The 2016 NFL Draft is still four months away, but some big name talents are announcing or expected to announce plans to enter. Cal quarterback Jared Goff announced on Thursday that he will forego his senior season to enter the draft. Agent Leigh Steinberg also announced on Thursday that Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch had signed with him for representation.
In unofficial news, Urban Meyer let the cat out of the bag for potentially the number one pick, stating that that defensive end Joey Bosa will declare for the draft following the Fiesta Bowl. He is expected to join running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Cardale Jones in declaring for the 2016 NFL Draft.
Bosa, Goff and Lynch all will be competing for top five draft positioning. The Tennessee Titans currently hold the top pick, easily winning the strength of schedule tiebreaker over the Cleveland Browns. The Titans will travel to face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Andrew Luck is out, and Matt Hasselbeck is doubtful for Sunday, meaning Josh Freeman or Ryan Lindley could get the start. That makes this a suddenly winnable game. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Browns will be starting quarterback Austin Davis at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers, as Johnny Manziel is out due to a concussion.