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First round awaits Melvin Gordon, Trae Waynes

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Michigan State's Trae Waynes, best friends and high school teammates from Kenosha, Wisconsin, are poised to be drafted in the first round.

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Jon Gruden

Gruden: My favorite players in 2015 NFL draft

Jon Gruden thinks Marcus Mariota should be No. 1 on Mel Kiper's board, Bud Dupree is a top-10 player and Amari Cooper is a lot like Tim Brown. Here are his 15 favorite 2015 draft prospects.

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Players who could be drafter lower than expected (3:07)

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Much-needed reconciliation between Favre and Packers (1:04)

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Ex-NFL player finds home on NASCAR pit crew

Working as a NASCAR jack man is more than just a pit stop in the athletic career of Asa Watson, one of several former NFL players who took a left turn from the gridiron to the garage.

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McShay: Best fits for top DB prospects

Where will the top defensive back prospects in the draft fit best in the NFL? Todd McShay looks at Trae Waynes, Marcus Peters and the rest of the DBs projected to go in the first three rounds.

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Winston definitely going No. 1?
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Multiple media reports continue to point to the Buccaneers selecting Jameis Winston with the top pick. Winston has made several visits to Tampa, including for Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks' charity event Sunday night, also attended by Bucs coach Lovie Smith.

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Most sold 2015 NFL tickets on StubHub so far: 1. Steelers at Chargers (10/12), 2. Seahawks at Packers (9/20), 3. Pats at Cowboys (10/11)

Your team has the No. 1 pick -- now what?
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What would your team do with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft? Jeff Legwold asked just that, and 17 teams picked a certain defensive end -- and those QBs everyone keeps talking about? Just 10 picks between the two. Team's No. 1 picks (Insider)

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Ian O'Connor @Ian_OConnor

We know the NFL's power vs MLB, but here's hoping final Yankees-Mets game Sept. 20 overshadows Giants' home opener vs Atlanta

You're busted, Bill!

John Legend called out Patriots coach Bill Belichick for checking out Legend's supermodel wife, Chrissy Teigen, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. But he wasn't the only one: We see you, Russell; Nice eye, Frank the Tank! 'Spy Gate'

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Redskins likely to pick up RG III's option

Washington is likely to pick up the fifth-year option on the QB, according to the NFL's website. The team has until May 3 to pick up the option, which will pay Griffin $16.1M this season.

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Jon Gruden's 15 favorites in the Draft
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Gruden has some words for Mel Kiper regarding Marcus Mariota: "I don't understand why [Mariota] isn't the No. 1 player in this draft on Mel Kiper's Big Board. I don't know anybody in this draft that can do for a football team what Mariota can do. … He is like Russell Wilson, only he is 6-4.” Gruden raves about these other 14 (Insider)

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AP's former teammate: Be remorseful
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Vikings punter Chris Kluwe told the St. Paul Pioneer Press in a phone interview: "Obviously [Adrian Peterson] can still play, but I think he needs to show that he understands he did something wrong and that he wants to work to change that, which I don't know that he's really shown yet."

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John Keim @john_keim

A few people have asked: McCloughan's presser is at noon today. I will miss it; in Bristol for live mock draft.

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Tony Romo is here for what's likely the last game of the season at the AAC. Sitting right by Mavs' bench, just got back slap from Dirk.

The first round awaits

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Michigan State's Trae Waynes, best friends and high school teammates, are poised to be drafted in the first round of Thursday's NFL draft. Kenosha connection

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Prospect Collins failed drug tests at LSU
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Jalen Collins, the No. 5 CB and No. 38 overall draft prospect according to ESPN/Scouts Inc., had "multiple failed" drug tests while in college, per ESPN sources and an NFL Network report.

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John Clayton's NFL draft advice
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Before Thursday's NFL draft, teams would be wise to heed the lessons of 2011: don't reach for a QB. Clayton's mailbag

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Mark your calendars for May 2

There's a lot more going on next Saturday than just Mayweather-Pacquiao.

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Jimmy Graham @thejimmygraham

So far I've been to practice by sea air and land haha. Great time in the lake with a floatplane. #VMAC #PNW #flyitlikeustoleit

NFL Draft coming up this week
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Here's a look at Todd McShay's top five running backs in the draft. Two are ranked in the top 25, and then there's a drop-off.

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