Quarterbacks. Who needs em?
That's clearly the theme of the second mock of the year from NFL.com's Bucky Brooks (first mock for reference) who pours more water on this year's crop in his mock than in any we've seen. Brooks' top 14 includes just one QB in fact:
|1||Tennessee Titans||Laremy Tunsil||OT||Ole Miss|
|2||Cleveland Browns||Jared Goff||QB||California|
|3||San Diego Chargers||Joey Bosa||DE||Ohio St.|
|4||Dallas Cowboys||Myles Jack||OLB||UCLA|
|5||Jacksonville Jaguars||Jalen Ramsey||CB||Florida St.|
|6||Baltimore Ravens||Vernon Hargreaves III||CB||Florida|
|7||San Francisco 49ers||Ronnie Stanley||OT||Notre Dame|
|8||Miami Dolphins||Reggie Ragland||LB||Alabama|
|9||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||DeForest Buckner||DE||Oregon|
|10||New York Giants||Shaq Lawson||DE||Clemson|
|11||Chicago Bears||Jaylon Smith||OLB||Notre Dame|
|12||New Orleans Saints||Sheldon Rankins||DT||Louisville|
|13||Philadelphia Eagles||Jack Conklin||OT||Michigan St.|
|14||Oakland Raiders||Mackensie Alexander||CB||Clemson|
This might be a bit of the Rams' dream scenario for fans who want them to address the offense in round one with just four of the top 14 prospects on the offensive side of the ball.
Corey Coleman (WR, Baylor)
With Jeff Fisher intent on building around Todd Gurley and a rugged running game, the Rams need a stable of explosive playmakers on the perimeter to take advantage of one-on-one coverage. Coleman is a big-play specialist adept at blowing past defenders on deep balls.
In Dan Kadar's mock today, I referenced what might be an underwhelming upcoming combine performance from Treadwell. It's only fair then to mock anticipate the opposite from Coleman. He's a legitimate candidate to absolutely shred things in Indy this week. The only legit concern from a measurables standpoint? His sub-6' size. Other than that, the speed, acceleration and athleticism are all there.
There is a fair question about his hands with some noticeable drops the last two seasons in Waco. Those things tend to not be less of a constant and more of a wave for most though.
In any case, it's a good reminder that Treadwell's status as the top WR on most people's board right now shouldn't be taken as concrete with the combine and another two months in front of us before the 2016 NFL Draft.