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NFL Draft 2016- Dallas Cowboy Team Report -

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NFC East
Dallas Cowboys - 4-12 - Head Coach - Jason Garrett - 6th Year

Key Team Needs: 1. QB 2. DL 3. DB 4. WR 5. LB
1st Round Pick - 4th selection - 8 total picks

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Photo - DE Joey Bosa - Ohio St.

Cowboys - Short List Players
1st Round Prospects

Joey Bosa - DE Ohio St.
DeForest Buckner - DE Oregon
Zeke Elliott - RB Ohio St
Myles Jack - LB UCLA

2nd Day Prospects
2nd Round

Connor Cook - QB Michigan St.
Bronson Kaufusi - DE BYU
Kenny Clark - DT UCLA
Sterling Shepard - WR Oklahoma

3rd Round
Charles Tapper - DE Oklahoma
Darian Thompson - S Boise St
Kentrell Brothers - LB Missouri
Hassan Ridgeway - DT Texas

Team Needs
1. Quarterback
- The Cowboys lost starting QB Tony Romo for the critical early thru midseason when Dallas lost 7 games in a row. He was reinjured late and has a disturbing injury history. Best value appeared to be prospects Carson Wentz or Jared Goff with the #4 pick before the two major trades. They may sit on the need and wait until the 2nd round and hope to land Connor Cook. They like Kevin Hogan in the middle rounds.

2. Defensive Line - The Cowboys lost veteran Greg Hardy to a season opening suspension and he failed to make a difference. Rookie DE Randy Gregory faces a suspension this September and DE Demarcus Lawrence has been suspended the first month of season due to testing positive. He is a talented edge rusher who has emerged as an upcoming sack artist. They need both ends and tackles for their 4-3 set and could use two of their high picks there. They have little depth that must be addressed. They like DE Joey Bosa and DeForest Buckner in the 1st round. They like DT Kenny Clark, Vernon Butler and Andrew Billings in the early 2nd round. They will probably address their line with multiple selections in a very deep group. They like DEs Bronson Kaufusi and Carl Nassib and DTs Maliek Collins and Hassan Ridgeway in the 3rd round. Expect the Boys to explore trading up for linemen in the early rounds.

3. Defensive Back - The Cowboys had major problems in the secondary last season and could address both the safety and corner spots in the early rounds. Starting corners, Brandon Carr and Orlando Scandrick have struggled in coverage. They liked top pick Byron Jones who settled in at free safety and graded out well. They like DB Jalen Ramsey in the first round. They also like corners William Jackson and Artie Burns and will consider them in the 2nd round. They like safeties Darian Thompson and Jeremy Cash on the 2nd day.

4. Wide Receiver - The Boys’ hope to address their receiving corps with a top three selection. Veteran star wideout Dez Bryant missed most of the season with a leg injury and was never a big factor in their offense. Fast vet Terrance Williams has been fairly productive with improved big play ability. Slot receiver Cole Beasley showed some playing ability in package offense. The talent is good this year and they could address this unit on the 2nd day and like prospects Tyler Boyd, Sterling Shepard, Braxton Miller and Michael Thomas there.

5. Linebacker - The Cowboys are set in the 4-3 scheme with a solid if unspectacular unit. Veteran Sean Lee moved outside with the addition of Rolando McClain to the Mike spot. Lee is a leader and playmaker though missed three games while McClain was reliable in the middle after missing a month due to suspension. OLB Hitchens was adequate. They have marginal depth overall and will hope to add an outside backer to complete the unit. They like Myles Jack and he would be great fit in the 1st round. They like Josh Perry, Kentrell Brothers and Jordan Jenkins and have them earmarked for the 2nd day.

Insiders’ Insights
The Cowboys finished last in the NFC East at 4-12, mainly due to Tony Romo’s recurring collarbone injuries. They hope to address their future passer and struggling defense with most of their top selections. They still need playmakers for the healthy return Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. Jerry Jones will consider the top back, Elliott with their 1st round selection. In addition, they have average talent after Dez Bryant at wideout and will look to add one quality prospect there, though not with their top selection. Defense is their highest priority especially along the line. The Greg Hardy signing was a major disaster in production and team morale. They have ends high on their 1st round list and one will be available. They like DT Kenny Clark have him high on their 2nd round list. They could select multiple defensive linemen and possibly add another end in the top 40. They like Bronson Kaufusi in the 2nd day. They are interested in a starting corner in the top 100 and like Artie Burns in the early 2nd round.

