NFL Draft

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Justin Jefferson, right, smiles while watching the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020, in St. Rose, La. Jefferson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings. (NFL via AP)
April 28, 2020 - 12:39 pm
The Minnesota Vikings were forced by a salary-cap crunch this spring into a soft remodel, with many more exits than enhancements to the lineup. They ramped up the project over the weekend. While NFL draft picks never come with warranties, particularly in a year like this with an abbreviated-at-best...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the NFL football draft, Friday, April 24, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 28, 2020 - 12:21 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — After a successful virtual, stay-at-home experience this year, the NFL plans to hold its draft outdoors in downtown Cleveland next year from April 29 to May 1. The dates were announced Tuesday, three days after the completion of a unique draft that went smoothly despite logistical...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels speaks to reporters during baseball spring training in Surprise, Ariz. Will there be a place to play whether a draft prospect decides to go, or stay in college? “I think there’s a host of information that you’d want to know, and then that’s really where I think the clubs can differentiate themselves,” Daniels said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 28, 2020 - 1:49 am
The Detroit Tigers can feel certain about one thing: They have the No. 1 pick in the draft. What that Major League Baseball draft will look like, when and where it will take place and how the selections will be made, still isn't clear. “It’s going to present different challenges, probably," said...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow throws a pass against Clemson during the second half of the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The Cincinnati Bengals chose Burrow with the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday, April. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
April 27, 2020 - 3:02 pm
Following a season in which Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens ran away with the AFC North title, the rest of the division has been working diligently to narrow the gap. The Ravens, however, show no signs of slowing down. After a whirlwind of free agent signings and the NFL draft, the AFC North...
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In a photo provided by ESPN Images, the draft board is seen before the start of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Bristol, Conn. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images via AP)
April 26, 2020 - 8:30 pm
Seth Markman was just as nervous as NFL coaches and general managers about the unknown factors involved with a virtual draft. But the ESPN executive producer said he was overwhelmed with how everything came together over the three days. It also ended up being must-see TV as the first significant...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) takes the field for warms up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. The San Francisco 49ers have acquired the seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle from the Redskins. Two people familiar with the deal said Saturday, April 25, 2020, the Niners will send a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a 2021 third-rounder to acquire Williams. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 26, 2020 - 5:46 pm
The task for the San Francisco 49ers heading into the draft was straight forward. Find replacements for departed starters DeForest Buckner at defensive tackle and Emmanuel Sanders at receiver and then find a player to step in for longtime left tackle Joe Staley, who informed the NFC champions...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL football draft, Saturday, April 25, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 25, 2020 - 7:19 pm
Maybe the Southeastern Conference should simply hold onto its players and become part of the NFL. The home of national champion LSU and perennial contenders Alabama, Georgia and Auburn, the SEC dominated the first four rounds of the NFL draft before the flow of talent slowed to a trickle. Or the...
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A couple wearing protective masks to protect against coronavirus walk past a mural reading 'Stay home', in the Shoreditch area, as the lockdown continues due to the coronavirus outbreak, in London, Saturday, April 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
April 25, 2020 - 12:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In Spain, children will be allowed to go outside again. In the U.S. state of Georgia, a handful of businesses opened their doors, performing manicures and haircuts in masks. Auto workers are in factories, but producing ventilators, not cars. The world is taking steps to reopen. But...
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April 25, 2020 - 11:20 am
April 26 1905 — Jack McCarthy of the Cubs became the only outfielder in major league history to throw out three runners at the plate, each the second out of a double play. The victims were the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 2-1 loss. 1950 — The University of Miami ends the longest winning streak in...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Miami fans show their displeasure after a failed drive during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., a game in which Miami lost 28-25. Heading into the final four rounds of the NFL football draft, Saturday, April 25, 2020, Miami will look to extend a streak of having at least one player drafted that started in 1976. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
April 25, 2020 - 2:54 am
Miami and Nebraska dominated college football from the 1980s through the early 2000s. Since the Hurricanes and Cornhuskers played for the 2001 national championship they have been trending in the wrong direction, and both are coming off losing seasons in 2019. So maybe it should be no surprise that...
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