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2016 NFL Draft Results - Round 1

If you thought all of the action from the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft ended when the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles made blockbuster trades to move up, you are sorely mistaken.

All throughout tonight, April 28, 2016, we will be tracking each pick and providing instant analysis as it happens. Mile High Report staff contributors and NFL Draft gurus will be providing instant analysis, while Brandon Perna will be dishing his take from his That's Good Broncos YouTube channel. Refresh this post often and comment below.

As for the Denver Broncos, what do you think John Elway will do with that last pick of the night? Reportedly, they will be looking to move up again this year, but if the draft board doesn't fall to Elway's liking we could see him sit and wait until the very end.

First Round - 2016 NFL Draft Results

Jared Goff

MHR Analysis: The Rams take the local kid who will be their starter from Day 1. Jared Goff might not have the protypical size teams covet in a quarterback, but he's a smart player who has absolutely lethal accuracy and is widely regarded as the most pro-ready QB in the entire draft. -Christopher Hart

The Rams moved to LA and are bringing with them the number one overall pick Jared Goff. He's the best QB in this draft and will step in as the starter for the Rams on day one. He will have a fun time handing the ball off to Jared Goff in LA. -Scotty Payne

Carson Wentz
North Dakota State

MHR Analysis: As an NDSU alum, I never envisioned the meteoric rise that Carson Wentz endured. Nevertheless, the pride of North Dakota has the ability to become a top-tier NFL signal caller. Smarts, arm strength and an unparalleled desire to win will make him a successful quarterback in this league. -Christopher Hart

Wentz is a high upside pick for the Eagles and he will push Sam Bradford(if he's still there) for the starting job, Eagles traded a lot to get this pick and I think they will love him. -Scotty Payne

Joey Bosa
Ohio State

MHR Analysis: Okay, the Chargers now have another edge rusher to pair with Melvin Ingram to rush whoever is quarterbacking the Broncos. Surprising pick, but a good one. -Scotty Payne

I feel that Joey Bosa is better in a 4-3. Where does San Diego play him in a 3-4? 5-technique? OLB? It's a weird fit for me, but he can do either. He's a versatile defender, but I didn't feel he was a Top 5 player at any point in my evaluation process. -Christopher Hart

Ezekiel Elliott
Ohio State

MHR Analysis: I love this pick! Zeke will do great things in that backfield and will help protect Tony Romo. He's a great pass blocker and does everything great. It sucks passing on Jalen Ramsey, but Zeke is a fine pick. -Scotty Payne

Ezekiel Elliot is a blue-chip player at the running back position and could be an absolutely transcendent player in the NFL. It's a surprise pick for me, but there is no doubt he is a gamer. He has the speed, vision and receiving skills to be an three down back. Furthermore, he has the ability to take it to the house every time he touches the ball. A great selection, but I'd of gone with Jalen Ramsey and opted for a running back in the second round if I was the Dallas Cowboys. -Christopher Hart

Jalen Ramsey
Florida State

MHR Analysis: Jalen Ramsey was undoubtedly the best player I watched in college football over the past few seasons at the defensive back position. Will they play him as a press corner or a safety in Gus Bradley's defensive scheme? Either way, he has All-Pro potential at either spot. The Jacksonville Jaguars are building a special roster and just got an absolute steal with Ramsey at #5. Fantastic pick. -Christopher Hart

Ramsey is a great value pick for the Jaguars. He's probably the best player in this draft and adds an extra element to the Jags secondary. Great pick. I really like what the Jags are doing. -Scotty Payne

Ronnie Stanley
Notre Dame

MHR Analysis: Maybe the Ravens saw Tunsil's tweet? Ronnie Stanley is a solid pick here and should be a very good starter for them for the next 8 to 10 years. Flacco is coming off a torn ACL so they need to keep him protected in 2016. -Scotty Payne

Ronnie Stanley might not be the best offensive tackle in this class, but he is a Pro-Bowl caliber offensive tackle. He is a great pass protector and a monster run blocker. The Ravens just got themselves a 10+ year player at the position. -Christopher Hart

DeForest Buckner

MHR Analysis: DeForest Buckner is a perfect fit as a 5-tech defensive end in a 3-4 scheme. The 49ers are arguably getting the best defensive line prospect in the entire draft at #7. -Christopher Hart

Kelly gets his former Oregon duck to pair with another Oregon Duck Arik Armstead. The 49ers defense has two big and strong 3-4 DE's to build their defense around. A very solid pick. Also, no quarterback here means Paxton Lynch continues to fall. -Scotty Payne

Jack Conklin
Michigan State

MHR Analysis: Jack Conklin over Tunsil? The Tunsil free fall continues and the Titans nab a nasty blocker in Jack Conklin. He'll slide to the right side and protect Marcus Mariota. Solid pick for the Titans. -Scotty Payne

