What vacancies will each team hope to fill during the 2016 NFL draft? We're tracking needs for all 32 franchises.

By Chris Burke
April 08, 2016

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There will be 253 picks in this year's NFL draft, with the Los Angeles Rams trading up for the right to pick first and ending when Denver nabs Mr. Irrelevant sometime on April 30. What vacancies will each team hope to fill between those two selections? We’re tracking the draft needs for all 32 franchises.

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NFL draft team needs

Los Angeles Rams
Other needs: Center, safety, wide receiver
Mock draft history: QB Carson Wentz (Banks, April 18), Wentz (Burke, April 14), QB Jared Goff (Burke, April 13), WR Josh Doctson (Farrar, April 8), QB Paxton Lynch (Burke, April 6), Lynch (Banks, March 30), *Trade up to No. 6 for QB Jared Goff (Burke, March 23), QB Carson Wentz (Burke, March 16), Wentz (Burke, March 9), Wentz (Burke, March 2), Wentz (Burke, Feb. 10)
Philadelphia Eagles
Other needs: Offensive tackle, running back, wide receiver
Mock draft history: RB Ezekiel Elliott (Banks, April 18), CB Vernon Hargreaves (Burke, April 13), QB Carson Wentz (Farrar, April 8), Elliott (Burke, April 6), Elliott (Banks, March 30), OT Ronnie Stanley (Burke, March 23), Stanley (Burke, March 16), Elliott (Burke, March 9), *Traded down with Dolphins for Jack Conklin (Burke, March 2), WR Laquon Treadwell (Burke, Feb. 10)
San Diego Chargers
Other needs: Center, defensive end/tackle, tight end
Dallas Cowboys
Other needs: Cornerback, quarterback, wide receiver
Jacksonville Jaguars
Other needs: Center, cornerback, defensive end
Baltimore Ravens
Other needs: Guard, outside linebacker, wide receiver
San Francisco 49ers
Other needs: Offensive tackle, quarterback, wide receiver
Mock draft history: DE DeForest Buckner (Banks, April 18), QB Paxton Lynch (Farrar, April 8),  QB Jared Goff (Burke, April 6), QB Carson Wentz (Banks, March 30), Wentz (Burke, March 23), Goff (Burke, March 16), Goff (Burke, March 9), Goff (Burke, March 2), Goff (Burke, Feb. 10)
Cleveland Browns
Other needs: Offensive tackle, outside linebacker, wide receiver
Mock draft history: QB Jared Goff (Banks, April 18), Goff (Farrar, April 8), QB Carson Wentz (Burke, April 6), Goff (Banks, March 30), S Jalen Ramsey (Burke, March 23), Ramsey (Burke, March 16), Ramsey (Burke, March 9), Ramsey (Burke, March 2), QB Paxton Lynch (Burke, Feb. 10)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Other needs: Cornerback, safety, wide receiver
New York Giants
Other needs: Offensive tackle, safety, wide receiver
Chicago Bears
Other needs: Defensive end/tackle, offensive tackle, safety
New Orleans Saints
Other needs: Cornerback, defensive end, wide receiver
Miami Dolphins
Other needs: Cornerback, guard, linebacker
Oakland Raiders
Other needs: Cornerback, defensive end, running back
Tennessee Titans
Other needs: Cornerback, guard, outside linebacker
Mock draft history: OT Jack Conklin (Banks, April 18),​ OT Laremy Tunsil (Farrar, April 8), Tunsil (Burke, April 6), Tunsil (Banks, March 30), Tunsil (Burke, March 23), Tunsil (Burke, March 16), Tunsil (Burke, March 9), Tunsil (Burke, March 2), Tunsil (Burke, Feb. 10)
Detroit Lions
Other needs: Cornerback, defensive end, linebacker
Atlanta Falcons
Other needs: Guard, linebacker, tight end
Mock draft history: LB Darron Lee (Banks, April 18),​ LB Reggie Ragland (Farrar, April 8), LB Leonard Floyd (Burke, April 6), DT Sheldon Rankins (Banks, March 30), Lee (Burke, March 23), Lee (Burke, March 16), Ragland (Burke, March 9), WR Laquon Treadwell (Burke, March 2), LB Jaylon Smith (Burke, Feb. 10)
Indianapolis Colts
Other needs: Center, offensive tackle, safety
Mock draft history: C Ryan Kelly (Banks, April 18),​ DE Shaq Lawson (Farrar, April 8), OT Jack Conklin (Burke, April 6), DT Taylor Decker (Banks, March 30), *Trade down with Texans to No. 22 for OG Joshua Garnett (Burke, March 23), DT A’Shawn Robinson (Burke, March 16), Conklin (Burke, March 9), DT Andrew Billings (Burke, March 2), Conklin (Burke, Feb. 10)
