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For the long-term, the Denver Broncos will have an intriguing backfield of Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman. As expected, the Broncos added a running back early as they took Ball, a Wisconsin workhorse, with the No. 58 pick. Selecting Ball over Alabama ru…Share Tweet
The Kansas City Chiefs have concentrated on offense in Andy Reid’s first draft with the team. After taking left tackle Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick Thursday, the Chiefs -- who didn’t have a pick in the second round because of the trade forShare TweetTom Telesco is known for his eye for talent. The new San Diego Chargers’ general manager did not showcase that ability much during free agency as the Chargers added several low-profile players because of salary-cap concerns. The Chargers got some nice pShare TweetThe one time that it is good to have a roster full of holes is during the draft. No matter where the Oakland Raiders focused on adding players, it was at a position that helped. The Raiders added two more players who have a chance to help Oakland now an…Share Tweet
Grading the Notable Second-Round Picksnytimes.com Apr 26, 2013The Jets get an A for snagging West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith at No. 39 over all, the Chargers a D for taking Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o just ahead of him.Share TweetHad the NFL draft been held the day after Manti Te'o and Notre Dame were handled in the national championship game by Alabama, the inside linebacker would have been considered a steal if he was a top-10 pick. After all, this is a player who was consider…Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs are not close on a trade for franchise left tackle Branden Albert, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday.Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts for Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2013 NFL draft. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 6 p.m. ET. See you there.Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 26, 2013Plenty of draft observers shook their heads sadly at the sight of Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel going to the woebegone Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 2, rather than the on-the-rise Kansas City Chiefs at No. 1. But Joeckel might have as many a…Share TweetFor months, it was assumed the Chiefs would take tackle Luke Joeckel with the first pick in the draft. Last night, the reality become otherwise. The Chiefs bypassed Joeckel for Eric Fisher, and Joeckel won’t forget it. “I wanted that first pick but, yShare Tweetyahoo.com Apr 26, 2013Eric Fisher may have believed that he was worth the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, but he had to work exceptionally hard over the last few years to bring followers to that cause. “I think I answered all the questions," he said soon after theShare TweetFormer Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has been cleared to play after going through a foot injury. Denver reportedly has had some interest in him. The Broncos could take a running back as early as the second round Friday night in the NFL draft. If Al…Share TweetScouts Inc. has developed a second-round NFL mock draft based on the results of the first-round, in an Insider piece. Here are their AFC West choices: No. 42, Oakland: Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford My thoughts: I’d love this pick. This kid is ready for the NFShare Tweet
PFT Live: Jamaal Charles, Bob GlauberThe first round is in the books, leaving PFT Live plenty to talk from New York on Friday afternoon. We’ll hit on the big trades and surprising choices, but you’ve got to start at the beginning. That means the Chiefs’ decision to use the first overalShare Tweet
Round 2 possibilities for Raiders, ChargersThe Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are both in solid position in the second round, which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET Friday. Oakland has the No. 42 pick (via a trade with Miami) and San Diego picks No. 45. Denver, meanwhile, is slated to pick 58t…Share TweetHow badly did the Raiders want cornerback D.J. Hayden? Badly enough to take him with the third overall selection, if they weren’t able to trade down. According to Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports, the call from the Dolphins regarding a possible trade came wShare TweetFive trades occurred in Round One of the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday. Here are the terms of those deals: The Dolphins acquired the Raiders’ first-round choice (No. 3 overall), with Oakland receiving Miami’s first- and second-round choices (Nos. 12 andShare TweetCNNSI.com Apr 26, 2013There were plenty of big names missing from the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night: Manti Te'o, Geno Smith, Matt Barkley.Share TweetRemember a couple of years ago when the defensive tackle position was a problem for the Denver Broncos? Not so much anymore. The Broncos continued to get bigger in the middle of the defense Thursday night when they took advantage of an unexpected fall b…Share Tweet
Mike Mayock's Day 2 draft winnersApr 26NFL draft guru Mike Mayock says two teams with new general managers have had the best drafts so far, especially cashing in on the second day.
Travis Kelce drafted No. 63 overall by Kansas City ChiefsApr 26The Kansas City Chiefs selected Cincinnati tight end Travis Kelce No. 63 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Broncos draft RB Montee Ball No. 58 in 2013 NFL DraftApr 26The Denver Broncos made Wisconsin running back Montee Ball the 58th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Warren Sapp and Deion Sanders on San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o and New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith at the 2013 NApr 26Hall of Famers Warren Sapp and Deion Sanders weigh in on the long expected drafting of Manti Te'o and Geno Smith.