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Which player do mock drafts project each team to pick in the 2016 NFL Draft?

A roundup and compilation of Internet mock drafts in beautiful pie charts.

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It's draft season and mock drafts all over the Internet are taking their shot at guessing how the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft will go, beginning with the Los Angeles Rams picking first after a trade to acquire the top pick from the Tennessee Titans two weeks before the first round begins.

With Marcus Mariota already holding down the fort at quarterback for the Titans, the position wasn't a need for the team, but it is for the Rams and that's presumably the reason the trade happened. Prior to the trade nearly half of experts projected Los Angeles to take a quarterback with the No. 15 pick.

By surveying as many mock drafts as possible, we can get a good idea of the directions experts expect most teams to go. And who doesn't love pie charts?

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A few notes:

- This will be updated consistently until draft day.

- Players selected just three times or fewer by a team are in the "others" category.

- With a lot of similar colors, I know some of the slices can be hard to tell apart (Sorry, Raiders fans). Hover over or click on the chart and it'll show the numbers and name for each individual slice. It also can be read like a clock with the names on the right representing the slices clockwise around the chart.

- All the mock drafts used are listed at the bottom.

No. 1 Los Angeles Rams (via Tennessee Titans)

No. 2 Philadelphia Eagles (via Cleveland Browns)

No. 3 San Diego Chargers

No. 4 Dallas Cowboys

No. 5 Jacksonville Jaguars

No. 6 Baltimore Ravens

No. 7 San Francisco 49ers

No. 8 Cleveland Browns (via Miami Dolphins through Philadelphia Eagles)

No. 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

No. 10 New York Giants

No. 11 Chicago Bears

No. 12 New Orleans Saints

No. 13 Miami Dolphins (via Philadelphia Eagles)

No. 14 Oakland Raiders

No. 15 Tennessee Titans (via Los Angeles Rams)

No. 16 Detroit Lions

No. 17 Atlanta Falcons

No. 18 Indianapolis Colts

No. 19 Buffalo Bills

No. 20 New York Jets

No. 21 Washington

No. 22 Houston Texans

No. 23 Minnesota Vikings

No. 24 Cincinnati Bengals

No. 25 Pittsburgh Steelers

No. 26 Seattle Seahawks

No. 27 Green Bay Packers

No. 28 Kansas City Chiefs

No. 29 Arizona Cardinals

No. 30 Carolina Panthers

No. 31 Denver Broncos

*New England Patriots first-round pick was forfeited for DeflateGate

Mock drafts used (115):

