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Texans trade up to take Deshaun Watson 12th overall

Texans trade up to take Deshaun Watson 12th overall

In the days leading up to the draft, there was plenty of speculation about the Browns using the No. 12 pick as part of a package to trade up for a quarterback after taking Myles Garrett with the first overall pick. The Garrett part of the equation was …

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Mitchell Trubisky is absolutely going to delete this old ‘Go Packers’ tweet

Mitchell Trubisky is absolutely going to delete this old ‘Go Packers’ tweet

This should be a lesson to every future NFL draft prospect: Tweet for the job you want, not the job you have — because Mitchell Trubisky is absolutely going to have some explaining to do after the Bears traded up for him. Now granted, the Packers were …

NHL playoffs 2017: Senators vs. Rangers preview and prediction

NHL playoffs 2017: Senators vs. Rangers preview and prediction

Not many would’ve expected the Senators and Rangers to be battling in the NHL Playoffs, but the two are riding high heading into the second round. If you had looked at the NHL playoff bracket before the first round games began, you might’ve expected …

NFL Draft Grades 2017: Full Results, Analysis and Reaction from Round 1

NFL Draft Grades 2017: Full Results, Analysis and Reaction from Round 1

And just like that, after a year of waiting and dozens—nay, hundreds—of mock drafts, the results for the first round of the 2017 NFL draft are in. Without further ado, below you’ll find the results, grades and analysis for each selection in the first …

Cowboys hope Taco Charlton (and his amazing name) is an amazing NFL pass rusher

Cowboys hope Taco Charlton (and his amazing name) is an amazing NFL pass rusher

Taco Charlton isn’t just memorable because he’s got one of the draft’s best names. He also developed from potential-filled backup to pass-rushing force in his four years at Michigan, earning praise from NFL scouts in the process. He parlayed that …

One video that will make 49ers fans fall in love with Reuben Foster

One video that will make 49ers fans fall in love with Reuben Foster

The 49ers are having a fantastic 2017 NFL draft. After swindling the Bears with a shrewd first-round trade, San Francisco traded back into the first round and landed the best linebacker prospect in this year’s class in Alabama’s Reuben Foster.

B/R Experts: Big Game Predictions, April 28 to May 1

B/R Experts: Big Game Predictions, April 28 to May 1

After a round of midweek action, the breathless nature of the end to the season continues across Europe. Premier League matches dominate the headlines in England, with the north London derby the highlight, and we also have league action in Spain, Germany …

Giants Add Wrinkle to Offense in Mississippi Tight End Evan Engram

Giants Add Wrinkle to Offense in Mississippi Tight End Evan Engram

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Giants used their first-round draft pick on Thursday night to add an element to their offense that it has sorely lacked: a pass-catching threat at tight end, in the form of Evan Engram of Mississippi. “We see him as a weapon …

Clippers can't be thinking about the odds of winning

Clippers can’t be thinking about the odds of winning

On one hand, the idea that players are caught up in the odds being stacked against them in a playoff series is a narrative Clippers coach Doc Rivers emphatically dismissed Thursday. On the other, the notion that players know how high the odds are stacked …

Middlesbrough vs. Manchester City: News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

Middlesbrough vs. Manchester City: News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

Middlesbrough’s future is almost decided as they stare relegation from the Premier League in the eye, but victory against Manchester City could change their fortunes as the countdown to the end of the campaign intensifies on Sunday. Sky Blues manager Pep …

2017 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns take DL Myles Garrett with top pick

2017 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns take DL Myles Garrett with top pick

PHILADELPHIA – Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett was the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday, giving the Cleveland Browns an anchor on defense while not addressing the long-standing vacancy for a franchise quarterback. Cleveland …

Rams are ready to make their first pick of draft after sitting out opening round

Rams are ready to make their first pick of draft after sitting out opening round

They could only sit and watch as 32 players came off the board Thursday night during the first round of the NFL draft. But Snead and McVay emerged from their draft room sounding optimistic about their prospects. Barring a trade to move them forward or back …

