The draft was held Thu, Apr 28 through Sat, Apr 30 at the Auditorium Theatre, located in Chicago, IL. Round one occurred on Thursday, rounds two and three were held on Friday, and rounds four through seven were held on Saturday.
Ohio State had the most players drafted with 12. Second most was Clemson with 9. The next closest Big 10 Teams were Michigan State and Penn State, each with 5.
- round 1, pick 15, Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
- round 2, pick 32 overall, Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State
- round 3, pick 65 overall, Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State
- round 3, pick 76 overall, Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn
- round 3, pick 93 overall, Cody Kessler, QB, USC
- round 4, pick 99 overall, Joe Schobert, OLB, Wisconsin
- round 4, pick 114 overall, Ricardo Louis, WR, Auburn
- round 4, pick 129 overall, Derrick Kindred, S, TCU
- round 4, pick 138 overall, Seth DeValve, WR, Princeton
- round 5, pick 154 overall, Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA
- round 5, pick 168 overall, Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor
- round 5, pick 172 overall, Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
- round 5, pick 173 overall, Trey Caldwell, CB Louisiana-Monroe
- round 7, pick 250 overall, Scooby Wright III, LB, Arizona
1 Los Angeles Rams Jared Goff QB California 2 Philadelphia Eagles Carson Wentz QB North Dakota St 3 San Diego Chargers Joey Bosa DE Ohio State 4 Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State 5 Jacksonville Jaguars Jalen Ramsey CB Florida State 6 Baltimore Ravens Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame 7 San Francisco 49ers DeForest Buckner DE Oregon 8 Tennessee Titans Jack Conklin OT Michigan State 9 Chicago Bears Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia SEC 10 New York Giants Eli Apple CB Ohio State 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vernon Hargreaves CB Florida 12 New Orleans Saints Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville 13 Miami Dolphins Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss 14 Oakland Raiders Karl Joseph S West Virginia 15 Cleveland Browns Corey Coleman WR Baylor 16 Detroit Lions Taylor Decker OT Ohio State 17 Atlanta Falcons Keanu Neal S Florida 18 Indianapolis Colts Ryan Kelly C Alabama 19 Buffalo Bills Shaq Lawson DE Clemson 20 New York Jets Darron Lee OLB Ohio State 21 Houston Texans Will Fuller WR Notre Dame 22 Washington Redskins Josh Doctson WR TCU 23 Minnesota Vikings Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss 24 Cincinnati Bengals William Jackson CB Houston 25 Pittsburgh Steelers Artie Burns CB Miami (FL) 26 Denver Broncos Paxton Lynch QB Memphis 27 Green Bay Packers Kenny Clark DT UCLA 28 San Francisco 49ers Joshua Garnett G Stanford New England Patriots Selection forfeited as punishment 29 Arizona Cardinals Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss 30 Carolina Panthers Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech 31 Seattle Seahawks Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 Updates:
Even listening to the NFL draft over a mobile radio app can be interesting.
Tunsil must have irritated someone. This is bizarre.
Here's Laremy Tunsil admitting he took money at Ole Miss before getting hustled off stage
Now Laremy Tunsil's Instagram has posted alleged conversations with Ole Miss football staffers about paying his rent
Dude?! Deadspin article
With the 31st and last pick in the first round, Seattle chose Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M.
According to Aaron, some "experts" ranked Tunsil as the number one player in the draft.
Seattle has the last pick of the night.
PFT predicted that Cleveland with the 8th pick would take Myles Jack, linebacker, UCLA.
Thus far, nobody has chosen Jack. He had an injury issue that may have scared off teams, at least in the first round.
I think Cle should select another WR with the 32nd pick.
With the 30th pick, the Carolina Panthers chose Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech.
With the first pick tomorrow night, will Cle trade down to accumulate another pick or two?
Will Cle select a QB at 32? Conner Cook from Michigan State seems to be a favorite pick.
But I think the Browns will pass on QB this year, esp with two first round picks in their pocket for next year.
Pats would have had the 29th pick.
