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SI 50: Counting down the top 50 NFL prospects of 2016

The 2016 NFL draft is quickly approaching. Keep track of all of our scouting reports for the top 50 prospects here. 
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The 2016 NFL draft has arrived, and as NFL teams get their draft boards in order, Doug Farrar has assembled his own Big Board, featuring his top 50 players. The SI 50 uses tape study to define the best prospects in this class and break down their strengths and weaknesses which explain their rankings.

During the weeks leading up to the NFL draft, we published a scouting report for each player, complete with game tape from Draft Breakdown. You can keep track of all the scouting reports here by clicking on each player’s name for a full tape analysis.

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Gallery: The top 50 NFL draft prospects of 2016

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50. Paxton Lynch

QB, Memphis

WATCH: Scouting Memphis QB Paxton Lynch

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49. Kendall Fuller

CB, Virginia Tech

WATCH: Scouting Virginia Tech CB Kendall Fuller

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48. Braxton Miller

WR, Ohio State

WATCH: Scouting Ohio State WR Braxton Miller

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47. Shilique Calhoun

DE, Michigan State

WATCH: Scouting MSU DE Shilique Calhoun

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46. Germain Ifedi

OT, Texas A&M

WATCH: Scouting Texas A&M OT Germain Ifedi

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45. Javon Hargrave

DT, South Carolina State

WATCH: Scouting South Carolina State’s Javon Hargrave

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44. Le’Raven Clark

OT, Texas Tech

WATCH: Scouting Texas Tech OT Le’Raven Clark

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43. Jonathan Bullard

DE, Florida

WATCH: Scouting Florida DE Jonathan Bullard

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42. Emmanuel Ogbah

DE, Oklahoma State

WATCH: Scouting OSU DE Emmanuel Ogbah

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41. Michael Thomas

WR, Ohio State

WATCH: Scouting Ohio State WR Michael Thomas

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40. Leonard Floyd

OLB, Georgia

WATCH: Scouting UGA OLB Leonard Floyd

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39. Jarran Reed

DT, Alabama

WATCH: Scouting Alabama DT Jarran Reed

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38. Chris Jones

DT, Mississippi State

WATCH: Scouting Mississippi State DT Chis Jones

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37. Cody Whitehair

OG, Kansas State

WATCH: Scouting Kansas State OG Cody Whitehair 

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36. Eli Apple

CB, Ohio State

WATCH: Scouting Ohio State CB Eli Apple

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35. Sterling Shepard

WR, Oklahoma

WATCH: Scouting Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard 

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34. Kenny Clark

DT, UCLA

WATCH: Scouting UCLA DT Kenny Clark 

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33. Darron Lee

LB, Ohio State

WATCH: Scouting Ohio State LB Darron Lee

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32. Joshua Garnett

OG, Stanford

WATCH: Scouting Stanford OG Joshua Garnett

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31. Tyler Boyd

WR, Pittsburgh

WATCH: Scouting Pittsburgh WR Tyler Boyd 

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30. Jason Spriggs

OT, Indiana

WATCH: Scouting Indiana OT Jason Spriggs

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29. Robert Nkemdiche

DL, Ole Miss

WATCH: Scouting Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche

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28. Will Fuller

WR, Notre Dame

WATCH: Scouting Notre Dame WR Will Fuller

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27. Vonn Bell

S, Ohio State

WATCH: Scouting Ohio State S Vonn Bell

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26. Josh Doctson

WR, TCU

WATCH: Scouting TCU WR Josh Doctson

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25. Taylor Decker

OT, Ohio State

WATCH: Scouting Ohio State OT Taylor Decker

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24. Derrick henry

RB, ALABAMA

WATCH: Scouting Alabama RB Derrick Henry

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23. Andrew billings

DT, BAYLOR

WATCH: Scouting Baylor DT Andrew Billings

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22. william jackson iii

CB, HOUSTON

WATCH: Scouting Houston CB William Jackson III

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21. su’a cravens

LB/S, USC

WATCH: Scouting USC’s Su’a Cravens

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20. Reggie Ragland

LB, Alabama

WATCH: Scouting Alabama LB Reggie Ragland

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19. Jack Conklin

OT, Michigan State

WATCH: Scouting Michigan State OT Jack Conklin

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18. Vernon Butler

DT, Louisiana Tech

WATCH: Scouting Louisiana Tech DT Vernon Butler

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17. Corey Coleman

WR, Baylor

WATCH: Scouting Baylor WR Corey Coleman

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16. A’Shawn Robinson

DT, Alabama

WATCH: Scouting Alabama DT A’Shawn Robinson

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15. Shaq Lawson

DE, Clemson

WATCH: Scouting Clemson DE Shaq Lawson

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14. Jared Goff

QB, Cal

WATCH: Scouting Cal QB Jared Goff

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13. Vernon Hargreaves III

CB, Florida

WATCH: Scouting Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III

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12. Noah Spence

DE/OLB, Eastern Kentucky

WATCH: Scouting Eastern Kentucky DE/OLB Noah Spence

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11. Sheldon Rankins

DT, Louisville

WATCH: Scouting Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins

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10. Laquon Treadwell

WR, Ole Miss

WATCH: Scouting Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell

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9. Mackensie Alexander

CB, Clemson

WATCH: Scouting Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander

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8. Joey Bosa

DE, Ohio State

WATCH: Scouting Ohio State DE Joey Bosa

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7. Carson Wentz

QB, North Dakota State

WATCH: Scouting North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz

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6. DeForest Buckner

DL, Oregon

WATCH: Scouting Oregon DL DeForest Buckner

5. Ronnie Stanley

OT, Notre Dame

WATCH: Scouting Notre Dame OT Ronnie Stanley

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4. Ezekiel Elliott

RB, Ohio State

WATCH: Scouting Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott

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3. Laremy Tunsil

OT, Ole Miss

WATCH: Scouting Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil

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2. Myles Jack

LB, UCLA

WATCH: Scouting UCLA LB Myles Jack

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1. Jalen Ramsey

CB/S, Florida State

WATCH: Scouting FSU CB/S Jalen Ramsey