The Los Angeles Rams selected QB JARED GOFF with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, marking the first time since 1975 (STEVE BARTKOWSKI) that a quarterback from the University of California was chosen first overall.
Goff joins Bartkowski, CRAIG MORTON (1965), RICH CAMPBELL (1981), KYLE BOLLER (2003) and AARON RODGERS (2005) as the only Cal quarterbacks to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
SMALL SCHOOL SUCCESS: North Dakota State QB CARSON WENTZ was selected by Philadelphia with the second overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, becoming the fifth quarterback from a non-FBS school to be drafted in the first round since 1979, when Division I-A was formed.
TOP TWO QBs: California QB JARED GOFF (No. 1; Los Angeles Rams) and North Dakota State QB CARSON WENTZ (No. 2; Philadelphia Eagles) heard their names called with the first two picks of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Since the beginning of the common draft in 1967, quarterbacks have been taken with the first two picks of the same draft seven times. Last year, JAMEIS WINSTON and MARCUS MARIOTA were selected with the top two picks. It marks the second time that quarterbacks have been selected with the top two picks in consecutive drafts (1998 and 1999).
BUCKEYE BRILLIANCE: Five Ohio State players heard their names called in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft – DE JOEY BOSA (3rd overall; San Diego Chargers), RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT (4th overall; Dallas Cowboys), CB ELI APPLE (10th overall; New York Giants), T TAYLOR DECKER (16th overall; Detroit Lions) and LB DARRON LEE (20th overall; New York Jets).
With five Buckeyes chosen, it ties Southern California (1968), Miami (2002) and Ohio State (2006) for the second-most first-round picks since 1967. Miami (2004) is the only school with six first-round selections in one draft.
FIRST ROUND REBELS: Mississippi T LAREMY TUNSIL (No. 13; Miami Dolphins), WR LAQUON TREADWELL (No. 23; Minnesota Vikings) and DT ROBERT NKEMDICHE (No. 29; Arizona Cardinals) all heard their names called in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. It marks the first time in school history that three players were selected in the first round.
The last time Ole Miss had multiple players selected in the first round was 2009, when T MICHAEL OHER (23rd overall, Baltimore) and DT PERIA JERRY (24th overall, Atlanta) were both chosen.
ROLL TIDE: Alabama C RYAN KELLY was selected No. 18 overall by Indianapolis. Alabama now has a current streak of eight consecutive drafts with at least one first-round pick. The Crimson Tide surpassed Pittsburgh (1983-1989), Ohio State (1991-1997) and Florida (1997-2003) for the third-longest consecutive streak with at least one player drafted in the first round since the advent of the common draft in 1967.
IRISH WIDE RECEIVERS: Notre Dame WR WILL FULLER (No. 21; Houston Texans) became the fourth wide receiver in school history to be drafted in the first round since 1967.
Fuller joined Pro Football Hall of Famer TIM BROWN (1988), MICHAEL FLOYD (2012) and JIM SEYMOUR (1969) as the only Notre Dame wide receivers selected in the first round.
HISTORIC HORNED FROG: Texas Christian WR JOSH DOCTSON (No. 22; Washington Redskins) became the first wide receiver in school history to be drafted in the first round since the beginning of the common draft in 1967.
TERRIFIC TECH: Carolina selected Louisiana Tech DT VERNON BUTLER with the 30th overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. Butler is the first defensive player in school history to be drafted in the first round.
Butler joined Pro Football Hall of Famer TERRY BRADSHAW (1970), ROGER CARR (1974), Pro Football Hall of Famer WILLIE ROAF (1993) and TROY EDWARDS (1999) as the only Louisiana Tech players to be selected in the first round since 1967.
QUICK HITS: Other items of note from tonight’s first round...
· T RONNIE STANLEY (No. 6; Baltimore Ravens) was only the second Notre Dame offensive lineman to be selected in the top-10 of the first round since 1967. T GEORGE KUNZ was selected No. 2 overall by Atlanta in 1969.
· Jacksonville selected Florida State CB JALEN RAMSEY with the No. 5 overall pick. Ramsey became the third Florida State defensive back drafted in the top-10 since 1989, joining TERRELL BUCKLEY (1992) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DEION SANDERS (1989).
Ramsey, Buckley and Sanders were all the fifth overall selections in their respective drafts.
· Stanford G JOSHUA GARNETT was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 28th overall selection. It marks the first time Stanford had an offensive lineman selected in the first round in consecutive years since 1967. G ANDRUS PEAT (New Orleans Saints) was the 13th overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft.
· QB PAXTON LYNCH (No. 26; Denver Broncos) became the first Memphis quarterback selected in the first round. Lynch was also only the second Memphis quarterback drafted in any round, joining STEVE MATTHEWS (No. 199 overall selection in 1994).