NFL Draft

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Georgia's Elijah Holyfield takes questions during a news conference for the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Texas, in New Orleans. Holyfield posted slow 40-yard times at the NFL combine and Georgia's pro day, leaving his NFL draft prospects uncertain. Holyfield, the son of former boxing champion Evander Holyfield, says it wasn't an easy decision to leave Georgia after his junior season.(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
April 22, 2019 - 12:10 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The fear of the unknown pushed running back Elijah Holyfield into the NFL draft instead of returning for his senior season at Georgia. His slow 40-yard times make that decision look like a risky gamble in this week's draft. Holyfield was timed at 4.78 seconds in the 40 at the NFL...
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CORRECTS TO THE SECOND DAY OF THE NFL DRAFT, ON APRIL 26 - In this April 18, 2019, photo, country music star Tim McGraw, left, poses with Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel in Nashville, Tenn. After the second day of the of the NFL Draft in Nashville on Friday, April 26, McGraw will cap off the evening performing on the draft stage across the Cumberland River from Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 22, 2019 - 10:57 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Tim McGraw watched as Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft in 2017 with more than 250,000 people on hand and immediately had a vision of how to make the three-day event even better: Bring it to Nashville and add the Music City touch. "My first thought was, '...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama's Raekwon Davis sacks Georgia's Jake Fromm during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game, in Atlanta. The SEC, a conference that prides itself on producing great defensive linemen and linebackers, must find candidates to replace all the guys heading into the pros. Alabama’s Raekwon Davis and Auburn’s Derrick Brown both enter the summer as legitimate All-America candidates as they attempt to lead their teams. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 22, 2019 - 10:46 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago. It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this year. Last year's Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC:...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws a pass against Texas during the first half of an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, in Dallas. Murray is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill, File)
April 18, 2019 - 2:09 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals used the 10th overall pick of the 2018 draft on Josh Rosen, hoping the former UCLA star would be their quarterback of the future. Rosen had some ups and downs during his first season, as many rookies do, but did nothing to dissuade the Cardinals from...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, Mike Mayock, left, speaks as Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden listens at a news conference announcing Mayock as the general manager at the team's headquarters in Oakland, Calif. Mayock knows he will be highly scrutinized with three first-round picks thanks to Gruden's much-criticized trades. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 18, 2019 - 1:50 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Mayock won't exactly get to ease into his new role as Oakland Raiders general manager after spending years as a draft analyst. Mayock knows he will be highly scrutinized with three first-round picks thanks to coach Jon Gruden's much-criticized trades that sent franchise...
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ADDS UPDATE OF NASHVILLE CITY DECISION ON TREES - Pedestrians make their way through a row of Cherry trees at Riverfront Park along First Ave. North in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, March 30, 2019. Nashville was planning to cut down 21 cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, but later Saturday, Nashville Mayor David Briley said the city won't cut down the trees. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP)
April 01, 2019 - 10:14 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The leader of a Nashville organizing group for this month's NFL draft has apologized about initial plans to cut 21 ornamental cherry trees to make room for the event, which caused an uproar before it was modified. Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. CEO Butch Spyridon...
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March 30, 2019 - 7:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville won't cut down 21 ornamental cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, Mayor David Briley said Saturday. In a news release, Briley said he had informed the NFL and Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. that they will have to remove the trees...
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March 20, 2019 - 6:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dierks Bentley has joined the list of scheduled performers for next month's NFL Draft festivities. Bentley will perform a free outdoor concert April 27 in downtown Nashville to coincide with the draft and the running of the Nashville Marathon. Grammy-winning...
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March 18, 2019 - 3:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee, in April. The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26 and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe...
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Clemson's Dexter Lawrence runs drills during NFL Pro Day, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 14, 2019 - 4:38 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Half of Clemson's talented defensive front four participated in the Tigers pro day Thursday before evaluators from all 32 NFL teams. While defensive ends Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant did not take part in drills due to injuries, tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence...
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