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Mock Draft Projection
Doug Martz, Owner/Draft Analyst

Updated 04-27-2016
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Welcome to the 2016 NFL Draft!  The event we've all been waiting for has finally arrived.  In this final
version of projecting the first round selections, two trades have been made.  In reality, I expect
an action-packed night of DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA.... and numerous trades should occur throughout
the entire opening night.  After all, isn't that the script that the NFL has engaged upon in the weeks
leading up to this draft?  With so many uncertainties within the top 10, this year's projecting was nothing
short of a nightmare to attempt.  But with that said, here's the final version of my attempt to make
normalcy out of a turbulent NFL off-season:

1 RAMS Jared Goff, QB, California
2 EAGLES Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota St.
3 CHARGERS Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
4 COWBOYS Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio St.
5 JAGUARS Jalen Ramsey, CB/FS, Florida St.
6 RAVENS Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
7 49ERS DeForest Buckner, DL, Oregon
8 BROWNS Joey Bosa, EDGE, Ohio St.
9 TITANS *trade-up*
Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan St.
10 GIANTS Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
11 BEARS Leonard Floyd, EDGE, Georgia
12 SAINTS Sheldon Rankins, DL, Louisville
13 DOLPHINS Shaq Lawson, EDGE, Clemson
14 BILLS  *trade-up* Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
15 BUCCANEERS Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
16 LIONS Jarran Reed, DL, Alabama
17 FALCONS Darron Lee, LB, Ohio St.
18 COLTS Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio St.
19 RAIDERS Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
20 JETS Eli Apple, CB, Ohio St.
21 REDSKINS Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
22 TEXANS Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
23 VIKINGS Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
24 BENGALS Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
25 STEELERS William Jackson III, CB, Houston
26 SEAHAWKS Vernon Butler, DL, Louisiana Tech
27 PACKERS Andrew Billings, DL, Baylor
28 CHIEFS Connor Cook, QB, Michigan St.
29 CARDINALS Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn St.
30 PANTHERS Kevin Dodd, EDGE, Clemson
31 BRONCOS A'Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama

                        TRADE DETAILS:   (1)-As Stanley (#3) & Tunsil (#6) go off the board, the Titans continue to work the phones and have
                                                       Tampa Bay lined up as a trade partner at #9.  They want Jack Conklin and know that the Giants are
                                                       a legit threat to take him at #10... the Buccaneers are a willing suitor, as they are somewhat low on
                                                       draft selections  (7 total) and could enjoy picking up one of the zillion picks the Titans have secured.  
                                                       The deal is made, Conklin is safely secured as a Titan and minimal asset is given up in order to swap
                                                       these picks... Bucs acquire pick #64 (first pick in the 3rd round) and pick #140 (first pick in the 5th round)
                                                       in the deal to swap first rounders.  The Bucs end up sliding to #15 and still get the guy they would have
                                                       taken at #9 in Hargreaves, but they had to sweat bullets while waiting for the Dolphins to choose
                                                       between Hargreaves and Edge-Rusher Shaq Lawson.
                                                       (2)-My once dark-horse prediction was that the Buffalo Bills would sneak in for QB Paxton Lynch... that
                                                       was weeks ago, but since then it's been circulating in the news that they  might, indeed, be really 
                                                       looking at that option.  I've stuck with my theory that not only will Buffalo take the QB, but they will
                                                       also make a proactive move to go get him and beat the other teams that might be interested.  In Lynch,
                                                       GM Doug Whaley envisions the same type of organization turn-around / franchise QB that he personally
                                                       would have witnessed in Pittsburgh when he served as an assistant to Kevin Colbert.  Whaley convinces 
                                                       Rex Ryan that they've gotta go get a guy and they do.  The Bills part with their 3rd-rounder, #80 overall,
                                                       along with a future mid-rounder to swap with the Raiders.  The Raiders have numerous draft options, as
                                                       their roster is stacked very well, and so they obtain the additional draft asset and happen to catch a falling
                                                       star when the take a chance on the medical condition of Myles Jack.  CB William Jackson III or LB Reggie
                                                       Ragland would be alternative considerations for the upcoming Raiders.

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