The 2016 NFL Draft is upon us, beginning with the traditional thunderous boos for commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday from Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. The mock drafts that experts spent weeks on went up in smoke three picks in, after former Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa was taken third overall by the San Diego Chargers.
Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott was taken fourth overall by the Cowboys, who have one of the best offensive lines in the league. The real story was Elliott’s shirt, however. Known for wearing crop-top uniforms, Elliott showed up to the draft wearing a suit of the the same kind. The NCAA banned the crop-top look last year, no doubt inspiring Elliott’s look.
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Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly did what everyone (jokingly) thought he would do now that he’s with the San Francisco 49ers and drafted a former Oregon player, DeForest Buckner.
Former Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple — who can’t cook, according to an anonymous scout — was drafted by the New York Giants, bringing an Apple to the Big, well, Apple. Clearly the Giants don’t care if you can cook or not, only if you play.
Ohio State is the first team to ever have three top-10 picks in a draft.
Offensive tackle Leremy Tunsil — once considered the No. 1 pick — had his draft stock fall after a video was posted on Twitter of the former Ole Miss standout appearing to smoke marijuana through a gas mask, just hours before the draft. The Miami Dolphins took Tunsil with the 13th pick.
The draft will continue for two more days, and who knows what else will happen.