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2016 NFL Draft: Top 100 Prospects

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My top 100 prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Rank Player Position School Size Quick Analysis
1 Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss

6-5

310

Quick twitch athlete with outstanding feet and great functional power. The total package.
2 Jalen Ramsey DB Florida State

6-1

209

Don't get hung up on solidifying a position for Ramsey. He can do it all in the secondary. Let him be the play-maker that he is.
3 DeForest Buckner DL Oregon

6-7

290

A classic five tech. Long, strong and athletic. Instant difference maker up front.
4 Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State

5-11

225

It's hard to find weaknesses with Elliott. Smooth runner with power, balance and speed. Instant production in the NFL.
5 Myles Jack LB/S UCLA

6-1

245

A truly spectacular athlete. Can play almost any skill position on the field. Lingering injury issues could cloud his career early.
6 Joey Bosa DE Ohio State

6-5

269

A true force in run defense. I don't think he's athletic enough to be a special pass rusher, but expect a long productive career nonetheless.
7 Shaq Lawson EDGE Clemson

6-2

269

One of just a few great athletes at the EDGE spot this season. Thickly build and can win with power or quickness.
8 Josh Doctson WR TCU

6-2

202

An electric go-getter of the football. Good enough speed and an outstanding vertical threat. Dynamic.
9 Chris Jones DL Mississippi State

6-6

310

Gifted athletically. Crazy burst/first step out of his long and heavy frame. A touch inconsistent, but lots of room to grow.
10 Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss

6-2

221

Throwback. Tough and nasty. Won't run by you, but he will out-muscle you. Great at the catch point.
11 Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame

6-6

312

A bit of a finesse guy, but he usually gets the job done. Great feet. Needs to get stronger to maximize his potential.
12 Vernon Butler DL Louisiana Tech

6-5

323

Long, powerful, athletic. Disrupter. Can shed blocks with the best of them. Scheme versatile with an ability to play anywhere up front.
13 Andrew Billings NT Baylor

6-1

311

Powerful bowling ball. Unbelievable ability to move and chase down ball carriers. Lacks length but makes up for it with play strength.
14 Corey Coleman WR Baylor

5-11

194

Spark-plug. Elite agility and open field ability. Gets downfield in an instant. As it goes for all Baylor WRs, he will be in for a transition phase as he learns NFL playbooks.
15 Sheldon Rankins DL Louisville

6-1

299

Short and squatty. Great initial burst and feet. Great functional strength. Offers you an ability to get after the passer from the interior.
16 Jarran Reed NT Alabama

6-3

307

One trick pony, but he's really effective at his one trick. Strong, powerful nose that can anchor and shed against the run. Head always stays up, searching for the ball carrier.
17 Taylor Decker OT Ohio State

6-7

310

Jolting right tackle prospect. Mean dude. Good enough feet to handle pass protection responsibilities.
18 Noah Spence EDGE Eastern Kentucky

6-2

251

Off the field questions will weigh heavy with him, but he's a productive pass rusher with decent athletic ability. Lacks some length, but explosive.
19 William Jackson CB Houston

6-1

189

Instinctive with length and long speed -- that usually gets you off the board quickly as a corner. Looks a little tight-hipped.
20 Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss

6-3

294

100% projection here. Lightning off the ball, but inconsistencies everywhere. Off the field questions remain. Massive upside.
21 Ryan Kelly C Alabama

6-4

311

Tough, smart leader. Athletic and can anchor. Zero sacks allowed in the past two seasons at Alabama.
22 Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson

5-11

190

Certainly doesn't lack confidence. Big talker that usually backed it up on the field. Zero career picks, but teams generally stayed away from him. Rumored attitude issues from scouts.
23 Vernon Hargreaves CB Florida

5-10

204

Elite short area skills, but I have concerns with him playing outside. Calvin Ridley ate him up. Susceptible to double moves, lacks recovery speed.
24 Jason Spriggs OT Indiana

