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2016 NFL Draft

Lessons Learned at the Draft

Along with the obvious ones—never get filmed while hitting a gas-mask bong or give out your social media password—here are the pieces of knowledge gleaned in Chicago that will be applicable in future NFL drafts

Business of Football

Last Thoughts on the Draft

Although it is a convenient narrative, the bong video was not the sole reason for Laremy Tunsil’s slide. Plus, notes on John Elway, Sam Bradford's trade request, and the medical side of the draft

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The Plan Behind the Browns’ Draft

The Cleveland Browns’ latest plan was on full display as they hoarded picks on draft weekend. And when it was over, the ‘football guy’ and the ‘Moneyball guy’ were both smiling

They Tried to Make Jared Goff Sweat

The unflappable quarterback stayed cool throughout the draft process, even as the Rams waited until the final moments to officially make him the face of the NFL’s return to L.A.

A Draft Sobriety Test

Drunk on excitement from your team’s windfall last week? Let’s temper that enthusiasm a bit with a reality reminder. Plus answers to reader email on topics including the Packers, Patriots, Jets, Broncos and more

MY SUPER BOWL IN APRIL

Seats can't go empty at the made-for-TV NFL draft, so the league holds a ticket lottery for fans to fill in the crowd. A Browns supporter shares his experience coming off the bench to attend the big show for the first time

MYLES JACK’S PAYBACK STARTS NOW

Thirty-one teams passed on UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, at one time a surefire top-10 pick, over injury concerns—including the one that eventually nabbed him in the second round. Here’s how Jacksonville decided to take a chance on the most talked-about knee in the NFL, and a player with something big to prove

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Andrew Hawkins’ Ivy League Crash Course

Having followed a tortuous road to the NFL, the Browns wideout knows better than most to prepare for life after football—which is why he’s cramming for a sports management degree at Columbia this offseason

Here’s the Catch...

The NFL's convoluted catch rule will be a hot topic at the upcoming league meetings. What, exactly, is a catch these days? Even the men on the receiving end have trouble defining it

Behind Closed Doors at the NFL Combine

Teams are allowed to schedule formal interviews with 60 prospects, each lasting just 15 minutes. The MMQB sat in the room as the Dolphins grilled a quarterback and tried to determine the makeup of the man

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How the Jets Landed Christian Hackenberg

The Penn State quarterback won over Todd Bowles & Co. during a secret workout in early April, but he still wasn’t a sure thing. At the last minute, New York thought it would lose its man to his old college coach

2016 NFL Draft

Lessons Learned at the Draft

Along with the obvious ones—never get filmed while hitting a gas-mask bong or give out your social media password—here are the pieces of knowledge gleaned in Chicago that will be applicable in future NFL drafts

Business of Football

Last Thoughts on the Draft

Although it is a convenient narrative, the bong video was not the sole reason for Laremy Tunsil’s slide. Plus, notes on John Elway, Sam Bradford's trade request, and the medical side of the draft

Open Field

The First Draft of History

The Cleveland Browns’ latest plan was on full display as they hoarded picks on draft weekend. And when it was over, the ‘football guy’ and the ‘Moneyball guy’ were both smiling

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A Draft Sobriety Test

Drunk on excitement from your team’s windfall last week? Let’s temper that enthusiasm a bit with a reality reminder. Plus answers to reader email on topics including the Packers, Patriots, Jets, Broncos and more

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My Super Bowl in April

Seats can't go empty at the made-for-TV NFL draft, so the league holds a ticket lottery for fans to fill in the crowd. A Browns supporter shares his experience coming off the bench to attend the big show for the first time

Open Field

They Didn’t Know Jack

Thirty-one teams passed on UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, at one time a surefire top-10 pick, over injury concerns—including the one that eventually nabbed him in the second round. Here’s how Jacksonville decided to take a chance on the most talked-about knee in the NFL, and a player with something big to prove

Open Field

They Tried to Make Jared Goff Sweat

The unflappable quarterback stayed cool throughout the draft process, even as the Rams waited until the final moments to officially make him the face of the NFL’s return to L.A.