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Here's why Chargers would pick DeForest Buckner over Joey Bosa
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Wednesday April 27th, 2016

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After weeks of guessing and second-guessing how the 2016 NFL draft will play out, it’s time for SI’s writers to put their names next to one final mock draft. Below, Don Banks, Chris Burke, Doug Farrar and Greg Bedard predict the 31 selections of the first round.

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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Expert picks
Pick Team Don
Banks
Chris Burke
Doug Farrar
Greg Bedard
1 Jared Goff, QB, Cal Jared Goff, QB, Cal Carson Wentz, QB, NDSU Jared Goff, QB, Cal
2 Carson Wentz, QB, NDSU Carson Wentz, QB, NDSU Jared Goff, QB, Cal Carson Wentz, QB, NDSU
3 Jalen Ramsey, S, Florida State DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
4 Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State Jalen Ramsey, CB/S, Florida State Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State
5 Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
6 Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss DeForest Buckner, DL, Oregon Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
7 DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame TRADE (Titans): Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
8 Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss Myles Jack, LB, UCLA Josh Doctson, WR, TCU Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
9 Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
10 Myles Jack, LB, UCLA Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville Myles Jack, LB, UCLA Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
11 Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
12 Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville Noah Spence, DE/OLB, Eastern Kentucky Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
13 Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
14 William Jackson III, CB, Houston William Jackson III, CB, Houston Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
15 Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State Taylor Decker, DT, Ohio State Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State TRADE (49ers): Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
16 Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama Jack Conklin, DT, Michigan State Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
17 Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia Noah Spence, DE/OLB, Eastern Kentucky Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
18 Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia
19 Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson Shaq Lawson, OLB, Clemson
20 Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
21 A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama Jarran Reed, NT, Alabama
22 Josh Doctson, WR, TCU Josh Doctson, WR, TCU William Jackson III, CB, Houston Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
23 Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
24 Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
25 Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
26 Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss Su'a Cravens, DB, USC Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama
27 Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State Andrew Billings, NT, Baylor
28 Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
29 Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Ole Miss T.J. Green, CB/S, Clemson
30 Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama William Jackson III, CB, Houston
31 Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State Le'Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State

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