NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets signed defensive end Jermaine Johnson, the No. 26 overall pick in the NFL draft, to a fully guaranteed four-year, $13.1 million rookie deal Monday.
Johnson joins cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, selected fourth overall, as Jets first-round picks under contract.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Desmond Ridder's drive to be first begins with an early start at his Atlanta Falcons rookie minicamp apartment.
The quarterback's roommates — wide receiver Drake London, running back Tyler Allgeier and tight end John FitzPatrick — can't help but notice.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Drake London celebrated good health and a new contract on the first day of the Atlanta Falcons' rookie minicamp.
London, the wide receiver who was the Falcons' first-round pick in last month's NFL draft from Southern California, missed the end of the 2021 season with a fractured right ankle.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Corral’s unexpected fall to the third round of the NFL draft has left the Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback with a good bit of motivation as he begins his professional career.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran defensive end Adam Gotsis signed a one-year contract to rejoin the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday, giving the team some experienced depth to play behind rookie and projected starter Travon Walker.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech kicker Jonathan Garibay, whose 62-yard field goal last season was the longest game-winning kick in the final minute in FBS history, is among 20 undrafted rookie free agents to agree to contracts with the Dallas Cowboys.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cade York has already kicked out his competition with the Browns.
Cleveland released kickers Chase McLaughlin and Chris Blewitt on Monday, two days after selecting York, one of college football's best kickers, in the fourth round of the NFL draft to upgrade its wayward kicking game.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints tried to balance quality and quantity while addressing pressing needs in the NFL draft.
They wrapped up their first draft under new head coach Dennis Allen when they selected Appalachian State linebacker D’Marco Jackson in the fifth round and Air Force defensive tackle Jordan Jackson in the sixth round Saturday.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The NFL draft had just gotten started when the New York Jets began celebrating.
Another round of high-fives and hugs followed 45 minutes later. And again after a few more hours.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions continued to make big investments on defense in the NFL draft and are hoping that they result in immediate rewards to a franchise that has struggled in recent seasons.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley's first year as head coach was about molding the Los Angeles Chargers into a tougher team on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
That continued during this week's NFL draft, where three of the team's nine selections were offensive or defensive linemen.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — First-time general manager Dave Ziegler and new coach Josh McDaniels wrapped up their first draft believing the Las Vegas Raiders helped themselves up front on both sides of the line of scrimmage by strengthening their offensive and defensive lines.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans say they need to be excellent around Ryan Tannehill to help their quarterback take them on the deep postseason run they've missed since the 2019 season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl 2 1/2 months ago despite fielding a secondary that didn't appear to be nearly as good as the previous season's group.
The Rams' front office also thought that room could use some upgrades.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina coach Matt Rhule went back to his college roots on the final day of the NFL draft.
The Panthers traded up into the fourth round to select Penn State linebacker Brandon Smith on Saturday, trading both of their fifth-round picks to Washington to make the move.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence doesn’t appear to have a true No. 1 receiver in Jacksonville.
Maybe it’s Christian Kirk. Maybe it’s Marvin Jones. More likely it’s someone still in college.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen’s presence is apparent no matter where you turn in Buffalo these days. The NFL draft this weekend was no different.
While Allen spent Friday night watching the NHL Buffalo Sabres’ season finale in a suite with several teammates, including first-round pick Kaiir Elam, the quarterback’s influence was felt a 20-minute drive away at the Bills’ headquarters.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers went into the NFL draft with only a few obvious positions of need they could potentially target.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brett Veach found himself in the same vexing position as every other NFL general manager during the draft, trying to remain true to his scouting board — and all the work put in this past year — while also understanding there were glaring holes on the roster that need to be filled.
Eagles coach Nick Sirianni was halfway through watching one game of film on A.J. Brown when he turned to general manager Howie Roseman and said he’d seen enough.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The offensive theme for the Atlanta Falcons continued on the final day of the NFL draft with their final three picks, including BYU running back Tyler Algeier.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Their worries about finding a franchise quarterback seemingly over, the Cleveland Browns were able to focus on filling other pressing needs in this year's NFL draft.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals did a good job of filling perceived needs during this year's NFL draft, adding a talented young receiver in a first-round trade, a pass-catching tight end in the second round, and a pair of intriguing edge rushers in the third round.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals focused on defense in the NFL draft, using their first three picks to get players they expect to be immediate contributors.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens entered the NFL draft with plenty of flexibility.
Turned out, they were content to be patient.
Aside from trading Marquise Brown — at the wide receiver's request — there wasn't a lot of wheeling and dealing from Baltimore.
The New England Patriots picked up three players to protect quarterback Mac Jones and one to back him up.
