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Official NFL Draft Twitter Account Posts Desire For Lottery

May 16, 2019 10:20 AM

In the wake of the craziness that was the NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday night, there has been talk about reform involving other leagues.

The NFL's official draft account expressed their desire for change.

"Hey, NFL, we want a draft lottery, too," the league's draft account tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.

It's unlikely the NFL will ever implement a lottery unless they are able to prevent tanking.

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Kyler Murray Signs Rookie Deal With Cardinals

May 10, 2019 8:39 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have signed first overall pick Kyler Murray to his rookie contract.

As with all first-round contracts, Murray's deal is for four years with a fifth-year team option. The contract is worth $35,158,644 fully guaranteed, according to a source.

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One Team Asked Daniel Jones To Work Out As Tight End

May 6, 2019 2:59 PM

One NFL team inquired as to whether Daniel Jones would be willing to work out as a tight end because they felt he wasn't good enough to play quarterback.

Lamar Jackson was asked a similar question last season about playing wide receiver and he's now the quarterback of the present and future for the Baltimore Ravens.

The New York Giants selected Jones with the No. 4 overall pick.

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Packers Sign First-Round Pick Darnell Savage

May 3, 2019 8:30 AM

Darnell Savage is the first of the 2019 first-round picks to sign a contract.

The Green Bay Packers selected Savage with the 21st overall pick.

They traded up with the Seattle Seahawks to select the Maryland safety.

Green Bay also took Michigan edge rusher Rashan Gary at No. 12.

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45 Percent Of '16 Draft First Rounders Have Fifth-Year Option Declined

May 3, 2019 8:11 AM

Forty-five percent of first round picks (14 of 31) from the 2016 NFL Draft had their fifth-year options declined.

In each of the last two years, 20 fifth-year options were picked up and 12 were declined.

Jack Conklin was the highest selected player who had his option declined as the Tennessee Titans had selected him eight overall.

The Cleveland Browns had already released Corey Coleman, as had the Denver Broncos with Paxton Lynch.

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Tua Tagovailoa Considered Favorite To Be Top Pick In 2020 NFL Draft

May 1, 2019 5:52 PM

Tua Tagovailoa is the favorite to be the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft at -300.

Next year's draft will be in Las Vegas, which promoted odds to be posted early.

"With the draft in Las Vegas next year, we wanted to get a head start and carry the momentum from the recent draft," said Jeff Sherman of the Westgate SuperBook. "The first overall selection prop bridges our college and pro football menus, and the closer to the draft next year, we will add a multitude of wagering options."

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