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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...

50 Draft Prospects You Need to Know

You already know Garrett and Watson and McCaffrey. But of the 253 players who will be drafted this weekend, here are 50 more, ranging from first-rounders to undrafted free agents, with the skill sets and/or back stories to win over their newest fans

Corey Davis Has Become the Draft’s Mystery Man

The Western Michigan wideout had been on a trajectory to be a high first-round pick, but an injury-filled draft season (including an absence of a 40 time) will test teams interested in him. Plus, notes on two fast-rising corners, the potential of trade ups into the top 10, and a look at the 2018 draft’s headliners

Ranking Four Years Worth of Running Back Prospects

Just how good is the 2017 draft’s heralded class of running backs? A scout shares four years of RB draft grades to show where Fournette, Cook, Mixon, Kamara and McCaffrey fall in comparison to Zeke Elliott, Todd Gurley and the rest of the recent top RB prospects

On Myles Garrett, Competitor

There are whispers that the presumptive No. 1 overall pick held back to avoid injury last season. A conversation with his head coach reveals another side of Garrett

Davis Webb: Another QB Enters the Round 1 Conversation

One year after Jared Goff went first overall, another Cal QB is the latest QB to catch scouts’ eyes in a muddled group of passers. Plus, the combine’s biggest riser has scouts going back to review UConn film, five things you need to know about the draft this week, and a draft mailbag

David Njoku Could Own the Combine

The high-jump national champ turned tight end can solidify his first-round status in Indianapolis. Plus, a handful of small-school stars to watch and everything else to know heading into combine week

John Ross Speeds Toward the Draft

How the University of Washington receiver—and possibly the fastest man in the 2017 draft—got help from DeSean Jackson and Snoop Dogg en route to becoming a likely first-round pick

The Longshots

A former drug addict turned sack master, a promising receiver who walked away from Clemson just before they won it all, a freak athlete from a tiny school and tinier hometown, and a British import who held his own in the SEC. The NFL is interested in all of them. Meet four prospects who have taken the most unusual paths to the draft

NFL Evaluators on Joe Mixon

In 2014, the star running back punched a female student, fracturing four bones in her face. In December, the video was made public. Now, NFL teams are figuring out what to do about the talented back with the troubled past. Plus, more on who impressed at the Senior Bowl

In Southern California, An NFL D-League Grows

Don Yee, known best as Tom Brady’s agent, is laying the groundwork for an NFL developmental league with his Pacific Pro League, providing an alternative for college players with an emphasis on an NFL style of football. Why this league might work, and what it means to the draft scene

NFL’s View on the Bowls (and Those Who Skip Them)

As top prospects Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey opt to skip their bowl games the league mostly shrugs its shoulders, but some brainstorm ideas for how to get the best playing in bowl games. Plus, the top NFL prospects in the upcoming bowls

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