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NFL Free Agency 2016 – Franchise Tags

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NFL Free Agency – Franchise Tags and Positional Salary Numbers

The deadline for teams to designate their franchise tag players was today.
List of the players who will not hit free agency next week. Free Agency opens Tuesday March 9th.

Photo - Safety Eric Berry - Kansas City Chiefs

Franchise Tags
Exclusive

Von Miller - OLB Denver Broncos - Super Bowl MVP was given the exclusive franchise tag. The exclusive tag is the first for a non-quarterback since 2007. No teams can talk to Miller and he gets a higher salary.

Franchise Tags
Non-Exclusive

Kirk Cousins – QB Washington Redskins - The Redskins used their non-exclusive franchise tag on him and are willing to pay the $19.953 million tag price for one year. The Redskins want to see Cousins if the real deal before giving him a long-term deal.
Alshon Jeffery – WR Chicago Bears – Highly productive over his short career. Bears hope to get a longterm deal through the spring. Jeffery could play for $14.599 million that was his franchise tender offer.
Cordy Glenn – OT Buffalo Bills – Ranked in the league’s top 10 left tackles and just entering his prime. Bills had to keep him to protect any young starting QB.
Muhammad Wilkerson – DL New York Jets – One of the top five free agents available this offseason. Recovering from a broken leg. Dominant defender.
Josh Norman - CB Carolina Panthers - The Panthers had to keep their best secondary defender. Ranks in top two corners along with Derrelle Revis.
Eric Berry - S Kansas City Chiefs – Talented young vet continues to make a great comeback from cancer. Looking to work out a long-term deal.
Trumaine Johnson - CB Los Angeles Rams - Rams faced a tough decision with both Trumaine and vet Janoris Jenkins up for free agency. Their hoping to get his signature on a long term agreement.
Justin Tucker – PK Baltimore Ravens - One of the best kickers in the league. Gets $4.572 million on a one year deal if they fail to get a long-term deal done.

Transitional Tag
Olivier Vernon – DE Miami Dolphins
- The Dolphins chose to place the transition tag on this emerging defender. They owe him $12.7 million in 2016, but he can sign with another teams. The Dolphins can match any offer sheet if he signs elsewhere. Could command a huge contract deal on the open market.

Franchise Tag Salary Numbers for each position
Transition tags numbers - second figure

Quarterback: $19.953 million ($17.696 million)
Running Back: $11.789 million ($9.647 million)
Wide Receiver: $14.599 million ($12.268 million)
Tight End: $9.118 million ($7.713 million)
Offensive Line: $13.706 million ($11.902 million)

Defensive End: $15.701 million ($12.734 million)
Defensive Tackle: $13.615 million ($10.875 million)
Linebacker: $14.129 million ($11.925 million)
Cornerback: $13.952 million ($11.913 million)
Safety: $10.806 million ($9.116 million)
Kicker/Punter: $4.572 million ($4.123 million)

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Combine 2016 - Player Schedule - Testing/ Workout / Interview

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NFL Combine 2016
Player Schedule

Please note the TEs and RBs will switch groups from the historical schedule, moving TEs to Group 6 (day 2 arrival) and RBs to Group 3 (day 1 arrival). This change is reflected on the schedule for 2016.

Photo - QB Paxton Lynch - Memphis

Special NFL Combine Report – New Top 150 Pro Prospects - available Next this week

DAY 1 ARRIVALS*: Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (RB)
Tuesday

February 23, 2016 Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Wednesday
February 24, 2016 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Thursday
February 25, 2016 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Friday
February 26, 2016 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 2 ARRIVALS*: Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (TE)
Wednesday

February 24, 2016 Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Thursday
February 25, 2016 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Friday
February 26, 2016 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Saturday
February 27, 2016 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 3 ARRIVALS*: Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)
Thursday

February 25, 2016 Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Friday
February 26, 2016 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Saturday
February 27, 2016 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Sunday
February 28, 2016 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 4 ARRIVALS: Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)
Friday

