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  1. Grading the Jaguars' rookie class

    Michael DiRocco

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Early indications are that the Jacksonville Jaguars' 2014 draft class could be a big part of the core of the franchise moving forward. The group has certainly played a big role in this season. Seven of the nine players have s...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  2. Projecting Florida's next draft class

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With four players selected in last weekend's NFL draft, the Florida Gators have now had a total of 322 players picked by current NFL franchises. UF has long been one of the most talent-rich pipelines to the pros but didn't mak...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Johnny Manziel headed to Jags at No. 3?

    Joe Kaiser

    Jacksonville has an opportunity to bring in a player with the No. 3 pick of Thursday's NFL draft who will replace Maurice Jones-Drew as the face of the franchise. A day before the Jags make their selection, there's growing belief that that player ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  4. Ravens can make this a hometown draft

    Jamison Hensley

    The Ravens have never taken a Baltimore native in the franchise's 18-year draft history. So, what are the chances that streak ends this year? Actually, there's a possibility the Ravens could draft two hometown players this week. The Ravens could s...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  5. The case for taking Manziel, for 11 teams

    Mike Sando

    One player in the 2014 NFL draft has the power to instantly transform an irrelevant franchise into a compelling one. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel stands alone in that regard. He's the X factor in the top 10 selections, the player hard-cor...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  6. One measure of Titans' recent drafts

    Paul Kuharsky

    How did the Titans draft from 2009 to 2011? At Pro Football Focus, Khalid Elsayed runs through the franchise's haul of players and puts them into categories largely based on how they scored in PFF's grading system. I think he's mostly on the ma...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  7. Will Texans take Manziel at No. 1?

    Tom Carpenter

    Most years it's pretty clear by now who the team with the No. 1 overall pick will take in the draft, but there currently is no consensus on which player the Houston Texans will select. The trouble is that the Texans need a franchise quarterback, but ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  8. Will Bucs draft a quarterback?

    Brendan Roberts

    New Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith told ESPN's Pat Yasinskas that a "franchise quarterback" likely will be available when the team picks seventh in May's NFL draft, and the team would consider picking that player, whomever it might be. The...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  9. Buffalo Bills now open to trading Jairus Byrd

    Adam Schefter

    With the Buffalo Bills and safety Jairus Byrd failing to bridge their differences on a long-term deal, the team is open to dealing the player that received their franchise tag before this season, league sources said.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2013
  10. Tim Tebow circus won't come to town with New England Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Don't expect to see Bill Belichick as ringmaster of any Tim Tebow circuses.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2013
  11. Sources -- Kansas City Chiefs want 2 picks in any Branden Albert ...

    The Kansas City Chiefs want two draft picks in any trade for left tackle Branden Albert, sources say.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  12. McShay, Kiper disagree on top college QB

    James Walker

    There are no sure-fire quarterback prospects in this year's draft, much like last year's Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. There wasn't a team in the league last year who doubted these two players were capable of leading NFL franchises. To no surpr...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  13. New York Giants almost had Ben Roethlisberger instead of Eli Mann...

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    Imagine if the Giants had drafted Ben Roethlisberger instead of Eli Manning?

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2012
  14. Supplemental draft and the Patriots

    Field Yates

    The NFL informed its 32 franchises on Monday that the 2012 supplemental draft will be held next Thursday, July 12. It's an opportunity for teams to invest in players who did not make themselves eligible for the amateur draft in April, but have sin...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  15. 2012 NFC West offseason glance: Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    A look at the Arizona Cardinals' offseason to this point ... What went right: The Cardinals struck a long-term contract agreement with franchise player Calais Campbell, solidifying their defensive line. ... First-round draft choice Michael Floyd p...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  16. 2012 NFL draft -- Dallas Cowboys can't afford to whiff at draft

    Calvin Watkins

    The Cowboys have to draft guys who can play, and it doesn't matter how.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012