The Latest: 3 Ohio St players taken in 1st 10 picks

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the first day of the NFL draft (all times local):

9:30 p.m.

Ten picks into the NFL draft and Ohio State is halfway to matching a record with six players taken in the first round.

Defensive end Joey Bosa went three to San Diego and Ezekiel Elliot was next off the board to Dallas at No. 4. Cornerback Eli Apple was taken No. 10 by the New York Giants.

Miami had six first-rounders taken in 2004.


9:15 p.m.

The Eagles have no plans to trade disgruntled quarterback Sam Bradford despite drafting North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz with the second overall pick.

“Sam’s our quarterback. I’ve been clear about that,” Executive Vice President Howie Roseman said. “Whenever he comes back, we’ll welcome him with open arms.”

In March, the Eagles gave Bradford a $36 million, two-year contract that included $22 million guaranteed. Then they moved up from No. 13 to No. 8 to No. 2 and landed Wentz.

Bradford did not report for voluntary workouts this week and agent Tom Condon has requested a trade. If Philadelphia relents and trades Bradford, another team would only pay him $7 million this season. The Eagles would incur an $11 million salary-cap hit for Bradford’s signing bonus.

Barring a trade or injury to Bradford or backup Chase Daniel, Wentz isn’t even expected to dress for a game in the regular season.

“The beauty of our situation is we have two veterans ahead of him that he can learn from,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said.

— Rob Maaddi reporting from Philadelphia


8:48 p.m.

Ohio State all-purpose back Ezekiel Elliott may have been the fourth player taken, but he’s likely to be No. 1 on the fashion police public enemies’ list.

Elliott celebrated his selection in a baby blue, shawl-lapel suit. But what really set him apart was the insistence on baring his midriff for everybody from interviewer Deion Sanders on the stage of the Auditorium at Roosevelt University to the crowds across the street in Grant Park.

Elliott was known for wearing a crop-top jersey in the 2014 season, and the NCAA even tightened rules against showing too much abs last season.

After his pick, he took a selfie alongside commissioner Roger Goodell. Considering the color combo, it may a photo he won’t revisit for a long time.


8:39 p.m.

A bizarre social media post caused some chaos in the NFL draft Wednesday night.

Offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil of Ole Miss was ranked by many as the best player in the draft. After the Rams and Eagles traded up to get quarterbacks, many thought Tunsil would be picked at third by the Chargers, but they picked Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa. The Cowboys then picked Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott and the Jaguars picked Jalen Ramsey of Florida State.

It was unclear if teams were scared off by a video posted to Tunsil’s Twitter account Thursday night that showed someone apparently smoking marijuana out of a bong-gas mask contraption.

The video was quickly deleted, but it added to the perception that Tunsil has off-the-field problems. Tunsil’s entire account was later deleted.

Tunsil had to sit out the season’s first seven games after the NCAA ruled he received improper benefits, including the use of three loaner cars. His stepfather reportedly filed a lawsuit against him Tuesday related to a confrontation in June, when the men were both charged with domestic violence against each other.


8:25 p.m.

The selections of Jared Goff and Carson Wentz as the top two picks in the draft makes it the seventh time two quarterbacks were picked at the top in the same year of the NFL draft since 1967.

Here’s the list:

1971_Jim Plunkett, Stanford, by New England, and Archie Manning, Mississippi, by New Orleans.

1993_Drew Bledsoe, Washington St., by New England, and Rick Mirer, Notre Dame, by Seattle.

1998_Peyton Manning, Tennessee, by Indianapolis, and Ryan Leaf, Washington St., by San Diego.

1999_Tim Couch, Kentucky, by Cleveland, and Donovan McNabb, Syracuse, by Philadelphia.

2012_Andrew Luck, Stanford, by Indianapolis, and Robert Griffin III, Baylor, by Washington.

2015_Jameis Winston, Florida St., by Tampa Bay, and Marcus Mariota, Oregon, by Tennessee.

2016_Jared Goff, California by Philadelphia, and Carson Wentz, North Dakota State, by Philadelphia.


