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Quarterback Jared Goff of California throws during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 27, 2016 in Indianapolis.

NFL mock draft 2016

Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Jalen Ramsey and other prospects are expected to be top picks in the 2016 NFL Draft, which will be held April 28-30 in Chicago. But which teams will pick them? With the draft just a few hours away, newsday.com NFL draft analyst Nick Klopsis predicts the full first round in the final, 7.0 edition of his mock draft.

Note: "Previous pick" denotes that team's selection in mock drafts 1.0 (which was released Feb. 8), 2.0 (March 1), 3.0 (March 14), 4.0 (March 31), 5.0 (April 14), 6.0 (April 20, pre-Eagles trade) and 6.1 (April 20 post-Eagles trade).

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1. Los Angeles Rams (via Tennessee Titans): Jared Goff, QB, Cal

The Rams took a flamethrower to the top
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The Rams took a flamethrower to the top of the draft, trading a bundle of picks in both 2016 and 2017 in a blockbuster deal for the Titans' No. 1 overall selection (in a situation almost completely opposite to 2012, when the Rams received a king's ransom from Washington in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick). At this point, it'd be a shock if the Rams went anywhere except quarterback with their shiny new pick. Despite team brass declaring through the offseason that they view Case Keenum as their starting QB, they still need a more suitable long-term replacement as the team moves from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The pick probably will be between Carson Wentz and local boy Jared Goff, and right now all signs point to Goff. The Cal junior doesn't have the same size or arm strength as some of the other quarterbacks in this class, and there are some questions about his ability to handle a traditional NFL offense after playing in an Air Raid spread scheme in college, but he makes up for it with his accuracy, poise and mechanics. Previous picks: Carson Wentz, QB, Cal (5.0, 6.0, 6.1)

2. Philadelphia Eagles (via Cleveland Browns): Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

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Not to be outdone, the Eagles made their own blockbuster trade with the Browns, sending the eighth overall pick -- which they got from the Dolphins -- as well as their 2016 third-rounder, a 2016 fourth-rounder, their 2017 first-rounder and their 2018 second-rounder to Cleveland in exchange for the second overall pick and a 2017 fourth-rounder. General manager Howie Roseman said in a conference call immediately after the trade that they would take a quarterback with their new pick. It would just be a matter of which one falls to them. IN this case, it's Carson Wentz. At 6-5, the North Dakota State senior has prototypical height, and while he doesn't have a laser arm, he can make whatever throws are asked of him. Wentz played in a more traditional offense with the Bison, which should help him adjust to the NFL a little bit faster than the other top QBs in this draft, though he only started two seasons against FCS competition and still needs refinement. He'd sit behind Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel for a year or two until he's ready to assume control of the Eagles' offense. Previous picks: Jared Goff, QB, Cal (6.1)

3. San Diego Chargers: Jalen Ramsey, FS/CB, Florida State

The Chargers inked defensive backs Dwight Lowery and
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The Chargers inked defensive backs Dwight Lowery and Casey Hayward in free agency to bolster their secondary but they'll still need an impact playmaker to replace Eric Weddle. Jalen Ramsey is that playmaker. The 6-1 1/4 junior is one of the most complete defensive back prospects in quite some time. He can shadow bigger wide receivers as a cornerback, he can play deep as a free safety, or he can line up in the box in run defense. He has excellent ball skills and awareness in pass defense and shows strength and instincts in the run game. He can immediately slide in at safety for the Chargers, or he can move up to cornerback and form a potent cornerback corps with 2014 first-rounder Jason Verrett, Brandon Flowers and Hayward. The Chargers also could bolster the trenches here with an offensive or defensive lineman. Previous picks: Joey Bosa, Edge rusher, Ohio State (1.0, 2.0); Ramsey (3.0, 4.0, 6.0, 6.1); Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss (5.0)

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4. Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

