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Jay Turner’s Top 50 2016 NFL Draft Prospects

NFL Fan Den Breakdown (2016 NFL Draft Prospect, OT Taylor Decker)

A NFL Fan Den Exclusive – by Jay Turner

General: 6-7, 310 lb, Offensive Tackle out of Ohio State

Pros: Taylor Decker is a true senior, who took over as a starter in his sophomore year and has not missed a start since. As a junior, he helped to lead a ground attack, that carried the Buckeyes to a national championship victory in 2014 and won the, Big Ten offensive lineman of the year award, in 2015, as a senior. Taylor is a big guy with good movement skills. He has excellent upper body strength and plays the game with a nasty demeanor. A max effort player that shows up every game.  

NFL Fan Den Breakdown (2016 NFL Draft Prospect, S Karl Joseph)

A NFL Fan Den Exclusive – by Jay Turner

General: 5-10, 205 lb, Safety out of West Virginia

Pros: Karl Joseph is a true senior, who has been a starter at the safety position, since his first game of his freshmen year. Joseph showed he was special right from the get go, recording over one hundred tackles as a freshman in 2012. In his senior year he was on track to have an truly remarkable season, intercepting five passes in his first four games, before injury cut his season short. He is extremely physical, plays the game with a high level of competitiveness and is always around the ball.  

NFL Fan Den Breakdown (2016 NFL Draft Prospect, C Ryan Kelly)

A NFL Fan Den Exclusive – by Jay Turner

General: 6-4, 311 lb, Center out of Alabama

Pros: Ryan Kelly is a three year starter at the University of Alabama. He was the centerpiece for an offensive line, that paved the way for Derrick Henry’s Heisman winning season, and helped the Crimson Tide win the national championship in 2015. Ryan has ideal size for the position and has faced top notch competition the past three years. He is technically sound, has good movement skills and plays with a great deal of power.  

NFL Fan Den Breakdown (2016 NFL Draft Prospect, CB William Jackson III)

A NFL Fan Den Exclusive – by Jay Turner

General: 6-0, 189 lb Cornerback out of Houston

Pros: William Jackson has all the physical tools to be a starting corner in the NFL. Standing at six feet tall Jackson has thirty two inch arms and matches up well with larger recovers. He has excellent speed witch he was able to show off at the NFL combine, where he ran his forty in 4.37 seconds. On top of having great athletic ability, William is also a very productive football player and played very well as a senior, finishing the year with; 43 tackles, 23 pass breakups, 5 interceptions and 2 touchdowns.  

NFL Fan Den Breakdown (2016 NFL Draft Prospect, RB Derrick Henry)

A NFL Fan Den Exclusive – by Jay Turner

General: 6-3, 247 lb, Running Back out of Alabama

Pros: Derrick Henry is big, fast and physical. Taking over as the full time starter, as a true junior in 2015, he proved to be extremely effective as a work horse back. Rushing for over twenty two hundred yards and twenty eight touchdowns, Henry carried the Crimson Tide to a national championship victory and won the Heisman, in his final year at Alabama. Derrick has exceptional speed and explosiveness, for a back his size. He not only has the ability to break big runs, but also plays with the kind violent power that can defeat a defense late in games.  

NFL Fan Den Breakdown (2016 NFL Draft Prospect, OLB Leonard Floyd)

A NFL Fan Den Exclusive – by Jay Turner

General: 6-6, 244 lb, Linebacker out of Georgia

Pros: Leonard Floyd possess unique physical and athletic traits. Standing at six foot six and weighing over two hundred and forty pounds, he has excellent movement skills and plays allot stronger than his weight would lead you to believe. He is very versatile and was moved all over the field, while at Georgia. Not only an outstanding edge rusher with the Bulldogs, Floyd played primarily at middle linebacker his senior year and showed the ability to make plays and effect the game in multiple ways.  

NFL Fan Den Breakdown (2016 NFL Draft Prospect, LB Darron Lee)

A NFL Fan Den Exclusive – by Jay Turner

General: 6-1, 232 lb, Linebacker out of Ohio State

Pros: Darron Lee has been a starter at line backer for the Buckeyes, for the past two seasons. Since replacing Ryan Shazier in 2014, Lee has been a big part of a very talented Ohio State defense. Over the past two seasons he made a lot of big plays, racking up; 11.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries. On top of having good size, at six foot one and weighing north of two hundred and thirty pounds, Darren is a great athlete and ran his forty in under 4.5 seconds, while posting a better broad jump (133 in) than any other linebacker at the combine.  

NFL Fan Den Breakdown (2016 NFL Draft Prospect, CB Vernon Hargreaves III)

A NFL Fan Den Exclusive – by Jay Turner

General: 5-10, 204 lb, Cornerback out of Florida

Pros: Vernon Hargreaves started his first game, as a true freshman in 2013, and has started every game since. Over the past three seasons he has proven to be a top level talent in the secondary and a big time play maker, picking off ten passes, while at Gainesville. Vernon plays with a high degree of competitiveness and shows a good understanding of the game, and the nuances of his position. He is a great athlete and was able to show it at the combine, posting a 130 inch broad, a 39 inch vertical and running the forty in 4.5 seconds.  

NFL Fan Den Breakdown (2016 NFL Draft Prospect, WR Josh Doctson)

A NFL Fan Den Exclusive – by Jay Turner

General: 6-2, 202 lb, Wide Receiver out of TCU

Pros: Josh Doctson has been a very productive receiver for the past three seasons. Since arriving on campus at TCU, as a transfer from Wyoming in 2013, he has been a big part of the Horned Frogs’ passing attack. Josh accounted for, over twenty seven hundred yards and nearly thirty touchdowns in his three years at TCU. The player shows good effort on every play that he is involved in, whether he is going up for a foot ball or trying to block a defender, he always gives max effort.