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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.

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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?

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

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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.

LOTS TO LIKE

Kiper's favorite draft prospects at every position

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

NFL's worst position groups: These teams must fill holes fast

Despite singing AJ McCarron, Buffalo still has a roster hole at QB. Here are teams with depleted depth charts.

Draft guides for all 32 NFL teams

What does your favorite team really need? What's an overlooked need it should fill?

Latest On Brady, Gronk

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Why the Patriots need to solidify a post-Brady plan at QB

The Patriots have the chips to make a move up for a quarterback in the draft, and that strategy is making more sense by the day.

Schefter: Gronk has 'zero' impact on Brady's future.

Adam Schefter says Tom Brady's not committing to play in 2018 has nothing to do with Rob Gronkowski.

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

Yips ruined Hayden Hurst's baseball career, opened door to NFL

Hayden Hurst literally lost control of his career as a minor league pitcher, but it also caused him to realize his true passion: football.

Who is Dallas Goedert? How the draft's top TE made NFL radars

The one-handed-catch wonder is projected to be the first tight end off the board. How he even got to South Dakota State is a testament to chance.

Meet the draft's biggest freak: 350-pound DT Vita Vea

From outrunning a track sprinter to mowing down teammates in drills, these are the vivid accounts of Vita Vea -- a projected first-rounder -- and his raw athleticism.

Best of NFL Nation

Why Steelers shouldn't draft Ben Roethlisberger's successor

With Ben Roethlisberger playing at a high level and a number of more pressing needs, the Steelers can probably go without picking a QB next week.

To trade or not to trade: Broncos will face draft decision

With the Broncos committed to Case Keenum, they aren't likely looking at a QB at No. 5. That means John Elway's phone will be ringing next Thursday.

If Bills stay put at No. 12, who do they draft?

A look at the quarterbacks and non-quarterbacks, the likely and unlikely players to be available when the Bills make the first of two 1st-round picks.

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.

Ravens

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Ravens players showing Dez Bryant some love on social media

Dez Bryant, who left a strong impression on the Ravens in two games against them, could be a good fit in Baltimore.

Ravens' Weddle reached out to Dez.

Baltimore safety Eric Weddle praises Dez Bryant and implies that he would like the free-agent receiver to join the Ravens.

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Joe Flacco not worrying about Ravens drafting a quarterback

The quarterback knows the Ravens will draft his successor eventually but he said his focus is on "what's here and now and doing your job."

Trust The Process

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Rodgers on Packers' decisions: 'Trust the process.'

Aaron Rodgers delves into the rumors that he is looking for more say in Green Bay's personnel decisions.

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Aaron Rodgers' participation in Packers' offseason workouts says it all

The QB may be miffed about not being consulted for the Packers' off-field decisions, but his arrival for the offseason program shows his dedication.

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.

NFL draft

Perfect 100 picks: McShay plays GM in three-round 2018 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay is going three rounds -- 100 total picks -- to give each NFL team its ideal first two days.

Darnold relishes surpassing expectations.

Sam Darnold shined under center at USC and now embraces the opportunity to be a franchise quarterback in the NFL.

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NFL draft tier rankings: McShay's top 108 prospects in 2018

Todd McShay has 108 prospects with first-, second- or third-round grades in the 2018 class. Saquon Barkley is at the top. Who joins him?

Kiper's picks

Kiper's three-round 2018 NFL mock draft: Playing GM for all 32 teams

That's 100 picks from the mind of Mel, with every team getting an 'A.' Enjoy, Browns fans.

Projections for the 2018 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.

Chubb, Hines among RBs who offer value outside of 1st round.

Mel Kiper Jr. says running backs Nick Chubb, Nyheim Hines and Mark Walton could all be valuable picks after the first round of the NFL draft.

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Fantasy NFL

Field's top 5 fantasy QBs for 2018.

Field Yates debuts his "way-too-early" list of fantasy quarterbacks from Aaron Rodgers to Deshaun Watson.

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