The 2016 NFL draft order is almost set for the non-playoff teams, with only some minor shuffling remaining for Week 17.
The draft order used in this mock draft is based on the unofficial order for the non-playoff teams and projected playoff scenarios for the playoff-bound organizations.
Based on the projected needs of each franchise and a film evaluation of each of the prospects, here's an early look at how April's draft could play out.
|NFL Mock Draft|
|1||Tennessee Titans||Joey Bosa||DL||Ohio State|
|2||Cleveland Browns||Paxton Lynch||QB||Memphis|
|3||San Diego Chargers||Laremy Tunsil||OT||Ole Miss|
|4||Dallas Cowboys||Jalen Ramsey||CB/S||Florida State|
|5||San Francisco 49ers||Ronnie Stanley||OT||Notre Dame|
|6||Jacksonville Jaguars||DeForest Buckner||DL||Oregon|
|7||Miami Dolphins||Jaylon Smith||LB||Notre Dame|
|8||Baltimore Ravens||Laquon Treadwell||WR||Ole Miss|
|9||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Taylor Decker||OT||Ohio State|
|10||New York Giants||Myles Jack||LB||UCLA|
|11||New Orleans Saints||Mackensie Alexander||CB||Clemson|
|12||Philadelphia Eagles||Reggie Ragland||LB||Alabama|
|13||Detroit Lions||Jack Conklin||OT||Michigan State|
|14||Chicago Bears||A'Shawn Robinson||DT||Alabama|
|15||Indianapolis Colts||Vernon Hargreaves III||CB||Florida|
|16||Buffalo Bills||Sheldon Rankins||DT||Louisville|
|17||Oakland Raiders||Kenny Clark||DL||UCLA|
|18||St. Louis Rams||Jared Goff||QB||California|
|19||Atlanta Falcons||Shaq Lawson||DE||Clemson|
|20||Pittsburgh Steelers||Desmond King||WR||Iowa|
|21||Washington Redskins||Mike Thomas||WR||Ohio State|
|22||Houston Texans||Carson Wentz||QB||North Dakota State|
|23||Seattle Seahawks||Noah Spence||LB||Eastern Kentucky|
|24||New York Jets||Ezekiel Elliott||RB||Ohio State|
|25||Kansas City Chiefs||Corey Coleman||WR||Baylor|
|26||Minnesota Vikings||Josh Doctson||WR||TCU|
|27||Green Bay Packers||Maliek Collins||DL||Nebraska|
|28||Denver Broncos||Jarran Reed||DL||Alabama|
|29||Cincinnati Bengals||Robert Nkemdiche||DL||Ole Miss|
|30||Arizona Cardinals||Darron Lee||LB||Ohio State|
|31||Carolina Panthers||Jason Spriggs||OT||Indiana|
Note: The New England Patriots do not own a first-round pick due to their Deflategate punishments. As a result, the first round will consist of just 31 picks.
5. San Francisco 49ers: Ronnie Stanley
Not long ago, the 49ers offensive line was the strongest unit on the team, anchored by Joe Staley, Mike Iupati and Anthony Davis. But Iupati is now in Arizona, and Davis was one of the 49ers' recent unexpected retirements.
The shaky offensive line has allowed Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick to be sacked 52 times this season, tops in the NFL.
Ronnie Stanley would likely start his career at right tackle opposite of Staley on the left side, once again giving the 49ers quality bookend tackles.
According to CFB Film Room, Stanley allowed just three sacks this season in nearly 400 snaps in pass protection.
8. Baltimore Ravens: Laquon Treadwell
Even if veteran Steve Smith returns for one more season, wide receiver is a glaring need for the Ravens this offseason.
More specifically, the Ravens need a big possession receiver who can emerge as a weapon in the red zone for Joe Flacco.
Despite the fact that Smith hasn't played since Week 8, he still leads the Ravens in red-zone targets, according to NFLsavant.com. In fact, aside from Smith, Kamar Aiken is the only other wide receiver on the Ravens with more than two red-zone targets this season.
The lack of production from the receivers has led the Ravens quarterbacks to target others, such as fullback Kyle Juszczyk (nine red-zone targets), an inordinate amount in critical situations.
This wide receiver draft class doesn't quite match up to the past two years, but Laquon Treadwell sits atop the board for this position.
Listed at 6'2", 210 pounds by Ole Miss, Treadwell has the size to be the quality possession receiver the Ravens need.
11. New Orleans Saints: Mackensie Alexander
The Saints have allowed over 4,000 yards through the air this season and a whopping 43 touchdowns—nine more than the next worst pass defense.
Much of the blame falls on starting cornerback Brandon Browner, who has a Pro Football Focus grade of 25.3—the worst of all 119 qualifying corners.
According to Spotrac, Browner is guaranteed $4.05 million in 2016 and $1.3 million in 2017, but his performance has been so atrocious it would be difficult for the Saints to justify bringing him back next season despite the contract.
Alexander is only a redshirt sophomore, but he is coming off a stellar season for Clemson and is among the few elite cornerbacks in this draft class.
NFL Network's Rand Getlin reported earlier this month that Alexander was leaning toward turning pro.