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Day 2 Analysis: The Browns Play It Smart

Rather than reach for a quarterback, Cleveland waited through the first round while continuing to build its roster, then took a flier on DeShone Kizer in Round 2. Is this what Moneyball looks like?

2017 NFL Draft

Round 1 analysis (Minus the Useless Grades)

From the obvious choice at No. 1 to the stunner at No. 2 and all the action that followed, here’s pick-by-pick analysis of how each player slots into the system of his new team. In the case of the 8th pick, it’s an awkward fit   

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Why the Raiders Gambled on Gareon Conley

GM Reggie McKenzie is confident in his decision after Oakland takes Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley, the subject of an unresolved sexual assault allegation, with the 24th pick of the first round

How the 2017 NFL Schedule Was Made

The slate wasn’t finalized until a computer in western Europe spit out option number 52,129, which accounted for marathons in Detroit and Chicago, turned Los Angeles into an odd focal point on New Year’s Eve and made teams playing overseas happy with their byes

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The MMQB Podcasts

The Super Bowl 51 Deep Dive

How will the Patriots defend Julio Jones and account for those Falcons running backs? Can the Falcons get to Tom Brady, or cover Julian Edelman? Might New England turn to LeGarrette Blount? All that, plus a little on John Lynch (and even less on the Pro Bowl)

On the News

Draft Day 2 Analysis: The Browns Play It Smart

Rather than reach for a quarterback, Cleveland waited through the first round while continuing to build its roster, then took a flyer on DeShone Kizer in Round 2. It’s all going according to plan

2017 NFL Draft

The Bears Do the Quarterback Shuffle

In the first of a night full of surprises, Chicago traded three extra picks to move up one spot in the first round and select North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky second overall. The move set off an unexpected run on QBs in what had been considered a cloudy class

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Day 2 Mock Draft

With a wild Round 1 in the books, a look ahead to how Friday night’s second and third rounds might play out...

2017 NFL Draft

2017 NFL Draft: First Impressions of First Round

From the obvious choice at No. 1 to the stunner at No. 2 and all the action that followed, here’s pick-by-pick analysis of how each player slots into the system of his new team. In the case of the 8th pick, the fit may not be as good as advertised

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SI NFL Draft LIVE

Join SI's Maggie Gray, Albert Breer, and Andy Staples; Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo and Mike Renner; and West Virginia coaches Dana Holgorsen and Jake Spavital as they deliver the quickest news and best analysis of the NFL Draft's first round.

Open Field

The Last-Chance Mock Draft

The MMQB’s final mock draft, on the day of the big event, sees the Browns making a move for Mitchell Trubisky and the Panthers pulling a surprise with Christian McCaffery

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Welcome to Draft Day

It’s here, it’s now and it’s unpredictable. How far will Gareon Conley fall? When will the QBs be picked? Which team holds the most power? Here’s an attempt to answer those questions ... and one final first-round mock

2017 NFL Draft

A New Staple of the Draft: Disruption

Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley is being investigated by Cleveland police for an alleged rape, which he denies. It’s the latest in a string of serious stories (La’el Collins, Laremy Tunsil) that have overshadowed the NFL’s extravaganza in recent years