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2017 NFL Draft: Lasting Impressions

The newly minted NFL players still have a lot to prove—especially the quarterbacks—but teams have showed us how they plan to shape their rosters and schemes in the coming years

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

Don’t Bring Any Disrespect at Jamal Adams

Even if you’re just trying to block him, the former LSU safety is going to take it the wrong way. We learned that by watching game film with the likely top-five pick who grew up in football’s fast lane

Inside the Film Room With… Solomon Thomas

He looks like Russell Wilson (just a little big bigger), and might ultimately play the same unique role as another Seahawks star: Michael Bennett. But one thing is clear from his performance against North Carolina in the Sun Bowl: Thomas is dominant enough to warrant a top-five pick

Is Richard Sherman on the Decline?

There’s trade talk bubbling around the two-time All-Pro—and a subtle but important flaw in his game in 2016 shows why the Seahawks may be questioning his long-term future in Seattle

Kaepernick and RG3: Is There Anything Left?

Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III changed the quarterback position in 2012 and seemed destined to dominate for years, but their magic turned out to be fleeting. Now free agents facing a soft market, both could be out of football this fall

Tony Jefferson’s Wild Ride

Undrafted four years ago, Jefferson hit the free-agent market this week as the NFL’s most sought after safety. Before he could join his new team in Baltimore, he had to pick up a new suit from the tailor and make it to the airport with just minutes to spare

Famous, But Not in the Hall

He’s an iconic Packer who won five NFL championships and was named to the NFL’s 50th Anniversary Team, which featured all Hall-of-Famers except for him. So what’s keeping Jerry Kramer out of Canton?

Super Bowl 51 Film Notes

Breaking down the plays, schemes and matchups that defined the Patriots’ furious comeback and the Falcons’ epic collapse

Anatomy of an All-Time Super Bowl Collapse

It wasn’t anything Dan Quinn did or didn’t do. The fact that the Falcons’ young, speed-based defense was on the field for the equivalent of a game-and-a-half, against the greatest QB of all time, is what led to the biggest collapse in Super Bowl history

The MVP Candidates*

* Not counting quarterbacks—and ignoring the frantic end-of-game rush to lean on stats—here are the Patriots and Falcons players who could have the biggest impact in Super Bowl 51