Live Updates and Results of 2016 NFL Draft First Round Selections

Live Updates and Results of 2016 NFL Draft First Round Selections

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That'll do it for VAVEL's LIVE of the first round of the NFL Draft. Thank's for enjoying the night with us!

The Seattle Seahawks select Germain Ifedi, OL, Texas A&M University.

Panthers' defensive tackle Kawann Short will be on the final year of his rookie contract in 2016. Drafting Butler could be a preemptive move.

The Seattle Seahawks select 

The Seattle Seahawks are on the clock.

The Carolina Panthers select Vernon Butler, DL, Louisiana Tech University.

The Carolina Panthers are on the clock.

Nkemdiche is considered by many as a top 10 talent, who has been undone by off field issues and an eccetric personality.

The Arizona Cardinals select Robert Nkemdiche, DL, from the University of Mississippi.

The Arizona Cardinals are on the clock.

The 49ers' selection of Garnett comes in the wake of the departure of Alex Boone to the Vikings in free agency.

The San Francisco 49ers select Joshua Garnett, OL, from Stanford University

The San Francisco 49ers are on the clock.

Yet another trade in this draft. The San Francisco 49ers have traded with Kansas City to move back into the first round. Presumably to take Connor Cook.

The Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock.

Entering the draft, few thought Kenny Clark would be the first player picked from UCLA.

The Green Bay Packers select Kenny Clark, DL, University of California, Los Angeles.

The Broncos' selection of Lynch puts dormant trades for Colin Kaepernick and Sam Bradford in the trash bin.

The Green Bay Packers are on the clock.

16 year old's name is Daniel Hailpern.

The Denver Broncos select Paxton Lynch, QB, from the University of Memphis.

16 year old cancer survivor to make the pick for Denver.

The Denver Broncos give up 31st overall and their 3rd round pick to move up.

The Denver Broncos have traded up in the draft with Seattle. Expectation is Paxton Lynch or Connor Cook.

The Seattle Seahawks are on the clock.

The Pittsburgh Steelers select Artie Burns, DB, University of Miami.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the clock.

The Cincinnati Bengals select William Jackson III, DB, from the University of Houston.

That makes three receviers in a row in the 20s. The Bengals could very well make it four.

The Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock.

The Minnesota Vikings select Laquon Treadwell, WR, University of Mississippi.

I think it's safe to say Kirk Cousins, "likes that."

The Minnesota Vikings are on the clock.

The Washington Redskins select Josh Doctson, WR, form Texas Christian University.

Will Fuller was the only wide receiver to break the 4.4 mark at this year's NFL Combine.

The Washington Redskins are on the clock.

The Houston Texans select Will Fuller, WR, from the University of Notre Dame.

The Houston Texans are on the clock.

The Redskins and Titans have swapped picks. Third trade of the night.

That makes five Ohio State Buckeyes so far in the first round.

The Washington Redskins are on the clock.

The New York Jets select Darron Lee, LB , from the Ohio State University

Despite entering the year with high expectations, the Bills ended the 2015 season second to last (21) in sacks total.

The New York Jets are on the clock.

The Buffalo Bills select Shaq Lawson, DL, from Clemson University.

The Buffalo Bills are on the clock.

The Indianapolis Colts select Ryan Kelly, OL, from the University of Alabama.

Seattle-derived defenses are having a big influence in this draft. Both the Raiders and Falcons were looking for "Kam Chancellor" types to play strong safety.

The Indianapolis Colts are on the clock.

The Atlanta Falcons select Keanu Neal, DB, from the University of Florida.

Taylor Decker makes four Ohio State Buckeyes off the board before pick 20.

The Atlanta Falcons are on the clock.

The Detroit Lions select Taylor Decker, OL, from Ohio State University.

The Detroit Lions are on the clock.

The Cleveland Browns select Corey Coleman, WR, from Baylor University.

Karl Joseph missed much of the 2015 college season with an ACL tear, but compiled five interceptions in 4 games.

The Cleveland Browns are on the clock.

The Oakland Raiders select Karl Joseph, DB, from West Virgnia University.

Laremy Tunsil survives the first round. 

The Oakland Raiders are on the clock.

The Miami Dolphins select Laremy Tunsil, OL, from the University of Mississippi.

