Countdown to Draft Day

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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

2016 NFL Draft Roundtable

Peter King, Jenny Vrentas and Gary Gramling kick off draft week with an expansive preview: On the possibility of more first-round trades, quarterbacks rising in value, the most confusing prospect and more

NFL Mock Draft: Another Top 10 Trade Involving Browns

One week before festivities kick off in Chicago, here’s a look at how the first round is shaping up. Projections include an AFC team moving up the board to take a running back, and a third quarterback going in the Top 15

Pair of Prospering Prospects

Notre Dame’s KeiVarae Russell and Ohio State’s Braxton Miller might have had the most to gain in the post-combine part of the pre-draft process. Here’s how they made the most of their pro days. Plus more draft notes

Treadwell Finally Runs

At the biggest pro day in Ole Miss history, all eyes were on star receiver Laquon Treadwell for his 40-yard dash. What his time means, plus, the man who ran a 4.19 steps into the spotlight

The Coaching Perspective of the Draft’s Top Quarterbacks

There’s only so much to be learned watching a player on tape. To better understand Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch, NFL personnel men and scouts are asking their college coaches how much responsibility each QB had in the offense. Here’s what they’re hearing, plus more notes

A Study of Character

As is the case every year, questions surrounding off-field transgressions and other issues are dogging several prospects ahead of the draft. NFL scouts and personnel men share their views on four such players. Plus Pro Day notes, a mock trade and more

How Free Agency Might Impact 2016 NFL Draft

Teams with needs are beginning to fill roster holes by targeting players on the open market. Here's a look at the effect those signings could have on the first 10 picks in April. Plus, five draft things to know this week

No-Names... For Now

This draft’s top prospects might be lacking in the Q-ratings department, but five years ago you could have said the same thing about prospects named Watt and Wilkerson. And like those two stars, the talent atop the Class of 2016 appears to be real

The NFL is Considering a Change of Underwear (Olympics)

The future of the combine is a hot topic in Indy, where forward-thinkers want to modernize the event and those rooted in the old school want to keep it the same. Plus more draft news, including whether the Browns might pass on a quarterback at No. 2

Who is Laremy Tunsil?

The tackle at the top of most mock drafts is an unknown to the majority of football fans. Here’s a little background on the mammoth man from Mississippi. Plus notes on Jared Goff, Ezekiel Elliott, Myles Jack and more

What Happens to La’el Collins Now?

After not being drafted on Thursday or Friday, La’el Collins’ representatives have said he won’t play in 2015 and will re-enter next year’s draft. According to teams and agents, the offensive lineman’s situation isn’t so cut-and-dried

Zero Hour: The Last-Minute Mock Draft

All the hype turns into reality tonight in Chicago. After three months of fact-finding, this is my best shot at predicting an utterly unpredictable first round

T-Minus 7 Days: The Draft’s QBs, Now and Then

We’ve spent months comparing Winston and Mariota to each other. But how do they compare to other recent first-round quarterbacks? An NFL team shares five years of its pre-draft quarterback grades. Plus, notes on Landon Collins, Marcus Peters and the race to be the fourth receiver taken

T-Minus 14 Days: Why Team Visits Don’t Matter

Pre-draft visits by prospects get a lot of media attention, but many are calculated ruses by teams looking to gain an advantage. Remember Blake Bortles? Plus, the draft’s best corner (in his own mind) and the first running back off the board

T-Minus 21 Days: The Art of Picking Late

No pick in the top 10? No problem. Roster architects from two of the NFL’s most consistently successful franchises—Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert and Baltimore assistant GM Eric DeCosta—share insights into their draft-day strategies for picking late in Round 1

T-Minus 28 Days: Meet the Upstart from Hobart

It’s been 25 years since a Division III player has been selected in the top 100. Offensive lineman Ali Marpet might go by 75. The story behind one of the draft’s unlikeliest prospects. Plus, scouts on a plane and getting to know an SEC back

T-Minus 35 Days: Atlanta’s Perfect Pass Rusher

First-year head coach Dan Quinn is hoping to make the Atlanta Falcons into Seattle East. The first step will be finding the right pass-rusher at the top of this draft. Plus, mocking the top 10 picks based on what teams should do

T-Minus 42 Days: And In This Corner...

The draft's top cover men are the soft-spoken Trae Waynes and the brash Marcus Peters. How much does personality play into a corner's draft stock? Plus, meet the punter who walked away from the game to join the military, only to return to the gridiron years later and become the draft's top leg

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