2016 NFL Mock Draft: Final Mock 7 Rounds
Chris Ransom Last Updated: Last Updated: April 26, 2016 with updates every Tuesday leading up to Draft Day.
Tennessee Titans: D.J. Reader, NT, Clemson
- The Tennessee Titans need a nose tackle. D.J. Reader has great tape and may go as early as the late third round. I don't think the Titans would pass on Reader in the fifth round if he's there.
Cleveland Browns: Tyler Johnstone, LT, Oregon
- Tyler Johnstone should have been drafted by now. Johnstone needs to stay healthy and needs to get stronger which is why he fell to this pick.
San Francisco 49ers: Deiondre Hall, CB, Northern Iowa
- Deiondre Hall should go a round earlier than this. San Francisco can get a third cornerback in the fifth round.
Oakland Raiders: Kevon Seymour, CB, USC
- Kevon Seymour ran a 4.39 40 time in the 2016 NFL Combine. I feel like the Raiders can take a flyer on him here with their surplus of depth at the cornerback position. While the Raiders may not have a true #1 field corner they got 3 boundary corners in Shaun Smith, David Amerson, and D.J. Hayden when healthy. They also got T.J. Carrie as a dime corner even though he's got the ability to play the nickel. Seymour would play quarter cornerback assuming he made the roster, and maybe he has the potential to be a #1 cornerback who knows.
Denver Broncos: Maliek Collins, 3-4 LE, Nebraska
- Maliek Collins gives Denver one more 3-4 defensive end for depth. He makes almost too much sense for Denver at this point even if they get Jihad in the third round.
San Francisco 49ers: Vincent Valentine, NT, Nebraska
- Vincent Valentine is another underclassmen who can play 4-3 defensive tackle or 3-4 nose tackle with his versatility. Glenn Dorsey has been too injury prone in the 49ers 3-4 defense at nose tackle so they can take Valentine here.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Eric Striker, ROLB, Oklahoma
- Eric Striker didn't get drafted yet. He'd make a great backup for Telvin Smith at right outside linebacker.
- The 6-0 220 lb linebacker is a natural pass rusher despite his lack of size. Striker can also drop back into coverage effectively. Striker had 41 solo tackles, 26 assisted tackles, 19 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks, 3 deflections from pass breakups, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery in 2015. Striker has outstanding tape and dominated in the 2016 Senior Bowl to top that off.
Miami Dolphins: Steve Longa, ROLB, Rutgers
- The Miami Dolphins get a right outside linebacker for depth here. Steve Longa has 3 consecutive seasons of 110 total tackles. Miami cannot pass on a player with that much consistency for depth in the fifth round.
Previous Pick: Deion Jones, MLB, LSU
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Travis Blanks, LOLB, Clemson
- Tampa Bay gets a left outside linebacker here to compliment LaVonte David and Kwon Alexander. Travis Banks has the versatility to play both outside linebacker and both safety positions plus he's excellent in coverage.
New York Giants: Jon Desir, DT, Towson
- New York needs another defensive tackle for depth. Adding Damon Harrison to compliment Jonathan Hankins gives the Giants two starters at defensive tackle. Getting a depth player like the 6-5 320 lb Jon Desir from Towson who can play 4-3 defensive tackle and 3-4 nose tackle as a backup to Harrison in New York.
Chicago Bears: Michael Jordan, CB, Missouri Western
- The Chicago Bears go with the best player available. The best Division 2 player in 2014 was Ali Marpet. This year, after Matt Judon of Grand Valley State, that honored belonged to Missouri Western cornerback Michael Jordan who wears the #23 just like the NBA's Greatest Player of All Time. Jordan was a complete field corner in Division 2, and he's versatile enough to move to strong safety or free safety making him a great prospect for the Bears to add for more depth on the secondary. Chicago can afford to draft a cornerback for depth and Michael Jordan would be a good value pick in the fifth round.
Detroit Lions: Sean Davis, SS, Maryland
- Detroit seems to have a stable cornerback situation with four corners returning. The Lions could wait until 2017 to draft a cornerback in the first round. Detroit needs to find a replacement for James Ihedigbo in the draft. Sean Davis can play cornerback, strong safety, or free safety with his versatility.