Yes, we've heard it all already:
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Yes, we've heard it all already: "Running backs are devalued! They're not worth high picks! You can draft a good running back later, or sign an undrafted free agent!" Yes, running back gems can be had late in the draft (Ahmad Bradshaw) or as UDFAs (Arian Foster), and high picks indeed can bust (Trent Richardson). But the same thing can be said for every other position as well. And when it comes to finding the right prospects, running backs are just like every other position -- the more strengths (and the fewer weaknesses) a player has, the better likelihood they have of being drafted higher. That's the case with Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott. The junior is a complete back with the power to grind out tough yards, the speed to break long runs, the hands to catch passes out of the backfield and the balance to help in pass protection. He's a high-floor prospect who can start Week 1 and be a true three-down back. And with all the talk of preparing for life after Tony Romo, imagine the Cowboys transitioning to a power run offense, with Elliott behind the same offensive line that helped DeMarco Murray run for 1,845 yards in 2014. A pass-rushing defensive lineman also is a possibility at this pick if the Cowboys don't want to take a running back. Previous picks: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss (1.0); Jalen Ramsey, FS/CB, Florida State (2.0, 5.0); Elliott (3.0, 6.0, 6.1); Joey Bosa, Edge rusher, Ohio State (4.0)

5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA

The Jaguars' offense is on the right track
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The Jaguars' offense is on the right track with all of their young playmakers. Now Gus Bradley needs to follow suit with his defense, and after signing some big-name free agents in Malik Jackson, Prince Amukamara and Tashaun Gipson, they're in prime position to keep adding via the draft. Telvin Smith is a very promising young linebacker, so it may seem strange that we're looking at UCLA's Myles Jack here. But with his talent, maybe he can be more than just a linebacker. The junior can play any linebacker spot, is incredibly rangy and has the explosiveness that's needed in run defense as well as the athleticism to get after the quarterback or cover tight ends. He even spent some time at safety and cornerback in 2015 before tearing the meniscus in his knee. He didn't work out at the Combine, but he told reporters that he could see himself playing a Kam Chancellor-type role at safety where he can line up deep as well as in the box. That could be music to former Seahawks defensive coordinator Bradley's ears. Assuming his knee continues to heal like it has, Jack has the playmaking ability, versatility and overall talent to become Bradley's Chancellor. Previous picks: Jalen Ramsey, FS/CB, Florida State (1.0); Jack (2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1)

6. Baltimore Ravens: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Left tackle Eugene Monroe is coming off a
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Left tackle Eugene Monroe is coming off a season-ending shoulder injury and hasn't had a full 16-game season since 2012. Although he's signed through 2018, the Ravens could use an infusion of talent -- or, at the very least, some added depth behind Monroe and Rick Wagner. After being the consensus No. 1 overall pick pre-trade, Laremy Tunsil has slid down mock drafts a bit in a situation similar to when Leonard Williams fell to the Jets at six last year. Despite the slide, he still has all the makings of a franchise left tackle. The Ole Miss junior has a great mix of size (6-4, 310 pounds), athleticism and technique. He is solid as both a run blocker and pass protector and could start Week 1 at left tackle. Previous picks: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame (1.0, 2.0); Joey Bosa, Edge rusher, Ohio State (3.0, 5.0); DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon (4.0); Tunsil (6.0, 6.1)

7. San Francisco 49ers: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon

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The 49ers were rumored to be one of the teams that may trade up for a quarterback, given Colin Kaepernick's uncertain future in the Bay Area, but the Eagles' trade up ended that. This may be a little high for Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch -- widely regarded as the third quarterback in this class -- so it's not totally unreasonable to think that Chip Kelly could go elsewhere with this pick. Kelly brought in a ton of former Oregon players during his time with the Eagles, so if DeForest Buckner -- one of his former defensive stalwarts with the Ducks -- were available, Kelly may continue the trend in San Francisco. At 6-7 and 291 pounds, the junior defensive end has the size to occupy gaps as well as the athleticism to get to the backfield. Buckner can pair with 2015 first-round pick and former Oregon teammate Arik Armstead to help rebuild the 49ers' front seven. Previous picks: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State (1.0); Jared Goff, QB, Cal (2.0, 3.0, 4.0); Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis (5.0); Buckner (6.0, 6.1)

