New York Teams

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers 71 Raptors 64 end 3. Indiana outscored Toronto 31-20 in the quarter. Toronto is 6-for-22 from 3-point range and shooting 36.1 percent. Cory Joseph has 13 points off the bench.

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Jets take Hackenberg, muddling QB situation

The Jets used the 51st pick of the draft to take Penn State's Christian Hackenberg, raising questions about the future of quarterbacks Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Jets re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick or another veteran of his ilk, it means the Jets will have four quarterbacks. Can't keep 'em all. Obviously, they don't have much faith in Geno Smith or Bryce Petty. Christian Hackenberg becomes the new golden child.

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Bio Blast: Christian Hackenberg

The Jets opted for the Penn State quarterback at No. 51 overall. Hackenberg took 82 sacks in the last two seasons, but cut his interception total from 15 in 2014 to six in 2015.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Really interested to see if Christian Hackenberg can develop in the NFL with the Jets. Plenty of tools to work with. Size too. But a lot of inconsistent play on his college tape.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

And as I write that: Yoenis Cespedes clubs a grand slam, giving the Mets 12 runs in the inning -- their biggest in franchise history. Mike Broadway has nothing for the Giants in relief of Jake Peavy but he's going to have to take one for the team.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

With the 51st pick, the Jets selected Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg. Not a surprise, but a curious choice. Looks like a reach to me.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Dear broker: How much for Michael Conforto stock? Because I'm buying. He just laced his second hit of the inning. All business up there. And he leads the majors in "hard-hit average." He's looking like a 2016 All-Star.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are on the clock. Their options: CB Mackensie Alexander, QB Christian Hackenberg, G Cody Whitehair. The Jets did a lot of work on Hackenberg. Will Mike Maccagnan take the QB plunge?

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Giants' picks so far through the second round: 1. Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State; 2. Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Sterling Shepard is lightning quick coming out of his breaks. Smooth route runner too. He can win from the slot all day. Tough matchup. This is an upgrade for the Giants and Eli Manning.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Reese says Sterling Shepard is a slot receiver, was "easy pick for us." Says scouts compared him to "a young Victor Cruz."

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Bio Blast: Sterling Shepard

The Giants nabbed Shepard with the No. 40 overall selection. Shepard was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award in 2015.

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Kiper scouting report: Sterling Shepard

Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the film on New York's second-round pick, Sterling Shepard. What are the biggest strengths and weaknesses of the No. 40 overall pick?

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

With their second-round pick (No. 40 overall), the Giants took Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard. At 5-10, 194 pounds, he's not a big receiver, but he's speedy and killed his combine workouts. He's obviously a candidate to fill the vacant No. 2 WR spot opposite Odell Beckham Jr.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants are on the clock in the second round. Possibilities here include an offensive lineman like Jason Spriggs, WR like Sterling Shepard, a safety like Vonn Bell, among others.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Rodriguez' second inning HR -- his 4th of the season and 691st of his career -- was also hit No. 3,082, moving him ahead of Cap Anson into 20th place on baseball's all-time list

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Second round set to begin. The Jets have the 20th pick. They're looking at outside linebackers, offensive linemen and perhaps a quarterback.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants have two picks tonight: The 9th pick of the second round (40 overall) and the 8th pick of the third (71). Look for an offensive lineman to be one of them.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Girardi on Dee Gordon testing positive: "I'm surprised but I'm not. Now, Dee Gordon wouldn't have been a guy that I would have predicted, but it's disappointing. I don't think it's ever going to go away. I think the rewards are too great from a financial standpoint. "

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets first-round pick Darron Lee said he joked with fellow former Ohio State Buckeye Eli Apple, the Giants' top pick, about sharing the same locker room at MetLife Stadium. "Don't touch my locker!" he said he told Apple. Actually, the Jets and Giants have separate locker rooms. Lee said maybe they could be roommates in New Jersey.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LB Darron Lee wants fans to know he plays with passion. "You'll see that, but I want you to feel it, you know what I mean?" He said. "I want you to feel my passion and energy, how I genuinely care about this game." Lee was polished and well-spoken in his first news conference. He learned media training from his mother, Candice, a reporter and weekend anchor at the NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio.

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