Could develop to be the starting corner opposite Scandrick in 2017 at worse will take over as the nickel corner. Cyrus fits the defensive scheme of the Cowboys very nicely.

Round 4 – Pick 37 Jalen Mills S LSU

Tough player who has ability to play both corner and safety and will prove to be invaluable to the Cowboys in the future and with the addition of Mills and Jones the secondary in the future may go from a liability to a strength.

Round 6 – Pick 14 Kevin Hogan QB Stanford

Dallas lost the chance to draft Tony Romo’s eventual replacement but instead with this pick will get one of the more polished game ready quarterbacks coming out. Hogan’s intelligence is off the charts and has the look of a twelve year number two quarterback who with a little bit of time might just develop into a front line starter. The only “flaw” I’ve heard scouts say about him is he throws like Phillip Rivers and who among wouldn’t want a poor man’s version of Phillip Rivers on their team. Hogan is a steal and hopefully he’s playing with a star on his helmet.

Round 6 – Pick 37 Kolby Listenbee WR TCU

When Dez went down it was obvious that the team lacked a real homerun threat that scared people down field. Kolby won’t scare anyone in the slot but will demand attention downfield with his speed. Should compete for final wide receiver spot and if not likely land on practice squad for some seasoning for a year or two.

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Round 6 – Pick 41 Bryce Williams TE East Carolina

With Gavin Escobar out for likely most of 2016, the Cowboys have little behind Witten when it comes to receiving at tight end. Williams is a hybrid tight end/wide receiver and is similar in size and skill set to what Escobar brings to the table. Likely will get stashed away on practice squad but could surprise in camp and push for a final roster spot.

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Round 6 – Pick 42 Spencer Drango OG Baylor

Spencer will be a great steal at this point and battle and likely beat out Joe Looney for the final OL slot. With Ronald Leary likely moving on after this season (if not traded during the draft) Drango should develop to be the number one back up to Collins, Martin and Frederick.

Well there you have it let’s see how close I am with these selections and feel free to shoot me a tweet during the NFL Draft at @ftballdialogue or follow us on Facebook

