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    Bessire: Top 250 Prospects

    by Paul Bessire, PredictionMachine.com
    Last Updated: 5/1/2016 1:00 PM ET
    Rankings for the Top 250 2016 NFL Draft prospects are below. Players are ranked based on PredictionMachine.com's 2016 projected statistics for what each player would be expected to do as a 16 game starter on a totally average NFL team against a completely average NFL schedule. Read more about how rankings and projections are done.

    We have added impact score (0 - 10 scale) for each player that is a relative value based on the projections that can put players in context across positions and draft classes. In the score, a seven or above can generally outperform a replacement player in the NFL at his position as a rookie; an eight or above can be expected to start and a player with a rating over nine is a unique, standout player who could star.

    See last year's Top 250. No prospect this season would rank within the Top 3 from 2015, but almost exactly the same number of players grade as future stars (ten in 2016, 11 in 2015) and above average starters (56 in 2016, 59 in 2015). Just one quarterback - Jared Goff - ranks within the Top 50 overall and only three QBs are even in the Top 100. While the actual draft results are likely to be very different, this is where their value and likelihood of future success rank each player (absent of team need).

    Top 250 Overall NFL Draft Prospects 2016

    Rank Player Position School Score
    1 DeForest Buckner DE Oregon 9.3
    2 Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia 9.2
    3 William Jackson III CB Houston 9.2
    4 Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State 9.2
    5 Jalen Ramsey CB Florida State 9.1
    6 Joey Bosa DE Ohio State 9.1
    7 Laremy Tunsil OT Mississippi 9.0
    8 Jonathan Bullard DT Florida 9.0
    9 Jack Conklin OT Michigan State 9.0
    10 Jeremy Cash S Duke 9.0
    11 Shaq Lawson DE Clemson 9.0
    12 Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma 8.8
    13 Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma State 8.8
    14 Jarran Reed DT Alabama 8.8
    15 Corey Coleman WR Baylor 8.6
    16 Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville 8.6
    17 Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida 8.6
    18 William Fuller WR Notre Dame 8.6
    19 Sheldon Day DT Notre Dame 8.5
    20 A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama 8.5
    21 Austin Johnson DT Penn State 8.5
    22 Jatavis Brown OLB Akron 8.5
    23 Bronson Kaufusi DE BYU 8.4
    24 Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame 8.4
    25 Myles Jack OLB UCLA 8.4
    26 Josh Doctson WR TCU 8.4
    27 Joe Schobert OLB Wisconsin 8.4
    28 Jared Goff QB Cal 8.3
    29 Laquon Treadwell WR Mississippi 8.3
    30 Joshua Garnett OG Stanford 8.3
    31 Jason Spriggs OT Indiana 8.3
    32 Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame 8.2
    33 Clayton Fejedelem S Illinois 8.2
    34 Derrick Henry RB Alabama 8.2
    35 Hunter Henry TE Arkansas 8.2
    36 Taylor Decker OT Ohio State 8.2
    37 Adolphus Washington DT Ohio State 8.2
    38 Rashard Higgins WR Colorado State 8.2
    39 Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh 8.2
    40 Kentrell Brothers ILB Missouri 8.2
    41 Andrew Billings DT Baylor 8.1
    42 Scooby Wright III ILB Arizona 8.1
    43 Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama 8.1
    44 Nick Vigil ILB Utah St. 8.1
    45 Carl Nassib DE Penn State 8.1
    46 Javon Hargrave DT South Carolina St. 8.1
    47 David Morgan TE UTSA 8.0
    48 Karl Joseph S West Virginia 8.0
    49 Cyrus Jones CB Alabama 8.0
    50 Mike Hilton CB Mississippi 8.0
    51 Miles Killebrew S Southern Utah 8.0
    52 Jordan Howard RB Indiana 8.0
    53 Cody Whitehair OG Kansas State 8.0
    54 Darron Lee OLB Ohio State 8.0
    55 Darian Thompson S Boise State 8.0
    56 Paul Perkins RB UCLA 8.0
    57 Daryl Worley CB West Virginia 7.9
    58 Ryan Kelly C Alabama 7.9
    59 Kenny Clark DT UCLA 7.9
    60 Noah Spence DE Eastern Kentucky 7.9
    61 Shon Coleman OT Auburn 7.9
