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Arman Markazi Three Round 2016 Mock Draft - Updated Conference Championship Week

01-18-2016


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Round 1

PickTeamPosPlayerSchool
1Tennessee TitansOTLaremy Tunsil #Ole Miss
 The Titans would be smart to grab themselves a franchise left tackle and move Lewan to right tackle. That would give Mariota two young bookends to protect him as he matures into the player they all hope he becomes.
2Cleveland BrownsQBJared Goff #California
 The Manziel experiment in Cleveland is over in under 2 years. Hue Jackson wants to move on and find HIS signal-caller of the future. I believe Goff will separate himself from Memphis' Paxton Lynch through the draft process and be drafted in the first few selections.
3San Diego ChargersDEJoey Bosa #Ohio State
 The Chargers could go defensive back with this pick (Ramsey/Hargreaves), but my gut just tells me that Bosa is special enough to supersede "needs". Racking up 51 TFLs in 3 years in Columbus, Bosa was a model of consistency throughout his career. He can be moved around in their defense and become a huge headache for all offensive line coaches.
4Dallas CowboysCBVernon Hargreaves III #Florida
 The Cowboys need to look to a few different spots in this draft. A corner to groom along side Orlando Scandrick, a quality backup quarterback that can one day be the successor to #9, a running back to fill the hole left behind by Demarco Murray, and defensive line depth--especially if they plan to leave Greg Hardy in their past. With the impending possibility that both Brandon Carr (13.8 mil cap number) and Morris Claiborne (UFA) are gone and last year's 1st round pick, Byron Jones moves over to safety I could see them going this route. Hargreaves is one of the few "can't miss" prospects in this draft.
5Jacksonville JaguarsCBJalen Ramsey #Florida State
 The Jaguars and Ramsey just seem like the perfect fit. An in-state team that is just crying out for help in the back end. Ramsey, at 6'1 195 lbs, is an athletic dynamo that is an Olympic level long-jumper in his spare time. He has pro bowl potential at both corner and safety--exactly what the Jags are looking for.
6Baltimore RavensOTRonnie Stanley #Notre Dame
 The Ravens need help up front badly. Stanley has great potential, greatly improving his technique and consistency this year at Notre Dame. The Ravens can't afford to pass up a franchise left tackle to protect Flacco's blindside for years to come.
7San Francisco 49ersWRLaquon Treadwell #Ole Miss
 The 49ers could go QB Paxton Lynch here but I have a feeling that Chip Kelly could do a lot with a mobile QB like Colin Kaepernick. Zone read with Carlos Hyde, Treadwell eating up double coverage and Torrey Smith as the deep ball receiver would give the Niners instantly a nice offensive dynamic.
8Miami DolphinsDEDeForest BucknerOregon
 There is a lot of hype around Buckner and his potential off the edge. Cameron Wake is coming off a torn Achilles at the age of 33 and Olivier Vernon is coming up on impending free agency.
9Tampa Bay BuccaneersDEEmmanuel Ogbah #Oklahoma State
 I have Ogbah as my #2 ranked defensive end behind Bosa. He is spectacular on tape with his rush technique off the edge, giving opposing offensive tackles huge fits with his speed and quickness and then coming back with a variety of other counters. They could also look at suring up that right tackle spot with a Jack Conklin out of Michigan State.
10New York GiantsDEShaq Lawson #Clemson
 I always mock inside linebackers to the Giants and then they do something else and leave that hole wide open. I personally would like to see them take a Reggie Ragland or Myles Jack and sure up that spot but I assume they'll go after a pass rusher that can bring pressure opposite Jason Pierre-Paul.
11Chicago BearsILBReggie RaglandAlabama
 The Bears used to have Urlacher and Briggs. Now they have McClellin and Jones. They should take either Ragland or Jack and set themselves up for success down the middle for the next decade. I personally think Ragland is the choice because he's a true middle linebacker and has uncanny read-and-react skills. The kid has a GPS to the ball on every down it seems.
12New Orleans SaintsDTRobert Nkemdiche #Ole Miss
 This entire Saints defense needs an upgrade and a facelift. They really don't have any dynamic playmakers. They were hoping that the safety tandem of Vaccaro and Byrd could provide that playmaking but it hasn't been there consistently for them. They should go for the best player available on defense and its hard to pass up a talent like Nkemdiche, who had it not been for some various off-field issues, could have easily been a top 5 pick.
13Philadelphia EaglesCBKendall Fuller #Virginia Tech
 The Eagles have a relatively nice collection of talent on defense but could use some help in the secondary. Nowadays you need 3-4 reliable corners and with the subpar year of expensive FA Byron Maxwell they could cover themselves with a nice insurance policy in Fuller who not only brings a nice family pedigree (Brothers Corey and Kyle play in the league) but all the attributes you look for in a corner in today's NFL.
14Oakland RaidersOTJack Conklin #Michigan State
 The Raiders are improving every year under GM Reggie McKenzie, having some of the best drafts the last couple years. They need to continue accruing blue chip players and with their first pick they would be hard-pressed not to take a look at suring up Derek Carr's blindside. Conklin would be a fine candidate to do so.
15Los Angeles RamsQBPaxton Lynch #Memphis
 The Los Angeles Rams need a face of their franchise at QB. Nick Foles was a decent gamble but it didn't pan out. They should take Lynch and let him sit on the bench for the next year or two. The kid has unlimited potential with his size and arm talent. I just worry about expectations, especially if he would be asked to play right away.
16Detroit LionsOLBMyles Jack #UCLA
 The Lions could draft a left tackle like Taylor Decker so they could move Riley Reiff to right tackle, but the opportunity to draft a stud linebacker like Myles Jack is just too much to pass up. Jack did tear his ACL last year but what you watch on tape is spectacular. One of the best cover linebackers I've ever seen coming out of college. Jack can play any linebacker spot you need adding to his versatility at a player. Played running back too, similar to Carolina's 1st rounder last year, Shaq Thompson out of Washington.
