2016 NFL Mock Draft: Rams-Titans Trade Changes 1st Round Projections

It's officially NFL Draft season and it's time for another NFL mock draft. The draft is less than three weeks away and everything has changed with the Titans trading the No. 1 overall pick to the Rams. We have an idea of which players will go where come April, but the blockbuster trade has caused some uncertainty. 

I'm attempting to project where players will end up going, not who I think a team should pick. Most picks will turn out incorrect, and approaching just 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. Los Angeles Rams (via Titans)Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State 
The Rams gave up a lot to move up to the No. 1 overall pick, and they'll be taking a QB. But which one? While Cal QB Jared Goff has the California connection, early indications are that Wentz will be the pick. There's a lot of risk involved in this deal, but the Rams have decided they had to get a franchise QB this year. 

2. Cleveland Browns: Jared Goff, QB, Cal
The addition of Robert Griffin III will not affect the Browns' draft plans, and they were expected to take Wentz. That's not an option anymore, and the NFL Draft will truly begin with this pick. Laremy Tunsil makes a ton of sense since the Browns need a RT and an eventual replacement for Joe Thomas. Jalen Ramsey fills a major need as well, but there was a report before the Rams trade that the Browns actually wanted Goff. If Wentz goes No. 1, Goff could be the pick at No. 2. Don't rule out a trade down either. 

3. San Diego ChargersLaremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
The Chargers need offensive line help, and getting Tunsil at No. 3 would be huge for the Chargers. Jalen Ramsey is still in play here, but the Tunsil has to be the pick. The Chargers have Joe Barksdale at RT, but need an upgrade over King Dunlap. That's exactly what Tunsil would be.  

4. Dallas CowboysJalen Ramsey, CB/S, Florida State
The Cowboys would love to land Ramsey and this would work out perfectly for the Cowboys. Ramsey is reportedly at the top of their draft board and they might be able to land him how. He'd start right away at CB, although he could play some safety as well if needed. If Ramsey is off the board, OSU DE Joey Bosa, UCLA LB Myles Jack and OSU RB Ezekiel Elliott are all options.  

5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Joey Bosa, DE, OSU
If the draft breaks down this way, the Jaguars would likely choose between Jack and Bosa. The team added Malik Jackson, but he might be better off at DT. Bosa would be a strong fit with Dante Fowler at DE. If Bosa isn't the pick, he could slide a bit on draft day. 

6. Baltimore RavensDeForest 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 49ersMyles Jack, LB, UCLA
Adding a QB is an option, but if Goff and Wentz are gone, the 49ers won't reach for Paxton Lynch. With QB not an option, the 49ers could address some defensive shortcomings instead. Jack is a freak athlete and would be a perfect fit in the 49ers 3-4 scheme. If Jack and the QBs are off the board, the 49ers could try to move down. 

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 done enough at corner and offensive guard that they can hold off on spending a first round pick on the spot, but now need an RB to replace DeMarco Murray. Elliott is by far the top RB in this year's class. A corner like Hargreaves is still an option. 

9. Tampa Bay BuccaneersLeonard 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 as is another pass rusher. For more NFL Draft coverage, check out the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app

10. New York GiantsRonnie 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 DolphinsMackenzie Alexander, CB, Clemson
Adding Alexander fills a big need for the Dolphins. The Dolphins traded for Byron Maxwell, but the team still needs corner help. If Alexander is gone or the Dolphins don't want him, a defensive end is an option since Miami let two young players walk and now have two vets starting. An offensive lineman is an option here too. 

14. Oakland RaidersVernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
The Raiders needs secondary help, but there aren't any worth taking (although Eli Apple or William Jackson have an outside shot). 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. Tennessee Titans (via Rams)Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
Time for another major change. The Titans could go several directions with this pick. They could add secondary help, take Reggie Ragland or another ILB or upgrade their offensive line. Conklin isn't Tunsil, but he's a solid offensive tackle. Marcus Mariota got hit a ton last season, and adding Conklin will help prevent that. 

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 FalconsDarron 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 ColtsNoah 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 BillsShaq Lawson, 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. Don't be surprised if teammate Kevin Dodd goes before Lawson. Either one should be a strong addition. 

20. New York JetsReggie 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 RedskinsAndrew 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. The loss of Terrance Knighton makes this pick all the more likely. 

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 VikingsLaquon 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 BengalsJosh Doctson, WR, TCU
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 Doctson would be a strong addition. Don't be surprised if Docston is off the board before this.  

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: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
The Seahawk offensive line improved late, but more help is needed, especially with the free agency losses. Getting Decker at the end of Round One is solid value and he could very well be gone before this. Download the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app for more NFL Draft coverage. 

27. Green Bay PackersChris 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. If Paxton Lynch is still on the board, the Packers are one of several teams that could trade down with the Broncos. 

28. Kansas City ChiefsPaxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
The Chiefs have Alex Smith at QB, but don't be surprised if they take Lynch if he's still on the board. Alex Smith is the same age as Donovan McNabb was when Andy Reid took Kevin Kolb. He was an early second round pick, but the difference in draft position isn't a large one. If the Chiefs don't take a QB, adding a CB like Eli Apple is an option. 

29. Arizona Cardinals: Keanu Neal, S, Florida
The Cardinals don't need a pass rusher with the addition of Chandler Jones. The team has lost Rashad Johnson, Tony Jefferson has one year left on his deal 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. Lynch also makes sense here. 

30. Carolina PanthersKevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
The Panthers could go offensive line or WR here, but Dodd is the best value. A local product, he'd help fill a need for the Panthers at DE. Carolina have Kony Ealy and Charles Johnson, but that's pretty much it. Johnson has just one-year left on his deal and the Panthers need to get some help at the position. Don't rule out RB Derrick Henry here either. 

31. Denver BroncosJarran 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 and there's a good chance he's already off the board. If Lynch slips to past the Top 20, don't be surprised if the Broncos try to move up to land him. He makes perfect sense as a Broncos draft pick, but he likely won't last this long. 

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