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7 Risky Moves That Will Define Draft

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Set for '17 Draft? QB Watson to Browns

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It's Dawning on NFL: '13 Draft Was a Bust

Eric Edholm, Shutdown Corner

Another NFL Draft is in the books and it's time to sort through all the picks and all of the trades and try to make some sense of it. This was always going to be a draft that fel...(full article)

There was so much to love in the 2016 NFL Draft! Oakland put a cap on the best offseason of any NFL team. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim showed his masterful nature in yet...(full article)

Is it too early for a 2017 mock draft? Of course. But this list is more of a watch list and early introduction to 32 prospects already have attracted NFL attention. A running back ...(full article)

Here's some real talk for you, post-draft: Not all the first-round picks made last week are going to be NFL stars. We're reminded of this now every year around this time when NFL t...(full article)

One of the bigger busts in NFL draft history at the quarterback position is well on his way to turning his life around, but Ryan Leaf says he sees his younger self in recently rele...(full article)

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