PickTeamPosPlayerSchool
17Atlanta FalconsDTA'Shawn Robinson #Alabama
 This would be an absolute steal at #17. Robinson, who could easily go in the top 10 falls in my mock just due to the fact of other teams not needing a defensive tackle as much as some other positions. The Falcons could use a defensive end more than a defensive tackle but the difference in rating between Robinson and my next pass rusher (his teammate, Jonathan Allen) is too great to justify. Robinson can pair up with Hageman and Grady Jarrett to give the Falcons a young, talented interior line for years to come.
18Indianapolis ColtsOTTaylor DeckerOhio State
 The Colts are playing offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo out of position. He is more ideally a right tackle. With the drafting of Decker, the Colts will create a very formidable team of edge protectors to secure the franchise, Andrew Luck.
19Buffalo BillsDT/DEJarran ReedAlabama
 Another one of the dominant Alabama defensive tackles goes in the late teens. Another steal this late. The Bills could use some versatility across their defensive front and Reed can fill that roll. Reed is arguably the best run stopper in this draft, using excellent leverage and strength to dominate interior lineman.
20New York JetsOLBJaylon Smith #Notre Dame
 Smith, who would have likely been a top 5-10 pick, tore his ACL and MCL in the bowl game and therefore looks like a doubtful candidate to play any games in 2016. However, this is arguably the best defensive prospect, who if you can afford to wait a year, may come back and pay big dividends.
21Washington RedskinsCBMackensie Alexander #Clemson
 The Redskins really need secondary help if they ever expect to make a playoff run farther than the wild card round. Alexander is a god value at #21 and gives them a future ace at corner to matchup with the likes of Dez Bryant, Odell Beckham Jr, and Jordan Matthews.
22Houston TexansWRMichael Thomas #Ohio State
 The Texans should draft a top wideout like Thomas to pair up with stud DeAndre Hopkins and give opposing secondaries some trouble. Thomas has prototype size and can climb the ladder with the best of them in this draft class. I spoke with his HS coach who raved about his supreme confidence and work ethic. Has always played with a chip on his shoulder/ultimate competitor. Combined with a healthy Arian Foster and I think I could play QB.
23Minnesota VikingsWRJosh DoctsonTCU
 The Minnesota defense looked stout last season and the offense is built around Adrian Peterson. So in essence they have the pieces for a ground and pound team. It wouldn't hurt the development of QB Teddy Bridgewater to give him an actual #1 wide receiver. Doctson has his injury issues but when he's healthy he's a special player.
24Cincinnati BengalsOLBSu'a Cravens #USC
 The Bengals have done a good job of creating a roster without many glaring needs which allows them to fill some depth and/or take the best player available. Cravens is a nice combination of the two. A top notch athlete, Cravens can play both weakside/strongside linebacker and strong safety if need be.
25Pittsburgh SteelersCBEli Apple #Ohio State
 The Steelers need secondary help immediately if they expect to improve their pass defense. Apple is a tall, young corner that Mike Tomlin and company can groom into being the player they hope can slow down the likes of AJ Green in the division.
26Seattle SeahawksOTJason SpriggsIndiana
 The Seahawks have problems on the outside protecting the passer. Russell Okung is an impending free agent and right tackle Justin Britt was moved into left guard so they could use a tackle to fill either spot. Spriggs is a fast riser who has scouts raving. Wouldn't be surprised to see him sneak into the 1st.
27Green Bay PackersTEHunter Henry #Arkansas
 The Packers haven't had a dynamic play maker at the tight end position ever since the career ending injury to Jermichael Finley. Henry is exactly that--a play maker who has reliable hands and can block well at the point of attack. The Packers need to upgrade this position if for no other reason so they have insurance against one of their top receivers getting hurt again and they're stuck with an offense that has a lot of trouble moving the sticks through the air--with Aaron Rodgers at the helm may I add. This would be a real nice fit for both parties involved.
28Kansas City ChiefsDEJonathan Allen #Alabama
 The Chiefs get themselves a very nice value pick with Allen at #28. A player that can play any position across any defensive front, Allen brings great experience and versatility to a Chiefs line that usually only gets pressure from its outside linebackers (Houston/Hali). **Player has since decided to go back to school for his senior season.**
29New England Patriots   
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30Denver BroncosRBEzekiel Elliott #Ohio State
 The Broncos need to draft players in the first few rounds that can help their run game. Their defense has done great under the coaching of DC Wade Phillips so they can look to that side on day 3 for depth but they should help take pressure of their QBs, whoever that may be next year, with the addition of a top notch all-purpose running back like Elliot who can do it all. I don't know if Elliot will be available at this point come late April but I don't see a RB going in the top 10-15 like last year.
31Arizona CardinalsOLBLeonard Floyd #Georgia
 The Cardinals team is loaded with talent on offense and defense but something they could use would be an infusion of edge pressure and sacks from their outside linebacker position. Floyd has wreaked havoc on opposing tackles throughout his college career and would be an excellent Arizona Cardinal.
32Carolina PanthersDEKevin Dodd #Clemson
 As if the Panthers defense could get even scarier. I could see them drafting Dodd, who had an exceptional end to his college career with 3 sacks in the National Championship game. His arrow and draft stock are pointing very much up. I also wouldn't put it past the Panthers brass to look at a running back like Heisman winner, Derrick Henry. Newton and Henry would have to be the most physically imposing QB-RB duo in NFL history.

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