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2016 NFL Mock Draft — Xavier Cromartie’s Three-Round Mock (5.0)

Author:
Xavier Cromartie
Air Date:
March 15, 2016

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: CB/S Jalen Ramsey (Florida State) (+) 3

Needs: SS, FS, CB, RT, G

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

  1. Dallas Cowboys: 7T Joey Bosa (Ohio State) (+) 5

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

 

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: WLB Myles Jack (UCLA) (-) 4

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

 

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

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

 

  1. San Francisco 49ers: QB Jared Goff (Cal) 7

Needs: QB, CB, WR, MLB, G

 

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

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

 

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 9T Leonard Floyd (Georgia) (+) 11

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

 

  1. New York Giants: RB Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State) (+) 18

Needs: LT, RB, MLB, FS, WR

 

  1. Chicago Bears: OT Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame) (-) 9

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

 

  1. New Orleans Saints: 3T A’Shawn Robinson (Alabama) (-) 10

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

 

  1. Miami Dolphins (via PHI): WLB Darron Lee (Ohio State) (+) 17

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

 

  1. Oakland Raiders: 3T Sheldon Rankins (Louisville) (-) 12

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

 

  1. Los Angeles Rams: QB Paxton Lynch (Memphis) 15

Needs: QB, FS, WLB, C, WR

 

  1. Detroit Lions: 7T Emmanuel Ogbah (Oklahoma State) (+) 29

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

 

  1. Atlanta Falcons: MLB Reggie Ragland (Alabama) (-) 14

Needs: MLB, WR, TE, SS, QB

 

  1. Indianapolis Colts: OT Jack Conklin (Michigan State) (-) 16

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

 

  1. Buffalo Bills: 7T Kevin Dodd (Clemson) 19

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

 

  1. New York Jets: OT Taylor Decker (Ohio State) (+) 30

Needs: 9T, LT, RT, TE, CB

 

  1. Washington Pigskins: CB Eli Apple (Ohio State) (+) 28

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

 

  1. Houston Texans: WR Will Fuller (Notre Dame) (+) 40

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

 

  1. Minnesota Vikings: WR Laquon Treadwell (Mississippi) 23

Needs: WR, LT, CB, C, WLB

 

  1. Cincinnati Bengals: 7T Shaq Lawson (Clemson) (-) 20

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

 

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers: S Keanu Neal (Florida) (+) 33

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

  1. Kansas City Chiefs: CB Kendall Fuller (Virginia Tech) (-) 25

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

 

  1. Arizona Cardinals: 9T Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky) (+) 39

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

 

  1. Carolina Panthers: CB William Jackson (Houston) (+) 41

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

 

  1. Denver Broncos: 3T Jarran Reed (Alabama) (-) 21

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

 

New England Patriots: X

Needs: G, MLB, WLB, RB, TE

Round 2 (team/player/school/ + or – from last report/pick # last report)

  1. Cleveland Browns: WR Josh Doctson (Texas Christian) 32
  2. Tennessee Titans: CB Xavien Howard (Baylor) (+) 37
  3. Dallas Cowboys: RB Derrick Henry (Alabama) 34
  4. San Diego Chargers: C Ryan Kelly (Alabama) (+) 43
  5. Baltimore Ravens: 9T Kamalei Correa (Boise State) 36
  6. San Francisco 49ers: CB Zack Sanchez (Oklahoma) (+) 74
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: S Vonn Bell (Ohio State) 38
  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: CB Artie Burns (Miami) (+) 70
  9. New York Giants: OT Le’Raven Clark (Texas Tech) (+) 66
  10. Chicago Bears: 5T Chris Jones (Mississippi State) (+) 57
  11. Miami Dolphins: TE Hunter Henry (Arkansas) (+) 58
  12. Los Angeles Rams (via PHI): C Nick Martin (Notre Dame) (+) 53
  13. Oakland Raiders: S Darian Thompson (Boise State) 44
  14. Los Angeles Rams: WLB Su’a Cravens (Southern California) (+) 47
  15. Detroit Lions: 3T Vernon Butler (Louisiana Tech) (-) 35
  16. New Orleans Saints: WLB Deion Jones (Louisiana State) (+) 72
  17. Indianapolis Colts: 1T Andrew Billings (Baylor) (+) 52
  18. Buffalo Bills: 3T Austin Johnson (Penn State) (-) 31
  19. Atlanta Falcons: WR Corey Coleman (Baylor) (-) 45
  20. New York Jets: 9T Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State) (-) 50
  21. Houston Texans: QB Christian Hackenberg (Penn State) (-) 22
  22. Washington Pigskins: 3T Kenny Clark (UCLA) (-) 48
  23. Minnesota Vikings: G/C Cody Whitehair (Kansas State) (+) 60
  24. Cincinnati Bengals: WR Michael Thomas (Ohio State) (-) 46
  25. Seattle Seahawks: 3T Adolphus Washington (Ohio State) (+) 77
  26. Green Bay Packers: 9T Yannick Ngakoue (Maryland) (+) 65
  27. Pittsburgh Steelers: 9T Kyler Fackrell (Utah State) (+) 59
  28. Kansas City Chiefs: QB Connor Cook (Michigan State) (-) 15
  29. New England Patriots: OT Caleb Benenoch (UCLA) (+) NR
  30. Arizona Cardinals: S Karl Joseph (West Virginia) 61
  31. Carolina Panthers: S Miles Killebrew (Southern Utah) (-) 54
  32. Denver Broncos: 3T Jonathan Bullard (Florida) (-) 42

