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Todd McShay Mock's the 2016 Draft

The actual picks in McShay's 2016 Mock draft have little relevance to me, but what I do find interesting is the projected records and what positions is there depth at the top of the draft.

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For those who have a subscription to ESPN Insider, Todd McShay has released his Way Too Early 2016 Mock Draft. The actual players-team combination make no difference in this writers opinion. But what I do find interesting is  which positions seem deep at the top of the draft, and the 2016 draft order, which was generated by Football Outsiders using their early projected records for the 2015 season.

The Deep Positions

While McShay has a few first round Wide Receivers, this does not seem like a very strong class there at the top. The past 2 drafts had 5 and 6 first round receivers, so it is not surprising there is less high end talent this year. He has 4 Quarterbacks going in the top 10: Christian Hackenberg, Connor Cook, Cardale Jones and Jared Goff.  Several CB's and Safeties, but also not a ton of depth. The strength at the top of this draft clearly is in the trenches. I think this is a good thing for us, because if we decided to move on from any of offensive lineman Eugene Monroe, Jeremy Zuttah, Marshal Yanda, or Kelechi Osemele, or if we were not happy with the defensive line production in 2015 from Brent Urban, Kapron Lewis-Moore, and company, this would be an opportunity to fill that hole. Outside linebacker also seems to have a fair share of talent.

Here are some names he has in his first round mock or on the bubble:

OL: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss; Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame; Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State; Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State; Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor; Max Tuerk, C/G, USC;

DL: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State; Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State; Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor; Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Ole Miss; A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama; Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA; Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska; DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon; Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State; Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State.

OLB: Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia; Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame; Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA; Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State.

He has almost half the 1st round (14 picks) on the OL or the DL. So a good year for either of those positions.

Football Outsiders Projected Records

1. Washington Redskins (Projected 2015 record: 5-11)

2. Cleveland Browns (Projected record: 5-11)

3. Oakland Raiders (Projected record: 5-11)

4. Tennessee Titans (Projected record: 6-10)

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Projected record: 6-10)

6. Jacksonville Jaguars (Projected record: 6-10)

7. New York Jets (Projected record: 6-10)

8. St. Louis Rams (Projected record: 6-10)

9. Arizona Cardinals (Projected record: 6-10)

10. Minnesota Vikings (Projected record: 6-10)

11. Carolina Panthers (Projected record: 7-9)

12. Chicago Bears (Projected record: 7-9)

13. San Francisco 49ers (Projected record: 7-9)

14. Detroit Lions (Projected record: 7-9)

15. Houston Texans (Projected record: 8-8)

16. Buffalo Bills (Projected record: 8-8)

17. Cincinnati Bengals (Projected record: 8-8)

18. Pittsburgh Steelers (Projected record: 8-8)

19. Philadelphia Eagles (Projected record: 9-7)

20. San Diego Chargers (Projected record: 9-7)

21. New Orleans (Projected record: 9-7)

22. New York Giants (Projected record: 9-7)

23. Baltimore Ravens (Projected record: 9-7)

24. Kansas City Chiefs (Projected record: 9-7)

25. Atlanta Falcons (Projected record: 10-6)

26. Indianapolis Colts (Projected record: 10-6)

27. Green Bay Packers (Projected record: 10-6)

28. Denver Broncos (Projected record: 10-6)

29. Miami Dolphins (Projected record: 11-5)

30. Dallas Cowboys (Projected record: 11-5)

31. New England Patriots (Projected record: 11-5)

32. Seattle Seahawks (Projected record: 12-4)

They have the Ravens as the division winner and 4 seed, and the only playoff team from the North. Not surprising, it is what many of us have predicted.