2016 NFL Draft Live Blog: Jared Goff goes No. 1 to the Rams

Our NFL Radio (Ch. 88) team is LIVE in Chicago for the 2016 NFL Draft. After all the mock drafts, the conjecture, and the trades (Hi, Rams), our questions will be answered tonight. You can of course catch every pick and every … Continued

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April 28, 2016

Our NFL Radio (Ch. 88) team is LIVE in Chicago for the 2016 NFL Draft. After all the mock drafts, the conjecture, and the trades (Hi, Rams), our questions will be answered tonight. You can of course catch every pick and every round of the 2016 NFL Draft on NFL Radio beginning tonight at 7:00 pm ET with our Draft Preview Show and we hope you check back here at 8:00 pm when will be updating the blog with some insights and opinions from ourselves as well as the stable of NFL Radio experts.

We’re less than five minutes away! Our NFL Radio team is ready:

The Los Angeles Rams acquired the number-one overall pick from the Tennessee Titans. They’re expected to select either California quarterback Jared Goff or NDSU quarterback Carson Wentz. The Draft has begun, and the Rams are on the clock…

With the No. 1 pick, the Rams select Jared Goff, QB, Cal.

The Eagles are now on the clock after trading with the Cleveland Browns to acquire the number-two pick.

While we wait, be sure to check SiriusXM’s Snapchat to see Jenny McCarthy’s adventures live from the draft in Chicago!

With the No. 2 pick, the Eagles select Carson Wentz, QB, NDSU.

The San Diego Chargers are on the clock. Will they select the first defensive player in this year’s draft?

While we await San Diego’s pick, take a listen to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s interview with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo!

With the No. 3 pick, the Chargers select Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State.

The Dallas Cowboys are on the clock.

With the No. 4 pick, the Cowboys select Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State. Check the video below to hear Elliot’s thoughts on the pressure of being the top running back drafted.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are on the clock. This is the ninth consecutive season the Jags will be picking within the top-10.

With the No. 5 pick, the Jaguars select Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State.

No. 1 pick is currently live on SiriusXM NFL Radio, tune in!

The Baltimore Ravens are on the clock. Baltimore finished 5-11 last season after injuries hit its roster hard.

With the No. 6 pick, the Ravens select Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame.

The San Francisco 49ers are on the clock. Could they trade quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the NFL Draft? Will new head coach Chip Kelly take a risk with this pick?

With the No. 7 pick, the 49ers select DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon. Prior to becoming an NFL head coach, Chip Kelly was at the helm for Oregon and built the program into a national powerhouse.

BREAKING: The Titans (No, 15) and Browns (No. 8) have swapped picks.

With the No. 8 pick, the Titans select Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State.

Experts expected Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil to go earlier in the draft, but a controversial video emerged on his Twitter profile prior to the draft. With two offensive tackles selected before him it appears Tunsil’s stock is plummeting.

BREAKING: The Bears (No. 11) and Buccaneers (No. 9) have swapped picks.

With the No. 9 pick, the Bears select Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georga.

The New York Giants are on the clock. While we await the pick, hear from No. 1 pick Jared Goff on NFL Radio:

With the No. 10 pick, the Giants select Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State. Eli Manning is no longer New York’s only Eli.
Analysis: The Giants definitely need help on defense, but cornerback was not necessarily an area of need with Janoris Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as their starters.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock.

With the No. 11 pick, the Buccaneers select Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida.
Analysis: Strong pick of a local kid to help shore up the defensive backfield.

The New Orleans Saints are on the clock.

With the No. 12 pick, the Saints select Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville.

The Miami Dolphins are on the clock. Do they take the risk of drafting Laremy Tunsil?

With the No. 13 pick, the Dolphins select Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss.
Analysis: Tunsil has all the talent in the world, but his career at Ole Miss was mired with injuries and off-field incidents. After tonight’s incident, it can be assumed that Miami felt the reward outweighed the risk in deciding to pick him.