AZ Cardinals with the 29th pick chose Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss.
Jerrod likes the Coleman pick over Treadwell because of Coleman's speed.
Jerrod said Treadwell is more of a possession receiver, and the Browns need to upgrade its team speed on offense.
Browns ranked 30th in scoring last season.
KC had the 28th pick, but the Chiefs traded with the 49ers.
At 28, SF chose Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford.
Tackle Laremy Tunsil’s slide down the draft board stopped when the Dolphins took him 13th overall, but a night that started out badly thanks to a video of him smoking pot going public kept getting stranger.
After Tunsil was picked, his Instagram account appeared to be hacked in a similar fashion to his Twitter account with screenshots that purported to show conversations between Tunsil and a member of the Ole Miss athletic staff regarding payments to Tunsil from the school. Tunsil was asked whether he took money while he was in school at a press conference Thursday.
“I made a mistake,” Tunsil said, via Hugh Kellenberger of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. “That happened. I’d have to say yeah.”
Kellenberger reports that an NFL staffer stepped in and stopped the press conference as follow up questions came Tunsil’s way. Tunsil was suspended seven games by the NCAA last year for receiving improper benefits while in school.
Packers at 27 chose Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA.
With the 26th pick, Denver chose Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis.
Interesting. Denver must have thought that Lynch would not be available at 31.
This was the order before the trade.
26 . Seahawks
27 . Packers
28 . Chiefs
29 . Cardinals
30 . Panthers
31 . Broncos
Packers have Rogers. Would the Chiefs had taken Lynch? KC has Alex Smith. Cardinals have Palmer. Panthers have Newton. Maybe the Cardinals would have taken Lynch, since Palmer is getting up in age.
I don't understand why Denver moved up.
Seattle had the 26th pick, but the Seahawks traded down with Denver who had the 31st pick.
Aaron thinks Denver will take a QB.
At 25, Steelers chose Artie Burns, CB, University of Miami.
Cincy at 24 chose William Jackson, CB, Houston.
Aaron is still harping on Coleman's height, compared to Josh Gordon.
Um, Gordon's height is irrelevant because he has been suspended for each of the last three seasons. He didn't try when he did play in 2014. He's undependable.
At 23, Vikings chose Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi.
Next up, divisional opponents Bengals and Steelers. About 15 more minutes, and I'll read about the rest tomorrow. Browns are done for the night, apparently.
Browns have the 32nd pick overall, which will be the first pick tomorrow night for round 2, since the Pats lost their first round pick in this draft as a penalty for deflategate. Only 31 picks tonight.
At 22, Skins chose Josh Doctson, WR, TCU.
Picks left tonight:
22 . Washington
23 . Vikings
24 . Bengals
25 . Steelers
26 . Seahawks
27 . Packers
28 . Chiefs
29 . Cardinals
30 . Panthers
31 . Broncos
I may listen to Cin and Pit picks.
Wash and Hou swap spots at 20 and 21.
With the 21st pick, Texans chose Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame.
Redskins will select next at 22.
Jets at 20 pick Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State. Another Buckeye.
Five Ohio State Buckeyes chosen in the first 20 spots.
QB Lynch still available.
According to Jerrod, Cory Coleman can bench press 225 pounds 17 times.
Apparently, some Browns goofball fans are comparing Coleman to Travis Benjamin.
Wikipedia states that TB is 5'10" 175 pounds.
Coleman is listed at 5'11" 190 pounds.
Not the same. Come on, Browns fans. Smarten up. Apply some context.
Bills at 19 chose Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson.
Browns live presser about their first round pick ... it sounds like Cle will not trade up to pick again tonight. Round two tomorrow.
More draft picks:
- 17, Atlanta, Keanu Neal, Safety, Florida
- 18, Indy, Ryan Kelly, Center, Alabama
Cleveland still has 12 more picks in this draft, I think.
That page lists Coleman at 5'11" and 190 pounds. Wow. That's stocky, especially with 4.3 40-yard speed. This could be a fantastic pick.
