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

Draft History

NFL Draft


Stock watch: QB studs and duds.

This was labeled the "Year of the Quarterback," thanks to a bevy of talent that includes Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen and more. With half of the season in the books, how have the top signal-callers fared?

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Bryce Love's record-breaking day.

Stanford RB Bryce Love rushes for 301 yards on Saturday, which gives him over 1,000 rushing yards on the season, and puts him in rare company.

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Penn State


Barkley moves up to No. 2 on Kiper's Big Board.

Penn State star RB Saquon Barkley moves up to the second overall player on Mel Kiper Jr.'s NFL draft Big Board.

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Kiper expects big things from Darnold.

Mel Kiper Jr. compares USC QB Sam Darnold's "it-factor" to the likes of No. 1-overall picks John Elway, Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck.

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Oklahoma State


TCU to test OSU's Rudolph.

Mel Kiper Jr. expects to learn how No. 6 Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph responds to competition when the Cowboys face the No. 16 Horned Frogs.

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Penn State


McShay says Barkley is most dynamic weapon in draft.

Todd McShay breaks down his top four prospects for the 2018 NFL draft, including dynamic running back Saquon Barkley of Penn State.

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Jackson on pace to ascend Kiper's draft board.

Mel Kiper Jr. shares the adjustments he notices in Lamar Jackson's play that have earned the Louisville QB a spot on Kiper's 2018 Big Board.

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Draft Recap

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  • First Draft Podcast

    Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss rookie who will have the biggest immediate impact, the draft's best sleepers and more.

Draft News

  • Rams top Cardinals in London

    Carson Palmer leaves the game in the second quarter after injuring his left arm and Jared Goff and the Rams take over, defeating Arizona 33-0.

  • Yeldon, Jags shut out Colts

    T.J. Yeldon rushes for 122 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown run, as Jacksonville beats Indianapolis 27-0.

  • Brees, Saints top Packers

    Drew Brees throws for a touchdown and runs for another to lead the Saints past Brett Hundley and the Packers 26-17.

  • Moore leads Dolphins to 31-28 comeback win over Jets

    Matt Moore replaced an injured Jay Cutler and threw two touchdown passes in the final 12 minutes, and the Miami Dolphins pulled off another comeback win by erasing a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the New York Jets 31-28 on Sunday.

  • Saints recover late to topple Packers 26-17

    Drew Brees threw for a touchdown and ran for another, Mark Ingram rushed for a score and the New Orleans Saints overcame several mistakes to beat the Green Bay Packers 26-17 on Sunday.

  • SC Featured: 'The Dutch Destroyer'

    Tom Rinaldi explores the special connection between a 10-year-old football player, nicknamed the Dutch Destroyer, and Eagles QB Carson Wentz.