25 Players headed to Chicago for Draft
Top Prospects and 12 NCAA Coaches to attend 81st Selection Meeting
Twenty-five top prospects, who are expected to be selected on Thursday or Friday night (April 28-29), are confirmed to attend the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, the NFL announced today.
That includes a record-tying five players from Ohio State: CB Eli Apple, DE Joey Bosa, T Taylor Decker, RB Ezekiel Elliott and LB Darron Lee. Ohio State’s five players equal the record set by Alabama in 2012.
Twelve NCAA head coaches will join their players in the green room as they await their selections.
The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 28. It continues on Friday, April 29, with Rounds 2-3 and will conclude on Saturday, April 30 with Rounds 4-7.
The NFL Draft, which had been held in New York from 1965-2014, returned to Chicago last year for the first time since 1964. Chicago served as the location for the NFL Draft in 1938, 1942-44, 1951, 1962-64 and 2015.
The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:
|1)||Eli Apple||CB||Ohio State||14)||Shaq Lawson||DE||Clemson|
|2)||Joey Bosa||DE||Ohio State||15)||Darron Lee||LB||Ohio State|
|3)||Vernon Butler||DT||Louisiana Tech||16)||Keanu Neal||S||Florida|
|4)||Corey Coleman||WR||Baylor||17)||Robert Nkemdiche||DT||Mississippi|
|5)||Jack Conklin||T||Michigan State||18)||Reggie Ragland||LB||Alabama|
|6)||Taylor Decker||T||Ohio State||19)||Jalen Ramsey||CB||Florida State|
|7)||Josh Doctson||WR||Texas Christian||20)||Jarran Reed||DT||Alabama|
|8)||Kevin Dodd||DE||Clemson||21)||A’Shawn Robinson||DT||Alabama|
|9)||Ezekiel Elliott||RB||Ohio State||22)||Ronnie Stanley||T||Notre Dame|
|10)||Jared Goff||QB||California||23)||Laquon Treadwell||WR||Mississippi|
|11)||Vernon Hargreaves||CB||Florida||24)||Laremy Tunsil||T||Mississippi|
|12)||Myles Jack||LB||UCLA||25)||Carson Wentz||QB||North Dakota State|
|13)||Chris Jones||DT||Mississippi State|
The NCAA head coaches confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:
|2)||Mark Dantonio||Michigan State|
|4)||Jimbo Fisher||Florida State|
|6)||Brian Kelly||Notre Dame|
|7)||Chris Klieman||North Dakota State|
|8)||Urban Meyer||Ohio State|
|10)||Gary Patterson||Texas Christian|
2016 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES
|WHAT:||81st Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.|
|WHERE:||Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois.|
|WHEN:||7:00 PM CT/8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 28 (Round 1).|
|6:00 PM CT/7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 29 (Rounds 2-3).|
|11:00 AM CT/Noon ET, Saturday, April 30 (Rounds 4-7).|
|The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 10:15 PM CT. In 2015, the first round consumed three hours and nine minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 10:00 PM CT. The second and third rounds took four hours and 10 minutes in 2015. The draft will conclude by approximately 5:30 PM CT on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took six hours and 26 minutes in 2015.|
|DRAFTING:||Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.|
|ROUNDS:||Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 28; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 29; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 30.|
|There will be 253 selections, including 33 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 13 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.|
|The following 33 compensatory choices will supplement the 220 regular choices in the seven rounds –
Round 3: Detroit, 33; New England, 34; Seattle, 35; Denver, 36. Round 4: Green Bay, 33; Baltimore, 34; San Francisco, 35; Baltimore, 36; Dallas, 37; Denver, 38; Green Bay, 39; Cleveland, 40; Buffalo, 41. Round 5: Arizona, 33; Seattle, 34; Cleveland 35; Cleveland, 36; San Francisco, 37; San Diego, 38. Round 6: New England, 33; Baltimore, 34; Detroit, 35; San Francisco, 36; Dallas, 37; San Francisco, 38; New England, 39; Seattle, 40; Dallas, 41; Dallas, 42; Buffalo, 43; Denver, 44; Pittsburgh, 45; New England, 46.
