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Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10

Dec 12, 2018 10:02 AM

Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection, followed by Rashan Gary of Michigan going to the San Francisco 49ers.

1. Arizona: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
2. San Francisco: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
3. Oakland: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
4. NY Jets: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
5. Atlanta: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
6. Buffalo: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
7. Jacksonville: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
8. Tampa Bay: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
9. Detroit: Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky
10. NY Giants: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
11. Cincinnati: Devin White, LB, LSU
12. Cleveland: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
13. Washington: Cody Ford, OT Oklahoma
14. Carolina: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
15. Green Bay: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
16. Philadelphia: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
17. Miami: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
18. Denver: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
19. Indianapolis: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
20. Tennessee: Jachai Polite, OLB, Florida
21. Baltimore: Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
22. Minnesota: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
23. Pittsburgh: Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech
24. Seattle: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
25. Oakland (from Dallas): Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
26. Oakland (from Chicago): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
27. Houston: Michael Deiter, C/G, Wisconsin
28. LA Chargers: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
29. New England: Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
30. LA Rams: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

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Kyler Murray Could Be 1st Rounder If He Chose Football Over Baseball

Dec 7, 2018 11:50 AM

Kyler Murray has been planning on joining the Oakland A's in January after his senior season at Oklahoma is complete, but NFL scouts are interested in him as a pro quarterback.

Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both suggested Murray would be a first-round pick in the NFL draft, if he pursued football.

In an interview with ESPN, his agent Scott Boras was steadfast that Murray will be playing baseball once Oklahoma's football season ends.

"In good faith that organization did something very unique. Never done before," Boras said of the A's. "So, [Murray] is going to reward the Oakland A's and their owners, fans, by executing the agreement to its truest intent and now continue his baseball career."

"I feel like I could play in the NFL, but as far as giving it up, as of now, yeah, that's the plan," Murray said Monday, when asked about his future. Pressed if anything could change his mind, he wavered. "I can't ... I don't have any words for you," he said.

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Mel Kiper Jr. Finds 2019 QB Draft Class 'Extremely Intriguing'

Dec 5, 2018 1:41 PM

The 2018 quarterback draft class was extremely deep while the 2019 edition has been slower to develop, but has emerged of late.

Mel Kiper Jr. was asked to describe the class in one word.

"Can I have two words? Because I'll say extremely intriguing. The reason? Oregon's Justin Herbert isn't the clear-cut No. 1 quarterback anymore. Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State) is breathing down his neck after a phenomenal stretch to end the season. There's also Daniel Jones (Duke), who could be a mid-first-round pick. Then you have guys like Will Grier (West Virginia), Drew Lock (Missouri) and Ryan Finley (NC State) jockeying for position as potential Day 2 picks. There's a loooooong time to go until April, though, and all three of my top-ranked QBs are underclassmen who could return to school."

Kiper believes Herbert would have been ranked fifth in the 2018 class.

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Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins Named Heisman Finalists

Dec 4, 2018 8:29 AM

Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins have been named the three finalists for the 2018 Heisman Trophy.

Tagovailoa owns a QBR of 94.2, while Murray's is 96.0. 

Murray is trying to give Oklahoma back-to-back winners following Baker Mayfield. Murray, who was picked ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the summer's MLB draft, has said that he plans to give up football after this season to join the A's.

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Ed Oliver To Skip Houston's Bowl Game To Prepare For Draft

Nov 30, 2018 3:43 PM

Ed Oliver will skip houston's bowl game to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Oliver's decision comes a week after he told the Houston Chronicle that he intended to play in the Cougars' bowl game, despite aggravating a knee injury during the team's regular season finale against Memphis on Nov. 23. 

Oliver is expected to be a top-10 pick in the draft.

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Cardinals Have Best Odds At No. 1 Pick In 2019 NFL Draft

Nov 26, 2018 11:25 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have a 43 percent chance of earning the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and a 99 percent chance of a top-5 pick.

The San Francisco 49ers have a 31 percent change of the No. 1 overall pick and a 95 percent chance of a top-5 pick.

The Oakland Raiders have an 18 percent chance of the top pick and a 94 percent chance of a top-5 pick.

The Cardinals, 49ers and Raiders are all 2-9.

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Baker Mayfield: Browns Should Have Taken Patrick Mahomes First Overall

Nov 1, 2018 8:36 AM

Ten teams passed on Patrick Mahomes, who is the early front-runner for MVP, in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Baker Mayfield believes the Cleveland Browns, who used the No. 1 overall pick on Myles Garrett, should have taken Mahomes.

