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  1. Raiders top draft picks: Marcus Allen

    Paul Gutierrez

    Our countdown of the best Oakland Raiders draft picks since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger concludes with running back Marcus Allen topping the list at No. 1 ... Marcus Allen (USC, first round, No. 10 overall, 1982) The Raiders were still technically ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  2. Raiders top draft picks: Howie Long

    Paul Gutierrez

    Our countdown of the best Oakland Raiders draft picks since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger continues with defensive end Howie Long checking in at No. 2. Howie Long (Villanova, second round, No. 48 overall, 1981) The Raiders had just won Super Bowl XV,...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  3. Raiders top draft picks: Dave Casper

    Paul Gutierrez

    Our countdown of the best Oakland Raiders draft picks since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger continues with tight end Dave Casper checking in at No. 3 ... Dave Casper (Notre Dame, second round, No. 45 overall, 1974) The Raiders already had a serviceable...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  4. Raiders top draft picks: Ray Guy

    Paul Gutierrez

    Our countdown of the best Oakland Raiders draft picks since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger continues with punter Ray Guy checking in at No. 4 ... Ray Guy (Southern Mississippi, first round, No. 23 overall, 1973) Too high for a punter, even if he is he...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. Raiders honorable mention top draft picks

    Paul Gutierrez

    The first round of the NFL draft is 10 days away and the Oakland Raiders, after finishing 4-12 last season, hold the No. 5 overall pick, as well as selections in the second (No. 36 overall), third (67) and fourth (107) rounds, plus three picks in the...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  6. B1G country producing fewer top NFL picks

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten endured arguably the worst NFL draft in its history last month, and its struggles to produce high first-round talent are well documented. The league hasn't had a top-10 pick since Michigan's Jake Long and Ohio State's Vernon Gholston w...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  7. Blog debate: Big Ten's NFL draft outlook

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Unless you've been living in a world without ESPN, the Internet or sports talk radio, you're well aware that the NFL draft begins Thursday night. What will the weekend hold for Big Ten products? Who will be the top pick from the league? Which play...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  8. Left tackles have shined as top picks

    Bill Williamson

    Some draft experts have predicted that the Kansas City Chiefs will use the No. 1 pick in the draft on Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel. There have been four tackles taken with the top pick since the draft began in 1936. Let's review them to see whe...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  9. Cincinnati QB great Cook passes away

    Brian Bennett

    Former Cincinnati quarterback Greg Cook, a second-team All-American in 1968 and first-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1969, passed away in Cincinnati Friday. He was 65. More from the school's release: Cook was one of the top quarter...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  10. Pittsburgh prospect Gerrit Cole impressive in pro debut - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law provides an update from the Arizona Fall League, writing that Pirates pitching prospect Gerrit Cole had an impressive professional debut, showing why he projects as a No. 1 starter.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2011
  11. Seattle Mariners prospect Danny Hultzen makes pro debut at Arizon...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey reports from the Arizona Fall League, where he scouted pitching prospects Danny Hultzen and Neil Ramirez.

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2011
  12. AFC East's best: No. 3 Jake Long

    Tim Graham

    The countdown of my top 25 AFC East players continues, one weekday at a time ... LongAbout the choice: Jake Long has lived up to the expectations of being the No. 1 overall pick of the 2008 draft. The Miami Dolphins' left tackle has been selected ...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  13. Ryan Clady of Denver Broncos back from knee injury, practices

    All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady is practicing with the Denver Broncos for the first time since blowing out his left knee in a pickup basketball game in April.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2010
  14. Jonathan Lucroy emerging as Milwaukee Brewers' top catching prosp...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey profiles Jonathan Lucroy, who has emerged as the Brewers' potential catcher of the future.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2009
  15. Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg roughed up at Arizona Fal...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey looks at Stephen Strasburg's second Arizona Fall League start, in which he was roughed up, and wonders about how the Nationals will use him to open 2010.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2009
  16. Paul Lukas Uni Watch: NFL uniform changes

    Paul Lukas

    Paul Lukas tackles the new looks in the NFL and updates us on some changes and gaffes in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2009