2016 NFL Draft Results and Analysis

The three-day 2016 NFL Draft was held April 28 – 30 again at the Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. 253 players were selected during the seven-round process. Defensive players accounted for just over 50% of the total number of players drafted (cornerbacks – 32, defensive tackles – 23, outside linebackers – 21, defensive ends – 19, safeties – 19,   inside linebackers – 11,  general linebackers – 2  for a total of 127). Offensive players accounted for just under 48% of the players drafted (wide receivers – 31, running backs – 20, tackles – 18, guards – 17, quarterbacks – 15, tight ends – 11,  centers – 6,  fullbacks – 3 for a total of 121). Special teams players accounted for  2% (punters – 3, kickers – 1, long snappers – 1 and  for a total of five).

More players (51) came from the SEC conference than any other – that’s 20% of the total. The Big Ten came in second with 47 players, followed by the Pac-12 with 32, the ACC with 26 and the Big 12 with 26.  These top five conferences accounted for 72% of the total players taken in this year’s draft.

98 universities and colleges were represented with at least one selection in the draft. The top schools, identified by having at least five selections, are listed below:

  • Ohio State (Big Ten) – 12
  • Clemson (ACC) – 9
  • UCLA (Pac-12) – 8
  • Alabama (SEC) – 7
  • Florida (SEC) – 7
  • Notre Dame (FBS Indep) – 7
  • Baylor (Big 12) – 6
  • Arkansas (SEC) – 5
  • Georgia (SEC) – 5
  • LSU (SEC) – 5
  • Michigan State (Big Ten) – 5
  • Mississippi (SEC) – 5
  • Penn State (Big Ten) – 5
  • Stanford (Pac-12) – 5
  • Texas Christian (Big 12) – 5

The Cleveland Browns had the most draft picks with 14 (5.5%). The Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints had the fewest with five apiece (2.0%).

The complete results from the 2016 NFL Draft are listed in the table below. The default size of the list is 50 players, but can be expanded to display 100 at a time or reduced to 25 or 10. The table can be sorted by clicking on any column header. A search box located at the top of the table is available to help locate individual players or to reduce the table to just a certain component, e.g. only players from the SEC (type SEC into the search box) or only players who play quarterback (type QB into the search box). Clearing the search box returns the table to the order the table was in prior to the search term being entered. To reset the entire table to its original order, click on the table header named “Pick.” If the number one pick is not at the top, click the “Pick” header again as it toggles between ascending and descending order.

Below the table is our analysis of the NFL draft’s first two rounds. You may either scroll down or click on the following jump links: First Round | Second Round

For a fantasy football perspective on rookies, you may want to read our article, “Drafting a Rookie in Fantasy Football – a Good Idea?

