A wild first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is in the books. The LA Rams selected Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the number-one overall pick. The Eagles followed by taking North Dakota State signal-caller Carson Wentz second overall. In one of the more bizarre situations in Draft history, once-projected top-overall pick Laremy Tunsil fell to the Dolphins at 13 after a video of the Ole Miss offensive lineman smoking marijuana surfaced on his Twitter account minutes before the Draft. Tunsil says his account was hacked.
Meanwhile, the Broncos are hoping they’ve found the heir apparent to Peyton Manning after trading up from 31 with the Seahawks to take Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch with the 26th pick. The Cowboys took Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth-overall pick. Elliott was one of five Buckeyes taken in round one. The first round only had 31 total picks after the Patriots forfeited their selection as part of their punishment for the “Deflategate” scandal. The draft continues with the second and third round tonight. Rounds four-through-seven are Saturday.
Listen to rounds two and three tonight on 989 The Game. Coverage Starts at 5:30pm.