John Lynch Not Acting the Part of Novice GM with Impressive Round 1 Haul

John Lynch Not Acting the Part of Novice GM with Impressive Round 1 Haul

It’s been a heady few months for John Lynch. As 2017 dawned, Lynch was calling games on television for Fox Sports. When the 45-year-old was hired at the end of January as the new general manager of the San Francisco 49ers despite having exactly as much …

Both Cleveland and Washington deny Kirk Cousins trade talks

Both Cleveland and Washington deny Kirk Cousins trade talks

One of the cannonballs into the pool on a busy news night for the NFL was a report from its own network that the Browns were trying to trade for Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins. By the end of the night, one-sixteenth of the network’s ownership had …

Tony Parker had vintage performance to eliminate Grizzlies in Game 6

Tony Parker had vintage performance to eliminate Grizzlies in Game 6

The Spurs were down 82-79 when Leonard and Parker entered the game with 8:18 to go. The Grizzlies then extended their lead to six with 7:11 remaining and at that point Leonard scored eight straight points for the Spurs. He followed that up with two assists …

NFL Draft 2017: Raiders give Gareon Conley chance that never came to La'el Collins

NFL Draft 2017: Raiders give Gareon Conley chance that never came to La’el Collins

April 28, 2017 12:35am EDT April 28, 2017 12:01am EDT The Raiders took the gamble that Gareon Conley will be cleared in a rape investigation. Criminal cases have cost players draft status in the recent past. Gareon Conley (Getty Images) Updated at 12:35 a …

The Browns deal their way through a surprising first round of NFL draft

The Browns deal their way through a surprising first round of NFL draft

Cleveland hocks. The barter-happy Browns zigged and zagged their way through the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, making two trades and three selections, stuffing their pockets with future picks. The team’s chief strategist, Mr. Moneyball …

Falcons trade up for the No. 26 pick from the Seahawks to draft Takkarist McKinley

Falcons trade up for the No. 26 pick from the Seahawks to draft Takkarist McKinley

The Atlanta Falcons have swapped with the Seattle Seahawks, moving from No. 25 to No. 31. The Falcons took UCLA’s Takkarist McKinley with the selection. Along with the No. 31 pick, the Falcons gave up a third and seventh round pick in this year’s draft.

Gareon Conley's sexual assault investigation was handled irresponsibly by networks during the draft

Gareon Conley’s sexual assault investigation was handled irresponsibly by networks during the draft

Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley was not in Philadelphia and did not attend the draft after a story broke Tuesday that he is under investigation in Cleveland for alleged sexual assault. Things became deeply unsettling when it came time for ESPN to …

NBA Playoffs 2017: Leonard, Parker lead Spurs to Game 6 win, eliminating Grizzlies

NBA Playoffs 2017: Leonard, Parker lead Spurs to Game 6 win, eliminating Grizzlies

The San Antonio Spurs eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies from the playoffs on Thursday with a 103-96 victory on the road, thanks to a 15-4 run late in the fourth quarter. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 29 points, 10 of them coming in the final frame.

Bill O’Brien, Rick Smith say Tom Savage is the starter

Bill O’Brien, Rick Smith say Tom Savage is the starter

The Texans made a big move up the draft board on Thursday night when they sent their 2018 first-round pick to the Browns for the chance to use the 12th overall pick on quarterback Deshaun Watson. Houston had already sent their 2018 second-round pick to …

Texans trade up to take Deshaun Watson 12th overall

Texans trade up to take Deshaun Watson 12th overall

In the days leading up to the draft, there was plenty of speculation about the Browns using the No. 12 pick as part of a package to trade up for a quarterback after taking Myles Garrett with the first overall pick. The Garrett part of the equation was …

NFL Draft 2017: 49ers move back into first round to end Reuben Foster's free fall

NFL Draft 2017: 49ers move back into first round to end Reuben Foster’s free fall

Reuben Foster kept falling and the 49ers made a move to get him. After the Seahawks traded down from 26 to 31 so Atlanta could move up to take UCLA defensive end Takkarist McKinley Thursday in Philadelphia, the 49ers made a deal with the Seahawks to pick …

Bills take Tre’Davious White after trading down to No. 27

Bills take Tre’Davious White after trading down to No. 27

The Bills were originally scheduled to pick much earlier on Thursday night, but the Chiefs’ desire to get quarterback Patrick Mahomes helped change that. The Chiefs sent the Bills their first-round pick next year, a third-round pick this year and the No …

