A NFL Draft that has featured just about everything enters its final day and last four rounds with some intrigue remaining.
So far, there have been bizarre drops and megatrades early on, a run on players from national champion Alabama on Day 2, and a fascination with Ohio State Buckeyes — a record 10 so far – throughout.
Even a place-kicker, Robert Aguayo of Florida State, went in the second round, to Tampa Bay.
For one, a few quarterbacks who drew plenty of headlines and won lots of games in college remain on the board. Michigan State’s Connor Cook, projected by many to go in the second round, hasn’t been chosen. Nor has Cardale Jones, who led Ohio State to the 2014 national crown. Nor Stanford star Kevin Hogan or Mississippi State standout Dak Prescott.
Tulsa receiver Keyarris Garrett, who led FBS schools with 1,588 yards on 96 catches last season, is available. So is highly productive running back Kenneth Dixon of Louisiana Tech; all he did was score 87 touchdowns, including 26 in 2015 even with an ankle injury costing him two games.
Teams seeking running backs will have plenty of others to choose from Saturday. Try Florida’s Kelvin Taylor, the son of former Jaguars standout Fred Taylor. Or elusive Paul Perkins of UCLA. And Alex Collins of Arkansas, who rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons, with 1,577 and 20 TDs last year.
Lots of defensive players of interest will be on teams’ radars.
Although 22 defensive backs have been selected, remaining are safety DeAndre Houston-Carson, probably the best at the position in FCS at William & Mary; super-active Jeremy Cash of Duke – a transfer from Ohio State; and D.J. White of Georgia Tech.
NFL teams never have enough pass rushers, and several could still go. Prospects include end Ronald Blair, the Sun Belt’s top defensive player at Appalachian State; end Matt Judon of Grand Valley State, the top defensive player in Division II who had 20 sacks in 2015; and end Lawrence Thomas of Michigan State, who also has played fullback, linebacker and defensive tackle and now goes 6-foot-4, 303.
Who knows, maybe even another placekicker or a punter will get the call in the countdown to Mr. Irrelevant.
2016 NFL Draft
1. Los Angeles (from Tennessee), Jared Goff, qb, California.
2. Philadelphia (from Cleveland), Carson Wentz, qb, North Dakota State.
3. San Diego, Joey Bosa, de, Ohio State.
4. Dallas, Ezekiel Elliott, rb, Ohio State.
5. Jacksonville, Jalen Ramsey, cb, Florida State.
6. Baltimore, Ronnie Stanley, ot, Notre Dame.
7. San Francisco, DeForest Buckner, de, Oregon.
8. Tennessee (from Miami through Philadelphia and Cleveland), Jack Conklin, ot, Michigan State.
9. Chicago (from Tampa Bay), Leonard Floyd, lb, Georgia.
10. New York Giants, Eli Apple, cb, Ohio State.
11. Tampa Bay (from Chicago), Vernon Hargreaves III, cb, Florida.
12. New Orleans, Sheldon Rankins, dt, Louisville.
13. Miami (from Philadelphia), Laremy Tunsil, ot, Mississippi.
14. Oakland, Karl Joseph, s, West Virginia.
15. Cleveland (from Los Angeles through Tennessee), Corey Coleman, wr, Baylor.
16. Detroit, Taylor Decker, ot, Ohio State.
17. Atlanta, Keanu Neal, s, Florida.
18. Indianapolis, Ryan Kelly, c, Alabama.
19. Buffalo, Shaq Lawson, de, Clemson.
20. New York Jets, Darron Lee, lb, Ohio State.
21. Houston (from Washington), Will Fuller, wr, Notre Dame.
22. Washington (from Houston), Josh Doctson, wr, TCU.
23. Minnesota, Laquon Treadwell, wr, Mississippi.
24. Cincinnati, William Jackson III, cb, Houston.
25. Pittsburgh, Artie Burns, db, Miami.
26. Denver (from Seattle), Paxton Lynch, qb, Memphis.
27. Green Bay, Kenny Clark, dt, UCLA.
28. San Francisco (from Kansas City), Joshua Garnett, g, Stanford.
New England forfeited.