2016 NFL Draft Results

RdPickTeamPosPlayerCollegeConf
R11LAQBGoff, JaredCaliforniaPac-12
R12PHIQBWentz, CarsonNorth Dakota StateMO Valley
R13SDDEBosa, JoeyOhio StateBig Ten
R14DALRBElliott, EzekielOhio StateBig Ten
R15JAXCBRamsey, JalenFlorida StateACC
R16BALOTStanley, RonnieNotre DameFBS Indep
R17SFDEBuckner, DeForestOregonPac-12
R18TENOTConklin, JackMichigan StateBig Ten
R19CHIOLBFloyd, LeonardGeorgiaSEC
R110NYGCBApple, EliOhio StateBig Ten
R111TBCBHargreaves, VernonFloridaSEC
R112NODTRankins, SheldonLouisvilleACC
R113MIAOTTunsil, LaremyMississippiSEC
R114OAKSSJoseph, KarlWest VirginiaBig 12
R115CLEWRColeman, CoreyBaylorBig 12
R116DETOTDecker, TaylorOhio StateBig Ten
R117ATLSSNeal, KeanuFloridaSEC
R118INDCTRKelly, RyanAlabamaSEC
R119BUFDELawson, ShaqClemsonACC
R120NYJOLBLee, DarronOhio StateBig Ten
R121HOUWRFuller, WillNotre DameFBS Indep
R122WASWRDoctson, JoshTexas ChristianBig 12
R123MINWRTreadwell, LaquonMIssissippiSEC
R124CINCBJackson, WilliamHoustonAmerican
R125PITCBBurns, ArtieMiamiACC
R126DENQBLynch, PaxtonMemphisAmerican
R127GBDTClark, KennyUCLAPac-12
R128SFOGGarnett, JoshuaStanfordPac-12
R129ARZDTNkemdiche, RobertMississippiSEC
R130CARDTButler, VernonLouisiana TechConf USA
R131SEAOGIfedi, GermainTexas A&MSEC
R232CLEDEOgbah, EmmanuelOklahoma StateBig 12
R233TENDEDodd, KevinClemsonACC
R234DALOLBSmith, JaylonNotre DameFBS Indep
R235SDTEHenry, HunterArkansasSEC
R236JAXOLBJack, MylesUCLAPac-12
R237KCDTJones, ChrisMississippi StateSEC
R238MIACBHoward, XavienBaylorBig 12
R239TBDESpence, NoahEastern KentuckyOhio Val
R240NYGWRShepard, SterlingOklahomaBig 12
R241BUFILBRagland, ReggieAlabamaSEC
R242BALDECorrea, KamaleiBoise StateMtn West
R243TENNTJohnson, Austin
Penn StateBig Ten
R244OAKDEWard, JihadIllinoisBig Ten
R245TENRBHenry, DerrickAlabamaSEC
R246DETDTRobinson, A'ShawnAlabamaSEC
R247NOWRThomas, MichaelOhio StateBig Ten
R248GBOTSpriggs, JasonIndianaBig Ten
R249SEADTReed, JarranAlabamaSEC
R250HOUOGMartin, NickNotre DameFBS Indep
R251NYJQBHackenberg, ChristianPenn StateBig Ten
R252ATLOLBJones, DeionLSUSEC
R253WASOLBCravens, Su'aUSCPac-12
R254MINCBAlexander, MackensieClemsonACC
R255CINWRBoyd, TylerPIttsburghACC
R256CHIOGWhitehair, CodyKansas StateBig 12
R257INDFSGreen, T.J.ClemsonACC
R258PITCBDavis, SeanMarylandBig Ten
R259TBKAguayo, RobertoFlorida StateACC
R260NECBJones, CyrusAlabamaSEC
R261NOFSBell, VonnOhio StateBig Ten
R262CARCBBradberry, JamesSamfordSouthern
R263DENDTGotsis, AdamGeorgia TechACC
R364TENSByard, KevinMiddle Tennessee StConf USA
R365CLEDENassib, CarlPenn StateBig Ten
R366SDCTRTuerk, MaxUSCPac-12
R367DALDTCollins, MaliekNebraskaBig Ten
R368SFCBRedmond, WillMississippi StateSEC
R369JAXDENgakoue, YannickMarylandBig Ten
R370BALDEKaufusi, BronsonBYUFBS Indep
R371NYGSThompson, DarianBoise StateMtn West
R372CHIDTBullard, JonathanFloridaSEC
R373MIARBDrake, KenyanAlabamaSEC
R374KCCBRussell, KeiVaraeNotre DameFBS Indep
R375OAKDECalhoun, ShiliqueMichigan StateBig Ten
R376CLEOTColeman, ShonAuburnSEC
R377CARCBWorley, DarylWest VirginiaBig 12
R378NEOGThuney, JoeNorth Carolina StateACC
R379PHIOGSeumalo, IsaacOregon StatePac-12
R380BUFDTWashington, AdolphusOhio StateBig Ten
R381ATLTEHooper, AustinStanfordPac-12
R382INDOTClark, Le'RavenTexas TechBig 12
R383NYJOLBJenkins, JordanGeorgiaSEC
R384WASCBFuller, KendallVirginia TechACC
R385HOUWRMiller, BraxtonOhio StateBig Ten
R386MIAWRCarroo, LeonteRutgersBig Ten
R387CINILBVigil, NickUtah StateMtn West
