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Five Buckeyes Selected in First Round of NFL Draft, Including Three in Top 10
By Tony Gerdeman

COLUMBUS — Five Buckeyes were selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday evening, including three picks in the first 10 selections.

The first Buckeye off the board was defensive end Joey Bosa, who was selected third overall by the San Diego Chargers. He was followed immediately by running back Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4 to the Dallas Cowboys.

Cornerback Eli Apple was the third Buckeye selected when the New York Giants took him with the No. 10 pick overall. Left tackle Taylor Decker then went to the Detroit Lions with the No. 16 pick.

Four picks later the New York Jets selected linebacker Darron Lee with the No. 20 overall pick.

This is the first time since the 2006 draft — and just the second time in school history — that the Buckeyes have had five first round picks in one draft.

The last time Ohio State had had five players selected in the first round they played in the national championship game the following season.

Here are the full First Round draft results from NFL.com.

Pick Team Player Pos Ht Wt College Grade
1(1) Rams (From Titans) Goff, Jared QB 6'4" 215 California 6.5
2(2) Eagles (From Browns) Wentz, Carson QB 6'5" 237 North Dakota St. 6.5
3(3) Chargers Bosa, Joey DE 6'5" 269 Ohio St. 6.7
4(4) Cowboys Elliott, Ezekiel RB 6'0" 225 Ohio St. 7.0
5(5) Jaguars Ramsey, Jalen CB 6'1" 209 Florida St. 6.8
6(6) Ravens Stanley, Ronnie OT 6'6" 312 Notre Dame 6.5
7(7) 49ers Buckner, DeForest DE 6'7" 291 Oregon 7.2
8(8) Titans (From Browns through Eagles through Dolphins) Conklin, Jack OT 6'6" 308 Michigan St. 6.4
9(9) Bears (From Buccaneers) Floyd, Leonard OLB 6'6" 244 Georgia 6.5
10(10) Giants Apple, Eli CB 6'1" 199 Ohio St. 6.0
11(11) Buccaneers (From Bears) Hargreaves, Vernon CB 5'10" 204 Florida 6.6
12(12) Saints Rankins, Sheldon DT 6'1" 299 Louisville 6.2
13(13) Dolphins (From Eagles) Tunsil, Laremy OT 6'5" 310 Mississippi 7.6
14(14) Raiders Joseph, Karl S 5'10" 205 West Virginia 5.9
15(15) Browns (From Titans through Rams) Coleman, Corey WR 5'11" 194 Baylor 6.0
16(16) Lions Decker, Taylor OT 6'7" 310 Ohio St. 5.9
17(17) Falcons Neal, Keanu SS 6'0" 211 Florida 5.8
18(18) Colts Kelly, Ryan C 6'4" 311 Alabama 5.8
19(19) Bills Lawson, Shaq DE 6'3" 269 Clemson 6.2
20(20) Jets Lee, Darron OLB 6'1" 232 Ohio St. 6.2
21(21) Texans (From Redskins) Fuller, Will WR 6'0" 186 Notre Dame 6.2
22(22) Redskins (From Texans) Doctson, Josh WR 6'2" 202 TCU 6.1
23(23) Vikings Treadwell, Laquon WR 6'2" 221 Mississippi 6.2
24(24) Bengals Jackson III, William CB 6'0" 189 Houston 5.9
25(25) Steelers Burns, Artie CB 6'0" 193 Miami 5.9
26(26) Broncos (From Seahawks) Lynch, Paxton QB 6'7" 244 Memphis 6.1
27(27) Packers Clark, Kenny DT 6'3" 314 UCLA 5.9
28(28) 49ers (From Chiefs) Garnett, Joshua OG 6'4" 312 Stanford 5.8
30(29) Cardinals Nkemdiche, Robert DT 6'3" 294 Mississippi 6.3
31(30) Panthers Butler, Vernon DT 6'4" 323 Louisiana Tech 6.1
32(31) Seahawks (From Broncos) Ifedi, Germain OG 6'6" 324 Texas A&M 5.8
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