February 26, 2016 Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Saturday
February 27, 2016 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Sunday
February 28, 2016 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Monday
February 29, 2016 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis
Select players from any Group may arrive one day prior to their scheduled date listed above in order to assist with medical scheduling. This will be based on flight schedules and medical tests only and no players arriving early will have advanced contact with teams.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

LB Myles Jack Selected in Top Ten of New NFL Mock Draft

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First Round Mock Draft for the NFL Draft 2016
Post Senior Bowl - Prior to NFL Combine
* Underclassmen

Photo - LB Myles Jack - UCLA

Team / W-L / Player / Position / Ht/wt / School
First Round

1 Tennessee 3-14 - * Joey Bosa - DE - 6-3, 275 - Ohio St
2 Cleveland 3-14 - * Jared Goff - QB - 6-4, 210 - Cal
3 San Diego 4-12 - * Laremy Tunsil - OT - 6-5, 305 - Ole Miss
4 Dallas 4-12 - * Paxton Lynch - QB - 6-6, 245 - Memphis
5 Jacksonville 5-11 - * Vernon Hargreaves - CB - 5-10, 200 - Florida
6 Baltimore 5-11 - * Jalen Ramsey - CB - 6-0, 205 - Florida St
7 San Fran 5-11 - * Myles Jack - LB - 6-1, 235 - UCLA
8 Miami 6-10 - * Ronnie Stanley - OT - 6-5, 315 - Notre Dame
9 Tampa Bay 6-10 - * Zeke Elliott - RB - 5-11, 225 - Ohio St
10 NY Giants 6-10 - * A’Shawn Robinson - DT - 6-3, 315 - Alabama
11 Chicago 6-10 - DeForest Buckner - DE - 6-6, 290 - Oregon
12 New Orleans 7-9 - * Eli Apple - CB - 6-1, 195 - Ohio St
13 Philadelphia 7-9 - * Mackensie Alexander - CB - 5-10, 190 - Clemson
14 Oakland 7-9 - * Shaq Lawson - DE - 6-3, 275 - Clemson
15 St. Louis 7-9 - * Laquon Treadwell - WR - 6-2, 215 - Mississippi
16 Detroit 7-9 - Robert Nkemdiche - DL - 6-4, 295 - Mississippi
17 Atlanta 8-8 - * Jack Conklin - OT - 6-5, 320 - Michigan St
18 Indianapolis 8-8 - Jason Spriggs - OT - 6-6, 310 - Indiana
19 Buffalo 8-8 - Carson Wentz - QB - 6-5, 230 - North Dakota St
20 NY Jets 10-6 - Connor Cook - QB - 6-4, 220 - Michigan St
21 x Washington 9-7 - Reggie Ragland - LB - 6-2, 255 - Alabama
22 x Houston 9-7 - * Germaine Ifedi - OT - 6-5, 325 - Texas A&M
23 x Minnesota 11-5 - Jarran Reed - DE - 6-4, 315 - Alabama
24 x Cincinnati 11-5 - Sheldon Rankins - DT - 6-1, 305 - Louisville
25 y Pittsburgh 10-6 - * Leonard Floyd - LB - 6-3, 235 - Georgia
26 y Seattle 10-6 - * Michael Thomas - WR - 6-2, 210 - Ohio St
27 y Green Bay 10-6 - * Austin Johnson - DT - 6-3, 325 - Penn St
28 y Kansas City 11-5 - * Will Fuller - WR - 5-11, 195 - Notre Dame
x New England 12-4 - (Forfeits pick)
29 x Arizona 13-3 - * Jaylon Smith - LB - 6-2, 235 - Notre Dame
30 x Carolina 15-1 - Taylor Decker - OT - 6-6, 320 - Ohio St
31 x Denver 11-4 - Adolphus Washington - DT - 6-3, 295 - Ohio St

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Ohio St Leads NFL Combine 2016 Invitation List

