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Projected 2022 NFL draft order: Jaguars are new favorite for No. 1 pick
Trevor Lawrence and Jacksonville got off to a rough start in Week 1. Here's how the ESPN Football Power Index sees Round 1.
Kiper's new Big Board for the 2022 NFL draft: My favorite prospects and best at every position
How good is this quarterback class, and is there a clear top edge rusher? Mel Kiper updates his rankings ahead of the college football season.
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McShay's preseason top 50: His first rankings for the 2022 NFL draft
College football is right around the corner, and Todd McShay has six QBs, eight defensive backs and seven wide receivers in his preseason top-50 ranking of the 2022 NFL draft class.
With the Bears facing the Bengals' Joe Burrow, the topic of starting Justin Fields rages on
Bears fans see rookie QBs starting elsewhere, so why wait on Fields? But it's not always that simple, as ESPN's Bears and Bengals reporters discuss.
Why Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux is No. 1 on Kiper's big board
Mel Kiper Jr. lays out the reasons it's "highly probable" that Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux is the top pick in the 2022 NFL draft.
An email changed James Morgan, and city of Green Bay's bleak QB history
The NFL's smallest market isn't exactly a hotbed for quarterback draft prospects, but James Morgan is hoping to change that. And it all started with a heartfelt sales pitch.
Who could be the next out-of-nowhere QB to rocket up NFL draft boards?
Since the 2016 NFL draft, six quarterbacks from non-Power 5 programs have been selected in the first round, including two from FCS power North Dakota State (Carson Wentz, Trey Lance). Who could be next? Here are a handful of options.
Why Justin Fields is committed to trusting Bears' training camp 'process'
Training camp reps have not been evenly divided, but the rookie has taken a good amount of snaps for a second-string quarterback.
Hall of Fame WR Isaac Bruce sees greatness in Eagles' DeVonta Smith
The former Ram, who thrived with a slender frame similar to the Philadelphia receiver, says of the rookie: "I like everything about his game."
Run-heavy 49ers got a needed ground game refresh this offseason
The 49ers drafted running backs Trey Sermon and Elijah Mitchell as well as guards Aaron Banks and Jaylon Moore, not to mention mobile QB Trey Lance.
'Sticker shock': 49ers rookies warned about Bay Area housing cost
The average house in Santa Clara County sells for $1.96 million -- a lot more than in markets like Green Bay or Trey Lance's Marshall, Minnesota.
Projecting the top 10 picks in the 2022 NFL draft: The case for the Jets to be the NFL's worst team
With the 2021 NFL draft in the books, it's already time to look forward to 2022. Which teams project to be in line for top picks next year?
Bucs excited about potential of Tom Brady's possible successor, rookie Kyle Trask
Trask's first impression on his coach was strong. "I thought he was fantastic," Bruce Arians said of Trask's work at minicamp.
Buffalo Bills' rookies will make an impact, but don't expect it right away
With a veteran roster among the AFC's best, even top picks Gregory Rousseau and Carlos Basham Jr. will have a hard time cracking the lineup.
Why Payton Turner at No. 28? Rookie has 'prototype' size Saints covet
At 6-foot-6 with a 35-inch wingspan, Turner has the size and length the Saints have long-sought in their defensive ends.
A promise kept: Philadelphia Eagles rookie honors late brother by making it to NFL
In 2008, Tarron Jackson made a vow to his dying older brother. And through football, the Eagles' sixth-round draft pick has kept Daron Jackson's spirit alive.
Six veteran QBs, five rookies: How all 11 fit with their new teams, and where they need help
Here's what each quarterback does best, how they could mesh in their new offenses and what each team could do to help them thrive.
Cardinals rookie Tay Gowan motivated by COVID-19 NFL draft drop
Gowan opted out of his senior year at UCF when he passed the virus along to members of his family, including his daughter, and fell to Round 6.
Ronnie Perkins, with 1% chance to be available for Patriots in draft, settles in
The rookie pass-rusher, projected to go in the second round, fell to pick No. 96 where New England grabbed him with hopes he can be "disruptive."
Barnwell: Predicting when each rookie first-round QB will start, and why redshirt years are unlikely
Will any of the five first-rounders use 2021 as a redshirt year? The 49ers, Bears and Patriots have veteran options.
How the San Francisco 49ers altered their draft approach on injuries
After being decimated by injuries all of last season, the 49ers said they changed how they looked at a player's injury history this year.
Eagles' DeVonta Smith: Jalen Hurts, himself are best young QB/WR tandem
The former Alabama teammates regroup in Philadelphia to form a combo that the wide receiver says will have staying power to make noise in the league.
Dolphins salivating at the speed Jaylen Waddle, Will Fuller will bring
Will Miami have the fastest starting receiver duo in the NFL in 2021? Coach Brian Flores is banking on the rookie and free-agent signee to break out.
3-year evolution of American sports betting: From taboo to revenue
Ads, media coverage and pingpong -- the sports gambling industry is booming since the Supreme Court decision allowing for its expansion.
Philadelphia Eagles sign DE Josh Sweat to three-year extension
The Eagles have signed defensive end Josh Sweat to a three-year extension, the team announced. The deal could be worth up to $43 million and includes $26.9 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Stephen A. blasts Joe Judge for Giants' loss at Washington
Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow debate who is most at fault for the Giants' last-second loss to the Washington Football Team.
New England Patriots-New York Jets rivalry goes to Gen Z at QB: Mac Jones, Zach Wilson
For the first time in the 62-year history of the series, these teams will start rookie quarterbacks against each other. Learn more about them for Week 2.
Former rivals, future stars: How Titans' A.J. Brown and Seahawks' DK Metcalf got here together
From high school competitors to becoming like brothers, Brown and Metcalf have achieved success together and keep pushing each other forward.
Supersized steaks, $1,500 tabs and lots of laughs: NFL linemen dinners are back and bigger than ever
COVID-19 eliminated this time-honored football tradition. With restrictions on player gatherings loosened, offensive line dinners have returned in a big way.
Former NFL coach Tony Dungy's advice to Falcons' Arthur Smith: 'Don't change'
Tony Dungy's head-coaching debut wasn't any better than Arthur Smith's, but the Buccaneers took solace in and inspiration from his commitment to his plan. Dungy's advice for Smith? Stay the course.