NFL Draft

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa plays in an NCAA football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tagovailoa is a likely first round pick in the NFL Draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)
April 20, 2020 - 6:35 pm
The NFL's practice draft Monday to test technology and communications for the real thing beginning Thursday night had no major hangups. There were some technical glitches at the outset, when the Cincinnati Bengals were making the first selection, and at various spots, several people involved in the...
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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 20, 2020 - 4:53 pm
Talk about virtual drafts, what is a mock draft, really? Make believe. The upcoming NFL remote draft beginning Thursday night has a touch of irony to it. The producers of said mock drafts rarely are even remotely accurate. That said, here's one view of what might happen in the opening round. This...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 20, 2020 - 4:20 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred suspended uniform employee contracts as of May 1, giving teams the ability to lay off or cut the pay of major and minor league managers, coaches, trainers and full-time scouts...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Arizona State's Eno Benjamin (3) slips the tackle of Arizona's Colin Schooler (7) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz. Five NFL prospects, including Benjamin, are being featured in a Panini docu-series that chronicles their paths to the NFL. With the coronavirus outbreak, teams were not allowed to visit with prospects. These five players get to tell their stories, giving them an advantage over the rest of the field. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb, File)
April 20, 2020 - 1:19 pm
NFL prospects hoping to dazzle scouts at pro timing days or win over general managers and coaches during team visits in advance of the draft were forced to rely on videoconferencing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Teams were unable to poke and prod them or perform the usual deep dives into the...
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April 20, 2020 - 1:09 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are ready to move on from running back Leonard Fournette. A person familiar with the decision says the Jaguars are actively looking to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...
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April 20, 2020 - 11:30 am
Top defensive players available in the NFL draft (x-entered draft with college eligibility remaining). EDGE RUSHERS Position outlook: There is Chase Young and everybody else. The everybody elses should start coming off the board in the middle of the first round. x-Chase Young, 6-foot-5, 264, Ohio...
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April 20, 2020 - 11:27 am
Top offensive players available in the NFL draft (x-entered draft with college eligibility remaining). QUARTERBACKS Position outlook: The presumptive No. 1 overall, a likely top-five pick with injury concerns, another first-rounder — but how high? — and a real wild card. Joe Burrow, 6-foot-3, 221...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) catches a pass for a touchdown as Auburn defensive back Roger McCreary (17) and linebacker Cameron Latu (20) defend during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. This year’s NFL draft features a superb group of wide receivers, including Ruggs, who are expected to make immediate impacts in the NFL. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
April 19, 2020 - 6:07 pm
The upcoming NFL draft features a tantalizing class of wide receivers expected to make an immediate impact as rookies. It's a tall task even for an exceptionally deep group that's expected to produce up to a half dozen first-round picks Thursday night. Receivers face one of the hardest adjustments...
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Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
April 18, 2020 - 4:33 pm
The NFL is embracing dexterity for the first time since the 1960s, when expanded rosters and the age of specialization ushered out the last of the great two-way players such as Chuck Bednarik and Les Richter. For much of the last half-century, players who didn’t fit the mold were essentially...
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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 18, 2020 - 2:03 am
The NFL draft is annually one of the most ambitious productions that ESPN does. Next week's coverage might go down as THE most ambitious in the network's 40-year history. With the NFL closing team complexes and canceling plans to hold the draft in Las Vegas, this year's event is shaping up as a...
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