2016 NFL Mock Draft
Carson Wentz should be Cleveland's next quarterback. That is, if they don't mess it up.

With the last slew of free agents being signed in the past week, the free agent pool is dwindling, which means the 2016 NFL Draft may just be the last chance teams have to improve themselves. However, for some teams who has not done an adequate job this offseason thus far have put an immense amount of pressure on themselves. If some teams do not dramatically improve their roster in the draft, it will certainly cost a slew of jobs throughout the NFL.

If you are a team like the Indianapolis Colts who have a litany of problems on defense, and protecting franchise quarterback Andrew Luck, you would think they would have addressed one, if not both, of those issues. They have not. The Denver Broncos have still not addressed their quarterback issues, and no, this writer is still not accepting the notion that Mark Sanchez is their quarterback. And for the Cleveland Browns, who have had one of their quietest of off-seasons, have placed immense pressure on the franchise in this draft. Most notably the 2nd pick of the draft.

Bearing any blockbuster trades with the Tennessee Titans, the Browns should be able to select their future quarterback. Carson Wentz’s stock continues to rise, getting high praise from former head coach and ESPN analyst Jon Gruden who referred to Wentz as one of the ‘best QB prospects in years”. Wentz has the size, the arm strength, and many believe, the mental makeup to be an impact player in the NFL. It seems Wentz would be the perfect fit for the Browns who have not had a franchise quarterback since the 1980s. 

However, it's the Browns, and the reason why they have not had a franchise quarterback since the Reagan administration…well because it's the Browns. And if they mess it up again this year, it will be just heart-breaking season in Cleveland.

Round 1

Defensive lineman Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field after being ejected for targeting during the first quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Defensive lineman Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field after being ejected for targeting during the first quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44. / Christian Petersen - Getty Images

1) Tennessee: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State 
2) Cleveland: Carson Wentz, QB, ND State 
3) San Diego: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss 
4) Dallas: Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State 
5) Jacksonville: Ronnie Staley, OT, Notre Dame
6) Baltimore: La’Quon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss 
7) Los Angeles: Jared Goff, QB, California (Trade) 
8) Miami: Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA 
9) Tampa Bay: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
10) New York G: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville 
11) Chicago: A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama 
12) New Orleans: Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida 
13) Philadelphia: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU 
14) Oakland: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
15) Denver: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis (Trade) 
16) Detroit: Robert Nkemdiche, DE, Ole Miss 
17) Atlanta: Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech 
18)Indianapolis:MacKenzie Alexander, CB, Clemson
19) Buffalo: Emmanual Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State 
20) New York J: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State 
21) Washington: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State 
22) Houston: Adolphus Thompson, DT, Ohio State 
23) Minnesota: Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State 
24) Cincinnati: Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State 
25) Pittsburgh: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor 
26) Seattle: Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
27) Green Bay: Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
28) Kansas City: Max Turek, C, USC 
29) Arizona: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson 
29) San Francisco: Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh (Trade) 
30) Carolina: Jarren Reed, DT, Alabama 

Trades
Los Angeles trades their 1st pick (15th overall), 1st pick (2017), 4th round (2016), 4th (2017) to San Francisco for their 1st pick (2nd overall), 5th round (2017) 

Denver trades their 1st pick (30th overall), 1st pick (2017) to San Francisco for their 1st pick (15th overall) 

Round 2

Defensive lineman Noah Spence of Eastern Kentucky looks on during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. / Joe Robbins - Getty Images
Defensive lineman Noah Spence of Eastern Kentucky looks on during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. / Joe Robbins - Getty Images

32) Cleveland: Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky
33) Tennessee: Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn
34) Dallas: Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia 
35) San Diego: Vadal Alexander, G, LSU 
36) Baltimore: Su’a Cravens, S/LB, USC 
37) San Francisco: Eli Apple, CB Ohio State 
38) Jacksonville: Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor
39) Tampa Bay: Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State 
40) New York G: Germain Ifredi, G/T, Texas A&M 
41) Chicago Bears: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor 
42) Miami Dolphins: Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana 
43) Los Angeles: Keanu Neal, S, Florida 
44) Oakland: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
45) Los Angeles: Kenny Lawler, WR, California 
46) Detroit: Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida 
47) New Orleans: Denver Kirkland, G/OT, Arkansas 
48) Indianapolis: Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA 
49) Buffalo: Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB, Michigan State 
50) Atlanta: Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State  
51) New York J: Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama 
52) Houston: Kentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri 
53) Washington: William Fuller, WR, Notre Dame 
54) Minnesota: Austin Johnson, DE/DT, Penn State 
55) Cincinnati: Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame
56) Seattle: Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska 
57) Green Bay: Nick Martin, G/C, Notre Dame 
58) Pittsburgh: Austin Hooper, TE, Indiana 
59) Kansas City: Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State 
60) New England: Jaylon Smith, OLB, Notre Dame 
61) New England: Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas 
62) Denver: Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas 
63) Carolina: Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Georgia 

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