NFL Draft

Rodgers, Manning and other NFL Pros Share Draft Day Memories

NFL Draft Busts, Sleepers and Solid Picks from 2005-08

Athlon Sports looks back at recent drafts to see which picks worked out and which didn't
<p> Athlon Sports takes a look back at some recent NFL drafts to see which picks worked out and which ones didn't</p>
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The 78th installment of what is officially called the “NFL Player Selection Meeting,” better known as the 2013 NFL Draft, will commence on Thursday. Thirty-two college players will hear their names called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell when the first round of the draft is broadcast live on ESPN from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Following the first round, 222 more college players will be selected by all 32 NFL teams on Friday and Saturday. Every player that is picked will become a part of NFL history, regardless of whether they ever make it on the field.

2013 NFL Draft Sleepers and Steals

Who are the best sleepers NFL teams should be targeting after Round 1?
<p> 2013 NFL Draft Sleepers and Steals</p>

The first round of the NFL Draft monopolizes coverage in the media and fan’s minds alike. While the first 32 picks are important and generally feature the most elite talents, the best organizations in football are competitive year after year because of quality middle round work.

NFL Draft Busts, Sleepers and Solid Picks: 2000-04

Athlon Sports looks back at recent drafts to see which picks worked out and which ones didn't
<p> Athlon Sports takes a look back at some recent NFL drafts to see which picks worked out and which ones didn't</p>
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The 78th installment of what is officially called the “NFL Player Selection Meeting,” better known as the 2013 NFL Draft, will commence on Thursday. Thirty-two college players will hear their names called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell when the first round of the draft is broadcast live on ESPN from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Following the first round, 222 more college players will be selected by all 32 NFL teams on Friday and Saturday. Every player that is picked will become a part of NFL history, regardless of whether they ever make it on the field.

NFL Draft Rankings 2013: Middle Linebackers

Athlon gets the fans ready for the NFL draft with position by position rankings for 2013.
<p> 2013 NFL Draft Rankings: Middle Linebackers</p>

Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country's most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. The best inside linebacker prospect might be the most covered, most scrutinized prospect in the entire draft. Manti Te'o heads a class that isn't all that deep but has some elite playmakers at the top of the board.

NFL Draft Rankings 2013: Outside Linebackers

Athlon gets the fans ready for the NFL draft with position by position rankings for 2013.
<p> NFL Draft Rankings 2013: Outside Linebackers</p>

Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country's most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. Georgia's Jarvis Jones leads a fairly deep class of athletic defenders who should be capable of contributing on the next level.

NFL Draft Rankings 2013: Guards and Centers

Athlon gets the fans ready for the NFL draft with position by position rankings for 2013.
<p> NFL Draft Rankings 2013: Guards and Centers</p>

Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country's most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. Guards and centers generally don't go very high in the draft as good ones can be found in the mid-to-late rounds. Two guards were taken a year ago in the first round — No. 24 and No. 27 overall — and no centers. The 2013 interior linemen class features one of the best guards scouts have seen in years and it means more than two inside blockers could go in the first round.

NFL Draft Rankings 2013: Offensive Tackles

Athlon gets the fans ready for the NFL draft with position by position rankings for 2013.
<p> NFL Draft Rankings 2013: Offensive Tackles</p>

Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country's most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. Left tackle is the second most important position on the field, as salaries and a history of early draft picks have indicated. It's fairly simple, actually. If the quarterback is the most important player on the field then he who protects the quarterback is No. 2. And the No. 1 overall pick in 2013 could be a bookend tackle.

NFL Draft Rankings 2013: Wide Receivers

Athlon gets the fans ready for the NFL draft with position by position rankings for 2013.
<p> NFL Draft Rankings 2013: Wide Receivers</p>

Each year a unique set of wide receiver prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country's most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. This group will feature freaks of nature who need to polish their game. It has lightning quick jitter-bugs who will dominate the open field from the slot position. And it has elite, big-framed, down-the-field vertical threats as well. Whatever offense your favorite team runs, there is a wide receiver in this draft for you.

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