By Dan Durkin—
(CBS) The spectacle that has become the NFL Draft has never lacked for creating intrigue and building anticipation.
Just last Wednesday, the newly located Los Angeles Rams pushed nearly all their chips in to get to the top of the draft board for the opportunity to draft their perceived franchise quarterback. Their trading partner, the Tennessee Titans, got a massive haul in return and now have six selections in the top 76. The reverberations from that trade were felt league wide.
With less than two weeks until the Rams are on the clock, here’s my second attempt to project intersection points between team needs and the best available prospects in the first round.
Obviously, there will be trades on draft night. However, there are none in this particular first-round projection. Let’s take a look at mock draft 2.0.
1) Los Angeles Rams: Carson Wentz, QB (North Dakota State)
2) Cleveland Browns: Jared Goff, QB (Cal)
3) San Diego Chargers: Laremy Tunsil, OT (Ole Miss)
4) Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Ramsey, DB (Florida State)
5) Jacksonville Jaguars: Myles Jack, LB (UCLA)
6) Baltimore Ravens: DeForest Buckner, DE (Oregon)
7) San Francisco 49ers: Joey Bosa, DE (Ohio State)
8) Philadelphia Eagles: Ezekiel Elliott, RB (Ohio State)
9) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Shaq Lawson, DE (Clemson)
10) New York Giants: Ronnie Stanley, OT (Notre Dame)
11) Chicago Bears: Vernon Hargreaves, CB (Florida)
12) New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Rankins, DT (Louisville)
13) Miami Dolphins: William Jackson III, CB (Houston)
14) Oakland Raiders: Reggie Ragland, ILB (Alabama)
15) Tennessee Titans: Jack Conklin, OT (Michigan State)
16) Detroit Lions: Taylor Decker, OT (Ohio State)
17) Atlanta Falcons: Darron Lee, LB (Ohio State)
18) Indianapolis Colts: Kevin Dodd, DE/OLB (Clemson)
19) Buffalo Bills: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE/OLB (Oklahoma State)
20) New York Jets: Paxton Lynch, QB (Memphis)
21) Washington Redskins: A’Shawn Robinson, DT (Alabama)
22) Houston Texans: Corey Coleman, WR (Baylor)
23) Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, WR (Ole Miss)
24) Cincinnati Bengals: Jarran Reed, DT (Alabama)
25) Pittsburgh Steelers: Eli Apple, CB (Ohio State)
26) Seattle Seahawks: Chris Jones, DL (Mississippi State)
27) Green Bay Packers: Andrew Billings, DT (Baylor)
28) Kansas City Chiefs: Mackensie Alexander, CB (Clemson)
29) Arizona Cardinals: Ryan Kelly, C (Alabama)
30) Carolina Panthers: Karl Joseph, S (West Virginia)
31) Denver Broncos: Vernon Butler, DT (Louisiana Tech)
Dan Durkin covers the Bears for CBSChicago.com and is a frequent contributor to 670 The Score. Follow him on Twitter at @djdurkin.