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.
Cleveland Browns: Trevor Davis, WR, California
- Cleveland drafts another receiver to play the slot. Trevor Davis can be a good wide receiver as he ran a 4.42 40 at the 2016 NFL Combine before catching some passes from Goff at California's Pro Day.
Los Angeles Rams: Austin Blythe, C, Iowa
- The Los Angeles Rams need a center. Austin Blythe is the top center left and he's a great value pick in the sixth round.
San Francisco 49ers: Dadi Nicholas, 3-4 LOLB, Virginia Tech
- I feel like Dadi Nicholas should be drafted by now. If I mocked Nicholas earlier in my mock post in the comments section below.
San Diego Chargers: Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas
- San Diego drafts Phillip Rivers successor in the sixth round. Brandon Allen has 3,440 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns, and 8 interceptions in 2015. Allen has the velocity, accuracy, and awareness you look for in a quarterback. Allen had the smallest hands among any quarterback in Mobile at the 2016 Senior Bowl, but he had more passing yards for the South Team in the 2016 Senior Bowl then MVP Dak Prescott. Allen is a warm body that shouldn't be starting right now. At the same time, I can see him succeeding Rivers with the right development. Even if he fails in San Diego, there's absolutely no way he will do worse than Charlie Whitehurst.
Minnesota Vikings: Brett McMakin, MLB, Northern Iowa
- The Vikings grab a middle linebacker for depth. Brett McMakin had two seasons of 100 plus tackles at Northern Iowa so he's a bargain at this point for the 49ers in the sixth round.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Jared Norris, MLB, Utah
- Jacksonville gets a middle linebacker for depth behind Paul Posluszney. Jared Norris makes a ton of sense in the sixth round.
Baltimore Ravens: Alex Lewis, LT, Nebraska
- The 6-8 312 lb Alex Lewis is the top left tackle available. Drafting Alex Lewis in the sixth round just makes way too much sense for the Ravens.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
- Tampa Bay is fans of both Will Redmond and Taveze Calhoun. I'd have to think the Buccaneers will take one of those players in the sixth round even if they address cornerback in Free Agency and then again by taking another cornerback in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
New York Giants: Taveze Calhoun, CB, Mississippi State
- The New York Giants need cornerback depth. Taveze Calhoun had an awesome NFL Combine and has made a convincing case to get drafted.
Chicago Bears: Mekale McKay, WR, Cincinnati
- The Chicago Bears draft another receiver for depth. Mekale McKay has size at 6-5 210 lbs, but he needs to develop other attributes to his game in order to get drafted.
Miami Dolphins: Marshaun Coprich, RB, Illinois State
- Miami gets a running back here. Marshaun Coprich could be a sleeper that compliments Jay Ajayi in Miami's backfield.
Washington Redskins: Stephen Weatherly, 3-4 ROLB, Vanderbilt
- Washington gets a pass rusher for depth. Stephen Weatherly is a good value pick in the sixth round.
Philadelphia Eagles: Alonzo Russell, WR, Toledo
- Philadelphia will have to get a receiver at some point. The 6-4 206 lb Alonzo Russell is the top receiver left.
Dallas Cowboys: Steven Daniels, MLB, Boston College
- Dallas will need a middle linebacker for depth even though McClain got re-signed on a one year prove it deal. Steven Daniels is the top middle linebacker left.
Los Angeles Rams: Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue
- Los Angeles gets a cornerback for depth here. Anthony Brown ran a 4.35 at the 2016 NFL Combine.
Detroit Lions: Aaron Green, RB, TCU
- Detroit grabs someone to boost the running game. Aaron Green would be a good running back for depth.
- Aaron Green ended his season with 1,272 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns on 244 carries. Green also had 16 receptions, 117 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown.
- Green struggled on the first day of the 2016 Senior Bowl, but got better as the week progressed. Green was the starting running back for the South Team in the 2016 Senior Bowl and that should make him a Day 3 pick.
Buffalo Bills: Keith Marshall, RB, Georgia
- The Buffalo Bills could draft a running back for depth in case LeSean McCoy misses some games. Keith Marshall provides good value at this point.
Tennessee Titans: Chris Mayes, NT, Georgia
- The Titans may draft a nose tackle here even if they get D.J. Reader at 140. The 6-3 338 lb Chris Mayes was a 3-4 nose tackle at Georgia.
Oakland Raiders: Jake Brendel, C, UCLA
- Oakland grabs depth at center as a backup to Rodney Hudson. Jake Brendel was a guy the Raiders were looking at during UCLA's Pro Day.
