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The Patriots are in uncharted territory with the No. 3 draft pick -- here's what they could do

The pressure is on the Patriots in what owner Robert Kraft called the "most anticipated NFL draft of our tenure."

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The 16 draft prospects with a true Round 1 grade

We'll see 32 picks in Round 1 in April, but which prospects are actually graded as first-rounders?

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WHAT WILL THE BEARS DO?

Justin Fields? Caleb Williams? Bears' new OC believes offense is adaptable

Shane Waldron has exchanged messages with Justin Fields and is familiar with Caleb Williams, and he's eager to get started.

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Laying out the Bears' QB options

Will Chicago trade its top draft pick or its current QB? We came up with hypothetical offers for each.

DRAFT TALK

Should Giants move up for Drake Maye?

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Should the Patriots draft a QB?

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NFL NATION

Historic pay for historic production? Why Vikings' Justin Jefferson has yet to get his big payday

Jefferson has put up numbers for the Vikings never seen before in NFL history. Could it lead to a contract in the quarterback range?

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'I want to be back': Can Baker Mayfield make Tampa his home?

The 2018 No. 1 pick enjoyed success last season with the Bucs after spending time on four teams since 2022.

What are the Steelers' biggest NFL scouting combine priorities?

With uncertainty in the QB room and depth needed across the roster, this is a critical event for GM Omar Khan.

THE RAIDERS HAVE A PLAN

Raiders hope OC Luke Getsy can unlock offense, help Davante Adams blossom

Getsy and Adams spent seven seasons together in Green Bay. Will their reunion provide the Raiders a boost?

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Will the Raiders be able to 'intimidate' Patrick Mahomes?

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Perfect landing spots for the NFL's top free agents: Where 50 stars would fit best

Which team makes the most sense for Kirk Cousins? Where do the top available receivers fit best? And where could the top defensive backs excel?

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Core conundrums for the Chiefs, 49ers: Can both Super Bowl teams keep their stars?

Both teams have big-name free agents and extensions to navigate. Can they make it work?

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Top franchise tag candidates, from Saquon Barkley to Tee Higgins to Brian Burns

Our reporters examine the most likely franchise tag candidates for every NFL team.

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