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2016 NFL Draft: IPO reference sheet

A reference guide for the opening draft stock for the players from the "2016 Jared's Gems" series.

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This is just a quick reference tool meant as a supplemental companion piece to all of my preseason Gems articles and mock draft. At the time I had written all of those pieces, had yet to publish their first universal prospect list. Theirs is the list I will use all year as baseline calibration for "current draft value" each time I write something new. I always use the same site so that there is consistency when tracking the rise and fall of draft stock of the players I will write about.

Draftscout published their first list last week, so we will now mark the launch points of most of the prospects I’ve written on so far. I will exclude players that are underclassmen and currently projected to not to declare. Here are the IPO’s:

5/12/15 – Running Back Preview

Only two ranked players here (most are juniors):

Corey Clement – RB, Wisconsin – opens at #53

Kareem Hunt – RB, Toledo – opens at #113

(I love Hunt opening with a late 4th round value.)

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5/19/15 – Preseason Gems 1

Jack Conklin – OT, Michigan State - #21

Adolphus Washington – DT, Ohio State - #26

Germain Ifedi – OT, Texas A&M - #28

Dadi Nicolas – DE, VT - #44

Cameron Sutton – CB, Tennessee - #63

Curt Maggitt – DE/OLB, Tennessee #96

Tajae Sharpe – WR, UMass, #134

Sheldon Rankins – DT, Louisville – #143

Jack Allen – OC, Michigan State - #146

Taveze Calhoun – CB, Miss State - #158

Evan Boehm – OC, Mizzou - #163

(From about Sharpe down to Boehm, we’re basically looking at 5th round projections, making those 5 players INCREDIBLE values.)

Corey Coleman – WR, Baylor - #171

Steven Scheu – TE, Vanderbilt, #182

(Scheu as a 6th rounder is sick! Names below this point are all projecting as UDFA right now.)

Juston Burris – CB, NC State - #257

Corey Marshall – DT, VT - #302

Danzel McDaniel – SS, Kansas State - #766

6/15/15 – Preseason Gems 2

Jalen Ramsey – CB, FSU - #2

Kendall Fuller – CB, VT - #14

Maurice Canady – CB, UVA - #88

Nick Vannett – TE, Ohio State - #91

Eric Murray – CB, Minnesota - #142

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Cayleb Jones – WR, Arizona - #160

Montese Overton – DE/OLB E. Carolina - #415

(Montese: undrafted?? There is NO WAY.)

Denzel Thompson – CB, Souteastern LA - #581

Joe Dahl – OL, Washington State - #667

(By far the most absurd placement. Dahl has the potential to go in the late 1st round.)

8/10/15 – 2016 Sea-Mock 1.0

Kenneth Dixon – RB, LaTech - #133

(Could be a RB that will be tempting in the 1st round, but Dixon in the end of the 4th is highway robbery.)

Taysom Hill – QB, BYU - #157

Matt Judon – LEO, Grand Valley State - #756

(Small school player, but could be draftable with solid combine.)