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Biggest NFL Draft Questions For Each Team Part 1

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Tennessee Titans: Tunsil, Ramsey or Jack?

Despite having the worst record in the NFL last season, the Tennessee Titans are trending upward. Last year, they drafted Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 overall pick and he looked nothing short of spectacular for a rookie signal caller. Tennessee’s goal now is to build a viable team around the young superstar so that they can return to the playoffs.

The three players that would help them get there are Laremy Tunsil, Jalen Ramsey and Myles Jack.

Tunsil is the cornerstone left tackle who will protect Mariota for the next 10 years. If the Titans are going to try and build around Mariota, finding someone who can protect his blindside should be paramount.

Ramsey is a catalytic presence in the defensive backfield as he can be extremely productive at any spot on the back end of the defense. For a team that was severely lacking in the secondary, Ramsey would be a wise selection.

Jack is an athletic chess piece that can be utilized in a variety of ways. As a tremendous coverage defender, Jack can play any linebacker spot along with strong safety. Jack would give the Titans a leader on the defense and go a long way toward solidifying it.

Cleveland Browns: Wentz, Ramsey or Bosa?

The Cleveland Browns are a mess right now and this draft will be critical for them in their attempts to turn around the franchise. The best players to help make that turn around are Carson Wentz, Jalen Ramsey and Joey Bosa.

Wentz is probably the No. 1 quarterback on the Browns’ board and the quickest way to turn a franchise around is to find an elite quarterback. Wentz has the mental makeup and arm talent to become that type of player for the Browns, which makes him an enticing option at the No. 2 overall pick.

Ramsey would give the Browns an elite defensive back who would significantly improve the back half of the defense for Cleveland. The Browns had a poor defense last year and Ramsey could be a shortcut to making them better.

Bosa is an elite defensive lineman and the Browns have one of the worst defensive lines in the NFL. Bosa could play as a 5-technique defensive end or outside linebacker in Cleveland’s base defense while reducing down to a typical defensive end or defensive tackle in nickel.

San Diego Chargers: Buckner or Ramsey?

The San Diego Chargers need a lot of help on the defensive side of the football, which is while they will likely be deciding between two stud defensive players with the No. 3 overall pick, DeForest Buckner and Jalen Ramsey.

Ramsey would be an apt replacement for Eric Weddle and allow the Chargers to still have an elite defender in the deep middle for San Diego. Ramsey is an elite talent who could be a great tandem with Jason Verrett for years to come.

Buckner is a monster on the defensive line and he would be an elite 5-technique defensive end for the Chargers. The Oregon defensive end has the length, strength and hand usage to dominate in a two-gapping system, while also having the ability to win as a pass-rusher in nickel situations.

Dallas Cowboys: Bosa, Buckner, Elliott or Ramsey?

The Dallas Cowboys have a ton of ways that they could go at the No. 4 overall pick. Joey Bosa, DeForest Buckner, Ezekiel Elliott and Jalen Ramsey would all be great selections and make the Cowboys a better team.

The Cowboys have a huge hole at defensive end with the departure of Greg Hardy and Bosa would be a great fit in the Cowboys’ scheme. He would give the Cowboys a dominant run stopping defensive end who could put a lot of pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

Buckner would be a versatile chess piece who could play at either defensive end or tackle spot in defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli’s defense. He would be able to flourish with the Cowboys and allow them to be extremely multiple with their defensive line looks.

Ramsey would give the Cowboys a great young tandem in the secondary with Byron Jones. He could play at a number of spots in the secondary for the Cowboys, which would allow them to be utilized a lot of different personnel looks.

Elliott would give the Cowboys an elite talent at defensive end and allow them to be the smashmouth team they were in 2014. He would take a lot of pressure off Tony Romo and the defense, while also allowing the Cowboys to run at the highest level.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Jack or Bosa?

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been acquiring a lot of talent as of late and this year they need to continue drafting well if they want to climb out of the doldrums of the NFL.

Myles Jack would give the Jaguars an athletic and talented linebacker who could mask a lot of holes on the defense. The UCLA stud would be able to cover tight ends or even line up against receivers in the slot while also being a dynamic player against the run.

Joey Bosa would give the Jaguars a talented duo of young pass rushers when paired with Dante Fowler. Couple that with Jared Odrick and Sen’Derrick Marks and the Jaguars would have an up and coming defensive line.

Baltimore Ravens: Stanley, Buckner or Bosa?

The Baltimore Ravens were a huge disappointment last year, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t a talented team. With a good draft and players returning from injury, the Ravens have a shot to make the playoffs this year.

With the departure of Kelechi Osemele, the Ravens need to upgrade their offensive line. Ronnie Stanely will likely be the best talent left on their board and he will likely warrant consideration. Stanley has elite footwork and would be able to protect Joe Flacco’s blindside for years to come.

Bucker would give the Ravens the type of production they have looked for from the five-technique defensive end position for years. Buckner would significantly improve all the players around him, which would make the Ravens defense that much better.

Bosa would make a similar type of impact as Buckner, but he would likely give them more impact as a pass-rusher. Bosa could line up all over that defensive line and be productive from each spot.

San Francisco 49ers: Goff or Jack?

The San Francisco 49ers are in the midst of a full roster upheaval this season as their new head coach, Chip Kelly, installs his schemes and attempts to acquire the personnel that will best fit his team.

It is no secret that Jared Goff would be a great fit with the 49ers. The California quarterback would be able to stay around the Bay Area and his skill set fits Kelly’s scheme extremely well. Goff’s ability to process information and make accurate throws fits what Kelly is looking for in a quarterback.

The 49ers have been a team that has had elite inside linebackers for quite some time; however, the Chris Borland and Patrick Willis’ retirements left them devoid of the type of talent they are used to at the position. Jack would rectify that as he would be a great player next to NaVorro Bowman.

Philadelphia Eagles: Goff, Elliott or Lynch?

The Philadelphia Eagles have a new head coach, Doug Pederson, and they will be hoping to reverse the harm of their least regime this year. Despite the fact that they have allocated a lot of resources to the quarterback position, they may be looking to find a quarterback of the future at No. 8.

Jared Goff would likely be their first choice as his ability to manipulate the pocket and make timely and accurate throws would be a great fit in their offense. Nevertheless, if he is gone, the Eagles may look at Paxton Lynch at No. 8. Lynch would likely need to sit a year, but his arm talent and athletic ability would give the Eagles an elite young talent to mold into their scheme.

If the Eagles decide to go another route, Ezekiel Elliott would be a great choice. With DeMarco Murray gone, the Eagles need a bell cow at running back and Elliott fits the bill perfectly.


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John Owning

John Owning is a NFL columnist for Football Insiders. He has years of experience covering the NFL, NFL draft and NCAA football. John's work has been featured on the Bleacher Report and DraftBreakdown.com