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McShay: Final 2016 NFL mock draft

Before the first round gets rolling on Thursday, Todd McShay takes one more stab at predicting the picks. Watch the NFL draft unfold live on ESPN and WatchESPN at 8 p.m. ET.

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Maddon: Wrigley Field is the essence of baseball (2:35)
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Highlights: Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool (1:52)
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Curry having a blast on the bench (0:33)
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Keegan-Michael Key hosts the 2016 Name Draft (2:13)
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Detroit is for the birds! (0:32)
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LeBron celebrates NFL draft day with football after practice? (0:28)
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WATCH - Pollard smoked KKR (1:35)
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Wade's wife criticizes refs for missed foul call (0:37)
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1dBill Barnwell

Barnwell: The sneaky success of the second-round QB

QBs drafted early in Round 2 recently have been more successful than those drafted later in Round 1. The opportunity cost makes second-tier prospects like Christian Hackenberg a worthwhile bet.

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7hMiguel Delaney and Jim Caple

Debate: Best way to crown a champion

Leagues like the NBA and NHL determine their champions in a way that is quite different from a circuit like the Premier League. Which system is better? Read the debate and cast your vote.

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Jemele says 'James Harden is not a superstar' (1:23)
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Is this the most athletic kickball play of all time? (2:48)
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Remembering Mirra: Triple gold (1:06)
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Lillard and McCollum's ridiculous four-bucket sequence (0:55)
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Hingle McCringleberry builds himself up for NFL draft (3:10)

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Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Unscientific poll: Eric Dickerson the most widely worn jersey at fan rally.

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Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

After a 20 year absence, fans are excited and taking photos of other excited fans.

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ESPN Staff Now 

Ezekiel Elliott is a popular guy in Chicago. As he strolled down the red carpet one Bears super fan screamed out "You're looking at the No. 11 pick, baby!" Will Elliott still be there at 11 for the Bears?

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ESPN Staff Now 

Ezekiel Elliott with the draft's boldest fashion statement.

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Teams to watch in 2016 NFL Draft
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Todd McShay, Adam Schefter, Tim Hasselbeck and Tedy Bruschi share the teams they are most intrigued by entering the NFL draft.

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Upon using the first overall pick on a quarterback tonight, the Los Angeles Rams will need to delete a quarterback from the roster. That's expected to be Nick Foles. The team is hopeful that a trade can come together over the next couple of days after other teams pick and miss out on quarterbacks they like in the draft. A late-round pick is the most likely compensation.

Will the 49ers draft a player from the SEC?
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Bob Holtzman joins The Paul Finebaum Show to break down possibilities for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL draft.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Green-covered Garden.

What are GMs doing the day of NFL draft?
NFL Draft 

Mark Dominik explains the last-minute preparations for general managers leading up to the NFL draft and what it's like for teams picking later in the round.

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

These are the first fans to line up for the Rams' draft party at LA Live tonight. They arrived at 10 a.m. with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. Rams legend Eric Dickerson stopped by to say hello earlier.

Maddon: Wrigley Field is essence of baseball
MLB 

Take a tour of the Cubs' hallowed field with manager Joe Maddon and Hannah Storm.

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Shelley Smith SportsCenter correspondent 

Only in LA would they put out white couches for an NFL draft party!

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Todd McShay's final 2016 NFL mock draft
NFL 

Before the first round gets rolling on Thursday, Todd McShay takes one more stab at predicting the picks. Watch the NFL draft unfold live on ESPN and WatchESPN at 8 p.m. ET. Mock draft (Insider)

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Rams are hosting a party for more than 4,000 fans at LA Live tonight. They're expecting about 14 current and six former players to be in attendance as well.

Shelley Smith SportsCenter correspondent 

Rams fans lined up for draft party! Full regalia!!

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Adrian's late goal helps Villarreal top Liverpool
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Bruno made a brilliant pass to Denis Suarez, who took off and found Adrian Lopez in the box as Villarreal prevailed 1-0 with a stoppage time goal. The second leg of the Europa League semis is next Thursday at Anfield.

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Is Paige Spiranac an 'innovator'?
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The golfer graced the cover of Golf Digest's Futurists issue as one of their "Innovators and Influencers of 2016." Anya Alvarez, a pro golfer, says Spiranac's looks are the focus, rather than her golf game. Truly new?

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Europa League highlight: Shakhtar 2-2 Sevilla
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A late penalty kick sends Sevilla back to Spain with the away-goal advantage after a 2-2 draw in Ukraine.

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Villarreal take the lead! Adrián taps into the empty net after a great assist from Denis Suarez! Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool

Uni Watch: Minors on the cutting edge
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Rawlings and the Atlantic League -- an independent minor league -- team up to give some generic catcher gear a whole new look. Catching gear: The next frontier

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders owner Mark Davis surveys the 42 acres near UNLV on the flight back to Oakland for the NFL draft after Thursday's Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting .

Chris Sprow ESPN.com 

Buckeyes are going to be a frequent topic tonight in Chicago. Mel Kiper dressed appropriately.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant left Thursday's game after rolling his right ankle running the bases. Though hit by 2 pitches it was rounding a bag that forced him out. He's being evaluated by the medical staff.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta's home scoreless streak ends at 52.2 IP after an RBI double by Alex Presley scored the Brewers first run on Thursday. It's the second longest home scoreless streak in the modern era. (Ray Herbert)