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NFL mock draft 2016: Pre-combine mock goes quarterback to 49ers

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The 2016 NFL Combine gets underway on Tuesday when running backs, offensive linemen and specialists arrive in Indianapolis. The Combine will have its share of players that hurt and help their draft stock, and mock drafts will be adjusted accordingly. With that in mind, We might as well take another look at what people are thinking heading into the Combine.

We'll take a look at the mock draft database on Tuesday, but today, let's take a look at Dan Kadar's latest 2016 NFL mock draft at SB Nation. Kadar has the San Francisco 49ers grabbing North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz with the seventh pick. A week ago, he had the 49ers selecting Eastern Kentucky outside linebacker/defensive end Noah Spence. In that mock draft, he had the Los Angeles Rams trading up from the 15th pick to the 6th pick to grab Wentz.

Here's what Dan had to say about the 49ers selecting Wentz:

If you truly believe that Wentz is a franchise quarterback in the NFL, he's worth taking regardless of the system he lands in. San Francisco is expected to take a quarterback in this year's draft, so they may as well try and get one of the franchise players. That can be Wentz, a big-armed and athletic signal caller.

Wentz and Jared Goff seem to have settled in as the top two quarterbacks in this draft. Paxton Lynch had been in the mix as well, but his status appears to have trended down. It could certainly change with a big performance at the Combine and in his Pro Day, but for now, it's Wentz and Goff at the top.