The Early Lead: NFL draft


Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 04/21/2014

What NFL mock drafts never tell you

Namely, that a lot of the players picked in the first round aren’t going to pan out.

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:26 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 NFL draft, Mel Kiper, NFL, NFL mock draft

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Johnny Manziel will enter NFL draft, report says

Texas A&M quarterback will see whether he’s still Johnny Football next spring.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Johnny Manziel, NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Virginia Tech's Corey Fuller and Vinston Painter picked in sixth round of 2013 NFL draft

Virginia Tech's Corey Fuller and Vinston Painter were chosen in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL draft

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Virginia OL Oday Aboushi selected by the New York Jets in fifth round

Virginia's Oday Aboushi was picked by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the NFL draft.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:25 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Matt Barkley to Eagles, Chip Kelly in fourth round of NFL draft

Michael Vick, Nick Foles already are in place for an offense that's going to evolve.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chip Kelly, Matt Barkley, Michael Vick, NFL draft

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Marcus Lattimore drafted by 49ers in fourth round

South Carolina RB, who is recovering from second injury, will be brought along slowly.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:13 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Lattimore, NFL draft, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 09:46 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Tyrann Mathieu goes to Arizona, joins Patrick Peterson

If the Honey Badger is to succeed in the NFL, he'll need help from his friend and mentor -- and his new teammate.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:46 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona Cardinals, NFL draft, Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Manti Te'o finds a home with San Diego Chargers

Notre Dame linebacker moves from tabloid darling to NFL.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:10 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manti Te'o, NFL draft, San Diego Chargers

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft 2013: Jerry Jones upsets Cowboys fans

Dallas keeps to a draft chart that's a little different from everyone else's.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, NFL draft

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Geno Smith will be back at NFL draft tonight after all

West Virginia quarterback, repeatedly stung by first-round snubs, will hope for better luck in Round 2. (Or maybe Round 3.)

By Cindy Boren  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Rodgers, Geno Smith, NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 04/25/2013

NFL draft 2013: Live blog from Round 1

Who will be the No. 1 pick? When will Manti Te'o be drafted? What about Geno Smith? Join us for pick-by-pick updates.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:17 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 04/25/2013

NFL draft 2013: Viewer's guide for TV, online (and radio)

Seven rounds, three days, 254 picks. What could POSSIBLY be more important?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:29 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 04/25/2013

NFL draft 2013: Chiefs leaning toward Eric Fisher, report says

Until Roger Goodell announces the No. 1 pick tonight, though, anything can happen.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:11 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel, NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Tyrann Mathieu is having a first-round NFL draft party

The Honey Badger, who didn't play college football last fall, might want to rethink that.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:28 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LSU, NFL, NFL draft, Tyrann Mathieu

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Marcus Lattimore says he'd be ready for NFL opener

Former South Carolina running back, who tore up his knee last October, is planning for Week 1, even if he isn't drafted.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Lattimore, NFL draft

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/23/2013

NFL increases security for draft

Fans attending the draft at Radio City Music Hall can expect longer lines, closer searches.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Marathon bombings, NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Kevin Kolb signs with Buffalo Bills

After a disappointing two years in Arizona, Kolb will be given a chance to compete for the starting job.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buffalo Bills, Kevin Kolb, NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Manti Te'o runs the 40 in unofficial 4.81, 4.80

Notre Dame linebacker famously involved in dead girlfriend hoax works out for scouts at combine.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:22 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manti Te'o, NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Star Lotulelei leaves combine for further testing on heart condition

Physical on Utah defensive tackle, a top draft prospect, showed possible heart condition.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:09 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL draft, scouting combine, Star Lotulelei

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Manti Te'o hopes NFL scouts look at his play, not hoax

Notre Dame linebacker heads into scouting combine hoping that his NFL draft stock won't fall.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:02 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manti Te'o, NFL, NFL draft, Notre Dame