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.

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

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