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Paxton Lynch Declares For NFL Draft

Dec 31, 2015 11:17 AM

Paxton Lynch will leave Memphis to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Lynch was 17-of-38 for 104 yards and an interception in the Birmingham Bowl.

ESPN's Todd McShay rates Lynch the top quarterback in the draft.

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Jared Goff To Leave Cal For NFL Draft

Dec 31, 2015 10:56 AM

Jared Goff plans to leave Cal to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Goff, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior out of Novato, California, passed for 4,719 yards with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and a completion percentage of 64.5 in 2015. 

ESPN's Todd McShay projects Goff as the second-best quarterback in the 2016 draft class, behind Memphis' Paxton Lynch. Goff is No. 10 on the Big Board of ESPN's Mel Kiper, who cites Goff's "special arm," "good movement" and "anticipation."

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Titans, Browns, Chargers In Three-Team Race For First Overall Pick

Dec 19, 2015 4:52 PM

The Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers are tied for the worst record in the NFL at 3-10.

One of these three teams are likely to end up with the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The first tiebreaker for the draft order is strength of schedule, with the team that played the weakest schedule picking first. That favors the Titans, who play in the AFC South and therefore have an easy schedule.

Cleveland has the toughest remaining schedule of the three teams.

Here’s how the current draft order looks, heading into Sunday:

1. Titans, 3-10, .471 strength of schedule
2. Browns, 3-10, .512
3. Chargers, 3-10, .521
4. Ravens, 4-9, .482
5. Cowboys, 4-9, .547*
6. 49ers, 4-9, .547*
7. Lions, 4-9, .571
8. Dolphins, 5-8, .467
9. Jaguars, 5-8, .471
10. Saints 5-8, .538
11. Bears 5-8, .541
12. Buccaneers 6-8, .454
13. Rams, 6-8, .530

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft

Dec 16, 2015 2:08 PM

Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Tennessee Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

1. Titans: Joey Bosa
2. Browns: Paxton Lynch
3. Chargers: Robert Nkemdiche
4. Ravens: Jalen Ramsey
5. 49ers: Jared Goff
6. Cowboys: Jaylon Smith
7. Lions: Laremy Tunsil
8. Dolphins: Ronnie Stanley
9. Jaguars: Vernon Hargreaves III
10. Rams: Laquon Treadwell
11. Saints: Jarran Reed
12. Bears: DeForest Buckner
13. Buccaneers: Jack Conklin
14. Falcons: Myles Jack
15. Raiders: Tre'Davious White
16. Washington: Michael Thomas
17. Giants: Shaq Lawson
18. Bills: Taylor Decker
19. Texans: A'Shawn Robinson
20. Eagles: Sheldon Rankins
21. Colts: Kendall Fuller
22. Jets: Leonard Floyd
23. Vikings: Darron Lee
24. Steelers: Cameron Sutton
25. Chiefs: Reggie Ragland
26. Seahawks: Maliek Collins
27. Packers: Su'a Cravens
28. Broncos: Kenny Clark
29. Bengals: Will Fuller
30. Cardinals: Carson Wentz
31. Panthers: Emmanuel Ogbah
*No pick for Patriots

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Robert Nkemdiche Apologizes For Marijuana Arrest

Dec 15, 2015 6:40 PM

Robert Nkemdiche issued a formal apology Tuesday, one day after being charged with marijuana possession as a result of his fall at a hotel near Atlanta.

"I want to apologize to Rebel nation, my teammates and coaches for my actions last weekend," Nkemdiche said in statement released by the school. "I made a mistake and put myself in an environment that doesn't reflect who I am as a person."

Nkemdiche is a projected first round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft should he declare and leave Ole Miss.

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Robert Nkemdiche Charged With Marijuana Possession

Dec 14, 2015 2:40 PM

Robert Nkemdiche was charged with possession of marijuana after falling out of a hotel window in Atlanta.

Nkemdiche is a projected top pick if he leaves Ole Miss for the NFL Draft this year.

According to the police report, cops responding found his room “in complete disarray,” along with “seven rolled marijuana cigarettes.”

Nkemdiche was conscious and stable when police and paramedics arrived, and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, but then was released and taken into police custody.

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