WCG 2016 Mock Draft is Live

Good morning all. I will try to check this periodically throughout the day (About once an hour) to keep everything updated.

Just post your draft selection and why you feel this is the guy for your team in the comment section below. You have two hours to make your selection after your team is on the clock. So, keep an eye out on this fan post as you see your draft spot coming up.

Good luck.

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Scouting report


TEN Titans

Assy McGee

Jalen Ramsey, FSU, DB

Can play safety or corner. Next Charles Woodson?

The Titans were atrocious on defense last year and maybe they can protect Marcus better by not being down 2 scores and constantly having to throw the ball.


CLE Browns


Jared Goff, Cal, QB
Should push RGIII for the the starting QB spot.


SD Chargers


Deforest Buckner, Oregon, DE
Should shore up a horrible run D.


DAL Cowboys

Ken Mitchell

Carson Wentz, NDSU, QB
Dallas REALLY needs an not-so-eventual replacement for Romo, a guy who doesn’t have to start right away but has all the tools to develop. That’s Wentz.


JAX Jaguars


Myles Jack, UCLA, LB/S
The Jags were able to build their offense up these last two drafts, but because Gus Bradley is a defensive guy, everyone expected his defense to be better than it was, though good thinking on his part realizing that he had the opportunity to build the offense up with how loaded the ’14 and ’15 drafts were offensively. This year, it is a defense heavy draft, and with all their needs on defense (Malik Jackson, Tashaun Gipson, and Prince Amukamora signing with the team, and Fowler returning from injury along with Marks,and the fact that none of these top pass rushers are true LEOs, and with coverage of TEs having been a big problem for the Jaguars over much of the last decade. Jack is extremely athletic and the jags do bring him as a hybrid LB/S.


BAL Ravens


Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss, LT
If Tunsil falls to the Ravens I have a feeling that the pick would be in in under 5 seconds. He is arguably the 2nd best player in the draft and fills a huge need.


SF 49ers

Mike Faust

Joey Bosa, Ohio State, DE
At this point I would consider this BPA. Bosa dropping to 7 would start to reload that D that lost so much the last couple of years.


PHI Eagles


Ronnie Stanley, ND, T
Chip Kelley left the cupboard bare upon his departure. There were so many head scratching moves made in that last year. What better place to start a rebuild project that in the trenches.


TB Buccaneers


LaQuan Treadwell, Ole Miss, WR

This is really tough. I want Hargreaves, but we have Verner and Grimes. I want a Pass Rusher because we need it badly… but I would be reaching. To me, Spence, Ogbah, Floyd, Lawson, they are all just reaches at this point and they ALL have flaws. I hope one falls to us in the 2nd rd. Stanley would have been a glorious catch, but the Eagles’es stoles my precious.

Vincent Jackson is slowing down. He’s 33 years old, turning 34 in January and on the last year of his contract. In a thin WR class, I am lucky the best WR in the draft has fallen to us. The pride of Crete-Monee, LaQuan Treadwell. Paired up with Mike Evans, Sefarian-Jenkins, and old man Jackson he gives Jameis Winston ALL THE TOYS to play with.


NY Giants

Assy McGee

Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida, CB

This pick fills need and BPA in my mind.

The Giants lost Prince Amukamarato free agency but gained Janoris Jenkins. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie works for now, but the Giants can use some additional talent there with the pass happy NFL. The cliché being you need 3 starting CBs on a team.

Vernon is aggressive with good movement skills. Very athletic. Only gave up 2 TDs in two years. Would be nice if he fell one more spot, but alas no, another disappointment for Bears fans in the draft.


CHI Bears


Darron Lee, Ohio St, LB
Truth be told with Hargreaves off the board I would have immediately called the Jets and try to work out a deal. However, since there are no trades here I am going with Lee. I am not making this pick because of his 40 time. I am making this pick because his game tape warrants it. He is a former QB and WR. He has great hips and makes phenomenal angles to the ball carrier. He can and will be able to keep up with any TE and RB in the league and most slot WRs. With most of the league predominately using the nickel package he is a guy that won’t have to leave the field.


