Seahawks reporters Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks took part in their annual NFL mock draft this week. Take a look at how they expect Thursday's first round to unfold.

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Here it is, the annual attempt by Seattle Times reporters Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks to predict the first round of the NFL draft, which is April 28-30 in Chicago.

Condotta and Jenks alternated selections. They did not factor in possible trades. There are 31 first-round picks this year because New England forfeited its selection as punishment for “Deflate-gate.”


1. Los Angeles Rams

Bob’s pick: Jared Goff, QB, California

Comment: The trades in the past week showed the Rams have set their sights on Goff as the QB they can build around as they move to their new/old home in L.A.


2. Philadelphia Eagles

Jayson’s pick: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

Comment: The biggest gamble of the draft will decide the future of the Eagles for at least the next few years. That’s how much they gave up to get the second pick.


 

3. San Diego Chargers

Bob’s pick: Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State

Comment: The Chargers will be thrilled to see a player some consider the most talented in the draft available to help shore up a porous defense.


 

4. Dallas Cowboys

Jayson’s pick: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

Comment: Jack, a Bellevue High grad, is an incredible athlete. CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco called him the “best overall prospect” in the draft and quoted one anonymous GM as saying Jack is a faster version of Ray Lewis.


 

5. Jacksonville Jaguars

Bob’s pick: Laremy Tunsil, OL, Mississippi
Comment: Tunsil becomes the fall guy after the trades that shook up the top of the draft. The Jaguars will be happy to take him and add to an offense that took some impressive steps in 2015.


 

6. Baltimore Ravens

Jayson’s pick: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Comment: Bosa has the potential to do everything along the defensive line, and the Ravens could use his disruptive ability.


 

7. San Francisco 49ers

Bob’s pick: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon

Comment: New coach Chip Kelly will reach to his Oregon roots and take Buckner, a player he recruited who was Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year last season.


 

8. Cleveland Browns


Jayson’s pick: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

Comment: Lots of talk about the Browns making another deal for this spot, but assuming they stay at No. 8, Stanley is perhaps the best blocker of the bunch.


 

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bob’s pick: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
Comment: The Bucs need more protection up front for second-year QB Jameis Winston and should find it in Conklin, who played tackle in college but could move inside.


 

10. New York Giants

Jayson’s pick: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

Comment: The Giants need help along the offensive line, and Decker gives them options.


 

11. Chicago Bears

Bob’s pick: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida

Comment: Maybe not the Bears’ biggest need. But it’s hard to pass on the best cornerback in the draft at this spot.


 

12. New Orleans Saints

Jayson’s pick: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson

Comment: Lawson led the country in sacks last year and gives the Saints a premier pass-rushing threat.


 

13. Miami Dolphins


Bob’s pick: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

Comment: The Dolphins finally get a premier running back who can take pressure off QB Ryan Tannehill.


 

14. Oakland Raiders


Jayson’s pick: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville

Comment: The Raiders already have some nice pieces along the defensive line, and Rankins could make that group potent.


 

15. Tennessee Titans

Bob’s pick: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi

Comment: With the first of their haul of picks from the Rams, the Titans get the best receiver available in the draft to help QB Marcus Mariota.


 

16. Detroit Lions

Jayson’s pick: Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson

Comment: The Lions need pass-rushing help, and though Dodd lived in the shadow of teammate Shaq Lawson at Clemson, he is very capable.


 

17. Atlanta Falcons

Bob’s pick: Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State

Comment: Falcons coach and former Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn loves speed, and Lee has that.


 

18. Indianapolis Colts

Jayson’s pick: Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia

Comment: It’s very possible, maybe even likely, that the Colts go with an offensive lineman to protect Andrew Luck. But if not, Floyd helps address a pass-rushing need.


 

19. Buffalo Bills

Bob’s pick: Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama

Comment: Rex Ryan didn’t get what he wanted out of his defense last season, so he will look to the 6-foot-3, 307-pound Reed, who can play end and tackle.


 

20. New York Jets

Jayson’s pick: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis

Comment: The Jets’ quarterback situation is murky, not only long-term but also next season. Lynch gives them someone to build around.


 

21. Washington

Bob’s pick: Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Mississippi

Comment: Washington will take a shot on Nkemdiche and hope his production matches his immense talent.


 

22. Houston Texans

Jayson’s pick: Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame

Comment: Fuller is an explosive deep threat with some catching concerns, but he can flat-out fly.


 

23. Minnesota Vikings

Bob’s pick: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

Comment: Teddy Bridgewater needs some targets. Coleman won the Biletnikoff Award in 2015 as the nation’s top receiver. Some, though, question whether Baylor’s system that makes receivers look better than they are.


 

24. Cincinnati Bengals

Jayson’s pick: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

Comment: Doctson has the ability to go up in traffic and make tough, contested catches.


 

25. Pittsburgh Steelers


Bob’s pick: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

Comment: The Steelers desperately need help in the secondary, and Apple, known for his ability to match up against big receivers in college, seems like a natural fit.


 

26. Seattle Seahawks

Jayson’s pick: Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson

Comment: Yes, it’s far more likely that the Seahawks draft an offensive lineman or a defensive tackle. It’s also likely that Alexander will be gone by now, and the Seahawks have never drafted a corner higher than the fourth round. OK, so now that we have all of those disclaimers out of the way, Alexander is considered one of the best corners in the draft, and the Seahawks have been known to be unconventional this time of year.


 

27. Green Bay Packers

Bob’s pick: Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

Comment: Ragland could help solidify Green Bay’s inside linebacking corps and allow Clay Matthews to play more outside.


 

28. Kansas City Chiefs

Jayson’s pick: William Jackson III, CB, Houston

Comment: The Chiefs have been linked to cornerbacks throughout the draft as a position they need to address.


 

29. Arizona Cardinals

Bob’s pick: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama

Comment: The Cardinals could draft a QB as a successor to Carson Palmer. But they might look for that in a later round and help protect Palmer now with Kelly.


 

30. Carolina Panthers

Jayson’s pick: Kenny Clark, DL, UCLA

Comment: Clark would give the Panthers nice depth along the defensive line and help them more in the future than as a rookie.


31. Denver Broncos

Bob’s pick: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State

Comment: In case you haven’t heard, the Broncos need a quarterback. Cook has lots of big-game experience in a scheme that should ease his transition to the NFL.