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NFL draft: Follow every pick live

Los Angeles took Cal QB Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. Carson Wentz went No. 2 to the Eagles. Track every pick with real-time reaction. Watch it all live on ESPN & WatchESPN.

Goff is the new face of the Rams franchise (0:36)
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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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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.

Ezekiel Elliott brings the cut off shirt to the red carpet (0:22)
Arrieta gets 18th straight win (0:50)
Wentz on Bradford: Can only control what I can control (1:49)
Beer-drinking bear takes in Cubs game (0:20)
Keegan-Michael Key hosts the 2016 Name Draft (2:13)
Highlights: Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool (1:52)
WATCH: Firework incident ends Swedish match (1:30)
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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.

LeBron celebrates NFL draft day with football after practice? (0:28)
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Phil Sheridan ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug Pederson cites Carson Wentz's "ability to win football games." Says he's a perfect fit for what Eagles want to do.

Phil Sheridan ESPN Staff Writer 

Howie Roseman says Eagles will not trade Sam Bradford. "Sam's our quarterback. We've been clear about that."

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars take Jalen Ramsey with the fifth pick. It must have been nerve wracking hoping he'd be available. #JAXpick

Jaguars select Jalen Ramsey at No. 5
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Jacksonville chose CB Jalen Ramsey with the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Draft results & analysis

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Stacy Elliott, Ezekiel's dad, said this to me earlier this spring: "Ezekiel has a skill set that can ... make running backs relevant in this modern NFL." That's what a dad is supposed to say, but he may very well be right.



Ezekiel Elliott is no stranger to winning in Arlington. Ohio State won the national championship in DFW when Elliott was the leading RB.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

I had Ezekiel Elliott 12 in my pre-draft RB ranks. Really tempted to push him to the top 10. If there was a chance at a 200 point rookie year, that's the guy and the place.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott running behind the Cowboys O-Line? Nasty. Elliott is the most complete RB in the draft. Versatility. He can do it all at the position.

Chris Fallica ESPN Staff Writer 

With Joey Bosa and Ezekiel Elliott going 3-4, it marks the 2nd time Ohio State has 2 players go in the Top 5 - 1997 Orlando Pace, Shawn Springs


Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Wow. I get it, Ezekiel Elliott behind that O-line is awesome news for fantasy. But considering needs, how do you pass up Jalen Ramsey there?

Chargers select best player in 2016 class

Field Yates breaks down the Chargers first-round draft choice, Ohio State DE Joey Bosa, saying that San Diego got the best football player in the 2016 draft class.


Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Fans react to the first L.A. Rams pick in 22 years: Jared Goff.


McShay scouting report: Ezekiel Elliott

Get to know the newest Cowboy, No. 4 overall pick Ezekiel Elliott. Todd McShay breaks down the former Ohio State running back.


Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With their first-round pick the Dallas Cowboys select Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. He is the seventh runner the Cowboys have picked in the first round in team history. Only Tony Dorsett was picked higher: No. 2 in 1977.

Cowboys select Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4

The first running back is off the board as Dallas has taken Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Former OSU teammate Joey Bosa went No. 3 overall. Draft results & analysis

Wentz's skills will translate to the NFL

Carson Wentz’s physicality, arm strength and mobility are key traits that got the Eagles to take the former North Dakota State QB with the No. 2 pick in the draft.


Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

Joey Bosa to the Chargers surprised just about everyone, but I love this pick. Forget about fit -- San Diego will make Bosa fit in its 3-4 scheme. He has the quickness, power and savvy you see from all the best pass-rushers.

McShay scouting report: Joey Bosa

Get to know the newest Charger, No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa. Todd McShay breaks down the former Ohio State defensive end.


Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Now that San Diego has picked Joey Bosa, the Cowboys are on the clock with the fourth pick. Is it Ezekiel Elliott or Jalen Ramsey? Or do the Cowboys make surprise move?

Phil Sheridan ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles immediately handed out these Carson Wentz press releases on thick paper. Don't think they had Jared Goff releases ready.

Goff is the new face of the Rams franchise

Field Yates breaks down the Rams' first-round draft choice Jared Goff, saying that St. Louis believes its running game will help the former Cal QB's transition.


Chargers select Joey Bosa at No. 3

San Diego went with the former Ohio State DE Joey Bosa with the third overall pick. Draft results & analysis

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Minutes after the NFL Draft began, the Patriots posted a picture of the back of Tom Brady's jersey on Instagram. The team's Twitter avatar is also the same picture of Brady's jersey. A coincidence or a subtle form of public protest on a night they don't have a first-round pick because of Deflategate penalties? The latter seems like a safe guess.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

Jared Goff is more pro-ready right now, but I think Carson Wentz can be as good or better. Wentz has exceptional mental makeup. He's big and mobile. Yes, he only started 23 games at the FCS level, but don't be fooled by low-hanging fruit.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's the first card that Roger Goodell read from tonight