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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting the draft using analytics

The NFL Draft is just three days away and now is a great time to finalize the mock draft generated by the analytics model (view model description here and here). The testing has been limited to previous drafts so it is exciting to finally test the validity of the model without the advantage of hindsight. Also, the model will be used real-time during the draft to adjust for any surprise picks. Follow on Twitter @gridironorange for real-time updates. This draft is based on analytics, therefore there is no need to explain why the choices are made like other mock drafts. The analytics model predicted the following mock draft:

# Player Team Additional
1 Jared Goff Rams  
2 Carson Wentz Eagles  
3 Jalen Ramsey Chargers  
4 Joey Bosa Cowboys  
5 Myles Jack Jaguars  
6 Laremy Tunsil Ravens  
7 Ronnie Stanley Titans Predicted trade with 49ers
8 Shaq Lawson Saints Predicted trade with Browns
9 Vernon Hargreaves III Buccaneers  
10 Ezekiel Elliott Giants  
11 DeForest Buckner Bears  
12 Darron Lee Raiders Predicted trade with Browns
13 Paxton Lynch Jets Predicted trade with Dolphins
14 Josh Doctson Browns  
15 Sheldon Rankins 49ers  
16 Jarran Reed Lions  
17 Laquon Treadwell Texans Predicted trade with Falcons
18 Taylor Decker Colts  
19 Leonard Floyd Bills  
20 William Jackson III Dolphins  
21 A’Shawn Robinson Redskins  
22 Reggie Ragland Falcons  
23 Jack Conklin Vikings  
24 Andrew Billings Bengals  
25 Eli Apple Steelers  
26 Artie Burns Seahawks  
27 Corey Coleman Packers  
28 Mackensie Alexander Chiefs  
29 Ryan Kelly Cardinals  
30 Jason Spriggs Panthers  
31 Vernon Butler Broncos  

Thomas Hall

I have been a diehard Denver Broncos fan since the early 80s and have loved the game of football even longer. In the past three plus decades I have been involved in football one way or another; playing, coaching, writing, analyzing, and just being a fan. Writing about the Broncos on the web has given me an avenue to share my football thoughts that is much more therapeutic than yelling at the radio during a sports talk show. I am an analytics and research manager living in the New England area with my lovely wife and three wonderful children. GO Broncos!

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