New Orleans Saints: DeMarcus Ayers, WR, Houston
- New Orleans released Marques Colston plus they already took a guard earlier. A slot receiver like DeMarcus Ayers makes a ton of sense here.
- The 5-10 177 lb DeMarcus Ayers had 98 receptions, 1,222 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns. Ayers provides remarkable value for a slot receiver in the fifth round.
Philadelphia Eagles: Daryl Worley, CB, West Virginia
- The Philadelphia Eagles need to draft a #1 field cornerback in round five. Cleveland got the Eagles 77th and 100th picks from Philadelphia that they could have used on Worley.
- Worley began the season at 6-2 192 lbs. He gained 6 lbs of muscle to get to 6-2 198 lbs by the end of the season. West Virginia's junior had 44 solo tackles, 8 assisted tackles, 52 total tackles, 12 deflections from pass breakups, and 6 interceptions in 2015. Worley was the man coverage stud on West Virginia's secondary while Joseph was the zone coverage stud.
- Worley played field corner at West Virginia. I'd like to see Worley improve his press coverage a little. He also needs to get faster as Corey Coleman and Josh Doctson torched him in coverage.
- That may be due to Worley's 4.64 40 time at the 2016 NFL Combine. Worley's bad 40 time may cause him to fall to the fifth round on Day 3 if you take his NFL Combine and tape against Coleman and Doctson into account. with a lot of the cornerback needy teams addressing cornerback and other positions of need earlier in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period.
Oakland Raiders: Landon Turner, RG, North Carolina
- Oakland's gets a right guard for depth. Gabe Jackson was a left guard his entire career and now he's gonna move over to right guard. Osmele has experience at both offensive tackle and both guard positions on either side so moving him to right guard may have been better. Osmele had to play left guard though with all the money got paid.
- Jon Feliciano will be a swing guard or a backup that comes in if either Osemele or Jackson gets injured. After being a backup right guard last year, Feliciano is a backup left guard now. Oakland drafts Landon Turner, a three year starter at right guard as a backup for depth behind Gabe Jackson.
Indianapolis Colts: Nick Vigil, 3-4 MLB, Utah State
- Indianapolis gets a starter to compliment D'Qwell Jackson. Nick Vigil replaces Jerrell Freeman in Indianapolis.
Buffalo Bills: D.J. White, CB, Georgia Tech
- The Buffalo Bills get a cornerback for depth. D.J. White provides tremendous depth this late in the fifth round.
Denver Broncos: Tyler Marz, LT, Wisconsin
- The New York Jets gave this pick to Denver. The Broncos add an offensive linemen for depth after the Ryan Clady trade.
Washington Redskins: Cody Kessler, QB, USC
- The Redskins take another quarterback to develop here as a third stringer or backup behind Cousins. Cody Kessler had 3,536 passing yards, 29 passing touchdowns, and 7 interceptions in 2015. He can play in any type of offense, but a poor game against Washington along with some poor bowl games and a mixed outing during Senior Bowl week really hurt his draft stock.
Houston Texans: Corey Tindall, CB, Marshall
- Houston needs a dime and quarter cornerback with the two free agents they are gonna lose outside of Kareem Jackson, Jonathan Joseph, and Kevin Johnson. The Texans brought back their dime cornerback, but one more cornerback for depth is still a critical need. Corey Tindall would make a good quarter cornerback at this point.
Minnesota Vikings: Dominique Alexander, MLB, Oklahoma
- Minnesota should get Dominique Alexander for depth here. Alexander is a natural 4-3 middle linebacker, but is versatile enough to play right outside linebacker or left outside linebacker. Alexander would give the Vikings a depth player behind Kendricks at middle linebacker which is why I like this pick here.
Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Stamps, FS, Kentucky
- The Cincinnati Bengals need a free safety after losing Reggie Nelson. A.J. Stamps is the top free safety left at this point.
Previous Pick: Steve Longa, ROLB, Rutgers
Kansas City Chiefs: Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State
- Damontae Kazee is an excellent cover corner, but he lacks speed and strength. Kansas City can put him in a dime or quarter cornerback role and patiently groom him with this pick.
Green Bay Packers: Cheatham Norrils, CB, Toledo
- The Packers can use this pick on a nickel cornerback for depth. Cheatham Norrils was the #1 field cornerback on Toledo's depth chart in 2015. Norills had 13 deflections from pass breakups and 3 interceptions in 2015.
