Acme Packing Company's 2016 mock draft continues on with picks five and six in round one, as we release the first-round picks over the course of this week. The rules were simple: seven authors were assigned four or five teams apiece, and made the picks for each of those teams whenever they came up. We will pick the first three rounds of the draft.
The deep defensive line group in this year's draft continues to fly off the board with picks 19 and 20 of our mock draft, as a pair of AFC East teams make their picks to close out the top 20.
Round 1, Pick 19: Buffalo Bills select Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State
Picking on behalf of the Bills is Tex Western, who had this to say about the pass-rusher:
Ogbah had one of the more impressive Combine performances in Indianapolis this year, running the 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds at 273 pounds. With Buffalo running mostly a 4-3 defense in 2015 and projecting to do the same next season, Ogbah would be perfectly cast as a 4-3 end. Lest one think that Ogbah is drafted solely on his athleticism, his tape and production back up a top-20 selection. He recorded 10 sacks as a sophomore in 2014 and followed that up with 12.5 in 2015. Ogbah will be an ideal replacement for the departed Mario Williams in Buffalo, as Rex Ryan gets his bookend to pair with Jerry Hughes.
The question about Ogbah is his inconsistency. Often he will make a string of good plays, only to vanish for a series or two. He'll need to answer those questions at the next level.
Round 1, Pick 20: New York Jets pick DT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama
Jake Hyman is making the Jets' picks, so here is his explanation of this selection:
Paxton Lynch wouldn have been ideal here (thanks Evan), but A'Shawn Robinson is arguably one of the top player left on the board that fills a need in New York. Damon Harrison left, Todd Bowles is a defensive minded coach and the Jets only let up 83.4 rushing yards per game. Baylor's Andrew Billings could've been an option, but Robinson's talent as a dynamic DT was too difficult to pass up.
Robinson isn't a nose tackle, but can play 1-tech or 3-tech. With additional bulk, maybe New York turns the beast into a bigger, run stuffing behemoth that can also push the line. He can provide A gap pressure and has talented teammates on the line in Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson. This would be the fourth time in five years the Jets draft a defensive lineman, but Harrison leaving complicates matters. Corey Coleman and Derrick Henry also were considered. However, Robinson could be the Sharrif Floyd of 2013 or Malcom Brown of 2015, as a defensive tackle that slides down the board and gets taken as a luxury pick.
Mock Draft Summary
|1.3||SD||Jalen Ramsey||DB||Florida State|
|1.4||DAL||Joey Bosa||DE||Ohio State|
|1.7||SF||Carson Wentz||QB||North Dakota State|
|1.8||PHI (via MIA)||Ezekiel Elliott||RB||Ohio State|
|1.9||TB||Ronnie Stanley||OT||Notre Dame|
|1.11||CHI||Vernon Hargreaves III||CB||Florida|
|1.13||MIA (via PHI)||Shaq Lawson||DE||Clemson|
|1.16||DET||Jack Conklin||OT||Michigan State|
|1.17||ATL||Darron Lee||LB||Ohio State|
|1.18||IND||Noah Spence||OLB||Eastern Kentucky|
|1.19||BUF||Emmanuel Ogbah||DE||Oklahoma State|