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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. Donovan McNabb benched late as Matthew Stafford spurs Lions in re...

    Matthew Stafford's fourth touchdown pass converted a fourth down with 3:12 left and the Detroit Lions scored nine points in 14 seconds to turn a closely contested game into a 37-25 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 31, 2010
  3. 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
  4. Report: Lions bring in WR Sammy Watkins

    Michael Rothstein

    The flirtation continues. There is no chance Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, the top receiver in the 2014 draft, will be waiting for the Detroit Lions when they are scheduled to pick at No. 10 during the first round in May. Someone above the ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  5. What do teams with Top-5 pick need?

    John Parolin, ESPN Stats & Info

    The five teams at the top of the draft went a combined 16-64 last season (.200 win percentage). A top-5 overall draft pick used right will yield a blue-chip addition, but teams with seasons that bad need more than one player. Here is one statisti...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  6. New York Giants somehow land Rueben Randle, one of the top fantas...

    Christopher Harris

    Christopher Harris breaks down the 19 skill-position players selected in the second and third rounds, offering their fantasy potential.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2012
  7. Detroit Lions rookies Mikel Leshoure, Titus Young join workouts

    It was only two years ago that Matthew Stafford was a rookie, trying to adjust to a new team amid the pressure of being the top overall draft pick.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2011
  8. New York Jets' Mark Sanchez, Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford to m...

    Rich Cimini

    Matthew Stafford has "Megatron." Mark Sanchez has mega targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2010
  9. Draft Watch: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Each week leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: History in that spot. Chicago Bears The Bears' top pick is No. 75 overall. Here are...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  10. 0-16 season earns Detroit Lions top pick in April draft

    The Detroit Lions will select No. 1 in April's NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2008
  11. Sources: No. 1 pick Russell, Raiders set to start talking again

    Len Pasquarelli

    In an effort to close the gap in negotiations, and perhaps hammer out a contract for top overall draft pick JaMarcus Russell before the start of the season, the representatives for the former LSU quarterback are set to meet Friday with Raiders officials.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2007
  12. Johnson only Lions rookie not in camp on time

    The Detroit Lions began training camp workouts Thursday without top pick Calvin Johnson.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2007
  13. Texans banking on youth

    Floyd Reese

    From Calvin Johnson to Michael Bush, the draft produced plenty of intriguing subplots to follow in 2007, writes Floyd Reese.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2007