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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Week 13 Edition

By on December 2, 2015

Reggie Ragland LB AlabamaChicago Bears Banner17. Chicago Bears – Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

The Bears certainly turned things around after it looked like they were ready to tank early in the season. Jay Cutler should be back with the Bears in 2016 (with a restructured contract, for their sake – projected cap hit in 2016: $17M) so John Fox can start building the type of defense he likes to rely on. Reggie Ragland led one of the better run-stopping defenses in the country this year and would be a building block for the future.

Leonard Floyd, DE:OLB, Georgia Scott CunninghamNew York Jets Banner18. New York Jets – Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB, Georgia

The Jets know where their bread is buttered and may need a boost to their pass rush, especially if Sheldon Richardson leaves via free agency. Leonard Floyd has a lanky frame and will continue to add bulk once he gets in a professional weight program.

Su'a Cravens, S, USC Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsTampa Bay Buccaneers Banner19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Su’a Cravens, S/LB, USC

Lovie Smith hasn’t been overly impressive in his first 2 seasons as the Buccaneers head coach, but he hasn’t had much to work. Su’a Cravens has potential to make a huge impact in the NFL as a hybrid coverage linebacker/safety and excel covering Tight Ends, a perfect fit for the Tampa 2.

Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor USATSIPittsburgh Steelers Banner20. Pittsburgh Steelers – Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor

The Steelers defense is having trouble keeping up with their explosive offense. While their secondary needs help, getting a physical specimen to disrupt along the trenches will take some of the pressure off of the DBs.

Penn-State-quarterback-Christian-Hackenberg Gene J. Puskar:Associated PressHouston Texans Banner21. Houston Texans – Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State

Bill O’Brien could very well move back in the draft to the 2nd round for Christian Hackenberg, but the QB position has held the Texans franchise hostage for their entire existence (minus a few decent years from Matt Schaub) and he can’t pretend like he can get by with scrubs like Brian Hoyer. If they don’t fix the QB position now, they will be forever haunted by the fact that they passed on Derek Carr for such a trivial reason as his last name.

Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss (USATSI)Seattle Seahawks Banner22. Seattle Seahawks – Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

If Laquon Treadwell falls to the Seahawks, they won’t hesitate to draft him. Treadwell is the best WR in the draft and should be a fast riser upon draft boards once the pre-draft process is underway. If Treadwell runs a fast 40-yard dash, his stock could rise as high as the top-10.

Spencer Drango, AT, Baylor Scott Sewell-USA TODAY SportsKansas City Chiefs Banner23. Kansas City Chiefs – Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor

Former #1 overall pick Eric Fisher has been a colossal disappointment at LT for the Chiefs and he may be better suited at RT. Alex Smith has done enough to remain the Chiefs QB for another year, so the Chiefs might as well give him more time to go through his progressions before checking down.

Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB, Michigan State AP Photo/Andrew A. NellesGreen Bay Packers Banner24. Green Bay Packers – Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB, Michigan State

Julius Peppers has been a great free agent acquisition, but he’ll be 36 going into next season and the Packers pass rush is already lacking. Shilique Calhoun needs to get stronger, but has good pass rushing instincts, plays the run well, and has improved every year at Michigan State.

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State AP Photo:Brynn AndersonIndianapolis Colts Banner25. Indianapolis Colts – Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

Andrew Luck needs offensive lineman and everyone knows it, but that won’t stop Ryan Grigson from taking another impact player at a skill position. Frank Gore wore down as the season progressed and Ezekiel Elliot could provide a home-run threat for the Colts in the run game, while the O-line is addressed later in the draft or via free agency.

Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsWashington Redskins Banner26. Washington Redskins – Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh

The Redskins were one of the surprises of 2016 after the early dysfunction with their handling of the RGIII saga. Despite the early drama, one of Jay Gruden’s best moves was going against the front office and starting Kirk Cousins; now the offense just needs some weapons. Tyler Boyd has a checkered past, but he’s got #1 WR size/speed.


Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio StateMinnesota Vikings Banner27. Minnesota Vikings – Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State

Despite the success that Stefon Diggs has had in his rookie season, the Vikings would be wise to get another weapon for Teddy Bridgewater to throw to since Mike Wallace has made very little impact. Michael Thomas has the size (6’3″, 210 lbs) that you look for in a #1 WR and would be a great complement to Diggs.

 

jack conklin michigan state OTArizona Cardinals Banner28. Arizona Cardinals – Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

The Cardinals offensive line has been solid, but not spectacular and Carson Palmer needs to be upright if the Cardinals are going to continue their reign in the NFC West. Jack Conklin comes from a pro system and should translate well to RT.

Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State Streeter Lecka/Getty ImagesCincinnati Bengals Banner29. Cincinnati Bengals – Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State

The Bengals have depth everywhere and can take the best player available (BPA) at this point. Don’t be surprised if they add another WR to take some pressure off AJ Green, otherwise the speedy Ohio State LB Darron Lee would be a nice addition to their already stacked defense.

Germain Ifedi, G/T, Texas A&MDenver Broncos Banner30. Denver Broncos – Germain Ifedi, G/T, Texas A&M

Brock Osweiler has a future at QB for the Broncos, but just because he is more mobile than Peyton Manning doesn’t mean that they still don’t need healthy bodies along the offensive line. Germain Ifedi comes from the Aggies OT factory and should be a nice athletic addition at RT.

 TreDavious-White-CB-LSU Chuck Cook-USA TODAY SportsCarolina Panthers Banner31. Carolina Panthers – Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

Josh Norman has established himself as one of the top CBs in the league, but the other side of the field could stand to be upgraded. Tre’Davious White isn’t the most athletic CB to come out of LSU recently, but he’s fluid with great instincts.

la-sp-brady-wre0028769360-20150201New England Patriots Banner32. New England Patriots – #DeflateGate, EM, Gillette Stadium Locker Room 

The Patriots don’t have a first round pick this year due to the #DeflateGate punishment 😂😂

 

Other Top Prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft (in no particular order)

Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State AP Photo/Darron CummingsCardale Jones, QB, Ohio State

Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State

Nick Martin, OG, Notre Dame

De’Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State

D’haquille “Duke” Williams, WR, Auburn

Tony Connor S, Ole Miss

Jordan Jenkins OLB, Georgia

Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State

Cameron Sutton CB, Tennessee

Andrew Billings, NT, Baylor

Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn

Eric Striker, LB, Oklahoma

Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama

Marquez North, WR, Tennessee

Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame

Dan Voltz, C, Wisconsin

Travin Dural, WR, LSU

Tyler Johnstone, OT, Oregon

Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska

Chris Jones, DE/DT, Mississippi State

Darian Thompson, S, Boise State

William Fuller, WR, Notre Dame

Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

Von Bell, S, Ohio State

 



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