In the days prior to the draft, Tomahawk Nation staff made up of Andrew Miller, Matt Minnick, David 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 future...as 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
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.