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11-2, 1st in Big Ten - East

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats and Information, the Vikings were 25th in the league when they ran on third-and-2 or less last year, converting only 59.1 percent of their chances. When they threw it in the same situations, they had the third-best conversion rate in the league (76.2 percent). But their passing game can't be their primary method of short-yardage production, which explains why they were so interested in players like Pat Elflein on the offensive line.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers second-round pick Curtis Samuel, a wide receiver out of Ohio State: "I definitely feel I can be a matchup nightmare" for defenses.

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Although there wasn't an Alabama player taken in the top 10, it's been another great draft for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide. Only Ohio State's squad from last season -- that included Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott and Eli Apple -- has had more players taken in the first three rounds.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Raiders picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: 1. Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State; 2. Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut; 3. Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA.

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Vikings find a C in Pat Elflein

Minnesota picked up one of the top-rated centers in the draft with the rugged Ohio State product.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins general manager Chris Grier explains what he liked in second-round pick Raekwon McMillan.

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Panthers second-round pick Curtis Samuel is the only player in Ohio State history with 1,000 or more career rushing and receiving yards (1,286 rushing, 1,249 receiving).

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Dolphins take another LB in Raekwon McMillan

Drafting its second straight linebacker, Miami gets Ohio State's team captain and leading tackler the past two seasons.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers second-round pick (40 overall) Curtis Samuel says he is a slot receiver. He also is fast, running the 40 in 4.31 seconds. Samuel had a pre-draft visit at Carolina, so this shouldn't come as a big surprise.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Gareon Conley, the Raiders' first-round draft pick, has been introduced to the media at the team facility. The former Ohio State cornerback only spoke on football matters, after talking about a rape allegation on a conference call with reporters the night before.

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Curtis Samuel has speed to burn

The Panthers keep getting weapons for Cam Newton, selecting the versatile Ohio State wide receiver. Mel Kiper Jr. says Samuel has the athleticism to help an offense in a multitude of ways.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Think high-percentage throws for Cam Newton after the Panthers drafted both Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel. Slot alignments. Option routes out of the backfield. Matchups that move the sticks.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers selected Ohio State wide receiver Curtis Samuel with the first of two second-round picks. He's like first-round pick Christian McCaffrey in that he is versatile, having played H-back for the Buckeyes. Panthers definitely going with great athletes who can help the offense in many ways.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts first-round pick Malik Hooker said he got "chills" down his spine when the 317 Indianapolis area code came up on the phone Thursday night. Hooker, the No. 15 pick, didn't think his transition from a basketball player to a football player would happen as fast as it did. It only took him 13 starts at Ohio State to become a first-round pick.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said the Saints had CB Marshon Lattimore ranked as their No. 3 or 4 prospect. When he fell to No. 11, the reaction in the room was "outstanding." The Saints even considered trading up for him before their patience paid off.

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