CHICAGO -- One of the most dramatic drafts in NFL history wrapped Saturday with the team that started the spectacle ahead of schedule by trading the No. 1 overall pick to the Los Angeles Rams two weeks earlier.
Likely to be remembered for the social media fireworks and ensuing drama surrounding Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and his tumble to the middle of the first round, the 2016 NFL Draft ended with the Tennessee Titans announcing Mr. Irrelevant, Southern Miss cornerback Kalan Reed, as the 253rd and final pick.
Cal quarterback Jared Goff was the No. 1 pick Thursday night at Auditorium Theater and plans are for him to start early for the Los Angeles Rams. No. 2 pick Carson Wentz, a quarterback from FCS national champion North Dakota State, joins a crowded depth chart in Philadelphia and the Eagles don't plan to rush him into action.
Goff threw for a Pac-12 record 4,719 yards and 43 touchdowns as a junior last season.
"It's something I'm excited for, something I'm ready for," Goff said.
Teams weren't rushing to get Tunsil, who spent the bulk of the pre-draft process as the No. 1 player on NFLDraftScout.com analyst Rob Rang's board and was selected 13th by the Miami Dolphins. But the feel-good stories were still to come.
Despite the draft nightmare, the Dolphins stuck with their draft board, on which Tunsil was ranked the second-best player in the draft.
"It's not a question of this guy changed overnight," Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said, adding he signed off on the pick after meeting Tunsil, one of three Ole Miss prospects picked in the first round, in person. "It's going to be a great choice."
Once considered a cinch for Tunsil, the active Titans wound up drafting eighth, trading up from the 15th pick with the Browns to take Michigan State's Jack Conklin.
Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry was selected by the Tennessee Titans, one of six players from FBS national champion Alabama picked in the top 60.
But the Crimson Tide was outdone by Ohio State -- 10 Buckeyes were drafted by the middle of the fourth round, including five players in the top 20: defensive end Joey Bosa (third, Chargers), running back Ezekiel Elliott (fourth, Cowboys), cornerback Eli Apple (10th, Giants), offensive tackle Taylor Decker (16th, Lions) and linebacker Darron Lee (20th, Jets).
Top-ranked prospects who fell to the second round because of season-ending and potentially career-threatening knee injuries, Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith was picked 34th by the Dallas Cowboys and UCLA's Myles Jack went next.
Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell drafted Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey fifth overall and considered Jack with that pick. Caldwell said Jack's workout with the team was flawless, and "you'd never know there was anything wrong with him."
Smith, unlikely to play in 2016 because of nerve damage in the knee, was well known to the Cowboys. Their team doctor performed Smith's surgery and his older brother, running back Rod Smith, is currently on Dallas' roster.
"We just think he's going to be a great football player," Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said of the 2015 Butkus Award winner. "He may not play this year, which we accept, but I think what he ultimately is going to be is certainly worth investing our second-round pick."
The third round began with the Titans drafting safety Kevin Byard of Middle Tennessee, the first player chosen who was not invited to the 2016 Scouting Combine.
Another Ohio State star, former Big Ten Player of the Year and converted wide receiver Braxton Miller, went 85th to the Houston Texans. They also picked Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller in the first round.
The Baltimore Ravens had a record five selections in the fourth round, which began with pick No. 99 by the Cleveland Browns and included Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook (100th, Oakland Raiders) and Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones (139, Buffalo Bills).
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and the franchise began Saturday with eight picks. They used the No. 6 pick in the first round on Notre Dame left tackle Ronnie Stanley, who was picked over Tunsil as his social media nightmare played out.
"We liked the young man. We liked the player. We were disappointed for him. That's life. ... There are consequences," Harbaugh said Saturday, denying the Ravens removed Tunsil from their draft board. "Laremy is going to be fine."
Some name talent lasted into the fourth round, including Cook, Jones and Utah running back Devontae Booker, the 136th pick in the draft to the Denver Broncos.
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider called this the deepest draft in his seven years with the Seahawks and former Colts GM Bill Polian said he felt the "hit rate" would be near 50 percent for players picked in the first three rounds.
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was drafted by the Cowboys one spot before Booker.
"I've been doing this a long time and this is as good as I've seen," Polian said.
The sixth round included the first European player ever chosen in the NFL draft, German wide receiver Mortiz Boehringer. The 6-foot-4, 227-pound project ran a 4.44-second 40-yard dash and fell in love with football at age 17 when he was shown a video of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Two picks later, the Ravens drafted Navy third-team All-American quarterback Keenan Reynolds with the 181st selection. Reynolds projects to wide receiver even after setting FBS records with 88 rushing touchdowns and 119 total touchdowns. He finished his college career just shy of 5,000 rushing yards.
Reynolds must work out his required service obligation with the Naval Academy in order to begin his NFL career in 2016.
"Service is my priority," Reynolds said.
Fifteen quarterbacks were drafted in the seven rounds, the most since 2004, when 17 were chosen.