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NFL draft Herbies: Kirk's best of the best in 2018

Kirk Herbstreit watched and studied this class all college football season. Here are his picks for best players, Day 2 steals and more.

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32 NFL draft predictions: First-round picks, trades, more

Will the Browns deal the No. 1 pick? Which teams will move up for a QB? NFL Nation reporters make one prediction for every team.

Kiper's Top 300 NFL draft Big Board and position rankings

Mel Kiper ranks the top 300 prospects in this class, then runs through each position to tally up more than 700 players.

NFL Headlines

Draft Questions

The QB blind stats quiz: Can you spot the NFL bust?

Think you can pick out the best quarterback using only his college stats? Prove it. Then see how each QB compares to a 2018 draft prospect.

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What happens if Mayfield goes first?

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Which top-5 pick is most likely to be traded?

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McShay, Kiper split on Mayfield to Browns plausibility

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Darnold critiques play ahead of draft

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Mock It Up

Kiper vs. McShay: Three-round head-to-head NFL Mock Draft

Our two NFL draft gurus traded off for 100 picks, making the selections as if they were running each of the 32 teams.

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Gauging NFL draft's top six picks: Barkley, Mayfield trending up

With the NFL draft just days away, which way are teams at the top of the first round leaning on the elite prospects? We've got some ideas.

    Drafting Quarterbacks

    Barnwell: Why drafting a QB is often a disaster ... and what that means for 2018

    Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield or Lamar Jackson? It's not easy. History tells us evaluating quarterbacks is a crapshoot.

    Joe Namath: Potential Jets pick Baker Mayfield is 'outrageous'

    The Jets legend considered himself a fan of the Oklahoma quarterback's style and swagger in offering his thoughts on the upcoming draft's crop.

    Franchise QB or bust? Making sense of Josh Allen, draft enigma

    Rocket arm. Freakish talent. The Wyoming quarterback could be a superstar. But Allen has flaws that stand out from the usual top draft pick.

    2018 NFL Schedule Release

    Record predictions, analysis for all 32 teams

    The full schedule is out, and Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will meet in Week 9, just the second time they've faced off. We've got predictions for every game.

    NFL schedule winners and losers: Why Steelers should be happy

    The Steelers could have the AFC North wrapped up by midseason. Plus: How Ed Sheeran influenced eight different games and more.

    Five games to watch from the 2018 NFL schedule

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    Woodson predicts Eagles' record

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    Pats get Texans Week 1

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    Woodson predicts hot start for Steelers

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    Chasing Joe Namath

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    Life after Namath: 40 years of bad luck, J-E-T-Suffering

    Twelve Jets QBs have held the job on a full-time basis in the post-Namath era but only four produced a winning record, never mind a championship.

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    NFL Draft Prospects

    Legwold: My ranking of top 100 NFL draft prospects

    Who are the top 100 prospects in the NFL draft? Longtime draft guru Jeff Legwold nailed 84 of 100 in 2017. How will he do in 2018?

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    McShay: Top five NFL draft needs for all 32 teams

    Which holes will each team be trying to fill during the 2018 NFL draft? Todd McShay takes a close look at where all 32 franchises still need to improve.

    Kiper's favorite draft prospects at every position

    Mel Kiper picks the prospects he likes most and adds round projections for each.

    Browns ideal draft

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    Pairing up: Browns' possible combinations with first, fourth picks

    The Browns' two first-round picks should be key pieces of the team for years to come. Which players are they most likely to select?

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    Jackson's draft journey

    Lamar Jackson could change the NFL - if he gets the chance

    The Heisman winner's future in the league won't just depend on whether he's ready, it'll depend on whether the NFL is.

    Ranking best NFL fits for Lamar Jackson

    The 2016 Heisman winner has rare athleticism. Which team could get the most out of the QB's skill set?

    BEST BACKS

    How Saquon Barkley grades vs. elite running backs

    Saquon Barkley is the best running back prospect since ...? Here's where Todd McShay grades him vs. Adrian Peterson, Ezekiel Elliott and other first-round RBs since 2007.

    Projections for the draft's top RBs

    We know Saquon Barkley is a great prospect. Just how great? Using Football Outsiders' BackCAST, we project the top of the new class of backs.

    The legend of Saquon Barkley was born long before Penn State

    The NFL draft's top RB was a superstar long before Penn State in a tiny town still big enough to turn out a crowd almost double its size to honor him.

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