2016 NFL Draft Live: Broncos Select QB Paxton Lynch After Trading Up


11:36 p.m.: The Seattle Seahawks drafted Texas A&M offensive tackle Germain Ifedi, filling a major need after left tackle Russell Okung departed in free agency.

Thus ends the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. It wasn’t quite as fun without a Patriots pick.

11:29 p.m.The Carolina Panthers drafted Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Vernon Butler 30th overall. The defensive tackles are starting to fall off the board.

11:23 p.m.The Arizona Cardinals drafted Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche 29th overall, in the spot the Patriots would have selected. Nkemdiche fell because of off-field issues.

11:16 p.m.The 49ers drafted Stanford guard Joshua Garnett 28th overall. The Patriots would have been on the clock now.

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, Alabama defensive tackles A’Shawn Robinson and Jarran Reed, Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche and Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander are the top players available, per CBSSports.com.

11:14 p.m.The Kansas City Chiefs traded the 28th pick to the 49ers, who are back on the board. They selected Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner seventh overall.

11:11 p.m.The Green Bay Packers drafted UCLA defensive tackle Kenny Clark. Clark is just the third interior defensive lineman to be selected in the first round so far. Alabama’s Jarran Reed and A’Shawn Robinson are still on the board. Ole Miss’ Robert Nkemdiche also is available.

11:01 p.m.The Broncos drafted Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch with the 26th overall pick. That’s their starting quarterback of the future. The Broncos only had Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian on their QB depth chart.

Lynch is 6-foot-6, 244 pounds and threw for 3,778 yards with 28 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2015. He carried the ball 87 times for 239 yards with two touchdowns in 2015. He had 17 career rushing touchdowns at Memphis.

10:57 p.m.Are the Denver Broncos about to draft a quarterback? They just traded up from the 31st pick to the 26th pick with the Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos gave up the 94th overall pick to move up five spots.

10:56 p.m.The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Miami cornerback Artie Burns 25th overall. That’s the biggest reach in the draft, according to CBSSports.com’s board. Burns was ranked 66th on CBSSports.com’s board.

10:52 p.m.The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Houston cornerback William Jackson III 24th overall. Jackson is the third first-round cornerback the Bengals have drafted in the last five years.

10:46 p.m.The wide receiver run continues. The Minnesota Vikings drafted Ole Miss wideout Laquon Treadwell 23rd overall. The Vikings needed a big wideout to play opposite Stefon Diggs.

10:36 p.m.The Texans must have been scared another team would leap frog them for Fuller. The Redskins selected TCU wideout Josh Doctson with the 22nd overall pick. It will be fascinating to see who has the better career between Fuller and Doctson. This trade could look bad for Washington.

10:30 p.m.The Texans selected Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller with the 21st overall pick. Fuller is a speed demon with small hands and drop issues. He could do some damage across from DeAndre Hopkins, however.

10:28 p.m.The Houston Texans traded up from the 22nd overall pick to the 21st overall pick with the Washington Redskins. The Texans gave up a 2017 sixth-round pick to move up.

10:25 p.m.The New York Jets drafted Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee 20th overall. Lee is a freak athlete who could do some serious damage behind the Jets’ talented defensive line.

10:15 p.m.The Buffalo Bills drafted Clemson pass rusher Shaq Lawson 19th overall. Bills head coach Rex Ryan’s son plays wide receiver for Clemson. Lawson was the 12th ranked player by CBSSports.com.

10:11 p.m.The Indianapolis Colts wisely selected Alabama center Ryan Kelly 18th overall. Andrew Luck needs some help, and he just got some.

10:07 p.m.The Falcons drafted Florida safety Keanu Neal 17th overall. He might play a hybrid safety/linebacker role with the Falcons.

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack is sliding far because of a knee injury.

10 p.m.The Detroit Lions selected Ohio State offensive tackle Taylor Decker 16th overall. Quarterback Matthew Stafford desperately needed some protection last season.

9:57 p.m.The Browns selected Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman 15th overall. A Baylor receiver on the Browns? What could possibly go wrong.

9:50 p.m.The Oakland Raiders made a surprising move by selecting West Virginia safety Karl Joseph 14th overall. He was rated as the 46th overall prospect by CBSSports.com. A knee injury prevented Joseph from working out at the NFL Scouting Combine.

9:41 p.m.The Miami Dolphins selected Laremy Tunsil 13th overall. Tunsil was hacked on Twitter, and a video of him smoking out of a gas mask was posted from his account before the draft. He was considered the top prospect on some draft boards.

9:37 p.m.The New Orleans Saints drafted Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins 12th overall. He had 18 career sacks with the Cardinals.

