The NFL season is over, which means it's official NFL Draft season. It's time for another mock draft, since NFL Free Agency is all but over. Sure, free agency hasn't technically ended, but most of the big names are off the market. We have a strong idea of which players will go where come April, although much can still change. This is also a wonderful opportunity to indulge the unhealthy obsession I have with the Draft.
With just over a month before the actual NFL Draft, I'm attempting to project where players will end up going. Most picks will turn out incorrect, and even approaching 10 correct picks is impressive.
If you hate what I wrote (or agree, but c'mon this is the internet) or just want to talk NFL Draft, hit me up on Twitter. With all that out of the way, let's dive into the picks.
1. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
The Titans have a need in the secondary, but their No. 1 team need is at tackle. Taylor Lewan is one starter, but the team needs another to keep Marcus Mariota upright. The Titans gave up the most sacks in the NFL last season. The Titans would love to trade, down but they likely won't find a willing trade partner. Don't rule out FSU DB Jalen Ramsey either.
2. Cleveland Browns: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
The addition of Robert Griffin III will not affect the Browns' draft plans. Unless they trade down, expect the Browns to take a QB No. 2 overall. There are reports the Browns prefer Wentz and he seems like the likely pick.
3. San Diego Chargers: Jalen Ramsey, S/CB, FSU
The Chargers need safety and corner help, and Ramsey can contribute at either spot. He's a gifted secondary player, and is well worth a Top 5 pick. Taking an OT like Tunsil or Ronnie Stanley is also an option.
4. Dallas Cowboys: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
The Cowboys would love to land Ramsey, but he might not be on the board. If that's the case, the Cowboys could take Bosa to help shore up their DE problems. They have DeMarcus Lawrence, but Randy Gregory is a major question mark thanks to his four-game suspension for failing drug tests. UCLA LB Myles Jack is also an option.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
The Jaguars would likely love to add Ramsey or Bosa, but neither are on the board here. This may seem high for Jack because of his knee injury, but he's the top LB in this year's class and is a freak athlete. He'd be a big upgrade for the Jags at LB. Don't rule out a DE here either.
6. Baltimore Ravens: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
The Ravens' biggest team need is at corner, but Buckner is a superior player to Vernon Hargreaves. The Ravens 3-4 defense would be a perfect fit for Buckner, and he'd upgrade their defensive line.
7. San Francisco 49ers: Jared Goff, QB, Cal
Adding a QB is an option, especially if the team deals Colin Kaepernick. There's no guarantee they'll do so, but it seems like Kaepernick doesn't want to be in San Francisco. If Goff is still on the board, the 49ers could easily pull the trigger. If QB isn't an option, the 49ers could address some defensive shortcomings instead.
8. Philadelphia Eagles (via Dolphins): Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
The Eagles moved up to this spot via a trade with the Dolphins. The Eagles have addressed their corner and offensive guard issues, but now need an RB to replace DeMarco Murray. Elliott is by far the top RB in this year's class.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Leonard Floyd, DE, Georgia
The Bucs need pass rushing help, and Floyd might be the best on in the draft. The team struggled getting to the QB and the addition of Robert Ayers isn't enough for the Bucs. An OT is also an option. For more NFL Draft coverage, check out the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app.
10. New York Giants: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
The Giants would love Stanley, and he'll probably be the pick if he's on the board at No. 10. The Giants can pair him an Ereck Flowers at tackle for years.
11. Chicago Bears: Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
The Bears need CB help, even with Tracy Porter returning. But this pick is more about value, as getting Hargreaves outside of the Top 10 is a borderline steal. If the Bears don't want a corner, a defensive lineman or pass rusher is an option.
12. New Orleans Saints: A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
The Saints defense needs help everywhere and Robinson is a perfect fit for the team's 3-4 defense. The Saints must find a way to upgrade their defensive line and Robinson would help do that. .
13. Miami Dolphins: Mackenzie Alexander, CB, Clemson
Adding Alexander fills a big need for the Dolphins. He could sneak into the Top 10. The Dolphins traded for Byron Maxwell, but the team still needs corner help. If Alexander is gone, a defensive end is an option since Miami let two young players walk and now have two vets starting.
14. Oakland Raiders: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
The Raiders needs secondary help, but there aren't any worth taking (although Eli Apple could end up going this high). Butler has been a draft process riser, as teams and media have gotten a closer look at him. Butler would make the Raiders' defensive line even scarier, especially if Mario Edwards can return from his neck injury. Download the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app for more NFL Draft coverage.
