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The 2016 NFL's Best & Where They Were Drafted

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I took a look through the PFF list of 100 top players from the 2016, and broke them down by draft round.

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I'm sure we posted an article around the Pro Football Focus top 100 from 2016 when it was released last month, probably stating that only Leonard Williams made it from the Jets. However with the combine in full flow, I wanted to look at it from a draft perspective. So I went through the list and broke it down by the round each player was drafted in, to see where the talent is coming from.

Here is how it broke down. Of the top 100 players according to the PFF rankings from 2016, they were drafted in:

First Round (42)

Second Round (17)

Third Round (11)

Fourth Round (6)

Fifth Round (6)

Sixth Round (3)

Seventh Round (0)

Undrafted (15)

I don't think there are any huge surprises in there. It's always good to see a few undrafted players in there, you're always going to see that...based largely on the quantity of players who go undrafted and how many make up a game-day roster.

Here are the players with their overall ranking in brackets.

First Round

Aaron Donald (2)

Aaron Rodgers (3)

Khalil Mack (4)

Matt Ryan (5)

Julio Jones (6)

Brandon Graham (9)

Mike Evans (12)

Travis Frederick (13)

Von Miller (14)

Cameron Jordan (15)

Alex Mack (16)

Trent Williams (17)

Aqib Talib (18)

Ezekiel Elliott (22)

Devin McCourty (29)

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (30)

Joey Bosa (32)

Andrew Luck (33)

Zack Martin (35)

Joe Thomas (38)

Melvin Ingram (47)

Luke Kuechly (48)

Odell Beckham Jr (51)

Ndamukong Suh (52)

Fletcher Cox (55)

Whitney Mercilus (56)

Eric Berry (57)

Greg Olsen (58)

Nate Solder (59)

Jadeveon Clowney (60)

Chandler Jones (62)

Taylor Lewan (64)

Jack Conklin (66)

Gerald McCoy (73)

Terence Newman (76)

Bryan Bulaga (77)

Leonard Williams (79)

David DeCastro (80)

Kevin Zeitler (82)

Larry Fitzgerald (89)

Marcus Peters (96)

Matthew Stafford (99)

Second Round

Landon Collins (8)

Eric Weddle (10)

Bobby Wagner (11)

Calais Campbell (24)

Andrew Whitworth (26)

Le’Veon Bell (27)

Casey Hayward (39)

Janoris Jenkins (40)

Kelechi Osemele (46)

Kawann Short (49)

Derek Carr (50)

Sean Lee (53)

Rodney Hudson (69)

Jordy Nelson (74)

Drew Brees (83)

Paul Posluszny (87)

Michael Thomas (93)

Third Round

Marshal Yanda (7)

David Johnson (23)

Travis Kelce (37)

Russell Wilson (42)

T.Y. Hilton (54)

Olivier Vernon (71)

Jurrell Casey (72)

Brandon Brooks (85)

Jimmy Graham (92)

Jordan Hicks (95)

Richie Incognito (98)

Fourth Round

David Bakhtiari (20)

Geno Atkins (65)

Mike Daniels (68)

K.J. Wright (81)

Dak Prescott (88)

T.J. Lang (94)

Fifth Round

Jay Ajayi (31)

Kam Chancellor (34)

Marcus Cannon (61)

Jordan Howard (75)

Richard Sherman (91)

Tyreek Hill (100)

Sixth Round

Tom Brady (1)

Antonio Brown (21)

Matt Paradis (28)

Undrafted

Chris Harris Jr (19)

Malcolm Butler (25)

Ramon Foster (36)

A.J. Bouye (41)

Brent Grimes (43)

Damon Harrison (44)

Cameron Wake (45)

Doug Baldwin (63)

James Harrison (67)

Michael Bennett (70)

Jason Peters (78)

Tony Jefferson (84)

Donald Penn (86)

Ryan Schraeder (90)

Justin Tucker (97)