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Ranking the Top 100 Prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft

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The 2016 NFL Draft will commence April 28 with the first round. While only 31 former college players will ascend the stage of the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago that night, a total of 253 will hear their name called by the time the draft concludes on April 30.

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The future of all 32 NFL franchises will take shape over these three days in the Windy City as every selection will be analyzed and discussed thoroughly by anyone who follows and is a fan of the sport. So when it comes to this year’s player pool, which are the names most likely to go in the early rounds?

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Athlon Sports' Top 100 Draft Prospects

Rk

Player

POS

School

HT

WT

1

Joey Bosa*

DE

6-6

275

2

Ronnie Stanley

OT

6-6

304

3

DeForest Buckner

DE

6-7

281

4

Jalen Ramsey*

CB/S

6-1

201

5

Laremy Tunsil*

OT

6-5

305

6

Jared Goff*

QB

6-4

215

7

Myles Jack*

ILB

6-1

238

8

Laquon Treadwell*

WR

6-2

210

9

Jaylon Smith*

OLB

6-2

240

10

Carson Wentz

QB

6-5

233

11

Vernon Hargreaves III*

CB 

  

5-11

199

12

A'Shawn Robinson*

DT

6-3

315

13

Taylor Decker

OT

6-8

320

14

Leonard Floyd*

OLB

6-4

231

15

Jarran Reed

DT

6-3

311

16

Mackensie Alexander*

CB

5-11

190

17

Sheldon Rankins

DT

6-1

304

18

Shaq Lawson*

DE

6-3

270

19

Emmanuel Ogbah*

DE

6-4

275

20

Andrew Billings*

DT

6-2

310

21

Jack Conklin*

OT

6-6

325

22

Ezekiel Elliott*

RB

6-0

225

23

Robert Nkemdiche*

DT

6-4

296

24

Noah Spence*

OLB

6-3

253

25

Kevin Dodd*

DE

6-5

275

26

Paxton Lynch*

QB

6-7

245

27

Reggie Ragland

ILB

6-1

259

28

Eli Apple*

CB

6-1

198

29

Vonn Bell*

FS

5-11

205

30

Jalen Mills

FS

6-0

194

31

Josh Doctson

WR

6-2

195

32

Hunter Henry*

TE

 

6-5

254

33

Kendall Fuller*

CB

6-0

196

34

Will Fuller*

WR

6-0

184

35

Darron Lee*

OLB

6-2

235

36

Kenny Clark*

DT

6-3

310

37

Jonathan Bullard

DE

6-2

283

38

Corey Coleman*

WR

5-11

190

39

Su'a Cravens*

SS

6-1

225

40

Kevin Hogan

QB

6-3

217

41

Jason Spriggs

OT

6-7

305

42

Adolphus Washington

DT

6-3

297

43

Joshua Perry

ILB

6-4

248

44

Chris Jones*

DT

6-6

308

45

Shilique Calhoun

DE

6-5

251

46

Connor Cook

QB

6-4

220

47

Derrick Henry*

RB

6-3

242

48

De'Runnya Wilson*

WR

6-5

220

49

Artie Burns*

CB

6-0

197

50

Braxton Miller

WR

6-1

204

51

Vernon Butler

DT

6-3

325

52

Jeremy Cash

SS

6-1

212

53

William Jackson III

CB

6-1

185

54

Dak Prescott

QB

6-2

226

55

Tyler Boyd*

WR

6-2

200

56

Nick Vannett

TE

6-6

256

57

Josh Garnett

OG

6-5

317

58

Alex Collins*

RB

5-11

215

59

Christian Westerman

OG

6-3

297

60

Pharoh Cooper*

WR

5-11

207

61

Eric Murray

CB

5-11

198

62

Michael Thomas*

WR

6-3

210

63

Jordan Jenkins

OLB

6-3

257

64

Austin Johnson

DT

6-4

323

65

Cardale Jones*

QB

6-5

250

66

Devontae Booker

RB

5-11

212

67

Charone Peake

WR

6-2

208

68

Shon Coleman*

OT

6-6

313

69

Carl Nassib

DE

6-6

273

70

Scooby Wright*

ILB

6-1

246

71

Deiondre' Hall

CB

6-2

192

72

Darian Thompson

FS

6-2

215

73

Paul Perkins*

RB

5-11

210

74

Kenny Lawler*

WR

6-3

195

75

Bryce Williams

TE

6-6

260

76

Graham Glasgow

OC

  

6-6

306

77

Bronson Kaufusi

DE

6-7

281

78

Kentrell Brothers

ILB

6-1

249

79

Deion Jones

OLB

6-1

219

80

Harlan Miller

CB

6-0

182

81

Miles Killebrew

SS

6-2

219

82

Christian Hackenberg*

QB

6-4

228

83

Malcolm Mitchell

WR

5-11

194

84

Ryan Kelly

OC

6-4

302

85

Alex Lewis

OT

6-6

302

86

Charles Tapper

DE

  

6-3

276

87

Maliek Collins

DT

6-2

300

88

Xavien Howard*

CB

6-2

200

89

Sean Davis

FS

6-1

201

90

Zack Sanchez*

CB

5-11

179

91

Cody Whitehair

OG

6-3

300

92

Shawn Oakman

DE

6-7

269

93

Germain Ifedi

OT

6-6

335

94

Kyler Fackrell

OLB

6-5

244

95

Karl Joseph

SS

5-11

195

96

Roberto Aguayo*

PK

6-1

210

97

Kenyan Drake

RB

6-1

210

98

Demarcus Robinson*

WR

6-1

204

99

Landon Turner

OG

6-4

325

100

Jerald Hawkins

OT

6-5

305

This is just one of the features found in Athlon Sports' 2016 NFL Draft Preview Magazine. The most complete preview of this year’s draft, Athlon has once again enlisted the expertise of Dan Shonka from Ourlads Scouting Services, to provide our scouting reports and rankings. With his guidance, our perview magazine dives deep into the 2016 draft class with in-depth scouting reports on 218 of the top prospects and position-by-position rankings of 554 draft-eligible players. We also take a detailed look at every NFL team with depth charts and needs for the upcoming season. Our draft magazine also includes a profile of sure first-rounder Joey Bosa, a mock draft, a draft board, a peek ahead at the 2017 draft and much more. Click here to order your copy today!