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2016 NFL Draft: Round 1

2016 NFL Draft - April 28th, 2016 @ 8:00 PM, in Chicago, Illinois
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Round 1

1 LA Rams Trade Icon Jared Goff* QB Cal 6' 4" 210
DraftSite's comments:No surprise here. Goff is a good quarterback but not as good as Wentz. The Rams will regret this pick in the long term.
2 Philadelphia Trade Icon Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State 6' 5" 231
DraftSite's comments:The Eagles get their man and the best overall quarterback in this draft. Fans have to be happy and they can't question the trade after the fans wanted the team to give up the farm for Marcus Mariota a season ago.
3 San Diego Joey Bosa* DE Ohio State 6' 4" 275
DraftSite's comments:Best overall player in the draft. Pass rush is never a bad thing as there is a long list of failed pass rushers in San Diego.
4 Dallas Ezekiel Elliot* RB Ohio State 5' 11" 225
DraftSite's comments:Jerry Jones was smiling on the phone, that was the tip. Elliott will run behind one of the best lines in football. Elliott is a 3 down back who can catch and block...say it with me....NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
5 Jacksonville Jalen Ramsey* CB Florida State 6' 0" 210
DraftSite's comments:A no-brainer. Jacksonville was almost as happy as Dallas when the Cowboys selected Ezekiel Elliot.
6 Baltimore Ronnie Stanley* OT Notre Dame 6' 6" 315
DraftSite's comments:Stanley is the first lineman off the board. Tunsil will slide. How far Tunsil slides will be the question.
7 San Francisco DeForest Buckner DE Oregon 6' 7" 290
DraftSite's comments:Buckner, of all my players in the top 10, this is the one that screams bust. Sorry San Francisco.
8 Tennessee Trade Icon Jack Conklin* OT Michigan State 6' 5" 325
DraftSite's comments:We have been talking about Tennessee moving back up for days. It was an offensive lineman but not Tunsil.
9 Chicago Trade Icon Leonard Floyd* OLB Georgia 6' 4" 235
DraftSite's comments:We had Floyd at #9 with Tampa...so we got him in the right spot...the team just changed
10 NY Giants Eli Apple** CB Ohio State 6' 0" 205
DraftSite's comments:Apple in front of Hargreaves, interesting. Although we had Apple at #13 so this isn't a stretch overall.
11 Tampa Bay Trade Icon Vernon Hargreaves III* CB Florida 5' 11" 190
DraftSite's comments:Hargreaves...not far behind Jalen Ramsey on our board. Just surprised New York took Eli Apple over Hargreaves. Trade was a great move for Buccaneers.
12 New Orleans Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville 6' 1" 303
DraftSite's comments:We nailed Rankins here. Good pick.
13 Miami Trade Icon Laremy Tunsil* OT Mississippi 6' 5" 320
DraftSite's comments:We called Tunsil here...will Myles Jack follow suit to Oakland. Now the word "stepdad" came out on TV...we called this as well. There will be a lawsuit here and more litigation for this family...calling it now.
14 Oakland Karl Joseph S West Virginia 5' 10" 205
DraftSite's comments:Great pick....the top safety bar none. While Elliot gets our early nod for Offensive Rookie of the Year we say Joseph is the early leader on defense.
15 Cleveland Trade Icon Corey Coleman* WR Baylor 5' 11" 190
DraftSite's comments:A position of need for Cleveland.
16 Detroit Taylor Decker OT Ohio State 6' 6" 320
DraftSite's comments:We nailed this one...smart pick by Detroit.
17 Atlanta Keanu Neal* S Florida 6' 1" 216
DraftSite's comments:A reach here but Atlanta needed safeties bad.
18 Indianapolis Ryan Kelly OC Alabama 6' 3" 300
DraftSite's comments:Another point for the mock...but it's all about protection for Andrew Luck.
19 Buffalo Shaq Lawson* DE Clemson 6' 3" 270
DraftSite's comments:We had Dodd....Lawson still on the board so they got a Clemson defensive end...we were close.
20 NY Jets Darron Lee** ILB Ohio State 6' 1" 218
DraftSite's comments:Good pick for the Jets...Paxton Lynch is still out there.
21 Houston Trade Icon Will Fuller* WR Notre Dame 6' 0" 184
DraftSite's comments:Position of need for Houston....Fuller needs time but can develop.
22 Washington Trade Icon Josh Doctson WR TCU 6' 3" 195
DraftSite's comments:Skins get a position of need but I thought it would have been one of the Alabama defensive tackles.
23 Minnesota Laquon Treadwell* WR Mississippi 6' 2" 225
DraftSite's comments:Score one for the mock...great fit...Teddy Bridgewater is a happy man.
24 Cincinnati William Jackson CB Houston 6' 0" 195
DraftSite's comments:Great pick....seems very ready to play.
25 Pittsburgh Artie Burns* CB Miami 6' 0" 195
DraftSite's comments:A fast riser...consistency is the issue but he has all the talent.
26 Denver Trade Icon Paxton Lynch* QB Memphis 6' 7" 245
DraftSite's comments:Who didn't see that one coming. Lynch is two years away from being a viable NFL starter.
27 Green Bay Kenny Clark* DT UCLA 6' 1" 310
DraftSite's comments:Great pick....perfect fit for Green Bay.
28 San Francisco Trade Icon Joshua Garnett OG Stanford 6' 5" 321
DraftSite's comments:Traded up for a 3rd round talent? Well Chip Kelly is is 2-2 with Pac-12 selections.
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29 Arizona Robert Nkemdiche* DT Mississippi 6' 3" 290
DraftSite's comments:Top 5 talent...we had him going to Seattle.
30 Carolina Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech 6' 3" 310
DraftSite's comments:Good player but I thought some better fits were available.
31 Seattle Trade Icon Germain Ifedi* OT Texas A&M 6' 6" 335
DraftSite's comments:We had Ifedi to Carolina so we were close. No question this is an area of need for Seattle.

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