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NFL Post Combine First Round Mock Draft

Franchise players have been tagged, several veterans have been released, the scouting combine is complete, free agency begins on Monday and the 2016 NFL draft will occur in eight long weeks. Before free agents relocate and draft prospects are vetted at their pro days, this is an early projection for the first round...

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1.  TENESSEE TITANS - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Mississippi

The Titans select the super athletic generational left tackle to protect oft-injured franchise QB Marcus Mariota.

2.  CLEVELAND BROWNS - Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota St.

New head coach Hue Jackson finds an intelligent passer with size to build his offense around as the Browns continue spinning their wheels at QB.

3.  SAN DIEGO CHARGERS - DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon

The Chargers buttress the pass rush coming from their outside linebackers with the mammoth and high productive DE Buckner.


Jerry and the Cowboys go with a great talent who is a perfect scheme fit and counters the explosive tight ends in their division.

5.  JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS - Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio St.

The Jags are a team on the rise and decide to bring home he safe pass rusher to pair with last year's #3 overall pick, DE Dante Fowler Jr.

6.  BALTIMORE RAVENS - Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida St.

Ozzie gets an elite prospect with excellent leadership qualities and versatility to upgrade the Ravens pass defense.

7.  SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS - Jared Goff, QB, California

New coach Chip Kelly nabs a West Coast QB to groom behind Colin Kaepernick as he installs his up-tempo system.

8.  MIAMI DOLPHINS - Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida

Miami adds a necessary talent infusion into their secondary with Hargreaves, the local ballhawk and natural corner.

9.  TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS - Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson

The Bucs bolster their talented defensive line with a pass rusher to help protect leads that Jameis Winston earns.

10.  NEW YORK GIANTS - Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi

Promoted former offensive coordinator, now head coach Ben McAdoo finds a receiver to draw coverage away from star Odell Beckham Jr.

11.  CHICAGO BEARS - Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio St.

The Bears find a replacement for Matt Forte to help keep pressure off Jay Cutler with one of the best prospects in the draft, regardless of position.

12.  NEW ORLEANS SAINTS - Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville

NOLA finds a well rounded defensive tackle to keep blockers off sideline-to-sideline LB Stephone Anthony.

13.  PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - William Jackson III, CB, Houston

The new staff in Philly selects this fast rising cornerback to compliment their returning pass rushers in a pass first division.

14.  OAKLAND RAIDERS - Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

The second best offensive lineman in the class is chosen to supply blocking for the Raiders potent passing attack.

15.  LOS ANGELES RAMS - Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis

The Rams fill a huge hole on their well balanced roster with the passer who compares to Joe Flacco and can attract new fans after the recent franchise relocation.

16.  DETROIT LIONS - Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan St.

The Lions are a team in transition, they choose this lineman with a nasty demeanor to prop up their pitiful rushing offense.

17.  ATLANTA FALCONS - Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma St.

With multiple playmakers on offense, Ogbah is the pick to bookend burgeoning pass rusher Vic Beasley.

18.  INDIANAPOLIS COLTS  - Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

Pagano finally finds a run stuffer to improve a major vulnerability in the rush defense phase.

19.  BUFFALO BILLS - Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama

A wide bodied lineman to help keep double teams off stud DT Marcell Dareus and complete Rex Ryan's transition into his preferred 3-4 formation.

20.  NEW YORK JETS - Eli Apple, CB, Ohio St.

Apple has great tools to thrive across from CB Darrelle Revis under the tutelage of secondary specialist Todd Bowles.

21.  WASHINGTON REDSKINS - A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

Robinson has a high floor and fills an immediate need with Terrance Knighton on the verge of free agency.

22.  HOUSTON TEXANS - Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

Coleman is a big time playmaker to compliment DeAndre Hopkins as the Texans attempt to pair a quick strike offense with their sound defense.

23.  MINNESOTA VIKINGS - Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson

The Vikings look to build on their playoff appearance by adding another prospect with upside to the impressive young core in place on both sides of the ball.

24.  CINCINNATI BENGALS - Darron Lee, LB, Ohio St.

Lee is a solid scheme fit who fills a need and helps keep the linebackers up to par while LB Vontaze Burfict serves his suspension.

25.  PITTSBURGH STEELERS - Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor

The Steelers continue to invest in their defensive front with a strong nose tackle who could make DE Sephon Tuitt and DE Cam Hayward more effective.

26.  SEATTLE SEAHAWKS - Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson

Seattle has a hole across from CB Richard Sherman and the coaches to bring out the best in Alexander.

27.  GREEN BAY PACKERS - Shilique Calhoun, OLB, Michigan St.

The Packers select Calhoun, a pass rusher with a high floor, with two outside linebackers expected to flee in free agency and OLB Julius Peppers nearing the end of his career.

28.  KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

Doctson should be a quality #2 WR to compliment Jeremy Maclin's speed with his size.

29.  ARIZONA CARDINALS - Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia

The Cardinals go with a prospect who has great upside to bring pass rush opposite of DE Calais Campbell.

30.  CAROLINA PANTHERS - Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio St.

After watching QB Cam Newton get pummeled in the Super Bowl, offensive tackle is a priority for the Panthers.

31.  DENVER BRONCOS - Robert Nkemdiche, DE, Mississippi

Nkemdiche is a prospect with great tools who can replace pending free agent DE Malik Jackson and grow at the NFL level with a strong cast around him.