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Browns sign QB Baker Mayfield – No. 1 pick – before camp

The Browns have signed top overall draft pick Baker Mayfield to his rookie contract. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma signed a day before Cleveland’s players are due to report …


Seahawks continue eight-year trend in NFL draft

Shaquem Griffin is just one of multiple players Seattle drafted who continue coach Pete Carroll’s and general manager John Schneider’s common thread through eight years: Seeking guys who, for one …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 9 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Seahawks drafting Shaquem Griffin and reuniting him with his twin? That’s pure Hollywood

Shaquem Griffin had been the darling of his draft class since his superhero performance at the NFL combine in March. In addition to running the fastest 40-yard dash for a …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Long wait for quarterback selection on second night of NFL Draft

Maybe NFL teams got exhausted from scrambling to pick quarterbacks in the first round of the draft.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Seeing Green: Seahawks get defensive line help drafting USC’s Rasheem Green

Seeking to upgrade a defensive line that has undergone significant change in the past year, the Seahawks drafted defensive end Rasheem Green of USC with the 79th pick of the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

49ers draft Washington WR Dante Pettis in second round

The San Francisco 49ers got more help for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday by trading up in the NFL draft to take speedy receiver and record-setting returner Dante Pettis out …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Press Box Podcast: Cooper Kupp reflects on his first year in the NFL, Draft experience

This time last year, Cooper Kupp was feeling a bit restless.


Seahawks enter Day 2 of NFL draft in search of more picks

The second day of the NFL draft will be another expedition for Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider, who is trying to fill a lengthy gap between picks. The Seahawks …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Buccaneers select Washington DT Vita Vea in first round of NFL Draft

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are intent on building a defense capable of helping quarterback Jameis Winston end the team’s long playoff drought.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Baker Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

Quarterback desperation means NFL teams can’t pass on taking a passer – even a flawed one – in the draft.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Seahawks trade down, draft San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny in first round of NFL Draft

As just about everybody figured they’d do, the Seahawks on Thursday night traded their original first round pick, No. 18 overall, to Green Bay, getting the Packers’ pick at No. …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Draft day: Washington State expecting at least three players to hear names called at NFL Draft

The 2018 NFL Draft gets going tomorrow night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and maybe it’s fitting that, in the state where everything is bigger, Washington State could have …


North Texas forecast: Drafty. And no one knows what’s next on eve of NFL Draft

Anyone who thinks the draft pundits and even some team general managers have no clue what will happen in Thursday’s opening round of the draft should talk to the guys …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Vita Vea is poised to become Huskies’ second consecutive first-round NFL draft pick

Over an eight-year period, from 2005 through 2012, the Washington Huskies had only one player selected in the first round of the NFL draft. One. That was Jake Locker in …


No position group for Seahawks may undergo as big of a change as secondary

The Legion of Boom might soon be the Legion of One. Or maybe even none, at least when it comes to original members.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Under wraps: Browns GM John Dorsey keeping draft plans private

Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private.


Former Memphis walk-on says he’s best receiver in NFL draft

Anthony Miller is trying really hard to follow advice given to him at the NFL combine to slow down. Just enough so that the wide receiver can stay focused and …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Most important Seahawks’ draft? You bet, and the team can’t afford any errors

Sometimes the NFL draft is for pure entertainment purposes. You know your team is already stacked with young talent, and though you’d like to see the front office add quality, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Seahawks need a backup quarterback: Assessing the odds of who they might get

The Seahawks are a week into their search for a backup quarterback, and two more just went off the board Wednesday. So who’s left, and who will Seattle sign?


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 3:58 p.m.

Jets acquire No. 3 overall draft pick from Colts

The New York Jets shook up the NFL draft on Saturday by soaring three spots to No. 3 overall in a stunning swap with the Indianapolis Colts.


Bill Belichick, top Alabama prospects among pro day spectators

Alabama’s pro day featured some prominent figures in spectator roles. The crowd included NFL head coaches, highly rated prospects fresh from the combine and a former Southeastern Conference head coach …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

NFL Draft watch: Luke Falk aiming to break Air Raid stereotype at next level

Luke Falk may have been one of few New England Patriot fans who found a silver lining in the Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

NFL Draft watch: Cole Madison, Cody O’Connell may need to find new niche at next level

Cole Madison and Cody O’Connell leave Washington State as a couple of the best pass protectors the school has seen under Mike Leach, and thus have an opportunity to do …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draft

Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of the past five seasons in …


Former Washington State receiver Tavares Martin Jr. declares for NFL Draft

Martin Jr., who was cut from the WSU roster in December and had one remaining season of eligibility, announced his decision in a heartfelt message on Twitter Saturday afternoon


L.A. QBs Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold announce NFL draft entry moments apart

Within 30 minutes of one another, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen and Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold announced they will enter the NFL draft. The Los Angeles rivals have a chance …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 8:32 p.m.

All-American Washington State defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa departs for NFL

The junior defensive tackle announced on Twitter Sunday he’ll forgo his senior season in Pullman and get an early start on his professional career, entering the 2018 NFL Draft.


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

Norman Chad: Kidney stones win out over NFL draft

Last week I had a choice – pass some kidney stones or watch the NFL draft. To preserve my mental health, I passed on the draft.


The ins and outs of how some teams handled 2017 NFL draft

With 253 selections over three days, and a couple hundred thousand people on hand, the NFL draft seems as complex an operation as exists.


Last pick of draft far from irrelevant: QB Chad Kelly goes to Denver

PHILADELPHIA – The final day of the NFL draft began with an impromptu rendition of “Fly Eagles Fly” by former Philadelphia star safety Brian Dawkins and ended with a player …