2016 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Combine

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Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the stage before the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the stage before the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 7, 2015; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Leonard Floyd (84) works against Kentucky Wildcats offensive tackle Jordan Swindle (70) during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Kentucky 27-3. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 7, 2015; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Leonard Floyd (84) works against Kentucky Wildcats offensive tackle Jordan Swindle (70) during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Kentucky 27-3. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

50. Detroit will be without <strong><a href=. Defensive Tackle. Louisiana Tech. Vernon Butler. 16. player

player. 44. The Falcons allowed 105 yards per game on the ground and 20 rushing touchdowns, which was tied for the most in the NFL on defense. They need somebody who can read blocks and find gaps to shut down the run game. Andrew Billings just happened to have 15 tackles for loss and five and a half sacks at Baylor last season. Did we mention he was the co-Big 12 defensive player of the year?. Defensive Tackle. Baylor. Andrew Billings. 17

The Indinanpolis Colts needed to protect Matt Hasselback and Andrew Luck better last season. They finished 17th in the NFL for fewest sacks allowed and finished 29th in rushing yards per game. They need help to seal the edge and create running lanes. Taylor Decker blocked for Ezekiel Elliott and J.T. Barrett at Ohio State and will look to make that translate in NFL.. Offensive Tackle. Ohio State. Taylor Decker. 18. player. 46

Sheldon Rankins was one of the best defensive line players in the ACC, not attending Clemson. His six sacks, 58 tackles, and 13 tackles for a loss were something of beauty to watch and his vision led him to ball carriers, many times in the back field. The Bills finally are starting to see a team on offense that could make a run at a wildcard and maybe contend for the division against the Patriots. Their defense is the piece that could use a little more help and Rankin would certainly fit “the bill”.. Defensive Tackle. Louisville. Sheldon Rankins. 19. player. 16

30. The Jets came one win shy of making the playoffs, thanks to the Bills, but a strong defensive player like Leonard Floyd could change their luck against the passing game. A strong linebacker off the end of the line in a 3-4 structure, could be exactly what they need to make the AFC East, one of the best divisions in football. Floyd was a second team All-SEC player with four and a half sacks and 10.5 tackles for a loss.. Linebacker. Georgia. Leonard Floyd. 20. player

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