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An NFL team in Los Angeles?

The NFL-to-Los Angeles talk is picking up steam again, with Marcus Allen saying the Oakland Raiders should move there if the stadium situation is not settled and the Los Angeles Times reporting that the league is looking into possible stadium sites around Southern California. It's been 20 years since the Raiders and St. Louis Rams last played in the area. Will one of them, or another team, move to L.A. anytime soon?

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  • Would you like to see an NFL franchise in Los Angeles?

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  • Will the Raiders ever move back to Los Angeles?

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  • Which of these teams is most likely to move to Los Angeles?

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  • What is your opinion of Los Angeles as a sports city?

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Thoughts on NFL draft 1st round?

After weeks of scouting and debating, the Houston Texans decided on the obvious choice at No. 1: Jadeveon Clowney, the South Carolina defensive end considered by most to be the top talent in the 2014 NFL draft. A few minutes later, the Jacksonville Jaguars made a splash at No. 3 by selecting quarterback Blake Bortles ahead of superstar Johnny Manziel. It all came as part of a dramatic first round, which ended with Teddy Bridgewater going 32nd to the Minnesota Vikings. What are your thoughts on the evening?

More: Johnny Manziel's fall? | Who will be a bust?

  • What is Jadeveon Clowney's NFL future (drafted first overall by Texans)?

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  • What do you make of the Texans taking Jadeveon Clowney No. 1 overall?

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  • What do you make of the Jaguars drafting Blake Bortles No. 3 overall?

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  • Which first-round quarterback will have the best NFL career?

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  • What do you make of the Bills giving their first- and fourth-round picks in 2015 to the Browns to move up from No. 9 to No. 4 to select WR Sammy Watkins?

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  • What do you make of the Cowboys drafting OT Zack Martin with Johnny Manziel still available?

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Raiders sign Jones-Drew

Maurice Jones-Drew is returning to his hometown. The former Jaguars stalwart signed a three-year deal with the Oakland Raiders on Friday, where he'll likely compete with Darren McFadden for the starting running back position. Both Jones-Drew and McFadden have been hampered by injuries as of late -- they combined for only 1182 yards last season -- but if both are healthy, the Raiders could have the type of problem at running back that every team loves to have.

  • What do you make of the Raiders signing Maurice Jones-Drew to a three-year contract?

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  • Is Maurice Jones-Drew still an elite running back?

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  • Who should be the Raiders' primary running back?

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Manziel or Clowney for No. 1 pick?

Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay released mock drafts (both Insider) on Thursday. From the look of things, there is still quite a bit of fluidity on many boards. Kiper says Johnny Manziel will go No. 1 overall to his home-state Houston Texans, and Jadeveon Clowney joining the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 3. McShay? He sees Clowney heading to Texas and Manziel dropping to the Oakland Raiders at No. 5.

The two experts couldn't agree on the landing spots for the other top three QBs, either: Blake Bortles (fourth to the Cleveland Browns according to McShay, eighth to the Minnesota Vikings per Kiper) and Teddy Bridgewater (McShay says third to Jacksonville, Kiper fourth to Cleveland). In fact, they agree on only one of the top five picks: No. 2, where the St. Louis Rams will (likely) stick with Sam Bradford at quarterback and choose Auburn offensive lineman Greg Robinson. What do you think should happen? What will Houston do at No. 1?

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  • Whom will the Houston Texans draft No. 1 overall?

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  • What should the Jaguars do with the No. 3 pick if Jadeveon Clowney is still on the board?

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  • Which of these quarterbacks would you draft if all three were available?

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  • What should the Raiders do with the No. 5 pick, if one of the top three QBs (Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel) is available?

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Maurice Jones-Drew has been, for much of his career, in the unenviable position of being a good player stuck on a bad team. Now, nearing the end of his career, he may have a chance to play for a contender. The Jaguars are going to let him test free agency after perhaps the worst season of his otherwise-impressive career. Running backs have a short shelf life in the NFL, and Jones-Drew has more than 8,000 rushing yards on his odometer, but a team looking for part of a running back committee could help rejuvenate his career.

Here's a sampling of what readers had to say in our Facebook conversation on the story:

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