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1hTodd McShay

McShay: Most improved teams after draft

The 2016 NFL draft is in the books. Which teams did the best job of improving their rosters? Todd McShay highlights the six franchises that make the most of their picks.

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3hJohn Clayton

Clayton: My five favorite draft classes

On John Clayton's list of his top 2016 classes? Jacksonville, which added two blue-chip talents, and Tampa Bay, which filled immediate needs and got a huge upgrade at kicker.

Undrafted LB Eric Striker makes emotional speech to family (1:17)

We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

Leaf: Seeing Manziel is like looking in a mirror (1:24)
Andrew Healy

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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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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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.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

#Ravens waived G Leon Brown and withdrew the exclusive rights tender offer to TE Konrad Reuland. Baltimore is making some room on roster to sign undrafted rookies.

Barnwell: Resetting the NFL trade market

Sam Bradford and Colin Kaepernick are among several key players who could get traded over the next few months. But will they? We shall see

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Although it seemed evident that Grady Jarrett would play nose tackle with Paul Soliai gone, Falcons coach Dan Quinn confirmed on 92.9 The Game it would be Jarrett's position in 2016. Jarrett played that role when Soliai was hurt last season. And Jarrett will be listed as NT not DT.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Even after drafting Eli Apple in the first round, the Giants still could use depth at cornerback. And former Bengal Leon Hall, a veteran who can play the nickel position, could offer them that. Fox reports that Hall is visiting the Giants on Tuesday. My understand is that Hall has visited several teams this offseason, and that the big concerns about him are on the medical end of it – particularly a back injury that gave him trouble late last year. If he checks out physically and the Giants' doctors clear him, he makes sense as a signing for them. But don't be surprised if it takes a while.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

If there you had questions doubt about how well Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, look no further than Wednesday's Pro-Am at the Wells Fargo Championship. Kuechly will caddie for tight end Greg Olsen. Yes, the three-time Pro Bowler will carry Olsen's bag for 18 holes. Fully cleared for that, coach Ron Rivera said.

Clayton: Jacksonville top of the class

On John Clayton's list of his top 2016 classes? Jacksonville, which added two blue-chip talents, and Tampa Bay, which filled immediate needs and got a huge upgrade at kicker. Five favorite draft classes

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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.


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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Leaf: Seeing Manziel is like looking in a mirror

Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf said of free agent QB Johnny Manziel: "If he were able to ask for help or show any vulnerability in his eyes, I believe, is like giving up or weakness."


McShay: 'Never seen anything like' Ravens fourth round

Todd McShay thinks Baltimore's five fourth-round picks could be the greatest individual draft round ever.