The 2016 NFL draft has some talented players coming out and teams like the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens are all in range to get a top five pick.
Some of the top prospects that potentially could be in the draft this year include Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch, Jared Goff, Laquon Treadwell, Ezekiel Elliott, Laremy Tunsil, Connor Cook, A'Shawn Robinson, Cardale Jones, Trevone Boykin, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan among others. ESPN rates Lynch and Goff as the top quarterbacks that could be in the draft this year, while Bosa comes in as the first pick in the first mock draft by Todd McShay for ESPN.
The teams at the top of the draft all have various needs and there are a number of teams that could be interested in quarterbacks. The class for this year has some solid names with Lynch, Kevin Hogan, Cody Kessler, Connor Cook, Trevone Boykin and Cardale Jones potentially coming out. Bosa looks like he will be a top five pick no matter what teams end up down there, as he has been getting strong reviews from scouts heading out of the season.
The teams with needs at quarterback will be interesting to watch, as the Browns, Chargers, 49ers, Lions, Cowboys and Ravens could look at taking a thrower. Some of those teams have established quarterbacks like Philip Rivers and Joe Flacco, but they also could look at taking a player to develop behind those aging veterans. The Browns are in an interesting position, as they have Johnny Manziel and he has shown some improvement this season, but if the team is not convinced he is "the guy," they could go after someone like Lynch or Goff with a top pick.
The Browns also could consider a player like Bosa or Treadwell, as they have needs all over the place and need more talent on the roster. Laremy Tunsil from Ole Miss has been getting some attention as a potential top pick and he could be an option for a team like the Titans. Tennessee is set at QB wqith Marcus Mariota and that allows them to be in position to take the best player available (other than a QB) or go for the biggest need on the roster. The O-line is a major need and this could be a potential target for the Titans.
Depending on how the Cowboys finish the season the team could be anywhere from the top five to the top 15 picks in the draft. The injury to Tony Romo has shown that the team could use to develop a QB on the roster and if they end up in the top 10, this could be the opportunity to do it. There are some solid prospects coming out this season and names like Goff, Lynch, Cook, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan could be potential targets for the team.