    62 Chris Jones DT Mississippi State 7.9
    63 Leonte Carroo WR Rutgers 7.9
    64 Germain Ifedi OG Texas A&M 7.9
    65 Robert Nkemdiche DT Mississippi 7.8
    66 Michael Caputo S Wisconsin 7.8
    67 DeAndre Washington RB Texas Tech 7.8
    68 Joshua Perry ILB Ohio State 7.8
    69 Ejiro Ederaine OLB Fresno State 7.8
    70 Jordan Jenkins OLB Georgia 7.8
    71 Daniel Braverman WR Western Michigan 7.8
    72 Wendell Smallwood RB West Virginia 7.8
    73 Kyle Murphy OT Stanford 7.8
    74 Mike Jordan CB Missouri Western State 7.7
    75 Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech 7.7
    76 Jerell Adams TE South Carolina 7.7
    77 Michael Thomas WR Ohio State 7.7
    78 Spencer Drango OG Baylor 7.7
    79 Ben Braunecker TE Harvard 7.7
    80 C.J. Prosise RB Notre Dame 7.7
    81 Alex Collins RB Arkansas 7.6
    82 Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech 7.6
    83 Pharoh Cooper WR South Carolina 7.6
    84 Austin Hooper TE Stanford 7.6
    85 DeAndre Houston-Carson S William and Mary 7.6
    86 De'Runnya Wilson WR Mississippi State 7.6
    87 Cam Serigne TE Wake Forest 7.6
    88 James Cowser DE Southern Utah 7.6
    89 Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech 7.5
    90 Landon Turner OG North Carolina 7.5
    91 Roger Lewis WR Bowling Green 7.5
    92 Luke Rhodes ILB William and Mary 7.5
    93 A.J. Stamps S Kentucky 7.5
    94 Matt Johnson QB Bowling Green 7.5
    95 Nick Kwiatkoski ILB West Virginia 7.5
    96 Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State 7.5
    97 Tajae Sharpe WR Massachusetts 7.4
    98 Eric Striker OLB Oklahoma 7.4
    99 Le'Raven Clark OT Texas Tech 7.4
    100 Kevin Byard S Middle Tennessee 7.4
    101 Dak Prescott QB Mississippi St. 7.4
    102 Chris Moore WR Cincinnati 7.4
    103 Ian Seau OLB Nevada 7.4
    104 Kyler Fackrell OLB Utah State 7.4
    105 Su'a Cravens OLB USC 7.4
    106 Paxton Lynch QB Memphis 7.4
    107 Cre'von LeBlanc CB Florida Atlantic 7.4
    108 Bryce Williams TE East Carolina 7.4
    109 Shawn Oakman DE Baylor 7.4
    110 Frankie Williams CB Purdue 7.4
    111 Max Tuerk C USC 7.4
    112 Nick Martin OG Notre Dame 7.3
    113 Josh Ferguson RB Illinois 7.3
    114 Vadal Alexander OG LSU 7.3
    115 Denver Kirkland OT Arkansas 7.3
    116 Joey Hunt C TCU 7.3
    117 Jordan Payton WR UCLA 7.3
    118 Jack Allen C Michigan State 7.3
    119 Travis Greene RB Bowling Green 7.2
    120 Anthony Zettel DT Penn State 7.2
    121 Isaac Seumalo OG Oregon State 7.2
    122 Vernon Adams QB Oregon 7.2
    123 Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan State 7.2
    124 Matt Ioannidis DT Temple 7.2
    125 Kevin Dodd DE Clemson 7.2
    126 Aaron Burbridge WR Michigan State 7.2
    127 Hassan Ridgeway DT Texas 7.2
    128 Malcolm Mitchell WR Georgia 7.2
    129 Trevone Boykin QB TCU 7.2
    130 Jake Brendel C UCLA 7.2
    131 Quinton Jefferson DT Maryland 7.2
    132 Connor Cook QB Michigan State 7.2
    133 Kevin Hogan QB Stanford 7.1
    134 Joe Haeg OT North Dakota State 7.1
    135 Demarcus Ayers WR Houston 7.1
    136 Zack Sanchez CB Oklahoma 7.1
    137 D.J. Foster WR Arizona State 7.1
    138 Jerald Hawkins OT LSU 7.1
    139 Steven Daniels ILB Boston College 7.1
    140 Alex Erickson WR Wisconsin 7.1
    141 Kivon Cartwright TE Colorado State 7.0
    142 Austin Blythe C Iowa 7.0
    143 Connor Wujciak DT Boston College 7.0
    144 Hunter Sharp WR Utah State 7.0
    145 Devontae Booker RB Utah 7.0
    146 Keyarris Garrett WR Tulsa 7.0
    147 Willie Beavers OT Western Michigan 7.0
    148 Nate Sudfeld QB Indiana 7.0
    149 Darrell Greene OG San Diego State 7.0
    150 Thomas Duarte WR UCLA 7.0
    151 Jeff Driskel QB La. Tech 6.9
    152 Cardale Jones QB Ohio State 6.9
    153 Xavien Howard CB Baylor 6.9
    154 Graham Glasgow C Michigan 6.9
    155 Cody Kessler QB USC 6.9
    156 Brandon Allen QB Arkansas 6.9
    157 Jake Ganus ILB Georgia 6.9
    158 Brandon Shell OT South Carolina 6.9
    159 Maliek Collins DT Nebraska 6.8
    160 Tyler Ervin RB San Jose St. 6.8
    161 Tyler Marz OT Wisconsin 6.8
    162 Tyler Matakevich ILB Temple 6.8