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2016 NFL Draft Big Board

April 26, 2016
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RankPlayerPos.SchoolHt.Wt.
1Jared GoffQBCalifornia6/4215
2Laremy TunsilOTOle Miss6/5310
3Carson WentzQBNorth Dakota State6/5237
4Jalen RamseyFSFlorida State6/1209
5Ezekiel ElliottRBOhio State6/1225
6Joey BosaDEOhio State6/5269
7DeForest BucknerDEOregon6/7291
8Myles JackOLBUCLA6/1245
9Ronnie StanleyOTNotre Dame6/6312
10Vernon Hargreaves IIICBFlorida5/10204
11Laquon TreadwellWROle Miss6/2221
12Darron LeeOLBOhio State6/1232
13Shaq LawsonDEClemson6/3269
14Sheldon RankinsDTLouisville6/1299
15Reggie RaglandILBAlabama6/1247
16Eli AppleCBOhio State6/1199
17A'Shawn RobinsonDTAlabama6/4307
18Jack ConklinOTMichigan State6/6308
19Jarran ReedDTAlabama6/3307
20Andrew BillingsDTBaylor6/1311
21William Jackson IIICBHouston6/1189
22Taylor DeckerOTOhio State6/7310
23Corey ColemanWRBaylor5/11194
24Leonard FloydOLBGeorgia6/6244
25Injured
Vernon Butler
DTLouisiana Tech6/4323
26Ryan KellyCAlabama6/4311
27Mackensie AlexanderCBClemson5/10190
28Will FullerWRNotre Dame6/1186
29Emmanuel OgbahDEOklahoma State6/4273
30Noah SpenceDEEastern Kentucky6/2251
31Josh DoctsonWRTCU6/2202
32Kevin DoddDEClemson6/5277
33Paxton LynchQBMemphis6/7244
34Jason SpriggsOTIndiana6/6301
35Robert NkemdicheDTOle Miss6/3294
36Kenny ClarkDTUCLA6/3314
37Cody WhitehairOGKansas State6/4301
38Derrick HenryRBAlabama6/3247
39Connor CookQBMichigan State6/4217
40Joshua PerryOLBOhio State6/4254
41Jonathan BullardDEFlorida6/3285
42Germain IfediOTTexas A&M6/6324
43Tyler BoydWRPittsburgh6/1197
44Austin JohnsonDTPenn State6/4314
45Michael ThomasWROhio State6/3212
46Kendall FullerCBVirginia Tech5/11187
47Vonn BellSSOhio State5/11199
48Vadal AlexanderOGLSU6/5326
49Jaylon SmithOLBNotre Dame6/2223
50Shilique CalhounDEMichigan State6/4251
51Shon ColemanOTAuburn6/5307
52Hunter HenryTEArkansas6/5250
53Jeremy CashSSDuke6/1212
54Kentrell BrothersILBMissouri6/1245
55Adolphus WashingtonDTOhio State6/3301
56Pharoh CooperWRSouth Carolina5/11203
57Su'a CravensOLBSouthern California6/1226
58Artie BurnsCBMiami (Fla.)6/1193
59Joshua GarnettOGStanford6/4312
60Devontae BookerRBUtah5/11219
61Le'Raven ClarkOTTexas Tech6/5316
62Kenneth DixonRBLouisiana Tech5/10215
63Nick MartinCNotre Dame6/4299
64Xavien HowardCBBaylor6/1201
65Roberto AguayoKFlorida State6/1207
66Sterling ShepardWROklahoma5/10194
67Jalen MillsFSLSU6/1191
68Carl NassibDEPenn State6/7277
69Kamalei CorreaOLBBoise State6/3243
70Braxton MillerWROhio State6/1201
71Christian HackenbergQBPenn State6/4223
72Christian WestermanOGArizona State6/3298
73Austin HooperTEStanford6/4254
74Chris JonesDTMississippi State6/6310
75Alex CollinsRBArkansas5/10217
76Rashard HigginsWRColorado State6/1196
77Charles TapperDEOklahoma6/3271
78Jerald HawkinsOTLSU6/6305
79Cyrus JonesCBAlabama5/10197
80Karl JosephSSWest Virginia5/10205
81Landon TurnerOGNorth Carolina6/4330
82Dominique AlexanderILBOklahoma6/1232
83Jordan HowardRBIndiana6/1230
84Kyler FackrellOLBUtah State6/5245
85Sebastian TretolaOGArkansas6/4314
86Leonte CarrooWRRutgers6/1211
87Will RedmondCBMississippi State5/11182
88John TheusOTGeorgia6/6313
89T.J. GreenFSClemson6/2209
90Javon HargraveDTSouth Carolina State6/1309
91Jonathan WilliamsRBArkansas5/11220
92Nick VannettTEOhio State6/6257
93Kenny LawlerWRCalifornia6/2203
94Deion JonesOLBLSU6/1222
95Maurice CanadyCBVirginia6/1193
96Darian ThompsonFSBoise State6/2208
97Jordan PaytonWRUCLA6/1207
98Kyle MurphyOTStanford6/6305
99Zack SanchezCBOklahoma5/11185
100Tyler MatakevichILBTemple6/1238