Philadelphia Eagles: Tavon Young, CB, Temple
- Philadelphia drafts another cornerback. Tavon Young played at the same stadium as the Philadelphia Eagles, so the Eagles should have a good idea of what Young can do as a cornerback for depth here.
Kansas City Chiefs: Curt Maggitt, 3-4 MLB, Tennessee
- Kansas City will draft a linebacker at some point on Day 3. Curt Maggitt has the versatility to play both 3-4 outside linebacker and 3-4 middle linebacker.
Houston Texans: Beau Sandland, TE, Montana State
- Houston gets a tight end here. Beau Sandland had an awesome 2016 NFL Combine and caught 9 receiving touchdowns at Montana State making him a fifth round pick.
Arizona Cardinals: Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky
- Brandon Doughty had 5,055 passing yards, 48 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, and a 71.0 completion percentage in 2015. Doughty also led the FBS in passing yards in 2014 and would be a great quarterback to groom behind Carson Palmer at this point in the draft. The Cardinals are looking at 5 quarterbacks to groom behind Carson Palmer and Doughty is one of those five quarterbacks.
Carolina Panthers: Ronald Blair, RE, Appalachin State
- Ronald Blair is a great Day 3 pass rusher prospect. Kony Ealy is a 4-3 left end at best.
Detroit Lions: Tyrell Smith, RT, Massachusetts
- Detroit needs a right tackle to compliment Riley Reiff. The 6-6 325 lb underclassmen Tyrell Smith isn't just a left tackle only. He lined up at right tackle against Notre Dame and is more versatile than I realized. In another game against Bowling Green during his sophomore year he dominated in pass protection and as a run blocker when lining up at both left guard and right guard. Detroit needs someone to compliment Riley Reiff.
Previous Pick: Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
Arizona Cardinals: Joe Powell, SS, Globe Institute Of Technology
- Arizona gets the 170th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Oakland Raiders signed Arizona Cardinals nose tackle Dan Williams in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period as a 4-3 defensive tackle after Williams became a Free Agent in 2015.
- The Cardinals may get Tyrann Mathieu back as a nickel corner/free safety. Even if Mathieu moves to free safety, Tony Jefferson may go to the Raiders and Rashad Johnson looks like a Free Agent. Joe Powell seems like a perfect fit for Arizona in the late fifth round.
Seattle Seahawks: Cayleb Jones, WR, Arizona
- Seattle gets the 171st pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the New York Jets signed Seattle Seahawks left guard James Carpenter in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Carpenter became a Free Agent in 2015.
- The 6-3 215 lb Cayleb Jones is a big physical receiver. Jones provides fantastic value in the late fifth round and Seattle could use another receiver to develop.
Cleveland Browns: Vi Teofilo, RG, Arizona State
- Cleveland gets the 172nd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the New England Patriots signed Cleveland Browns rush linebacker Jabaal Sheard in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period as defensive end after Sheard became a Free Agent in 2015.
- Cleveland adds guard depth here. Vi Teofilo would be a great right guard for depth at this point.
Cleveland Browns: Robert Aguayo, K, Florida State
- Cleveland gets the 173rd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Houston Texans signed Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Smith became a Free Agent in 2015.
- Travis Coons is a Free Agent. Robert Aguayo is an underclassmen at kicker so drafting him makes total sense.
San Francisco 49ers: Ka'imi Fairbairn, K, UCLA
- San Francisco gets the 174th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Tennessee Titans signed San Francisco 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Cox became a Free Agent in 2015.
- Phil Dawson is a Free Agent. Ka'imi Fairbairn won the Lou Groza Award for the best kicker in 2015. Fairbairn also participated in the 2016 Senior Bowl.
San Diego Chargers: Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan
- San Diego gets the 175th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Chicago Bears signed San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal as a slot receiver in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Royal became a Free Agent in 2015.
- San Diego gets a wide receiver for depth here. Daniel Braverman had 108 receptions, 1,367 receiving yards, and 13 receiving touchdowns. Braverman ran a 4.40 at Western Michigan's Pro Day and he dominated on tape against Ohio State so he will go in the first five rounds.