    163 Jared Norris ILB Utah 6.8
    164 Kyle Friend C Temple 6.8
    165 Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson 6.8
    166 Willie Henry DT Michigan 6.8
    167 Kenny Lawler WR California 6.8
    168 Trae Elston S Mississippi 6.7
    169 Pearce Slater OT San Diego State 6.7
    170 Eddie Yarbrough OLB Wyoming 6.7
    171 Ryan Smith CB North Carolina Central 6.7
    172 Jonathan Jones CB Auburn 6.7
    173 Jordan Williams WR Ball State 6.7
    174 Darius Latham DT Indiana 6.7
    175 James Burgess ILB Louisville 6.7
    176 Johnny Holton WR Cincinnati 6.7
    177 Jalen Richard RB Southern Miss. 6.7
    178 Cayleb Jones WR Arizona 6.6
    179 Ken Crawley CB Colorado 6.6
    180 John Theus OT Georgia 6.6
    181 Bralon Addison WR Oregon 6.6
    182 Mike Thomas WR Southern Miss. 6.6
    183 Donte Deayon CB Boise State 6.6
    184 Ricardo Louis WR Auburn 6.6
    185 Geronimo Allison WR Illinois 6.6
    186 Nelson Spruce WR Colorado 6.6
    187 Steve Longa OLB Rutgers 6.6
    188 Canaan Severin WR Virginia 6.6
    189 Travis Feeney OLB Washington 6.6
    190 Artie Burns CB Miami (Florida) 6.6
    191 Joe Thuney OG North Carolina State 6.6
    192 Jake Coker QB Alabama 6.5
    193 Hunter Kissinger ILB Louisiana-Monroe 6.5
    194 Briean Boddy-Calhoun CB Minnesota 6.5
    195 Cassanova McKinzy ILB Auburn 6.5
    196 C.J. Johnson ILB Mississippi 6.5
    197 Paul McRoberts WR Southeast Missouri State 6.5
    198 Cody Core WR Mississippi 6.5
    199 Blake Martinez ILB Stanford 6.5
    200 T.T. Barber OLB Middle Tennessee 6.5
    201 Kolby Listenbee WR TCU 6.5
    202 Ty Darlington C Oklahoma 6.5
    203 Connor McGovern OG Missouri 6.5
    204 Devon Johnson RB Marshall 6.5
    205 Jay Lee WR Baylor 6.5
    206 Kenyan Drake RB Alabama 6.5
    207 Curt Maggitt OLB Tennessee 6.5
    208 Great Ibe ILB Eastern Michigan 6.5
    209 Evan Boehm C Missouri 6.5
    210 Trevor Davis WR California 6.5
    211 A.J. Zuttah DT Dartmouth 6.5
    212 Mike Mathews C Texas A&M 6.4
    213 Nile Lawrence-Stample DT Florida State 6.4
    214 Quinshad Davis WR North Carolina 6.4
    215 Rashawn Scott WR Miami (FL) 6.4
    216 Christian Westerman OG Arizona State 6.4
    217 Adam Gotsis DT Georgia Tech 6.4
    218 Mekale McKay WR Cincinnati 6.3
    219 Jaydon Mickens WR Washington 6.3
    220 Beau Sandland TE Montana State 6.3
    221 Matt Skura C Duke 6.3
    222 Christian Hackenberg QB Penn State 6.3
    223 Jared Dangerfield WR Western Kentucky 6.3
    224 Chad Farris OG Ohio State 6.3
    225 Marquise Williams QB North Carolina 6.3
    226 Brandon Doughty QB Western Kentucky 6.3
    227 Alonzo Russell WR Toledo 6.3
    228 Dom Williams WR Washington State 6.3
    229 Josh Forrest ILB Kentucky 6.3
    230 Vonn Bell S Ohio State 6.3
    231 Marcus Henry C Boise State 6.3
    232 Jake Rudock QB Michigan 6.3
    233 Keenan Reynolds RB Navy 6.3
    234 Matt Judon DE Grand Valley State 6.3
    235 Dadi Nicolas DE Virginia Tech 6.3
    236 Alex Lewis OT Nebraska 6.3
    237 Tyler Higbee TE Western Kentucky 6.2
    238 Aaron Morris OG Mississippi 6.2
    239 Montese Overton OLB East Carolina 6.2
    240 Dean Lowry DE Northwestern 6.2
    241 Mike Bercovici QB Arizona St. 6.2
    242 Avery Young OT Auburn 6.2
    243 Derrick Kindred S TCU 6.2
    244 Jamaal Jones WR Montana 6.2
    245 KJ Maye WR Minnesota 6.2
    246 Beniquez Brown OLB Mississippi State 6.2
    247 Joseph Cheek OG Texas A&M 6.2
    248 Tre Madden RB USC 6.2
    249 Dominick Jackson OG Alabama 6.1
    250 Taysom Hill QB BYU 6.1


    Utilizing our unique, objective approach to player projections and development, PredictionMachine.com presents its 2016B NFL Draft content, including a Seven Round Mock Draft, Position-by-Position Reports, Statistical Breakdowns and Future Projections for all prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft. Also available this year is the new and improved NFL Draft Machine for customizable mock drafts and comprehensive draft evaluation. All NFL Draft Content is FREE from PredictionMachine.com's Paul Bessire as well as NFL Draft Expert Matt Richner.
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