1st Round Pick - DE Joey Bosa - Explosive edge defender with big play potential.
Alternate Pick - DB Jalen Ramsey - True blue chip versatile defender with early Pro Bowl talent.

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 - Top 20 Prospects - Defensive Ends & Tackles

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NFL Draft 2016 - Top 20 Prospects By Position -
Defensive Ends & Tackles

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Top Defensive End Prospects
1 * Joey Bosa - Ohio St
2 DeForest Buckner - Oregon
3 * Kevin Dodd - Clemson
4 * Shaq Lawson - Clemson
5 * Emmanuel Ogbah - Oklahoma St
6 Jonathan Bullard - Florida
7 Shilique Calhoun - Michigan St
8 Bronson Kaufusi - BYU
9 Carl Nassib - Penn St
10 Charles Tapper - Oklahoma
11 Jason Fanaika - Utah
12 Jihad Ward - Illinois
13 Ronald Blair - Appalachian St
14 Matt Judon - Grand Valley St
15 Aziz Shittu - Stanford
16 James Cowser - Southern Utah
17 Anthony Zettel - Penn State
18 Shawn Oakman - Baylor
19 Romeo Okwara - Notre Dame
20 Dean Lowry - Northwestern

Top Defensive Tackle Prospects
1 Sheldon Rankins - Louisville
2 * A'Shawn Robinson - Alabama
3 Jarran Reed - Alabama
4 * Kenny Clark - UCLA
5 * Robert Nkemdiche - Ole Miss
6 * Andrew Billings - Baylor
7 Vernon Butler - Louisiana Tech
8 * Chris Jones - Mississippi St
9 * Sheldon Day - Notre Dame
10 * Austin Johnson - Penn St
11 Adolphus Washington - Ohio St
12 * Hassan Ridgeway - Texas
13 * Maliek Collins - Nebraska
14 Javon Hargrave - South Carolina St
15 Matt Ioannidis - Temple
16 * Willie Henry - Michigan
17 DJ Reader - Clemson
18 Adam Gotsis - Georgia Tech
19 Nile Lawrence-Stample - Florida St
20 Antwaun Woods - Southern Cal

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 - Top 15 Prospects - Tackles, Guards & Centers

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NFL Draft 2016 - Top 15 Prospects By Position -
Offensive Tackles, Guards & Centers

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Photo - OT Ronnie Stanley - Notre Dame

Top Tackle Prospects
1 * Laremy Tunsil - Mississippi
2 * Ronnie Stanley - Notre Dame
3 *Jack Conklin - Michigan State
4 Taylor Decker - Ohio State
5 Jason Spriggs - Indiana
6 * Shon Coleman - Auburn
7 Le'Raven Clark - Texas Tech
8 * Germain Ifedi - Texas A&M
9 * Jerald Hawkins - LSU
10 Willie Beavers - Western Michigan
11 John Theus - Georgia
12 Fahn Cooper - Mississippi
13 Joe Haeg - North Dakota State
14 * Avery Young - Auburn
15 Stephane Nembot - Colorado
16 Kyle Murphy - Stanford
17 Tyler Johnstone - Oregon
18 Caleb Benenoch - UCLA
19 Tyler Marz - Wisconsin
20 Alex Lewis - Nebraska

Top Guard Prospects
1 Cody Whitehair - Kansas St
2 Vadal Alexander - LSU
3 Christian Westerman - Arizona St
4 Josh Garnett - Stanford
5 Joe Dahl - Washington St.
6 Spencer Drango - Baylor
7 Landon Turner - North Carolina
8 Connor McGovern - Missouri
9 * Denver Kirkland - Arkansas
10 Seb Tretola - Arkansas
11 Joe Thuney - North Carolina St
12 Parker Ehinger - Cincinnati
13 Rees Odhiambo - Boise St
14 Ted Karras - Illinois
15 Chase Farris - Ohio St

Top Center Prospects
1 Ryan Kelly - Alabama
2 Nick Martin - Notre Dame
3 Max Tuerk - Southern Cal
4 Graham Glasgow - Michigan
5 * Isaac Seumalo - Oregon St
6 Jack Allen - Michigan St
7 Evan Boehm - Missouri
8 Austin Blythe - Iowa
9 Jake Brendel - UCLA
10 Mike Matthews - Texas A&M
11 Marcus Henry - Boise St
12 Matt Skura - Duke
13 Matt Hegarty - Oregon
14 Sioasi Aiona - Utah
15 Kyle Friend - Temple

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 Invitation List – Ohio St. Buckeyes' Head Pro Prospect Group

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NFL Draft 2016 Invitation List – Ohio St. Heads Pro Prospect Invites

The NFL office released the list of 25 players that have been invited to this month’s draft. Heading the list are a record 5 former Ohio State players including DE Joey Bosa, RB Zeke Elliott, LB Darron Lee, CB Eli Apple and OT Taylor Decker.

