Twenty-nine players who were first-round draft picks in 2016 have fifth-year options for the 2020 season, and their teams must decide by May 3 whether to pick up those options. We’ll list each first-round pick here and the status of that option year.
The Patriots forfeited their first-round pick in 2016 because of DeflateGate, and two first-round picks from 2016 have already been released from their rookie contracts and therefore have no fifth-year option to pick up. Here’s how the fifth-year options look for the rest of that draft class:
1. Jared Goff, QB, Rams: The Rams announced they have picked up his option.
2. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia: The Eagles announced they exercised his fifth-year option.
3. Joey Bosa, DE, Chargers: The Chargers picked up Bosa’s option for 2020.
4. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas: The Cowboys picked up the option.
5. Jalen Ramsey, CB, Jacksonville: The Jaguars picked up Ramsey’s option.
6. Ronnie Stanley, OT, Baltimore: The Ravens picked up his option.
7. DeForest Buckner, DE, San Francisco: The 49ers picked up his option.
8. Jack Conklin, OT, Tennessee: The Titans declined to exercise Conklin’s option.
9. Leonard Floyd, LB, Chicago: The Bears picked up his option.
10. Eli Apple, CB, New Orleans: The Saints will not pick up Apple’s option..
11. Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Tampa Bay: The Buccaneers picked up his option.
12. Sheldon Rankins, DT, New Orleans: Will have his fifth-year option picked up.
13. Laremy Tunsil, OT, Miami: The Dolphins have announced that they will pick up the option.
14. Karl Joseph, S, Oakland: Despite Jon Gruden initially saying the Raiders would pick up the option, the Raiders changed their minds.
15. Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland: Has no option to pick up because he was released. He’s currently under contract to the Giants.
16. Taylor Decker, OT, Detroit: Lions picked up his option.
17. Keanu Neal, S, Atlanta: The Falcons have confirmed that they will pick up the option.
18. Ryan Kelly, C, Indianapolis: Colts General Manager Chris Ballard announced the Colts will pick up Kelly’s fifth-year option.
19. Shaq Lawson, DE, Buffalo: The Bills will not pick up Lawson’s option.
20. Darron Lee, LB, Jets: The Jets will not pick up Lee’s option.
21. Will Fuller, WR, Houston: The Texans picked up Fuller’s option.
22. Josh Doctson, WR, Washington: The team will not pick up Doctson’s option.
23. Laquon Treadwell, WR, Minnesota: The Vikings announced they will not pick up Treadwell’s option.
24. William Jackson, CB, Cincinnati: The Bengals picked up his option.
25. Artie Burns, CB, Pittsburgh: The Steelers are expected to decline Burns’ option.
26. Paxton Lynch, QB, Denver: Has no option to pick up because he was released. He’s currently a backup in Seattle.
27. Kenny Clark, DT, Green Bay: The Packers will exercise Clark’s option.
28. Joshua Garnett, G, San Francisco: Garnett will not have his option picked up.
29. Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Arizona: The Cardinals will not exercise Nkemdiche’s option.
30. Vernon Butler, DT, Carolina: The Panthers declined to exercise Butler’s option.
31. Germain Ifedi, OT Seattle: The Seahawks will not exercise Ifedi’s option.