Fast, stocky, powerful receivers, especially with leaping ability can make up for lack of height.
Wikipedia lists Odell at 5'11" 198 pounds.
Okay. I'm good with this pick.
Browns fans are tepid with the WR pick. I think fans thought that Cle would take a bigger WR, like Treadwell.
Jerrod mentioned odell beckham who is only 5'11". Browns could have taken Odell with the 8th pick two years ago.
Coleman may be stocky. Jerrod said that he weighs over 180 pounds.
Coleman's speed may loosen up opponent's defense.
Lions had the 16 pick, and Detroit chose Taylor Decker, OT from Ohio State.
Aaron thinks that Treadwell is better than Coleman.
Coleman is only 5'10". But he's known for speed and jumping ability. Hopefully, he has some bulk to muscle against defenders.
For a first round pick, it would have been nice to have taken a 6'2" or 6'4" WR.
The Browns need a WR who ATTACKS the ball. Josh Gordon does not do that.
Gordon catches passes when he's wide open, and the pass is laid into his belly.
A. Boldin was brought up on stage tonight. That's a WR, like Fitzgerald at AZ, who attacked passes by going through defenders.
Wikipedia has the page corrected now.
Commish announced that the Browns chose Corey Coleman, receiver, Baylor.
Maybe it was people goofing around with the Wikipedia.
Aaron said the Browns picked a WR Coleman??
Wikipedia stated QB Lynch a few minutes ago.
It would be Corey Coleman, receiver, Baylor, according to Aaron.
Finally, the radio app, AM 850 said the pick is in.
Wikipedia page states Cle chose Paxton Lynch, QB from Memphis.
Nothing on the ESPN radio app yet. It must really be way behind.
Aaron said the Browns's phones are buzzing.
Cle needs pass-catchers. Cle failed to pick WRs in the first round in the last two drafts.
Take a WR and call it a night for the first round.
Browns up next. Rumors that the Jets may trade up and take the Browns's spot.
Raiders chose Karl Joseph, safety, West Virginia.
Man, I wish that a chip-on-the-shoulder Tunsil could have landed at Oakland with that burgeoning offense.
Poor guy. That has to be one tough dude to handle this tonight and then get interviewed on TV.
He would have looked better in the silver and black in the Oakland Black Hole.
With the number 13 pick, the Dolphins chose Laremy Tunsil, tackle, Mississippi.
I was hoping that Oakland would have taken him. The Raiders are building a good team.
I refreshed the Wikipedia page, and it had the Dolphins pick listed before it was announced over the ESPN radio app. Delay.
Apparently, the Tunsil video was taken years ago. Tunsil learned about the video's existence while Tunsil waited in the green room.
Future draftees, secure social media passwords or temporarily deactivate accounts.
Commercial for AM 850.
Dolphins up next at 13. Raiders at 14.
Oakland loaded up with offense over the past two years. Grossi thinks that Oakland will take Tunsil. Could be a lucky steal for Oakland, if Tunsil is that good. I don't think the "experts" thought that Tunsil would still be available at 13.
Bad defense for the Saints last year.
Saints chose Sheldon Rankins, defensive tackle, Louisville.
At least the Saints recognized that they had a bad defense.
Saints will pick 12th.
I'm guessing that Cle will stay at 15 and select either the WR from Ole Miss or TCU.
More bong and gas mask images on TV, I guess, according to radio heads. Jerrod cannot believe it.
The photo of Tunsil "smoking" something apparently showed Tunsil wearing a gas mask or something similar. I have not seen the photo.
Aaron said that on ESPN TV Chris Berman used the words "bong" and "gas mask" when discussing what happened with Tunsil.
A couple problems:
- Tunsil engaged in silly behavior at some point.
- Tunsil used a weak password for his Twitter account.
- And maybe the number one problem, HAVING a Twitter account while in college, especially when projected to be a high first round draft pick.
With the 11th pick, Tampa Bay Bucs chose Vernon Hargreaves, CB from Florida.
