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KT's Mock Draft 2.0

By Kevin Turner | @ktfuntweets

This is my 2nd version of a 1 round mock draft. For clarity, we're assuming that no trades happen. Obviously we know trades will happen and change up the order. Let's have some fun. (To see Jeff Cavanaugh's latest mock draft, click here.)

  1. Tennessee: Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss

-I'm not scared of the rumors of Jalen Ramsey going #1 to the Titans.  I think Ramsey makes a lot of sense with the Titans, butI think the pick that makes the most sense is Tunsil, and after asking for a huge haul on draft day, I think the Titans stick to their guns, move Taylor Lewan to RT and take the franchise LT Tunsil to protect Mariota.

North Dakota State v Iowa State
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  1. Cleveland: Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State

-Something that continues to appear in my noggin, are the words from new head coach Hue Jackson on wanting a QB that can handle the elements and win in the AFC North. I think Goff is the best QB in this class, but I think Wentz goes first. Who better to win cold weather games than the guy from North Dakota.

  1. San Diego: Jalen Ramsey DB San Diego

-Very simple here, Eric Weddle your safety leaves in free agency and you fill the hole with arguably the best defensive talent in the draft.

  1. Dallas: DeForest Buckner DL Oregon

-Rod Marinelli loves the idea of bringing them in waves. Defensive lineman with position flex who can get up the field. While I don't really like the fit here, there's no denying that he would help the defensive line in a number of positions. It's also important to remember that guys always get hurt. I'd start him at LDE and move DeMarcus Lawrence to RDE, and then let's go to war.  If there were money on this, I'd say the Cowboys are going to try to trade back and accrue more picks.

UCLA v Washington
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 08: Linebacker Myles Jack #30 of the UCLA Bruins defends as James Atoe #70 of the Washington Huskies blocks on November 8, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
  1. Jacksonville: Myles Jack LB UCLA

-The Jags get my favorite player in the draft and then add Dante Fowler, their edge rusher from last year who missed the season due to injury. Holy cow, by the time this team moves to London they'll be contenders.

  1. Baltimore: Joey Bosa DL Ohio State

-Another team that I see dangling a pick because there could be teams trying to get ahead of SF at 7. I think if they can't trade the pick, Bosa or Buckner makes a lot of sense here to beef up that defensive line.

Grambling v California
Jared Goff #16 of the California Golden Bears (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
  1. San Francisco: Jared Goff QB California

-Chip Kelly is thrilled to have the best QB in the draft fall to him at 7. One year of Kap, then the rise of the Goff.

  1. Philadelphia: Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State

-This one hurts, the Cowboys will have to deal with Zeke for the next 5 years as the Eagles roll out a much better RB situation than the one they had last year.

  1. Tampa Bay: Noah Spence  DE  Eastern Kentucky

-Vernon Hargreaves is a popular idea here, but I feel like the closer we get to the draft, the more Spence will rise up the boards. Pass rushing is such a precious thing.

CFP National Championship - Alabama v Clemson
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  1. New York Giants: Shaq Lawson DE Clemson

-After going OL in the 2015 draft, it's hard for me to see them going that direction again.  A meaty pass rush heavy DL is the way the y like to roll up in New York so Shaq is the guy at 10.

  1. Chicago: Sheldon Rankins DL Louisville

-Line him up anywhere on the defensive line and let him play. Next!

  1. New Orleans: Darron Lee LB Ohio State

-Playmaking LB with room to grow. His best trait is that he can run. Teams like players who can run. This makes a lot of sense to me.

  1. Miami: Vernon Hargreaves CB Florida

-The Dolphins might have taken Hargreaves at 8, so they'll happily take him here at 13 after they swapped picks with the Eagles.

  1. Oakland: Mackenzie Alexander CB Clemson

-Reggie McKenzie is from the Ron Wolf school of scouting, so I see the Raiders taking the player  who in their mind is the best available player.

Birmingham Bowl - Auburn v Memphis
Paxton Lynch #12 of the Memphis Tigers (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
  1. Los Angeles: Paxton Lynch QB Memphis

-Case Keenum is the starting QB this year for the Rams. Need I say more.

  1. Detroit: Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss

-Detroit sings hallelujah as Calvin Johnson's replacement falls to them at 16.

  1. Atlanta: Reggie Ragland LB Alabama

-Maybe the safest pick in the entire draft, Reggie Ragland is sure to boost any defense. I also wouldn't discount kind of a wild card pick In someone like edge rusher Leonard Floyd from Georgia or Emmanuel Ogbah from Oklahoma State.

  1. Indianapolis: Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame

-Surely Grigson understands that you have to draft offensive lineman at some point, right? I'm not very high on Stanley, but I still think he'll be the 2nd OL drafted.

  1. Buffalo: Taylor Decker OT Ohio State

-Decker's physical demeanor would fit in well for Rex Ryan and the Bills. I think DL could be in play here too.

  1. New York Jets: Jarran Reed DT Alabama

-Assuming Muhammed Wilkerson gets traded, Reed slides right in.

  1. Washington: A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama

-Jason Hatcher is gone. Terrance Knighton might be leaving too. A'Shawn Robinson can play anywhere on the defensive line.

Lamar v Baylor
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  1. Houston: Corey Coleman WR Baylor

-Brock Osweiler will need another weapon, so why not put the Baylor star wideout across from DeAndre Hopkins?

  1. Minnesota: Josh Doctson WR TCU

-The Vikings still need to get a true #1 WR for Teddy Bridgewater.

  1. Cincinnati: Michael Thomas WR Ohio State

-The run on WRs makes the Bengals antsy, and they select the very sneaky route runner Michael Thomas to go across from A.J. Green.

  1. Pittsburgh: Eli Apple CB Ohio State

-The Steelers need DB help. Apple is long and rangy, but incredibly touchy. This physical CB will set a record for pass interference flags, but he's young and shows a lot of promise.

  1. Seattle: Jack Conklin OT Michigan State

-Russell Okung leaves, so let's add some more meat to the Seattle offensive line.

  1. Green Bay: Emmanuel Ogbah EDGE Oklahoma State

-The Packers want to kick Clay Matthews back outside. Julius Peppers probably only has one more year left.  GB adds a developmental edge rusher, because when you draft in the 20s every year, you can afford to do that.

  1. Kansas City: William Jackson III CB Houston

-The Chiefs took Marcus Peters last year in the first round and he was the defensive rookie of the year. The Chiefs will set the record for interceptions when they add ball hawk William Jackson!

  1. Arizona: Ryan Kelly C Alabama

-The Cardinals chief concern going forward is protecting Carson Palmer.

  1. Carolina: Kevin Dodd DE Clemson

-I have a 3rd round grade on Kevin Dodd but I do think they'll try to add some additional pass rush help.

Rice v Baylor
WACO, TX - SEPTEMBER 26: Driphus Jackson #6 of the Rice Owls carries the ball against Andrew Billings #75 of the Baylor Bears in the first quarter at McLane Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
  1. Denver: Andrew Billings DT Baylor

-After losing Malik Jackson in free agency to Jacksonville, they fill the role by adding Billings to the DL.

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