8. Cleveland Browns (from Dolphins via Eagles): Joey Bosa, Edge rusher, Ohio State

The Browns' trade down to the eighth overall
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The Browns' trade down to the eighth overall pick signified one thing: They were not in love with any of the top quarterbacks in this class. So instead of staying pat at 2 and taking a non-quarterback prospect, they traded down, got an extra first-rounder next year and still have a very real chance at picking up one of the draft's top talents. It just so happens that with the way the board falls ahead of them, the draft's top pass rusher falls to them here. Joey Bosa has excellent size at 6-5 1/4 and 269 pounds, which he uses to power through opposing linemen. The Ohio State junior is a strong run-stopper and disruptive pass rusher, and teams made it a point to either avoid Bosa's side of the field or double-team (and, at times, even triple-team) him in 2015. We'll avoid the lazy comparisons to J.J. Watt here, but Bosa is an impact player who can single-handedly alter an opponent's game plan either with his hand in the dirt or as a stand-up rusher. Previous picks: Bosa (6.1)

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9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida

Of the Buccaneers' 13 picks in the last
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Of the Buccaneers' 13 picks in the last two drafts, exactly one was spent on a defensive player. They inked Giants pass-rushing lineman Robert Ayers in free agency, so they can now continue to bolster their secondary after signing Brent Grimes and Josh Robinson in free agency to join Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks. Fortunately for them, they can stay in-state with Florida's Vernon Hargreaves III . Hargreaves has great technique, agility and balance. He excels in both man coverage and zone and displays great ball skills. He may be a little undersized at 5-10 1/2 and 204 pounds, though he plays much bigger than that and has the skill set to be the No. 1 corner that the Bucs have lacked since Darrelle Revis. Previous picks: Noah Spence, Edge rusher, Eastern Kentucky (1.0, 2.0); DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon (3.0, 5.0); Hargreaves (4.0); Joey Bosa, Edge rusher, Ohio State (6.0, 6.1)

10. Giants: Leonard Floyd, Edge rusher, Georgia

Yes, we know the Giants haven't drafted a
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Yes, we know the Giants haven't drafted a linebacker in the first round since they took Carl Banks in 1984. But they went a long way toward fixing their league-worst defense, spending more than $200 million, -- including $114.1 million in guaranteed money, on the first day of free agency to bring back Jason Pierre-Paul and add Olivier Vernon, Damon "Snacks" Harrison and Janoris Jenkins. That opens up Jerry Reese's draft board quite a bit, to the point where he could go a number of ways. Reese reportedly has shown quite a bit of interest in Georgia's Leonard Floyd, whose versatility could be a good fit here. Floyd was used almost exclusively as a pass rusher at Georgia until last year, when the Bulldogs asked the junior to play off-ball linebacker a little more. He has great speed when bending the edge and is improving in coverage. There were concerns about his lean frame, but he helped erase those at the Combine when he showed up at 244 pounds and still maintained the same level of athleticism. He could slide right in as the WILL linebacker in the Giants' 4-3 scheme and inject a sorely-needed dose of athleticism into linebacker corps alongside Devon Kennard and Keenan Robinson. They also could continue to address the offensive line with a guy such as Ronnie Stanley, or they could get a big-bodied receiver such as Laquon Treadwell to pair with Odell Beckham Jr. Previous picks: Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA (1.0); Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson (2.0, 3.0); Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State (4.0); Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida (5.0); Floyd (6.0, 6.1)

11. Chicago Bears: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

The Bears signed Bobby Massie to be their
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The Bears signed Bobby Massie to be their right tackle, which moved 2013 first-rounder Kyle Long inside to guard. They have Charles Leno at left tackle, and while he was serviceable in 2015, general manager Ryan Pace could decide that one of the top tackles in this class may be too good to pass up. Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley has a big frame at 6-5 3/4 and 312 pounds, yet he moves well and plays with good balance. He's more raw than top offensive lineman prospect Laremy Tunsil and projects as more of a pass protector than a run blocker, but he could become Jay Cutler's blind-side protector for quite a while. Previous picks: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon (1.0, 2.0); A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama (3.0); Leonard Floyd, Edge rusher, Georgia (4.0); Stanley (5.0, 6.0, 6.1)

12. New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville

The Saints' defense allowed 6.6 yards per play
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The Saints' defense allowed 6.6 yards per play -- 8.7 yards per pass attempt and 4.9 yards per carry -- all worst in the NFL. Some secondary help may be on the way as 2015 third-round pick P.J. Williams returns from injured reserve, so the Saints can turn their attention to bolstering their front seven. Louisville's Sheldon Rankins impressed at the Senior Bowl with his quickness and explosiveness off the snap and has risen up draft boards. Due to his 6-1 1/2, 299-pound frame, Rankins projects as more of a 4-3 defensive tackle, but he does have the power to line up as a 3-4 end despite his lack of length. Previous picks: A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama (1.0); Rankins (2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1)

