Early April means we're officially in the home stretch, which doesn't just go for us analysts. The draft class can now go shopping for suits or get the party planned, because with just a few exceptions, pro days have also been completed. There are a number of individual workouts that will take place in April, but much of the "process" we talk about has been completed.
Do pro days change things? Sure. Many players pass on certain combine workouts based on injuries, so teams want to see them perform. As well, we see a lot more from the quarterback class in these settings than we do in Indy.
That in mind, here's the latest mock. I added a number of players I see as Round 2 options, many of whom could have been taken in Round 1.
A player with an asterisk next to his name has a year of eligibility remaining. Two asterisks implies two years.
*Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
At this point, I think that while Jalen Ramsey is the type of talent you could consider here, the need to protect the face of the franchise wins out unless they find a way to trade out of this spot. The top left tackle in the draft goes to a team where offensive line help is a must. No change from the previous mock.
Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
He's not the top QB on my board, but this isn't a prospect ranking, it's a projection. The addition of Robert Griffin III does provide some added developmental insurance here so they don't have to start a rookie, and it also gives them a chance to wait on a QB pick if they really like one of the guys who could be around in Round 2.
*Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
I do think they could consider Ronnie Stanley here, but if it's about the best player available here, I think Ramsey has a good shot. I know there are concerns he'll face some developmental hurdles as a rookie, but all cornerbacks do, and Ramsey's ceiling is extremely high.