The waiting is over! The 2016 NFL Draft is finally here! In just a few hours, we, as fans, get to open up our new presents and see what we got for football Christmas. Many fans are hoping the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys will be Jalen Ramsey. While we we won't have to wait long to hear the pick, since it will be the fourth pick announced, we still have to sit through three picks that could determine Ramsey's future.
Pick number one, formerly owned by the Tennessee Titans, now belongs to the Los Angeles Rams. The St. Louis Rams moved back to LA and moved up in the draft. Of course they did, they want to start their new era with a new quarterback and are willing to sacrifice a few future picks to get one. Now it’s certain either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz go first to the Rams.
Then it comes to pick number two now held by the Philadelphia Eagles after they sold the farm to the Browns for their spot. They have stated they have their eye on a quarterback as well. First two picks should be QBs.
And finally, the river that Jalen Ramsey must cross to get to Dallas lies within the third overall pick, the San Diego Chargers. Before the Rams traded up, mock drafts had the Titans picking up Laremy Tunsil and the Chargers snagging Jalen Ramsey. Now that Laremy Tunsil is certain to still be on the board, there’s no way the Chargers pass on him.
The Chargers need an offensive linemen to protect Phillip Rivers from the defensive fronts they face twice a year in their division – one being the Super Bowl winning defense. Even though Jalen Ramsey could be the best player in the draft, it wouldn’t be in the Chargers’ best interest to take him over Tunsil.
But, on the other hand, the Chargers could be looking for a replacement for Eric Weddle. If they want to fill that hole in their defense, then Ramsey would be their guy. That's the worst case scenario if the Chargers stay at pick three.
Will Jalen Ramsey be holding a Navy Blue and Silver jersey with number “1” on it by the end of tonight? A lot of things have to go in the Cowboys' favor for that to happen. Cowboy fans won't have to wait long to hear what the pick will be at four, but it will definetly seem like eternity, waiting.