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Mock NFL Draft By 32 Beat Writers

Few people know NFL teams as well as the beat writers who cover them daily. Below, a beat writer from each of the 32 teams predict how the first round could go Thursday night, with an explanation of their selection:

1. RAMS (Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times) Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State — The Rams wowed star-driven L.A. and the NFL by trading up to draft a quarterback. It will be the second time in seven years the franchise takes a quarterback No. 1. Wentz does not have major-school pedigree as the talented Jared Goff has, but he played in a pro-style system and has the tools, temperament and upside worthy of the pick.

2. PHILADELPHIA, via Cleveland (Nick...