The all-star games are done. The NFL combine is over with. March is here and free agency kicks off in just a few more days. It's getting close! We'll know a lot more about which direction teams are heading in a couple of weeks, but I'll take one last crack at a pre-free agency mock draft. Enjoy.
1. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
My feelings on this pick did nothing but get stronger through combine week. I try not to make too much of comments made by General Managers this time of year, but it was hard to ignore Jon Robinson's statements on Taylor Lewan. He said that Lewan was his left tackle "right now" and left the door wide open to Lewan kicking to the right side. With ownership placing a premium on protecting Marcus Mariota, Tunsil is the obvious selection. Maybe that changes after free agency, but I'm not counting on it.
2. Cleveland Browns: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
They may go Jared Goff here, but I'm going to bet on the guy with the better physical tools. Either way, I can't see the Browns passing up on the quarterback spot here.
3. San Diego Chargers: Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
With the depth along the defensive front I could see some top end prospects fall a bit. The Chargers will be losing Eric Weddle and must find a new leader in the defensive backfield. Ramsey can play any position in the secondary.
4. Dallas Cowboys: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
I would think that the Cowboys are ready to move on from the Greg Hardy experiment. Joey Bosa would fill his shoes nicely. Bosa paired with DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory would give Dallas an outstanding young group of pass rushers.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
The Jaguars would love a shot at Jalen Ramsey, but Jack is the best athlete left on the board. He has a shot to play a number of different positions, but after checking in at 245 pounds Jack will likely be in line for a "MIKE" linebacker role at the next level.
6. Baltimore Ravens: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
The offensive line in Baltimore will likely undergo a face-lift this offseason. Will they keep Eugene Monroe? If not, you can go ahead and write Stanley's name in the six spot in permanent ink.
7. San Francisco 49ers: Jared Goff, QB, Cal
This seems like a great fit to me. Chip Kelly's fast paced, short passing game would play directly into Goff's strengths. It looks like Colin Kaepernick will be dealt sooner rather than later and I highly doubt Chip wants his future in the hands of Blaine Gabbert.
8. Miami Dolphins: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida
The board didn't fall the Dolphins' way, who desperately need a linebacker (Myles Jack). They'll reach a bit here for Hargreaves, who lacks size and a little recovery speed, but has great feet and hips that allow him plenty of fluidity in coverage.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DeForest Buckner, DT, Oregon
The Bucs need help up front and Buckner has fallen right into their laps. Buckner and McCoy would be a great combo for Tampa going forward.
10. New York Giants: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
Jay Bromley and Cullen Jenkins aren't getting anyone too excited in New York. Time for an upgrade. Rankins has risen through this process due to his outstanding agility and explosion.
11. Chicago Bears: Noah Spence, EDGE, Eastern Kentucky
The Bears have to generate more pass rush. Spence has some big time question marks off the field that include a history of drug use. Had Spence remained clean at Ohio State, we're probably talking about him in the top three picks.
12. New Orleans Saints: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
The Saints continue their defensive rebuild with another Clemson star. They have their middle linebacker and number one corner, now it's time to build a pass rush.
13. Philadelphia Eagles: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
DeMarco Murray apparently wants out -- and Doug Pederson is going to need a workhorse. Elliott doesn't play a position of great value, but it would be hard to pass up such a complete player at 13 overall.
14. Oakland Raiders: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
Donald Penn is set to hit the open market. If the Raiders want to sustain offensive success, they better figure out how to get Derek Carr some time to get the ball out.
15. Los Angeles Rams: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
Nick Foles was a disaster. Case Keenum isn't the answer. Maybe Paxton Lynch can finally put an end to the Rams' quarterback woes and usher in a new era as the Rams move to Hollywood.
16. Detroit Lions: Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
This has been a popular landing spot for Laquon Treadwell, but why not address the tackle spot with more depth at receiver later?
17. Atlanta Falcons: Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
The speedy linebacker probably solidified his spot in the top 25 this past week at the combine. 4.47 speed at linebacker will be very tempting for teams picking in the teens.
18. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Billings, DL, Baylor
Billings is still 19 years old. 19! He'll be 20 heading into his first season in the NFL. He's cut from the same cloth as Aaron Donald and Geno Atkins.
19. Buffalo Bills: Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
The Bills fill the shoes of Kiko Alonso, who was dealt last season for Shady McCoy. Ragland has been labelled as one of the "safer" choices in this year's class.
