2016 NFL Draft – Running Round One Blog

A running blog of the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft

Stay with us throughout the first round of the NFL Draft for live coverage and reaction right here. We will have a separate break out article for the New York Jets selection after posting our initial thoughts in this thread. You can find the rest of our 2016 draft coverage by clicking the link and make sure to follow along on Twitter

11:11 – Our Darron Lee reaction here. The Broncos traded up to select Paxton Lynch with the 26th overall pick. Myles Jack remains on the board…you have to wonder how serious his medical condition is.

10:16 – Bills take Shaq Lawson…Clemson, of course.

10:15 – Bills, then Jets. Look for our initial reaction in a separate article followed by a first round wrap here…Jack, Lee, Lynch, Lawson, Treadwell all on board.

10:05 – And there goes Taylor Decker. Are the Jets are going to get a shot to consider Paxton Lynch and/or do they want him enough to move ahead of Buffalo for a shot at him?

10:00 – No trade up but 5 picks to go and Treadwell, Doctson, Lynch, Spence, Lee and Decker are all on the board…among others including Myles Jack.

9:50 – Rumors swirling of a Jets trade up…?

9:45 – TANNY! The Dolphins snapped up Tunsil with the 13th overall pick, after the Saints selected Sheldon Rankins. We are getting pretty close here. Could the Jets consider Myles Jack or are the medical concerns too much to ignore?

9:30 – The Giants drafted their Janoris Jenkins replacement in Eli Apple and the Bucs selected Vernon Hargreaves III…continuing to lower the chances of the Jets taking a CB in the first round. Right now, Tunsil and Taylor Decker remain on the board along with intriguing edge options like Shaq Lawson, Noah Spence, and Darron Lee. As of now, it is hard to say the board hasn’t broken well for the Jets…still early but worth noting. (And yes I could see Rex taking Tunsil at #19).

9:15 – More seriously, the Jets should take Tunsil if he falls all the way to #20. A Twitter gaffe doesn’t take a top five talent off your board at twenty. Also be happy that Leonard Floyd is off the board at #9 to the Bears…

9:02: How far will Tunsil fall? Maybe the Jets will tell Jimmy Sexton they will stop his free fall if Fitzpatrick agrees to play for 4 million per year? Ronnie Stanley was the first tackle off the board to the Ravens and the 49ers added DeForest Buckner…

8:45 – A couple of mild surprises at #3 and #4, Joey Bosa to the Chargers and Zeke Elliot to the Cowboys. It is very rare to see a running back taken that high and if you are going to take such a replaceable position so early, the guy better be a borderline generational talent. Is Zeke that guy? Either way, it does seem silly now that back in February many were kicking around the potential of the Jets getting Zeke at 20.


More seriously, the real action will start with San Diego at pick #3. Stanley? Ramsey? Trade? (JC)

7:20 – WE MADE IT. If you missed it we just rained a bunch of articles on your head, including a 7 round mock from yours truly, our latest big board, and a mock draft from Kevin Zielaznicki. It is a wide open night not just for the Jets but for many teams once we get past the first two picks. A handful of names to watch potentially linked with the Jets: Taylor Decker, Paxton Lynch, Darron Lee, Noah Spence, Shaq Lawson, Laquon Treadwell, Josh Doctson, Jack Conklin, Eli Apple, William Jackson III and a few others. Sorry, it is that wide open. Internally, Muhammad Wilkerson is on the trade block throughout the weekend and do not expect the Jets to sit pat with their current six picks. (JC)

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the EVP of Content at Whistle Sports