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NFL mock draft 2016: Is Carson Wentz going to slip?

The 2016 NFL Combine is wrapping up on Monday, with defensive backs running their on-field drills. Once that is wrapped, we move on to the Pro Days in March, as well as teams hosting individual players leading up to the draft. Each team's board is getting closer to completion, but there will be plenty of adjustments over the next two months.

Dan Kadar put together his first 2016 NFL mock draft following a week of Combine workouts. Plenty more will change, but we've heard enough chatter to start to get an idea of what might be happening. For example, there has been chatter via the Cleveland Browns that Jared Goff did poorly in his interview with them. It is certainly possible that happened, but it is also possible the Browns are actually interested in Goff, and so want to prevent someone from trying to deal up to No. 1 to grab him. We don't know for certain, but it's all about the gamesmanship.

In Kadar's latest mock, he has Goff going to the Browns, and Carson Wentz going to the San Francisco 49ers. Here's what he has to say about the pick:

The seemingly imminent departure of Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco means the 49ers will have to find a quarterback this offseason. Sorry to any Blaine Gabbert supporters and/or family members out there. Wentz is a strong-arm quarterback with natural athleticism and good upside. With a new system starting with head coach Chip Kelly, doing so with a new quarterback is a smart play.

The Browns seem all but certain to take a quarterback, but after that, picks three through six leave plenty of possibilities open. The Dallas Cowboys could very well decide they want to get Tony Romo's eventual replacement. The Rams or Eagles could decide to try and make a big splash and move up. A lot can happen before the 49ers get on the board at No. 7.