R388GBOLBFackrell, KylerUtah StateMtn West
R389PITDTHargrave, JavonSouth Carolina StateMEAC
R390SEARBProsise, C.J.Notre DameFBS Indep
R391NEQBBrissett, JacobyNorth Carolina StateACC
R392ARZCBWilliams, Brandon Texas A&MSEC
R393CLEQBKessler, CodyUSCPac-12
R394SEATEVannett, NickOhio StateBig Ten
R395DETCTRGlasgow, GrahamMichiganBig Ten
R396NEDTValentine, VincentNebraskaBig Ten
R397SEAOGOdhiambo, ReesBoise StateMtn West
R398DENFSSimmons, JustinBoston CollegeACC
R399CLEOLBSchobert, JoeWisconsinBig Ten
R4100OAKQBCook, ConnorMichigan StateBig Ten
R4101DALDETapper, CharlesOklahomaBig 12
R4102SDILBPerry, JoshuaOhio StateBig Ten
R4103JAXDTDay, ShelonNotre DameFBS Indep
R4104BALCBYoung, TavonTempleAmerican
R4105KCOGEhinger, ParkerCincinnatiAmerican
R4106KCCBMurray, EricMinnesotaBig Ten
R4107BALWRMoore, ChrisCincinnatiAmerican
R4108TBCBSmith, RyanNorth Carolina CentMEAC
R4109NYGOLBGoodson, B.J.ClemsonACC
R4110LATEHigbee, TylerWestern KentuckyConf USA
R4111DETSSKillebrew, MilesSouthern UtahBig Sky
R4112NEWRMitchell, MalcolmGeorgiaSEC
R4113CHIILBKwiatkoski, NickWest ViginiaBig 12
R4114CLEWRLouis, RicardoAuburnSEC
R4115ATLOLBCampbell, De'VondreMinnesotaBig Ten
R4116INDDTRidgeway, HassanTexasBig 12
R4117LAWRCooper, PharohSouth CarolinaSEC
R4118NYJCBBurris, JustonNorth Carolina StateACC
R4119HOURBErvin, TylerSan Jose StateMtn West
R4120NODTOnyemata, DavidManitoba Canada
R4121MINOTBeavers, WillieWestern MichiganMAC
R4122CINNTBillings, AndrewBaylorBig 12
R4123PITOTHawkins, JeraldLSUSEC
R4124CHISBush, DeonMiamiACC
R4125INDILBMorrison, AntonioFloridaSEC
R4126KCWRRobinson, DemarcusFloridaSEC
R4127CHICBHall, Deiondre'Northern IowaMO Valley
R4128ARZCTRBoehm, EvanMissouriSEC
R4129CLEFSKindred, DerrickTexas ChristianBig 12
R4130BALOTLewis, AlexNebraskaBig Ten
R4131GBILBMartinez, BlakeStanfordPac-12
R4132BALDTHenry, WillieMichiganBig Ten
R4133SFCBRobinson, RashardLSUSEC
R4134BALRBDixon, KennethLouisiana TechConf USA
R4135DALQBPrescott, DakMississippi StateSEC
R4136DENRBBooker, DevontaeUtahPac-12
R4137GBDELowry, DeanNorthwesternBig Ten
R4138CLETEDevalve, SethPrincetonIvy
R4139BUFQBJones, CardaleOhio StateBig Ten
R5140TENWRSharpe, TajaeMassachusettsMAC
R5141CARCBSanchez, ZackOklahomaBig 12
R5142SFDEBlair, RonaldAppalachian StateSun Belt
R5143OAKRBWashington, DeAndreTexas TechBig 12
R5144DENOGMcGovern, ConnorMissouriSEC
R5145SFOTTheus, John GeorgiaSEC
R5146BALDEJudon, Matt Grand Valley StateGLIAC
R5147SEADTJefferson, QuintonMarylandBig Ten
R5148TBOTBenenoch, CalebUCLAPac-12
R5149NYGRBPerkins, PaulUCLAPac-12
R5150CHIRBHoward, JordanIndianaBig Ten
R5151DETOGDahl, JoeWashington StatePac-12
R5152WASDTIoannidis, MatthewTempleAmerican
R5153PHIRBSmallwood, WendellWest VirginiaBig 12
R5154CLEWRPayton, JordanUCLAPac-12
R5155INDOTHaeg, JoeNorth Dakota StateMO Valley
R5156BUFRBWilliams, Jonathan ArkansasSEC
R5157TENCBSims, LeShaunSouthern UtahBig Sky
R5158NYJOTShell, BrandonSouth CarolinaSEC
R5159HOUSDillon, K.J.West VirginiaBig 12
R5160MINOLBBrothers, KentrellMissouriSEC
R5161CINOGWesterman, ChristianArizona StatePac-12
R5162KCQBHogan, Kevin StanfordPac-12
R5163GBWRDavis, TrevorCaliforniaPac-12
R5164PHIOTVaitai, HalapoulivaatiTexas ChristianBig 12
R5165KCWRHill, TyreekWest AlabamaGulf South
R5166HOUNTReader, D.J.ClemsonACC
R5167ARZSSChristian, MarquiMidwestern StateLone Star
R5168CLEOGDrango, SpencerBaylorBig 12
R5169DETLBWilliams, AntwioneGeorgia SouthernSun Belt
