1. Rams: Jared Goff, QB, California. The Rams swung for the fences, moving up from No. 15 in a blockbuster deal. Now they have to hope Goff is worth the investment.
2. Eagles: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State. The Eagles were smitten with Wentz from the start and hopscotched their way up the board to land the prized passer.
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3. Chargers: Ronnie Stanley, T, Notre Dame. Stanley or Laremy Tunsil? That is the question for the Chargers, and they appear to be leaning to toward Stanley.Be the GMNFL Draft: Be the Jets and Giants GMBig BoardNewsday's Big Board: Top 100 NFL draft prospectsStoryBob Glauber’s NFL mini-mock draft
4. Cowboys: Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State. There’s talk the Cowboys are infatuated with Ezekiel Elliott, but they have a huge need on defense, and Ramsey is the best ballhawking corner out there.
5. Jaguars: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State. Gus Bradley can use a relentless pass rusher such as Bosa, who had 26 sacks and 51 tackles for loss in his three seasons with the Buckeyes.
6. Ravens: Laremy Tunsil, T, Mississippi. The next Jonathan Ogden? That may be asking a bit much, but the Ravens know a franchise left tackle when they see one, and if Tunsil is there, he’s theirs.
7. 49ers: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon. Chip Kelly never met an Oregon football player he didn’t like. And with plenty of needs for the 49ers’ front seven, Buckner certainly fits.
8. Browns: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State. Trent Richardson didn’t turn into the next Jim Brown after all, but Elliott looks like a much safer bet as a franchise back.
9. Buccaneers: Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida. After concentrating almost exclusively on offense near the top of the draft the last several years, it’s time to beef up the secondary with the draft’s second-best corner.
10. Giants: Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia: The Giants haven’t drafted a linebacker in the first round since Carl Banks in 1984. But with Stanley and Tunsil off the board, the better value here is on defense, even after Jerry Reese’s free-agent splurge on Olivier Vernon, Damon Harrison, Jason Pierre-Paul and Janoris Jenkins.
11. Bears: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA. Concerns about a knee problem may keep Jack out of the top 10, and if that’s the case, the Bears wouldn’t hesitate to grab him and slot him right into John Fox’s sack-starved defense.
12. Saints: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson. There is a desperate need for defensive help in New Orleans, and Lawson provides an easy answer. He had 12 1⁄2 sacks last year.
13. Dolphins: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State. The Dolphins said goodbye to veteran Brent Grimes, so Apple fills an obvious need. Not an interception machine but a very reliable cover corner.
14. Raiders: A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama. With Justin Tuck’s retirement, there’s an opening along the defensive line, and taking a player who was part of Alabama’s national championship defense is a sure way to go.
15. Titans: Jack Conklin, T, Michigan State. With quarterback Marcus Mariota, last year’s No. 2 overall pick, already on the roster, GM Jon Robinson had the luxury of moving out of the top spot. Now it’s time to find good pass protectors, and Conklin is the best on the board at this spot.
16. Lions: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville. The Lions still haven’t recovered from the free-agent defection of Ndamukong Suh, so Rankins looks like a logical fit here.
17. Falcons: Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State. Dan Quinn needs pass rushers in the worst way, and Lee is a fine prospect. At 6-2, 235, he can get off the edge with plenty of speed.
18. Colts: Taylor Decker, T, Ohio State. There’s a reason Andrew Luck keeps getting battered, and it’s not just because he’s willing to scramble. It’s because he has poor pass protection, so GM Ryan Griggs needs to address the line.
19. Bills: Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama. Rex Ryan loves sure tacklers, and Ragland is as good as they get. We don’t dismiss Paxton Lynch as a possibility, but if it’s defense, then Ragland is a fine choice.
20. Jets: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis. GM Mike Maccagnan subscribes to the Ron Wolf theory of drafting a quarterback every year until you finally find a good one, and that idea could be in play. If Ryan Fitzpatrick does re-sign, he’d be a fine mentor for Lynch.
21. Washington: Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson. GM Scot McCloughan made a big splash with last week’s signing of Josh Norman after the Panthers rescinded the franchise tag, but there’s still a need on a defense, especially along the line.
22. Texans: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU. It’s neither a great nor a deep wide receiver class, but Doctson is considered by many scouts to be the best one. The Texans can pair him with star DeAndre Hopkins and give newly signed QB Brock Osweiler another target.
23. Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi. The Vikings missed a few years ago on Cordarrelle Patterson, who is at least a fine return man, so there’s a need for depth at receiver. Treadwell is a big target and precise route runner who’d be a big help for Teddy Bridgewater.
24. Bengals: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor. The Bengals got crushed at receiver after Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu left as free agents, so Coleman makes sense as a capable replacement.
25. Steelers: William Jackson III, CB, Houston. Jackson is part of a solid cornerback class, and with the Steelers picking low, he’s an excellent value to shore up a major area of need.
26. Seahawks: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech. At 6-4, 323, he’s an imposing inside presence who can fit in well with Pete Carroll’s aggressive defensive line schemes. Has drawn comparisons to the Jets’ Mo Wilkerson.
27. Packers: Jason Spriggs, T, Indiana. Aaron Rodgers is vulnerable to sacks because he holds the ball as long as he can to allow his receivers to get open. But even that can’t cover up the fact that the Packers’ blocking for him was poor.
28. Chiefs: Germain Ifedi, G/T, Texas A & M. There has been tremendous turnover along the Chiefs’ line in recent years, and Eric Fisher’s lack of progress remains a concern. Ifedi offers versatility as a guard or tackle.
29. Cardinals: Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky. Off-field concerns could cause a drop for Spence, but the Cardinals may find the gamble worthwhile to shore up the pass rush.
30. Panthers: Artie Burns, CB, Miami. Goodbye Josh Norman, hello Artie Burns. The Panthers decided to move on after contract talks broke down with Norman, so taking a cornerback here makes sense.
31. Broncos: Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Mississippi. Nkemdiche is a top 10 talent, but off-field issues, including an arrest and suspension from last season’s Sugar Bowl, likely will see him drop. GM John Elway, who already has a great defense, could be willing to take a chance after losing Malik Jackson in free agency.