2016 NFL Draft: Updated Wide Receiver Rankings Following Combine Workouts

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Following the conclusion of each day of the 2016 NFL Combine, prospect rankings for every position group that performed that day will be updated and published. These version of player rankings will include only players at the position that were invited to Indianapolis.

Here’s a look at the updated prospect rankings, including the top five overall prospects, for the wide receivers following their workouts at the 2016 NFL Combine.

2016 NFL Draft: Updated Quarterback Rankings Following Combine Workouts

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Following the conclusion of each day of the 2016 NFL Combine, prospect rankings for every position group that performed that day will be updated and published. These version of player rankings will include only players at the position that were invited to Indianapolis.

Here’s a look at the updated prospect rankings, including the top five overall prospects, for the quarterbacks following their workouts at the 2016 NFL Combine.

Physical measurements and results from every test that the top five players participated in are included.

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Which States Produced the Most 2015 NFL Draft Picks?

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There’s a long-held belief that there are three states in America that are in a special class of their own when it comes to producing great football players: California, Florida and Texas.

Judging by the 2015 NFL draft, however, it looks like “the big three” may have to soon be changed to the big four, since the state of Georgia proved it deserves the same heavyweight status as California, Florida and Texas with a huge showing in this year’s draft.

31 of the players selected in the 2015 draft are natives of the Peach State. Only Florida—which led the way with 38 total players selected, including three of the top six picks (Dante Fowler Jr., Amari Cooper and Leonard Williams)—had more players selected. That means Georgia eclipsed two of the big three states: Texas and California, which had 27 draftees and 26 draftees respectively.

In recent years, recruiting experts have pointed to Georgia as the most talent-stocked state outside of the big three. This year’s showing in the NFL draft should only help boost the state’s reputation as a prospect-producing powerhouse and further the argument that the state belongs on the same esteemed tier as California, Florida and Texas.

Overall, 37 different states had a player selected in the 256-player 2015 NFL draft class, as well as two different foreign countries: Canada and Germany.

*Note: The data collected for this study was based off of where a player played his high school football, instead of his actual birthplace. For example, Chicago Bears WR Kevin White was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, but he played his high school football in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, so he counts for Pennsylvania.

Here’s a look at how the states stacked up in the 2015 draft.

2015 NFL Draft: Final 2-Round Mock Draft

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“This is the most unpredictable NFL draft in years” is the cliché phrase that gets trotted out during the lead up to every NFL draft.

The 2015 NFL draft certainly lives up to that billing, though.

For months, the sense was that Jameis Winston would go No. 1 overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But after that, there was a great deal of uncertainty swirling around every other top pick, especially surrounding the draft’s other top quarterback prospect: Marcus Mariota.

Luckily, the finish line is now in sight, as the 2015 NFL draft will begin tonight live from Chicago. The speculation will soon come to an end and reality will take hold. Still, until Roger Goodell steps out onto the stage and puts the Bucs on the clock, the possibilities and scenarios remain infinite.

Who knows, maybe the Titans, Eagles and Browns could orchestrate some remarkably intricate three-team trade that nets Philadelphia the No. 2 overall pick, Cleveland Sam Bradford and the Titans Mychal Kendricks, Fletcher Cox and a plethora of picks.

Maybe the Jaguars shock the world by going against the grain with the No. 3 pick yet again and take Todd Gurley or Vic Beasley.

Maybe the Falcons make a bold move by trading up for Dante Fowler Jr.

Maybe a team like the Browns or the Saints puts together both of its first-round picks in a trade package to make a big move up the board and shake up the top 10.

Or…

It could all go pretty much according to plan: The Bucs take Winston, the Titans take Mariota, and then the three best non-quarterback prospects: Dante Fowler Jr., Amari Cooper and Leonard Williams—will round out the top five in some fashion. 

Soon enough the speculation will end, but for now, all we can do is predict and project, which is exactly what I did in my final two-round mock draft.

Though I believe there will be a good number of trades on the first night of the draft, and potentially even a few shakeups in the top 10, I opted against trying to project trades for the final mock, and instead opted to just go straight down the board and match players with teams based on a combination of value, need and overall team-prospect fit.

Here’s a look at the final predictions and projections for the first two rounds of the 2015 NFL draft.

2015 NFL Draft Preview: The Early Bird Special

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With many analysts dubbing the 2014 NFL draft class the deepest and most talented group that they’ve seen in at least a decade, it’s clear that the 2015 draft class is going to have a mighty tough precedent to live up to.

Since a record 98 underclassmen—including big-name stars such as JadeveonClowney, Johnny Manziel, Sammy Watkins and Teddy Bridgewater—chose to declare for the 2014 draft, college football has obviously taken a major talent hit. Luckily, though, the sport still has plenty of established impact players and plenty more up-and-coming talents that NFL scouts should be excited about.

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, Baylor QB Bryce Petty, Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon, Texas A&M OT Cedric Ogbuehi, UCLA QB Brett Hundley and Nebraska DE Randy Gregory are just a few of the high-profile prospects who bypassed the chance to earn millions as high picks in the 2014 draft in order to return to school and continue honing their skills on the collegiate level.

They’ll be some of the must-watch prospects to keep an eye on this fall, but there will be plenty of other notable names to watch out for as well.

Admittedly, trying to rank and project draft prospects this early in the process is simply an impossible task. Every year, we always end up seeing a few unheralded prospects rise from relative obscurity and become household names, while we also see highly touted commodities fail to live up to their preseason hype.

At this time last year, who would have thought that Blake Bortles would be picked ahead of Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater? Or that Greg Robinson would be the top offensive tackle taken? Or that once overlooked prospects like Ja’Wuan James, Dee Ford, Marcus Smith, Deone Bucannon and Jimmie Ward would all end up being selected in the first round?

So much is bound to happen over the next 12 months that will change the complexion of the 2015 draft class. Still, it’s never too early to get a jump on evaluating and discerning the next wave of top prospects.

Here’s a very early, preliminary look at college football’s top prospects for the 2015 NFL draft.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Bowl Season Projections and Prospect Rankings

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Are the Houston Texans ready to ride a new Carr into the future?

That’s one of the most intriguing questions surrounding the 2014 NFL draft. Following the conclusion of the college football regular season, Carr has elevated himself into the conversation to be the No. 1 overall pick next May. At the same time, Houston has been sinking downwards into the abyss, crawling closer and closer to the top overall pick.

With college football bowl season on the horizon, there’s still a lot that can change in the next few months leading up to the 2014 draft. Bowl performances, senior bowl showings, combine workouts and pro days will all come into play in the near future.

There are two weeks to go in the NFL season, and a huge slate of bowl games.

There are still more questions than answers, but at least the shape of the 2014 draft class is somewhat starting to form.

Here’s a look at the current first-round projections for the 2014 draft, along with individual position rankings, as bowl season approaches.

*Note: Underclassmen and Early 2015 draft rankings are based on underclassmen declaration projections as of Dec. 17.