Organization (Writer) Date
SB Nation (Dan Kadar) April 28
ESPN (Mel Kiper) April 28
ESPN (Todd McShay) April 28 (Daniel Jeremiah) April 28 (Charley Casserly) April 28 (Chad Reuter) April 28
USA Today (Nate Davis) April 28
CBS Sports (Pete Prisco) April 28
CBS Sports (Rob Rang) April 28
Yahoo Sports (Eric Edholm) April 28
Yahoo Sports (Shaun King) April 28
Yahoo Sports (Frank Schwab) April 28
Bleacher Report (Matt Miller) April 28
Rotoworld (Evan Silva) April 28
Draft Countdown (Scott Wright) April 28
Forbes (Michael Schottey) April 28
USA Today (Simon Chester) April 28
DraftTek (Staff) April 28
Walter Football (Walter Cherepinsky) April 28
Walter Football (Charlie Campbell) April 28
The Dallas Morning News (Newy Scruggs) April 27
Houston Chronicle (John McClain) April 27
Houston Chronicle (Aaron Wilson) April 27
Rotoworld (Josh Norris) April 27
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (Bob McGinn) April 27
CSN Chicago (John Mullin) April 27
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Charean Williams) April 27
New York Daily News (Gary Myers) April 27
Pro Football Weekly (J.C. Talon) April 27
Sporting News (Eric Galko) April 27
Chicago Tribune (Brad Biggs) April 27
Washington Post (Mark Maske) April 27
Sporting News (Vinnie Iyer) April 27
Sports Illustrated (Don Banks) April 27
Sports Illustrated (Doug Farrar) April 27
Sports Illustrated (Chris Burke) April 27
Cleveland Plain-Dealer (Chris Fedor) April 27
Miami Herald (Greg Cote) April 27
Boston Globe (Ben Volin) April 27
Arizona Republic (Bob McManaman) April 27
Draft Breakdown (Joe Marino) April 27
New York Post (Steve Serby) April 27
Baltimore Beatdown (Chris Jones) April 27
The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein) April 27
Sky Sports (Andy Charles) April 27
Lowell Sun (Barry Scanlon) April 27
CSN Bay Area (Matt Maiocco) April 27
CSN Bay Area (Scott Bair) April 27
The Big Lead (Jason McIntyre) April 27
Draft King (Lou Pickney) April 27
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (D. Orlando Ledbetter) April 27
National Football Post (Greg Gabriel) April 27
The Guardian (Paolo Bandini) April 27 (Charles Davis) April 26 (Bucky Brooks) April 26 (Lance Zeirlein) April 26
FOX Sports (Peter Schrager) April 26
Charlotte Observer (Jonathan Jones) April 26
San Diego Union-Tribune (Eddie Brown) April 26
Denver Post (Cameron Wolfe) April 26
WGR 550 [Buffalo] (Sal Capaccio) April 26
Rotoworld (Mark Lindquist) April 26
Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter (Dale Lolley) April 26
Daily Norseman (Christopher Gates) April 26 (Patrick Maks) April 26 (Matt Wilhelm) April 26 (John Oehser) April 26 (Taylor Price) April 26 (Tyler Emerick) April 26 (Joe Fann) April 26
Music City Miracles (Terry Lambert) April 26
Metro U.S. (Matt Burke) April 26
CSN New England (Phil Perry) April 26
CSN Chicago (Kip Lewis) April 26
First Coast News (Mike Kaye) April 26
Newsday (Nick Klopsis) April 26
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Ed Bouchette) April 26
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Ray Fittipaldo) April 26
Dan Pompei ( April 26
St. Paul Pioneer Press (Chris Tomasson) April 25
CBS Sports (Jason La Canfora) April 25
Ourlads (Staff) April 25
Associated Press (Barry Wilner) April 25
CSN Philly (Dave Zangaro) April 25
Bleacher Report (Mike Tanier) April 25
Baltimore Sun (Mark Selig) April 25
Palm Beach Post (Andrew Abramson) April 25
The Read Optional (Ollie Connolly) April 27
ESPN 1530 [Cincinnati] (James Rapien) April 25
Optimum Scouting (Derrik Klassen) April 25
Arizona Daily Star (Staff) April 24
Florida Times-Union (Hays Carlyon) April 24
Buffalo Rumblings (Brian Galliford) April 24
Tacoma News Tribune (Gregg Bell) April 23
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Jim Thomas) April 23
Lake County News-Herald (Jeff Schudel) April 23
Detroit Free Press (Dave Birkett) April 23
The Dallas Morning News (Jon Machota) April 22
Pro Football Focus (Cris Collinsworth) April 22
Kansas City Star (Terez Paylor) April 22
Dayton Daily News (Jay Morrison) April 22
ESPN Cleveland (Tony Grossi) April 22
Mile High Report (Scotty Payne) April 22
Chicago Daily Herald (Bob LeGere) April 21
CBS Chicago (Chris Emma) April 21
CSN Mid-Atlantic (Ben Standig) April 21 (Curtis Conway) April 21
ESPN (Louis Riddick) April 21
Washington Post (John Harris) April 21
ESPN Deportes (Miguel Pasquel) April 21
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Omar Kelly) April 21
CBS Sports (Will Brinson) April 20
Pro Football Weekly (Kevin Fishbain) April 20
USA Today (Connor Rogers) April 20
Pro Football Weekly (Hub Arkush) April 19