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Bio Blast: Ronnie Stanley

Baltimore opted for the former Fighting Irish tackle at No. 6. Stanley started 39 games in his college career, including 26 at left tackle.

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Kiper scouting report: Ronnie Stanley

Get to know the newest Raven, No. 6 overall pick Ronnie Stanley. Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the former Notre Dame tackle.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears were obviously high on Joey Bosa and Ezekiel Elliott, but plenty of talent still left on the board. Chicago's highest graded player is likely Oregon DE DeForest Buckner, who probably is gone before No. 11. But Buckner would be a perfect fit.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears are prepared in the event multiple trades occur before they pick at No. 11. "We have more than 11 names right now....that we're prepared to go with," Bears GM Ryan Pace said.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott received a huge ovation from the crowd in Chicago. Will the Bears draft Elliott if he drops to No. 11? "I think if you're taking a running back that high, he better have special traits," Bears GM Ryan Pace said. "You better feel that he's going to be a special player. And if he does, then it's worth making that pick."

What to make of Lato's early surge

Mat Latos came into this season with a 3.51 career ERA and had posted a sub-3.00 ERA only once, in 2010. After two injury-shortened seasons, can we trust anything in his current 0.74 ERA start? Which surging, slumping players will continue? (Insider)

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Jake Arrieta isn't caught up in giving up a run at home (0:35)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta isn't caught up in giving up a run at home for the first time in 52.2 regular season innings though it was the second longest home scoreless streak in the modern era.

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.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

How well are the Cubs playing right now? They lead the majors in fewest runs allowed, rank second in runs scored per game, rank second in Defensive Runs Saved, rank first in baserunning metrics and the bullpen is third in wOBA allowed. They are without a weakness.

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Arrieta gets 18th straight win (0:50)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The real action for the Bears is happening 30 miles from Draft Town at the team's suburban facility where the brain trust mulls over who to take at No. 11. Options for the Bears could include: Clemson's Shaq Lawson, UCLA's Myles Jack, Louisville's Sheldon Rankins or Michigan State's Jack Conklin.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs beat Brewers 7-2 at Wrigley Field this afternoon. The ViewFromVegas is they were as high as a -425 favorite at the Stratosphere sports book and -410 at CG Technology books. Baseball favorites rarely exceed -300, but we'll probably see more of these lines with Arrieta and this Cubs lineup.

ESPN Staff Now 

Plenty of Green Bay fans in Chicago as the Packers are holding a draft party in enemy territory.

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Dickerson ranks his top five RBs of all time (1:41)

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.