As most of you know, Robert Garcia is our 600 ESPN El Paso official NFL Draft Guru. Robert, who is active on Twitter @TexasTrinity, prepared a Top 40 Prospects List and a Mock Draft to better prepare you for tonight. According to our Guru, this year’s NFL Draft has an elite 8 prospects, led by his top player on the board, Jalen Ramsey. The Buckeyes and Crimson Tide should be well represented in the top 2 rounds, with as many as 12 players being selected from both schools. Robert also loves the defensive tackle position; it is talented and deep, plus there are some offensive lineman that could be ready to go come opening weekend. There is a good chance we’ll see 3 quarterbacks go in round one, and he’d be surprised if we do not see another trade in the top 10 picks.

First, here’s a look at Robert's Top 40 draft prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Snowmen!
1. Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida St.
2. Laremy Tunsil, OT, Mississippi
3. Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
4. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio St.
5. Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio St.
6. Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
7. DeForest Buckner, DL, Oregon
8. Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan St.

Best of the rest…
9. Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
10. Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia
11. Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
12. Ryan Kelly, C/G, Alabama
13. Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota St.
14. Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
15. Jared Goff, QB, California
16. Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi
17. Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
18. Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
19. William Jackson III, CB, Houston
20. Darron Lee, LB, Ohio St.

Just outside the Top 20.
21. Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
22. Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
23. Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio St.
24. Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Mississippi
25. Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
26. Eli Apple, CB, Ohio St.
27. Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi St.
28. A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
29. Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M
30. Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
31. Vernon Butler, DL, Louisiana Tech
32. Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
33. Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
34. Nick Martin, OG, Notre Dame
35. Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky
36. Vonn Bell, S, Ohio St.
37. Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
38. Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas St.
39. Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
40. Kamalei Correa, LB, Boise St.

As for Garcia's 1st Round Mock Draft, it is always one of the most sought after pieces of information that we can obtain. Instead of relying on guys like Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay to pick them right, we prefer our Guru to dazzle with his prognostication. Analyze, study, compare, but most important...enjoy!

MOCK DRAFT:
1. Los Angeles: Jared Goff, QB, California
2. Philadelphia: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota St.
3. San Diego: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Mississippi
4. Dallas: Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida St.
5. Jacksonville: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio St.
6. Baltimore: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
7. San Francisco: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
8. Tennessee (trade): Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan St.
9. Tampa Bay: Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
10. N.Y. Giants: Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia
11. Chicago: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
12. New Orleans: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Florida
13. Miami: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio St.
14. Oakland: William Jackson III, CB, Houston
15. Cleveland (trade): Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
16. Detroit: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio St.
17. Atlanta: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
18. Indianapolis: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama
19. Buffalo: Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
20. N.Y. Jets: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
21. Washington: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
22. Houston: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
23. Minnesota: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi
24. Cincinnati: Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
25. Pittsburgh: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio St.
26. Seattle: Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Mississippi
27. Green Bay: Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
28. Kansas City: Artie Burns, DB, Miami
29. Arizona: Noah Spence, DE/OLB, Eastern Kentucky
30. Carolina: Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
31. Denver: Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi St.