2016 NFL Mock Draft: Predictions for Top 1st-Round Prospects

December 29, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2016 NFL draft order is almost set for the non-playoff teams, with only some minor shuffling remaining for Week 17. 
The draft order used in this mock draft is based on the unofficial order for the non-playoff teams and projected playoff scenarios for the playoff-bound organizations. 
Based on the projected needs of each franchise and a film evaluation of each of the prospects, here's an early look at how April's draft could play out. 
Note: The New England Patriots do not own a first-round pick due to their Deflategate punishments. As a result, the first round will consist of just 31 picks. 
Notable Picks
5. San Francisco 49ers: Ronnie Stanley
Not long ago, the 49ers offensive line was the strongest unit on the team, anchored by Joe Staley, Mike Iupati and Anthony Davis. But Iupati is now in Arizona, and Davis was one of the 49ers' recent unexpected retirements. 
The shaky offensive line has allowed Blaine Gab...

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