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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Cris Collinsworth's second mock via PFF

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Pro Football Focus' Cris Collinsworth has updated his Mock Draft, projecting the first round of next week's NFL Draft.

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The 2016 NFL Draft is six days from now, which means we will be seeing more and more of 2016 NFL Mock Drafts. Cris Collinsworth, the former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, current NBC broadcaster, and the owner of Pro Football Focus, released his second mock draft of the year on Friday, updating his projection of the first round following multiple trades, including the top two picks. Previously, he had the Miami Dolphins selecting cornerback Mackensie Alexander. Has that selection changed?

Collinworth starts his Draft with back-to-back quarterback selections, both to teams who jumped into the top spots. The Los Angeles Rams, who moved from the 15th overall selection to the first pick previously held by the Tennessee Titans, open the selection process with adding California quarterback Jared Goff. That is then followed by the Philadelphia Eagles, who initially had the 13th overall pick, then moved to the Miami Dolphins' eighth pick, then moved to the Cleveland Browns' second pick, who select North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz.

The third pick then has the San Diego Chargers selecting Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil, followed by the Dallas Cowboys using the fourth selection on Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey. Collinsworth rounds out the top five with the Jacksonville Jaguars adding Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa.

Jumping to the Dolphins' 13th selection, Collinsworth sees them adding their own Ohio State product. This time, it is on the offensive side of the ball, however, as the Dolphins are projected to select running back Ezekiel Elliott. Collinsworth explains the pick, writing:

Elliott is the type of running back who can immediately take pressure off of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He's one of the few backs I've seen in recent drafts that you feel comfortable handing the ball to, throwing the ball to and having him stay in and block (he allowed just one pressure in pass protection in 2015). In today's spread offenses in college, it's just difficult to find guys coming out like that anymore. Miami still has weaknesses at the guard position that they need to address, but that's something they can do in later rounds — and sometimes the best way to protect your quarterback is to run the football. Elliott would be a great replacement for departed free agent Lamar Miller, having ranked No. 1 in yards after contact per attempt in 2015 among this year's RB class.

Elliott would be a fan-favorite pick and is a player who many hope can fall to Miami. He fills an immediate need for the team and he would be one of, if not the, best players available at the pick. It would be the best of both worlds for Miami. There is a lot that would have to go correctly for Elliott to be available for the Dolphins, but it is not impossible. The Chicago Bears and New York Giants are the most likely teams to select Elliott ahead of Miami, but they have other needs that could be more pressing than the addition of an early round running back.

Collinsworth's projection for Miami would definitely excite the fans, and it would immediately help the team on the field this season.