2016 NFL Mock Draft: a Mid-Preseason Look

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Nov 29, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Cody Kessler (6) is tackled by Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Jaylon Smith (9) during the first half at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

42. The San Francisco 49ers defense isn’t as bad as many think but they did lose a lot. And if they could, you know they would love to have a player like Patrick Willis back. So the 49ers take a versatile linebacker that has drawn a lot of comparisons to Willis lately.. LB. Notre Dame. Jaylon Smith. 7. player

Scooby Wright III. 8. player. 15. Junior Galette was the only proven edge-rusher the New Orleans Saints had until they cut him. So if they pick in the top 10 next year, edge-rusher has to be a priority. I like Hau’oli Kikaha but an edge-rusher on the other side could get the Saints back into the playoffs.. OLB. Arizona

player. 57. If the Chicago Bears pick in the top 10, they’re going to start over at quarterback. With a new G.M. comes a new head coach and with a new coach comes a new quarterback. You know the drill so the Bears get their new quarterback to start over with in 2016.. QB. Michigan State. Connor Cook. 9

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