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Todd McShay 2016 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

There's a change at the top of McShay's latest mock.

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Finally, Todd McShay has jumped aboard the Laremy Tunsil train.  The ESPN analyst now projects the Ole Miss left tackle to go number one overall, instead of Joey Bosa.  McShay had previously mocked Joey Bosa to the Tennessee Titans at number one, but had an apparent change of heart after spending the week at the NFL combine.

I've argued since the start that Bosa wasn't a great fit with the Titans and it looks like McShay is echoing that in this mock. Tunsil just makes too much sense. If there's true competition for Tunsil, it looks like it will come in the form of Jalen Ramsey.

McShay notes that Tunsil would fill Tennessee's biggest need, which is protection for Marcus Mariota. He also says that Tennessee could be a trade target, allowing some extra picks while still having the ability to select Ronnie Stanley.

Other notes

  • Carson Wentz rises to number two overall, landing in Cleveland. If San Francisco or Dallas falls for Wentz, they'll likely need to call Jon Robinson to make sure they get him.
  • Ezekiel Elliott cracks the top ten with the Giants. There is a lot of buzz going around about a potential top ten pick being used on Elliott, possibly even higher than pick ten.
  • Noah Spence's draft process has been a roller-coaster ride so far. This week, he falls to pick 20 after turning in a poor showing at the combine. Spence was getting top ten buzz before combine week.
  • Robert Nkemdiche lands with the Seahawks, which I think will be his floor. The Seahawks are analytic-heavy and likely would take a shot on the Ole Miss star, despite the off the field questions. Its hard to get much more athletic than Nkemdiche, who was great on the field in Indy.
  • Who's left after round one? DT Andrew Billings, WR Corey Coleman, CB William Jackson, RB Derrick Henry, WR Will Fuller, just to name a few. That's a lot of talent left on top of the draft board heading into Friday night.