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Durkin: Mock Draft 3.0

By Dan Durkin--

(CBS) After months of anticipation and build up, the NFL Draft has finally arrived. All the speculation, tea leaf reading and parsing through contrasting reports ends when teams start making selections Thursday at 7 p.m.

Two blockbuster trades reshaped the top of the board. Quarterbacks will be taken with those two selections, so the intrigue begins when the San Diego Chargers are on the clock.

If the pre-draft trades are any indication, there should be a lot of movement throughout the draft. Here's my final first-round projection with a few trades included.

1) Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff, QB (Cal)
2) Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz, QB (North Dakota State)
3) San Diego Chargers: Laremy Tunsil, OT (Ole Miss)
4) Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Ramsey, DB (Florida State)
5) Jacksonville Jaguars: Myles Jack, LB (UCLA)
6) Baltimore Ravens: DeForest Buckner, DE (Oregon)
7) San Francisco 49ers: Ronnie Stanley, OT (Notre Dame)
8) Miami Dolphins (projected trade with the Cleveland Browns): Ezekiel Elliott, RB (Ohio State)
9) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Joey Bosa, DE (Ohio State)
10) New York Giants: Leonard Floyd, LB (Georgia)
11) Chicago Bears: Shaq Lawson, DE/OLB (Clemson)
12) New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Rankins, DT (Louisville)
13) Cleveland Browns (projected trade with the Miami Dolphins): Paxton Lynch, QB (Memphis)
14) Oakland Raiders: Vernon Hargreaves, CB (Florida)
15) Tennessee Titans: Jack Conklin, OT (Michigan State)
16) Detroit Lions: Taylor Decker, OT (Ohio State)
17) Atlanta Falcons: Darron Lee, LB (Ohio State)
18) Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Kelly, C (Alabama)
19) Buffalo Bills: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE/OLB (Oklahoma State)
20) New York Jets: Reggie Ragland, ILB (Alabama)
21) Washington Redskins: A'Shawn Robinson, DT (Alabama)
22) Houston Texans: Laquon Treadwell, WR (Ole Miss)
23) Minnesota Vikings: Josh Doctson, WR (TCU)
24) Cincinnati Bengals: Jarran Reed, DT (Alabama)
25) Pittsburgh Steelers: William Jackson III, CB (Houston)
26) Seattle Seahawks: Chris Jones, DL (Mississippi State)
27) Green Bay Packers: Kenny Clark, DT (UCLA)
28) Kansas City Chiefs: Eli Apple, CB (Ohio State)
29) Arizona Cardinals: Karl Joseph, S (West Virginia)
30) Carolina Panthers: Kevin Dodd, DE (Clemson)
31) Denver Broncos: Robert Nkemdiche, DE (Ole Miss)

Dan Durkin covers the Bears for and is a frequent contributor to 670 The Score. Follow him on Twitter at @djdurkin.

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