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14hMel Kiper

Kiper: 2015 NFL Draft Grades

With the 2015 NFL draft in the books, Mel Kiper gives his grades all 32 draft classes. Seattle and Baltimore are among the teams with the best marks.

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Gordon McGuinness

PFF: Most likely first-round 2015 draft busts

Not every first-round pick from the 2015 NFL draft is going to turn into a star. Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus identifies the 10 first-rounders most likely to turn into draft busts.

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15hBill Barnwell

The NFL Draft All-Value Team

Leonard Williams headlines the list of the wisest draft picks, writes Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com.

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5hGordon McGuinness

PFF: 10 potential NFL draft busts

Not every first-round pick from the 2015 NFL draft is going to turn into a star. Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus identifies the 10 first-rounders most likely to turn into draft busts.

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Undrafted La'el Collins meets with Bills

Buffalo coach Rex Ryan met with the former LSU OL in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak and Adam Schefter. Collins was interviewed by police Monday about the shooting death of a 29-year-old pregnant woman but has not been named a person of interest in the investigation. Story

Former Raiders RB Hubbard dies

Marv Hubbard played 90 games for the Raiders from 1969-75, recording 4,394 yards and 22 career touchdowns. Hubbard would have turned 69 on Thursday.

Texans lock up LB Whitney Mercilus

Houston and Mercilus agreed on a four-year deal Monday. The 2012 first-rounder logged 18 sacks in his first three years with the Texans.

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Whitworth wants respect from Bengals

Bengals OL Andrew Whitworth, entering the final year of his contract, on Cincy drafting 2 OLs: "It's pretty easy to prove my contributions to this franchise over the last 10 years and you've got a guy fighting for his life? ... I think I've earned more than that."

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Melvin Gordon top fantasy rookie

Despite being drafted after QBs Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota; RB Todd Gurley; and WRs Amari Cooper, Kevin White and DeVante Parker; Chargers RB Gordon is the guy to target, writes ESPN's Christopher Harris. Top rookies

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Mariota didn't hear Goodell's mistake

Marcus Mariota to Nashville radio show 3HL on NFL commish Roger Goodell mispronouncing his name on draft night: “He gave me a call ... He apologized, and I’m like, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about.’ But he was really apologetic and I truly respect that."

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Field Yates @FieldYates

The Cowboys gave USC WR George Farmer $55,000 guaranteed. Big sum for an undrafted free agent.

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Contract note: Michigan QB-turned-WR Devin Gardner, undrafted free agent signing w/ Patriots, gets $15,000 guaranteed ($5k in signing bonus)

NFL Draft helps Tim Tebow's chances

The fact that the Eagles did not draft a QB in this year's draft likely means that Tebow will compete for a roster spot, writes ESPN's Phil Sheridan. Tebow or Matt Barkley?

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Belichick cut Patriots draft pick's dad

Bill Belichick and the Patriots used a sixth-round pick on Arkansas TE AJ Derby. Belichick already had a connection to the Derby family: he cut AJ's father John when Belichick was coaching the Browns.

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Do NFL teams investigate enough?

In regards to vetting potential players with sexual violence charges or accusations against women, ESPN's Jane McManus says teams have a blind spot: "After months of education on sexual assault and domestic violence, NFL teams still don't seem to be ready to sit down and talk to women." More can be done

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Bruce Miller charged with vandalism

The 49er was arrested March 5 on suspicion of spousal abuse. However, the Santa Clara DA's Office announced today "while original reports indicated that Miller may have pushed his girlfriend from his parked car, an investigation into the alleged assault was inconclusive," and that Miller "threw her phone against a wall." Full story

Hey Patriots' picks, no time for partying

Bill Belichick's message? "Welcome to the NFL. ... They'll get a big dose of New England Patriots football over the next whatever we've got, six weeks -- however long it is. We'll give them everything we can in heavy doses ... The strong will survive. The other ones will fall off. And we'll keep going." More, um, words of inspiration?

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The 2015 NFL rookie QB class

It's small in numbers, but there's plenty of fire power at the top with Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.

Mariota better value than Winston

Bill Barnwell analyzes the draft's best value picks, with a nod to Titans QB Marcus Mariota: "The best 'value' at quarterback from this year’s draft is probably Mariota, who might very well be as good of a prospect as Jameis Winston, if not better." NFL Draft All-Value Team

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