Who's Attending This Year's NFL Draft?

Intro: 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.

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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:

 

1)

Art Briles

Baylor

2)

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State

3)

Sonny Dykes

California

4)

Jimbo Fisher

Florida State

5)

Hugh Freeze

Mississippi

6)

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame

7)

Chris Klieman

North Dakota State

8)

Urban Meyer

Ohio State

9)

Jim Mora

UCLA

10)

Gary Patterson

Texas Christian

11)

Nick Saban

Alabama

12)

Dabo Swinney

Clemson

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-Drewand Ike Taylorprovide interviews with the first round selections and additional analysis, while Dave Dameshekroams throughout Draft Town in Chicago's Grant Park providing the sights and sounds. Hosts Colleen Wolfeand Marc Istookanalyze social trends from the NFL Draft Social Media Command Center in Chicago, while senior fantasy analyst Michael Fabianoprovides 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 Zierleinproviding further analysis.

NFL Fan Passgives 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

 

* *

#

* *

Team

* *

Win

* *

Loss

* *

Tie

Winning

Percentage

* *

Win

* *

Loss

* *

Tie

Strength of

Schedule

1.

 Tennessee Titans

3

13

0

.188

126

130

0

.492

2.

Cleveland Browns

3

13

0

.188

136

120

0

.531

3.

San Diego Chargers

4

12

0

.250

135

121

0

.527

4.

Dallas Cowboys

4

12

0

.250

136

120

0

.531

5.

Jacksonville Jaguars

5

11

0

.313

121

135

0

.473

6.

Baltimore Ravens

5

11

0

.313

130

126

0

.508

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

11.

Chicago Bears

6

10

0

.375

140

116

0

.547

12.

New Orleans Saints

7

9

0

.438

129

127

0

.504

13.

Miami Dolphins

(from Philadelphia)

7

9

0

.438

130

126

0

.508

14.

Oakland Raiders

7

9

0

.438

131

125

0

.512

15.

Los Angeles Rams

7

9

0

.438

135

121

0

.527

16.

Detroit Lions

7

9

0

.438

137

119

0

.535

17.

Atlanta Falcons

8

8

0

.500

123

133

0

.480

18.

Indianapolis Colts

8

8

0

.500

128

128

0

.500

19.

Buffalo Bills

8

8

0

.500

130

126

0

.508

20.

New York Jets

10

6

0

.625

113

143

0

.441

21.

Washington Redskins

9

7

0

.563

119

137

0

.465

22.

 Houston Texans

9

7

0

.563

127

129

0

.496

23.

Minnesota Vikings

11

5

0

.688

129

127

0

.504

24.

Cincinnati Bengals

12

4

0

.750

122

134

0

.477

25.

Pittsburgh Steelers

10

6

0

.625

129

127

0

.504

26.

Seattle Seahawks

10

6

0

.625

133

123

0

.520

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

30.

Arizona Cardinals

13

3

0

.813

122

134

0

.477

31.

Carolina Panthers

15

1

0

.938

113

143

0

.441

32.

Denver Broncos

12

4

0

.750

128

128

0

.500

*Selection forfeited.

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