Malik McDowell, Dalvin Cook among big names left after first round

Malik McDowell, Dalvin Cook among big names left after first round

The NFL announced earlier this month that 22 players would be attending this year’s draft in Philadelphia, although that number dropped by one when cornerback Gareon Conley changed his plans this week. Conley wound up going in the first round despite the …

NFL Draft 2017: Falcons' Takk McKinley erupts with emotion after fulfilling promise to grandma

NFL Draft 2017: Falcons’ Takk McKinley erupts with emotion after fulfilling promise to grandma

April 27, 2017 11:36pm EDT April 27, 2017 11:36pm EDT American Football, English, NFL, Atlanta Falcons, UCLA Takkarist McKinley made a promise to his dying grandmother that he could be a first-round pick shortly before he passed. Takkarist McKinley (Getty …

49ers trade up to No. 31 to select Reuben Foster thanks to Seahawks

49ers trade up to No. 31 to select Reuben Foster thanks to Seahawks

The 49ers made another trade in the first round, moving up to No. 31 in order to select Reuben Foster out of Alabama. The 49ers gave up their second (No. 34) and fourth round (No. 111) picks to move up to grab the linebacker. Foster was the second …

With big offers like Texas and LSU, Ayodele Adeoye is emerging as a national linebacker recruit

With big offers like Texas and LSU, Ayodele Adeoye is emerging as a national linebacker recruit

2018 inside linebacker Ayodele Adeoye (6’2, 219 pounds) participated in the Under Armour Chicago camp over the weekend. SB Nation’s Bud Elliott was able to speak with the St. Louis (Mo.) Ritenour prospect over the weekend regarding the latest with his …

Chargers throw NFL draft a curve, take Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams with the seventh pick

Chargers throw NFL draft a curve, take Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams with the seventh pick

The fans inside the ESPN Zone on Thursday night had the cameras and bright lights pointed at them before seeing the big television screens flash to a group of rowdy fans cheering. Assuming ESPN was showing them about to react to history, they erupted in …

Broncos grab Utah tackle Garett Bolles with the 20th overall pick

Broncos grab Utah tackle Garett Bolles with the 20th overall pick

A team in serious need of help on the offensive line had their pick of every available offensive line prospect in the draft. The Denver Broncos selected Utah tackle Garett Bolles with the 20th overall pick. Bolles addresses an area where the Broncos …

Raptors advance to 2nd round of NBA Playoffs while nearly blowing a 25-point lead

Raptors advance to 2nd round of NBA Playoffs while nearly blowing a 25-point lead

The Toronto Raptors nearly collapsed all the way in the fourth quarter of Game 6, when they allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to go on a 34-7 run to retake the lead with 2 minutes and 29 seconds to go. Their advantage was once as many as 25 points. That faded …

Browns select Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers

Browns select Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers

The Cleveland Browns could have had Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson with the 12th overall pick if they wanted him to fill a pressing need at the quarterback position. Instead, the Browns traded back and ended up with Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers.

Live NFL Draft updates: Raiders select CB Gareon Conley with 24th pick

Live NFL Draft updates: Raiders select CB Gareon Conley with 24th pick

The 2017 NFL Draft kicks off this evening at 5:00 p.m. and follow along with the Los Angeles Times for all the updates and analysis live from Philadelphia. NFL writer Sam Farmer will be providing instant analysis and Chargers beat writer Dan Woike will …

2017 NFL Draft: O.J Howard's small-town roots paved way for big-time chance in Tampa Bay

2017 NFL Draft: O.J Howard’s small-town roots paved way for big-time chance in Tampa Bay

April 27, 2017 10:46pm EDT April 27, 2017 10:46pm EDT O.J. Howard’s journey from a small town to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is remarkable. Here’s how he made it there. Alabama TE O.J. Howard (Getty Images) Updated at 10:46 p.m. ET Updated at 10:46 p.m. ET O …

Twitter Reacts as Ravens Make Marlon Humphrey 1st Alabama Player Drafted in 2017

Twitter Reacts as Ravens Make Marlon Humphrey 1st Alabama Player Drafted in 2017

From a production standpoint, Humphrey finished his two collegiate seasons on the field with five interceptions, 13 passes defended and three forced fumbles, per Sports Reference. While that is solid, NFL teams were likely more attracted by his upside.