6-6

301

Tight end convert. Moves with the best of them. Will need to add bulk and power, but upside is there.
25 Kenny Clark DT UCLA

6-3

314

Girthy run defender that can crash the line of scrimmage. Can play NT or 3T. Anchors and sheds, but lacks burst.
26 Leonte Carroo WR Rutgers

6-0

211

Dog. Built like a running back, but will flat go get it. Three CAREER drops. Ultra productive with terrible QB play.
27 Will Fuller WR Notre Dame

6-0

186

Maybe the best play speed in the entire class. Burner. Inconsistent hands and a slight frame.
28 Reggie Ragland LB Alabama

6-1

247

Football player. Didn't test well athletically, but I don't question the tape. Always around the ball and a true play-maker in the middle.
29 Karl Joseph S West Virginia

5-10

205

Bob Sanders clone. Small and will get hurt here an there, but has plenty of range and will flat lay the wood.
30 Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M

6-6

324

Big, stout and can anchor. Quick feet. Must improve hands and initial punch to keep defenders away.
31 Derrick Henry RB Alabama

6-3

247

A dynamic, freak athlete. Mack truck with deceptive speed. Flexible. Needs to prove he can catch out of the backfield.
32 Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech

5-11

187

When healthy, one of the best players in the class. Quick twitch player with good feet and short area quickness. Must play more disciplined.
33 A'Shawn Robinson DL Alabama

6-4

307

Stout run defender. Can play NT or 5T. Great ability to shed, but lacks athletic ability to grow.
34 Jon Bullard DL Florida

6-3

285

Tweener. Explosive penetrator. Lack of size could push him down as teams try to determine where to play him.
35 Michael Thomas WR Ohio State

6-3

212

Nephew of Keyshawn. Tough eval with limited production. Wasn't asked to do a ton. Flashes great route running, but left me wanting more.
36 Jack Conklin OT Michigan State

6-6

326

Tough as nails and a strong run blocker, but a capped athlete. Slow feet will limit his ability to pass protect.
37 Cody Whitehair OL Kansas State

6-4

301

Durable and versatile. Played tackle, but projects inside in the NFL. Wide base to anchor and good enough strength to be effective while run blocking.
38 Leonard Floyd EDGE Georgia

6-6

244

One of the most athletic EDGEs in this class, but a slight frame would have me concerned. May fit better off the ball. Will be over-drafted.
39 Eli Apple CB Ohio State

6-1

199

Long and fast, but below average instincts. Must be stronger in run support and avoid contact downfield.
40 Kamalei Correa EDGE Boise State

6-3

243

Jumped out on tape. Quick twitch pass rusher, but a very disappointing combine.
41 Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma

5-10

194

Small, shifty play-maker. Wins with routes. Destined for a slot role at the next level.
42 Javon Hargrave DL South Carolina State

6-1

309

Hargrave produced some of the most dominate tape you'll ever see. Competition level is questionable, but he has the makings of a big time difference maker.
43 Nick Martin C Notre Dame

6-4

299

Brother of Zach Martin. Does virtually everything well. Will need to add some girth.
44 Keanu Neal SS Florida

6-0

211

Box safety that can run. Lays the wood when he gets a chance. Bully.
45 Kevin Dodd EDGE Clemson

6-5

277

Came on late in the year after being overshadowed by Shaq Lawson. Not nearly as athletic, but should be a good depth rusher at the next level.
46 Darian Thompson FS Boise State

6-2

208

Loved him pre-combine, but poor testing raised some eyebrows. Does his homework and has pretty good instincts. Ball-hawk.
47 Will Redmond CB Mississippi State

5-10

182

Good anticipation and instincts. Has enough long speed to stick on the outside. If the knee checks out, Redmond could offer tons of value.
48 Darron Lee LB Ohio State

6-1

218

Speedy and athletic, but undersized. Likely a "will" only.
49 Vonn Bell FS Ohio State