101Kolby ListenbeeWRTCU6/1197
102Maliek CollinsDTNebraska6/2311
103Kenyan DrakeRBAlabama6/1210
104Keyarris GarrettWRTulsa6/3220
105Dak PrescottQBMississippi State6/2226
106Connor McGovernOGMissouri6/4306
107Max TuerkCSouthern California6/5298
108Jordan JenkinsOLBGeorgia6/3259
109Jerell AdamsTESouth Carolina6/5247
110Aaron BurbridgeWRMichigan State6/1206
111Bronson KaufusiDEBrigham Young6/6285
112Miles KillebrewSSSouthern Utah6/2217
113Jason FanaikaDEUtah6/2271
114Nick VigilILBUtah State6/2239
115Paul PerkinsRBUCLA5/10208
116Joe HaegOTNorth Dakota State6/6304
117D.J. WhiteCBGeorgia Tech5/11193
118Bralon AddisonWROregon5/9197
119C.J. ProsiseRBNotre Dame6/1220
120Travis FeeneyOLBWashington6/4230
121Jonathan JonesCBAuburn5/9186
122Sheldon DayDTNotre Dame6/1293
123Tyler HigbeeTEWestern Kentucky6/6249
124Cole TonerOTHarvard6/5306
125Jihad WardDEIllinois6/5297
126Spencer DrangoOGBaylor6/6315
127Joe SchobertOLBWisconsin6/1244
128Eric MurrayCBMinnesota5/11199
129Daniel LascoRBCalifornia6/1209
130Roger LewisWRBowling Green6/1201
131Harlan MillerCBSoutheastern Louisiana6/1182
132Matt JudonDEGrand Valley State6/3275
133Malcolm MitchellWRGeorgia6/1198
134Scooby Wright IIIILBArizona6/1239
135Rashard RobinsonCBLSU6/1171
136Paul McRobertsWRSoutheast Missouri State6/2202
137Keanu NealFSFlorida6/1211
138Bryce WilliamsTEEast Carolina6/6257
139Cardale JonesQBOhio State6/5253
140Kevon SeymourCBSouthern California5/11186
141Eric StrikerOLBOklahoma5/11227
142Tyler ErvinRBSan Jose State5/10192
143Hassan RidgewayDTTexas6/3303
144Ronald BlairDEAppalachian State6/2284
145Glenn GronkowskiFBKansas State6/2239
146Evan BoehmCMissouri6/2302
147Tajae SharpeWRMassachusetts6/2194
148Fahn CooperOTOle Miss6/4303
149Charone PeakeWRClemson6/2209
150Graham GlasgowOGMichigan6/6307
151Jayron KearseSSClemson6/4216
152Kelvin TaylorRBFlorida5/10207
153Briean Boddy-CalhounCBMinnesota5/9193
154Tom HackettPUtah5/10198
155Willie BeaversOTWestern Michigan6/5321
156Temarrick HemingwayTESouth Carolina State6/5244
157Austin BlytheCIowa6/2298
158James BradberryCBSamford6/1211
159Ben BrauneckerTEHarvard6/3250
160Morgan BurnsCBKansas State5/10200
161Josh FergusonRBIllinois5/9198
162Thomas DuarteWRUCLA6/2231
163Jatavis BrownOLBAkron5/11221
164Kevin HoganQBStanford6/3218
165Tavon YoungCBTemple5/9183
166Isaac SeumaloOGOregon State6/4303
167Matt IoannidisDTTemple6/3299
168KJ DillonSSWest Virginia6/1210
169De'Vondre CampbellOLBMinnesota6/4232
170Cody CoreWROle Miss6/3205
171Sean DavisFSMaryland6/1201
172Romeo OkwaraDENotre Dame6/5265
173Blake MartinezILBStanford6/2237
174Willie HenryDTMichigan6/3303
175DeAndre WashingtonRBTexas Tech5/8204
176Beau SandlandTEMontana State6/4253
177Ken CrawleyCBColorado6/1187
178Keith MarshallRBGeorgia5/11219
179Jaydon MickensWRWashington5/10174
180D.J. ReaderDTClemson6/3327
181Jacoby BrissettQBNC State6/4231
182James CowserDESouthern Utah6/3248
183Justin SimmonsFSBoston College6/2202
184Cre'von LeBlancCBFlorida Atlantic5/10192
185Brandon ShellOTSouth Carolina6/5324
186Aziz ShittuDEStanford6/2284
187Demarcus RobinsonWRFlorida6/1203
188Denver KirklandOGArkansas6/4335
189Dadi Lhomme NicolasOLBVirginia Tech6/3235
190Kevin ByardSSMiddle Tennessee5/11216
191Daryl WorleyCBWest Virginia6/1204
192Jared NorrisILBUtah6/1241
193De'Runnya WilsonWRMississippi State6/5224
194Adam GotsisDTGeorgia Tech6/4287
195Henry Krieger CobleTEIowa6/3248
196Geronimo AllisonWRIllinois6/3196
197Aaron GreenRBTCU5/11203
198Victor OchiOLBStony Brook6/1246
199Alex LewisOTNebraska6/6312
200Wendell SmallwoodRBWest Virginia5/10208
201Kevin PetersonCBOklahoma State5/10181
