The NFL Draft is finally here. We are reaching the end of the speculation, the rumors, the projections, and the pure guessing. Later tonight, we will finally have the first rookie for nearly every team, and we will be able to start moving from mock draft to draft grades.
The 2016 NFL Draft seems poised to be a crazy affair, with trades already shaking up the original Draft order, and, it at least appears like, more trades will happen once the clock officially starts counting down. The Los Angeles Rams will open the Draft, having moved up to the number one overall position, from the 15th pick, via a trade with the Tennessee Titans. They are expected to select Cal quarterback Jared Goff, but have not officially announced any pick.
Following the Rams' selection will be the Philadelphia Eagles' pick, another selection obtained via a trade. In this case, the Eagles started with the 13th pick, traded that to the Miami Dolphins for the eighth pick, then traded that pick to the Cleveland Browns for the second selection. Philadelphia is also expected to select a quarterback, in this case North Dakota State's Carson Wentz, though they are thought to think equally of Goff and would select him if the Rams take Wentz.
The rest of the league will then begin the wheeling and dealing after those two selections, with several other trades into and out of the top ten rumored or considered. It could be a really fun night. Below, you will find everything you need to watch.
2016 NFL Draft
When: 8pm ET, Thursday
Where: Auditorium Theater
TV Coverage: NFL Network, ESPN
Online stream: NFL.com/Live
NFL Network: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Steve Mariucci, Rhett Lewis, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, Kurt Warner, Ian Rapoport, Deion Sanders, Melissa Stark, David Shaw (Round 1), Urban Meyer (Round 2-3)
ESPN: Chris Berman, Mel Kiper, Jr., Jon Gruden, Louis Riddick, Adam Schefter, Suzy Kolber, Todd McShay, Trey Wingo
Selection Time Limits:
Round 1: 10 minutes per pick
Draft Big Board: Top 300 by Dan Kadar
|Round||Pick #||NFL team||Notes|
|1||1||Los Angeles Rams||from Tennessee|
|1||2||Philadelphia Eagles||from Cleveland|
|1||3||San Diego Chargers|
|1||7||San Francisco 49ers|
|1||8||Cleveland Browns||from Miami via Philadelphia|
|1||9||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|1||10||New York Giants|
|1||12||New Orleans Saints|
|1||13||Miami Dolphins||from Philadelphia|
|1||15||Tennessee Titans||from Los Angeles|
|1||20||New York Jets|
|1||27||Green Bay Packers|
|1||28||Kansas City Chiefs|
|1||-||New England Patriots||Forfeit from Deflategate|