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After taking a 2-1 lead against the Jazz, the Clippers are once again on the brink of elimination.

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The Jazz will advance to the Western Conference semifinals if they beat the Clippers on Friday. Los Angeles won three times in four games against Utah in the regular season.

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Round 2 mock draft: Rams grab WR

The Rams' passing game struggled mightily last season, but luckily there could be a prolific pass-catcher available to make Jared Goff's life easier in 2017.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams GM Les Snead told reporters that trading into the first round was not an option this year. "We knew this was the year probably not to give up picks to go get a player late," Snead said. "We had done a lot of work on who we felt would fall, and we were very comfortable with those players."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons first round draft pick Takkarist McKinley answers questions with a picture of his late grandmother right next to him. On video conference. He fulfilled a promise to her to make it to college and the NFL. McKinley said he knows the Falcons were up 25 in the Super Bowl and ran out of gas. He wants to help them get back.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he expects first round pick Takkarist McKinley to be ready by training camp coming off major right shoulder surgery. Quinn doesn't anticipate that the rehab will linger into the regular season.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if the player he had slotted for 37th overall was still on the board, Rams GM Les Snead said: "To be honest, yes." Zay Jones and JuJu Smith-Schuster are intriguing receivers; Kevin King and Quincy Wilson remain among corners.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

"Maybe we need a cool down period at the draft," Falcons coach Dan Quinn on Takk McKinley's emotional outburst and F-bomb on national TV after being selected by Falcons, emotions related to fulfilling a promise to late grandmother.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers LB Joshua Perry said he enjoyed connecting with fans and was not surprised by the turnout at the team's draft party, held at ESPN Zone at Disneyland. "Chargers' fans have always been with us," Perry said. "Especially last year we struggled a little bit, but they were always there. So it was fun to see everybody out here today."

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said team feels comfortable with first round pick Takk McKinley coming off shoulder surgery. Doesn't believe it will hold him back going into 2017 season. Coach Dan Quinn loves McKinley's get off and the way he beats opponent to the punch

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Not ideal for the Rams. The top three tight ends (O.J. Howard, Evan Engram and David Njoku) are off the board in the first round, as are the top three wide receivers (Corey Davis, Mike Williams, John Ross). One guy to keep in mind, who has been linked to the Rams by Mel Kiper: Zay Jones.