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Ten things to watch in Round 1 of NFL draft

Among the things to keep an eye on Thursday night? Where linebackers Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith, who both suffered knee injuries last season, might fall, trades (expect a lot), and the number of quarterbacks picked.

4hESPN.com staff

Picking the best draft pick ever for all 32 NFL teams

NFL Nation reporters pick the top draft pick of all time for every team. There are Hall of Famers galore, including Barry Sanders and Lawrence Taylor, plus three current quarterbacks.

99dMel Kiper

Kiper: Re-grading the 2015 NFL draft

He handed out grades based on initial impressions of the NFL draft in May. Where did Mel Kiper go wrong? He reviews it all now that the 2015 class has had a chance to prove him right and wrong.

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1dMike Sando

Five NFL evaluators project draft's top 10

The possibilities are nearly endless when trying to predict how the first 10 picks in the 2016 NFL draft will play out. So Mike Sando polled five league insiders to run through various scenarios.

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14hDarren Rovell

Romo's fantasy company gets injunction vs. NFL

A judge granted Tony Romo's fantasy football company a temporary injunction that bars the NFL from contacting sponsors of the fan-centric conference for the next two weeks.

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1dNFL Nation reporters

NFL Nation's 2016 mock draft

NFL Nation reporters played general manager for the teams they cover and executed a first-round mock draft, featuring two quarterbacks at the top, a big-time defender dropping to No. 9 and more.

Norman: Don't care about Beckham matchup (1:02)


Dave Tuley @ViewFromVegas

Las Vegas NFL games to be taken off board? I don't think so: NFL hasn't required it in London & Mexico (where sports betting is also legal)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Kerney will announce the Falcons' second-round pick in this year's draft. It was previously released that Pro Bowl FB Patrick DiMarco will announce the third-round pick.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Franchise greats Richard Seymour and Kevin Faulk will announce Patriots draft picks in rounds 2-3 on Friday night, as part of an overall NFL initiative.

Sebastián Christensen ESPN.com 

Los Miami Dolphins evaluan subir posiciones por Ezekiel Elliott, y considerarian a Myles Jack si se quedan en la posicion numero 13

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The attorney for Will Smith's family, Peter Thomson, said: "I've spoken to (Smith's wife) Racquel and relayed to her the results of this indictment. She's very, very pleased, the family's pleased, we're all pleased with the indictment. We're not surprised. And we're very confident that once all the facts are in evidence, then the defendant will be convicted on all counts. While nothing can relieve the pain that Racquel and her family are dealing with, we feel this is a step in the right direction toward justice."

KC Joyner @KCJoynerTFS

Not sure what the asking price is for Sam Bradford, but many teams could justify the cost for his upside potential.

Todd McShay's final 2016 NFL mock draft

Before the first round gets rolling on Thursday, Todd McShay takes one more stab at predicting the picks. Watch the NFL draft unfold live on ESPN and WatchESPN at 8 p.m. ET. Mock draft (Insider)

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

In Todd McShay's last mock, he had the Redskins selecting Alabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed, a player I'm comfortable with them selecting and have been from the beginning (Reed was unavailable when the Redskins selected in our NFL Nation mock draft). This might be a passing league, but the Redskins ranked 26th vs. the run last season and in order to have the pass rushers help, they need to fare better on run downs. Last season the Redskins were tied with Oakland for facing the most passing attempts on second-and-5 or better (52). Reed makes sense. Another lineman to watch is Louisiana Tech's Vernon Butler, whom I like a lot.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Smith's shooter, Cardell Hayes, pled not guilty to all four counts against him. And proceedings are now done for the day since the grand jury indictment rendered the preliminary hearing unnecessary. The next hearing is a discovery hearing set for May 18.

David Payne Purdum @DavidPurdum

Odd that NFL owners are concerned about the "taint of gambling" w/ the Vegas Raiders. London's sports betting must not have that taint ...

espn @espn

We’re excited for the #NFLdraft to start too, Danny Shelton. Watch it live at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. #tbt [Credit: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photos]

KC Joyner @KCJoynerTFS

Asked my 11-year old son his thought on the Raiders. "The Las Vegas Raiders name isn't as intimidating as the Oakland Raiders."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The 42-acre plot of land on Tropicana Avenue owned by UNLV across from McCarran Airport where the powers that be want to build a dome/stadium.

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Wooster, Ohio's Randy Frazier heads out to Draft Town hoping the Browns select Joey Bosa or Ezekiel Elliott.


Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks have signed defensive end Tavaris Barnes and tight end Brandon Williams, the team announced. Barnes signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent last year and appeared in 12 games. He was released earlier this week. Williams has played in 29 games the past three seasons for the Carolina Panthers. He has four career receptions for 44 yards.