2016 NFL Mock Draft: Full Order and 1st-Round Predictions for Top Prospects

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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Full Order and 1st-Round Predictions for Top Prospects
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The underclassmen declaration deadline passed earlier this week, solidifying the 2016 NFL draft class. The next step will be to set the final picks in this year's draft order. 

Since the New England Patriots lost their first-round pick as a result of the Deflategate scandal, if they win this weekend, the first-round draft order will be set on Sunday night. 

Here's a look at where we stand with the most recent mock draft heading into Senior Bowl week, which begins with practices on Tuesday.  

NFL Mock Draft
Pick Team Player Position School
1 Tennessee Titans Joey Bosa DL Ohio State
2 Cleveland Browns Jared Goff QB California
3 San Diego Chargers Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
4 Dallas Cowboys DeForest Buckner DL Oregon
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Jalen Ramsey DB Florida State
6 Baltimore Ravens Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida
7 San Francisco 49ers Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss
8 Miami Dolphins Myles Jack LB UCLA
9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson
10 New York Giants Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State
11 Chicago Bears Reggie Ragland LB Alabama
12 New Orleans Saints A'Shawn Robinson DT ALabama
13 Philadelphia Eagles Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
14 Oakland Raiders Shaq Lawson DE Clemson
15 Los Angeles Rams Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State
16 Detroit Lions Corey Coleman WR Baylor
17 Atlanta Falcons Andrew Billings DT Baylor
18 Indianapolis Colts Taylor Decker OT Ohio State
19 Buffalo Bills Kevin Dodd DE Clemson
20 New York Jets Leonard Floyd LB Georgia
21 Washington Redskins Jarran Reed DL Alabama
22 Houston Texans Paxton Lynch QB Memphis
23 Minnesota Vikings Darron Lee LB Ohio State
24 Cincinnati Bengals Jaylon Smith LB Notre Dame
25 Pittsburgh Steelers Eli Apple CB Ohio State
26 Seattle Seahawks Jack Conklin OT Michigan State
27 Green Bay Packers Joshua Perry LB Ohio State
28 Kansas City Chiefs Noah Spence LB Eastern Kentucky
29 Denver Broncos Robert Nkemdiche DL Ole Miss
30 Arizona Cardinals Kyler Fackrell LB Utah State
31 Carolina Panthers Jonathan Bullard DL Florida

Notable Picks

4. Dallas Cowboys: DeForest Buckner

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The Cowboys have a tough choice to make this year. Do they select an instant-impact prospect to help them contend within quarterback Tony Romo's window of opportunity, or do they take advantage of their high pick and think about the future?

Given owner Jerry Jones' competitive nature and the Cowboys' two-decade-long drought since their last Super Bowl trip, it's safe to bet on them making one last serious run behind Romo. 

A number of prospects could fit into that win-now mentality, but defensive lineman DeForest Buckner may be the safest choice. 

Greg Hardy was a productive pass-rusher for the Cowboys, but he was also a headache off the field. Adding another edge defender like Buckner would make the decision to part with Hardy easier to handle. 

7. San Francisco 49ers: Laquon Treadwell

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Obviously the 49ers need a quarterback, but there's no guarantee they'll settle on a top-10 grade for any of the options in this year's class. 

Assuming they don't go that route, adding a physical receiver like Laquon Treadwell may be the next best option for jump-starting their stagnant offense. 

Head coach Chip Kelly isn't calling the shots, but he has shown a preference for big, physical receivers with the ability to block. Treadwell is arguably the top receiver in this year's draft class and clearly fits that description. 

If Kelly can sell general manager Trent Baalke on Treadwell as well, there's a good chance he'll be high on the 49ers' draft board. 

28. Kansas City Chiefs: Noah Spence

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The Chiefs defense was the driving force behind their playoff run this year, but major changes could be coming to the unit in 2016. 

Six of the Chiefs' defensive starters are set to hit the free-agent market, most notably safety Eric Berry and linebackers Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson. 

Re-signing all three will be tough, and the Chiefs may not even be interested in pursuing that option since Hali and Johnson are both on the downswing of their careers at age 32 and 33, respectively. 

Spence enters the draft with some question marks due to his ban from the Big Ten after testing positive for Ecstasy. Assuming he satisfies teams with his answers during the interview process, he should become an attractive option in the late first round as one of the draft's most dangerous pass-rushers. 

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