Buffalo Bills
Other needs: Cornerback, linebacker, quarterback
New York Jets
Other needs: Linebacker, offensive tackle, quarterback
Washington Redskins
Other needs: Defensive end/tackle, linebacker, quarterback
Mock draft history: DT Jarran Reed (Banks, April 18),​ ​DT A’Shawn Robinson (Farrar, April 8), Robinson (Burke, April 6), LB Reggie Ragland (Banks, March 30), DT Andrew Billings (Burke, March 23), Billings (Burke, March 16), CB William Jackson (Burke, March 9), Jackson (Burke, March 2), DL Robert Nkemdiche (Burke, Feb. 10)
Houston Texans
Other needs: Defensive end/tackle, tight end, wide receiver
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Minnesota Vikings
Other needs: Linebacker, offensive tackle, safety
Cincinnati Bengals
Other needs: Defensive end, linebacker, nose tackle
Mock draft history: WR Sterling Shepard (Farrar, April 8),  WR Michael Thomas (Burke, April 6), WR Corey Coleman (Banks, March 30), Shepard (Burke, March 23), Shepard (Burke, March 16), LB Darron Lee (Burke, March 9), Lee (Burke, March 2), DT Andrew Billings (Burke, Feb. 10) 
Pittsburgh Steelers
Other needs: Defensive end/tackle, outside linebacker, wide receiver
Mock draft history: G Joshua Garnett  (Farrar, April 8), Jarran Reed (Burke, April 6), CB Eli Apple (Banks, March 30), WR Corey Coleman (Burke, March 23), DT Vernon Butler (Burke, March 16), DT Andrew Billings (Burke, March 9), S Darian Thompson (Burke, March 2), Thompson (Burke, Feb. 10) 
Seattle Seahawks
Other needs: Center, cornerback, guard
Green Bay Packers
Other needs: Defensive end/tackle, offensive tackle, tight end
Mock draft history: LB Darron Lee (Farrar, April 8), LB Reggie Ragland (Burke, April 6), DT A’Shawn Robinson (Banks, March 30), Robinson (Burke, March 23), DT Jarran Reed (Burke, March 16), Reed (Burke, March 9), Reed (Burke, March 2) , OLB Leonard Floyd (Burke, Feb. 10)
Kansas City Chiefs
Other needs: Defensive end/tackle, guard, wide receiver
Mock draft history: CB William Jackson (Farrar, April 8), CB Eli Apple (Burke, April 6), Jackson (Banks, March 30), Traded first-round pick to Browns (Burke, March 23), Jackson (Burke, March 16), Apple (Burke, March 9), Apple (Burke, March 2), DL Sheldon Rankins (Burke, Feb. 10)
Arizona Cardinals
Other needs: Cornerback, outside linebacker, quarterback
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Carolina Panthers
Other needs: Offensive tackle, defensive end, safety
Mock draft history: RB Derrick Henry (Farrar, April 8), DE Kevin Dodd (Burke, April 6), OT Germain Ifedi (Banks, March 30), Dodd (Burke, March 23), Dodd (Burke, March 16), OT Jason Spriggs (Burke, March 9), Spriggs (Burke, March 2) , Spriggs (Burke, Feb. 10)
Denver Broncos
Other needs: Linebacker, offensive tackle, running back
Mock draft history: OL Cody Whitehair (Farrar, April 8), DT Vernon Butler (Burke, April 6), QB Connor Cook (Banks, March 30), Cook (Burke, March 23), QB Paxton Lynch (Burke, March 16), DT Kenny Clark (Burke, March 9), Clark (Burke, March 2) , TE Hunter Henry (Burke, Feb. 10)
New England Patriots
Other needs: Defensive end, offensive tackle, running back
Seems like whenever there is a consensus on where the Patriots need to add players, Bill Belichick and co., swing 180 degrees the other direction. Which is why cornerback lingers on the to-do list—they bypassed that spot last off-season, then watched Malcolm Butler continue his rise and Logan Ryan lead the team in INTs. But on paper, it’s a weak point. Offensive tackle was an issue in 2015 because of injuries, with more trouble looming—Sebastian Vollmer and/or Marcus Cannon still could be cut before the season, with free agency looming next year. There are a lot of running backs on the depth chart, including recent signee Donald Brown. Together, they have done little of note, save for Dion Lewis, who is attempting to come back from a torn ACL. The Chandler Jones trade the ranks at defensive end.

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