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NFL Combine 2016 – 332 Players Invitation List
Feb 23-29, 2016

http://www.nflcombine.net/players/official-invite-list/

Ohio State Leads With 14 Invitations to NFL Scouting Combine
Eight Buckeyes are projected as Top 5 performers at their respective positions

http://www.nflcombine.net/players/official-invite-list/

The Ohio State Buckeyes heads the NFL Scouting Combine roster with 14 invitations more than from any other school when the week-long event takes place Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis. Leading the way are two players projected by NFL Draft scout/analyst Frank Coyle as the #1 prospect at their position – DE Joey Bosa and RB Ezekiel Elliott. There are six other players who are among the Top 5 players at their respective positions, according to Coyle.

Photo – DT Adolphus Washington

Joining Bosa and Elliott at the NFL Combine will be safety Vonn Bell, WR Michael Thomas, TE Nick Vannett, OT Taylor Decker, LB Darron Lee, CB Eli Apple, DT Adolphus Washington, LB Joshua Perry and WR Braxton Miller, all ranked in the top 100 prospects with most in the top 50 overall players. QB Cardale Jones, WR Jalin Marshall and safety Powell round out the Buckeye contingent.

Ohio St Combine Prospects
CB Eli Apple

– After red-shirting in 2013, Apple was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes with 27 starts and 28 games played in 2014 and 2015. He totaled 22 passes defended (18 PBUs and four INTs) the past two years and trailed only Vonn Bell among the Buckeyes in this category during that time. He was named second-team all-Big Ten Conference in 2015 by the league’s coaches. He was named a freshman All-American in 2014 after a season in which he had 53 tackles and was among the Top 10 in the Big Ten with 13 passes defended.

SAF Vonn Bell
– Bell played three seasons for the Buckeyes and totaled 42 games played and 28 starts. He was named a first-team All-American this past season by the Associated Press and DraftInsiders.com after recording 65 tackles and leading the team with nine passes defended. Bell, first-team all-Big Ten in 2015, had 176 career tackles (third among his teammates) and a team-high 24 passes defended, including nine interceptions. A big-play maker, Bell had interceptions against No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game and vs. Michigan in 2014, plus had touchdowns vs. Minnesota (INT) and Northern Illinois (fumble recovery) this past season.

DE Joey Bosa
– That “D” in defensive end actually stood for “disruptive” because that’s what Bosa was while earning consensus All-America honors twice and also earning a Big Ten defensive player of the year award and two Big Ten defensive linemen of the year awards in his three seasons. He played in 41 games, started 37 times and ranks in Ohio State’s Top 5 in four marquee defensive categories: quarterback sacks (3rd with 26), sack yardage (4th with 177), tackles-for-loss (4th with 50.5) and TFL yardage (4th with 247). Bosa had more TFLs the past three years than any player in the nation. His five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries led to 44 Ohio State points. He has been ranked the #1 or #2 overall prospect by Frank Coyle since August, 2015.

OT Taylor Decker
– Taylor Decker was a three-year starter who played in 54 games and started 42 times for a team that went 50-4 during his four-years (2012-15). He was a Lombardi Award semifinalist and Outland candidate as a senior and was voted a co-captain by his teammates. He helped pave the way for Ohio State to lead the Big Ten in rushing at 245.2 yards per game this past season and finish second in the conference in scoring (35.7) and third in total offense (434.1). He was named a consensus All-American and the Big Ten’s Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior as well as a unanimous first-team all-Big Ten Conference pick. Also earned all-Big Ten honors as a junior when he helped lead the Buckeyes to a Big Ten championship and national championship.

RB Ezekiel Elliott
– Will unquestionably be remembered as one of the all-time best backs in Ohio State history with the second-most rushing yards in school history – 3,961 – including the most rushing yards in consecutive years: 3,699 in 2014 and 2015. Elliott’s 6.7 yards per carry is best among the Buckeyes with his five 200-yard games and 22 100-yard games ranking in a tie for first and second, respectively. His 44 touchdowns rank fourth, behind Pete Johnson (58), Keith Byars (50) and Eddie George (45). The Big Ten’s offensive player of the year and its running back of the year in 2015, Elliott also was the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award winner and a second-team All-American. He had 12 career rushes over 50 yards and he is the only Ohio State player with three rushes of at least 80 yards.

