2016 NFL Mock Draft Picks 21-32 by John E
Washington Redskins – William Jackson III, CB, Houston 6’189 lbs
The Skins still need CB & S help. Jackson had a good season in 2015 & was given an invite to the senior bowl which he declined so he could be better prepared for the combine & did it pay off. Was just outstanding in all of the field drills & ran the fastest 40 of all DB’s (4.37). Is a good cover CB w/ definitely enough speed to turn & run w/ WR’s & not allow separation. Had 43 tackles, 5 interceptions & a nation leading 23 passes broken up in 2015.
22) Houston Texans – Corey Coleman WR, Baylor 5’10" 194 lbs
Coleman busted out in 2015 w/ 20 td’s in the 1st 8 games. Then was double teamed rest of season & didn’t get into end zone again. The 20 td’s actually led the nation for the whole season. Has good speed, sudden moves & nice hands. Action player. Can take it to the house on any touch. Would complement WR DeAndre Hopkins well.
23) Minnesota Vikings – Laquon Treadwell WR, Ole Miss 6’2" 221 lbs
The Vikes need a possession receiver to go w/ last years speed surprise Stephon Diggs. Runs solid routes, has strong hands & knows how to get open. Is awesome at 50/50 balls & is a great target in the red zone. His best asset is he’s a tremendous blocker on the line & down field against LB’s & DB’s.
24) Cincinnati Bengals – William Fuller WR, Notre Dame 6′ 186 lbs
I think he’s the top speed WR in this draft. Scored 14 td’s in 2015 & scored 15 td’s in 2014. Has lightnin’ speed, sudden moves though he doesn’t need them w/ his speed, runs good routes & has a nose for the end zone. Had a good all around combine highlighted by his 4.35 40 the fastest of all WR’s. Would pair well w/ pro bowler WR A.J. Green.
25) Pittsburgh Steelers – Eli Apple CB, Ohio St. 6’1" 199 lbs
The Steelers still need CB & S help & may look to refurbish their secondary in this draft. Apple is a good cover CB with nice speed. Can play in zone or man coverage & get solid results. Hard hitter who can lay the lumber. Also a good ball hawk.
26) Seattle Seahawks – Emmanuel Ogbah DE, Oklahoma St. 6’4" 273 lbs
The Hawks were sub par in their pass rush in 2015. In comes Ogbah & fixes that. Has had 24 sacks & 35 tackles for loss the last 2 seasons. Very fast 1st step off the snap to get by OT’s before their set & into back field creating havoc & looking for sacks. Dyno pass rusher who is also solid against the run. Ran the fastest 40 of all DL at the combine. Look for the Seahawks to go back to DL a little later in this draft.
27) Green Bay Packers – Vernon Butler DT/NT, Louisiana Tech 6’3" 323 lbs
With the recent retirement of B.J. Rabi right after signing a 1 year deal the Packs GM Ted Thompson selects his replacement. Butler had a good career at La Tech but scouts really noticed him at the senior bowl practices where he stood out in all the workouts & followed that up with a good performance at the combine. Good run stuffer who has the strength & power to collapse the pocket & get after QB. A high school star who was highly recruited & could have attended a much bigger program but elected to stay close to home.
28) Kansas City Chiefs – Mackensie Alexander CB, Clemson 5’10" 190 lbs
The Chiefs need CB help after losing Sean Smith to FA. It could be Alexander to the rescue. He’s a cocky CB with a big swagger who thinks he’s the best cover CB in the country & he has the play to back up his actions. Can play in cover man, off man & zone. Has good but not great speed & is a reliable tackler in the open field
New England Patriots – Forfeit
29) Arizona Cardinals – A’Shawn Robinson DT/NT/DE, Alabama 6’4" 307 lbs
Robinson had a great 2015 season right up & through the National Championship game victory over Clemson. He just got better every game all year long. I’ve had him going much earlier than this all year but he didn’t interview very well at the combine & that’s causing him to slide a little here. He was very good in his drills at Indy though. The Cards aren’t complaining.
30) Carolina Panthers – Derrick Henry RB, Alabama 6’3" 247 lbs
The Panthers have a big need for a feature RB. He had an absolutely great 2015 season wining the Heisman Trophy, National Championship & running for over 2,000 yards & 24 td’s. Henry is like a runaway locomotive when he gets up to speed. Breaks LB’s tackles easily & DB’s just bounce off him. Is a true one cut downhill runner. Likes to run north/south which is the quickest way to the end zone. Also XLNT blocker in back field for QB..
31) Denver Broncos – Leonard Floyd OLB/ER, Georgia 6’4" 244 lbs
Floyd deserves to go earlier but I can’t find a spot for him. If this happens it will be the absolute steal of the 1st round. Has been one of college footballs premier pass rushers the last 2 years. Showed up at the combine bigger than his listed measurements which impressed the scouts. Needs to gain more upper body strength & learn some more pass rushing moves for the NFL. Would probably line up opposite of Vonn Miller to form a dynamic pass rushing duo that would give opposing OC’s nightmares.