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Gauging NFL draft's top six picks: Barkley, Mayfield trending up

With the NFL draft just days away, which way are teams at the top of the first round leaning on the elite prospects? We've got some ideas.

New episode: Follow six NFL hopefuls as they prepare for the upcoming draft.

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Bowen's guide to SEC prospects in the draft

Plug-and-play defenders. Playmakers in the passing game. Three-down running backs. These are Matt Bowen's top SEC prospects in the Class of 2018.

NFL Draft QBs

The QB blind stats quiz: Can you spot the NFL bust?

Think you can pick out the best quarterback using only his college stats? Prove it. Then see how each QB compares to a 2018 draft prospect.

McShay: Strengths and weaknesses of the NFL draft's top QBs

It's a stacked class, but every quarterback has his shortcomings. Todd McShay breaks down what the top five have going for and against them, plus what he's hearing about QB-needy teams.

Barnwell: Why drafting a QB is often a disaster ... and what that means for 2018

Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield or Lamar Jackson? It's not easy. History tells us evaluating quarterbacks is a crapshoot.

DRAFT TALK

Which top-5 pick is most likely to be traded?

Mel Kiper says the Broncos would be most likely to trade down in the draft with the Bills as a potential partner.

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Trade talk: Packers might move up for a top-3 DB

Green Bay currently owns the 14th pick, and the leading secondary prospects all could be gone by No. 10, if not sooner.

Broncos have drafted better when they get defensive

In John Elway's seven drafts with Denver, early-round picks have been evenly divided between offense and defense. The success rate of those picks has not been so even.

Inside Steelers' shocking trade for Troy Polamalu 15 years ago

The usually conservative Steelers made a big move up the board in the 2003 draft to select the standout safety from USC. The rest is NFL history.

NFL Draft Prospects

Legwold: My ranking of top 100 NFL draft prospects

Who are the top 100 prospects in the NFL draft? Longtime draft guru Jeff Legwold nailed 84 of 100 in 2017. How will he do in 2018?

McShay: Top five NFL draft needs for all 32 teams

Which holes will each team be trying to fill during the 2018 NFL draft? Todd McShay takes a close look at where all 32 franchises still need to improve.

Kiper's favorite draft prospects at every position

Mel Kiper picks the prospects he likes most and adds round projections for each.

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Kiper builds Browns' perfect 2018 draft: Mocking all 9 picks

Let's go, Cleveland. Time to go from 0-16 to ... a few wins. Mel Kiper goes through every Browns pick to create an A-plus draft.

Pairing up: Browns' possible combinations with first, fourth picks

The Browns' two first-round picks should be key pieces of the team for years to come. Which players are they most likely to select?

Franchise QB or bust? Making sense of Josh Allen, draft enigma

Rocket arm. Freakish talent. The Wyoming quarterback could be a superstar. But Allen has flaws that stand out from the usual top draft pick.

2018 NFL Schedule Release

Record predictions, analysis for all 32 teams

The full schedule is out, and Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will meet in Week 9, just the second time they've faced off. We've got predictions for every game.

NFL schedule winners and losers: Why Steelers should be happy

The Steelers could have the AFC North wrapped up by midseason. Plus: How Ed Sheeran influenced eight different games and more.

Five games to watch from the 2018 NFL schedule.

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Woodson predicts Eagles' record.

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Pats get Texans Week 1.

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Woodson predicts hot start for Steelers.

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Jackson's draft journey

Lamar Jackson could change the NFL - if he gets the chance

The Heisman winner's future in the league won't just depend on whether he's ready, it'll depend on whether the NFL is.

Ranking best NFL fits for Lamar Jackson

The 2016 Heisman winner has rare athleticism. Which team could get the most out of the QB's skill set?

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BEST BACKS

How Saquon Barkley grades vs. elite running backs

Saquon Barkley is the best running back prospect since ...? Here's where Todd McShay grades him vs. Adrian Peterson, Ezekiel Elliott and other first-round RBs since 2007.

Projections for the draft's top RBs

We know Saquon Barkley is a great prospect. Just how great? Using Football Outsiders' BackCAST, we project the top of the new class of backs.

The legend of Saquon Barkley was born long before Penn State

The NFL draft's top RB was a superstar long before Penn State in a tiny town still big enough to turn out a crowd almost double its size to honor him.

NFL DRAFT

10 late-round draft sleepers who could be steals

Every year, Day 3 picks make an impact as NFL rookies. Which prospects are the best candidates in 2018?

The best undrafted players in every team's history

Antonio Gates. Kurt Warner. James Harrison. NFL Nation reporters identify the players who went from under-the-radar prospects to franchise leaders.

Draft trade talk

Three draft prospects to target for all 32 NFL teams

Which are the best team fits for Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield? We're running through the Day 1, 2 and 3 prospects who make sense for every team.

Barnwell’s All-Trades Mock Draft: Wild deals for 32 NFL teams

Picture Odell Beckham Jr. or Le'Veon Bell in a Patriots uniform. Yeah, Bill Barnwell's getting weird with trades at every first-round slot.

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