13. Miami Dolphins (via Philadelphia Eagles): Shaq Lawson, Edge rusher, Clemson

The Dolphins slid back five picks in the
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The Dolphins slid back five picks in the first round after trading for Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso of the Eagles. But they still have a bunch of holes to address. Their biggest need still may be in the secondary. Their biggest needs are in the secondary and cornerback, but they also could use some youth in their pass rush - Mario Williams is 31, Cameron Wake is 34 and coming off a torn Achilles, and Olivier Vernon left for the Giants. Shaq Lawson would be an intriguing pick if the Dolphins decide to eschew more immediate needs and opt for a defensive end. The high-motor junior has great quickness to rush the passer and has the strength and hand use to play the run well. He's not an other-worldly athlete, and he only started one year at Clemson, but he can hold his own, and his pass-rush skills project best into a 4-3 scheme such as the one the Dolphins run. Previous picks: Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson (3.0, 4.0, 6.0, 6.1); Lawson (5.0)

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14. Oakland Raiders: William Jackson III, CB, Houston

The Raiders were one of the big spenders
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The Raiders were one of the big spenders in free agency, signing Kelechi Osemele, Bruce Irvin and Sean Smith to megadeals in the first two days, re-signing Donald Penn and adding Reggie Nelson to replace the retired Charles Woodson. As a result, they don't have many glaring needs and could stay true to their board here. Smith and Nelson pair with David Amerson and T.J. Carrie to make a strong secondary, but they still could use added depth. They drafted a Houston cornerback in 2013 when they took DJ Hayden, but that may not stop them from returning to the well and going after William Jackson III here. The senior has ideal height (6-0 3/8), speed (4.37 40 at the Combine) and ball skills (five interceptions in 2015, with two returned for touchdowns). He could slide in at outside corner across from Smith and move Carrie to safety. Previous picks: Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama (1.0, 2.0); Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame (3.0, 4.0); Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson (5.0); Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State (6.0, 6.1)

15. Tennessee Titans (via L.A. Rams): Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

After the shocking deal to trade down, the
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After the shocking deal to trade down, the Titans now own six top-100 picks: 15th, 33rd, 43rd, 45th, 64th and 76th overall. Add in the Rams' first- and third- rounders in 2017, and that's a lot of ammo to fill a bunch of holes and rebuild a franchise. They still need a tackle, particularly someone who can play on the right side. Ohio State's Taylor Decker could be the pick here if they want to keep building up Marcus Mariota's protection and opening up running lanes for DeMarco Murray. The senior tackle has a big frame at 6-7, 310 pounds and is versatile enough to play multiple spots on the line, though he does tend to stand up a little high in pass protection and may need a little work on his technique. He could start right away at right tackle or challenge 2014 first-rounder Taylor Lewan for the left tackle spot. The Titans also could opt for a nose tackle or defensive back, or they could package some of those picks to trade back up into the top 10. Previous picks: Decker (5.0); Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State (6.0, 6.1)

16. Detroit Lions: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

The Lions rushed for a league-worst 83.4 yards
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The Lions rushed for a league-worst 83.4 yards per game and allowed 44 sacks in 2015. They signed Geoff Schwartz and Lamar Holmes in free agency, but they still need another bookend tackle, especially on the right side. Michigan State's Jack Conklin could be the guy to help open up holes for Ameer Abdullah and protect Matthew Stafford, who has been sacked 89 times in the last two seasons. Conklin's 6-5 1/2, 308-pound frame makes him a good fit on the left side, where he started 34 games for the Spartans and allowed only four sacks in three years. He could challenge longtime starter Riley Reiff for the blindside job, or he could put his power to use on the right side. Previous picks: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor (1.0); Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss (2.0); Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech (3.0, 4.0); Kevin Dodd, Edge rusher, Clemson (5.0); Shaq Lawson, Edge rusher, Clemson (6.0, 6.1)

