This is the live blog for Day 1 of the 2016 NFL draft. I will update this frequently with information and analysis as the picks roll in.
4:30 I’m sticking with my prediction that the Los Angeles Rams will take Carson Wentz, not Jared Goff. Do you have any bold predictions?
4:38 Here are my Raiders draft predictions:
Round 1: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
Round 2: Jonathan Bullard, DT, Florida
Round 3: Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
4:52 If the 49ers stay at Pick 7 and Ronnie Stanley isn’t available, I think they’ll draft Joey Bosa.
5:14 Rams take Goff, just as I predicted. When you’re good, you’re good.
5:17 This is a bad pick. The Rams don’t have the receivers or the offensive tackles to suit a quarterback with Goff’s skill-set.
5:22 And the Eagles take Wentz. Another bad fit. Yikes.
5:30 With Pick 3, the San Diego Chargers take Joey Bosa. Now the Niners should trade up to Pick 4 and take Jalen Ramsey.
5:38 Cowboys take Ezekiel Elliott. That’s a reach. Ramsey’s still on the board. Will the Niners go get him?
5:43 Jaguars take Ramsey. 49ers will regret not trading up for him. Still good players on the board, though. Ronnie Stanley would be a good pick.
5:51 The Ravens take Ronnie Stanley, which means the 49ers should trade down. Although they probably will stand pat and take DeForest Buckner, who wouldn’t be a bad pick.
5:54 Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil seems to be falling down draft boards. He may have failed a drug test at the combine. Click here to read more.
5:56 The pick is in, so the Niners aren’t trading down.
5:58 49ers take DeForest Buckner. Instant reaction: He improves the pass rush, which was a huge weakness last season. He probably won’t play in the base defense as a rookie. Grade: B.
6:07 The Browns trade down for a second time, this time with the Titans, who take Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin, the player the 49ers probably should have drafted instead of Buckner.
6:17 Bears trade up to Pick 9 and take Leonard Floyd. Another player I like better than Buckner.
6:23 The Giants take Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple because his last name is Apple. Now he’ll be “The Big Apple.”
6:28 The Bucs take Vernon Hargreaves III with Pick 11. Good job of trading down a couple of spots before taking their guy.
6:38 The Saints take DT Sheldon Rankins with Pick 12.
6:41 And the Dolphins take OT Laremy Tunsil. Myles Jack is available for the Raiders if they want him.
6:49 Raiders take West Virginia’s Karl Joseph to play free safety. He will be Oakland’s Earl Thomas. The pick fills a need.
6:55 Raiders must feel they can get an ILB in Round 2 or 3.
6:57 Browns take Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman to team up with former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.
7:01 Lions take Ohio State offensive tackle Taylor Decker with Pick 16. Myles Jack really might fall to Round 2.
7:09 The Falcons take S Keanu Neal, who may play linebacker in the NFL. Interesting that teams are looking at safeties to play linebacker and not linebackers to play linebacker.
7:20 The Colts take Alabama center Ryan Kelly, who reminds me of Cowboys center Travis Frederick. Good pick.
7:21 The Bills take Clemson edge-rusher Shaq Lawson. Great pick. I like him better than Leonard Floyd, who never will be able to set the edge in the NFL.
7:25 Jets take Darron Lee with Pick 20. Another player I ranked in the top-10 on my big board.
7:39 With Pick 21, the Texans take Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller. I hate this pick. He’s Ted Ginn Jr.
7:39 With Pick 22, the Redskins take TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson, the receiver the Texans should have taken. Washington GM Scot McCloughan is good.
7:46 The Vikings take Laquon Treadwell, who is no Randy Moss.
7:53 The Bengals take Houston CB William Jackson III. Great pick. Second-best corner in the draft. The Bengals may be the most talented team in the NFL.
7:56 Steelers take Artie Burns, which means they probably would have taken Jackson III had he still been available. Great pick, Cincinnati.
7:56 The Seahawks trade down with the Broncos, who probably will pick Paxton Lynch.
8:00 Seattle laying in the cut waiting for Myles Jack huh.
8:01 The Broncos take Paxton Lynch, meaning Colin Kaepernick will be a 49er in 2016 (unless they deal him to the Jets).
8:02 I like this pick for Denver. Lynch is similar to Kaepernick, but younger and more talented.
8:15 49ers trade up with the Chiefs for Pick 28.
8:16 The 49ers take Stanford guard Joshua Garnett. Good pick. He will start at guard for the next 10 seasons.