NFL Draft 2017: O.J. Howard finally taken by Buccaneers after slide to No. 19

NFL Draft 2017: O.J. Howard finally taken by Buccaneers after slide to No. 19

April 27, 2017 10:30pm EDT April 27, 2017 10:30pm EDT American Football, English, NFL, Alabama, Tampa Bay Buccaneers By all accounts, Alabama’s O.J. Howard is the best tight end in the 2017 NFL Draft class. O.J. Howard (Getty Images) Updated at 10:30 p.m …

With the 18th pick, the Titans take cornerback Adoree Jackson

With the 18th pick, the Titans take cornerback Adoree Jackson

After shaking up the draft by taking Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis with the fifth pick, the Titans found another playmaker with the 18th spot. Tennessee took Southern Cal cornerback Adoree Jackson with its second first-rounder of the night.

DeMar DeRozan saves the Raptors with an incredible dagger dunk

DeMar DeRozan saves the Raptors with an incredible dagger dunk

The Toronto Raptors tried — they really tried! — to blow the enormous 25-point lead they held over Milwaukee in the second half. In a closeout Game 6, the Raptors saw their lead be hemorrhaged slowly until the Bucks actually took a lead with a few …

Raptors Advance with 92-89 Game 6 Win vs. Bucks, Nearly Blow 25-Point Lead

Raptors Advance with 92-89 Game 6 Win vs. Bucks, Nearly Blow 25-Point Lead

The Toronto Raptors advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs Thursday, but nothing was easy about it. Toronto beat the Milwaukee Bucks in BMO Harris Bradley Center 92-89 to win the series in six games but only after it blew a commanding 25-point lead.

Ravens take Marlon Humphrey at No. 16

Ravens take Marlon Humphrey at No. 16

The defense in Baltimore isn’t what is used to be. The team is now trying to make it what it once was. With the sixteenth pick in the draft, the Ravens have selected cornerback Marlon Humphrey. The Alabama cornerback becomes the second cornerback drafted.

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier probably won't be back until June — at the earliest

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier probably won’t be back until June — at the earliest

On March 20, Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier underwent an examination on his balky lower back. A team doctor diagnosed a herniated disk and prescribed a painkilling epidural injection. The Dodgers described the injury as “mild” and suggested they would …

Videos

SB Nation Draft Party Live

SB Nation Draft Party Live

Markelle Fultz Goes One-On-One With Marcellus Wiley | SportsNation | ESPN

Markelle Fultz Goes One-On-One With Marcellus Wiley | SportsNation | ESPN

First Take Crew Talks About Young NFL Players Getting In Trouble | First Take | April 27, 2017

First Take Crew Talks About Young NFL Players Getting In Trouble | First Take | April 27, 2017

Deshaun Watson Or Mitchell Trubisky: Who Should NFL Teams Draft? | First Take | April 27, 2017

Deshaun Watson Or Mitchell Trubisky: Who Should NFL Teams Draft? | First Take | April 27, 2017

Eagles OT Lane Johnson Crashes First Take Set In Crab Fries Costume | First Take | April 27, 2017

Eagles OT Lane Johnson Crashes First Take Set In Crab Fries Costume | First Take | April 27, 2017

Mollywood: A Cowboys Fan Faces Stephen A. In Philadelphia | First Take | April 27, 2017

Mollywood: A Cowboys Fan Faces Stephen A. In Philadelphia | First Take | April 27, 2017

Will The 2017 NFL Draft Have An Impact On The NFC East? | First Take | April 27, 2017

Will The 2017 NFL Draft Have An Impact On The NFC East? | First Take | April 27, 2017

Stephen A. Smith Is More Confident In Wizards | First Take | April 27, 2017

Stephen A. Smith Is More Confident In Wizards | First Take | April 27, 2017

Stephen A. Smith Says Westbrook's OKC Comments Weren't Wise | First Take | April 27, 2017

