With the No. 14 pick in the 2016 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Oakland Raiders select...
Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
The selection and write-up were made by makeaplay59:
While I liked the original mock draft a lot better (which left Ezekiel Elliott and William Jackson III on the board with just a few more picks to go), Andrew Billings has the potential to be a special nose tackle/1 technique that dominates opposing centers.
Looking at needs, the Raiders filled holes at safety (Reggie Nelson replacing the retiring Charles Woodson) and offensive line (signing Kelechi Osemele and re-signing Donald Penn; all the stud tackles were off the board anyways). I would have been tempted to fill a need with cover cornerback William Jackson III or a special weapon that never needs to come off the field in running back Ezekiel Elliott, but those guys were off the board.
This pick is pretty much a best player available selection. It gives the Raiders defense another formidable defensive lineman for opposing offenses to worry about, and supplements Khalil Mack and his 15 sacks in 2015.
The Tennessee Titansare up next, led by aszabo1.
2016 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)
|1||Los Angeles Rams||Jared Goff||QB||California||michael.hamper|
|2||Cleveland Browns||Myles Jack||OLB||UCLA||Robo Dawg|
|3||San Diego Chargers||Jalen Ramsey||DB||Florida State||Crawford_T|
|4||Dallas Cowboys||Ezekiel Elliot
||Manly and Loving It|
|5||Jacksonville Jaguars||DeForest Buckner||DE||Oregon||Bob Stalnaker|
|6||Baltimore Ravens||Laremy Tunsil||OT||Ole Miss||pt_999|
|7||San Francisco 49ers||Carson Wentz||QB||North Dakota St.||apocrylle|
|8||Philadelphia Eagles||Joey Bosa||DE||Ohio State||Bizono|
|9||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Vernon Hargreaves III||CB||Florida||Ezweav|
|10||New York Giants||Ronnie Stanley||OT||Notre Dame||mrwhitman|
|11||Chicago Bears||Jack Conklin||OT||Michigan State||Barnestorm|
|12||New Orleans Saints||Sheldon Rankins||DT||Louisville||Rube Sports
|13||Miami Dolphins||William Jackson III||CB||Houston||Brocolis154033|
|14||Oakland Raiders||Andrew Billings||DT||Baylor||makeaplay59|
|16||Detroit Lions||Mean Ol' Pete|
|20||New York Jets||troy145|
|22||Houston Texans||Royce Groff|
|26||Seattle Seahawks||Southern Cali Dog|
|27||Green Bay Packers||Matt Wood|
|28||Kansas City Chiefs||Ted Washington's Belly|
|30||Carolina Panthers||Suppa Bob|
|32||Cleveland Browns||Adam Rice|