The NFL Draft 2016 live stream online and televised results for the pro football selection event are on the way, as teams look to upgrade their rosters ahead of the new season. Most of the teams within the Top 15 for the first round draft order are desperately in need of some new talent to possibly bring them to the postseason or at least elevate them from being the basement dwellers they were. While most mock draft picks are indicating the top two teams will take star quarterbacks, one of the most intriguing teams within the top four spots will be the Dallas Cowboys. Who will they add to their roster to help improve it, or will they make a deal? The 2016 NFL live streaming and TV coverage comes via ESPN networks.
On April 28, USA Today Sports indicated that California quarterback Jared Goff and North Dakota State’s QB Carson Wentz should be the top two overall picks for the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles, respectively. The Rams acquired the top pick from the team with the fewest wins last season, the Titans, and will look to add the talents of Goff onto the field to run the show with running back Todd Gurley, making for a dangerous pair of offensive threats. The Eagles are a team not necessarily needing a starting QB just yet, but having Wentz there to back up Sam Bradford or Chase Daniel will certainly help him mature into a potential stud for Philadelphia.
Those two picks appear to be relatively locked on most mock drafts, although after that things start to get a bit less clear. The San Diego Chargers have the third pick, which USA Today believes will be used to take tackle Laremy Tunsil of Mississippi. Some feel defensive end DeForest Buckner from Oregon or Ronnie Stanley of Notre Dame might be a better fit. As far as the Dallas Cowboys go, some project they will take cornerback Jalen Ramsey from Florida State. Keep in mind this Dallas team looked on track for a postseason berth until Tony Romo went down, so they are likely drafting with that in mind. Expect them to be one of the more intriguing early picks in the draft.
The No. 5 pick belongs to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who could draft defensive end Joey Bosa from Ohio State, Ramsey of FSU or Myles Jack from UCLA. There are some who feel Laramy Tunsil may drop to as far as No. 6 for the first round, and that would go the way of the Baltimore Ravens. The No. 7 pick will go to the San Francisco 49ers, who could possibly snag Stanley or Buckner if they’re available. Picks eight through 10 belong to the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants, respectively. Some of the names being mentioned in those spots are Stanley, Bosa, Michigan State OT Jack Conklin, OLB Leonard Floyd of Georgia and CB Vernon Hargreaves from Florida.
The 2016 NFL Draft first round begins at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday night. Coverage of the event from Chicago will be available live on TV for United States viewers on ESPN. Live streaming online coverage is available on the WatchESPN website or mobile apps. For free live streaming coverage, anyone with a web browser and hi-speed internet connection might consider signing up for a free seven-day trial of SlingTV which includes ESPN and ESPN2 in its channel package. Sirius XM Satellite Radio listeners can hear live audio coverage of all rounds of the draft, starting as early as 11 a.m. ET Thursday on channel 88.