Lead: The 2016 NFL draft is April 28 in Chicago. Here is top 5 picks in the up coming draft. The list is comprised of teams’ need and best player available at the position needed. 

  1. Laremy Tunsil out of Ole Miss
Laremy Tunsil - David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire
Laremy Tunsil – David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire

6-5, 310 pounds

He is considered one of the best offensive tackle in the draft and was 5 star player coming out of high school. Has elite foot quickness of a high-end NFL tackle. The Tennessee Titans

Why? The Titans have finally found their franchise Quarterback, now its time for them to find people to protect him. Marcus Mariota was tied for 9th in the NFL for most Quarterback sacks and only played 12 games. Mariota threw for 2,818 yards, 19 TD and 10 Ints. The Titans have a lot of needs! But in order make a run at winning the division they need to do a better job of protect Mariota, which is why the Titans are a perfect fit.

  1. Carson Wentz out of North Dakota State

6-5 233lbs, Arm Length 32-3/8”, Hand Size 9-3/4”, 40-Yard Dash

Carson Wentz - Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire
Carson Wentz – Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire

Big strong Quarterback that has a good arm and can make plays with his feet. He played at a Division II school. He only played 7 games but threw for 1,651 for 17 TDs, and 4 Ints. But given his size and arm strength the Cleveland Browns are a perfect fit.

Why? The Brown have been DESPRATELY searching for a franchise Quarterback since 1999 having started 24 since then, the most in the NFL. The Browns play in cold weather, they need a Quarterback who can throw the ball down field. With top Defense in their division – Pittsburg, Cincinnati and Baltimore, Wentz is the most talented Quarterback in this draft, which is a match made in heaven for the Browns.

  1. DeForest Buckner out of Oregon
DeForest Buckner - Brian Murphy/Icon Sportswire
DeForest Buckner – Brian Murphy/Icon Sportswire

6-7 281lbs, arm length of 33- ¼”, hand size 11- ¾” 40- Yard Dash 4.85

Explosive athlete has the ability to get off blocks and get to the quarterback. He had 76 tackles and 9.5 sacks. The San Diego Chargers seem a perfect fit for a team that runs a 3-4 defense and was ranked 27th in the league at stopping the run.

Why? The Bolts have a couple Linebackers that are free agents (Donald Butler, Joe Mays and DE Kendall Reyes). With Derek Carr improving, Alex Smith a solid and the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos in the division the Chargers need a dominate pass rusher to get to the Quarterback. Which is makes Deforest Bunkner a good fit for the Chargers

  1. Jared Goff out of California

6-3 210lbs, 40- Yard Dash 4.85

Jared Goff -  Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswir
Jared Goff – Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswir

Goff has good mechanics and quick release. He has a skinny frame and questionable arm strength. In 2015 Goff threw for 4,714 yards for 43 TDs and 13 Ints and completed 64% of his passes. With Tony Romo turning 36 this April Dallas Cowboys are a perfect fit.

Why? The last time Romo played a full season was in 2012. He is coming off of two broken collarbone injuries and back surgery. Last season the Cowboys were 3-1 when Romo started 1-12 when he was hurt. Dallas is a warm weather city and having Goff sit for 2-3 years and develop while Romo is still productive at the end of his career make the Cowboys a perfect fit.

  1. Ronnie Stanley out of Notre Dame
Ronnie Stanley - Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire
Ronnie Stanley – Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire

6-5 304lbs, Arm Length 34- ½“, Hand Size 10- ¾“, 40- Yard Dash 5.15

Great Size for an Offensive tackle, he would be a perfect fit for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Why? Like the Titans the Jaguars have found their franchise Quarterback – Blake Bortles who threw for 4,428 yard, 35 TD and 18 Ints. He was also sacked 51 times – that lead the league. As Bortles continues his develop, its important that they improve their offensive line or else Bortles chances of getting injured increases that’s why Stanley is a great for the Jaguars.

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