Houston Texans: Rees Odhiambo, LG, Boise State
- The Texans grab a guard for depth. Sure, you got Xavier Su'a Filo and Jeff Allen as starting guards. Guard depth is needed though at this point in the draft.
New England Patriots: Ricardo Louis, WR, Auburn
- New England goes with Ricardo Louis here. The 6-3 215 lb wide receiver ran a 4.43 at the 2016 NFL Combine and was the best receiver at Auburn's Pro Day. Bill Belichick attended Auburn's Pro Day, and at this point they can take a flyer on someone.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
- Tampa Bay loves Kenyan Drake. I don't think the Buccaneers will pass on Drake with this pick.
San Diego Chargers: Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
- San Diego drafts a third string running back to compliment Melvin Gordon. Jonathan Williams makes a ton of sense here.
Cincinnati Bengals: Jeff Driskel, QB, Louisiana Tech
- Cincinnati can take a flyer on Jeff Driskel here. Driskel is the best quarterback available and Oakman did get arrested after being under investigation so Oakman may go undrafted now.
- Driskel finished his senior season with 4,033 passing yards, 27 passing touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Cincinnati may trade A.J. McCarron. McCarron's will be up before Andy Dalton's, so it would not surprise me if the Bengals took a quarterback to be a third stringer at some point. Driskel got demoted from potential backup to fourth stringer in the 2016 Senior Bowl, but he threw a hail mary touchdown for the North Team in the South Team's 27-16 win over the North Team. Driskel was the only quarterback to throw a touchdown for the North Team and that may get him drafted in the sixth round.
Green Bay Packers: Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford
- With Scott Tolzien gone, Brett Hundley is now the new Packers backup. I think Green Bay will draft another quarterback to push Hundley for the backup job. At this point, that signal-caller is Kevin Hogan out of Stanford.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida
- Jacksonville gets a running back to push Toby Gerhart for a roster spot. Maybe Fred Taylor's son Kelvin Taylor can save face in Jacksonville after a horrible NFL Combine.
Detroit Lions: Devonte Bond, LOLB, Oklahoma
- The Lions need to get a left outside linebacker to challenge Kyle Van Noy for a roster spot. Devonte Bond is the best left outside linebacker at this point.
Kansas City Chiefs: Matt Shiltz, QB, Butler
- Kansas City needs a better backup to groom behind Alex Smith than Aaron Murray or Tyler Bray. Murray doesn't have the size and arm strength to be that guy and Bray had character issues at Tennessee. Matt Shiltz interviewed with us Matt Shiltz Interview with us on our podcast. He ran a 4.50 flat at Northwestern's Pro Day. Jimmy Garoppolo worked out at Northwestern's Pro Day back in 2014 just like Shiltz and that turned out well for Garapollo.
New England Patriots: Nick Kelly, C, Arizona State
- The Patriots get a center for depth behind Bryan Stork and David Andrews. Nick Kelly is the top center left.
Arizona Cardinals: Georgio Newberry, 3-4 RE, Florida State
- Georgio Newberry could play in a 5 technique roll across from Calias Campbell. At this point, Newberry is the best player available.
Chicago Bears: Victor Ochi, 3-4 LOLB, Stony Brook
- Chicago can get a rush linebacker for depth. Victor Ochi can make your quarterback experience his worst nightmare.
- Victor Ochi has two seasons of 11.5 sacks and 13 tackles for a loss in 2014. Ochi had 13 sacks and 15 tackles for a loss in 2015. The 6-1 247 lb Ochi has the size to adapt to 3-4 outside linebacker and also displays the versatility to play on either side of the defensive line meaning he could play 3-4 outside linebacker on either side as well.
San Francisco 49ers: Jerrell Adams, TE, South Carolina
- San Francisco loves prospects from South Carolina. Jerrell Adams can come in and compete for a third string tight end roster spot.
New England Patriots: Nate Sudfield, QB, Indiana
- New England gets the 208th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Houston Texans signed New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork as a nose tackle in their 3-4 defense in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Wilfork became a Free Agent in 2015.
- New England gets a quarterback to bring in just in case they trade Jimmy Garropolo for a future draft pick with Tom Brady's contract lasting longer than Garoppolo's rookie contract. That's where Nate Sudfield comes into play.
- Sudfield got off to a hot start with 1,271 passing yards, 7 passing touchdowns, and 1 interception. Sudfield finished his 2015 season with 3,573 passing yards, 27 passing touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. The 6-6 240 lb quarterback has excellent arm strength.
Baltimore Ravens: Lovie Banks-Rose, WR, Elizabeth City State
- Baltimore gets the 209th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Denver Broncos signed Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Daniels became a Free Agent in 2015.
