2016 NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Round 1

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3.) San Diego Chargers – OT Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi St

Multiple top players would fill a need, but the Chargers need to do a better job protecting Philip Rivers in his twilight years. Tunsil has the potential to be an elite left tackle. That’s the hardest thing for teams to find outside of a good QB.

4.) Dallas Cowboys – DE Joey Bosa, Ohio St

Both of their young DEs are suspended for the first four games of the season and neither is a proven commodity anyway. Bosa would be the Cowboys best edge rusher from day 1.

5.) Jacksonville Jaguars – S Jalen Ramsey, Florida St

The Jags get a gift with Ramsey falling to five and instantly improves their weak secondary.

6.) Baltimore Ravens – DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon

Not only does GM Ozzie Newsome get the best player available, but also fills a need as the Ravens have an opening at defensive end with Chris Canty gone.

7.) San Francisco 49ers – OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame

The Niners had the worst ranked offense in the league last year after losing a couple of key offensive linemen (Iupati, Davis, Boone), but start to rebuild with a bookend for Joe Staley.

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8.) Cleveland Browns – RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio St

The Browns have screwed up so many first round picks lately, that taking a sure thing like Elliott makes sense. They also have a need at running back and taking a local player from Ohio St will cheer up the fan base for once.

9.) Tampa Bay Bucs – DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson

They could go with a corner here instead, but they have an anemic pass rush and Lawson is one of the best 4-3 edge rushers in the draft. Improving the pass rush should make everyone in the secondary better as well.

10.) New York Giants – LB Myles Jack, UCLA

The Giants added talent to their defensive line and secondary in the offseason, but still have one of the worst linebacker groups in the league. Jack would give them a versatile weapon with elite speed in the middle of their defense.

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