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Perfect Pairs: Ideal top two draft picks for NFC West teams

The Move The Sticks podcast is identifying "Perfect Pairs" -- the ideal top two picks -- for each NFL team leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, which will be held April 28-30. NFL Media analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks have unveiled a new set of picks for a tandem of divisions each week, concluding with the AFC West and NFC West today.


Brooks' perfect draft pair: UCLA LB Myles Jack (Round 1, pick 7); Pittsburgh WR Tyler Boyd (Round 2, pick 37)

Brooks' take: If Jack is available at No. 7, it's a dream scenario for the 49ers. I think he'd make a perfect pair with NaVorro Bowman. If you put Jack in the center of that defense, they will be ready to rock. Boyd is an intriguing playmaker. He might be a little undervalued due to his measurables, but he has all the stuff that you look for in a receiver who can be a No. 2 target at first and maybe develop into an anchor in the passing game eventually.


Jeremiah's perfect draft pair: North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz (Round 1, pick 1); Cincinnati WR Chris Moore (Round 4, pick 110)

Jeremiah's take: There seems to be a consensus building that the Rams are leaning toward Jared Goff at No. 1, but I would prefer Wentz. His size and skill set are great fits for the rugged NFC West. Moore is a physical WR who can really stretch the field. He is a big play waiting to happen.


Brooks' perfect draft pair: Ole Miss DT Robert Nkemdiche (Round 1, pick 26); Texas Tech OT Le'Raven Clark (Round 2, pick 56)

Brooks' take: I believe Nkemdiche is a nice fit for Seattle's defense. He's athletic, talented and flashes disruptive potential. He hasn't always done it consistently, but I believe Seattle could get him going in the right direction. Clark is a long, rangy guy. He has the long arms to stalemate some of the elite rushers off the edge. I know there are some questions about him as a run blocker, but Seattle is desperately in need of a tackle.


Jeremiah's perfect draft pair: Alabama C Ryan Kelly (Round 1, pick 29); Ohio State QB Cardale Jones (Round 3, pick 92)

Jeremiah's take: I think Kelly is the best center prospect in the draft. He can stabilize the interior of that offensive line from Day One. Jones is the ultimate wild-card pick in the draft. He's big, physical and can push the ball down the field, like Bruce Arians likes to do. I think he'd be a nice project to work with. He might be worth the risk here.

On the Move the Sticks podcast, former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks break down the latest news and action around the league from a scout's perspective, alongside NFL player personnel executives.

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