There's an old football saying that you can't fairly judge a draft class until three seasons into the players' NFL careers. Well, for the class of 2016, we've reached that point. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at how that draft would play out if teams had the knowledge of how these players would perform in the NFL before making their picks on the night of April 28, 2016. Here's how I think the draft would go in a redo.
Bosa's 2018 was limited to nine games (including the postseason) due to injury, but his stellar production -- averages .81 sacks per game (28.5 through 35 regular season games) -- is just what the Chargers hoped for when they made this pick.
**Actual pick:** Bosa. </content:power-ranking>
Drafting a running back this early was considered unusual, but Elliott's success shows the Cowboys knew exactly what they were doing.
**Actual pick:** Elliott. </content:power-ranking>
Arguably the premier cover corner in the NFL, Ramsey can be a little extra in the attitude department, but he's a great player.
**Actual pick:** Ramsey. </content:power-ranking>
I could have San Francisco take a receiver here, but Buckner has really come into his own and the 49ers were decimated up front at the time of this pick. Buckner stays put.
**Actual pick:** Buckner. </content:power-ranking>
Sure, in this scenario, Odell Beckham Jr. is still on the Giants. However, New York took Sterling Shepard in the second round in '16, so it would have made sense to address that need with Hill in Round 1. There's currently some uncertainty about Hill, given that his status could be impacted by the outcome of an ongoing police investigation into alleged battery of a juvenile in which Hill may be involved, but his on-field performance to this point warrants this selection.
**Actual pick:** Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State. </content:power-ranking>
Oakland had (and still has) a need at inside linebacker. Jones would have been a great fit given his range as a playmaker.
**Actual pick:** Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia. </content:power-ranking>
The Lions took Reed's 'Bama teammate, A'Shawn Robinson, in the second round in 2016, but they don't wait to address that need this time around. We'll give them Reed, who showed off impressive rush talent last season.
**Actual pick:** Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State. </content:power-ranking>
The Falcons stick with their enforcer on the backend. A knee injury suffered in the season opener ended his 2018 campaign, but he's delivered the goods for Atlanta when healthy.
**Actual pick:** Neal. </content:power-ranking>
Denver gets a big, zone-scheme running back from Indiana with the ability to handle a heavier workload in that QB-needy offense.
**Actual pick:** Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis. </content:power-ranking>
Clark has developed into the difference maker up front that the Packers hoped for when they made this pick.
**Actual pick:** Clark. </content:power-ranking>