2016 NFL Mock Draft – 1.0

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Nov 7, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Brian Poole (24) and defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III (1) prior to the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

player. 59. The Dolphins could go in a few directions here. They need someone that can replace Cameron Wake, but Bosa is off the board. Vernon is the best Cornerback in the draft and Brent Grimes isn’t getting any younger.  With an $8 million cap hit, they need a starting cornerback to eventually replace him. Let alone a corner to start opposite him. Vernon comes in and locks down the left side of the field.. CB. Florida. Vernon Hargreaves. 11

12. player. 124. QB could be an option here for the Chiefs, but Andy Reid rarely selects QBs in the first round. The ideal choice is to continue to build their defense and Nkemdiche, fits well on the 3-4 edge and could potentially replace Tamba Hali in a few years.. DE/DT. Ole Miss. Robert Nkemdiche

QB. Michigan State. Connor Cook. 13. player. 10. I don’t believe the Texans have a starting NFL QB on their current roster but that’s what the draft is supposed to be for. Cook can make all the NFL throws, but he lacks zip on the ball. Basically, he throws a few ducks. Nonetheless, Cook is still a first round talent, pair him with Deandre Hopkins and the Texans now have something to build around.

player. 57. If you think about it, the Bears will get two first round picks on the field next year. The return of 2015 first rounder, Kevin White, will give Cutler another weapon. Fox will look to continue building his 3-4 defense in Chicago. Jack could be a DE/LB that rushes the edge for them.. LB. UCLA. Myles Jack. 14

LB. Notre Dame. Jaylon Smith. 15. player. 15. This is a tough choice. Who will be the Saints head coach? Will Payton stay? If he does, I think he will continue to build the defense. Things in Orleans haven’t been the same since Jonathan Vilma was the starting MLB. Smith can come in day one and start.

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