QB Jared Goff falls to Cowboys in Record sports staff NFL Mock Draft

  1. Los Angeles Rams – Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State University


Wentz is a proven winner, and with an elite defense and a young stud at running back who has already proven he has what it takes to be one of the best in the NFL in just his first season, the Rams made the right decision to trade up and secure the top passer in the draft. While many argue that Goff is a safer pick, the Rams will need a guy like Wentz who can improvise and make plays on his own with his feet considering they have limited weapons in the passing game. Wentz is far more mobile than Goff; Wentz is the weapon rather than the complement to it. –Dan Almasi


  1. Cleveland Browns – Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State


Jalen Ramsey is the best overall talent in this year’s draft. Joe Haden has been outspoken about his desire for his team to draft the young standout rather than a quarterback. Ramsey is a safe bet to be a perennial pro bowler and is the best secondary prospect since Patrick Peterson. –DA


  1. San Diego Chargers – Laremy Tunsil, OT, University of Mississippi


The Chargers need to provide better protection for Phillip Rivers if they want to have any level of sustained success this season. They also need to make lanes for their speedy young running back – Melvin Gordon – in his sophomore season before he becomes discouraged after running into wall after wall of defenders at the line of scrimmage. Tunsil is an extremely athletic, big-bodied offensive tackle who can get up field and provide Gordon with some daylight and will help to keep Rivers upright. –DA


  1. Dallas Cowboys – Jared Godd, QB, University of California at Berkley


Tony Romo is 35 years old and coming off of two straight broken collarbones. They can no longer rely on him to stay healthy, and after winning only one game without him last season, there’s no team in the NFL which is more dependent upon a solid backup. Goff is an extremely efficient passer with impeccable pocket presence and a high football IQ. Those qualities plus the best offensive line in the NFL equals wins. –DA


  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State


The Jaguars were near the bottom of the league in sacks last season and lost Chris Clemons to the Seahawks. Bosa is arguably the best overall player in the draft this year. If he falls to the Jags, they should be more than happy to take the dominant defensive end. After a shaky combine, Bosa redeemed himself at Ohio State’s pro day. The Jaguars face Andrew Luck, Marcus Mariota and the newly signed Brock Osweiler twice a year. Jags fans could look forward to Bosa chasing those three down for years to come if they get the opportunity to take him. –Tony Callens


  1. Baltimore Ravens – Deforest Buckner, DE, Oregon


Buckner will add youth to an aging Ravens pass rush. The 6’7, 287 pounder has the big size the Ravens love and is versatile in his abilities to pass rush and stop the run. The Ravens run a 4-3, and Buckner’s abilities are conducive to their schemes. –TC


  1. San Francisco 49ers – Myles Jack, LB, UCLA


Linebackers Chris Borland and Patrick Willis retired last offseason. The 49ers will need to find a linebacker to pair up with All-Pro Navarro Bowman. Jack has blazing speed as a former running back and can cover sideline to sideline. His coverage ability is solid, and in a 3-4 system predicated on the two inside linebackers being able to cover tight ends and running backs, Jack makes too much sense for the 49ers to pass him up. –TC


  1. Philadelphia Eagles – Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State


Some draft pundits are calling Elliott as an even better running back prospect than AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Todd Gurley. The Ohio State product was one of the nation’s most exciting players the past two season and helped the Buckeyes win a National Championship in 2015. Doug Peterson’s tenure as the Eagles head coach starts with the drafting of a dynamic playmaker. Elliott will be utilized as a three-down back, but will need to improve his pass blocking. Darren Sproles will likely be a change-of-pace, third-down back as the Eagles have made it clear they’re open to shopping Ryan Mathews. –TC


  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida


Pro Football Focus graded the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the worst starting corner combo in the NFL. The Florida product stands at 5’10” but has caught many NFL coach’s eyes by making spectacular interceptions. He can be used as a weapon in the return game as well. –Emmanuel Rodriguez

  1. New York Giants – Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

The immobile Eli Manning was sacked 27 times last year, and the offensive line looked like Swiss cheese the whole season. They drafted guard Justin Pugh (Syracuse) in ’13 and Ereck Flowers (Miami, FL) in ’15 in the first round and C Weston Richburg (Colorado St) in the second round in ’14. Stanley should be an immediately competent addition to a young offensive line which should be the anchor of this Giants offense for years to come. –ER

