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British discus thrower lands with 49ers

British discus thrower lands with 49ers

profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 27, 2013
The rich keep getting richer. Lawrence Okoye, a British Olympian with no football experience but impressive physical skills, went undrafted this weekend. He has chosen the NFC champion 49ers as his first football destination. Okoye made the announcement…
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  • Sizing up positions the NFC West targeted

    Sizing up positions the NFC West targeted

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    The NFL draft becomes a blur on the final day as teams select lesser-known players one after another. By the end, it's helpful to take a look at the bigger picture. 2013 NFC West Draft Picks by General Position The chart above shows which general positi…
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  • NFC West draft analysis

    NFC West draft analysis

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    The NFC West has been gaining on the two-time defending division champion San Francisco 49ers. The Seattle Seahawks nearly caught the 49ers in the division race last season before adding Percy Harvin. The St. Louis Rams more than tripled their victory t…
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  • Rams' picks address most needs so far

    Rams' picks address most needs so far

    The St. Louis Rams had a long list of needs heading into the 2013 NFL draft. They have addressed most of them by selecting receiver Tavon Austin, linebacker Alec Ogletree, safety T.J. McDonald, receiver Stedman Bailey, center/guard Barrett Jones and now…
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  • Tharold Simon goes to Seahawks two days after arrest

    Tharold Simon goes to Seahawks two days after arrest

    profootballtalk.com Apr 27, 2013
    When former LSU cornerback Tharold Simon was arrested on Thursday night, we wondered if it would wind up causing him to slip in the draft. If it did, it didn’t cause him to slip that much. Simon was pegged as a mid-round pick during the pre-draft scouti
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  • Marcus Lattimore selected in the fourth-round by the San Franci…

    Marcus Lattimore selected in the fourth-round by the San Francisco 49ers

    Six months to day after his college was ended by a serious right knee injury, South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth-round (No. 131 overall) of the 2013 NFL draft. Lattimore, who suffered a sea…
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  • Thoughts as Cardinals draft for defense

    Thoughts as Cardinals draft for defense

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    The Arizona Cardinals have drafted for defense with three of their first four selections in the 2013 NFL draft after ranking 31st last season with 25 offensive touchdowns. Misplaced priorities? Not necessarily. The team upgraded at quarterback by adding…
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  • 2013 NFC West picks entering third day

    2013 NFC West picks entering third day

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    2013 NFL Draft: Rounds 4-7 Good morning, NFC West. The final day of the 2013 NFL draft is here. The chart shows how many picks each team from the division holds on the final day. The Seattle Seahawks are tied with the Green Bay Packers for the NFL lead …
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  • Countdown Live: 2013 NFL draft, Rds. 4-7

    Countdown Live: 2013 NFL draft, Rds. 4-7

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for Rounds 4-7 of the 2013 NFL draft. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at noon ET. See you there.
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  • Chargers say Manti Te’o was well worth trading up

    Chargers say Manti Te’o was well worth trading up

    profootballtalk.com Apr 27, 2013
    The San Diego Chargers spent both their second-round pick and their fourth-round pick on former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. And they think they got a steal. When Te’o was still available with the Cardinals on the clock at pick No. 38, the Charge
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  • Lessons from Tavon Austin, Percy Harvin

    Lessons from Tavon Austin, Percy Harvin

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    RENTON, Wash. -- The more the Seattle Seahawks watched game tape on Tavon Austin, the more they realized the West Virginia receiver would not last long in the 2013 NFL draft. Back in mid-March, the Seahawks could not know Austin would land with the NFC …
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  • Video - Marcus Lattimore Drafted By 49ers 05:22

    Marcus Lattimore Drafted By 49ers

    Apr 27
    South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore talks to ESPN after battling through a knee injury and being selected by the 49ers in the fourth round of the NFL draft.
  • Video - 'Top 100 Players of 2013': Anquan Boldin 02:47

    'Top 100 Players of 2013': Anquan Boldin

    Apr 27
    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin is voted the 93rd best player in the NFL according to his peers in the "Top 100 Players of 2013."
  • Video - 'Top 100 Players of 2013': Daryl Washington 02:42

    'Top 100 Players of 2013': Daryl Washington

    Apr 27
    Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington is voted the 94th best player in the NFL according to his peers on the "Top 100 Players of 2013."
  • Video - 'Top 100 Players of 2013': Daryl Washington 02:42

    'Top 100 Players of 2013': Daryl Washington

    Apr 27
    Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington is voted the 94th best player in the NFL according to his peers on the "Top 100 Players of 2013."

Sports Columnists

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    Apr 27
    NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the eventful final day of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall finally brought a flurry of quarterback news...
  • 2013 NFL draft -- Draft's winners, losers

    Apr 27
    The San Diego Chargers are the big winners of the 2013 draft, writes John Clayton.
  • 2013 NFL draft - The draft's five best and five worst matches

    Apr 27
    Which players landed in great situations, and which weren't as lucky?
  • Jim Trotter: New Chargers GM Telesco shows backbone with Te'o pick

    Apr 27
    SAN DIEGO -- Chargers owner Dean Spanos hates distractions, and though some might find this hard to believe, he does care about public perception. Like when his football people are considering a potentially controversial decision. In situations like tha…