NFL Mock Draft 2016: Post-CFP Championship Predictions for 1st-Round Prospects

January 12, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Wild Card Weekend not only knocked four teams out of the NFL playoffs, but it also helped set the draft order for picks 21-24 after the non-playoff teams were already set from 1-20.
The final eight selections will be decided when the remaining teams are eliminated from the playoffs, meaning this draft is based upon the Arizona Cardinals beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 50.
Let's take a look at projections for the first round of the draft, which takes place April 28, and some analysis of a few top prospects.
Cleveland Should Pass on Quarterback  It will be tempting for the Cleveland Browns to take either Paxton Lynch or Jared Goff with the No. 2 selection. However, if they are smart, they will avoid the quarterback position in the first round and take the best player available—Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Joey Bosa.
Both Lynch and Goff had outstanding seasons and most likely will go in the first round, but the Browns defense ne...

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