Drafting, obviously, is an extreme, inexact science. Projecting the draft is arguably even harder. Us "prognosticators" not only try and gauge a team's biggest need, but we attempt to get into each team's war room and figure out who said team likes best at each position.
Here's Deuce2Sports's best shot at projecting the 2016 NFL Draft (with some analysis sprinkled in).
1. Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff, QB, California
Gun to my head, I'm taking Carson Wentz to be the better pro. Nevertheless, you have the Rams moving to LA and a California QB neck-and-neck with another, lesser-known QB for the top pick. Gut says Goff gets the nod in LA's war room.
2. Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
Wentz will be the best QB in this draft and the Eagles will have their QB for the next 10+ years.
3. San Diego Chargers: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
4. Dallas Cowboys: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State
6. Baltimore Ravens: Ronald Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
7. San Francisco 49ers: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
8. Cleveland Browns: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
10. New York Giants: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
11. Chicago Bears: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
12. New Orleans Saints: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
13. Miami Dolphins: Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB, Georgia
14. Oakland Raiders: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
15. Tennessee Titans: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
16. Detroit Lions: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
At this spot (and with this board), the Lions have some nice OT/DT options. The pick is either Robert Nkemdiche (DT, Ole Miss) or Decker based on big needs. If the Lions are investing in Matthew Stafford, which is appears they're going All-in on him (again), Decker has to be the pick.
17. Atlanta Falcons: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
18. Indianapolis Colts: William Jackson III, CB, Houston
19. Buffalo Bills: Noah Spence, DE/OLB, Eastern Kentucky
20. New York Jets: Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
21. Washington Redskins: Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
22. Houston Texans: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
23. Minnesota Vikings: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
There's a decent chance that Fuller becomes the best WR in this class. Cincinnati gets another A.J Green-type playmaker.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State
26. Seattle Seahawks: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama
27. Green Bay Packers: A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
28. Kansas City Chiefs: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
This is nothing more than an 11th-hour hunch. Alex Smith is serviceable, but if Kansas City is ever going to push for a Super Bowl it needs more than a "game manager" at the helm. Cook might be that guy.
29. Arizona Cardinals: Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
If he regains his full health and mobility, Smith might be the best player to come out of this draft. Would be a steal at No. 29. The Cardinals can take the risk here.
30. Carolina Panthers: Shilique Calhoun, OLB, Michigan State
31. Denver Broncos: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
The perfect way to branch the past (Peyton Manning) to the future (?) is to groom a QB who was rumored to be a Top-10 pick at one point. There's a decent chance that others will be attempting to trade into this spot to grab Lynch (or another player) and Denver won't be picking until Round 2, but there could be a late-run on QBs in Round 1.