Recapping the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft

Recapping the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft

Thursday night's first round of the NFL Draft was full of surprises, including UCLA linebacker Myles Jack going undrafted. Here's a recap of the first 31 picks in this year's NFL Draft.

1. Los Angeles Rams (via Tennessee): Jared Goff, QB, California

2. Philadelphia Eagles (via Cleveland): Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

3. San Diego Chargers: Joey Bosa, DL, Ohio State

4. Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State

6. Baltimore Ravens: Ronnie Stanley, OL, Notre Dame

7. San Francisco 49ers: DeForest Buckner, DL, Oregon

8. Tennessee Titans (via Cleveland): Jack Conklin, OL, Michigan State

9. Chicago Bears (via Tampa Bay): Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia

10. New York Giants: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Chicago): Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida

12. New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Rankins, DL, Louisville

13. Miami Dolphins (via Philadelphia): Laremy Tunsil, OL, Ole Miss

14. Oakland Raiders: Karl Joseph, DB, West Virginia

15. Cleveland Browns (via Tennessee): Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

16. Detroit Lions: Taylor Decker, OL, Ohio State

17. Atlanta Falcons: Keanu Neal, DB, Florida

18. Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Kelly, OL, Albama

19. Buffalo Bills: Shaq Lawson, DL, Clemson

20. New York Jets: Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State

21. Houston Texans (via Washington): Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame

22. Washington Redskins (via Houston): Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

23. Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

24. Cincinnati Bengals: William Jackson III, DB, Houston

25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Artie Burns, DB, Miami

26. Denver Broncos (via Seattle): Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis

27. Green Bay Packers: Kenny Clark, DL, UCLA

28. San Francisco 49ers (via Kansas City): Joshua Garnett, OL, Stanford

29. Arizona Cardinals: Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Ole Miss

30. Carolina Panthers: Vernon Butler, DL, Louisiana Tech

31. Seattle Seahawks: Germain Ifedi, OL, Texas A&M

Trey Burton, Adrian Amos earn Bears’ top grades from Pro Football Focus for Week 7


Trey Burton, Adrian Amos earn Bears’ top grades from Pro Football Focus for Week 7

The Bears were not at their best against the New England Patriots on Sunday. They made plenty of mistakes on all three phases and gave Tom Brady too many opportunities to control the game.

It wasn’t all bad from Chicago, though. Trey Burton emerged as a new favorite weapon of Mitchell Trubisky, and the tight end was the Bears’ highest-graded player in the game by Pro Football Focus.

Burton had a career high 11 targets, nine catches and 126 yards with a touchdown, giving Trubisky a 144.7 passer rating when targeting his top tight end.

Seven of Burton’s targets and six of his catches traveled 10 or more yards in the air, according to PFF.

Defensively, safety Adrian Amos led the pack with a 74.6 overall grade. He did not miss a tackle after missing a career-high five last week, and he allowed only one catch for eight yards against the Patriots.

On the bottom of the scale, outside linebacker Leonard Floyd received the second-lowest grade of his career (38.9 overall) for his performance. He did not record any pressure on the quarterback in 13 pass rushing snaps, and he allowed two catches for 13 yards and a touchdown in coverage against running back James White.

Wide receiver Allen Robinson had a career-low grade as well at 44.9 overall. He was clearly limited by his groin injury, targeted five times with one catch for four yards and a dropped pass.

Overall, the Bears were able to stick with one of the top teams in the AFC while also leaving a lot of room for improvement. It’s a step in the right direction from where Chicago was in recent seasons.

NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Jags, Eagles, Bears all see stock fall

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NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Jags, Eagles, Bears all see stock fall

Take a look over the NFC landscape and try to find me a team that can compete with the Rams. 

Packers? Held back by Rodgers' knee and Rodgers' coach. Saints? Might not even win their own division. Washington? Does Alex Smith really scare anyone in the playoffs? 

The Rams have one of the easier paths to the Championship Round/Super Bowl that we've seen in some time. Will it likely stay that way? Probably not. But there's a difference between parity and mediocrity and right now the NFC is toeing the line HARD. 

Outside the NFC's "elite", how did your team do this week? 

You can take a look here and see where they landed.