R5170ARZOTToner, ColeHarvardIvy
R5171SEARBCollins, AlexArkansasSEC
R5172CLEWRHiggins, RashardColorado StateMtn West
R5173CLECBCaldwell, TreyLouisiana MonroeSun Belt
R5174SFOTCooper, FahnMississippiSEC
R5175SDOLBBrown, JatavisAkronMAC
R6176DENFBJanovich, AndyNebraskaBig Ten
R6177LATEHemingway, TemarrickSouth Carolina StateMEAC
R6178KCCBWhite, D.J.Georgia TechACC
R6179SDPUNTKaser, DrewTexas A&MSEC
R6180MINWRBoehringer, Moritz
R6181JAXOLBHolmes, TyroneMontanaBig Sky
R6182BALRBReynolds, KeenanNavyFBS Indep
R6183TBOLBBond, DevanteOklahomaBig 12
R6184NYGTEAdams, JerellSouth CarolinaSEC
R6185CHIFSHouston-Carson, DeAndreWilliam & MaryColonial
R6186MIAWRGrant, JakeemTexas TechBig 12
R6187WASQBSudfeld, NateIndianaBig Ten
R6188MINTEMorgan, DavidTexas-San AntonioConf USA
R6189DALCBBrown, AnthonyPurdueBig Ten
R6190LAILBForrest, JoshKentuckySEC
R6191DETQBRudock, JakeMichiganBig Ten
R6192BUFWRListenbee, KolbyTexas ChristianBig 12
R6193TENOGTretola, SebastianArkansasSEC
R6194OAKOLBJames, CoryColorado StateMtn West
R6195ATLOGSchweitzer, WesSan Jose StateMtn West
R6196PHICBCountess, BlakeAuburn SEC
R6197TBFBVitale, DanNorthwesternBig Ten
R6198SDFBWatt, DerekWisconsinBig Ten
R6199CINWRCore, CodyMississippiSEC
R6200GBOTMurphy, KyleStanfordPac-12
R6201JAXQBAllen, BrandonArkansasSEC
R6202DETDTZettel, AnthonyPenn StateBig Ten
R6203KCDENicolas, DadiVirginia TechACC
R6204MIASSLucas, JordanPenn StateBig Ten
R6205ARZCBMiller, HarlanSoutheastern LASouthland
R6206LAWRThomas, MikeSouthern MissConf USA
R6207SFQBDriskel, JeffLouisiana TechConf USA
R6208NEOLBGrugier-Hill, KamuEastern IllinoisOhio Val
R6209BALCBCanady, MauriceVirginiaACC
R6210DETLSLandes, JimmyBaylorBig 12
R6211SFRBTaylor, KelvinFloridaSEC
R6212DALSSFrazier, KavonCentral MichiganMAC
R6213SFWRBurbridge, Aaron Michigan StateBig Ten
R6214NEILBRoberts, ElandonHoustonAmerican
R6215SEACTRHunt, JoeyTexas ChristianBig 12
R6216DALRBJackson, DariusEastern MichiganMAC
R6217DALTEGathers, RicoBaylorBig 12
R6218BUFCBSeymour, KevonUSCPac-12
R6219DENSParks, WillArizonaPac-12
R6220PITOLBFeeney, TravisWashingtonPac-12
R6221NEOGKarras, TedIllinoisBig Ten
R7222TENOLBWallace, AaronUCLAPac-12
R7223MIAQBDoughty, BrandonWestern KentuckyConf USA
R7224SDOGClark, DonavonMichigan StateBig Ten
R7225NEWRLucien, DevinArizona StatePac-12
R7226JAXDEWoodard, Jonathan Central ArkansasSouthland
R7227MINOLBWeatherly, StephenVanderbiltSEC
R7228DENPUNTDixon, RileySyracuseACC
R7229PITWRAyers, DeMarcusHoustonAmerican
R7230CHIWRBraverman, DanielWestern MichiganMAC
R7231MIATEDuarte, ThomasUCLAPac-12
R7232WASILBDaniels, StevenBoston CollegeACC
R7233PHIFSMills, JalenLSUSEC
R7234OAKOGAlexander, VadalLSUSEC
R7235NYJPUNTEdwards, LacSam Houston StateSouthland
R7236DETRBWashington, DwayneWashingtonPac-12
R7237NORBLasco, DanielCaliforniaPac-12
R7238ATLWRFuller, Devin UCLAPac-12
R7239INDLBBates, TrevorMaineColonial
R7240PHIDEMcCalister, AlexFloridaSEC
R7241NYJWRPeake, CharoneClemsonACC
R7242WASRBMarshall, KeithGeorgiaSEC
R7243SEAWRLawler, KennyCaliforniaPac-12
R7244MINSKearse, JayronClemsonACC
R7245CINSFejedelem, Clayton IllinoisBig Ten
R7246PITOLBMatakevichTempleAmerican
R7247SEARBBrooks, ZacClemsonACC
R7248INDCTRBlythe, AustinIowaBig Ten
R7249SFCBIworah, Prince CharlesWestern KentuckyConf USA
R7250CLEILBWright, ScoobyArizonaPac-12
R7251PHIILBWalker, JoeOregonPac-12
R7252CARTESandland, BeauMontana StateBig Sky
R7253TENCBReed, KalanSouthern MissConf USA

