The 2016 NFL draft will finally arrive Thursday, and below we present our final prospect rankings for this class.
We have ranked players 1-300 based on their NFL potential, including scouting reports written by Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl for the top 100. Included in each player's write-up are his position-specific traits (1-5, with 1 being the best) and his Scouts Inc. grade in parentheses.
If you're looking for a position-by-position breakdown of our Top 300, click this link. Here is our ranking of the top 300 prospects for the 2016 NFL draft.
1. Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State (Grade: 94)
Versus the run: 1
Pass-rush skills: 1
Quickness (hands/feet): 2
What he brings: He's the best edge defender in this class. Bosa displays heavy and active hands and possesses excellent core strength, along with the instincts to find the ball and finish plays as a run-stopper. While he doesn't have elite quickness or bend, he is a relentless pass-rusher who brings strong speed-to-power ability and the versatility to kick inside and cause disruption. He brings a great motor and approach to game and will instantly upgrade a defensive front.
2. Laremy Tunsil, OT, Mississippi (94)
Pass protection: 1
Run blocking: 2
What he brings: Born to protect the quarterback, Tunsil is blessed with an outstanding combination of natural athleticism and length. He also has natural flexibility in his lower half to sink and anchor against power moves, displaying quality awareness in pass protection. Durability is a bit of concern, as Tunsil missed time because of injury in his first two seasons at Ole Miss. While he isn't a road-grading run-blocker, he has enough inline power and agility to cover up defenders and sustain blocks. One of the elite prospects in this class, Tunsil has the makings of a franchise left tackle for the next decade.
3. Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State (93)
Cover skills: 1
Ball skills: 3
Run support: 1
What he brings: An explosive athlete with the rare versatility to line up in multiple spots in the secondary, Ramsey has exceptionally long arms and the most natural movement skills of any defensive back in this class. He also plays with a physical edge in run support. Minor concerns include inconsistent ball skills and the fact that he does not always finish when provided the opportunity. Still, whether he lines up at cornerback or safety, he's the top defensive back in this class and will serve as an instant upgrade in the secondary.