  1. Chicago Bears – Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia

The 6’6”, 244lb product from Georgia would be the smart pick as the Bears lost two linebackers in Shea McClellin and LaRoy Reynolds to free agency. Floyd is an athletic edge rusher who can burst through offensive lines. He has the ability to dip around the corner and get to the ball and he possesses sideline-to-sideline speed. -ER

  1. New Orleans Saints – Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson

Lawson can pair up with Cam Jordan on outside and make an immediate impact. Lawson stands 6’3”, 269lbs with 10” hands and had 23 sacks at Clemson. –ER

  1. Miami Dolphins – Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson

After trading away Byron Maxwell, the Philadelphia Eagles lack depth at corner. He would jump in the starting line up day one. Alexander is a quick-footed athlete, offers excellent man-to-man cover skills, and possesses the ability to keep one eye on the ball and the other on his receiver. Alexander is a fierce competitor and plays with a swagger that allows him to survive on an island. He has light feet, fluid hips and an aggressive nature. –Jahvon Graham

  1. Oakland Raiders – Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville

Rankins possesses the power to throw would-be blockers backwards and can jolt and displace them with a combination of leverage and speed. His strong base provides excellent balance to battle against double teams or down blocks. He is an explosive defensive tackle who can shed blocks to make plays against the run as well as turn the corner as a pass rusher. Rankins was a highly productive pass rusher in each of the last two seasons at Louisville. He has elite quickness for an interior defender. He’s versatile enough to play in 2­gap or 1-gap schemes and has experience doing both at Lousville. –JG

  1. Tennessee Titans – Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

Whenever you have a young franchise quarterback, you want to make keeping him healthy a priority. Mariota was hit far too much last season. The Big 10 Offensive Lineman of the Year will help solidify the offensive line for Tennessee. He was a 3-year starter at Ohio State and is ready to start right away at the NFL level. Decker is well put together with a large frame and very good core strength. He utilizes his reach and strong hands to latch onto and control rushers from the snap. –JG

  1. Detroit Lions – Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

The only knock on Treadwell is that he doesn’t have speed to burn. But when you watch the tape, you fall in love with the idea of him being an elite NFL receiver. He has good height and great length. He’s a smart receiver with a competitive edge when the ball is in the air. He’s a true hands catcher with adequate body control who can climb the ladder and make high-point catches over defenders. Treadwell is a zone eater who has great understanding of positioning in space and can give his quarterback the cleanest throwing lanes possible. He possesses a strong stiff arm that he uses to get important yards after the catch. –JG

  1. Atlanta Falcons – Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama

Reed will fit well in the Falcons’ 3-4 defensive scheme. His 6’3”, 311lb frame will allow him to be disruptive up the middle of the line. He can absorb blockers to free up his line mates. Atlanta gave up the most rushing touchdowns a year ago, Reed will help to shore up a porous run defense immediately. –Tony Callens


  1. Indianapolis Colts – Noah Spence, DE, Ohio State

Spence had a fantastic pro day and Senior Bowl. He would make an immediate impact for a Colts team that whiffed on Bjorn Werner a few drafts ago. There are character concerns as he was dismissed from Ohio State. His talent will outweigh the potential drawbacks. –TC


  1. Buffalo Bills – Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State

Lee is an explosive linebacker with great speed who can cover sideline to sideline. The Bills have a huge need for linebacker with the losses of both Nigel Bradham and A.J. Tarpley. Lee can help Preston Brown, who struggled at times in 2015. Rex Ryan loves a defensive toy, and he’ll use a shiny new Lee in many different blitz packages. –TC


  1. New York Jets – Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

Ragland is a hulking run-stopper that fits the Jets MO. David Harris is getting older and the Jets need an eventual replacement. Ragland will be a great fit in an already stout Jets front seven. He struggles in coverage at times, but he will shine in Todd Bowles’ system. –TC


  1. Washingon Redskins – A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
  2. Houston Texans – Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
  3. Minnesota Vikings – Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
  4. Cincinnati Bengals – Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers – Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
  6. Seattle Seahawks – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
  7. Green Bay Packers – Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
  8. Kansas City Chiefs – Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
  9. Arizona Cardinals – Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
  10. Carolina Panters – Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
  11. Denver Broncos – Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State