NFL Draft has a lot of impact on teams as well as players alike. It helps the teams to add some of the best and talented players to their armory. NFL draft aid the players to play for best teams in the NFL, show their talents to the world and receive better reward for their hard work. Obviously, NFL draft is the best time for the players and teams to bag their best and prove that why they are valuable as a player and team. Teams pick players not just to add more talents to their armory but to fulfill their future visions and intentions.
Every year in the draft, there are quite a few teams that play a leading role by picking more players. A lot of teams participate in the draft by looking at their team strategy and how things play out. Now that the 2016 NFL draft is over, there is a huge effect based on what teams did or didn't do. A team will be evaluated with the number of picks a team possesses, and also where a team is placed in the draft.
After the 2016 NFL draft, every team seems to be pretty happy and contented with their picks. From the Titans to the Giants, every team is packed with optimism. There is a lot of football to be played this season and the teams are confident that they have talented players to line up in the right positions. Most of the teams were successful in the 2016 NFL draft by picking players to fill wide holes on the list, and add to positions of strength. A total of 253 picks were made in this year's draft.
Without a doubt, every selection adds supreme value and importance to the future of apiece franchise. The 2016 NFL draft suggest that versatility and flexibility is a great tool an NFL prospect can have. Most of the NFL franchise gave importance to versatility and flexibility of players. The players who have ability to play many positions had upper hand during the draft. The teams preferred the players who have the capability to make better impact on the game in a mixture of ways. The franchises looked for players who can be creative and exploit every playing condition in their potential rookie additions this year.
Some of the teams have surprised the football fans by going after the lesser known players by believing that they could make a major impact for their respective franchises. According to the critics and NFL fans, there were 13 teams that made wise picks during this year’s draft such as Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Obviously, fans will have different opinions regarding best picks and worst picks of the 2016 NFL draft. We cannot underestimate any player who was picked by different franchise since they are good in one way or another. Let’s have a look at some of the top players that may have a big impact for their NFL team this year:
1. Jonathan Bullard
Jonathan Bullard is an American football defensive end for the Chicago Bears. He played college football at Florida. Jonathan Bullard was one of the best picks of this year’s draft. He was chosen in the 3rd round in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Chicago Bears made the right move by picking Bullard because he could lead all of college with a +51.5 run defense grade a year ago thanks to his run-stopping ability. He posted the 68th best pass rushing grade in the FBS very last year. He will certainly try to translate his form and ability to the NFL.
2. Chris Jones
Chris Jones is an American football nose tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football at Mississippi State University. Jones was chosen in the 2nd round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Chiefs. The Kansas City Chiefs made a good selection by picking Jones because he was the better one than any other defensive lineman in the draft class. His height (6-6) and length (34 ½-inch arms) is a great advantage to him and he will definitely prove his worth with the Chiefs.
3. Cody Whitehair
Cody Whitehair an American football offensive guard for the Chicago Bears. He played college football at Kansas State. He got the entry to play NFL when he was selected in the 2nd round by the Chicago Bears during the 2016 NFL draft. Whitehair was the cleanest college tackle last year and he led all of the FBS in grading. His positioning and technique make him a good player and has the prospective to be a top-5 interior lineman.
4. Paxton Lynch
Paxton Lynch is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos. He played college football at Memphis. Paxton Lynch got entry to play NFL when the Denver Broncos was selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. He is a great addition to the franchise and he has proved his skills and value during his college years.
5. Joe Thuney
Joe Thuney is an American football guard for the New England Patriots. He played college football at NC State. Joe Thuney could produce at an elite level at tackle and guard the previous two seasons. He is also one of the best athletes among all offensive linemen in the draft. He has the ability to change the course of game right away. Hence, New England Patriots made a valuable pick.
6. Mackensie Alexander
Mackensie Alexander is an American football cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings. Alexander played college football at Clemson University. He got the license to play NFL when he was drafted by the Vikings in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Vikings could grab one of the best talents and perhaps the top man corner in the class. Mackensie Alexander didn’t record a single interception during his college career but he has the skill to prove his value in NFL.
7. DeForest Buckner
DeForest Buckner is an American football defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers. He played college football at the University of Oregon. Buckner was chosen by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Before the draft, DeForest Buckner was rated as the best defensive player of the bunch. Buckner is expected to get the similar role in the NFL as he did at the University of Oregon. With his size and athleticism, he led all defensive players with a +69.4 grade a year ago.
8. Jalen Ramsey
Jalen Ramsey is an American football cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played college football at Florida State. He could fulfill his dream of playing NFL when the Jacksonville Jaguars chosen Ramsey with the 5th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Jalen Ramsey is one of the best picks in the draft because he is well known for his athleticism and his length adds to his advantage. The fans and the franchise believe that Ramsey can totally transform Jaguars defense.
9. Corey Coleman
Corey Coleman is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns. He played college football at Baylor. Coleman got the entry to the world of NFL he signed a four-year, $11.65 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. He was selected fifteenth overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2016 NFL Draft. The team and it fans have high hopes for Corey Coleman because of his commitment towards the game.
10. Andrew Billings
Andrew Mitchell Billings is an American football defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football at Baylor University. He was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 122nd overall pick in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft. His previous two years of grading put him in the middle of the top-5 for interior players in this year’s draft class. He can be a genuine game winner for the Cincinnati Bengals due to his strong physique and power.
11. Scooby Wright
Scooby Wright is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns. He played college football at Arizona. Wright was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 7th round and 250th overall of the 2016 NFL Draft. Wright has some serious athletic restrictions, but no one in the class is quicker with their run-reads than Wright.
12. Joe Schobert
Joe Schobert is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns in NFL. Schobert played college football at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Schobert was chosen during the 2016 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns in the 4th round and 99th overall. When he was at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he could win the Jack Lambert Trophy in 2015 as the nation's best linebacker. His balance, hand usage, and agility are the main factors that make him a good player.