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Gridiron Fanatic.Net’s 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Picks 1-5

The 2016 NFL Draft is only one week away, and there has been one major shake-up in regards to who will be selected first in this year’s draft. A week ago the Tennessee Titans decided to move down in the draft when they switched spots with the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams will now be picking first while the Titans will be drafting at no.15.

The Titans also acquired the Rams two second round selections along with their third round pick. On top of that, the Titans will also get the Rams first, and third round picks in next year’s draft. Be prepared for more blockbuster moves as the 2016 NFL Draft slowly approaches. Today, Gridiron Fanatic will be unveiling which players will be selected with the first five picks in this year’s draft.


Los Angeles Rams from the Tennessee Titans

1. Jared Goof: Cal

The Los Angeles Rams decided to move up in the draft for one reason. That reason is to draft their quarterback of the future. If they would have kept their 15th selection, there’s no way of telling if one of the three coveted quarterbacks would be available. All rumors point to the Rams drafting quarterback Jared Goff out of the University of California at Berkely. The big question will be, how will Goff fit into the massive conservative style that head coach Jeff Fisher loves to run on offense. The Rams better hope that they can find a gem at the wide receiver position in the later rounds of the draft, because Goff will not have any legitimate targets to throw the football to except Tavon Austin.


Philadelphia Eagles from the Cleveland Browns

2. Carson Wentz: North Dakota State

I always knew in the back of my mind that the Cleveland Browns would trade their second overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft because they decided to sign free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III. With that being said, I firmly believe that the Cleveland Browns will trade spots with the Philadelphia Eagles, which will allow them to draft Carson Wentz out of the North Dakota State University. Wentz draft stock gained momentum after having a stellar performance at the Senior Bowl followed by the NFL Combine, which took place in Indianapolis. About a month ago I stated that the Eagles needed to “draft a quarterback and move on from Sam Bradford.” With the selection of Carson Wentz, they might just do that.


San Diego Chargers

3. Laremy Tunsil: Ole Miss

The San Diego Chargers have needs on both the defensive and offensive line sides of the ball. If they want to keep quarterback Philip Rivers’s upright, they will go ahead and draft Laremy Tunsil, out of the University of Mississippi. In 2015, the Chargers were ranked 27th in the league against the rush when they allowed 125.3 yards a game. I believe the Chargers can address this issue in the mid to late rounds of this draft. This year’s draft is loaded with defensive tackles that are capable playing at a higher level in the pros.


Dallas Cowboys

4. Jalen Ramsey: Florida State

Over the past two seasons, the Dallas Cowboys Achilles Heel has been their inability to stop the pass against opposing offenses. Right now they are in a position to draft a cornerback that has the potential to change the outcome of a ball game at a moment’s notice. Florida State cornerback, Jalen Ramsey would be the guy to accomplish that. However, I do believe that the Cowboys will draft Tony Romo’s replacement in the later rounds of the draft.


Jacksonville Jaguars

5. Joey Bosa: Ohio State

The Jacksonville Jaguars are pretty much set on the offensive side of the ball. Now it’s time to draft a stud on defense. Defensive end Joey Bosa out of The Ohio State University would help solidify a Jaguars defense that was ranked at the bottom of nearly every defensive category in 2015.


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Derrick Branch is the founder and lead writer of Tops Sports.Com. He is a die-hard sports fan and keeps it 100 on all things that involve the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football.
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