The Miami Dolphins are on the clock.

The New Orleans Saints select Sheldon Rankins, DL, from the University of Lousiville

Ian Rapoport reporting some teams, including the Baltimore Ravens, have taken Laremy Tunsil off their board.

The New Orleans Saints are on the clock.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Vernon Hargreaves III, DB, from the University of Florida.

Recap of the top 10: 1) Jared Goff, LA; 2) Carson Wentz, 3) PHI; Joey Bosa, 4) SD; Ezekiel Elliott, DAL; 5) Jalen Ramsey, JAC; 6) Ronnie Stanley, BAL; 7) DeForest Buckner, SF; 8) Jack Conklin, TEN; 9) Leonard Floyd, CHI; 10) Eli Apple; NYG

Apple leap frongs Florida's Veron Hargreaves III and joins cornerback Janoris Jenkins in New York.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock.

The New York Giants select Eli Apple, DB, from Ohio State University.

The New York Giants are on the clock.

The Chicago Bears select Leonard Floyd, LB, from the University of Georgia.

Commissioner Goodell also honors Walter Peyton NFL Man of the Year award winner, Anquan Boldin.

Before the Bears' pick, commissioner Goodell takes time to honor Walter Peyton before the home town crowd.

Going back to the Titans-Browns trade, the Browns pick up an additional 3rd rounder.

The Chicago Bears are on the clock.

The Chicago Bears trade up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gives up 4th round pick.

Another player falling is linebacker Myles Jack, who admitted he may need microfracture surgery down the line.

It appears the off field rumors surrounding Laremy Tunsil are coming to head in this draft. 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock.

The Tennessee Titans select Jack Conklin, OL, Michigan State.

The Tennessee Titans are on the clock.

The Tennessee Titans ahve traded back into the top 10 with the Cleveland Browns.

There has been a trade.

That makes two Oregon defensive lineman in back-to-back first rounds to the 49ers: Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner.

The Cleveland Browns are on the clock.

The San Francisco 49ers select DeForest Buckner, DL, from the University of Oregon

A late-breaking draft story involved what appeared to be a maliscious tweet from Laremy Tunsil's twitter account account showing him smoking illegal substances into a gas mask just moments before the draft began.

The San Franciscio 49ers are on the clock.

The Baltimore Ravens select Ronnie Stanley, OT, fromthe Unviersity of Notre Dame.

The Ravens will have their choice of the top left tackles available: Laremy Tunsil and Ronnie Stanley; as well as DeForest Buckner.

The Baltimore Ravens are on the clock.

The Jacksonville Jaguars select Jalen Ramsey, DB, from Florida State University.

Jalen Ramsey, who many considered the draft's best overall player, remains on the board.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are on the clock.

The Dallas Cowboys select Ezekiel Elliott, RB, from Ohio State University.

Unexpected pick for San Diego, most expected one of the top tackles or Jalen Ramsey.

The Dallas Cowboys are on the clock.

The San Diego Chargers select Joey Bosa, DL, from Ohio State University.

The San Diego Chargers are on the clock.

The Philadelphia Eagles select Carson Wentz, QB, from North Dakota State University.

The Philadelphia Eagles are on the clock.

The Los Angeles Rams select Jared Goff, QB, from the University of California.

Commisioner takes the stage in a flash. Rams officially on the clock.

Crowded green room tonight with 25 players invited to Chicago. Some may make it to day 2.

We're here folks, the 2016 NFL Draft. Los Angeles Rams are about to be officially on the clock.

We're within 10 minutes of the start of the draft. First two picks are expected to go: Jared Goff and Carson Wentz.

The real initrigue centers around the San Diego Chargers and Tom Telesco, who will have their choice of any non-quarterback in this class.

Latest rumors: Browns and Cowboys interested in moving up or back to the end of the first targeting quarterback Paxton Lynch. Per Adam Schefter and others.

Pre-draft events are kicking off with an NFL homage to the U.S. Military and the National Anthem sung by Ian Bowling.

Welcome to VAVEL USA's of the 2016 NFL Draft. We're about 30 minutes away from commisioner Roger Goodell taking the stage.

