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New NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus which players benefited most from the draft

May 16, 2022 NFL NationESPN While the long-term story of the 2022 NFL draft will be how the draftees pan out years from now, this version of the NFL Power Rankings is taking more of an immediate approach. Instead of breaking down the rookies (there will be plenty of time for that), we picked veterans…

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Our experts answer big NFL draft questions: What was the best pick — and the biggest head-scratcher?

We’re now over a week removed from the 2022 NFL draft, and rookie camps have just started to kick off. So it is a good time to ask our NFL expert panel to weigh in on some of the biggest lingering questions. That includes what our writers and analysts liked, what they didn’t like and…

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Barnwell’s annual mock draft with 32 first-round trades: Deals for Kyler Murray, DK Metcalf, more

It’s time for one of my favorite annual traditions. After reading dozens of NFL mock drafts without a single trade in sight, I’m compelled to go way too far in the opposite direction. I present the 2022 mock draft of trades, where I’ll provide a plausible (to me) swap for each of the 32 picks…

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32 teams, 32 NFL draft questions: Will the Chiefs make a trade? Could the Patriots still take a WR?

7:00 AM ET NFL NationESPN The 2022 NFL draft is just two weeks away (Round 1 begins April 28 at 8 p.m. on ESPN and ABC) and there are still many questions about how all 32 teams will approach the draft. And no wonder why. This year’s wild free agency filled holes for some teams…

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Playing out DK Metcalf’s trade market: Seven hypothetical offers … but a steep asking price by Seattle

Apr 7, 2022 NFL NationESPN Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf isn’t going to be traded this offseason — right? General manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll have said that they “intend for him to be with us,” but they also said similar things before dealing superstar quarterback Russell Wilson to the Broncos last…

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Barnwell: How a left tackle trade in 2017 led to the stunning Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams deals

We can all see how moments on the field can impact the NFL for years to come. In 2018, the Rams went to a Super Bowl and failed to score a touchdown against the Patriots, which started an overhaul of their running game and eventually led to the decision to trade quarterback Jared Goff for…

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NFL Power Rankings: Early 1-32 poll, plus predicting the next offseason move for each team

With the initial wave of free agency having crested, it’s time for another edition of the NFL Power Rankings. It’s also time to look forward to the next chapter of the offseason. Sure, this offseason has had a lot to talk about so far, from quarterback trades (Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson and Matt Ryan were…

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2022 NFL combine: Draft prospects to watch, cap space, needs for all 32 teams

Preparations for the 2022 NFL draft hit high gear this week with more than 300 of the top prospects in Indianapolis for the annual NFL scouting combine, which runs through Monday. Players will undergo medical testing and be put through on-field drills at Lucas Oil Stadium. Then it’s on to interviews with team personnel and…