202David Morgan IITETexas-San Antonio6/4262
203DeAndre Houston-CarsonFSWilliam & Mary6/1201
204D.J. PettwayDEAlabama6/2265
205Donte DeayonCBBoise State5/9155
206Yannick NgakoueOLBMaryland6/2252
207Joe DahlOGWashington State6/4304
208Nile Lawrence-StampleDTFlorida State6/1320
209Jordan LucasSSPenn State6/1201
210Rees OdhiamboOGBoise State6/4314
211Tyvis PowellFSOhio State6/3211
212Jeff DriskelQBLouisiana Tech6/4234
213Brandon DoughtyQBWestern Kentucky6/3213
214Avery YoungOTAuburn6/5328
215Nick KwiatkoskiILBWest Virginia6/2243
216Dan VitaleFBNorthwestern6/1239
217Mike ThomasWRSouthern Mississippi6/1197
218Jake CokerQBAlabama6/5244
219Daniel BravermanWRWestern Michigan5/10178
220Darion GriswoldTEArkansas State6/3253
221Anthony ZettelDEPenn State6/4277
222Marshall MorganKGeorgia6/2194
223Joe ThuneyOGNC State6/5304
224KeiVarae RussellCBNotre Dame5/11192
225Trae ElstonSSOle Miss5/11195
226Parker EhingerOGCincinnati6/6310
227Antwione WilliamsOLBGeorgia Southern6/3247
228Pearce SlaterOTSan Diego State6/7329
229Kavon FrazierFSCentral Michigan6/1217
230Derek WattFBWisconsin6/2234
231Stephen WeatherlyDEVanderbilt6/4267
232Ian SeauOLBNevada6/2259
233Deiondre' HallCBNorthern Iowa6/2199
234Antwaun WoodsDTSouthern California6/1318
235Tre MaddenRBSouthern California6/1223
236Jack AllenCMichigan State6/1294
237Cody KesslerQBSouthern California6/1220
238Tanner McEvoyTEWisconsin6/6231
239Juston BurrisCBNC State6/1212
240Luther MaddyDTVirginia Tech6/1287
241Clayton FejedelemFSIllinois6/1200
242Curt MaggittOLBTennessee6/3247
243David J. GrinnageTENC State6/5248
244Chris BrownInjuredWRNotre Dame6/2194
245Kyle FriendOGTemple6/1295
246Chris SwainFBNavy6/1247
247D.J. FosterRBArizona State5/10193
248LeShaun SimsCBSouthern Utah6/1203
249Nick RichterOTRichmond6/5304
250Luke RhodesILBWilliam & Mary6/2239
251Montese OvertonOLBEast Carolina6/2223
252Jordan WalshOGIowa6/3290
253Brian PooleCBFlorida5/10213
254Ricardo LouisWRAuburn6/2215
255Quinton JeffersonDTMaryland6/4291
256Lawrence ThomasDEMichigan State6/3286
257Derrick KindredSSTCU5/10207
258Nate SudfeldQBIndiana6/6234
259Caleb BenenochOTUCLA6/5311
260Travis GreeneRBBowling Green5/10192
261Mike HiltonCBOle Miss5/8179
262Alex EricksonWRWisconsin6/1197
263Eric Mac LainOGClemson6/4315
264Mike MatthewsCTexas A&M6/2294
265Josh ForrestILBKentucky6/3249
266Jake McGeeTEFlorida6/5250
267Clay DeBordOTEastern Washington6/6308
268Demarcus AyersWRHouston5/9182
269Connor WujciakDTBoston College6/2291
270Terrance SmithOLBFlorida State6/3235
271Cheatham NorrilsCBToledo6/1195
272Drew KaserPTexas A&M6/2212
273Ron ThompsonDESyracuse6/3253
274Trevon StewartFSHouston5/9195
275Darrell GreeneOGSan Diego State6/3321
276Marteze WallerRBFresno State5/11214
277Soma VainukuFBSouthern California5/11246
278Matt SkuraCDuke6/3305
279Ryan MalleckTEVirginia Tech6/4247
280A.J. ZuttahDTDartmouth6/2290
281Dom WilliamsWRWashington State6/2200
282Frankie WilliamsCBPurdue5/9190
283Vernon Adams Jr.QBOregon5/11200
284Antonio MorrisonILBFlorida6/1232
285Joe GoreOTClemson6/5300
286T.T. BarberOLBMiddle Tennessee6/1230
287Michael CaputoSSWisconsin6/1205
288Brandon AllenQBArkansas6/1217
289Dean LowryDENorthwestern6/6296
290Doug MiddletonFSAppalachian State6/1209
291Andy JanovichFBNebraska6/1238
292LaQuan McGowanOGBaylor6/6405
293Halapoulivaati VaitaiOTTCU6/6320
294Steve LongaOLBRutgers6/1241
295Delvon SimmonsDTSouthern California6/5295
296Mike JordanCBMissouri Western State6/1200
297Cayleb JonesWRArizona6/3209
298Tevin CarterSSUtah6/1218
299Joel StaveQBWisconsin6/5236
300Sean PriceTESouth Florida6/2249


