For the third time this offseason, we're back to take a look at how the top seven picks of the 2016 NFL Draft might shake out. Adam Stites has put together a thorough rundown of mock drafts, currently looking at 77 such drafts to assess how the media views the upcoming first round. For the San Francisco 49ers pick at No. 7, accuracy will not be simple, but we can get more than if they were picking in the back half of the first round, or really anywhere outside the top ten.
The latest mock is the first one where we could set up a top seven using the most picked player for each team. In our last look at this, the Jacksonville Jaguars were using their No. 2 option, and the 49ers were using their No. 3 option. We've seen swapping at the quarterback position with the Cleveland Browns, and that seemed to settle this top seven down for now.
DeForest Buckner remains the one name that seems a little odd to be slipping out of the top seven. He has consistently slipped out in these consensus mock draft picks. He is an immensely talented lineman, and it would be no surprise to see him go early, but could he slip out of the top seven? The 49ers extensions for Ian Williams and Quinton Dial coupled with last year's first round pick of Arik Armstead do not remove them entirely from the defensive line need, but I doubt it happens in the first round.
Where does DeForest Buckner end up?
1. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss - 88.5% (DB Jalen Ramsey - 9%)
2. Cleveland Browns: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State - 64.1% (Jared Goff - 28.2%)
3. San Diego Chargers: Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State - 43.6% (DeForest Buckner - 17.9%)
4. Dallas Cowboys: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State - 41% (Jalen Ramsey - 17.9%)
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA - 39.7% (Jalen Ramsey - 15.4%)
6. Baltimore Ravens: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame - 37.2% (DeForest Buckner - 19.2%)
7. San Francisco 49ers: Jared Goff, QB, Cal - 52.6% (Carson Wentz - 14.1%)