2016 NFL Mock Draft Round 2 | 32-48
Round 2 | 32-48:
32) Cleveland Browns – Connor Cook QB, Michigan St. 6’4" 217 lbs
The Browns select their QB of the future. 3 year starter for Sparty. Has best won/lost record in Michigan St. history @ 35 – 5. Pocket passer with a laser arm. Likes throwing into tight windows down field for big gainers. Has trouble completing the easy passes that move the chains. Has the mobility to escape pass rushers when the pressure is on. I think he’s the most NFL ready QB in this class. Has played under center all of his career.
Good team leader but not elected captain which makes scouts wonder though his teammates all talk very highly of him. Goes through his progressions well & makes the right decisions as he sees the field. Needs to work on accuracy. Needs to gain 10 lbs by opening day. Should progress well under HC Hue Jackson who has an XLNT offensive mind.
33) Tennessee Titans – Keanu Neal SS/FS, Florida 6’1" 211 lbs
Neal is a heat seeking missle who delivers knockout blows & happens to be good in pass coverage too. Needs to learn to wrap up players instead of going for the big hit. The Titans need secondary help & he would be a very good acquisition. Has good speed & reads offenses well from the back end as plays develop in front of him. Should be a better pro than collegian.
34) Dallas Cowboys – Kenny Clark DT, UCLA 6’3" 314 lbs
The Cowboys have the best OL in the NFL but need help along their defensive front. Clark isn’t going to pile up the sacks but is tremendous against the run. Another interior DL that can take on 2 OL so other teammates can get a sack or tackle for loss. One of the Bruins team leaders on the field & in the locker room. Also is well liked in the community. Has strong arms & good footwork & can use them both at the same time quite well. Dominant at the point of attack.
35) San Diego Chargers – Josh Doctson WR, TCU 6’2" 202 lbs
A lot of mocks have him going in the 1st round but slides in this mock due to other teams needs. Has good speed, runs solid routes & has nice hands. Works the sidelines well to move the chains & can scoot by CB’s for big gainers. Was one of the main players in TCU’s point a minute offense. Had a very good all around combine. Would make a good running mate for WR Keenan Allen
36) Baltimore Ravens – Germain Infedi OT/G, Texas A&M 6’5" 324 lbs
With Eugene Monroe often injured & not playing as well as in the past the Ravens select a plug n’ play OL who could play multiple positions along their line. He’s the latest model in a long line of OL that the Aggies have produced for the NFL. Has been a solid ROT for A&M who is athletic & quick on his feet for a man of his size. Is anchored well & has a nice kick slide to prevent ER’s from getting into back field. Plus he plays with a vicious mean streak.
37) San Francisco 49’ers – Noah Spence OLB/ER, Eastern Kentucky 6’2" 254 lbs
Spence is a 1st round talent / top 15 talent who takes a big slide due to character concerns. Spence is another player who lit it up at the senior bowl practices & workouts. He was the best player there. Also had good combine but interviewed poorly at both venues. Was booted from Ohio St. for positive drug tests. Transferred to EK & had a knock out 2015 season. On the field he’s a terror off the field roll the dice. HC Chip Kelly has taken chances on troubled players in the past & had it work out. He would fit it nicely with the Niners defensive scheme. The Niners have a total of 12 picks in this draft the most of all teams & if they utilize those picks well we could see a big turnaround in their record in 2016.
38) Jacksonville Jaguars – Jason Spriggs OT, Indiana 6’6" 301 lbs
Spriggs is an XLNT athlete with a high football IQ. He’s yet another player who had a big boost in his stock due to his performances at both the senior bowl practices & the combine. Had the fastest 40 time of all offensive lineman there. Has good footwork & plays well in spaces. Is solid in pass protection & good in run blocking too. His only negative is that his frame may be already tapped out. His best assets are his smarts, speed & agility.
39) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Kevin Dodd DE, Clemson 6’5" 277 lbs
Dodd is another Clemson defensive player that continues to move up draft boards. Was 2nd in nation to his teammate S. Lawson with 23.5 tackles for loss in 2015. Also 12.5 sacks. Stats don’t count how many hurries & hits he had on opposing QB’s. Has played in the shadow of fellow DE Shaq Lawson now it’s his turn for the limelight.
40) New York Giants – Michael Thomas WR, Ohio St. 6’3" 212 lbs
Thomas is a top notch WR prospect. I think he could become the best of the class after 2 years in NFL. Has strong hands to pluck the ball out of the air, runs nice routes but needs a larger tree, tracks the ball well into his hands. Would have had much bigger stats in 2015 but played in the Buckeyes ground & pound offense which utilizes the pass as a element of surprise. Would offset WR Odell Beckham Jr. well.
41) Chicago Bears – Kendall Fuller CB, Virginia Tech 5’11" 197 lbs
Had early season ending knee injury in 2015 & only played in 2 games. Scouts say if it wasn’t for the injury he would be the top rated CB based on his playing performances in 2014 & 2013 his freshman year. Has good cover CB skills to go with nice speed. Tracks the pass & reads QB’s eyes well. Is a stud ball hawk. Also his brother Kyle is a starting CB on the Bears & they would make a great tandem.
42) Miami Dolphins – Xavien Howard CB, Baylor 6′ 200 lbs
The Fish need both a CB & S from this draft. Here’s the corner. Had a very good season in 2015 that went pretty much unnoticed until the off season where he came on real strong at both the senior bowl practices &
combine. Has nice size & good cover skills. Good tackler in the open field & a decent ball hawk too
43) Tennessee Titans (from la via phil) – Tyler Boyd WR, Pittsburgh 6’1" 197 lbs
The Titans need some play makers on offense for young QB Mariota. Boyd has the abilities to take the top off a defense. Had over 1,000 yards in 2014 & 2013 & came up just short of that in 2015. Has good moves, decent speed & sticky fingers. Can chip in at RB too & is dangerous on special teams as a returner.
44) Oakland Raiders – Darian Thompson FS/SS, Boise St. 6’2" 208 lbs
The Raiders have been impressed with Thompson all off season & at the combine where he had a good performance except ran a slower 40 (4.60) than anticipated by scouts but wasn’t feeling well like several other players there. Ran in the low 4.5’s on his pro day. Averaged about 65 tackles last 3 seasons & had 16 interceptions during that same time span. Good in pass coverage roaming the back end & not afraid to come up & challenge the run.
45) Tennessee Titans (from la) – Shilique Calhoun OLB/ER/DE, Michigan St. 6’5" 252 lbs
Has had 3 outstanding seasons for Sparty. Was smart to return to school for the 2015 season his best year. Has fast first step off the snap to get around offensive lineman & into back field where he can get sacks & tackles for loss. Could add some weight & gain some strength for the NFL. Improved every year he was in East Lansing..
46) Detroit Lions – LeRaven Clark OT, Texas Tech 6’5" 316 lbs
Clark has had a very good off season & given his stock a significant boost. Anchors well & has quick footwork to move around in space. Has good abilities in pass protection & is strong enough to open up big holes for the ground game. Has a nice kick slide to get out in front of ER’s. Was all Big 12 in 2015 & 2014. QB Matt Stafford needs better protection.
47) New Orleans Saints – Kamalei Correa OLB/ER, Boise St. 6’2" 243 lbs
The Saints continue beef up their pass rush which was pretty much non existent in 2015. Correa has been skyrocketing up draft boards all off season & is getting 1st round consideration. Is very fast off the edge anticipating the QB’s play count. Gets a lot of tackles for loss if not a sack.
48) Indianapolis Colts – Josh Garnett G, Stanford 6’4" 312 lbs
The Colts continue to reload the interior of their OL. He has been very well coached in the NFL style by HC David Shaw & his staff in Palo Alto. Ran his field drills well at the combine & had a decent 40 time. Smart player who can contribute quickly in the NFL. Plus the Colts have showed a strong preference for Cardinal players since drafting QB Andrew Luck.