Who Was the 2016 NFL Top Draft Pick?

Jared Goff (QB - California)

Jared Goff at the NFL Draft
Date: 
Apr 28, 2016
Site: 
Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL
For: 
Los Angeles Rams
Runner Up: 
Carson Wentz (QB - NDSU)

The Los Angeles Ram acquired the top pick in the 2016 NFL draft in a trade with the Tennessee Titans, and they used it to select California quarterback Jared Goff. The Eagles traded up also to get the second pick and selected another quarterback, Carson Wentz from NDSU.

Ohio State had five players taken in the top twenty, including the third and fourth selections.

New England's first round pick was forfeited as a result of the "deflategate" scandal.

 

2016 NFL First Round Draft Picks

PickTeamPlayerPos/School
1Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee)Jared GoffQB, California
2Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland)Carson WentzQB, North Dakota State
3San Diego ChargersJoey BosaDE, Ohio State
4Dallas CowboysEzekiel ElliottRB, Ohio State
5Jacksonville JaguarsJalen RamseyCB, Florida State
6Baltimore RavensRonnie StanleyOT, Notre Dame
7San Francisco 49ersDeForest BucknerDE, Oregon
8Tennessee Titans (from Miami)Jack ConklinOT, Michigan State
9Chicago Bears (from Tampa Bay)Leonard FloydLB, Georgia
10New York GiantsEli AppleCB, Ohio State
11Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Chicago)Vernon HargreavesCB, Florida
12New Orleans SaintsSheldon RankinsDT, Louisville
13Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia)Laremy TunsilOT, Mississippi
14Oakland RaidersKarl JosephS, West Virginia
15Cleveland Browns (from Los Angeles)Core ColemanWR, Baylor
16Detroit LionsTaylor DeckerOT, Ohio State
17Atlanta FalconsKeanu NealS, Florida
18Indianapolis ColtsRyan KellyC, Alabama
19Buffalo BillsShaq LawsonDE, Clemson
20New York JetsDarron LeeLB, Ohio State
21Houston Texans (from Washington)Will FullerWR, Notre Dame
22Washington Redskins (from Houston)Josh DoctsonWR, TCU
23Minnesota VikingsLaquon TreadwellWR, Mississippi
24Cincinnati BengalsWilliam JacksonCB, Houston
25Pittsburgh SteelersArtie BurnsCB, Miami (FL)
26Denver Broncos (from Seattle)Paxton LynchQB, Memphis
27Green Bay PackersKenny ClarkDT, UCLA
28San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City)Joshua GarnettG, Stanford
 New England Patriotsforfeited 
29Arizona CardinalsRobert NkemdicheDT, Mississippi
30Carolina PanthersVernon ButlerDT, Louisiana Tech
31Seattle Seahawks (from Denver)Germain IfediOT, Texas A&M