Marshawn Lynch fills Raiders' need in backfield, but is he the old Beast Mode?
If Lynch plays like his old self -- he rushed for 1,306 yards in 16 games in 2014 -- he could push the Raiders over the top for AFC supremacy.
Lynch solves Oakland's RB void.
Adam Schefter shares the details behind Marshawn Lynch's agreement to join the Raiders.
Marshawn Lynch's ceiling in Oakland
By the time Marshawn Lynch plays his first game for the Raiders, twenty months will have passed since his last carry in the NFL. But it's not hard to imagine Beast Mode thriving behind Oakland's O-line.
Riddick's GM Mock Draft: Why Garrett isn't my No. 1 pick
Here's how the first round of the draft would play out if ESPN's Louis Riddick were making the picks for every team, starting with a big surprise at the top.
Christian McCaffrey could be 'perfect football player' for Panthers
He has an NFL pedigree, the speed and the smarts. It's hard for anybody who's been around McCaffrey to be skeptical about his potential.
2017 NFL draft cheat sheet: Mocks, rankings, top needs, more
Need a last-minute crash course on the draft? We have you covered with expert analysis from Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and others.
Search for the next Rodgers: Saints' conundrum in drafting Brees' successor
Look to the future or get your aging star QB help now for one last run? Proceed with caution because there are more Druckenmillers than Rodgerses.
The good, bad and ugly from 40 years of trying to replace Hall of Fame QBs
Here's how NFL teams have fared replacing Canton-bound QBs over the past 40 years.
NFL Nation mock draft: McCaffrey, Fournette in top 10
NFL Nation reporters played general manager for the teams they cover and picked a first-round mock draft, featuring Cleveland snagging two potential franchise-changing players.
Jaguars pick Fournette No. 4 in mock draft.
Jaguars reporter Michael DiRocco selects LSU RB Leonard Fournette for Jacksonville in the NFL mock draft.
McShay's final rankings: Top 300 prospects for draft
Todd McShay sets his board one final time before the 2017 NFL draft gets underway. It's a class rich in defenders, running backs and tight ends. Quarterbacks and offensive line? Not so much.
McShay's final position rankings for draft
Where does Clemson's Deshaun Watson rank among the QBs in the 2017 draft? Todd McShay ranks the prospects at every position one last time.
Rovell: I took the Wonderlic, and I’ve changed my mind
Taking the Wonderlic test can be a humbling experience, as Darren Rovell learned first-hand, changing his perspective on sharing the leaked scores of NFL draft prospects.
Browns pick Garrett No. 1 in mock draft.
Browns reporter Pat McManamon selects DE Myles Garrett for Cleveland in the NFL mock draft.
Browns pick Trubisky No. 12 in mock draft.
Browns reporter Pat McManamon selects North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky for Cleveland in the NFL mock draft.
International players have made mark in draft
NFL teams care about players' potential on draft day, not their birthplace. Just look at Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali and other notable international draftees of the past decade.
McShay's ultimate draft preview
Most pro-ready. Biggest freak athlete. Most physical. Strongest-armed QB. Top big-play WR. Shiftiest RB. Best pass-rusher. Top cover corner. Todd McShay dissects it all in his NFL draft preview.
Kiper's final 2017 Big Board: Top 300 NFL draft prospects
Mel Kiper's final rankings of the best prospects in the 2017 draft go much deeper than his usual 25. This one goes to 300, with surprises galore. Dig in.
Kiper's final 2017 draft position rankings: More than 750 prospects
More than 100 receivers. Sixty-seven cornerbacks. Even 50 guards. Mel Kiper's final position rankings for the 2017 NFL draft are here.
Green-room nightmare: Inside Aaron Rodgers' draft-day fall
Former NFL coach Jon Gruden calls passing on Aaron Rodgers in 2005 "one of the greatest regrets in my lifetime." This is the oral history of Rodgers' draft-day fall -- and the awkward green-room scene that ensued.
