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Draft News

First Round:




1. Los Angeles Rams (F/Tennessee): Jared Goff, Quarterback, University of California


2. Philadelphia Eagles (F/Cleveland):
Carson Wentz, Quarterback, North Dakota State University


3. San Diego Chargers:
Joey Bosa, Edge, Ohio State University


4. Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliot, Running Back, Ohio State University


5. Jacksonville Jaguars:
Jalen Ramsey, Cornerback, Florida State University


6. Baltimore Ravens:
Ronnie Stanley, Offessive Tackle, Notre Dame


7. San Francisco 49ers: DeForest Buckner, Defensive End, Oregon


8. Tennessee Titans (F/Cleveland via Philadelphia via Miami): Jack Conklin, Offensive Tackle, Michigan State University


9. Chicago Bears (F/Tampa Bay): Leonard Floyd, Edge, Georgia


10. New York Giants: Eli Apple, Cornerback, Ohio State University


11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (F/Chicago): Vernon Hargreaves, Cornerback, University of Florida


12. New Orleans Saints: Shelden Rankins, Defensive End, University of Louisville


13. Miami Dolphins (F/Philadelphia): Laremy Tunsil, Left Tackle, Ole Miss


14. Oakland Raiders: Karl Joseph, Safety, University of West Virginia


15. Cleveland Browns (F/Tennessee via Los Angeles): Corey Coleman, Wide Receiver, Bayor


16. Detroit Lions: Taylor Decker, Offensive Tackle, Ohio State University


17. Atlanta Falcons: Keanu Neal, Safety, University of Florida


18. Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Kelly, Center, Alabama


19. Buffalo Bills: Shaq Lawson, Defensive End, Clemson


20. New York Jets: Darron Lee, Linebacker, Ohio State


21. Houston (F/Washington): Will Fuller, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame


22. Washington Redskins (F/Houston): Josh Doctson, Wide Receiver, Texas Christian University


23. Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, Wide Receiver, Ole Miss


24. Cincinnati Bengals: William Jackson III, Cornerback, Houston


25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Artie Burns, Cornerback, University of Miami (Fla)


26. Denver Broncos (F/Seattle): Paxton Lynch, Quarterback, Memphis


27. Green Bay Packers: Kenny Clark, Nose Tackle, UCLA


28. San Francisco 49ers (F/Kansas City): Joshua Garnett, Guard, Stanford


29. Arizona Cardinals: Robert Nkemdiche, Defensive Tackle, Ole Miss


30. Carolina Panthers: Vernon Butler, Defensive Tackle, Louisiana Tech


31. Seattle Seahawks (F/Denver): Germaine Ifedi, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M

 











2016 NFL Draft Results





Round 1


April 28, 2016



    1. 1.     Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff, Quarterback, University of California
             
      The Rams need a franchise quarterback and Jared Goff is the most ready-to-start quarterback in the draft.       Grade: B+




    2. 2.     Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz, Quarterback, North Dakota State
             
      The Eagles are a mess offensively coming off the Chip Kelly era, but Wentz is someone who could be the new face of the Franchise. Wentz has been called a poor man's Joe Flacco.       Grade: B+




    3. 3.     San Diego Chargers: Joey Bosa, Edge, Ohio State University
             
      The Chargers need play-makers to make a final run with Philip Rivers. Joey Bosa is veratile enough to play 34 Rush or the Defensive End.       Grade: C+




    4. 4.     Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliot, Running Back, Ohio State University
             
      I never fault a team for taking the most dynamic player in the draft and Ezekiel Elliot is the most dominating player in this year's NFL Draft. He has potential to be the best Cowboys Running back since Emmitt Smith.       Grade: B




    5. 5.     Jacksonville Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey, Cornerback, Florida State University
             
      Choosing the best player in the draft is never a bad thing and with excellent value Ramsey is as good as they can hope for.       Grade: A+






    6. 6.     Baltimore Ravens: Ronnie Stanley, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame
             
      Ronnie Stanley has always been an excellent technician and is exactly what the Ravens need at Left Tackle.       Grade: B+




    7. 7.     San Francisco 49ers: DeForest Buckner, Defensive End, Oregon
             
      A reach for the pick who could turn into this year's work out warrior but is a tough, athletic player with a chance to be a playmaker.       Grade: B-




    8. 8.     Tennessee Titans: Jack Conklin, Offensive Tackle, Michigan State
             
      A shocking pick at number eight after a bold trade. Conklin is a great run blocker who will need help with his footwork. An outstanding lineman I didn't expect anyone to trade up for.       Grade: B+




    9. 9.     Chicago Bears: Leonard Floyd, Edge, Georgia
             
      Leonard Floyd is a highly athletic player and has the potential to be a dominating pass rusher.       Grade: B




    10. 10.     New York Giants: Eli Apple, Cornerback, Ohio State
             
      Not the best immediate Cornerback on the board but a player that has the most potential of any corner in this draft.       Grade: B-






