Cornerback - Vernon Hargreaves
Tampa Bay Buccaneers first overall pick.
The 2016 NFL Draft was the 81st annual meeting of National Football League (NFL). As in 2015, the draft took place in Chicago, Illinois at the Auditorium Theatre and Grant Park. The draft began on Thursday, April 28 with the first round, and ended on Saturday, April 30. The Tennessee Titans, the team with the fewest wins in the NFL for the 2015 season, traded the right to the top pick in the draft to the Los Angeles Rams, the first time the top pick was traded before the draft since 2001 when the San Diego Chargers traded their first pick to the Atlanta Falcons. Ohio State became the second school to have three players drafted in the top ten and to have five players drafted in the first round.
Ninety-six underclassmen announced their intention to enter the 2016 NFL Draft as underclassmen, which primarily include juniors and redshirt sophomores who are forgoing future years of college eligibility. In order to be eligible to enter the draft, players must be at least 3 years removed from high school. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft was January 18, 2016.
The Buccaneers picked from 9th, 8th, 11th and 10th through the draft. They traded their 3rd round pick and a 4th round pick to Kansas City Chiefs for the additional 2nd round pick. They moved down two spots in the first round with Chicago Bears. The additional 6th round pick came from Washington Redskins in the Dashon Goldson trade and saw them lose their 7th round pick in the process.
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|C||Center||CB||Cornerback||DB||Defensive back||DE||Defensive end|
|DL||Defensive lineman||DT||Defensive tackle||FB||Fullback||FS||Free safety|
|LB||Linebacker||LS||Long snapper||OT||Offensive Tackle||OL||Offensive lineman|
|NT||Nose tackle||P||Punter||PR||Punt returner||QB||Quarterback|
|RB||Running back||S||Safety||SS||Strong safety||TB||Tailback|
|TE||Tight end||WR||Wide receiver|
Notable Undrafted Players
|Original NFL team||Player||Pos.||College||Conf.||Notes|
|New York Jets||Robby Anderson||WR||Temple||The American||Had 42 catches for 587 yards in 2016|
|Atlanta Falcons||Brian Poole||CB||Florida||SEC||Started in Super Bowl LI|
|New Orleans Saints||Ken Crawley||CB||Colorado||Pac-12||Played in 15 games in 2016, making 43 tackles|
|New Orleans Saints||Wil Lutz||K||Georgia State||Sun Belt||28 for 34 (FG%: 82.4) in 2016|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Alex Erickson||WR||Wisconsin||Big Ten||810 Kick return yards in 2016|
|Washington Redskins||Robert Kelley||RB||Tulane||The American||704 yards, 6 TD in 2016|
|New York Giants||Andrew Adams||S||Connecticut||AAC|
|Oakland Raiders||Jalen Richard||RB||Southern Mississippi||C-USA||Had a 75 yard touchdown on his first carry|
Hall of Famers
- No player selected in this draft has yet been inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame. (If we've missed someone please advise)