2016 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Wild Card Round Predictions for 1st-Round Prospects

January 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The start of the playoffs provides yet another reminder that building through the draft is often the clearest path to victory in the NFL.
One glance at the majority of the remaining quarterbacks alone—Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Teddy Bridgewater, Andy Dalton (although he's injured) and Kirk Cousins—shows how quickly a college prospect can turn into a household name when he's put in the right situation.
While 12 teams still have Super Bowl dreams this season, the rest of the league already has its eyes on the upcoming draft and the next crop of superstars who will shine in the playoffs. With that in mind, here is a look at a mock draft for the entire first round.
The order of picks is borrowed from Lance Zierlein of NFL.com, with the top 20 set and the remaining teams “based on playoff seed.”
Notable Draft Picks No. 13 Philadelphia Eagles: Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia
The Philadelphi...

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