  

Round 3 (team/player/school/ + or – from last report/pick # last report)

  1. Tennessee Titans: G Vadal Alexander (Louisiana State) (+) 86
  2. Cleveland Browns: 9T Jordan Jenkins (Georgia) (-) 55
  3. San Diego Chargers: S Jeremy Cash (Duke) (+) 81
  4. Dallas Cowboys: 3T Robert Nkemdiche (Mississippi) (-) 24
  5. San Francisco 49ers: WR Tyler Boyd (Pittsburgh) (-) 64
  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: OT Willie Beavers (Western Michigan) (+) NR
  7. Baltimore Ravens: CB Mackensie Alexander (Clemson) (-) 67
  8. New York Giants: MLB Joshua Perry (Ohio State) (-) 51
  9. Chicago Bears: CB James Bradberry (Samford) (-) 56
  10. Miami Dolphins: G Joshua Garnett (Stanford) 73
  11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR Sterling Shepard (Oklahoma) (-) 62
  12. Oakland Raiders: RB Alex Collins (Arkansas) (+) NR
  13. Los Angeles Rams: K Roberto Aguayo (Florida State) 76
  14. Philadelphia Eagles: 3T Sheldon Day (Notre Dame) (-) 49
  15. New Orleans Saints: 7T Carl Nassib (Penn State) (-) 71
  16. Philadelphia Eagles (via DET): RB Devontae Booker (Utah) (+) 85
  17. Buffalo Bills: WR Braxton Miller (Ohio State) (-) 68
  18. Atlanta Falcons: TE Austin Hooper (Stanford) (-) 69
  19. Indianapolis Colts: QB Cardale Jones (Ohio State) (+) 93
  20. New York Jets: TE Jerell Adams (South Carolina) (+) NR
  21. Washington Pigskins: QB Jeff Driskel (Louisiana Tech) 84
  22. Houston Texans: CB/S TJ Green (Clemson) (+) 89
  23. Minnesota Vikings: CB Eric Murray (Minnesota) (+) NR
  24. Cincinnati Bengals: 3T Maliek Collins (Nebraska) (+) 90
  25. Green Bay Packers: MLB Beniquez Brown (Mississippi State) 88
  26. Pittsburgh Steelers: WR Pharoh Cooper (South Carolina) (+) 96
  27. Seattle Seahawks: CB/S Deiondre Hall (Northern Iowa) (+) NR
  28. New England Patriots: MLB Kentrell Brothers (Missouri) (-) 82
  29. Arizona Cardinals: 5T Jihad Ward (Illinois) (-) 91
  30. Carolina Panthers: OT Shon Coleman (Auburn) (-) 80
  31. Denver Broncos: RB Kenneth Dixon (Louisiana Tech) (+) 95
  32. Detroit Lions (comp): S Jayron Kearse (Clemson) (-) 94
  33. New England Patriots (comp): 3T Hassan Ridgeway (Texas) (+) 97
  34. Seattle Seahawks (comp): RB CJ Prosise (Notre Dame) (-) 83
  35. Denver Broncos (comp): TE Nick Vannett (Ohio State) (-) 78
  36. Cleveland Browns (4): WR Leonte Carroo (Rutgers) (-) 87
  37. Philadelphia Eagles (4) (via TEN): G Denver Kirkland (Arkansas) (-) 98

 

Dropped out: QB Dak Prescott (63), CB Harlan Miller (75), G Connor McGovern (79), RB Keith Marshall (92), RB Paul Perkins (99), 9T Charles Tapper (100)

 

 

Team-by-team

 

Arizona Cardinals

29. 9T Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky)

61. S Karl Joseph (West Virginia)

93. 5T Jihad Ward (Illinois)

Atlanta Falcons

17. MLB Reggie Ragland (Alabama)

50. WR Corey Coleman (Baylor)

81. TE Austin Hooper (Stanford)

Baltimore Ravens

6. 5T DeForest Buckner (Oregon)

36. 9T Kamalei Correa (Boise State)

70. CB Mackensie Alexander (Clemson)

Buffalo Bills

19. 7T Kevin Dodd (Clemson)

49. 3T Austin Johnson (Penn State)

