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Roll Tide! Falcons add another Alabama receiver with Ridley

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:53pm

The last time the Atlanta Falcons picked an Alabama receiver in the first round of the NFL draft, it worked out pretty well.

Patriots select Georgia OL Wynn, RB Michel in 1st round

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:49pm

Just call the New England Patriots the University of Georgia north.

Bills trade up 5 spots to draft QB Josh Allen with 7th pick

John Wawrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:45pm

Josh Allen is grateful the Buffalo Bills maintained their faith in him after a last-minute controversy erupted over a series of racially insensitive tweets the Wyoming quarterback posted while still in high school.

Fowles sparks US women to 83-46 exhibition rout of China

Mark Moschetti, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:43pm

It was the team's first game in almost two years. But Sylvia Fowles already could feel things clicking.

LA Chargers grab vaunted safety Derwin James in 1st round

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:37pm

When Derwin James slipped in the first round of the NFL draft, the Los Angeles Chargers pounced.

The Latest: Guice among those in green room when round ended

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:29pm

The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

Saints trade up to bolster edge pass rush with Davenport

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:29pm

The New Orleans Saints moved decisively to ramp up their pass rush in the NFL draft with a trade that indicates how close they believe they are to contending for a Super Bowl now.

Panthers select WR D.J. Moore from Maryland in first round

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:27pm

Coach Ron Rivera received a text from Cam Newton immediately after the Carolina Panthers selected Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore in the first round of the NFL draft that read: "Thank you!"

Titans trade up 3 spots for Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:25pm

Linebacker Rashaan Evans couldn't be happier after the Tennessee Titans drafted him with the No. 22 pick, a selection predicted by his friend Derrick Henry.

Packers take Louisville CB Jaire Alexander at No. 18

Greg Bates, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:21pm

The Packers drafted what they needed most: a cornerback.

Back to 'Bama: Redskins draft DL Da'Ron Payne at No. 13

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:11pm

Taking a defensive lineman from Alabama in the first round for the second consecutive year, the Washington Redskins chose tackle Da'Ron Payne with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.

Buccaneers draft Washington DT Vita Vea in 1st round

Fred Goodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:07pm

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are intent on building a defense capable of helping quarterback Jameis Winston end the team's long playoff drought.

Lions draft Arkansas center Frank Ragnow No. 20 overall

Larry Lage, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:07pm

The Detroit Lions have spent a lot of time and money trying to improve their offensive line.

Giannis, Bucks beat Celtics 97-86 to force Game 7

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:04pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo asserted himself in the biggest game of his budding career with his team on the brink of playoff elimination.

Jaguars take Florida's Taven Bryan with 29th pick in draft

Mark Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 10:01pm

The Jacksonville Jaguars added to an already stout defense by drafting Florida's Taven Bryan with the 29th overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

Injured Steelers LB Shazier makes surprise pick at draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 9:59pm

Injured Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier limped slowly onto the stage at the NFL draft and announced Pittsburgh's first-round pick less than five months after a spine injury.

Eagles trade out of first round, add extra picks

Rob Maaddi, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 9:56pm

The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles traded out of the first round, sending the 32nd overall pick to the Baltimore Ravens for a pair of second-round picks and a fourth-round choice.

Raiders trade down before taking tackle Kolton Miller

Josh Dubow, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 9:54pm

After winning just six games a year ago as one of the NFL's big disappointments, the Oakland Raiders had plenty of needs in their first draft since bringing Jon Gruden back for a second stint as coach.

Center of attention: Bengals take Ohio State's Billy Price

Joe Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 9:53pm

Billy Price was ready to show off his strength at the NFL combine. During the bench press, the center from Ohio State felt a pain in his chest and thought his chances were ruined.