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  • With Scouting Combine results, pro days and personal workouts completed, it's still a crapshoot trying to predict the first round of the NFL draft next Thursday, April 28. But we're taking a shot at it anyway. Bob LeGere says the Bears would be wise to target Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson with their first-round pick.

    With Scouting Combine results, pro days and personal workouts completed, it's still a crapshoot trying to predict the first round of the NFL draft next Thursday, April 28. But we're taking a shot at it anyway. Bob LeGere says the Bears would be wise to target Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson with their first-round pick. Associated Press

 
 
Posted4/21/2016 5:30 AM

NFL teams that didn't fill every need in free agency -- which is all 32 of them -- get another opportunity to stock up on talent starting with the first round of the draft on April 28.

The results of the NFL Scouting Combine are ancient history. Pro days have been conducted and most personal workouts have been completed. The Rams' trade up to get the No. 1 overall spot, ostensibly to take one of the top two quarterbacks, shakes things up a bit among the first few picks, as does the Eagles' jump up to the No. 2 spot, which they acquired in a trade with the Browns.

 

Here's my look at what might happen in Round 1.

1. Los Angeles Rams: QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State

It cost a king's ransom to move up so, whether it's Wentz or Goff, the pressure will be immense.

2. Philadelphia Eagles, QB Jared Goff, California

Apparently Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel aren't the future of the QB position in Philly.

3. San Diego Chargers: OT Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi

Beneficiaries of continuing overdrafting of QBs, they get consensus top-rated player.

4. Dallas Cowboys: LB Myles Jack, UCLA

Could be tempted by RB Ezekiel Elliott but can't go wrong with top D player.

5. Jacksonville, Jaguars: DB Jalen Ramsey, Florida St.

Versatile enough to play S, but he'll be a Day One starter at CB with ideal size-speed.

6. Baltimore Ravens: OLB-DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State

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Difference-making cornerstone for a defense in rebuilding mode.

7. San Francisco 49ers: DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon

Need help everywhere and, with top 2 QBs gone, their defense gets better now.

8. Cleveland Browns, RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

Nothing helps a bad QB situation quite like a stud RB, and Elliott's clearly the best.

9. Tampa Bay Bucs: CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida

Best pure cover corner is ideal fit for weak secondary if he falls this far.

10. New York Giants: OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame

Defense is much greater need but can't ignore a value pick to protect Eli.

11. BEARS: DL A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama

With Akiem Hicks and 2015 No. 2 Goldman, once-weak D-line now a strength.

12. New Orleans Saints: DT Sheldon Rankins, Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

As usual they need help on defense, and they get a disruptive penetrator.

13. Miami Dolphins: OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State

Should step in at RT now and eventually replace Brandon Albert (31) at LT.

14. Oakland Raiders: CB Eli Apple, Ohio State

A bit of a reach for the 3rd-year sophomore, but CB is a glaring need.

15. Tennessee Titans: OT Taylor Decker, Ohio State

They have their QB in Mariota, now they need to keep him upright.

16. Detroit Lions: WR Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi

He's not "Megatron," but he's big and physical and the best WR available.

17. Atlanta Falcons: ILB Reggie Ragland, Alabama

They need a physical enforcer in the middle and this thumper is a perfect fit.

18. Indianapolis Colts: OLB Leonard Floyd, Georgia

Has some boom-or-bust characteristics but flashes elite pass-rush ability.

19. Buffalo Bills: DT Jarran Reed, Alabama

Some rank him ahead of teammate Robinson because of a better motor and agility.

20. New York Jets: QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis

Even if they get Fitzpatrick back, he's 33 and a successor is needed now.

21. Washington: DE Kevin Dodd, Clemson

Almost anyone on the defensive side of the ball would be an upgrade here.

22. Houston Texans: DE Robert Nkemdiche, Mississippi

Would be ideal complement to J.J. Watt if character concerns are answered.

23. Minnesota Vikings: WR Corey Coleman, Baylor

If Teddy Bridgewater is to be more than a game manager, he needs big-time weapons.

24. Cincinnati Bengals: WR Josh Doctson, TCU

Pro Bowl WR A.J. Green can't do it all by himself, and Doctson could thrive as WR2.

25. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson

Their pass defense is atrocious, and third-year soph. is a Sheeler kind of guy.

26. Seattle Seahawks: DE-OLB Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky

One of the most talented pass rushers in the draft, but he comes with baggage.

27. Green Bay Packers: LB Darron Lee, Ohio State

Fastest LB at Combine fits an area of need and has sideline-to-sideline range.

28. Kansas City Chiefs: OT Jason Spriggs, Indiana

KC's protection was horrid last season and help on the outside is the biggest need.

29. Arizona Cardinals: S Vonn Bell, Ohio State

Their biggest needs are in the back 7 on defense and Bell excels in coverage.

30. Carolina Panthers: DE-OLB Shaq Lawson, Clemson

Coach Ron Rivera is thrilled if the national leader in TFLs falls this far.

31. Denver Broncos: DL Chris Jones, Mississippi State

Need to replace Malik Jackson, but could reach for QB Connor Cook.

32. New England Patriots: no pick (Deflategate penalty)

• Follow Bob's Bears reports on Twitter @BobLeGere.

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