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Kiper: NFL draft storylines I'm watching this weekend, from star QBs to a deep TE class
North Carolina could have a top 2022 quarterback. Trevor Lawrence will get an opening-week test at Wake Forest. Here's what Mel Kiper Jr. is following.
Kiper's Big Board rankings for the 2021 NFL draft: Top 25 prospects
Clemson's quarterback and running back both make Mel's Big Board and are the top prospects at their positions.
- Washington's Onwuzurike declares for NFL draft
- Ohio State CB, son of protest leader, opting out
- Aggies leading WR Ausbon opts out to enter draft
- Buckeyes' Davis, projected 1st-rounder, opts out
McShay's preseason top 50 prospects, position rankings for the 2021 NFL draft
Todd McShay has three QBs, seven corners and 10 wide receivers in his late-August top-50 ranking of the 2021 NFL draft class. Plus, his best prospects at every position.
Projected 2021 NFL draft order: Bengals, Giants are new favorites for top pick
After Jacksonville and Washington picked up Week 1 wins, there are new favorites for the top pick in next year's draft.
McShay's early 2021 NFL mock draft: Three teams get a new QB
Todd McShay projects picks 1-32 for next year's draft -- including three quarterbacks, eight wide receivers and a whole lot of talented playmakers.
McShay: Here's how I'd tweak the NFL draft calendar to help prospects
Numerous draft prospects will miss out on a chance to show what they can do. Here's a solution that helps everyone.
McShay's way-too-early top 32 prospects for the 2021 NFL draft
It might be 11 months away, but Todd McShay already has his preliminary top-32 prospect rankings for the 2021 draft, including three QBs in the top five.
Lawrence over Burrow? We ranked the combined 2020 and 2021 QB draft classes
How do the quarterbacks in next year's class stack up with 2020's loaded group? Pro Football Focus combined the top 10.
McShay's never-too-late NFL draft takeaways: Most improved teams, late picks I loved
Todd McShay is ready to weigh in on the 2020 NFL draft class, including five teams that made a significant jump and five late-round instant contributors.
NFL execs debate the biggest surprises and steals from the 2020 draft
Favorite picks, moves and potential steals from the annual event, directly from the mouths of opposing execs.
Kiper's 2021 NFL draft rankings: Way-too-early Big Board, top prospects at every position
Quarterbacks at the top. Elite wide receiver talent. And a top tier of offensive linemen. The Class of 2021 could be special.
Meet the 2021 NFL draft QB class: Names to know, potential landing spots
Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields headline a strong 2021 NFL draft quarterback class. Who are the names to know, and which NFL teams might be in the market next year?
2020 NFL draft grades: Kiper on all 32 classes, best picks and sleepers
The Cowboys went best player available. The Packers surprised everyone. The Redskins got a gimme. Mel Kiper evaluates every team's draft class.
First Draft podcast: Underrated picks
Mel Kiper and Chris Sprow choose the most underrated 2020 NFL draft picks for all 32 teams.
UGA QB Newman opts out over virus concerns
QB Jamie Newman, who transferred to Georgia from Wake Forest in January and was the Bulldogs' expected starter, has instead opted out of the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns and will focus on preparing for the NFL draft.
Lance to get showcase with NDSU to play Oct. 3
Three-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State and star QB Trey Lance will face Central Arkansas in a non-league game Oct. 3.
Wolverines CB Thomas declares for NFL draft
Michigan cornerback Ambry Thomas announced on social media Thursday that he's forgoing his senior season with the Wolverines and declaring for the NFL draft.
Northwestern's Slater to skip senior year for draft
Northwestern offensive lineman Rashawn Slater is forgoing his senior season and declaring for the 2021 NFL draft.
Vikings need Yannick Ngakoue to emerge as they wait on Danielle Hunter
Coming off a forgettable defensive performance without their top pass-rusher, the Vikings need a bigger contribution from their new DE.
MVP bodyguard: How Ravens' Ronnie Stanley found his drive at a drive-thru
Perhaps the best left tackle in the game, Ronnie Stanley is in line for a huge payday, perhaps surpassing the Texans' Laremy Tunsil.
Jamal Adams who? Versatile Marcus Maye blossoms before Jets' eyes
Maybe New York knew what it was doing when it traded the All-Pro safety in exchange for a a multi-dimensional safety who's setting the tone on defense.
Texans aim to solve tackling issues with reigning MVP Lamar Jackson up next
Jackson toyed with the Texans defense last year in a 41-7 rout. Houston knows it must control the clock to have a chance to avoid an 0-2 start.
Bring your own energy: Seahawks prepared for no fans at CenturyLink
CenturyLink will be much quieter than usual on Sunday night, leaving Pete Carroll and the Seahawks exploring alternative motivational practices.
'They don't have a chance': Why Derrick Henry's stiff-arm is so effective for Titans
The Titans work to perfect it, defenders fear it: Henry's stiff-arm is a potent tool the RB has leaned on for as long as he's played football.