QB Cardale Jones
– Played in 23 games for the Buckeyes and was a perfect, 11-0, as the starting quarterback for the best winning percentage for a QB in school history with 10-or-more starts. Included in his victories are three of the most important wins in school history; post-2014 season conquests of Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game, No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Sugar Bowl, and No. 2 Oregon in the national championship game. He was the MVP of the Big Ten title game after throwing for 257 yards and three touchdowns. He threw for 2,323 yards with 15 touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 61.9 completion percentage for his career.

LB Darron Lee
– A second-team Associated Press All-American in 2015 after earning freshman All-American honors in 2014, Lee was a starting linebacker in 28 games and played in 30 as a Buckeye. Was second among Buckeyes the last two years – trailing only Joey Bosa – in tackles-for-loss with 27.5 and quarterback sacks with 12. He also had 147 career tackles, five pass break-ups, 10 quarterback hurries, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He scored three defensive touchdowns: 61- and 33-yard fumble returns vs. Navy and Michigan in 2014, respectively, and a 41-yard interception return vs. Northern Illinois this year.

H-Back Jalin Marshall
– A highly skilled receiver and return specialist, Marshall played in 29 games, started 11 and was the team’s second-leading receiver in each of his two seasons playing. He had 38 receptions as a freshman in 2014 – only Cris Carter had more (41) as an Ohio State freshman – and 36 as a sophomore and finished his career with 74 passes caught for 979 yards (13.2 average) and 11 touchdowns. Also averaged 12.7 yards per return (fifth best at Ohio State) off his 52 career punt returns, including a 54-yard punt return touchdown in 2014 vs. Indiana, part of a four-TD day. He scored 13 career touchdowns and amassed 1,905 all-purpose yards (175 rushing, 976 receiving, 662 off punt returns and 92 from kickoff returns).

WR Braxton Miller
– After missing 20 months of activity while recovering from a shoulder injury and two surgeries, Miller switched positions to receiver/H-Back and earned honorable mention all-Big Ten honors after catching 26 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns plus rushing for 281 yards and another score. A two-time winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Silver Football Award as the best player in the Big Ten (as quarterback), Miller holds the school record with 88 touchdowns responsible for while also finishing among the school’s greats with 8,609 yards of total offense (second at Ohio State), 3,314 rushing yards (No. 6) and 33 rushing touchdowns, 5,295 yards passing (No. 8) and 52 touchdowns (No. 4). Miller has the most individual awards in Big Ten history with seven, including two offensive player and quarterback of year awards plus a freshman of the year honor. He graduated in December 2014 with his degree in communications.

LB Joshua Perry
– Perry played in 52 games, started 39 times at linebacker for the Buckeyes and was voted a team co-captain as a senior. He finished his career ranking 16th all-time at Ohio State with 298 tackles, including a team-leading 124 (second-most in the Big Ten) during the 2014 national championship season and 105 (second on the team) in 2015. He was named an all-Big Ten first-team linebacker by the league’s coaches as a senior and honorable mention All-American by DraftInsiders.com. His play on the field coupled with his deeds off the field earned Perry the honor of being a Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist, selection – one of only 11 from the FBS – to the AFCA Good Works Team and one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. He was also on the watch list for the Butkus and Bednarik awards. Graduated in December with his degree in consumer and family financial services.

SAF Tyvis Powell
– Accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl despite junior eligibility because he had graduated – in 3.5 years with a degree in sport industry – by December 2015. Powell was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes with 33 starts and 42 games played. He led the team with three interceptions in 2015 and had eight career interceptions, including critical picks vs. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and vs. Notre Dame in the Battlefrog Fiesta Bowl. Also picked off a two-point conversion attempt in the closing seconds of a win over Michigan in 2013. Finished his career with 195 tackles – the second-most among his Buckeye peers – and 16 passes defensed.