17. Atlanta Falcons: Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State

Dan Quinn has the Falcons' defense on the
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Dan Quinn has the Falcons' defense on the right track after drafting speedy edge rusher Vic Beasley in the first round last year, but the Falcons still need more playmakers in the front seven. Ohio State's Darron Lee had an excellent showing at the Combine and tested at or near the top in the 40-yard dash (4.47 seconds), vertical (35 1/2 inches), broad jump (11-1), three-cone (7.12 seconds) and 20-yard shuttle (4.20 seconds). The redshirt sophomore is an athletic and rangy linebacker versatile enough to drop into coverage, attack ball carriers or blitz the quarterback. He may be considered a bit undersized at 6-2, 228 pounds, but he has the instincts and the tools to be a solid pro and would bring rangy athleticism to the Falcons' linebacker corps. Previous picks: Jaylon Smith, OLB, Notre Dame (1.0); Lee (2.0, 3.0, 6.0, 6.1); Shaq Lawson, Edge rusher, Clemson (4.0); Leonard Floyd, Edge rusher, Georgia (5.0)

18. Indianapolis Colts: Noah Spence, Edge rusher, Eastern Kentucky

The Colts have quite a few holes that
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The Colts have quite a few holes that need to be addressed on both sides of the ball. While offensive line is a commonly-mocked pick here, they could use more athletes on defense, especially after cutting 2013 first-round bust Bjoern Werner. Noah Spence has great talent off the edge and wowed at Senior Bowl workouts, but his stock cooled during the Combine, and he has a few off-field issues that need to be investigated. The Eastern Kentucky junior (by way of Ohio State) has good size at 6-2 1/2 and 251 pounds and uses his combination of speed, agility and power to get into the backfield. However, the Big Ten ruled him ineligible in November 2014 following two positive Ecstasy tests, and he was arrested and charged with public intoxication and second-degree disorderly conduct last May. His 4.80 40-yard dash at the Combine also was a bit of a letdown, though he still showed his overall athleticism and fluidity in other drills. Previous picks: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State (1.0, 2.0); Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State (3.0, 4.0); Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State (5.0); Spence (6.0, 6.1)

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19. Buffalo Bills: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech

The Bills let Mario Williams, Nigel Bradham and
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The Bills let Mario Williams, Nigel Bradham and Leodis McKelvin leave in free agency, so now Rex Ryan has the power to shape his defense to his own liking. He could start by upgrading a front seven that had the second-fewest sacks in the NFL last season. Vernon Butler could be a very nice fit here and has drawn many comparisons to Muhammad Wilkerson, one of Rex's prized defenders during his Jets tenure. Butler had a strong Senior Bowl, showing off impressive quickness for a 323-pound lineman. The Louisiana Tech senior backs that up on tape, showing excellent power and movement despite his raw technique. Combine that with his versatility -- he can play any spot along the Bills' defensive line -- and Rex may have a very hard time passing on his Wilkerson 2.0. Previous picks: Shaq Lawson, Edge rusher, Clemson (1.0); Leonard Floyd, Edge rusher, Georgia (2.0); Noah Spence, Edge rusher, Eastern Kentucky (3.0); Kevin Dodd, Edge rusher, Clemson (4.0); Butler (5.0, 6.0, 6.1)

20. Jets: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis

Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets are continuing their
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Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets are continuing their free-agency staredown, but even if the two sides come to an agreement, the Jets could look for their quarterback of the future. Geno Smith has yet to prove he can become a quality starter, and Bryce Petty isn't anywhere near ready to start for any NFL team. Paxton Lynch has gotten quite a bit of buzz recently and could be a nice developmental QB for the Jets. The Memphis junior has a big arm to go with his 6-6 5/8, 244-pound frame, but his excellent athleticism makes him more than just a tall pocket passer. He does need refinement with his footwork and may not be ready to start as a rookie, but he has the tools teams look for in a franchise quarterback. If the Jets manage to bring Fitzpatrick back, they could afford Lynch the chance to get better from the bench. Previous picks: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State (1.0, 2.0); Leonard Floyd, Edge rusher, Georgia (3.0); Noah Spence, Edge rusher, Eastern Kentucky (4.0, 5.0); Lynch (6.0, 6.1)

