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Tomahawk Nation staff 2016 NFL mock draft

Four staff members from Tomahawk Nation took part in a round one mock draft for the 2016 NFL Draft.

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In the days prior to the draft, Tomahawk Nation staff made up of Andrew MillerMatt MinnickDavid Stout and Adam B. participated in a mock draft. The order of the first four picks were randomly generated. Following those first four picks, the order repeated itself. The selections made were based on the participants being the general managers of each team, and what they would do in that situation, as opposed to what they predict will happen in the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday. Just as in an actual NFL draft, trading was allowed between the teams.

No. 1 Los Angeles Rams: QB Jared Goff, Cal

Heart says Ramsey but the Rams can't justify taking him for all that they gave to the Titans. Goff is the choice. - David Stout

No. 2 Philadelphia Eagles: DB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

I only go Ramsey over Carson Wentz here is due the fact that no one will take Sam Bradford. There is no sense to have Bradford sitting on the bench when the Eagles could take arguably the best player in the draft and pick up a QB in the next draft instead of not filling a bigger need. - Andrew Miller

Trade, via SD; No. 3, San Fransisco 49ers: QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State

With Carson Wentz still on the board at #3 and the Chargers not needing a quarterback, San Francisco seizes the opportunity to trade up and take their quarterback of the future in Carson Wentz. - Andrew Miller

No. 4, Dallas Cowboys: DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon

Buckner brings some much needed length and scouts really like his motor. - Adam B.

No. 5, Jacksonville Jaguars: LB Myles Jack, UCLA

Gambling on his health, the Jags are drooling over the possibility of Jack and Telvin Smith lining up behind their new defensive line. - David Stout

No. 6, Baltimore Ravens: OL Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss

Best player available, the Ravens were gifted with Tunsil falling to #6, and the recent reports on Bosa are the reason he was passed over. - Andrew Miller

Trade, via SF; No. 7, San Diego Chargers: OL Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame

We have a huge need on the Oline and I actually have Stanley and Tunsil rated nearly identical on my board. So we add a higher pick in this year's and next year's draft and still address a big need at LT. With Ramsey off the board, and the Chargers having needs everywhere, I'll take the improved later picks in a deep draft this year and expected deep draft next year. - Matt Minnick

No. 8, Cleveland Browns: WR Corey Coleman, Baylor

Moneyball doesn't work quite as well in football. Speed plays in the NFL and this kid has the wheels that I covet out wide. - Adam B.

No. 9, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State

Tampa nearly craps it's pants running to the podium to take Joey Bosa. Bucs need pass rush desperately after whiffing on free agents - David Stout

No. 10, New York Giants: RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

The Giants, after years of searching, have found a running back they can rely on for years to come. - Andrew Miller

No. 11, Chicago Bears: DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson

In the NFC north, I have to be able to get to the QB (packers and Lions) and stop the run (Vikings). Lawson helps me do both. - Matt Minnick

No. 12, New Orleans Saints: CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida

Top 10 talent at 12, enough said. There goes one side of the field. - Adam B.

Trade, Via MIA; No. 13, Tennessee Titans: OL Jack Conklin, Michigan State

Conklin is an elite OL that I can plug and play on either side of the line. He's also the best player available. Best player available at a position of need to protect my franchise QB. Giddy up. - Matt Minnick

No. 14 Oakland Raiders: CB Eli Apple, Ohio State

With the retirement of Charles Woodson, Oakland has found their replacement. - Andrew Miller

Trade, Via MIA, Via TEN; No. 15, Atlanta Falcons: DE Leonard Floyd, Georgia

Falcons add a pass rusher. - David Stout

No. 16, Detroit Lions: LB Sheldon Rankins, Louisville

Rankins brings pass rush to the interior of the DL, much needed since Suh's departure. - Adam B.

Trade, Via ATL; No. 17, Miami Dolphins: CB William Jackson III, Houston

Fills a huge need and Phins like Jackson better than Alexander. - David Stout

No. 18, Indianapolis Colts: DE Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky

You can never go wrong selecting a solid defensive end. - Andrew Miller

No. 19, Buffalo Bills: DL Jarran Reed, Alabama

The defensive line was a weak spot last year for the Bills, and that was WITH Mario Williams. Reed will immediately clog up running lanes, and get enough attention to free up other DL coming off the edge. - Matt Minnick

No. 20, New York Jets: WR Will Fuller, Notre Dame

Fuller fills a slot role and brings more explosiveness to the offense. Now who is throwing the football? - Adam B.

No. 21, Washington: DE Kevin Dodd, Clemson

To fill a glaring DL deficiency. - David Stout

No. 22, Houston Texans: WR Laquan Treadwell, Ole Miss

Will pair up with Deandre Hopkins, making one of the best WR combos in the NFL, and make Osweiler's job a lot easier. - Andrew Miller

No. 23, Minnesota Vikings: WR Josh Doctson, TCU

Size and speed to be a downfield playmaker, and he makes catches in traffic. Teddy Bridgewater has no excuses now. - Matt Minnick

No. 24, Cincinnati Bengals: DL A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama

A'shawn brings rare athleticism and is a top of the round talent. BPA for Cincy. - Adam B.

No. 25, Pittsburgh Steelers: OG Germaine Ifiedi, Texas A&M

Adds immediate competition to the OL and Steelers feel they can wait for a corner/safety. - David Stout

No. 26, Seattle Seahawks: RB Derrick Henry, Alabama

Rawls + Henry willl be a great combo with both getting lots of use in the offense. With Marshawn gone,it  fills in somewhat of  that "Beast Mode" void. - Andrew Miller

Trade, Via GB; No. 27, Denver Broncos: QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis

A top 20 talent falls to 27 and it's too much for the Broncos to pass up. Ted Thompson gladly accrues two more picks for his Pack and Denver has a QB to groom for the in week 8. - Matt Minnick

No. 28 Kansas City Chiefs: CB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson

They take Mackensie Alexander and Andy Reid clears a phone book he's so happy. - Adam B.

No. 29 Arizona Cardinals: S Karl Joseph, West Virginia

Very tempted to take a flyer on Nkemdiche but Joseph fills a bigger need, and sooner. Joseph adds another weapon in the defensive backfield to a lethal CB duo. - David Stout

No. 30 Carolina Panthers: CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech

With Josh Norman departing, Carolina selects top top corner left. - Andrew M.

Trade, Via DEN; No. 31, Green Bay Packers: LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama

The packers get the guy I wanted at 27 anyway. Clay Matthews slides back outside to his more natural position, and the Packers get an enforcer on the inside who immediately shores up their run defense. - Matt Minnick

Trade Recap:

SF Receives #3 pick, 2017 4th round pick, 2016 4th round pick
SD receives #7 pick, 2017 2nd round pick, 2016 3rd round pick

MIA Receives #15 pick, 2016 4th round pick, 2018 6th round pick
TEN Receives #13 pick, 2016 5th round pick,

MIA Receives #17 pick, 2017 5th round pick
ATL Receives #15 pick

DEN Receives #27 pick 
GB Receives #31 pick, 2016 3rd round pick, 2017 4th round pick

NOTE: Obligatory reminder that the New England Patriots lost their first round pick due to deflategate.