The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft has seen some major shakeups and we haven't even reached draft night yet. Last week, the Los Angeles Rams traded with the Titans to move up to the No. 1 spot overall. Yesterday, the Eagles and Browns made another splash as the Eagles moved up to the No. 2 spot behind Los Angeles.
While the first trade had little impact on where DeForest Buckner would land, this one does. ESPN NFL analyst Todd McShay has the Cleveland Browns selecting Buckner with the eighth overall pick in this year's draft. Cleveland has a huge need for a defensive end, and Buckner is arguably the best available prospect to fill that need.
In McShay's mock draft, he has the Jacksonville Jaguars selecting Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa with the No. 5 overall pick. Buckner's name has also been linked to the Jaguars, as well as the Chargers (No. 3), Ravens (No. 6), 49ers (No.7), and others. Buckner is in line to be Oregon's fifth first round draft pick since 2013.
But if Buckner is to head to Cleveland, that likely means new 49ers head coach Chip Kelly would have to pass on the chance to reunite Arik Amstead and Buckner on the defensive line in San Francisco. And that would be one tough reunion to let slip by.