2016 NFL Mock Draft: 1st Edition

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May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on stage during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

2016 NFL Draft is a long way off but that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking towards the future. The more realistic fans of some of the league’s worst teams are already searching for some 2016 NFL Mock Drafts.

This mock draft is based on my evaluations of each prospect. Since it’s early in the process, there are sure to be a few names that will enter the first-round mix as the season progresses. I’m also working my way through the evaluations of the prospects which means more players will catch my eye.

The draft order is based on the power rankings done by Freddie Boston at Fansided’s Blogging Dirty. His article features some good in-depth analysis of the current state of each franchise.

I ask that everyone tries not to focus on the draft order and more on the prospects. It’s nearly impossible to predict how each team will perform during the season thus making it impossible to predict the draft order.

*NOTE* The New England Patriots 1st round pick was forfeited due to Deflate-Gate

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