2016 NFL Draft Big Board: Post Week 1 Update

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Sep 5, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III (1) intercepts the ball over New Mexico State Aggies wide receiver Tyrain Taylor (5) during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

8. Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

Williams suffered a neck injury in the first week of the season which will keep him out of the line for a little while. However, reports are that his long-term future is not in jeopardy. This is great news because he has the potential to be a game changer in the NFL.

His combination of length, quick-twitch ability and smooth route-running makes him a threat all over the field. Williams is such a smooth runner that he can get in and out of breaks without having to slow down. This makes him a nightmare to cover in man situations.

He is also a redzone threat thanks to his long arms and willingness to attack the ball at its highest point.

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7. Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida

Hargreaves is the definition of a football player in that he just knows how to play the game. His instincts and easy movement gives him the potential to develop into a shutdown corner. Hargreaves helps his own cause by committing to playing with balance and working on his craft.

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He also possesses excellent ball skills where he can track the ball in the air and pull down interceptions. The only thing that might give some teams pause is the fact he features only average size. However, his other skills more than make up for any size issues.

6. Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

Stanley had a chance to be a 1st-round pick in last year’s draft but decided to return to school for more seasoning. He’s thick and powerful player who is equally accomplished as a run blocker and pass protector. His commitment to using his long arms to attack the defender and keep clean plays a role in his success.

The area he needed to work on over the summer was his footwork and keeping his pad level down.

5. Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss

Nkemdiche is an extremely versatile defender thanks to his combination of size and quickness. He’s someone who can hold at the point of attack against the run as well as work his way into the backfield generating pressure on the quarterback. This is a tremendous athlete who is already a disruptive force.

He brings added value because he’s able to play multiple positions and fit different schemes. Nkemdiche fits as a 3-technique defensive tackle and 5-technique defensive end.

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