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2016 NFL Draft: Seven Round Mock Draft

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The time has come. It's mocking time. This is the first of my three mock drafts of 2016. In a bit of a surprise, the Rams will attack the draft with a BPA mentality, but one that focuses needs as well, except for one...

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The 2016 NFL Draft is just around the corner, and with less than a month to go before the big dance, it's time for the first of my three mock drafts.

As usual, there will be no trade predictions until my third and final mock.

Round one for all 32 teams...

Round/Pick

Team

Player

Position

School

Ht/Wt

1--1

Titans

Laremy Tunsil

OT

Ole Miss

6'5" 310

1--2

Browns

Joey Bosa

DE

Ohio St.

6'5" 269

1--3

Chargers

Ronnie Stanley

OT

Notre Dame

6'6" 312

1--4

Cowboys

Jalen Ramsey

DB

Florida St.

6'1" 209

1--5

Jaguars

Myles Jack

LB

UCLA

6'1" 245

1--6

Ravens

Vernon Hargreaves

CB

Florida

5'10" 204

1--7

49ers

Carson Wentz

QB

North Dakota St.

6'5" 237

1--8

Eagles

Ezekiel Elliott

RB

Ohio St.

6' 225

1--9

Bucs

DeForest Buckner

DL

Oregon

6'7" 291

1--10

Giants

Laquon Treadwell

WR

Ole Miss

6'2" 221

1--11

Bears

Jared Goff

QB

Cal

6'4" 215

1--12

Saints

William Jackson III

CB

Houston

5'11" 186

1--13

Dolphins

Mackensie Alexander

CB

Clemson

5'10" 195

1--14

Raiders

Sheldon Rankins

DT

Louisville

6'1" 299

1--15

Rams

Corey Coleman

WR

Baylor

5'10" 195

1--16

Lions

Andrew Billings

DT

Baylor

6'1" 311

1--17

Falcons

Jack Conklin

OT

Michigan St.

6'6" 308

1--18

Colts

Taylor Decker

OT

Ohio St.

6'7" 310

1--19

Bills

Paxton Lynch

QB

Memphis

6'7" 244

1--20

Jets

Darron Lee

LB

Ohio St.

6'1" 232

1--21

Redskins

Emmanuel Ogbah

DE

Oklahoma St.

6'4" 273

1--22

Texans

Josh Doctson

WR

TCU

6'2" 202

1--23

Vikings

A’Shawn Robinson

DT

Alabama

6'4" 307

1--24

Bengals

Jarran Reed

DT

Alabama

6'3" 307

1--25

Steelers

Eli Apple

CB

Ohio St.

6'1" 199

1--26

Seahawks

Cody Whitehair

OG

Kansas St.

6'4" 301

1--27

Packers

Reggie Ragland

LB

Alabama

6'1" 247

1--28

Chiefs

Noah Spence

OLB

Eastern Kentucky

6'2" 251

1--29

Cardinals

Leonard Floyd

OLB

Georgia

6'6" 244

1--30

Panthers

Michael Thomas

WR

Ohio St.

6'3" 212

1--31

Broncos

Connor Cook

QB

Michigan St.

6'4" 217

The Rams rounds 2-7...

Round/Pick

Player

Position

School

Ht/Wt

2--43

Hunter Henry

TE

Arkansas

6'5" 250

2--45

Karl Joseph

FS

West Virginia

5'10" 205

3--76

Artie Burns

CB

Miami

6' 193

4--110

Roberto Aguyao

K

Florida St.

6' 207

6--190

Matt Judon

DE

Grand Valley St.

6'3" 275

THE PICKS

This time of year there's just not a lot I trust that comes from the mouths of the men in the front offices of the NFL. And rightfully so! However, I do indeed believe the Rams are serious about trying to "score more points." I also believe they're serious about the admitted interest in quite a few receivers in this draft. Enter Corey Coleman. With Laquon Treadwell -- the more "traditional" number one receiver -- already gone, the Rams ultimately decide to go with the explosive Coleman. Essentially Coleman is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. Sounds familiar I'm guessing? The same was said with Tavon Austin when he was drafted in 2013, and that has stood to be true. But Coleman is a far better reciever than Austin was coming out. His presence would take pressure off Todd Gurley and Austin, and immediately force safety help.

The Rams have finally admitted to their mistakes and parted ways with Jared Cook. Again another reason to believe in the chatter of wanting to score more points. Hunter Henry would be a helluva replacement. In fact, he wouldn't be a replacement at all, but instead an upgrade. Henry is a more complete kind of tightend. Similar to Lance Kendricks in that regard. However, Henry is a more natural receiver than Kendricks. His already solid blocking will only get better with time and while on an NFL weight program. Getting stronger and more fundamentally sound will eventually make him an every down tightend regardless of who's on the roster. Early on though, he and Kendricks should make a formidable pairing.

The Rams lost a boatload of production in the secondary. Between Rodney McLeod and Janoris Jenkins departures for the Eagles and Giants, respectively, Les Snead has a huge hole to fill back deep. What better player to fill that void than the perfect -- and I do mean perfect -- Gregg Williams type of player. Karl Joseph is a sideline to sideline defender who absolutely blows players to smithereens, with bone jarring hits, week in and week out. Joseph also has slightly above average ball skills. I'm not in the film room with Williams, but something tells me that he began to slightly salivate when he first watched Joseph's tape.

The rebuilding of the secondary doesn't stop there. While the secondary is more equipped to deal with the loss of Jenkins than McLeod, I do believe they will want to get in another corner somewhere in the mid rounds. Artie Burns can be that guy. The Rams still have E.J. Gaines, Lamarcus Joyner and Marcus Roberson to vie for the right to replace Janoris Jenkins, but Gaines is coming off an extremely severe foot injury. If you know anything at all about football injuries you know they're some of the most tricky injuries to comeback from. Often times they linger and cause more problems. It might be wise to to be smart and careful, as opposed to being too confident.

The Rams have to do something about their kicking game. Yes Greg Zuerlein has one of -- if not thee -- strongest legs the NFL has ever seen. But his accuracy comes and goes. And that issue has hurt the Rams far too often since his rookie season. As a rookie he appeared to be headed towards great success in this league. Since then, he has looked slightly below average. Enter Roberto Aguayo. He has an NFL leg, not quite the power of "Greg The Leg", but he can routinely hit from 50 plus! But he also has legitimate consistent accuracy. Realistically speaking, if he's drafted at this spot he could be considered a steal, as he could very likely be gone by the end of round three.

By now it's been well documented enough that everyone should know the Rams cut Chris Long. William Hayes will step into his old spot and that's a solid replacement. But Hayes -- like Long -- is on the wrong side of 30. There's only so many good years left in those legs. It's time to start planning for a successor. Matt Judon is a natural defensive end. He does a great job setting the edge, and can flat out get after the quaterback. Sacks and hurries are not hard for this kid. He's a bit of a freak in terms of size and get off. And as Fisher himself has said before, "you can never have enough", in regards to defensive linemen. I don't get the chance to say this often, but how right you are Jeff!!! How right you are...