Jack Conklin out of Michigan State is a lunch pail mentality offensive tackle who can play a variety of positions. He's not the most sound pass protector, but an absolute mauler in the run game. The Titans probably wouldn't have had to have traded up for him, but then the Tunsil situation happened and blew up draft boards across America. -Christopher Hart

Leonard Floyd

MHR Analysis: Leonard Floyd is one of the best defenders in the entire draft and will be an absolute force for the Chicago Bears. He needs to add some strength, but he has the length and athleticism to be a premier pass rusher in the NFL. -Christopher Hart

Leonard Floyd has been a fast riser lately and will give the Bears a solid pass going forward. Giants probably had him high on their board so they stole Floyd away from them. Nice pick by the Bears and Foxy. -Scotty Payne

Eli Apple
Ohio State

MHR Analysis: Not sure if he can cook, but there are plenty of nice places to eat in NYC. Solid pick for the Giants. Gotta cover Dez in that division. I would have gone Shaq Lawson, but solid pick. -Scotty Payne

Eli Apple has great athleticism, but he isn't one of the Top 3 corners in this draft. He is a very inconsistent player who gets a lot of penalties. I can't believe he went over VHIII from Florida. Worst value pick of the draft so far in my eyes. -Christopher Hart

Vernon Hargreaves III

MHR Analysis: Vernon Hargreaves was my second rated cornerback in this draft behind Jalen Ramsey. All-word athleticism and true diligence for a young player. Student of the game, very sound technique player. Has great potential and is a wonderful pick for Tampa Bay. -Christopher Hart

VGIII is a great pick for the Bucs. A little surprised the Giants didn't take him, but he should step in and start right away for the Bucs. Gets to stay in the state of Florida too. Great pick for the Bucs! -Scotty Payne

Sheldon Rankins

MHR Analysis: Nailed this pick! Rankins was unblockable at the Senior Bowl and Rankins is the best interior pass rusher in the game. Great pick for a defense that needs help everywhere. -Scotty Payne

Sheldon Rankins is one of my favorite defensive tackles in the draft. He is an absolute stud off the snap and a great penetrating interior player and was a man among boys at the Senior Bowl. The Saints desperately needed defensive help and they got a great player here. -Christopher Hart

Laremy Tunsil
Ole Miss

MHR Analysis: The free fall ends in Miami. The Dolphins get a steal in Tunsil. He's a day one starter and a potential All-Pro guy. Hopefully today learned him a lesson and he plays with a chip on his shoulder. Great player and a great value for the Phins. -Scotty Payne

What happened to Tunsil (sabotage) was sad, but he lands in Miami with a team in desperate need of offensive line help. He is an All-Pro caliber player and undeniably one of the best players in the whole draft. If he keeps his head on straight, this is a home run selection. -Christopher Hart

Karl Joseph
West Virginia

MHR Analysis: Raiders gonna Raider. Karl Joseph is an incredible talent at safety, but a Top 15 selection? Depends on if he pans out and stays healthy. This is a shocker. -Christopher Hart

A little early for Karl Joseph but man he is good. He reminds me of Bob Sanders. Samll, but a bullet. Man, the Raiders defense continues to get better. He'll replace Charles Woodson. -Scotty Payne

Corey Coleman

MHR Analysis: Coleman runs like 5 routes, but is an explosive receiver and is now the Browns number one receiver from day one. -Scotty Payne

Corey Coleman has speed to burn and gives the Browns a legitimate target at wide receiver. This is a great pick value wise and when you consider all the picks the Browns have gotten by trading back, they have the opportunity to build something special. -Christopher Hart

Taylor Decker
Ohio State

MHR Analysis: The Lions need help at offensive tackle and get it with Taylor Decker. Solid pass blocker who will help protect Matthew Stafford. He has elite size and length. Not a bad pick at all. - Scotty Payne

The Top 4 offensive tackles are now off the board with the Lions taking Taylor Decker -- another Ohio State player. Urban Meyer has to be proud of his kids today! -Christopher Hart

Keanu Neal

MHR Analysis: Neal will join the Falcons defense and will look to dodge offensive lineman all Matrix style and take down ball carriers. I would have gone Darron Lee, but solid pick. -Scotty Payne

Keanu Neal eviscerates people on the field, but #17 is a huge reach for him. I had him as a second round talent in this class. Teams reaching on safeties. -Christopher Hart

Ryan Kelly

MHR Analysis: The Colts need help in the middle and Kelly is damn good. He'll be the center for 10+ year and anchor that line. Great pick for the Colts because they need to help protect Andrew Luck. - Scotty Payne

Ryan Kelly is the center the Indianapolis Colts desperately needed to help fortify their offensive line. It's not a flashy pick, but this kid is a future Pro-Bowl player at the position. Andrew Luck should be very happy. -Christopher Hart

Shaq Lawson

MHR Analysis: The Buffalo Bills get their pass rushing specialist in Shaq Lawson with the #19 selection, it's a good value for a player who was rumored to go in the Top 10-15 picks. -Christopher Hart