Stephen A. Smith Says Westbrook’s OKC Comments Weren’t Wise | First Take | April 27, 2017

Max Kellerman: Browns Should Draft Jamal Adams With No. 1 Pick | First Take | April 27, 2017

Max Kellerman: Browns Should Draft Jamal Adams With No. 1 Pick | First Take | April 27, 2017

Vikings Likely To Pass On Teddy Bridgewater's Fifth-Year Option | NFL Insiders | ESPN

Vikings Likely To Pass On Teddy Bridgewater’s Fifth-Year Option | NFL Insiders | ESPN

Marlins Owners Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Welcomed By MLB | Outside The Lines | ESPN

Marlins Owners Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Welcomed By MLB | Outside The Lines | ESPN

Markelle Fultz On Playing Against Lonzo Ball In NBA | SC6 | April 26, 2017

Markelle Fultz On Playing Against Lonzo Ball In NBA | SC6 | April 26, 2017

How Will They Line Up: North London Derby | ESPN FC

How Will They Line Up: North London Derby | ESPN FC

Can LA Galaxy, Philadelphia Union Turn Their Fortunes Around? | ESPN FC

Can LA Galaxy, Philadelphia Union Turn Their Fortunes Around? | ESPN FC

Jim Harbaugh Takes No Prisoners In Paintball | ESPN Video

Jim Harbaugh Takes No Prisoners In Paintball | ESPN Video

Are The Thunder Committed To Winning For Westbrook? | Final Take | First Take | April 26, 2017

Are The Thunder Committed To Winning For Westbrook? | Final Take | First Take | April 26, 2017

Can Rajon Rondo Bolster Legacy By Returning And Winning Series? | First Take | April 26, 2017

Can Rajon Rondo Bolster Legacy By Returning And Winning Series? | First Take | April 26, 2017

Stephen A.'s, Max's Back-And-Forth Over Aaron Rodgers, 2005 NFL Draft | First Take | April 26, 2017

Stephen A.’s, Max’s Back-And-Forth Over Aaron Rodgers, 2005 NFL Draft | First Take | April 26, 2017

Quick Takes On Derek Jeter, LeGarrette Blount, And Marshawn Lynch | First Take | April 26, 2017

Quick Takes On Derek Jeter, LeGarrette Blount, And Marshawn Lynch | First Take | April 26, 2017

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Conditionally Reinstated By NFL | First Take | April 26, 2017

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Conditionally Reinstated By NFL | First Take | April 26, 2017

Max Kellerman: Clippers Do Not Deserve A Pass | First Take | April 26, 2017

Max Kellerman: Clippers Do Not Deserve A Pass | First Take | April 26, 2017

Opinions On Westbrook Changed After Thunder's Elimination? | First Take | April 26, 2017

Opinions On Westbrook Changed After Thunder’s Elimination? | First Take | April 26, 2017

Marshawn Lynch Agrees To Deal With Raiders | First Take | April 26, 2017

Marshawn Lynch Agrees To Deal With Raiders | First Take | April 26, 2017

Jalen & Jacoby On Pat Riley, Breakup Of The Heat's Big Three | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen & Jacoby On Pat Riley, Breakup Of The Heat’s Big Three | Jalen & Jacoby

Joe Thornton, Logan Couture Play Through Pain | 1 Big Thing | SC With SVP | April 26, 2017

Joe Thornton, Logan Couture Play Through Pain | 1 Big Thing | SC With SVP | April 26, 2017

Thunder's Defense Is Atrocious With Westbrook On Bench | The Big Number | The Jump | April 25, 2017

Thunder’s Defense Is Atrocious With Westbrook On Bench | The Big Number | The Jump | April 25, 2017

ESPN NFL Draft Analyst Todd McShay Joins SportsCenter | SC With SVP | April 26, 2017

ESPN NFL Draft Analyst Todd McShay Joins SportsCenter | SC With SVP | April 26, 2017

The Time Is Right For Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Retire From NASCAR | ESPN Video

The Time Is Right For Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Retire From NASCAR | ESPN Video

The Truth Behind Aaron Rodgers' Draft-Day Fall | SportsCenter | ESPN

The Truth Behind Aaron Rodgers’ Draft-Day Fall | SportsCenter | ESPN

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