WR Michael Thomas
– Ohio State’s No. 1 receiver the past two seasons with 54 catches for 799 yards and nine scores in 2014 and 56 for 781 and nine in 2015. Thomas played in 39 games and started 27 times. He caught a pass in the final 29 games he played and ranks 13th at Ohio State with 113 career receptions, 18th with 1,602 receiving yards and T8th with 18 touchdown receptions. Was outstanding in the post-season with 21 receptions – 13 of which went for a first down – for 232 yards and two touchdowns in four post games; all of them Ohio State wins. Thomas graduated in December with his degree in sport industry.

TE Nick Vannett
– Vanett played in 53 games for the Buckeyes and started 15 times, including 12 starts as a senior in 2015. He totaled 55 receptions for 585 yards (10.6 yards per catch) and six touchdowns. He finished his career ranking ninth all-time among Ohio State tight ends in receptions and tied for 10th in touchdown receptions. He also finished with 18 multi-catch games. He was named honorable mention all-Big Ten as a senior after catching 19 passes for 162 yards, this after a 19-catch season as a junior in 2014 (for 220 yards). Vannett was invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl and had an impressive week of practice and caught three passes during the game. He graduated last August with his degree in sport industry.

DT Adolphus Washington
– Three-year starting defensive lineman Adolphus Washington played in 49 games for the Buckeyes and started 31 times. He was invited and participated during 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl week. Washington capped a fine career with a personal-best 49 tackles as a senior with seven tackles-for-loss and four sacks. He was named a first-team All-American by DraftInsiders.com this past season as well earning second-team all-Big Ten honors by both the coaches and the media. Season highlights included a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown vs. Western Michigan, two sacks and a forced fumble vs. Penn State and a career-high 10 tackles vs. Indiana. Washington’s career numbers include 142 tackles, 25.0 tackles-for-loss and 13.5 quarterback sacks. He also had four pass break-ups, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Updated Top 75 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft

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Top 75 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2016 - Feb
Post Senior Bowl/Pre NFL Combine Rankings
*Declared Underclassmen

