2016 NFL Draft: Let's Break It Down

NFL draft 2016The Los Angeles Rams selected QB (Quarterback) JARED GOFF with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, marking the first time since 1975 (STEVE BARTKOWSKI) that a quarterback from the University of California was chosen first overall.

Goff joins Bartkowski, CRAIG MORTON (1965), RICH CAMPBELL (1981), KYLE BOLLER (2003) and AARON RODGERS (2005) as the only Cal quarterbacks to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

SMALL SCHOOL SUCCESS: North Dakota State QB CARSON WENTZ was selected by Philadelphia with the second overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, becoming the fifth quarterback from a non-FBS school to be drafted in the first round since 1979, when Division I-A was formed.

QUARTERBACKS FROM NON-FBS SCHOOLS SELECTED IN THE FIRST

ROUND (Since 1979)

TOP TWO QBs: California QB JARED GOFF (No. 1; Los Angeles Rams) and North Dakota State QB CARSON WENTZ (No. 2; Philadelphia Eagles) heard their names called with the first two picks of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Since the beginning of the common draft in 1967, quarterbacks have been taken with the first two picks of the same draft seven times. Last year, JAMEIS WINSTON and MARCUS MARIOTA were selected with the top two picks. It marks the second time that quarterbacks have been selected with the top two picks in consecutive drafts (1998 and 1999).

YEAR

PLAYER

SCHOOL

NO. CHOSEN

TEAM

1979

Phil Simms

Morehead State

7

N.Y. Giants

1983

Ken O’Brien

UC Davis

24

N.Y. Jets

1995

Steve McNair

Alcorn State

3

Houston

2008

Joe Flacco

Delaware

18

Baltimore

2016

Carson Wentz

North Dakota State

2

Philadelphia

QUARTERBACKS NO. 1 & 2 OVERALL SELECTIONS IN THE SAME DRAFT (SINCE 1967)

YEAR

NO. 1 PICK (COLLEGE)

TEAM

NO. 2 PICK (COLLEGE)

TEAM

1971

Jim Plunkett (Stanford)

New England

Archie Manning (Mississippi)

New Orleans

1993

Drew Bledsoe (Washington State)

New England

Rick Mirer (Notre Dame)

Seattle

1998

Peyton Manning (Tennessee)

Indianapolis

Ryan Leaf (Washington State)

San Diego

1999

Tim Couch (Kentucky)

Cleveland

Donovan McNabb (Syracuse)

Philadelphia

2012

Andrew Luck (Stanford)

Indianapolis

Robert Griffin III (Baylor)

Washington

2015

Jameis Winston (Florida State)

Tampa Bay

Marcus Mariota (Oregon)

Tennessee

2016

Jared Goff (California)

Los Angeles

Carson Wentz (North Dakota St.)

Philadelphia

BUCKEYE BRILLIANCE: Five Ohio State players heard their names called in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft DE JOEY BOSA (3rd overall; San Diego Chargers), RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT (4th overall; Dallas Cowboys), CB ELI APPLE (10th overall; New York Giants), T TAYLOR DECKER (16th overall; Detroit Lions) and LB DARRON LEE (20th overall; New York Jets).

With five Buckeyes chosen, it ties Southern California (1968), Miami (2002) and Ohio State (2006) for the second-most first-round picks since 1967. Miami (2004) is the only school with six first- round selections in one draft.

THE SCHOOLS WITH THE MOST FIRST-ROUND PICKS IN ONE DRAFT (SINCE 1967)

FIRST ROUND REBELS: Mississippi T LAREMY TUNSIL (No. 13; Miami Dolphins), WR LAQUON TREADWELL (No. 23; Minnesota Vikings) and DT ROBERT NKEMDICHE (No. 29; Arizona Cardinals) all heard their names called in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. It marks the first time in school history that three players were selected in the first round.

The last time Ole Miss had multiple players selected in the first round was 2009, when T MICHAEL OHER (23rd overall, Baltimore) and DT PERIA JERRY (24th overall, Atlanta) were both chosen.