- The Ravens could draft a receiver at some point in the late sixth or early seventh round. Lovie Banks-Rose ran a 4.47 at North Carolina AT&T's Pro Day and could impress at some point in the late rounds.
Detroit Lions: Matt Skuta, C, Duke
- Detroit gets the 210th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the St. Louis Rams signed Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Fairley became a Free Agent in 2015.
- Matt Skuta was line mates with Laken Tomlinson at Duke. The Lions need an upgrade over Travis Swanson and Duke center Matt Skuta is the top center remaining.
San Francisco 49ers: Wendell Smallwood, RB, West Virginia
- San Francisco gets the 211th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Indianapolis Colts signed San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period as a running back after Gore became a Free Agent in 2015.
- The 49ers draft a running back for depth. Wendell Smallwood is one of the best running backs left in the sixth round.
Dallas Cowboys: Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota
- Dallas gets the 212th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Dallas Cowboys left outside linebacker Bruce Carter in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period as left outside linebacker after Carter became a Free Agent in 2015.
- Dallas grabs a cornerback for depth. Briean Boddy-Calhoun is a great cornerback for depth at some point in the sixth round.
San Francisco 49ers: D.J. Foster, WR, Arizona State
- San Francisco gets the 213th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Jacksonville Jaguars signed San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dan Skuta in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period as a 4-3 left outside linebacker after Skuta became a Free Agent in 2015.
- D.J. Foster is a wide receiver/running back. The 49ers take a flyer on him hoping to get more speed and explosion on offense.
New England Patriots: Montese Overton, LOLB, East Carolina
- New England gets the 214th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the New York Giants signed New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period as a running back after Vereen became a Free Agent in 2015.
- Both Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins enter contract years in 2016. The Patriots need to draft an outside linebacker in case one leaves for Free Agency in 2017.
Seattle Seahawks: Matt Iodannis, DT, Temple
- Seattle gets the 215th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Oakland Raiders signed Seattle Seahawks right outside linebacker Malcolm Smith in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Smith became a Free Agent in 2015.
- Matt Iodannis is undersized. One thing Iodannis has is the versatility to play 4-3 defensive tackle or 3-4 defensive end. Iodannis would be a great backup on Seattle at this point in the sixth round.
Dallas Cowboys: Cody Core, WR, Ole Miss
- Dallas gets the 216th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Melton became a Free Agent in 2015.
- Dallas can add another receiver here. Cody Core impressed at Ole Miss's Pro Day and some teams thought he did better than Laquon Treadwell. Dallas can take Core here and give him a chance to tryout for the Cowboys.
Dallas Cowboys: David Morgan, TE, Texas San Antonio
- Dallas gets the 217th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Atlanta Falcons signed Dallas Cowboys right outside linebacker Justin Durant in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Durant became a Free Agent in 2015.
- Dallas uses this pick on a tight end for depth. David Morgan was one of a few tight ends that tore it up at the 2016 NFL Combine and he's better than the Texas tight end the Cowboys took in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Buffalo Bills: KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
- Buffalo gets the 218th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the New Orleans Saints signed Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Spiller became a Free Agent in 2015.
- Buffalo may lose Stephon Gilmore to Free Agency in a year. Even if they took a cornerback before this, it's always good to have competition and KeiVarae Russell deserves to get drafted by now.
Denver Broncos: Dwayne Washington, FB, Washington
- Denver gets the 219th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Washington Redskins signed Denver Broncos nose tackle Terrance Knighton in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Knighton became a Free Agent in 2015.
- Dwayne Washington is an excellent blocker and catcher, but has trouble running up the middle. He's a great fullback for Denver because Spiller can run it up the middle and he gives Denver a second option in a RB set on passing plays because Ronnie Hillman dropped a lot of passes last year.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Michael Caputo, SS, Wisconsin
- Pittsburgh gets the 220th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Miami Dolphins signed Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McCain in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after McCain became a Free Agent in 2015.
- Michael Caputo had an awesome East West Shrine Game. Caputo would be a great fit for Pittsburgh at this point.
New England Patriots: Braxton Deaver, TE, Duke
- New England Patriots gets the 221th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the St. Louis Rams signed New England Patrtiots left outside linebacker Akeem Ayers in the 2015 NFL Free Agency Period after Ayers became a Free Agent in 2015.
- New England released Scott Chandler, but they made up for it by trading for Martellus Bennett who may be another top 5 tight end besides Gronkowski. It wouldn't hurt to take a flyer on Braxton Deaver this late in the sixth round.