21. Washington Redskins: A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

Nose tackle Terrance Knighton signed with the Patriots,
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Nose tackle Terrance Knighton signed with the Patriots, and Jason Hatcher retired at the age of 33, so Washington needs to find some youth along the line. A'Shawn Robinson may be the best run-stopping defensive tackle in the class and fits the physical brand of football that GM Scot McCloughan seeks. The 6-4, 307-pound junior anchored the middle of the Crimson Tide's championship defense and used his power to shed blockers and get to opposing running backs. Robinson still needs to develop a pass rush, but his run-stuffing ability should be enough to earn him a starting role as a rookie. He can replace Knighton at nose tackle or Hatcher at five-technique. Previous picks: Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss (1.0); Robinson (2.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1); Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor (3.0)

22. Houston Texans: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

The Texans shelled out $72 million to get
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The Texans shelled out $72 million to get QB Brock Osweiler, and they also found Arian Foster's replacement in former Dolphins running back Lamar Miller. Those two signings open things up for Houston GM Rick Smith, who now can stay true to his board and take the best player available. Nate Washington signed with the Patriots, so they could opt for another receiver to take some heat off of Pro Bowl wideout DeAndre Hopkins, who has carried the Texans' passing offense for the past few seasons. Laquon Treadwell has fallen a bit because of concerns about his straight-line speed, but he'd be an ideal pick here should he slide into the back half of the first round. The Ole Miss junior has great size at 6-2 and 210 pounds, and he uses his excellent catch radius and physicality to attack the ball. He didn't run the 40 at the Combine and clocked a 4.65 at the Rebels' pro day, but his tape shows solid athleticism for such a big frame, and he's able to beat defenders down the field in other ways. He would be very nice opposite Hopkins and also would help Osweiler ease into the full-time starting role. Previous picks: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis (1.0, 2.0); Treadwell (3.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1); Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor (4.0)

23. Minnesota Vikings: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

Rookie wideout Stefon Diggs emerged as Minnesota's top
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Rookie wideout Stefon Diggs emerged as Minnesota's top receiving target in 2015. Now that the Vikings bolstered their offensive line and defense in free agency, they need to continue to give Teddy Bridgewater targets, especially after cutting Mike Wallace. Baylor's Corey Coleman measures 5-11 and 190 pounds, so he won't be confused with A.J. Green or Brandon Marshall, but he has the ability to go up and get the ball over defenders, is fast enough to burn them before the catch and shifty enough to elude them after it. He would infuse some explosiveness into the Vikings' receiver corps, and his well-rounded skillset would make him a solid No. 1A for Bridgewater anywhere on the field. Previous picks: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU (1.0, 4.0); Coleman (2.0, 3.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1)

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24. Cincinnati Bengals: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones both are gone,
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Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones both are gone, so wide receiver is far and away the Bengals' biggest need. They signed Brandon LaFell in free agency, but they still could use more help. Josh Doctson was a fringe first-rounder entering the Combine, but he tested extremely well in a bunch of workouts. The senior out of TCU uses his 6-2, 202-pound frame and excellent leaping ability to make contested catches against tight coverage. He's more lanky than big, so press coverage might be an initial concern at the NFL level, but his ability to come down with tough grabs would make him a nice No. 2 option for QB Andy Dalton, especially in the red zone. Previous picks: Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State (1.0); Doctson (2.0, 3.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1); Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor (4.0)

25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Karl Joseph, SS, West Virginia

The Steelers re-signed cornerback William Gay before free
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The Steelers re-signed cornerback William Gay before free agency began, but free agency left Pittsburgh dangerously thin in the secondary. They haven't had an impact safety since Troy Polamalu (who, coincidentally, is the last defensive back that the Steelers have taken in the first round), so they could decide to take one here if the cornerbacks they like are off the board. Karl Joseph entered 2015 as college football's top senior safety prospect, and he looked every bit the part until he tore his ACL in a non-contact drill. When healthy, the West Virginia product is an aggressive safety who attacks in both run and pass defense. That aggressiveness, combined with his smallish frame, could lead to some durability questions, but assuming his knee checks out, Joseph could be an immediate contributor in the Steelers' secondary. Previous picks: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State (1.0, 2.0, 3.0); William Jackson III, CB, Houston (4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1)

