AP Photo
2hJohn Clayton

Clayton: Top 2016 quarterback battles

Rookies Carson Wentz and Jared Goff might not be Week 1 starters, but waiting could be good for them, John Clayton writes. The six QB battles to watch offer plenty of intrigue.

Getty Images, USA TODAY Sports
1hFootball Outsiders staff

Biggest remaining holes for all 32 teams

The Colts still need depth behind RB Frank Gore, and the Bucs could use a receiver opposite Mike Evans. Football Outsiders analyzes the biggest post-draft needs for every team.

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
6hTodd Archer

In Dak Prescott, Cowboys see 'it' factor

The Cowboys did plenty of research on Dak Prescott and drafted him as much for the way he carries himself as anything else.

ESPN Illustration
23hTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

Yates breaks down his top five impact fantasy rookies (2:45)
Dominik ranks his most improved positional groups (3:27)
Annie Apple gives advice to her son, Eli (1:28)
Jake Roth/USA Today Sports

Why Joey Bosa will forge his own path in San Diego

Will new Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa play like his father, John, who spent three seasons in the NFL? Will he be the next J.J. Watt? Neither, according to John Bosa, who says Joey must find his own identity.

Getty Images
3dBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Resetting the NFL trade market

If you were hoping for draft-day trades involving disgruntled veterans, you didn't get your wish. But now that the furor of the draft has died down, the trade market could heat up -- or not.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

What stands out to coach Mike McCarthy about first-round pick Kenny Clark: "His tempo, tenacity and balance, and I think you saw some of that today in his drill work."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson received the SportsBusiness Journal 2016 Champions Award in Charlotte today.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Cowboys TE Jason Witten turns 34 today. Total number of snaps he's missed over the past 3 seasons (out of 3,078): 32

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Tuck says he is going to the Wharton School to pursue his MBA.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

While some teams aren't practicing during rookie camps, the Packers will hold two practices this weekend just like they've done in the past. "What we do on the field is really a small part of what we do over the weekend," coach Mike McCarthy said. "We tweak it each and every year."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy stressed that this is an orientation not a minicamp. "That's why we call it a rookie orientation," McCarthy said. "It's getting everyone acclimated to all the environments that they'll be working in."

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings' second-round pick Mackenzie Alexander, on being a 5-foot-10 corner: "You can knock my size all day, but when you play against me, you will be impressed." Coach Mike Zimmer set the record straight about the corner's height on Friday, saying, "Maybe there's a misinterpretation of size, but 5-10.5 is prototype; he's 5-10.3. He's not a little guy. He's a smaller defensive back, compared to some of the six-footers, but (veteran corner Terence) Newman is 5-10.4."

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs released linebacker Tautvydas Kieras, who they signed in March after his pro day at Mississippi State. Kieras did not play football in college but was a discus thrower and shot putter.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

The man of the hour, with his guys.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have signed nine of their 10 draft picks. Only second round pick A'Shawn Robinson has not signed his rookie deal yet.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

That's it for the first practice of rookie camp. We'll hear from coach Mike McCarthy and players this afternoon.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants set up for the Justin Tuck sendoff.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens' Keenan Reynolds is embracing the switch from college QB to NFL receiver because it allows him to pursue his dream


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens' Keenan Reynolds said he had no updates on whether the Navy will allow him to play this season.


2016 fantasy football rankings

After two days of heated debate, our team of fantasy experts put together lists for all the crucial positions heading into the next fantasy football season. Rankings


Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars DT Sheldon Day, the team's fourth-round pick.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Roger Goodell was aware of Annie Apple's disappointment in lack of desserts at Draft in Chicago and sent her a delivery of brownies today.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks and first-round pick Germain Ifedi have agreed to terms on a contract, a source tells ESPN's Adam Caplan. Ifedi, the 31st overall pick, is expected to get a chance to win the starting right guard spot. Down the road, he projects as a right tackle. The Seahawks begin a three-day rookie camp today.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

New tight ends coach Brian Angelichio is easily one of the most vociferous coaches on the staff. Urging his players to "drive, drive, drive."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens LB Kamalei Correa, a second-round pick, on signing his rookie contract: "The taxes on that contract, that really hurt."

Biggest remaining holes for all NFL Teams

Even though free agency has been going on for months and the draft has come and gone, teams still have weaknesses on their rosters that haven't been addressed. Depth needed (Insider)

Getty Images, USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

No surprise: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is done with the Moritz Boehringer hoopla. "The feel-good story is over," Zimmer said at the opening of rookie minicamp. Time to focus on football for the old-school coach, who teased the German WR for being a celeb.