NFL.com's Mock Draft has Two Tigers as Top 10 picks


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NFL.com released its 2016 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 recently and two Clemson defenders were listed in the first ten overall picks.

The Tigers were the only school to have the distinction of having two players projected in the first ten picks.

Defensive end Kevin Dodd with his impressive three-sack performance in the National Championship game was predicted to go in the first round to the Miami Dolphins at the #8 selection.

"The Dolphins need to add some youth on the edge and Dodd has tremendous upside," NFL.com said.

Dodd had a breakout 2015 season with 62 tackles, 12 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss (second in the nation).

Defensive end Shaq Lawson was projected to the New York Giants at the #10th selection.

"Lawson plays with great technique/effort and his production is outstanding," NFL.com said.

Lawson finished the season with 86 tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss (first in the nation), 12.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hurries.

Defensive back Mackensie Alexander was projected to go to the Arizona Cardinals at the #29th selection.

The Tigers with Alexander were the number two defense in the country in passes completed holding opponents to 47.6 completion percentage. In 638 snaps this season, QBs completed 11 passes vs. Alexander.

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