Whew, Lynch stays on the board and the Bills get themselves a replacement for Mario Williams. One of my favorite prospects in this draft and Rex will love this guys potential. Great pick and great value! -Scotty Payne

Darron Lee
Ohio State

MHR Analysis: Darron Lee is a freakish talent at linebacker and Todd Bowles is beefing up the already stout NYJ defense. Great pick. The kid can play ball. - Christopher Hart

Darron Lee is a freak athlete. Reminds me of Ryan Shazier and a great fit for Todd Bowles. The Jets defense continues to get better. That front seven in naaaaasty. -Scotty Payne

Will Fuller
Notre Dame

MHR Analysis: Will Fuller this early is a surprise. He's an absolute burner (4.32) and over a quarter of his receptions this season were for 25 yards or more. He will help stretch the field and give new Texans QB Brock Osweiler a legitimate down the field options beside DeAndre Hopkins. -Christopher Hart

Wow, surprised Houston didn't take Treadwell here. Vikings must have wanted Fuller, but a great pick for the Texans. Brick just needs to toss it up, not under throw it and Fuller will take it. A Mike Wallace clone. -Scotty Payne

Josh Doctson

MHR Analysis: A bit of a surprise here, but gives Kirk Cousins another weapon. I would have assumed defensive tackle here, but they can get another guy later. A big WR who will do well. Aggressive and goes up for the ball. A fun player to watch. -Scotty Payne

Josh Docston put up all-world numbers at TCU and finished his last season with 79 catches for 1,337 yards and 14 scores -- in just 11 games. Absolute game changer. Great pick for the Redskins. -Christopher Hart

Laquon Treadwell
Ole Miss

MHR Analysis: Vikings get themselves a big target for Teddy Bridgewater. He'll pair well with their receiving core that is made up of smaller/faster wide receivers. Nice addition! -Scotty Payne

Laquon Treadwell is a solid pick for the Minnesota Vikings who needed help at the wide receiver position. I'm not sure he's a true #1 guy due to his lack of speed, but he will make a great #2 at the very least. -Christopher Hart

William Jackson III

MHR Analysis:The Bengals get a ball hawking corner who is explosive. Bengals keep adding to their secondary every year. It's a deep unit. Nice pick. -Scotty Payne

William Jackson III is the pick for the Bengals who need help in the secondary. He has great ball skills, but was also targeted insanely throughout the last half of the season. My question is why did teams always throw at him? My guess is that he plays off-man coverage so much and there is a big cushion, but he routinely made opposing QB's pay. Solid selection. -Christopher Hart

Artie Burns

MHR Analysis: The Steelers wanted William Jackson, they will have to settle for Artie Burns. It's a terrible reach and now defensive backs are flying off the board. -Christopher Hart

Paxton Lynch

MHR Analysis: Paxton Lynch has just as much upside as any other quarterback in this draft. He completed 66.7 of his passes as a junior and threw for 3,778 yards and 28 touchdowns. Not only is he accurate, he also can run the ball and escape. Jon Gruden recently compared him to Cam Newton. There will be a learning curve for him to adjust from Justin Fuente's Memphis spread offense to the NFL, but fans can't be mad about this pick. Denver needed a quarterback and they get an affordable option with tremendous potential for five years. Elway does it again! -Christopher Hart


Kenny Clark

MHR Analysis: Kenny Clark is a solid pick for the Packers who need help up front. Can play any position on their 3-4 front and is widely considered one of the best NT's in this years class. -Christopher Hart

Joshua Garnett

MHR Analysis: Joshua Garnett is another PAC-12 player that Chip Kelly selects. He will be an immediate starter at left or right guard for the 49ers. Absolute mauler on the offensive line. The 49ers got a whole lot better with Buckner and Garnett fortifying their trenches. -Christopher Hart

Robert Nkemdiche
Ole Miss

MHR Analysis: Robert Nkemdiche is easily one of the top five most talented players in this years' draft. He was my #1 player at the beginning of the year, but character concerns definitely shot him down draft boards. Bruce Arians will help keep him in line and playing next to Chandler Jones and company, he will have a lot of potential there. Could be as good as Darnell Dockett was in his prime, if not better. -Christopher Hart

Vernon Butler
Louisiana Tech

MHR Analysis: Vernon Butler is the pick for the Carolina Panthers. He was someone I thought the Broncos would target at the end of the first round. Versatile defender who can play inside at defensive tackle or outside at defensive end. Needs to work on his pad level and not get pushed around so much. Best fit is as a natural pass rusher. Has big issues getting blown off the ball in the running game in the tape I watched though. -Christopher Hart

Germain Ifedi
Texas A&M

MHR Analysis: To end the first round of the NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks replace Russell Okung by drafting Germain Ifedi. He can play multiple positions on the line, but will likely be best at tackle. Has great footwork, but needs to work on hand placement and technique to take his game to the next level. -Christopher Hart

Note: The New England Patriots forfeited their first round pick because they cheated again.