Here’s my first attempt at a full first-round mock draft.
1. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
Protects Marcus Mariota.
2. Cleveland Browns: Myles Jack, ILB, UCLA.
Best defensive player in the draft. Replaces Karlos Dansby at inside linebacker.
3. San Diego Chargers: Jalen Ramsey, FS, Florida St.
Replaces Eric Weddle at free safety.
4. Dallas Cowboys: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio St.
This premier pass-rusher fits Dallas’ 4-3 defense.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida
The draft’s most athletic defensive back other than Ramsey.
6. Baltimore Ravens: Deforest Buckner, DE, Oregon
Replaces Chris Canty at defensive end in Baltimore’s 3-4 defense.
7. San Francisco 49ers: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota St.
No pressure to win next season, so the Niners take a quarterback in Round 1.
8. Philadelphia Eagles: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
Jason Peters, the Eagles’ longtime left tackle, is 34-years old and injury prone.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma St.
Complements defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.
10. New York Giants: Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio St.
Becomes the weak-side linebacker in the Giants’ 4-3 defense.
11. Chicago Bears: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio St.
Replaces Matt Forte, who signed with the New York Jets.
12. New Orleans Saints: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
Upgrades the Saints’ pass rush and run defense, both of which ranked 31st in the NFL last season.
13. Miami Dolphins: Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
Fills a hole a left cornerback.
14. Oakland Raiders: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
After failing to sign Malik Jackson, the Raiders draft the best interior pass-rusher available.
15. Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff, QB, Cal
Can’t compete in the NFC West without a quarterback.
16. Detroit Lions: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan St.
Matthew Stafford was sacked 89 times the past two seasons.
17. Atlanta Falcons: Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia
Plays outside linebacker in the base defense and defensive end in the nickel defense.
18. Indianapolis Colts: Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas St.
Fills a giant hole at guard.
19. Buffalo Bills: Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama
The Bills ranked 25th in yards per rush allowed last season, and their leading tackler was a safety.
20. New York Jets: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
Lets the Jets to forget about Ryan Fitzpatrick.
21. Washington Redskins: Andrew Billings, NT, Baylor
Solidifies the middle of Washington’s defense.
22. Houston Texans: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
Gives recently-signed quarterback Brock Osweiler someone to throw to other than DeAndre Hopkins.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
Replaces Mike Wallace, whom the Vikings released.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
Helps replace Marvin Jones and Mohammed Sanu, who signed with the Lions and Falcons, respectively.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers: William Jackson III, CB, Houston
Fills a hole a right cornerback.
26. Seattle Seahawks: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio St.
Replaces Russell Okung, who signed with the Denver Broncos.
27. Green Bay Packer: Vernon Butler, DE, Louisiana Tech
Replaces B.J. Raji, who retired.
28. Kansas City Chiefs: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio St.
Replaces Sean Smith, who signed with the Raiders.
29. Arizona Cardinals: A’Shawn Robinson, DE, Alabama
Replaces Dan Smith, who signed with the Raiders in 2015.
30. Carolina Panthers: Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
Replaces Mike Remmers at right tackle.
31. Denver Broncos: Robert Nkemdiche, DE, Ole Miss
Replaces Malik Jackson, who signed with Jacksonville Jaguars.