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2016 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

Week 17 is in the books. It's draft season!

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

1. Tennessee Titans: OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss

Tunsil is the best player in this class for me.  Plain and simple.  Most Titans fans seem to have a negative connotation with this pick, but I'm really not sure why.  You have a shot to truly fix the offensive line once and for all.  Mariota was killed last season time after time.  I understand that the Titans have invested a lot into the line for very little return, but you can't just ignore the problem because you've been burned in the past.  This pick would kick Lewan to the right tackle spot and solve a ton of offensive issues.

2. Cleveland Browns: QB Jared Goff, California

We'll see what happens with Johnny Manziel, but his history doesn't have me feeling confident that he can stay out of trouble between now and draft day.  You're nothing without a quarterback and I couldn't tell you the last time the Browns had even a decent one.  Goff carved up Air Force last week in his final game at Cal, leaving a good impression on scouts heading into the process.  I'm betting he's the first passer off the board.

3. San Diego Chargers: DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State

The Chargers gave up nearly five yards per carry this season and fell victim to a real depth issue up front.  Joey Bosa is the best run defender in this class and offers a building block for San Diego.

4. Dallas Cowboys: WR La'Quon Treadwell, Ole Miss

We'll see if he declares. It would be a mistake not to, being that Treadwell is far and away the WR1 of this class.  I wouldn't take him this high, but Dallas has needed a compliment to Dez for a while now.  A healthy Romo throwing to Dez and La'Quon could be really fun.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars: DB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

Have you seen the Jaguars secondary lately?  It's been ugly.  Ramsey is a versatile piece with excellent size and length.

6. Baltimore Ravens: CB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson

I think Alexander is the best player left on the board at this point.  It would give the Ravens a great duo with Jimmy Smith on the opposite side. Alexander will be a big time riser throughout the draft process.

7. San Francisco 49ers: QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis

The 49ers might prefer Goff to Lynch, but I think they have to take one or the other.  San Francisco will be a popular team to project trades to this season and don't be surprised if Tennessee is talked about.  I'm sure the new GM would love to load up on draft picks and he builds his new project.

8. Miami Dolphins: LB Myles Jack, UCLA

If Jack doesn't shred his knee this season, he very well could have been in top five discussions.  If you turn on the tape and watch Jack you'll quickly realize how special this kid is.  He's probably the best pure athlete in the draft and will make one defensive coordinator very happy next season.  All of this is hinging on his medical status, obviously.

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame

Much like the Titans selection, it's all about protecting your franchise.  Stanley is a distant second to Tunsil, but he's still a rock solid plug and play left tackle.

10. New York Giants: RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

Maybe what we saw last year in the first round was a sign of things to come.  Elliott isn't Gurley level, but he has virtually no weaknesses.  He does everything well and would offer the Giants clarity in their muddy backfield.

11. Chicago Bears: DL DeForest Buckner, Oregon

The Bears continue to build their 3-4 look and add the athletic Buckner here.  Buckner offers tons of potential as he's just scratching the surface of what he can do.

12. New Orleans Saints: CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida

The whole Brandon Browner thing just didn't work.  The Saints look like they have something in Delvin Breaux, but need a running mate on the other side.

13. Philadelphia Eagles: CB Desmond King, Iowa

The Eagles were torched in the final half of the season, both through the air and on the ground.  I think their issues start defensively, so I'll add the fast riser in Desmond King here.

14. Oakland Raiders: LB Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

Smith suffered a significant knee injury in the Fiesta Bowl, likely ruining his entire draft process.  Without the injury a top ten selection was likely.  The Raiders would be happy to add a player of his caliber in the middle of the first.

15. St. Louis Rams: QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State

Wentz is a guy that you'll hear a lot about.  A lot of people in the draft community love him and are convinced he is destined for the first round.  This would be an ideal landing spot for Wentz with Keenum in place as a stop-gap.

16. Detroit Lions: DT Kenny Clark, UCLA

The Lions are still trying to replace what they lost last offseason when Suh and Fairley walked. Clark is a beefy, 310 pounder that will help the Lions against the run immediately.

17. Atlanta Falcons: DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson

Dan Quinn believes in pass rush, so why not go back to the well again?  Vic Beasley started slow, but finished strong for the Falcons -- adding his former teammate could be an intriguing option.

18. Indianapolis Colts: DL Jarran Reed, Alabama

The Colts have had a lot of glaring issues for a while now, but Andrew Luck was able to cover them up.  Time to change that.  Adding Reed to this defensive front would be a big step forward for the Colts rush defense.

19. Buffalo Bills: EDGE Carl Lawson, Auburn

Everything I've heard points to Mario Williams moving on from Buffalo.  If that happens, they'll have to add a pass rusher to replace him.  Lawson's college career was derailed by injury, but when healthy he's an explosive, electric rusher.

20. New York Jets: LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama

The Jets could use an upgrade in the middle of their front seven.  Adding the instinctive Ragland could send this front seven group over the edge.

***Note: Picks 21-31 won't be final until after playoffs.***

21. Washington Redskins: CB Tre'Davious White, LSU

The Redskins turned it on in the middle of the year and ended up winning their division.  The secondary is still a weak point, but they've take a big step forward this season.  In a division with Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr, having capable corners is a must.

22. Houston Texans: QB Christian Hackenberg, Penn State

NFL people are convinced that Hackenberg ends up in the first round.  His tape is horrible, but some scouts are citing James Franklin for his demise.  If anyone does this, it'll be Bill O'Brien.

23. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB Cam Sutton, Tennessee

The Steelers kill two birds with one stone.  They'll get a capable man coverage corner that doubles as an electric return man.

24. Seattle Seahawks: OT Taylor Decker, Ohio State

If the Seahawks have any short-comings, its up front.  Okung could walk this season, so adding offensive line here makes sense.

25. Green Bay Packers: LB Darron Lee, Ohio State

Time for the Packers to get more athletic.  Lee is a lightning bolt that would add speed to Green Bay's front seven.

26. Kansas City Chiefs: WR Corey Coleman, Baylor

Coleman just feels like an Andy Reid receiver.  He's small and explosive -- right in Reids' wheelhouse.

27. Minnesota Vikings: DE Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State

Pure best player available here.  Ogbah was one of the NCAA's best last season, registering 13 total sacks.

28. Arizona Cardinals: EDGE Leonard Floyd, Georgia

The one thing the Cardinals truly lack is a pure edge pass rusher.  Adding Floyd would give them a situational rusher with room to grow.

29. Cincinnati Bengals: DT Jon Bullard, Florida

The Bengals have been rock solid up front for a long time, but everyone could use more youth.  Bullard has some of the most impressive tape you'll see from any defensive line prospect this season.  I'm expecting him to rise.

30. Denver Broncos: OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State

Denver always seems to be hurting for tackles.  It seems like they are never healthy up front, so expect them to add some depth early.

31. Carolina Panthers: OT Jason Spriggs, Indiana

The Panthers are somehow making Michael Oher work at left tackle.  I'm not sure how long that will hold up, so I'm guessing they'll want to get Cam behind some better talent this offseason.