2016 NFL Draft Hot Sheets

Get your beer, pizza and friends together for another big NFL Draft onThursday night. Photo Courtesy: C_osett
Get your beer, pizza and friends together for another big NFL Draft this Thursday night.
Photo Courtesy: C_osett

By Zach Walker

This is your stop shop for your final 2016 NFL Draft preparation; my Top-50 players in this draft, a Top five from each position, and a final mini-mock before the April 28 draft night. Add pizza, beer, and friends and your draft night is going to be excellent.

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The Top 50 Draft Prospects

1 CB/S Jalen Ramsey 26 DE Emmanuel Ogbah
2 OT Laremy Tunsil 27 DT Andrew Billings
3 RB Ezekiel Elliott 28 LB Leonard Floyd
4 QB Jared Goff 29 S Vonn Bell
5 CB Vernon Hargreaves 30 TE Hunter Henry
6 DE Joey Bosa 31 DT Jarran Reed
7 WR Laquon Treadwell 32 DE Carl Nassib
8 DT DeForest Buckner 33 WR Sterling Shepard
9 LB Myles Jack 34 DT Vernon Butler
10 RB Derrick Henry 35 DE Kevin Dodd
11 QB Paxton Lynch 36 OT Germain Ifedi
12 OT Ronnie Stanley 37 G Nick Martin
13 DL Robert Nkemdiche 38 LB Shilique Calhoun
14 DE Shaq Lawson 39 CB Artie Burns
15 LB Reggie Ragland 40 WR Tyler Boyd
16 OT Jack Conklin 41 WR Corey Coleman
17 DE Noah Spence 42 RB Kenneth Dixon
18 LB Darron Lee 43 DT Chris Jones
19 LB Jaylon Smith 44 S Darian Thompson
20 WR Josh Doctson 45 CB Mackensie Alexander
21 DT A’Shawn Robinson 46 LB Tyler Matakevich
22 CB Kendall Fuller 47 QB Kevin Hogan
23 QB Carson Wentz 48 RB Alex Collins
24 OT Taylor Decker 49 WR Will Fuller
25 G Vadal Alexander 50 G Spencer Drango


TOP FIVE AT EACH POSITION

QB

1 CAL Jared Goff – Has excellent vision w/great arm, knocks about system he’s from.
2 MEMP Paxton Lynch – Big guy, huge arm, good mobility. Knock on him, non-Power 5 conference.
3 NDST Carson Wentz – Big guy, huge arm, good mobility. Knocks: FCS and health.
4 STAN Kevin Hogan – Supreme leader from pro-style. A- Arm and location. Real Athlete.
5 MSST Dak Prescott – Trying to escape Tebow-comparsions. Better arm than credited.

RB

1 OSU Ezekiel Elliott – Five-tool back, with solid size and good hands. 10000 yard back.
2 BAMA Derrick Henry – Wrecking Ball. Defensive End size w/ Safety athleticism.
3 LT Kenneth Dixon – Has eight-year potential. Does everything good-to-great.
4 ARK Alex Collins – Capable of high-volume of carries. Good size and smooth stride.
5 UTAH Devontae Booker – Aggressive runner, coming off of injury. More thrash than dash.


WR

1 MISS Laquon Treadwell – Size and hand elite catcher. Likes to get physical on the outside.
2 TCU Josh Doctson – Can catch about anything thrown his way. Kinda thin, though.
3 OKLA Sterling Shepard – Has all of the receiver stuff down: Routes, hands, speed. Slot Size.
4 PITT Tyler Boyd – Huge potential. Injury history. Smooth with routes, needs crisping.
5 BAY Corey Coleman – Burner that’ll tear the roof off of defenses. Undersized.


