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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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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NFL Rank: sorting through the league's top players.

Who is the best player in the NFL? The top receiver? The most intimidating defender? ESPN's NFL Rank has all the answers.

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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.

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