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Ohio State ties NFL Draft Invite Record

The NFL has released the list of 25 players that have been invited to this month’s NFL Draft 2016.
The 25-member invite list includes a record tying five Ohio St. Buckeyes: Eli Apple, Joey Bosa, Taylor Decker, Ezekiel Elliott and Darron Lee. All five Buckeyes’ received first round grades from Frank Coyle of DraftInsiders.com. The Buckeyes could set several NFL Draft records this month with as many as 11 prospects possible in the Top 100 overall selections, possibly 8 chosen in the Top 50 picks, including the expected five going in the first round.

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The Ohio State football program holds or is near the top of a handful of NFL Draft records, including most draft picks in one year (first with 14 in 2004), all-time first-round picks (second with 69) and all-time draft picks (third with 416), and now the school tied the all-time record with five players invited to the NFL Draft, set for April 28-30 in Chicago at Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre. Alabama also had five invites to the NFL Draft, in 2012.

The five Ohio State Buckeyes pro prospects who were invited by the NFL to attend the draft are DE Joey Bosa, RB Ezekiel Elliott, LT Taylor Decker, CB Eli Apple and LB Darron Lee.

The three-day event will feature Round 1 at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Rounds 2-3 will be held on April 29 with Rounds 4-7 on April 30. The NFL Network will broadcast live all seven rounds.

NFL Draft 2016 - Invitation List
Listed Alphabetically

CB Eli Apple, Ohio State
DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State
DT Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech
WR Corey Coleman, Baylor
OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State
OT Taylor Decker, Ohio State
WR Josh Doctson, Texas Christian
DE Kevin Dodd, Clemson
RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
QB Jared Goff, California
CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
LB Myles Jack, UCLA
DT Chris Jones, Mississippi State
DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson
LB Darron Lee, Ohio State
S Keanu Neal, Florida
DT Robert Nkemdiche, Mississippi
LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama
CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
DT Jarran Reed, Alabama
DT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama
OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
WR Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi
OT Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi
QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State

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 - Top 15 Pro Prospects By Position - Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

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NFL Draft - Top 15 Prospects By Position -
Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

Over 300 In-depth Scouting Reports -
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By Frank Coyle and Staff at draftinsiders.com

Photo - RB Derrick Henry - Alabama

Top QB Prospects
1 Carson Wentz - North Dakota St
2 * Jared Goff - California
3 * Paxton Lynch - Memphis
4 Connor Cook - Michigan St
5 * Christian Hackenberg - Penn St
6 Kevin Hogan - Stanford
7 * Cardale Jones - Ohio St
8 Jeff Driskel - Louisiana Tech
9 Nate Sudfield - Indiana
10 Jacoby Brissett - North Carolina St
11 Cody Kessler - Southern Cal
12 Brandon Allen - Arkansas
13 Dak Prescott - Mississippi St
14 Vernon Adams - Oregon
15 Brandon Doughty - W. Kentucky

Top Running Back Prospects
1 * Ezekiel Elliott - Ohio State
2 * Derrick Henry - Alabama
3 Devontae Booker - Utah
4 * Jonathan Williams - Arkansas
5 * C.J. Prosise - Notre Dame
6 * Alex Collins - Arkansas
7 * Paul Perkins - UCLA
8 * Jordan Howard - Indiana
9 Kenneth Dixon - Louisiana Tech
10 Josh Ferguson - Illinois
11 Kenyan Drake - Alabama
12 * Peyton Barber - Auburn
13 Tyler Ervin - San Jose St
14 Daniel Lasco - California
15 Wendell Smallwood - West Virginia

Top Wide Receiver Prospects
1. * Laquon Treadwell - Mississippi
2. * Corey Coleman - Baylor
3. * Will Fuller - Notre Dame
4. Josh Doctson - TCU
5. * Tyler Boyd - Pittsburgh
6. * Michael Thomas - Ohio St
7. Braxton Miller - Ohio St
8. * Pharoh Cooper - South Carolina
9. Sterling Shephard - Oklahoma
10. Leonte Carroo - Rutgers
11. * Rashard Higgins - Colorado St
12. Malcolm Mitchell - Georgia
13. * Kenny Lawlor - California
14. Keyarris Garrett - Tulsa
15. Aaron Burbridge - Michigan St