The truth behind Rodgers' draft-day fall.
Rob Demovsky explains why the 49ers and Buccaneers passed on Aaron Rodgers in the 2005 draft.
Why it took two months before Adrian Peterson found a team
Sure, the Saints are getting a power runner to add to their prolific offense, but there are limitations to consider for the veteran's potential in 2017.
Mark Ingram, Drew Brees embrace Saints' addition of Adrian Peterson
Mark Ingram said he's fine with sharing carries with Adrian Peterson, while Drew Brees said the veteran RB will be motivated to show he can still play.
Adrian Peterson joins Drew Brees, Saints for fresh start.
Josina Anderson, Dan Graziano, Mark Schlereth and Herm Edwards examine what led former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to New Orleans
Draft fits for every NFL team on Days 2 and 3
QB Nathan Peterman would be an ideal understudy to Washington starter Kirk Cousins. Larger than life OT Zach Banner could protect Eli Manning. PFF has a mid-round gem for every franchise.
What Gruden sees in draft's top seven QB prospects
Who's the draft's mystery? Which QB is as advertised? Who needs to protect his body better? Who's the sleeper of the group? Jon Gruden weighs in on the draft's best signal-callers.
The science behind McCaffrey's game.
The Sport Science crew examines the attributes that have made former Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey a top draft prospect.
Fournette on par with some top NFL backs.
The Sport Science crew explains how former LSU running back Leonard Fournette stacks up against NFL running backs like Adrian Peterson.
At the game or at the bar, Chicago fans are always intense.
On "We The Fans," loyal followers of the Cubs and Bears go to extremes just to see their teams play.
Do you love your team this much?
They live in different worlds, but come Sunday they are one. A section of an NFL stadium bound by faith, in their team and each other.
You could be featured on the next season
Tell us why you should be a character in the next season of "We The Fans."
Hollister twins hope NFL does a double take in draft
Jacob and Cody Hollister stuck together through their first years of college football before going their separate ways. But both hope the NFL will call.
Draft predictions for all 32 teams
Could a big name be on the move? Running back Dalvin Cook and quarterback Deshaun Watson to ... ? We offer up predictions for every team.
Mel Kiper builds Browns' perfect draft
With 11 picks, including five in the top 65, Cleveland has a chance to kick its roster rebuild into overdrive.
Prospects who will go higher than you think
Our resident GM highlights five players, including Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs, who will come off the board much earlier than expected.
College football's best (and worst) NFL factories
Ever wonder which colleges produce the best NFL running backs? How about the most long-term starters or the most Pro Bowlers? We dug through data from the past 15 drafts to find out which schools make the grade at the next level.
Here's what Jabrill Peppers' positive drug test means
What does it mean to have a dilute urine sample? Does he enter the NFL's drug program? Is it coincidental or unintentional? Kevin Seifert has answers.
Questions mounting about Peppers.
The NFL Insiders crew weighs in on how NFL teams will interpret Jabrill Peppers' dilute sample.
Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers' positive test for a dilute sample means he will enter the NFL in Stage One of the league's substance abuse policy. Under the policy, a dilute sample is considered the equivalent of a positive test. There are no fines or suspensions until a player reaches Stage Two of the program.
NFL alternate realities: Biggest draft 'what if?' for all 32 teams
Rob Gronkowski grew up minutes away from Buffalo and could have been a Bill. The 49ers almost picked Aaron Rodgers No. 1. NFL Nation picks the top draft "what ifs?" that could have changed each franchise.
Patriots corner Malcolm Butler on the move? Running back Dalvin Cook and quarterback Deshaun Watson to ... ? NFL Nation reporters offer up draft predictions for every team.
Watch "We The Fans" to follow the stories of the Chicago Bears faithful of Section 250 in an eight-episode documentary series on ESPN.
Just when the former NFL star, a convicted murderer, was told he might have something to live for, he's gone. It's one more thing we don't understand.