26. Seattle Seahawks: Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana

Russell Okung left Seattle for Denver, and J.R.
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Russell Okung left Seattle for Denver, and J.R. Sweezy signed with the Buccaneers, leaving the Seahawks in desperate need of addressing their offensive line. With left tackle the more premium position along the line, the Seahawks could look to fill that spot with a higher pick. Jason Spriggs could be a solid replacement. The Indiana senior has excellent size at 6-5 1/2 and 301 pounds, showed off his great athleticism at the Combine and allowed only two sacks on 526 called pass attempts in 2015. He starred in a spread attack in college, so there may be some transition, but he has the traits and upside to become a good pass blocker and fits the Seahawks' recent trend of athletic blockers. Previous picks: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor (1.0, 2.0); Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State (3.0, 4.0); Spriggs (5.0, 6.0, 6.1)

27. Green Bay Packers: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor

The Packers re-signed Letroy Guion to a three-year
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The Packers re-signed Letroy Guion to a three-year deal just after the Super Bowl, but B.J. Raji announced that he will step away from football for at least next year, so the Packers still need to find another defensive lineman for their 3-4 scheme. Andrew Billings is a strong, versatile prospect who can be an immediate starter at virtually any spot in any scheme. The former high school weightlifting champion has good size at nearly 6-1 and 311 pounds and has a good mix of speed and power. He can replace Raji at nose tackle, or he can shift outside and play five-technique end. Previous picks: Leonard Floyd, Edge rusher, Georgia (1.0); Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama (2.0, 3.0); Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama (4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1)

28. Kansas City Chiefs: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

The Chiefs have one of the NFL's best
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The Chiefs have one of the NFL's best cornerbacks in 2015 first-rounder Marcus Peters, so at first blush it may seem strange for them to spend their second straight first-round pick on the position. But with Sean Smith headed to division rival Oakland, this is the Chiefs' chance to build one of the league's top young cornerback tandems. Eli Apple has the size (6-1, 199 pounds) and physicality to match up against bigger receivers on the outside. Previous picks: Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama (1.0); Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida (2.0); William Jackson III, CB, Houston (3.0); Apple (4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1)

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29. Arizona Cardinals: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama

The Cardinals don't have too many glaring holes
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The Cardinals don't have too many glaring holes after trading for former Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones. They do need a safety to pair with Tyrann Mathieu, but with slim pickings available in this pick, they could decide to address their other main need: center. Ryan Kelly, a three-year starter for Alabama, was a key reason behind Derrick Henry's Heisman campaign and has risen up into the first round of recent mock drafts. Kelly did not give up a sack and allowed only four hurries last season. He makes up for his average athleticism with smarts and toughness, qualities which will help him earn a starting job right away in Arizona. Previous picks: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville (1.0); Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson (2.0, 3.0); Karl Joseph, SS, West Virginia (4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1)

30. Carolina Panthers: Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson

The Panthers rescinded Josh Norman's franchise tag in
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The Panthers rescinded Josh Norman's franchise tag in a stunning move that leaves them thin at cornerback. They have a potent front seven, which means they could address the secondary to complete their defense. Clemson's Mackensie Alexander was a key member of the Tigers' run to the national title game and could be the pick here. The redshirt sophomore may be considered a little undersized at 5-10 3/8 and 190 pounds, but like Norman he is a feisty defender who excels in man-to-man coverage. The Panthers also could decide to find a replacement for the retired Jared Allen at this pick. Previous picks: Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana (1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0); Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State (5.0); Kevin Dodd, Edge rusher, Clemson (6.0, 6.1)

31. Denver Broncos: Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama

The Broncos lost quite a bit in free
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The Broncos lost quite a bit in free agency - Brock Osweiler left for Houston, Malik Jackson went to Jacksonville and Danny Trevathan signed with Chicago. John Elway did trade for former Jets QB Mark Sanchez and could find a developmental signal-caller in the middle rounds, so addressing Trevathan's departure may be an option with the final pick of the first round. Alabama's Reggie Ragland would be a very solid replacement for Trevathan at inside linebacker, assuming he falls this far. Ragland is a three-down linebacker with excellent instincts, decent coverage skills and the leadership qualities that teams look for in their defensive signal-caller. However, there are some concerns about his speed, which is why he could fall this far. Should he slip, the Broncos would be hard-pressed to pass on him. Don't be surprised if the Broncos decide to trade down out of this spot -- every first-round pick gets a fifth-year team option on their deal, which will appeal to a team that wants an extra year of control on a prospect that they really like. Previous picks: Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida (1.0); Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech (2.0); Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama (3.0); Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis (4.0); Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor (5.0, 6.0, 6.1)

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