Laquan Treadwell has already started celebrating after finding out where he ends up in our mock draft





1)  St. Louis Rams (from Tenn): Jared Goff, QB, Cal


Easy pick here. Goff isn't an elite prospect, but if you are trading up like the Rams did then you are taking a QB. Goff has real experience against real competition, more starts, and a better overall accuracy than Wentz.

       
2) Cleveland Browns: Carson Wentz, QB, ND State

I understand why some are in love with Wentz, but I just don't love him. He has a ton of potential, but the fact of the matter is that he has only two years of experience playing for the Division 1A version of Alabama that has won the last 34 straight national championships against low end directional skills. 

3)  San Diego Chargers: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

I don't know why there is so much hype swirling around about Stanley right now, but it sounds like a lot of teams like Stanley as the most complete left tackle prospect. I like him as a prospect, but someone like the Chargers might overdraft him. Don't be surprised if they don't find a way to still get out of this pick. 

4)     Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State

Could the Cowboys use a pass rusher here? Absolutely. They won't have any good ones for the first four weeks, and it is a general need. But don't for a damn minute believe that any team will take a player over another one at 4th overall because of the first four games in any year. There isn't a rookie pass rusher in this draft that is going to make that big of impact in the first four weeks of 2016 anyways!
             
5)  Jacksonville Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey, S/CB, Florida State

I'm still not sure what Ramsey is, but there is no arguing about his skills. People will say that his lack of production is an issue, but those people also thought Nnamdi Asomugha was overrated. I'm not going to call Ramsey anywhere close to that because he should have had more picks given some of the breaks he had on balls in college, but he is a nasty defensive back that the Jags will covet.
           
6)  Baltimore Ravens: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

I'm not 100% sure who the Ravens will pick, but I'd be willing to bet that it will feel like they are stealing someone.
             
7)  San Francisco 49ers: Joey Bosa, DE/LB, Ohio State

Is this the perfect fit? No. Didn't they just address this last year? yes. But if arguably the best player in the draft who plays the 2nd most important position in football is there at 7, you take him. Bosa is more of a run stopper, but the 49ers will design a package around him to play.
             
8)  PROJECTED TRADE: Tennessee Titans (from Cleveland): Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

From all reports the Browns would like to trade back again, while the Titans would like to get back. I think if they jump back then it might be for the last great offensive tackle on the board.
             
9) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia

I don't get why so many hate Floyd, but am ecstatic that his name has been rising. He did not put up the sack numbers that you want in college, but he is a natural pass rusher who loves the game, he is one of the best players that I have ever seen in terms of trying to strip the ball away, and a good coaching staff will turn him into an elite pro bowler.
             
10)  New York Giants: Deforest Buckner, DT, Oregon

Buckner could go as early as 3rd overall, but I don't think he gets past the Giants here. This is not an elite need, but Buckner can play three or four different spots for this team, and I think the new staff will want to get back to what worked.

             
11) Chicago Bears: Shaq Lawson, DE/LB, Clemson

The Bears need another pass rusher for their mix, and they will love the versatility of Lawson to play in about three spots on this thin defense.
             
12)  New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville

The Saints have to go defense with this pick, and they have been trying to focus on big talents in the last few drafts.
        
13)  Miami Dolphins (from Eagles): Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State

The Dolphins might have to snap at Myles Jack or Vernon Hargreaves, but I think they will look at some very serious speedy potential in Lee.
             
14)  Oakland Raiders: Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida

This is probably about as far as Hargreaves falls, but it is very possible. Hargreaves did not test well at the combine, and some teams will not love his over aggressive play at times in terms of taking chances.
             
15)  PROJECTED TRADE: Cleveland Browns (from Tennessee): Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

I have projected a trade, but the funny thing is that I think Tennessee and Cleveland might take Jack and Conklin at their respect picks without having to trade. I think Conklin could fall if he gets past the Giants, while Myles Jack could fall in the draft a ways due to some very possible bad news from team doctors. 
 
           
16)  Detroit Lions: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

The Lions have a lot of needs to address, but they also have at team that is still trying to win soon. Their offensive line has been a major reason that they have been inconsistent the last few years. Hopefully Decker could help them.
           
17)  Atlanta Falcons: Reggie Ragland, MLB, Alabama

This pick doesn't make for a perfect fit with the Falcons, but Ragland is a good prospect that some teams will fall in love with.
             
18)  Indianapolis Colts: Kevin Dodd, DE/LB, Clemson

Dodd could fall because he didn't excel until this last year in college, but damn did he excel. Dodd is one of the last pass rushers in the draft, and it seems like the Colts have needed one forever.
             
19)  Buffalo Bills: Jarran Reed, DE/DT, Alabama

This isn't a perfect fit for the Bills, but they have reportedly like Reed. Reed also can slide in at end and work as a pass rusher in some packages.

             
20)  New York Jets: William Jackson, CB, Houston

Jackson has been picking up some huge steam lately, and he would instantly make the Jets defense better.
             
21)  Washington Redskins: Laquan Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

I really think that the Redskins could be aiming at Treadwell. They are entering into Pierre Garcon's last year of his contract, and Treadwell has a lot of similar traits. He can jump in day one in some three receiver sets, and will help the Skins push for the playoffs in the end of the year.
        
22)  Houston Texans: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia

"But the Texans need a receiver!" I agree. But the Texans have been a QB and a receiver across from their stud away for over ten years now, and they refuse to fix it. The team is more historically prone to take a playmaker on defense so that they can lose less convincingly to Andrew Luck for the next ten years.
             
23)  Minnesota Vikings: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

I'm not sold that the Vikings will go with a receiver, but I do think that they will be eying one if there isn't someone that falls to them here.
             
24)  Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Kelly, OC, Alabama

Is it sexy? No. But Ryan Kelly might be the 4th best player (ignoring positional quality) in the draft, and he will instantly help to make the Bengals better.
             
25)  Pittsburgh Steelers: A'Shawn Robinson, DE/DT/NT

The Steelers haven't drafted a corner since Full House was on TV, and I don't expect that to change. 
 
           
26)  PROJECTED TRADE: Cleveland Browns (from SEA): Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis

The Seahawks haven't made a 1st round pick in three years, and I don't think that they will make one this year if a team like Cleveland is looking to jump up and get someone. The Seahawks pick up a mid round pick, while the Browns get a guy they might covet.
             
27)  Green Bay Packers: Andrew Billings, DE/DT/NT, Baylor

Billings will likely slot in as an end on most plays, but he is very capable of sliding into the nose on pass rushing plays.

 
           
28)  Kansas City Chiefs: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

The Chiefs could absolutely look to add additional talent at receiver if one that they like falls here.
 
           
29)  Arizona Cardinals: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

The Cards don't have an immediate need here, but I think they might like grabbing an interesting prospect like Apple this late. They would also be 'stealing' a big corner like Apple away from Carolina and Seattle.
             
30)  Carolina Panthers: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, OK State

I don't understand why people don't LOVE Ogbah. He was an 'underachiever' who is 'raw' from college. Well if someone averaged almost 1 sack a game in each of the last two college seasons in the Big-12 is underachieving, then PLEASE sign me up.
 
           
31)  Denver Broncos:  Vernon Butler, DT, LA Tech

Best player available. Want more analysis? Too bad. Elway doesn't want to address their biggest need because he just bought a superbowl and didn't need a QB to win it.