8:20 p.m.

Since 1970, eight quarterbacks selected first overall have played in Super Bowls. That includes Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, who won four of them, and Troy Aikman, who won three.

The others are Jim Plunkett, John Elway, Drew Bledsoe, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning and Cam Newton. Plunkett, Elway and both Mannings have won two Super Bowls. Bledsoe was a backup when New England won the 2001 NFL title.

Quite a pedigree Jared Goff now must try to live up to.


7:45 p.m.

Earlier Thursday, Raiders owner Mark Davis tried to get an early start on the NFL draft, all the way from Las Vegas.

Appearing before a commission to discuss a new stadium for the team in Sin City, Davis began his comments with a light-hearted comment about the draft.

“I’m excited to announce today the 14th pick in the NFL draft,” Davis said, drawing laughter from the room.

The laughter turned to applause later when Davis said he was willing to invest $500 million in a $1.4 billion stadium near the Las Vegas Strip and move his team from Oakland to Las Vegas.

Backers of the stadium project are looking for $750 million in public financing, and Davis would have to get approval from his fellow owners, who have shunned the city in the past.

—Sports Writer Tim Dahlberg reporting from Las Vegas


6:10 p.m.

The NFL paid tribute to Prince before the start of the draft by showing the musician’s 2007 Super Bowl halftime show in the rain in Miami, drawing a loud cheer from some early arriving fans.

Prince was found dead in his Minnesota home on April 21.


4:50 p.m.

Hall of Famers such as Bruce Smith, Dick Butkus, Larry Csonka and Marshall Faulk will be among 32 former players who will announce picks in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.

Each team will have one star from its past who will handle the duties. Other members of the Hall of Fame who will do so are Willie Brown, Orlando Pace, Will Shields, Lynn Swann, Paul Warfield and Michael Irvin.

In the third round, two winners of the NFL’s Man of the Year Award will reveal choices. Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis (2014) will announce Carolina’s selection, and Shields (2003) will handled Kansas City’s pick.

Make-A-Wish recipient Daniel Halipern, 16, will join Commissioner Roger Goodell to announce Denver’s first-round pick. Halipern is a high school sophomore and Broncos fan.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patient Andrew Woodruff, 13, a Seahawks fans being treated for bone cancer, will join Goodell to announce a pick during Round 3.

Students from Barton Elementary School in Chicago will accompany Bears defensive end Israel Idonije to disclose the team’s third-round selection.

Also announcing a choice will be a Medal of Honor recipient, retired Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta (Falcons, Round 3).


2:00 p.m.

Even the Cleveland Cavaliers had football fever on draft day.

After practice ended Thursday, the Cavs, who are waiting to see who they’ll play in the second round of the NBA playoffs, hurled footballs across the courts at their indoor training facility.

LeBron James, an All-Ohio wide receiver in high school and die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan, hauled in several long passes from guard J.R. Smith, who showed that his long-range accuracy extends beyond the 3-point line. Point guard Kyrie Irving also joined in, showing a nice five-step drop before whistling a pass to Smith.

Center Kevin Love was asked to assess his teammates’ football skills and rank them as if he owned the No. 1 overall pick.

“It’s tough because if I was starting a team, I would probably say J.R.,” the big man said. “But then we got an All-Pro wide receiver out there too in 23 (James). So, it’s tough to say.”

—Sports Writer Tom Withers reporting from Cleveland


12:35 p.m.

While most NFL cities are buzzing with teams, fans and media getting ready for the draft, things are relatively quiet in New England. At least for one more day.

The Patriots are the only team without a pick on the first day of the draft. They had the 29th pick taken away — along with $1 million — as part of the penalty in the “Deflategate” scandal. So there will only 31 picks in the first round.

The Patriots could trade back into the first round, but that’s unlikely because commissioner Roger Goodell says he’s going to confiscate their highest pick no matter what.

There was no availability at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, though the team was no doubt working behind the scenes to get ready for Days 2 and 3. The Patriots have 11 picks in the next two days, including four in the second and third rounds and five in the sixth round.


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