NFL Draft

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, The NFL logo NFL is on the goal post at Heinz Field before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Buffalo Bills in Pittsburgh. Disabled Sports USA, with funding from the NFL and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, plans to launch a league in the fall. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 23, 2020 - 3:01 am
The competitive drive never has left Brad Lang, who hopes to be playing football in the fall. In the first Wheelchair Football League, which is being launched by Disabled Sports USA. On Saturday, Lang, a Marine veteran who lost both legs in an explosion while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2011, will...
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In this Dec. 28, 2019, photo, Penn State defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (99) faces off against Memphis offensive lineman Obinna Eze (77) while quarterback Brady White (3) looks to pass during the second half of the NCAA Cotton Bowl college football game in Arlington, Texas. Gross-Matos would have liked to be in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 23, 2020, with other NFL draft prospects, but the Penn State defensive lineman is just as comfortable watching it at home. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)
April 23, 2020 - 2:15 am
Yetur Gross-Matos would have liked to have been in Las Vegas for the NFL draft on Thursday night, but the Penn State defensive lineman is OK participating from home. Gross-Matos is one of 58 prospects who will take part remotely in the draft, which has gone virtual this year because of the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, a gambler making a sports bet at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The NFL draft starting on Thursday, April 23, 2020, is expected to be the most heavily wagered-on draft ever, mainly because virtually all major sporting events have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
April 22, 2020 - 6:33 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For those who haven't mastered the odds of Belarussian soccer or Russian table tennis, this week's NFL draft gives U.S. gamblers their first opportunity in weeks to bet on an event about which they actually know something. With major sports shut down for more than a month...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, agent Leigh Steinberg poses for a picture at his office in Newport Beach, Calif. Steinberg and his agency represent 12 NFL draft-eligible players, including a pair of first-round prospects: Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 22, 2020 - 5:16 pm
The NFL draft won’t stop for anything. While some teams expressed concern about not being able to host players for in-person visits and having to conduct the three-day draft virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, agents and their clients are pleased it’s going on as scheduled. “From an...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) scrambles during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Baton Rouge, La. Burrow is a posible first round pick in the NFL Draft Thursday night, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
April 22, 2020 - 1:58 pm
From his home in the New York City suburbs, Roger Goodell will handle perhaps his most visible annual chore — announcing draft picks. Visible, but this time virtual. Not since the NFL draft became a televised event in 1980 has it been stripped to the basics like this year's proceedings will be...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday, April 6, 2020, and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, FIle)
April 21, 2020 - 1:38 pm
It was supposed to be an extravaganza only Las Vegas can bring, complete with showgirls, A-list celebs, and a stage in the middle of the Bellagio fountains. Instead, the NFL draft will come to you Thursday night from the friendly confines of Roger Goodell’s basement. No one, of course, expected...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa watches a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. In 54 years of drafting, the Miami Dolphins have taken four quarterbacks in the first round, and two are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 21, 2020 - 12:44 pm
Sam Howell has been a quarterback since first grade. His father told him then that to play the position he needed to be the leader of the team, and that more would be expected of him than other players, both on the field and off. Howell, coming off a record-breaking freshman season at North...
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow passes against Clemson during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 21, 2020 - 12:16 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is expected to shatter two of its own NFL draft records. The football powerhouse could have as many as 16 players selected in the opening round Thursday night, a number that would top the previous mark of 12 the league set in 2013 and matched...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. After leading the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl championship in five decades, Mahomes is finally eligible to sign a contract extension this off-season. Both sides are eager to come to terms on what could be a record-setting deal. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 21, 2020 - 11:52 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leigh Steinberg’s focus this week is rightfully on the three-day NFL draft, where new clients such as Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and teammate Jerry Jeudy will learn where they will begin their professional careers. It won't be long before Steinberg's attention is...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Washington State running back Max Borghi, center, is tackled after a short gain by Colorado linebacker Davion Taylor, top, and defensive back Nick Fisher in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo. Taylor took an unusual path to the cusp of the NFL draft. He did not play in high school because of his religion and spent two years at a community college before spending two seasons at the University of Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 21, 2020 - 2:15 am
BOULDER, Colorado (AP) — Like any high school football star, Davion Taylor proudly wore his jersey to class on Friday, sauntered into the pep assembly and chowed down the pregame meal with his teammates. Then, he’d hand his jersey to his coach and hustle home before kickoff. “That was the hardest...
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