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First round awaits pals Gordon, 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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Gruden's QB Camp: All-Chucky team (2:31)


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Redskins will pick up RG III's $16.2M option for 2016 (1:19)


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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.


Shane Ray cited for marijuana possession

Missouri DE Shane Ray, who is a projected Top-10 pick in Thursday's NFL draft, was cited for possession of marijuana and a traffic violation early Monday in Missouri.

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NFL Nation mock draft: Mariota to Titans

Look out for a trade with the No. 2 overall pick, but if the Titans ultimately don't deal it, expect them to select Marcus Mariota, reporter Paul Kuharsky predicts.


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Will Jameis Winston be the next Matt Ryan? Check out the top NFL draft prospects and their comparisons to current players in today’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Bucs No. 2 when it comes to No. 1 pick

The Buccaneers have the 1st pick in the NFL draft for the 5th time. In the Common Draft era (since 1967), only the Colts have made more No. 1-overall selections (6). (via ESPN Stats & Info)

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RG III option 'just a placeholder'

ESPN's Chris Mortensen explains why the Redskins picking up Robert Griffin III's 5th-year option is not as much of a long-term commitment to the QB as it may appear.


RG III in bad company

Robert Griffin III was the 4th QB in the last 7 seasons to throw 4 or fewer touchdowns with at least 200 pass attempts in a single season.

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Absent AP wanted back by Vikings

While the Vikings returned for workouts, Adrian Peterson was missing. Said QB Teddy Bridgewater: "The guys in the locker room, we all love Adrian. But right now we have to focus on the guys who are here." Where's AP?

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2015 NFL Nation mock draft

Missed the NFL Nation mock draft on ESPN? Well, you are in luck. Our 32 NFL reporters combined to predict where this year's draft class will land in the first round. See picks

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NFL Nation mock: Bucs pick Winston

Buccaneers ownership and the coaching staff are in Jameis Winston's corner, so do not expect any surprises with the No. 1 overall pick, reporter Pat Yasinskas says.


NFL Nation mock: Cooper to Raiders

QB Derek Carr needs help for his sophomore season, and the Raiders haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2005. WR Amari Cooper makes sense for Oakland's 4th overall pick.


Packers to honor Favre, Wolf

The team announced today it will honor the two greats during halftime ceremonies on Thanksgiving Day. Brett Favre's name and retired No. 4 will be unveiled on Lambeau's north facade. Ron Wolf's name will be unveiled next to Hall of Famers on the east side.

Winston's INT rate a concern?

If there's any on-field concerns with taking Jameis Winston, its his 18 interceptions in 2014, which led all Power-5 conference QBs. That'd be the second-most by a QB in his final college season prior to getting taken first overall in the draft - only Jim Plunkett threw more.

NFL Nation mock draft: Picks 26-32

Here are picks 26-30 in today's NFL Nation mock draft, as selected by our team reporters:

  • 26. Ravens: CB Marcus Peters
  • 27. Cowboys: LB Eric Kendricks
  • 28. Broncos: DE/LB Shane Ray
  • 29. Colts: OT La’el Collins
  • 30. Packers: CB Jalen Collins
  • 31. Saints: DT Malcom Brown
  • 32. Patriots: DT Eddie Goldman
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Mock draft: Broncos pick Shane Ray

Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold on 28th overall pick: "There has been some concern of late with a toe injury Ray suffered in the bowl game to close out the 2014 season, but in this scenario, Ray is easily the best player available when the Broncos pick." Watch live on ESPN

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Jon Gruden's 15 favorites in the Draft
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Gruden wants Mel Kiper to change his Big Board: "I don't understand why [Marcus Mariota] isn't the No. 1 player in this draft on Mel Kiper's Big Board. … He is like Russell Wilson, only he is 6-4.” Gruden's other 14 (Insider)

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