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NFL Draft: Instant analysis of Round 1

Round 1 started with Jared Goff going to the L.A. Rams. We break down every pick and look ahead to Friday's Rounds 2 and 3 (7 p.m. ET on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Hawks roll into second round, eliminate Celtics

The Hawks opened up a close game in the first half by running away from the Celtics in the third quarter en route to a series-clinching win in Game 6.

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Oshie's hat trick lifts Caps to win in Game 1

T.J. Oshie's goal in overtime -- his third of the game -- propelled the Capitals to a wild win over the Penguins in the opener of their second-round series.

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Broncos get Lynch; Kaepernick pursuit likely over

The Broncos moved up from pick No. 31 to No. 26 via a trade with the Seahawks and selected Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch, likely ending their pursuit of Colin Kaepernick, GM John Elway said.

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Oshie completes hat trick with OT winner
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A sweet -- albeit, controversial -- wraparound goal in overtime is quite the way to score your third goal. And that's exactly what T.J. Oshie did in the Caps' 4-3 Game 1 win over the Penguins.

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Bob Holtzman ESPN 

The 49ers drafted two players in the first round and the first few questions to Chip Kelly were about Colin Kaepernick...who is still a 49er.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers GM Tom Telesco says Joey Bosa has been the team's No. 1 guy since September. At 6-5 and 280 pounds, he won't have to gain weight, but at 20 years old will fill out naturally.

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Nkemdiche should flourish in Arizona
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The Cardinals first-round draft pick, former Ole Miss DT Robert Nkemdiche, was the No. 1 overall recruit in 2013 ESPN 300.

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Travis Haney @TravHaneyESPN

Ole Miss had 3 first-rounders. Should've been a banner night. Instead, Hugh Freeze's program has never been under more scrutiny.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said receiver Josh Doctson reminds him of his former receiver in CIncinnati, A.J. Green. Gruden said, "He has the same type of body control and the ability to high point" the ball. #Waspick

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

On Colin Kaepernick, John Elway said: "we're probably over with Kaepernick."

Lynch emotional after getting drafted
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Former Memphis QB Paxton Lynch showed some emotion after the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos took him 26th overall.

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Chris Fallica ESPN Staff Writer 

This is the 4th straight year Texas A&M has had an offensive lineman selected in the 1st round - 2016 Germain Ifedi, 2015 Cedric Ogbuehi, 2014 Jake Matthews, 2013 Luke Joeckel

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

With the 31st pick in the first round, the Seahawks selected Texas A&M offensive lineman Germain Ifedi. Ifedi has great athletic traits and experience playing both guard and tackle. He is not polished, but is an upside pick who can compete for playing time right away.

Seahawks select Germain Ifedi at No. 31

Seattle has chosen former Texas A&M OT Germain Ifedi with the 31st and final pick of the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Full draft coverage

McShay scouting report: Vernon Butler

Get to know the newest Panther, No. 30 overall pick Vernon Butler. Todd McShay breaks down the former Louisiana Tech defensive tackle.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Panthers' picks so far through Round 1: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech, 30th overall. Their next pick is No. 62 in the second round on Friday.

Panthers pick Vernon Butler at No. 30

Carolina has selected former Louisiana Tech DT Vernon Butler with the 30th pick of the 2016 NFL draft. Results & analysis

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Can't question the talent with DT Robert Nkemdiche. Top 10 ability. Could be a steal for the Cardinals at the end of the first round.

Broncos banking their future on Lynch
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The Broncos traded up five spots to No. 26 to select former Memphis QB Paxton Lynch.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals selected DT Robert Nkemdiche. Panthers on the clock. They could go defensive tackle with Alabama's A'Shawn Robinson or Jarran Reed, or Louisiana Tech's Vernon Butler. Or they could go defensive end with Clemson's Kevin Dodd or Oklahoma State's Emmanuel Ogbah. A wild card might be Alabama running back Derrick Henry.

Cardinals select Nkemdiche at No. 29

Arizona has taken the former Ole Miss DE Robert Nkemdiche with the 29th pick of the 2016 NFL draft. Results & analysis

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

How will Ezekiel Elliott fit with the Cowboys? "I think I can be a bell cow running back," he said. "I think late in the fourth quarter or on third down you know no one's going to have anything to worry about when you run that clock out."

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

The 49ers ranked 31st in my good run blocking rate metric. Joshua Garnett will help improve that rank.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Arizona Cardinals are on the clock…

49ers choose Joshua Garnett at No. 28

San Francisco traded up for Kansas City's pick at No. 28 and took former Stanford guard Joshua Garnett in the 2016 NFL draft. Results & analysis

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Cardinals stay at 29th, they have a bevy of defensive linemen to choose from, including Alabama's Jarran Reed and A'Shawn Robinson.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

This could go many ways for Chiefs, with Myles Jack complicating the decision.

Kiper scouting report: Kenny Clark

Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the film on Green Bay's first-round pick, Kenny Clark. What are the former Bruin's biggest strengths and weaknesses?

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