To wrap this preview up, realities outside draft day will loom large over the downtown Chicago venue. Roger Goodell and the NFL just won a case against Tom Brady in federal court which upheld the commisioner's four game suspension against Brady for the upcoming season. Patriots fans will be further reminded of "deflate-gate" by the absence of a New England pick in the first round of this draft (a team penalty for allegedly infating footballs in the 2015 AFC Championship game). Just as fans and the league thought "deflate-gate" was in their rear-view, the "boos" Goodell traditionally hears on draft day will bring many of those memories back and front and center.

The tail end of the draft will offer plenty of exceitement, as well, with many fringe first round picks offering up big names. Heisman trophy winner Derrick Henry was projected as a mid to late round pick in January, but concerns about his work loard and running style may cause him to full deeper into the second day and perhaps the first round. Henry's teammate at Alabama, Reggie Ragland, may also see day two as teams consider how much althetic upside he offers as a middle linebacker. The end of the first round also is where the next group are quarterbacks are expected to land, including former Penn State signal caller, Christian Hackenberg.

In juxtaposition with drafts in previous years, this year's class doesn't have a headlining widereceiver but rather a group of good to very good prospects. Corey Coleman, Josh Doctson, Will Fuller, Michael Thomas, Sterling Shepard, and Laquon Treadwell all have first round aspirations. Treadwell, who was once viewed as the draft's best receiver, caused a stir when he failed to break the 4.5 mark inthe 40-yard dash at Ole Miss' pro day. Conversely, former Texas Christian stand-out Josh Doctson wowed scouts during the NFL combine with a faster than expected 4.5 flat 40-yard dash and a 41" vertical jump. With a league favoring ahtletic upside, Docston - along with speedsters Coleman and Fuller - are the likliest in the group to go in the first round.

A couple who will have the league on the edge of their seats will be the New York Jets and Denver Broncos. Both teams are currently without their starting quarterbacks from a year ago (the Jets' Fitzpatrick remains unsigned and the Broncos' Manning and Osweiler are retired and working elsewhere, respectively) and are expected to take a passer at some point in this draft. The first round fates of quarterbacks Paxton Lynch and Connor Cook - viewed by most as the definite second tier quarterbacks - will largely rest in the hands of both the Jets and Broncos.

Outside the top 10, the players appear to be more of a story than the teams. Robert Nkemdiche as been reportedly "red flagged" by a number of teams due to his eccentric personality and off field incidents while in college at Ole Miss. Many view Nkemdiche as a top 10 talent, but with the recent fallouts of Josh Gordon, Greg Hardy, and Johnny Manziel, he may see the start of the second day.

Speaking of 8th overall, all eyes will be on the Paul DePodesta (of moneyball fame) strategized Cleveland Browns. With an analytics core led by the aforementioned DePodesta, as well as Harvard grad Sashi Brown, the Browns are in yet another favorable position to add talented youth to the roster.

Arguably the most intriguing name receiving top 10 consideration is running back Ezekiel Elliott who could join Todd Gurley as a top 10 running back, taken in consecutive years. Teams picking as early as Dallas (4th overall) are said to be in consideration and he me even be a trade target for the Miami Dolphins, who may want to move back into the 8th overall spot they traded away to Philadelphia (who then traded it to Cleveland).

The rest of the top 10 also projects as a mirage considering the conflicting injury reports of top rated linebacker, Myles Jack. There are also rumors of surging names making waves in the top 10 like: defensive tackle, Sheldon Rankins; linebacker, Leonard Floyd; and offensive tackle, Jack Conklin.

What happens after is anyone's guess. The San Diego Chargers project to be in a favorable position to take whoever they percieve being the best non-quarterback in this draft. Possible names include defensive back, Jalen Ramsey; offensive tackles, Laremy Tunsil and Ronnie Stanley; and defensive lineman, DeForest Buckner.

This year's event has already seen two block-buster trades take place and there are likely to be more teams moving during the draft. Both the Tennessee Titans (1st overall) and Cleveland Browns (2nd overall) traded places with the Los Angeles Rams (15th overall) and Philadelphia Eagles (8th overall), respectively to secure the top two quarterbacks in this class - Jared Goff and Carson Wentz.

Hello, my name is Richard Sena and I will be covering VAVEL USA's LIVE of the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, starting at 8 P.M. Est. On this draft day eve, I'll get you caught up on what's to come on what is sure to be a memorable night.

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