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Post-draft Power Rankings: Do Patriots reign?

The '15 draft is in the books and free agency has slowed to a crawl. Are the SB champion Patriots No. 1 in our offseason hierarchy? The answer might surprise you.


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Mel Kiper identifies rookies from Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2015 NFL draft who he thinks will have the biggest impact, including Devin Funchess and Landon Collins.

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Leonard Williams headlines the list of the wisest draft picks, writes Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com.

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Not every first-round pick from the 2015 NFL draft is going to turn into a star. Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus identifies the 10 first-rounders most likely to turn into draft busts.

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Patriots waive Alfonzo Dennard

Dennard is the third Patriots cornerback who won't be back for the start of the 2015 season, as Darrelle Revis signed with the Jets and the team declined Brandon Browner's option.

More Fantasy Football QB Rankings

QBs are being debated at the annual #FFLRanksSummit. Analyst Christopher Harris fought hard for Tony Romo, but he barely snuck into the top 10.

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  • 7. Ben Roethlisberger
  • 8. Matt Ryan
  • 9. Cam Newton
  • 10 Tony Romo

Seahawks' line a bit holey

Two of the 5 linemen who played the most snaps are free agents. The newly drafted Frank Clark may help: Last season at Michigan, Clark posted 4.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss.

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At their annual #FFLRanksSummit, ESPN Fantasy Football analysts are talking QBs. Tom Brady had some support to make the top 5, but not enough:

  1. Aaron Rodgers
  2. Andrew Luck
  3. Russell Wilson
  4. Peyton Manning
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Mel Kiper's top draft grades

Five teams earned an A-minus from ESPN's draft guru.

Cowboys pick gets star tattoo

Randy Gregory posted his new ink on Twitter, writing, "Its [the] beginning of something good!" Gregory, a former Nebraska DE, failed a drug test at the combine and blamed his decision-making, not the marijuana. 'I'm high on life'


Vegas ranks NFL teams post-draft

The Seahawks, Packers and Patriots lead the NFL Vegas Rankings for the upcoming 2015 season. The list already reveals some Week 1 betting values. Full list (insider)

Post-draft power rankings

The Lions fell, the Colts jumped up and the Patriots lost out on the No. 1 spot despite earning more first-place votes. Who beat them? Full rankings

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Mariota didn't hear Goodell's 'Marioto'

Marcus Mariota to Nashville radio show 3HL on commish Roger Goodell's error on draft night: “He gave me a call ... He apologized, and I’m like, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about.’ But he was really apologetic and I truly respect that."

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Does Brandon Scherff pick affect RG III?

Dan Graziano says the selection of Scherff doesn't mean the Redskins are committed to Robert Griffin III long-term, but adds: "They want to put him in the best possible position to succeed this year."


Charges dismissed against McClain

Alabama prosecutors are dismissing charges against Cowboys LB Rolando McClain stemming from his arrest in a park in his hometown in 2013 when he allegedly cursed at officers and pulled away when they tried to arrest him. Story

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The 2015 Undrafted All-Stars

While only 256 players can be drafted, it's sometimes bewildering as to why some athletes' names weren't among the chosen. Grantland looks at some players who deserved better fates. 10 Undrafted All-Stars

Randy Gregory: 'I'm immature'

Said the Cowboys' 2nd-round pick, who failed a drug test at the NFL combine: "I think a lot of people are getting tied up in the weed and think it's just a weed problem. I don't think it's a weed problem. I think it's decision making. I think I'm immature. I'm definitely working on that." (via ESPN Radio)

Best 2nd-round players in the draft

In the 2nd round, teams know they're getting similar talent as 1st-rounders, but at a discount. Which 2nd- and 3rd-round players will make the biggest impact? Carolina's Devin Funchess leads the offensive list. Impact rookies

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