RB Zeke Elliott - Ohio St

Pro Prospect / Position / Size/Height / School

1. * Joey Bosa DE 6-3, 275 Ohio St
2. * Laremy Tunsil OT 6-5, 305 Mississippi
3. * Ronnie Stanley OT 6-5, 315 Notre Dame
4. * Jalen Ramsey CB 6-0, 205 Florida St
5. * Jared Goff QB 6-4, 210 California
6. * Paxton Lynch QB 6-6, 245 Memphis
7. DeForest Buckner DE 6-6, 290 Oregon
8. * Myles Jack LB 6-1, 235 UCLA
9. * Laquon Treadwell WR 6-2, 215 Mississippi
10. * Zeke Elliott RB 5-11, 225 Ohio St
11. * A’Shawn Robinson DT 6-3, 315 Alabama
12. * Mackenzie Alexander CB 5-10, 190 Clemson
13. * Shaq Lawson DE 6-3, 275 Clemson
14. * Vernon Hargreaves CB 5-10, 200 Florida
15. Reggie Ragland LB 6-2, 255 Alabama
16. * Jack Conklin OT 6-5, 320 Michigan St
17. * Will Fuller WR 5-11, 195 Notre Dame
18. * Leonard Floyd LB 6-3, 235 Georgia
19. * Robert Nkemdiche DT 6-4, 295 Mississippi
20. * Corey Coleman WR 5-10, 190 Baylor
21. Carson Wentz QB 6-5, 230 North Dakota St
22. Jarran Reed DE 6-4, 315 Alabama
23. Jason Spriggs OT 6-6, 310 Indiana
24. * Jaylon Smith LB 6-2, 235 Notre Dame
25. * Emmanuel Ogbah DE 6-4, 275 Oklahoma St
26. * Kenny Clark DT 6-3, 310 UCLA
27. Connor Cook QB 6-4, 220 Michigan St
28. Sheldon Rankins DT 6-1, 305 Louisville
29. * Eli Apple CB 6-1, 195 Ohio St
30. * Andrew Billings DT 6-1, 305 Baylor
31. Taylor Decker OT 6-6, 320 Ohio St
32. * Michael Thomas WR 6-2, 210 Ohio St
33. * Darron Lee LB 6-1, 235 Ohio St
34. Vernon Butler DT 6-3 310 Louisiana Tech
35. * Noah Spence DE/LB 6-3, 245 Eastern Kentucky
36. Adolphus Washington DT 6-4, 300 Ohio St
37. * Germaine Ifedi OT 6-5, 325 Texas A&M
38. Jonathan Bullard DE 6-3, 265 Florida
39. * Derrick Henry RB 6-2, 245 Alabama
40. Josh Doctson WR 6-3, 195 TCU
41. Jeremy Cash SS 6-1, 210 Duke
42. * Tyler Boyd WR 6-1, 200 Pittsburgh
43. * Austin Johnson DT 6-3, 325 Penn St
44. * Kevin Dodd DE 6-4, 275 Clemson
45. Cody Whitehair OG 6-5, 310 Kansas St
46. * Kendall Fuller CB 5-11, 200 Virginia Tech
47. * Christian Hackenberg QB 6-4, 235 Penn St
48. * Shon Coleman OT 6-6, 310 Auburn
49. * Su’a Cravens LB 6-1, 225 Southern Cal
50. * Chris Jones DT 6-3, 310 Mississippi St
51. * Hunter Henry TE 6-5, 250 Arkansas
52. * Vonn Bell FS 5-11, 205 Ohio St
53. Vadal Alexander OG 6-5, 325 LSU
54. Shilique Calhoun DE 6-4, 255 Michigan St
55. * Alex Collins RB 5-10, 225 Arkansas
56. Darien Thompson FS 6-1, 210 Boise St
57. * Jayron Kearse FS 6-3, 210 Clemson
58. * Austin Hooper TE 6-4, 250 Stanford
59. Will Jackson CB 5-11, 185 Houston
60. * Jerald Hawkins OT 6-5, 310 LSU
61. Braxton Miller WR 6-1, 215 Ohio St
62. Jordan Jenkins LB 6-2, 255 Georgia
63. John Theus OT 6-5, 305 Georgia
64. Shawn Oakman DE 6-7, 280 Baylor
65. Josh Perry LB 6-3, 255 Ohio St
66. Nick Martin C 6-4, 300 Notre Dame
67. Devontae Booker RB 5-11, 215 Utah
68. * Kenny Lawler WR 6-2 190 California
69. * Scooby Wright LB 6-1, 250 Arizona
70. Carl Nassib DE 6-7, 280 Penn St
71. Deion Jones LB 6-1 228 LSU
72. Sheldon Day DE 6-2, 285 Notre Dame
73. * Paul Perkins RB 5-10, 210 UCLA
74. * Marquez North WR 6-3, 225 Tennessee
75. * Maliek Collins DT 6-3, 300 Nebraska

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Awards - Cam Newton MVP & JJ Watt DPY

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NFL 2015-16 Award Winners

Cam Newton Wins MVP
JJ Watt Takes 3rd Defensive Player of Year Award

Photo - Eric Berry - Chiefs

The Broncos win Super Bowl L in a defensive battle, but the 2015 season was Cam Newton’s time to shine. That continued Saturday night at NFL Honors when he won the MVP with 48 of 50 possible votes.

Newton and J.J. Watt winning big awards was not a surprise during the award show. Watt had a message for all the people that doubted him along the way.

"I was a 2-star recruit coming out, and now I have 3 DPOY awards. So... screw all of you guys for doubting me," Watt said.

