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21hMel Kiper Jr.

Mel Kiper's top 2016 prospects by position

With the 2015 college football season nearly here, Mel Kiper turns his attention to the 2016 draft, ranking the top 10 prospects at each position.

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Which athletic achievements deserve an ESPY?

Your vote decides who will take home the ESPY for Best Male and Female Athlete, Best Play and so much more. The results will air on the 2015 ESPYS on July 15 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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1dTom Carpenter

Fantasy football mock draft No. 2

Twelve ESPN analysts submitted their second official mock draft of 2015, using the point-per-reception (PPR) scoring format. Le'Veon Bell was the first player off the board.

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Which team impacted most by bans?

There were quite a few suspensions handed out Thursday by the NFL, but Herm Edwards tells SportsCenter that the biggest loss is Antonio Gates.

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Cooper will be instant impact for Raiders

First-round pick Amari Cooper has had several drops at minicamp, but Bill Williamson thinks he'll be the No. 1 receiver for the team out of the gate as a rookie. Outlook for Raiders WRs

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Matt Williamson @WilliamsonNFL

UFA to be Forte turns 30 in December & leads all RBs in touches (731) over past 2 yrs...also large workload in college...SELL if still can!

Top 10 NFL prospects at each position

Mel Kiper has named the top 10 2016 NFL draft prospects for all positions, so we might as well start the draft tomorrow. Full rankings

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Fallout from Thursday's NFL suspensions

Insider Adam Schefter told Mike & Mike that there were people inside the Jets organization that weren't surprised about Sheldon Richardson's suspension but Antonio Gates was "incensed" when he heard of his. Listen

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So your star DE is suspended. Now what?

Sheldon Richardson's absence because of a 4-game suspension means that rookie Leonard Williams should see a lot more playing time in September for the Jets. The fallout

NFL hands out suspensions today

  • Chargers TE Antonio Gates: 4 games for PEDs
  • Jets DT Sheldon Richardson: 4 games for substance abuse
  • Cowboys LB Rolando McClain: 4 games for substance abuse
  • Packers DE Datone Jones: 1 game for substance abuse

Richardson anchors Jets' D

Since Sheldon Richardson's 2013 rookie season, the Jets have limited teams to 3.6 yards per rush, the best in the NFL. When Richardson is on the field, the Jets give up 3.3 yards per carry, against 4.6 ypc when he's not.

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Gates 'shocked,' 'upset' by suspension

"This is a case where Antonio Gates insisted he's innocent," ESPN's Adam Schefter said. "And I think a lot of people in this day and age would love to believe him, but I think we've become so accustomed and so skeptical."

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Gates suspension 'huge blow'

Said Mark Brunell: "Nobody is more disappointed than Philip Rivers, because he's at a stage of his career where he wants a Super Bowl ring. And it's very difficult to get a Super Bowl ring unless you have guys like Antonio."

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Richardson ban affects Jets' defense

ESPN's Dan Graziano breaks down DT Sheldon Richardson's four-game suspension for SportsCenter: "Tough blow for the Jets, who are obviously built around that defense."

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

The NFL should just start in Week 5. They way all the players can be eligible for the start of the season.

Cowboys defense suddenly shaky?

The Cowboys will have to shift their defense to account for Rolando McClain's four-game suspension -- and they're still waiting to see how Greg Hardy's appeal shakes out.

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trey wingo @wingoz

Sheldon Richardson made 144 tackles in first 2 seasons. In the last decade no primary defensive lineman made more tackles in 1st 2 seasons