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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Kadar's Post-Combine Mock Shows Combine's Impact

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The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Time to look at how the combine affected the mock draft landscape. First up is Friend of TST Dan Kadar from over at Mocking the DraftHis newest mock has some changes clearly impacted by combine performances...on both sides of the spectrum.

Here's his pre-combine and post-combine mock top 14s:

Kadar's Pre-Combine Mock Kadar's Post-Combine Mock
# Team Pick POS School Pick POS School
1 Tennessee Titans Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
2 Cleveland Browns Jared Goff QB California Jared Goff QB California
3 San Diego Chargers DeForest Buckner DE Oregon Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
4 Dallas Cowboys Myles Jack OLB UCLA Myles Jack OLB UCLA
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Joey Bosa DE Ohio St. Jalen Ramsey CB Florida St.
6 Baltimore Ravens Jalen Ramsey CB Florida St. Joey Bosa DE Ohio St.
7 San Francisco 49ers Carson Wentz QB North Dakota St. Carson Wentz QB North Dakota St.
8 Miami Dolphins Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson
9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Noah Spence DE/O Eastern Kentucky DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
10 New York Giants Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame Noah Spence DE/O Eastern Kentucky
11 Chicago Bears Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame
12 New Orleans Saints A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
13 Philadelphia Eagles Paxton Lynch QB Memphis Paxton Lynch QB Memphis
14 Oakland Raiders Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio St.

Same dynamic as before for the Rams regarding the Plan A/Plan B issue for the Rams with the top three quarterbacks and Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell. Like his last mock, the three top QBs are all off the board. And so like his last mock, Kadar has the Rams taking:

Laquon Treadwell (WR, Ole Miss)

With the top three quarterbacks gone, the Rams could go after Treadwell, the top player at his position in the draft. Although Treadwell may not be the fastest wideout, he doesn't need to be. He's a physical wideout who gets opens with his size and wins jump ball situations with ease.

The question isn't one of need. We know the Rams haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since Torry Holt in 2007, and the effort to fill out the position has been...unsuccessful. The question is more one of where they'll get more impact, especially on the defensive side with some veteran attrition and the potential loss of Janoris "Clamp Season" Jenkins. And don't rule out the possibility of a whackadoo pick on par with the Todd Gurley selection from last year that nobody's predicting. I'd put the Rams taking Penn St. QB Christian Hackenberg in that category even with a public suggestion notwithstanding.

In any case, it's post-combine mockery to sift through. It's worth noting the picks in the second half of the first round as well both for post-combine movement but also to keep tabs on availability for the Rams in the second round who holds picks #43 and #45 overall.