TE

1 ARK Hunter Henry – Has a well-rounded skill set. High football instincts. Will be 1st TE gone.
2 OSU Nick Vannett – Despite his size, could line up as H-Back. Strong blocker.
3 STAN Austin Hooper – Great skills, routes very well, from Pro-style offense. Maybe H-Back?
4 ECU Bryce Williams – Smooth athlete, has excellent hands. Maybe could add some bulk.
5 FLOR Jake McGee – Maybe tapped athletically? Medical history. Great Competitor.


On Offensive linemen, I’ll be comparing them to an existing NFL Player, rather than list their traits.

OT                                                                                                      Gs & Cs

1 MISS Laremy Tunsil – Tyron Smith 1 LSU Vadal Alexander – Shaq Mason
2 ND Ronnie Stanley – Duane Brown 2 ND Nick Martin – Joel Bitonio
3 MSU Jack Conklin – Jake Long 3 BAY Spencer Drango – Eric Fisher
4 OSU Taylor Decker – Taylor Lewan 4 ARK Sebastian Tretola – Gabe Jackson
5 TAMU Germain Ifedi – Ryan Clady 5 UNC Landon Turner – Larry Warford


DT

1 OREG DeForest Buckner – A giant. Maybe a 4-3 end. Could be just another big man on D-line.
2 MISS Robert Nkemdiche – Could be an All-timer, if he wants to be. Needs team he respects.
3 BAMA A’Shawn Robinson – Super impressive athlete at his size. Plays very aggressive.
4 BAY Andrew Billings – Athlete like Robinson. Better technician than A’Shawn.
5 BAMA Jarran Reed – Played WAY better than his stats. Maybe benefited from A’Shawn?


DE

1 OSU Joey Bosa – Has game-breaking ability. Not quick, but consistent. Confident.
2 CLEM Shaq Lawson – Is he better than Vic Beasley? He could be a better 3-4 linebacker.
3 EKU Noah Spence – Not NFL friendly past. Epic athlete. Thin, likely will add bulk.
4 OKST Emmanuel Ogbah – Powerful, point of attack end. Blitzes the eye test.
5 PSU Carl Nassib – Could be great in a healthy rotation. Consistent operator.


OLB

1 UCLA Myles Jack – Most athletic in 2016 Draft? Top-5? Coast-to-coast tracker.
2 OSU Darron Lee – Kinda looks like a safety, but plays a fast brand of ball.
3 ND Jaylon Smith – How far will his untimely injury drop a top-10 talent?
4 UGA Leonard Floyd – Injury history and might not make stops with thin frame. Burst Athlete.
5 MSU Shilique Calhoun – Played great in Senior year. Steal factor is high.


ILB

1 BAMA Reggie Ragland – Very well-rounded player. Universal fit. Keeps game in front of him.
2 TEMP Tyler Matakevich – My dark horse player in this draft. Tackle Vacuum. High football IQ.
3 ARZ Scooby Wright – High football IQ. Injury History. Could be a steal, could wash out.
4 UTHST Nick Vigil – A shark with find and attack skills. Can get swamped by guards.
5 STAN Blake Martinez – Run stuffer, not brilliant in pass coverage. Has great control.


CBs

1 FSU Jaelen Ramsey – Bigger than thought. Uber-athlete. Could be better at Safety?
2 FLOR Vernon Hargreaves – Average size. Professionalism in his game. Can get aggressive.
3 VT Kendall Fuller – Average size. Smooth Operator. Bloodliner. Routes can bite him.
4 MIAF Artie Burns – Average Size. Track star. Strong shoulders, carry large responsibility.
5 CLEM Mackensie Alexander – Smaller than would like. Man coverage beast.


Safeties

1 FSU Jaelen Ramsey – Safety size. RANGE. Could be best defensive player in 2016 Draft.
2 OSU Vonn Bell – Corner size. Plays the pass better than the run. Versatile.
3 BOISE Darian Thompson – Impeccable ball hawking skills. Instinctual player. Safety size.
4 WVU Karl Joseph – Plays like a bomb, ready to blow someone up. Luckily, no targeting.
5 DUKE Jeremy Cash – Has the physical traits. Takes rough angles in tackling.