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Kiper: 2016 NFL Draft Grades

With the 2016 NFL draft in the books, Mel Kiper gives his grades on all 32 draft classes. The Jacksonville Jaguars head the class.

Leaf: Seeing Manziel is like looking in a mirror (1:24)
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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)
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German talent is coming to the NFL draft in 2016

Moritz Boehringer, a 6-foot-4, 227-pound WR who ran a 4.45 40-yard dash for scouts, has visits scheduled with NFL teams. The challenge is deciding what to make of German Football League tape.

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McShay: Best, riskiest picks of Day 2

Todd McShay presents his favorite picks from Day 2 of the 2016 NFL draft, along with those that come with some risk. The Bills found great value with Alabama LB Reggie Ragland in Round 2.


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.''

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Three Packers OTA practices will be open to the public, weather permitting: Tuesday, May 24, Thursday, June 2 and Monday, June 6. The same for the mandatory minicamp, June 14-16.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera can hit his drives a mile. He just winds up hitting his second shot from areas like this on the first hole of the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera leaned on his wife, Stephanie, for coaching during the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am that was shortened by rain.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera loves golf but probably not for the reason you think. Here's his explanation after his round at the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am was cut short by a storm.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have officially agreed to terms with 14 undrafted free agents, including Kansas State FB Glenn Gronkowski. Other notable names: Oklahoma LB Erik Striker, Purdue C Rob Kugler and Georgia K Marshall Morgan.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, the Los Angeles Rams are picking up the fifth-year options on both WR Tavon Austin and LB Alec Ogletree, per league source. Ogletree would make $8.369 million and Austin would get $12.268 million for the 2017 season under the options. The Rams have discussed contract extensions for both players and would like to get something done before either would play under the option.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Sanchez said today he reached out to all of the Broncos draft picks this past weekend and that second-round pick Adam Gotsis responded with a text "thanks mate." So, Sanchez said: "I looked him up a little more and I was 'oh got it Down Under, perfect'." Gotsis is a native of Australia and former Australian Rules football player.