5-11

199

A little too passive in my opinion, but rock solid in coverage.
50 Emmanuel Ogbah EDGE Oklahoma State

6-4

273

Highly productive, but I'm not sure he carries those numbers to the NFL. Likely starts as a third down rusher. Must get better against the run.
51 Tyler Boyd WR Pitt

6-1

197

Disappointing athletic testing, but a good route runner that can separate. Pretty good after the catch too. Was a return man and handled a handful of carries in college.
52 Austin Johnson DL Penn State

6-4

314

Stout against the run. Can find the ball and shed. Active hands and plays through the whistle.
53 Chris Moore WR Cincinnati

6-1

206

Kind of a late riser in this class. Tough guy that can go get it. Made several contested grabs against Houston.
54 Josh Garnett OG Stanford

6-4

312

Powerful, physical player. Can blow defenders up in the run game. Average pass protector.
55 Devontae Booker

RB

Utah

5-10

219

Not overly explosive, but a big tough dude that will flat wear you out.
56 Braxton Miller WR Ohio State

6-1

208

QB convert. Picked up the position quickly and looked natural. Very good athlete.
57 Hunter Henry TE Arkansas

6-5

250

Looks like a plug and play tight end in the pass game. Will need to get better as a blocker, but will contribute from the get-go as a receiver.
58 Artie Burns CB Miami

6-0

193

Good size and length. Long arms will be coveted. Footwork needs to be cleaned up, but his length will take him off the board quickly.
59 Su'a Cravens LB USC

6-0

226

Bit of a tweener. Poor athletic testing has pushed him down the board. I think he sticks as a will linebacker.
60 Jeremy Cash SS Duke

6-0

212

A true enforcer in the box. Looks like a LB. Fits that hybrid LB/S role that is becoming popular.
61 Shilique Calhoun EDGE Michigan State

6-4

251

Has length and explosion and will produce in pass rush situations. Likely will move to a 3-4 edge rushing role.
62 Kenneth Dixon RB La Tech

5-10

215

Small, but sturdy. Above average agility and great out of the backfield.
63 Hassan Ridgeway DT Texas

6-3

303

Kind of gets lost in this deep class. Girth and strength. Solid as a rock against the run. Flashed a bull rush and an ability to collapse the pocket.
64 Jatavis Brown LB Akron

5-11

227

The poor man's Darron Lee. Played LB at 220, could change to a SS role at the next level.
65 Tavon Young CB Temple

5-9

183

Lacks size, but does nearly everything else well. Great change of direction guy. Made for a nickel CB role.
66 Kenny Lawler WR Cal

6-2

203

A slight frame, but outstanding ball skills. Makes the tough ones look easy. Lacks speed to separate deep.
67 Kyler Fackrell EDGE Utah State

6-5

245

Great size, length and a decent athlete. Strong and a good mover in space, but lacks some burst off the edge.
68 TJ Green FS Clemson

6-2

209

Quickly rising prospect. Some teams even view him as a cornerback.
69 James Bradberry CB Samford

6-1

211

Outstanding size and length to pair with fluidity. Level of competition is a concern. 4.4 speed.
70 Vadal Alexander OG LSU

6-5

326

Heavy footed, which is why he's kicking inside. Needs to further develop his punch. Engulfs defenders in the run game.
71 Devon Cajuste WR/TE Stanford

6-3

234

Where are you playing him? Doesn't really matter. He's a fantastic athlete.
72 CJ Prosise RB Notre Dame

6-0

220

Patience runner with vision and speed. Needs to break more tackles for me personally, but should offer value immediately as a receiver.
73 Adolphus Washington DL Ohio State

6-3

301

Gives you some interior pass rush ability. Agility and power. But needs some work with his anchor and balance.
74 Le'Raven Clark OT Texas Tech

6-5

320

I liked him a lot more until Arden Key lit him up in the bowl game. There are some tech issues to clean up here.
75 Josh Perry LB Ohio State