Rizzo and Grossi just told a story about having dinner recently in the Cleveland area, and in the restaurant walked in Browns head coach Jackson and WR Laquon Treadwell from Ole Miss. Freak luck, chance meeting. The Tony's sat on the story until tonight. Will Cle choose Treadwell at 15?
Bucs have the number 11 pick after trading down with the Bears.
AM 850 talking heads, Aaron, Grossi, Rizzo, and Jerrod are discussing the Browns choosing Paxton Lynch, quarterback, Memphis at 15. Maybe the Browns will not take a QB in this draft.
AM 850 back from a chimerical announce that the Giants with the number 10 pick chose Eli Apple, cornerback, Ohio State.
PFT projected Apple getting selected near the end of the first round.
Three Buckeyes chosen in the first round. That should get the Bama-Buckeye knuckle-draggers fired up on some message board.
With the 9th pick, Chicago chose Leonard Floyd, linebacker, Georgia.
Tunsil was expected to be chosen in the top 5 or at least in the top 10.
NFL honoring Walter Peyton.
Tunsil's agent claimed that Tunsil's Twitter account was hacked, and that's how the photo got posted. I assume that it's still a legit photo of Tunsil even if it's old. I don't know.
Tunsil’s agent has confirmed that Tunsil is in the video and says that the video was posted to the account by someone other than Tunsil. Tunsil reopened the account, which had been deleted, to post the following apology.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media said on the draft broadcast that Tunsil’s agent has been calling teams in an attempt to reassure them about his client. Tackles Ronnie Stanley and Jack Conklin are both off the board while Tunsil waits to hear his name called, however.
But when was the video/image recorded? Recently? Last fall? Years ago? If within the past few months, that could be an issue. If two or three years ago, then okay. Maybe no biggie.
Bucs traded down with the Bears.
Bears will select with the 9th overall pick.
Run on OTs.
Aaron summarizes the TN-Cle trade:
- Browns gave up their 6-round pick in this draft.
- Browns got one of TN's 3rd round picks in this draft. It will be the 76th overall pick, so early in the 3rd round.
- Browns get TN's 2nd round pick for 2017.
In this draft, Cleveland has five picks between spots 15 and 77. That's first, second, and high third round.
Titans chose Jack Conklin, tackle, Michigan State. Titans had the number 2 pick last year, and they chose QB Mariota.
Browns acquired TN's number 2 pick for next year.
For the 2017 draft, Cle has two number ones and two number twos.
Only one number thus far for tonight's first round.
Cleveland traded down with TN.
Browns drop from 8 to 15. We're waiting for word on what Cle picked up from TN.
The Browns have dropped from 2 to 8 and now to 15. Grossi thinks Cle will take a WR at 15. Cle accumulating more picks for this and/or next year's draft. It's a three-year plan, at least for the bean counters.
49ers picking 7th. SF chose DeForest Buckner, defensive end, Oregon.
Cleveland is next. Grossi has no idea if Cleveland will stay at 8 or trade down.
Grossi predicts that Cle will take the WR from TCU at 8. Jerrod said that Cle will take QB Lynch. Aaron thinks Cle will trade down.
The sabotage of Tunsil with an old photo may not be criminal but it's despicable. The photo was shared or posted right before the draft or during the beginning of the draft.
Commish announced that with the 6th pick, the Baltimore Ravens chose Ronnie Stanley, tackle, Notre Dame.
Grossi said that Stanely has impeccable character.
49ers up next.
According to Aaron, Twitter states that the Ravens select o-lineman from Notre Dame.
Pick is in for the Ravens. Waiting ...
It's rumored that the Browns may trade down from their 8th spot. I assume to accumulate more picks.
Allegedly, Tunsil's estranged stepfather released the odd photo of Tunsil. I think that the stepfather is suing Tunsil. I don't know the soap opera drama of this. If true, the stepfather has more than serious issues.
Commish Goodell announces that the Jags selected Jalen Ramsey, defensive back, Florida State.
DB selected 5th. PFT had the Cowboys taking Ramsey at 4th. Obviously, this dude is suppose to be all-world or at least a pro-bowler, especially when taken at number 5.