15. Los Angeles Rams: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
The Rams need more weapons, but also desperately need to find a franchise QB. Perhaps Lynch will finally allow them to end that search. If the Rams pass on a QB, taking a WR like Laquon Treadwell is an option.
16. Detroit Lions: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
The Lions have a big need on the defensive line, and Rankins is one of several DTs that could go in Round One. Rankins would help the team properly replace Ndamukong Suh.
17. Atlanta Falcons: Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
The Falcons need help at linebacker and Lee is a Top 20 talent. He's a similar player to Ryan Shazier and would be a strong fit for the Falcons. He could go in the Top 15.
18. Indianapolis Colts: Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky
For the sake of Andrew Luck, the Colts must upgrade their offensive line. However, the Colts don't seem to want to draft a lineman to help Luck. The Colts need pass rushing help, and Spence would be a big boost. His red flags, including getting kicked out of Ohio State for drug use, could result in him dropping.
19. Buffalo Bills: Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
The Bills are set at multiple positions, but need pass rushing help. Mario Williams is a goner and the team could look to shift to a 3-4 scheme. Dodd could go before teammate Shaq Lawson. Either one could be a strong addition. Dodd might be a bit more versatile.
20. New York Jets: Reggie Ragland, MLB, Alabama
The Jets need MLB help, as Demario Davis is gone. The team needed ILB help even before Davis left New York. This is the right range for Ragland, who is easily the top 3-4 ILB this year. The Chat Sports Android and iPhone has more NFL Draft coverage.
21. Washington Redskins: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
The Redskins need to improve up on the defensive, and they'll likely target the defensive line. That's GM Scot McCloughan's MO anyway. Billings is one of several talented DT this year and should be a first rounder, and he might be off the board before this.
22. Houston Texans: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
Plot twist: Laquon Treadwell isn't the first WR off the board. The Texans are high on Coleman and he's a better fit for the Texans than Treadwell. Coleman can be a deep threat, while Treadwell is a possession option.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
The Vikings are close to being a dangerous team. Stefon Diggs has emerged, but Teddy Bridgewater needs more weapons. Treadwell should be a first rounder and there's a decent chance he's off the board before this. But it's a deep WR class at the top, with several borderline first round prospects. There have been reports Treadwell isn't as highly viewed by teams as he is in the media, and he could slip to Minnesota or even further. But he's absolutely worth the No. 23 overall pick.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
It seems like the Bengals will either draft a DT to replace Domata Peko or a WR to replace Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu. WR is the slim favorite for now, and Fuller would be a strong addition. A true burner, Fuller would be a great compliment to A.J. Green.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers: William Jackson, CB, Houston
Corner is a big need for the Steelers and Jackson is a worthy of a first round pick. Expect this pick to be spent on the defensive side of the ball. Pittsburgh has neglected the CB position for too long and need young talent. Jackson could go even higher than this.
26. Seattle Seahawks: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan
The Seahawk offensive line improved late, but more help is needed, especially with the free agency losses. Getting Conklin at the end of Round One is great value. Download the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app for more NFL Draft coverage.
27. Green Bay Packers: Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State
The Packers could use defensive line help, as they don't have a whole lot outside of Mike Daniels. Adding some linebacker help is also an option.
28. Kansas City Chiefs: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
The Chiefs lost Sean Smith this offseason, so they need someone to pair with Marcus Peters. Apple is still raw, but has potential. He could go before this.
29. Arizona Cardinals: Keanu Neal, S, Florida
The Cardinals don't need a pass rusher with the addition of Chandler Jones. The team has yet to resign Rashad Johnson, Tony Jefferson is an unrestricted free agent and Tyrann Mathieu is injury prone. This seems like a surprise pick, but the Cardinals did something similar with Deone Bucannon only a few years ago. Neal is a riser and could go in Round One.
30. Carolina Panthers: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
The Panthers need more passing rushing help, as the team essentially has only Kony Ealy and Charles Johnson. It's unclear just how long Johnson will be in Carolina since he's back on a one-year deal. At the worst, Lawson provides some depth right away.
31. Denver Broncos: Jarran Reed, DE, Alabama
The Broncos lost Malik Jackson, so they need another DE to pair with Derek Wolfe. Reed would be a great pick for the Broncos, and would be a steal. He could start right away.