Sakamoto: Win 49ers Tickets By Predicting 1st Round Mock Draft


Welcome back Forever Faithful. Here is my 2016 NFL mock draft. And while I still see the 49ers striking a trade for DB Jalen Ramsey, we will leave that out of the mock draft for now as we go with how the draft order currently stacks up. Please also keep in mind, that my mock is based on what I ‘predict’ each NFL team will actually do, rather than who I ‘believe’ they should select.

I thought it would be a fun idea by running a giveaway contest for the fan who most accurately predicts the first-round correctly. WINNER will receive two free tickets to the 49ers first preseason game!!!!

In order to qualify simply:

  • submit your first-round mock draft (no trades) for entire 1st round (all 31 teams excluding Patriots) in the facebook comments section below by 4/27/2016.
  • Don’t copy and paste my predictions while changing just a few around.
  • GOOD LUCK!!! “And let the odds forever be in your favor.”

1.) Los Angeles Rams via Tennessee Titans: QB Jared Goff (Cal)

2.) Philadelphia Eagles via Cleveland Browns: QB Carson Wentz (North Dakota St.)

3.) San Diego Chargers: DE DeForest Buckner (Oregon)

4.) Dallas Cowboys: RB Ezekial Elliott (Ohio St.)

5.) Jacksonville Jaguars: DB Jalen Ramsey (Florida St.)

6.) Baltimore Ravens: DE Joey Bosa (Ohio St.)

7.) San Francisco 49ers:  T Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss) [ESPN Mel Kiper Pick: T Jack Conklin]

8.) Cleveland Browns via Philadelphia Eagles: T Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame)

9.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OLB Leonard Floyd (Georgia)

10.) New York Giants: OT Jack Conklin (Michigan St.)

11.) Chicago Bears: CB Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida)

12.) New Orleans Saints: DT Sheldon Rankins (Louisville)

13.) Miami Dolphins: DE Shaq Lawson (Clemson)

14.) Oakland Raiders: ILB Myles Jack (UCLA)

15.) Tennessee Titans: T Taylor Decker (Ohio St.)

16.) Detroit Lions: ILB Reggie Ragland (Alabama)

17.) Atlanta Falcons: DT Jarran Reed (Alabama)

18.) Indianapolis Colts: LB Darron Lee (Ohio St.)

19.) Buffalo Bills: DE/OLB Kevin Dodd (Clemson)

20.) New York Jets: SS Keanu Neal (Florida)

21.) Washington Redskins: NT A’Shawn Robinson (Alabama)

22.) Houston Texans: WR Corey Coleman (Baylor)

23.) Minnesota Vikings: WR Laquon Treadwell (Ole Miss)

24.) Cincinnati Bengals: WR Josh Doctson (TCU)

25.) Pittsburgh Steelers: CB Eli Apple (Ohio St.)

26.) Seattle Seahawks: DE Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss)

27.) Green Bay Packers: DE Jonathan Bullard (Florida)

28.) Kansas City Chiefs: OLB Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky)

29.) Arizona Cardinals: C Ryan Kelly (Alabama)

30.) Carolina Panthers: CB Mackensie Alexander (Clemson)

31.) Denver Broncos: G Cody Whitehair (Kansas St.)




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