2016 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Round 1

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13.) Philadelphia Eagles – DT A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama

With new DC Jim Schwantz switching to a 4-3 scheme and possibly losing free agent Ced Thornton, the Eagles need some new blood on the d-line. Robinson should be an elite run-stopper right away and will improve the Eagles interior run defense.

14.) Oakland Raiders – CB Mackenzie Alexander, Clemson

The Raiders have drafted corners the last few seasons, but none of them have developed into the #1 CB that they need to improve their pass defense. Alexander has that type of upside and is a good value at pick 14.

15.) St. Louis Rams – WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss

The Rams get a gift with the best receiver in the draft falling to 15. Treadwell has great size (6’2 | 210), reliable hands, the ability to get open and deep speed (4.52). He would be the best receiver on the Rams from day one.

16.) Detroit Lions – OT Taylor Decker, Ohio St

The Lions could use upgrades at both tackle positions and drafting Decker will give them a solid starter on one side at least. They could let Riley Reiff and Decker fight it out on the left side and let the loser take over on the right as a above-average option.

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17.) Atlanta Falcons – ILB Reggie Ragland, Alabama

The Falcons have plenty of holes, but their interior linebackers were a weak spot all season and Ragland gives them arguably the best interior linebacker in the his draft. He can do everything and will instantly improve a Falcons defense that was weak up the middle last season.

18.) Indianapolis Colts – OT Jack Conklin, Michigan St

It was tempting to take an explosive RB like Elliot here, but the Colts have to do a better job of protecting their franchise QB. Conklin is a polished blocker on both sides with elite toughness and work ethic. Conklin was a former walk-on, who has built himself into a well-rounded tackle prospect who is solid in both the run and pass and plays through the whistle with a non-stop motor. Conklin will add much needed toughness to the Colts o-line.

19.) Buffalo Bills – DE Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma St

Whether the Bills manage to retain Mario William or not, they still need help at the DE position and they should be ecstatic that Obgah fell this far in the draft. He’s got the power, burst, and long arms to become a pass rushing force early in this career.