80. WR Braxton Miller (Ohio State)

Carolina Panthers

30. CB William Jackson (Houston)

62. S Miles Killebrew (Southern Utah)

93. OT Shon Coleman (Auburn)

Chicago Bears

11. OT Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame)

41. 5T Chris Jones (Mississippi State)

72. CB James Bradberry (Samford)

Cincinnati Bengals

24. 7T Shaq Lawson (Clemson)

55. WR Michael Thomas (Ohio State)

87. 3T Maliek Collins (Nebraska)

Cleveland Browns

2. QB Carson Wentz (North Dakota State)

32. WR Josh Doctson (Texas Christian)

65. 9T Jordan Jenkins (Georgia)

99. WR Leonte Carroo (Rutgers)

Dallas Cowboys

4. 7T Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

34. RB Derrick Henry (Alabama)

67. 3T Robert Nkemdiche (Mississippi)

Denver Broncos

31. 3T Jarran Reed (Alabama)

63. 3T Jonathan Bullard (Florida)

94. RB Kenneth Dixon (Louisiana Tech)

98. TE Nick Vannett (Ohio State)

Detroit Lions

16. 7T Emmanuel Ogbah (Oklahoma State)

46. 3T Vernon Butler (Louisiana Tech)

95. S Jayron Kearse (Clemson)

Green Bay Packers

27. OT Jason Spriggs (Indiana)

57. 9T Yannick Ngakoue (Maryland)

88. MLB Beniquez Brown (Mississippi State)

Houston Texans

22. WR Will Fuller (Notre Dame)

52. QB Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)

85. CB/S TJ Green (Clemson)

Indianapolis Colts

18. OT Jack Conklin (Michigan State)

48. 1T Andrew Billings (Baylor)

82. QB Cardale Jones (Ohio State)

Jacksonville Jaguars

5. WLB Myles Jack (UCLA)

38. S Vonn Bell (Ohio State)

69. OT Willie Beavers (Western Michigan)

Kansas City Chiefs

28. CB Kendall Fuller (Virginia Tech)

59. QB Connor Cook (Michigan State)

Los Angeles Rams

15. QB Paxton Lynch (Memphis)

43. C Nick Martin (Notre Dame)

45. WLB Su’a Cravens (Southern California)

76. K Roberto Aguayo (Florida State)

Miami Dolphins

13. WLB Darron Lee (Ohio State)

42. TE Hunter Henry (Arkansas)

73. G Joshua Garnett (Stanford)

Minnesota Vikings

23. WR Laquon Treadwell (Mississippi)

54. G/C Cody Whitehair (Kansas State)

86. CB Eric Murray (Minnesota)

New England Patriots

60. OT Caleb Benenoch (UCLA)

91. MLB Kentrell Brothers (Missouri)

96. 3T Hassan Ridgeway (Texas)

New Orleans Saints

12. 3T A’Shawn Robinson (Alabama)

47. WLB Deion Jones (Louisiana State)

78. 7T Carl Nassib (Penn State)

New York Giants

10. RB Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State)

40. OT Le’Raven Clark (Texas Tech)

71. MLB Joshua Perry (Ohio State)

New York Jets

20. OT Taylor Decker (Ohio State)

51. 9T Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State)

83. TE Jerell Adams (South Carolina)

Oakland Raiders

14. 3T Sheldon Rankins (Louisville)

44. S Darian Thompson (Boise State)

75. RB Alex Collins (Arkansas)

Philadelphia Eagles

8. CB Vernon Hargreaves (Florida)

77. 3T Sheldon Day (Notre Dame)

79. RB Devontae Booker (Utah)

100. G Denver Kirkland (Arkansas)

Pittsburgh Steelers

25. S Keanu Neal (Florida)

58. 9T Kyler Fackrell (Utah State)

89. WR Pharoh Cooper (South Carolina)

San Diego Chargers

3. OT Laremy Tunsil (Mississippi)

35. C Ryan Kelly (Alabama)

66. S Jeremy Cash (Duke)

San Francisco 49ers

7. QB Jared Goff (Cal)

37. CB Zack Sanchez (Oklahoma)

68. WR Tyler Boyd (Pittsburgh)

Seattle Seahawks

26. OT Germain Ifedi (Texas A&M)

56. 3T Adolphus Washington (Ohio State)

90. CB/S Deiondre Hall (Northern Iowa)

97. RB CJ Prosise (Notre Dame)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9. 9T Leonard Floyd (Georgia)

39. CB Artie Burns (Miami)

74. WR Sterling Shepard (Oklahoma)

Tennessee Titans

1. CB/S Jalen Ramsey (Florida State)

33. CB Xavien Howard (Baylor)

64. G Vadal Alexander (Louisiana State)

Washington Pigskins

21. CB Eli Apple (Ohio State)

53. 3T Kenny Clark (UCLA)

84. QB Jeff Driskel (Louisiana Tech)

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