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Breaking Down Louis Riddick's 2016 NFL Mock Draft

Riddick released his only mock of the year today.

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Former NFL player/scout turned ESPN personality Louis Riddick has release his first and only mock draft of the season. It's... different.

Here's a look at his mock via his Twitter account.

Before we even get to the Titans' pick, take a look at the scenario that unfolds in the top ten. Baltimore takes Stanley, San Francisco takes Conklin, leaving Tunsil for Cleveland. I've heard some rumblings that Tunsil could fall a bit, but all the way to eight BEHIND Conklin? That's crazy. If this played out and I'm Jon Robinson, I'm trading up to eight in a heartbeat.

Anyways, Riddick gave the Titans Ohio State corner Eli Apple after the tackle run that happened in the top ten. Taylor Decker went 18th to the Colts.

Apple seems to have the momentum of the "big draft" media. Since the "Legion of Boom" was created in Seattle, big corners with length have been over-drafted.  It's a copycat league and teams are dying to find the next Sherman.

Apple certainly has the frame and athletic ability for it, but slow reaction skills and over-aggressive play could make for a tough transition. Apple will need to tone done his physicality down the field or he will attract a ton of attention at the next level. He'll also need to be more efficient in run support if he wants to play early.

A few interesting tidbits about this mock:

  • Note Vernon Hargreaves' tumble to #30. I don't think this is all that crazy, especially with the rumor of a failed drug test at the combine.
  • Christian Hackenberg cracks round one. Good luck with that.
  • Laquon Treadwell falls all the way to the Green Bay Packers.
  • DeForest Bucker drops to 11th after the run on tackles.