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Pre-NFL Scouting Combine Big Board

Take a look inside to see who the top-100 prospects in the 2016 NFL draft are.

John Owning



1. Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss, Offensive Tackle

2. Ezekiel Elliot, Ohio State, Running Back

3. Jalen Ramsey, Florida State, Cornerback/Safety

4. Joey Bosa, Ohio State, Edge Defender

5. Myles Jack, UCLA, Off-Ball Linebacker

6. Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky, Edge Defender

7. DeForest Buckner, Oregon, Interior Defensive Lineman

8. Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss, Wide Receiver

9. Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame, Off-Ball Linebacker,

10. Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame, Offensive Tackle

11. Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida, Cornerback

12. Sterling Shepherd, Oklahoma, Wide Receiver

13. Shaq Lawson, Clemson, Edge Defender

14. Sheldon Rankings, Louisville, Interior Defensive Lineman

15. Reggie Ragland, Alabama, Off-Ball Linebacker

16. Darian Thomspon, Boise State, Safety

17. Michael Thomas, Ohio State, Wide Receiver

18. Andrew Billings, Baylor, Interior Defensive Lineman

19. Cody Whitehair, Kansas State, Offensive Guard

20. Darron Lee, Ohio State, Off-Ball Linebacker


Laremy Tunsil is the clear top prospect in this draft class. He has everything you want in an offensive tackle and he has the potential to be groomed into an All-Pro. Noah Spence may be the most surprising player in the top-five because of his off-field issues, but can’t deny his talent on the field. Sterling Shepherd may be another surprise, but he is the most well-rounded receiver in this draft despite what his size may tell you.

21. Kentrell Brothers, Missouri, Off-Ball Linebacker

22. Kevin Dodd, Clemson, Edge Defender

23. William Jackson III, Houston, Cornerback

24. Taylor Decker, Ohio State, Offensive Tackle

25. Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech, Running Back

26. Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss, Interior Defensive Lineman

27. Ronald Blair, Akron, Edge Defender

28. Mackensie Alexander, Clemson, Cornerback

29. Jonathon Bullard, Interior Defensive Lineman

30. Josh Doctson, TCU, Wide Receiver

31. Corey Coleman, Baylor, Wide Receiver

32. Nick Kelly, Alabama, Center

33. Hassan Ridgeway, Texas, Defensive Tackle

34. Jared Goff, California, Quarterback

35. Will Fuller, Notre Dame, Wide Receiver

36. Hunter Henry, Arkansas, Tight End

37. Joshua Garnett, Stanford, Offensive Guard

38. Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech, Interior Defensive Lineman

39. Carson Wentz, North Dakota State, Quarterback

40. Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh, Wide Receiver


The first two quarterbacks finally make the big board as Jared Goff and Carson Wents find a spot in the 30’s. The reality of the situation is that this quarterback class doesn’t have a single player that can step in and be a productive day-one starter like Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota last year. Robert Nkemdiche is the big wild card as he has top-10 talent, but you don’t see that consistently on the field. Ronald Blair is a small-school stud who will get a lot more attention as the process plays out.

41. Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State, Edge Defender

42. Chris Jones, Mississippi State, Interior Defensive Lineman

43. Landon Turner, North Carolina, Offensive Guard

44. Rashard Higgins, Colorado State, Wide Receiver

45. Austin Johnson, Penn State, Interior Defensive Lineman

46. Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech, Cornerback

47. Eli Apple, Ohio State, Cornerback

48. Su’a Cravens, USC, Off-Ball Linebacker/Safety

49. Jack Conklin, Michigan State, Offensive Tackle/Guard

50. Jordan Howard, Indiana, Running Back

51. Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State, Edge Defender

52. Kenny Clark, UCLA, Interior Defensive Lineman

53. Pharoah Cooper, South Carolina, Wide Receiver

54. Vonn Bell, Ohio State, Safety

55. Xavien Howard, Baylor, Cornerback

56. Joshua Perry, Ohio State, Off-Ball Linebacker

57. A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama, Interior Defensive Lineman

58. Nick Martin, Notre Dame, Offensive Guard, Center

59. Paxton Lynch, Memphis, Quarterback

60. Paul Perkins, UCLA, Running Back


Rashard Higgins is an underrated receiver who, like Shepherd, is a well-rounded wide receiver. He doesn’t have the ability to win at every level like Shepherd, but he still wins in a large variety of areas. A’Shawn Robinson gets a ton of top-20 publicity, but he doesn’t consistently win as a pass-rusher and he’s not nearly the run defender that his teammate, Jarran Reed is. Paxton Lynch checks in at No. 59, which is extremely low, but he is the classic case of high ceiling but low floor.

61. Braxton Miller, Ohio State, Wide Receiver

62. Max Tuerk, USC, Center

63. Adolphus Washington, Ohio State, Interior Defensive Lineman

64. Jordan Jenkins, Georgia, Edge Defender

65. Devontae Booker, Utah, Running Back

66. Shon Coleman, Auburn, Offensive Tackle

67. Leonard Floyd, Georgia, Edge Defender/Off-Ball Linebacker

68. Maliek Collins, Nebraska, Interior Defensive Lineman

69. Alex Collins, Arkansas, Running Back

70. Deion Jones, LSU, Off-Ball Linebacker

71. Derrick Henry, Alabama, Running Back

72. German Ifedi, Texas A&M, Offensive Tackle/Guard

73. Artie Burns, Miami, Cornerback

74. Karl Joseph, West Virginia, Safety

75. Yannick Ngakoue, Maryland, Edge Defender

76. Kenny Lawler, California, Wide Reciever

77. DJ Reader, Clemson, Interior Defensive Lineman

78. Jalen Mills, LSU, Cornerback, Safety

79. Rees Odhiambo, Boise State, Offensive Guard

80. Kamalei Correa, Boise State, Edge Defender


Braxton Miller is a hard player to wrap your head around. He is one of, if not, the most athletic players in this draft class, but he is lacking in the nuances of playing receiver. Derrick Henry’s production in the NFL will come down to where he goes. If he goes somewhere that utilizes his skillset well, he will prosper. If not, he will be another great college player who didn’t pan out in the NFL.

81. Dominque Alexander, Oklahoma, Off-Ball Linebacker

82. Sean Davis, Maryland, Cornerback/Safety

83. Jonathan Williams, Arkansas, Running Back

84. Javon Hargrave, South Carolina State, Interior Defensive Lineman

85. Jeremy Cash, Duke, Hybrid Safety/Linebacker

86. Cyrus Jones, Alabama, Cornerback/Return Man

87. Le’Raven Clark, Texas Tech, Offensive Tackle

88. Jack Allen, Michigan State, Offensive Guard/Center

89. Willie Henry, Michigan, Interior Defensive Lineman

90. Kyler Fackrell, Utah State, Edge Defender

91. Kelvin Taylor, Florida, Running Back

92. Nick Vannett, Ohio State, Tight End

93. Jason Spriggs, Indiana, Offensive Tackle

94. Jerald Hawkins, LSU, Offensive Tackle

95. Vadal Alexander, LSU, Offensive Guard

96. Keanu Neal, Florida, Safety

97. Denver Kirkland, Arkansas, Offensive Tackle

98. Rashard Robinson, LSU, Cornerback

99. Carl Nassib, Penn State, Edge Defender

100. Leonte Carroo, Rutgers, Wide Receiver


Javon Hargrave is a very underrated defensive tackle who has great movement skills and he can plug gaps against the run. The most intriguing player in this draft is former disgruntled LSU star Rashard Robinson. He was suspended indefinitely from LSU in 2014 and has played anywhere since; however, when he was on the field, he showed the talent of a first-round player. If he never got suspended, he could possibly be the top player in this draft class.

John Owning is a NFL columnist for Football Insiders. He has years of experience covering the NFL, NFL draft and NCAA football. John's work has been featured on the Bleacher Report and

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