9:28 p.m.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III. He was rated higher on most draft boards than Apple. The Buccaneers picked up a fourth-round pick and still selected a quality player.

9:22 p.m.The New York Giants, who are offensive tackle-needy, selected Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple, who was blasted by an anonymous scout earlier this week because he can’t cook.

Tunsil continues to drop.

9:15 p.m.The Bears selected Georgia pass rusher Leonard Floyd with the ninth overall pick.

9:08 p.m.The Bears traded up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 11th overall to ninth overall. The Bears only had to give up a fourth round pick to trade up two spots.

9:05 p.m.The Titans passed on Laremy Tunsil to take Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin eighth overall. The Tunsil drop continues.

The Titans gave up a third round pick in 2016 and a second round pick in 2017 to move up. The Titans also grabbed a sixth-round pick from the Browns.

9:02 p.m.The Tennessee Titans, who once held the first overall pick before trading back to 15th overall, have traded up with the Cleveland Browns, who once held the second overall pick to move back to eighth overall.

So, the Titans now have the eighth overall pick, and the Browns will be picking 15th — for now.

9 p.m.The San Francisco 49ers selected Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner eighth overall. He’ll rejoin teammate and 2015 first-round pick Arik Armstead in San Francisco.

Both players have ideal size and athleticism at five-technique defensive tackle.

8:52 p.m.Tunsil will not be the first offensive tackle selected. The Baltimore Ravens grabbed Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley sixth overall.

8:45 p.m.The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Ramsey fifth overall. He has the size and athleticism to play either cornerback or safety in the NFL. He could be the new Richard Sherman in Gus Bradley’s defense.

8:39 p.m.The Dallas Cowboys grabbed Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott fourth overall. That’s very high to take a running back, but he was dominant in college, averaging 6.7 yards per carry and 7.7 yards per reception.

Personally, I would have taken Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey.

8:36 p.m.Tunsil deleted his Twitter account.

Worth noting:

8:30 p.m.The San Diego Chargers selected Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa. Going into the draft process, he was considered the top player in the draft. He’ll have to play outside linebacker in the Chargers’ 3-4 base defense.

8:28 p.m.: The Twitter account of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, who’s the top prospect on some draft boards, appears to have been hacked before the draft.

8:22 p.m.The Eagles selected Carson Wentz second overall, which also comes as no surprise.

Wentz started just 22 games at North Dakota State with just seven coming in 2015. Seems like a risk, but every team is desperate for a quarterback.

8:15 p.m.Roger Goodell was booed, and the Rams selected Cal QB Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall pick. No surprise with either.

He threw for 4,714 yards with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2015.

Goff could wind up being great, but I’ll have a hard time forgetting his five-interception game against Utah in 2015.

8:05 p.m.OK, apparently NOW the Rams officially are on the clock. Roger Goodell just said so.

8 p.m.: The Rams officially are on the clock. They’ll probably still wait 10 minutes to call Goff’s name.

6 p.m. ET: The NFL reportedly told the Los Angeles Rams, who hold the first overall pick in the 2016 draft, to keep their intentions secret leading up to event’s kickoff Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.

They seem to have done as they were told, but it still appears to be a good bet Cal quarterback Jared Goff will be the first player selected, followed by the Philadelphia Eagles selecting North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz.

The Rams and Eagles each gave up a bounty to move up from 15th and eighth overall, respectively, to grab those quarterbacks. What the San Diego Chargers will do at third overall remains a mystery, though they’ve been tied to Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner and cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Here’s the full order of first-round picks. The Patriots, of course, had the 29th overall pick taken away as part of the Deflategate punishment.

1. Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee Titans)
2. Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland Browns)
3. San Diego Chargers
4. Dallas Cowboys
5. Jacksonville Jaguars
6. Baltimore Ravens
7. San Francisco 49ers
8. Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia Eagles through Miami Dolphins)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. New York Giants
11. Chicago Bears
12. New Orleans Saints
13. Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia Eagles)
14. Oakland Raiders
15. Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams)
16. Detroit Lions
17. Atlanta Falcons
18. Indianapolis Colts
19. Buffalo Bills
20. New York Jets
21. Washington Redskins
22. Houston Texans
23. Minnesota Vikings
24. Cincinnati Bengals
25. Pittsburgh Steelers
26. Seattle Seahawks
27. Green Bay Packers
28. Kansas City Chiefs
29. New England Patriots (Forfeited)
29. Arizona Cardinals
30. Carolina Panthers
31. Denver Broncos

Thumbnail photo via Jerry Lai/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the stage and podium before the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
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