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Four-round mock 4.0: Cowboys land Joey Bosa, Derrick Henry

Mock drafts are beginning to have more meaning now that the NFL Scouting Combine is over and the initial rush of free-agent signings have occurred.

Team needs are settling in, with only a few signings remaining that will affect early round picks. Some players are still trying to improve their draft stock at pro days, but for the prospects at the top of the draft, grades take shape based on game tape, scouts' notes, and workout numbers and interviews from the combine.

Compensatory picks were awarded Friday, so we now have a complete picture of the draft order. With out further ado, here is my four-round mock draft.

» Four-round mock 1.0 | 2.0 | 3.0

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1

Laremy Tunsil - OT, Ole Miss

It's quite possible the Titans will consider defensive back Jalen Ramsey at this pick. But for now, I'll go with Tunsil, who would team with Taylor Lewan to form a nice pair of bookends in front of second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota.

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2

Carson Wentz - QB, North Dakota State

Head coach Hue Jackson made no bones about the importance of hand size in a quarterback. Playing in Cleveland, and against Big Ben and Joe Flacco in the AFC North, it makes sense to have a big-bodied quarterback at the helm. Wentz did nothing to hurt himself at the combine.

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3

Jalen Ramsey - CB, Florida State

The Chargers signed Dwight Lowery to play safety, so now they can line Ramsey up outside to take on the league's top receivers.

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4

Joey Bosa - DE, Ohio State

Bosa showed at the combine that he's capable of standing up or playing with his hand on the turf. If Greg Hardy's no longer in the picture in Big D, Bosa should slide right in.

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5

Myles Jack - LB, UCLA

This Jack of all trades will be utilized to his fullest in the Jags' scheme.

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6

DeForest Buckner - DE, Oregon

Goodbye Chris Canty, hello Buckner.

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7

Jared Goff - QB, Cal

Chip Kelly is pleased as punch that a player of Goff's talent is still available -- if his old team or the Rams don't make a trade with the Chargers to go get him.

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8

Ezekiel Elliott - RB, Ohio State

Word is the Eagles are shopping Ryan Mathews, and they already traded DeMarco Murray. It would make sense for the team to look for a new bell-cow back.

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9

Shaq Lawson - DE, Clemson

Lawson displayed the agility and speed to rush the passer while standing up or with his hand in the dirt. The Bucs will utilize those skills to the fullest.

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10

Ronnie Stanley - OT, Notre Dame

The Giants invested a ton of money in their defensive line in free agency, so they add a new starting tackle that can play on the right side or force Ereck Flowers to change spots.

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11

Leonard Floyd - OLB, Georgia

The fact that Floyd was asked to play inside often during his Georgia career is a compliment to his ability to play strong between the tackles despite a wiry frame. If he's placed out on the edge in the Bears' 3-4 scheme, he'll get back to his true strength.

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12

Andrew Billings - DT, Baylor

New Orleans instantly gets better against the run, and Billings is also able to provide pressure if quarterbacks hold the ball in the pocket.

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13

Vernon Hargreaves - CB, Florida

Even after acquiring Byron Maxwell from the Eagles, the Dolphins could use help in the secondary. Hargreaves' ability as a playmaker won't be overlooked.

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14

Jack Conklin - OT, Michigan State

Adding Kelechi Osemele at guard and Conklin at tackle strengthens the group in front of quarterback Derek Carr and running back Latavius Murray.

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15

Paxton Lynch - QB, Memphis

The Rams can't get rid of Nick Foles due to his contract, so they can let Lynch learn the game and improve as a redshirt in 2016.

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16

Laquon Treadwell - WR, Ole Miss

Ex-Bengal Marvin Jones was a good find as a No. 2 receiver, but Treadwell's a legit No. 1.

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17

Darron Lee - LB, Ohio State

Lee could step in for veteran Philip Wheeler to be an impact player at the SAM 'backer spot.

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18

Taylor Decker - OT, Ohio State

The team saw how an injured Andrew Luck affected their franchise, so they'll try to prevent that by improving their right-tackle spot. Decker will get after his man in the run game, as well -- something the Colts need from their offensive line to be more effective on the ground.

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19

Kevin Dodd - DE, Clemson

Now that Mario Williams is gone, the Bills must find a strong-side pass rusher. Dodd's build and his upside as a three-down player make him a nice fit.

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20

Reggie Ragland - ILB, Alabama

The Jets need to fill in the middle of their defense. Ragland's a strong, solid player who can serve as a coach on the field.

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21

Eli Apple - CB, Ohio State

Bashaud Breeland is a promising player, but a corner with good size and athleticism at this point in the first round is too good for general manager Scot McCloughan to pass on.

