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McShay: Best draft pick for all 32 teams

Jarran Reed: steal. Ezekiel Elliott: star. Jack Conklin: stud. Todd McShay goes team-by-team, identifying his favorite draft pick for every franchise.

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Which teams did best job of filling draft needs?

The Colts did well to draft offensive linemen to protect QB Andrew Luck. Here's a statistical look at the seven teams that did the best job of addressing their needs during the draft.

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Projecting booms, busts among top QBs

Should the Browns draft Carson Wentz or Jared Goff at No. 2? Football Outsiders' QBASE projection system shows a distinct favorite, and evaluates four more quarterback prospects.

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Ten takeaways from the NFL draft

From rookie quarterbacks and their immediate impact -- will any of them start Week 1? -- to the final word on Laremy Tunsil's tumble, Kevin Seifert looks back at 10 storylines from the weekend.

Boehringer excited to be drafted by favorite team (1:43)
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NFL draft: A day with Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell takes ESPN behind the scenes to one of the biggest nights of his young life, the 2016 NFL draft. The former Ole Miss wide receiver was picked by the Minnesota Vikings with the 23rd overall pick, and has officially begun his NFL career.

McShay: Connor Cook should learn from McCarron (0:24)


Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots waived CB Rashaan Melvin and LB James Vaughters on Monday. Both were longshots to earn roster spots. The team is making moves to clear room for some rookie free agents.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan on the QB situation: They still want to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick (where have we heard that before?), they're "excited" to see Geno Smith, they like Bryce Petty "quite a bit" and, "in a perfect world," they won't have to rush Christian Hackenberg into the lineup as a rookie. (Via ESPN NY 98.7 FM)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan all but confirmed he tried to trade up for Ole Miss T Laremy Tunsil, whose fall to Miami became the story of the draft. He said Tunsil was a player "we liked quite a bit." The Jets apparently weren't bothered by the video. (Via ESPN NY 98.7 FM)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan, explaining the decision not to exercise Dee Milliner's fifth-year option, said it was based primarily on his injury history. If Milliner plays well, they can try to negotiate a contract after the season, he said. (Via ESPN NY 98.7 FM)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Today was the deadline for teams to exercise fifth-year options on 2013 first-round picks. The Bengals exercised theirs on their lone 2013 first-rounder, Tyler Eifert, about three weeks ago.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have declined to exercise the fifth-year option on CB D.J. Hayden, per league source.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have released veteran defensive end Jarius Wynn. He tore his ACL last summer and missed the entire season. The Bills were converting Wynn to outside linebacker this offseason but their first-round selection of Shaq Lawson likely affected those plans. The team also waived two first-year players, center Ronald Patrick and cornerback Merrill Noel, on Monday.

Draft: Thumbs up, thumbs down for all 32

NFL Nation reporters hand out a thumbs up or a thumbs down on each team's 2016 NFL draft class. Lots of ups

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers will decline the fifth-year option on 2013 first-round draft pick Datone Jones, according to a source. Jones is now in a prove-it season.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Arizona Cardinals announced the addition of 16 undrafted free agents, one more than general manager Steve Keim predicted the team would sign. Among this year's class is former Alabama QB Jake Coker, two long snappers and a punter. Rookie minicamp begins Friday. The entire class of UDFAs: Arizona RB Jared Baker Appalachian State WR Jeff Beathard Calgary CB Eli Bouka Portland State LS Kameron Canaday Notre Dame WR Amir Carlisle Alabama QB Jake Coker Eastern Washington T Clay DeBord Campbell LS Daniel Dillon Notre Dame S Matthias Farley SW Oklahoma State CB Trevon Hartfield Duquesne WR Chris King LSU LB Lamar Louis Nebraska T Givens Price Fresno State P Garrett Swanson Monmouth TE Hakeem Valles Western Michigan CB Ronald Zamort

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins made a trio of roster cuts Monday. They released RB Jahwan Edwards, WR Christion Jones and DE Damontre Moore, the team announced.

Undrafted player makes emotional speech

Former Oklahoma LB Eric Striker gave a heartfelt speech to his family and friends who came out to support him during the third day of the NFL draft. He signed a free-agent contract with the Bills following the draft.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Twenty NFL teams called Duke safety Jeremy Cash after the draft. It came down to the Panthers and Cincinnati. Carolina coach Ron Rivera was thrilled to get him. "That's big for us.," Rivera said. "We look at Jeremy as a young man that can fill a specific niche for us. We play so much nickel package now, to have a guy with his ability, especially up in the box, it could be a beneficial thing for us. There's some things we think he can do for us, whether it's a safety up in the box or a nickel for us. We feel very fortunate to have him on the team.''