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SportsCenter special: NFL Nation mock draft

Live on ESPN, WatchESPN: Join us as our team reporters go head-to-head to plot the course of the first round.

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Gruden: My favorite players in 2015 NFL draft

Jon Gruden thinks Marcus Mariota should be No. 1 on Mel Kiper's board, Bud Dupree is a top-10 player and Amari Cooper is a lot like Tim Brown. Here are his 15 favorite 2015 draft prospects.

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McShay: Best fits for top DB prospects

Where will the top defensive back prospects in the draft fit best in the NFL? Todd McShay looks at Trae Waynes, Marcus Peters and the rest of the DBs projected to go in the first three rounds.

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Jon Gruden's 15 favorites in the Draft
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Gruden wants Mel Kiper to change his Big Board: "I don't understand why [Marcus Mariota] isn't the No. 1 player in this draft on Mel Kiper's Big Board. … He is like Russell Wilson, only he is 6-4.” Gruden's other 14 (Insider)

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NFL Nation mock draft: Picks 21-25

Here are picks 21-25 in today's NFL Nation mock draft, as selected by our team reporters:

  • 21. Bengals: WR Nelson Agholor
  • 22. Steelers: CB Byron Jones
  • 23. Lions: RB Todd Gurley
  • 24. Cardinals: LB Randy Gregory
  • 25. Panthers: WR Devin Smith
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Mock Draft: Gurley goes to Lions at No. 23

Lions reporter Michael Rothstein on Todd Gurley: "The Lions have bigger needs along both the offensive and defensive line, but general manager Martin Mayhew's strategy has always been to take the best player available (other than quarterback)." Watch live on ESPN

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NFL Nation mock draft: Picks 16-20

Here are picks 16-20 in today's NFL Nation mock draft, as selected by our team reporters:

  • 16. Texans: S Landon Collins
  • 17. Chargers: RB Melvin Gordon
  • 18. Chiefs: CB Kevin Johnson
  • 19. Browns: C Cam Erving
  • 20. Eagles: WR Breshad Perriman
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NFL Nation mock draft: Picks 11-15

Here are picks 11-15 in today's NFL Nation mock draft, as selected by our team reporters:

  • 11. Vikings -- CB Trae Waynes
  • 12. Browns -- DT Danny Shelton
  • 13. Saints -- LB Bud Dupree
  • 14. Dolphins -- WR DeVante Parker
  • 15. 49ers -- DL Arik Armstead
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Notable 5th year options not picked up

There are a lot more 2012 first-rounders in limbo with the deadline for team's to apply fifth-year options looming.


John Keim @john_keim

So I selected Dante fowler in our mock draft. It's who I think the Redskins will take if they stay at 5. A trade back? Definite option

NFL Nation mock draft: Picks 6-10

Here are picks 6-10 in today's NFL Nation mock draft, as selected by our team reporters:

  • 6. Jets: Kevin White
  • 7. Bears: OL Brandon Scherff
  • 8. Falcons: LB Vic Beasley
  • 9. Giants: OL Ereck Flowers
  • 10. Rams: OT Andrus Peat
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Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

So Jeff Dickerson just took Brandon Scherff for the Bears at No. 6 in the NFL Nation mock draft. Possible Giants choice off the board.