2016 Full Draft Recap

For the first round recap, click here

Notes:

After drafting defensive back Jalen Ramsey in the first round, the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted linebacker Myles Jack in the second round. If Jack stays healthy in the NFL, the Jaguars will end up with essentially two first round picks from this draft. Also, it’s worth noting that the Jaguars’ top pick from last year, defensive end Dante Fowler, missed the 2015 season with an injury, because the Jaguars now have three Top 10 talents who will debut in the near future. The Jaguars will be contending for a playoff berth very soon—maybe even in 2016.

In the third round, the Cleveland Browns curiously drafted quarterback Cody Kessler when Connor Cook was on the board. The Browns also drafted a total of five receivers by the time the draft ended. Cook ended up going to the Oakland Raiders, who have their quarterback of the future in Derek Carr.

Cook, Cardale Jones (Buffalo Bills), Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys), and Kevin Hogan (Kansas City Chiefs) were all Day 3 picks, and will likely have a chance to develop behind a veteran signal caller. Christian Hackenburg, who was picked by the New York Jets in the second round, may have to play earlier than expected if the Jets can’t re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up to draft kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round. While some may scrutinize the pick, the value of kickers has increased due to the extra point rule change. Aguayo is the first kicker to be drafted in the second round since 2004.

Of the Colts’ eight picks, four were used to add offensive lineman. The Colts drafted defensive players with the other four picks. Protecting QB Andrew Luck and building the defense were clearly Indy’s priorities.

The Minnesota Vikings added German WR Moritz Boehringer. Boehringer is the first player to go to the NFL directly from a European league.

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