2016 NFL Draft: 1st Round Thoughts

2016 NFL Draft: 1st Round Thoughts

April 29, 2016
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This was the best thing to come out of the draft (image via This is Hattiesburg)

The first round of the NFL Draft was fantastic last night for lots of reasons. The one drawback was seeing five Ohio State Buckeyes get drafted, and I’m going to have a hard time rooting for new Detroit Lion Taylor Decker. I was hoping for Alabama center Ryan Kelly. Oh well.

All the news about Ole Miss offensive tackle was amazing:

  • His Instagram account was hacked and showed a video of him smoking a substance through a bong while wearing a gas mask
  • Messages popped up on his account showing a conversation in which it looks like he was accepting money from an athletic department official
  • He acknowledged the accuracy of these things during the post-draft press conference
  • When asked if he took money from a coach, he said yes

But no, Ole Miss isn’t guilty of anything:

Three Ole Miss players got drafted in the first round. The first was Tunsil, who was perhaps the best prospect in the draft and ended up going #13 to the Miami Dolphins. Next was wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, who seemed likely to end up at Michigan coming out of high school before the above picture was taken. And last was Robert Nkemdiche, who had some strange off-the-field issues during and after last season; it was reported last night that NFL teams might ask him to separate himself from some of his acquaintances, including his older brother Denzel.

In other news, Michigan had nobody drafted. Maybe we’ll see a Wolverine or two go off the board tonight when rounds 2 and 3 are broadcast.

Also, I got 6 picks exactly right in my mock draft (LINK), not to mention a couple other guys whom I had pegged to the right team but the teams traded up to get them (Leonard Floyd to Chicago, Germain Ifedi to Seattle). Not great, but it could have been worse.

Here are the results of the 1st round (LINK).

What did you think about the draft last night?


  1. Comments: 118
    Joined: 10/22/2015
    Apr 29, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Cowboys getting EE is huge. I’ve always thought that scoring on the ground is a vastly under appreciated statistic because to me it means you’re putting points on the board AND controlling the time of possession. I read somewhere that Dallas only did it 8 times last year. That will change…..soon.

  2. Comments: 1356
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Apr 29, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    As an aside, just watched Jack Reacher. I am in agreement with Thunder on this one. Tom Cruise is unsatisfying as Reacher …. comically too small. Reacher is a beast.

    Rosamund Pike is gorgeous creature. Just sayin’.

    • Comments: 3844
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Apr 30, 2016 at 8:11 AM

      I’m glad you agree.

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