29. Arizona, Robert Nkemdiche, dt, Mississippi.
30. Carolina, Vernon Butler, dt, Louisiana Tech.
31. Seattle (from Denver), Germain Ifedi, ot, Texas A&M.
32. Cleveland, Emmanuel Ogbah, de, Oklahoma State.
33. Tennessee, Kevin Dodd, de, Clemson.
34. Dallas, Jaylon Smith, lb, Notre Dame.
35. San Diego, Hunter Henry, te, Arkansas.
36. Jacksonville (from Baltimore), Myles Jack, lb, UCLA.
37. Kansas City (from San Francisco), Chris Jones, dt, Mississippi State.
38. Miami (from Jacksonville through Baltimore), Xavien Howard, cb, Baylor.
39. Tampa Bay, Noah Spence, de, Eastern Kentucky.
40. New York Giants, Sterling Shepard, wr, Oklahoma.
41. Buffalo (from Chicago), Reggie Ragland, lb, Alabama.
42. Baltimore (from Miami), Kamalei Correa, lb, Boise State.
43. Tennessee (from Philadelphia through Los Angeles), Austin Johnson, dt, Penn State.
44. Oakland, Jihad Ward, de, Illinois.
45. Tennessee (from Los Angeles), Derrick Henry, rb, Alabama.
46. Detroit, A’Shawn Robinson, dt, Alabama.
47. New Orleans, Michael Thomas, wr, Ohio State.
48. Green Bay (from Indianapolis), Jason Spriggs, ot, Indiana.
49. Seattle (from Buffalo through Chicago), Jaron Reed, dt, Alabama.
50. Houston (from Atlanta), Nick Martin, c, Notre Dame.
51. New York Jets, Christian Hackenberg, qb, Penn State.
52. Atlanta (from Houston), Deion Jones, lb, LSU.
53. Washington, Su’a Cravens, lb, Southern Cal.
54. Minnesota, Mackensie Alexander, cb, Clemson.
55. Cincinnati, Tyler Boyd, wr, Pittsburgh.
56. Chicago (from Seattle), Cody Whitehair, g, Kansas State.
57. Indianapolis (from Green Bay), T.J. Green, s, Clemson.
58. Pittsburgh, Sean Davis, cb, Maryland.
59. Tampa Bay (from Kansas City), Roberto Aguayo, pk, Florida State.
60. New England, Cyrus Jones, cb, Alabama.
61. New Orleans (from Arizona through New England), Vonn Bell, s, Ohio State.
62. Carolina, James Bradberry, cb, Samford.
63. Denver, Adan Gotsis, dt, Georgia Tech.
64. Tennessee, Kevin Byard, s, Middle Tennessee.
65. Cleveland, Carl Nassib, de, Penn State.
66. San Diego, Max Tuerk, c, Southern Cal.
67. Dallas, Maliek Collins, dt, Nebraska.
68. San Francisco, Will Redmond, cb, Mississippi State.
69. Jacksonville, Yannick Ngakoue, de, Maryland.
70. Baltimore, Bronson Kaufusi, de, BYU.
71. New York Giants, Darian Thompson, s, Boise State.
72. Chicago, Jonathan Bullard, dt, Florida.
73. Miami, Kenyan Drake, rb, Alabama.
74. Kansas City (from Tampa Bay), KeiVarae Russell, cb, Notre Dame.
75. Oakland, Shilique Calhoun, de, Michigan State.
76. Cleveland (from Los Angeles through Tennessee), Shon Coleman, ot, Auburn.
77. Carolina (from Detroit through Philadelphia through Cleveland), Daryl Worley, cb, West Virginia.
78. New England (from New Orleans), Joe Thuney, g, N.C. State.
79. Philadelphia, Isaac Seumalo, c, Oregon State.
80. Buffalo, Adolphus Washington, dt, Ohio State.
81. Atlanta, Austin Hooper, te, Stanford.
82. Indianapolis, Le’Raven Clark, ot, Texas Tech.
83. New York Jets, Jordan Jenkins, lb, Georgia.
84. Washington, Kendall Fuller, cb, Virginia Tech.
85. Houston, Braxton Miller, wr, Ohio State.
86. Miami (from Minnesota), Leonte Carroo, wr, Rutgers.
87. Cincinnati, Nick Vigil, lb, Utah State.
88. Green Bay, Kyler Fackrell, lb, Utah State.
89. Pittsburgh, Javon Hargrave, dt, South Carolina State.
90. Seattle, C.J. Prosise, rb, Notre Dame.
Kansas City forfeited.
91. New England, Jacoby Brissett, qb, N.C. State.
92. Arizona, Brandon Williams, cb, Texas A&M.
93. Cleveland (from Carolina), Cody Kessler, qb, Southern Cal.
94. Seattle (from Denver), Nick Vannett, te, Ohio State.
95. x-Detroit, Graham Glasgow, c, Michigan.
96. x-New England, Vincent Valentine, dt, Nebraska.
97. x-Seattle, Rees Odhiambo, g, Boise State.
98. x-Denver, Justin Simmons, s, Boston College.