The 2016 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable drafts in quite some time.
We're just two weeks and a few days away from the Tennessee Titans officially being on the clock, and yet we have no idea how they'll kick things off. Beyond the Titans, things get even more unpredictable.
It's with that uncertainty in mind that we go through our weekly Monday mock draft from Dan Kadar at Mocking the Draft.
Draft stock is always in flux for the large majority of prospects, but consider these names Kadar has in his top 14 ahead of the Los Angeles Rams' first selection (barring a trade) at #15 overall:
- Ohio St. RB Ezekiel Elliott
- Alabama DT Jarran Reed
- Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander
- Ohio St. LB Darron Lee
The path to the Rams at 15 is absolutely unchartable with any confidence. That makes it tough to project who will be available let alone who they'll end up taking.
Nonetheless, we mock on. Kadar lands on a familiar name for the Rams:
Laquon Treadwell (WR, Ole Miss)
Passing up a quarterback with this pick was a difficult choice. I assume the Rams will draft a quarterback at some point this year, and it wouldn't be a surprise if it was Paxton Lynch of Memphis here. But Treadwell has a higher grade and is the best player at his position.
Kadar actually goes three rounds deep here, and it's a very interesting quarter to pick up for the Rams. After Treadwell, he goes with:
Connor Cook (QB, Michigan St.)
Darian Thompson (S, Boise St.)
T.J. Green (S, Clemson)
Now before you go off on Kadar for having the Rams double up at safety, consider the draft history under Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher and General Manager Les Snead. They've done so at other positions before. And look, the draft is always an unpredictable exercise. So hold off on criticizing Kadar too heavily and at least take to heart the possibility of the Rams doing something this...well, unpredictable.
We've seen Treadwell quite a bit in the mocks. Will he hold the fluctuation ahead of him for another two weeks? Will he even be the first WR drafted?
So many questions. Just 17 days until we get all the answers.