Top Tight End Prospects
1 * Hunter Henry - Arkansas
2 * Austin Hooper - Stanford
3 Nick Vannett - Ohio St
4 Jerell Adams - South Carolina
5 Bryce Williams - East Carolina
6 Tyler Higbee - Western Kentucky
7 Beau Sandland - Montana St
8 Jake McGee - Florida
9 Temarrick Hemingway - S. Carolina St
10 David Morgan - Texas-San Antonio
11 * Thomas Duarte - UCLA
12 Henry Krieger Coble - Iowa
13 Darion Griswold - Arkansas St
14 Ben Braunecker - Harvard
15 Tanner McEvoy - Wisconsin

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 Mock Draft 2016 - Two Rounds - Tunsil /Ramsey /Wentz /Goff Top 1st Round

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Two Round Mock Draft for the NFL Draft 2016
Post NFL Combine 2016 - * Underclassmen

Photo – CB William Jackson - Houston

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

1 Tennessee 3-14 – * Laremy Tunsil - OT - 6-5, 305 - Mississippi
2 Cleveland 3-14 –* Jalen Ramsey - CB - 6-0, 205 - Florida St
3 San Diego 4-12 - Carson Wentz - QB - 6-5, 230 - North Dakota St
4 Dallas 4-12 – * Jared Goff - QB - 6-4, 210 - California
5 Jacksonville 5-11 - * Joey Bosa - DE - 6-3, 275 - Ohio St
6 Baltimore 5-11 - Ronnie Stanley - OT - 6-5, 315 - Notre Dame-
7 San Fran 5-11 - DeForest Buckner - DE - 6-6, 290 - Oregon
8 Phil (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 – * Jack Conklin - OT - 6-5, 320 - Michigan St
11 Chicago 6-10 – * Zeke Elliott - RB - 5-11, 225 - Ohio St
12 New Orleans 7-9 – * Laquon Treadwell - WR - 6-2, 215 - Mississippi
13 Miami (Phil 7-9) - * Shaq Lawson - DE - 6-3, 275 - Clemson
14 Oakland 7-9 - * Eli Apple - CB - 6-1, 195 - Ohio St
15 St. Louis 7-9 - * Paxton Lynch - QB - 6-6, 245 - Memphis
16 Detroit 7-9 – * Corey Coleman - WR - 5-10, 190 - Baylor
17 Atlanta 8-8 - * Kevin Dodd - DE - 6-4, 275 - Clemson
18 Indianapolis 8-8 – Taylor Decker - OT - 6-6, 320 - Ohio St
19 Buffalo 8-8 - Robert Nkemdiche - DL - 6-4, 295 - Mississippi
20 NY Jets 10-6 – * Mackensie Alexander - CB - 5-10, 190 - Clemson
21 x Washington 9-7 – Jarran Reed - DE - 6-4, 315 - Alabama
22 x Houston 9-7 – Reggie Ragland - LB - 6-2, 255 - Alabama
23 x Minnesota 11-5 - Sheldon Rankins - DT - 6-1, 305 - Louisville
24 x Cincinnati 11-5 - * Will Fuller - WR - 5-11, 195 - Notre Dame
25 y Pittsburgh 10-6 - * Jaylon Smith - LB - 6-2, 235 - Notre Dame
26 y Seattle 10-6 - * A’Shawn Robinson - DT - 6-3, 315 - Alabama
27 y Green Bay 10-6 – * Noah Spence - DE/OLB - 6-3, 245 - E. Kentucky
28 y Kansas City 11-5 –* Leonard Floyd - LB - 6-3, 235 - Georgia
x New England 12-4 - (Forfeits pick )
29 x Arizona 13-3 – * Darron Lee - LB - 6-1, 235 - Ohio St
30 x Carolina 15-1 - Josh Doctson - WR - 6-3, 195 - TCU
31 x Denver 11-4 – * Vonn Bell - FS - 5-11, 205 - Ohio St

