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Packers trade up in second round to pick tackle Jason Spriggs

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The Green Bay Packers traded up in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night to select tackle Jason Spriggs of Indiana.

The Packers acquired the 48th overall pick from Indianapolis in exchange for Green Bay's second-round pick (57th overall), a fourth-round pick (125th) and seventh-round pick (248th).

Spriggs, 6 feet 6 inches and 301 ...Read more

UCLA's Jack no longer is day-to-day, goes to Jags in second round

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CHICAGO -- Myles Jack waited forever and a day to be selected in the NFL draft.

Forever was the excruciating pick-by-pick tumble through the first round. The extra day was Friday, when Jack opted not to attend the event but mercifully didn't have to watch too long to hear his name called.

The former UCLA linebacker, whose surgically-repaired ...Read more

Rams' Jared Goff looking forward to time to decompress before rookie minicamp

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LOS ANGELES--Once the whirlwind ends, and after he's able to get some sleep in his own bed, Jared Goff will return all of his focus to football.

That will begin next week when the Los Angeles Rams hold a rookie orientation and minicamp for draftees and undrafted free agents in Oxnard.

In the meantime, the Rams' new quarterback -- "our ...Read more

Australian-born Adam Gotsis taken by Broncos in second round

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Former Georgia Tech defensive tackle Adam Gotsis made a small piece of history Friday night, becoming the third Australian-born player to be selected in the NFL draft. Gotsis was taken by the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos with the final pick of the second round, the 63rd overall selection.

Denver selected Gotsis despite the fact that he is...Read more

Steelers pick Maryland safety Sean Davis in second round

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The Steelers made it two picks, two defensive backs when they opened the second day of the draft Friday by selecting safety Sean Davis of Maryland in the second round.

In the early going at least, they have gone for the best defensive backs available.

Davis played cornerback last season at Maryland but the Steelers will play him at safety, ...Read more

Bengals draft former Pitt WR Tyler Boyd

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Former Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd will suit up for the Cincinnati Bengals, who selected the wide receiver 55th overall in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft in Chicago.

The Clairton, Pa., native finished his collegiate career as Pitt's all-time leader in both receptions (254) and receiving yards (3,361), declaring for the draft after his...Read more

Patriots take cornerback-returner Cyrus Jones in second round of NFL draft

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The New England Patriots selected former Gilman and Alabama star Cyrus Jones with the No. 60 overall pick of the NFL draft Friday night.

The Baltimore native had four punt return touchdowns last season and started 15 games at cornerback for the national champion Crimson Tide. He finished with 37 tackles, two interceptions, seven passes defensed...Read more

Vikings draft Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander in Round 2

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With their second-round selection, pick No. 54 overall, the Vikings drafted confident Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander Friday evening.

Alexander was one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school before signing on at Clemson. After a redshirt year, Alexander was a Freshman All-American in 2014 and was a third-team All-...Read more

Redskins select USC's Su'a Cravens with 53rd pick in NFL draft

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The first USC player of the 2016 NFL draft is off the board.

With the 22nd selection of the second round Friday, Washington selected former Trojans safety Su'a Cravens, the 53rd overall pick.

Cravens had 52 tackles and four interceptions as a freshman before moving to more of a linebacker role, where he led the team as a sophomore with 17 ...Read more

Falcons select Deion Jones in the second round

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- After trading back two spots, the Falcons selected LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second round (52nd overall) of the NFL draft on Friday.

The Falcons, who originally had the 50th pick in the draft, traded with the Houston Texans and picked up a sixth-round pick (195th) overall.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn has been on a ...Read more

Dolphins trade up, select CB Xavien Howard in second round of NFL draft

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The Dolphins traded up with Baltimore four spots in the second round and selected Baylor cornerback Xavien Howard, getting much-needed help in the secondary.

The Dolphins gave the Ravens a fourth-round pick in this draft, the 107th pick.

This was the second trade of the draft for the Dolphins. They traded down five spots in the first round, ...Read more

Raiders take Illinois' defensive end Jihad Ward

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Raiders added depth to their defensive line Friday by selecting defensive end Jihad Ward from Illinois with the No. 44 overall pick.

The 6-foot-6, 295-pound Ward is considered a versatile lineman who can play both ends spots and kick inside to tackle as well. ESPN reported after his selection that Ward may need ...Read more

Lions select DT A'Shawn Robinson in second round of NFL draft

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A day after bolstering their offensive line, the Detroit Lions went to work on the defensive side of the ball.

The Lions took Alabama defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson with the 15th pick of the second round, No. 46 overall.

Robinson, 6-feet-4 and 307 pounds, was considered one of the best run defenders in the draft, though some question his ...Read more

Seahawks trade up with Bears to pick DT Jarran Reed

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RENTON, Wash. -- The Seahawks traded up with the Chicago Bears on Friday to select defensive tackle Jarran Reed of Alabama.

Reed, a 6-foot-3, 307-pounder, can play several spots along the line and is considered a good run defender.

Seattle needed to add to the defensive line after losing veteran Brandon Mebane in free agency to San Diego.

The...Read more

Ravens trade down twice, select Boise State linebacker Kamalei Correa

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The Ravens said late Thursday night that they wouldn't reach to add a pass rusher, but in Kamalei Correa, they found a player with a reputation for getting after quarterbacks.

With the 42nd overall pick in the second round and after they twice traded back, the Ravens selected the former Boise State standout who had 18 sacks and 28 tackles for ...Read more

Chargers draft their top TE, Hunter Henry

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Antonio Gates can't do this forever.

One day, the future Hall of Famer will call it a career, and a new era at Chargers tight end will begin.

That future gained clarity Friday.

The Chargers drafted Arkansas' Hunter Henry, the top tight end on their board, in the second round with the 35th overall pick. Henry, 21, provides much need youth at a...Read more

Cowboys take linebacker Jaylon Smith in second round

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The Dallas Cowboys selected Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night.

Smith ranked among the best players in the draft before he tore the anterior cruicate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in his left knee in the Fiesta Bowl in January.

The Cowboys decided to draft him anyway, even though he ...Read more

Chiefs select Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones in second round of NFL draft

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The Chiefs selected Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones with their first of two second-round NFL draft picks Friday.

Jones, who is listed at 6 feet 6 and 308 pounds, declared for the draft after a true junior season in which he recorded 44 tackles, 71/2 for loss and 21/2 sacks to go along with four pass breakups in his first season ...Read more

Jaguars select UCLA linebacker Myles Jack with 36th pick in NFL draft

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Myles Jack's long wait is over.

The versatile UCLA linebacker is headed to Jacksonville. The Jaguars made him the fifth pick Friday in the second round of the NFL draft, the 36th overall selection.

Jack, a 6-foot-1, 245-pounder once considered among the premier players in this year's draft class, took a dramatic tumble out of the first round ...Read more

Cowboys tried hard to draft Paxton Lynch as Tony Romo's successor

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IRVING, Texas -- Paxton Lynch could have been Tony Romo's heir apparent.

The Dallas Cowboys made a hard push to get back into the first round to take the Memphis quarterback on Thursday night, but couldn't close a deal with Seattle.

Owner Jerry Jones confirmed that the team wanted Lynch after the first round was completed.

The Denver Broncos ...Read more