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NFL experts debate best and worst teams after 2019 free agency, draft

[ad_1] With the NFL draft and rookie minicamps in the rearview mirror, the frenzy of offseason moves is mostly over. Next up this offseason? The spring owners meetings, which kick off next week, and mandatory team minicamps, which begin June 4.Our panel of ESPN NFL experts takes a look back at the past few months and looks ahead to the 2019 season, answering questions to recap the offseason action. Check
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Mega NFL projections — Likely Super Bowl LIV matchups, 2020 draft order, more

[ad_1] 7:30 AM ETHank GargiuloCloseESPN Analytics Data management analyst at ESPN Graduate of Sacred Heart UniversitySeth WalderPatrick Mahomes already is the reigning MVP. Now he's a Super Bowl favorite, too.Mahomes, Andy Reid and the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs have a 16 percent chance to hoist the Lombardi trophy following Super Bowl LIV, according to ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI), tops in the NFL.FPI is our prediction model for
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NFL experts predict – Answering the 2019 draft’s biggest questions

[ad_1] Round 1 of the 2019 NFL draft featured six draft-day trades, pass-rushers and defensive linemen galore and surprises throughout. Rounds 2-7? That's where teams will find the real value.Our panel of ESPN NFL experts evaluates the new crop of rookies, diving into their favorite picks and answering questions about what we should expect this season. Check back every day this week to see more answers:What was your favorite pick
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The 2020 NFL draft QB class

[ad_1] 7:30 AM ETAlex ScarboroughCloseESPN Staff WriterCovers the SEC.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of Auburn University.Kevin SeifertCloseNFL NationESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008We are a mere 358 days from the 2020 NFL draft, but it's already time to start breaking it down. While this year's quarterback class might have fizzled, next year's crop already looks loaded.College football reporter Alex Scarborough examines
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Every NFL team’s most likely candidate for post-draft trade or cut

[ad_1] With the draft wrapping up on Saturday, the NFL's primary player acquisition window is now over. There are still a few stray veteran free agents available, and we've yet to see how the hundreds of players drafted and signed as undrafted free agents will impact the league during their collective rookie season, but the league's about to enter a relative lull for the next two months before training camps
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Success and failures of college conferences and teams in this year’s NFL draft

[ad_1] Now that the 84th NFL draft is complete, it's time to take a look back at the three days that were, but through the college lens.Every major conference had at least one player drafted this year, with the American Athletic Conference and Mountain West Conference being the only Group of 5 leagues to have double-digit draftees, with 11 and 10 selections, respectively.SEC dominance ... againStop me if you've read
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Which NFL prospects rocked the red carpet at the draft?

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETTurron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney UniversityNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The NFL draft's top prospects gathered in Nashville on Thursday, dressed to the nines and eager to find out where they'd begin their professional careers. Their on-field performances have been scrutinized for months -- now it's time to evaluate their fashion game.Here are the standouts,
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2019 NFL draft — Biggest post-draft questions for all 32 teams

[ad_1] With the 2019 NFL draft now concluded and 254 rookies having been selected by their new teams (plus hundreds of other first-year players who will sign as free agents over the next week), the 2019 versions of each NFL franchise are starting to take focus. But that doesn't mean there aren't questions for each team going forward.Our NFL Nation reporters were asked to identify the biggest question for each
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NFL draft in Nashville draws record numbers

[ad_1] The NFL draft drew record numbers both on site and on television.The league said Monday that more than 600,000 attended over the three days in Nashville, easily eclipsing the 250,000 that came to watch two years ago in Philadelphia.What you need to know from Rounds 1-7:• Pick-by-pick analysis » | Kiper's grades »• Team-by-team coverage » | Takeaways »• Best undrafted prospects » | Fantasy reax »• More NFL
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Allen’s ‘Last Chance’ story continues as a Ram

[ad_1] 8:57 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Dakota Allen choked back his emotions Saturday after the Los Angeles Rams selected the Texas Tech linebacker with the 251st overall pick in the NFL draft.Three years ago, Allen was expelled from Texas Tech and enrolled at East Mississippi