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NFL draft: Follow every pick live

Tracking every pick of the NFL draft with real-time reaction. Watch it all live on ESPN & WatchESPN.

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Ezekiel Elliott brings the cut off shirt to the red carpet (0:22)
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Celtics' season on the line in Game 6

The Celtics are facing elimination, but coach Brad Stevens expects his team's best basketball against the Hawks on Thursday night.

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3hScott Burnside

More on the line this time for Crosby, Ovechkin

After years of battling head-to-head to see who the better player is, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby enter their second-round matchup with each looking to cement his legacy as a champion.

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Arrieta gets 18th straight win (0:50)
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Wentz on Bradford: Can only control what I can control (1:49)
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Beer-drinking bear takes in Cubs game (0:20)
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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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Highlights: Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool (1:52)
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WATCH: Firework incident ends Swedish match (1:30)
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9hMiguel 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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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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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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Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

The most likely teams to trade down tonight from what I'm hearing? Baltimore (No. 6) and Cleveland (No. 8).

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Is purple the new "it" color? Or do we have a few Prince tributes among the NFL draft prospects in Chicago? I counted 10 of 25 players with either purple suits, ties or both. Keep it locked in here for news you can use all night.

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Elliott brings cut off shirt to red carpet

Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott wears a cut off shirt on the red carpet, reminiscent of the way he wore his jersey with the Buckeyes in the 2014 season.

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs fans have gathered at the team's indoor practice facility for a draft party. They've got a long wait. The Chiefs don't pick until No. 28.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

LA Live is packed with Rams fans awaiting their team's first pick in the NFL draft since returning to Los Angeles.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Paxton Lynch rumors are flying fast and furious. I don't know what will happen with him, but I do know his agent Leigh Steinberg is one of the best at generating buzz about his players. We'll see how it plays out.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

In case you missed ESPN's NFL Nation live mock draft on Tuesday night here is a look at the first round picks.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions draft party is getting started with a lot of people eating. Team president Rod Wood and GM Bob Quinn are expected to address the crowd soon.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

To sum up Mark Davis' visit to speak at the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV on Thursday: "If (the Committee) recommends (the proposal) and the (state) legislature passes it and the NFL approves it we want to become your partners and put $500 million toward the project, which will transform Las Vegas." From the Raiders' perspective, the project includes a retractable roof stadium with a grass field, a team facility with fields and offices, perhaps modeled after the Cowboys' Star complex, and a Raiders Hall of Fame.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

In about two hours, the Ravens will make their selection for the No. 6 overall pick (barring a trade). This is where GM Ozzie Newsome will address the media after the pick.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mean Joe Greene is at Steelers headquarters tonight, Hall of Fame blazer and all. Media pictures aren't allowed in the building, but trust that Joe looks like he could still play a few snaps.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

Schefter still working several phones as the draft nears

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ESPN Staff Now 

Cal QB Jared Goff and his mother made the rounds on the red carpet. He was among the last players to be introduced on the red carpet, but will he be the first when the draft begins?

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

My best bets for the Saints at No. 12: 1. Trade down 2. Sheldon Rankins 3. Shaq Lawson There's a good chance they'll take a QB at some point, but I don't expect it in Round 1.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

The scene from ESPN's L.A. offices overlooking the Rams' fan rally with one hour before the NFL draft.

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Ezekiel Elliott wears crop top at NFL draft
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Elliott couldn't sport this look with the Buckeyes last year, but he whipped out the crop top shirt on the red carpet before tonight's NFL draft. Unique look

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ESPN Staff Now 

The quarterbacks have hit the red carpet with Carson Wentz, who is accompanied by his mother, up first.

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Bill Barnwell ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Cowboys really are deciding between Jalen Ramsey and Ezekiel Elliott at four, the eventual choice could be valuable insight into the decision-making in Dallas. Stephen Jones talked father Jerry out of drafting Johnny Manziel for Zack Martin two years ago; can he steer Big D towards Ramsey this time around?

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears would be ecstatic if tonight's 11th pick enjoys a similar career arc as Chicago's pick at No. 11 overall in 1984 -- linebacker Wilber Marshall. A two-time Super Bowl Champion, Marshall was a feared hitter on the Bears' famed 4-6 defense.

Todd McShay's final 2016 NFL mock draft
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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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Beer-Drinking bear enjoys a Cubs victory
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The Cubs won their 18th straight game started by Jake Arrieta – and there was a beer-drinking bear there to see it.

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Chris Sprow ESPN.com 

Last time Ezekiel Elliott walked off a football field, this was the look. The draft getup is at least consistent.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Isaiah Thomas is good to go after twisting his ankle in Game 5. "Today it was just as simple as a non-verbal thumb up. So he's fine. He's good to go; he's ready to roll."

What are GMs doing the day of NFL draft?
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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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