So many teams are gearing up for the start-up of a new season, and typically, that starts with free agency. However, it’s officially time for the Raising Zona version of the 2016 NFL Mock Draft: February Edition
We are just about two and a half months away from the 2016 NFL Draft in Chicago on April 28-30. Between now and then you will see hundreds if not thousands of different mock drafts floating around. This is our first effort of the mock draft season. It likely won’t be our last.
With the combine coming next week in Indianapolis, things certainly can start changing. The Arizona Cardinals select 29th in the first round. It will be interesting to see who they really en up going with on the 28th of April. For now though, enjoy the current take.
1st Pick – Tennessee Titans (3-13)
Laremy Tunsil – OT
Ole Miss – Junior
6-5, 305 Pounds
When I began this mock draft, I started thinking that I was going to put up the best player available, who might be on the board still, and determine the mock draft that way. I determined that some of the draft positions fit what the BPA (best player available) is, and it made this pick, in particular, much easier. Now I don’t want to play the “I told you so!” card, but my first mock draft featured this player. http://www.footballsavages.com/2016-nfl-draft-the-september-version/ (although, please ignore the Browns to the playoffs, I am only human), don’t let the gramatical errors hurt the article, but you do see who I have number one.
Laremy Tunsil, like I said in my previous mock draft, is a freakish athlete with tremendous technique and seems poised as a future pro-bowler, becomes my first pick. He is great at the point of attack, being easily one of the most physical specimens in the draft, and displays a nastiness at getting to the second level. Many draft scouts and writers say that Laremy Tunsil (who was suspended in September for six games) may already be a problem child. I say, the Titans have no room to discriminate on talent.
The Titans need as much help as possible, based on BPA, you either take Laremy as a problem child, and reap the benefits, or develop one of the lesser projects (Jalen Ramsey or Joey Bosa). Laremy Tunsil could very well push the underwhelming Taylor Lewan to his more natural position at right tackle, and developing a solid offensive line for Marcus Mariota to stand in.
Player Comparison: Orlando Pace – St. Louis Rams
Next: The Browns are on the clock