NFL Draft – Round 1 Analysis

The 2016 draft began as expected, but it also had its share of drama. The Rams and the Eagles both selected quarterbacks after selling their farms to the Titans and Browns, respectively, for the right to do so. Los Angeles predictably selected Cal’s Jared Goff and Philadelphia drafted Carson Wentz out of North Dakota Stata – angering projected starter Sam Bradford. Bradford was reportedly “hot” when the Eagles made the trade up to the #2 position taking umbrage with the idea that someone other than he would be Philadelphia’s long-term answer at quarterback. Bradford was apparently so offended that he decided to stop taking telephone calls from the team’s coaches and management and demanded a trade. However, the only likely trading partner in the league – the Denver Broncos – selected their long-term quarterback prospect with the 26th pick of the draft – Memphis’ Paxton Lynch. The pick also ends the offseason saga of the 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick possibly being  traded to Denver.

Prior to trading the overall number-one pick to the Rams, the Titans were expected to select Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. Regarded as one the best on-field prospects in the draft, Tunsil came with significant off-field baggage that gave most general managers pause. In fact, two other offensive tackles were chosen before Tunsil. Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley went to the Ravens with the sixth pick and the Michigan State’s Jack Conklin went to the Titans (his original suitor) with the eighth pick. Tunsil finally found a home on the 13th pick with the Miami Dolphins. His slide down the drat board may have been accelerated by a the appearance on Twitter of a two-year-old video of Tunsil smoking marijuana through gas mask just one hour prior to the start of the draft. Tunsil claims his Twitter account was hacked, but admitted the video was authentic. To add to his list of off-field issues, Tunsil missed seven games last year due to a suspension for receiving improper benefits and being less than forthcoming with NCAA investigators. Tunsil is also currently being sued by his stepfather for an assault that allegedly occurred last June. The Miami media has plenty of fodder for the foreseeable future. Tunsil better be prepared for the scrutiny – on and off the field.

The other story of the first round was that top linebacker prospect Myles Jack fell out of the first round completely. Originally considered a top-five pick, the UCLA product dropped to a mid-first round candidacy on concerns of the health of his troublesome knee. The condition of his knee possibly could lead to microfracture surgery in a few years, possibly shortening his career. General managers are wary of spending a first round pick on a player who may only be able to play for a limited number of years.