I don't know. I'm still taking offensive weapons in the top 10. Receivers, tight ends, some kind of pass catcher.
The Cowboys have multiple good pass-catchers. Taking an RB makes sense. Offense.
Jags pick next at 5. Pick is in. Waiting for the official extravagance on TV. No TV for me, since we don't have cable nor satellite TV.
Commish at the podium.
Number 4 pick. Dallas Cowboys pick Ezekiel Elliott, running back, Ohio State.
Two straight Buckeyes.
Cowboys let RB Murray go after the 2014 season, I think. Anyway, that seemed to hurt Dallas's offense. But Romo being injured last year hurt the most.
I don't know who the backup QB is now for Dallas. When will the Cowboys draft a QB?
Rizzo said that he heard that the Cowboys will take RB Elliot from Ohio State. No official word yet.
PFT predicted the Dolphins would take Elliot at 13. An RB taken at 5 is a high pick.
Commish announced SD Chargers taking Joey Bosa, defensive end, Ohio State.
A slight surprise. PFT had Bosa being selected 5th. Either way, he was going in the top 10.
Chargers still have Rivers who plays well.
The Chargers' owner spoke with Urban Meyer last night about Bosa.
Cowboys are up next. Dallas QB Tony Romo came from Div 1AA Eastern Illinois. He is still a good QB, top 12, at least.
In the Browns division, two Super Bowl-winning QBs came from small schools. Flacco from 1AA Delaware St and Big Ben from Div 1A Miami of Ohio, although the MAC is at the lower end of Div 1A.
Aaron said he heard rumblings that S.D. will select Bosa from Ohio State. The NFL or ESPN is at a TV commercial. Commish laid down a commandment today to media and the teams: thou shalt not mention picks early. Please.
Aaron Goldhammer discussing Tunsil's Instagram or Vine post that allegedly showed Tunsil smoking something. It's an old photo. Maybe not doctored. But someone who dislikes Tunsil waited until this evening to post the photo. Whatever.
Tunsil is projected to be selected early, possibly by the Chargers with the number three pick.
Commish. Eagles select Carson Wentz, QB from Div 1AA North Dakota St. Maybe another Flacco?
Browns could have taken him. Will Cleveland discuss this pick or non-pick for years?
Browns start regular season
Eagles will pick 2.
Rams select QB Jared Goff.
Grossi "loves" Goff. He think that Goff will be a star. Big Ben Roth-like. Grossi said Goff could win a Super Bowl.
Rams will move to L.A. at some point. Maybe in 2017.
The pick is in. But not announced yet.
No pick yet because it appears the NFL is making the Rams use all the time on the clock for suspense. Lamo TV hype.
Grossi wanted the Browns to stay at number 2 and take one of the top QBs. But Browns still have McCown, and Cleveland gathered RG3 in free agency or somewhere. Maybe the slide-rule, analytic geeks said, "More picks, please."
Commish or someone announced from Chitown that the Rams are on the clock. The broadcast over the app is probably 30 seconds to a minute behind reality.
Tonight's draft show airs from Chicago. Browns beat reporter is hanging out a Browns HQ in Berea.
I dialed up Cleveland AM 850 on the ESPN radio app on my wife's tablet. The local hosts will be on the air for a while this evening. Right now, waiting for the commish to reach the podium.
Some possible first round draft pick was shown on Twitter "hitting the pipe." Allegedly. Probably a doctored photo.
Browns had the number two pick overall, but earlier this month, the Browns made a big deal with the Eagles. The Browns accumulated more picks for this draft and for the 2017 and maybe 2018 drafts. The Browns moved from the second spot to the eighth spot in the first round.
At the moment, the Browns "only" have one pick in the first round. In three of the previous four drafts, the Browns had two picks in the first round. Seven first round picks for Cleveland in the previous four years netted Cleveland this past season the second worst record in the NFL.
