The NFL Scouting Combine concluded in Indianapolis earlier this week. Many players used the interviews, on-field drills and timed tests to separate themselves from the competition.
Teams will continue analyzing these players at their Pro-Days and team workouts. However, here is the latest Mock Draft since the NFL Combine passed.
1. Tennessee Titans – Safety Jalen Ramsey, Florida St.
Ramsey is the best prospect in the draft, because he put together great tape and outing at the Combine. The Titans may consider Tunsil here, but they drafted Tyler Lewan as a tackle last season. Ramsey is a game-changing ball-hawk.
2. Cleveland Browns – Quarterback Carson Wentz, North Dakota
Wentz walked away from the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine as the consensus top quarterback. Browns head coach Hue Jackson will make a statement by selecting a quarterback atop of this draft.
3. San Diego Chargers – Tackle Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
The Chargers laugh straight to the bank as Tunsil falls right into their hands. Their offensive line suffered lots of injuries last season, but tunsil gives them an anchor on the offensive line for years.
4. Dallas Cowboys – Quarterback Jared Goff, Cal
Jerry Jones might have said his team will not draft a quarterback, but I do not believe him. The quarterback is this team’s biggest need. At the very least, the team could leverage Goff and trade him to another quarterback thirsty team.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars – Linebacker Myles Jack, UCLA
Jack could play inside or outside linebacker and probably safety too. He brings the type of athletecism that you could build a defense around. After the combine many expect him to be a top-10 pick, as long as he checks out healthy at his Pro Day.
6. Baltimore Ravens – Running Back Ezekiel Elliot, Ohio St.
Elliot tested well at the combine and he already had great tape from college. The Ravens may consider a top defensive player with this pick, but they just invested in quarterback Joe Flacco and the offense. Flacco needs some help in the backfield, and Elliot is the next great feature back.
7. San Francisco 49ers – Edge Joey Bosa, Ohio St.
Deforest Buckner might come into play here, because Chip Kelly loves Oregon players. A quarterback or receiver are also options. However, the 49ers select the best player available. Fortunately, it is Bosa who is the most pro-ready edge rusher in the draft. Bosa becomes the center of the 49ers defensive rebuild.
8. Miami Dolphins – Corner Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
Hargreaves will not blow you away with his 4.5 forty-yard-dash from the combine. However, he was a highly productive player at Florida. The Dolphins need a quality starting corner, so this is an obvious selection.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Edge Noah Spence, Western Kentucky
Some people may feel like this is a reach, because of Spence’s failed drug tests which got him banned from the Big 10. However, Spence put those behind him by not failing a drug test since. His 4.75 forty-yard-dash at the combine makes him a great hybrid edge rusher. Spence is the most natural pass rusher in this draft.
10. New York Giants – Tackle Ronnie Staley, Notre Dame
The Giants enter a new era without long-time head coach Tom Caughlin. The team already cut two starting offensive linemen who battled injuries last season. Look for them to improve the trenches with Staley. He is an athletic tackle who could preserve the Eli Manning and Odell Beckham passing game.
11. Chicago Bears- Linebacker Darron Lee, Ohio St.
Lee killed the combine by registering a faster forty-time than most of the receivers. He played at a high level for a defense that found itself in the BCS playoffs back-to-back seasons. The Bears need to rebuild their linebacker corps, and Lee would become a nice focal-point.
12. New Orleans Saints – Defensive linemen Deforest Buckner, Oregon
The Saints have plenty of weaknesses in their defense. Adding the athletic Buckner could help that unit. Buckner’s big and athletic frame brings a lot of potential. This could be one of the Draft’s biggest steals.
13. Philadelphia Eagles – Tackle Jack Cocklin, Michigan St.
A big physical linemen that could help the Eagles utilize their stable of running backs and skill players. The Eagles need to start building up the trenches.
14. Oakland Raiders – Defensive linemen Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss.
Many feel Nkemdiche fell in the draft after terrible interviews about his off-field questions. However, this gigantic man ran a 4.88 and threw around Alabama offensive linemen earlier this season. Combined with Khalil Mack, the Raiders defense could dominate with Nkemdiche. The Raiders may also consider Sheldon Rankins with this pick.
15. Los Angeles Rams – Receiver Michael Thomas, Ohio St.
Thomas is the best combination of size, speed and production in this draft. Regardless who plays quarterback for the Rams, the franchise needs better receiving targets.
16. Detroit Lions – Receiver Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss.
This pick might rely on Treadwell’s forty-time at his pro-day. However, he dominated games last season. Treadwell uses a big body and solid route running to create separation. The Lions make him the heir to Calvin Johnson.
