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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.

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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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Super Bowl Champs Win the First Round of the Draft, Too

With surprises and gas masks distracting things on draft night, Denver quietly moved up in Round 1 and selected the heir to Peyton Manning. Here’s how patience helped John Elway pull it off. Plus 10 things I think, including Laremy Tunsil‘s free fall and the best players left for Round 2

Inside the Film Room With... Jared Goff

While he was on the wrong side of the scoreboard, the Cal quarterback showed the subtleties and savvy of a future franchise QB during last season’s loss at Stanford. Just weeks before the draft, he broke down the game film for The MMQB

Inside the Film Room with Carson Wentz

Coming from North Dakota State, the assumption is that Wentz isn’t ready for the NFL. But a session in the film room shows the incredible amount of responsibility he had while running things for the reigning five-time FCS champions. And it reveals why he’s the most pro-ready QB to enter the NFL since Andrew Luck

Gil Brandt: The Draft Guru Who’s Seen It All

Over six decades as a scout, personnel boss and analyst, the man who helped invent sophisticated player evaluation has watched the NFL’s annual talent roundup evolve from seat-of-the-pants to a year-round, made-for-TV (and internet) spectacle. One thing that hasn't changed: the qualities that make a prospect ready for the pros

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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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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

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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.

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The Titans Are Following the Patriot Way

What does a first-year GM do with a bounty of picks from trading out of No. 1? Tennesses’s Jon Robinson picked a bunch of big, strong players to build a team that will play physical football for the long haul. His model isn’t bad: His old team, New England
 

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Super Bowl Champs Win the First Round of the Draft, Too

With surprises and gas masks distracting things on draft night, Denver quietly moved up in Round 1 and selected the heir to Peyton Manning. Here’s how patience helped John Elway pull it off. Plus 10 things I think, including Laremy Tunsil‘s free fall and the best players left for Round 2

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Laremy Tunsil’s Nightmare to Remember

A surreal draft evening in Chicago saw the former presumptive No. 1 tumble out of the top 10 thanks to a bong-hit video from a hacked Twitter account—and that was just the start of the weirdness. The MMQB staff has the scene from Chicago, as well as other draft hotspots in an eventful first round

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Should Your Team Pick a QB?

It‘s the most important position in football and the hottest commodity at every draft. So which general managers will select a quarterback this week in Chicago? Here's a look at the answer for all 32 NFL teams