NFL Draft

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck is shown before an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Buck is one of many announcers who has had to trade the press box for a home office. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
April 17, 2020 - 9:34 pm
Joe Buck has taken up a different type of commentary with games at a standstill. Instead of setting the scene from the 18th fairway, the Fox announcer can be heard describing a toddler’s short game on social media. “This kid’s got it,” Buck said of 18-month-old Harrison Viñal’s swing. “I’ve got him...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2002, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers television play-by-play announcer Vin Scully rehearses before a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. To baseball fans, opening day is an annual rite of spring that evokes great anticipation and warm memories. This year's season was scheduled to begin Thursday, March 26, 2020, but there will be no games for a while because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Paul Connors, File)
April 17, 2020 - 8:11 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Dodgers showed off some of their stadium renovations in a video narrated by retired broadcaster Vin Scully and posted on social media. Construction work has continued during the coronavirus...
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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 17, 2020 - 5:36 pm
To trade or not to trade? An especially difficult question in this year's NFL draft? The coronavirus pandemic has forced the NFL to conduct its annual draft remotely, which might reduce the number of times Commissioner Roger Goodell or anyone else announces a trade. General managers around the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Florida wide receiver Josh Hammond (10) runs past Idaho defensive back Jordan Grabski for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla. Hammond was “a little shocked” he didn’t get an invite to the NFL combine. He was equally surprised he didn’t get asked to the Senior Bowl. Those collegians who never got a full look _ or even a slight glance _ from NFL teams because of the coronavirus pandemic could wind up sinking in the draft, or falling out of it completely. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
April 17, 2020 - 3:32 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida receiver Josh Hammond was “a little shocked” he didn’t get an invite to the NFL combine. He was equally surprised he didn’t get asked to the Senior Bowl. He settled for a spot in the East-West Shrine Game, figuring any NFL team that missed him at the second-tier all...
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April 17, 2020 - 1:39 pm
The NFL will hold a practice remote draft Monday, three days before the real thing is done in the same way. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn on Friday did not provide details on the proceedings — except what his team has planned. “We’re going to do a couple internal tests and trial runs here...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, UCLA running back Joshua Kelley runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Kelley was looking forward to visiting various NFL teams, checking out their facilities and meeting coaches before the Covid-19 global pandemic changed the pre-draft process. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 16, 2020 - 2:12 am
UCLA running back Joshua Kelley was looking forward to visiting various NFL teams, checking out their facilities and meeting coaches before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the pre-draft process. “I think that would’ve been really dope because I’ve been a fan of the NFL for so long and to get a chance...
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FILE - This is a 1963 file photo showing Green Bay Packers defensive end Willie Davis. Willie Davis, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman who helped the Green Bay Packers win each of the first two Super Bowls, has died. He was 85. The Packers confirmed Davis' death to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. (AP Photo)
April 15, 2020 - 5:21 pm
Willie Davis, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman who helped the Green Bay Packers win each of the first two Super Bowls, has died. He was 85. The Packers confirmed Davis' death to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, as did his former teammate and fellow hall member, Dave Robinson...
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April 15, 2020 - 2:09 am
Hours before New Jersey closed all gyms indefinitely last month because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, 30 NFL draft hopefuls had a chance to showcase their talents in a “virtual” pro day at TEST Football Academy in Martinsville. It was the culmination of countless hours the players had spent...
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FILE - At left, in an April 26, 2018, file photo, SiriusXM host Pat Kirwan is shown in Arlington, Texas. At right, in a June 3, 2013, file photo, Bill Polian speaks with reporters during a press conference in Batavia, N.Y. Bill Polian ran many an NFL draft, making him the main man in the room for several successful franchises. Next week, the Pro Football Hall of Famer knows who the guys in demand will be for all 32 teams: the techs. That said, Polian and former NFL executive Pat Kirwan point directly to team scouts who, like every other year, were on the road gathering data since last summer.  Former team executive Pat Kirwan points out the logistical limitations caused by the coronavirus pandemic could outweigh some of the scouting diligence _ particularly in attempting to make trades. (AP Photo/File)
April 14, 2020 - 8:45 pm
Bill Polian ran many an NFL draft, making him the main man in the room for several successful franchises. Next week, the Pro Football Hall of Famer knows who the guys in demand will be for all 32 teams: the techs. “I would say simply, I-T, I-T, I-T,” Polian explains. "Make sure from the outset your...
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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 13, 2020 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN and NFL Network will join forces for this year's NFL draft. They will produce a broadcast that will air on both networks over all three days. The April 23-25 draft was originally scheduled to be in Las Vegas but has been moved due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now...
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