20. New York Jets: Kamalei Correa, EDGE, Boise State
The Jets have just about everything you could want defensively, except a true pass rusher. Correa is a little inconsistent, but he has that quick twitch ability that the NFL values so much in pass rushers.
21. Washington Redskins: Darian Thompson, FS, Boise State
The Redskins have needed safety help for years now. Thompson disappointed at the combine, but rumor has it that he was very sick, even losing eight pounds because of it. We'll see how teams value his poor performance.
22. Houston Texans: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
I couldn't bring myself to project Christian Hackenberg as a first round pick, but I do think that the Texans will be desperate enough to reach for a quarterback here. They can only roll with Brian Hoyer for so long.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
Treadwell's slide ends with Minnesota. His physicality and run blocking ability should fit nicely with the Vikings' style.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
If there's a team out there that isn't afraid of character risks, it's the Bengals. Nkemdiche threw Laremy Tunsil under the bus this weekend at the combine as he answered questions about his fall from a hotel window and drug use. The talent is undeniable, but lots of NFL people are wondering if they can count on this guy down the road.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers: William Jackson, CB, Houston
Jackson breaks the six foot barrier and ran a 4.3. I think you'll see him rise even higher over the next month.
26. Seattle Seahawks: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
If there's a weakness on this Seattle roster, it's up front. They weakened the line by giving up Max Unger for Jimmy Graham, now it's time to bring in some reinforcements, no matter what the position.
27. Green Bay Packers: A'Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama
If B.J. Raji is done in Green Bay, the Packers will have plenty of replacements to choose from.
28. Kansas City Chiefs: Jarran Reed, DL, Alabama
Back to back 'Bama selections here. The Chiefs are set to lose a couple of key pieces up front, but luckily fall right into a deep interior defensive line group here.
29. Arizona Cardinals: Kevin Dodd, EDGE, Clemson
Much like the Jets, the Cardinals are a pass rusher away from being a truly special group. Dodd fits their edge rusher need here at the back-end of round one. Some say he's more talented than his former teammate, Shaq Lawson.
30. Carolina Panthers: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
I'm sure the Panthers would love to grab a tackle here, but none fell their way. Time to load up Cam's weapons. Doctson would round out a nice group that includes Devin Funchess and Kelvin Benjamin.
31. Denver Broncos: Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
CJ Anderson's deal is up in Denver, why not go grab a true workhorse as you usher in a new era? Henry could make Brock Osweiler's life a lot easier.
32. Cleveland Browns: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
33. Tennessee Titans: Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
Alexander's projections have been all over the map. I've seen everything from top 15 to day three. Alexander never recorded an interception at Clemson, which has the production/analytics crowd scared of him. It's a bizarre stat, but I don't think it would keep Jon Robinson from spending pick 33 on a talent like Alexander. He's a touch undersized, but Alexander oozes confidence and would bring the Titans outstanding man coverage ability.
34. Dallas Cowboys: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
35. San Diego Chargers: Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
36. Baltimore Ravens: Leonard Floyd, EDGE, Georgia
37. San Francisco 49ers: Tyler Boyd, WR, Pitt
38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State
40. New York Giants: Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M
41. Chicago Bears: Chris Jones, DL, Mississippi State
42. Miami Dolphins: Su'a Cravens, LB, USC
43. Los Angeles Rams: Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
44. Oakland Raiders: Von Bell, S, Ohio State
45. Los Angeles Rams: Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
46. Detroit Lions: Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
47. New Orleans Saints: Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State
48. Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama
49. Buffalo Bills: Jordan Jenkins, EDGE, Georgia
50. Atlanta Falcons: Josh Garnett, OG, Stanford
51. New York Jets: Cody Whitehair, OL, Kansas State
52. Houston Texans: Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
53. Washington Redskins: Josh Perry, LB, Ohio State
54. Minnesota Vikings: Jon Bullard, DT, Florida
55. Cincinnati Bengals: Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
56. Seattle Seahawks: Deiondre' Hall, CB, Northern Iowa
57. Green Bay Packers: Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
58. Pittsburgh Steelers: Keanu Neal, S, Florida
59. Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
60. New England Patriots: Jeremy Cash, SS, Duke
61. Arizona Cardinals: Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn
62. Carolina Panthers: Le'Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech
63. Denver Broncos: Kentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri
Bonus Titans' Round Three selection
64. Jalen Mills, S, LSU