Projected 2016 NFL Draft Order: Post Week 1

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August 30, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the first quarter in a preseason NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals at Coliseum. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers looked terrible on both sides of the ball against the Tennessee Titans. Jameis Winston will have his ups and downs this season, but the defense looks like a real problem area. Lovie Smith continues to stick with the Tampa-2 system despite the evidence offensives have figured out the key to expose it.

2. Oakland Raiders

Losing Derek Carr to a hand injury played a major role in the Raiders’ opening day loss. There’s a big drop off in talent from Carr to Matt McGloin. Oakland may be picking in the top half of the draft, but things should look better in the coming weeks. This team has talent and just needs time to gel.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

It was a rough week 1 loss for the Jaguars who were expecting to show improvement. Blake Bortles didn’t carry his strong play in the preseason into the game against the Panthers. His development is the key to any hope Jacksonville has to dig themselves out of the lower half of the NFL.

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4. Washington Redskins

The Robert Griffin III situation continues to be head-scratcher and doesn’t appear to change anytime soon. However, it’s very clear that Kirk Cousins isn’t the answer at quarterback making it highly likely the Redskins use this pick on a quarterback. Luckily for Washington this draft has a handful of quarterback prospects who could fit in this spot.

5. Cleveland Browns

Cleveland’s quarterback situation is tough to watch, but they have to be equally disappointed in the defense’s performance. They allowed the Bills to move the ball up and down the field while also showing explosive plays. However, it’s looking more and more clear that this pick could be a quarterback.

6. Chicago Bears

The Bears actually looked good as a team in their loss to the Green Bay Packers. However, the storyline didn’t change much with Jay Cutler throwing a late-game interception to end Chicago’s hope for an upset. The defense also needs a lot of help but things seem to be headed in a more positive direction with John Fox in town.

7. Houston Texans

It seems like Bill O’Brien is just trying to patch together the quarterback position until he’s able to draft a legitimate talent. Neither Brian Hoyer nor Ryan Mallett are the long-term solution making the only hope finding someone early in the draft. It’s not a secret that O’Brien is a big fan of his former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg.

8. Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota had to deal with some tough situations in the first week of the season with starting the game at an unusual time, facing a highly motivated 49ers team and the emotions of welcoming back Adrian Peterson. This is a team with tons of talent and should right the ship. However, the offensive line looked horrible and has the potential to derail their playoff hopes.

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