ROLL TIDE: Alabama C RYAN KELLY was selected No. 18 overall by Indianapolis. Alabama now has a current streak of eight consecutive drafts with at least one first-round pick. The Crimson Tide surpassed Pittsburgh (1983-1989), Ohio State (1991-1997) and Florida (1997-2003) for the third- longest consecutive streak with at least one player drafted in the first round since the advent of the common draft in 1967.

YEAR

SCHOOL

FIRST ROUND PICKS

2004

Miami

6

2016

Ohio State

5

2006

Ohio State

5

2002

Miami

5

1968

Southern California

5

LONGEST STREAK OF CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH A FIRST ROUND PICK (SINCE 1967)

IRISH WIDE RECEIVERS: Notre Dame WR WILL FULLER (No. 21; Houston Texans) became the fourth wide receiver in school history to be drafted in the first round since 1967.

Fuller joined Pro Football Hall of Famer TIM BROWN (1988), MICHAEL FLOYD (2012) and JIM SEYMOUR (1969) as the only Notre Dame wide receivers selected in the first round.

NOTRE DAME WIDE RECEIVERS SELECTED IN FIRST ROUND (Since 1967)

HISTORIC HORNED FROG: Texas Christian WR JOSH DOCTSON (No. 22; Washington Redskins) became the first wide receiver in school history to be drafted in the first round since the beginning of the common draft in 1967.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND (Since 1967)

YEARS

SCHOOL

CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH A FIRST ROUND PICK

1995-2008

Miami

14

1983-1991

Florida

9

2009-2016

Alabama

8*

1983-1989

Pittsburgh

7

1991-1997

Ohio State

7

1997-2003

Florida

7

YEAR

PLAYER

NO. CHOSEN

TEAM

1969

Jim Seymour

10

Los Angeles Rams

1988

Tim Brown*

6

Los Angeles Raiders

2012

Michael Floyd

13

Arizona Cardinals

2016

Will Fuller

21

Houston Texans

YEAR

PLAYER

POSITION

NO. CHOSEN

TEAM

1970

Norm Bulaich

RB

18

Baltimore Colts

2001

LaDainian Tomlinson

RB

5

San Diego Chargers

2010

Jerry Hughes

DE

31

Indianapolis Colts

2014

Jason Verrett

CB

25

San Diego Chargers

2016

Josh Doctson

WR

22

Washington Redskins

 

TERRIFIC TECH: Carolina selected Louisiana Tech DT VERNON BUTLER with the 30th overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. Butler is the first defensive player in school history to be drafted in the first round.

Butler joined Pro Football Hall of Famer TERRY BRADSHAW (1970), ROGER CARR (1974), Pro Football Hall of Famer WILLIE ROAF (1993) and TROY EDWARDS (1999) as the only Louisiana Tech players to be selected in the first round since 1967.

LOUISIANA TECH PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND (Since 1967)

QUICK HITS: Other items of note from tonight’s first round...

  • T RONNIE STANLEY (No. 6; Baltimore Ravens) was only the second Notre Dame offensive lineman to be selected in the top-10 of the first round since 1967. T GEORGE KUNZ was selected No. 2 overall by Atlanta in 1969.
  • Jacksonville selected Florida State CB JALEN RAMSEY with the No. 5 overall pick. Ramsey became the third Florida State defensive back drafted in the top-10 since 1989, joining TERRELL BUCKLEY (1992) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DEION SANDERS (1989).
  • Ramsey, Buckley and Sanders were all the fifth overall selections in their respective drafts.
  • Stanford G JOSHUA GARNETT was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 28th overall selection. It marks the first time Stanford had an offensive lineman selected in the first round in consecutive years since 1967. G ANDRUS PEAT (New Orleans Saints) was the 13th overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft.
  • QB PAXTON LYNCH (No. 26; Denver Broncos) became the first Memphis quarterback selected in the first round. Lynch was also only the second Memphis quarterback drafted in any round, joining STEVE MATTHEWS (No. 199 overall selection in 1994).

 

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