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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.

5hESPN.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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15hDarren 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)


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Air Force Master Sgt. Jacques English, U.S. Army Sgt. Juan Arguelles and Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rosario Cristao will be among the military members on stage during the National Anthem before the draft.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Vogel channeled another local coach when asked about the possibility of his season ending on Friday night: "We're not really looking at it that way," Vogel said after Thursday's practice. "We're looking at it being focused on the task at hand. Task-conscious [as] [Indianapolis Colts] coach Chuck Pagano likes to talk to me about. Task-conscious. Focusing on our assignments to win the next play and to win the next quarter, to win the next game."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders owner Mark Davis surveys the 42 acres near UNLV on the flight back to Oakland for the NFL draft after Thursday's Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting .

Chris Sprow ESPN.com 

Buckeyes are going to be a frequent topic tonight in Chicago. Mel Kiper dressed appropriately.

Teams to watch in 2016 NFL Draft

Todd McShay, Adam Schefter, Tim Hasselbeck and Tedy Bruschi share the teams they are most intrigued by entering the NFL draft.


KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

Notable item for any team considering trading for Sam Bradford. He led the league in vertical yards per attempt (production on aerials traveling 11 or more yards downfield) from Weeks 9-17 (15.1). Upside potential is still there.

Sebastián Christensen ESPN.com 

Vista de la cabina de transmision de ESPN Deportes Radio para el Draft de la NFL

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Seat replacement at Nissan Stadium has move to the club level.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Lewis will announce the Ravens' second-round pick live from Chicago on Friday night. Michael McCrary will announce Baltimore's third-round pick later that night.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have picked up the fifth-year option for Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick, according to a source. Frederick, their first round pick in 2013, will make $8.8 million in 2017 but the team would like to sign him to a long-term deal.

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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