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Kiper: 2015 NFL Draft Grades

With the 2015 NFL draft in the books, Mel Kiper gives his grades all 32 draft classes. Seattle and Baltimore are among the teams with the best marks.

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PFF: Most likely 2015 first-round draft busts

Not every first-round pick from the 2015 NFL draft is going to turn into a star. Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus identifies the 10 first-rounders most likely to turn into draft busts.

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PFF: 10 potential NFL draft busts

Not every first-round pick from the 2015 NFL draft is going to turn into a star. Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus identifies the 10 first-rounders most likely to turn into draft busts.

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Williamson: Top 10 rookies for dynasty leagues

Matt Williamson ranks the top 10 draft picks from 2015 based on their long-term value in dynasty fantasy football leagues. New Rams RB Todd Gurley comes in at No. 1.

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Redskins' draft gets A- grade

Mel Kiper: "I don't think there was a softer team in the NFL the past season than the Redskins, especially on defense. ... Washington got a lot tougher on both sides of the ball in the first two rounds." More draft grades (Insider)

Gurley has shot to be special

Matt Williamson: “[Todd] Gurley has a chance to be the best football player in this entire draft. … I was higher on Gurley's dynasty value prior to his being selected by the Rams, but I was also very glad to see the Rams drafting offensive linemen in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.” Top 10 rookies for dynasty leagues

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Not again! Panthers pick has name issue

RB Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina's 5th-round pick, had to change his nickname when he played with Cam Newton at Auburn, saying it "annoyed" everyone. Well, now he's back playing with Newton and he's hoping he can keep his life-long moniker this time: "I’m going to introduce myself as Cam and we’ll see where it goes from there."

Bucs pass on Martin's 5th-year option

Tampa Bay will let RB Doug Martin become an unrestricted free agent in 2016. Martin broke out in his rookie season (1,454 yards, 11 touchdowns), but injuries have made the last two seasons less glorious (950 yards, 3 TD combined).

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Falcons want Julio Jones long-term

"There is no question that our focus in the future will be on Julio Jones and where we are," Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff said. "I don't want to get into specifics about the timing of that, obviously. ... Julio is a very important part of our building and evolving as a championship-type team."

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Washington Redskins @Redskins

McCloughan on possibly trading down in the first round Thursday: "Once (Dante) Fowler went, then all the talks went off the board."

Jets continue to revamp organization

The Jets fired nine-year Director of Pro Player Personnel Brendan Prophett as well as five college scouts on Monday. This comes after a busy draft, in which New York took USC DE Leonard Williams and Baylor QB Bryce Petty.

Confidence rising for Jaguars?

Jacksonville, owners of the third overall pick, found themselves with a B+ in Mel Kiper's Draft Grades. And Vegas is more optimistic on the Jags, as well. They were the biggest risers in Westgate SuperBook's odds, now 100-1 to win it all. More draft grades (Insider)

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Playing favorites in the NFL draft

"Favorite pick" doesn't necessarily mean "best player" -- and Todd McShay will tell you so as he breaks down his favorite pick for each of the 32 teams. Favorite picks (Insider)

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Chargers selling tix despite L.A. threat

The looming possibility of San Diego moving to Los Angeles is doing nothing to stop ticket sales. As of Monday, the Chargers are approximately 4,500 season tickets ahead of last's year pace, according to the team.

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Cowboys pass on Claiborne's option

Morris Claiborne's fifth-year option was not picked up by Dallas on Sunday. The CB has struggled to stay on the field ever since the Cowboys used the sixth pick of the 2012 NFL draft on him. Claiborne played in parts of four games last year due to a knee injury.

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Irvin sounds off on option decision

The Seahawks did not pick up LB Bruce Irvin's fifth-year option by Sunday's deadline, and he shared his feelings with a series of expletive tweets. One read: "Worked for everything I got in my life this s*** will b no different! I earns my keeps!"

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Potential NFL draft busts

It's much too early to declare any of the 2015 NFL draftees a bust. But there were a few picks that raised some eyebrows on draft day. 10 most likely busts

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Mel Kiper: Buffalo missed on QB, Darby

On not drafting a QB: "They should have." On taking Ronald Darby with team's first pick (50th overall): "He's a frustrating player because he's in position to make plays but doesn't always do it." (via Mike & Mike) Other grades (Insider)

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Hey Patriots' picks, no time for partying

Bill Belichick's message? "Welcome to the NFL. ... They'll get a big dose of New England Patriots football over the next whatever we've got, six weeks -- however long it is. We'll give them everything we can in heavy doses ... The strong will survive. The other ones will fall off. And we'll keep going." More, um, words of inspiration?

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Winston's contract says no baseball

According to Sports Illustrated's Peter King, the Bucs put a clause in the QB's contract prohibiting him from playing pro baseball during his deal. Winston has publicly said baseball "has always been my dream." (via MMQB)

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