    11. 11.     Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Vernon Hargreaves, Cornerback, University of Florida
             
      Hargreaves is a great athlete and a much improved football player over the past year that should be able to create turnovers for the Bucs.       Grade: A-




    12. 12.     New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Rankins, Defensive End, Louisville
             
      Rankins can play 34 and 43, rush the passer, and get tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Rankins fits everything the Saints are trying to do.       Grade: B




    13. 13.     Miami Dolphins: Laremy Tunsil, Left Tackle, Ole Miss
             
      The Dolphins want to retool their offensive line and Tunsil is better than they could ever hope for. Tunsil could have been the top player taken in the draft.       Grade: A+




    14. 14.     Oakland Raiders: Karl Joseph, Safety, West Virginia
             
      Karl Joseph is an A+ player with elite ball skills and toughness but an injury could Jeapardize that.       Grade: B




    15. 15.     Cleveland Browns: Corey Coleman, Wide Receiver, Baylor
             
      Coleman is a huge touchdown threat, great deep, and can get yards with his legs. Coleman is an excellent place to excel.       Grade: B+




    16. 16.     Detroit Lions: Taylor Decker, Offensive Tackle, Ohio State
             
      A big reach that is an excellent run blocker but needs help with his footwork. Decker should start at right tackle.       Grade: C+




    17. 17.     Atlanta Falcons: Keanu Neal, Safety, University of Florida
             
      A hard hitter who has decent ball skills Neal is a guy who will help rebuild the poor Atlanta defense.       Grade: B-




    18. 18.     Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Kelly, Center, Alabama
             
      The best Center prospect since Alex Mack, Kelly is a tough player who is smart and fills a gaping hole in the Atlanta offense.       Grade: B+




    19. 19.     Buffalo Bills: Shaq Lawson, Defensive End, Clemson
             
      Shaq Lawson is a player that could have gone in the top ten selections. Lawson is fast, strong, tenacious and uses the rip and swim well. Lawsom will need shoulder surgery after the season but it isn't expected to effect his play.       Grade: A




    20. 20.     New York Jets: Darron Lee, Linebacker, Ohio State
             
      The Jets take guys who are great players but always fall for some reason. Lee is a great attacking linebacker and highly athletic. He has to improve as a pass defender to succeed with the Jets.       Grade: B-






    21. 21.     Houston Texans: Will Fuller, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame
             
      A fast receiver who runs with long strides that needs to work on his pass catching ability. He has been compared to Ted Ginn and could have a similar career.       Grade: B-




    22. 22.     Washington Redskins: Josh Doctson, Wide Receiver, TCU
             
      Josh Doctson is a dynamic receiver who could be one of the best receivers in the NFL in a few years.       Grade: B+




    23. 23.     Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, Wide Receiver, Ole Miss
             
      A perfect fit for Teddy Bridgewater and Minnesota. Treadwell is a big body, strong, extremely confident, and has good hands but needs to work on his route running.       Grade: B+




    24. 24.     Cincinnati Bengals: William Jackson III, Cornerback, Houston
             
      William Jackson is a puzzing pick but has a lot of raw talent. Jackson high points well, is aggressive, and athletic enough to make a difference pretty soon.       Grade: B-




    25. 25.     Pittsburgh Steelers: Artie Burns, Cornerback, Miami (Fla)
             
      Artie Burns is a raw player with long arms and a physical nature needed to play at The U. He will eventually start for the Steelers.       Grade: C




    26. 26.     Denver Broncos: Paxton Lynch, Quarterback, Memphis
             
      Paxton Lynch is a big quarterback who thrived under pressure. Lynch needs to be groomed and has some major question marks but he is a good fit in Denver.       Grade: B




    27. 27.     Green Bay Packers: Kenny Clark, Nose Tackle, UCLA
             
      An athletic, strong nose with a good motor. Green Bay will have an improved defensive line next year after losing the declining B.J Raji.       Grade: B




    28. 28.     San Francisco 49ers: Joshua Garnett, Offensive Guard, Stanford
             
      The 49ers trading back up to take a solid player that can do anything on the field. Garnett is lacking some athleticism to be an elite player.       Grade: C-




    29. 29.     Arizona Cardinals: Robert Nkemdiche, Defensive Tackle, Ole Miss
             
      A highly talented athlete with a non-stop motor, Nkemdiche needs to learn from mistakes (Stay away from Windows). If he doesnt get high and fall out a window Nkemdiche is in top ten consideration.       Grade: B+




    30. 30.     Carolina Panthers: Vernon Butler, Defensive Tackle, Louisiana Tech
             
      This is a business pick as the Panthers have two defensive tackles with contract issues. Butler is an excellent defensive tackle who can be groomed for a year.      Grade: B-




    31. 31.     Seattle Seahawks: Germain Ifedi, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M
             
      Ifedi is a good fit for Seattle at Right Tackle since he is athletic, aggressive, and can get to the second level as a run blocker. Ifedi struggles with his kick-slide speed.       Grade: B