Today, one psychic believes that the Browns will trade down from their current 8th spot to the 13th spot and choose Josh Doctson, receiver, TCU.
"... here’s the first and only (for this year, perhaps forever) PFT simulated draft."
- Rams: Jared Goff, quarterback, Cal.
- Eagles: Carson Wentz, quarterback, North Dakota State.
- Chargers: Laremy Tunsil, tackle, Mississippi.
- Cowboys: Jalen Ramsey, defensive back, Florida State.
- Jaguars: Joey Bosa, defensive end, Ohio State.
- Ravens: DeForest Buckner, defensive end, Oregon.
- 49ers: Paxton Lynch, quarterback, Memphis.
- Browns: Myles Jack, linebacker, UCLA.
- Buccaneers: Vernon Hargreaves III, cornerback, Florida.
- Giants: Darron Lee, linebacker, Ohio State.
- Bears: Ronnie Stanley, tackle, Notre Dame.
- Saints: Sheldon Rankins, defensive tackle, Louisville.
- Dolphins: Ezekiel Elliott, running back, Ohio State.
- Raiders: Leonard Floyd, linebacker, Georgia.
- Titans: Josh Doctson, receiver, TCU.
- Lions: Jarran Reed, defensive tackle, Alabama.
- Falcons: Robert Nkemdiche, defensive tackle, Mississippi.
- Colts: Kamalei Correa, linebacker, Boise State.
- Bills: Shaq Lawson, defensive end, Clemson.
- Jets: Jack Conklin, tackle, Michigan State.
- Washington: Ryan Kelly, center, Alabama.
- Texans: Taylor Decker, tackle, Ohio State.
- Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, receiver, Mississippi.
- Bengals: Reggie Ragland, linebacker, Alabama.
- Steelers: Karl Joseph, safety, West Virginia.
- Seahawks: Germain Ifedi, tackle, Texas A&M.
- Packers: Kenny Clark, nose tackle, UCLA.
- Chiefs: Corey Coleman, receiver, Baylor.
- Cardinals: Christian Hackenberg, quarterback, Penn State.
- Panthers: Eli Apple, cornerback, Ohio State.
- Broncos: Connor Cook, quarterback, Michigan State.
Sel Team 2015 record 1 Los Angeles Rams (acq from TN) 3–13 .492 2 Philadelphia Eagles (acq from Cle) 3–13 .531 3 San Diego Chargers 4–12 .527 4 Dallas Cowboys 4–12 .531 5 Jacksonville Jaguars 5–11 .473 6 Baltimore Ravens 5–11 .508 7 San Francisco 49ers 5–11 .539 8 Cleveland Browns (acq from Mia via Phi) 6–10 .469 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6–10 .484 10 New York Giants 6–10 .500 11 Chicago Bears 6–10 .547 12 New Orleans Saints 7–9 .504 13 Miami Dolphins (acq from Phi) 7–9 .508 14 Oakland Raiders 7–9 .512 15 Tennessee Titans (acq from Rams) 7–9 .527 16 Detroit Lions 7–9 .535 17 Atlanta Falcons 8–8 .480 18 Indianapolis Colts 8–8 .500 19 Buffalo Bills 8–8 .508 20 New York Jets 10–6 .441 21 Washington Redskins WC 9–7 .465 22 Houston Texans WC 9–7 .496 23 Minnesota Vikings WC 11–5 .504 24 Cincinnati Bengals WC 12–4 .477 25 Pittsburgh Steelers Div 10–6 .504 26 Seattle Seahawks Div 10–6 .520 27 Green Bay Packers Div 10–6 .531 28 Kansas City Chiefs Div 11–5 .496 29 Arizona Cardinals Conf 13–3 .477 30 Carolina Panthers Lost SB 15–1 .441 31 Denver Broncos Lost SB 12–4 .500
New England Patriots 12–4 .473 Conf
Patriots had the 29th pick, but New England will forfeit their first-round selection as punishment for their involvement in the Deflategate case. The subsequent first-round picks will move up by one spot. Thus, there will be 31 picks in the first round, not 32.