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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets draft preview: I think the pick will be DT Quinnen Williams. A rival personnel source tells me he's convinced they will take DT Ed Oliver. Call me skeptical. He'd be a questionable scheme fit and — let's be clear — he's not a dominant pass rusher. Personally, I'd pick LB Josh Allen because this is a rare chance to get an impact edge rusher. I don't think the Jets will go that way. A trade remains a possibility. They could anywhere from four (Oakland) to 15 (Washington). It would be a win if they come out of this with a 2019 second rounder and 2020 first rounder.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Last year's first round of the NFL Draft was 3 hours, 25 minutes. So if the pace stays the same Thursday night, and the Patriots keep pick No. 32, the selection will come around 11:25 p.m. ET. First-round timing: 2018: 3:25; 2017: 3:34; 2016: 3:29; 2015: 3:09.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs are exercising the fifth-year option on cornerback Vernon Hargreaves. It'll keep him in Tampa Bay through 2020, although the organization hopes he can thrive under Todd Bowles and be here much longer.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

In one of the easiest and most obvious decisions the 49ers have made this offseason (or ever), the team announced Wednesday that it has officially exercised the option on DT DeForest Buckner. Buckner made his first Pro Bowl last year as he racked up 12 sacks. The Niners would like to get a long-term deal in place with Buckner and there have been some discussions but it seems more likely a pact will be reached next year. Regardless, San Francisco has every intention to keep Buckner for a long time.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Lot of chatter about a Jets-Redskins trade. What could the Jets command in a deal that drops them from three to 15? Based on the Titans-Rams and Browns-Eagles trades in 2016, when the latter teams jumped up for Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, respectively, the Jets should demand Washington's first- and second-round picks this year (15 and 46), plus first- and second-rounders next year. That, at least, should be the foundation. Just remember: The trade chart goes out the window when a QB is involved. In last year's Jets-Colts trade, the Jets "overpaid" by 900 points to move up three spots. The Redskins reportedly want QB Dwayne Haskins. The Jets might re-think if DE Nick Bosa falls to three, I'm told.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger's new deal with the Steelers will average well north of $30 million per year for 2020-21, placing him in the top-three highest paid quarterbacks for those two years, a source told ESPN. Roethlisberger's three-year extension, which the team announced Wednesday, includes Roethlisberger's $12 million salary in 2019 from his previous deal. The $30-plus-million average is the new money that factors into 2020-21, though much of that will be paid out in a signing bonus.

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First scheduled selection for the five teams currently without a first-round pick: 49. Browns 58. Cowboys 61. Chiefs 62. Saints 87. Bears