2016 NFL Mock Draft Picks 6-10 by John E.
6) Baltimore Ravens – Myles Jack ILB/OLB, UCLA 6’1" 245 lbs
GM Ozzie Newsome the best in the biz takes the player that could be the 2nd coming of Ray Lewis. Injured his knee & missed most all of 2015 season. Had a great 2014 season. His rehab is going good & his medical recheck went very well. Should be able to start by opening day. Plays sideline to sideline in constant pursuit of ball. Big non stop motor. Also a hard hitter in the tackle box. Can back pedal quickly to get in coverage vs TE’s. Was offensive & defensive freshman of the year in the PAC-12 in 2013.
7) San Francisco 49’ers – DeForest Buckner DE/DT, Oregon 6’7" 291 lbs
Geez, new HC Chip Kelly selects a Oregon Duck w/ his 1st pick for the franchise imagine that. Kelly has always had a preference for PAC-12 players & it will be even more evident now that he’s on the west coast. Buckner is one of the safest picks of the draft. Best 3/4 DE available. Is reunited w/ coach Kelly & former teammate Arik Armstead who plays DE on the other side. Both are fast, strong & quick off the edge. The Niners are going to get a lot more pressure & sacks on QB’s in 2016.
8) Cleveland Browns (from phil via mia) – Ezekiel Elliott RB, Ohio St. 5’11" 225 lbs
New HC Hue Jackson makes a smart move by trading down while getting several more picks & taking the best RB in the class. The Brownies have some average backs but lack a real threat. Elliott has nice size, good speed (4.46) & strong legs to break tackles & bite off yards in big chunks. Had 41 rushing td’s last 2 seasons. Carried the Buckeyes on his back to National Championship in 2015. Also a good receiver out of backfield.
9) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida 5’10" 204 lbs
The Bucs need secondary help big time so they dip into their backyard for a day 1 starter. A rare 3 time all SEC player & 2 time All American. Awesome leader on the field & in locker room. He’s very well liked in the Gainesville community & his teammates have nothing but high praise for him. XLNT in man cover or zone. Has to be careful when up against big WR’s.
10) New York Giants – Ronnie Stanley OT, Notre Dame 6’5" 315 lbs
3 year starter for the Fightin’ Irish. XLNT in pass coverage but needs a little work for the run game. Has long arms, good footwork & solid strength to help stave off pass rushers. Would make good bookend OT with last years #1 pick OT Ereck Flowers.