NO Saints


A'shawn Robinson, Bama, DT
The Saints defense was horrible last season. The secondary was bad but one of the biggest reasons was they defensive line couldn’t get any push. They need a run stuffer in the middle and another end opposite Cam Jordan. The Saints signing DT Nick Fairley won’t be enough.


MIA Dolphins


Ezekiel Elliot, Ohio St, RB
No one knows what this new Miami Front Office (Chris Grier) and Coaching Staff will do or where they value players and positions. Most critical team needs appear to be CB, G, LB (Pass Rusher), and RB. While Miami has shown interest in CB by trading for Byron Maxwell and picking up Ifo Ekpre-Olomu off waivers, they also showed interest in RB by trying to acquire CJ Anderson, as few will argue Jay Ajayi is an every-down bell-cow back. BPA at this spot is up for some debate, and even though positional value may not be there, Ezekiel Elliott seems to stand above the rest as BPA, and it’s clearly a team need. The Dolphins get a player who some consider to be a Top 5 player in this draft, and solidify their running game to give Ryan Tannehill an additional weapon and support.


OAK Raiders


Robert Nkemdiche, Mississippi, DT
There’s a few ways the Raiders could go here. They have some very good young talent on both sides of the ball. Recent Free Agency moves on the offensive line make an Offensive Tackle less of a need. They added WR and TE recently (2015) as well, and an RB can be had later in this draft. On the defensive side of the ball, they have the following potential needs: 3-Technique DT, ILB/MLB, Safety, and a Nickel CB. Enter Robert Nkemdiche. Talent wise, many agree he could be a Top 5 player in this draft, and the Raiders can slide him right into their 3-Technique spot, which is a perfect match for him. As for the off-field questions, I have two words for you: Aldon Smith. The Raiders have shown they are willing to gamble a bit on a player with a troubled past, and they have improved the locker room enough to continue that trend. I think the talent matching need here is just too much for them to pass up at this spot. With this pick-up the Raiders would have a downright frightful defensive line. This is also a team with a very good defensive coaching staff, and would be in great position to turn Nkemdiche into a monster.


LA Rams

Mike Faust

Paxton Lynch, Memphis, QB

they need a QB Case Keanum is bad and they have a run game with Gurley and a decent D to keep him in games. if they can get another WR in the 2nd (Coleman).

Lynch is the man i believe he will be the best in the QB draft class


DET Lions


Jarron Reed, Bama, DT
The middle of Detroit’s D misses Suh, and Reed can step right in and play DT, he’s a 3 down DT for them and has a nasty streak.


ATL Falcons


Leonard Floyd, Georgia, OLB

Falcons need help at LBer.

I was told by their fans last year when Jags played them that their LBers were too slow/old/injury prone.


IND Colts


Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State The Colts OL is horrible and they need to be able to protect Luck better. From everything I’ve read the right side needs upgraded big time. Many analysts say Conklin is better suited as a guard or right tackle in the NFL, others think he can play left tackle. Either way Indy gets a upgrade to their offensive line


BUF Bills


Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky DE/OLB Rex Ryan takes a shot with a questionable character as he can’t pass on the raw talent. The BUF defense rebuild continues and this could be one of the best picks of the first round


NY Jets

Uncle Rico's Legacy

Shaq Lawson, Clemson, OLB
I think getting a top notch DE/OLB prospect will be really beneficial for the Jets. With the Jets he would take the role of 3-4 OLB and on a line consisting of Sheldon Richardson, Mo Wilkerson, and Leonard Williams. That is DEADLY. Watch out Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.
Shaq Lawson is the perfect mix of pass rusher and run stuffer. He is a 3 down player who can do it all. Getting a player similar to our beloved Pernell McPhee will be big for their Front 7, and will really put pressure on QB’s to throw the ball into the waiting hands of Darelle Revis.