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22

Vonn Bell - S, Ohio State

With the Texans spending big bucks on offense to sign quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller, the team's need for a quarterback in the secondary is filled by Bell.

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23

Josh Doctson - WR, TCU

Doctson's combine workout made teams forget about his injured wrist. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is looking for a receiver in whom he can trust to win 50-50 balls.

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24

Will Fuller - WR, Notre Dame

Free agency has weakened the Bengals' receiving corps, and Fuller's speed works well to complement A.J. Green.

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25

Jarran Reed - DT, Alabama

The Steelers bolster their nose-tackle spot with an active, strong three-down lineman who's underrated as an athlete.

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26

Sheldon Rankins - DT, Louisville

Pete Carroll would love for an active interior defender like Rankins to fall into his lap.

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27

Hunter Henry - TE, Arkansas

General manager Ted Thompson gives Aaron Rodgers another target for 2016 and beyond.

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28

Joshua Garnett - OG, Stanford

The loss of Jeff Allen and release of Ben Grubbs might push the Chiefs to select Garnett, who is perfectly capable of stepping in at the left-guard spot to ensure Alex Smith is protected and the running game is effective.

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29

Mackensie Alexander - CB, Clemson

Depth was a problem down the stretch for the Cardinals, and Alexander's potential as a long-time starter is too strong to ignore.

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30

Emmanuel Ogbah - DE, Oklahoma State

The strong and hard-working Ogbah would be a nice complement to Kony Ealy on the Panthers' defensive line, even with the return of Charles Johnson.

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31

Chris Jones - DE, Mississippi State

Let's assume the Broncos bring in a veteran like Colin Kaepernick after losing Brock Osweiler to the Texans in free agency. That means replacing Malik Jackson becomes their main priority.

Round 2


32. Cleveland Browns: Le'Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech
33. Tennessee Titans: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
34. Dallas Cowboys: Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
35. San Diego Chargers: Jihad Ward, DE, Illinois
36. Baltimore Ravens: Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky
37. San Francisco 49ers: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama
39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: William Jackson III, CB, Houston
40. New York Giants: Keanu Neal, S, Florida
41. Chicago Bears: Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
42. Miami Dolphins: Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
43. Los Angeles Rams: Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
44. Oakland Raiders: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
45. Los Angeles Rams: Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
46. Detroit Lions: Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
47. New Orleans Saints: Deion Jones, OLB, LSU
48. Indianapolis Colts: Kamalei Correa, OLB, Boise State
49. Buffalo Bills: A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
50. Atlanta Falcons: Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State
51. New York Jets: Yannik Ngakoue, OLB, Maryland
52. Houston Texans: Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
53. Washington Redskins: Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
54. Minnesota Vikings: Joshua Perry, OLB, Ohio State
55. Cincinnati Bengals: Artie Burns, CB, Miami (Fla.)
56. Seattle Seahawks: Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
57. Green Bay Packers: Tyler Johnstone, OT, Oregon
58. Pittsburgh Steelers: Su'a Cravens, S, USC
59. Kansas City Chiefs: Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
60. New England Patriots: Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State
61. Arizona Cardinals: Jordan Jenkins, OLB, Georgia
62. Carolina Panthers: Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn
63. Denver Broncos: Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State

Round 3


64. Tennessee Titans: Darian Thompson, S, Boise State
65. Cleveland Browns: Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
66. San Diego Chargers: Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford
67. Dallas Cowboys: Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State
68. San Francisco 49ers: KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
69. Jacksonville Jaguars: Sebastian Tretola, OG, Arkansas
70. Baltimore Ravens: Jalen Mills, CB/S, LSU
71. New York Giants: Jerell Adams, TE, South Carolina
72. Chicago Bears: Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida
73. Miami Dolphins: Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
74. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sean Davis, CB/S, Maryland
75. Oakland Raiders: Charone Peake, WR, Clemson
76. Los Angeles Rams: Devon Cajuste, WR, Stanford
77. Philadelphia Eagles: Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
78. New Orleans Saints: Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma
79. Philadelphia Eagles: Willie Henry, DE, Michigan
80. Buffalo Bills: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
81. Atlanta Falcons: Scooby Wright, ILB, Arizona
82. Indianapolis Colts: Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
83. New York Jets: Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
84. Washington Redskins: Caleb Benenoch, OG/OT, UCLA
85. Houston Texans: Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
86. Minnesota Vikings: Kevon Seymour, CB, USC
87. Cincinnati Bengals: Miles Killebrew, S/OLB, Southern Utah
88. Green Bay Packers: Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame
89. Pittsburgh Steelers: Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M
90. Seattle Seahawks: Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
91. New England Patriots: Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State
92. Arizona Cardinals: Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas
93. Carolina Panthers: Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
94. Denver Broncos: Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana
95. Detroit Lions (compensatory pick): Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
96. New England Patriots (compensatory pick): Kentrell Brothers, ILB, Missouri
97. Seattle Seahawks (compensatory pick): Christian Westerman, OG, Arizona State
98. Denver Broncos (compensatory pick): Thomas Duarte, TE, UCLA

