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2016 NFL mock draft: A new QB for the Browns

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With 20 teams knowing where they'll pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the attention turns to who to select in the first round.

With the regular season over, nearly two-thirds of the league has its sights set fully on the 2016 NFL Draft. The Tennessee Titans start things off at No. 1 with the smart, obvious and sort-of-boring choice. After that, look for plenty of surprises.

1. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Adding an offensive tackle with the No. 1 pick may seem a little dull, but it would be a smart move by a team that needs to make a handful of them this offseason. Picking Tunsil would force 2014 first-rounder Taylor Lewan to the right side. In doing so, having Lewan and guard Chance Warmack would give the Titans one of the league's better run-blocking right sides in the league.

2. Cleveland Browns: Jared Goff, QB, California

Johnny Manziel's time in Cleveland is basically done, and he never really gave good enough reason to keep him around. Once again the Browns are starting anew. What better way to do it than with a quarterback? Of the many glaring needs on the Browns, quarterback is the most obvious and important. Goff is ready for the NFL from a mental standpoint and has solid athleticism.

3. San Diego Chargers: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

There's only so far the best player in the draft should fall, and this is it. Bosa is a disruptive presence up front, both in the pass and run game. In just three seasons, Bosa tallied the third-most sacks in Ohio State history with 26 and saw double teams often this season. For the Chargers, he's strong and lengthy enough to play end in a 3-4, and should really excel in four-man fronts.

4. Dallas Cowboys: Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame

This choice is assuming the knee injury Smith suffered in the Fiesta Bowl isn't as bad as some fear. Smith was stellar for the Fighting Irish and is a true three-down linebacker. His versatility will make him attractive to a lot of teams picking high. Dallas' pick at No. 4 looks like it will be the first real bend in the draft. The Cowboys could go a number of directions – wide receiver, defensive back or defensive lineman could all be argued – but players at other positions aren't as sure of a thing as Smith.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey, S/CB, Florida State

Ramsey is one of the most dynamic players in the 2016 draft, capable of playing safety or cornerback and excelling at both. With his instincts and first-step break on the ball, Ramsey might be a better player at safety. But his size at cornerback could prove to be too valuable. It's clear Jacksonville needs to add talent on defense this offseason, and few have more pure talent than Ramsey.

6. Baltimore Ravens: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

You can practically hear Ozzie Newsome making calls already offering this pick up to a team looking for a quarterback trying to maneuver in front of the 49ers. Since we don't do trades in mocks, the choice is Stanley, a steady and athletic blindside protector.

7. San Francisco 49ers: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis

Lynch entered the draft following three very good years starting for a Memphis team that went from being poor to winning 19 games the last two seasons. Lynch is a tall and athletic passer who has considerably more potential than Goff. He's not a perfectly refined passer at this point, but his tools and accuracy are too intriguing to pass up.

8. Miami Dolphins: Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida

Miami doesn't have a lot of talent at cornerback other than Brent Grimes, who will be 33 at the start of next season. Some consider Hargreaves the draft's best cornerback. For the Dolphins, he could slide into the starting lineup straight away and provide an immediate upgrade to the pass defense.

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson

It's worth monitoring Alexander's draft decision. He's only a redshirt sophomore but could make a name for himself on a national stage in next week's College Football Playoff Championship. Alexander's instincts are impressive, and only overtaken by his athleticism.

10. New York Giants: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon

The Giants need an intimidating and effective force up front, and at 6'7, few seem more menacing on the field than Buckner. When you add in his 10.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss this season, his production matches the expectations his size suggests. Buckner has a good first step for a player his size, and can obviously cover a lot of ground in a hurry.

11. Chicago Bears: Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama

What Chicago needs on defense are a few reliable and consistent players, especially in the front seven. Ragland is a machine at inside linebacker. He always seems to be around the ball and is a sure tackler. He's every bit the player as C.J. Mosley was when the Ravens took him in the first round in 2014.

12. New Orleans Saints: Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss

There's going to be some questions Nkemdiche will have to answer about his off-field actions, but at 12 he's too talented to pass up. Nkemdiche has the size and athleticism to play inside or out and that versatility is what the Saints need.

13. Philadelphia Eagles: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

This could be tricky since starter Jason Peters seems to be angry already about Philadelphia potentially moving him from left tackle. It's doubly tricky with Lane Johnson potentially moving from right to left tackle. But in Decker the Eagles would have a proficient pass blocker who has experience on both sides.

