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2016 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Jack slipping, Bosa on Cowboys’ radar

The NFL Scouting Combine has given teams a better feel for the prospects on many fronts.

Concern has surfaced about UCLA linebacker Myles Jack’s surgically repaired knee. How far does that knock him down? His Pro Day next week could reveal more as some teams take a “wait-and-see” approach.

Did Mississippi defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche address off-field concerns enough to help his draft stock?

It appears nerve damage in Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith’s knee will send him out of the first round. Does it keep him from getting drafted?

1. Tennessee — Laremy Tunsil, OT, Mississippi: Doctors spent a lot of time looking at Tunsil’s shoulder, and if it scared the Titans, they could make Jalen Ramsey the first CB ever drafted first.

2. Cleveland — Jared Goff, QB, Cal: If at first you don’t succeed…. The Browns will use a fifth first-round choice on a QB since their rebirth in 1999.

3. San Diego — Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State: Paired with Jason Verrett, a first-round pick in 2014 who made the Pro Bowl last season, the Chargers should be set at corner for years.

4. Dallas — Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State: The Cowboys had only 31 sacks last season and need help at end with Randy Gregory’s suspension and Greg Hardy’s likely departure.

Bosa projects as a top-five pick in the 2016 Draft.

5. Jacksonville — DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon: Though Buckner might be a better fit in a 3-4, he is versatile enough to help the Jaguars, who ranked 24th in total defense and had only 36 sacks, at end and tackle.

6. Baltimore — Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame: Eugene Monroe has an $8.9 million salary cap number this season, and he played only six games in 2015 before going on IR.

7. San Francisco — Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State: The 49ers haven’t drafted a QB in the first round since taking Alex Smith in 2005.

Wentz is one of the top-rated QBs in the 2016 draft with a chance to go in the top five.

8. Miami — Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida: Brent Grimes turns 33 this summer, and the Dolphins need an upgrade on Brice McCain.

9. Tampa Bay — Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson: The Bucs need a pass rusher. Jacquies Smith led the team’s defensive ends with seven sacks in 12 games.

10. NY Giants — Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State: The Giants haven’t used a first-round pick on a linebacker since 1984 when they took Carl Banks, which explains why they’ve gone awhile without a playmaker at the position.

11. Chicago — A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama: The Bears, who played a 3-4 for the first time in team history last season, need a run stopper after finishing tied for 22nd against the run.

Robinson played at Fort Worth Arlington Heights.

12. New Orleans — Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky: The Saints, who finished 31st in total defense and made only 31 sacks, gamble on Spence.

13. Philadelphia — Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State: The Eagles allowed 37 sacks last season, and left tackle Jason Peters, 34, is on the decline and has a $9.7 million cap hit.

14. Oakland — Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson: The Raiders, who ranked 26th against the pass last season, swung and missed in drafting CB D.J. Hayden in the first round in 2013

15. Los Angeles — Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi: Once the Greatest Show on Turf, the Rams can’t seem to find a true No. 1 receiver with six different leading receivers the past seven seasons.

16. Detroit — Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State: The Lions can’t seem to find a right tackle — Michael Ola started seven games after being claimed off waivers during the season — and Decker would allow them to move LT Riley Reiff to the right side.

17. Atlanta — Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama: One of the weakest positions for the Falcons is at middle linebacker, where Paul Worrilow has been the best option the past two seasons.

18. Indianapolis — Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville: The Colts need upgrades on both sides of the line, and Rankins would help a unit that finished 25th in the NFL against the run.

19. Buffalo — Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Mississippi: Rex Ryan won’t be scared to pull the trigger on one of the draft’s most talented players despite the red flags.

20. NY Jets — Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia: The Jets, who had 39 sacks last season, need an outside pass rusher to go with their talented D-line.

21. Washington — Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech: The Redskins, who ranked 28th in total defense and have some key defensive free agents, need an impact player in the front seven.

22. Houston — Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis: The Texans use a first-round pick on a quarterback for the first time since David Carr in 2002, and cross their fingers he turns out better.

23. Minnesota — Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State: The Vikings need OL help in the worst way after allowing 45 sacks last season, and if the top OTs are gone, they could follow the Cowboys two years ago by taking a OG.

Doctson hopes to be one of the top receivers in the 2016 draft.

24. Cincinnati — Josh Doctson, WR, TCU: With Marvin Jones and Mohammed Sanu free agents, the Bengals need a playmaker to pair with A.J. Green.

25. Pittsburgh — William Jackson III, Houston: The Steelers selected Senquez Golson in the second round, but he’s a slot corner, leaving them still in desperate need at outside corner.

26. Seattle — Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State: The rest of the league better not let the league’s best runner fall into the Seahawks’ hands as a ready replacement for Marshawn Lynch.

27. Green Bay — Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama: The Packers are getting old in the defensive line.

28. Kansas City — Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana: The Chiefs drafted Eric Fisher No. 1 overall in 2013, but he hasn’t come close to being the answer.

29. Arizona — Myles Jack, LB, UCLA: Jack will end up higher if his Pro Day and medical rechecks go well, or if not, maybe a team at the bottom of the first round pulls the trigger anyway.

30. Carolina — Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson: The Panthers could use another pass rusher despite making 44 sacks last season.

31. Denver — Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor: The Broncos probably won’t be able to keep Malik Jackson and will need a replacement.

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