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Conventional wisdom is that you can find your feature running back late in the draft, or even sign one off the street. So how could the Rams take a running back five months removed from ACL surgery with the 10th overall pick? Because Todd Gurley is a rare breed: a running back you can build an offense around

Think Outside the Box

Branded a “box safety,” Landon Collins tumbled out of the draft’s first round. The Giants were all too happy to trade up and grab him at the top of the second, and now they plan to help Collins prove what he’s been saying all along: He’ll have no problem covering in the pass-happy NFL

The Future of the Draft

The commissioner was kidding when he said, ‘Seven rounds, seven days, seven states,’ right? While that is extreme, the idea of a single-venue experience is all but over after Chicago’s rousing display. So where to next: L.A.? Boston? Dallas?

La’el Collins: ‘Never Before Has This Happened’

A first-round talent out of LSU, La’el Collins became radioactive just days before the NFL draft when his name was linked to a double homicide in Baton Rouge. The inside story of how his agents tried to salvage his stock, and the winding journey that put him across the table from police detectives and Jerry Jones

Draft Weekend Lingers On

A top-15 pick falls out of the draft (because he wants to), Jameis loses a contract battle and the game’s best running back tries a new negotiating tactic. It was a wild weekend even by draft standards. Here are four business storylines to keep an eye on as the offseason trudges on

The Post-Draft Mailbag

Off-field topics have been prevalent following the NFL draft in Chicago. Here, I tackle criticism of the Bucs' decision to not interview Jameis Winston's accuser, Seattle's vetting of Frank Clark and my own mistake regarding Randy Gregory

A Dream Interrupts a Nightmare

Slipping in the draft was the least of Grady Jarrett’s problems; while he waited to hear his name called on Friday night, he watched his childhood home burn down. But less than 24 hours later, he and his father shared one unforgettable moment as he stepped into the NFL

The Quest for Derby Roses and Super Bowl Rings

Chris Mara helped guide the Giants through the late stages of the NFL draft on Saturday, then scrambled down to Louisville to watch his horse run in the Kentucky Derby—a rare double duty that would have made his father proud

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

The First Round’s Biggest Surprises

From the Eagles staying put to the Rams rolling the dice on Todd Gurley, The MMQB’s Peter King and Jenny Vrentas look at the biggest surprises of the NFL draft’s first round

The Trade That Was Never Going to Happen

All those rumors of huge offers for the No. 2 pick? Didn’t happen. The Titans never got an offer they seriously considered. That’s because Tennessee made sure everyone knew exactly what they thought of Marcus Mariota: He was always going to be their quarterback of the future

Countdown to Pickoff

It’s finally here. The NFL draft begins tonight with the first round from Chicago. Here’s the latest buzz from around the league, including the big rumor involving Marcus Mariota, Tennessee’s No. 2 pick, Philly, Cleveland and Sam Bradford

‘He’s a Tough Kid’: Confessions of a Football Mom

Over nearly two decades, Washington State QB Connor Halliday’s mother has watched her son’s NFL dream take shape, from backyard practices through high school to a stellar college career cut short by a brutal injury. This weekend, she’ll learn whether his dream lives on, or comes to a close

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