Round 4


99. Cleveland Browns: DeAndre Houston-Carson, CB/S, William & Mary
100. Philadelphia Eagles: Dominique Robertson, OT, West Georgia
101. Dallas Cowboys: T.J. Green, S, Clemson
102. San Diego Chargers: Kyler Fackrell, OLB, Utah State
103. Jacksonville Jaguars: Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota
104. Baltimore Ravens: Vadal Alexander, OG/OT, LSU
105. San Francisco 49ers: Alex Redmond, OG, UCLA
106. Chicago Bears: Ryan Smith, CB, North Carolina Central
107. Miami Dolphins: K.J. Dillon, S, West Virginia
108. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Georgia
109. New York Giants: Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
110. Los Angeles Rams: Jeremy Cash, S, Duke
111. Detroit Lions: Brandon Shell, OT, South Carolina
112. New Orleans Saints: Connor McGovern, OG, Missouri
113. Tennessee Titans: Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
114. Oakland Raiders: Matt Judon, DE, Grand Valley State
115. Atlanta Falcons: Tevin Carter, S, Utah
116. Indianapolis Colts: Ricardo Louis, WR, Auburn
117. Buffalo Bills: Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
118. New York Jets: Bryce Williams, TE, East Carolina
119. Houston Texans: Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State
120. Washington Redskins: Isaac Seumalo, OG, Oregon State
121. Minnesota Vikings: Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU
122. Cincinnati Bengals: Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State
123. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tavon Young, CB, Temple
124. Seattle Seahawks: Dadi Nicolas, DE, Virginia Tech
125. Green Bay Packers: Daniel Lasco, RB, California
126. Kansas City Chiefs: Ken Crawley, CB, Colorado
127. New England Patriots: Joe Thuney, OG, North Carolina State
128. Arizona Cardinals: Ronald Blair, DE, Appalachian State
129. Carolina Panthers: Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee State
130. Baltimore Ravens: Keith Marshall, RB, Georgia
131. Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection): Joe Schobert, OLB, Wisconsin
132. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory selection): Rees Odhiambo, OG/OT, Boise State
133. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory selection): Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida
134. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory selection): Kenny Lawler, WR, California
135. Dallas Cowboys (compensatory selection): Mike Thomas, WR, Southern Mississippi
136. Denver Broncos (compensatory selection): Antonio Morrison, LB, Florida
137. Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection): D.J. White, CB, Georgia Tech
138. Cleveland Browns (compensatory selection): James Cowser, OLB, Southern Utah
139. Buffalo Bills (compensatory selection): Beniquez Brown, OLB, Mississippi State

Prospects worthy of selection in Rounds 1-4


2016 NFL DRAFT

Draft coverage:

Graham Glasgow, C Michigan
Jacoby Brissett, QB, North Carolina State
Willie Beavers, OT, Western Michigan
Blake Martinez, ILB, Stanford
Darrell Greene, OG, San Diego State
Dominique Alexander, ILB, Oklahoma
Max Tuerk, C, USC
Jack Allen, C, Michigan State
Jonathan Jones, CB, Auburn
Cre'von LeBlanc, CB, Florida Atlantic
Harlan Miller, CB, Southeast Louisiana
Jimmy Pruitt, CB, San Jose State
Deiondre' Hall, DB, Northern Iowa
Ronald Blair, DE, Appalachian State
Alex McCalister, DE, Florida
Matt Ioannidis, DE, Temple
Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor
Quinton Jefferson, DT, Maryland
D.J. Reader, DT, Clemson
Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Texas
Antwaun Woods, DT, USC
Nile Lawrence-Stample, DT, Florida State
Roberto Aguayo, K, Florida State
Nick Kwiatkoski, ILB, West Virginia
B.J. Goodson, ILB, Clemson
De'Vondre Campbell, OLB, Minnesota
Nick Vigil, OLB, Utah State
Landon Turner, OG, North Carolina
Jeff Driskel, QB, Louisiana Tech
Joe Dahl, OG, Washington State
Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State
Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU
John Theus, OT, Georgia
Vernon Adams, Jr., QB, Oregon
Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
Marshaun Coprich, RB, Illinois State
Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
Tyler Ervin, RB, San Jose State
Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA
Deon Bush, S, Miami (Fla.)
Jayron Kearse, S, Clemson
Darion Griswold, TE, Arkansas State
Kayarris Garrett, WR, Tulsa
Hunter Sharp, WR, Utah State

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