Grading The Draft

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  • Mel Kiper's 2017 draft grades

    Which teams fared the best -- and worst -- in this year's draft? Mel Kiper runs through all 32 teams' classes. Insider

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This shows you how much the Jaguars think of Brandon Linder: Even though he has yet to make a Pro Bowl, his reported $24 million guarantee is more than every center in the league except Alex Mack ($28.5 million) and Travis Frederick ($28.162 million). Linder's contract includes more guaranteed money than that of Miami's Mike Pouncey, Pittsburgh's Maurkice Pouncey, Carolina's Ryan Kalil, and New Orleans' Max Unger. Those four players have combined to make 15 Pro Bowls and five All-Pro teams.

Michael DiRocco, ESPN Staff Writer



Kelly grateful to pursue NFL dreams.

Mr. Irrelevant, Chad Kelly, shares his gratitude for uncle, Jim Kelly, who was intricate in his landing with the Broncos.

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Stephen A. picks Dak to win SB before Carr.

The First Take crew manages its shock when Stephen A. chooses Cowboys QB Dak Prescott to secure a title before Raiders QB Derek Carr.

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The focal point of the first day of the three-day minicamp for the Colts wasn't centered around the offensive line or the defensive makeovers, but rather on a player that wasn't taking part: Quarterback Andrew Luck. The sixth-year player acknowledged Tuesday that he's not sure if he'll be ready for the start of training camp in late July following his right shoulder surgery. Luck hasn't thrown a football in about five months...An interesting scenario on the field was that second-year safety T.J. Green was working with the second unit despite the Colts missing projected starters Clayton Geathers (neck) and Malik Hooker (hip). Darius Butler and Matthias Farley worked with the first-unit defense.

Mike Wells, ESPN Staff Writer

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