It’s the NFL 2016 Draft, the biggest event for college football players itching for a chance to join the big leagues. The first round goes down on April 28 and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every pick! Click to watch.
The 2016 NFL season doesn’t kick off for months but for some lucky players, their seasons – and careers – kick off with the NFL Draft. Teams will make their first round selection and fans are eager to find out which of college football’s young studs will become the next batch of NFL superstars.
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This year, the NFL Draft will take place at the Auditorium Theatre in beautiful Chicago, Illinois. This will be the moment that kicks off a lot of young players’ professional careers, so be ready to see your next favorite player get picked. The action kicks off at 8:00 P.M. EST so be ready to see which player goes to what team.
The biggest drama is always around who’s going to be the No. 1 overall pick. Out of the last ten drafts, a quarterback has been the first pick: JaMarcus Russell, 30, Matthew Stafford, 28, Sam Bradford, 28, Cam Newton, 26, Andrew Luck, 26, and Jameis Winston, 22. This year will be no different, as California’s Jared Goff, 21, or North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz, 23, are likely to be picked by the Los Angeles Rams, according to SB Nation. The remaining QB will likely go to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Another bit of drama is surrounding UCLA’s Myles Jack, 20. Though he’s been championed as the best off-the-ball linebacker in his class, teams reportedly discovered a chondral defect in his right knee. Could that sink his chance to play in the big league? Make your Draft day playlist after signing up for unlimited and ad-free streaming music here.
“It’s nothing extreme,” Myles said, per the Bleacher Report. “Down the line, possibly I could have micro-fracture surgery – potentially. Who knows what will happen? Nobody knows how long anybody is going to play in this league. To play three years [in the NFL] would be above average.” That optimism might not be shared by teams who will risk a first round pick on someone who’s out in three years.
There’s one team that won’t be making a pick in the first round and that’s the New England Patriots. The Pats lost their first round pick due to their role in the Deflate-gate Scandal. Tom Brady, 38 (who was pick #199 in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL draft) thought he wouldn’t have to serve his 4-game suspension but the Federal Appeals court reinstated the penalty.
Who do you think will be the overall number one pick, HollywoodLifers?