The 2016 NFL Draft commences Thursday night in Chicago with all 31 first-round picks being made.
The Los Angeles Rams hold the top pick for the first time since 2010 after acquiring the selection in a recent trade with the Tennessee Titans.
The Rams likely will select California quarterback Jared Goff, which would leave the Eagles with North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz at No. 2. These players easily are the best quarterbacks available and should be selected with the top two picks.
The real value in the first round is on defense, especially on the defensive line. Teams in need of depth at defensive tackle and defensive end should be able to select a quality player throughout the first round.
Let’s take a look at our final NFL Mock Draft.
1. Los Angeles Rams (7-9): Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
2. Philadelphia Eagles (7-9): Jared Goff, QB, California
3. San Diego Chargers (4-12): Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
4. Dallas Cowboys (4-12): Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
5. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11): Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
6. Baltimore Ravens (5-11): DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
7. San Francisco 49ers (5-11): Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
8. Cleveland Browns (3-13): Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10): Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB, Georgia
10. New York Giants (6-10): Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
11. Chicago Bears (6-10): Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
12. New Orleans Saints (7-9): Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
13. Miami Dolphins (6-10): Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio Sate
14. Oakland Raiders (7-9): Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
15. Tennessee Titans (3-13): Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
16. Detroit Lions (7-9): Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
17. Atlanta Falcons (8-8): A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
18. Indianapolis Colts (8-8): Ryan Kelly, C Alabama
19. Buffalo Bills (8-8): Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
20. New York Jets (10-6): Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State
21. Washington Redskins (9-7): Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
22. Houston Texans (9-7): Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
23. Minnesota Vikings (11-5): William Jackson III, CB, Houston
24. Cincinnati Bengals (12-4): Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
25. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6): Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
26. Seattle Seahawks (10-6): Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
27. Green Bay Packers (10-6): Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
28. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5): Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
29. Arizona Cardinals (13-3): Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
30. Carolina Panthers (15-1): Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
31. Denver Broncos (12-4): Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
The New England Patriots lost their first-round pick as part of the NFL’s punishment for Deflategate.
Thumbnail photo via Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via Feb 27, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; California Golden Bears quarterback Jared Goff throws a pass during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports