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Debuting Mel Kiper's first 2022 NFL mock draft: Expect quarterback surprises in Round 1

Mel Kiper Jr. projects Round 1 of April's draft, filling needs for every team. Where will the first quarterback land?

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The highlights that landed these players in Kiper's top five

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BILLS VS. CHIEFS

DIVISIONAL ROUND: 6:30 P.M. ET ON SUNDAY

Josh Allen's elaborate handshakes with Buffalo Bills teammates about more than just having fun

The quarterback creating handshakes with his teammates isn't just for laughs. It's about making connections, growing tighter and showing leadership.

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Patrick Mahomes already preparing for his next job as team owner

Mahomes owns a piece of MLB's Kansas City Royals and MLS' Sporting Kansas City but it's more than just a hobby.

BENGALS VS. TITANS

DIVISIONAL ROUND: 4:30 P.M. ET ON SATURDAY

Are the Titans the NFL's worst No. 1 seed since 1983? Why Tennessee could be better than we think

Advanced metrics aren't a fan of top-seeded Tennessee, but injuries certainly played a major role in holding back the Titans' offensive DVOA.

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Why Bengals' Joe Burrow has kept a chessboard by his locker this season

The franchise-changing QB who relishes exploiting defenses likes to do the same on the chessboard as well.

NFL NATION

Who would be tougher for the Cowboys to replace, Dan Quinn or Kellen Moore?

Both Dallas coordinators are candidates for head-coaching vacancies. Where might Mike McCarthy turn if one or both of them left?

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Washington's faith in its roster could lead to aggressive pursuit of QBs

With more confidence in its depth and supporting cast, the team is in better position to make a move for a QB than it was last offseason.

Panthers coach Matt Rhule prioritizing NFL experience in search for new OC

Here is a look at the candidates Rhule is considering to replace Joe Brady as the Panthers' offensive coordinator.

RAMS VS. BUCS

DIVISIONAL ROUND: 3 P.M. ET ON SUNDAY

Rams' defense sets tone in wild-card win, readies for rematch with Tom Brady

The Rams saved their best defensive performance of the season for the playoffs, completely overwhelming Kyler Murray and making a statement.

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Can the Rams take advantage of a banged-up Bucs team?

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WHAT EVERY TEAM NEEDS

Which teams are in the QB market? We picked the top offseason need for all 32

Quarterback uncertainty and coaching changes. Positional holes and cap-space problems. Every team needs something this offseason.

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NFL execs make 10 predictions for 2022: QB trades, coach surprises and more

Will Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers leave their teams? Could a big-name coach make a surprising decision?

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