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 first round mock draft.

By The SI Staff
April 27, 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):

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):

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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