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Brooks mock draft 7.0: Raiders boost defensive line

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Jared Goff - QB, Cal

The Rams opt for the most pro-ready quarterback in the draft to serve as the face of the franchise for the next decade.

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Carson Wentz - QB, North Dakota State

Despite the stable of quarterbacks already on the Eagles' roster, Doug Pederson targets the North Dakota State standout as the franchise quarterback of the future.

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DeForest Buckner - DE, Oregon

They bypass a need at safety to grab a versatile defender with the size, length and athleticism to upgrade the pass rush at the five-technique position.

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Jalen Ramsey - CB, Florida State

The thought of pairing Byron Jones with another world-class athlete on the perimeter could entice Jerry Jones to target this ultra-competitive defender.

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Joey Bosa - DE, Ohio State

The Jaguars would get a two-for-one defensive upgrade with Bosa teaming with 2015 first-rounder Dante Fowler to give the unit a scary 1-2 punch on the edges.

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Laremy Tunsil - OT, Ole Miss

It would be tough for Ozzie Newsome to bypass the No. 1 player in the draft despite having a serviceable player at the position.

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Ronnie Stanley - OT, Notre Dame

Chip Kelly could push the front office for an athletic edge blocker to help his offensive line get back on track in 2016.

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Jack Conklin - OT, Michigan State

The Browns need to fill a number of holes, but plugging a void at right tackle could be a priority with RGIII poised to jump-start his career in Cleveland.

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Vernon Hargreaves - CB, Florida

Despite adding Brent Grimes in the offseason, the Bucs could opt for the most polished cover corner in the class.

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Myles Jack - LB, UCLA

It is uncommon for the Giants to draft a linebacker with a top pick, but the UCLA standout fills a need and adds some athleticism to a unit that desperately needs playmakers.

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Leonard Floyd - LB, Georgia

John Fox and Vic Fangio could upgrade the Bears' pass rush by adding an ultra-athletic defender with speed and rush skills.

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Sheldon Rankins - DT, Louisville

The Saints must improve the pass rush to alleviate some of the pressure on the secondary. Rankins is a disruptive interior rusher with an array of moves that makes him a nightmare to block on passing downs.

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Ezekiel Elliott - RB, Ohio State

Adam Gase needs a "bell cow" running back to feature in his offense. Elliott is a three-down back capable of making a big impact as a runner, receiver and blocker.

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Robert Nkemdiche - DT, Ole Miss

The ultra-talented defensive tackle would give the Raiders the scariest defensive line in football.

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Taylor Decker - OT, Ohio State

The Titans traded out of the top spot but still land a top offensive tackle in Round 1. Decker is a natural fit at right tackle, which allows the Titans to keep Taylor Lewan on the blindside.

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Jarran Reed - DT, Alabama

The Lions would love to find a disruptive interior defender to place alongside Haloti Ngata and eliminate running plays between the tackles.

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Darron Lee - LB, Ohio State

Dan Quinn needs a speedy linebacker with disruptive skills as a rusher/cover guy to help the Falcons’ defense go to the next level.

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Shaq Lawson - DE, Clemson

The Colts need a young pass rusher to groom behind Robert Mathis and Trent Cole.

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Kevin Dodd - DE, Clemson

Rex Ryan finds his replacement for Mario Williams. The Clemson standout is a bit of a one-year wonder but flashes the potential to grow into a dominant edge rusher.

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Paxton Lynch - QB, Memphis

The raw gunslinger isn't ready to play at this stage of his career, but he could eventually thrive in Chan Gailey's system with the stellar supporting cast the Jets have assembled on the perimeter.

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A'Shawn Robinson - DT, Alabama

The Redskins pluck a big-bodied space eater to plug in at nose tackle.

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Corey Coleman - WR, Notre Dame

The Texans are looking for a speedy WR2 to take the pressure off DeAndre Hopkins on the perimeter. Coleman adds a big-play element to the offense as a catch-and-run specialist with deep-ball potential.

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Laquon Treadwell - WR, Ole Miss

The Vikings can help Teddy Bridgewater by adding a big-bodied WR1 with sticky hands and superb ball skills.

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Josh Doctson - WR, TCU

The combination of Doctson and A.J. Green will create problems for opponents attempting to defend the Bengals' dynamic aerial attack.

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Eli Apple - CB, Ohio State

The Steelers' transition to a Tampa 2 system could prompt the team to take a long, rangy corner with outstanding instincts and awareness.

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Germain Ifedi - OG, Texas A&M

The Seahawks must address the offensive line to help Russell Wilson thrive.

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Reggie Ragland - LB, Alabama

The addition of the Alabama standout would allow the Packers to move Clay Matthews back to outside linebacker.

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Artie Burns - CB, Miami (Fla.)

The Chiefs could elect to add an athletic CB2 to pair with Marcus Peters in the secondary.

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William Jackson III - CB, Houston

Finding Patrick Peterson a partner should be a top priority given the Cardinals' preference for man blitzes. Jackson is a talented ball hawk with a diverse set of skills.

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Emmanuel Ogbah - DE, Oklahoma State

The Panthers need to find an edge rusher to create chaos opposite Kony Ealy.

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Chris Jones - DT, Mississippi State

The Broncos need to fortify the defensive line after Malik Jackson’s departure. Jones is a rock-solid playmaker with the length to occupy the five-technique position for the defending champs.

Follow Bucky Brooks on Twitter @BuckyBrooks.

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