The Oakland Raiders are on the clock.

With the No. 14 pick, the Raiders select Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia.
Analysis: Joseph is possibly the best defensive back in the entire draft. He’s versatile and can make a difference in defending both the pass and run.

The Cleveland Browns are on the clock.

With the No. 15 pick, the Browns select Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor.
Analysis: Coleman is a speedster who will help new Cleveland quarterback Robert Griffin III. He will need time to learn the NFL route-tree.

The Detroit Lions are on the clock.

With the No. 16 pick, the Lions select Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State.

The Atlanta Falcons are on the clock.

With the No. 17 pick, the Falcons select Keanu Neal, S, Florida.
Analysis: Neal is a big hitter who can fill the Cam Chancellor-role that Atlanta coach Dan Quinn enjoyed while he was a defensive coordinator with the Seattle Seahawks.

The Indianapolis Colts are on the clock.

With the No. 18 pick, the Colts select Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama.
Analysis: The Colts desperately needed to provide some protection for Andrew Luck. Kelly is a versatile blocker who can play multiple positions on the offensive line.

The Buffalo Bills are on the clock. While we await their pick, hear from Fantasy Sports Radio experts on the first half of the draft:

With the No. 19 pick, the Bills select Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson.
Analysis: Typical Rex Ryan pick. Lawson is a high-energy player who should fit well in Ryans defensive scheme.

The New York Jets are on the clock.

With the No. 20 pick, the Jets select Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State.
Analysis: The Jets needed to get younger on defense and adding Lee as an edge rusher is a step in the right direction.

The Washington Redskins are on the clock. While we await the pick, take a look at this statement from Laremy Tunsil in which he claims his social media accounts were hacked:

BREAKING: The Redskins (No. 21) and Texans (No. 22) have swapped picks.

With the No. 21 pick, the Texans select Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame.

The Washington Redskins are once again on the clock.

With the No. 22 pick, the Redskins select Josh Doctson, WR, TCU.

The Minnesota Vikings are on the clock. While we await the pick, hear Laremy Tunsil explain tonight’s controversy:

With the No. 23 pick, the Vikings select Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss.

The Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock.

With the No. 24 pick, the Bengals select William Jackson III, CB, Houston.
Analysis: Jackson has great ball-skills and is adept at breaking up passes. He’ll need to improve his physicality, but this is a strong pick.

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t even take time off the clock. With the No. 25 pick, the Steelers select Artie Burns, CB, Miami.
Analysis: Burns has good size and speed, but is still a raw talent and will be a work-in-progress.

BREAKING: The Broncos (No. 31) and Seahawks (No. 25) have swapped picks.

With the No. 26 pick, the Broncos select Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis. The heir to Peyton Manning’s throne has been chosen.

The Green Bay Packers are on the clock.

With the No. 27 pick, the Packers select Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA.
Analysis: Clark will replace the now-retired B.J. Raji. He has good strength and quick feet and should be able to cause some havoc up front.

The Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock.

BREAKING: The Chiefs have traded their pick to the 49ers.

The San Francisco 49ers are now selecting for the second time tonight.

With the No. 28 pick, the 49ers select Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford.
Analysis: This is a questionable move considering Garnett would have probably fell to the second round. It’s a good idea to build up the offensive line, but the trade might not have been necessary.

The Arizona Cardinals are on the clock.

With the No. 29 pick, the Cardinals select Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss.
Analysis: Nkemdiche is a very talented player, but his off-field incidents caused him to slip in the draft. There are virtually no concerns about his skills on the field, but rather about the things he does off the field.

The Carolina Panthers are on the clock.

With the No. 30 pic, the Panthers select Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech.

The Seattle Seahawks are on the clock.

With the No. 31 pick, the Seahawks select Germain Hedi, OT, Texas A&M.

With that, the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is complete. Thanks for following along! Stay tuned for more coverage and analysis throughout the week.

Good night, everyone!