|Compensatory picks may not be traded this year. A rule change approved by clubs in 2015 will permit compensatory draft picks to be traded beginning in 2017.|
|TIME LIMITS:||Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6: Five minutes per selection. Round 7 and All Compensatory Picks: Four minutes per selection.|
|TELEVISION & RADIO:||The 2016 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio and TuneIn Radio.|
|INTERNET:||Starting at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, April 28, NFL Now Live Presented by Courtyard provides comprehensive online coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft. Host Matt “Money” Smith anchors the coverage from Chicago, alongside NFL Media draft analyst Bucky Brooks. Additionally, Maurice Jones-Drew and Ike Taylor provide interviews with the first round selections and additional analysis, while Dave Dameshek roams throughout Draft Town in Chicago’s Grant Park providing the sights and sounds. Hosts Colleen Wolfe and Marc Istook analyze social trends from the NFL Draft Social Media Command Center in Chicago, while senior fantasy analyst Michael Fabiano provides immediate fantasy analysis of the picks as they happen from the NFL Network newsroom.
NFL Now Live continues Friday, April 29 at 7:00 PM ET and Saturday, April 30 at Noon ET. On Saturday, NFL Now Live will show every pick made in rounds 4-7, with Lance Zierlein providing further analysis.
NFL Fan Pass gives fans the chance to experience the 2016 NFL Draft through the eyes of top prospects Corey Coleman (WR, Baylor) and Shaq Lawson (DE, Clemson). Visit NFL.com/fanpass during draft week for exclusive one-of-a-kind access as these prospects achieve their dreams of playing in the NFL. From the moment they land in Chicago to the green room and all the way to their new city after being drafted NFL Fan Pass is the ultimate inside access to the 2016 NFL Draft.
Fans can also follow the 2016 NFL Draft on YouTube. Youtube.com/NFL will feature interviews, highlights, and behind-the-scenes videos of the 2016 draft class throughout the week and during the event.
|MOBILE:||Exclusively for Verizon customers, NFL Mobile offers a live stream of the NFL Network’s 2016 NFL Draft coverage, where fans can watch in it’s entirely the excitement of every pick, from every round live from Chicago. Other features available through NFL Mobile are a live draft tracker, and all of the news and on-demand video featuring draft and team analysis. For more information, visit your app store or NFL.com/Mobile. Data usage applies for app download and use. Available on iOS, Android and Windows.
Live streaming of NFL Network in NFL Mobile from Verizon on smartphones is available to all Verizon Wireless customers. Featuring live stats, news articles, video highlights, live streams and access to NFL Now for all fans, NFL Mobile provides fans extensive coverage leading up to and during the 2016 NFL Draft. Available on Windows 8.1+, iOS and Android devices. To download NFL Mobile from Verizon go to NFL.com/mobile or for more information, visit Verizon.com/NFL. Data usage applies for app download and use.
2016 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER
|3.||San Diego Chargers||4||12||0||.250||135||121||0||.527|
|7.||San Francisco 49ers||5||11||0||.313||138||118||0||.539|
|8.||Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami)||6||10||0||.375||120||136||0||.469|
|9.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||10||0||.375||124||132||0||.484|
|10.||New York Giants||6||10||0||.375||128||128||0||.500|
|12.||New Orleans Saints||7||9||0||.438||129||127||0||.504|
|15.||Los Angeles Rams||7||9||0||.438||135||121||0||.527|
|20.||New York Jets||10||6||0||.625||113||143||0||.441|
|27.||Green Bay Packers||10||6||0||.625||136||120||0||.531|
|28.||Kansas City Chiefs||11||5||0||.688||127||129||0||.496|
|29.||New England Patriots*||12||4||0||.750||121||135||0||.473|