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2hTodd McShay

McShay: Best, riskiest picks of Round 1

Todd McShay runs through his favorite picks from Round 1 of the 2016 NFL draft, along with those that come with some risk. The Cowboys' selection of Ezekiel Elliott scores high marks.

Cold Hard Facts: Round 2 of the NFL Draft (1:36)
Lynch: Broncos best possible situation (2:28)
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9hESPN Stats & Information

NFL draft trade tracker

A full look at all the moves made during the NFL Draft, broken down by team.

Gruden on Tunsil: 'You gotta be a reliable person' (0:36)
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11hJeff Dickerson

Draft-night surprise: Da Coach grew a beard!

Legendary former Chicago Bears coach and ESPN NFL analyst Mike Ditka attended the club's official draft party at Soldier Field sporting a white beard.

Goff is the new face of the Rams franchise (0:36)
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17dKevin van Valkenburg

Does Carson Wentz really add up to $20M?

If North Dakota State's Carson Wentz is selected at No. 2, it will represent one of the greatest gambles in modern draft history. Yet the compliments and the hype just keep building.

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3dElizabeth Merrill

How Jaylon Smith became a hopeful mystery

Once considered a top-five pick, the surest thing in the NFL draft has gone from a certainty to an unknown. But the former Notre Dame star linebacker and his surgeon are teeming with optimism.

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11dSeth Wickersham

Should NFL teams worry about Robert Nkemdiche?

Once considered to be a lock for the top five, the talented but enigmatic Robert Nkemdiche can't fathom how buying a panther might be an issue for NFL teams.


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Seven teams called the Panthers looking to move into the first round for the 30th pick. General manager Dave Gettleman was set on Louisiana DT Vernon Butler by then. "People mistake kindness for weakness," Gettleman said. "The deals weren't very attractive, frankly. When we got on the clock all of a sudden they started to up the ante, but we made up our mind."

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"I'd have to say yeah." ICYMI: Laremy Tunsil admitted he took money from an Ole Miss coach, after apparent IG hack. es.pn/1rmuzlE

Tom Luginbill @TomLuginbill

HS Prospects: I hope you paid close attention to Laremy Tunsil last night. Think before you do something as there are always consequences.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Laremy Tunsil told ESPN Radio last night he has no control over his social media accounts. Start there before bashing social media itself.

Broncos banking their future on Lynch

The Broncos traded up five spots to No. 26 to select former Memphis QB Paxton Lynch.


Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Since joining NFL, Chip Kelly’s teams have used 11 of 23 picks on Pac-12 players, the most picks from a single conf by any HC in that time.

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Bills DE Shaq Lawson said he doesn't need shoulder surgery. At least 6 teams said they believe he will need shoulder surgery at some point.

Seifert: Round 1 takeaways from NFL draft

The draft's first day cleared up the picture for some veteran QBs -- sorry, Colin Kaepernick and Sam Bradford -- and showed concerns over Myles Jack were real. Takeaways

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Laremy Tunsil's rollercoaster draft day

It started with top-5 hopes, but a video of Tunsil smoking from a bong with a gas mask over his face dropped him to 13th to the Dolphins. The drama continued in his news conference.


NFL draftees were dressed for success

The first round of the NFL draft featured some unique outfits, with the best example being Ezekiel Elliott's crop-top suit.


Jared Goff tops round 1 of NFL draft

The first pick of the 2016 NFL draft was former Cal QB Jared Goff going to the Los Angeles Rams.


Thumbs up, thumbs down on first round

Our NFL Nation reporters assessed every first-round pick from Thursday night in Chicago. All 31

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Todd McShay's best available for Day 2

Feel as if your team missed out on a draft prospect in Round 1? McShay is here to provide you a reason to be optimistic for Day 2. Starts with Jack (Insider)

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19 Goodell hugs in 19 seconds

NFL commish Roger Goodell greeted first-round picks with some love.


Round 1 of NFL Draft pictures

A crop-top suit, Bison fans and commissioner selfies were just a sampling of the best photos from the draft's opening round. Gallery

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First pick in 22 years ... how to react?

Just like Los Angeles Rams fans did when they heard QB Jared Goff's name called No. 1 overall.


Dominik: This will follow Tunsil forever

Todd McShay and Mark Dominik break down Laremy Tunsil’s rollercoaster night, which started before the draft with the emergence of a video showing him smoking a substance in a gas mask.