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  1. Indy’s Iron Man

    Bill Barnwell

    At 8:06 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012, the Indianapolis Colts selected Andrew Luck with the first pick of the NFL draft. At 8:07 p.m., the Indianapolis Colts started worrying about how to protect Andrew Luck. Handed the best quarterback prospect o...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  2. A Few NFL Draft Prospects to Keep an Eye on This College Football...

    Robert Mays

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  3. Your Daily Dose of Chip Kelly Inspiration

    Grantland Staff

    Be your best self. Also, read about Chip Kelly going hammer on the NFL draft over at The MMBQ....

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  4. Gerald McCoy Is Really Pumped to Play for Lovie Smith, and Quarte...

    Robert Mays

    Gerald McCoy had every right to speak up. In the final few days of the seemingly endless stretch before this year's NFL draft, his Bucs were being strongly linked with defensive line prospect Aaron Donald. The thinking was that Donald could...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  5. A Comprehensive Guide to Johnny Manziel’s First Week in the...

    Matt Borcas

    Within 24 hours of being drafted by the Browns, Johnny Manziel had partied with Drake, flown to Cleveland, met with a hungry swarm of reporters, and learned of his top target's potential season-long suspension. The next few days weren&r...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  6. Rookie Symposium: NFL Fans, Meet Your New Fascinations

    Holly Anderson

    As college football players coast to coast graduate or see their eligibility otherwise expire, we on the NCAA beat must say good-bye and give them over to our NFL brethren. And in this time of transition, as writers and as fans, we feel it'...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Michael Sam and the NFL Draft

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Mays and Barnwell talk about Michael Sam's fit in St. Louis and key draft picks from around the league before making sense of the Madden cover vote. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports p...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  8. About Last Night: New Life for Rip City

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy realizing it's going to be almost a year until the NFL draft is back, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers topped San Antonio 103-92 to stave of...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  9. Prematurely Evaluating the Situations in Which Newly Drafted Quar...

    Kevin Lincoln

    In the 2014 NFL draft, 14 quarterbacks were selected. The first was Central Florida's Blake Bortles, taken third overall by the Jaguars; the last was Southern Methodist's Garrett Gilbert, who went 214th overall to the Rams. The on...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  10. Big Guys, Levers, and Weapons: The Rise of the Themed Draft

    Robert Mays

    Draft grades are typically handed out using a rubric based on some combination of value and need. How well teams managed to balance those two factors is usually the first thing we use to decide if a draft is a success or a failure. The Rams were appl...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  11. The NFL Draft and Michael Sam

    Bill Barnwell

    As the seventh and final round of the NFL draft rolled to a close on Saturday evening, two very important men were anxious for very different reasons. On one side, there was former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, surely coming to grips with the p...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  12. About Last Weekend: Flip the Script

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy explaining to the world why you can't explain things to your children, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: In NBA conference semifinals action, Paul George poured in 39 points as the Pace...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  13. Best of Grantland Sports Podcast: NFL Draft, Mark Jackson's ...

    Grantland Staff

    Barnwell and Mays react to Round 1 of the draft, Jalen and Jacoby break down Mark Jackson's firing, Jonah Keri talks to Mr. Met, and Blazers interview Sir Patrick Stewart. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, and subscribe...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  14. A First-Round Fiesta

    Bill Barnwell

    During a wildly entertaining first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night, the big three quarterbacks came off the board in three unexpected directions. Curiously, the team that had its choice of passers seemed to make the worst decision of them al...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  15. B.S. Report: Seven-Year Anniversary Special!

    Bill Simmons

    In the first of a three-part podcast extravaganza, Bill Barnwell joins the show to give his thoughts on the 2014 NFL draft, and then Bill Simmons's dad comes on to talk Patriots and Bruins. Listen to the podcast here. In Part 2 of 3, Zach Lowe...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  16. How to Pick Your Draft-Day Hero

    Kevin Lincoln

    As a form of entertainment, the NFL draft is almost perfectly designed to be uninteresting. If you're a fan in the biblical sense - monogamous, one team - you get that great thrill of the first-round pick. Past that, it&...

    Blog | May 08, 2014