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JUNE 12th / 2016

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2016 NFL Draft First Round

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Best First Round Picks

RB Ezekiel Elliot, Ohio State - Dallas Cowboys 1.04

This is not a best pick due to value but rather just pure potential to dominate the next level. The last running back who came out with this blend of size, power, athleticism, tenacity and ability was Adrian Peterson out of Oklahoma and an already strong offensive attack may ultimately prove to be unstoppable with Elliot slotted into the lineup. Great pick by the Cowboys who went with the most explosive option instead of a need pick.

CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State - Jacksonville Jaguars 1.05

Some players just enter the NFL with the 'IT' Factor and Ramsey is one of those players. He is a big, aggressive defensive back that loves to hit and can immediately step in and dominate at the NFL level. He can line up as a corner or a safety and has the size and strength to be a terrific press coverage defensive back. Ramsey and the return of last year's top pick Dante Fowler will make the Jaguars suspect defense immediately better.

OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss - Miami Dolphins 1.13

Sometimes a team gets very fortunate in the draft as a talented player slides to them for whatever reason. The Dolphins were delighted to scoop up tackle Laremy Tunsil whom many pundits had as the top player available in this year's draft with the 13th pick. Due to some photos that leaked out on his social media accounts due to hacking, Tunsil slid much further down the board than was anticipated and the Dolphins reaped the benefits of the slide. He is big, athletic, talented and will immediately make the offensive line better with his presence. Excellent pick up here by the Dolphins although the pick basically fell into their laps.

DB / S Karl Joseph, West Virginia - Oakland Raiders 1.14

The Raiders already improving defense took another step towards greatness on Thursday with the shrewd draft selection of safety Karl Joseph from West Virginia. Joseph is a powerful, aggressive defender that loves to crush running backs and receivers whenever he can. He has the athleticism and instincts to play at cornerback and the toughness plus range to dominate at safety. He has been compared to Bob Sanders, former Colts great safety and he will immediately step in and make the Raiders better. The Raiders are trending upwards and Joseph will play a big role in their return to the post season as early as this year.

WR Will Fuller, Notre Dame - Houston Texans 1.21

Houston Texans had their eye on Fuller and even moved up just a single spot to make sure they got their receiver. Fuller has elite speed and simply explodes out of the blocks. He has a collegiate history of big plays and he reminds me of Desean Jackson will his ability to stretch the field. He will be the perfect partner to superstar WR DeAndre Hopkins and the duo will be tough to stop. Excellent pick.

WR Josh Doctson, TCU - Washington Redskins 1.22

Doctson reminds me a ton of Anquan Boldin who slipped in the draft due to a lack of elite speed but has carved out a sensational NFL career. Doctson has great size, has insane leaping ability, amazing hands and terrific receiving instincts. I believe he is the best receiver coming out this season and I expect several big NFL seasons looking ahead. He will be considered a draft day steal in five years.

QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis - Denver Broncos 1.26

This is a 'best' pick due to the future potential of this athletic freak. His mix of size (6'7), rushing ability, instincts and natural ability is the best we have seen at the quarterback position since Cam Newton came out of Auburn. He has tons to learn and only time will tell if he can master the pro nuances but just his upside alone make this a very sexy pick for the Broncos. Lynch has the ability to rush for 100 yards or throw for 300 yards which will make him challenging to gameplan for.

DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss - Arizona Cardinals 1.30

Without question, Nkemdiche is a high risk, high reward player entering the NFL. His mix of athleticism, size, quickness, explosion and potential is unquestioned. When motivated he can dominate a game like no other and there are few tackles in this league who can match his natural ability. He has had lapses of effort at times in college and multiple off-field incidents but he is going to the perfect team to teach him the ropes and get maximum effort from him. He is talented enough to emerge as the best player to come out of the 2016 NFL Draft so that alone makes him a good pick from the 30th slot. The Cardinals strong defense just might be terrifying with Nkemdiche.

Worst First Round Picks

OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame - Baltimore Ravens 1.06

While I believe that Stanley is going to go on to have a fine NFL career, I believe the Ravens will ultimately regret passing on the once every few years Laremy Tunsil to select Stanley. Tunsil fell due to some unfortunately hacks on his social media account and the Ravens got cold feet which led to the selection of Stanley who has good hands and feet but must work on his aggression and tenacity to be a good run blocker at the next level. It was a need pick and not a terrible one but they took the wrong tackle in my opinion.

OLB Leonard Floyd, Georgia - Chicago Bears 1.09

Without question I see the attraction of Floyd with his mix of height, athleticism and quickness. He has the physical tools to be great and could develop into that player but when I hear the words 'Pass Rush Specialist' and see only 4 1/2 sacks beside his name I get very nervous. If you cannot get to the quarterback in college as a specialist, how are you going to do it consistently at the next level against better schemes and talent. He could make me eat my words with his natural ability but I'm putting him into worst picks and I would not be surprised to see him bust.

CB Eli Apple, Ohio State - New York Giants 1.10

Again, like the Ronnie Stanley write up above, I believe Apple will go on to have a solid NFL career. The positives are great size and good 4.4 speed but his technique and consistency are lacking and he will need to respond well to good coaching to reach the next level. I see a few defensive backs I would have taken before him who I believe will have strong NFL careers so this is a worst pick simply due to talent left on the board when the Giants made their pick.

DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson - Buffalo Bills 1.19

Let me say this first. I definitely love the athleticism and hustle that Lawson brings to the field. He works hard and I am pulling for him to make me eat my words here. That said there are some red flags here that make me believe that busting is as likely as stardom at the next level. He struggled against the better offensive tackles in college, sometimes getting dominated at the point of attack. He only had one good year at Clemson and he can get swallowed up by the better offensive linemen he will see at the next level. Finally he has some shoulder issues to contend with and he may need surgery on his shoulder after this season with a 4-6 month recovery time. I believe the Bills would have been better off looking elsewhere with the 19th pick.

OG Joshua Garnett, Stanford - San Francisco 49ers

Sometimes NFL teams get a position stuck in their head and they panic during the draft to move up and get that position. This was such a case with the San Francisco 49ers as they actually moved up in the draft to get a offensive guard that was projected to go in the latter stages of the second round. He works hard and has an aggressive streak but his limited athleticism and overall natural ability make him a good, not great option at the next level. He will be around the NFL for a long time but to trade up and get him made no sense and was perhaps the worst selection of the entire first round.