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Caserio tries to improve Texans without pick in 1st 2 rounds

Apr. 22, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

67. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12) LAST SEASON: Coach/general manager Bill O’Brien was fired after an 0-4 start and Romeo Crennel took over as interim coach. He couldn’t turn things around, and the Texans finished 4-12 after winning the AFC South the previous two seasons....

Cowboys have 10th overall pick, need help for woeful defense

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

10. DALLAS COWBOYS (6-10) LAST SEASON: A slow start turned ugly under first-year coach Mike McCarthy with QB Dak Prescott's gruesome season-ending ankle injury in Week 5. A late three-game winning streak improbably kept the Cowboys alive in the woeful NFC East until the...

Panthers could go a number of directions with No. 8 pick

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-11) LAST SEASON: The Panthers struggled to win close games in Matt Rhule's first year as coach, which prompted the team to re-evaluate QB Teddy Bridgewater's future and trade for Sam Darnold. But Rhule and his staff were up against it from the...

With No. 14 pick, Vikings could use boost on both lines

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

14. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-9) LAST SEASON: Minnesota stumbled to a 1-5 start due largely to a deteriorated defense coach Mike Zimmer declared with one week left the worst he's ever had. Injuries to DE Danielle Hunter and LB Anthony Barr sidelined two vital players, and...

Cardinals pushing for playoffs, could use help in secondary

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

16. ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8) LAST SEASON: The Cardinals raised expectations in coach Kliff Kingsbury's second season by getting off to a 5-2 start and flashing one of the league's best offenses. But the last two months of the schedule were full of frustration and...

Painter hires Terry Johnson as new Boilermakers assistant

Apr. 22, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter filled the second void on his coaching staff Thursday by hiring Terry Johnson from Ohio State. Johnson spent the last seven seasons working under coach Chris Holtmann, the first three at Butler and the last four with...

Saints enter draft with holes at all levels of defense

Apr. 22, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

28. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-5) LAST SEASON: The Saints won the NFC South for a fourth consecutive season, and made the playoffs for the ninth time under coach Sean Payton, going 12-4 despite being without Drew Brees, the NFL's all-time leading passer, for four games. Brees...

Lions looking for influx of talent anywhere with No. 7 pick

Apr. 22, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

7. DETROIT LIONS (5-11) LAST SEASON: The long-suffering franchise started over, firing general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia with five games left in what ended up being its third straight season with double digits in losses. Quarterback Matthew Stafford,...

New Falcons GM Fontenot could select successor to QB Ryan

Apr. 22, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

4. ATLANTA FALCONS (4-12) LAST SEASON: Coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were fired following an 0-5 start. The Falcons won three of their first four games under interim coach Raheem Morris but closed the season with five consecutive losses. ...

With 6th draft pick, Dolphins seek a target for Tagovailoa

Apr. 22, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

6. MIAMI DOLPHINS (10-6) LAST SEASON: In Year 2 under coach Brian Flores, the Dolphins doubled their win total to 10 and improved their point differential by 254 points. But they missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year, and became the first 10-win team since...