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5hSteve Palazzolo

Picking the 2016 draft picks most likely to be busts

Jets linebacker Darron Lee leads Pro Football Focus' look at the 10 first- or second-round picks most likely to not live up to their draft position.

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Paxton Lynch to compete in Denver for starting QB job (1:03)
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1dBill 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.

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6hMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper: Early-impact rookies from Round 1

Among the first-rounders who could produce immediately? Expect Shaq Lawson to fill the Bills' pass-rushing void and Josh Doctson to get lots of targets for the Redskins, Mel Kiper writes.

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Joeckel's future with Jaguars up in the air (0:53)
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20hJohn Clayton

Clayton: My five favorite draft classes

On John Clayton's list of his top 2016 classes? Jacksonville, which added two blue-chip talents, and Tampa Bay, which filled immediate needs and got a huge upgrade at kicker.

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We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions waived their second tight end in as many days, cutting Jordan Thompson with a failed physical designation. Thompson, out of Ohio, was thought at one time to be the heir apparent to Don Muhlbach at long-snapper. That role is now likely filled by sixth-round pick Jimmy Landes.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Jersey numbers for Steelers draft picks in rookie minicamp: CB Artie Burns (No. 25), S Sean Davis (No. 28), DT Javon Hargrave (No. 79), OT Jerald Hawkins (No. 65), OLB Travis Feeney (No. 41), WR DeMarcus Ayers (No. 82), LB Tyler Matakevich (No. 46)

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks have waived five players: OL Drew Nowak, RB Cameron Marshall, TE Ronnie Shields, DE Josh Shirley and WR Tyler Slavin. Nowak began last season as the Seahawks' starting center.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Arizona Cardinals released C Valerian Ume-Ezeoke, CB Kevin White, CB Joel Wilkinson and S Tyrequek Zimmerman.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is having to work harder than he should have to getting balls while caddie Luke Kuechly signs autographs.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Lot of cheering for Panthers tight end Greg after bogey saving putt at ninth hole of Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is in a bit of trouble at the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am but caddie Luke Kuechly is there for him.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

With punter Brad Nortman now at Jacksonville, Carolina kicker Graham Gano will have a new holder this season. Gano had both punters on the Carolina roster -- Swayze Waters and Michael Palardy -- with him as he visited Charlotte Motor Speedway for a little kicking with NASCAR driver Austin Dillon. Gano spoke about working with a new holder in 2016:

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker/caddie Luke Kuechly checks his handy notebook to see what club Greg Olsen should hit. You knew he would be prepared.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers players will like tins quote from second-round pick Sean Davis - "I'm not putting any pressure on myself, I just want to contribute to whatever I can, get in the system and learn from the vets."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Second straight par save for Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. Keeps giving caddie Luke Kuechly credit. Not sure why. Kuechly says he's "just hanging out.''

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons first round pick Keanu Neal has agreed to terms on a four-year fully guaranteed deal with a fifth year option. Financial terms not immediately disclosed.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers kicker Graham Gano was pretty trusting to let Sprint Cup driver and Panthers fan Austin Dillon hold for him during an event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Could have pulled a Lucy/Charlie Brown. Thanks to CMS for the picture.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

It took NASCAR driver Austin Dillon a few times to get the hold right but he finally did for Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano during a promotional event for upcoming races in Charlotte:

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