Latest NFL Draft News

NFL 2019: Lions banking on QB Stafford with no backup plan

Aug. 22, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have leaned heavily on Matthew Stafford since selecting him No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL draft. Stafford has started since he was a rookie, and after injuries stunted his first two seasons, the strong-armed quarterback has started every game for eight straight years....

Seahawks' rookie draft class hit hard by injuries in camp

Aug. 21, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When Cody Barton took a moment to think about it, the Seattle Seahawks rookie linebacker realized he has been going nonstop for about a year. After his college career ended, it was straight into prep for the NFL combine. Then the draft, his first offseason workouts with the Seahawks...

Treadwell being 'showcased' as Vikings search for receivers

Aug. 21, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Being a first-round draft pick, Laquon Treadwell has received several opportunities to secure a role in the Minnesota Vikings' offense. His next chance might come with a new team. Minnesota is still left searching for a reliable option for the third receiver spot behind Stefon Diggs and...

Cowboys, LB Smith agree on extension amid Elliott holdout

Aug. 20, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — When the Dallas Cowboys announced a contract extension for Jaylon Smith, it was first a celebration of the linebacker's journey from a career-threatening knee injury in college to one of the NFL's richest contracts at his position. Of course, it didn't take long for the focus to turn...

Seahawks rookie WR Metcalf to have minor knee surgery

Aug. 19, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf will have minor knee surgery in an early setback for an offense counting on the second-round draft pick. Metcalf was held out of Sunday's preseason game at Minnesota, and coach Pete Carroll said the rookie from Mississippi probably would have a...

Giants may not have to worry about Eli getting hurt anymore

Aug. 17, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For the first time in about a decade, the New York Giants seemingly don't have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt. In just two preseason games, first-round draft pick and heir apparent Daniel Jones has shown he can play in the NFL. Take a look at the statistics. Jones is...

QB K.J. Costello's return provides optimism for Stanford

Aug. 14, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The decision to remain in college one more season and delay entry into the NFL draft was an easy one for quarterback K.J. Costello and a beneficial one for Stanford. After two promising seasons as starter to begin his college career, Costello figured he had plenty left to accomplish...

Mara would be happy is Eli played and rookie Jones didn't

Aug. 13, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — John Mara would be perfectly happy if two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning had a great season for the New York Giants and heir apparent and first-round draft pick Daniel Jones never took a snap. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday for the first time since training camp opened, the...

Michigan, Nebraska look set to make breakthroughs in Big Ten

Aug. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough, and two-time defending conference champion Ohio State is transitioning from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day and replacing a first-round NFL draft pick at quarterback. Momentum Nebraska...

With Alabama game looming, Duke hands QB reins to Harris

Aug. 13, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

David Cutcliffe has had to replace plenty of quarterbacks after they were drafted in the first round. Just not at Duke. But when Daniel Jones left early and — somewhat surprisingly — was taken sixth overall by the New York Giants, it became clear that one of the keys to success in Cutcliffe's 12th...