14. Oakland Raiders: Su'a Cravens, S/LB, Southern California

The Raiders will have a lot of options on defense with this pick. A defensive lineman like A'Shawn Robinson would help up front, but a player like Cravens can really help the back seven. He's a stellar coverage linebacker, and can legitimately play safety in the NFL. As a linebacker, though, he has excellent range and speed.

15. St. Louis Rams: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

This may be a bit dull since it's a repeat of my last mock draft, but Treadwell is just too good at a position of need for the Rams. Adding him will lessen the burden on the Rams' other receivers, and provide whoever is the team's quarterback a legit No. 1 option.

16. Detroit Lions: A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

If you truly subscribe to the notion of taking the best player available at a position of need, it's Robinson over a player like Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin. Robinson is a force up front and the real linchpin of Alabama's stellar defense. He's just as capable of taking on multiple blockers as he is pushing the pocket and getting into the backfield.

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17. Atlanta Falcons: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

This scenario is ideal for Atlanta. Jack could slip a little in the draft because he's currently rehabbing from injury. For Atlanta he could be a force. He's an ultra-athletic linebacker with range to make plays all over the field. He's not a high-level pass rusher, but that may be his only flaw.

18. Indianapolis Colts: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

Unless the Colts sign a starting offensive tackle this offseason, it's hard to justify a bigger need than someone who can keep Andrew Luck from lacerating his organs. Conklin, a good starting left tackle, plays with power and aggression up front.

19. Buffalo Bills: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson

Buffalo will go into the offseason likely needing a five-technique defensive lineman. Ideally a player like Nkemdiche will slide this far, but that may not happen. If not, Lawson would be a smart pickup. He's a big end who plays with enough strength to handle two gaps.

20. New York Jets: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

The only running back under contract for the Jets next season is Zac Stacy, who is currently on injured reserve. Elliott is an instant-impact running back when he's given the opportunity, which he strangely didn't get enough at Ohio State.

21. Washington: Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA

Washington's run to the playoffs has been done with a defense that ranks near the bottom of the league against the run. Clark, who can play over the nose, is a powerhouse against the run.

22. Houston Texans: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

It seems a little cliché to give Texans quarterback Christian Hackenberg of Penn State. The fit works, but he hasn't played like a first-round pick in a couple years. Wentz is similar in many ways to Lynch, but doesn't get the fanfare because of where he plays.

23. Seattle Seahawks: Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana

Russell Okung is a free agent after the season, and if he happens to leave Spriggs would be a solid replacement. He's an athletic left tackle who will undoubtedly rise during the offseason process.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU

Pittsburgh still needs to find talent in the secondary, and White is easily the best cornerback available. He offers good length and playmaking at the position.

25. Green Bay Packers: Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia

From a playing standpoint, Floyd is similar in many ways to Clay Matthews. He's had success on the outside and inside, and Green Bay could do some unique things with him by pairing him with Matthews.

26. Kansas City Chiefs: Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State

If Derrick Johnson happens to retire, finding his replacement will be a priority for the Chiefs. Lee has played on the weak side for Ohio State, but he should be able to shift inside in the NFL.

27. Minnesota Vikings: Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor

Minnesota needs an upgrade on the offensive line, especially on the left side. Drango is an efficient and capable blocker who will be a very good guard at the least.

28. Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State

After A.J. Green, the Bengals have depth issues looming at wide receiver. Thomas is at worst a high-end No. 2 wideout with good size and ability to go up and get the ball.

29. Denver Broncos: Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU

It's clear the Broncos need offensive tackle help, and it'll be tricky finding one this late in the first round. Hawkins gets the nod over players like teammate Vadal Alexander or Le'Raven Clark of Texas Tech because of his athleticism and potential.

30. Arizona Cardinals: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State

The Cardinals will need help along the defensive line sooner than later, and a talent like Ogbah is too good to pass up with this choice. He's a high-effort lineman whose attitude will fit perfectly in Arizona.

31. Carolina Panthers: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

Sure, the Panthers just drafted Kelvin Benjamin two years ago and Devin Funchess last year, but Doctson would be a fabulous addition to the receiving group. He's a big-play threat who excels at high-pointing the ball.