After making a surprising reach for Chattanooga guard Cole Strange in the first round of the NFL draft, the Patriots on Saturday added another guard, LSU's Chasen Hines, and Michigan offensive tackle Andrew Stueber.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Getting picked in the first round of the NFL draft by the New York Giants isn't the first time Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal have been paired.
When the two went to football camps as high school players, coaches constantly lined them up against each other.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In Las Vegas, which bills itself as the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” an NFL draft bereft of star quarterback prospects wouldn't seem a fit.
It didn't matter, though, because as personnel people throughout the league predicted, the 2022 crop was so deep that even in the final four rounds, there were plenty of highlights.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — What started as a dare during the NFL Scouting Combine has morphed into much more for Rich Eisen.
Last Saturday at the Rose Bowl, the NFL Network host participated in his 18th “Run Rich Run.” Eisen donned his suit and tie to run the 40-yard dash at the iconic stadium, celebrating its centennial this year.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sebastian Maniscalco got the chance to be onstage at the NFL draft and, along with former Bears star running back Matt Forte, announce the team's second-round selection Friday night.
There are stars to be found in the final rounds of the NFL draft. They're just not easy to spot.
Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott and Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins both were taken in the fourth round and went on to become Pro Bowl passers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dylan Parham almost missed the biggest moment of his football career Friday night, after the Raiders called to tell him to pack his bags for Las Vegas.
Emotions got the best of Parham as the Raiders chose the 6-foot-3, 310-pound guard from Memphis in the third round of the NFL draft with the 90th overall pick.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos drafted a pass rusher and a tight end after trading away former first-rounders Von Miller and Noah Fant over the last six months.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have had a distinct team-building philosophy since coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch took over the team in 2017 to focus heavily on the trenches.
Nakobe Dean went to Las Vegas expecting to be a first-round pick and ended up waiting until the third round for the Philadelphia Eagles to call him.
“Made my chip grow,” Dean said.
Dean was an All-American and Butkus Award winner as the top linebacker in the country last season, helping Georgia win the national championship.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots made a move to secure another weapon for second-year quarterback Mac Jones and addressed a hole in their secondary, trading up to select Baylor receiver Tyquan Thornton and adding Houston cornerback Marcus Jones on Day 2 of the NFL draft on Friday night.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — In one season, David Ojabo went from a relative unknown to a likely first-round draft pick. Then the Michigan edge rusher tore an Achilles tendon at pro day.
The Baltimore Ravens believe he's still a potential standout.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams showed up fashionably late to the NFL draft on Friday night to make their first pick, grabbing Wisconsin offensive lineman Logan Bruss at the back of the third round.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans further bolstered a defense that was among the worst in the league last season on the second day of the NFL draft Friday night.
The Texans selected Baylor safety Jalen Pitre in the second round with the 37th pick a night after taking LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns finally joined the fun and made a trade in this chaotic, changing-by-the-minute NFL draft.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — JT Woods earned the nickname “The Heartbreak Kid” at Baylor because of his penchant for creating turnovers.
The Los Angeles Chargers are hoping he can do the same thing at the next level after they selected the safety with the 79th overall pick in the third round of the NFL draft.
Much like his predecessor, new Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah showed he is not worried about moving around the draft board — even if it means dealing with division rivals.
Adofo-Mensah was again active Friday early on the second day of the NFL draft, making two trades and drafting Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr.
NASHVILLE, TEnn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans capped their second night of the NFL draft by trading up and selecting a quarterback.
The Titans insist making Malik Willis of Liberty the third quarterback taken in this draft was simply about picking the best player available, nothing more.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The second night of the NFL draft had a heavy Alabama flavor for the Washington Commanders.
Washington selected defensive tackle Phidarian Mathis in the second round and running back Brian Robinson Jr.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Even with nearly all the quarterback prospects still available, the Seattle Seahawks decided the second day of the NFL draft was too early to try to find another quarterback as a potential option to replace Russell Wilson.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Channing Tindall will forever be the No. 102 pick in this year’s NFL draft.
To the Miami Dolphins, he was No. 1.
For Tindall, and for the Dolphins, two days of waiting finally ended late Friday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are determined to give Tom Brady everything he needs to pursue an eighth Super Bowl title.
That includes versatility and depth on the defensive and offensive lines, which the defending NFC South champions addressed by taking Houston's Logan Hall and Central Michigan's Luke Goedeke with their first two picks in the NFL draft on Friday night.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets moved up in the NFL draft again and added another speedy playmaker to their offense.
Iowa State running back Breece Hall was taken with the 36th overall pick Friday night after the Jets acquired it from the Giants for their second-round selection — No.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receivers have produced plenty of second-round success stories over the last two decades.
North Dakota State’s Christian Watson will try to add one more chapter.