This was a very entertaining NFL Draft. The consensus number one pick, Laremy Tunsil dropped down to the Miami Dolphins at fourteen because of a picture that leaked out on Twitter, Jared Goff went first to the Los Angeles Rams, Carson Wentz went second overall to the Eagles and so much more. Now, it’s time to talk my biggest winners of the 2016 NFL Draft. Here they are, enjoy.
1. Denver Broncos: It’s been quite the off-season for the Denver Broncos. A legend calls it a career and Brock Osweiler decided to take the money and sign with the Houston Texans. Who was going to be their starting quarterback in 2016? They traded for Mark Sanchez but he’s not the long-term answer moving forward. They traded up and got Paxton Lynch out of Memphis which I thought was a fantastic move. He’s the type of quarterback that Gary Kubiak wants and now you have your guy under center for the future. Heading into this draft, I said this would be the most important pick of the John Elway tenure in Denver.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: This team is moving up and won’t necessarily be looked at as that doormat in the AFC South because they have a lot of talent on both sides of the ball and they’ve continued to load up on the defensive side of things. Many didn’t think Jalen Ramsey would be available at five when it was time to make your pick. But when draft time comes around, you take who’s best available on the board and Jalen pretty much fell to them. In the second round, they took Myles Jack from UCLA. If Ramsey lives up to the hype that’s surrounded him and we can look past the knee issues with Myles Jack, Gus Bradley will be a very happy man in Florida for a while. Let’s not also forget that Dante Fowler Jr will also be returning from his torn ACL.
3. Minnesota Vikings: I think the Vikings did really well and got players they needed to fill holes. I felt they needed to draft another wide receiver to give Bridgewater another weapon in the passing game and they decided to pick Laquon Treadwell, the star receiver from Ole Miss. He’s made a lot of comparisons to Michael Irvin and that’s big because he’s one of the greatest ever and he’s a legend. He joins an offense with Adrian Peterson, Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph. This could be a special passing game in Minnesota. They also selected Moritz Boehringer as he became the first player of German descent to be drafted. Later in the draft, they decided to select Mackensie Alexander to add him to that secondary with Trae Waynes.