The New England Patriots did not have a pick in the first round this year as part of their penalty for the Deflategate scandal in 2015. They will also forfeit a fourth-round pick next year.

There were several trades that were made during the first round:

  • The Cleveland Browns traded their first-round pick (#8 overall) and sixth-round pick (#176 overall) to the Tennessee Titans for their first-round pick (#15 overall), third-round pick (#76 overall) and a 2017 second-round pick. The Titans selected OT Jack Conklin from Michigan State in the eighth slot (surprisingly passing on Laremy Tunsil), while the Browns used the 15th overall pick to select Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded their first-round pick (#9 overall) to the Chicago Bears for their first-round pick (#11 overall) and fourth-round pick (#106 overall). The Bears selected Georgia OLB Leonard Floyd in the ninth spot, while the Buccaneers used the 11th overall pick to select Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves.
  • The Washington Redskins traded their first-round pick (#21 overall) to the Houston Texans for their first-round pick (#22 overall) and a 2017 6th round pick. Moving up just one spot, the Texans selected Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller, while the Redskins used the 22nd overall pick to select TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson.
  • The Seattle Seahawks traded their first-round pick (#26 overall) to the Denver Broncos for their first-round pick (#31 overall) and third-round pick (#94 overall). The Broncos selected Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch in the 26th slot, while the Seahawks used the 31st overall pick to select Texas A&M guard Germain Ifedi.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs traded their first-round pick (#28 overall) and seventh-round pick (#249 overall) to the San Francisco 49ers for their second-round pick (#37 overall), fourth-round pick (#105 overall) and sixth-round pick (#178 overall). The 49ers selected Stanford guard Joshua Garnett 28th spot, leaving the Chiefs with no picks in the first round.

Top Positions

The position that was drafted most often in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft was cornerback. Five were selected, comprising 16% of the 31 first-round picks. Overall 52% of the first-round picks were on the defensive side of the ball (cornerbacks – 5, defensive tackles – 4, defensive ends – 3, outside linebackers – 2 and strong safeties – 2 for a total of 16) while 48% were offensive players (wide receivers – 4, offensive tackles – 4, quarterbacks – 3, guards – 2, running back – 1 and center – 1 for a total of 15).

Those with significant fantasy relevance for 2016 include Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas), California quarterback Jared Goff (Los Angeles), Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman (Cleveland), TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (Washington) and Mississippi wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (Minnesota) The number-two overall pick, North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz (Philadelphia), will likely spend his first year developing in the Eagles’ system while either Sam Bradford or Chase Daniel run the offense for 2016. The same is true for Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch (Denver). However, he may be forced into action at some point during the season should Mark Sanchez implode.

Top Conferences

The SEC led this year’s draft with eight selections in the first round. The Big Ten had the second most with six, including four in the top-10 – three from Ohio State.

Top Colleges

The Ohio State University had the most players selected in the first round with five. Defensive end Joey Bosa went at number three to San Diego. Running back Ezekiel Elliot was chosen at number four by Dallas. Cornerback Eli Apple was drafted at number 10 by the New York Giants. Offensive tackle Taylor Decker was selected at number 16 by Detroit and outside linebacker Darron Lee was taken at number 20 by the New York Jets. Mississippi had three players drafted in the first round, while Florida and Notre Dame each had two players selected.

Top Teams

Every team in the league had at least one selection in the first round with the exception of New England (forfeited due to Deflategate) and Kansas City (traded down). The 49ers, by virtue of their trade with the Chiefs, had the most picks in the first round with two. They selected Oregon defense end Joey Bosa, with the overall seventh pick and Stanford guard Joshua Garnett at number 28 – the pick originally belonging to Kansas City.

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NFL Draft – Round 2 Analysis

The question going into round two was how far would UCLA lineback Myles Jack fall. Jack was originally projected as a top-10 prospect, but fell out of the first round entirely due to concerns with his injured knee. He suffered a torn anterior meniscus early in the 2015 season. Jack thought he may eventually need microfracture surgery, but the highly-respected Dr. James Andrews opined prior to the second round of the draft that the procedure would not likely be required. The Jacksonville Jaguars were satisfied with his prognosis and Jack’s name was the fifth called on Day Two of the draft.

