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2016 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock's player rankings, new scouting reports

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Coverage is ramping up with the NFL Combine fast approaching, and a number of analysts published thoughts, reports, and notes this week. There's plenty to read through!

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It's Monday, and that means we have a roundup of 2016 NFL Draft notes, mock drafts, and general football links for you. Each week, we'll summarize some of the things worth knowing as draft news continues to stream in.

Last week at Buffalo Rumblings

Here's last week's Mock Draft Monday, for those of you who missed it.

On Tuesday, we broke down Boise State edge rusher Kamalei Correa.

Here is the current breakdown of Buffalo's 2016 draft picks. They're missing a seventh-round pick.

The 2016 NFL Combine is approaching, and we talked about names to know after the list of invites was announced.

Our first mock draft of the year was published!

Mock of the week

Josh Norris of Rotoworld published his third mock draft, with the question of "what happens if the worst teams find quarterback answers before the draft?" He has the Bills taking Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Vernon Butler with their first-round pick, comparing Butler to Muhammad Wilkerson. However, Cal quarterback Jared Goff was still on the board, going three picks later to Houston.

Doug Whaley has said that the team needs to add a quarterback, and that there are talented players in every round of this draft. Do you think the Bills take Goff if he's available, or does the team prioritize a quarterback prospect with more size and a stronger arm at the expense of Goff's gifts for anticipating throws?

Around the web

Mike Mayock published his first positional rankings, and the quarterback list may be of interest.

Tony Pauline published some news and notes that he's hearing from NFL executives. One belief is that the Cowboys value Jalen Ramsey above all other players in this draft.

The NFL banned players who have domestic violence or sexual assault convictions or who refuse a background check from attending league events such as the Combine or Draft. Of course, they aren't banning them from the league itself. Of course, a guy like Greg Hardy, who has not been convicted in a court of law, is unaffected by this rule.

Jon Ledyard broke down Ohio State receiver Michael Thomas, the strengths in his route-running, and the apparent problems with picking up the playbook that affected him earlier in his career.

Jonah Tuls has a glowing report for Houston cornerback William Jackson III.

Matt Waldman published a February brain dump, with thoughts on Cardale Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, the other Michael Thomas, and Hunter Henry.

Dane Brugler published a one round mock draft, with Buffalo taking Louisville defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins.

Dan Kadar is really a fan of Robert Nkemdiche in Buffalo, as that was the pick again in his latest mock draft.

Matthew Fairburn published a seven-round, Bills-centric mock draft last week. The first round pick was Clemson edge rusher Shaq Lawson, and he also had them grabbing a quarterback.

Jason La Canfora published a well-thought-out article about the problems with Roger Goodell's "two fouls and you're out" discipline proposal, and suggested ways to improve it by modeling things after the yellow card system in soccer.