First Round Mock Draft Version 4.0: Final

Apr 27, 2016 at 7:28 PM


It's the eve of the 2016 NFL Draft and teams are preparing to select the league's newest rookies. Here's a look at how the first round of the draft might shape up based on current needs for each NFL team. The draft kicks off on Thursday, April 28th at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.

Version 3.0 of my mock draft can be found here.

1) Los Angeles Rams - Jared Goff, QB, California
The Cal Golden Bear goes #1 overall.

2) Philadelphia Eagles - Carson Wentz, QB, N. Dakota State
Philly settles for the former FCS star.

3) San Diego Chargers - DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
Perfect fit for the Chargers defensive scheme.

4) Dallas Cowboys - Joey Bosa, DE - Ohio State
Glaring need meets BPA for Dallas.

5) Jacksonville Jaguars - Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
The Jags waste no time turning in this pick.

6) Baltimore Ravens - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Mississippi
Tremendous value who starts immediately at LT.

7) San Francisco 49ers - Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
Baalke sees the explosive LB as absolutely worth the risk.

8) Cleveland Browns - Ronnie Stanley, OL, Notre Dame
Immediate starter at RT eventually taking over for Thomas at LT.

9) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida
Top CB available for a team in desperate need of secondary help.

10) New York Giants - Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
No surprise here as the Giants shore up their o-line.

11) Chicago Bears - Leonard Floyd, DE, Georgia
Incredibly lean, athletic pass rusher for Fangio to develop.

12) New Orleans Saints - Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
Help is on the way for the Saints horrendous d-line.

13) Miami Dolphins - Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
Heir apparent to Cameron Wake at defensive end.

14) Oakland Raiders - Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State
The Raiders shake things up by adding the draft's top RB.

15) Tennessee Titans - Taylor Decker, LT, Ohio State
Keeping Mariota upright is the Titan's top priority.

16) Detroit Lions - Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
The selection of Lee makes it three ex-Buckeyes in a row.

17) Atlanta Falcons - Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
Should start immediately over Brooks Reed at MLB.

18) Indianapolis Colts - Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
Huge addition to a team with aging pass rushers.

19) Buffalo Bills - Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky
Ryan must add edge talent at the top of the draft.

20) New York Jets - Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
Relying on a healthy Ryan Clady at LT isn't wise.

21) Washington Redskins - Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
Ideal NT with movement skills for Washington's 3-4.

22) Houston Texans - Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi
Perfect compliment to the explosive DeAndre Hopkins at WR.

23) Minnesota Vikings - Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
New toy with tremendous ball skills for Bridgewater.

24) Cincinnati Bengals - Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
Nice fit for Cincy's vertical passing attack.

25) Pittsburgh Steelers - William Jackson III, CB, Houston
Fast-rising DB for the Steelers shaky secondary.

26) Seattle Seahawks - Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M
Try naming more than one Seahawks offensive lineman.

27) Green Bay Packers - Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
The Packers finally add a true NT to their '16 roster.

28) Kansas City Chiefs - Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
Ideal prospect for Reid to groom behind Alex Smith.

29) Arizona Cardinals - Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
Versatile d-lineman adds crtical depth up front.

30) Carolina Panthers - Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
The talented but "handsy" CB slides to Carolina.

31) Denver Broncos - Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
Elways ends the game of QB chicken between Denver and SF.
The views within this article are those of the writer and, while just as important, are not necessarily those of the site as a whole.


4 Comments

  • BILAL19
    Day 2 ...where are the pass rushers and can we move back into the 2nd round....I would like for us to draft S. Caolhoun, it seems like there are a lot of pass rushers available.
    Apr 29, 2016 at 9:48 AM
    0
  • Anonymous
    No Corey Coleman in the 1st round? Lol
    Apr 28, 2016 at 9:23 AM
    0
  • Edd
    The 49ers will NOT take Myles Jack. Taking a red shirt at #7 will get Baalke fired.
    Apr 28, 2016 at 6:53 AM
    0
  • 42inblue
    Pick 17: Reed doesn't play MLB
    Apr 27, 2016 at 11:52 PM
    0

Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



Round Table: When will Trey Lance get his first start for the 49ers?

By Site Staff
Jul 23, 2021

Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers when the team opens the regular season on September 12 against the Detroit Lions. How long he remains the starter is the question. San Francisco traded up to draft Garoppolo's eventual successor, Trey Lance, at No. 3 overall. He will bring a much different dynamic to head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense. The inexperienced quarterback just needs time to learn and master the playbook and scheme. We asked our 49ers Webzone contributors to predict when Lance will get his first start. Below are the responses in the order in which they were received. Chaz Inouye The 49ers should get off to a strong start with what looks to be an easy schedule to begin the season with



49ers sign 3rd-round draft pick Trey Sermon to 4-yr, $4.9 million deal

By David Bonilla
Jul 21, 2021

The San Francisco 49ers announced that the team has signed running back Trey Sermon, who played college football at Ohio State and Oklahoma, to his four-year rookie deal. The 49ers selected him in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft with the No. 88 overall pick. Making it official! The #49ers have signed @treyera to a four-year deal.— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers)



49ers signing 3rd-round draft pick Ambry Thomas to 4-yr, $4.8 million deal

By David Bonilla
Jul 23, 2021

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers have reached an agreement with cornerback Ambry Thomas on his four-year rookie deal. The 49ers selected him out of Michigan in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft with the No. 102 overall pick. 49ers reached agreement with 3rd-round pick cornerback and Michigan man Ambry Thomas, per his agent @DrewJRosenhaus.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23,



49ers sign 1st-round draft pick Trey Lance to 4-yr, $34.1 million deal

By David Bonilla
Jul 28, 2021

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN and the player's agent, the San Francisco 49ers have signed quarterback Trey Lance to his four-year rookie deal. The team selected Lance out of North Dakota State with the No. 3 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. He was the last unsigned player from San Francisco's most recent draft class. The signing comes just hours before the 49ers go through their first practice of training camp. Before the 49ers practice begins today, No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance signed his four-year, $34.1 million fully-guaranteed contract.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)


Featured

More by Alex Pedregon

More Articles

Share 49ersWebzone