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NFL Draft Prospect Interview- UConn – NT Julian Campenni

April 21, 2016

This past week, I had the great pleasure to speak with a player, scholar and a gentleman in Julian Campenni, the starting nose tackle this past season for the University of Connecticut. Julian will be one of those players when in training camp that NFL teams just have to find a spot on their roster for him because he gives 110% and is coachable. He’s a “yes sir” kind of guy who brings his lunchbox and hard hat to work and doesn’t stop until the whistle is blown.

FD: What is your official height, weight and max bench?

JC: I am 6-0, 310 pounds and 31 reps.

FD: How much do you think the red-shirt year helped you?

JC: It was very beneficial for me helping me in so many ways to watch the older guys in front of me. I got the chance to sit, watch and learn from a guy like Kendall Reyes (currently with the Washington Redskins) and see the work he put in.

FD: What was your toughest class at the University of Connecticut?

JC: Statistics. I’m OK with numbers but that’s just too much numbers.

FD: If scouts want to see you at your best what film are you giving them?

JC: Houston my senior year and Central Florida and Temple my junior year

FD: What age did you start playing football?

JC: I was seven.

FD: Who was your favorite player growing up?

JC: Loved watching Warren Sapp

FD: Who was the best player you faced?

JC: Teddy Bridgewater

FD: Where was your favorite place to play on the road?

JC: Although I only played their once, Louisville was really cool. It was super loud and they had Teddy Bridgewater so it was a battle.

FD: What are your plans after football is over?

JC: Coach Poindexter has offered me a grad assistant spot so I may take that and then work at getting my masters.

FD: What are your plans during the draft?

JC: I’ll watch it will my family and just wait to see what my future holds.

FD: What the best advice you received as a player?

JC: Master your craft. What the coach meant was not just football but whatever you choose in life.

FD: Who was your role model growing up?

JC: My mother and my uncle. My uncle was like a father figure and a big brother to me. Always there for me whenever I needed him. My mother what can I say about her. She was amazing. She was the best as a single parent she did it all and just inspires me.

FD: Are you on twitter and if what’s your name?

JC:   @IMA_Beast_90

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NFL Draft Prospect Interview – Lock Haven University – CB Tyrai Anderson

April 19, 2016

FD: What is your official height, weight, forty and max bench?

TA: 6ft /183lbs/4.50 recorded at temples pro day/ bench press 225 for 12reps.

FD: Coming from a high school that produced LeSean McCoy and Ricky Watters, I have to ask did you play any football at that legendary school.

TA: I actually played all of my football at the original Bishop McDevitt there is a lot of great history and great players to come out of the school and I am very much honored to have played my football there. I got the opportunity to play with LeSean he's a good guy and a great athlete also I got the chance to meet Ricky he had some good words to share with my team my senior year. It's just always great to be able to hear from guys who have seen success at every level.

FD: What was the most challenging class during your time at Lock Haven University?

TA: My most challenging class at Lock Haven I would haft to say was Ballet it was a totally different type of class my teacher Jayme Host was very helpful she made me feel comfortable trying new things. At the conclusion of the course we had to perform a dance routine in front of the entire school that was the scariest part I was used to playing in front of large crowds but not in tights and dancing on my toes.

FD: Is there any meaning behind the number 8 you wore in college?

TA: Coming in to lock haven I had the option to wear a few different numbers it came down to 9 which was my high school number or 8 so I decided to take a fresh start and new identity so I went with number 8 I love the number. Actually me and Noah Spence would Joke because he took 9 after me and when he went to Ohio state he wore 8, it's just something that we share in common and we thought was funny.

FD: What are your thoughts on playing special teams?

TA: I defiantly take pride in special teams I played them all four years at Lock Haven all while being a four year starter. I know that coming from a small school NFL teams will see me as a developmental player with the ability to be able to come in and make an impact on special teams and honestly that's my goal to take a year and grow and learn while getting my feet wet on special teams until it's my turn to show I can compete on defense in the secondary.

FD: Who was the best play you faced during your college career?

TA: I would say the best player I faced would haft to be Jon Schnaars WR out of ESU I say this because he has a unique ability to use his body and find creases in the defense to get open. I enjoyed playing against him he's a good competitor.

FD: What other sports did you play growing up?

TA: I played baseball basketball and I also ran track. I was a state and district champion in track and field we won the first and only state championship at Bishop McDevitt in 2010. It was a great experience and it helped me with football I learned how to become a more controlled runner even on my film you can see how relaxed I am and fluent my strides are a lot of it comes from track.

FD: Playing in a sense in the shadow of State College and Penn State, would you have ever wanted a shot at playing Penn State during your career?

TA: Yea I got the chance to play in two division one games in college but it would always be great to be able to play against Penn State on a big stage. But the thing is after being able to play against Division 1 WRs and players I learned that the stage is just bigger grant it there are a lot of great players who play division one like Braxton Miller and Noah guys like that you don't find everywhere but there are some great players who can play at a very high level who get stuck playing division 2 or 3 because they haven't been giving the chance to play division 1. My motto "line up" I'm confident I can play with any WR on any level.

FD: Who was your role model growing up?

TA: My Role model growing up was my father seeing how hard he worked always motivated I remember waking up at 3am just to go to work with my dad and put in the work on a daily basis with him. Probably one of the reasons why I'm so dedicated is because of those experiences till this day my dad is the same way pushing me and motivating me to be better in his own way. I appreciate him for that!

FD: What player do you try to model your game after?

TA: I watch a lot of Richard Sherman he is a great player he's not the most athletic but he is meticulous in the film room because he knows if you understand what the opposing team is doing you can anticipate and as a result of this you can make more plays being able to create the picture that you know the quarterback wants you see will cause you to be a playmaker and as you can see in Richards case he's a prow bowler and super bowl champ. If you’re not looking up to guys like that then you’re really can't respect the position.

FD: At what age did you start playing tackle football?

TA: I started playing around 6 my mom signed me up for the Harrisburg Packers and I quit but my cousin Brian refused to let me so he came over made me put my pads on and he tackled me so hard at the age of 6 me being able to take that hit from him made me realize I was tough enough so I went back out for the team and the rest is history.

FD: At what age will you let you sons start playing sports and will you let them play football?

TA: Kameron is actually starting to go through the athletic motions with my trainer Dave Brixius he's starting to learn lateral moments and explosive movements just by observing. He will be 6 soon so I am looking at putting him into a league and I'm pretty sure my youngest son Karson will follow in his steps. I'm excited they both have potential to be very great athletes.

FD: What is your best memory of your days at Lock Haven?

TA: My best memory would be 2013 when the students rushed the field and they broke down the goal post after we defeated Cheyenne to break the losing streak. Ever since then lock haven has been making great strides I'm confident Coach Taynor was the perfect piece to help the university get to a PSAC championship those guys work hard day in and day out .

FD: If the NFL asked for a game film of you at your best which film are you giving them?

TA: I'm going to show them any film from 2015 season I was the most least targeted player on our team I still managed to in 5games before I broke my arm intercept 2 passes 30tackles 7 balls defended and a blocked punt. The games in no order would be ESU/ IUP and Clarion I believe those games show that I have all the skills to be successful at the next level.

FD: Can we follow you on twitter if so what's your twitter address?

TA: Yes for sure @tyraianderson8

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Interview with NFL Draft Prospect Davonte Allen

April 18, 2016
Sharing another interview of upcoming draft prospect from our friends at Interviews and Blogs
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