Second Round
32 Cleveland – * Michael Thomas - WR - 6-2, 210 - Ohio St
33 Tennessee - Will Jackson - CB - 5-11, 185 - Houston
34 Dallas - * Andrew Billings - DT - 6-1, 305 - Baylor
35 San Diego – Jason Spriggs - OT - 6-6, 310 - Indiana
36 Baltimore – * Emmanuel Ogbah - DE/LB - 6-4, 275 - Oklahoma St
37 San Fran - Connor Cook - QB - 6-4, 220 - Michigan St
38 Jacksonville - Jonathan Bullard - DE - 6-3, 265 - Florida
39 Tampa Bay – * Kenny Clark - DT - 6-3, 310 - UCLA
40 NY Giants - * Tyler Boyd - WR - 6-1, 200 - Pittsburgh
41 Chicago - * Hunter Henry - TE - 6-5, 250 - Arkansas
42 Miami - Cody Whitehair - OG - 6-5, 310 - Kansas St
43 Los Angeles (Philadelphia) – Kendall Fuller - CB - 5-11, 200 - Virginia Tech
44 Oakland - * Shon Coleman - OT - 6-6, 310 - Auburn
45 Los Angeles - * Germaine Ifedi - OT - 6-5, 325 - Texas A&M
46 Detroit – Devontae Booker - RB - 5-11, 215 - Utah
47 New Orleans – * Derrick Henry - RB - 6-2, 245 - Alabama
48 Indianapolis - * Austin Johnson - DT - 6-3, 325 - Penn St
49 Buffalo – * Kamalei Correa - LB - 6-3, 245 - Boise St
50 Atlanta – Vadal Alexander - OG - 6-5, 325 - LSU
51 NY Jets - * Christian Hackenberg - QB - 6-4, 235 - Penn St
52 Houston - Ryan Kelly - C - 6-4, 300 - Alabama
53 Washington - Braxton Miller - WR - 6-1, 215 - Ohio St
54 Cincinnati – Shilique Calhoun - DE - 6-4, 255 - Michigan St
55 Minnesota - Nick Martin - C - 6-4, 300 - Notre Dame
56 Seattle – * Su’a Cravens - LB - 6-1, 225 - Southern Cal
57 Green Bay - Le’Raven Clark - OT - 6-5, 320 - Texas Tech
58 Pittsburgh – Karl Joseph - SS - 5-11, 200 - West Virginia
59 Kansas City - Sean Davis - CB - 6-1, 200 - Maryland
60 New England - Josh Perry - LB - 6-3, 255 - Ohio St
61 Arizona - Christian Westerman - OG - 6-3, 300 - Arizona St
62 Carolina -* Artie Burns - CB - 6-0, 190 - Miami (Fla.)
63 Denver - * Austin Hooper - TE - 6-4, 250 - Stanford

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 - Compensatory Draft Selections

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2016 NFL Draft - Compensatory Draft Selections

The NFL awarded 13 teams a total of 33 compensatory draft selections, which are granted under league rules to teams that lose more or better compensatory free agents than they acquire in the previous year. Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors, developed by the NFL Management Council. This year, compensatory picks fall between Rounds 3-6.

Photo - Safety Karl Joseph - West Virginia

The New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49es received the most compensatory picks this year, with 4 each. Beginning in 2017, clubs will be permitted to trade compensatory picks.

The 2016 NFL Draft will be held April 28-30 in Chicago. There will be 255 total draft selections over 7 rounds. There were two forfeited picks – Patriots in the 1st round and the Chiefs in the 3rd round.

Here is a look at this year's 33 compensatory choices, with the round and overall pick number for each selection:

NFL Draft - Compensatory Draft Selections

3rd Round (4)
Detroit Lions: (95)
New England Patriots: (96)
Seattle Seahawks: (97)
Denver Broncos: (98)

4th Round (9)
Green Bay Packers: (131) & (137)
Baltimore Ravens: (132) & (134)
Dallas Cowboys: (135)
Denver Broncos: (136)
San Francisco 49ers: (133)
Cleveland Browns: (138)
Buffalo Bills: (139)

5th Round (6)
Arizona Cardinals: (170)
Seattle Seahawks: (171)
Cleveland Browns: (172) & (173)
San Francisco 49ers: (174)
San Diego Chargers: (175)

6th Round (14)
New England Patriots: (208), (214) & (221)
Baltimore Ravens: (209)
Detroit Lions: (210)
San Francisco 49ers: (211) & (213)
Dallas Cowboys: (212), (216) & (217)
Seattle Seahawks: (215)
Buffalo Bills: (218)
Denver Broncos: (219)
Pittsburgh Steelers: (220)

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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