"Talent wise, I thought he should have been -- I love Myles but ...," he said. "Coming from the Texas Tech system, there are always your skeptics, people doubting the fact that all he did was sit back there and throw the ball. He threw it 88 times in our game (a 66-59 Oklahoma victory over Texas Tech), but when it comes down to it, throwing the ball is throwing the ball, and he's really good at it."

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Redskins Get Ha Ha Clinton-Dix In Deal With Packers

Oct 30, 2018 4:22 PM

The Green Bay Packers have traded Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Washington Redskins for a fourth-round draft pick, according to sources.

Clinton-Dix, 25, since been a starter since 2014, but will hit the free agency market after the season.

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Rams Acquire Dante Fowler From Jaguars

Oct 30, 2018 4:18 PM

The Los Angeles Rams have landed Dante Fowler from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a third-round draft pick in 2019 and fifth-round selection in 2020.

Fowler will become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

The third overall pick in 2015, Fowler has eight tackles and two sacks in seven games this season and has 14 sacks and 22 quarterback hits in 39 career games.

Fowler will join a defensive line rotation that already includes Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh and Michael Brockers.

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Packers Send Ty Montgomery To Ravens For 2020 Pick

Oct 30, 2018 4:14 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have acquired Ty Montgomery from the Green Bay Packers for a seventh-round draft pick in 2020, according to a source.

The deal comes two days after Montgomery made a special teams error, running a fourth-quarter kickoff out of the end zone and making a costly fumble in a 29-27 loss at the Los Angeles Rams.

The Ravens' running game has lacked any explosiveness this season with Alex Collins (3.7-yard per carry) and Buck Allen (2.6).

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Broncos Trade Demaryius Thomas To Texans
The Broncos have traded Demaryius Thomas to the Texans in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.

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Lions Trade Golden Tate To Eagles For Third-Round Pick
Golden Tate, 30, signed with the Lions before the 2014 season and is in the final year of his contract.

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Nick Bosa Withdraws From Ohio State
Nick Bosa is expected to be one of the top selections in the draft.

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Nick Bosa Out Until At Least November With Core Muscle Surgery
Nick Bosa has been in conversation to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Ed Oliver, Nick Bosa Headline Mel Kiper's 2019 NFL Draft Big Board
At No. 15, Justin Herbert of Oregon is the first quarterback on the board.

Mel Kiper Jr./ESPN

Drew Lock Considered Early Favorite To Be No. 1 Pick In 2019 NFL Draft
Drew Lock is a senior quarterback at Missouri.

RealGM Staff Report

Browns Sign Baker Mayfield To Four-Year, $32.5M Deal
The first overall pick in the draft is slotted at $32.5 million.

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Giants, Washington Make Supplemental Draft Selections
The Giants spent a 2019 third-round draft pick on Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal.

Associated Press

Hunter S. Thompson Told Jim Irsay To Draft Leaf Over Manning
Prior to the 1998 NFL Draft, author Hunter S. Thompson advised Jim Irsay to have the Colts take Ryan Leaf over Peyton Manning with the first overall pick.

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Panthers Sign D.J. Moore
The deal comes with a fifth-year team-option.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Patriots Shopped Rob Gronkowski In Trade Talks Prior To Draft
Rob Gronkowski only declared he would play in 2018 two days before the draft.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Only 76 Draft Picks Remain Unsigned
Quenton Nelson, the sixth overall pick by the Colts, is the highest selection to have signed.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

Lions Trade DT Akeem Spence To Dolphins
The Lions have traded Akeem Spence to the Dolphins in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2019.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Patriots Were Prepared To Trade Up To No. 2 For Baker Mayfield
The Patriots owned a pair of first round picks and many believed they had some level of interest in selecting a potential replacement for Tom Brady in this draft.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Seahawks Considered Taking Rashaad Penny Without Trading Down
The San Diego State star was the first running back drafted after Saquon Barkley.

Bob Condotta/Seattle Times

Seahawks Trade Down From 18th Pick To Add Selections
The Seahawks received the 27th pick as well as third- and sixth-round picks.

ESPN

Bills Trade Up Again, Get 16th Pick From Ravens
The Bills will also receive a fifth-rounder this year, while sending the No. 22 pick and a third-rounder out.

RealGM Staff Report

Saints Send Two Firsts To Packers For 14th Pick
The Packers will receive the 27th and 147th pick (fifth round) in this year's draft and a 2019 first-rounder as well.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Cardinals Trade Up With Raiders To Draft Josh Rosen
Oakland receives the No. 15 pick, a third-rounder (79th) and fifth-round (152) pick.

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Bills Trade Up To Seventh Pick, Take Josh Allen
The Buccaneers will reportedly receive the 12th pick and two second-rounders.

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