In the latest draft, a lot of trades were made and some great selections that could impact a lot of clubs in the near future. Here’s a look at some 2016 NFL Draft Fun Facts!
2016 NFL Draft Quarterbacks
The 2016 NFL Draft saw 15 different quarterbacks selected. That was the most quarterbacks picked in a draft since the 17 chosen in 2004. 2004 was the year made famous with the selections of Eli Manning and Philip Rivers.
2016 Rams Number One Picks
2016 was the second time in seven years that the Rams used the number one overall pick in the draft to pick a quarterback. The previous time was in 2010 when they selected Sam Bradford out of Oklahoma.
High Drafted Kicker By Tampa Bay
When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up with the Chiefs for the 59th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, it was for the purpose of taking Florida State Kicker Roberto Aguayo. This made Aguayo the highest drafted kicker since 2005 when the Jets selected Mike Nugent with the 47th overall pick.
North Dakota State and the 2016 NFL Draft
Quarterback Carson Wentz made news by being drafted number two overall by the Eagles in 2016. This also brought a lot of attention to his college, North Dakota State. He wasn’t the only North Dakota State player taken that year though. In the fifth round in 2016, the Colts selected offensive tackle Joe Haeg out of the same school. Multiple players taken in the same draft out of North Dakota State hadn’t happened since 2002.
The Longest Name in Round One
The longest name drafted in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft belongs to Vernon Hargreaves at 16 letters.
Late Round Family Connection
In the seventh and final round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Vikings picked defensive back Jayron Kearse out of Clemson. Kearse’s uncle, Jevon Kearse, had a 10 year career playing with the Titans and Eagles, making three Pro Bowls.