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  1. 2012 NFL Draft - How the rookie wage scale makes top picks more v...

    Seth Wickersham

    Seth Wickersham writes that the rookie wage scale has made top NFL draft picks much more valuable. And with teams now facing less risk with each pick, we could see more draft-day trades like the one that brought Julio Jones to the Falcons last year.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  2. NFL - 30 Days to the Draft - Arizona Cardinals' best draft class

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Dan Dierdorf and Roger Wehrli highlight the Cardinals' top draft picks. Current-day stars like Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin have not accumulated enough stats to rank in the top 10.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2009
  3. Will Watkins need time to adjust to NFL?

    Joe Kaiser

    The Buffalo Bills paid a huge price to trade up and select top-rated receiver Sammy Watkins in last month's NFL draft, surrendering its No. 9 overall pick along with its first- and fourth-round picks in 2015. While the expectation is that Watkins ...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  4. Quarterbacks, offensive linemen among top recruits, draft picks

    Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert

    From the can't-miss positions to unlucky No. 3 to the SEC's claim on the NFL draft, Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert take a closer look at how many elite prospects become elite draft picks.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  5. Why McCarron slipped to day three

    Joe Kaiser

    AJ McCarron did nothing but win football games in his four years at Alabama, and graded out as the No. 60 overall player on Todd McShay's Pre-Draft Top 300 rankings. So why didn't he get chosen in the first three rounds (top 100 picks)? ESPN's ...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  6. 2014 NFL draft - Examining options for Texans, Rams, Jaguars, Bro...

    NFL Draft Insiders

    ESPN Insiders Matt Williamson, Aaron Schatz, Louis Riddick and Mark Dominik run through the different options facing the teams picking in the top five of the 2014 NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  7. McShay: Mock draft update (6.0)

    Todd McShay

    Todd McShay updates his latest 2014 NFL mock draft, with one top pass-catcher sliding down the board and the Cowboys surprising by taking an offensive player with their first-round pick.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  8. Will Rams take Sammy Watkins?

    Tom Carpenter

    How the St. Louis Rams handle the No. 2 overall pick in the draft remains entirely up in the air. They could trade the pick or draft Jadeveon Clowney (if the Houston Texans don't do so at No. 1), a top O-lineman or WR Sammy Watkins. The Rams have dow...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  9. A look at Raiders' draft plans

    Tom Carpenter

    The Oakland Raiders have the fifth overall pick in next week's draft. Like many of the teams near the top, the Raiders are open to trading down, just as GM Reggie McKenzie did last season when he moved from No. 3 to No. 12 in order to land a second-r...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  10. 2014 NFL draft - Ranking the defensive back prospects

    Todd McShay

    Todd McShay provides a cheat sheet on the 2014 DB class, including a ranking of the top prospects, the market value by round and teams in need.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  11. Will Falcons trade up for Clowney?

    Tom Carpenter

    There is a consensus that the Houston Texans would like to trade down from atop the draft in order to acquire more picks and still land one of top prospects. The team most often connected to the Texans in such a trade is the Atlanta Falcons, which...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  12. 1st-round OT targets for Dolphins

    Tom Carpenter

    It's no secret that the Miami Dolphins are aiming to fill out the right side of their offensive line, especially right tackle, via the draft. The problem for them is that the top tackles likely will be gone before they pick at No. 19. "Although th...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  13. Best team-prospect matches in 2014 draft

    Todd McShay

    We spend so much time during the draft process talking about the potential top-10 picks that one thing with the potential to get lost about this year's class is just how strong it is overall, particularly in its depth. Teams are going to be able to f...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  14. Fins infatuated with Kouandjio?

    Tom Carpenter

    When the 2013 collegiate campaign got underway, many had Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio as a projected top 5-10 draft pick. However, he didn't turn in the best season, and lingering questions about the condition of his knees have helped cause his draft s...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  15. Latest buzz on A.J. Green's extension

    Tom Carpenter

    Because A.J. Green was a top-10 pick in the 2011 draft, the Cincinnati Bengals have a fifth-year option they can exercise to keep him under contract for the 2015 campaign. They are expected to do just that prior to the May 3 deadline, but will they w...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  16. 2014 NFL Mock Draft - Todd McShay projects every pick in first tw...

    Todd McShay

    In Todd McShay's fourth mock draft for 2014, he projects every pick in the first two rounds, with one of the highly rated QBs sliding out of the top 10.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014