2016 NFL Mock Draft: Who Do the Cincinnati Bengals get?
Laremy Tunsil, Offensive Tackle, Ole Miss
Protecing Marcus Mariota has to be priority number one this next season for the Titans, and Tunsil is the man for the job. He is an outstanding athlete that would play on the left side and let Taylor Lewan play on the right side where he is more naturally suited. The Titans need so much help it is ridiculous, and keeping last year’s second pick healthy is going to be crucial to their success. Joey Bosa is an option here being most scouts top defender in the class.
Alternate picks: Joey Bosa
Jared Goff, Quarterback, California
With Johnny Manziel not being the answer in Cleveland, it is time for new head coach and former Bengals’ offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to find his man for the job. Goff will get the edge over Wentz due to the fact he played against better competition in college, and has displayed the ability to make all the throws needed to succeed in the NFL. Bosa or Buckner would be the safer pick, but Goff has the potential to be a dynamic starter in the league.
Alternate picks: Joey Bosa, Carson Wentz, Deforest Buckner
San Diego Chargers:
Ronnie Stanley, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame
With Philip Rivers on the wrong side of 30, it is going to be essential to keep him healthy if the Chargers want to compete in the AFC West the next few years he is around, and Stanley will be a great fit and help last year’s first round pick Melvin Gordon vitalize the run game in San Diego. Replacing Eric Weddle or getting a pass rusher is another option, but with an aging quarterback, it is essential to improve a line that ranked worst in the NFL.
Alternate picks: Joey Bosa, Jalen Ramsey, Vernon Hargreaves III
Joey Bosa, Defensive End, Ohio State
The Cowboys have the opportunity to pick their quarterback of the future in Wentz here, but it is Jerry’s world and we are all just living in it. With Tony Romo on his last leg (almost literally) it is likely the Cowboys try to make one last push at a Superbowl. The defense can definitely use a guy that can be an immediate playmaker, especially with Greg Hardy becoming a free agent, and Bosa is that guy. The ‘Boys will be getting a steal with Bosa with the fourth pick.
Alternate picks: Deforest Buckner, Carson Wentz, Jalen Ramsey
Jalen Ramsey, Safety/Cornerback, Florida State
It is hard not to call former second overall pick Luke Joeckel a bust, so a tackle could be an option here, but the Jaguars desperately need help in their secondary. Ramsey is an absolute playmaker and offers the versatility to play wherever needed.
Alternate picks: Deforest Buckner, Vernon Hargreaves III, Ronnie Stanley