Too Early For 2016 Mock Drafts?


Some may think it’s a bit too early for a 2016 mock draft. After all, the 2015 college football season has yet to be played so we really don’t know enough about player development and injuries.

Additionally, the 2015 NFL season has yet to be played so we really don’t know anything about the draft order.

This lack of clarity might slow some people down. Draft guru Todd McShay of ESPN is not one of them.

He has already posted his first mock draft of next years draft, and since he at least had enough common sense to include an LSU Tiger, I thought I’d share the link with the Big Easy Believer faithful.

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Now, you should be warned that the Way-Too-Early 2016 Mock Draft article is an “ESPN Insider” one. You need to pay for the privilege through the ESPN website or subscribe to ESPN the Magazine for obtain access (for the “low, low” price of $39.99, mind you) of the information.

Todd McShay on the ESPN set talking draft prospects.

To select the order, he uses the Football Outsiders’ projected records.

Among other things the Football Outsiders crew think the Dolphins will have a better record than the Saints. Not sure I’m buying into this scenario just yet.

McShay did include LSU corner Tre’davious White late in his first round projection. I agree and disagree.

First round? Yes.

Late? Not so sure.

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  • With LSU’s track record of preparing finely tuned athletes who regularly blow up the NFL Combine, I will be surprised if Tre’Davious White has anything less than a spectacular combine.

    He already looks great next to LSU athletes, and that is a sign that he has all of the tools as well as all of the measurables that you could possibly ask for.

    LSU watchers will also know that Tre’davious White has better pure cover skills than Jaelen Collins, who just went in the second round of this years draft.

    Superior cover skills matched with superior athleticism usually means Top 10 pick for a cornerback.

    With enough production, and by production I mean some signature interceptions this fall White could push himself into contention for a Top 5 pick.

    You heard it here first, Mock Draft fans…….

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