17. Atlanta Falcons – Edge Shaq Lawson, Clemson
Lawson may be a top talent in this draft. He also showed great athleticism at the combine, and he played for a Clemson defense that dominated College Football. The Falcons should not pass on Lawson if he falls this far.
18. Indianapolis Colts – Defensive Tackle Sheldon Rankins, Louisville
Rankins dominated the Senior Bowl and made more money by showing great movement at the NFL Combine. He may be the best 3-technique defensive linemen in this draft. Rankins played inside and outside with Louisville. He could do the same with a soft Colts defense.
19. Buffalo Bills – Edge Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma St.
Ogbah made himself some money by shining in all the timed tests. The Bills cut athletic pass rusher Mario Williams, so they should replace him with another freak athlete. Rex Ryan will place Ogbah in a place that he can thrive.
20. New York Jets – Linebacker Rashad Ragland, Alabama
The Jets do not have a ton of position needs. Although Ragland underwhelmed with a 4.74 forty-yard-dash at the combine, he fits a physical Jets defense. This is a luxury pick, so it is okay if Ragland may only dominate offenses on first and second down.
21. Washington – Defensive Linemen A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama
Jason Hatcher is aging and Terrance Knighton is a free agent. Therefore, the Redskins could use some reinforcements along the defensive line. Robinson is a versatile big man who played well for a championship defense.
22. Houston Texans – Running back Derrick Henry, Alabama
Henry won a National Championship and Heisman Trophy in his last year with Alabama. Now he entered himself into the first round with a stellar combine. The Texans are expected to move on from Arian Foster. Hence, Henry makes too much sense with this late first round pick.
23. Minnesota Vikings – Receiver Corey Coleman, Baylor
The Vikings do not have a lot of needs either. Expect them to add a receiver for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. It might be time for the team to move on from receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Michael Wallace. Although seen as undersized, Coleman is a playmaker that could help the Vikings offense.
24. Cincinnati Bengals – Receiver Will Fuller, Notre Dame
Set to lose some receiver depth in free agency, the Bengals select Fuller. The Notre Dame product ran the fastest forty-yard-dash of any receiver at the combine, and he did not drop a pass in the gauntlet drill. He would thrive opposite A.J. Green.
25. Seattle Seahawks – Tackle Tyler Decker, Ohio St.
The Seahawks may lose Russell Okung in free agency. Either way they need offensive line help. Decker can play inside or outside. He could keep Russell Wilson from running for his life again.
26. Green Bay Packers – Edge Leonard Floyd, Georgia
Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews are not getting any younger. The Packers need an influx of talent on defense. Floyd is a good athlete and he produced at Georgia. He could help this team on the inside or outside of the defense.
27. Pittsburgh Steelers – Corner Mackenzie Alexander, Alexander
Will the Steelers finally invest a high draft pick in the secondary? Luckily, Alexander is also the best player left on the board. He said he was the best corner in the draft, and the Steelers should welcome that swagger on their rebuilding defense.
28. Kansas City Chiefs – Defensive Linemen Andrew Billings, Baylor
The Chiefs might lose some starters on their defensive line. Fortunately, this draft is stocked with defensive linemen like Billings, Kenny Clark or Vernon Bulter. Billings might be the biggest gamble of that group, but the Chiefs defense can afford the risk. Billings brings too much versatility and athleticism.
29. Arizona Cardinals – Edge Kamalei Correa, Boise St.
The Cardinals needed some youthful pass rushers in the playoffs. Bruce Arians would love getting his hands on a versatile pass rusher like Correa.Correa did so many different things for Boise, and he also had a great combine workout.
30. Carolina Panthers – Tackle Jason Spriggs, Indiana
Spriggs ran a sub-5.0 sec. forty-yard dash at the combine and put up a bunch of reps in the bench press. The Panthers need some offensive line help. Spriggs started a lot of games at tackle for Indiana, but he could also play guard.
31. Denver Broncos – Defensive Linemen Kenny Clark, UCLA
If the Broncos lose Malik Jackson in free agency, they will probably draft his replacement. Clark looked fluid in position drills. He played very well for UCLA last season. He could step-in and contribute for Denver right-away.
Round Two Fallers- Jaylon Smith, Jarran Reed, Vernon Butler, Eli Apple, Andrew Doctson, Cody Whitehair, Darian Thompson, Connor Cook, Paxton Lynch, Su’o Cravens
*All combine results via NFL.com