6-4

254

Has ideal size for the position. Physical, but is is quick enough to play sideline to sideline?
76 Jalen Mills FS LSU

6-0

191

Versatile. Played safety and corner. Immediate role player.
77 Austin Hooper TE Stanford

6-4

254

Good all around player. Will need to add some bulk, but will make an impact immediately in the pass game.
78 Rashard Higgins WR Colorado State

6-1

196

A bit undersized but knows how to run a route. Put up huge numbers at Colorado State.
79 Daniel Lasco RB Cal

6-0

209

Scat-back. Outstanding agility and open field ability.
80 Justin Simmons FS Boston College

6-3

187

Athletic free safety with great agility. Can play man. Started 32 games in college on a very good defensive unit.
81 Deiondre Hall CB Northern Iowa

6-2

199

The longest corner in the draft. Vines for arms. I'd be surprised if he didn't end up with Seattle, Jacksonville or Atlanta.
82 Jordan Jenkins EDGE Georgia

6-2

259

Tough with heavy hands. Played out of position on the interior defensive line at Georgia. Could be better in the NFL.
83 Jordan Howard RB Indiana

6-1

230

Thick, powerful runner. 230 pounder that can handle a load of carries.
84 Halapoulivaati Vaitai RT TCU

6-6

320

Held his own against DeForest Buckner in the bowl. Good enough feet and can improve his punch.
85 Kevin Byard FS MTSU

5-11

216

Often overlooked, Byard is a rangy play-maker in the back half.
86 Jerald Hawkins OT LSU

6-6

309

Upside pick here. Must anchor better in pass protection. Flashes a nasty streak in the run game.
87 Cyrus Jones CB Alabama

5-10

197

Fluid and instinctive. Three year starter at Alabama. Lacks some size, but should make a nice third corner.
88 Keyarris Garrett WR Tulsa

6-4

220

Huge bodied receiver. I have questions about how athletic he is, but you can't teach size.
89 Tyrone Holmes EDGE Montana

6-2

253

I doubt Holmes goes this high, but his quickness off the ball and violent hands will give him a shot to stick.
90 Nick Vannett TE Ohio State

6-6

257

Great frame but an average athlete. Will be an asset in the redzone with his box out ability.
91 Yannick Ngakoue EDGE Maryland

6-2

252

In a poor pass rush class, Ngakoue will be pushed up. Decent athlete, but likely ends up as a depth player.
92 Willie Henry DL Michigan

6-2

303

Great run defender. Can anchor, stack and shed.
93 Xavien Howard CB Baylor

6-0

201

Left me wanting more. Good size and length, but got burned one too many times for my taste.
94 Carl Nassib DE Penn State

6-7

277

Highly productive college pass rusher, but I don't think he's athletic enough to turn the corner in the NFL.
95 Paul Perkins RB UCLA

5-10

208

Was surprised when I saw him listed around 200. Runs tougher and shows an ability to bounce off tackles. Shifty too.
96 Eric Murray CB Minnesota

5-10

199

Quick feet and good reactive ability to stay sticky in coverage.
97 Malcolm Mitchell WR Georgia

6-0

196

The guy was set to wreck the SEC, but injuries have kept him down. He's worth a gamble here.
98 Bronson Kaufusi DL BYU

6-6

285

Will need to bulk up if he wants to stick at five tech. Pad level will be an issue here.
99 Pharoh Cooper WR South Carolina

6-0

203

Was a big time play-maker for South Carolina, but how high is his NFL ceiling? Feels like a capped prospect.
100 Jaylon Smith LB Notre Dame

6-2

223

I can only go off what I hear with medicals... and they aren't good reports. Such a sad situation for a former top five prospect. Hoping he proves the doctors wrong.

**NOTE: I didn't include Quarterbacks in these rankings. I didn't get to fully evaluate them, so I didn't include them in the rankings.**