Cam Newton wins AP Offensive Player of the Year

Hall of Fame Inductees
Brett Favre, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace, Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Ken Stabler, Tony Dungy and Dick Stanfel were announced as the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

Comeback Player of the Year Eric Berry provided the most resonant moment of the night talking about the times he "felt like I couldn't do it anymore" during his battle with cancer. He thanked his mom for being there for him during "lonely nights" and you could see how much the award meant to him. The night wrapped up with Anquan Boldin winning the Walter Payton Man of the Year, a worthy choice for one of the league's class acts of the last decade.

Here is the full list of 2016 NFL Award Winners:

AP Most Valuable Player: Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
NFL Rookie of the Year: Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Players of the Year: Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals; Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings

AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: Todd Gurley, RB, St. Louis Rams
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Marcus Peters, CB, Kansas City Chiefs

AP Offensive Player of the Year Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
AP Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans

AP Comeback Player of the Year: Eric Berry, S, Kansas City Chiefs
Service Award: Vincent Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Clutch Performer of the Year: Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints

AP Coach of the Year: Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers
AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Wade Phillips, Denver Broncos

Art Rooney Award: Charles Woodson, S, Oakland Raiders
Don Shula HS Coach of the Year: Michael Burnett, Tuscarora (Virginia) High School
"Greatness on the Road" Award: Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016:
Brett Favre, QB; Kevin Greene, LB; Marvin Harrison, WR; Orlando Pace, OL; Tony Dungy, coach; Ken Stabler, QB; Dick Stanfel, OL; Eddie DeBartolo, owner

Deacon Jones Award: J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year: Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Performance Play of the Year: Aaron Rodgers' stunning Hail Mary vs. Lions
NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year: Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Draft 2016 - Two Round Mock Draft - Defensive Line Heads Talent Class

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NFL Draft 2016 - Two Round Mock Draft -February, 2016 * Underclassmen - Selection order prior to NFL Combine
x - Division winner y - Wild card team

Photo - DT Andrew Billings - Baylor

First Round
Team / W-L / Player / Position / School

1 Tennessee 3-14 -* Laremy Tunsil - OT - 6-5, 305 Ole Miss
2 Cleveland 3-14 -* Paxton Lynch - QB - 6-6, 245 Memphis
3 San Diego 4-12 -* Joey Bosa - DE - 6-3, 275 Ohio St
4 Dallas 4-12 - * Jared Goff - QB - 6-4, 210 Cal
5 Jacksonville 5-11 - * Jalen Ramsey - CB - 6-0, 205 Florida St
6 Baltimore 5-11 - * Ronnie Stanley - OT - 6-5, 315 Notre Dame
7 San Fran 5-11 - Robert Nkemdiche - DL - 6-4, 295 Ole Miss
8 Miami 6-10 - * Vernon Hargreaves - CB - 5-10, 200 Florida
9 Tampa Bay 6-10 - * Myles Jack - LB - 6-1, 235 UCLA
10 NY Giants 6-10 - DeForest Buckner - DE - 6-6, 290 Oregon
11 Chicago 6-10 - * A’Shawn Robinson - DT - 6-3, 315 Alabama
12 New Orleans 7-9 - * Shaq Lawson - DE - 6-3, 275 Clemson
13 Philadelphia 7-9 -* Laquon Treadwell - WR - 6-2, 190 Ole Miss
14 Oakland 7-9 - * Zeke Elliott - RB - 5-11, 225 Ohio St
15 St. Louis 7-9 - * Eli Apple - CB - 6-1, 195 Ohio St
16 Detroit 7-9 - * Michael Thomas - WR - 6-2, 210 Ohio St
17 Atlanta 8-8 - * Mackenzie Alexander - CB - 5-10, 190 Clemson
18 Indianapolis 8-8 - Taylor Decker - OT - 6-6, 320 Ohio St
19 Buffalo 8-8 - * Leonard Floyd - LB - 6-3, 235 Georgia
20 NY Jets 10-6 - Carson Wentz - QB - 6-5, 230 North Dakota St
21 x Washington 9-7 - Jarran Reed - DE - 6-4, 315 Alabama
22 x Houston 9-7 - Connor Cook - QB - 6-4, 220 Michigan St
23 x Minnesota 11-5 - * Jaylon Smith - LB - 6-2, 235 Notre Dame
24 x Cincinnati 11-5 - Reggie Ragland - LB - 6-2, 255 Alabama
25 y Pittsburgh 10-6 - * Jack Conklin - OT - 6-5, 320 Michigan St
26 y Seattle 10-6 - * Andrew Billings - DT - 6-1, 305 Baylor
27 y Green Bay 10-6-*Emmanuel Ogbah -DE/LB- 6-4, 275 Oklahoma St
28 y Kansas City 11-5 - * Corey Coleman - WR - 5-10, 190 Baylor
x New England 12-4 - (Forfeits pick)
29 x Arizona 13-3 - * Germaine Ifedi - OT - 6-5, 325 Texas A&M
30 x Denver 11-4 - Sheldon Rankins - DT - 6-1, 305 Louisville
31 x Carolina 15-1 - Jason Spriggs - OT - 6-6, 310 Indiana

