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JACKSONVILLE – Talk about a quick turnaround.

If it seems as if we just issued version v2.0 of the 2016 mock draft – and if it seems like this is really, really soon for 3.0 … we did, and it is. So, why so soon?

The first wave of 2016 free agency has come and gone, that's why.

With that first wave complete, pressing needs – some perceived and others very real – have changed for teams throughout the NFL. That's true not only in the first few selections, but throughout the first round.

How will free agency change the top of the draft? For the Jaguars, how will signing Malik Jackson, Tashaun Gipson and Prince Amukamara change what is expected to be a defensive focus with the No. 5 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft?

That remains to be seen, but the needs would seem likely to have at least some influence on where teams will go early in the first round. Now that the Jaguars have signed Tashaun Gipson is there a pressing need for Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey?

Would missing on an edge rusher in free agency sway them to Joey Bosa of Ohio State?

The guess here is the latter might well be the case, but UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, Ramsey and even end DeForest Buckner of Oregon remain compelling possibilities for the Jaguars at No. 5.

For now, the projection for the Jaguars is Bosa because he's available in this draft – and because a pass rusher there might just be too hard for the Jaguars to pass.

With that in mind, here's 3.0 of the 2016 mock draft:

1.Tennessee | Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

2.Cleveland | Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

3.San Diego | DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon

4.Dallas | Jalen Ramsey, CB/FS, Florida State

5.Jacksonville | Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

6.Baltimore | Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

7.San Francisco | Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA

8.Philadelphia| Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida

9.Tampa Bay | Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson

10.New York Giants | Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

11.Chicago | A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

12.New Orleans | Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama

13.Miami | Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

14.Oakland | Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

15.Los Angeles | Jared Goff, QB, California

16.Detroit | Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

17.Atlanta | Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson

18.Indianapolis | Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

19.Buffalo | Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss

20.New York Jets | Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky

21.Washington | Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson

22.Houston | Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

23.Minnesota | Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame

24.Cincinnati | Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville

25.Pittsburgh | William Jackson III, CB, Houston

26.Seattle | Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech

27.Green Bay | Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama

28.Kansas City | Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State

29.Arizona | Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia

30.Carolina | Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State

31.Denver | Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis

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