WAS Redskins

Jay Cutlet's Throwing Arm

William Jackson III, Houston, CB
He has the height and the length to play in the NFL. The Redskins don’t have a true #1 corner now that DeAngelo Hall moved to safety. Jackson is under the radar but I believe he is worth a First round pick, and I also believe he’s better than Hargreaves as an outside corner, where the best receivers in the league play.


HOU Texans


Corey Coleman, WR Baylor The Texans just paid out the nose to bring in Brock Osweiler from Denver, but have few options to throw to outside stud Deandre Hopkins. Coleman will bring some speed to the group and force 2015 pick Jalen Strong to step up his game if he wants to see the starting lineup.


MIN Vikings


Josh Doctson WR TCU. Doctson has good size (6’2-3") ,great ball skills and a wide catch radius and has the ability to make poor throws catchable. he will be a great addition to the weapons the Vikings already have with Peterson and lining up alongside Diggs.


CIN Bengals


Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville Cincinnati does have a big need at WR and I wanted one here (Coleman or Doctson) but don’t feel good enough about Fuller to pull that trigger. Part of D-Line is a need, especially in the bigger interior DT position as they have some aging players there. Rankins may be close to BPA here anyway, so Bengals have to look at a Marvin Jones / Sanu replacement later in the draft.


PIT Steelers


Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State The Steelers no longer have the pieces in the secondary that helped get them to Super Bowls 40, 43, and 45. Ryan Clark is gone, Troy Polamalu is gone, Ike Taylor is gone….. They need an upgrade at CB, and Apple brings the physicality and mentality that the Steelers like. May be a little too hands on at times, and may take some overaggressive angles, but he’s the best value at a position of need. Next best thing to William Jackson III.


SEA Seahawks

Bill Cartwright's Elbow

Derrick Henry, Bama, RB
Yes, Seattle’s D has changed and the OL is a weakness. However THE big loss was Beast Mode, Marshawn Lynch. To go for glory with a rapid reload in the backfield, and a bit of a wildcard choice, Seattle picks Derrick Henry to be the 6’3" 247 lb thunder with Thomas Rawls’ lightning. Can debate RB draft value, but they do peak early in their career. That’s what Seattle needs. The right pieces fall in place with a slew of OL/DL lower picks and Seattle is an odds-on Super Bowl favorite.


GB Packers


Reggie Ragland, Bama, MLB
Ragland is on old school type of linebacker. He is a big time thumper. His biggest knock is his lack of coverage skills. Green Bay didn’t move Matthews to MLB because he covered well. They moved him there because teams were gashing them up the middle. Green Bay is going to love this pick. It permits Matthews to move back to the outside where he again will terrorize QBs and have Ragland terrorize RBs.


KC Chiefs


Taylor Decker, Ohio St, T
This is a solid pick in a need position


ARI Cardinals


Vernon Butler, DT, La Tech Their starters on d-line are getting old. Butler is a hard worker, relentless and gets after it. He can stop the run and has a lot of upside to develop some more pass rushing ability. He has great size and shows power at the point of attack, so really a lot of things you look for are present. Butler has active hands and feet, but needs some work on his moves. Doesn’t really rush the passer with a plan, but like most of his flaws, it can be corrected with coaching.


CAR Panthers


Jason Springs, OT Indiana Honestly, I preferred Decker, but what can you do. Springs is a high upside pick who is very athletic for a big man. This addresses LT for the foreseeable future, and if he looks good in OTAs they could kick Oher over to the RT spot, thus improving 2 spots with one pick (which the Panthers need in a big way). This also sets up the Pathers well for later in the draft, where they can address DE, OG, S, or CB on day two, where plenty of solid players will be at all these spots.


DEN Broncos


Connor Cook, MSU, QB Denver put themselves into this position. They put all their eggs into Manning. Oswelier had enough and bolted. Cook is not worthy of a 1st round pick, but Denver cannot go into this season believing Butt Fumble is the answer.

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