Second Round
32 Cleveland - Jonathan Bullard - DE - 6-3, 265 Florida
33 Tennessee - * Darron Lee - LB - 6-1, 235 Ohio St
34 Dallas - * Kevin Dodd - DE - 6-4, 275 Clemson
35 San Diego - Josh Doctson - WR - 6-3, 195 TCU
36 Baltimore - * Austin Johnson - DT - 6-3, 325 Penn St
37 San Fran - * Will Fuller - WR - 5-11, 195 Notre Dame
38 Jacksonville - Adolphus Washington - DT - 6-3, 295 Ohio St
39 Tampa Bay - * Derrick Henry - RB - 6-2, 245 Alabama
40 NY Giants - Jeremy Cash - S - 6-0, 210 Duke
41 Chicago - * Christian Hackenberg - QB - 6-4, 235 Penn St
42 Miami - * Shon Coleman - OT - 6-6, 310 Auburn
43 Philadelphia - Jordan Jenkins - LB - 6-2, 255 Georgia
44 Oakland - * Tyler Boyd - WR - 6-1, 200 Pittsburgh
45 St. Louis - Vadal Alexander - OG - 6-5, 325 LSU
46 Detroit - * Chris Jones - DT - 6-3, 310 Mississippi St
47 New Orleans - Kendall Fuller - CB - 5-11, 200 Virginia Tech
48 Indianapolis - * Kenny Clark - DT - 6-3, 310 UCLA
49 Buffalo - Shawn Oakman - DE - 6-7, 280 Baylor
50 Atlanta - * Hunter Henry - TE - 6-5, 250 Arkansas
51 NY Jets - * Noah Spence - DE/OLB - 6-3, 245 E. Kentucky
52 Houston - Cody Whitehair - G - 6-5, 310 Kansas St
53 Washington - * De’Runnya Wilson - WR - 6-3, 225 Miss St
54 Cincinnati - Shilique Calhoun - DE - 6-4, 255 Michigan St
55 Minnesota - * Alex Collins - RB - 5-10, 225 Arkansas
56 Seattle - * Su’a Cravens - LB - 6-1, 225 Southern Cal
57 Green Bay - * Jordan Howard - RB - 5-10, 225 Indiana
58 Pittsburgh - * Vonn Bell - FS - 5-11, 205 Ohio St
59 Kansas City - Jerald Hawkins - OT - 6-5, 310 LSU
60 New England - KeiVarae Russell - CB - 5-11, 190 Notre Dame
61 Arizona - *Jayron Kearse - FS - 6-3, 210 Clemson
62 Carolina - John Theus - OT - 6-5, 305 Georgia
63 Denver - Will Jackson - CB - 5-11, 185 Houston

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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