The big surprise of the day was when Tampa Bay TRADED UP! to draft a kicker – Florida State’s Roberto Aguayo at #59 overall. It’s quite the head-scratcher.

There were several trades made during the second round:

  • The Baltimore Ravens traded their second-round pick (#36 overall) to the Jacksonville Jaguars for their second-round pick (#38 overall) and fifth-round pick (#146 overall). The Jaguars selected OLB Myles Jack from UCLA in the 36th spot, while the Ravens ended up trading the 38th overall pick to the Miami Dolphins.
  • The Baltimore Ravens traded their second-round pick(#38 overall) to the Miami Dolphins for their second-round pick (#42 overall) and fourth-round pick (#107 overall). The Dolphins selected CB Xavien Howard from Baylor in the 38th slot, while the Ravens used the 42nd overall pick to select Boise State defensive end Kamalei Correa.
  • The Chicago Bears traded their second-round pick (#41 overall) to the Buffalo Bills for their second-round pick (#49 overall), fourth-round pick (#117 overall) and a 2017 fourth-round pick. The Bills selected ILB Reggie Ragland from Alabama in the 41st spot, while the Bears ended up trading the 49th overall pick to the Seattle Seahawks.
  • The Indianapolis Colts traded their second-round pick (#48 overall) to the Green Bay Packers for their second-round pick (#57 overall), fourth-round pick (#125 overall) and seventh-round pick (#248 overall). The Packers selected OT Jason Spriggs from Indiana in the 48th slot, while the Colts used the 57th overall pick to select Clemson free saftey T.J. Green.
  • The Chicago Bears traded their second-round pick (#49 overall) to the Seattle Seahawks for their second-round pick (#56 overall) and fourth-round pick (#124 overall). The Seahawks selected DT Jarran Reed from Alabama in the 49th slot, while the Bears used the 56th overall pick to select Kansas State offensive guard Cody Whitehair.
  • The Atlanta Falcons traded their second-round pick (#50 overall) to the Houston Texans for their second-round pick (#52 overall) and sixth-round pick (#195 overall). The Texans selected OG Nick Martin from Notre Dame in the 50th slot, while the Falcons used the 52nd overall pick to select LSU outside linebacker Deion Jones.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs traded their second-round pick (#59 overall) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their third-round pick (#74 overall) and fourth-round pick (#106 overall). The Buccaneers inexplicably selected K Roberto Aguayo from Florida State in the 59th spot.
  • The New England Patriots traded their second-round pick (#61 overall) to the New Orleans Saints for their third-round pick (#78 overall) and fourth-round pick (#112 overall). The Saints selected FS Vonn Bell from Ohio State in the 61st slot.

Top Positions

The position that was drafted most often in the second round of the 2016 NFL drafts was cornerback, defensive end an defensive tackle. Five of each were selected, with each position comprising 16% of the second-round picks. Overall 69% of the second-round picks were on the defensive side of the ball (cornerbacks – 5, defensive ends – 5, defensive tackles – 5, outside linebackers – 4, free safeties – 2 and inside linebackers – 1 for a total of 22) while 28% were offensive players (wide receivers – 3, guards – 2, quarterbacks – 1, running backs – 1,  tight end – 1 and offensive tackles – 1 for a total of nine). One special teams player was drafted in the second round – Tampa Bay for some unexplained reason traded up to select a kicker.

Players with fantasy potential for 2016 include Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard (New York Giants) and  Alabama running back Derrick Henry (Tennessee). Shepard will fill an immediate need opposite Odell Beckham for the Giants and Henry will more than likely become a touchdown vulture to the former Cowboy and Eagle, DeMarco Murray.

Top Conferences

The SEC had the most players drafted in the second round with eight, while the Big Ten was represented with seven selections and the ACC had six. Combined these three conferences accounted for 66% of the picks in second round.

Top Colleges

After having only one player drafted in the first round (center Ryan Kelly at #18 overall), Alabama dominated the second round with five of their players selected. Clemson followed with three players and Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State each had two players drafted in the second round.

Top Teams

Every team in the league had at least one selection in the first round with the exception of Arizona, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco. The Tennessee Titans, through all of their wheeling and dealing, made three selections in the second round, while the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers each had two.

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